Bengaluru formerly Bangalore is a city with an interesting mix of people, infrastructure, and scenic landscapes. The vibrant IT hub has much more to offer than just a metro label to it. There is plenty to see in Bangalore itself, but it also serves as a base for nearby uncharted destinations.
Exploring complete Bangalore and nearby requires a lot of time. Here are a few tourist attractions which are not that famous to people coming from different parts of the world.
Karighatta Black Hill: It is a hill situated near to Srirangapatna. There is old Srinivasa temple on top of this hill. The view from near the temple of a tributary of river Kaveri, is beautiful!
Distance from Bangalore: 125 km
How to reach: 2.5 – 3 hrs by car
Saying Options: Can stay in Bangalore or Mysore.
Antharagange: It is a mountain located in Shathashrunga mountain range. Just 3 Kms from Kolar, this place has a sacred temple with a tank which receives water from the springs. This water is supposedly helpful in curing many diseases. Behind the temple, there is trekking, rock climbing options to be explored.
Distance from Bangalore: 70 km
How to reach: 2 hrs by car
Saying Options: No good staying options there. Can stay at Evoma hotel on Bangalore Tirupati highway.
Gandikota: Lovely Gandikota is a small village on river Pennar bank, just 15 km from Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, India. This place is named Hidden Grand Canyon of India by travelers who got blew away with the beauty of the place. It is an Indian version of Grand Canyon and can be a competitor to the original once if taken care of and promoted. There is Gandikota fort also to look for. The breathtaking view of the gorge is the main USP of the place. Also, a visit to visit Ranganatha Swamy temple and Madhavaraya Temple can be made.
Distance from Bangalore: 280 km
How to reach: 5.5 hours by car. Tirupati Airport and Bengaluru Airport are the nearest airports if traveling by air. The nearest railway station is at Jammalamadugu (18 Km )Kadapa (77 km away), and Tirupati (219 km)
Saying Options: APTDC Complex, Camping at Pennar river
Manchinbele Dam: Dam situated on the foothills of Savandurga is a serene place to visit. Rocky surroundings, dense forests, and backwaters make it a must see a place.
Distance from Bangalore: 36 km
How to reach: 30- 45 mins by car.
Saying Options: No place to stay there. But can stay in Bangalore hotels.
Doddamakali: A heaven for nature lovers this place is approx 100 km from Bangalore. Called a birds paradise is located near Kavery river. Perfect for camping, bird watching and nature walk far away from hustle bustle of the city.
Distance from Bangalore: 115 km
How to reach: 3-3.5 hrs by car.
Saying Options: Not at the exact place. But can stay in Bangalore hotels.
Whenever planning to visit Bengaluru, do check out these and also enjoy a great stay at a high-class hotel for a relaxing trip. Choose Evoma Hotel on Old Madras road, Tirupati highway for convenience.