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15 Best Tourist Places Near Bangalore

Bangalore is a bustling IT hub which has some beautiful weekend getaways and tourist places that attract travelers from all over. The tourist places in Bangalore are away from the busy city life and offers a relaxing retreat for the tourists.

List of 15 Best tourist atraction in and around Bangalore:

1. Chikballapura


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Nestled amongst 5 hills, Chikballapura is one of the nearest visit places in Bangalore that are ideal for trekking and hiking. This town is also a growing hub of silk and incense factories. Nature lovers try rock climbing here. There are also a few temples around.

  • Estimated Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes
  • Distance from Bangalore: 59 km

2. Shivagange

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Shivagange is one of the tourist places of Bangalore which is located on a hill and is a favorite destination for pilgrims and hikers. The Shiva temple attracts tourists here and there is a waterfall called Ganga that gives the name Shivagange to the place. Nature lovers can explore a trekking trail and trek 3km to the top of the hill.

  • Estimated Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Distance from Bangalore: 60 km

3. Savanadurga

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If you are looking for nearest tourist places in Bangalore, trek to Savanadurga which is one of the most sought after trips. The Savandurga hills also has temples located at the foothills which are visited by pilgrims. Trekkers try rock climbing or trek to the top to get a glimpse of the Akravati River.

  • Estimated Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Distance from Bangalore: 60 km

4. Nandi Hills

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Nandi Hills is one of the popular tourist spots near Bangalore. This is an age old hill fortress that offers an ideal location for trekking. There is a giant statue of Nandi at the doors of Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple which gives the hills its name.  Nandi Hills is known for its panoramic views of sunrise and sunset.

  • Estimated Duration: 1 hour 18 minutes
  • Distance from Bangalore: 62 km

5. Anthargange

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One of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Bangalore is the serene hills of Anthargange. This is the ideal place to go trekking, rock climbing and explore the beautiful caves. You can get a glimpse of the interesting rock formations and the several caves here.

  • Estimated Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Distance from Bangalore: 70 km

6. Avani

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Avani located in Kolar district has a beautiful hill temple for Goddess Sita. The temple exudes Dravidian style of architecture and is a part of Ramalingeshwara Group of Temples.

  • Estimated Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance from Bangalore: 95 km

7. Channapatna

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Channapatna is the ideal location if you are travelling with kids. Known as the Toyland of Karnataka this region is famous for its wooden toy industry. This is also the place which has the remnants of the oldest temple of Varadaraja. This is a historical structure from Vijayanagara Empire.

  • Estimated Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Distance from Bangalore: 67 km

8. Chunchi

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The gorgeous Chunchi Falls near Bangalore is a 100 feet waterfall that falls to create a swimming pool beneath it. Explore the beauty of nature and take a dip in this gorgeous waterfall or enjoy the lush greenery and the giant rock formations.

  • Estimated Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Distance from Bangalore: 90 km

9. Bannerghatta National Park

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For wildlife enthusiasts, the Bannerghata National Park is a huge biological reserve that attracts tourists from all over. Take a jungle safari and witness the animal habitat up close in Bannerghata.

  • Estimated Duration: 1 hour
  • Distance from Bangalore: 36 km

10. Ramanagaram

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For all the Bollywood movie buffs, Ramanagram is an interesting location and almost a pilgrimage for fans who love the movie Sholay, which was shot here. This place also attracts adventure enthusiasts for the activities it offers.

  • Estimated Duration: 1 hour
  • Distance from Bangalore: 50 km

11. Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta

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Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta is a much-loved place for hikers and nature lovers. This is situated near Kanakpura on the top of a hill amidst lush greens. Bilikal Betta means white rock. At the top there is the Swami Rangaswamy temple. It takes around 4-5 hours to reach the top and you can enjoy the panoramic views from there.

  • Estimated Duration: 2 hour 25 minutes
  • Distance from Bangalore: 70 km

12. Kotilingeshwara

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Kotilingeshwara is a unique temple near Bangalore. There are multiple lingas in one temple. The temple also has a 108-ft Shiva Linga that is the largest in the world. This place attracts pilgrims all throughout the year. Situated in the village of Kammasandra this one is a must-visit attraction.

  • Estimated Duration: 2 hour 25 minutes
  • Distance from Bangalore: 97 km

13. Kolar

Kolar, Bangalore - Timings, History, Best time to visit

Kolar is a small town near Bangalore famous for its gold mines. Pilgrims visit Kolar for Kolaramma Temple. Kolaramma Temple belongs to 5th century and the Someshwara Temple was established on 12th century.

  • Estimated Duration: 1 hour 48 min
  • Distance from Bangalore: 66 km

14. Makalidurga

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Makalidurga is a beautiful hill station near Bangalore perfect for rock climbing and hiking. There is also a Shiva temple located here.

  • Estimated Duration: 1 hour 37 min
  • Distance from Bangalore: 58 km

15. Skandagiri

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Skandagiri Hills is the place where you can touch the clouds almost. It is known for its misty hilltop and beautiful scenery. This is situated on the Nandi Hills.

  • Estimated Duration: 1 hour 28 min,
  • Distance from Bangalore: 60 km

Explore these beautiful temples, hills and spectacular views around Bangalore. You can take car on rent in Bangalore for self -drive and plan these trips.

Must Read: Places to Visit in Bangalore at Night

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