11 One Day Treks around Bangalore

Bangalore also known as the silicon city of India is popular for its IT sector companies. So, if you work in anyone of these companies, you must have a very stressful job all through the week. Hence if you need a day out with your colleagues or family try out these places to get some amusement and diversion in your life.

Treks around Bangalore

Following are the list of one day treks around Bangalore

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1.Nandi Hills

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Nandi hills is a popular place for doing adventure activities around Bangalore. Nandi Hills gets its name from the ancient Nandi or bull which is meant to be the mount of Lord Shiva. It was one of the Tipu’s summer retreats. The Bhoga Nandishwara temple which has a 1000-year-old statue is one of the must visit places to visit around Bangalore. This place is sure to offer a memorable weekend getaway from Bangalore.

Distance from Bangalore: 70 kms by road.

Place to visit in Nandi hills:

Amrita Sarovar, Nehru Nilaya, Brahma Ashram, Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple, Tipu’s Drop, Tipu’s Summer Residence, Muddenahalli

Things to do in Nandi hills:

  • Paragliding in Nandi Hills
  • Seek silence and solitude in Brahmashram
  • Visit Tipu’s Drop to see the entire city in a fantastic view
  • Trekking in Sultanpet

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The Savandurga hill is one of the largest monolith hills in Asia. This is one of the popular places to visit around Bangalore. Trekking in Savandurga is an extremely popular activity. Two main trekking trails run up towards Savandurga, one is the Karigudda and the other is the Billigudda trail and people can choose the convenient one based on the level of difficulty. This place is well suited for hard core trekkers.

Distance from Bangalore: 75 kms by road

Place to visit in Savandurga:

ISKCON Temple Bangalore, Bannerghatta, Cauvery Fishing Camp, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, M Chinnaswamy Stadium,

Things to do in Savandurga:

  • Trekking in Karigudda or Billigudda
  • Camping on the banks of Cauvery
  • Rock climbing at the Savandurga hill base
  • Corporate excursion around Savandurga
3.Hogenakkal Falls

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Hogenakkal Falls also called as “The Niagara Falls of India” is a place to visit around Bangalore at least once in a lifetime. Since it is located in close proximity it is a perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore. Don’t forget to enjoy the tuppas circular boat rides and at the base of the falls when you get there.

Distance from Bangalore: 150 kms

Place to visit in Hogenakkal:

Krishnagiri Dam, Kaveri River, Theerthamalai Temple, Melagiri Hills, Mettur dam

Things to do in Hogenakkal:

  • Sightseeing at Mettur dam
  • Trekking in Melagiri hills
  • Tuppas boat rides at the base of Hogenakkal falls

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Ramanagara is a relatively less known place to visit around Bangalore. There are as many as 80 official spots around Ramanagara hills for rock climbing. Ramanagara is also famous for some of the world’s oldest granite outcrops. The region is covered in scrub forest and is home to threatened bird species such as the yellow-throated bulbul and long-billed vultures.

Distance from Bangalore: 50 kms

Place to visit in Ramanagara:

Magadi, Channapatna, Kanakapura, Closepet granites, Janapada Loka, Kanva Reservoir, Channapatna, Mekedatu

Things to do in Ramanagara:

  • Rock climbing in Ramanagara hills.
  • Bird watching in Ramadevarabetta Vulture Sanctuary
  • Camping in Kanva Reservoir


5.Kunti Betta

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Kunti Betta is a picturesque hill situated in Pandavapura Taluk of Mandya district in Karnataka. It is an unadulterated place for doing adventure activities around Bangalore. It is wells suited for rock climbing and rappelling. The best time to visit would be from October to May.

Distance from Bangalore: 122 kms

Place to visit in Kunti Betta:

Chunchanakatte Falls, Mandya, Yadavagiri, Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary

Things to do in Kunti Betta:

  • Trekking and rock climbing
  • Visit the Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Swimming in the Thonnur Lake
  • Take a bath in Chunchanakatte Falls



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Coorg is an amazing g places to visit around Bangalore for the nature lovers. It also offers some great spots for doing adventure activities. You can also take a bath at the Irupu falls and visit the Nagarhole national park for viewing some wildlife on a safari.

Distance from Bangalore: 260 kms

Place to visit in Coorg:

Abbey Falls, Namdroling Monastery, Nagarhole National Park, Iruppu falls, Raja’s seat

Things to do in Coorg:

  • Trekking in Tadiandamol
  • Take a refreshing bath at the Iruppu falls
  • Visit the Namdroling Monastery



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Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga, is a mountain fortress located approximately 62 km from Bangalore city. It overlooks Nandi Hills and Muddenahalli. The peak is at an altitude of about 1350 meters. It is a perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore because it is located very close to the city.

Distance from Bangalore: 60 kms

Place to visit in Skandagiri:

Amaranarayana Temple, Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple, Nandi Hills, Kalavaarahalli Betta

Things to do in Skandagiri:

  • Trekking in Kalavaarahalli Betta
  • Visit the Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple



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Kodachadri is a well-known place for adventure activities around Bangalore. It is basically a peak with dense forests situated in the western Ghats. It offers a wide range of options for the adrenaline junkies out there.

Distance from Bangalore: 450 kms

Place to visit in Kodachadri:

Kollur, Byndoor, Maravanthe, Bhatkal

Things to do in Kodachadri:

  • Trekking in winsome peak
  • Visit the Mookambika Temple, Waterfalls, Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary in Kollur
  • Visit the Beaches, Temples & Mosques in Bhatkal



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Jogigundi is located far away from Bangalore and comes under the weekend getaway category. It has a lot to offer for those who want to be mesmerised by nature as well as have some adventure and fun.

Distance from Bangalore: 360 kms

Place to visit in Jogigundi:

Koodlu Theertha Falls, Barkana Falls, Onake Abbi Falls, agumbe

Things to do in Jogigundi:

  • Trekking in agumbe.
  • Enjoy a bath at the cave waterfalls



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Anthargange is a beautiful hill range covered by rocks, located at a height of 1220 ft from the sea level. It offers a cool climate all through the year and a perfect spot for trekking and adventures like rock climbing.

Distance from Bangalore: 80 kms

Place to visit in Anthargange:

Mysore, Sangama, Sravana Belagola, Srirangapatna, Kolar, Chikballapur

Things to do in Anthargange:

  • Trekking from Kolar to Anthargange
  • Visit the Bannerghatta national park
  • Visit the towns of Nrityagram and Kolar



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Makalidurga is a hill fort situated near the village of Makali in Karnataka. At the foothill, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. From the hilltop it is very beautiful to see the lakes on either side, curvy roads and the railway track below this hill. The Makalidurga Trek is a moderately difficult trek. The Trekking trail here is not as popular as Savandurga but the experience is still wonderful. The Fort situated on the top of the granite hill is the main attraction in Makalidurga.

Distance from Bangalore: 60 kms

Place to visit in Makalidurga:

Mysore, Hassan, Chikmagalur, Sakleshpur, Yercaud, Nagarhole, Bandipur, Yelagiri, Kanakpura, Kolar

Things to do in Makalidurga:

  • Trekking and rock climbing at the bottom of Makalidurga hill ranges.
  • Visit the national park at Bandipur
  • Drive up to the top of Sakleshpur
  • Visit the mysore palace


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