Good Places to Visit around Bangalore

by Vinod on 02/15/2005

Here is a list of Places you can go out on a weekend / Short Vacation from Bangalore (Bengaluru), Karnataka.

Place Type Distance(KM) Route Road Food Lodge Others Days Remarks
Sri Ram Betta * Pilgrim 50 Mysore Good No No Ramanagara 1 January to December
Rangasthala * Pilgrim 60 CB Pura Good No No C.B Pura 30 1 Jun Mar
Savana Durga Hill Station 60 MySore Poor No No Magadi 1 Jun Dec
Ghati Subramanya Pilgrim 70 CB Pura Good No No CB Pura 1 Jan Dec
Nandi Hills Hill Station 70 CB Pura Good Yes Yes CB Pura June – March
Revanasiddesh Betta * Pilgrim 70 Mysore Good No No Channapatna January – December
Shiva Gange * Pilgrim 70 Tumkur Good No No Tumkur January – December
Antharagange Pilgrim 75 Kolar Good No No Kolar June – March Hills, Plateau
Chikka Thirupathi Pilgrim 75 Kolar Good No No Hoskote June – March
Kanna Reservoir Dam 80 Mysore Good No No Channapatna January – December
Mekedatu / Meghedattu, Meghedhat Ravine 80 Kanakpura Poor Yes Yes January – December Confluence,Landscape
Kaivara Pilgrim 85 Kolar Good No No Hoskote June – March Landscape, Zoo
Sheebi ** Temple Paintings 90 Tumkur Good No No Tumkur January – December
Devarayana Durga * Pilgrim 100 Tumkur Poor No No Tumkur January – December Spring, Landscape
Kokkare Belluru ** Birds Sanctuary 100 Mysore Good No No Maddur January – December
Kudumalai Pilgrim 100 Kolar Good No No Mulbagal June –March
Melukote *** Pilgrim 100 Mysore Good No No Mandya January – December
Muththathhi / Muthathi ** River 100 Kanakpura Poor No No Kanakpura January – December
Vidurashwatha Pilgrim 100 DB Pura Good No No DB Pura January – December
Sri Rangapatna Pilgrim 120 Mysore Good No No S.R Patna January – December
Bheemeswari ** River 125 Kanakpura Poor Yes Yes Kanakpura January – December River, Landscape
Karighatta *** Pilgrim 25 Mysore Good No No Sriranga Patna January – December
Shivasamudram / Shivana Samudra **** Water Falls 125 Kanakpura Good No No Kanakpura June – November
Ranganathittu / Ranganadittu *** Birds Sanctuary 130 Mysore Good No No SrirangaPatna January – December
Adi chunchanagiri * Pilgrim 140 Hassan Good No No January – December
Lepakshi Pilgrim 140 CB Pura Good No No CB Pura June – March Roof Paintings
Mahadevapura *** River 140 Mysore Good No No Sri Rangapatna January – December Landscape
Mysore *** Historical 140 Mysore Good Yes Yes January – December Zoo, Hill, Art. Gallery, Palace
Shravana Belagola *** Pilgrim 140 Hassan Good Yes Yes CR Patna January – December
Hogenekal *** Water Fall 150 Salem Good No Yes Dharmapuri January – December
KRS, Balamuri ** Barrage 150 Mysore Good No No SR Patna January – December
Mudukuthore  *** Pilgrim 150 Kanakpura Good No No Malavalli January – December River
Talakadu **** Pilgrim 150 Kanakpur Good No No Malavalli January – December Sand Dunes, River
Chunchana katte ** Water Falls 160 Mysore Poor No No January – December
Kadiri * Pilgrim 160 CB Pura Good No No CB Pura June – March
Nanjanagudu *** Pilgrim 160 Mysore Good No No Nanjanagudu January – December
T. Narasipur *** Pilgrim 170 Kanakpur Good No No Narasipur January – December Confluence
Sathanur dam *** Dam 175 Krishnagiri Good No No January – December
Somanathapur **** Archeology 175 Kanakpura Good No No Bannur Jan – Dec Sculptures
Hemagiri ** Water Fall 200 Hassan Good No No KR Pet Jan – Dec
Ramanathapura Pilgrim 200 Mysore Poor No No Jan – Dec
Tiruvannamalai Pilgrim 200 Krishnagiri Good No No Krishnagiri Jan – Dec
Halebeedu Archeology 210 Hassan Good No No Hassan Jan – Dec
B.R Hills**** Hill Station 220 Kollegal Good Yes Yes Kollegal Jan – Dec Landscape
Bandipur **** Wild Life 220 Mysore Good Yes Yes Gundlupet October – June Night Safari, Elephant Ride
Gopalaswamy betta  **** Pilgrim 220 Mysore Good No No Gundlupet Jan – Dec Landscape
Harangi **** Landscape 220 Mercara Good No No Kushalnagar Jan – Dec Dam, Landscape
Nisarga Dhama **** Landscape 220 Mercara Good Yes Yes Kushalnagar October – June River, Island
Kabini **** Wild Life 230 Mysore Good Yes Yes Mysore October June Coracle ride
Nagarahole **** Wild Life 230 Mercara Good Yes Yes Hunsur October- June Night Safari,
Belur *** Archeology 240 Hassan Good No No Hassan Jan – Dec
Mudumalai **** Wild Life 240 Mysore Good Yes Yes Gundlupet Oct – June
Yercaud / Yerkad **** HIll Station 240 Salem Good Yes Yes Salem Jan – Dec Boating
Bababudangiri  **** Hill Station 250 Hassan Good No No Chikkamagalur Oct – June
Irpu **** Water Falls 250 Mercara Good No No Hunsur Oct – June Beware of snakes near the falls
Kemmannugundi **** HIll Station 260 Hassan Good Yes Yes Chikkamagalur Oct – June Landscape
Kudrehabbe *** Landscape 260 Chikmaglur Good No No Chikkamaglur Oct – Feb
Talakaveri  **** Landscape 260 Mercara Good Yes Yes Mercara Jan – Dec Landscape
Bhadra **** Wild Life 270 Hassan Good Chikkamagalur Oct – June
Manikyadhara Water Fall 270 Hassan Good No No Chikkamagalur Oct – June
Muthodi **** Wild Life 270 Hassan Good Yes Yes Chikkamagalur Oct – June
Kolli Hills **** Hill Station, Water Fall 260 Namakkal Dt. Take a turn @ TNSTC Rasipuram bus depot Good Yes Yes Salem June-July/Nov-Dec 70 Hairpin Bends. Also visit Ottha Kadai
Subramanya **** Pilgrim 275 Hassan Good Yes Yes Sakleshpur Oct – June Landscape
M.M Hills **** Pilgrim 280 Kollegal Good Yes Yes Kollegal Jan – Dec Landscape
Bisle **** Hill Station 300 Hassan Bad No No Oct – Jun Landscape
Gajanur ** Barrage 300 Shimoga Good No No Shimoga Jan – Dec
Horanadu **** Pilgrim 300 Hassan Good yes Yes Chikkamagalur Jan – Dec
Mandagadde *** Birds Sanctuary 300 Shimoga No No Shimoga September – March
Shringeri *** Pilgrim 350 Hassan Good Yes Yes Shimoga Sep – Mar
Ulvi Birds Sanctuary 300 Shimoga Good No No Koppa October – June
Nagar * Archeology 320 Shimoga Good No No Anandpur October – December
Ooty **** Hill Station 320 Mysore Good Yes Yes Ooty Jan – Dec Landscape
Coonoor **** Hill Station 320 Mysore Good Yes Yes Ooty Jan – Dec Landscape
Ikkeri *** Archeology 340 Ooty Good Yes Yes Ooty Jan – Dec Landscape
Keladi *** Archeology 340 Shimoga Good No No Sagar Oct – Dec
Dharmasthala **** Pilgrim 350 Hassan Good Yes Yes Sakleshpur Oct – June Landscape, River
Hampi *** Historical 350 Bellary Good Yes Yes Oct – Feb Archeology
Kudremukh *** Hill Station 350 Hassan Good Yes Yes Kudremukh Oct – June
Mantralaya ** Pilgrim 350 Bellary Good Yes Yes Oct – Feb
T.B Dam Dam 350 Bellary Good Yes Yes Oct – Feb
Varadahalli **** Dam 350 Shimoga Good Yes Yes Sagar Oct – Feb
Agumbe **** Hill Station 357 Shimoga Good No No Oct – June
Moodabidiri *** Archeology 360 Mangalore Good No No Oct – June
Gudavi *** Birds Sanctuary 375 Shimoga Good No No Soraba Oct – June
Humbucha ** Archeology 380 Shimoga Good No No Oct – June
Jog **** Water Falls 380 Shimoga Good No No Sagar June – November
Humbucha ** Archeology 380 Shimoga Good No No Oct – June
Karkala *** Archeology 380 Mangalore Good No No Oct – June
Kaup *** Beach 380 Mangalore Good No No Oct – Dec
St. Mary’s Island *** Landscape 386 Good No No OCt – Dec
Katil ** Pilgrim 387 Mangalore Good No No Oct – June
Devarahole **** River 400 Sirsi Good No No Oct – Feb Landscape
Magadu Falls **** Water Fall 400 Sirsi Good No No Oct – Feb
Mrudeshwara **** Pilgrim 400 Sirsi Good No No C/B Beach Oct – June
Satodi Falls **** Water Falls 400 Sirsi Good No No Sirsi Oct – Feb Water Fall and Landscape
Udipi *** Pilgrim 415 Mangalore Good Yes Yes Udipi Oct – June
Honnavar ** Pilgrim 425 Mangalore Good Yes No Honnavar Oct – Dec
Gokarna ** Pilgrim 460 Honnavar Good No No Oct – June Beach
Maravanthe **** Beach 467 Mangalore Good No No Maravanthe Oct – June
Badami & Aihole **** Caves 500 Jan – Dec
Kollur *** Pilgrim 500 Shimoga Good Yes Yes Anandpur Oct – June
Kollur Forest  **** Wildlife 520 Shimoga Good No No Anandpur Oct – June
Yana **** Landsape 580 No No Oct –June
Gokak Falls ** Water Fall Good Oct – Dec
Varaahi **** Landcape Oct – Dec
Koravangala ** Archeology 200 Hassan Good No No Hassan Oct – May
Ridge ** Landscape 250 Hassan Good No No Sakleshpur Oct – May
Mosale ** Archeology 200 Hassan Good No No Holenarasipur Oct – May
Doddagadduvalli ** Archeology 200 Hassan Good No No Hassan Oct – May
Munnar **** Hill Station 550 Erode Good Yes Yes Munnar Oct – May

I would definitely appreciate if you could bookmark this page and share the link to this page with friends and colleagues,  instead of emailing the contents. Also please consider sharing your experience on touring these places – in the comments section. Thank you!

There are 61 comments in this article:

  1. 04/10/2009yogesh says:

    Great work vinod regarding your post “places around bangalore”. you might have spent lot of energy creating such a detailed guide. great work, really great work hats off for you. please replay if possible if you are not visiting those places and find time.


  2. 04/12/2009BV Subarao says:

    great job done by the author. we have been on pilgrimage last 5 years ( week ends ) we covered only 30% of what is listed. how much great efforts havegone in compiling, thank you

    every one book mark this page good luck

    BV Subbarao

  3. 06/1/2009Vivek says:

    Awesome compilation. Out of curiosity, have you visited all these places already?

  4. 06/1/2009Vinod Ponmanadiyil says:

    I have visited many of these places. But plenty left to explore!

  5. 06/1/2009Vinod Ponmanadiyil says:

    Also If you happened to have visited any of these/other places – Please do let me know how it was!. I can include in this list.

  6. 06/25/2009Shilendra Singh says:

    Great work done!

    really helpful.

    Suggestion to improvement: you can add your experience about places. Also put some extra remark as Must visit, visit, dont visit as per your experience.

    Better if you can add hoe to reach column (bus, train etc).


  7. 06/26/2009Santosh Singh says:

    Good job done my dear, you really solve problem of most of the visitors.But I would suggest you to upload some photos also so that we could see real pictures to of places.

  8. 06/26/2009balaji says:

    great job…really helpful for those searching for some places for a weekend getaway but dont know where to go…we can further explore more about the places thru google..thanks for compiling this list…cheers

  9. 08/4/2009Rashy says:

    Awesome work done.
    We had visited Billikal Rangaswamy betta last month and it was awesome too. Not sure if that is included in your list.

  10. 09/11/2009Kushal Lakshmaiah says:

    Nice and concise list. Keep up the great work.

  11. 09/26/2009Archana says:

    We moved to Banglore few months ago and have been trying to explore places close by on the weekends. Your guide is really helpful. Nice Job!!

  12. 10/14/2009Kanti says:

    Very much impressed Yogesh. I want to visit Banglore first time in my life and these details will really be useful


  13. 12/23/2009naveen says:

    fine and precise.

  14. 05/18/2010Girish.L.C says:

    Very good work.

    Suggestion : Title instead of Bangalore it will be holds good as Karnataka.

  15. 05/19/2010Debasis Das says:

    Hi Vinod,
    Mekedatu has a facility for Food and drinks. Other stuff like Tea, Snacks and Cold drinks are also available. There is a fishing camp nearby, but the road is very bad. The fishing camp has Karnataka Tourism operated Guest Houses and also a resturant. Kindly update.

  16. 07/10/2010vineet says:

    coorg is not present in the list

  17. 07/20/2010Anitha Mohan says:

    Was looking for a day trip in & around Bangalore. Your guide really was a useful stuff.

  18. 08/4/2010Vivek Rane says:

    Hi Vinod,
    Its an excellent travel guide! Hats off for the pain you have undergone during its compilation. It will always be a reference for me when I plan to make a travel around Bangalore.

  19. 08/4/2010Vinod Ponmanadiyil says:

    Thanks Debasis. I’ve updated to reflect this new info.

  20. 10/26/2010Dharmendra Kumar says:

    As per my experience, Mekedatu is really not a great place to visit with family. Its the only place for bachelore who want to enjoy with drink. Villagers will trouble you for money by stopping you.

  21. 10/27/2010Mohanraj says:


    Following my predecessors words, its great service you did.

    One suggestion, if you find time just out some description about each location like what we can see in each place and what you felt when you are there.


  22. 11/17/2010Sivakumar says:

    Need to add Kolli Hills very nice place to see , 70 hair pin curve and great waterfalls like niagra

  23. 11/22/2010Shyam Chirania says:

    Can u please which is the best place to visit with 150 km s from bangalore

  24. 12/8/2010H Deve Gowda says:

    Good work vinod, very informative and helpful!

  25. 12/14/2010nivi says:

    was very informative.. Juss wanted to know weather any of these places are good to visit in Jan for a tourist except piligrims ???

  26. 12/18/2010dina says:


  27. 12/22/2010shamith says:

    Hi dude, nice work keep it up, have fun:)

  28. 12/28/2010Ashish says:

    Good compilation, definitely helped me in picking the right one for me !!!

  29. 01/19/2011sriram surapuraju says:

    hey man
    hats off to you..
    being new in Bangalore i had the urge to watch all tourist spots around the city..
    went to mekedaatu after visiting ur page..
    had a good time..
    just wanted to thank u :)

  30. 01/23/2011sriram surapuraju says:

    and the road was nice..village people keeping straw on road and cattle may trouble u a bit..

  31. 01/24/2011Vinod Ponmanadiyil says:

    Added!. Thanks much.

  32. 02/3/2011pradeep says:

    U have done awesome job.

  33. 02/3/2011Badrish Iyengar says:

    Hi Vinod,

    Great effort by you. More than compiling, you should have lot of patience to post it.

    Good work is always appreciated. Hats off to you

  34. 02/7/2011ARIHANT says:


  35. 02/9/2011Rahul says:

    Thanks a lot for providing information. Gr8 job :)

  36. 03/22/2011R. GAJENDRA says:

    Please guide me how to go C.B.PURA FROM BANGALORE CITY BY bus or by car.and tell road route.

  37. 04/12/2011prakash says:

    Muthyalamaduvu (Pearl Valley) is a picnic spot near Anekal, 40 km from Bangalore, Karnataka, India.Muthyalamaduvu is an hours drive from Bangalore. It is approximately 35 km on the periphery of Bannerghatta National Park.August to November (Rainy Season) is the right time to enjoy this pearl-fully beautiful place. Route sketch:
    Route 1: Bangalore—>Banneraghatta Road—>Banneraghatta National Park—>Anekal—>Muthyala Maduvu
    Route 2: Bangalore—>Hosur Road—>Chandapura—>Anekal—>Muthyala Maduvu

  38. 04/13/2011Vasanth says:

    Excellent Excellent …It helped me very much………I am unable to imagine how much effort that you must have put on this…Thanks Vinod

  39. 04/13/2011Vinod Ponmanadiyil says:

    Thanks Prakash!. I’ll see if I can visit around there next month.

  40. 04/15/2011ABHAY says:


    GOOD JOB ,,,,,,,,,,KEEP DOIN …..


  41. 05/3/2011Madhulika says:

    How is the road? Is it motorable and safe to visit with family?

  42. 05/3/2011Madhulika says:

    Excellent compilation. Have been to few of these places. Awesome to know there are so many spots to visit for a short holiday.

  43. 05/24/2011Priya says:

    Hi, We are planning for a day’s trip to either Sivanasamudra or Hogenakkal during may end this year. Please suggest us which would be better during the month of may
    Thanks in advance,

  44. 05/28/2011Subu says:

    Hi, both the falls are really good to visit. Water from The River Cauvery Flows through these Falls. I would recommend you to visit ShivanaSamudra, if you like, you can also visit Somanathapura, its an ancient Temple.

  45. 05/31/2011naveen pattankar says:

    good places…………..

  46. 06/29/2011shadakshari says:

    Great job Vinod…

  47. 08/16/2011ABHISHEK GWAL says:

    goood work done…… veryyy helpful for the new travelers….
    thank you….

  48. 08/27/2011vasista says:

    Its a very good attempt in listing all these places with details.

    please try adding more info like near by good hotels / for stay etc.

    Please check few photos taken by me after visiting few places mentioned in the above list.


  49. 11/22/2011Harsha says:

    thanx a lot .. u ve really done a wonderful job .. hats off …

  50. 12/20/2011sandy says:

    G8 job dude,

    Nw v also c t above places, only its for your wonderful wrk


  51. 12/27/2011Somesh says:

    Good efforts ! thanks much !

  52. 01/5/2012Naveen Kumar says:

    Better visit ‘Shiva Samudram’ in Kanakapura Road, 130 km from Bangalore :)

  53. 01/24/2012N.Srenivasan says:

    U really deserve a Very loud Applause………… Keep it up.

  54. 02/1/2012George says:

    good work man…It was very helpful

  55. 04/26/2012Faiz says:

    Wanted to know about lakes in bangalore

  56. 05/20/2012Rohith says:

    Wondefull Job!!

    Thanks so Much for the detailed Info..

  57. 06/12/2012yusuf says:

    which are the places around karnataka with in 600 to 650km for bachlor”s for 3 days from 21/6 to 25/6. places should be like forest or waterfalls ,beachs or hill station.

  58. 06/29/2012palaksha says:

    Really helpful, great job! thank u very much for detailed info..

  59. 11/30/2012Srikiran says:


    I have Seen your pics in G+ which were taken in “Munnar”, luks very interesting place.
    we have a group of 5 ..all office colleagues. can you suggest the trip
    we are from bangalore soo..when to start..where to stay and all..if u can?

    Thanks in advance…
    Srikiran Seshabhattar..

  60. 12/11/2012venkatesh desai says:

    It is an very good attempt by u regarding help of tourist who are visiting HOLY KARNATAKA.We congragulate your work regardig.

  61. 02/20/2013sanjana says:

    coorg and mercara are same cant you see properly .