Got only a day for trip but can’t find a suitable destination? You don’t want to just go around the town, nor you can plan for far away places. But, what if we told you it’s possible to make a trip in a 1 day from Bangalore? Would you believe it? Here’s our pick of some beautiful destinations you can drive to and come back in 24 hours.
Distance from Bangalore: 187 km
Travel Time: 2 Hours 50 minutes
Hassan is one of the districts in Karnataka, situated about 185 km from Bangalore. It was an integral part of the Hoysala Empire, and that’s why the architecture is fabulous! The district houses many temple towns, and also lies on the banks of the Hemavati river. The ideal place for the history & cultural buffs. The must do’s when you are in Hassan is visit the Ramanathapura temple, Gorur dam, Hoysala temples and of course Shettihalli church. This church has a unique feature, it is submerged in water during monsoons and emerges back after the monsoons. Best time to visit is now!
Distance from Bangalore: 174 km
Travel Time: 3 Hours 45 minutes
Biligirirangana Hills or BR Hills are situated at the border of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The area is also known as BRT Wildlife Sanctuary. This exquisite hill range is a confluence of both Eastern and Western Ghats. The BR Hill is home to the temple of Ranganatha which is situated on the cliff overlooking the scenic northern part of this hill range. The drive to BR Hills is as mesmerizing as the place.
Distance from Bangalore: 155 km
Travel Time: 3 Hours 28 minutes
Although the Horsley Hills are situated in Andhra Pradesh, the distance from Bangalore is a mere 155 km. The beautiful drive towards the hills early in the morning is just surreal, the area is covered in fog, with cool breeze all around.
If you’re lucky, you may be able to spot the Sambar deer. There are many mountains that are visible from atop the Horsley Hills. Closest town to Horsley Hills is Madanapalle. The place lots of shops and restaurants cooking local Indian cuisine. Once you’re at Horsley Hills and the small town of Madanapalle walking is the best way to get around, taking in all the sights and sounds this place has to offer.
Distance from Bangalore: 102 km
Travel Time: 2 Hours 30 minutes
Situated on the banks of the River Cauvery, Bheemeshwari is a perfect getaway spot for anyone who loves water! The area has a very widely popular fishing camp called Kaveri Fishing Camp.
The uniqueness of Bheemeshwari is that it lies between, Shivanasamudra falls and Mekedatu. This places is home to Mahseer Fish, and many other wildlife species like elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boars, jackals, crocodiles, otters and even leopards.
Many birds also have made Bheemeshwari their home, like the white-browed Bulbul, pygmy woodpecker, sirkeer cuckoo and more. Carrying a change of clothes is recommended for a one-day outing here if you plan to play in the water!
Distance from Bangalore: 70 km
Travel Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
This is the place to be if you like to go trekking, or like to explore caves! The one day escape from Bangalore is the unexplored Anthargange, the beautiful hill range, just a mere 70 km from Bangalore. The naturally formed caves is ideal for people who love adventure, rock climbing, exploring caves! If spelunking is your thing, Anthargange is the place for you!
Distance from Bangalore: 137 km
Travel Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Talakad is a desert-like town on the banks of the River Cauvery. The town had over 30 different temples most of which are now ruins and buried under the sand! The main Mahavishnu temple is a must visit when here.
Distance from Bangalore: 99 km
Travel Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Avani is just a 2 hours drive from Bangalore, making it an ideal getaway. It’s a popular destination for rock climbing and also is home to many varied temples. Mythology says that this is the birthplace of Lava-Kusha the children of Ram and Sita. Maha Shivaratri and Ramalingeshwara rathotsava are celebrated here will a lot of grandeur.
Distance from Bangalore: 104 km
Travel Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
If you are a person who likes temples and architecture, then Kurudumale is the place for you. The Kurudumale Ganesha and Someshwar temple are a must visit whilst here. These temples are architectural marvels, gorgeous and calm. The idols present in these temples will please your eyes and your mind. The drive to from Bangalore to Kurudumale is beautiful and the roads are excellent.
So, where are you Zooming to for that One-Day to Escape the city’s hustle and bustle?