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5 Hidden Gems around Bangalore which you didn’t Know Of

Craving to get out on weekends and explore new places near you? Have you visited almost all the well-known places in and around Bangalore? And browsing google gives you the same list of places again and again?

Fret not, we have a perfect list of 5 hidden gems that are waiting to be explored by travelers having a zeal of wanderlust like you!

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Chota-Ladakh

Chota-Ladakh

Yes, you read that right! There’s a place called Chota Ladakh which falls within 100kms of Bangalore. Also called ‘Dodda Ayur’, with pristine blue water, surrounded by the dry white stone hills, the landscape here closely resembles that of Ladakh.

This short-trip for you can be a perfect combination of a long drive, passing through a secluded village, and then a bit of off-roading on the last stretch of the road. Since this is an open space, it is recommended to visit there early in the morning to avoid the scorching heat.

Also, a word of precaution to not try to swim in those waters since a lot of drownings have been reported here and the water is known to be chemical-ridden from where it supposedly gets its blue color.

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Gandikota

Gandikota

Famously known as “The Grand Canyon of India”, this place is 300kms from Bangalore and the best place to head out on weekends if you are looking for a place that is serene, touristy as well as untouched. Since it is not yet commercialized, you cannot find a stay here except for the government APTDC complex which has few cottages for stay and also public washrooms for tourists to freshen up.

Hence, people are allowed to camp on top of the gorge where you can see the Penna river flowing right next to you. Early morning, walk a few kilometers ahead and you can find amazing viewpoints to admire the marvel of nature and also for excellent photography. Locals have also started kayaking in the Penna river here and it is truly a memorable experience kayaking through this large and wide canyon.

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Kopatty Trek

Kopatty Trek

This is another less popular place to visit in the Coorg district of Karnataka. Being one of the untouched treks, you can expect to find little or no people on the trail. This trek starts from the Charambane temple and the trail can be found from the Kopatti temple.

If you are kind of skeptical about trekking in this secluded place on your own, you can join one of the many trekking groups from Bangalore like the “Nature Walkers”. One of the most unique aspects of this trek is that you can find all range of landscapes ranging from paddy fields, which continues to forest trails, opens out to a meadow, and then needs one to navigate carefully through the steep path to reach the peak taking a total of 6-6.5 hours to complete this trek.

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Chunchi Falls

Chunchi Falls

Tired of going to waterfalls and finding huge crowds of people there so much so that you have to strain your neck to get a good view of the falls? The church is one of the places which is less than 100kms from Bangalore and less-touristy till now. It is a beautiful waterfall to be visited from September-February to get the best view.

If you are an adventure-loving person and love to explore then one can also trek down to the bottom of the falls. This place falls on the way to Mekedatu and Sangama and is on the banks of Arakavati river. Best for a picnic and a one-day holiday trip from Bangalore.

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Pyramid Valley

Pyramid Valley

Housing the largest meditational pyramid in the World, you will be amazed to find such a serene place so near to Bangalore (around 70kms). One of the most peaceful places you can find near Bangalore, it also has a beautiful Buddha statue.

The entire pyramid is constructed in a scientific way at an angle of 51 51 51 degrees where it is said that the Earth collects the energy force maximum at this angle, also it is known that meditation inside a pyramid is three times more effective and a crystal is placed at its apex which helps multiply and distribute cosmic energy inside the entire pyramid area.

The entire area is sculpted in a way to facilitate and promote modern spirituality and meditation where there is an art gallery, accommodations like standard rooms, dormitories, bamboo cottages, meditation briefing centers, and a cafeteria that serves only vegetarian food.