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10 One Day Trips Near Bangalore

In this rat-race we call as life, everybody needs a break once in a while, especially in a city like Bangalore which is filled with IT industries. From one day trekking to day at an amusement park, here is a list to help you plan the perfect weekend around Bangalore.
Yelagiri Hill
Yelagiri Hill is one of the popular hill stations of Tamil Nadu. Situated amidst four mountains well known for its salubrious climate prevail throughout the year. Tribal people live in villages in these hills. If you travel the winding Ghat road that has 14 hairpin bends you can reach the Yelagiri hilltop. The hairpin bends offer panoramic, breath taking views of the hills and its surroundings. The seventh bend is significant, since it offer the view of the slopes of the mountain and the green forests that carpet the hill. Yelagiri comprises 14 small villages. The tribal people who live here are engaged in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, etc. Their customs, habits, and the structure if their houses are very unique and attract tourists.
Talakadu
Talakadu is a land which according to legend was cursed to be buried in sand. Here we find about 30 temples submerged in sand. The Cauvery river makes a sharp turn here. Every 12 years a fair is conducted here called Panchalinga Darshana in honour of the five shiva temples.
Barachukki and Gaganachukki Falls
Barachukki and Gaganachukki are two waterfalls situated near the island town of Shivanasamudra in the Mandya district of Karnataka. The waterfalls are created by river Cauvery that runs down a 75 metre gorge before it divides into two branches that flows around the island of Shivanasamudra. The two branches (eastern & western branches) flow through deep ravines on either side of the island before plunging in two different places a few kilometres apart to form the Barachukki and Gaganachukki waterfalls. The waterfalls are located at a distance of about 139 km from Bangalore and about 60 km from Mysore.
Kunti Betta trek
Kunti betta a place closer to Bangalore at a distance of 95 Th miles on Bangalore Mysore road near the historical town of Srirangapatna, it lies in Pandavapura Taluk of Mandya District. This place Pandavapura was named after the Pandavas who had been here with their mother Kunti and spent some of their exile days here during dwaparayuga. The summit here which closes to 1000 ft from ground level was the favorite places of the Kunti, hence it was named after her called Kunti Betta.
The Kunti betta is series of 2 to 3 mountains series to each other, which is visible from the distant Srirangapatna as it stands strendresly, behind the mountains is the Thanoor Lake which acts as source of potable water for the villages around. The water to this lake flows from the backwaters of the KRS DAM and hence you can always find water here in all the seasons.
Heritage Wineyard
Wine aficionados can treat themselves to a fun and informational wine tour. The salubrious weather and fertile soil of Bangalore aids the growth of grapes. This in turn has led to the mushrooming of wineries around the city. One of them is the Heritage Winery.
Olde Bangalore
Coming to Olde Bangalore (pronounced as “Old Bangalore”) is like taking a slow and lazy trip back in time – hard to imagine something like this in the middle of a city gone wild! Waking up to bird-song and retiring to the sound of silence are luxuries now available only miles away from habitation, unless you are at Olde Bangalore. As the cool breeze of nostalgia wafts through your mind, prepare to soak yourself in the soul of a Bangalore that is but a distant memory now - a city that was once refreshingly different from any other!
Sakleshpur
Sakleshpur is a hill station town and headquarters of Sakleshpur Taluk in Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is referred to as 'poor man's Ooty' The town lies in the Malnad region on the magnificent hills of the biodiversity hotspot, the Western Ghats. The town lies in the Malnad region on the magnificent hills of the biodiversity hotspot, the Western Ghats. It has a temperate climate surrounded with lofty green hills full of coffee, cardamom, pepper and areca plantations .
Antara Gange
Antara Gange is a mountain situated in the Shathashrunga mountain range in the southeastern portion of the Indian state of Karnataka. Antara Gange literally means "Ganges from deep" in Kannada. It is about two miles from the town of Kolar and seventy kilometers from Bangalore. Antara Gange is famous for the temple situated on the mountain. In the temple is a pond which gets a continuous flow of underground water from the mouth of a Basava. There is a steep, narrow path to the top of the mountain. There are seven villages on this mountain, including Therhalli. The mountain consists of granite rocks and lot of caves around.
Skandagiri trek
Skandagiri is a hill near the Chickballapur town in Karnataka. Skandagiri is famous for night trekking. Trekkers start the climb by 2am on full moon nights and reach the peak dn witness the sunrise. Skandagiri became famous for "walking above the clouds". This is due to spectacular views above Skandagiri hill during the dawn especially during the months of November to February. There is a small temple atop Skandagiri.
Wonderla
The park features a wide variety of attractions including some rides, water rides, a musical fountain and laser shows, a virtual reality show. Wonderla Bangalore has a full-fledged dance floor with a twist: electronically controlled rain showers. Wonderla also has attractions specially designed for children, and these are gentle yet unusual like a kiddies free fall ride. It uses solar-heated water for all its pools during winter.