Who is not aware of Bangalore's pleasant weather that has enticed people into settling here? Endowed with breathtaking landscapes, waterfalls and bewitching trails to trek, the city never fails to allure its visitors with its innate natural charm. If the concern of budget resists you to take any weekend trips near Bangalore, here are some of them that shall befit your pocket and ask you to travel, explore and witness the sublime corners.
Meant as Lord Shiva's Sea, the Shivanasamudra Falls are where the divinity appears in its most unharnessed self. Situated 139 kms from Bangalore, a trek towards it certainly would constitute for a life experience. On the one side, the Shivanasamudra Falls form the Gaganachukki falls, shaped like a large horsetail and on the other side are the Bharachukki Falls. To add to its glory, the World Waterfall Database has ranked Shivanasamudra falls as worlds top 45 waterfalls among the worlds 100 waterfalls. This is perhaps one of the most striking places to visit near Bangalore!
Situated on the crossroads of Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnatka, the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most precious natural gems of the locale and a popular tourist place. Walk amongst the elephants and go bird watching! Its Safari trip is one of the most adventurous experiences that your soul can look forward to.
Embark for an adventure trip to Chembra Peak in Wayanad. Situated eight kilometer south of Kalpetta, near to the town of Meppady, this is the highest peak in Wayanad. Visit this peak to have breathtaking views of its picturesque landscape. As you walk towards this peak, a heart shaped pond will welcome you. This is an ideal place to vist near Banaglore on long weekends!
Trekking towards Mandalpatti is one of the finest routes in the Pushpagiri range of forests, covering from the region of Subrahmanya to Somwarpet. Natural beauty sits resplendent here as visitors rush to the place for the early morning glimpse of the sun rising over the mist laden peaks of the Western Ghats.
Considered to be the second largest valley of the world, Ketti valley is surrounded by evergreen trees and plants, which make this place, a heaven for nature lovers. On your trek around this valley, you can also spot deers, elephants and bears. From the valleys highest points, Mother Nature offers you beautiful glimpses of Blue Mountains in the mist of the passing clouds.
This second highest plunge water falls in India; Jog waterfall is created by Sharavathi river falling from the height of 900 plus feet. The trekking trail towards it is as beautiful as it is challenging. The beauty of the waterfalls is enhanced by the lush green surroundings, which provides a scenic backdrop to the falls. The natural bounty is one of the best picks for places to visit around Bangalore if you have a couple of days off from work!
Relive Indiana Jones by visiting this lush green natural landscape of Nisargadhama Islands. Stay and trek in the lap of nature, disconnected from the hustle and bustle of the urban life. This prelapsarian world will surely enamor you with its virgin charm.
Certainly one of the most cherished treks by the adventure loving souls and one of the most stunning places to visit around Bangalore! There is also a temple at the summit, which is dedicated to a Tapasvi "Mulappa swamy" who, is believed to have meditated at the caves only a couple of feet below the summit. This is indeed one trek that nourishes folklore!