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Bangalore has always been on the travel list of travelers and adventure lovers. Bangalore is also one of the most visited places by job seekers and IT professionals. Bangalore is a place where you can eat, shop, and attend a lot of parties. This is surprising that Bangalore has much to offer. In Bangalore, you can travel to the hiking trail and Bangalore has many trekking places that are enough to make your weekend incredibly captivating.
Nandi hills are situated within 60km of range from Bangalore. Nandi hills are situated at 1478 m altitude. Nandi hills are one of those easy treks which can be done by beginners too. There is a hill called Tipu sultan located at the top of the hill and you have to climb up around 1200 steps to reach there. The top of the hill looks mesmeric and beautiful. Tipu Sultan is a rock outcrop of Nandi Hills. At the top, you can click amazing photographs. You can spend your whole day enjoying the Nandi hills and head back till evening. Amrita Sarovar is the nearest place that is worth exploring.
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Makalidurga trek is 75 km away from Bangalore. Makalidurga trellis is considered to be the toughest trek around Bangalore. Makalidurga trek is all about trekking over the massive granite, vegetation, shrubs, and hillocks. Makalidurga is a picturesque destination. Lord Krishna temple and forest area can be explored at its foothills. Makalidurga is a one day trek for adventure enthusiasts especially in winters between September to February.
If you are planning for a weekend near Bangalore then Makalidurga trek could be a good pick along with the nearest places to explore like Sri Krishna Vani science park and Ghati Subramanya temple
Madhugiri is a beautiful offbeat place and the second-largest monolithic rock after Savangiri. Madhugiri is an easy to moderate trek and can be done in only two hours. Madhugiri trek is around 100 km away from Bangalore and a perfect getaway for the weekend. While trekking over the Madhugiri rock you can see the Madhugiri fort built by Hyder Ali. Also, the Pavagada Fort is a must visit place near Madhugiri, and the Gopalkrishna temple is at its peak.
Kodachadri is located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka with an altitude of 4406 ft. Kodachadri trek is a 13 km trek that gives the adrenaline rush and gives the beautiful view of Sharavathi Backwater, jeep trail, green meadows, and dense forest. Kodachadri is most-spoken about trekking, situated in the middle of Mookambika wildlife sanctuary. If you are an adventure junkie, Kodachadra trek will offer an adventure charm, marvelous grassland waterfall, thick forest that will remain in your mind throughout your life.
Kodachadri means the jasmine of Hills in the local Karnataka language. Shimoda is well known for mountain pinnacles and various cascades and a standout amongst the most acclaimed waterfalls called Hilumane falls. This waterfall is just amazing and will make your trek memorable once you take a dip into this waterfall. Kodachadri is for nature lovers. Kodachadri is considered as the 10th highest peak of Karnataka. A night journey to Kodachadri will make your weekend getaway an ideal weekend.
Here is a short itinerary of Kodachadri Trek-
Day-1 Travel from Bangalore to kodachadri
Day-2 Stay at kodachadri basecamp and start kodachadri trek to Hidlumane waterfall. Have lunch then and conquer the Kodachadri peak. At this peak, you can enjoy the beautiful sunset and can capture this beautiful moment on camera.
After the trek, you have to ride back to Kodachadri basecamp. After having dinner, a campfire can be enjoyed.
Day-3 travel to Nagara fort and Shivappa fort. And head to Bangalore.
Bheemeshwari is a town in the Mandya district and popular for fishing enthusiasts. Bheemeshwari is famous for mahseer fish. Bheemeshwari is a beautiful trekking spot amidst the tranquil beauty of nature which looks like a paradise. Bheemeshwari is also famous for flora and fauna and many adventure activities like camping, boating, and trekking. Bheemeshwari is known for a wide range of birds and other wildlife creatures like leopards. Bheemeshwari has an easy to moderate trek which can be done by anyone.
Bheemeshwari is a perfect weekend getaway for a few watchtowers and there are beautiful surrounding areas that are best seen.
Bangalore is the Silicon Valley of India. Being a leading city in IT Bangalore has many other tourist destinations also. Trekking in Bangalore is the best pick for people who love to be outdoors. Bangalore’s pleasant weather constantly encourages you to visit this beautiful place.