Most of the time when people travel to Bangalore they only explore the city’s nightlife and food scene. If your interests expand beyond this and you are looking for something fun and exciting to do that isn’t food or drinks related, make a few adventure trips near Bangalore.
There are some excellent locations near Bangalore that are worthy of making an adventure trip for. Let’s take a look at them in this article. We have listed places according to their distance away from Bangalore. Read on to know more.
Adventure Trips From Bangalore
Savandurga is not as scenic as the Nandi Hills but, it does have Asia’s largest monolithic rock. The hill rises to 1,226 m above sea level which makes it a great spot for trekking. Amateur trekkers will be happy to know that hiking at Savandurga is not difficult and professional trekkers can breeze through the trail without worry.
If you are keen on adventure sports, there are a few outdoor camps in Savandurga held on the weekend.
- Best Things To Do: Trekking, Camping
- Distance From Bangalore: 50 kilometres
Ramanagaram is a great place for adventure sports. At the SRS Hill and Kunti Betta there are outdoor adventure sports that are a mix of easy and difficult activities.
A must-do adventure sport activity in Ramanagaram is high-rope traversing. It is exciting and guaranteed to give you a thrilling experience.
It is best to visit Ramanagaram during the monsoon or in winter, when temperatures are cooler. You can also visit this place during the summer vacation provided you can bear the summer heat.
- Best Things To Do: Rappelling
- Distance From Bangalore: 55 kilometres
3. Ghati Subramanya
Although Ghati Subramanya is a tourist destination that is popular for its temples, it does have a few adventure sports to enjoy. One popular and fun way to explore the area is by cycling. The roads in Ghati Ghat are well laid out, making the cycling experience fantastic. If you prefer walks, there is a lovely nature trail near the temple for you to walk on.
- Best Things to Do: Cycling
- Distance from Bangalore: 50 kilometres
4. Nandi Hills
Trekkers often visit Nandi Hills to explore the beautiful plains. It is pretty safe to climb up to the hills. In fact, on the weekends, many youngsters and families do the Nandi Hills night trek. The place is also popular with adventure enthusiasts who visit to enjoy activities such as rock climbing and ziplining.
Located about an hour’s drive away from Bangalore, you can get to Nandi Hills by a KSRTC bus or drive down by road via the Bangalore-Tumkur road.
- Best Things To Do: Trekking, Camping
- Distance From Bangalore: 61 kilometres
A major attraction in Kanakapura is the Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta. The hill is a popular trekking and camping site. Drive down or take a bus to this place to enjoy nature at its best. Head out on a trek with friends or participate in adventure sports, the choice is yours.
- Best Thing to Do: Treks
- Distance From Bangalore: 62 kilometres
Just off the Bangalore-Tirupati Highway lies Anthargange. It is an excellent destination for a one-day adventure trip. In Anthargange, you can either go caving, trekking or both. Whichever activity you choose, you will end up having a lot of fun. If you are a keen explorer, visit the few temples that are located near the hills.
- Best Things To Do: Caving
- Distance From Bangalore: 68 kilometres
Situated in Doddaballapur, Makalidurga is a famous trekking destination near Bangalore. The trekking trail at Makalidurga begins from the Krishna Temple and ends at the ruined fort. Along the way you will pass through granite rocks and a small dense forest. From the top of the mountain you can catch spectacular views of the Gunjar Lake, which looks like a map of South America from a distance.
- Best Thing to Do: Hiking
- Distance From Bangalore: 80 kilometres
Mekedatu is not only a popular picnic spot near Bangalore, it is also great for adventure sports. The river in Mekedatu is the perfect location to indulge in a few watersports, while the hills are great for treks and mountain sports. If you are looking to stay overnight in Mekedatu, there are a few homestays and inns with comfortable facilities.
- Best Thing to Do: Coracle rides
- Distance From Bangalore: 90 kilometres
A hidden gem, Bidadi is a fantastic place to head out to if you are looking to have some outdoor fun. Well connected by road, this place has plenty of adventure sport experiences to enjoy.
The rugged track in Bidadi makes it popular for hiking and cycling. Since it is about an hour’s distance away from Bangalore, many cyclists often come here in the morning to watch the sunrise in the fields.
- Best Thing to Do: Cycling
- Distance from Bangalore: 38 kilometres
10. Kunti Betta
Located in Pandavapura, Kunti Betta is a remarkable trekking destination for both amateur and professional hikers. Along with the fantastic scenery, the sheer experience of climbing up to the hill at night is thrilling. Trekking is not the only outdoor activity to enjoy at Kunti Betta. Near the lake, there are water sports held.
- Best Thing to Do: Night Treks
- Distance from Bangalore: 126 kilometres
Bheemeshwari is located on the banks of the Cauvery River and is a retreat from Bangalore’s hectic city life. The place is also ideal for a short family vacation. It is not too far away from Bangalore and there in an abundance of water sports and outdoor adventures for families to enjoy.
- Best Thing to Do: Water Sports
- Distance from Bangalore: 108 kilometres
The rapids and slopes of the Kabini River is the ideal setting for rafting in Karnataka. As you slide down the river, enjoy views of the beautiful forest area with many of the trees being very old and green foliage stretching down to the water.
- Best Thing to Do: Kayaking
- Distance from Bangalore: 210 kilometres
While Coorg might be a popular tourist destination, many see it at the perfect place to indulge in water sports – more specifically, rafting. The rafting course offers breathtaking views and the sudden gradient of the Cauvery River makes rafting here a great experience.
- Besting Thing To Do: River Rafting
- Distance from Bangalore: 243 kilometres
Wayanad is every adventure tourist’s dream destination. The hill station in Kerala is home to unbelievable trekking, rock climbing and ziplining experiences. These are only some of the adventure sports to experience in Wayanad. There’s plenty more that you can do. If you want to do it all, try booking an adventure camp as there are plenty held in Wayanad.
- Besting Thing To Do: Rock Climbing
- Distance from Bangalore: 309 kilometres
Whether you like water sports, trekking or camping, this guide has enough places listed for a fun adventure trip near Bangalore.
If you are looking for information on the best places to hangout in the city, follow our destination guide to Bangalore.