If you are thinking this is another list that starts with Nandi Hills you are wrong. It sure is an amazing drive-to destination in the outskirts of the city, but we are here with a few places you might not have given as much thought.
Bangalore has a lot of attractive places around it, where you can head to for a peaceful break from the city’s chaos. Travel is not difficult either, especially with rental services like Zoomcar making our travel more convenient than ever! Zoomcar is simply the most favoured choice among those who wish to rent a good car for a couple of days or a weekend drive. You can also avail Zoomcar coupons that will get you extra discount on your vehicle!
Now that you know how to go, let’s decide where to go. Here are some offbeat spots you can drive to in your Zoomcar, far away from the bustling city:
Distance from Bangalore city centre: 70 km
Attractions: Sri Kashi Vishweshwara temple, Antar Gange caves, Therhalli village, Durga Hills
Not very far from the city, in the Shathashrunga mountain range, is Antharagange, a mountain whose name literally means ‘Ganges from the deep’. It is situated in the district of Kolar and is a popular destination for trekking, camping and cave exploration. There is also a Shiva temple at the base where the pond water is said to have medicinal properties. Since it is located quite close to the city, it is perfect for a one-day trip with your friends. Rent a Zoomcar and make the trip a little easier and a lot more memorable!
Distance from Bangalore city centre: 120 km
Attractions: Veerabhadra Temple, Nandi Statue, Jatayu Park, Mural Pantings of Vijayanagara Empire, Lepakshi Handicrafts
This is a good spot for architecture and history enthusiasts. It is located in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh and is famous for the ancient temple complex. The complex is an example of astonishing Vijayanagara architecture and houses various attractions including a huge Nandi statue, the famous hanging pillar, and so on. It is believed to be the spot where, Jatayu from Ramayana fell after Ravan chopped off its wing and hence the name of the place (Le pakshi – ‘Rise Bird’ in Telugu).
Distance from Bangalore city centre: 140 km
Attractions: Gaganachukki and Barachukki Waterfalls, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Sri Someshwara Temple, Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
Shivanasamudra falls are located in Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka, on the banks of river Kaveri. Shivanasamudra is an island town on the river. The absolutely stunning waterfall has a segmented cascade where there are multiple falls side by side, completely surrounded by forests. It is also one of India’s largest waterfalls in terms of volume, and the hydro-electric power station located at the fall is one of the oldest in Asia. The waterfall is perennial and is a perfect getaway spot for summer days.
Distance from Bangalore city centre: 170 km
Attractions: Kabini Forest Reserve, Nagarahole National Park,Kabini Dam, Jungle Safari, Boating
This one is for the nature and wildlife enthusiasts. Beautiful hills, forests, waterfalls and of course the Kabini River, is the perfect setting for a weekend getaway from noisy Bangalore life. There are several family activities you could try including boating, coracle ride, jungle safari, etc. Watch Asiatic elephants, Bengal tigers, Indian bison, and several other species in their natural habitat. There are adventure activities you could give a try as well. Rent a family car from Zoomcar and you are ready to go!
Distance from Bangalore city centre: 285 km
Attractions: Gandikota Gorge, Gandikota Fort, Fort Mosque, Ranganatha Swamy Temple
Popularly known as the Arizona of India or the Grand Canyon of India, this is one stunningly beautiful destination. Though a little away from Bangalore, the place is a must visit and totally worth the drive. The village derives its name from the huge gorge in the Erramala range of hills, with river Pennar flowing through it. The view from atop the gorge simply breath-taking and should be experienced atleast once. The village also has an ancient fort that was a prominent and powerful centre of several dynasties including Chalukyas, Delhi Sultante, Nayakas and the Golconda Sultanate. Don’t worry about the distance or travel cost – Zoomcar offers has got you covered.
We have skipped a lot of popular destinations you can drive to including Ooty, Mysore, Gokarna and more. Try these offbeat destinations for a change and we assure you they will definitely be worth it! There are umpteen other options you can pick for a getaway including Yercaud, Chikmagalur, Wayanad, Devanahalli, Ramanagara, Mudumalai National Park, Savandurga, Kudremukh, Shravanabelagola, Yelagiri, to name a few.
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