Tourist Spots near Bangalore

Posted on :
11 August 2016
Posted on :
11 August 2016

Bangalore has some of the most amazing tourist spots all situated quite close for an easy fun getaway. There are some popular tourist spots near Bangalore that are quite interesting to visit time and again. All the smaller villages around Bangalore always hold some interesting spot for tourists to stop by and admire! Here are a few listed out. We don't think you should wait. Just get on with that plan. 

1. Dodda Alada Mara

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Literally translating to 'Big Banyan Tree', situated just about 25 kilometers from Bangalore, Dodda Alada Mara is one of the main attractions for tourists. This tree is over 400 years old, spread across 3 acres of land. With a circumference of 250 meters and a thousand aerial roots, this tree is said to be the second largest tree in India. A lovely spot to relax and enjoy along Mysore Road. 

A further drive of 8 Kilometers will lead you to the Manchinabele Dam and a Mukti Naga temple too. 

Distance: 25 Kilometeres

2. Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary

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Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary is one of the most ideal tourist spots near Bangalore. Closer to Mysore and Bangalore, Kokkare Bellur is also a great spot for Birdwatchers. With a variety of or migratory birds making their way to this beautiful sanctuary, the best season to be here is during October to March. Apart from spotting birds, the sanctuary is a lovely stretch of lovely greenery and quiet. 

Distance: 85 Kilometers

3. Dubare Elephant Camp and Rafting

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A scenic place on the way to Coorg, Dubare Elephant Camp is a major tourist attraction. An early morning at Dubare Elephant Camp gives you an up close view of the elephants, you also get to bathe them and feed them ragi. The sight of elephants being trained is something tourists would love to watch. You can also get on with activities like rafting and spot some wildlife while you are there. 

Distance: 252 Kilometers

4. Mysore Palace

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Catch a glimpse of amazing architecture and a well-ahead-in-time interiors at the Mysore Palace from the early 90's. The lovely palace has two majestic Durbar Halls that has some classic interiors which the rest of the palace also has a touch of. The lovely art on the ceilings in the halls stand stunning awesome. It is also said that there are numerous secret tunnels in the palace. The sight of the magnificent Mysore Palace being lit up every Sunday evening is something you wouldn't want to miss.

Distance: 151 Kilometers

5. Ramnagar - Wine and Dine

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Hit Ramnagar for a time of laid back wine tasting at Heritage Vineyard. They have some of the best wine in the city that you would have no regrets getting your hands on. They also have a restaurant that compliments the wine they serve with scrumptious food. The winery is spread across 25 acres of land, making the wine tour all the more fun to explore. 

Distance: 54.6 Kilometers

6. Kolar

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Kolar is one of the small towns near Bangalore, famous for some beautiful temples and once famous for Gold Mines. As a temple from the 14th Century, the Someshwara Temple is one of the popular tourist spots near Bangalore. The well structured architecture and the temple tower built on a stone carved Mahadwara. Well detailed carvings at the temple adds a very unique touch on this heritage architecture. There are also other temples close by, Kolaramma Temple from the 5th Century, which is also rich in architectural work. 

Distance: 67 Kilometers