Tired of being stuck amidst hectic work schedules and monotonous regimes in the beautiful city of Bangalore? Take a break this weekend and explore the splendour of nature, wildlife or adventure, picking from the choicest options the city has to offer. Here is a list of the 20 most popular destinations for a day outing in Bangalore to spend with friends, family or significant other!
Here are a few options for day outing in Bangalore:
1. Guhantara Day Outing
India’s first underground resort is a perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Creatively equipped to cater to individuals of all age groups, Guhantara is the perfect destination for a day outing with your friends and family. An exquisite reinvention of the historical caves, Guhantara is an award-winning establishment, renowned for its infusion of culture and amenities, all under one roof.
Their key highlights include their beautifully furnished auditorium – Ranga Mandapa, where art is taken as a journey like no other, transporting every spectator into a dimension of magnificence and sheer brilliance through performances set in an earthy atmosphere.
Agastya Kuteer is a state of the art spa and aromatherapy centre, managed by trained Ayurvedic therapists and physicians, who make it the ideal relaxation destination after a long day of adventure sports such as zorbing, hiking and much more, offered here at Guhantara. Madhushala, a lounge-bar coupled with Sambhojana – a multi-cuisine restaurant offering an array of lip-smacking delicacies, are the perfect accompaniments to a beautiful getaway.
The Windflower Prakruthi, situated on the outskirts of Bangalore is very close to the Devanahalli airport, making it an ideal corporate event destination, away from the confines of the walls of the office. The perfect getaway for couples, families, friends, and employees, it is set in a lush green, scenic, 7-acre spread of land.
Known for their exclusive capacity to host corporate events, meetings, product launches, team building activities and weekend outings, the Windflower Prakhruthi makes for a soothing break away from the stresses of the city. The resort offers exclusively designed packages, depending on individual requirements that are budget-friendly and ideal for all. With numerous indoor and outdoor facilities, the Windflower is bound to appeal to all enthusiasts and attract flocks of people willing to take a break from their daily routines.
Roughly 150 km away from the main city of Bangalore, the wildlife sanctuaries of Kabini are the ideal location to make memories for a lifetime. Once the hunting grounds for the British, the region of diverse flora and fauna has now become a popular tourist destination, courtesy its Jungle Safari and visit the Kabini Dam.
Set around the Kabini river, the place boasts of vivid flora, fauna, and avifauna. Numerous herds of elephants and tigers can easily be spotted as you indulge in a jungle safari in this area. The backwaters offer a calm, serene escape from the rush of our daily life and a must visit for a day outing from the city. The Kabini River Lodge is the place you must stay at. Equipped with 14 colonially styled rooms, the lodge presents a beautiful view of the backwaters along with all modern amenities, to suit your needs.
4. Taj Kuteeram
Give your loved ones the magical experience of tranquillity, set in the lap of luxury. Taj Kuteeram in Hesarghatta is around 35 km from Bangalore and is the perfect celebration of nature, history, art, and culture. Their exclusive day packages are all inclusive of a picturesque location and tranquil ambience that is the perfect getaway for your loved ones or even your colleagues and teammates.
Take a day off from the rigour of your office and celebrate your hard work through their numerous cultural programs, yoga exercises, team building activities and many more activities, customized to suit your needs.
5. Golden Palms Resort
A 5-star hotel, set amid the beautiful garden city, the Golden Palms Hotel & Spa is a sight to behold. Designed with great attention to detail, the serene locale amidst the beauty of nature is a rejuvenating break from the monotony of life. Their luxurious services speak volumes of their quality and dedication to providing nothing but the best to all its patrons, and its 5-star rating reaffirms their commitment to unparalleled services.
An excellent location for day outings, this place provides numerous services and activities set within the 14 acres of landscape comprising of beautiful landscaping and lush green gardens. You can either choose to have a fun-filled day with games, activities and treasure hunts, to make your day more interesting or spend your day in solitude, walking, cycling and soaking in the beauty of nature on your day out!
6. Bandipur National Park
The Bandipur National Park is one of the oldest national parks, established in 1931 by the Maharaja of Mysore to protect the tigers in their natural habitat. Spread over an area of 874 sq.km, it is a great picnic spot and a camping site. Made for nature lovers and adventure junkies, you can spend your day indulging in boating, fishing, trekking and a lot more. You can visit the Biligiri Ramaswamy temple and Sanctuary to spend your day relishing the true beauty of nature.
7. Holiday Village Resort
Located off the Kanakapura Road, this beautiful resort is carefully crafted with luxurious indoors and outdoors. Offering a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities like volleyball, football, badminton, carrom, chess, table tennis and much more, you won’t experience a single boring moment on your day out at this magnificent property. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the resort after a day spent by the pool, enjoying their array of water sports and activities and make the most of your mini holiday whenever you feel like it.
8. Urban Valley
Another magnificent beauty off the Kanakapura Road is the Urban Valley Resort. The gorgeous lakeside resort offers a comprehensive day package with meals and beverages served immediately upon arrival. Their international certified trainers make the whole adventure experience as enthralling and safe as you would expect it to be.
Indulge in ATV rides, jet-skis, paintball, boat tours, water sports and much more, all within your chosen package. You could also choose a day out with your colleagues and turn this into a team building event at a very nominal extra cost.
Anandadhama is a serene day outing destination near Bangalore. Located on the banks of the Cauvery River, it is set within beautiful lush green premises, offering a range of activities, way different from the other day resorts in and around Bangalore.
Just 70 km away from the city, you can have the wholesome experience of the coracle ride, tarzan jump, ditch jump and experience outdoor activities like archery and other outdoor sports. The homely staff and supreme customer service make Anandadhama stand out from the rest. A trip to the Gurukul nearby makes for a unique experience, connecting us with our historical roots like never before. The variety of team building activities away from the daily office chores makes this the perfect break from the urban hustle and bustle.
10. Kanakapura Adventure Camp
Brace yourselves for a day full of fun sports and adventure. Starting off early in the day is ideal to experience the adventure camp in its entirety. A bare 50 km from Bangalore, the Kanakapura Adventure Camp by the sides of the lake of Hosadoddi, offers a unique camping experience.
The camp is in extreme proximity to the forestlands of Bananthimari and gives you an opportunity to trek through historical places and experience the essence of nature and wildlife in their natural habitat. The surrounding mountains and the presence of the lake, make your trip even more adventurous.
Experience nature, paddle rafting through the lake or walking through the hills and give your life a healthy break from your hectic city life. Adventure packages can be a day long or you could choose to spend your night under the stars, in tents taking the whole experience to another level.
11. The Manchinbele Dam
40 km from the city of Bangalore is the beautiful Manchinbele Dam, a reservoir at the foot of the Savanadurga. A perfect escape for those looking to treat themselves to a variety of water sports and numerous team building activities, the place has become popular and often thronged by visitors taking a break from their regular schedules.
A district away from the city of Bangalore, Ramanagara is a home to many local attractions. The location wouldn’t have garnered as much attention had it not been the site for the movie Sholay. This place has now become a popular attraction for people visiting Ramanagara.
The 7 major hills at Ramanagara make for lovely trekking, hiking and rock climbing spots attracting a lot of crowd to the picturesque landscapes. The place is also extremely famous for its sericulture and handloom weaves. People travel miles just to buy exclusive silks from the district and visit the numerous temples located in the area. Making for a perfect day or weekend getaway, Ramanagara has a lot to offer to those looking for a change of scenery from the concrete jungles of the city.
13. Dodda Alada Mara
Approximately 33 km from Ramanagara is the famous 400-year-old Banyan tree, the second largest in India. With a circumference of more than 250 meters and thousands of aerial roots, it is a magnificent sight to behold. Small but significant temples add to the piety of the place, making it a unique travel destination.
About 70 km away from Bangalore is a little town known for their beautiful wooden artefacts. Famous for its wooden toys and dolls, people from far and wide come to visit this place for the exclusive woodwork and carvings, origins of which can be traced to the reigns of Tipu Sultan. Take a break from the city and visit this little village and bring the beauty of our country’s hidden treasures into your homes.
Discover Asia’s tallest monolithic statue, a 52-foot statue of Bahubali braced atop a mountain, overlooking a splendid scenic view. An arduous 600 steps take you right up to the foot of the marvellous statue that is a holy pilgrim spot to numerous pilgrims visiting the land.
Intricate carvings and ancient architecture mesmerize visitors, giving them glimpses of our revered Hindu mythology, all carved and chipped into stone. The statue of Bahubali is a tribute to his journey of becoming Gometeshwara, an ounce of which is experienced in the tedious climb that takes the determination of both mind and spirit to complete the journey. As tiring as it sounds, the experience is worth a lifetime and makes for a beautiful travel away from the city of Bangalore to experience something unique and mystical.
16. The Bheemeshwari Adventure and Nature Camp
Yet another adventure camp set away from the rush of the city, it provides for an exotic getaway on your day off. Set on the banks of the river Cauvery, the camp offers an exciting mix of nature, adventure and relaxation. Experience the best of coracle rides, bird watching experiences, rafting, kayaking, zip lining, cap fires and much more at this beautiful nature and adventure camp.
17. Lalbagh Botanical Gardens
Indulge in some nature loving at the Lalbagh botanical gardens in Bangalore, one of the most famous botanical gardens in the country. Spread over 240 acres, your day will be a mystifying mix of age-old history with trees and exotic species of plants and flowers brought from the farthest corners of the world. The garden still houses ancient architectural structures from the times of kings, making it the tourist destination for naturalists and historians.
18. Wonderla Amusement Park
Wonderla Holidays Ltd. has been creating numerous amusement parks around the country, marking its presence as a pioneer of weekend getaway destination. Located a short drive from the city limits, Wonderla Amusement Park features numerous attractions and rides.
Bring out the inner child in you and celebrate a fun-filled day of enjoyment, a few hours from the city and make the most of your next holiday here at Wonderla.
19. Savandurga Hills
Consisting of two hills, Billigudda and Karigudda, this is one of the most popular trekking sites near Bangalore for those seeking a day trip. Ruins of the fort built by Kempe Gowda is one of the major attractions of the climb through Billigudda which makes the trek a perfect mix of history and adventure.
20. Janapada Loka
A beautiful folk art museum situated near the Bangalore-Mysore highway is a perfect outing destination for all art lovers. Housing numerous masks, weapons, costumes and other historical evidence of art and culture, the museum is an art lover’s delight. A mere 52 km from the main city, the art museum is an innovative display to bring out the essence of the culture and heritage of the city.