One Day Trips from Bangalore

Day Trips and Picnic spots near Bangalore

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Bangalore Palace

Tour of Bangalore Palace Within City

Vineyard Tour

Wine Tourism
  • Stroll through the picturesque landscape of vineyards and take part in the process of making wine. Contact Grover Vineyards (near Nandi Hills) OR Heritage Winery (On Mysore Road - Wine tour at Heritage costs Rs.150/-)
40 Kms
On the outskirts of Bangalore

Big Banyan Tree

  • Big banyan tree at Ramohalli and the nearby Manchanabele,a minor dam across Arkavathy river are popular picnic spots easily accessible from Bangalore.
40 Kms
Banagalore - Kengeri - turn right to Ramohalli: : Road Map

Venugopala Swamy Temple>

Temple 35 Kms
Bangalore - New Airport Road- Yelahanka - Devanahalli

Sholay hills

Rock Climbing
  • This is the den of "Gabbar Singh", the famous dacoit of Sholay fame. As most of the film was shot here, it is now popularly called Sholay hills. Interesting climb to Lord Rama's temple atop this hillock. (Ramadevarabetta is the original name of this hillock)
55 Kms
Bangalore - Ramnagara on Mysore Road : Road Map


  • It is a popular temple of Shiva. It is said that the hillock resembles Nandi from east, Ganesha from west, Subramanya from north and Shiva lings from South
60 Kms
Bangalore - Nelamangala - Shivaganga : Road Map


  • Rangasthala hosts an ancient temple. of Ranganatha. Combine this trip with visit to Nandi Hills and Muddenahalli. Muddenahalli is the birthplace of Sir M.Vishveshwariah
60 Kms
Bangalore - New Airport Road - Gauribidanur - Rangasthala

Ghati Subramanya

  • The peculiar thing about the idol of this temple is that Lord Subrahmanya is facing east and Lord Lakshmi Narasimha is facing west.
60 Kms
Bangalore - Yelahanka - Doddaballapur (do not enter the town ) - Ghati Subramanya

Kanva Reservoir

Picnic Spot
  • Kanva dam is a minor irrigation dam across river Kanva. The dam is an ideal spot for a quiet weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Bangalore.
60 Kms
Bangalore -(Mysore Highway) Ramanagara - Kengal Temple - (turn right) - Kanva Dam

Chikka Tirupati

  • Literally means Ssmall Tirupati". Those unable to visit Tirupati temple, visit this temple.
60 Kms
Bangalore - Sarjarpur Road - Chikka Tirupati
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Devarayana Durga

Minor hill station
  • Scenic during early monsoons. On top is is the temple of Lakshmi Narasimha swami temple and a Raghavendra mutt.Plenty of trekking options
80 Kms
Bangalore - Nelamangala - Devarayanadurga : Road Map

Kokkare Bellur

Bird Sanctuary
  • Pelicanary, where you can spot pelicans and painted stork (Jan - June is the season). People of the village treat spot-billed pelicans and painted storks as 'daughter of the village'
80 Kms
Bangalore - Channapatna - look for signage to turn left

Bangaaru Tirupati

  • Bangaaru Tirupati and Kotilingaeshwara temple can be covered as one short day trip
80 Kms


River Cauvery riverside and famous temple of Muthathi Anjaneya. Best way to enjoy is to book the day package of Jungle Lodges Bheemshawari (near Muthathi). 90Kms
Bangalore - Kanakapura - Sathanur - Muthati: Road Map

Mekedatu and Sangama

River At Mekedatu, river Cauvery flows thru a gorge. Sangama is a scenic spot where river Arkavathy meets Cauvery 100 Kms
Road Map


Temple 100 Kms
Bangalore - Old Madras Road - Hoskote - Mulbagal :Road Map


  • Famous Veerabhadra temple built in Vijayanagara style. Lepakshi is famous for Vijaynagar mural paintings
120 Kms
Bangalore - New Airport road - Chickballapur : Road Map


Waterfall Majestic falls - must visit during Monsoons. One can combine Shivanasamudram trip with that of Talakad trip. 120 Kms
Road Map :Bangalore - Kanakapura - Malavalli - Shivasamudram


Picnic Spot & Heritage Cluster of temples and huge sand dunes on the banks of river Cauvery. Excellent picnic spot with Coracle rides. 120 Kms
Road Map :Bangalore - Maddur - Malavalli - Talakad


Pligrim Famous Chelluva Narayana temple associated with saint Ramanuja 130 Kms
Bangalore - (Mysore Road) Ramanagara - Mandya - Melkote

Day Trips Within Bangalore

Within Bangalore Type Distance

Bangalore Walks

  • If you really want to understand Bangalore, what makes it tick, why it is what it is, then participate in a walk organized by Bangalore Walks. Well organized and highly acclaimed by all.

Pearl Valley

Picnic Spot
  • Muthyala Maduvu (meaning Pearl Valley) is a small waterfall on the periphery of Bannerghatta Park National Park near Anekal town. It is worth while to visit this place only in rainy season. In summers, the place can be disappointing.
35 Kms
Banagalore - Bannerghatta Park - (Turn left towards Anekal) - Pearl Valley


  • Banerghatta National Park is popular for the safaris. Butterfly park in the park is an interesting addition to the park. If you want to avoid the queues, take the expensive day trip package from Jungle Lodges. Park is closed on Tuesdays
22 Kms
Bannerghatta Road - Road Map

Innovative Film City

Amusement Park
  • Innovative film city is ideal if you want to entertain children. Children will love attractions like Wax museum, Dinosaur museum, 'Cartoon city' and the rides. Timings :10 AM - 7 PM
35 Kms
Bidadi on Bangalore - Mysore highway - Road Map


Amusement Park
  • Well maintained amusement park . Go there for Kiddies rides, dry rides and wet rides. Adult tickets on weekends is for Rs.680/-. Timings : 11 AM - 7 PM
30 Kms
On Bangalore - Mysore highway - Road Map