Near Bangalore’s Best Winter Vacation Spots
When the temperature drops, the best places to visit in Bangalore for winter are exciting escapes from the city where one may find a nice little cove! For all those keen tourists in and around Bangalore looking for weekend getaways closer to home, there you have it.
- Nandi Hills
The Nandidurga’s impregnable, unconquerable, and insurmountable audacity earned her the distinguished honor and saved the army troops.
It is an ancient, primal, ageless hill stronghold built during the reign of the Ganga dynasty and rebuilt and enhanced by Tipu Sultan.
The weather is ideal for horticulturists at the apex of the hills, and it is also quite popular among the youth for the spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
The walk is 60 kilometers from Bangalore and has an easy to moderate incline.
How to get there-
By Road: Trekkers can go to the Nandi Hills in their own vehicle or hire a cab. Within the Nandi hills, auto rickshaws or cabs are also available.
By Train: Trekkers and vacationers can hire a vehicle or a taxi from Chikkaballapur, the nearest railway station.
By plane, the closest airport is Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport. From the airport, buses are available.
- The highlands of Ramanagara
Ramnagara is proudly positioned on the banks of the Arkavati, a little watercourse, and is the forerunner of erstwhile state Mysore’s affluent history. The treasurable and meticulous capital of the prehistoric Mysore state has so much to teach you if you dig deep into the pages of Ancient Indian History.
Shamserabad was the name of the city under the time of Tipu Sultan. Following Tipu Sultan’s death in the 1700s, the British administration seized possession of the area and renamed it Closepet, after former British feudatory Sir Barry Close, who lived in the hills for a time. The hills of Ramanagara are somewhat brownish in hue and are home to some of the world’s finest granites.
The Kanva dam, which covers an area of roughly 776 hectares and is located in the corpses, attracts bird lovers.
In addition, Janapada Loka, also known as Folk-culture World, has a collection of 5000 objects with elite depictions of rural folk arts. Folklorists gathered antiques over 30 years to depict the state of Karnataka’s vivid historical meaning.
How to get there-
By road, the distance between Bangalore and Ramnagara is 51 kilometers.
By train: The journey is 32 kilometers long, and there are 11 trains that run directly from Bangalore to Ramnagar. Chamundi express, Golgumbaz express, Kannur express, Krwar express, Basava express, and others are among them.
- The highlands of Skandagiri
Skandagiri Hills, one of the country’s most controversial and divisive fortifications while also being architecturally rich, is a popular destination for trekkers and history buffs. The fort, also known as Kalavara Durga, is currently in a state of disrepair, with the remains vividly illustrating Tipu Sultan’s golden heyday.
Skandagiri contains theories, which are shared by the locals, and if you pay attention to the specifics, you can become a storyteller.
Until the peace settlement of 1792, which marked the conclusion of the 3rd Anglo-Mysore war, this little hill fort was surrendered to the British authority.
The walk is 61 kilometers long and the gradient is moderate.
How to get there-
By bus: From Bangalore to Chikkaballapur, buses are available. The journey can be completed on foot or by taking an auto-rickshaw to the starting point in Kalawara village. From Bangalore to Chikkaballapura, rent a car or drive.
By train, Bangalore is the closest station.
Bangalore airport is connected to practically all of India’s major cities by airplane.
- Savandurga Hills
Savandurga hills used to sympathize with human touch roughly 2000 years ago. Monoliths of human bones, old dated coins, and terracotta kitchenware all entice history buffs to the ruins. Hills were referred to as Savandi in documents relating to the Hoysala Ballala III period, which began in AD 1340. According to the Imperial Gazetteer of India, it was primarily constructed in 1543.
The trek has a moderate incline.
How to get there-
By road: You have the option of traveling in a private vehicle or taking a bus. There are two ways to get there. First, there’s the Magadi road, which runs from Ramnagar Road to Magadi and then to Savandurga after about 7 kilometers. Second, Savandurga is accessible via Mysore Road.
By train: Take the train to Magadi and then continue to Savandurga.
- Kumara Parvatha Trek
Kumara Parvatha Trek is a popular hiking excursion in the Western Ghats. Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness may finish this hike, which ranges from easy to somewhat strenuous.
Kumara Parvatha Trek, also known as Pushpagiri Trek, covers roughly 25-28 kilometers from the base and is normally completed in two days. The hike will reach a maximum altitude of roughly 1700 meters above mean seal level. The breathtaking views at the summit, as well as the massive rocks and cold breeze/mist, will make the journey worthwhile.
Kukke Subramanya is located 280 kilometers from Bengaluru and 105 kilometers from Mangalore (nearest airport). Kukke Subramanya is 12 kilometers from Subramanya Road railway station. From Bangalore or Bengaluru, there are just a few transport options to get to Kukke Subramanya.