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10 Weekend Spots Near Bangalore Where You Can Just Pitch A Tent & Camp!

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HolidayIQ Travellers suggest brilliant weekenders from Bangalore that you can't miss camping at.

10 Weekend Spots Near Bangalore Where You Can Just Pitch A Tent & Camp!:

  1. Dandeli (Karnataka)
  2. Gandikota (Andhra Pradesh)
  3. Honnemardu (Karnataka)
  4. Kabini Dam, Kabini (Karnataka)
  5. Kalpetta (Kerala)
  6. Kudremukh (Karnataka)
  7. Pearl Valley (Muthyala Maduvu), Bangalore (Karnataka)
  8. Devarayanadurga State Forest, Tumkur (Karnataka)
  9. Madikeri (Karnataka)
  10. Coonoor (Tamil Nadu)

1. Dandeli


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HolidayIQ Traveller Kriti Goyal shares, “If you are looking to get rid of all contacts from world and dive in the wildness of nature, visit Dandeli. Its un-commercial and doesn't have internet/mobile network network at most times. The best thing to do in Dandeli is Kali River water sports. Long river rafting is a must do. Its a little expensive at 1500 rupees compared to short rafting of some 200-300 rupees, but you'll miss what real rafting is. Long rafting is some 9 km and its second best in India after Rishikesh. Apart from that night safaris, bird watching is pretty famous. Choose your resort wisely.”

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2049 Ratings | 1305 Reviews | 14 Sightseeings | 170 Photos

2. Gandikota


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HolidayIQ Traveller Arindam shares, “If you are looking to go to an unusual place, consider going to Gandikota. A 13th century fort beside the Penna River, it is surrounded by the Erramala Hills. Surrounded by a deep valley and impassable hills, it has massive boulders of red granite and the River Pennar that flows about 300 ft below on the west and northern sides. There is a lot of architecture, which might interest you. The Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Granary, Fort Entrance and the Gandikota Gorge Viewpoint will take you back to the ages where the cobbled roads echoed the sound of horses hoof. The main attraction here is  Gorge Viewpoint, which has an uncanny resemblance to the Grand Canyon of Arizona in America. Try spicy Andhra food at Haritha Resort. Wear sturdy shoes as you will have to climb a lot of boulders. To reach the destination, hire a cab from Bangalore. This place is about 280 km from the international airport.”

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4 Ratings | 4 Reviews | 12 Photos

3. Honnemardu


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HolidayIQ Traveller Renukaprasad shares, “This place is very scenic and a great picnic spot. It is surrounded by backwaters of River Sharavathi. Overnight stay on the island is very exciting. Take a ride on a coracle and explore the beauty of the island across the lake or go for kayaking and boating. Stay in camps in Honnemardu and enjoy campfire, self-cooked dinner and star-studded sky at night. Nature enthusiasts can take long walks in the surrounding forests and take pleasure in watching various birds and butterflies fluttering around."

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6 Reviews | 8 Sightseeings | 48 Photos

4. Kabini


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HolidayIQ Traveller Sunil shares, “Kabini is located on the backwaters and a wonderful place to relax. A boat ride in the backwaters is a must. Take a ride into the jungle and try to spot wild animals. Elephant training camp, safari ride and visit the old temple in the island from the resort are a few must do activities. Drive from Bangalore towards Mysore, take the right turn just before entering Mysore towards Hosur and take the ring road towards Hosur. Follow the signboards towards Kabini. The route is very scenic except for the last 15 km, which is pathetic and has potholes.”

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1 Ratings | 1 Reviews | 10 Sightseeings

5. Kalpetta


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HolidayIQ Traveller Saurabh Roy shares, “Kalpetta is a nice weekend getaway from Bangalore. It a small and quiet hill station at the borders of Kerala. Lush green surroundings, fresh air and picturesque scenic beauty make it the destination perfect for nature lovers. The coffee and tea plantions are sure to refesh your tired mind.”

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410 Ratings | 289 Reviews | 19 Sightseeings | 20 Photos

6. Kudremukh


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HolidayIQ Traveller Amulya Nataraj shares, “It takes around 8 hours to reach Kudremukh from Bangalore. The roads are pretty decent. The ghats section starts once we are close to Belur. You need to travel at least 3 hours in the ghat section. You can see coffee and tea estates on either side of the road. Enjoy the beauty of nature but at the same time, the journey would be bit tiring due to the curve path. There are multiple options for trekking or you can just take a jeep to reach the peak. Hanuman Gundi is a must-visit. You will need to climb down a few steps to reach the falls, which is worth it.”

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146 Ratings | 109 Reviews | 18 Sightseeings | 50 Photos

7. Pearl Valley


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HolidayIQ Traveller Srishantha shares, “It is a good place to hangout with friends. You can see a lot of monkeys around.”

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456 Sightseeings

8. Devarayanadurga


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HolidayIQ Traveller Saurabh Maheshwari shares, “I wanted to take a short drive and began at 9 am. We started and had breakfast on the way.” It was a one-and-a-half-hour drive via National Highway 4. It was absolutely scenic and beautiful. There is a temple and beyond the temple there is a trekking route. You can trek for 15 min that takes you to the peak 'the bell'.

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1 Ratings | 1 Reviews | 28 Sightseeings | 3 Photos

9. Madikeri


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HolidayIQ Traveller Ashok from Delhi shares, "Madikeri is a nice place for relaxation. For youngers adventurous. For nature lovers students perfect place. We love Abbey fall. We love mandalpatti for superb scenic view and adventurous route to reach. We should take short but adventurous tour at Mandalpatti. Nisargadhama is a nice place to visit not only for deer park but to see wooden logs of different shapes."

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4209 Ratings | 2628 Reviews | 26 Sightseeings | 268 Photos

10. Conoor


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HolidayIQ Traveller Bharath shares, “We took the Bangalore-Kanakpura Highway and then travelled via Chamrajnagar to take the Coimbatore-Ooty highway. The roads along the whole stretch were laid and maintained even though it was not a four lane road, the road had very less traffic and the views compensated for the speed dash that the Bangalore-Mysore road offered. We took around five-and-half-hours to reach Kurumba Village Resort, including a break for breakfast and a couple photo breaks."

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2097 Ratings | 1210 Reviews | 12 Sightseeings | 117 Photos

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