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8 Places Near Bangalore You Can Travel To & Be Back In Less Than 6 Hours On New Year's Eve

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Stuck with work on New Year's Eve? HolidayIQ Travellers list down 8 places near Bangalore that you can travel to and fro in 6 hours!

8 Places Near Bangalore You Can Travel To & Be Back In Less Than 6 Hours On New Year's Eve:

  1. Bheemeshwari (Karnataka)
  2. Shivanasamundra (Karnataka)
  3. Sravanabelagola (Karnataka)
  4. Bangalore (Karnataka)
  5. Yelagiri Hills (Tamil Nadu)
  6. Hassan (Karnataka)
  7. Devarayanadurga , Tumkur (Karnataka)

1. Bheemeshwari

Bheemeshwarisource: flickr - Abhijeet Rane

Located between the Shivanasamudra Falls and Mekedatu Falls on River Cauvery, Bheemeshwari is a small town about 100 km from Bangalore. Bheemeshwari is a popular fishing destination that options of camps that offer tents, besides fishing, Bheemeshwari is also a great place for trekking and boating.  

HolidayIQ Traveller Anup Itihas from Bangalore shares, “This is place is around 150kms from bangalore. Has a wildlife sanctuary, Fishing and a lots of temples to visit nearby. Better to pack food and drinks along with luggage as hotels are scarce around this place. Bheemeshwari is nestled amidst the Cauvery wildlife sanctuary, It is also known as the Angler's paradise, cos of it Mahseer fishes. Sanctuary is a home for Cheetahs. Great hospitality with courteous and friendly staff. All 3 buffets were excellent home food and the evening bonfire was fun too. Adventure activities are all extremely safe and fun - only wish it would be longer.”

2. Shivanasamudra

Shivanasamudrasource: wikimedia.org

Situated on the banks of River Kaveri, Shivanasamudra is a small town, known as the largest waterfront regions in India. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Harihara Madavan from Bangalore shares, “Shivanasamudra is one of the famous tourist places in Karnataka with two major waterfalls Gaganachukki and Barachukki. Ideal weekend getaway from Bangalore, situated around 120 kms from Bangalore in the Kanakapura/Mysore road. Combining Talakad and Somnathpur would be apt if you wish to squeeze your schedule tight in a day. Shivanasamudra has the Asia’s 2nd oldest hydroelectric power station constructed.”

3. Sravanabelagola

Sravanabelagolasource: wikimedia.org

Located in the midst of Mysore and Hassan, Shravanabelagola is one of the chief pilgrim centre in Karnataka. One of the prominent attractions of the town is Bahubali statue, the world's tallest monolithic figurine of the Jain saint, Lord Gomateshwara. Besides the statue the Mahamastakabhisheka, a major Jain festival is celebrated here with great gusto.

HolidayIQ Traveller Shyam Murali from Bangalore shares, “It is a nice place for weekend trips especially Bangaloreans don't miss it. Here is the famous tourist place-the Jain temple. Only 3hr Journey on Bangalore-Mangalore highway by car. This highway is awesome have to pay reasonable tolls in 3 places, But quality of the road is very good. Try to reach Shravanabelagola in morning because once the sun is up the rock will become hot that may spoil your mood to enjoy the place. The temple is on top of a small hill. You have to take a 20-30min walk to reach. On the way you can see ancient scripts on rocks. An amazing stuff what I saw there is a pillar made out of single stone. You can buy small idols and 'diyas' crafted in rock from roadside vendors.”

4. Kunti Betta

Kunti Bettasource: vikipandit.com

Kunti Betta is small hill in the quaint town of Pandavapura about 130 km from Bangalore. A night trek is one of the most popular activities around the town of Pandavapura .

HolidayIQ Traveller Shinto K Anto from Thrissur shares, “Started the journey in the night and a little difficult trek to reach the peak. It was a beautiful sunrise, trek down to a nearby dam for take a refreshing swim/kayaking. It is a good way to kill some time on a boring weekend.”

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5. Yelagiri Hills

Yelagiri Hillssource: flickr - McKay Savage

The Yelagiri hills are spread over an area of 30 km at an altitude of 3500 ft. Yelagiri hills have some well known trekking trails, some smaller peaks are Javadi Hills and the Palamathi Hills.

HolidayIQ Traveller Ashok Kumar Bahl from New Delhi shares, “For a weekend outing from Bangalore this is a nice place. A journey of about 2 hours on a scenic highway. The place is lovely with a beautiful curves on the road while going up about 14 km. With greenery all around on the hills, a lake with boating facility. A park for the children near the lake. There are few walking trails, a Shiva temple on one of the hills etc. We had a lovely weekend with beautiful weather and a wonderful drive from and to Bangalore.”

6. Hassan

Hassansource: wikimedia.org

Hassan derives its name from Goddess Hasanamba, who is the main deity of the region. Travellers can enjoy trekking around the hills in the town or bask in the silence away from the chaos of the city life.

HolidayIQ Traveller Karle Hassan from Bangalore shares, “Stayed here 2 for days. It was really excellent. Lots of activities to choose from. The trekking trails into the mountains was very good indeed. Lots of water related activities to choose from, as well, as a stream flows right across the resort. The site manager was very good. He made sure that we felt at home. The ambiance was very nice. The food served was very good and accommodation were decent. Highly ideal for team building activities as there are plenty of activities to choose from.”

7. Devarayana Durga

Devarayana Durgasource: wikimedia.org

Devarayanadurga is a popular hill station, at a height of 3940 ft, near the natural spring Namada Chilume. The hilltop has the Yoga Narasimha and Bhoga Narasimha temples.

HolidayIQ Traveller Saurabh Maheshwari says, “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'.

8. Pearl Valley

Pearl Valleysource: team-bhp.com

Muthyalamaduvu is a tourist attraction located near Anekal, Karnataka. The place is also known as Pearl Valley. The place is famous for its waterfall and the beautiful mountain ranges it overlooks. The water from the falls slides down the flora of the place creating an illusion of a string of pearls, hence the name Pearl Valley.

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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