Bengaluru is home to numerous beautiful local tours and travel experiences. Tourists and the locals are always excited to look for new places to visit in Bengaluru. Starting from Nandi Hills sunrise view, Uttari Betta trek, Anthargange night cave exploration, river rafting in Dandeli, camping under the stars in Gokarna, heritage fort and monument treks, undiscovered waterfalls and lakes, the city offers the best of Karnataka tourism.
If you are a beginner and want to explore Karnataka locally, it is always better to jump in the bandwagon with other fellow travelers or a professional adventure group like Namma Trip.
Pleasant weather, dewy paths, and closely braided forests are the scattered beauties of local Bengaluru. While strolling in the garden city might be best if you are the wanderer type, trekking outings or water activities nearby are for the adventurous souls out there.
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We also offer our fellow travel-mates a taste of local travel experiences in Bengaluru. Here is a compact list of our best local Bengaluru tour packages: —
Skandagiri Trek at Sunrise – Day Outing in Bengaluru
Skandagiri is one of the five hills of ‘Panchagiris’, the sunrise trek starts with a dusty trail in the foothills of Papagni Mutt at night and ends in a historic fort captured by Tipu Sultan in the last 1700s at sunrise.
The Skandagiri Sunrise Trek rewards you with a panoramic view of the giris and Nandi Giri, a sight to cherish forever. The path of muddy cliffs, edgy stones, rocky boulders, dirt trail and mountain shrubbery will lead you through the night towards the peak. Reaching 1450 meters above sea level and watching the sun break high into the horizon from the ruins of Skandagiri Fort and Shiva temple is a view you will hold back in your heart for the rest of your life.
It is perfect for a one day trip from Bengaluru with friends, an institutional outing, special outings or even a quick corporate team outing. Our expert guides make sure of your safety and a star studded night trekking experience.
Uttari Betta Sunrise Trek – One Day Trip from Bengaluru
Uttari Betta Sunrise Trek is also a one day trip from Bengaluru. Namma Trip gets you the most affordable trekking trip packages for local experiences as well as a chance to explore Karnataka in its raw beauty.
It is also known as the Hutridurga trek. This is a fortified forested hill situated in the Tumakuru district of Bengaluru. About 65kms from the capital of Karnataka, the place still reserves the remains of old forts and structures of the past. It is considered one of the greatest hikes of Karnataka tourism. Hutridurga trek is short, an approximate of 5kms, taking roughly over 12 hours, starting near Ramanagara.
Uttari Betta has a rich and diverse landscape. Hikers and tourists prefer this place for its scenic beauty while experiencing the local wilderness of the hills. Leopards, bears and other wild creatures are known to inhabit the hills of Uttari Betta. Our experts take you from the safest routes on your trek so you can enjoy your time. The summit gives us a panoramic view of the landscape of thickets and rocky terrains of Karnataka, a view considered to be similar to that of the mighty Western Ghats.
Adventurous Anthargange night cave trekking near Bengaluru
One of the most adventurous places to visit in Bengaluru is the Anthargange trek and the edgy caves. Take the challenge of climbing the deep cut boulders made of volcanic rocks, cross small hillocks, sharp cliffs and unnerving rocky trails inside the dense caves in the 3 km trek. Within 67 km of distance, it is a perfect 1 day trip from Bengaluru for an exhilarating trekking experience. You also get to pay homage to Kashi Vishweshwara Temple on your way up. When you reach the top, 1712 meters above, you get the most generous views of the valley below. It is a moderate to difficult level trek meant for cave enthusiasts.
You can check about our next set of planned treks here: Namma Trip Upcoming Treks in Karnataka
Nandi Hills – Weekend Treks in Bengaluru
Nandi Hills is a fortress in the hills in the district of Chikkaballapur. It has both architectural and historical significance, dating back to the Mughal period in India.
It is perfect for quick weekend getaway treks in Bengaluru. Nandi Hills offers adventurous activities for the sport lovers, like intense trekking routes, cycling trails, hiking, rock climbing, biking tracks, paragliding, zip lining and trek camps.
After reaching the gorgeous Sunset Point of Nandi Hills, you see the breathtaking stretch of hilly terrain covered in lush green trees and hovering pastel shade clouds. It is so beautiful that Tipu Sultan used this place often as his summer getaway. But don’t just take our word for it, come and see yourself.
Water sports at Kanva River- Adventure places in Bengaluru
A tributary of River Cauvery, Kanva River derives its name from sage Kanva Maharshi. The Kanva Reservoir is built across the river, home to thousands of birds and fishes of all species. One of the popular places to visit in Bengaluru for pilgrims and travelers is the Purushothama Thirtha Gavi temple just 3 km from Kanva River.
Experience water activities in the serene backwaters of Kanva River in Bengaluru. Indulge in kayaking, zip lining, multi-vine, roping, Burma Bridge, water sports like water volleyball, tag games and swimming. Nature lovers can enjoy bird spotting, nature photography, soothing lake views, walking and hiking. Kanva River camping also offers nature retreats and trails, basic survival skills, wildlife preservation and trekking awareness and techniques for nature enthusiasts. Tourists, families, couples and trekkers also experience stargazing, bonfire, romantic dinners, delectable lunches, fishing, musical evenings, friendly vibes and a relaxed vacation.
Weekend getaways from Bengaluru offer a sense of belonging to Nature and realization of the traveler in you. Whether it is a corporate day outing in Bengaluru or night camping with family and friends, the forested lands of Bengaluru has a place for each one of us.