Take Your Family to the Lap of Nature: Best Places Near Bangalore, India

One of the most famous rivers in South India, Kabini, passes by two states of the region and is 240 km long. It originates from the state of Kerala in Wayanad and flows into the state of Karnataka resulting in the birth of the one of the most beautiful backwaters and reservoir. It is famous for its wildlife reserve and the dam that makes for a beautiful sight. 

Capitalizing on the opportunities to promote tourism and get more people aware of this beauty and the experiences it had to offer a lot of resorts near Kabini started blooming around the areas that are filled with rich flora and fauna. What makes it all the perfect destination is the fact that it can be visited all year round except during the monsoon season from the months of June to September because of the heavy rainfall the area receives.

There are a number of Kabini river resorts for one to choose from for the perfect holiday. A lot of these resorts have spacious and aesthetically done up cottages or tents which the guests can stay in and enjoy the peaceful environment. They have various restaurants and bars for the guests to enjoy the local cuisine with a glass in hand. 

What makes these places special is that is allows its guests to experience the rural way of living, enjoy rides on bullock carts, cheer on the tribal people as they perform a special folk dance and indulge in a breath-taking stargazing experience by the campfire. The guests also have the choice of going on a guided jungle trek to enjoy the wildlife safari. Kabini is a traveller’s delight and welcomes old and new tourists year after year. The variety of staying options has really helped promote tourism.

Apart from this, another gorgeous place to satiate the nature lover in you is the Nandi Hills. It is a hidden gem in the southern region which has been discovered by travellers over the years. It is merely 60 km from the city of Bangalore and has since become a famous holiday spot for families and couples because of the breathtaking views it has to offer. Although it can be visited any time of the year but the best time to visit it is between October to May because of the beautiful weather. 

The remaining months receive moderate rainfall and visiting a hilly region is not the best thing to do. Some of the famous places to visit in the region are Tipus Drop, which is infamous for being the spot from where the mighty ruler Tipu Sultan pushed off his prisoners. There is also the Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple, Tipu’s Summer Residence and Brahmashram. Cycle enthusiasts will love cycling through the beautiful landscape with the breeze blowing in their face. There is also paragliding for the ones who want a bird eye view of the place.

Chikmagalur is another beautiful place near Bangalore that can reached by car or bus in around four hours. The best time to visit the place is from September to March during the monsoon season as the rain forms cascading waterfalls and streams. It is a hill station that oozes charm and has become a favourite holiday destination over the years. It offers a unique experience of adventure, heritage, wildlife, nature and relics. 

Some of the best places to visit in Chikmagalur are Mullayanagiri which is one one of the highest peaks in Karnataka. It is at a height of about 1930m above sea level and is covered by greenery all around. Apart from this there is the Hebbe falls which is located in a coffee plantation and are a sight for sore eyes. 

It has white foaming water which falls from a height of 250 feet. This water is known for its healing properties as it is rich in minerals and is said to cure skin diseases. The Kudremukh National Park is a delight for wildlife lovers and is home to animals like the spotted deer, leopard, tiger, the Malabar giant squirrel, bear, sloths, wild dogs, sambar, common langur and 190 species of birds.

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