The state of Karnataka is a haven for adventure lovers because of the number of well-known as well as hidden gems it has for adventure activities. Bangalore acts as the central point for you to access all these places and there are a number of resorts in Bangalore like Discovery Village where you can spend the weekend with your family while exploring the surrounding area.
Like the number of breweries there are also a lot of destinations for adventure in Bangalore that can be explored in a low budget. Some of these are listed below to help you make a decision the next time you plan to seek some adrenaline.
- Nandi Hills
One of the most popular destinations for adventure this gem is located about 60 km away from the city and is frequently visited by locals and tourists. At the foothills of this beauty is a Discovery village resort which offers a lot of adventure and entertainment along with various facilities. There is also a small café located near the campsite which offers delicious food. The various activities offered here are cycling, trekking and kayaking. Outdoor games like volleyball and cricket can also be enjoyed here. A lot of groups cycle to this place on Sundays and make it into an outing that they remember for a long time to come.
Famous for its beaches, this small place near the city has so much more to offer. Beaches are always associated with relaxing and rejuvenating but Gokarna lets you make an adventure out of it. Trekking through the beaches makes for a unique experience and one can take part it in that here. It also includes camping by the water and stargazing which completes the entire experience. It is best to keep aside two to three days to completely enjoy everything the place has to offer so that you do not rush through it.
The land of Gabbar Singh is another name for this place which was made famous by the movie Sholay, parts of which were shot here. The hills here are perfect for trekking and rock climbing and attract tourists from all over. Another reason why tourists love to come here is for the number of vineyards and wineries in the area. They offer wine tours and makes for an exciting experience. However, make sure to never combine drinking and adventure activities on the same day. Keep aside a few days for exploring this beautiful tourist town and get a taste of everything it has to offer.
This place which is about 50 km from the city has one of the best adventure camps that you can find in the region. This camp is home to the Hosadoddi Lake and is near the Forest Estate of Bananthimari. The unique experiences offered by the camp are trekking, wildlife spotting, historical exploration, kayaking and canoeing. Everything does not have to be done in one day and the camp offers comfortable accommodation for overnight stays. Various packages and their cost can be taken depending on the activities that you want to do.
This is one of the most sought after places in the IT capital and is located at just about 70 km away. There are options of both day time and night time adventure activities and offers a very unique experience to everyone visiting here. The trek that is about 4 km long takes around three hours to complete. Apart from this caving, panoramic view of the sunrise and a bonfire session can also be enjoyed. Caving has gained popularity over the years and one can go through the caves and explore the unique carvings that can be found here. The cost is extremely nominal and the entire experience is best enjoyed in large groups which also ensure safety.
These are just few of the places where adventure junkies can go to feed their soul but this list is not exhaustive and includes a lot more that the city and the state has to offer. Some of these activities are best enjoyed with friends and some with family. The nominal fee of each activity ensures that everyone can enjoy it and do not miss out because of the cost. Some of these places are great for a one day outing while some should be experienced over a period of two to three days depending on everything that you want to do.