Things to Do in Bangalore

Things to Do in Bangalore

Things to Do in Bangalore

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Camping at Nandi Hills, strolling around Lalbagh, having a picnic in Cubbon Park, shopping on MG Road, going on a night hike through Skandagiri, and going to Guhantara for a day trip are some of the things you can do. Enjoy yourself at Wonderla, go to Bangalore Palace, go on a sunrise hike in Uttari Betta, and so much more.

You need not worry if you want to let your adventurous side out because Bangalore offers a variety of thrilling activities including hiking, parasailing, wildlife excursions, camping, watersports, and other outdoor and indoor sports. Additionally, you have the option of staying with a host family.

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Nandi Hills Camping

Nandi Hills Camping
About Nandi Hills Camping:

Nandi Hills camping is a perfect escape from the humdrum of city life. Drive for an adventurous Nandi hill camping for a camping night and majestic sunrise from the hilltop. Nandi Hills, also known as Nandidurg or Nandi Betta, is an ancient hill fortress situated in a district called Chikkaballapur in Karnataka. Located near Nandi's town, the old belief is that the Nandi Hills are the origin of the Arkavathy River. However, different stories surround the basis of its name. During the Chola Period, the Hills were called Ananda Giri, which means “The Hill of Happiness.” Some say that Yoga Nandeeshwara performed his penance here, and the hills are named after him. It is also noted that the name Nandi Hills originated from the resemblance of the mountain to a sleeping bull (Nandi).

At a distance of 65 km (40 miles) from Bangalore and at 4851m above sea level, Nandi Hills camping is an impeccable destination if you are a nature lover and looking for the best picnic spot. If you are photogenic and appreciate nature's beauty, then Nandi Hills camping is the ideal getaway for you. Some breathtaking scenery, rare flora, cold fresh air, and peace make the hills the perfect place for a holiday.

The best time to enjoy the beauty of this scenic place is early morning. Although you can visit the Nandi Hills for camping throughout the year, the rainy season is preferred. 

Nandi Hills camping can easily be accessed by road and rail as it is conveniently networked with the major cities in Karnataka, including Bangalore. Nandi Hills does not have an airstrip, and the nearest airport is Hindustan Airport, which is about 42 km (26 miles) away.  Mysore Airport is 165 km (102 miles) away. From either airport, you can take a train or travel by road to the Hills. You can drive or even bike to Nandi Hills from Bangalore via the Bangalore- Hyderabad Highway. Other cities you can travel to in Nandi Hills by road include Bellary, Mysore, and Devanahalli. Nandi Hills does not have a bus station, and the nearest one is Nelamangala, which is 43km (26 miles) away. The nearest train station is Oddarahalli, which is 16 km (9 miles) away. Doddaballapur is 17 km (10 miles) away from Nandi Hills, and Chikkaballapur station is at a distance of 19km (11 miles). Trains from Bengaluru come to all these stations.

Enjoy camping at the Beautiful Hill View camping spot, based in the Nandi hills' foothills, which lies at a distance of 60 km (37 miles) from Bangalore. Undergo a fun-filled Nandi Hills Camping experience in the scenic spot with comfortable accommodation in tents surrounded by the lush greenery of hills. Adore the perfect blend of natural beauty and a wide variety of adventurous activities like trekking from the foothills to the top, cycling around the Nandi hills, admiring the views from the top, or sitting by the bonfire. 

Nandi Hills trekking has pleasant weather, perfect scenery, and adequately laid steps that mold Nandi Hills for a great trek. The experience is something that you should not miss if you are in Bangalore. The viewpoints offer a bird’s eye view of roads cutting through farmlands below. The Eucalyptus groves on the trail will de-stress you right away, and the region is filled with amusing stories, both real and mythological. There are many stories and rich history associated with Nandi Hills. You can also visit the famous Tipu Drop.

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Microlight Flying Aerosport in Bangalore

Microlight Flying Aerosport in Bangalore

About the Microlight Flying Aerosport in Bangalore:

Bangalore is called the Silicon City of India. There are several enjoyable activities you can experience in Bangalore. One of the most enjoyable and adventurous activities is Microlight Flying in Bangalore. 

Through it, your flying dream comes true, and it is the best option to see the astonishing views of Bangalore from the sky. The pilot will take you to the maximum height of 4,000 feet above ground level. It is a flying adventure experience that you have never had before. The flight time will be 10 minutes. 

Microlight Flying Aerosport in Bangalore quick facts:

➔ Start and End points of the activity- Jakkur Aerodrome

➔ Duration- 10 or 20 minutes (as per selected)

➔ Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

➔ Best time to do Microlight Flying Aerosport in Bangalore- Early Morning when the Sun rises.

➔ Maximum Weight: up to 90 KGs

➔ Activity Timings: 6:30 AM- 12:00 PM

➔ Activity Location: Jakkur Airport, Bangalore


  • Activity (Duration as per time selected)
  • Experienced Pilot
  • Jakkur Airfield Entry
  • Instructors

How to Reach Jakkur Aerodrome for Microlight Flying in Bangalore: 

By road:

➔ All kinds of transportation mediums are available. If you are planning to go by bus, then you have to board bus number 402B, KIAS-9.

➔ Both coaches will drop you off near Jakkur Airport. If you want to there by train, then you have to catch the metro from Yaswanthpur Bus Station. 

By Train:

➔ The train route is named YPR-DHL. It will drop you at the exact location for thereby walking just step you will be at Jakkur.

➔ If you want more comfort, then you can also hire a private can from the service providers, which will drop off you at the entrance of Jakkur Aerodrome.


About the Activity:

➔ Prepare yourself for an exhilarating experience lasting 7 to 10 minutes as you take part in microlight flying in Bangalore.

➔ Glide at heights of up to 700 feet and feel the rush of your heartbeat as you soar through the air.

➔ Marvel at the breathtaking view of Bangalore from above as you fly freely in the open sky.

➔ Enjoy the guidance of a skilled pilot who will accompany you throughout the flight.

➔ Sit back and relax on the flyer seat while you admire the panoramic 360-degree view of the lush greenery and surroundings.


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Skandagiri Sunrise Trek

Skandagiri Sunrise Trek

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Karnataka, Skandagiri Trek offers an enchanting adventure for nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. As you embark on this journey, you'll traverse through dense forests, encountering diverse flora and fauna, including exotic bird species. 

The trek offers an ideal blend of serenity, adventure, and spirituality, with a visit to the ancient Papagni Temple, adding a touch of mysticism to the experience.The highlight of the Skandagiri Trek is undoubtedly the breathtaking sunrise from the summit. Watching the first rays of the sun paint the sky in vibrant hues, casting a golden glow over the landscape, is a truly awe-inspiring sight that leaves an indelible mark on the soul.


Quick Facts of Skandagiri trek 

Starting Point:  Kalwara Village

End Point: Skandagiri Hilltop

Duration: 1 Hour (+1 day)

Activity Time: 11:00 PM - 12:00 Noon (+1 day)

Activity Duration: 13 hours

Trek Distance: 8 km (Two Way)

Maximum Altitude: 4430 feet(Around 1350 meter)

Safety: This is one of the safest treks near Bangalore, with no rivers to cause flooding or landslides.


Skandgiri Trek Package Inclusions

  • Guide for the trekking
  • Permits
  • Transport (As per variant)
  • Breakfast (As per variant)

How to Reach 

By air: 

→ The nearest airport to reach Skandagiri Trek is Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a pre-booked private cab to reach Skandagiri. 

→ The distance between the airport and Skandagiri is approximately 70 kilometers, and the journey takes around 2-3 hours, depending on the traffic conditions.

By Road:

→ To reach Skandagiri Trek by road, you can drive from Bangalore. The trek is located approximately 70 kilometers away from the city. 

→ You can follow the route via NH44 and NH648, which will take you to the base of Skandagiri. The journey typically takes around 2-3 hours, depending on traffic conditions.

By Train:

→ The nearest railway station to reach Skandagiri Trek is the Bangalore City Railway Station. From there, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach the base of Skandagiri. 

→ The distance between the railway station and Skandagiri is approximately 60 kilometers, and the journey takes around 1-2 hours, depending on the traffic conditions.

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Go for a Wine Tour at the Nandi Hills

Go for a Wine Tour at the Nandi Hills

Trekking on the gorgeous outskirts of the city, where you can find deep jungles, hills, mountain tops, forts, and fantastic vistas from which you can catch a panoramic view of the difficult landscape, is one of the most well-liked things to do in Bangalore.

One such location is Skandagiri, which is 1,450 metres above sea level and offers visitors not only a mind-blowing view of the surroundings but also the opportunity to engage in strenuous hiking and historical tours. You can even take a break along the way to observe the Tipu Sultan Fort's remains. The overnight trip takes you through approximately 8 miles of scenic terrain where you can see sights like the Western Ghats' peaks, rivers, valleys, and more.

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Shopping at MG Road

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