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11 Lesser Known Places for One-Day Trip from Bangalore 

Planning and deciding a place to visit for a one-day trip can be a bit of a challenge, especially when there’s so much to see in and around namma Bangalore. The city offers so many attractions that it’s easy to get overwhelmed by options. 

But don’t worry—we’ve got your back!

Here are some lesser-known places worth checking out for a one-day trip from Bangalore within 100 to 150 km. Enjoy these picture-perfect views of landscapes and temples with friends and family.

11 Places for One Day Trip from Bangalore

1. Akkayamma Betta

Akkayamma Betta is a small hillock near Chikkajala, seen from the airport highway. It has many temples and also cave temples at the top of the hill, like Bhimeshwara Swamy and Gavi Maheshwari Amma Temple (Cave Temple). Two-wheelers and four-wheelers can go directly up the hilltop. The mountain has many boulders and good city views, grabbing travellers, religious people and photo enthusiasts alike.

one day trip from bangalore

2. Chikkajala Fort – A Perfect One-Day Trip from Bangalore to explore the City’s Rich History

The secret about Bangalore you might not know about, is this 3000-year-old Fort of Chikkajala. At a distance of 30 km from the city centre on the way towards the airport. 

You can find a pond and Hanuman temple inside what was once an ancient fort, which fell into ruin centuries ago. The odd mixture of architectural styles makes it difficult to pinpoint the fort’s accurate construction timeline. So take a look at this excellent forgotten part of history!

3. Bhoganandishwara Temple

A Hindu temple with excellent architecture, located just outside of Bangalore. The temple is more than 1,000 years old and features sculptures that are so unique that the entire temple is carved or built on stones. It’s a marvel to watch and experience the divine in the presence of Lord Shiva. The peace and calm environment make it a great weekend outing with family.

temple near nandi hills

Note: A good plan is to visit Akkayamma betta, the Fort, and the Bhoganandishwara temple for a one-day trip from Bangalore.

4. Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Energy & Development

Must visit one day trip from namma Bangalore.  

Rural Karnataka comes alive in the city’s outskirts at The Institute In Jakkur. The hidden gem, the MGIRED, has a fabulous model village. One will be thrilled to find that it houses over 1000 life-like sculptures that can give you an insight into a day in the village life.

one day trip from bangalore

5. Kaurava Kunda Trek 

The peaks, named after the mythological characters Kauravas and Pandavas, are located 70 km from Bangalore in the district of Chikkaballapur.

6. Medigeshi Fort – A Must-Visit One-Day Trip from Bangalore 

A lesser-known place to experience breathtaking views, adventure and sightseeing. Look no further; head to Medigeshi fort for a perfect one-day trip from Bangalore. Located around 130 km from the city is just three hours of drive. 

one day trip from bangalore
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7. Kaiwara & Kailasagiri Hill 

These two places are worth visiting from Bangalore. Kaiwara is a small town near Bangalore known for its Saint Kaivara Tatayya ashram and temple complex. Kailasagiri is a small hill at a distance of 7 kilometres from Kaiwara, offering panoramic views of the local landscape and cave temple.

8. Markandeya Betta 

Markandeya Hills is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit over the weekend. Betta is located around 50-55 kilometres from Bangalore and 14 kilometres from Kolar. One can drive up to the top of the hill. The place is a bit isolated, so you may be the only one there once you get there.

one day trip from bangalore

9. Mandaragiri Hills

A secluded place ideal for a short trip on weekends. You can either make it in the mornings or late afternoons and enjoy the site for its serenity. 

Check out our article for more information – Mandaragiri Hills, A Hidden Gem. This Place is Absolutely Picturesque

10. Dandiganahalli Dam

Two hours from Bangalore, the small Dam and Reservoir are a popular destination for cyclists. A haven for photography enthusiasts, it offers pretty frames everywhere you turn. The best time to visit is early morning or evening when the sun is setting.

dandiganahalli dam

11. Karighatta Temple

Karighatta is a hill situated a few kilometres outside the town of Srirangapatna. It is located off the Bangalore-Mysore Highway, just before you reach Srirangapatna.

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