Bangalore itself is an amazing place. A city full of greenery that perfectly balances the architectures of the city. Bangalore has everything that one wants. And that’s the main reason you could see so many people in namma Bengaluru!!!! It is very common that we all want something out of the box every time. So, today’s article would clearly walk you through the best hill stations near Bangalore in the radius of 50 and 100 kms. Do not miss out, it is going to be very interesting.
It is a fact now that work from home and studies online/even from college/school is getting super hectic. It is very for all of us to escape from all these and enjoy the beauty of nature for a few hours. Fortunately, Bengaluru has got some amazing hill stations to visit nearby.
We all know how famous this destination this. Nandi Hills is the place that comes to our mind if it’s a weekend and you have to get out somewhere. The lush greenery, picturesque view, and amazing forts is what attracts so many people from different places of Karnataka.
The distance from Bangalore To Nandi Hills is just 62 km
Savandurga in 4000 feet above the sea level, this is one of the best places to visit from Bangalore. This place is a combination of two hills, Biligudda and kariudda which translates to white and black hills. Additionally, this place is also known as the fort of death (Savinadurga)
The distance from Bangalore to Savandurga is just 53 km
Ramanagara is definitely a place if you love bird watching. This is definitely one of a must visit place near Bangalore.
Set amidst the tall granite hills and lush green surroundings. The landscape surrounding Ramnagaram will seem familiar to anyone who is into Bollywood movies because it appears so frequently in the iconic movie Sholay.
The distance from Bangalore to Ramanagara is 57 km
Antaragange is yet another popular hiking spots near Namma Bengaluru. Antara Gange literally means “Ganges from deep” in Kannada. It is about two miles from the town of Kolar and seventy kilometers from Bangalore.
Antaragange is famous for Sri Kashi Vishweshwara temple, also known as Kashi of South. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The distance from Bangalore to Antaragange is just 61 km.
Narayanagiri, located on the Jalamangala Hill. This place is known for the Laxmi Narayan Temple. This small hill would be probably one of the best destinations to get that charm within a very short distance from the main city. Ideal destination for bike riders. Suitable for night trekking and camping as well.
The distance from Bangalore to Narayanagiri is 67 km.
Bilikal Ranganatha Swamy Betta is a hill near Kanakapura town in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located 70 km south of Bangalore city. Atop the hill is a temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha Swamy.
The temple and an adjacent quarters is housed underneath a huge granite rock. The hill is also known by the name Billikal Betta due to the whitish rocks near the summit that is visible from a long distance. The peak is at a height of 3780 feet
Madhugiri, located in the Tumakuru Dist. The town derives its name from a hillock, Madhu-giri (honey-hill) which is to the south of the place. Madhugiri is one of the 34 educational districts of the Karnataka state
The distance from Bangalore to Madhugiri is 97 km
Kabbaldurga is yet another place you mist consider to visit from Bangalore. This place is quite famous for night trekking. You could also explore camping and enjoy the bonfire.
Kabbaldurga is located in around 87 km from Bangalore city.
Avalabetta is located in around 69 km from Bangalore and is one of the emerging tourist places to visit. The history of the hillock is steeped deep in mythology. It is said that during the time of Samudra Manthan(churning of the ocean), the sea yielded all kinds of creatures, both good and bad.
Makalidurga is a village which is just 10 km away from Doddaballapur and is just 60 km away from Bangalore. Apart from the old temple of lord shiva in the village this place is super famous for its trekking trails over a set of beautiful sights.
Makalidurga Fort is formed at the top of a huge granite rock amidst huge hills surrounding you. You could say that this is close to Ghati Subramanya.
Here’s the list of hill stations that you could visit in the radius of 200 km from Bangalore.
Biligiri Rangana Betta, famously known as BR hills, it is situated in Chamarajanagara District at the borders of Karnataka and Tamilnadu. It is the starting point for the southeastern mountain range. This place is located in around 170 km from Bangalore city.
The sole reason it is being named Biligiri Ranga Hills is because of the Biligiri Ranganathaswamy temple that lies on the hilltop which is an ancient temple for Hinduism.
The area is called BRT wildlife sanctuary and is declared as a forest reserve and protected under the law of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. It was also declared as Tiger Reserve by the Government of India in 2011 since there are many tigers found in this forest reserve.
Kunti Betta is located in the Mandya District of Karnataka and is located in around 123 km away from Bangalore. This place also holds a rich historical background, as Kunti, mother of 5 Pandavas, stayed here during their exile.
There is also a temple at the foothills of the betta. During monsoons especially, the would looks mesmerising with green surroundings and its the Kunti Kund.
Here’s the list of few hill stations that you could visit within 50 km radius
The Akkayamma Hill is located in just 30 km from Bangalore. Akkayamma Betta is a small hillock near chikkajala, very much visible from airport highway.
There Lot of temples and small caves and cave temple at the top of the hill like Bhimeshwara swami,Gavimaheshwari amma temple(Cave Temple) etc. 2 wheelers and 4 Wheelers will go directly up the Hill top temples.
Thottikallu falls is located in just 35 km from Bengaluru city is popularly known as the TK falls and ‘SwarnaMukhi’ water falls. SwarnaMukhi translates as ‘Golden-Faced’
There is no entry to the Falls as it belongs to karnataka Forest Department and is considered as an elephant corridor hence its protected and entry of tourists is banned and trespassing are fined heavily Thottikallu Falls belongs to Forest Department entry into the Falls is banned and trespassing will be fined heavily
Muthyala Maduvu also known as Pearl Valley is one of the must visit place. It’s definitely worth visiting this place. The place is known for its waterfall and the mountain ranges it overlooks. The water from the falls slides down the flora of the place creating an illusion of a string of pearls, hence the name Pearl Valley
Also, remember that you have to climb around 150 steps. Apart from enjoying the waterfalls, there is a temple and panoramic view of the nature around.
Best time to visit Muthyala Maduvu would be from August to November and entrance costs amounts to Rs 30 for a four wheeler and Rs 10 for a two wheeler