10 Secret Places To Visit Near Bangalore

By Voy Trips

1 -Nandi Hills

– Nandi Hills gets its name from the ancient Nandi Temple located at the top, dedicated to Nandi, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva. – Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, used Nandi Hills as a summer retreat.

2 - Mysore

– The Mysore Palace is a magnificent example of Indo-Saracenic architecture and is illuminated with thousands of lights on Sundays and public holidays. – Mysore is known as the "City of Palaces" due to its many grand palaces and historical structures.

3 - Coorg

– Coorg is one of the largest coffee producers in India and is often referred to as the "Coffee Capital of India." – The region is home to the Kodava people, known for their unique traditions and martial arts.

4 - Hampi

– Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, one of the greatest Hindu kingdoms in Indian history. – The landscape around Hampi is dotted with massive boulders that make it a popular destination for rock climbers.

5 - Chikmagalur

– Coffee was first introduced to India in Chikmagalur by Baba Budan, a 17th-century Sufi saint, and the region is famous for its coffee estates. – Mullayanagiri, in Chikmagalur, is the highest peak in Karnataka and a popular trekking spot.

6 - Ooty

– Ooty is often referred to as the "Queen of Hill Stations" and was a popular summer retreat during the British colonial era. – The Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the steepest and oldest mountain railways in India.

7 - Shivanasamudra Falls

– Shivanasamudra Falls is the location of Asia's first hydroelectric power station, established in 1902. – The falls are known for their unique segmented formation, which makes them a popular subject for photographers.

8 -Bannerghatta

– The park houses a butterfly park, a zoo, a safari park, and a rescue center for injured and orphaned animals. – It is one of the few places where you can see tigers in a semi-wild environment.

9 - Halebidu and Belur

– Halebidu and Belur are famous for their Hoysala temples, known for their intricate and detailed stone carvings. – The Chennakesava Temple in Belur took over a century to complete, with each sculpture telling a unique story.

10 - Badami

– Badami was the capital of the Chalukya dynasty and is known for its rock-cut cave temples and stunning red sandstone cliffs. – The Badami Cave Temples feature a combination of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist rock-cut architecture.