Best places to visit around Bangalore for week-ends

The only way to escape the ordinary, monotonous life of the urban jungle is to take a day off and lose yourself in some adrenaline rushing activities. Bangalore people are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing getaway places around the city.

The only way to escape the ordinary, monotonous life of the urban jungle is to take a day off and lose yourself in some adrenaline rushing activities. Bangalore people are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing getaway places around the city. From activities of gushing in the water to flying high above land, there is something to enjoy for every kind of person. Here are some of the must visit and unique places to visit around Bangalore to get your adrenalines pumping:


Micro light flying, Mysore & Coorg

What matters more than the view is the angle at which you can experience the view. Imagine gliding past scenic views or historical monuments and admiring their beauty from high above. Micro light flying is a recreational two seater flight with basic controls. You can cover vast areas of land in a short time span in this vehicle. If you are a nature lover, Coorg is where you should experience this. On the other hand, if you are a heritage and historic buff, Mysore also offers this activity. Fly over undulating hills, waterfalls, coffee estates and lush greenery in Coorg or over Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills in Mysore, whichever scenery entices you more. Coorg is 240 km from the city of Bangalore, while Mysore is 140 km. You can stay in some of the resorts around Bangalore in the outskirts if you want to make it a day trip here.

Whitewater rafting, Dandeli

Are you a water baby? Love the waters? Here is something that might thrill you. Go rafting in the rapid rivers of Dandeli and boost your adrenaline up. This activity is definitely not for the faint-hearted people. River Kali is surrounded by thick deciduous forests and the route lengths for about 12 km long. The rapids of this river range from grade 2 to 3 and can be quite challenging for beginners, however is safe to try for first-timers as well. The best time to go white water rafting in Dandeli is from the months of October to February.

Quad Biking

Do you get thrill from riding? Then quad biking is what you need. The Dirt Mania race track in Bangalore on Kanakapura road offers a rugged riding track and different types of bikes for you to pick from. The place offers bikes from the range of basic 200 cc to powerful ones of 700 cc. Their bikes are of modern designs and are completely safe. Dirt Mania also has strict safety norms to be followed to avoid any kind of mishap. The cost for a quad biking ride starts at a price of Rs.1200 per head. If you love challenges or nature, look out for the nature trail ride. Slightly located on the outskirts, the best way to visit this place is to stay overnight in any of the best resorts in Bangalore. Read more about the best resorts in Bangalore at


What better way to enjoy beautiful views than from high above? Parasailing is one of the most exciting activities one can indulge in. Fly 300 feet above ground from the Jakkur Airfield situated in Yelahanka post and enjoy the magnificent views of Bangalore. Whether you like the city's skyline or enjoy scenic views of hills, this view offers you all. With the wind gushing through your hair and the thrill of flying above, your adrenalines are sure to rush up. If you are willing to brave this flight alone, you can opt for the parasail solo, otherwise tandem with an instructor is available as well. Ensure to pay heed to all the instructions given to you before you take off. Prices for parasailing start at as less as Rs.600 per person.

Zip Lining

If trekking is on your mind and you live in and around Bangalore, Nandi Hills is where you should be. This hiking and trailing site not only offers you fantastic views of the scenic hills, but also is an activity hub. One of the most popular activities to try out here is zip lining, which starts at a point midway to the top of the hills. It only gets even more exciting with its night camping sites. Book a tent and enjoy the starry skies which you are unlikely to sight in the urban jungle of the city.

River Rafting at Kabini

Kabini, famously known for its river which its named after, is also an excellent spot for rafting in Bangalore. Surrounded by spectacular views and thrilling rapids in the river, rafting here is exceptionally fun. The best time to raft here is during the monsoon, when the water levels in the river is high and the flow is just right. There are guides to guide you through your rafting experience, so your safety is taken care of.

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