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One Day Trips from Bangalore | Plan for these 52 Fantastic Places with Detailed Itineraries!

Last updated on October 13th, 2023 at 03:01 pm

Are you planning a for One day trips from Bangalore but did not know whom to ask? No worries. We will help you to explore 52 lovely places around Bangalore with detailed itineraries which cover detailed route maps, eating places, the time required for each place and what to see in each place.

Now, you can easily plan a one day trip from Bangalore to hills like Savanadurga or Madhugiri or Nandi Hills, river fronts like Mekedatu or Bheemeshwari, waterfalls like Shivanasamudra Falls or Chunchi falls, lakes like Thonnur lake or Panchapalli, hill temples like Devarayanadurga or Sri Revana Siddeshwara betta or Heritage centres like Sharavanabelagola or Isha Foundation Chikkaballapur! Many more in the list below for your one day trip near Bangalore!

We present a list of 52 lovely Places with itineraries for One day trip from Bangalore for you to explore!

Our recommendation – Avoid weekends as far as possible as most places including eating places on the way will be crowded. Monsoon and Post-monsoon till March is the best time to visit these places as the weather will be pleasant.

This list of one day trips from Bangalore has 26 itineraries which cover two lovely places which are nearby. These itineraries are for travel by Car or Bike. However, if you want to go to only one place at a time, you can do that in a half day or as a short drive from Bangalore!

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1 – Rocky splendour @ Savandurga and Tirumale temple 

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Monolith @ Savanadurga

This day trip from Bangalore takes you to a lovely temple and the largest monoliths in Asia. A beautiful drive and a lovely hill make this a good outing.

For more details on this one day trip from Bangalore, please click here – https://traveltwosome.com/savandurga-one-day-trip-guide/

2 – Riverside picnic @ Mekedatu and beautiful Chunchi falls 

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The gorge @ Mekedatu

This is part of every list of one day trips from Bangalore! Picnic by the riverside! Plus you have a chance to explore an awesome gorge and waterfalls.

For more details on this day trip from Bangalore, please click here – https://traveltwosome.com/mekedatu-chunchi-falls-one-day-trip-guide/

3 – Three fabulous hill fort temples – Devarayanadurga, Shivagange & Mandaragiri

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The view of Narasimhaswamy temple from the top of the hill @ Devarayanadurga

Around Bangalore, there are many hills with temples on top. This one day trip near Bangalore will take you to three fabulous hill fort temples.

For more details on this one day trip near Bangalore, please click here – https://traveltwosome.com/devarayanadurga/

4 – Melkote and Thonnur Lake.

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Temple tank @ Melukote with Narasimhaswamy temple in the background atop the hill

Melkote is a charming temple town. The exquisite temples and sights enchant the traveller. Add to this a lakefront at Thonnur ( also known as Kere Thonnur) and the lovely Nambinarayana temple, you have the perfect one day picnic.

For a detailed  itinerary of one of the best of one day trips from Bangalore, please click here – https://traveltwosome.com/melkote-thonnur/

5 – Wander in Ramanagaram Sholay land

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Landscape @ Ramanagaram where Sholay was shot

Did you know that the iconic Hindi movie “Sholay” was shot around Bangalore? This is a one day trip around Bangalore which will take you to Ramgarh – the Sholay land and other places like the Big Banyan tree linked – where the famous Yeh Dosti Song was picturised – in the iconic movie.

For a detailed  itinerary of this 1 day trip in Bangalore, click here – https://traveltwosome.com/sholay-land-one-day-trip-guide/

6 – Lovely Lepakshi and more….

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Nagalinga idol @ Lepakshi

This day trip will take you to an outstanding temple with one of the largest Nandi or Holy Bull in India at Lepkashi and a legendary tree dating back to Mahabharata at Vidurashwatha

For a detailed itinerary of this one day trip by car/bike from Bangalore, please click here – https://traveltwosome.com/lepakshi-vidurashwatha/

7 – Nandi hills and beyond……

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View from the top of Nandi Hill!

A perennial favourite of Bangaloreans. One of the shortest of one day trips from Bangalore covers a lovely hill station, a house of the icon Sir M Vishveshwaraiah which is a heritage monument and a lovely fort at Devanahalli. What else can one think of for a day trip?

For a detailed itinerary of this day trip from Bangalore https://traveltwosome.com/nandi-hills-one-day-trip-guide/

8 – Revana Siddeshwara Betta, Aprameya Temple and a Surprise!

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Lord Krishna as a toddler!

This is a lovely one-day road trip from Bangalore giving an option to climb two lovely hills  – Sri Revanasiddeshwara Betta and Kootagal. One of them – Kootagal – is an unexplored, serene and quiet place. That is the surprise package for this weekend trip. In addition, there is an opportunity for you to visit the temple of Lord Krishna. The lord here is in the form of a toddler and is really cute. See the picture above.

For a detailed plan and itinerary of this trip, please click here – Revana Siddeshwara Betta, Aprameya Temple and a Surprise!

9 – Two dams and a Trident Hill of Shoolagiri!

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Hills as seen from the lake

This time we look east of Bangalore. Towards the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. The neighbouring district of Krishnagiri is rich in history and natural beauty. It also boasts some lovely hill forts which are not explored and remain unknown. In this one day trip itinerary from Bangalore, we will help you explore Krishnagiri and Shoolagiri. Two hills. One with a fort and a Dam and the other with a lovely temple and a dam!

For a detailed plan and itinerary please click here – https://traveltwosome.com/shoolagiri-krishnagiri-one-day-trip-guide/

10 – Shivanasamudra Falls & Sandy Beach @ Talakadu!

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Gaganachukki falls

This one day road trip from Bangalore will take you to two lovely waterfalls on the Cauvery River at Shivanasamudra. At Shivanasamudra, the Cauvery River splits into two and jumps over rocks to create two spectacular falls. This day trip will also give you an opportunity to spend some time by the riverside, on a sandy beach at Talakadu!

For a detailed plan and itinerary for waterfalls one day trip near Bangalore please click here – https://traveltwosome.com/shivanasamudra-falls-talakadu-one-day-trip-guide/

11 – Marvellous Madhugiri and surprise in Seebi!

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The monolith and fort at Madhugiri

This 1 day trip from Bangalore will take you to Madhugiri which is the second-largest monolith in Asia after Savandurga. Climbing and exploring this marvellous place is an experience in itself. We add a bit of surprise of Seebi which has a lovely temple of Narasimhaswamy. The temple has beautiful wall murals from the 15th century. Not to be missed!

For a detailed itinerary, please click this link.  – https://traveltwosome.com/madhugiri-seebi-one-day-trip-guide/

12 – Stunning Shravanabelagola & Markonahalli Dam!

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The view of the holy tank and Chadragiri from the top of Vindhyagiri

This one day trip near Bangalore provides you with an opportunity to explore Shravanabelagola and Markonahalli Dam. The hills in Shravanabelagola are a testimony to beautiful temples, Basadis and historical monuments. It also has the world’s largest statue of Lord Bahubali at 58 feet. Markonahalli is a lovely dam across the Shimsha River.

For a detailed  itinerary of this one day trip from Bangalore, please click this link – https://traveltwosome.com/shravanabelagola-markonahalli-one-day-trip-guide/

13 – Awesome Antaragange & Kotilingeshwara temple

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Clockwise from top left – The sculptured columns in Someshwara temple, Kolar, The pathway in Antaragange, A lovely sculpture in Kolaramma temple, The shiva Linga and the world’s tallest Shiva Linga in Kotilingeshwara

This day trip from Bangalore helps you to explore Antaragange which is a trekkers’ delight, beautiful temples at Kolar and a fascinating Shiva temple at Kotilingeshwara – the temple with one crore Shiva lingas. We trekked and did caving in Antaragange years back when it was still relatively unknown.

For a detailed  itinerary of this day trip from Bangalore please click – https://traveltwosome.com/antaragange/

14 – Lovely Hike in Haddinakallu & Beautiful Basaralu

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This day trip from Bangalore provides you with an opportunity to go on a lovely hike to the hill temple of Lord Hanuman at Haddinakallu and the beautiful Hoysala temple dedicated to Lord Mallikarjuna at Basaralu.

For a detailed  itinerary of this 1-day trip from Bangalore by car/bike – https://traveltwosome.com/haddinakallu-anjaneyaswamy-basaralu-one-day-trip-guide/

15 – Riverside picnic at  Muthathi/Bheemeshwari and Achalu Betta

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Lovely spot on Cauvery in Muthathi

This is one of the lovely places to visit near Bangalore. This day trip provides you with an opportunity to explore the lovely riverside picnic spot of Muthathi/Bheemeshwari and the hill temple at Muneshwarana betta aka Achalu betta.

For a detailed itinerary of this one day trip please click  https://traveltwosome.com/muthathi-bheemeshwari-achalu-betta-one-day-trip-guide/

16 – Karighatta Hill & Mahadevpura

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This is an excellent one-day outing from Bangalore for your family! It provides you with an opportunity to explore the lovely riverside picnic spot of Mahadevapura and the hill temple at Karighatta.

Mahadevpura is a riverside picnic spot on River Cauvery. It is a favourite spot for film shoots. We are combining it with another lovely hill temple – Karighatta Hill dedicated to Lord Venkatesha.

For a detailed  itinerary of this day trip from Bangalore by car/bike – http://traveltwosome.com/karighatta-mahadevpura/

17 – Exploring Channapatna Toy-land and a lovely hill!

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Channapatna is famous for its lovely wooden and lacquered toys. These toys are very colourful and elegant. This day trip from Bangalore helps you to explore the glorious heritage of Channapatna toys. You will also get a chance to visit not much known Brahmalingeshwara betta which is a small hill with lovely views of the surrounding landscape.

For a detailed  itinerary of this day trip please click  – https://traveltwosome.com/channapatna-toys-one-day-trip-guide/

18 – Gudibande Fort and Jakkalamadugu dam

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Gudibande is a small village in Karnataka close to Andhra Pradesh Border. Incidentally, it happens to be the native place of Poorna!

Gudibande is famous for its hill fort and a temple for Lord Shiva. This one day outing from Bangalore helps you to explore the hill fort of Gudibande and a small & lovely dam at Jakkalamadugu.

For a detailed itinerary of this 1 day trip from Bangalore http://traveltwosome.com/gudibande-fort-jakkalamadugu-dam/

19 – Avalabetta & Dandiganahalli Dam

Avalabetta is a lovely hill and Dandiganahalli is a serene water body. When you club both of them, you have a nice day trip from Bangalore!

For a detailed  itinerary of this trip from Bangalore – http://traveltwosome.com/avalabetta-dandiganahalli-dam/

20 – Beautiful Bettamugilalam & Panchapalli Dam

Bettamugilalam – Place where hill and clouds meet – is a quiet hamlet at 3000 feet above sea level near Hosur. Amidst the forest and part of North Cauvery wildlife sanctuary, the woods are lovely.

Lovely water holes and curvy roads make this place a good outing. If lucky, you may see elephants and other wildlife in these water holes. Then you have a quiet reservoir at Panchapalli. The hills and backwaters make his quiet and serene place. Lovely roads make this a good one day picnic from Bangalore!

For a detailed  itinerary of this trip from Bangalore https://traveltwosome.com/panchapalli-dam-bettamugilalam-one-day-trip-guide/

21 – Kaiwara and Kailasagiri hill

kaiwara & Kailasagiri

Kaiwara & Kailasagiri is a nice day trip from Bangalore. Kaiwara is a small town near Bangalore and is famous for Saint Kaiwara Thatayya ashram and temple complex. Kailasagiri is a small hill which is at a distance of 7 KMs from Kaiwara which is known for a panoramic view of the local landscape and cave temple.

For a detailed  itinerary of this trip from Bangalore – http://traveltwosome.com/kaiwara-kailasagiri-one-day-trip-guide/

22 – Turuvekere Hoysala Temples & Lakes 

Turuvekere is a small town near Bangalore. Turuvekere Hoysala Temples are small and beautiful. Not only the town has two lovely temples but also has a magnificent temple at Thandaga which is nearby.

In addition, you will also get an opportunity to see the large Mallaghatta Lake and Nonavinakere Lake (One of the largest lakes in Karnataka).

For a detailed  itinerary of this lovely trip from Bangalore – http://traveltwosome.com/turuvekere-hoysala-one-day-trip-guide/

23 – Srirangapatna plus Ranganathittu & Kokrebellur Bird Sanctuaries 

Srirangapatna is famous for Tipu Sultan and the temple of Sri Ranganathaswamy. This day trip from Bangalore helps you to explore the glorious heritage of Tipu Sultan, Srirangapatna Fort and Srirangapatna Temple of Sri Ranganathaswamy.

You will also get a chance to visit two lovely bird sanctuaries – Ranganathittu & Kokkarebellur

For a detailed  itinerary of this trip from Bangalore – http://traveltwosome.com/srirangapatna-one-day-trip-guide/

24 – Ramadevara Betta & Kanva reservoir

Ramadevara Betta and Kanva Reservoir make a nice combination for an easy day trip from Bangalore.

This is an interesting one-day trip. It will bring back nostalgic memories of the Bollywood classic “Sholay” to you. The film was shot around Ramadevara Betta. It is a lovely day trip of adventure – A trek up a small hill with fantastic 360-degree views of the Rocky landscape and visiting a lovely lake made by the backwaters of Kanva reservoir!

Please check out the detailed one day trip guide from Bangalore here – http://traveltwosome.com/ramadevara-betta-kanva-reservoir-one-day-trip-guide/

25 – Vishwaroopa Vijaya Vittala Temple & Mahimapura Hill

Vishwaroopa Vijaya Vittala Temple

This is another easy one in the list of one day trips from Bangalore. An iteresting one. Vishwaroopa Vijaya Vittala temple complex is known for the wonderful temple dedicated to Bhagavad Gita.

The massive temple has all verses of the Bhagavad-Gita inscribed on stone inside the temple. Mahimapura which is close by is a small hill with the lovely temple of Lord Ranganatha.

Please click on this link for a complete one day trip guide from Bangalore – http://traveltwosome.com/vishwaroopa-vijaya-vittala-temple/

26 – Isha Foundation Bangalore & Nandi Hills 

Isha Yoga centre Bangalore

Isha Yoga Centre Bangalore near Chikkaballapur is now open to the public. Though it is still under construction, you can visit the place and see the exquisite Adi Yogi statue, Yogishwara Linga and Naga mantapa. You can combine this with perennial favourite Nandi Hills for a lovely one-day trip.

Check out the detailed itinerary here – http://traveltwosome.com/isha-yoga-centre-bangalore-one-day-trip-guide/

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. How to plan a one-day trip in Bangalore? – The one day trip in Bangalore can be easily planned by travelling in your own vehicle or hiring a taxi. Pick up any of the itineraries given above and plan your next one day trip in Bangalore. If you are using public transport, you will be able to cover only one place.
  2. What are the small places to visit near Bangalore? – There are many small places to visit near Bangalore as you can see in the list of 52 places given in the itineraries above.
  3. Where can i see the itinerary for one day trip from Bangalore within 100 KMs? – All the places given above are suitable for one day trip from Bangalore within 100 KMs. Follow the detailed itinerary and have a nice trip.
  4. How can I plan a half day trip from Bangalore? – You can easily plan a half day trip from Bangalore with the itineraries given above. Plan to visit one place at a time.
  5. How to plan a one day outing in Bangalore for family? – You can easily plan a one day outing in Bangalore for your family by just following the detailed itineraries given above!

Aren’t you excited now to go on any of these one day trips from Bangalore? Please share your experiences and any updates with us which will help us to update these posts. We will continue to add more to this list.

Conclusion

Bangalore is surrounded by many beautiful places which one can explore as a one day trip. This list of one day trips from Bangalore covering 52 places should inspire you to plan your next trip. We will continue to add more to the list and keep updating it.

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