There are many tourist attractions near the city of Bangalore which are excellent for excursion trips and picnics. They all lie with in a range of 200 km from Bangalore and are among the popular tourist spots near Bangalore.
The Bannerghatta National Park is spread out in an area of 25000 acres. Here once can find the first butterfly park of India. It is a biological reserve committed to protect the wildlife of the region.
Dodda Alada Mara - Big Banyan Tree : (28 km)
There is a huge old tree, approximately 400 years old, which is spread out over an area of 3 acres at this location in a village called Ramohalli. To witness this tree is a one of kind experience. This tree has countless branches and abundant leaves. There is also a restaurant in the vicinity which serves the tourists.
Muthyalamaduvu : (40 km)
This place is popular known as the "Pearl Valley" it is a tourist spot located near Anekal. Here a 92 m high waterfall is situated which looks like pearls falling from a height. The sight is interesting and the place is good for a weekend visit.
Ramanagaram : (45 km)
Ramanagaram is the place for adventure seekers. The place has all the facilities for different kinds of adventure sports including rock climbing.
Nandi Hills : (60 km)
Nandi Hills are famous for its fort and temples. These hills are a source of the rivers Arkavati, Pennar and Palar which roll down the slopes surrounding the Amrit Sarovar Lake; this makes it a popular weekend destination.
Devarayandurga : (65 km)
Devarayandurga is a well-known hill station near Bangalore. The hill station house several temples in its surrounding area some of them are the Bhoganarasimha, Yoganarasimha, the Mahalaxmi temple, etc. Devarayandurga is a picturesque place with tranquil surroundings.
Mekedaatu : (90 km)
Mekedaatu leaves its visitors awe-struck as the River Kaveri flows around here. The River Kaveri flows through a deep gorge. It is so narrow that one would think that a goat can leap across it, as "Mekedatu" in Kannada means "goat's leap".
The historic city of Mysore offers tourist lots of opportunities to visit a number of historic monuments which belong to Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, the erstwhile rulers. The achievements of the city have earned its name as the cultural capital of Karnataka.
Nrityagram Village : (outskirts of Bangalore)
The Nrityagram Village is one of the most famous dance and martial arts schools in India. It was established in 1990 and has an area of around 10 acres. Here ancient Indian art forms are promoted through a unique system of 'Guru Shishya Parampara'. An annual festival called the Vasantha Habba takes place here in which famous personalities in the world of music are invited to perform.
Cutural Centers :
There are a number of cultural centers near Bangalore, some of them are, Ramanagaram (a silk cocoon-marketing center), Channapatna (60 km southeast) and Janapada Lok (near Ramanagaram).
Last Updated on : 5th April 2013