Places to visit within 100-150kms from Bangalore

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Hey Travel Maniacs,

I am new to Bangalore and continuously look for ways to get off every weekend preferably by road .
Please suggest any nearby places (100-150Kms) from Bangalore.
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Originally Posted by geeksinfo View Post Hey Travel Maniacs,

I am new to Bangalore and continuously look for ways to get off every weekend preferably by road .
Please suggest any nearby places (100-150Kms) from Bangalore.
This page has some good Karnataka places to visit, second link with distances to Bangalore (focusing on nearby).
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Mysore, is well within your range. It's a common place to wander from Bangalore and makes for a great day / weekend trip if you haven't been.
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A little further (near 200kms) you can go to Halebid, Belur, Shravanabelagola. There's great Jain temples and these towns are close to each other so you can do all three together. It makes for a long day trip, but it's really quite nice if you're into old temple architecture and history.
Halebid
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Shravanabelagola

Hampi is almost twice as far, but makes a nice 3-day weekend trip ( you'll want to stay overnight in Hospet or so ) and is _really_ worth seeing IMHO.
Hampi
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Many Places around Bangalore

If you opt to travel around 200-300 KMs from Bangalore you can cover many places.
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Mysore, Srirangapatnam, Somnathpura are easy day trips though you may naturally like to stay longer at Mysore.

Dont do Halebid Belur as a day trip, it is terribly tiring. Just went to Belur recently as a day trip, its a good 4 hr minimum drive each way and you need at least 3hours to enjoy the sculptures at any temple. Better as an overnighter or combined with Chikmagalur. Perhaps once the 2 lane work on the highway is over and the Yeshwanthpur road works are complete, it may be a faster day trip but until then .............
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Thanks for the info dapfunk.
Royaleprince: I sure can extend that much. Can you plz suggest some names.
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I would agree with you snonymous, it was a very tiring day (about 16 hours including the drive when I did it last August). But that time I was on a shorter business trip so had to cut the weekend tourism a little bit short. It's always much better if you can spend extra time to appreciate the temples thoroughly.

I should have added that there's also (good and cheap) English speaking guides inside at Belur/Halebid/Shravanabelagola as well as monks there that can really enhance the experience by going through a lot of the history and mythology behind the sculptures and temple design as well. I really found that trip fascinating.
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Originally Posted by dapfunk View Post A little further (near 200kms) you can go to Halebid, Belur, Shravanabelagola. There's great Jain temples and these towns are close to each other so you can do all three together.
Belur and Halebidu has great Jain temples? Is that what your "good and cheap English speaking guides" told you?!
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Originally Posted by suricate View Post Belur and Halebidu has great Jain temples? Is that what your "good and cheap English speaking guides" told you?!
So I condensed for the post, sorry. You're correct... Shravanabelagola is a Jain pilgrimage site, Halebidu is mixed with both Hindu temples and Jain basadi, and since I spent the least time in Belur so I don't remember it that well, but IIRC it was Hindu.
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Belur is a Hindu Vaishnavite temple but on the tourist circuit more for its exquisite stone carvings rather than the religious angle.

Doesnt make a difference, you were just trying to point out the Hassan Belur Halebid circuit.

We did just Belur on this trip, though I have seen all three in the past. Too much for a day trip, really.
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i know you're looking for weekend getaways - but all places near and far are listed... get the outlook traveller - 52 weekends from bangalore.
its cheap. its informative.



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Originally Posted by geeksinfo View Post Thanks for the info dapfunk.
Royaleprince: I sure can extend that much. Can you plz suggest some names.

1. Lepakshi in Anantapur Dist ... which is around 130Km from bangalore

2. Madhumalai/Bandipur forest. There will be safari trip in the jungle.

3. Wayanad : If interested in trekking (Coorg is also better option for trekking) Infact bandipur & wayanad nearby.

4. Hampi is around 360KMs from Bangalore. It is a must seen place for foreign visitor. Yes it would take 3 days for the trip.

Other places are already mentioned by "dapfunk"
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YerCaud, Yelagiri, Nandi Hills

1.) Nandi Hills: Obviously every one knows about it, its around 50-60kms. BEst time to go is early morning(around4-5AM). you will be in the clouds.

2.) Yercaud: this is approximately 250kms, very good place, also called poor man's ooty

3.) Yelagiri: Its around 120-140kms, can go easily by own vehicle, not at much height, can go in rainy season, not much places to see, but good as a 1 day trip

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