Offbeat Experiences Near Bangalore

Offbeat Experiences Near Bangalore

July 06, 2017

Bangalore has long since had a reputation of being an IT city with good weather and cosmopolitan culture. However, there’s a lot more novel experiences that Bangalore has to offer for it’s urban dwellers. In keeping with the theme of active getaways, here’s our round-up of exciting activities- in and around Bangalore- to sign up for:
  • Aerosports: Bangalore has several options to suit most tastes. You can take your pick from Paragliding at the Nandi Hills, Parasailing or even Microlight Flying from the Jakkur Aerodrome at Yelahankha.

Microlight Flying. Image Source

  • Wine Tasting: Visit one of the several vineyards dotting the Nandi Hills and the Kaveri Valley to understand the nuances of the wine making process and sample some great tasting wine.
 
  • Pub Crawls: If Beer is more your choice of poison, Bangalore has several pubs and microbreweries to sample from. Infact, certain groups also organize a pub crawl by bicycle.
 
  • Nocturnal Treks & Camping Experiences: Not a morning person? Well, that shouldn’t stop you from exploring the many wonders around the city. Sign up for a night time trek and experience a different hue of the region. One can opt for night time treks across the mountainous terrain at Ramnagara, Anthargange (here, you can throw in some time to explore the caves in the area too), and at Kuntibetta, among others. Savandurga and the Adventure Camp at Kanakapura are good options to look at if you’d also like to pitch a tent and camp for the night. The latter also offers activities like Zip-Lining.

Anthargange by Night. Image Source.

  • Stay in a Concept Resort: The city’s hospitality sector has been experimenting with some novel themes. If you’re in the mood for trying something new, you can book a stay at the Guhantara Resort- India’s first underground resort that is trying to recreate the feeling of living in a cave; or stay at one of the Jungle Lodges at Mutati Forest. 

Guhantara Caves. Image Source.

  • Go Karting: Head to Kodathi to get your Go Karting fix.
 
  • Water Activities: Head to Maribetta or Bheemeshwari (on the Cauvery river), to try your hand at a bunch of water activities like Kayaking, Zip-lining, Coracle Rides, Canoeing among others.

Coracle Rides across the River Cauvery at Bheemeshwari. Image Source.


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