A weekend getaway to nature’s paradise; Devarayanadurga is 70 km away from Bangalore. Devarayanadurga (Kannada: Fort of God) is a pilgrimage destination as well as a perfect picnic spot.
Weekend movies, cafes, restaurants and pubs are a part of every individual’s daily life, but trying something unusual from the regular routine is something exciting. Head towards Bheemeshwari, which is just 100 km away from Bangalore. It is an ideal place to trek, camp, fish and try out other adventurous activities. The landscape is blessed with beautiful nature and is an ideal weekend destination.
The egg-shaped island is located near Mandya, where the town is surrounded by River Kaveri on all sides. The island is located just 15 km from Mysore and is very safe and protective as it is covered by water on all sides, hence many rulers chose Srirangapatna as their capital.
Step away from all the city hustle and head towards the hillside to relax and get some fresh air. Shivagange is an ideal place for trekking and is about 55km away from Bangalore. The mountain is in the shape of the shivalinga and a spring flows down which forms ganga and hence this place is known as “Shivaganga”.
Shivanasamudra is a beautiful cascading falls which is a popular tourist destination in Karnataka. It is also a home for the hydroelectric power station and is still working. River Kaveri divides itself into two magnificent waterfalls and flows down as Gaganachukki falls on the western side and Barachukki falls on the eastern side. These two falls together are what make Shivanasamudra.
Byre Gowda, a local chieftain of Gudibande built this magnificent fort during the 17th century around 400 years ago. The fort is a paradise for trekkers and nature lovers. Gudibande fort is a multi-level fort said to be built based on the one in Madhugiri. It has an amazing example for water harvesting system, as one can witness various small pools for the storage.
This modern day park was once a central jail. The central jail was built by the British government as to accommodate several freedom fighters during the freedom movement of India. BBMP took an initiative to convert this historical space into a beautiful park so that the historical significance is well preserved.
An artificial lake which attracts lots of people for a jog during the morning hours and in the evening. Sankey tank is also an ideal place for relaxing during your evening hours. Stroll by the lake as you listen to some pleasant songs. You will definitely enjoy the walk by the tank as the cool breeze blows over you.
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, is an art institution in Bangalore that conducts art exhibition both at national and state levels. The institute provides art training for enthusiastic art learners. Convenient sessions are offered to students that will help them complete their graduation degree.
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM) was built in honour of Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya in Bangalore. VITM is spread across 4000 sq. metres and is within the magnificent Cubbon park. It houses various engines and industrial products. VITM was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1962.