- By - Srishti Bajaj
- On - 2022-02-12
All Things Pretty Near And Around Bangalore
The Southern part of our country can certainly be described in one word - beautiful. From mountain vibes to beachy chimes, there is no dearth of experiences in this part of India.
One destination that has every kind of experience just a few kilometers away is Bangalore, Karnataka. This is the destination that is sitting in close proximity to everything fun. Everything adventurous.
More often than not people are pretty skeptical about getting out of their comfort zones. Now, till the time you don’t actually take that leap, how will you figure out if you truly hate it?
Get overspending your 25th birthday in a bar, especially when you are in Bangalore. Instead, indulge in an experience that will make you feel liberated. Do something that will challenge you and your wits. Something that will inspire you and help you gain new perspectives.
Bangalore is surrounded by many such fun experiences and activities. You can head over to a vineyard to stomp on some old grapes or join a team to unfold the mysteries of an undiscovered cave. Whatever floats your boat, it is now time to make memories of something you have never tried before.
After all, it is the new normal, isn’t it?
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Whoever thought there is no right way to have their wine, thought WRONG. There is certainly a proper method to relish that delicious liquor and what better way to learn than from professionals themselves? No more of holding that glass wrong or not losing yourself in the fragrance of wine.
There are several vineyards around Bangalore that you can tour. These home-grown vineyards have to offer you a guided sojourn complete with tastings, taking a sneak peek into the manufacturing process, of course, everyone’s favorite - grape stomping!
Grover Vineyards, Sula wine tours, Big banyan wine tours, and Kadu vineyards are the top options that you should not miss out on. The tours usually start from anything between 400 to 500 per person.
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We know, we know rock climbing as a sport requires you to be physically strong. But isn’t this a good enough motivation to get over excuses and hit that gym that you’ve been waiting for so long?
Out of the many experiences that are hidden around Bangalore, rock climbing is perhaps the only one that challenges your physical capabilities like nothing else.
Bangalore is surrounded by Deccan Plateau. This means that the mountain ranges and of course the splendid rock formations that are perfect to carry out this fun experience are sitting lazily just a few kilometers away.
Ramanagaram, Chitradurga, and Savandurga are your top three destinations to try this out. Make sure you are wearing your most comfortable shoes, the perfect outfit, and have lots of sunscreens on to enjoy the best of this experience.
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We know about paragliding and we know about skydiving. There is a third adventure sport that seems to have taken the phrase ‘bird’s eye view’ a little too seriously. Offering equal parts thrill and the adrenaline rush is Hang Gliding.
Before we head on to tell you about where you can try this out in Bangalore, let us help you understand what exactly this sport is all about.
Hang Gliding is a sport where you take off from a cliff or a hilltop in a light way with unpowered aircraft and is carried by the pilot.
The beautiful Nandi Hills will be your spot to try this activity out. If you are scared or skeptical about landing, don’t worry. There are vast lands around the hills that have been emptied out or designed especially for this purpose only.
Midnight cycling expedition
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The southern part of India offers views of the skies like no other. Just imagine looking up and witnessing the darkest blue sky that is covered in silver rhinestone-like stars. This view simply leaves everyone speechless.
Now, think of combining this view with a chilly breeze passing through your hair as you glide down the hill road. Midnight cycling expedition surely has its perks, doesn’t it?
Nandi Hills is again the destination that is perfect for such expeditions. You can find several tour operators in Bangalore and find yourself joining strangers for an adventure of a lifetime.
Do not forget to carry your bottles and your cameras on this exciting expedition of yours.
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Trekking is in itself an activity that ignites the adrenaline rush and leaves one smiling for no reason whatsoever. Nature and the silence combined is the right mix that one needs to escape the monotony of life.
Just imagine doing this at the wee hours of the night. Night trekking is a lot more than just pretty trees and stellar mountains. It is the sounds of rivers that you can only hear, the sneak peeks of the star-lit sky, the moonlight guiding your path, and that one sound that you ‘thought you heard’.
Night trekking is the perfect way to get over all your fears of darkness. Just pack your bags and head for the trek with a group of people. It’ll be an experience that you will never forget, we promise.
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When in Bangalore, you have plenty of destinations that you can head to for night trekking including Bilikal Ranganath Swamy Hill, Ramanagar, and more.
Bangalore is a city that offers you the best of both worlds. While you can indulge in fun experiences when in the city like cafe hopping, museum tours, and the ecstatic nightlife, the destinations that circle around Bangalore are the ones that allow you to get closer to mother nature and embrace your wild side.