Bangalore is a capital city of the state of Karnataka in southern India. When it comes to the day trips, Bangalore is a good choice to plan a trip to nearby places of it. Excursion sites near Bangalore are very fascinating that attracts thousands of domestic as well as foreign tourists round the year. Day trips from Bangalore include an excursion to Mysore, Hassan, Helebidu, Belur, Sharavanbelogala and Puttaparthi. On a day trip, there are lots of places to visit in these cities such as temples, forts and Palaces, Church and Gardens.
Mysore is a second largest city of Karnataka and also referred as cultural capital of the state. Temple’s architecture is notable on a day trip to Hassan town near Bangalore. It is named after the presiding Goddess Hassanamba. Belur is a town under Hassan district home to famous Chennakesava temple. Temple is the finest example of Hoysala style of architecture. One can also visit Sharavanbelogala and Puttaparthi on a day trip from Bangalore.
Day Trip to Mysore
There are various palaces in Mysore and city is also referred as City of Palaces. But Mysore Palace refers to Amba Vilas Palace in the old fort. It was earlier an official residence of royal family of Mysore, had royal offices inside the Palace.
Day Trip to Hassan
Hassan is 196 km away from Bangalore and takes 4 hours to reach, so one has to leave early to cover all the major attractions in and around Hassan. Though, it is not possible to cover up all of them in one day from Bangalore but can be tried.
Day Trip to Halebid
Halebid or Halebidu was once the capital of Hoysala Empire, also known as Dwarasamudra located at a distance of just 15 km from Belur.
It has two famous Hindu temples in one platform here claimed the best example of Hoysala architecture dating back to 12th century. Name of the temples are Hoysaleswara temple and Kedareswara temple, both dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Day Trip to Puttarparthi
Puttaparthi is a small town in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh also referred as an abode of the spiritual Guru Satthya Sai Baba. Puttaparthi is 156 km away from Bangalore, It can be reached easily from Bangalore in 3 to 4 hours driveThe main attraction of the town is Prasanthi Nilayam Ashram established in 1950.
Day Trip to Sharavanbelogala
Shravanbelogala is 158 km away from Bangalore, 51 km from Hassan,90 km from Belur and 78 km from Halebid. The 17 meters tall statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali at Srava?a Be?go?a is one of the most significant pilgrimage center in Jainism.
Grover Vineyard and Winery Day tour
Upon arrival at the winery, you will be briefed about the history of wines and vineyard cultivation by the professionals. Winery tour of Grover Vineyards include demonstration of wine making process, wine tasting session and visit of oak barrels cellar followed by lunch with wine.