Tips to plan a day trip near Bangalore
Travel is trending! Any time or day, when one opens their social media account, the most happening post or photo would be of the exotic places people have visited recently. Cheaper modes of transport, social media and the change of mindset are all credited to the recent travel boom. In a cosmopolitan and high density city like Bangalore, travel becomes an escape route that many take for a break.
When one leads a stressful life staring at computer screens for most part of the day, the weekend definitely is the time to get away. From the pollution, noise and chaos (read, traffic) one would enjoy the leisure of gazing at the stars under the green mountains. And thankfully, Bangalore is surrounded by many places nestled in lush greenery and tranquility.
Typically everyone would aim to leave on a Friday night or Saturday morning and get back on a Sunday evening.
Things to consider while planning a trip would be the duration of travel, cost, conveyance, accommodation and things to do/see. The internet makes finding information an easy task. Based on one's level of fitness and constraints activities could be pursued at the places we visit.
I have been an avid traveler for the most part of my life. Over the years I have had different modes of traveling. When one is a student budget travel is preferred; but once you start working, hassle free travel is preferred. There were times when a bunch of us would hire a tempo traveler and go on 1-day trips. We would be back for night fall and so big save on stay. One could hire a car rental service depending on headcount.
But as your friends move, or are caught up with busy schedules you want too explore other options to feed your wanderlust. That's when the package tours come to your aid. The advantage of these tours are that they let you enjoy the trip without the hassles of planning. It also gives you the chance of meeting new people and seeing places that you would never plan on your own. Browse the Events High Outdoors Page and you'll find many adventure groups - Pick one to suit your budget or place of choice. KSTDC offers one day tours to Belur, Halebeedu and Shravanabelagola.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. So where are you heading this weekend?
Here are a few suggestions for 1-day trips
Dodda Alada Mara and Machinbele Dam (40km)
Shivasamudra water falls (135km)
Savan Durga (70km)
Nandi Hills (65km)