Off the Beaten Track Around Bangalore

Stuck in our daily drudgery of a 9-6 job in an urban concrete jungle, many of us need to take a big break. Particularly for those who work in the large metro cities in India, the cramped spaces, peak hour traffic, the growing air pollution and filth can become really suffocating. Obviously, we urbanites yearn for a respite from the hustle and bustle of our concrete jungles.

Around Bangalore

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This World Tourism Day, let’s pledge to venture out in the countryside… breathe in the fresh air…bring more greenery into the picture…  meet strange people and experience a whole new world out there!

India’s IT capital, Bangalore holds the title of being the most modern and cosmopolitan city in the country. There are few historical or cultural spots worth visiting inside this modern city. However, there are numerous picturesque sightseeing spots around the city. With the help of Google Maps we have created a short day tour circuit of tourist sites within the range of 100 kms around Bangalore.

If you are planning a longer trip, here is a comprehensive list of regular and offbeat tourist spots which you can visit over the weekend. We have made our best efforts to include as much details as possible and update them. However, if you find some errors have crept into this sight-seeing guide, please comment so that we can update it soon.


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Levine Lawrence

Stuck inside an air-conditioned cubicle… i yearn to ride into the countryside… under the open blue skies, where farmers toil in the field, smell mitti ki khushboo, fill more greenery into the picture… travel across the world, meet more people, bring smile on faces… and finally, work for world peace. Just like those Miss World statements! I am a veteran media professional with 12 years of diverse experience in business media and research in India. Apart from my full time job as a researcher, I have been an avid travel photo-journalist, who has covered the art & cultural aspects of South India. Further, I am actively involved in the voluntary organisations working on energy efficiency, organic farming and environmental issues.

  • Roopa

    Hi Levine, really nice guide, great info on the roads, hotels and food. It helped me to plan our two days trip to BR hills. Thanks for the eBook.

  • Ashima Mukherjee

    the link for Bangalore ebook open the one for PUNE .. Pls see and reupload

    • Thanks for notifying this error to us. We have fixed the error.

      • Ashima Mukherjee

        That’s alright. You are welcome. BTW love reading amazing travel content and will def. be sharing some from my end soon.

        • You are most welcome to share your stories with us 🙂