Day Trips from Bangalore: Exploring Surrounding Towns and Historical Sites

Day Trips from Bangalore: Exploring Surrounding Towns and Historical Sites
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The centre of high-tech industry in India, Bangalore is not only a bustling metropolis but also a popular tourist destination with several fascinating havens just waiting to be flocked by people. Whether it is ancient temples, serene villages, historic towns or exhilarating treks, the capital city of Karnataka offers a plethora of places to visit that are an absolute must whenever you are in the city. All of these places can be covered efficiently in just a few days’ time, made easier by Innova Rental Cabs in Bangalore. Whether you are a solo traveller, just a handful of people or a big group, Innova Cabs in Bangalore are a perfect fit for all.

Why Use Innova Rental in Bangalore?

“Silicon Valley to India” a title given to the city, Bangalore is most of the time filled with the hubbub of people trying to get around the city. This, at certain times, makes it difficult to use public transport in the city. Innova cabs in Bangalore thus comes as a blessing for tourists as it makes travelling hassle-free for them.

Be it getting to the most popular sites or the lesser-known destinations, explore to the fullest of the heart’s desire with Innova Car Rental Bangalore/ Outstation services. Just a few clicks on your phone and the cab will pick you up and drop you wherever you desire, offering the ease of comfort and convenience.

Places to Visit in Bangalore

Here is a detailed 4-day itinerary to save you the headache of arranging for your trip in Bangalore. This itinerary covers the must-visit places in Bangalore, including some that are hidden from popular eye. Read on to find out!

Day 1: Belur and Halebidu

Situated around 220 kilometres away from the city of Bangalore, Belur is famous for the much revered Chennakesava Temple- an exquisite witness to the great Hoysala architecture. Drive from Bangalore in the morning and spend the early hours of the day admiring the elegantly intricate carvings and sculptures adorning the walls of the temples, each of them filled with lively scenes that are remnants of Hindu mythology.

A short drive away from Belur, Halebidu has to be your next destination after Belur. Historically known as Dwarasamudra, Halebidu was once the capital of the Hoysala Empire, around the 11th century, and is renowned for the Hoysaleswara Temple- yet another superb witness to the Hoysala craftsmanship. 

Halebidu’s quaint streets are a must-visit if you are looking to engage in a leisurely stroll. Explore the tranquility of the ancient town and do not forget to stop by one of the local eateries to get a taste of some authentic Karnataka cuisine before you call it a day.

Day 2: Shravanabelagola and Hassan

Located almost 150 kilometers from Bangalore, Shravanabelagola is one of the most visited Jain pilgrimage sites in Southern India. The ancient town is famous for its colossal statue of Lord Gommateshwara, one of the tallest monolithic statues in the world, standing atop a hill that offers a marvelous look at the town below. The short trek to the top of the hill is surely a must, especially if you have the ease and convenience of Innova Cabs in Bangalore.

How can you even leave behind Hassan when you are already in Shravanabelagola? Established under the patronage of the Hoysala empire, this quaint town is known for its rich architecture which is reflected in its ancient temples and historic palaces. There are also several archaeological sites near Hassan that you can visit, maybe you can also get a look at the ruins of the Hoysala empire while you are at it.

Make sure to take a stroll around the local markets in Hassan before you decide to call it a day. You can find several local handicrafts and souvenirs to take back before heading back to the city.

Day 3: Srirangapatna and Mysore

Located around 140 kilometers from the city of Bangalore, Srirangapatna is a historic town known mostly for its association with the Tiger of Mysore- the brave Tipu Sultan. Once you reach Srirangapatna, you must definitely visit Daulat Bagh- the summer palace of Tipu Sultan, in addition to other popular tourist spots such as Ranganathaswamy Temple, the Nimishamba Temple and the Wellesley bridge.

Next, head to Mysore, which is only around 18 kilometers away from Srirangapatna. Famous for its majestic Mysore Palace, adorned with intricate details that are a beautiful blend of the Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles. The town is also home to the popular Devaraja Market among other attractions that can easily be covered with a guided tour.

Over the years, Mysore has emerged as a popular tourist hub. We advise you to not just devote a part of your day but mark 2-3 days in your travel itinerary devoted solely to discovering the wonders of Mysore. Innova Car Rentals in Bangalore’s outstation services will easily take care of your Mysore stay, taking you around the must-visit destinations of the tourist hub.

Day 4: Lepakshi and Nandi Hills

Situated approximately 120 kilometers towards the north of Bangalore, Lepakshi is a quaint ancient village. The main tourist attraction here is the popular Veerabhadra Temple, a temple dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, replete with intricate craftsmanship. While you are at the Veerabhadra Temple, keep an eye out for the popular Nandi statue and the exquisitely mysterious Hanging Pillar.

A short drive away from Lepakshi is the beautiful Nandi Hills. Popular for its panoramic views and lush greenery, Nandi Hills offers the best retreat for someone looking to spend some time with nature. Enjoying a small picnic here is a great way to soak in the picturesque surroundings. 

While leaving the Nandi hills, you can take a quick stop at the Bhoganandishwara Temple and Arunachaleswara Temple in Nandi. While you are at it, do not forget to visit Tip Sultan’s Fort which is also situated in Nandi.

Bangalore thus offers vast options to satisfy the wanderlust in you. Be it visiting the city’s most popular destinations or the heritage sites situated a little away from the humdrums of the city life, a visit to Bangalore has something for all. Innova Cab Rentals in Bangalore makes it easy for those new in the city to explore to their heart’s content, with the best services to make the journey a smooth one. So, pack your bags, book your outstation cab, and embark on an unforgettable journey of exploration and discovery.

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