9 Awesome Adventure Activities Around Bangalore

Escape the grind and traffic of Bangalore to the many scenic riverbanks, hills and historic spots around Bangalore. Here’s a handy list of adventure activities worth pursuing.

Kanva Lake Camping

Camp by the scenic Kanva backwaters, where you can participate in activities such as ziplining, kayaking and mud volleyball or simply hang out by the bonfire and listen to music.
When: Until Saturday, November 30.
Where: Kanva Adventure Camp, Koonamuddanahalli, Ramanagara.

Skandagiri Sunrise Trek

Trek up the hill that has the remains of a fortress built by Tipu Sultan at the crack of dawn and return to the city by dusk.
When: Friday, November 22 to Saturday, December 28.
Where: Meeting point: Kengeri BMTC Bus stand, Mysore Road, Patel Puttanna Industrial Estate.

Sakleshpur Trek

Trek to two beautiful waterfalls, spend the night at a homestay and dine on local food.
When: Friday, November 22 to Friday, November 29.
Where: Meeting point: Kalamandir, Anand Nagar, Ashwath Nagar, Marathalli.

Hymn of Hampi

Visit the ruins of the Vijayanagara empire at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hampi, walk through the temple complexes and conclude the trip with a silent party in the evening.
When: Friday, November 22 at 8.30pm.
Where: Meeting point: Yeshwanthpura Metro Station, Yeshwanthpur Industrial Estate, Phase 1, Tumkur Main Road, Mahalakshmi Layout.

Anthargange Sunrise Trek and Cave Exploration

Take a short trek at sunrise to explore the Anthargange mountain and explore the cave at the site.
When: Friday, November 22 to Saturday, December 28.
Where: Meeting point: Gopalan Arcade, Mysore Road, Kenchenhalli.

Cycling Trip to Bheemeshwari

Start your day cycling to Bheemeshwari hills via Muthati forests and relish a delicious breakfast enroute.
When: Sunday, November 24 at 6.30am.
Where: Meeting point: Kalamandir, Anand Nagar, Ashwath Nagar, Marathalli.

Camping at Gandikota

Cross the state border to Andhra Pradesh to camp at the historic Gandikota Fort, explore the gorge and participate in activities such as rappelling and rock climbing.
When: Saturday, November 23 to Saturday, January, 18.
Where: Gandikota Fort, Gandikota, Kadapa.

Beach Exploration at Gokarna

Explore the pristine sandy beaches in Gokarna on a weekend-long trip to the coastal town. Trek through forests to reach beaches such as Paradise Beach, Half Moon Beach and Om Beach.
When: Friday, November 22 to Friday, November 29.
Where: Meeting point: Gopalan Arcade, Mysore Road, Kenchenhalli.

Machanbele Riverside Camping

Warm up to a campfire by the riverside, go swimming and kayaking, have hearty meals in the company of fellow adventure enthusiasts.
When: Saturday, November 23 to Saturday, November 30.
Where: Meeting point: Kalamandir, Anand Nagar, Ashwath Nagar, Marathalli.

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