Dandeli -If you are looking forward to get engrossed in the wildness of nature, then you must visit Dandeli. Its an uncommercial place to get rid of all contacts from world without any internet/mobile network network at most times. The greatest thing to do in Dandeli is trying out Kali River water sports. Long river rafting is something that you must try. Though, it’s little expensive at 1500 rupees as compared to short rafting which can be done at some 200-300 rupees, but you’ll really enjoy what real rafting is. Long rafting is about some 9 km and its second best in India after Rishikesh. Apart from that, night safaris and bird watching is pretty famous. Make sure that you choose your resort wisely.
Gandikota-If you are planning your trip to an unfamiliar place, then you must consider going to Gandikota. The place has beautiful attraction with a 13th century fort beside the Penna Riversurrounded by the Erramala Hills. With the deep valley and impassable hills around, the massive boulders of red granite and the River Pennar that flows about 300 ft below on the west and northern sides. There is plenty of architecture, which might really appear interesting to you. The Ranganatha Swamy Temple,Fort Entrance, Granary and the Gandikota Gorge Viewpoint will take you back to the ages where the cobbled roads reverberated the sound of horses hoof. The main fascination here is Gorge Viewpoint, which has an enigmatic resemblance to the Remarkable Canyon of Arizona in America. Being a visitor here, you must definitely try spicy and delicious Andhra food at Haritha Resort. Confirm that you wear durable shoes as you might to climb a lot of boulders. In order to reach the destination, hire a cab from Bangalore as this place is about 280 km from the nearest airport.
Honnemardu -This place is very charming and an ultimate picnic spot surrounded by backwaters of River Sharavathi. Overnight stay on this island is very exhilarating. Take a ride on a coracle and discover the attractiveness of the island across the lake or either go for boating and kayaking. Stay in camps in Honnemardu and enjoy campfire, star-studded sky at night and self-cooked dinner. Nature admirers and enthusiasts can take long walks in the surrounding woodlands and enjoy watching butterflies and birds fluttering around.
Kabini – Located on the backwaters and a brilliant place to relax. A boat ride in the backwaters, a ride into the jungle, spotting wild animals, safari rid, elephant training camp and visiting temple in the island are a few must do activities. Start your journey from Bangalore towards Mysore, follow the right turn just before entering Mysore towards Hosur and then take the ring road towards Hosur. Also, you must follow the signboards towards Kabini. The route is very charming except for the last 15 km, which is wretched and has holes.
Kudremukh– It takes around 8 hours from Bangalore to reach Kudremukh. The roads are pretty decent. The ghats section starts once we are close to Belur. You need to travel at least 3 hours in the ghat section. Also,you can see coffee and tea estates on either side of the road. Enjoy the beauty of nature but at the same time, the journey could be bit tiring due to the curve path. There are numerous options for trekking or you can just take a jeep to reach the peak. Hanuman Gundi is a must-visit. You will require to climb down a few steps to reach the falls, which is worth it.
Nrityagram – It is an art village renowned for it’s dance school (gurukul-based). It is a very silent and peaceful village with a attractive atmosphere. You can spent a few intense hours at Nrityagram viewing living greats in Odissi dance form, teach, rehearse and go about their daily lives. We met the new generation of students, the musicians too. Visit this heritage place, it will be an incredible experience. Apart from the exceptional dance, other offerings of this place is the gorgeously made village – with numerousmud houses, greenery and open spaces gives a lovely feeling to the visitors and habitants alike. A visit to Nrityagram would also give you the chance to discover the Hessarghatta Reservoir