Bangalore being one of the central hubs for IT industry became a home to many bachelors who once in a while like to break free from their monotonous 9 to 5 routine. Being famous as “City of Gardens”, Bangalore is also a major tourist attraction. If you are searching to reconnect with nature then camping can just be the thing you are looking for. The metropolitan city of Bangalore is well connected with all the camping sites in and around the city. Let’s look at the best of camping destinations near Bangalore.
Ramanagara is a quiet little town nestled amidst the rock-thriven surrounding. If you are planning to visit Ramnagara then take a drive of 50 km from Bangalore to get the best of views while on the road. This town has gained popularity among adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers with its thrilling activities and beautiful surroundings. Ramanagara has everything from unique camping spots among the Mango orchards to the adventure activities like trekking, rock climbing and outdoor games. The rugged topography and barren landscape of Ramnagara make it one of the unique hotspots for all the mountain climbers and backpackers. The rocky granite outlines the place and you can see the landscape beauty after climbing these rocks. Along with the trek, it makes for an idea pitstop for camping and enjoying a bonfire with your friends. If you are looking for some extra treats then look out for the night time when the sky is free from pollution and you can see the star-studded night. Weather becomes more pleasant during the night time and you can just enjoy the serenity of the atmosphere after a day’s work on the hike. Also, the view from the top will surely leave you in awe.
Things to do at Ramanagara
- Zip lining
- Average cost: 1200 INR/person for a day
- Distance from Bangalore: 50 km
- Campsite: Ramanagaram Adventure Camp
Anthargange with its ideal location for cave exploration and night camping started attracting hikers and backpackers from all over the place. Being a part of Shatha Shrunga mountain range, Anthargange houses many caves and trekking trails that takes you to the top where you can explore to your heart’s content. One of the unique factors about this campsite would be the volcanic rocks forming the terrain of the Rocky Mountains. These facts lead the history buffs along with the mountain enthusiast at one place. Stargazing from the top of Anthargange is very popular over here.
Things to do at Anthargange
- Night trekking
- Average cost: 1000 INR/person for a day
- Distance from Bangalore: 70 km
- Campsite: Tent pitching
Manchinbelle is one such place that does not favour one set of people. Whether you are on a rejuvenating journey of travelling solo or you are looking for some adventure filled vacation with your friends, Manchinbelle got you covered. In fact, many corporate businesses held their meetings in the conference hall of the resorts in Manchinbele. One of the favourable conditions that helped gain popularity of Manchinbelle is its close proximity to the city and easy accessibility that provides with all the things you need. Sitting beside the lake, the campsite of Manchinbelle is a perfect getaway for a weekend under a reasonable price for all the youngsters and families alike.
Things to do at Manchinbele
- Raft building
- Rope activities like log swing, multi-vine, tight-rope walk, horizontal ladder and wild woozy
- Average cost: 1500 INR/person for day and 2500 INR/person for overnight-camp
- Distance from Bangalore: 40 km
- Campsite: Camp Manchinbele
Kanakpura is one of the best camping experiences one can ask for with its unique sets of activities. Located at a distance of 63 km away from Bangalore, the campsite of Kanakpura will take you to a camping tent beside a beautiful lake of Hosa Doddi. This sparkling lake makes the entire camping experience elevated and you can take a walk around the lake. Beside the Lake, Kanakpura is surrounded by the forest area of Bananthimari which gives you a feeling of being surrounded by the wilds. Have a fun game session or take part in the adventurous activities offered by the resorts and campsites. There is no end to this thrilling ride in Kanakapura.
Things to do at Kanakpura
- Ice Walk
- Acid Walk
- Zip lining
- Tent pitching
- Coracle riding
- Average cost: 2000/person for a day
- Distance from Bangalore: 63 km
- Campsite: Nature Adventure Camp