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20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

Holidaying with a family gives you break from your mundane life. There are many places around Bangalore which can refresh, re-energize you. It’s also important to travel with your kids, at least once or more in a year. It also gives you the quality time and a bonding, which is always memorable.

Well, there is no defined age to start with, when it comes to travel with kids. After a baby turns 6 months (mostly recommended) you can certainly plan a 2-4 days outing with your family. As you travel frequently they learn to adapt themselves to the new environment, new food and with the new faces. Certainly, it helps them expand their limited word to unlimited options. Later, as they keep traveling they learn so many things and make wonderful memories. Traveling with kids is a good exposure to their mind and body.

Here, we have curated few exotic places around Bangalore, where you can spend a good family time! These exotic locations are within 600 km from Bangalore and in an ascending order (distance wise). Apart from the lovely surrounding, you can never feel yourself secluded with the basic requirements, which you may need as per the kid’s requirement!


20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

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20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip


1. Nandi Hills – 61 Kms

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

Nandi hill or Nandi Betta is an ancient hill fortress of Karnataka. Scenic beauty, natural charm and very close to the city makes it more popular. This is one of the closest hill point and the best place for one-day outing. If you love trekking or fond of watching the sunrise then please plan an early morning trip.

Best Time to Travel: March to May (Skip Monsoon months)

Top Places to Visit: Tipu’s Drop, Nandi Temple, Amrita Sarovar

Stay available: On the Hill top you can find rooms provided by Tourism Department with average facility. All types of budget and 5-star hotels like Royal Orchid, Taj-Bangalore, ITC Windsor are closeby.

Travel by: Car or Two Wheeler, or KSRTC Bus from Majestic

Image Courtesy: Koshy Koshy


2. Bheemeshwari – 106 kms

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

Most sought nature and adventure camp, Bheemeshwari is one of the major tourist destinations within short distance. Cauvery river, dense forest and a disconnect from a city life will surely give you peace of mind. There are ample fishing facilities, waterfalls, the dense forest will make you fall in love with the place. Exotic bird species and other water animals make it more adventurous.

Best Time to Travel: Any time of the year (Avoid too hot days)

Top Places to Visit: Fishing Camps and Boat Rides

Stay available: OYO rooms, Resorts and hotels, Jungle Lodge.

Travel by: Car, Bus

Image Credit: Ram Biswal


3. Mysore – 147 kms

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

A place with great history and royal heritage, one of the cleanest city in India, Mysore is one of the closest and always on the top list as tourist places from Bangalore. Wide roads, Huge Palaces, Well-designed infrastructure can drool you over the city. Weather is generally warm which is easy to manage with babies or children. Everything is approachable and available within the city limits. Apart from the Palaces, Mysore Zoo (which is largest of India) is the main attraction among travellers. Please don’t miss to visit Karanji Lake which is closer to the zoo!

Best Time to Travel : Any time of the year

Top Places to Visit : Mysore Palace, Mysore Zoo, Vrindavan Garden, KRS Dam, Karanji Lake, Chamundi Hills. Closeby are Srirangapatna and BR Hills.

Stay available : Budget Resorts or Hotels within City. 5-Star Properties like Leela Palace, Country Inn, Radisson Blu Plaza can be found too.

Travel by : Car, Train, Tourist Buses


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4. Yelagiri – 160 kms

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

Yelagiri is another tourist destination which is catching up fast with the Bangaloreans. Located at the altitude of 1111 metres above sea level and surrounded by orchards, rose garden and deep forests. Spectacular landscapes, twists and turns and the ghat sections make it more adventurous. An ideal place for adventure sports or a peaceful place to take a break from the mundane life.

Best Time to Travel: Any time of the year

Top Places to Visit: Puganoor Lake Park, Jalagamparai Waterfalls, Nature Park, Telescope Observatory, Jalagandeeswarar Temple, Swamimalai Hills.

Stay available: Budget hotels, Luxury hotels like Sterlings resort, Hotel Hills are available.

Travel by: Car, Bus, Jolarpetai Railway station which is 21 km from Yelagiri.

Image Credit: Yelagiri Hill View 


5. Yercaud :  217 kms

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

A hill station lies in Shevaroy hills of Eastern Ghats in Tamilnadu. This place is famous for orange grooves, spice and coffee plantations. The Weather is mostly pleasant and the place is also known as Pyramid point which is spectacular and amazing. And if you are a Birdwatcher then surely, this place won’t disappoint you!

Best Time to Travel : Any time of the year( except monsoon)

Top Places to Visit : Shevaroy Hills, Kiliyur Falls, Anna Park,  Yercaud Lake, Lady’s Seat, Pagoda Point, Botanical Garden.

Stay available: Budget hotels, TTDC, and Resorts. Great Trails, TGI Star Holiday Resort are famous here.

Travel by: Car, Bus, Train till Salem which is 30 minutes from Yercaud.

Image Credits : Riju K


6. Kabini- 217 kms

Kabini or Kapila river, one of the major tributaries of river Cauvery. Also known as Pachyderm capital or the wildlife reserve area in Karnataka. The place is much famous for wildlife and adventure. Again this place is a home for a lot of wildlife animals and other species. A fine destination for the explorers!

Best Time to Travel: November to Jan and July to October

Top Places to Visit: Nagarhole National park, Safari

Stay available: Hotels, Resorts, Kabini River Lodge, Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary.

Travel by: Bus, Car, Train

Image Credit – River


7. Sakleshpur – 221 kms

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

Those who are looking for an adventurous holiday and with a less travel time than Sakleshpur fits the bill.  This is one of the hill stations in Western Ghats of Karnataka. Again, this is much closer to Bangalore and surrounded by tea and coffee plantations. Mostly known for adventure sports and trekking points and scenic beauty, fascinating mountains and a pleasant weather will add memories to your perfect holiday.

Best Time to Travel: Any time of the year, Preferably during the dry months.

Top Places to Visit: Manjarabad fort, Bisle View Point, Green Route trek, Jenukkal Gudda, Manjehalli waterfalls, Betta Byraveshwara, Sakleshwara temple.

Stay available:  Kadumakki Resort, Homestays and Budget hotels

Travel by: Car, Bus, train

Images Credit : Sharat Chandra


8. Belur – Halebidu  – 223 kms

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

By any chance if you want to experience the history through monuments and the olden era temples then Belur is the right exposure to it. The town is renowned for its workmanship and the fine architecture. The Twin towns are 16 kms away. We suggest you to hire a local guide who can navigate you through the right information of this heritage site. The younger lot might show a little less interest but the captivating history might give them a new enlightenment.

Best Time to Travel :  Any time of the year

Top Places to Visit : Chennakeshwara Temple, Hoysala Emblem, Shravanabelagola, Yagachi Dam

Stay available : Budget Hotels available

Travel by : Car, Bus, Train till Hassan

Image credit : John


9. Bandipur National Park – 225 km

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

Wildlife lovers have multiple options to explore the places. Bandipur National park will give you another perspective on your bag. It is one of the forest reserves in Southern India of Karnataka and covered with dense forests. Mostly harbours Elephants, Deer, Tigers and other species.  Not recommended to travel after 6 pm till 6 am in the morning.

Best Time to Travel: March to June

Top Places to Visit: Bandipur national park, Wildlife Safari

Stay available: In and around Bandipur, Luxury Hotel like Country Club wildlife resort, Sterling are available. Bandipur Wildlife Resort. Pre-booking preferred.

Travel by: Car, Bus

Image credit : holidify


10. Nagarahole National Park-227km

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park and a Wildlife Reserve in  South of Karnataka. Harbours Asian elephants and a variety of birds. It is one of India’s premier Tiger reserves. If you love wildlife photography then don’t miss to carry your DSLR!

Best Time to Travel: April to May

Top Places to Visit: Nagarhole National Park, Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Kutta Village, Iruppa Falls.

Stay available: Forest department cottages in Nagarhole National Park, The King’s Sanctuary, The Serai resorts,  within city limits.

Travel by: Car, Bus

Image Credit : The Hindu



11.Chikmagalur – 245 km

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

A mountain range in Western Ghats of Karnataka yet close to Bengaluru. A peaceful place, dense forest and surrounded by coffee estates. A mesmerising beauty, chirping of birds and a peace attract tourist across the states. The beauty of the district and Baba budan giri hill is a major attraction.

Best Time to Travel: September to March is the best period. Else, any time of the year.

Top Places to Visit: Kudremukh, Baba Budan Giri, Bhadra Wildlife sanctuary, Hebbe Falls.

Stay available: Homestays, hotels and resort, 5-Star property like Trivik Hotels and Resorts, Pre-booking recommended.

Travel by: Car, Bus, train

Image Credit : Trip Advisor


12. Coorg – 255 KM

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

Coorg is again, one of the famous hill stations and close to Bangalore. A hilly region, a pleasant weather and beautiful viewpoints can take your breath away. If you want to take a break from hot summer then this is the right choice for less travel time. Coorg has many viewpoints and mostly you will find yourself occupied. A much-sought place for a family!

Best Time to Travel: Any time of the year

Top Places to Visit: Iruppu, Abbey, Malalli Water falls, Raja’s Seat, Dubare Forest, Trekking to various points.

Stay available: In and around the city. Advance booking is must to avoid last minute rush. Prefer stays can be Homestays, Hotels and Resorts. 5-Star Properties like Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, The Tamara Coorg, Misty Woods Resort, Club Mahindra can be found too.

Travel by:  Car, Tourist Bus

Image Credit : Lingeswaran


13. Ooty – 280 km

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

Ooty is always on the top list when we talk of places around Bangalore.The popular hill station of Tamil Nadu located in the Nilgiri Hills. Apart from the pleasant weather, it has myriad of attractions. It’s also known as Queen of Hill Stations. The lush green forest, pristine sights are the pride of Ooty. Again the weather can make you chill for a moment and the breathtaking beauty can swipe your attention.

Best Time to Travel: March to June or August to December

Top Places to Visit: Doddabetta Peak, Avalanche Lake, Rosegarden, Emerald Lake, Pykara Falls, Pykara Lake etc

Stay available: Within the city limits, all budget hotels and resorts are available. Properties like Hotel Lakeview, Fortune Resorts, Saffron Stays, Milton are well appreciated.

Travel by: Car, Bus, Coimbatore is the nearest Train station which is 88 km far from Ooty.

Image Credit : Srujan Pandey


14. Wayanad – 283 Kms

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

Kerala has its own set of lovely tourist places and the beauty is again worth watching. Wayanad, which is a part of Kerala (the god’s own country) has been set high on the Western Ghats. A place which is full of greenery and scenic viewpoints. This is also a forested region in Kerala.

Best Time to Travel: October to May

Top Places to Visit: Banasura Sagar Dam, Kabini River, Lakkidi, Eddekal Caves.

Stay available: Stay within city limits, Sultan Bethary or in Kalpetta as they are main cities. Hotel like Sterling hotels, The Wayanad gate, the woodland is available, Please pre-book your stay.

Travel by : Car, Bus,Train

Note : Edacal Caves can get too hectic with younger kids who have to be lifted by you, as you have to take many stairs to reach the top.

Image Credits : Bharath Shankar


15. Pondicherry – 311 kms

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

There is no dearth of beaches which are most sought places around Bangalore. If you love to watch heritage sites and a love of water never leaves you then Pondicherry is the right mix. A city with the strong French influence and a long interesting history of trade and war. Pondicherry or Puducherry is famous for beaches, Colonial heritage sites, and the architecture. Kids always love water, so don’t leave the chance! An overnight sleeper coach will be the best to travel if in the budget. You can hire two-wheelers to travel around the city.

Best Time to Travel: Any time of the year

Top Places to Visit: Rock Beach, The Basilica of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Paradise Beach, Sarinity Beach.

Stay available: within city limits, 5-Star properties like Taj-Resorts, Le-Royal park, Le-Pondy are much sought.

Travel by: Car, Bus, Train

Image Credit : Sanyam Bahga


16. Kannur: 317 kms

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

A beach lover can never get bored with water! And if you love clean beaches then we suggest never skip Kannur beach. A beach which just 317 km from Bangalore and easily approachable.  A city which is clean, well maintained and a plastic-free zone.

Best Time to Travel: Any time of the year

Top Places to Visit : Payambalam Beach,St. Angelo’s Fort, Drive-in Beach.

Stay available: Budget hotels and Resorts available. Central Avenue or Seaside Beach Resorts are quite famous.

Travel by: Car, Bus, Train

Image Credit : Manoj TV


17. Chennai: 348 kms

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

The capital of Tamilnadu and earlier known as Madras. As per Wikipedia this is also the most-populous city in the Tamil Nadu. As the city is located on the Bay of Bengal, beach lovers can have the best of their time. The city has its own charm and peace; It was also ranked 43rd most visited city in the year 2015.

Best Time to Travel: October to February, Anytime for beach lovers

Top Places to Visit: Marina Beach, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Government Museum, Birla Planetarium.

Stay available: Budget Hotels and 5-star Properties like Hyatt Regency, Hablis, Taj Coromandel, The Leela Palace are available.

Travel by: Car, Bus, Train or Flight


18. Mangalore – 392 Kms

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

Mangalore is not just a point for higher education but also a major tourist attraction. Located between the western ghats of Karnataka and the Arabian Sea makes it more scenic. Mangalore has so much to explore and out of many beaches, Tannirbhavi Beach is famous for its sunset views. One of the most cosmopolitan non-metro cities of India has lots of Churches to visit.

Best Time to Travel: December to Feb, March to May (temperature 21°C-39°C)

Top Places to Visit: Tannirbhavi Beach, Sultan Bathery, Mangaladevi Temple, Chandragiri Fort, and Churches around

Stay available: Within the city, Budget rooms, Luxury hotel/resort available: Ginger hotel, Grand Plaza, Gateway Hotel.

Travel by: Car, Bus, Train

Image Credit : Subhashish Panigrahi


19. Dandeli – 478 kms

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

Another adventurous place with the sight of  lush green forest and a wildlife safari. A place full of zeal and freshness will surely add new moments to your life! Jungle camps, Nature camp and the myriad of activities will never let you bore with the place. White Water Rafting in river Kali is one of the major attractions, enquire and do the booking through your hotel for last minute rush.

Best Time to Travel: October to Feb is the best period and ideal during summers

Top Places to Visit: Kulgi Nature Camp,Kavala Caves, Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, River rafting in Dandeli.

Stay available: Homestay and Luxury hotels like Dandeli Wild stay Resorts, Magenta century resort available.

Travel by: Car, Bus, Train

Image Credits – Pixabay.com


20. Hyderabad – 575 kms

20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

A capital city of Telangana state and well known to all. The historic sites like Golconda Fort, Charminar, Salar Jung museum adds glory to the city. Ramoji film city is one of the major attraction in Hyderabad which no one wants to miss. A city of pearls and the yummy delicacies will hook you the core.

Best Time to Travel: Any time of the year

Top Places to Visit: Ramoji Film City, Birla Temple, Charminar, Salarjung Museum, Chowmallaha Palace, Nehru Zoological Park, Snow World, Birla Science Museum, Hussain Sagar etc

Stay available: Budget hotels and 5-star hotels available like Taj-Falaknuma, Park Hyatt, Taj Banjara are available for the pleasant stay.

Travel by: Car, Bus, Train, Flight


20 Kid Friendly Places around Bangalore to Plan a Trip

If you are settled in Bangalore or not; planned or still not planned then don’t miss these places around Bangalore which could be the best experience ever!

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