Weekend Getaways from Bangalore

Home to the country’s high-tech industry, Bengaluru is popularly known as the Silicon Valley of India. Not just this, the city is blessed with mesmerizing natural beauty too, owing to its location on the Deccan Plateau. Bengaluru provides a unique share of experience on both the urban and the rural unexplored region around it. When tired and in search of serenity, there are plenty of places to visit near by. Here is a list of few destinations that one can travel in a day

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Chitradurga Fort

Chitradurga Fort or as the British called it Chitaldoorg, is a fortification that straddles several hills overlooking a flat valley in the Chitradurga District. Believed as impregnable with seven lines of concentric ramparts, Chitradurga is a unique picturesque hill fort. True to its name, this fort offers stunning views and a calm, tranquil environment.

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Kittur Fort

The ruins of its Kittur fort, as they are now, best known for the heroic resistance of its queen, Kittur Chennamma, against the British. The fort was built by Allappa Gowda Sardesai, the ruler of the Desai dynasty between 1650 and 1681. It was held by the Desai Marathas, as well as Rani Chennamma, a lingayat woman warrior of Karnataka who revolted against the British in 1824.

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Gokak Falls

Gokak Falls is a waterfall located on the Ghataprabha River in Belagavi district of Karnataka, India. The waterfall is six and a half kilometers away from Gokak town. Located right on the main road is a celebrated tourist center in the district. This falls has a height of about 170 feet.

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Naneghat

Naneghat, also referred to as Nanaghat or Nana Ghat, is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range between the Konkan coast and the ancient town of Junnar in the Deccan plateau. The pass was the fastest key passage that linked the Indian west coast seaports of Sopara, Kalyan and Thane with economic centers and human settlements in Nasik, Paithan and Ter 

Near the top is large, ancient man-made cave famous for its Hindu Sanskrit inscriptions in Brahmi script. These inscriptions have been dated between the 2nd and the 1st century BCE, and attributed to the Satavahana dynasty era

On a clear sky night the constellations and the Milky Way are said to be visible to naked eyes.

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