Just outside the bustling city of Bengaluru, there is a quaint little place called Ramanagara. Ramanagara is 47 kms away from Bengaluru with tremendous potential for outdoor adventure. You will be spending most of your time outside engaged in fun activities rather than staying in a luxurious hotel. The area enveloping the district of Ramanagara is covered with pristine lakes, adrenaline rushing hillocks and trek trails.
If you find yourself in Ramanagara, bless your eyes with Mekedatu, Chunchi Falls, Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta, Navaneetha Krishna Temple etc. In this article we will circle around the nature, adventure parts of Ramanagara district.
Nature Adventure Camp
Nature Adventure camp is located in Kanakapura taluk of Ramanagara district. The camp is quite famous for its vast area, lake and varied adventurous camp activities. This camp is ideal for team outings and family excursions. The group packages include trekking and cave exploration where you will hike through Bananthimari forest area to Devara Gudda hilltop. There is a lake on the premises where you can dip your feet or go for a swim in nature’s swimming pool, participate in water activities like kayaking, paddling or coracle. The prime point of this camp is mud/slush activities like kabaddi, volleyball, tug-a-war etc.
Camper’s creek is a quiet serene open farmland with a creek on its premises. It is situated 35 kms away from Ramanagara in Kabbal Forest area. The lush green camping ground offers fishing, trekking and camping for free. Bring your own tents and barbeque tongs and have the best with your family friends. The Kabbaldurga Fort nearby is a steep fortress which offers a challenging climb for the trekkers.
Located approximately 28 kms from Ramanagara, this trek is situated in Savandurga Forest area. The nearby Savandurga Fort is a picturesque site to have a picnic, hike and rock climbers. The hilltop has a large monolith structure of Nandi, the Holy Bull. Located at 450m from Savandurga trek base point, this trek leads to a stand alone hill. There is an ancient temple structure on the foothills having a backdrop of BIdarakatte hill. The land is glowing in monsoons and at the same time slippery due to rainfall. You will require a permit to enter the premises.
This is a farm cum campsite in Channapatna taluk, Ramanagara district. Its location is ideal for people looking for solitude amidst nature. Totally cut off from the town area, this campground has a huge lake, jungle,farms and an open theater. Play volleyball, cricket, football or choose to play carrom, chess, table tennis etc. The traditional outdoor activities like nature walk, zip line, rope course, hiking are also available for the customers. Engage in local village games like Gilli Danda, Buguri and Lagori with your friends. The farm stays are basic and compact. One can set up a bonfire and share their stories till dawn!
Other noteworthy campgrounds are Campfire circle, Q Mango Forest, Climbing spot in Ramanagara, Kanva Adventure Camp etc.
The district of Rmanagara is world famous for its Silk Market and Production. A detour to the Silk Market is a must. Explore the silk market and observe the top quality silkworm cocoons, the large scale sericulture in the area. This silk capital of India exports large amounts of silk and silk cocoons to various states in India as well as in foreign countries.
Towards the north of this district stands the one and only Vulture Sanctuary of India. The multiple temples amidst the forest creates a divine aura in the forest by conducting daily Poojas. Do not miss out on the 700 year old Hanuman Statue while you are visiting!