Bangalore has a lot of places within a 100km radius for people to escape their monotonous lives. One of them is Thottikallu. Famous for its waterfall, Thottikallu is a famous getaway choice among Bangaloreans. If you wish to lose yourself amidst the beauty of nature, read on to know what all the place has to offer, the best season to visit it in, timings, how to get there and how to have make the most of your one day trip.
How to reach
Also known as SwarnaMukhi waterfalls, these are located 33km from Bangalore. Thus one can easily reach in an hour and a half if commuting by road via NICE Bangalore-Mysore Expressway or via Hosur Rd and NH48. There are a lot of buses available from the Majestic Bus Stand, being only an hour away from the Kempegowda Bus Terminal. However, going by your own vehicle is always preferable.
Our advice would be to go on two-wheelers as the roads leading to the falls are comparatively narrow. However, you won’t be able to ride all the way till the falls. You can park your vehicles outside the shrine with a nominal parking fee and then need to walk towards the waterfalls.
When to visit
Being a waterfall, the best time to visit is obviously during the monsoons or right after the season. Summer is a terrible option as most of the water has dried up. Since it is open to everyone, there are no particular timings and is open all day. However, one must try to reach before 10am to enjoy there till evening.
One day trip
Thottikallu Falls is known to be a popular choice among people for a quick getaway. Mountain hiking and trekking are perfect for a quick break from the hustling lives they lead in the city. The peace and calm mixed with the beautiful surroundings make it one of the most preferred places for a one day trip.
Places to visit near Bangalore
Bangalore sure has a lot of things to offer the people who visit and the people who stay there. Bangaloreans can never get tired of the beautiful places the city has to offer. Near the Thottikallu falls, also sits a small shrine which is visited often by hikersand commuters.
Being full of tourist places, Bangalore attracts a lot of people for its picturesque sights. A few of them include Pyramid Valley, Thippagondanahalli Reservoir, Bannerghatta National Park, Wonder La, Savandurga Hills and the likes.
Waterfalls are a crowd favourite during the season of monsoon and for the time right after that. The scenic beauty mixed with the thrill of showering under the chilly water while basking in the glorious surroundings is something people love to do. Another reason they are such popular destinations for escapades is that they offer adventure sports including mountain hiking, trekking and water-rappeling.
We suggest you take a much-deserved break and have a day full of fun.
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