If you are looking for a one-day getaway from Bangalore and are tired of visiting the usual crowded locations, here is an offbeat hilltop located at around 90 km from Bangalore. Avalakonda also known as Dhenugiri is located in the Chikkaballapur district, about 20 km off the NH 7.
Kaiwara is a small town in Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka located at a distance of about 67 kms from Bangalore. The town also has a history, known as Ekachakra Pura from Dwapara Yuga. The Pandavas from Mahabharata are believed to have lived here during their exile. The hill of Kaiwara is also called as the Bhima Bakasura betta where Bhima is believed to have slain Bakasura. The town has some very beautiful temples like the Amara Narayana swamy temple, Kaiwara tatayya temple, the Bheema lingeshwara temple, Vaikuntha- the cave where Kaiwara Tatayya meditated and attained nirvana
How would you fancy a royal stay on a hill top just a few hours drive away from Bangalore. Waking up to the chirping birds, swaying casuarina trees, a chilling mist kissing the greens. No, I m not speaking about the colonial bungalows in Coorg or Munnar or Ooty or Chikkamagalur. I m mentioning the Nandi hills which is just a two-hour drive away from Bangalore.