Kabbal Durga:A rocky hill with a temple of Goddess KabbaLamma at the top in Bangalore (Rural) district just a few kilometers away from the Kanakapura Bheemeshwari road.The Kabbal Durga gets its name from the Goddess KabbaLamma and fort (Durga is Kannada for fort) present at the top of the hill. Only the ruins can be seen now.There is a village by the same name at the foothill.
Sivagange: 8 km from Dabas Pet on the way to Tumkur from Bangalore.Shivagange gets its name from the Holy places and temples it hosts. The spring water found here is considered to the sacred water 'Gange'.The hillock has few temples atop and a statue of Nandi carved out of single stone is a beauty. It is about two kilometers from the bottom of the hillock where there is a village to the top of the hill. There are many temples all along the way.
Sawandurga: About 50 Km from west of Bangalore
Mekedaatu (Goat's Leap'): Its about 90 Km from Bangalore via Kanakapura, where the rivers Cauvery and Arkavathi after their confluence at the Sangama.Mekedatu is a beautiful picnic spot where the rivers Cauvery and Arkavathi after their confluence at the Sangam, squeeze though a narrow gorge.
Kengal hanumantharaaya temple, Channapatna
Ghati Subrahmanya temple near Doddaballapura
Nandi Hills: 65 Km from Bangalore. It was Tipu Sultan's summer retreat and Tipu's fort walls still stand as testimony to history. The rivers Pennar, Palar and Arkavati originate from these hills. The Tipu's Drop, a 600 meter high cliff, where prisoners were hurled down the precipice is an awe-inspiring sight.
Channapatna Toys: Channapatna, a small hamlet 46 kms. from Bangalore on the Mysore highway, excels in lacquerware, a craft practised today by over 3000 local craftspersons.
Devanahalli Fort:The fort was built in 1501 by Mallabairegowda of Avati clan, with the consent of ‘Devappa’ a feudatory at Devanadoddi. Subsequently the name was changed to Devanahalli.The fort remained under the Avati rulers until 1747, when Mysore Dalawai, Nanjarajaiah, attacked the fort and captured it. Subsequently Devanahalli was usurped by the Marathas and reclaimed by the Mysore army under the leadership of Haider Ali.During the reign of Tipu Sultan Lord Cornwallis laid siege to the fort and took possession of it during the Mysore War of 1791.
Kaveri Fishing Camp, Bhimeswari (Ramnagar):The river Kaveri at Bhimeswari, abounds in a variety of fish including the Carnatic Carp and the Mahseer.
Manchina Bele, Magadi:This is about 36 km from Bangalore by road and about 8 km from the Big Banyan Tree. Manchinabele Dam is situated in the midst of hills and forests. Even though it is not a big dam, it is a good picnic spot.
Sawan Durga :sawandurgaIn Kannada Durga means Fort (also Goddess Amba). Savan Durga being one of the nine such forts around Bangalore, is situated at a distance of around 50 kms west of Bangalore near Magadi.There are several routes to the monolith at Sawana Durga, rising to the height of more than 1000ft, At the foothill there is a village by the same name and the forest around has been declared as Reserved forest and there is protected garden of the Herbs of medicinal interest