Best places in Bangalore for Corporate Day Outing (Guest Post)


Planning your next day trip as a Corporate team? Ditch the same old places and enjoy something new and meaningful that will not only strengthen the team spirit but also allow you to have lots of fun. Here are 8 places a short hop away from Bangalore for your next corporate outing.



Ramanagaram


If your team loves Bollywood, then Ramanagarm is the perfect spot for you. You can recreate scenes from Sholay as this is where Sholay was shot. Packed with adventure, Ramagaram is excellent for a day trip. Ideal for trekking, spelunking, rock climbing, and rappelling, this is an adventure zone perfect to unwind and relax.

 

Distance from Bangalore – 50 km

Travel Time – Around 2 hours

What you can do – Camping, Trekking, Cave Exploration and Rappelling.

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Ramanagaram. Image source: karnataka.com



Shivanasamudram


These scenic falls make it a perfect way to unwind and relax as well as take some creative photos. A brilliant option if you want some peace and quiet, these falls can make an excellent spot for a picnic or a team lunch.

 

Distance from Bangalore – 135.5 km via NH209

Travel Time – Around 3 hours

What you can do – Trekking, Nature Walks and Photography.

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Shivanasamudram waterfalls. Image source: wikipedia



Hogenakkal


Another beautiful waterfall, your next corporate team outing should take place here at Hogenakkal. A quiet little village in Tamil Nadu, Hogenakkal is good if you just want to revel in natural beauty and want to feel super energized.

 

Distance from Bangalore – 180 km

Travel Time – Around 4 hours

What you can do – Coracle Rides and Photography.

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Hogenakkal waterfalls. Image source: wikipedia



Mysore


A popular spot with people in Bangalore, Mysore has everything you need to relax. Spend some time marveling at the architecture in the Mysore Palace or visit the Mysore Zoo and Brindavan Gardens. A day’s trip is not enough to enjoy Mysore completely but if you know what you want to do, this is a strong contender for a corporate outing.

 

Distance from Bangalore – 150 km

Travel Time – Around 4 hours

What you can do – Visit the Zoo, Palace, Galleries, Temples and Garden.

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Mysore palace. Image source: Wikipedia



Nandi Hills


A perfect one day trip has to involve Nandi hills. If your team likes exploring and nature, Nandi Hills is a dream come true. Enjoy the sunrise at Nandi Hills or take cycles on rent to enjoy cycling here. Trekking is also a popular option along with camping. If you’d like to make it a two day trip, consider booking a room in one of the several resorts in Bangalore.

 

Distance from Bangalore – 62 km

Travel Time – Around 2 hours

What you can do – Watch the sunrise, or go trekking and cycling.

Nandi hills

Nandi Hills. Image source: Times of India



Kabini


Wildlife enthusiasts flock to Kabini. Kabini is best enjoyed if you are there for at least two days and choose to live in resorts near Bangalore. Part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and the Nagarhole National Park, Kabini has a lot of flora and fauna to enjoy through walking tours, safaris and camping.

 

Distance from Bangalore – 216 km

Travel Time – Around 4 hours

What you can do – Watch the sunrise, or forest safari, elephant safari, boating and kayaking.

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Kabini. Image source: wikipedia



Bheemeshwari


Flanked by River Kaveri, Bheemeshwari is a beautiful and serene place for a team outing. Trekking, camping and adventure sports are what brings in most people. You can try jumaring, river rafting or just soak in the beauty that is Bheemeshwari.

 

Distance from Bangalore – 106 km

Travel Time – Around 3 hours

What you can do – River rafting, trekking or jumaring and camping.

Bheemeshwari

Bheemeshwari. Image source: karnataka.com



Shivagange


This mountain peak resembling Shivalinga draws in several people looking for a bit of peace and quiet. Take a 3 km trek or try your hand at rock climbing or simply enjoy the beauty and nearby spring called Ganga.

 

Distance from Bangalore – 60 km

Travel Time – Around 2 hours

What you can do – Trekking, rock climbing, nature walk.

shivagange

Shivagange. Image source: Wikipedia



Whether you are a nature lover or enjoy adventure sports, these places are ideal for a one-day trip for both people who like action and serenity. Be sure to plan out your day well to avoid a logistical nightmare later on.

 



Disclaimer: This guest post was written by Vijay C and sponsored by Discoveryvillage.in 


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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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