After slogging through the week, nothing can be more relaxing than spending the weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Doing absolutely nothing but just enjoying the rich sights and sounds of nature. One such rich scenic destination located at a short distance away from Bangalore is the quaint little town of Kanakpura. Located merely 50 km away, Kanakpura serves as the ideal spot for a day outing in Bangalore or a short weekend getaway destination.
Kanakapura is a naturally blessed region located in the Banantimari State Forest area, flanked by majestic mountains, lush greenery and a lake that completes the serene picture. What’s even more alluring about this region is the new and upcoming range of adventure activities being offered, right from trekking and varied adventure sports to nature trails and bird watching. So, when you visit Kanakpura you not only get to rejuvenate your sense in the pristine environment but also feel the adrenaline rush with the range of adventure activities being offered here.
Other popular sightseeing attractions of Kanakpura include the remains of a historical fort built by Jaggadeva Raya, chief of Channapatna, the very famous Bananthimari Temple, Chunchi falls and Bilikal Betta. Another must-see attraction of this quaint town is its local market famous for its granite and silk goods, so don’t forget purchasing local souvenirs for your loved ones.
With so many activities and local attractions on offer, Kanakpura is slowly becoming a popular tourist haunt, with thousands of people flocking to this pristine town to catch a fresh breath of air and have a relaxing weekend wrapped in the lap of nature. The short distance of the town from the city of Bangalore also makes it a prime reason for the majority of city folks visiting Kanakapura over the weekend.
All these activities and sightseeing would rustle up an appetite, which you can easily satiate at one of the several restaurants located in the region. A must-try local specialty is the Potty Idli. Besides that even the people of Kanakpura are true foodies and regularly organize various food festivals which you can be part of and enjoy all local specialties.
With the rise in the number of tourists visiting this region, there has also been an increase in the number of quality hotels and resorts in Kanakpura. One particular resort that deserves a special mention is Discovery Village Resort Kanakapura. Situated in an advantageous location, the Discovery village resort is known for setting the benchmark for customer service.
The resort offers a range of thoughtful amenities so that every type of traveler can have a relaxing and soothing stay at their facilities. It is this superior service that makes Discovery Village resort one of the most sought after resort in Bangalore for a day out. The resort management also organizes a range of team building activities for corporate outings. So pack your bags and experience a refreshing outdoor experience at Discovery Village Resort.
Although Kanakpura is a great place to visit throughout the year, monsoons are probably the best time to visit the region as the rains afford a fresh new lease of life to the greenery surrounding the region. The peak tourist period begins from October and goes on till April, so make prior arrangements for your lodging and boarding as tourists flock to the region in large numbers and you may not get a room in a hotel of your choice.
Kanakpura is a well-connected town by means of various state and private buses originating from Bangalore. Alternatively one can also get private car rentals to reach Kanakpura. Locally the best way to get around Kanakpura is the local auto-rickshaws that will easily ferry you around the town.