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Kanakapura is a city tucked amidst lush green forests and gurgling waterfalls in the state of Karnataka. This place is only 55 km away from Bengaluru, so it is widely cherished as a perfect getaway from the bustling city. Being tucked in the Turahalli Forest and situated on the banks of the burbling river Arkavathi is another reason why this small city of Ramanagara district entices a lot of wildlife lovers. 

Kanakapura drives its popularity from the picturesque landscape and soothing aura along with the rich flora and fauna. The waterfalls snaking the thick forests, spectacular scenery, tranquil temples, and action-packed adventures, make your vacation at Kanakapura an experience of a lifetime. The interesting history of the city is another reason why most tourists are history-buffs that Kanakapura frequently. As for the cuisines, Kanakapura has plenty of restaurants and cafes where you can gobble delicious food. Kanakapura is indeed one of the best destinations for having a relaxed holiday or a fun-filled vacation.

Other than the exceptional scenic beauty of this place you can also find the best quality silk and granite at the place. The major attraction of the city lies in the myriad of resorts in Kanakapura. Most of these resorts follow the jungle theme in order to make you feel connected to the natural beauty of the place. All the tourist attractions have their unique qualities, on one hand, Kabbaladurga is for adventure freaks, the Innovative Film City is customized for both kids and adults. You can also immerse yourself in the spirituality of the pristine Pyramid Valley in Kanakapura. 

The weather of Kanakapura is pure bliss for the tourists as it always pertains to pleasant weather. As the place sits 634 m above sea level, it maintains tropical climate throughout the year. The summers here are rainy whereas the winters see less rainfall. If you want to enjoy Kanakapura to the fullest you should visit the place during the monsoons.
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  1. Which are the places to see in and near Kanakapura?

    1. Mekedatu: Mekedatu is a place where nature can be seen at its best. The primary attraction of this place is the ecstasy of seeing the rivers Kaveri and Arkavathi. The chilling water blanketing the stones and trees covering the sides make the atmosphere serene and magnificent. You can also dip your legs into the water and let the river water take away all the fatigue. 

    2. Chunchi Falls: This fresh waterfall is a perfect place for a rejuvenating experience. Water falling on the naturally chiseled stones and the tall trees around is soothing to the eyes. You can also enjoy a picnic with family and friends in the lap of nature. 

    3. Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta: Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta gains the attention of trekkers as it is the highest point of Kanakapura. As you trail through the thick forests and reach this place, you will get an awe-striking sweeping view of the city. Atop the hill is a huge rock that has Lord Ranganatha Swamy temple underneath. 

    4. Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple: Sri Anjaneya Swamy temple is Lord Hanuman’s temple who is recognized as Anjaniputra or Anjaneya which means ‘son of Anjali’. Every year devotees in large numbers visit this temple to worship and relax. 

    5. Shivagiri Kshetra Shivalinga Betta: Shivagiri Kshetra Shivalinga Betta is another well-recognized place in Kanakapura that offers a splendid view of nature. The relaxing environment of the temple is the biggest attraction. It is one of the must-visit places of Kanakapura.

    6. Skydream Adventure Service: This place is never missed by the people who are driven by adrenaline. Skydream Adventure Service offers intimidating activities such as mountain climbing, camping, rappelling, and others. 

    7. Janapada Loka: The folk museum, Janapada Lokathat is a tourist attraction in Kanakapura that presents an insight into the local culture and art. The museum has a compelling collection of artifacts, thus the best place for art connoisseurs. Besides, the exquisite amphitheater at Janapada Loka organizes shows which consist of presenting pictures and videos of the rural lifestyle. 

    8. Heritage Winery: The Heritage Winery is the best vineyard to have a beguiling experience of appreciating different kinds of wines. You can also take a tour through the grape-wines, learn how wine is made and enjoy delicacies specially prepared to enjoy with wine.

    9. Manchanabele Dam: Manchanabele dam on the Arkavati river is a perfect place to marvel at nature. With the cool and clear water and lush green trees around, the place is pure bliss, especially at the time of sunset and sunrise, the beauty of Manchanabele is extraordinary. People come here often for picnics, camping, trekking and bird watching. 

    10. Navaneetha Krishna Temple: This temple of Lord Krishna is also known as Aprameya Swamy Temple. There is always a rush of devotees at this place to seek the blessings of Lord Krishna. As a legend goes, couples who pray for a baby at this temple are blessed with one. 

    11. Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary: A visit to the Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary is another way of appreciating the rich flora and fauna of the Kanakapura region. You can go on a safari here and spot monkeys, wild boars, pigs, and many more animals.

    12. Art of Living International Center: The Art of Living International Centre is stretched out in a large area and is visited by many people from all over the world who seek solitude and seclusion. The sprawling green of the center makes it a decent place for self-introspection and meditation.
  2. Which are the best campsites in Kanakapura?

    1. Camping Knights: The campsite of Camping Knights proffers camping with bonfire and barbecue. If you are planning a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city then this place is worth considering. Camping under the starlit sky and a cool breeze are one of the best ways to enjoy near Kanakapura.

    2. Lifetrees Adventure Camp: The Lifetrees Adventure camp in Kanakapura proffers finest services amidst the dense forest. Whether it is camping and dancing around the bonfire or trekking, this adventure camp assures you an action-packed holiday. The cave exploration and water sports are an added perk of Lifetrees Adventure Camp. You can have a refreshing camping experience at this place as well as enjoy the zestful ambiance of the camp. 

    3. Camper’s Creek: The Camper’s Creek is situated at the footsteps of the Kabala Forest. With a backdrop of dense forests, this quaint campsite is an ideal place to spend time with your loved ones and treasure the natural beauty. The hospitable camp owners serve home-made food with vegetables straight from the farm and cherish their customers which is another reason why people are lured to staying at the camp. 

    4. Nature Adventure Camp: The Nature Adventure Camp is nestled near the Hosadoddi Lake and Bananthimari Forests. If you are planning on exploring nature and taking up risks then this campsite is beyond perfect. Either you can take part in adventurous activities like trekking, rope & climbing, boating and cave exploration or you can relax in the swimming pool and have a replenishing vacation. 

    5. Campfire Circle: The Campfire circle on Kanakapura road is widely loved by people for its fun-filled activities and camping. The camp is amidst the greens of Kanakapura which adds on to the mesmerizing experience. Apart from camping, you can enjoy trekking, kayaking, rain dance, rappelling, and many more activities.

    6. Rooster Camps: Rooster camps are another cherished camping sites on Kanakapura road. Despite being covered by tall trees, the camp provides services that include luxurious rooms, delicious cuisines and room service facilities along with the thrill of camping.
  3. Which are the best resorts on Kanakapura Road?

    1. Guhantara Underground Resort: This resort is one of the first underground resorts of India and thus, most sought one on the Kanakapura Road. From the decor to the delicacies, the Guhantara has got everything on point. Apart from the usual resort facilities like bar, spa, and restaurant this place render many indoor and outdoor games.

    2. Elim Resorts: Elim resort is the best option for having a laid back holiday as the place provides a cozy place to chill-out and shed the fatigue. This resort is adorned for its simplicity and the scenic view of green forests. You can rejoice in the swimming pool or entice various games like carrom, X-Box, and PS-2. 

    3. Holiday Village Resort: Holiday Village Resort is a fit place for fun and frolic. This resort has numerous indoor and outdoor activities like volleyball, badminton, snooker, football, chess, and many others. Besides, you can also enjoy the rain dance and swimming pool. 

    4. Vanaa Resort: Vanaa Resort on Kanakapura road is a safe haven for people seeking peace and solitude. The resort has several prodigious services such as ayurvedic therapy, mini-forest trek, and organic tour. Apart from these, there is a lot more space for indulging in volleyball, table tennis, throwball, darts, carom and so on. The scrumptious food served at this resort is never to be missed.
  4. How to reach Kanakapura from Majestic Bus Stand?

    Kanakapura is approximately 61 km away from the Majestic Bus Stand, also known as Kempegowda Bus Stand. The best way to cover this distance is by bus. You can take a 211D, 215X or KBS-5H bus from the majestic bus stand which will drop you to Kanakapura Road Bus Stand in 1 hour and 30 mins.

    From Kanakapura Road, you can reach Kanakapura on foot or by taxi as the distance between the two is only 3 mins.
  5. How many waterfalls are there near Kanakapura?

    There are 5 waterfalls near Kanakapura which include:

    1. Thottikallu Falls: Thottikallu Falls are more popular as TK fall or Swarna Mukhi Falls. This huge waterfall descent to over 100 feet on huge rocks. The waterfall is wrapped in natural green and proffers a serene view to the people. To reach the falls you have to take a long walk on the narrow paths through the forest. 

    2. Chunchi Falls: The dazzling white Chunchi Falls presents a bewitching sight to the tourists. This waterfall emerges from the Arkavathi river and falls for a great height of more than 60-feet. The grandeur of the waterfall snaking its path amidst the flawless forests and rocky terrains is admirable. 

    3. Bharachukki Falls: The huge Bharachukki falls drops down from a height of 69 meters into small pools. The monsoon season sees the most rush of tourists as the Bharachukki is at its best. People often come here to dip in the cold waters or picnic with the family.

    4. Gaganachukki Falls: The twin waterfall of Bharachukki is the Gaganchukki falls. The falls collapse furiously from a height of 98 meters. It is suggested to admire the magnificence of the falls from the watchtower or from Hazrath Mardane Gaib Dargah. 

    5. Mekedatu Falls: Mekedatu falls originate from the meeting point of River Kaveri and Arkavathi and plunges over 12 meters. The waterfall isn’t suitable for taking a dip but you can enjoy the ferocity of the falls along with the tranquility of the environs.
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"Good natural outing place for weekend. Managed well."
"It was an awesome experience with thrillophilia,many activities, 2 time food, breakfast and camp / bon fire and dance, what else one can ask in 1700/- per person. Lovely trip. Thanks, Shubham Banerjee"
12 January 2016
An amazing day spend with friends. We were a group of 10 and we enjoyed like anything. From camping, playing guitar and singing songs during night, climbing rocks, ziplining and I can continue with the list. Really really amazing. If you want a quick break from your busy and hectic life and do not want to spend much money, this is the best option to go for.
27 August 2018
I asked my kids - "How was your day?" and they replied - "Superb, ten on ten, awesome". I think this speaks all for our experience. Amazing staff Planned activities Nice food (though limited variety but what was cooked was tasty) Babu and his team rocks!! So, my advice to all who are planning to go with family, guys must try out destination.
"there's nothing that can go wrong with this package! :) nature at its best, organised guidance, adventurous activities, home made yummy food, different tent stay experience! one day is not enough to explore everything here, so my suggestion would be choosing the 2 days and 1 night package! above all, great value for money"
15 February 2021
It was a good experience , nice place for an adventure lover, food was also good .If you are looking some peaceful place near by Bangalore then you can go with this option.
"Amazing experience. Had fun filled outing with the family. Very friendly staff and delicious food."
1st experience with Thrillophilia made diplomatic!! The resort situated at best place, it suits for everyone who extremely in search of peace whereas all sorts of activities are conducted also food will be superb good eventually night parties are almost peak there folks its good to go have a pleasant stay at tent and enjoy as much as u can :)
Absolutely thrilled by the experience. The only reason I added 4 stars is, because they asked us to get our own vehicle to go on the trek. So, we missed this part. PS: The hosts could have arranged a vehicle in this case. Those who want to go on this trek, please be on your own vehicle or hire a cab for 2D,1N. Although outstation cabs are available, you'd miss the adventure if you board a one-way cab to this place.
I had visited this place last week, I had a really very good experience with my friends for enjoyment its an A1 place so I suggest those who are planning to come here will never be disappointed, the rooms all are cleanly maintained

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