Hesaraghatta grasslands-Escape from congested Bangalore city for a quick  refreshing head out. Make it a solo, couple or a group road trip to Hesaraghatta grasslands.Respect the local culture & mother nature.


What would you do when you get an unexpected long weekend in the form of Friday being a holiday? Sleep, movie or head out? Obviously, for me, it was the later one. Bangalore, is becoming dense, concrete and congested city day by day, however, if you go beyond 60 Km from city limit, there’s ample places to visit near Bangalore for a day trip.

You can take solo, couple or group day trip in around Bangalore within the radius of 50- 150 Km. The best part of these tourist places near Bangalore is that they are still somewhat less crowded, green and gives you a much-needed detox from city’s full life.

Hesaraghatta grasslands- last surviving grassland in & around Bangalore

Hesaraghatta grasslands

Hesaraghatta grasslands

I along with my office colleague planned the visit to Hesaraghatta grasslands, the last vast grassland left in around Bangalore. Hesaraghatta grasslands are roughly around 50 Km from Bangalore city which translates to 1.5- 2 hr. Ride considering which route you take and at what time you leave the city. We took Yashwantpur road to exit the city. Once you exit the city limits, the roads become narrower but a welcome sign of less crowded and congested place like that of Bangalore.

We were total eight folks with five bikes to roar towards Hesaraghatta grasslands in the morning of July 8th. We passed Yashwantpur metro station at around 6 AM and so reached the Hessarghatta grassland by 7 AM.

We recommend following google maps or checking from local the exact route to the grassland. Now, on entering the grassland, we saw a big board of “No Entry” by local police. The “No Entry” is for not taking your vehicle inside the vast grassland, plastic, alcohols. This is done to prevent further damage to the last standing grassland by so called humans.

We parked our bikes outside the grassland and entered through the gate. The weather was pleasant and cool with early morning dew on the grass. For all of us, the grassland gave a much-needed welcome from the concrete jungles of Bangalore; the air was cold, fresh and soothing. The photography session was on, as we keep walking to the end of grassland.

There were also bunch trees on our left side. I believe the authorities had planted new saplings of trees in the other corner of the grassland, which is a welcome sign. After spending few hours, we left the Hesaraghatta grasslands and enquired about the lake that we googled a day before.

Hesaraghatta Lake grasslands- Now only a dried lake bed

Hesaraghatta Lake bed

Hesaraghatta Lake bed

The so-called lake is now only dry bed with few pockets of water here and there. This gave us some disappointment; however we saw a silver lining in this situation. We zoomed our bikes comprises of Royal Enfield, Pulsar, Apache, RxZ on the lake bed and did some adventurous bike sporting.

I think one can enjoy a lazy weekend here admiring the nature and in the company of cool winds. However please pack your garbage of foods, snacks, and other items with you and do not dispose of in around.

After all these refreshing activities, it was time to return to our homes in Bangalore. We had our breakfast just before Yashwantpur at a local shop. As expected, we faced massive traffic on Bangalore roads while returning to our homes. Nevertheless, it was a day well enjoyed and spent with activities of what we thought of.


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 Hesaraghatta grasslands route


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5 Responses

  1. Sumanth

    this is a wonderful trip, and my bike drive trip……open to do more.

    Reply
  2. Tourdefarm

    Loved reading all your posts, I could relate each part of the blog without even knowing the details of the characters and places, truly a very nice destination and a very good narration of the post. It has totally set me off on my own memories.

    Reply
  3. Wudstay

    Great post.I like to bike drive but short drive.
    Just a simple questions for all reader
    How do you spend your mobile data while traveling?

    Reply
  4. Allen Kaanana

    There are many Farms around Hesaraghatta and the every day life of the people living here itself makes a great photograph. It is a different world altogether from the other places to visit in Bangalore. 

    Reply
  5. Same Day Agra Tour

    This is a amazing trip, this place introduce you grasslands, lake and so on.Same Day Agra Tour

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