From Makalidurga, the major city of Bengaluru is approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the south.
Don't just limit yourself to Makalidurga, because Karnataka has been blessed with a wealth of natural and man-made attractions waiting to be explored. You may also wish to check out Devanahalli, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northwest, and Hessarghatta 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north.
Approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the south of Makalidurga is Bengaluru, an important regional city where you'll find Tipu's Summer Palace, Government Museum and Technological and Industrial Museum. And don't head back to Makalidurga until you've stopped by Bengaluru's Prestige Tech Park, Microsoft Technology Center and Fidelity Business Services.
To understand the present, it often pays to learn a little local history. Karnataka's fascinating historic mansions are a great place to start. Spend a few hours exploring Karnataka's craft workshops and history museums. These are good places to explore, particularly when the weather is unpleasant.
Have you often wondered how it would feel to go parasailing? The Karnataka area is a good place to have a go. The area around Makalidurga offers some great options for visitors who love watersports. Canoeing and boating are just two of the popular water-based activities here.
If you plan on arriving and departing by air, keep in mind that the handiest major airport is Bengaluru International Airport, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast of Makalidurga.