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Road trips from Bangalore you must plan with your friends

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Highlights

  • Living in Bangalore with a plenty of surrounding offers from hills, lakes, forts, waterfalls, wildlife and so much more
  • A road trip in the upcoming monsoons isn’t a bad idea

Living in Bangalore with a plenty of surrounding offers from hills, lakes, forts, waterfalls, wildlife and so much more, a road trip in the upcoming monsoons isn’t a bad idea. So, here’ a list of the most interesting places for road trips from Bangalore:


Skandagiri
Planning a Road trip from Bangalore, do not miss out on Skandagiri. It is a hill near the Chickballapur famous for “walking above the clouds”. Skandagiri is famous for night trekking. Trekkers start to climb at 2 am on full moon nights and reach the peak dn witness the sunrise. Distance: 70 km, Best time to visit: November to February, Time taken: 1.5 hour 

 

Sangam
Sangama is the confluence of two rivers – Arkavathi and Kaveri (Cauvery). A piece of wonderment awaits at Mekedatu, the end of a probable destination for a road trip from Bangalore. Distance: 95 Km, Time taken: 2 hours

 

Mekedatu
Here the Cauvery river jumps in to deep narrow gorge over which even a goat can leap. One can drive only up to Cauvery Akravati Sangama. After this you can cross the river in coracle (circular boats) or by walking if the water level is low. From here Mekedatu is 4km downstream, Distance: 90km, Time taken: 2 hours


Avalabetta
A hilly retreat, a paradise for nature lovers, Avalabetta is a lovely spot for a road trip from Bangalore. With beauty and serenity crowning its presence, Avalabetta is about 90kms from Bangalore off the Bellary road. It is a laid back yet enjoyable destination. Distance: 90 km, Time taken: 2 hours

 

Ranganathittu
One of the best places for a road trip from Bangalore is Ranganathittu? Just outside of Srirangapatna, the Cauvery river meanders around a string of tiny nesting sites of waterfowls. Experience the excitement of a boat ride that takes you within touching distance of the birds as marsh crocodiles bask in the sun.

Distance: 140 km, Time taken: 3.5 hours

 

Lepakshi
A wonder in itself, Lepakshi is a small temple dedicated to Papanasheshvara. This place is marked with a natural rock shelter over a hill and is still revered by the locals. The temple is known for its magnificent architecture. Distance: 150km, Time taken: 3.5 hours

 

Sakleshpur
Sakleshpur is a hill station in Hassan district on your way from Bangalore to Mangalore. Its scenic beauty, lush green coffee plantations, enchanting mountains, streams and pleasant, chilling and romantic weather conditions make it an idyllic destination for a road trip from Bangalore. Distance: 260km, Time taken: 5 hours

 

Wayanad Via Bandipur
Wayanad is a picturesque plateau nested among the mountains of the Western Ghats. Driving via Bandipur will give you the best experience of passing through forests, waterfalls, spotting wildlife as you unwind in the most picturesque road of South India. Distance: 270 km, Time taken: 5-6 hours

 

Ooty
Called the Queen of Hill Stations, Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South. Drive along the Mysore state highway from Bangalore, as you pass through the thickets of Bandipur and Masinagudi to catch the glimpses of wildlife. This trail has about 32 hairpin bends perfect and ideal for the best memories of this journey. Distance: 280 km, Time taken: 5-6 hours

 

Coonoor
Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris, surrounded by tea plantations, at an altitude of 1839 metres. Coonoor is essentially a small tea garden town where the weather remains pleasantly cold throughout the year and this makes it one of the best bike trip destinations near Bangalore.

Distance: 300 km, Time taken: 5-6 hours

 

Coorg
Plan a road trip from Bangalore to the “Scotland of Southern India”. This picturesque town is spread over the the land of coffee, cardamom, colonels and the Cauvery. Distance: 280 km, Time taken: 5-6 hours

 

 

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