Bangalore is known as Garden city and one of the best part of the Garden City is the opportunity to get away from it during the weekends. There are several exciting road trips that make your trip a memorable one, and I am covering 14 weekend drips from Bangalore to wonderful destinations?
For the historical and adventurous, Skandagiri is a perfect outing which can be done within a day and half. Located 60km outside of Bangalore, on the Chikkaballapur stretch is this quaint hilly village. Along the drive to the base of the hill, catch a glimpse of rural lifestyle and savour scenic views.
2) Nandi Hills
A must-to-do Bangalore road trip, Nandi Hills or Nandi Betta is best known for rolling green slopes surrounding the Amrit Sarovar Lake and a pleasant weather all year through. Either mountain biking or motor biking, this trail is great for those newly initiated into the adventure sport.
Drive on the Kanakpura to reach this natural footprint where the River Arkavathy merges with River Cauvery. A piece of wonderment awaits at Mekedatu, the end of a probable destination for a bike trip from Bangalore.
A hilly retreat, a paradise for nature lovers, Avalabetta is a lovely spot with beauty and serenity crowning its presence. At about 90kms from Bangalore off the Bellary road, it is an enjoyable destination.
A flourishing breeding and nesting ground for several migratory birds, Ranganathittu is Asia’s most preferred stop over. An accidentally created set of six islets, the bird sanctuary is a haven for nature and bird lovers alike. A deviation from Srirangapatna along the Coorg state way, this is an ideal getaway and among the enjoyable road trip from Bangalore.
Words fall short to describe the historically rich neighbouring city of Bangalore. A bike trip from Bangalore to Mysore unravels many appeals. Irrespective of the time one heads out, here’s one state highway which is energetic and crowded from the word go.
A historic and archaeological destination, Lepakshi fulfils a desire to go back in time. Best known for its hanging pillar, this village in Andhra Pradesh is quite similar to styling of Vijayanagar architecture at Hampi.
Hogenakkal Falls, 40km from Dharmapuri is popular for its glittered as a great backdrop for several regional and Bollywood films. A brilliant option for a Bangalore road trip, because it cannot be reached via direct access of public transport.
9) BR Hills
BR Hills, the popular name for Biligirirangana Hills is an ideal road trip from Bangalore for a short vacation if wilderness and adventure is what is on the radar. Situated between the Eastern and Western Ghats, most of the hills are protected areas of the Biligiri Rangaswamy Sanctuary – a major tiger reserve.
Escape from the city’s crowd and deadline chaos into the wilderness to Kabini – no destination at a journey’s end comes close to this. Straight off a prescription for rejuvenation, travel to Kabini is one of the finest road trips from Bangalore.
11) Horsley Hills
Located at an altitude of 4,000feet above sea level, the road leading to Horsley Hills bestows a panoramic vision of the surrounding hills. The path is extremely scenic with Mahogany, Gulmohar, Sandalwood, and Eucalyptus trees lining the road and culminating into dense verdant forests.
Find paradise at Sakleshpur, a beautiful hill town in Hassan district located on the Bangalore-Mangalore Highway. Nestled in the beautiful Western Ghats, much of its lush greenery is attributed to the coffee plantations enveloping the region.
Get to drive on some stretches passing through finest of nature’s creations – forests, occasional wildlife spotting, waterfalls, and more. The road to Wayanad from Bangalore takes twists and turns going through the outskirts of heritage city Mysore, with the tall Chamundi Hills guiding you through some miles.
Getting to Ooty is as exciting as the bustling hill town itself. Drive along the Mysore state highway from Bangalore. You’ll pass through the thickets of Bandipur and Masinagudi where you can catch wildlife. The famed stretch has 32 hairpin bends that truly is the glamour quotient of this Bangalore road trip.
Going to Coorg can only be a road trip. This divine drive is blessed with great roads which are driver’s delight. Pit stops all along the way ensure that the journey is sans hunger pangs.
Agumbe is widely known for its rain forests and perpetual wet weather. Nestled in the most beautiful part of Karnataka, Malnad the region lies in Shimoga district. This road trip from Bangalore is for the true lover of nature.
The ECR (East Coast Road) was designed to deliver driving pleasure. A massive stretch of well laid concrete, neatly marked and well maintained ensures travellers do only what is required – enjoy the drive!
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A pristine, grassy hill station in the lovely region of Chikmagalur, Kudremukh is calm, secluded and rich in flora and fauna. Take the NICE road from Bangalore towards Tumkur.