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  • Given the remarkable weather that Bangalore and the regions surrounding it fancy throughout the year, there is no deficiency of places you can indulge in a road trip to. Despite, what strikes spoilsport is the poor statuses of most of the roads around the city. Although, there are infinite tourist stops in the close vicinity, and here is your pick for the perfect objectives for a road trips from Bangalore.

    Road trips within 100 km from Bangalore

    Ramanagara 49 km
    Savandurga 49 km
    Anthargange 70 km
    Nandi Hills 70 km
    Sangam 90 km
    Bheemeshwari 100 km

    Road trips within 100 to 300 km from Bangalore

    Hogenakkal 180 km
    Masinagudi 235 km
    Kabini 240
    Sakleshpur 221
    Wayanad 270
    Coorg 280
    Ooty 277
  • Road trips within 100km from Bangalore

  • 01Ramanagara


    Distance from the city: 49 Kms

    If you want to relive your Sholay nostalgia and dreams, then Ramnagara is the place to go to near Bangalore! It is here that the famous scenes of Gabbar Singh’s Ramgarh were shot! Take away on an escape to this beautiful craggy outcrop on a short road trip around Bangalore. Flourishing with lovely hills, valleys and rock and boulder strewn landscapes, Ramnagara will satisfy your thirst for an adventure like no other with a night trek or a day long excursion!

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  • 02Savandurga

    Image Credit : C+H - Flickr

    Distance from City: 49 Kms

    If the city ever becomes too much for you, there are always the hilly escapes of its hinterlands that will please and soothe you! One such adventure is Savandurga, a large monolith located at just about a couple of hours ride away from Bangalore. Take the sprawling Mysore Road or Magadi Road to reach this beautiful destination sometime in the evening and embark on an exciting night trek to Savandurga.

    This road trip around Bangalore is a refresher in real terms and the trek just puts the proverbial cherry on top! Watching the stunning sunrise over the surrounding elevations is treat!

  • 03Anthargange

    Distance from the City: 70 Kms

    A short ride of about 70km from Bangalore will land you at the doorstep of beauty and rocky ruggedness of Anthargange. Cossetted by the Shathshrunga Ranges on either sides the stony sceneries are a haven and a playground for all those who like a bit of mystery. Located near the Kolar gold fields, the craggy outcrops of Anthargange are way fun to explore on a night trek! Take the NH4 to reach this stunner of a destination by a road trip from Bangalore.

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    Anthargange Night Trek with Cave Exploration

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  • 04Bheemeshwari


    Distance from city: 100km

    Take off on that much-needed weekend break from Bangalore and head to Bheemeshwari! The jungles and the serenity of nature is sure to enthrall you into a lush sense of calm and quietude. Stay amidst the benevolent natural beauty at the Jungle Lodges and experience the forests come alive around you, with the Cauvery River lilting calmly beside you.

    You can experience a vast range of adventure activities such as Zip-Line, Burma Loops, Parallel Walk, Cat Walk, Elephant Walk, Rappelling, Kayaking, and Coracle Ride to give your daily schedule that burst of adventure and adrenaline

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  • 05Nandi Hills

    Distance from Bangalore: 70km

    Best known for its scenic beauty and greenery this is another best places to visit near Bangalore for a day trip. Once a summer retreat of Tipu Sultan, today Nandi Hills (1,478mtrs) is Bangalore's favourite quick getaway option. 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.

    A number of activities can be undertaken here including paragliding, trekking through several trails, and even a lesser known off-roading path next to the hill. Either mountain biking or motor biking, this trail is great for those newly initiated into the adventure sport.

    The hill set offers attractions such as Tipu’s Drop, Horse Way, Secret Escape Route, and couple famous temples – the Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple and Sri Bhoga Narasimha Temple. These hills also provide natural habitation for diverse species of wildlife. You can try out the accommodation options available uphill at Nehru House and Gandhi House.

  • 06Sangam

    Image Credit : Maurya Rohit

    Distance from Bangalore: 90km

    Drive on the Kanakpura road 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. Follow the Cauvery from this point as she gushes through narrow and deep ravine of granite rocks.

    With a strong mythology story tucked behind its name ( Mekedatu means goat’s leap in Kannada), this makes for a great outing backed with highly intense trekking. Upstream on the Cauvery is the famous Shivasamudra Falls. The area is also well nourished with other attractions such as Chunchi Falls (5km before Sangam), untouched picnic spots and Arkavathy Dam. 

  • Road trips between 100 to 200 km from Bangalore

  • 07Kunti Betta Trek

    Distance from the city: 130 Kms

    A place with a heavy mythological significance, Kunti Betta is the place where Pandavas and Kunti are believed to have stayed during their period of exile. Embarking on a journey to this beautiful destination by a bike is surely a much needed escape. Embellished with picturesque trails and panaoramic views all around, a trek to Kunti Betta not only gives you the joy of exploring the joys of climbing but also the pleasure of water sports like swimming and kayaking!

    If you are thinking of taking an impulsive road trip around Bangalore, then Kunti Betta is the place to be at!

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  • 08Ranganathittu

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    Distance from Bangalore: 140km

    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.

    All the way, find sugar cane fields and paddy pastures chase you. Sudden appearances of canals make you realise how fertile the land around is. Plan a road trip around December when the sanctuary is filled with its guest residents for the season.

    Frequent boat rides drifting through the islets are the primary means to catch a glimpse of species such as White Ibis, Lesser Whistling Duck, and Wolly-necked stork, Asian Open Bill Stork, Common Spoonbill and the Painted Stork. Being 19km from Mysore city and stone’s throw from Srirangapatna, the drive out can be combined with history too.

  • 09Mysore

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    Distance from Bangalore: 140km

    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 from Bangalore, here’s one state highway which is energetic and crowded from the word go. While this can be tiring, it’s also enticing. Several sights unveil along with the drive like toy city Channapatna, silk city Ramanagaram, amusement park Wonderla, and Innovative Film City. Great eating joints seal the palate’s zeal for delicious food.

    Mysore can be enjoyed over a day or couple. The city charms needless of the age. Choose from a host of sightseeing options in Mysore ranging from Mysore Palace, one of the largest and most magnificent palaces in India (its true beauty comes out during Dasara), sprawling greenery of Brindavan Gardens, India’s most beautiful show garden, the towering Chamundi Hills giving a true bird’s eye view of the grandeur city below, Mysore Zoo – one of the country’s oldest zoos, the enchanting and ornately crafted St. Philomena’s Church with its Neo Gothic style of architecture, and other innumerable churches and temples.

    Not to mention the city’s list of museums are also fascinating. Go in search of less significant sights too like Colonel Bailey’s dungeon.

  • 10Lepakshi

    Image Credit : Premnath Thirumalaisamy

    Distance from Bangalore: 150km

    A historic and archeological 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. Also it bears mythology significance, as the town area is believed to be where Jatayu, the brave bird from Ramayana is said to have fallen after being slayed by Ravana. The town has a huge Nandi bull etched from a single monolith rock. The ruins are known to be engineering marvels from the yesteryears.

    The Lepakshi Temple is famed for its mural paintings, the fresco of the main sanctum is largest in India. What grabs attention at Lepakshi is the minute details involved in the carvings and superbly sculpted pillars found all around the area. Should time be on your side, visit nearby Dharmavaram (silk weaving units), Hindupur (elegant cotton weaves), and Puttaparthi (famed pilgrim town).

  • 11Hogenakkal

    Image Credit : Praveen

    Distance from Bangalore: 180km

    En route in direction of Tamil Nadu from Bangalore lie some interesting getaways that make great weekend travel bytes. 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.

    The landscape along the drive is somewhat typical of Tamil Nadu, plentiful banana and coconut plantations adorn the view. The falls throw themselves out of a rocky terrain emitting white smoke giving its name (Hoge = smoke, kal = stone). The surrounding hills are dotted by green vegetation and are peppered with shrines. The Cauvery around here also is conducive to coracle rides along the canyon. Pack a picnic basket along and you’ve a stunner of a weekend on hand.

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  • 12BR Hills

    BR Hills
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    If you are in Bangalore you would definitely have that thought of heading out for a perfect bike trip. Another fascinating destination near Bangalore within 200 kms is the BR Hills which is a must see destination for you. This is just the right bike trips from Bangalore which you should take. The Biligiriranga slopes, or the BR Hill as they are better known, are a touch of paradise between the Western and the Eastern Ghats, with a great flower decent variety and a huge assortment of fauna too.

    Its rich regular excellence is home to various fascinating creatures and fowls, and one can spend the most charming circumstances here detecting these. The spots which you should visit while here are the Dodda Sampide Mara which implies huge Champak tree and is an otherworldly site which holds a thousand-year-old tree, Biligiri Rangaswamy temple, an espresso home and BRT natural life asylum.

    The landscape here will likewise give you a chance to enjoy different kinds of activities like trekking, river rafting, and fishing.  One can also buy some local artifacts and handicrafts popular here.

    Route Map: Bangalore – Ramanagara- Channapatna- Madurru- Kollegal – BR Hills.

    Distance from Bangalore: BR Hills is located at a distance of 182 km from Bangalore.

  • Road trips between 200 to 300 km from Bangalore

  • 13Coorg

    Distance from Bangalore: 280km

    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. Brilliant weather, fantastic landscape, and mostly a charming weather are a few uninvited co-passengers one wouldn’t mind tagging along to Coorg.

    Hit the Mysore highway, take a deviation after Srirangapatna without entering Mysore city as a direction. Pass by Ranganathittu, drive along canals of the Cauvery supporting sugarcane and paddy patches on either side of the road. This stretch of SH88 is narrow, zigzag and wonderful.

    One can also include a detour to KRS Dam and Brindavan Gardens on this route’s itinerary. Tiny towns, cities in the making dot the drive up to Kushalnagar. Friendly neighbourhood, Coffee Day outlets bring in a sense of familiarity. Another quick stop by is Bylakuppe before touching Kushalnagar. The entry to the oldest and largest Tibetan settlement in India is marked by colourful prayer flags. After Kushalnagar is a climb to Madikeri and the road is made of steep climbs and drops passing through a forest area.

    Some of the Popular Treks in Coorg:

    1) Tadiyandamol Trek

    2) Nishani Motte Trek

    Offbeat Stays in Coorg:

    1) Camping in Madikeri

    2) Camping in Gonikoppa

    3) Camping in Nangala Village

    Places to See: Must visit attractions of Coorg

    Things to do: Must do activities in Coorg

    Resorts: Best resorts in Coorg to stay

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  • 14Chikmagalur


    While you are in Bangalore you are definitely looking for that amazing road trip. Another road trip from Bangalore which you should take is to Chikamagalur. Arranged at the foothills of the Mullyanagiri ranges, it is an extraordinary fascination for trekkers and those wishing to encounter the tranquil mood of the city. Alternate attractions that the town brings to you are Mullain Giri, the most elevated top in Karnataka, Jamia Mosque, Kondadarama Temple, St Joseph's Cathedrals well as the Siddheshwara temple, which is recently close-by.

    The waterfalls of this locale likewise have pulled in a lot of explorers from far and wide. There are numerous waterfalls situated in this area like the acclaimed Hebbe falls, Shanti waterfalls and a few others. This will be an exciting summer road trips from Bangalore those who are planning to beat the summer heat. Chikmagalur is the birthplace to numerous freedom fighters, intellectuals and also poets and politicians.

    Truth be told, even Indira Gandhi once spoke to Chikmagalur in the Indian Parliament.  Get ready to feel the thrill as you hit the road with scenic views and soulful surroundings.

    Route Map: Bangalore – Yadiyu- Channarayapattana – Hassan – Belur- Chimkmagalur.

    Distance from Bangalore: Chikmagalur is located at a distance of 243 km from Bangalore.

    Places to See: Must visit attractions of Chikmagalur

    Things to do: Must do activities in Chikmagalur

    Resorts: Best resorts in Chikmagalur to stay

    Offbeat Chikmagalur Experiences:

    1) Stay At Nature Homestay In Chikmagalur, Karnataka

    2) Coffee Plantation Stay In Chikmanglur

    Estate Stay Experience In Chikmagalur

    Estate Stay Experience In Chikmagalur

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  • 15Sakleshpur

    Image Credit : George Mathew

    Distance from Bangalore: 221 km

    Find paradise at Sakleshpur, a beautiful hill town in Hassan district located on the Bangalore-MangaloreHighway. Nestled in the beautiful Western Ghats, much of its lush greenery is attributed to the coffee plantations enveloping the region.

    Fascinating mountains, pleasant weather all year round make it more of a romantic getaway around Bangalore. Trekking is of paramount here for trails offer hidden tunnels, waterfalls, and bridges. The Bisle Reserve Park is a great picnic spot to spend a beautiful day under the sun. Around Sakleshpur is Jenukal Gudda, the second tallest peak in Karnataka. Also one can visit historical and religious spots such as the star shaped Manjarabad Fort and Kukke Subrahmanya Temple.

    Offbeat Stays in Sakleshpur:

    1) Riverside Homestay In Sakleshpur

    2) Nature Stay Experience in Sakleshpur

    Homestay in Sakleshpur with Activities

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  • 16Wayanad

    Image Credit : Sarath.kuchi - flickr

    Distance from Bangalore: 270km via Bandipur

    Now here’s a queen of all road trips from Bangalore. 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.

    Mysore to Sultan Bathery is by far the most popular and busy ones. But it’s not one of regret. This is also called the Nilgiri Road and a deviation leads to Ooty too. Drive past Nanjangud and Gundalpet. Along the way, you’ll cross a gathering of the Kapila River, which poses as a good stop for some bird watching. A quick distance from Gundalpet is the border of Bandipur forest. In its vastness goes a single stretch of awesome road.

    Drive slow for a possible glimpse of wandering wildlife. The forest is closed from 9pm – 6am. The border to Kerala is marked by a tiny rivulet flowing dainty below a bridge which holds many stories. Entry to Wayanad is majestic and leaves you speechless.

    Offbeat Stays in Wayanad :

    1) Night Camping with Campfire in Wayanad
    2) Wayanad Tea Plantation Stay Experience
    3) Bon Fire and Stargazing Experience in Wayanad

    Places to See: Must visit attractions of Wayanad

    Things to do: Must do activities in Wayanad

    Resorts: Best resorts in Wayanad to stay

    Camping in Wayanad Hills at Seagot Banasura

    Camping in Wayanad Hills at Seagot Banasura

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  • 17Masinagudi

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    Distance from City: 225 Kms

    On the green foothills of Nilgiri Mountains lays a charming hill station called Masinagudi. Characteristic of the Nilgiri Landscapes, the destination harbors a medley of flora and fauna unique to the region as well as a commendable population Tiger and Elephant population. You can experience the beauties of this land via a Jeep Safari which will take you on 4x4 vehicle through the lush green landscapes, just a few hours in this open jeep and you will end up feeling refreshed and insightful!

    You can also experience a nature stay at Nilgiri Mountains in Masinagudi at a beautiful homestay near the gushing Avarhalla River, where you can experience exactly why nature is so peaceful!  Wildlife excursion at this beautiful destination is highly recommended!

    Offbeat Stays in Masinagudi:

    1) Adventure in Masinagudi

    2) Nature Stay Experience in Masinagudi

    Homestay With Camping in Masinagudi

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  • 18Bandipur


    For those of you who love to spend some time with nature and wildlife than you must definitely visit Bandipur at least once. Built up as a tiger hold in the year 1974, Bandipur National Park is outstanding for its stunning normal excellence. Loaded with an extensive variety of lovely natural life and large numbers of teak and sandalwood trees, this is the principal Biosphere Reserve of the nation and additionally the site decided for the Project Tiger.

    Arranged in Nilgiris the area is honored with a special common magnificence. The region is the living space for various creatures, for example, elephants, hornbills, deers, pythons, sloth bears, pythons, Jaguars and so on.  Together with Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala and Nagarhole National Park in the North, it makes the India's greatest biosphere prominently known as the 'Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve'.

    The Bandipur National Park possesses an extraordinary place in India's endeavours towards Eco-preservation. Make your adventure an exciting one as you witness the wildlife of this region.  Just be careful not to disturb the grazing animals there.

    Route Map: Bangalore –Madurru  - Mandya- Mysuru- Nanjanaguru- Bandipur

    Distance from Bangalore: Bandipur is located at a distance of 220.8 km from Bangalore.

    Accommodation: Best resorts and places to stay in Bandipur

  • 19Kabini

    Image Credit : sankara subramanian - flickr

    Distance from Bangalore: 220km

    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. An erstwhile hunting sojourn of the Mysore Maharaja is now one of the best wildlife spotting areas in Karnataka.

    Image Credits : Praveen

    Some of the things to do around the national park are coracle rides, jungle safari, bird watching, nature walks and simple bike rides. Easily accessible from Bangalore, it’s risen on the popularity charts because of its lush green landscape, a picturesque locale, and almost predictable sightings of large herds of pachyderm. Pegged as India’s next great jungle safari destination, a few lucky visitors have spotted leopards, langurs, spotted deer, and tigers too! 

    Where to stay: Best resorts to stay in Kabini

  • 20Horsley Hills

    Horsley Hills
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    Distance from Bangalore: 250km

    A beautiful hill station in Andhra Pradesh, Horsley Hills seem to almost kiss the clouds above. Located at an altitude of 4,000feet above sea level, the road leading to Horsley Hills bestows 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. As a Bangalore road trip, this is a perfect destination to lose oneself in nature, experience thrills of adventure sports like trekking, rock climbing and rappelling.

  • 21Ooty

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    Distance from Bangalore: 280km

    The Blue Mountains or Nilgiris abound Ooty. An erstwhile British summer getaway, even today it makes up for a good break. The place is worth visiting for the many large parks, British era bungalows, boat ride along a misty lake, botanical garden, tea estates, and the miniature train ride to the neighbouring Coonoor. Getting there is as exciting as the bustling hill town itself.

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    Drive along the Mysore state highway from Bangalore. An out-and-out picturesque drive, follow the outskirt stretch from Mysore to get on to the state highway. At the Karnataka – Tamil Nadu border is two sides of the same national reserve. You’ll pass through the thickets of Bandipur on the Karnataka side. Cross over the state border amidst jungle track to enter Masinagudi.

    Your chances of catching wildlife are equal on either side. From here on starts a climb up the ghats to Ooty. The famed stretch has 32 hairpin bends that truly is the glamour quotient of this Bangalore road trip. Though a tough drive, it throws open a canvas of natural splendour at each turn. Driving into Ooty and knowing what to expect is a phenomenal feeling.

    Places to See: Must visit attractions of Ooty

    Things to do: Must do activities in Ooty

    Resorts: Best resorts in Ooty to stay

    Trek to Sengottaraayar Malai in Coonoor near Ooty

    Trek to Sengottaraayar Malai in Coonoor near Ooty

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  • 22Agumbe

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    Distance from Bangalore: 280km

    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. Approach the highway from Bangalore towards Tumkur. This road trip from Bangalore is for the true lover of nature. Driving through some of the most pristine locales of the state to reach Agumbe is sheer pleasure.

    Known as a great prospect to trek, Agumbe is replete with high hills, waterfalls, green thickets of the Western Ghats, and some refined flora and fauna. This hidden paradise is also known as green gold in the local dialect. So evocative is the landscape that it formed the backdrop for Malgudi Days, the popular RK Narayan epic.

    Agumbe attracts outdoor activities and is surrounded by spots such as sunset point from where one can sight the Arabian Sea on a clear day, Shringeri (20km), 14th century temples, and several waterfalls - Onake Abbi, Jogigundi, Koodlu Theertha, Kunchikal and Barkana Falls.

  • Road trips beyond 300 km from Bangalore

  • 23Kudremukh

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    Distance from Bangalore: 350km

    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. Along the route falls Belur. If time permits, visit the historic ruins from once a glorious past of the Hoysala dynasty.

    Entry into Kudremukh (horse face hills) is from Kalasa. Although Kudremukh is a deserted town, it’s a must do a weekend getaway. With thick blankets of the Shola in full glory, these hills also showcase Arabian Sea at a distance.

    Of the things to do around here other than obvious Kudremukh trek, you could visit the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kudremukh National Park entitled as Global Tiger Conservation centres. The lush green grasslands and cascading waterfalls such as Hebbe and Kalahatti are must see locations.

    Trek to Kudremukh in Chikmagalur

    Trek to Kudremukh in Chikmagalur

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  • 24Pondicherry

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    If you are looking for some fun filled bike trips from Bangalore then Pondicherry is the perfect option for you. Puducherry, a previous French settlement is extraordinary compared to other spots to get a glimpse of the colonial heritage with its paths having little yellow walled houses alongside French bistros serving delectable steaks. Pondicherry, now referred to as Puducherry and generally alluded as just Pondy, is one of the seven Union Territories of India.

    The more seasoned piece of Pondicherry is a glaring difference to the encompassing South Indian urban communities with little houses, inns, bistros, road side shops pitching a substitute universe of French to the Indians. Blessed with scenic beaches and amazing surrounding this destination attracts a lot of tourist around the world. The town's Auroville with the popular Shri Aurobindo Ashram is another unmistakable motivation behind why individuals come here.

    Pondicherry is an inside to take in the speciality of yoga, contemplation and most profound sense of being. The sustenance, the brew, the shorelines, the ashrams, the serene noticeable all around, the blustery shores, Pondicherry has a shading for everybody.

    Route Map: Bangalore-Krishnagiri-Kanchipuram-Mahaballipuram-Pondicherry.

    Distance from Bangalore: Pondicherry is located at a distance of 311 km from Bangalore.

    Places to See: Must visit attractions of Pondicherry

    Things to do: Must do activities in Pondicherry

    Resorts: Best resorts in Pondicherry to stay

  • 25Dandeli

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    If you are adventure seekers and looking for some thrilling activity than Dandeli is a must visit destination for you. This is another of the best road trips from Bangalore which you should take. Dandeli is a perfect get-away goal in north Karnataka for the ones who cherish nature. It offers travelers an exceptional blend of beautiful excellence. The cutting edge town on the stream is encompassed by deciduous forest and a renowned wildlife habitat where rare animals and winged creatures wander in profound valleys and uneven landscape.

    Dandeli offers a white water rafting, night camps, nature walks, boating, bird watching, tiger and crocodile spotting and angling. One can also alongside arrange picnics, eco-tourism, and trek to the nearby caves and temples of this region. The Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is another component of fervour that the place brings to the table where one can spot Bisons and Black Panthers. Get ready to discover some of the unknown parts of this region. Feel the thrill as you move to and fro while enjoying the white water rafting.

    Route Map: Bangalore – Tumakuru – Devangere- Dandeli.

    Distance from Bangalore: Dandeli is located at a distance of 462 km from Bangalore.

    Where to Stay: Best resorts in Dandeli to stay

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    Adventure Jungle Stay in Dandeli

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  • 26Hampi

    Image Credit : Roehan Rengadurai - Flickr

    Distance from Bangalore: 350km

    Hampi is now a sought-after destination for a bike trip from Bangalore. You will be using the NH4 from Bangalore to Chitradurga. From here take the bypass to Hospet leading to Hampi. The road taken is dry, arid and not something to rave about. But at the journey’s end lies the fabled city of Hampi; one with a golden era, of richness and pride, of culture and thriving trade.

    A world heritage site, Hampi is set against a striking landscape made of large rocky boulders and dotted with banana plantations. Surreal and enthralling, the city’s past paradise and glory can only be imagined from the splendid remains of palaces and gateways of the broken city. Very difficult to single out a few monuments to add to the checkout list, but the enamouring Stone Chariot, towering Virupaksha Temple, innumerable royal units, and mindboggling stone statues make it a superb gem in what South India has to offer to the world.

  • 27Calicut

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    Distance from Bangalore: 365km

    Or Kozhikode as Calicut is locally known, catapulted to world knowledge because of Vasco-da-Gama. Once a popular trade route, this North Kerala city on the Malabar Coast is more than a decent bargain for a quick road trip from Bangalore.

    The charming coastal city can be reached from Bangalore via Mysore taking more than one route option. Perhaps the best one to take would be the picture perfect drive through Wayanad, Vythiri and descending down the Western Ghats to reach the beach city. Lush green countryside, serene beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers and hills make Kozhikode a popular destination.  

  • 28Badami

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    Distance from Bangalore: 400km

    This one is a long-drive and requires grit and determination with absolute focus on the destination. Driving through North Karnataka is not as picturesque as its greener siblings such as Shimoga, Hassan, Chikmagalur, which are more popular.

    If you are one to revisit an era gone by, take on history, understand the engineering skills of empires gone by and then head to Badami. It’s not disappointing. Capital of the famous Chalukya Dynasty that ruled Karnataka from 6th – 12th century, Badami is situated at the mouth of a beautiful ravine, flanked on either side by beautiful sandstone hills.

    These hills are studded with a set of four cave temples carved out of soft sandstone. Of the four caves, three are dedicated to Hindus and the fourth is a Jain Temple.

  • 29Shimoga ( Kodachadri )

    Shimoga ( Kodachadri )
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    While you are in Bangalore most of you might have come up with the idea of bike trips. Riding your bike through the verdant beauty, the scenic road is something which you would definitely want to experience. As there are a number of bike trips from Bangalore but your bike trip to Shimoga will be the best. With nature in its full sprout, the town of Shimoga has been a home to many dynasties and kingdom.

    Saturated with rich heritage and culture, this principle city of Shimoga District gets its name from the words 'Shiv-Mukha' meaning 'Face of Lord Shiva'. Pressed with a few wonders of nature in the type of pleasant scene, ravishing waterfalls, gorgeous waterfalls, mystical temples and lush green surroundings the beauty of this place will completely charm you. With four streams specifically Sharavathi, Kumudavath, Tungabhadra and Varada advancing into the city, sputtering and foaming adds enchanted appeal to the region.

    Lovely climate, hill, an abundance of areca nuts and an interminable rundown of attractions have made this place an unquestionable visit for the ones who are looking for a vacation.

    Route Map: Bangalore – Tumakuru – Tiptur- Kadur- Bhadravati- Shimoga

    Distance from Bangalore: Shimoga is located at a distance of 311 km from Bangalore.

    Places to See: Must visit attractions of Shimoga

    Kodachadri Peak Trek in Shimoga

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  • 30Kodaikanal

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    Distance from Bangalore: 450km

    The shortest distance from Bangalore to Kodaikanal is around 450 km via NH7 and the Salem-Ernakulam Highway which passes through Bhavani, Dharapuram and Palani. Over 9 hours you’ll be cruising through well-tarred stretches that help cover the long distance.

    Kodaikanal considered princess among hill stations is true to its word; dainty, misty-filled, and gorgeous with all the slopes of the Shola gliding down to the lake centre. It is a spectacular destination with greenery stroked all around, astounding sightseeing, and waterfalls.

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    There are a number of things there: boat rides for instance from the Boat Club, Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, bicycle rides through mountain roads, and a morning walk to the Caoker's Walk to witness the rare and attractive phenomena of Brocken spectre.

    Two Day Trek to Kodaikanal Palani Hills from Bangalore

    Two Day Trek to Kodaikanal Palani Hills from Bangalore

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  • 31Kochi

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    Distance from Bangalore: 500km

    The very fact that Kochi means several things to most Bangaloreans, is why the serene city makes its mark felt. This road trip from Bangalore gives a stiff dose of regular stretches to wonderful patches to greenery distinct to God’s Own Country. The highway has its own trademarked pit stops encouraging the long journey.

    The drive would take over 10 hours. Kochi is chequered with a contemporary metropolis appeal with a deep historic rooting. Alongside the commercial trendy outlook, Kochi is a fine destination to explore. The tropical coast boasts of Portuguese, Jewish, and British culture evident in key places like Fort Kochi. A Jewish settlement with a typical setting is famous for its Pardesi Synagoge (1568), Mattancherry Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets and more exuding an aura unlike the usual.

    Places to See: Must visit attractions of Kochi

    Things to do: Must do activities in Kochi

    Resorts: Best resorts in Kochi to stay

  • 32Karwar

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    Distance from Bangalore: 552 Kms

    If driving to this side of the state, take the Bangalore-Tumkur way on NH7. Drive past the city traffic to long stretches of calm, still outdoor picture to enter one of Karnataka’s green locations. This can be an inspiring trip and be routed as wished.

    This recommendation is to explore the Shimoga district known for its tropical greenery and abundance of nature before hitting the coast. A detour to Jog Falls, the highest un-tiered waterfalls in India as it drops directly and does not stream on to the rocks. Made of 4 magnificently unique fall forms, the sight is unforgettable and astounding.

    The drive from here to the beach town of Karwar is pleasurable and of mountain terrain. Karwar is one of the must visit beaches in India. Devbagh Island is beautifully located at the junction where River Kali meets the Arabian Sea. A weekend around the region can be enjoyed with boat rides, underwater sightings, trekking, and water sports. 

  • 33Goa

    When it comes to an exciting beach holiday the first place that shot to your mind is Goa. Well, there is no denying the fact that this destination is the perfect holiday goal for a lot of travelers. With the beckoning beach, stunning sunsets, Goan cuisine and a number of activities this destination will enormously charm you.  Perfectly tucked into the Western shoreline of India, Goa is the state connected most with touristy shorelines, an event nightlife and more than 300-year old Portuguese design.

    Unmistakably not quite the same as others Goa has trademark brilliant houses, lavish green fields and a soothing environment. The enchanting towns of Goa are perfect for a laid back morning walk or a purposeless night walk. North and South districts of the place are strikingly extraordinary the former cultural hub with traditional eateries and markets, while the last makes for a charming getaway with its 5-star inns, private shorelines and a blend of white sand and clean blue water. Under the star-loaded skies, you will never have enough of this place.

    Route Map: Bangalore-Tumkur-Shimoga-Sagar-Talguppa-Honnavar-Karwar-Panjim

    Distance from Bangalore: Goa is located at a distance of 648 km from Bangalore.

    Places to See: Must visit attractions of Goa

    Things to do: Must do activities in Goa

    Resorts: Best resorts in Goa to stay

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