Given the awesome climate, we enjoy throughout the year; there is no shortage of places you can take a road trip to. However, what plays spoilsport is the poor conditions of most of the roads. Nevertheless, there are numerous tourist destinations in close proximity and here is our pick for biking destinations for road trips ideally rooted from Bengaluru.
Slightly off the Mysore highway and situated by the River Kaveri, Shivanasamudra Falls is a scenic waterfall around 140 km from Bangalore. Reach early in the day and chill by the silvery cascade. The ride to Shivanasamudra is approximately 135 kilometers long and along the NH 209, it is a road trip from Bangalore to relish! Best Time to visit this falls is August to February.
An early morning ride from Bangalore to Nandi Hills will fill you with lots of memories. Just 60 km from Bangalore, this hill station is a beauty; offers a mystical view of sunrise and sunset. This beautiful destination is a Year-round visit destination.
Chamundi Hills, Mysore
Mysore is a popular weekend getaway from Bangalore. The enchanting aura of this city and tourist places attracts many. Road trip from Bangalore to Mysore of 180km is one of the best ones. You can also cover Srirangapatna on your way to Mysore or while coming back.
Climb, camp, chill! Just 60 kilometers away from Bangalore, Savandurga is one of the good road trips from Bangalore to calm those jittery nerves! The roads are good overall, apart from a few stretches on and off. The Best time to visit this place is November to May.
Fancy some fresh fish, nature’s beauty and a sweet ride? Drive to Bheemeshwari and relish the fine pickings of one of the top fishing destinations of the region! You can experience a vast range of adventure activities such as Zip-Line, Burma Loops, Parallel Walk, Elephant Walk, Rappelling, Kayaking, and Coracle Ride to give your daily schedule that burst of adventure and adrenaline. The roads are well kept and dotted with rest-stops and petrol pumps alike, so this 2-hour drive doesn’t seem like much! Best time to visit is August to February.
Located at the confluence of the two rivers Arkavathy and Cauvery, Sangam is one of the ideal road trips from Bangalore. The rivers rushing and gushing through the smooth granite rocks make a very picturesque sight. Arkavathy Dam and other picnic spots are located quite close to this place and are popular among tourists. Road conditions are said to be decent and the best time to visit is During the Summer and Monsoon seasons.
Sakleshpur is a small hill station located in the Hassan district of Karnataka. It’s a very lush, green place, owing to the fact that it is situated in the Western Ghats and is famous for its coffee plantations. With plenty of scenic beauty, Sakleshpur is a perfect spot for trekking and adventure activities. Add to it the perfect, year-round weather and that makes it an ideal road trip destination from Bangalore.
Popularly known as just BR Hills, this place is located in the South Eastern part of Karnataka, sharing a border with Tamil Nadu. Located at the confluence of the Eastern and Western Ghats, one can find a mingling of two different kinds of ecosystems.
Most of the area is a part of a protected Tiger Reserve, i.e. the Biligiri Rangaswamy Sanctuary, making it a perfect destination for nature and wildlife lovers and for anyone who’s looking for a small road trip from Bangalore. The roads are very scenic, there is very little traffic and the roads are in awesome condition. It’s a year-round destination but June to November is the perfect time to visit BR Hills.
Masinagudi and Bandipur
Masinagudi is another wildlife reserve which is located near Bandipur and Mudumalai National Parks. Bangalore to Masinagudi route is a bit difficult and adventurous. There are 36 hairpin bends in this journey. It is one of the must-try road trips from Bangalore. Bandipur National Park is one of the top destinations for wildlife tourism. A scenic drive from Bangalore to Bandipur is very exciting. The forest reserve is a magical tourist spot and ideal for weekend trips.
A brilliant option for a Bangalore road trip, because it cannot be reached via direct access to public transport. The falls are created by the waters of river Kaveri, with Karnataka on one side and Tamil Nadu on the other. The falls throw themselves out of a rocky terrain emitting white smoke giving its name Hoge means smoke and kal means 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 got a stunner of a weekend on hand.
Got the lists?? So, what are you waiting for? This weekend or next vacation, take the bikes out and hit the roads. Yes, don’t forget to put on the helmets and safety kits along.
Happy Exploring, Cheers!!
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