Road trips are a doorway to possibilities and when it happens in full-swing then nothing like it. It is always a dream for riders to take a road trip but somewhere in the run, ‘where to go’ is the question that often arises. If you are in the city then we have listed 14 awesome road trips from Bangalore which we had taken off late.
Places to take Road Trips from Bangalore
The Biligirangana hill or popularly known as BR hills is situated at the confluence of the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats. Being a home to eco-systems and mountain ranges, this place gives you all the feel of green and hue at one sight. The site was declared a tiger reserved in January 2011 by the Government of Karnataka and the area is also popular for its Biligiriranganatha Swamy temple.
Distance from Bengaluru: 175 km.
As the name suggests, Bheemeshwari fishing camp is perfect for fishing and adventure. A visit to this spot will get you in a good mood the entire weekend.
Distance from Bengaluru: 107 km.
Kabini is a different and unusual honeymoon destination in Karnataka. Basically, it’s a forested area on banks of river Kabini. To reach Kabini one has to drive from Bangalore for around 275 km and experience the thrill through the forest area.
Kabini is not too crowded, couples who like the peaceful atmosphere would enjoy here, and they can walk hand in hand on the riverside, enjoy the sunset together, and even go for a relaxing couple spa.
Distance from Bengaluru: 220 km.
Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Home for romance is another name given to Ooty which is surrounded by glorifying mountains, Nilgiris. Ooty is a popular hill station in the southern part of India which offers some magnificent spots like Dodabetta. The couple can trek through the windy hilly areas, enjoy the weather, walk around together and admire the beauty of nature.
Distance from Bengaluru: 282 km.
Savandurga is roughly 60 kilometers from Bengaluru. This is a must visit place for the people who love adventure. This is one day trip thus doesn’t cost a lot of money when planning. Savandurga offers a perfect spot for taking photographs. Secondly; it is a perfect spot for trekking. This place offers a lot of memorable experiences.
Distance from Bengaluru: 51 km.
The God’s own country, Kerala is the most sought after Weekend Getaways from Bangalore. Blessed with beguiling waterfalls, historical caves, resorts, and the rich wildlife, this popular town called Wayanad is the pride of India. This is a place which is a part of forest reserve and is located on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Wherever you look at, you see the lush green and the columns of hills spread across. A legendary weekend getaway that attracts tourists from all over the world and indeed the coolest place in South India.
Distance from Bengaluru: 287 km.
Attractions: Banasura Dam, Pookot Lake, Chembra Peak, Wildlife sanctuary, Soochipara falls, Edakkal Caves, and the delicious Keralan Food.
Skandagiri (Kalavara Durga)
Trekking, exploring the rural life, embracing the clouds at the hilltop, discovering ancient ruins of the fort, and the panoramic view of nature is what makes Skandagiri appealing to you during monsoons. It is noted as local’s favorite hangout place and as it is nearby, one can easily afford their time and money for it.
Where: Nearby Nandi Hills and 3 km from Chikballapur
Distance from Bengaluru: 70 km
If there is any picturesque Getaway from Bengaluru then easily it has to be Madikeri. A hill station which is a part of Kodagu is one of the most visited places in Karnataka. It is the most delightful place ornamented by breath-taking sceneries coupled with the grand spread of vegetation all across. Madikeri is a perfect blend of various experiences and every moment spent here is an enticing actuality.
Attractions: Trekking, Chingara Falls, Namdroling Monastery, Madikeri Fort, Abbey Falls, Chelvara Falls, Tala Cauvery, Cauvery Nisargadhama, Elephant Dubare, Raja’s seat, Bhaagamandala, and Chettall.
Distance from Bengaluru – 265 km
Bandipur National Park
This is another wildlife hot spot worth checking out and especially on the weekends. Bandipur Tiger reserve is very famous as it hosts a huge number of tigers. Sounds good, doesn’t it? That’s not all; a person can spot elephants, bears, and deer among others. The best time to visit this spot is during the summer.
Distance from Bengaluru: 229 km.
Shivanasamudra Falls looks amazing when rain unleashes its power. With a fame of being called as the Niagra of Karnataka, Shivanasamudra falls outpours water like a flood. It is formed by river Cauvery which splits into two and it will plunge from the height of 320 feet after flowing through the thick forests of Karnataka. It is said to be the second biggest waterfall in India and sixteenth largest in the world. The majestic look of Shivanasamudra during Monsoons is something you should not miss being in Bengaluru.
Distance from Bengaluru – 100 km
Nine Hill Forts
How many of you have heard or read about the Nine Hillforts, also known as Navadurgas on the outskirts of Bengaluru? They all are located within a radius of 100 km craving to tell the stories of the bygone days of the city. These are said to be one of the largest monoliths in Asia and their legacy dates back to the era of kings and kingdoms.
Continue reading: Unexplored Nine-Hill Forts Near Bengaluru
Charmudi or Charmadi Ghat is one of the adventurous roads one can take for an experience beyond words and metaphors. A heavenly spot blessed with lush green and waterfalls is indeed the ‘Shaan of Karnataka.’ When we say Charmadi ghat, we are referring to the spectacular Western Ghats and the two beautiful places named Belthangdy and Mudigere.
Distance from Bengaluru: 292 km.
Continue reading- 10 Wow things about Charmadi Ghat
Experience the Off-Beat side of Mysuru
The very essence of this city is so endeared and prized that you can’t help yourself to fall in love with it. The list of things to do in Mysore has no edge and if you wish, you can just go on and on exploring the beauty of this amazing city. On a usual note, as a tourist guide, we have Mysore Palace, Jayamahal Palace, Zoo, KRS Dam, and Balmuri falls however here we have tried to list down few offbeat places in Mysore.
Distance from Bengaluru: 160 km.
Continue reading: 14 Off-beat things to do in Mysore
Bird Sanctuary is a beautiful groove to blend with nature’s best creation while flashing surprises at birds of different nature, all at one place. It is a wildlife refuge designed to protect bird species thereby preventing them from becoming endangered or extinct. Sanctuary is an amazing concept and one should be truly fortunate to witness and experience the nuances of this natural artistry.
Continue reading: 4 Bird Sanctuaries near Bengaluru
If there is any monsoon place which is in near proximity to Bengaluru then it is Sakleshpura. Check our the below video to know about the things to do in Sakleshpura.
So, these were a few noted places made for Road trips from Bangalore.
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