5 Memorable Road Trips From Bangalore
Road trips are the best way to live in the moment - it provides an opportunity to cherish the journey more than the destination. Such trips are an amazing getaway for people who like exploring offbeat paths. If you are a person who prefers freedom, flexibility, comfort, and hygiene when it comes to travel, then road trips in your own car are the best bet for you. In this post, I will share our 5 memorable road trips from Bangalore that we enjoyed together as a family.
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Road trips are my favourite way to travel. And when it comes to family holidays, it gives us the chance to be more spontaneous and take responsibility for our own travel itinerary. In my opinion, there is perhaps a no better and more affordable way to see a place than to explore it by car. Road trips also provide an opportunity to cherish the journey more than the destination. If you are a person who prefers freedom, flexibility, comfort, and hygiene when it comes to travel, then road trips in your own car are the best bet for you. In this post, I will share our 5 memorable road trips from Bangalore that we enjoyed together as a family.
The best part about being in Bangalore is that not only the city is the IT hub of India, but it is also surrounded by many beautiful attractions and serene places. Which in turn, means that you can go to amazing places by just hitting the road. Here are, again, 5 places that you can visit by enjoying a memorable road trip with your family or friends:
Located along the Cauvery river in Kanakapura district in Karnataka, Mekedatu is just 100 km from Bengaluru and is a great place for a one day trip. At this point, the river Cauvery flows through a deep and narrow gorge. Mekedatu means ‘goat’s leap’ in the Kannada language. It is believed that the name came from an incident a long time ago when herdsmen witnessed a goat being chased by a tiger. The goat made a desperate attempt to save its life by leaping from one side of the gorge and managed to cross over the raging river below.
Places to visit
Kallahalli Sri Srinivasa Temple
The Sangama – Confluence of Arkavathi and Kaveri rivers
River Cauvery gushing through the deep and narrow gorge in Mekadatu, Karnataka.
If you are looking for a one day trip from Bangalore and want to spend some quality time with your family and friends, then Mekedatu is a great place to visit.
Coorg – also known as Kodagu – is a tranquil rural district cradled in the Western Ghats in southern Karnataka. It is 264 km from Bangalore and also a perfect place for a pleasant road trip. Coorg experiences monsoons from June till September and often receives heavy showers, which increases the beauty of this place manifolds. It is also known as one of the best hill stations in southern India and is rather famous as “Scotland of India” because the climate and the landscapes are similar to Scotland.
Places to visit
Namdroling Monastery (Golden Temple)
Dubare Elephant Camp
Monks at their living quarters
Coorg Raja’s Seat view
Dubare elephant camp
Coorg offers a lot to its visitors. If you want to pick coffee berries on tour around a coffee plantation and want to witness lush greenery and spectacular landscapes, then Coorg is the right place to go.
Chikmagalur is one of the most serene and beautiful destinations in Karnataka. Located at a distance of 245 km from Bangalore, it is one of the most popular places to enjoy picturesque landscapes and soak in the natural beauty. It is also known for its sprawling coffee plantations. While in Chikmagalur, you can also visit numerous temples including the Sharadamba Temple, Vidyashankara Temple, Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple, and Amruteshwar Temple.
Places to visit
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
Mahatma Gandhi Park
After visiting Chikmagalur, I can say that it is one of the best places in Karnataka for a tranquil retreat. This place has a lot to offer to its visitors - lush green mountains, picturesque trekking trails, cascading waterfalls, and mystical temples. If you are a real nature lover, then there is no better place than the verdant hills of Chikmagalur.
Are you looking for the best road trip experience while in Bangalore? And that too from one state to another which only takes five to six hours to reach? I would suggest you take a road trip from Bangalore to Wayanad, Kerala. One of the prominent reasons to choose Wayanad is that it shares its border with Karnataka. It is also easily accessible via National and State Highways.
Located at a distance of about 282 km from Bangalore, Wayanad is a hill station and one of Kerala’s least populous district. The name Wayanad has been derived from the expression vayal nadu – the village of paddy fields. Embellished with misty mountains, splendid forests, pristine rivers, and cascading waterfalls, Wayanad is also home to a few wildlife sanctuaries, tall hills, and tea estates.
Wayanad not only offers visual sights, but it also has some historical stories to tell. Pictorial carvings, on the walls of the Edakkal caves, are the archaeological evidence of its historical background since the Neolithic and Mesolithic age. Ancient temples enclosed with mountains and forests surely adds more charm to this region.
Places to visit
Banasura Sagar Dam
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Banasura Sagar Dam
Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary
Carvings at Edakkal Cave
We enjoyed scenic beauty, visited an ancient temple, carvings and paintings in the caves. A safari through the deep green forest was a thrilling experience for us. On top of that, we had the best authentic Kerala food there. According to my experience, Wayanad is a perfect destination for nature lovers, photographers, adventures, trekkers, history lovers and family holidays.
Bangalore to Mysuru is one of the most popular road trips in India. At a distance of just 140 km from Bangalore, Mysore or Mysuru has always enchanted travellers with its magnificent palaces, beautiful gardens and rich cultural heritage. It’s a beautiful and clean city famous for its silk, the Dasara festival, and a thriving sandalwood and incense centre. Do not forget to try Mysore Masala Dosa and Mysore Pak during your visit.
Place to visit
Memory world Max Museum
St. Philomena church
Chamundi Hills and Chamundeshwari Temple
What are your most memorable road trips? Share your wonderful experience in the comment section!
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