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A Road Trip From Bangalore to Coorg via Sakleshpur

By: Akshatha Vinayak

On a Friday afternoon, you are busy finishing the work for a weekend; instantly a flash of thought in your friend's head suggests a road trip.

And that's it, your friend's idea will take the focus on the weekend's work and drag you to some green landscapes, awesome highway rides, windy roads or even mountain tops. Your thoughts will travel to some distant land in a matter of seconds.

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It is the kind of effect that a road trip will induce. Planning a road trip can be fun and the first part of the plan is obviously the place. Being in Bangalore, Madikeri ( Coorg) or Sakleshpur is one of the first ideas for your trip.

Those enchanting landscapes, beautiful Western Ghats, Coffee estates invites you to go for it. Why choose only Coorg? So, you choose both Sakleshpur and Coorg.
Finally, your plans are fixed for an extensive road trip from Bangalore to Coorg via Sakleshpur!

Kick Start From NICE Road Junction

Kick Start From NICE Road Junction

189 KM
2h 33min

Take the NICE road to reach NH48 and continue via Kunigal to Channarayapatna. Since the roads are very good, you will enjoy it even more. On the way, one can have breakfast either near Nelamangala or Kunigal road.
If you are interested, you can look around the places in Channarayapatna before continuing your journey. The famous Shravanabelagola is just 13 km and for a spiritual start one can visit Sri Lakshminarayana Temple.

Otherwise, just go straight ahead to Hassan and that will be your first tourist destination.

Photo Courtesy: Mithun Bharadwaj

Visit Belur and Halebeedu

Visit Belur and Halebeedu

Halebeedu- 32 km
Belur - 38 km

Hassan has a great historical past. The famous Belur and Halebeedu is situated in this beautiful district. Have a look around these popular monuments before heading to Sakleshpur. Hassan can be the place for your lunch-break. Post lunch, ride your way to Sakleshpur.

Photo Courtesy: Pavithrah

Land in Sakleshpur

Land in Sakleshpur

Hassan - Sakleshpur: 40 km

Sakleshpur is a hill station town in Hassan district. Popularly known as 'Poor man's Ooty', it has many tourist attractions.
By the time you reach there, the lush greenery along the way would have rejuvenated you. Mind that after Hassan, the roads are not great; still it is one of the best routes to enjoy nature and rain.
The next destination will be Manjarabad Fort!

Photo Courtesy: Mithun Bharadwaj

Manjarabad Fort and Bisle ghat

Manjarabad Fort and Bisle ghat

Saklespur - Manjarabad Fort : 5.2 km
Manjarabad Fort - Bisle Ghat: 48 km

Manjarabad Fort was built by Tipu Sultan mainly as a defensive location. The Fort is in star shape and provides a good view of the plateau beyond Sakleshpur. There are steps leading to the view point in the middle of the fort. You can climb to reach the view point if you are up for it.
Next tourist spot is Bisle Ghat
Around 5km from Bisle village towards Kukke Subramanya, there is Bisle Ghat. From Bisle view point, one can see the exquisite mountain ranges of 3 districts: Kumara Parvatha, Pushpa giri and Dotta Betta.

Photo Courtesy: Mithun Bhardwaj

Travel to Mallalli Falls

Travel to Mallalli Falls

Bisle Ghat - Mallalli Falls: 28.6 km

Mallalli Falls is located in the foothills of Pushpagiri mountains. The water in the falls will there only during monsoon and not in other seasons. The Kumaradhara river is the watercourse of Mallali falls which flows through Kukke Subramanya to reach netravati river.
This water fall is a bliss to watch and should not be missed. However, watch out for leeches when you visit this place.
After Mallalli falls you can return to Bangalore or continue the awesome journey to the beautiful Coorg.

Photo Courtesy: Mithun Bharadwaj

Stay at Coorg

Stay at Coorg

Mallalli Falls - Coorg : 71.1 km

You can rest in Coorg that night. The next day, visit the places around Coorg and return to Bangalore by night.

This road trip will be memorable as you get to travel in the most beautiful places of Karnataka. So, make time for a fun filled weekend.

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