Once the famous garden city has now changed into silicon city. People here lead a busy life and surely need a break! For such people, there are several destinations around the city. And you should also try these road trips from Bangalore for a refreshing time.
Some tourist places are near and at a 1 or 2 hours distance from Bangalore. And there are many destinations which can be covered in a day from the city. Bangalore to Mysore, Coorg, Nandi hills, etc. are the popular weekend trips. They're worth exploring and should never be missed!
Best Time: Year-round destination
An early morning drive from Bangalore to Nandi Hills will fill you with lots of memories. The hill station is a beauty; offers a mystical view of sun rise and sunset.
Route: Bangalore - Devanahalli - Nandi Hills
Photo Courtesy: Rambled musings
Best Time: Anytime
Mysore is popular weekend getaway from Bangalore. The enchanting aura of this city and tourist places attracts many. Road trip from Bangalore to Mysore is one of the best ones. You can also cover Srirangapatna on your way to Mysore or while coming back.
Route: Bangalore - Mandhya - Mysore
Photo Courtesy: Navaneeth KN
Best Time: November - February
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 magical tourist spot and ideal for weekend trips.
Route: Bangalore- Mandya - Mysore -Bandipur
Photo Courtesy: Ravi Jandhyala
Best Time: October - March
Skandagiri is one of the best trekking spots near Bangalore. It is situated in a village at Chikkaballapur. The view from the top is scenic and one can also go for night trekking here.
Route: Bangalore - NH7 (Hyderabad - Bangalore Highway) Off Bellary road.
Photo Courtesy: Kalyan Kanuri
Best Time: November-February
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.
Route: Bangalore - Mysore - Bandipur - Masinagudi
Photo Courtesy: Alosh Bennett
Best Time: October - February
Mekedaatu is a rocky ravine where a stream of river Kaveri cuts across these rocks. It is one of the famous weekend getaways from Bangalore. Sangama is another place near to it where river Arkavathi merges with river Kaveri. Even Shivanasamudra waterfalls is near Mekedaatu.
Route: Bangalore - Kanakapura - Mekedaatu
Photo Courtesy: Nagarjun Kandukuru
Best Time: All Seasons except monsoon
The mystic hill station of Coorg is very popular in Karnataka. The coffee plantations, waterfalls and the Western Ghats drenches it with beauty. A road trip from Bangalore to Coorg via Sakleshpur is also an interesting idea!
Route: Bangalore - Hunsur - Bylakuppe - Kushalnagara - Coorg
Photo Courtesy: kiran kumar
Season: November - March
Kaveri river basin at Muthathi is pristine and calm. A day's trip to Muthathi and Bheemeshwari is a good one. In Bheemeshwari tourists can try some adventure activities and also fishing.
Route: Bangalore - Sathanuru - Muthathi
Photo Courtesy: Ashwin Kumar
Best Time: Any time except rainy season
The famous hill station of Ooty is alluring. It is one of the most frequented destinations in Tamil Nadu. A drive from Bangalore to Ooty is picturesque and thrilling!
Route: Bangalore - Mysore - Masinagudi - Ooty
Photo Courtesy: Dibesh Thakuri
Best Time: June - October
Biligiri Ranga Hills is known for Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple and Wildlife Sanctuary. It is one of the best road trips from Bangalore. It has a unique vegetation which connects the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats.
Route: Bangalore - Malavalli -BR Hills
Photo Courtesy: Vijay S