The city of Bangalore has great weather and is a beautiful city. There are also abundant places around Bangalore to explore by road. If you live in Bangalore, we suggest you take road trips to the surrounding areas that are great to unwind and take a break from the city life. Here is our list of 7 beautiful road trips from Bangalore.
Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is often called the “Forgotten Empire” by historians. Hampi has the ruins of the Vijayanagar kingdom, palm trees, rocky boulders and banana plantations. See gorgeous temples, ancient monuments and soak in the natural scenery in Hampi!
Coorg, which is commonly called the “Scotland of Southern India,” is a small town about 6-5 hours from Bangalore. It’s considered to be the best hill station in south India. It’s has a stunning location in the Western Ghats and is surrounded by beautiful forests. This picturesque town has excellent weather all year round and the roads from Bangalore to Coorg are very good!
Mysore, previously known as Mysore, is best to visit between October and February. It has numerous buildings and palaces, which are of historical and cultural significance. It is the third largest city in Karnataka and is often referred to as the Cultural Capital of South Karnataka. Visit the famous Mysore Palace, which is a World Heritage site in Mysuru. Mysuru is about 3 hours away from Bangalore by road and the highway is great!
The best time to visit this beautiful hill station located in the Nilgiri mountain range is October to June. Take the Bangalore-Mysore highway and then make your way to the most popular hill station in the south by a hilly drive. We hear the drive is relaxing and the town is rejuvenating – perfect for a weekend getaway! It’s about 5-6 hours away from Bangalore by road.
Coonoor, which is famous for its tea plantations, is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris. It has great weather all year round and is 5-6 hours away from Bangalore by road. Unwind and enjoy treks, bird watching and the famous Toy Train Line while in Conoor. Roads from Bangalore to Coonoor are also supposed to be in good condition!
Pondicherry, which is an ex-French Colony is a famous travel destination because of its stunning beaches, French colonial era buildings, gorgeous churches and temples. Pondicherry also has great food and feels like a small town in Europe! Best time to visit Pondicherry is October to March. You’ll thank us once you’re there!
Yes, you can drive to Sri Lanka! Sri Lanka is on our list for its beautiful beaches, scrumptious food, vibrant people and scenic landscape. Sri Lanka offers diverse things to do and has great roads for a road trip. Once you’re in Sri Lanka, go to Colombo for a relaxed city experience or Galle for a European touch. Go surfing in Hikkaduwa or one of the many beach towns and whale watching in Merissa. There’s so much to do in Sri Lanka, we suggest you go for a few weeks.