The joy of taking a road trip is unlike any other travel experience, and your favourite ride-hailing company, Uber is here to make your outstation travels easier than ever before. Connecting the most famous tourist destinations in South India, Uber caters to your sudden road trip cravings and how! No matter the time of the day, if you've got the sudden urge to take a trip, all you have to do is book an Uber and you're good to go. There's no need to spend hours pre-planning your trip, you can head out anywhere, anytime!
With Uber's outstation services, there's is no stopping you from comfortably exploring the tea-gardens of Munnar or lounging by the tranquil lagoons of Alleppey! Here are a few connecting routes that will inspire you to plan a road trip soon:
1. Bengaluru - Mysore
Mysore is a quaint town whose old-world charm will wrap you in its warm embrace. Located at a comfortable distance of 150 km from Bangalore, it makes for an ideal weekend getaway. The journey between the two destinations is a breathtaking one as it takes you through scenic towns, tiny villages and temples, offering a glimpse into the quintessential everyday life of Karnataka. The route also takes you through fantastic restaurants where you can enjoy delicacies such as Maddur Vada. Relax comfortably in your Uber and enjoy the countryside views this route has to offer.
Recommended route: Bengaluru – Bidadi – Madduru – Srirangpatna – Mysore
Ride time: 4 -5 hours
2. Kochi - Munnar
As your Uber trails through winding roads and pristine rolling hills, you'll realise why this region is time and again compared with Switzerland. The road trip from Kochi to Munnar, both of which are arguably the two most beautiful destinations of South India, is a treat for the eyes. Enjoy butter-smooth roads, stunning views of mountains, the valley and the occasional waterfall. This road trip is sure to go down as your favourite in India.
Recommended route: Kochi – Thiruvankulam – Muvattupuzha – Kothamangalam – Munnar
Ride time: 4 hours
3. Thiruvananthapuram - Varkala
Want to skip the over-crowded beaches of Thiruvanthapuram and visit a secluded beach where you can sunbathe and play with the waves till your heart's content? Grab an Uber to Varkala, which is the most comfortable and convenient way to get to the beach town. Uber allows you the freedom to leave in the wee hours of the morning, so you can take a day trip and return to the comfort of your room by night with ease. The road will go along the coast, and the sapphire-blue ocean will play hide and seek with you throughout the way.
Recommended route: Thiruvanthapuram – Kadinamkulam – Chitayinkeezhu –Vetoor – Varkala
Ride time: 1.5 hours
4. Thrissur- Coimbatore
Coimbatore is an exquisite town surrounded by the mountains of Western Ghats on one side and reserve forests of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve on the other. It goes without saying that the route from Thrissur to Coimbatore is a sight for sore eyes. If you fancy the feeling of driving surrounded by the wild, you will relish this drive. This is an Uber ride you will surely not forget.
Recommended route: Thrissur – Wadakkanchery – Ottapalam –Walayar – Malumichampatti – Coimbatore
Ride time: 3.25 hours
5. Coimbatore - Ooty
Let Uber take you on one of the most popular routes in South India that has been hailed as the ultimate Nilgiris road trip. Ideal for a weekend getaway, the route from Coimbatore to Ooty will offer you an experience of driving through the Himalayas! The winding roads and hairpin bends are exciting especially if you love a good challenge. The panoramic views of the valley will keep you mesmerised throughout the way.
Recommended route: Coimbatore – Gudalur – Mattupalayam –Coonoor – Ooty
Ride time: 2 hours
6. Mangalore - Coorg
Situated only 151 km away from Mangalore, Coorg is known for offering enchanting views of the Western Ghats, valleys blanketed in colourful flowers, mighty forests and rice paddies. It's no wonder that the preferred way of travelling between the two destinations is by road. You will spot fantastical views from every other turn which will compel you to take breaks to soak in the region's unique beauty.
Recommended route: Mangalore – Kalladka – Puttur – Sullia – Mandikeri
Ride time: 3.5 hours
If you're someone who gets the ultimate adrenaline rush when your car tugs along a new road, towards a destination you've never been to before, you have to experience travelling outstation with Uber. Uber will conveniently take you across cities, making travelling safer, easier and hassle-free. Now, even your last-minute travel plans will see the light of day.
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