4 Adventurous, 5 Romantic & 2 Historical Road Trips from Bangalore

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Bangalore, the garden city, is blessed with beautiful places to escape on weekends. You leave in any direction, you will get the natural and historic beauty surrounding you. Plan a road trip either with friends or your loved ones, this will give an equal thrill to the mundane life of our very own ‘silicon city’.

1. Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills at foggy morning

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Distance from Bangalore- 60Kms

The nearest and one of the most popular hill stations from Bangalore, Nandi hill is famous for the sunrises and sunsets.

Nandi Hills

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Places to visit

Tipu's Summer Palace and Fort

• Secret Escape Route

• Gavi Veerbhadra Swamy temple

2. Shivanasamudram and Chunchi Falls

Shivanasamudram Falls

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Distance from Bangalore- 135Kms

Truly a visual delight in monsoon, these two falls along with ‘Mekadatu’ is a must watch for Bangalore. Please follow the link ‘https://www.tripoto.com/trip/a-biketrip-to-shivanasamudram-chunchi-falls-and-sangama-in-monsoon-594e72a9d7e32’ for more details and planning.

Chunchi Falls

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Places to visit

Chunchi falls

• Sangama

• Mekadatu

• Gagana Chukki (90 metres) falls

• Bhara Chukki (69 metres) falls

3. Bheemeshwari

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Distance from Bangalore-105 Kms

Bheemeshwari is a delightful mixture of perfect wilderness and adventure. It is a perfect weekend spot for fishing, river rafting, coracle rides and relaxing in jungle camps.

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Activities to do

Trekking

• Coracle Ride

• Bird-watching

• Mountain Biking

• Zip Line

• Parallel walk/Rope walk

• Rafting

• Kayaking

4. Mysuru

Light and sound show at Mysore Palace

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Distance from Bangalore-150 Kms

Depicting a picture perfect palace and revealing History of Karnataka, this place does not need any introduction. Just pack your bag, start your bike or car and have a rendezvous with this beautiful city.

Mysore Palace

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Places to visit

Mysore Palace: Sound & light show

• Brindavan Garden: Laser Show

• Chamundi Hills

• Lalith Mahal Palace

• Mysore Zoo

5. Hogenakkal waterfalls

Hogenakkal Falls

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Distance from Bangalore-180 Kms

Situated at border of Tamilnadu and Karnataka, the Hogenakkal waterfalls remain at its zenith during monsoon. You can also plan a visit to Yercaud, a popular hill station in Tamilnadu from here.

Yercaud

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Activities to do

Body oil massage

• Taste the delicious fish fry

• Coracle ride

6. Chikamagalur

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Distance from Bangalore-243 Kms

Chikamagalur ‘the coffee land’ boasts the highest peak of Karnataka and is famous for the coffee plantation.

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Places to visit

Giridarshini

• Coffee plantations

• Trekking to Mullayyanagiri, the highest point in South Karnataka, Bababudangiri, and Kemmannagundi peaks

• Kudremukh

• Trekking to Hebbe falls

7. Ooty and Coonoor

Tea Gardens at Coonoor

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Distance from Bangalore-273 Kms

Ooty and Coonoor are the perfect weekend destinations from Bangalore. Famous for its tea garden, toy train and scenic beauty, this place definitely needs a visit to fix a meeting with mother nature.

Lake at Pine Forest

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Places to visit

Avalanche Biosphere Reserve

• Doddabetta peak

• Tea gardens

• Toy train

• Sims park (Conoor)

• Pykara lake and falls

• Shooting point

• Pine forest

• Dolphin’s nose

8. Coorg (Kodagu)

Abbey Falls

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Distance from Bangalore-264Kms

Another popular and beautiful hill station at a distance of 264 Kms from Bangalore is Coorg. Known for the coffee plantation and some scenic trekking, this place is a must to visit.

Madikeri

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Places to visit

Abbey falls

• Nagarahole - Wild Life Sanctuary

• Madikeri

• Coffee plantation

• Raja’s seat

• Tala Kaveri

9. Wayanad

Chembra Peak

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Distance from Bangalore-290Kms

Sometimes, I wonder how this small place has so much to offer. Whether you are in a mood of adventure or want some silent moments with your partner, this has got everything to offer.

Banasura Sagar Dam

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Places to visit

• Chembra peak (Heart shaped lake) trek

• Pookote Lake

• Banasura sagar (largest Earthen dam) dam and falls

• Soochipara Falls

• Meenmutty Falls

• Neelimala view points

• Tea gardens and coffee plantation

• Edakkal caves

10. Pondicherry

Promenade Beach

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Distance from Bangalore-311Kms

A perfect road trip, a beautiful journey leading to a beautiful destination… what else can you ask for. Pondicherry used to be the largest French settlement in India, flavour of which can still be felt.

Matri Mandir

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Places to visit

Paradise Beach

• Auro Beach

• Promenade Beach

• Serenity Beach

• Churches

• Roam around the city

• Matri mandir

• Sri Aurobindo Ashram

11. Hampi

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Distance from Bangalore-350Kms

Last but definitely not the least, ruins of Hampi reminds us about the glorious past of India. The magnificent capital of Vijaynagara empire, casts a magic on the visitors with its millions of boulders and live ruins.

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Places to visit

Anegundi

• Hampi utsav during month of November

• Virupaksha Temple

• Hampi Bazaar

• Monolith Bull, Lakshmi Narasimha temple

• Hemakuta Hill temples, Big Shivlinga

• Vithala Temple

• Statue of Lakshmi

• The Matanga Hill

Long weekends are knocking your door. Plan a road trip to these wonderful places and soak yourself into the beauty of nature or revisit the magnificent past of India.

Beautiful Ooty

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