The distance between Bangalore and Coorg, is almost 260 km. It takes a little more than five hours, to reach Coorg from Banagalore, by road. There are no direct trains running between these two stations, so the best way to reach Coorg from Bangalore, is by driving. The route is as follows: Bangalore Bidadi Ramanagaram Chennapatna Maddur Mandya Srirangapatna Mysore - Yelwal Hunsur Kempalapura Piriyapatna Bylakuppe Kushalnagara Suntikoppa MadikeriCoorg. One can avoid entering Mysore City and escape the traffic by taking a bypass from Srirangapatna. Barring a 30 km stretch, just before reaching Coorg and the bypass, the road is in excellent condition.
Transport options from Bangalore to Coorg
Bangalore to Coorg By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car from Bangalore to drive down to Coorg, which takes around 5 hours. Approximate cost of cab ranges from INR10 to INR25 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. It is an ideal option for families and group travellers.
Bangalore to Coorg By Bus: Take a direct bus from Bangalore to Coorg that takes around 6 hours. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Bus Stand of Coorg is located in the city centre. Ideal for individual travellers and backpackers as it is economical.
Bangalore to Coorg By Train: Take a direct train from Bangalore to Mysore, the nearest railway station, which takes about 3 hours. From Mysore railway station, take a direct bus or hire a cab to Coorg. Not recommended as it is time consuming and costlier.
The travel, while going was good but on the way back it was horrible because the traffic on the Mysore Bangalore highway was horrible being a long weekend. Advice not to travel on this route on weekends. Please avoid otherwise the journey was ok. Don't need to carry any food because everything is available enroute.
It was quite a good experience but our driver didn't understand neither Hindi nor English properly and he was not aware about the route too. So we faced so much difficulty during visit, so it's my advice that while travelling there please ensure that driver is aware about the places you want to visit. Otherwise it was going to be too much difficult for you to enjoy journey.
The place is awesome. Its chill almost throughout the year. Nice place for a weekend getaway. It might rain at times, so make sure you take an umbrella along with you. Good road for a long drive as well. On the whole a very good experience..
We were 5 people and we booked an Innova. Roads are nice and clean, well-maintained. It's better to start very early in the morning, say by 3 am, as Kushalnagar is 5 hours from Benagluru. You can reach there, get fresh and have the whole day for your sightseeing.
250 km of pure bliss. True roads where you can drive without clutch. Road signs everywhere. Well marked hill roads, comfortable yet exciting bends and inclines, crisp air and coffee lines hugging your car. That is in a nutshell the drive to Coorg.
As already stated, there is not too much challenge, so a hatchback would do just fine. The drive is not adventurous, but relaxing, true to the place Coorg itself.
If you have already done the Mysore route then you can skip Srirangapatnam and Brindavan garden. But you cannot miss the Bylakuppe - the largest Tibetan settlement in the world, their monasteries (specially the golden temple), their street-side momos, Nisargadhama falls. If you are the adventurous sort spend a day and Dubare elephant camp (on the way to Madikeri itself) and insist on staying in the Jungle lodge property, right in the heart of the jungle.
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