Sringeri is located at a distance of about 330 km from Bangalore. Being a major religious township of Karnataka, Sringeri is well-connected to Bangalore by roadways. The best way to reach Sringeri from Bangalore is by car. The places covered on the journey are Bangalore-68 km->Tumkur-73 km->Tiptur-66 km->Kadur-40 km->Chikmagalur-12 km->Machagondanahalli-62 km->Koppa-24 km->Sringeri. Driving to Sringeri is the best way to enjoy the scenic beauty of Western Ghats. Indian Oil, HP and Bharat Petroleum pumps are located en route. You will also come across various restaurants and small food joints along the way. There is a Cafe Coffee Day on State Highway 64.
Transport options from Bangalore to Sringeri
Bangalore to Sringeri By Car: Take a car or hire a cab from Bangalore to Sringeri, a journey of about 6 hours. The cost of cabs ranges from INR 8 to INR 24, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for groups and for families travelling with senior citizens and kids.
Bangalore to Sringeri By Bus: Take a direct bus from Bangalore to Sringeri, a journey of about 8 hours. Many private and KSRTC buses ply between Bangalore and Sringeri. The places covered during the journey bare Bangalore->Kunigal->Hassan->Belur->Chikmagalur->Sringeri. Sringeri Bus Stand is only 1 km away from Sri Sharada Peetham. You can take auto rickshaw or a cab from the bus stand to travel within the city. Suitable for individual travellers.
The bus journey was average, it took lot of time to reach Sringeri. However the journey to Sringeri Temple was comfortable. Bus staff behavior was okay. Due to technical reason the bus started late by an hour hence we reached late by late by an hour. I wish that traveller should give the vehicle for servicing while going for the long trip.
Bangalore to Hassan is an amazing drive but from Hassan to Chikamagalur the road is quite bad and from Chikmagalur to Sringeri the road is OK but not good. Be careful of big craters on the road. The road is very scenic though. You can stop at Bhadra coffee shop and try their coffee, cakes, sandwiches etc.. Very nice place to eat amid nature.
It was fun filled travel from Bangalore to Sringeri. Definitely you will love the nature at her best in Western ghats. It is always best to start early in the morning from Bangalore so that by noon/evening you can reach Sringeri. On the way you can see lots of other places.
Bangalore to Hassan has an excellent two way road; from Hassan the road was narrow but reasonably good. It takes about six hours including a 30 minute break, better start early in the morning by around 6:00 or 9:00 so that you will reach Hassan and take a 30 minutes breakfast break and on the way. If you go via Belur, please take a 30 minutes break to visit the Chennakeshava Temple and the marvellous Hoysala architecture. After Belur you will enter the Western Ghats, the scenic and picturesque coffee plantations and you will love the drive.
I traveled from Kerala and opted the route through Mangalore (with help of GPS). We started early in the morning in our own car.It was a very good experience. The roads were very good and even we can drive with out AC. There were some average restaurants on the way, don't expect a luxury one. It is better to carry food and water along with for a better stomach condition. And always top up your vehicle during refueling since availability of fuel stations are less.
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