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10 Terrific Road Trips Ideas For Bangaloreans For The Upcoming Long Weekend

10 Terrific Road Trips Ideas For Bangaloreans For The Upcoming Long Weekend

Pack you bags, fuel up your tanks and fire up the music. HolidayIQ Travellers list down 10 destinations that are perfect for road trips in the face of coming long weekend. Read on.

10 Terrific Road Trips Ideas For Bangaloreans For The Upcoming Long Weekend:

  1. Coorg (Karnataka)
  2. Ooty (Tamil Nadu)
  3. Chikmagalur (Karnataka)
  4. Wayanad (Kerala)
  5. Bandipur National Park (Karnataka)
  6. Mudumalai (Masinagudi) (Tamil Nadu)
  7. Hampi (Karnataka)
  8. Shimoga (Karnataka)
  9. Hogenakkal (Tamil Nadu)
  10. Coonoor (Tamil Nadu)

1. Coorg

Coorgsource: HolidayIQ reviewer Tinu Dalal from Bangalore shot this in Coorg

HolidayIQ Traveller Anuja Nair from Bangalore says, “Climate was very good and the road was also fine and we went via Mysore-Madikeri road and lot's of greenery was around. There was dhabas and restaurant available for food and road was quite pleasant. It took 5 hours to reach the destination and it's a nice hill station and was a relaxing trip.”

Route: 255 km via Bangalore-Mysore Rd and Mysore-Madikeri Road/SH 88.

2. Ooty

Ootysource: HolidayIQ reviwer Purna from Bangalore shot this in Ooty

HolidayIQ Traveller B n Parhi Mohapatra from Afzalpur says, “The road was quite good and not very heavy traffic except for at intermittent town areas en-route. Took a bypass without entering into Mysore city. Mysore to Ooty was quite scenic and the road has quite a few sharp bends which require good caution. On return trip took the newly constructed expressway which was quite good.”

Route: 265 km via Bangalore - Mysore Road.

3. Chikmagalur

Chikmagalursource: HolidayIQ reviewer Manoj Kumar from Bangalore shot this in chikmagalur

HolidayIQ Traveller Anitha Prabhu from Chennai says, “The experience of travelling by car was really good. The roads were good. There were many places on the way to visit so we did some impromptu breaks in between to visit a few temples and waterfalls. It was really refreshing to see the coffee and tea plantation on the way. It's better not to travel beyond 8 pm. The place in and around here are quite isolated. But overall it was a great experience and we enjoyed a lot.”

Route: 245 km via Bangalore - Mangalore Highway.

4. Wayanad

Wayanadsource: HolidayIQ reviewer Rahul Shankar from Bangalore shot this in Wayanad

HolidayIQ Traveller Rajesh Kumar Ravi from Delhi says, “We went to Wayanad by Bangalore- Mysore- Hunsur- Nagarhole- Kutta- Wayanad route. The idea was to beat traffic and have a leisurely drive through the forest. It is recommended to fill fuel at Hunsur or before since once you enter Nagarhole forest for about 50 km and there are no petrol bunks. The roads were in good condition throughout. We could spot deer, jackals and peacock on our way. Entry to the forest road is from 6 am to 6 pm only.”

Route: 277 km via Bangalore - Mysore Rd and SH33.


5. Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Parksource: HolidayIQ reviewer Navin Raj AP from Erode shot this in Bandipur

"The stretch from Mysore to Bandipur is truly majestic, with dense trees on both sides of the road and a very picturesque countryside. We often took a break in between to take pictures, as my colleague was interested in taking pictures of cows on the road and the village life. We saw farmlands, forest and dense trees reaching out to the road as if they had a message to convey. Stopping and taking pics in between slowed us down a bit, but it was worth it. We finally reached Bandipur at around 3 pm and had our lunch. This road trip was really special.”" shares HolidayIQ Traveller Anup Singh.

Route: 218 km via Bangalore-Mysore Road and Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Highway | NH212.

6. Mudumalai

Mudumalaisource: HolidayIQ reviewer Debjoy Biswas from Kolkata shot this in Mudumalai

HolidayIQ Traveller Jayanth Kulkarni says, “5-6 hours by the smooth drive. No traffic chaos. A very cool experience of driving, one can cover near by areas along with Mysore. Driving in Bandipur forest is awesome experience always. You can spot wildlife while you zoom into the quiet forest. Reserve forest has got very well maintained roads. No honking please in forest area and you can't stop in between. Altogether, it was a lifetime experience.”

Route: 243 km via Bangalore - Mysore Road.

7. Hampi

Hampisource: HolidayIQ reviewer Manoj Kumar from Bangalore clicked this picture in Hampi

HolidayIQ Traveller Ajay Sharda from Bengaluru says, “We planned a trip to Kishkindha Nagari or Hampi by car as we were suggested that it gives you lot of leeway when in Hampi considering that monuments are spread over a vast area of 25 sq km. Half of the journey is on NH-4 which is part of Golden Quadrilateral and goes without saying that the ride is perfect. At Chitradurga, you have to take right on Solapur Road where you tend to slow down due to the small road. Once in Hampi, we were able to move around easily and quickly as our big advantage was that we had got a very good driver who knew well about the area. We covered Daroji Bear Sanctuary which is about 20km out of town, Hampi monuments as well as Tungabhadra Dam.”

Route: 350 km via Asian Highway 47/National Highway 4 and Solapur-Mangalore Highway/ NH13.

8. Shimoga

Shimogasource: HolidayIQ reviewer Asheesh Vishwakarma from Bangalore shot this in Shimoga

HolidayIQ Traveller Ananda Nadig from Bangalore says, “The way from Bangalore to Shimoga is very nice. I took a route from Bangalore--Channarayapatna--Arsikere--Shimoga; about 300 km of travel. It was around 5.30 when we stopped for lunch. We took coffee at Coffee Fay near Arsikere and it's an awesome place to hang on for sometime break.”

Route: 280 km via Bangalore - Mangalore Highway/Mangalore-Bangalore Highway/NH 48 and Bangalore-Honavar Road/NH 206.


9. Hogenakkal

Hogenakkalsource: HolidayIQ reviewer Sinoy John shot this in Hogenakkal

"You can stop and have a glance to the Kaveri River basin. The route is a pleasure to drive. We took this way to reach Hogenakkal. Route 2 (134 Kilometer): Goes through Hosur->Rayakottai->Palacode->Papparapatti->Pennagaram. The road is good. There is no need to go to Route 3 (NH) because this route is in good condition. It will take almost the same amount of time as Route 1. We used this route to return back to Bangalore.Route 3(163 Kilometre): Goes through Hosur->Krishnagiri->Gundalapatti->Pennagaram. I didn't travel this way. But looks like it is NH and road must be good. One must prefer this route if returning late evening from Hogenakkal.” shares HolidayIQ Traveller Rajani Patnaik.

Route: 179.5 km via NH44.

10. Coonoor

Coonoorsource: HolidayIQ reviewer Mumtaz Nabiuddin from Howrah shot this in Coonoor

HolidayIQ Traveller Bharath says, “We took the Bangalore-Kanakpura Highway and then travelled via Chamrajnagar to take the Coimbatore-Ooty highway. The roads along the whole stretch were laid and maintained even though it was not a four lane road, the road had very less traffic and the views compensated for the speed dash that the Bangalore-Mysore road offered. We took around five-and-half-hours to reach Kurumba Village Resort, including a break for breakfast and a couple photo breaks."

Route: 304 km via NH 209.

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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