5 Road Trip Destinations from Bangalore

19 October  |  Adventure & Travel

Are you tired of the monotony of your daily life and want to head out of the city to de-stress? Well if you are an adventure junkie who makes plans within the blink of an eye and are planning to go on a one day trip, then here are 5 destinations you can visit.

  1. Nandi Hills, 60 km from Bangalore

Nandi Hills is a place frequented by adventure enthusiasts and mountain lovers who are passionate about trekking. Bangalore to Nandi Hills is a quick one-and-a-half-hour journey where nature lovers can enjoy sight-seeing and spot several rare birds and plants on their trek. History lovers can check out temples dedicated to Yogi Nandeeshwara, Bhoganandishwaraswamy Temple and Tipu Sultans Summer Palace. You can also check out ‘Tippu’s Drop’ where he punished traitors and prisoners by pushing them off the cliff. Check into the Discovery Villageresort in Nandi hills to experience all this and more in comfort.

Trekking along the beautiful AmruthSarovarLake is also a popular activity. Paragliding and cycling are common draws done here.

  1. Kabini River, 209 km from Bangalore

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Immerse yourself in lush greenery and tranquil ambience, the forest around Kabini is home to many exotic and endangered animals and birds. The forest here shelters leopards, tigers, antelopes, crocodiles, cobras, pythons and elephants.Resorts in Kabiniare picturesque locations where you can relaxin the lap of nature

The primary activity here is spotting wild animals in their natural habitat. Activities like Safari, river cruise via motorboats and paddleboats can be opted for to explore the forest. Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary can be a good experience where you can see wild boars, sambar, elephants and spotted deer in herds.

  1. Ooty, 266 km from Bangalore

A perfect place to relax your mind and awaken the adventure enthusiast in you, Ooty offers the perfect weather and stunning views with an ‘Old World Charm’ that will change your mood in no time. You can enjoy the spectacular scenic route aboard theNilgiri’s toy train ride to Conoor, or enjoy mountain biking, hand gliding, fishing, trekking and hiking. Trek to Doddabetta peak and Pykarriver is extremely popular here.

  1. Skandagiri, 70 km from Bangalore

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Famous for its night treks, Skandagiri is where you can ‘walk above the clouds,’ not literally, but you can experience the clouds extremely close to you. You can visit the dismantled fortress of Tipu Sultan built for fighting against the British Raj and also the remains of an ancient abandoned temple.

It overlooks Nandi Hills and is a few kilometers away from it. The views are spectacular, morning treks are pleasant and seeing the sun-rise is a memorable experience.

  1. Kanakapura, 62km from Bangalore

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Almost one and a half hours away from Bangalore, you can visit this beautiful city, famous for its silk and granite. Trekking to BananthimariBetta for bird – watching and forest trek is a must for wildlife enthusiasts.

If the above mentioned destinations are not something that interests you, then homestays in Masinagudi with the Mudumalai forests looming in the background with great diversity and flora and fauna could be another option for you to explore and head out of the city for a good time.

Happy travelling!

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