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Road Trips From Bangalore You Must Plan With Your Friends In 2022

Jan. 11, 2022
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Is it the time to take a flight or not? The last month of 2021 is here. December. There is something about December that makes it so special from other times of the year. 


We don't know if it's the Christmas lights and celebration or the cold misty nights to get all cozied up. December is just so special.  


Now that the first week of December is almost over and the weekends are here, it is definitely the best time to go on that road trip you have been planning for months with your friends.


With the covid 19 still upon us, it is not really the best time for an out of the state trip, but there are several amazing spots in Karnataka itself waiting for you to be explored.


But if you are wondering where to go to have that fun time with your friends, then you have come to the right place. To make the lives of our coziettes is a must for us.


So if you are interested in knowing the best destinations for that long-awaited road trip, then keep on reading. 



If you are an adventure lover, then this is the best place to be. Savandurga is a big rock mountain famous for its trekking experience and beautiful uphill view. If you are a person who loves trekking and climbing, then you might find this place to be quite enjoyable.


Distance From Bangalore: 48 km

Ideal Duration: 1 day

Activities: Climbing, Trekking


Best time of the year: November - March



Being a hilly terrain, Ramanagara is another must-visit paradise for all climbers, hikers, and adventurers. Featured in the 90's iconic movie Sholay, Ramanagara is an excellent place enriched with lush greenery, mesmerising views, and incredible trekking it offers. Known as the silk city, Ramanagara is a must-visit place to add to your long drive from Bangalore.

Distance From Bangalore: 50 km

Ideal Duration: 1 day

Activities: Climbing, Trekking, Sightseeing, and Bird Watching

Best time of the year: October to April

Nandhi Hills


With the scenic view of the city, the lush green nature, a cold breeze, Nandi hills is one of the most popular getaways in Bangalore. This is one of the best weekend getaways to take a retreat from the busy city life. If you love cycling, camping, trekking or even paragliding, then this is the place to be. Nandi Hills is also a historical fortress home to several temples, monuments and shrines. With the best architecture and cultural sights it has to offer, Nandi Hills is a must-visit destination for your road trip. If you want to experience walking above the clouds, tipu's drop is a must-visit place in Nandi hills.


Distance From Bangalore: 61 km

Ideal Duration: 1 day

Activities: Climbing, Trekking, Sightseeing, Cycling and Paragliding 

Best time of the year: September to May



Skandagiri is another hill station famous for its "walking above the cloud" experience. If you love a little trekking and camping, then this is the place to be. Do you know what else Skandagiri is famous for? Night trekking. In the night , the trekkers start the climb at 2 AM on a full moon night and reach the peak by the sunrise. And the view you'll get is just breathtaking. The early morning sound shines through the clouds, offering a moment like you are walking through the clouds. You will not regret this trip, trust us!


Distance From Bangalore: 70 km

Ideal Duration: 1 day

Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing

Best time of the year: November to January



If you are a nature lover and a trekking enthusiast, then this is the best place to be. Avalabetta is a mountain retreat abundant with the serene beauty of nature and its crisp air. With the natural rock formations that symbolises an art carved in the mountains, Avalabetta is definitely an Instagram worthy destination. With the ancient temple places atop, Avalabetta is the best place to spend time with your friends. 


Distance From Bangalore: 90 km

Ideal Duration: 1 day

Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing

Best time of the year: October to February



A place sealed with serene nature, lush greens, gushing waters of Cauvery, Bheemeshwari is an all in one package for all adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. To make the place even more intriguing, there are 200 species of birds, wild animals such as deers, elephants and leopards; Bheemeshwari can offer an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. If you love fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, trekking, camping, swimming or even camping, then there is no better place than Bheemeshwari.


Distance From Bangalore: 100 km

Ideal Duration: 1-2 days

Activities: Trekking, Kayaking, Fishing, Swimming, Mountain Biking, Camping and Sight Seeing

Best time of the year: June to August



Home for around 170 different species of birds, Ranganathittu is a must-visit place for a retreat from your everyday life. Here you'll find Painted Stork, Kingfishers, Cormorants, Darter, Herons, River Tern, Egrets, Indian Roller, Blackheaded Ibis, Spoonbill, Great Stone Plover, and Spot-billed Pelicans. If you love boating, then Ranganathittu is the best place to be. As the bird sanctuary is mainly comprised of islands, boat riding is highly recommended. You might spot some crocodiles as well.


Distance From Bangalore: 140 km

Ideal Duration: 1 day

Activities: Bird watching, boating

Best time of the year: March to May


What should I keep in mind when visiting Savandurga?


Savandurga is one of the best trek spots on the outskirts of Bangalore. The trek is roughly 3.9 km uphill. Being a steep rock mountain, it is best for beginners-Intermediate trekkers. It might roughly take 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours for the entire trek; this can vary from person to person. 


If you visit here in the early hours, around 4 AM, then the view is definitely mesmerizing. Try to wear a good sports shoe as wearing slippers and sandals make it hard to climb. Avoid going in the noontime as it can get scorching. Do carry a water bottle and a few energy bars. Also, keep your backpacks light.

Frequently Asked Questions on RoadTrip Destinations In Bangalore


Is there any entry fee required for Ramanagara?


Yes, there is. The ticket price is INR 25 for adults and INR 10 for kids. The car parking fee is nearly INR 20.


Which is the best time to explore Bangalore?


Along with the above-mentioned places, there are several places like architecture, ancient temples and empirical ruins, mountains and beaches. So you can travel from Bangalore any time of the year, although the months of October and March are highly recommended due to the fantastic weather.


Is Bangalore worth visiting?


Definitely yes. The garden city of Bangalore is famous for its beautiful pilgrim spots, archaeological ruins, ancient temples, mountains and hiking spots. Bangalore is definitely a must-visit.


Is Bangalore safe for female tourists?


Yes, Bangalore is completely safe for female tourists. Although one can never be too safe, so carry a pepper spray with all the time, just in case. 

If I want to know more about the ancient wadiyar dynasty, which place should I visit?


Then the Mysore palace and the museum will be a good choice. If you love beautiful architecture then too this is a good place.  

These are some must-visit yet nearby places you can enjoy with your gang. Which one did you find interesting? Do let us know in the comments.

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