Top Destinations From Bangalore For A Weekend Road Trip
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Top Destinations From Bangalore For A Weekend Road Trip

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  • Choose from the many destinations around Bangalore for a weekend road trip

  • Visit Nandi Hills if you want to plan a day trip

  • Visit Mysuru or Ooty if you want to spend a long weekend away from the city

  • Be sure to buy road trip travel insurance via Bajaj Finserv to get coverage up to Rs.3 lakh

A quick weekend getaway is the perfect way to break the monotony of your nine-to-five routine. To make it even better, plan a road trip! If you stay in Bengaluru, this is an ideal option for you, as it is surrounded by great destinations that are a stone’s throw away. Here is a list of 7 holiday destinations for you to choose from when you plan your next weekend road trip.

Nandi Hills

The 70km trip to Nandi Hills, on the outskirts of the city, is popular destination for car and bike enthusiasts. Known for its lush green slopes and the Amrita Sarovar lake, the Nandi Hills boats of pleasant weather all year round.

Ranganathittu

Spread over six islets, Ranganathittu is home to an excellent bird sanctuary where you will find a range of migratory birds. Situated in Mandya district, the sanctuary makes for a relaxing weekend break if you’re a nature lover. A short deviation from the Coorg highway will lead you to this bird watcher’s haven.

Mysuru

Located 150km from Bengaluru, Mysuru is brimming with culture. The palaces and temples are definitely worth a visit. However, if you’re planning a trip here, try to leave the city early as the highway can get busy during the day. Also, on your way, be sure to stop at the many eateries that dot the roads for a scrumptious meal.

Biligirirangana Hills

Known as BR Hills, this locale is around 200km from Bengaluru and is ideal if you love wildlife. Located at the point where the western and eastern ghats meet, this destination is home to Biligiriranganatha Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, a tiger reserve. In addition, you can spot barking deer, over 250 types of birds, elephants, leopards and bears.

Coorg

Arguably one of the best hill stations in South India, Coorg is also one of the most popular. You can indulge in river rafting or trekking, or simply relax at a homestay with a book for company. The roads on this route are in good condition too, making the 250km trip enjoyable.

Coonoor

Surrounded by tea plantations, this hill station is nestled in the Nilgiris, around 300km from Bengaluru. Here, you can go for long walks, indulge in the local cuisine, ride the toy train and stop at local shops to snack on fresh Tapioca chips.

Ooty

Just 20km from Coonoor, Ooty is a popular hill station. It has plenty of stay options, bustling markets and ample eateries too. Here, be sure to visit the Botanical Garden and Doddabetta, the highest point in the Nilgiris.

Before you start packing, be sure you have purchased road trip travel insurance. It is the one must-have you shouldn’t leave home without! CPP Travel Safe Road Trip Insurance available through Bajaj Finserv offers 24x7 roadside assistance at 500 locations around the country, as well as up to Rs.50,000 to take care of travel, stay and other costs if you are stranded. In addition, you can avail cover of up to Rs.3 lakh for situations such as loss of baggage, hospitalisation, etc.

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