A road trip from Bangalore to Coorg is a must-try scenic beauty all along that you must give a shot to it. Between the everyday hectic schedules, you will always want to drag the wheels to see some green landscapes, highway rides, windy roads or even mountain tops. The moment you start planning, you will travel around the world once like this and get back. That’s how it is.
A trip will always induce the choice of place and mode of transport comes to the first place. When in Bangalore, your perfect choice of place will be either Coorg or Sakleshpur that are just a few kilometers away from the city. Riding through the scenic roads will always be close to our heart when we travel on bikes. You can plot your dream ride through this trip by booking bikes on rent online and ride your favorite model!
If there is a choice between places, why can’t you visit both at a stretch? This itinerary route suggested in the article will take approximately 7 hours across 332 kilometers before you reach Coorg. This route is usually less preferred by people who want to visit Coorg directly. But if you also have Sakleshpur in the bucket list, then choose this long road.
Pitstop one – Channarayapatra
Reach the long road NH 48 via NICE road junction. Drive through Kunigal to reach Channarayapatra. The road is quite long but interesting to relish throughout your travel. Plan your breakfast in Nelamangala or Kunigal road. Once you reach Channayapatra, visit the Chennakesava temple. You can also check into Shravanabelagola, 13 km away from this place that holds its fame for temples and hill trekking.
Pitstop two – Hassan district
Hassan district can be your perfect stop for lunch and tour around this small place which holds a rich history and heritage. The famous Belur and Halebeedu are present in this district. Check into the beautiful monuments, forts, and temples that contribute to India’s cultural beauty.
Pitstop three – Sakleshpur
Travel 40 km ahead from Hassan district to reach Sakleshpur. The uncrowded hill station will promise you enough to do and not get bored. With cool, green mountains around you can expect the following things from this refreshing place.
- Manjarabad fort – showcases the brilliance of Islamic architecture of India with an octagonal design offering a star shaped appearance. You will get an unforgettable view of the Western Ghats from this fort.
- Hadlu Waterfalls – This is an icy waterfall offering a postcard-perfect landscape. Visitors go for an adventurous trek in the falls that cascades through six stages and race your pulse.
- Bisle Ghat – Nature admirers can soak in the magnificent beauty of three mountain ranges here from three districts: Hassan, Coorg, and Mangalore.
- Sakleshwara Temple – Provides a wonderful view as it is situated along the banks of River Hemavathi and has a gigantic statue of Lord Shiva that captures the eye of everyone.
Other sights of attractions in Sakleshpur are few temples and guddas which can also be checked in provided that you spend a day extra there.
Final pitstop – Coorg
Land in the hectares of plantations, Coorg. This place is a major source of coffee and spice production and the uneven terrain with cool climate make it fantastic area for trekking, and birdwatching.
- Abbey Falls – Gushing between the aromatic coffee plantations and spice estates, Abbey falls is one of the best tourist destinations found in Coorg. You can have the enchanting view of the waterfall from the hanging bridge right opposite to it.
- Raja’s Seat – The place where the King meets the queen often because of the unsurpassable scenic picture the place offers and the pleasant climate.