Bangalore is commonly known as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. However, there are many places in and around the city, known for their natural beauty, which can be explored by the road that you may not be aware of. But not to worry! We’ve compiled a list of destinations that are perfect for a bike road trip and are within 150 km from Bangalore.
Short Bike Road Trips from Bangalore
Ramanagara Bike trip from Bangalore:
One of the closest, at around 50 km from the city, can be a strong competitor when planning for a one-day road trip from the Garden city. The place is renowned for its sericulture and is nicknamed Silk Town & Silk City.
Iconic scenes of movie Sholay were shot in Ramanagara. Activities like rock climbing, caving and visiting the silk handlooms are offered here. Ramanagara is believed to be the place where Rama and Sita stayed during their exile and the place has a Rama temple called Ramadevara Betta which witnesses many pilgrims during the year. There is also a very famous lake in the Ramanagara where you can go for boating.
Bike trip to Savandurga from Bangalore
Savandurga is considered to be one of the largest monolith hills in Asia and is a frequent place for rock climbers, pilgrims, cave explorers, adventurers, and picnickers. And the good news is, it is not that far from the Bangalore, just 50kms from the city.
One could either take the Mysore Road or the Magadi Road to reach Savandurga. Going for the Savandurga trek is recommended for a great experience and watching the sunrise from the bird’s eye view will be a treat for your eyes for sure!
Nandi Hills cycle trip from Bangalore
Close to 65km away, Nandi Hills is one of the closest road trip destinations from Bangalore. The place is not just famous among bikers and car enthusiasts but also among cyclists.
Watching the sunrise from atop the hill, which is 1478m high is a very pleasant experience that is not to be missed. Nandi Hills or Nandi Betta provides a natural habitat for diverse species of wildlife. Know more about Nandi Hills…
It literally means, “The Ganges from the deep”, in Kannada. Located 70 kilometers from Bangalore and close to the town of Kolar, around 2 miles from the Kolar gold fields; the place is an adventure haven due to its peculiar rock formations. The place is best suited for Caving & Mountaineering. Anthargange can be reached via road by taking the NH4 from Bangalore.
There is also a trekking option at Antharganage. Know more about Anthargange trek…
Mekedatu falls bike trip from Bangalore
Mekedatu means goat’s leap in Kannada, is a perfect road trip destination and is at a distance of 90kms from Bangalore city. Since rivers Arkavathy and Cauvery join here, it is also called as the Sangam. The area is in close proximity to Chunchi Falls and upstream on the Cauvery is the famous Shivasamudra Falls.
At Mekedatu falls, one could see ravines of granite rocks which have been sculpted by the flowing water and River Cauvery gushing through the deep gorge. Here is a complete detail about Mekedatu from Bangalore.
A small hillock, situated at just 90kms from Bangalore, is crowned with the presence of beauty and serenity. A perfect road trip destination, it is surrounded by rocks and lots of greenery. Avalabetta is also famous for the temples which are situated on top of the hill and is an alternate destination for Nandi Hills; if you’re looking for a place with solitude and serenity.
Bheemeshwari bike trip from Bangalore
There are actually quite a few things that you could do when you’re in Bheemeshwari, like
- Elephant Walk
- Burma Loops
- Cat Walk
A road trip to Bheemeshwari, which is on the banks of the Cauvery River about 105 km from the city, takes you through a breathtakingly scenic ride. The area is surrounded by great wildlife which includes Deer, Elephants, Snakes, Turtles and a must watch out for species is “The Masheer”; the largest tropical game fish. Here is our Bheemeshwari trek experience.
Mysore or Mysuru is tagged as the Cultural Capital of South Karnataka due to the presence of palaces, which are of historical significance and magnificent buildings of cultural importance. It’s the third largest city in the state of Karnataka.
Few of the well-noted attractions of Mysore include but are not limited to Mysore Palace; a World heritage site, Brindavan Gardens; India’s most beautiful show garden, Chamundi Hills, St. Philomena’s Church and much more. The drive to Mysore is around 150kms, but the combination of NICE road and the state highway makes driving a pleasure.
Well, these are some of the biking travel destinations within a radius of 150 km from Bangalore city, which can be great for a road trip. But, do make sure to ensure that your bike is in top shape and fully serviced, before hitting the road!