Travel Blog Top 7 Places to Visit Near Bangalore with a Self-Drive Car

car rental in bangalore

Top 7 Places to Visit Near Bangalore with a Self-Drive Car

Posted by Avis on June 11, 2019 | people viewed

Bangalore the ‘Garden city of India’ is considered one of the cleanest cities of India. It has a pleasing climate, beautiful gardens and lakes. It is famous for its masala dosas and bisibele baths. It is also known as the I.T. Capital of India.

Bangalore has many stunning botanical gardens and lakes. It is also known for its cuisines and pubs. It is the first electrified city of India. Bangalore has a lot of historical places to visit like The Bangalore Palace. You can go on a Bangalore road trip and your weekend will get a whole lot better.

Bangalore has all the places where one could go but still, people need a day off from their regular lives, from all the work they do and most importantly from the traffic of Bangalore. So, Avis is here with a weekend getaway for all the people of Bangalore. You can hire a self-drive car rental Bangalore and visit the nearby places. It will be a perfect road trip near Bangalore. Here’s a list of some places near the city where you can go for the road trip and have a relaxing weekend

Mysore

Mysore the ‘City of Palaces’ is a place of royal heritage in the hilly terrain of Chamundi hills of Karnataka. Mysore was the third largest princely states of India. It is famous for its attractiveness, rich culture, architecture, sandalwood, etc. it is a hub for the IT, automobile and textile industries.

car rent in bangalore

Source: goibibo.com

It has many tourist attractions. The most famous place in Mysore is the Mysore Palace well-known for its architecture and design. On every Sunday and at the time of Dussehra the Palace is lighted up after the dusk sets. Mysore has a rich heritage and it is a beautiful city. It has a zoo which is one of the best zoological gardens in India and home to many species. Mysore is a must visit the place and perfect for a getaway weekend with family. The best time to visit Mysore is from October to February.

Distance from Bangalore: 144kms

How to reach:

Mysore is connected to Bangalore by Channapatna Route on NH275.It is a maximum of 4hrs drive. You can hire a car in Bangalore to reach Mysore. A rental car in a great condition is the best way to reach Mysore.

Top attractions:

Mysore Palace, Mysore Zoo, Brindavan Gardens, Railway Museum, Folklore Museum, Captain Bailey Dungeon and Chamundeshwari Temple.

Famous Food Joints:

Oyster Bay is on the Kannada Parishath Road in Mysore. It is a multi cuisine restaurant with Indian, tandoor, continental and coastal food. It is away from all the city fuss.

Shivalli MTR is in Channapatna on NH275. It has Indian and Asian cuisines and a fine dining. It is a great stop on the way to Mysore.

Empire is the number 1 restaurant in Madduru. The cuisines there are Indian, Chinese, Grill, Street Foods and Soups. It is the best stop on your way to Mysore.

Coorg

Source: nativeplanet.com

Coorg also is known as Kodagu is famously known as the ‘Scotland of India’. It is a beautiful hill station with pleasing scenery and lovely gardens. The spice and coffee plantation just adds more beauty to the place. It is known as a popular destination because of its culture and hospitality given to the tourists.

Coorg has many tourist places. It is a perfect place for a relaxing weekend. You can enjoy the Abbey Falls and Raja’s Seat to unwind yourself.          You can also go to the adventurous places like river rafting, trekking and also visiting to the national parks. The best time to visit Coorg is October to march.

Distance from Bangalore: 265 kms

How to reach: You can to Coorg from Bangalore via NH275 by Nagarhole Route. Bangalore -> ramanagara -> Mandya -> Nagarhole -> Gonikoppal -> Coorg. It will take a maximum of 7hrs drive. This route is for the people who want to enjoy the nature while travelling. Hire a self-drive Bangalore road trip car rental from Avis to have a fun and a relaxing weekend to Coorg.

Top attractions:

Abbey falls, Talacauvery, Raja’s Seat, White River rafting, Nagarhole National Park and Tadiandamol Peak.

Famous Food Joints:

Upsouth is a restaurant in Mandya. It is one of the best restaurants in Mandya. It includes Indian and Asian cuisine. It is vegetarian friendly. It is a great stop for eating a delicious food.

Hotel Mayura is also a restaurant in Mandya. It is on the way to Hassan. It is the Second best restaurant in Mandya. It has Indian and Asian cuisine. It has very delicious food and a worthy place to stop.

Pepper Corn Restaurant is a restaurant in Gonikoppal. It includes cuisines like Indian, Chinese and Italian. It is a great place and not costly. It is one of the places to eat in Gonikoppal.

Ooty

Rent a car in ooty

Source: youtube.com

Ooty is known as ‘Queen of the Nilgiris’ or the ‘Queen of the Hills’. Its other name is Udagamandalam. It is a hill station amidst the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu. It has an alluring beauty. It is a very popular tourist place as it is the best place to have a peaceful weekend.

Ooty has a very eye soothing environment and tourists enjoy the soothing voice of waterfalls, the peaceful hills and the beautiful tea gardens. It is very popular place for honeymoon destinations and couple’s road trip. You can enjoy a little trip on the toy train which travels through the whole place. Tourists enjoy the view from the train. The best time to visit Ooty is March to June.

Distance from Bangalore: 272kms

How to reach:  You can reach Ooty from Bangalore via NH275 by Mysore-Masinagudi Route. It takes almost 7hrs to drive to Ooty. This route will take you to the Nilgiri Hills. Hire cab in Bangalore to enjoy the sightseeing untill you reach Ooty. It is a must go place specially for the people with a busy life.

Top attractions: Nilgiri Mountain railway, Ooty Lake, Ooty botanical gardens, Dolphin’s Nose and the Tiger Hill.

Famous Food Joints:

Upsouth is a restaurant in Mandya. It is one of the best restaurants in Mandya. It includes Indian and Asian cuisine. It is vegetarian friendly. It is a great stop for eating a delicious food.

Hotel Mayura is also a restaurant in Mandya. It is on the way to Hassan. It is the Second best restaurant in Mandya. It has Indian and Asian cuisine. It has very delicious food and a worthy place to stop.

By The Blue is a fine dining restaurant in Mysore. It is the best restaurant in Mysore. It has great food and ambiance. It includes Indian, Bar and Asian cuisines. It’s a great place to eat.

Pondicherry

car rental in pondicherry

Source: traveltriangle.com

Pondicherry formally known as Puducherry is ‘The French Riviera of the East’. It is one of the seven union territories of India. It is best combination of traditional India and French architecture making it a best escape from the daily routine.

Pondicherry has many French bakeries, Bohemian stores and cobbled-stoned paths and cafés. You can explore the boulevards and rues of Pondicherry that will blow your mind. You can wander around on bicycles or on foot. Pondicherry is an amazing place to visit for couples and families.the best time to visit is from October to March.

Distance from Bangalore: 308kms

How to Reach:

You can go to Pondicherry from Bangalore via NH77 by The Tiruvannamalai Route. It’s about 7hrs drive. Hire an Avis car rental in Bangalore without driver to go to Pondicherry. You will enjoy the drive with a low peaceful music with a beautiful scenery view.

Top attractions:

Paradise Beach, Auroville Ashram, Seaside Promenade and the Promenade Beach.

Famous Food Joints:

Agni Restaurant is situated in Krishnagiri. It is the second best restaurant in Krishnagiri. It has Chinese, Indian and Asian cuisines. It has a very delicious food and you can stop here to eat something good.

The Dreaming tree is located on Chengam road in Tiruvannamalai. It is best restaurant located there. It has Italian food, Brew and Pub. The ambiance and food both are great.

Sparsa Restaurant is in Tiruvannamalai. It is one of the best restaurants in Tiruvannamalai. It has Indian and Asian cuisines. The tourists find the food very appetizing. It’s a great stop in between the tour.

Horsley Hills

hire a car bangalore to delhi

Source: indiatoday.in

Horsley Hills is popularly known as Ooty of Andhra Pradesh. It is located between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It is a beautiful place with the blend of the charms of Andhra Pradesh and the hills there. It is known for its splendid sceneries.

The largest Banyan Tree and the oldest Eucalyptus Tree are also located there. The tourists also go there for adventure sports and for other activities like trampoline, shooting, bow and arrow, wall climbing, water walking, rappelling, swimming pool, fish spa and a mini Zoo. Best time to visit is from June until September.

Distance from Bangalore: 158kms

How to Reach:

You can go to Horsley Hills from Bangalore through Hoskote-Chintamani route. It will take almost 4hrs to reach there. You can go there and enjoy the adventure. Hire a car rental Bangalore outstation to go to Horsley Hills and enjoy the adventurous sports.

Top attractions:

Thimmamma Marrimanu Banyan Tree, Highest points of the hill, Horsley Hills Environment Centre, Gurramkonda Fort and Governor’s House.

Famous Food Joints:

The Terminal is a restaurant in Hoskote. It is the number one restaurant there. It has Indian cuisine Bar and Pub. It’s a very good restaurant and a great stop on your way to Horsley Hills.

The NH 75 restaurant is also in Hoskote. It is the second best restaurant there. It has cuisines like Indian and Chinese. This restaurant has great food.

Natures Aroma is a restaurant in Chintamani. It is the best restaurant there. It’s a family restaurant. It’s a great stop for having delicious food.

Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills - Hire a car

Source: freeimage.in

Nandi Hills are the Hillocks borrowed from Heaven. Earlier, they were known as ‘Ananda Giri’ meaning the ‘Hills of Happiness’. There is saying that the best places are off the beaten path and Nandi Hills are the proof for that. The tourists there are now increasing and it has become a renowned tourist spot.

This place has a historical connection with the reign of Tipu Sultan. It has many places related to his reign and is a must to be visited by tourists. This place has a majestic view and paragliding is a famous adventurous sport there. The best time to visit is in winters.

Distance from Bangalore: 61kms

How to reach:

You can go to Nandi Hills via route44. It will take almost one and a half hour to reach there. You can hire a car in Bangalore to go there. You will enjoy the splendid view for sure. It is a great place for people seeking solitude and wants to go away from the city.

Top attractions:

Paragliding, Tipu’s Drop, Tipu’s summer residence, Biking and Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple.

Famous Food Joints:

Swathi family restaurant is the best restaurant in Chikkaballapur. It has great cuisines like Indian, fast food, Barbeque, Grill and Dinner. It is a great stop for having a delicious food.

The Olives Multi Cuisine Restaurant is a classic place to go. It has a great cuisine. It also has Greek cuisines. It has a great view and really flavoursome food. It’s a must go restaurant.

Indian Parantha Place is a restaurant in Nandi Hills. It has a great cuisine. It’s the best place to go to Nandi Hills.

Hassan

car hire in hassan

Source: hassan.nic.in

Hassan lies in the Malnad and Maidan districts of Karnataka. The Hassan name was derived by the goddess Hassanamba which means ‘Smiling Mother’ in the Kannada language. This city is often known as the Temple-architecture capital of Karnataka.

It’s a very beautiful city and is a very religious place to visit. It is an enjoyable place to watch the city. The best time to visit is in winters. It has many ancient structures and monuments. The tourists get mesmerized by the history of that place.

Distance from Bangalore: 183kms

How to Reach:

You can travel to Hassan via NH75. It will take you 3hrs from Bangalore to Hassan. It will be a perfect place for a road trip near Bangalore and to enjoy the historical place.

Top attractions:

Gorur Dam, Hoysala Temples and Shettyhalli Church.

Famous Food Joints:

Kunigal is a restaurant in Kunigal. It is the best restaurant there. It has both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. It’s a great place to eat with the family.

Kicchana Halli Mane is a restaurant in Kunigal. It is the second-best restaurant there. It has Indian cuisine. It is also a great to eat.

Suranga Jain Marvari Bhojnalya is a restaurant in Shravanabelagola. It is the best restaurant located there. It also has Indian cuisines. It’s a great stop on your way to Hassan.

 

So, these are all the places that you can visit by hiring a self-drive car rental Bangalore. Enjoy your weekend!

Comments
Leave a comment

Shares