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How to Plan a Bangalore-Coorg Road Trip with Your Family

If you wish to experience the joys of travelling amidst nature, then a road trip from Bangalore to Coorg should be on top of your bucket list. A beautiful drive through misty roads and picturesque views, the drive is listed among the best road trips in India.


If you’re planning your next road trip, then here’s some important information you’ll need about the two available routes.


Bangalore, Coorg, Road trip


Route 1 – Via Mysore (SH 17)


If you leave the city in the morning, you can enjoy a cool drive to Ramanagara where you can break for breakfast. As you’re tucking into some delicious South Indian specialties, don’t forget to look around – you may find a few familiar-looking locations, as the film Sholay was shot here. If you have kids or you love to learn about the local art and craft, don’t miss the chance to check out Channapatna, the toy land of India, a city and taluk headquarter in Ramanagara District.


 These beautiful toys give sustainable livelihoods to local artisans
These beautiful toys give sustainable livelihoods to local artisans of Channapatna


Now that you’re all fuelled up, you’re ready to hit the road again. After a quick visit to the Janapada Loka Museum, you can plan your next halt at Srirangapatna. Here, you’ll get to visit Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, and also visit his tomb – talk about interesting.


We know you’re driving to get away from the city, but if you stop in Mysore, you can seek inner peace at the Namdroling Monastery here, or simply stretch your legs at the Vrindavan Gardens. Ornithologists, you may want to skip the city and stop at the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary instead. No matter what you choose, you will certainly feel a lot calmer as you get behind the wheel for the next leg of your drive.


Stretching 115 kilometres ahead of you is a highway that leads straight to Madikeri. To break your journey along the way, you can head to the Dubare Elephant Camp in Kushalnagara. We’re certain that the entire family will have a ball of a time with the gentle giants.


Birding in Coorg


With a number of eateries, drive-ins and fuel stations en route, this is the preferred route for most road trips. 


Route 2 – Via Channarayapatna (NH 48)


Start off on the impressive 4-lane NH 48, and after an enjoyable 2-hour drive, you can leave the highway at Channarayapatna. Here, you can stop at any of the temples to spread your legs and enjoy a spot of lunch. The next part of your trip takes you down a 2-lane highway that leads you to the scenic town of Somwarpet. If you power through, you’ll reach Madikeri in no time.




This route, at 275 kilometres, is a little longer than the other option, but it’s a bit more scenic, with lush green fields and wild forests lining the roads. Plus, some families prefer to take this route since it’s less crowded and the traffic moves quite quickly.

Typically, the Bangalore to Coorg distance can be covered in 5 or 6 hours. So, you will definitely need to find a great place to put your feet up and relax once you reach your destination. We think you should check out the Club Mahindra reviews about their resorts in Coorg at Virajpet and Madikeri. Apart from the comfortable accommodation and stunning views, here you can be assured of high-quality service and fun activities for the entire family to enjoy.




Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra today & have a memorable and comfortable stay at Madikeri resort in Coorg with family. Also, if you are driving to get away from the city or even if you are in the city, town or village, remember to be alert on the road always. Be safe!


Happy Traveling!!

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