Coorg is one among the many beautiful hill stations in India and is also known as the 'Scotland of India'. While the destination itself is breathtaking, the route from Bangalore to Coorg is equally beautiful. Stay with us while we help you plan this beautiful road trip from Bangalore.
There are three routes you can take while route planning from Bangalore to Coorg. Here we list for you the most scenic and the shortest route. This 275 km long route will take you an estimated 6 hours if you drive continuously without stopping. However, as there are so many places to visit along the way, you can surely take your time by leaving early in the morning. What's more, is that you will avoid traffic too on the highway.
Bangalore → Ramanagara → Madya → Kushalnagar → Madikeri → Coorg
Here are a few places to visit while on this route.
1. Bhagamandala Temple
This temple is significant because it is located close to where the three rivers meet. Kaveri, Kannike and Sujyothi rivers are considered a sacred river confluence.
2. Coffee Plantations
Stopping along the way at the Madikeri coffee plantations and estates gives you an insight to the journey of the coffee bean - right from it being a seed till the powder we consume.
3. Abbey Falls
Located just after Madikeri, the falls is strategically located between coffee plantations and fields of spices. The intensity of the flow is much higher during the monsoon season but is a beautiful sight to watch.
4. Dubare Elephant Camp
Take a ride on the back of an elephant. This elephant camp is home to the Forest Department's Elephants. Coupled with this being a training camp for elephants, there are many more activities that you can undertake at Dubare. Trekking, River Rafting, and Fishing are some of the activities that can be done.
5. Namdroling Tibetan Monastery
This monastery is a must-visit if you want to set foot in the largest training center of Tibetan Buddhism across the world. The monastery is home to over 5000 lamas; both monks and nuns. A visit here is sure to fill you with abundant peace.
Make sure you have an early start from Bangalore to make the most of this beautiful scenic road trip.