Bike Trips from Bangalore – Travel Endlessly

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Bangalore, the city gradually evolved from being a garden city to the Silicon Valley of India. The state to which Bangalore belongs happily shares its boundary with 6 other states. Surely one cannot deny that Bangalore makes up for being the heart of travel freaks. This city is blessed to be surrounded by such mesmerizing places that a bike trip from Bangalore would really be a mind-blowing experience.

Here’s a list of places to go on a bike trip from Bangalore and travel endlessly -

Best Routes & Places to Ride from Bangalore

1. Ooty

Bangalore to Ooty: 280 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 07 hrs 30 min (approx.)

Ooty - best place to visit in kerala

Route 1: Bangalore – Ramanagara – Mandya – Mysore – Nanjangud – Gundlupet – Masinagudi – Ooty

Route 2: Bangalore – Hosur – Krishnagiri – Dharmapuri – Salem – Avinashi – Coonoor – Ooty

Ooty fondly called the “Queen of Hill Stations” is based in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Also known as Udagamandalam, Ooty is set in the Nilgiris – the “Blue Mountains” of India. Ooty enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year. The major lure of this place is its refreshing weather and the picturesque beauty it has got to offer. Hill-top mists, lush tea gardens, and coffee plantations spread on the slopes, and many more delights define Ooty and its popularity among the tourists.

Not to miss places:

  • Avalanche Lake
  • Doddabetta Peak
  • Ooty Lake
  • Kamraj Sagar Dam
  • Kalhatty Waterfalls
  • Emerald Lake

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Toda Tribal Community lifestyle
  • Home-made chocolates
  • Annual Tea and Tourism Festival

2. Coorg

Bangalore to Ooty: 270 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 05 hrs 30 min (approx.)

Aerial view of Coorg

Route 1: Bangalore – Ramanagara – Madya – Kushalnagara – Madikeri – Coorg

Route 2: Bangalore – Ramanagara – Mandya – Nagarhole – Gonikoppal – Coorg

Also commonly known as 'Scotland of India', is a beautiful hill station in Karnataka. With hazy temperatures all year long, it is a great tourist attraction. Coorg is heaven for hill station lovers. As Coorg is one of the places with the highest rainfalls in the country it is well known for its coffee and tea plantations. Coorg also offers a variety of activities like trekking, rafting, kayaking, fishing, etc. to enjoy your stay. It is the perfect stop for a family vacation or a trip with your friends.

Not to miss places:

  • Abbey Waterfalls
  • Pushpagiri Hills
  • Harangi River
  • Brahmagiri Hills
  • Iruppu Waterfalls

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Kodava fair
  • Local’s hospitality

3. Lepakshi

Bangalore to Lepakshi: 123 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 02 hours 20 min (approx.)

Lepakshi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple - A bike trip from Bangalore

Route: Bangalore - Hebbal – Yelahanka – Doddaballapura – Gauribidanur – Hindupur – Lepakshi

Lepakshi is a village located in Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh. This place has a very significant mythological history. The main attractions of this place are the beautiful temples with amazing architecture. Each and every temple is designed and carved so perfectly that it visually depicts the stories of war, marriages, and fascinating tales of period 1336-1646. Not only Holy temples but even the local handicrafts market attract tourists. Lepakshi is a perfect place for the architect freaks and for those who have a real interest in mythological history. 

Not to miss places:

  • Jatayu Theme Park
  • Lepakshi Nandi Temple
  • Lepakshi Veerbhadra Swamy Temple

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Leepakshi Handicrafts
  • Historic stories from localites

4. Skandagiri

Bangalore to Skandagiri: 60 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 01 hour 20 min (approx.)

Skandagiri Hills - A short bike ride from Bangalore

Route: Bangalore – Yelahanka – Devanahalli – Chikkballapur – Kalawara – Pappagni Matt – Skandagiri

Skandagiri, also known as “Kalvara Durga” among the locals, is known for trekking and sightseeing. Surrounded by Nandi hills, Skandagiri is set at 1450 metres above sea level. It is known that Skandgiri was once home to a majestic fort built by Tipu Sultan, who was the ruler of the kingdom of Mysore in the eighteenth century. The trek to the hill-top is a thrilling one with a moderate to high level of difficulty for trekkers. People often spend the night under the stars at the hill-top which provides a splendid view of the surrounding hills. The best time to visit this place is from November to February as the weather is cool and refreshing, unlike the hot and humid weather in the other months.

Not to miss places:

  • Papagni Mutt
  • Shiva Temple
  • Ghati Subramanya

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Nrityagram
  • Grover Zampa vineyards

5. Gokarna

Bangalore to Gokarna: 484 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 09 hours 45 min (approx.)

Drone view of popular Gokarna Beach

Route: Bangalore – Tumkur highway – Davanagere – Harihar – Haveri – Hubli – Gokarna 

One cannot really miss out on exploring the coastal lines. Gokarna is by far the best place to go on a ride from Bangalore, exploring the seaside of nature. This place is known for its beautiful, clean beaches, delicious seafood, and salty air. What makes more this place more intriguing is the names of the beaches around. Myself personally being a beach guy, makes me question the reason behind such naming. Not to miss but just like Goa and Tarkarli even this place has got some kind of craze for its water sports arrangements at every beach. The best time to visit this place is anytime between September and December. 

Not to miss places:

  • Om Beach
  • Paradise Beach
  • Halfmoon Beach
  • Shiva Cave
  • Kudle Beach
  • Gokarna Beach

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Gokarna Nightlife
  • Yoga by the beach
  • Trinket and clothes spot

6. Mekedatu

Bangalore to Mekedatu: 101 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 02 hours 35 min (approx.)

Kaveri River view - A Road Trip from Bangalore to Mekedatu

Route: Bangalore-Kanakapura-Mekedatu

Mekedatu is a town located in Kanakpura taluka in Karnataka. The name is simply a Kannad word meaning goat’s leap. Set-up along the banks of Kaveri River, it’s a perfect place just to relax and unwind yourself on a weekend. A short bike trip from Bangalore to Mekedatu is very enjoyable. It’s preferable to ride to this place in early winters as during this season the temperature ranges from 20-25 degree Celsius. Riding to Mekedatu counts in as one of the best one day bike trip from Bangalore.

Not to miss places:

  • Chunchi Waterfalls
  • Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Picnic on the banks of Kaveri River

7. Avalabetta

Bangalore to Avalabetta: 92 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 01 hour 50 min (approx.)

Pointed Rock at Avalabetta Hill - An Weekend Getaway from Bangalore

Route: Bangalore-Chikkballapur-Avalabetta

Famously known as “Nandi Hills with less crowd”, Avalabetta is a perfect place to relive the same beauty as of Nandi Hills but without the fuss. The formation of hills is so picturesque that you cannot resist yourself clicking a picture. At the top of Avalabetta hill, there is a Lakshmi Narsimha temple. This temple is well complemented with pristine surroundings. Interact with the locals around to know the mythological significance of this temple. Avalabetta is a place filled with serenity especially if you witness the sunrise or the sunset standing on the hill-top. A bike ride from Bangalore to Avalabetta early in the morning gives a perfect start to your weekend, taking you on a refreshing journey. 

Not to miss places:

  • Beak Rock
  • Hilltop Pond
  • Gudibande Fort
  • Dandiganahalli Dam
  • Srinivasana Sagara

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Mythological history straight by the locals

8. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary 

Bangalore to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary: 92 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 02 hours 50 min (approx.)

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Karnataka

Route: Bangalore – Kumbalgodu – Channapatna – Mandya – Rangantithhu

Known for its flora and fauna, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is the largest in Karnataka. Located in Mandya district along the banks of Kaveri River, this place is truly a god gifted land. This Sanctuary is named after the Hindu god Ranganathaswamy who was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is expanded over 40 acres and has 13 islands, 219 different species of birds, and a few water bodies. The major attraction to this place is touring the whole sanctuary on a boat ride. This experience offers you not only a scenic view around but also glimpses of all kinds of birds. If you’re lucky enough you may spot crocodiles too, ironically waiting for you. January is the best time to visit this Sanctuary as migratory birds return home around this time.

Not to miss places:

  • Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
  • Karanji Lake
  • Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum
  • Kukkarahalli Lake

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Devraja Market

9. Sakleshpur 

Bangalore to Saklehspur: 222 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 04 hours 05 min (approx.)

Manjarabad Fort - Best place to visit in Sakleshpur

Route: Bangalore – Nelamangala – Tumkur – Tiptur – Banavara – Halebeedu – Sakleshpur 

In the Western Ghats lies a beautiful town called Sakleshpur. It’s roughly 4 hrs. bike ride from Bangalore. It’s a hill station surrounded with a lofty green surface of different plantations - coffee, cardamom, pepper, and areca. Trekking all the way to Sakleshpur hill-top is an experience worth all your time. It’s a moderate to difficult trek, demanding you to pump more and more energy as you climb up the hill. But isn’t it worth putting in the best of your efforts for a breath-taking view in the end? All in all a bike trip from Bangalore to exploring the plantations around, to a tiring trek all the way to hill-top, everything is just perfectly splendid.

Not to miss places:

  • Manjarabad Fort
  • Sakleshwara Temple
  • Lake Park
  • Agni Gudda Hill

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Plantation Exploring

10. Wayanad 

Bangalore to Wayanad: 272 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 05 hours 45 min (approx.)

Heart Shaped Lake, Chembra Peak - Wayanad

Route: Bangalore – Channapatna – Srirangapatna – Mysore – Kattikulam – Wayanad

Wayanad, a village in Kerala is a heaven for those fellow travellers who want to take a break from the busy city life and spend some quality time close to nature and get a gist of some wildlife. This beautiful South Indian village is home to different tourists’ attractions like dams, ancient temples, caves, wildlife sanctuary, etc. Wayanad has a wide range of cultural diversity. It offers visitors the world of Bamboos, The Thudi, the paintings by the Kattunayakan tribes, and the best of all, the archery expertise in Ambalavayal. A bike trip from Bangalore to Wayanad is a must so as to get lost in the serenity blessed by Mother Nature. 

Not to miss places:

  • Chembra Peak
  • Kuruva Island
  • Pookode Lake
  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Edakkal Caves
  • Soochippara Waterfalls

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Santhi Pappadam (Local Market)
  • Easwaran Nanmboodiri (Local Market)

11. Hampi  

Bangalore to Wayanad: 343 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 06 hours 15 min (approx.)

Stone Chariot, Hampi - Best Monuments to visit

Route: Bangalore – Chitra Durga – Hospet – Hampi

Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Karnataka. It is a well-known and good tourist place in South India and is full of historical monuments in the form of Temples. Hampi was founded in the 14th Century and holds a lot of traces back to the Vijayanagara Empire. Such a significant destination, Hampi counts in as one of the favourite places to go on a bike ride from Bangalore. For every architecture enthusiast, adventure seeker, archaeologist, history geeks, Hampi is a must-visit. The best time to visit this place is probably the month of October or November as the overall weather is cool, refreshing, and non-humid.

Not to miss places:

  • Open Air Museum
  • Stone Chariot
  • Virupaksha Temple

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Hampi Bazaar
  • Virupaksha Temple Car Festival
  • Purandaradasa Aradhana Music Festival

12. Puducherry

Bangalore to Puducherry: 310 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 06 hours 40 min (approx.)

Pondicherry - French colonial buildings on street of India

Route: Bangalore – Hosur – Krishnagiri – Chengam – Tiruvannamalai – Tindivanam – Pondicherry

Colonial buildings, Churches, vibrant colours, oceanic views, gold-sand beaches, a pinch of history, all-together makes for a beautiful place called Puducherry. A bike trip from Bangalore to Pondicherry is a must if you want to deep dive into the French culture in our own India. Not only culture but Pondicherry museums gives a peak to some of the renowned pieces of French architect too. If you’re a seafood lover, this place is just meant for you. The local cuisine is just so authentic to the French taste. Now if you’re wondering when to visit this place then let us tell you that Puducherry is one such place that can be visited any time of the year filled with unique experiences for different seasons.

Not to miss places:

  • Promenade Beach
  • Puducherry Museum
  • French War Memorial
  • Auro Beach
  • The Sacred Heart Basilica
  • Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
  • Arikamedu

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Goubert Market
  • Mission Street

13. Agumbe

Bangalore to Agumbe: 347 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 07 hours 10 min (approx.)

JogiGundi Falls, Agumbe - Tourist attraction in Karnataka

Route: Bangalore – Hassan – Belur – Aldur – Agumbe

Remember the fictitious place in the famous Television show, Malgudi Days? It’s none other than Karnataka’s own Agumbe village. Known as “Cherrapunji of South”, Agumbe is home to dense forests, lush green hills, waterfalls, and rivers. This place is also known to receive the highest rainfall and so be careful while you plan your trip. What makes this place much more unique is the fact that locals have stuck with this place for 100s and 100s of years. This place also contributes to the Western Ghats of India, making it difficult for bikers to miss visiting Agumbe.

Not to miss places:

  • Sunset Point
  • Barkana Falls
  • Jogi Gundi Waterfalls
  • Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary

14. Karwar

Bangalore to Karwar: 522 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 10 hours 15 min (approx.)

Very beautiful Karwar beach in Karnataka

Route: Bangalore – Tumakur – Kadur – Shimoga – Sirsi – Gokarna – Karwar

A bike ride from Bangalore to Karwar is a biker’s paradise. The route is so amazing that it’ll take you through different scenic beauties – ghats, farm lands, arecanut trees, costal lines. Riding/driving to this place is my personal favourite as it offers everything a nature lover would want. The best time to visit this place starts from late monsoon to February. We highly recommend riding to this place starting early in the morning. Not to forget, on the way you’ll pass through the less explored Goa of Karnataka, Gokarna. Don’t really miss on exploring Gokarna as it has got its very own charm and feel.

Not to miss places:

  • Karwar Beach
  • Rock Garden
  • Kurumgad Island
  • Majali Beach

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Swetha Lunch Home
  • Watersports

15. Goa

Bangalore to Goa: 561 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 11 hours 25 min (approx.)

Arambol Beach - A very popular tourist destination in Goa

Route: Bangalore – Nelamangala – Tumkur – Chitradurga – Sirsi – Ankola – Karwar – Panaji

We all have been just on the planning stage every time we think of travelling to Goa. It hurts! Goa, a place in every millennial's travel bucket list, is known for its coastal line and the young charm it carries. This place has been a hotspot for tourists around the globe. It’s said that to feel young, visit Goa. The destination is something which everyone would have read about and so let’s talk about the means of travel and route. 

Be it from Bangalore or Mumbai or Ahmedabad or any place, travelling to Goa comes best by bike ride or a car drive. The route is amazingly perfect be it from anywhere and each route has got fresh scenic beauty to offer. The ghats, the coastal line, a pinch of local lifestyle, makes travelling by road a great experience. Anmod ghat on the way is a biker’s heaven to ride on.

Not to miss places:

  • Chapora Fort
  • Arambol Beach
  • Candolim Beach
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Aguada Fort

Not to miss local stuff:

  • The Candolim Deck
  • Local Hair Art (Chapora Fort)
  • Goa’s Fenny

16. Gandikota

Bangalore to Gandikota: 283 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 05 hours 55 min (approx.)

Famous tourist spot in Gandikota - Grand Canyon of India

Route: Bangalore – Nandi Hills – Bagepalli – Gorantla – Pullivendula – Gandikota

Gandikota, located on the banks of Penna River is known for its landscape and fort. It’s famously known as the Grand Canyon of India among the travellers. This place has many hidden gems, yet to be explored by the tourists. The best time period to visit this place is between September and February. The weather is quite pleasant during this time thus making it easy for the travellers to be alive and fresh while enjoying the natural beauty of Gandikota.

Not to miss places:

  • Gandikota Fort
  • Rayalacheruvu Lake
  • Belum Caves
  • Banks of Penna River

17. Kunti Betta

Bangalore to Kunti Betta: 123 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 03 hours 04 min (approx.)

A hill rock at Kunti Betta - Famous Trekking point

Route: Bangalore – Mandya – Kunti Betta

Set at a distance of roughly 125 kms from Bangalore, Kunti Betta is a hill-rock arrangement in Mandya district. The hill is about 2882 metres above sea level. Trekking all the way for 4 kms to the top-hill is an experience not to miss out on. The trek trail has a temple at the foot of the hills common among the locals as a pilgrimage spot. It’s a perfect weekend getaway destination from Bangalore, best explored during night time.

Not to miss places:

  • Sunrise Point
  • Pandavapura Lake

18. Coonoor

Bangalore to Coonoor: 285 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 06 hours 50 min (approx.)

View from Lamb's rock, Coonoor, India

Route: Bangalore – Mysore – Nanjangud – Gundalpet – Bandipur – Kalhatty – Ooty – Coonoor

Coonoor, situated at a distance of 19 kms from Ooty, is quite known among tourists for being one of the best places for vacations. Situated in the Nilgiri ranges, Coonoor is home to Tea plantations and local festivals celebrated annually. It’s a small hill station but has a beauty that is beyond comparison to any other place. Silk is another thing for which Coonoor is well known. A trip to Coonoor seems best if travelled between October and February. 

Not to miss places:

  • Katary Falls
  • Sim’s Park
  • Lamb’s Rock
  • Mariamman Temple
  • Lady Canning’s Seat

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Silk Rearing Station
  • Wellington Golf Course
  • Guernsey Tea Factory

19. Doddamakali

Bangalore to Doddamakali: 113 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 02 hours 55 min (approx.)

Riverside Beach, Doddamakali

Doddamakali is located at a distance of 156 kms from Bangalore, popular for its rustic charm and wildlife surroundings. It’s counted as one of the perfect places to visit for a weekend getaway. This place is bliss for bird-watchers as they can easily spot rare water birds or even land birds like Black-Bellied River Tern, Osprey, Tawny Eagle, Pied Kingfisher, Spot-Billed Duck, Woodpeckers, and many more. You can even go on for a jungle safari to spot Sambar, Spotted Deer, Grizzled Giant Squirrels, Leopards, and Elephants. Kayaking, mountain biking, coracle rides are a few adventure activities that can be done in and around Doddamakali.

Not to miss places:

  • Riverside Beach
  • Ganalu Falls

20. Karighatta

Bangalore to Karighatta: 127 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 02 hours 45 min (approx.)

Karighatta - One day bike trip place from Bangalore

Karighatta hill is situated at a height of 2976 metres above sea level. This place is right at the convergence of Lokapavani and Cauvery River. Karighatta is quite considered among locals and tourists as a spot for a weekend getaway. It’s bliss for all trekking all the way to the hill-top. Adventure enthusiasts, bird-watchers, lonely seekers, this place has got something for each one.

Not to miss places:

  • Karighatta Srinivasa Temple
  • Daria Daulat Bagh

21. Bylakuppe

Bangalore to Bylakuppe: 214 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 04 hours 45 min (approx.)

Namdroling Monastery at Bylakuppe, Karnataka

Bylakuppe is a town located at a distance of 214 kms from Bangalore. This place is ideal for those who love to capture the colours of local livelihood. Bylakuppe is known for exotic temples, handicrafts, Tibetan colonies, etc. You can even easily spot Bylakuppe’s very own “Mini-Tibet”. I personally love this place as exploring the Tibetan colonies and interacting with the locals educate me in detail about the age-old tradition and culture linked to this place. What makes Bylakuppe much more beautiful is the life of the locals. It’s worth riding all the way to this place, exploring the local beauty through the turns.

Not to miss places:

  • Namdroling Monastery
  • Idols of Buddha

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Handicrafts shopping
  • Interaction with locals
  • Local Food joints

22. Dandeli

Bangalore to Dandeli: 473 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 09 hours 20 min (approx.)

Syntheri Rocks, Dandeli - One of the hidden jewels of Karnataka

Route: Bengaluru – Shimoga Road – Tumkur – Kalghatgi – Dandeli 

Dandeli, a small hamlet located on the banks of Kali River, is known for its lush green forests, wildlife, adventure sports, and the scenic beauty this place have got to offer. October to February is the ideal time to visit this place as the weather is quite pleasant. To put it in one line, explore the forests, roam around in the jungle, spot different species of flora and fauna, do it all at just one place called Dandeli.

Not to miss places:

  • Syntheri Rocks
  • Supa Dam

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Dandeli Adventurers
  • Dandeli Goa Adventures

23. Chikmagalur

Bangalore to Dandeli: 243 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 04 hours 20 min (approx.)

Landscape of Chikmagalur

Route: Bangalore – Yediyur – Channarayapatna – Hassan – Belur – Chikmagalur 

Known as the “Coffee Land of Karnataka”, Chikmagalur is the home to first-ever coffee plantation. Another thing that makes this place unique is the different kinds of homestays around. Located in the Western Ghats, Chikmagalur is surrounded by lush green dense forests along with a pleasant climate for enjoying the beauty of this place throughout the year. Chikmagalur offers some of the most beautiful temples in South India. There are amazing domes around which are dated back to the 12th century. This place is also known for its flora and fauna and thus is home to a number of natural parks and wildlife sanctuaries. A bike ride to Chikmagalur is one of a kind that would seem like never-ending.

Not to miss places:

  • Mullayanagari Peak
  • Coffee Museum
  • Hebbe Waterfalls

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Pilgrimage town visit
  • Coffee estate homestay
  • WiIdlife spotting
  • Off-road biking

24. Kodaikanal

Bangalore to Kodaikanal: 466 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 09 hours 10 min (approx.)

Upper Lake view in Kodaikanal

Route: Bangalore – Krishnagiri – Dharmapuri – Salem – Namakkal – Karur – Dindigul – Batlagunda - Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is known as the “Queen of Hill Stations” in Tamil Nadu. The word Kodaikanal means – The gift of the forest. This place is host to an artificial, star-shaped lake called Kodaikanal Lake. This lake is spread vastly over 45 acres. Kodaikanal is famous for its forest valleys, calm lakes, waterfalls, grassy hills, etc. This place is best visited during January to March. The weather is quite calm during this time, making the whole trip worth visiting. A bike ride all the way to Kodaikanal from Bangalore is all you need to set loose from the city chaos and go on a refreshing break.

Not to miss places:

  • Coaker’s Walk
  • Poombarai Village
  • Pillar Rocks
  • Guna Caves
  • Silver Cascade
  • Dolphin’s Nose
  • Barijam Lake
  • Kodaikanal Lake

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Danish Display
  • Kodai Chocolate factory
  • Potter’s shed
  • Spices Corner

25. Mysore

Bangalore to Mysore: 143 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 03 hours 10 min (approx.)

Mysore Palace Front view

Route: Bangalore – Bidadi – Ramanagara – Channapatna – Maddure – Mandya – Srirangapatna – Mysore

Mysore, known as the “Palace City of India”, was once the capital of Karnataka. If structures and places intrigues you then Mysore is a place to must visit. The places and gardens that Mysore hosts are some of the popular historical monuments of South India. These are dated back to the 18th and 19th century. These places and structures thus represent the Indian architecture of the British Era. The best time to visit and explore the historical monuments of this place is anytime between July and February.

Not to miss places:

  • Mysore Palace
  • Mysore Zoo
  • Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
  • Regional museum of natural history
  • Folklore museum

26. Ramanagara

Bangalore to Ramanagara: 48 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 01 hour 10 min (approx.)

Ramanagara Sholay hills - Best place in outskirts of Bangalore

Located around 50 kms away from Bangalore, Ramanagara is none other than the famous hills from the Sholay movie. This was the ultimate hideout spot for India’s own fictitious villain, Gabbar. This place is a heaven for rock climbers and is known for its adventure activities. We would suggest you trek all the way to the hill-top during the late evening and even settle for a night camping. This place is a popular weekend getaway spot among travellers from Bangalore and nearby.

27. Hyderabad

Bangalore to Hyderabad: 569 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 09 hours 40 min (approx.)

Bhongir Fort near Hyderabad

Hyderabad, also known as the “City of Pearls”, is a beautiful city made up of palaces and forts. This place comes with mixed emotions. The food, the locals, the history, each thing has got a different experience to offer. Hyderabad has a number of places that hold historical importance. This place also hosts a few beautiful palaces like Taramati Bhandari, Falaknuma Palace, etc. Everyone knows that Hyderabad is well known for some authentic Biryani, Charminar as a tourist attraction. But that’s not all as this place is home to some less explored attractions too. A bike trip from Bangalore to Hyderabad is a must for a fun-packed road trip.

Not to miss places:

  • Charminar Fort
  • Bhongir Fort
  • Osman Sagar Lake
  • Singur Dam
  • Ananthagiri Hills

Not to local stuff:

  • Authentic Biryani

28. Hoggenakkal Falls

Bangalore to Hoggenakkal Falls: 127 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 02 hours 53 min (approx.)

Hogenakkal waterfalls near Bangalore

Hogenakkal waterfalls is located on the Kaveri River flowing in the Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu. The beauty of these cascading waterfalls is one of a kind. It’s one of the prime attractions in and around the Dharmapuri district. It’s worth riding all the way here on a bike for a refreshing break from the daily chaos. If lucky enough, you might even spot birds coming from far long. One of the major attractions nearby this place is Mettur Dam which is built across the Kaveri River at the canyon. The dam is surrounded by green hills and its design structure is one of a kind. 

29. Calicut

Bangalore to Calicut: 350 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 07 hours 32 min (approx.)

Kozhikode Beach

Calicut, also known as Kozhikode is the largest city in Kerala. Popular for the picturesque view it offers, Calicut is one of the best places to go on a bike ride from Bangalore. Vasco da Gama had set his foot on the isolated beach of Kappad, set in Kozhikode, in 1498, and discovered India. This place is the marketing centre for commodities like coffee, rubber, lemongrass oil, etc., which are produced in Kozhikode and the neighboring districts of Wayanad, Malappuram, and Kannur. The international travellers blessed this district as ‘the noble emporium of India’ for being the major trade centre in Malabar and major exporter to foreign countries. 

Not to miss places:

  • Kozhikode Beach
  • Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
  • Kappad Beach
  • Thusharagiri Waterfalls

30. Badami

Bangalore to Badami: 444 kms (approx.)

Ride Duration: 08 hours 30 min (approx.)

Badami cave temple in fort - A perfect bike ride destination from Bangalore

Badami is located in the northern part of Karnataka. It’s well known for its history and architecture around. There is a number of ancient temples, forts, historical places to visit in Badami. To enjoy the local stuff, there are many fairs and festivals taking place annually every year. Not to miss but Badami is also blessed with beautiful surroundings to let that sink in your eyes. You must visit as many as these exciting places to make the most out of your trip to Badami. 

Not to miss places:

  • Badami Fort
  • Agastya Lake
  • Bhootnath Temple

Not to miss local stuff:

  • Annual Fairs and Festivals
  • Local Art and handicraft Market

To sum up here are all in all about travelling to different places from Bangalore on a bike, covering different interests of different people. But that’s not all. Being Bangalore as the start point, not to worry if you don’t own a bike because Royal Brothers has set its foot right in Bangalore and 40+ other cities as well. Royal Brothers started with a dream to make mobility accessible to all and we are happy to say that we are indeed renting dreams. Rent a bike in Bangalore and ride with us like you own it - for as short as 10 hours and as long as 9 months. #keepriding

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Anuj Seksaria
Moody Photographer. Marketer. Weird Funny. Can't do without Sky, Beaches, Travel and Tea.
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