The sun shining bright accompanied with a cool breeze signaling the end of summer. The trees which were at full bloom are ready to shed their leaves and create colorful pathways, inviting the winters to take over.
Doesn’t this seem to be the most ideal time to rev up your engines and embark on a memorable road trip with your near and dear ones?
Here are 8 places that are considered to be amongst the best road trips in the South.
Located at a distance of 330 km from Bangalore, Kudremukh is one of the highest peaks in Karnataka and offers serene views of the valley below. The road to Kudremukh traverses through dense jungles and towering hills that are blessed with fragrant breeze of the greenery around. A must have road trip!
MedikeriAnother hill station in Karnataka which is on the list of every travel enthusiast. What is striking about Medikeri is that the route to reach here is beaming with points of tourist interests. If you are driving from Bangalore, you can make pit-stop at Mysore, visit the Dubare elephant camp, pray at the Namdroling Monastery or drive through the Nagarhole National Park. Driving to Medikeri is one of the best fall road trips that you can have.
250 kms from Bangalore, Masinagudi is one of the five ranges in Mudumalai National Park in the Nilgiris and is known for its undisturbed greenery and a wide array of flora and fauna species. If you are looking to stay amidst the hills and the jungles, then Discovery Village is one of the best resorts in Masinagudi and a perfect place to set up your base.
If history is your cup of tea, then Hampi is the place to be. A historical city located on the banks of Tungabhadra River, Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is popular for its temples and ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire. You get to witness authentic countryside en-route this town.
If you want to spend a relaxing time with your family or friends, you have to stay in one of the jungle resorts in Kabini. The Discovery Village resort, located by the Kabini River is a perfect place spend some quality time in the lap of Mother Nature.
Knows as poor man’s Ooty, Hassan district provides a fine confluence of nature in the form of the splendid Bisle Ghat and Kaagunere Kote and religion through the famous Gommateshwara Statue at Shravanbelgola, the Shettihalli church and the Chennakeshava temple, all of which are within a driving distance of each other.
A perfect spot for trekking, rock climbing and camping, Savandurga is one of the oldest single rock formations in Asia and is very close to the city of Bangalore. Travelers can enjoy mesmerizing sights of the Akravati River that is visible from the top of the hill. A fine place if you are looking for a short break.
- B R Hills:
Also known as the Biligiriranga Hills, this nature hotspot is located at a distance of 90 km from Mysore and is famous for fishing, river rafting, trekking and wildlife spotting amongst other things. A perfect destination for a soothing road trip.
Autumn is certainly the best time to go on a road trip. These places turn into every riders dream during the autumn season and should not be missed if you love driving across challenging yet refreshing terrains.