Now that Truebil is in Bengaluru, the travel buffs in the city can fulfill their long pending dreams of going on trips that transform their lives. So Bengaluru denizens, once you buy that car that you have been waiting for, buckle up and step on the accelerator. For we already have a list of 5 trips you absolutely MUST take this winter.

 

Hogenakkal – The Niagara Fall of India

Distance from Bengaluru is 180 kms. Time approximately 3 – 4 hours by car.

niagara

Backdrop to many movies, the main attraction of this fall is its amazing vertical drop from a height of 20m. The sheer drop is breathtaking, and when it hits the rocks, emitting sprays of mists, the sight justifies its name. The drive through the shortest route takes you via Langford Road, Madivala Road and NH7, along with a detour from Dharmapuri. An excellent driving experience with double lanes, less traffic, clear signboards and verdant green Ghats with lush greenery makes it a memory you will cherish for a lifetime.

 

Chikamagalur – Coffee Land of Karnataka

Distance from Bengaluru is 240 kms. Time approximately 5 hours by car.

coffee land

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Chikmagalur is famous for its lush green forests, mountains, coffee plantations, wonderful climate, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuary and the Mullayanagiri peak – the highest in Karnataka. The most adventurous part of Mullayanagiri peak is to drive uphill, the road gets narrower as you drive up. Driving from Bengaluru to Chikmagalur on NH75 via Kunigal, Hasan, Belur is a dream as the road is smooth, wide and with no traffic congestions. Watching the scenery change from dry to abundant greenery is an experience itself in this journey.

 

Wayanad – Land Of Paddy Fields and Spicy Hills

Distance from Bengaluru is 265 kms. Time approximately 5 – 6 hours by car

spicy field

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Wayanad is an eco-tourist region lodged in the western ghat in Kerala, sharing border with Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. It is known for its pleasant weather and attractions like wildlife sanctuary, waterfalls, lakes and tea/coffee/spice plantations. En route to Wayanad via Mysore, Gundulpet, Muthanga forest and Sultan Bathery you will see excellent roads going through forests where elephants, bison and deer can be seen. Roads inside Wayanad may not be as good but the breathtaking views of the huge spread of flower cultivation and local aromatic tea are worth the trip.

 

Hampi – The Forgotten Empire

Distance from Bengaluru is approximately 350 kms. Time approximately 6 hours by car.

Hampi

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History lovers from across the globe crave for a visit to Hampi, housing the Virupaksha temple and home to several monuments. One of the most marvellous World Heritage Sites, the magnificence of the ruins gives an insight into the architectural perfection of 14th century India. Get on NH48 from the Ring road, then to Chitradurga, Hospet and finally Hampi.

 

Agumbe – Cherrapunji of South

Distance approximately is 370 kms. Time by car is approximately 6 hours.

Agumbe

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A treasure hidden in the hills, Agumbe is famous for its rainfall and is the abode of King Cobra as well as home to rare species of medicinal plants and India’s only Rain Forest Research Station. The whole route through NH206 via Shimoga, Teertahali and Kundadri is majestic, with panoramic views of rivers, greenery, temples, sparkling streams and hairpin bends.

 

So Bengaluru, what are you waiting for? Check out Truebil.com and go on the trip of your dreams!!!

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