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Sometimes, the fast life in Bangalore can take a toll on your soul, and you long for a short escape from the never-ending codes, presentation slides, and the Bangalore traffic. Thankfully, the Western Ghats at Coorg are nearer to Bangalore, where you can plan a short vacation to recharge your batteries.

While there are no airports in the Coorg district, you can easily reach Coorg from Bangalore by road. Find out how.

Also Read: 25 Places to Visit in Coorg With Family | Coorg Tourist Places

How to Reach from Bangalore to Coorg by Road?

The Bangalore to Coorg distance is about 250 km via NH 275. The route takes you to Coorg via Mysore. It is a relatively shorter route than the alternative second route via NH 75 that goes through Channarayapatna.

While the Mysore route is usually preferred due to shorter travel time, you may face high traffic between Bangalore and Mysore, particularly around Mandya and Ramnagar. However, you can avert traffic congestion if you begin your journey from Bangalore early in the morning. The route is dotted with gas stations and eateries at regular intervals making it convenient for private vehicles to cover the distance without any worries.

The alternative route via Channarayapatna is preferred by travellers visiting areas around Somwarpet or Madikeri. The traffic on this route is relatively fast-moving than on the Mysore route. However, you’re unlikely to find good restaurants as frequently as on the first route until you reach Madikeri. 

In the end, both routes have their own advantages and drawbacks. Choose the one best suited for your needs.

Bus Service

If you’re on a tight budget, you can take a bus from Bangalore to Coorg, which is a much cheaper option than renting a car or driving in your own vehicle. Both AC and Non-AC buses are available. Remember, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation buses are a cheaper option than private buses. But, private luxury buses can be more comfortable for the 6-hour long journey.

You can board the bus from multiple locations all over Bangalore and can even book the bus ticket online. 

How to Reach Coorg From Bangalore By Rail

Coorg has no railway connectivity. The nearest railway station is Mysore Junction, which is about 95 km away from Coorg. So, if you're in Bangalore, you can take a train up to Mysore. But, from Mysore, you have to take a bus or rent a cab to reach Coorg. So, you will eventually have to take a road journey, even when travelling by train. 

Therefore, the rail route can be a viable option only for travellers from outside Karnataka. But for Bangalore residents, a road journey right from Bangalore can be a preferred option.

Also Read: Top 30 Things to do in Coorg With Family in 2022

Top Places to Visit in Coorg

Following are some of the important places to visit in Coorg 

  • Abbey Falls
  • Nagarhole National Park
  • Madikeri Fort
  • Omkareshwara Temple
  • Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Mallalli Falls

Additionally, there are many places to visit near Coorg, such as Chettali, Kopatty hills, Bhagamandala, and many more. You can consider exploring these places if you’re on a long vacation, say 10-15 days.

Where to Stay?

Club Mahindra Madikeri and Club Mahindra Virajpet are the two best resorts in Coorg to spend a rejuvenating vacation with your family. Both resorts are located in idyllic surroundings dominated by the lush greenery typical of the Western Ghats. Additionally, the hospitality, in-house activities, and countless delicious local cuisines will keep you busy during your stay here. 

Also Read: Best Time To Visit Coorg With Family

Your life is too precious to spend entirely in an office cubicle. So, get out and head to Coorg as early as possible. Work can wait.

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