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Coorg district in Karnataka is famous for its spectacular hilly landscape dotted with lush green forests, rivers, and misty waterfalls. Officially renamed Kodagu, the region lies on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats in Karnataka.

The Bangalore to Coorg distance is just about 268 Km, making it one of the most preferred places to visit near Bangalore. Apart from country-wide tourists, many Bangalore residents regularly visit the place for a short vacation.

How to Reach Coorg From Bangalore

Coorg has good road connectivity with Bangalore. So, travelling by road is one of the best options to reach Coorg from Bangalore. The travel time is approximately 6 hours. You can travel from Bangalore to Coorg through two popular road routes.

Route 1 (Via Mysore) 

This is the shortest route from Bangalore to Coorg, especially if you plan to visit places in south Coorg, like Kutta, Virajpeth, Nagarhole, etc. You will mainly stay on SH 17 and SH88 on this route. The roads are mostly good and well maintained. Besides, you can frequently find restaurants and gas stations on the route. So, you don't need to worry about refuelling or pausing to refresh yourself. 

However, you may face high traffic on this route, especially on the Bangalore-Mysore stretch. Therefore, beginning your journey in the early morning is advisable to escape the heavy traffic.

Travel Tip

You can include Mysore on your travel itinerary for a longer tour. Make a halt of one or two days at Golden Landmark Resort, Mysore and explore the city. Thereafter, continue your journey toward Coorg.

Route 2 (Via Channarayapatna) 

The Bangalore to Coorg route via Channarayapatna is relatively longer but usually has less traffic compared to route 1. The route is usually preferred by tourists who plan to visit regions around Somwarpet or Madikeri. The route majorly lies on NH 48, and you are likely to encounter some toll booths. 

Unlike Route 1, you may have fewer options regarding restaurants on this route.

Both routes have their own set of advantages. Besides, many private and state transport buses ply these routes. So, you can also consider a bus journey if you don’t want to travel by car.

Other Travel Options

Coorg doesn’t have an airport. Mysore and Mangalore are the nearest airports to Coorg, and both the airports are more than 100 Km away. Similarly, Coorg doesn’t have any railway connectivity. Mysore is the nearest railway station to Coorg. It will take about three hours to reach Mysore from Bangalore by train. After reaching Mysore, you need to hire a cab or take a bus to Coorg, which would take further two hours to complete.

Therefore, you will have to take the road at some point regardless of whatever option you choose.

Top Places to Visit in Coorg

There are numerous places to visit in Coorg that can be classified as per their proximity to the nearest city or town.

  • Madikeri, a favourite hotspot of tourists
  • Abbay Falls
  • Raja’s Seat
  • Mandalpatti Viewpoint

You can also make Virajpet your base and go on a trek to nearby forests. Visit the

  • Nagarhole National Park from here on a Jeep Safari.
  • Somwarpet
  • Brahamagiri Hill

Where to Stay in Coorg -  Club Mahindra has some of the best resorts in Coorg in Madikeri and Club Mahindra Virajpet.  Book your stay in these resorts and enjoy a safe and carefree vacation to recharge your batteries. 

It might be clear by now how to reach from Bangalore to Coorg and the different options available. All you need is to select the right date and pack your bags for a Coorg visit from Bangalore.

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