Bangalore – a city that was once recognized by its tech industry, is now a colorful collage of cultures and businesses. With the fast-moving urban life weaved into its colonial heritage, Bangalore has now evolved to be a popular travel destination and the most vibrant metro city in the south. From its high octane nightlife to the quaint local culture, the city offers something to every kind of traveler.
Use this ready-made guide from Savaari when you take a road trip from Mangalore to Bangalore. We will take you through a gorgeous route with breathtaking monuments, hidden gems, and also eateries en route.
Table of Contents
- Why travel from Mangalore to Bangalore?
- Traveling from Mangalore to Bangalore?
- Best time to take a road trip by car
- How to Reach Bangalore By Train
- How to Reach Bangalore By Flight
- Attractions in Bangalore for Sightseeing
- Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Bangalore
- Hotels and resorts – Accommodation in Bangalore
Why travel from Mangalore to Bangalore?
Bangalore is vibrant and has much to offer including gardens, temples, monuments, museums, pubs and great nightlife. You can make your Bangalore experience more interesting when you drive from Mangalore in a Savaari cab. With our customizable trip plans and itineraries, you can do more than just a regular road trip, and enjoy a comfortable ride, while making your journey interesting at the same time.
Traveling from Mangalore to Bangalore by car
A road trip from Mangalore to Bangalore by car is one of the best ways to experience the roads that connect the two cities. When you book Mangalore to Bangalore trip with us, you can enjoy a ride through the smaller towns and rural areas of Karnataka, before you enter the charming metro city. You will pass through some popular and offbeat locales as well as some of the most fascinating vistas and nature hotspots, on your Bangalore trip from Mangalore. With our completely customizable Mangalore to Bangalore trip packages, you can stop at any of these places and do a quick sightseeing.
Let us help you discover the best routes to travel from Mangalore to Bangalore by car.
Best Time To Visit
Sitting roughly 1000 feet from the sea and surrounded by the hills of Western Ghats, the city of Bangalore enjoys pleasant weather all year round. The winters are cool and breezy, summers are warm but not humid like most cities in India. Monsoons, however, can be rough and the city experiences heavy rainfall from July to September. So, if you want to experience the best of Bangalore, plan your travel in the dry and colder months.
Popular Routes from Mangalore to Bangalore
Route 1: Mangalore to Bangalore via NH75
This is the shortest and fastest route to cover the Mangalore to Bangalore distance which is approximately 350 KM. You can most probably expect regular Mangalore to Bangalore traffic, but certainly no severe congestion. So it is certainly important that you check for live traffic updates and follow real-time maps to get a better idea of road conditions.
Here’s a basic Mangalore to Bangalore road map for this route:
|Mangalore – Bantwal – Sakleshpur – Hassan – Channarayapattana – Yadiyur – Kunigal – Bangalore|
Popular places along the way:
- Sakleshpur: Coloured in ridiculous shades of green, do stop at the Bisle Reserve Forest and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. Also pack your trekking shoes for this trip and try and scale the Kumara Parvatha along the Green Route railway line. Before you leave Sakleshpur, visit the Manjarabad Fort located right on top of one of the hairpin bends.
- Halebeedu Temple: North of Hassan is a temple which exudes brilliant stone carving craftsmanship. There are soapstone edifices with intricate carvings of animals, birds, dancers, gods and goddesses. One of the main attractions are the pillars inside these temples, some carved out of black stone, however, each in a unique style. The Halebeedu Temple is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Gomateshwara Temple: After Channarayapatna, an intersection takes you to Shravanabelagola famous for its Gomateshwara statue. This is an important pilgrimage center for the Jains. Standing 57 feet tall, it is, in fact, considered the world’s largest monolithic stone statue. The temple is also famous for Mahamastakabisheka, a festival held every 12 years where devotees offer milk, ghee, sugarcane juice, saffron paste; sprinkle powders of sandalwood, turmeric and vermillion; and also offer petals, gold, silver and precious gems to the statue of Bahubali.
- Nelamangala Town: The natural locales of this small town, right before Bangalore is a locally popular trekking and camping site. You can also simply take a drive around and enjoy the views.
Places to eat on this route:
- MFC, Hassan: A casual restaurant to sit back and enjoy a snack break. Do try their Pomfret fish.
- Empire Restaurant, Kunigal: If you are in the mood for a wholesome meal, Empire Restaurant is a indeed pretty good choice. From an unmatched variety of non-vegetarian as well as vegetarian dishes to snacks, juices, and desserts; the food here surely will pump you up for the road trip ahead.
- Kamat Upchar, Kunigal: A South Indian restaurant serving freshly brewed tea and coffee, along with piping hot idlis and sambar. They also serve a variety of dosas and other South Indian delicacies. The restaurant has ample parking space, however, only accepts payments in cash.
Mangalore to Bangalore Road Condition via route 1:
The Mangalore to Bangalore road condition via NH75 is excellent. It is the fastest route, has tolls but no road closure.
Route 2: Mangalore to Bangalore via Mysore Road and NH275
This is a slightly longer route to cover and is approximately 390KM. While there is no severe congestion, you could expect a little traffic during weekends or holidays, or during any roadwork. Therefore, no matter which route you take, always check for traffic updates and follow live maps.
Here’s a basic Mangalore to Bangalore road map for this route:
Mangalore – Bantwal – Puttur – Madikeri – Srirangapatana – Mandya – Channapatna – Ramnagara – Bangalore
Popular places along the way:
- Dubare Elephant Camp, Kushalnagar: Although it is usually counted as a part of the Coorg trip, you can visit the elephant camp before you reach Coorg and watch the animals in their natural habitat, in the middle of a dense sandalwood forest.
- Coffee Plantations, Coorg: Known for its dense coffee and spice plantations and lush greenery, Coorg is pure sensory delight to its visitors. Take coffee cultivation tours with coffee tasting sessions.
- Channapatna: As you cross the town, you will find local artisans selling handcrafted wooden toys, exclusive to this locale.
- Daria Daulat Bagh, Srirangapatna: Stop by this summer palace of Tipu Sultan, the once ruling emperor of the Kingdom of Mysore. At a walking distance, you can also visit the burial of the legendary king, at Tipu Sultan Gumbaz.
- Ramdevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary, Ramanagara: Tucked within the mountainous areas off the highway, there is a natural reserve that houses a huge population of vultures and is certainly one of its kind in the country.
Places to eat on this route:
- Shanti Food Court, Kushalnagar: This highway side food plaza offers multiple food joints and cuisine options, which makes it good for breakfast and quick meals.
- Coffee Blossom Restaurant, Madikeri: Coorg’s high rated cafe with great ambience, serving lip smacking pizzas and pasta.
- Thotada Mane, Srirangapatna: This is a local restaurant serving traditional meals, and is also quite popular among travelers.
Mangalore to Bangalore Road Condition via route 2:
The Mangalore to Bangalore road condition via Mysore Road and NH272 is good. It is longer and takes more time than the previous route, has tolls but no road closure.
Mangalore to Bangalore Best Route
Both the above routes are good for traveling from Mangalore to Bangalore. Each of them have interesting stopovers and a good number of food stops. However, Mysore Road has more scenic sightseeing spots and photography points along the way. You pass through the charming town of Coorg which offers stunning coffee plantation vistas and great food options. Hence, if you want to enjoy a gorgeous roadtrip but are willing to take the longer route, then route 2 is your best option.
Other means of traveling from Mangalore to Bangalore
You can also travel from Mangalore to Bangalore by trains or flights.
How to Reach Bangalore By Train
You can also cover the Mangalore to Bangalore distance by train, which is available daily. There are around 14 trains that ply between Mangalore and Bangalore, of which 4 ply daily. So you can visit the Indian Railways website for your Mangalore to Bangalore train bookings, or choose your options from the multiple online portals. The fastest train is Karwar – Yesvantpur Express Special (06212). The total time taken from Mangalore to Bangalore can vary from 9 to 12 hours, depending upon the train you choose. Therefore, for the updated Mangalore to Bangalore train timings, check with IRCTC for their latest timetables.
How to Reach Bangalore By Flight
You can also fly from Mangalore to Bangalore. There are about 17 flights between these two cities daily. The nearest airport is Kempegowda International Airport (BLR), which is about 40 KM from the city center.
The average Mangalore to Bangalore flight duration is 1 hour, and usually costs between Rs 2300 to 3000 depending on the airline, flight route, booking window, available deals, and the travel season. For your Mangalore to Bangalore flight booking, visit any online travel portal or check with airlines’ direct website. You can hire a reliable Bangalore airport taxi for a convenient ride to your hotel in the city.
Attractions for Sightseeing in Bangalore
Apart from beautiful public gardens and parks, the Garden City has a host of other interesting things to see and do.
- Cubbon Park – The biggest patch of greenery of the city, great for walks, jogs, or simply relaxing in the shaded areas.
- Lalbagh Botanical Garden – A public garden housing exotic plants, trees, flowers, along with a museum and an exhibition venue.
- Vidhan Souda – The city hall with all major government offices, known for its brilliant architecture.
- Ulsoor Lake – The biggest water body of the city, surrounded by ample greenery and jogger’s park.
- Jayachamarajendra Museum & Gallery – A public gallery with museum, preserving the city’s history and heritage.
- St. Mary’s Basilica – The oldest church of the city, located in the Archdiocese of Bangalore, known for its splendid Gothic architecture with carved arches, ornamental motifs, and stained-glass windows
Sitting in the heart of South India, flanked by all the states of the region, Bangalore and its vicinity is blessed with endless natural and man-made wonders, making this the perfect starting point for uncountable road trips and places to visit nearby. With wide stretches of national and state highways crisscrossing the state, you can be anywhere, anytime, within a few hours’ drive. Check out the best road trips you can embark on for a quick weekend getaway from Bangalore.
Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Bangalore
Being a cosmopolitan metro city, Bangalore’s food culture is influenced by all the communities that have settled in the city for generations, making it a melting pot of various cuisines from home and abroad.
To sample the best of classic and contemporary, Indian and international flavors, explore these places in Bangalore.
- Only Place, Museum Rd, near Post Office, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar
- Lantern Restaurant, 99, Residency Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar
- The Hole in the Wall Café, 8th Main Rd, Koramangala 4th Block, Koramangala
- Toit Brewpub, 100 Feet Road, Near-Drops Total Spirits, Indiranagar
- Vidyarthi Bhavan, Gandhi Bazaar Main Road
- Arogya Ahaara, HSR Layout 5th Sector
Hotels and Resorts in Bangalore
|The Leela Palace||23, HAL Old Airport Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Kodihalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008||080 2521 1234|
|ITC Gardenia-A Luxury Collection Hotel||1, Residency Rd, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025||080 2211 9898|
|Golden Lotus Boutique Suites||149, Richmond Road, Rathna Avenue, Craig Park Layout, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025||091486 50149|
|Eagleton The Golf Resort||Off Bangalore – Mysore Highway, Shyanamangala Cross, Bidadi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562109||080 2263 2222|
|Vivanta Bengaluru||66, Residency Rd, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025||080 666 04545|
Things to Keep in Mind While Traveling to Bangalore
- Bangalore is a central location for many treks and camping tours around South India. You can use the city as a base and go for treks.
- Always wear a mask in public places in Bangalore, the state-government has imposed a fine for not following Covid-rules.
- Check for current curfew hours at night.
- Pandemic rules may affect visiting hours of tourist sites and restaurants. Check online or call before you visit.
Savaari Safety Tips for Road Trips from Mangalore to Bangalore
- Carry all hygiene related items – sanitizer, masks, disinfectant sprays and a bed sheet to cover the seat with, while traveling.
- Use a hand sanitizer before and after your ride.
- Install the Aarogya Setu app before your trip.
- Running the AC continuously during the trip is not recommended. If you were to use the AC, please ensure that it is run in the recirculated mode and the windows are lowered at frequent intervals.
- Dispose of any tissues or pieces of cloth that you may have used outside the car.
- If you have opted for a car rental service, try to load your luggage in the boot of the car yourself to ensure a zero-contact ride.
- Maintain a safe distance between yourself and the driver.
- Download our savaari car rental app for a smooth and pleasant journey.
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