Bangalore, the city of great weather and a young cosmopolitan spirit, has plenty to keep you engaged within its beautiful perimeter. But now and then, you will want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Bangalore is ideally located with fabulous road connectivity to give you endless road trip options, especially when you book a car rental in Bangalore with redBus Hire.
Here are some of our dream getaways, perfect for a drive or a car rental service:
1. Ramanagara “Ramgarh”
If the hilly area of Ramanagara with brooding boulders and mysterious caves looks oddly familiar, you aren’t mistaken. The famous “Ramgarh” site is the imaginary countryside filled with ferocious dacoits featured in the iconic Hindi movie “Sholay.” The little hamlet is only 30kms away from the heart of the city and is a quick road trip using our car rental for movie fans, rappellers, and rock-climbers.
2. Nandi Hills
Much beloved of old Bangaloreans, Nandi Hills is the perfect idyllic road trip from Bangalore. An ideal bird-watching and hiking area, there are mesmerizing views from the top of the hills. Since it is only 60 km away from Bangalore, it gets very crowded on the weekends. It would help if you connected with a good car rental in Bangalore to get you there by dawn. There’s nothing quite like sipping a piping hot cup of tea while you are perched on Nandi Hills and watching the sun come up on the horizon.
Suppose you love history and culture and don’t mind a longer drive. In that case, Lepakshi in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh should be perfect for you. It is of archaeological significance because of the many shrines dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva built during the reign of the Vijayanagara kings (1336-1646). There are intricately carved structures, hanging pillars, and the largest monolith granite statue of Nandi the Bull. The entrance to the Veerabhadra temple has many beautiful sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, but its complete glory is best enjoyed using comfortable sedans via our car rental service.
A true lover of road trips will have Sangham on their must-do list while in Bangalore. After choosing a compatible vehicle from our car rental options, this mesmerizing picnic spot, sitting at a mere 90 km drive from Bangalore and being the confluence of the holy Cauvery and Arkavathi rivers, can be explored in fine detail. About 3.5 km downstream, you will see the Cauvery river flowing through a deep and narrow gorge. The place is peaceful and home to a variety of birds. It would be best if you didn’t go in the summer; increasing temperatures in the region dry up the water, and you may only see the river bed. The best months for this trip are between October and December.
Located close to Mysore, this historically significant island town in the Cauvery river is a popular destination. Srirangapatnam was the bastion of the Deccan Kings, where many battles were waged against the British. The mausoleum of the great ruler Tipu Sultan is an imposing dome structure with intricate carvings. Tipu’s father Hyder Ali and his mother are also buried here. The main attraction here is the ancient Ranganathaswamy Temple, which is believed to be more than a thousand years old. Dedicated to a manifestation of Lord Vishnu, this imposing structure dominates the town. The temple is built in the Hoysala style with beautifully carved granite pillars.
You can have a safe and secure drive, enjoy the views, and take all the breaks you want if you opt for a car rental in Bangalore through the bus hire service of redBus. The drives are economically priced, and you get a wide choice in the type of car you want. The drivers are well-trained, professional, punctual, and polite. The car you use will be sanitized before and after you use it. You will be given hand sanitisers and anything else you need to make your driving getaway a relaxing experience.