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Popular Pit Stops on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway

Stops on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway

A three-hour journey can, at times, get boring. You can spice it up a bit by stopping by some random places. Well, if you are the explore-it-all kind, this blog is for you.

143km might not seem like a long distance to cover, but it sure can feel a little hectic. So, what’s the solution? The best one would be to pull over at good pit spots and kick the boredom away in seconds.

There are two routes from Bangalore to Mysore or vice versa, and it could take around 3 hours with usual traffic to reach. That said, let’s see some popular pit stops en route to this journey where you can relax your legs and hang around.

●  Manchanabele Dam

Manchanabele Dam

The first on the list is the famous Manchanabele Dam built across the Arkavathi river. For the peace lovers out there, who admire the company of nature, this is the place.

Sightseeing tip: You can enjoy boating in the river waters or engage in bird watching.

● Dodda Alada Mara

The big banyan tree, 28 km from Bangalore, is the biggest in the region. If you want to witness a 400-year-old crooked banyan, Dodda Alada Mara is the name you seek.

Ditch the busy roads and make a quick getaway to this old company occupying over 3 acres of land.

● Kanva Reservoir

If sunsets are your things, look no further. Plan your journey accordingly, so you get to witness a spectacular sunset with a glistening reflection in the waters of the Kanva reservoir.

● Ramadevara Betta

For the movie buff in you, Ramadevara Betta is where the classic Indian film Sholay was shot between 1972-75. With an altitude of 3000ft, these rocky mountains are surrounded by a luscious green forest. Ramadevara Betta is also home to the endangered Long-Billed Vultures.

● Narayanagiri Betta

One of the most uncommon hotspots in the area, you can enjoy the 45-minute trek at the Narayanagiri Betta. The calm and freshening breeze will get you through this steep trek, and the view from the top would be worth it all.

● Tippu Sultan’s Summer Palace

The list is incomplete without including a little something for history lovers. Tipu Sultan’s summer palace has excellent relevance in history; this is where the ‘Tiger of Mysore’ breathed his last. The palace’s architecture has an Indo-Islamic touch, making it incredibly beautiful and picturesque.

●  Balmuri and Yedmuri Falls

The breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls with scenic landscapes in the background are another attractive destination. Ideal for picnic and family getaways, you can enjoy long walks alongside the water stream and listen to the pleasant splash sounds of the water.

Balmuri and Yedmuri are also famous for their cinematic relevance. Several movies in different regional languages have been shot here over time.

Wrapping Up

There you go! Now you know where exactly to pull over to make your tiresome 3-hour road journey a trip you’ll cherish for a long time.

Refer to the list and visit these spectacular places the next time you are on the Mysore-Bangalore highway.

 

 

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