#TnlRoadTrips: Road Trips From Bengaluru Every Foodie Needs To Take At Least Once

If you are planning to go on a road trip from Bengaluru and authentic food is on your mind, then these getaways will satisfy all your cravings with a unique touch of tradition. By Smrithi Suresh

5 Road Trips From Bengaluru

1. Bengaluru to Coorg

If you are searching for a place to spend your weekend in a peaceful atmosphere while digging into some authentic home-cooked food, Coorg is your best bet. Its coffee plantations obviously make it mandatory for one to sip a cup of this homegrown beverage. Apart from this, you should definitely lay your hand on the unique Kodava cuisine. One such famous Kodava dish is the Pandi Curry, which is made of handpicked spices and pork, and generally paired with different types of rice preparations. Coorg Cuisine and BigCup Café are some options where two people can enjoy this delicacy at approximately INR 600.

Distance from Bengaluru: 267 kilometres

Trip Duration: 5 hours 25 minutes (approx.)

Best time to visit: July to September

Must-see places: Raja’s Seat, Madikeri Fort, Abbey Falls and Talacauvery and Golden Temple

Where to Stay: Leisure Vacations Woodstock Villa, Club Mahindra Madikeri, Ibbani Cadu Estate Homestay

2. Bengaluru to Hyderabad

Biryani in India tops every foodie’s list. But have you tried the iconic Hyderabadi biryani? The flavours here take you back to the era of the Nizams. A combination of mutton biryani and haleem is one of the best-slow-cooked dishes you’ll get here. Kebabs and meat prepared with typical Arabic and Telugu flavours take the taste to a different level altogether. Best places to try Hyderabadi biryani would be Bawarchi Restaurant, Shah Ghouse Café & Restaurant and Paradise Biryani, at an approximate price of INR 800 for two people.

Distance from Bengaluru: 570 kilometres

Trip duration: 9 hours 23 minutes (approx.)

Best time to visit: October to February

Must-see places: Golconda Fort, Charminar, Hussain Sagar, Ramoji Film City

Where to stay: The Park, Taj Falaknuma, Radisson Blu Plaza

3. Bengaluru to Madurai

Madurai, the City of Temples, is known for its historic buildings and mouthwatering street food that ranges from soft idlis to desserts like jigarthanda. Similar to Bengaluru’s VV Puram, this city also has a whole street dedicated to food, called ‘Thoonga Nagaram.’ Bun Parotta, Idiyappam, Jil Jigarthanda and Paruthi Pal, are some of the dishes which you must try here. The locals suggest to go for small, traditional shops like Murugan Idli Shop, Amma Mess, Konar Mess, etc. for an authentic fare; try these for approximately INR 200 to INR 500.

Distance from Bengaluru: 436 kilometres

Trip duration: 7 hours 38 minutes (approx.)

Best time to visit: October to March

Must see places: Gandhi Memorial, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, Vaigai Dam, Meenakshi Amman Temple

Where to stay: Courtyard by Marriott, Heritage Madurai

4. Bengaluru to Kochi

A romantic location filled with centuries-old architectural establishments — this heritage city serves as a perfect offbeat destination. The aroma of fresh seafood and crispy fritters are not to be missed. Kochi is also known as the birthplace of the famous Malabar Cuisine, which has flavours from across the world. Dishes prepared with beef and fish curries, served with puttu deserve to be on your must-try list. Cheenavala, Nawras Seafood and Dhe Puttu are some of the restaurants where you can have delicious food at INR 800 for two people.

Distance from Bengaluru: 551 kilometres

Trip duration: 10 hours 42 minutes (approx.)

Best time to visit: October to February

Must-see places: Fort Kochi, Cherai Beach, Chinese Fishing Net, Willingdon Island

Where to stay: Ramada Resort, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn

5. Bengaluru to Karaikudi

If you love spicy traditional food, Karaikudi is your destination. A town filled with traditional architecture, its Chettinad food is world-renowned. Every recipe here is made with fresh spices, and the non-vegetarian dishes are cooked in earthen pots on wood-fire to enhance the flavours. Rice-based paniyarams, idiyappams, Chettinad chicken and crab delicacies are some of the options that will force you to come back. Best place to try these delicacies would be a restaurant named Jainika where two people can enjoy a meal at approximately INR 1,500.

Distance from Bengaluru: 427 kilometres

Trip duration: 8 hours 13 minutes (approx.)

Best time to visit: October to March

Where to stay: Chidambara Vilas, Chola Heritage, Chettinadu Court

If you have been on any of these 5 road trips from Bengaluru, give us a shoutout on Instagram by using the hashtag #TnlRoadTrips.

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