4 best road trips in South India to explore

New Delhi: Planning your upcoming long weekends?

Thinking of exploring the Southern Indian states with lush Western Ghats?

If yes, then experience heritage and nature with the ultimate road trip down south from Bangalore to Kodaikanal.

Take the road trip and enjoy the best that the road has to offer:

Drive through the Ghats of Palani Hills

There is something really exciting about taking a road trip with your friends or your loved ones. Take the national highway and escape from the busy city life of Bangalore. Hit the road at the break of dawn and drive as the sun rises up the horizon. The road to Kodai passes through the beautiful Palani forest with some sharp hairpin bends that make for an exciting fun drive.

1. Experience old world charm of Kodaikanal with The Tamara Kodai

Stay at the luxury heritage property of The Tamara Kodai and get ready to go back in time. What better way to experience a place than stay in one of the first properties to ever be build there (Kodai). The Tamara Kodai is a 160 year old monastery property that has been restored and added with some constructions to give the travelers the best experience of Kodaikanal.

Take a hike that starts right behind the property and enjoy the morning by the Pambar falls. Head back to your stay and go cycling through the slopes of the pine forest. Relax by hidden lakes of Kodai as you soak in the beauty of the princess hills.

2. Go local in Kodai

Wake up in the 450 sq ft Luxury Suite of The Tamara Kodai with a view overlooking the hills of Kodaikanal. Spend the day shopping in the local markets, boating in the famous Kodai lake and enjoy the beautiful Coakers Walk. Enjoy delectable meals with local flavors prepared by the skilled chefs of The Tamara Kodai and then hit the road to head back home. Spend the night stargazing and camping in the lawns of The Tamara Kodai.

3. Relax by a dam

Take a 4 hour drive to the next stop for the road trip. Keep a playlist ready to enjoy the scenic views along your way to Coimbatore. Visit the Sozhaiyaar Dam and enjoy some alone time at this dam build over the Chalakkudy River. Spend the rest of the day visiting local sights around Coimbatore and get ready to head back home.

4. Take a night drive

Head back home by reminiscing the long weekend that it has been. Drive through the night taking the national highway leading to Bangalore. Enjoy the night drive as you start planning your next road trip.


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