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7 September 2023

3 Routes For A Bangalore To Wayanad Road Trip

Do you want to enjoy a road trip from Bangalore to Wayanad? Are you doubtful if it is doable? Well, the good news is that it is completely possible to have a great road trip from Bangalore to Wayanad. This article will help you with the 3 most important routes from Bangalore to Wayanad and all you need to know on your road trip. Wayanad, also known as ‘green paradise’ is one of the best tourist destinations. With the best resort in Wayanad, the place offers a plethora of activities and scenery for your perfect trip. 

Distance between Bangalore and Wayanad 

The distance between these two locations is around 280 kilometers. It will take you a comfortable overnight 6-7 hours drive from Bangalore to Wayanad. It is good to start your trip to the beautiful and good resorts in Wayanad on a Friday night. You can reach there by Saturday morning and spend at least five days at this mesmerizing hill station at resorts in Wayanad with a pool. Wayanad is connected via the NH 17 Route. Hence making Wayanad accessible from all the main cities in Bangalore.

Best Time To Visit Wayanad 

If you are looking to enjoy the nature and wildlife at Wayanad to the optimum, then October to May is the perfect time for your road trip from Bangalore To Wayanad. The sites and scenery look magnificent at 10-20 degrees celsius enabling you to enjoy all the beauty of ‘green paradise’.

You can find the best family resorts in Wayanad for family and friends and amazing honeymoon resorts in Wayanad. Furthermore, there are a variety of activities that will take you through the deep ends of the beautiful forests, waterfall, wildlife, and nature during this time. 

Route Map for Bangalore to Wayanad

There are 3 most popular and comfortable routes to reach Wayanad from Bangalore. These main routes as well as the best places to visit on these routes are:

  • Route 1 

Bangalore → Channapatna → Srirangapatna → Mysore → Kattikulam →  Wayanad 

This route is the most common choice to take a road trip from Bangalore to Wayanad. This route is through NH 275 and takes around 7 hours to cover 300 kilometers. Here are some of the best places to visit on your way through Route 1 before you reach a great Wayanad forest resort. 

1. Heritage Winery

Enjoy and see the beautiful wine-making process at Heritage Winery in Channapatna. You can also enjoy the amazing regional cuisine here. 

2. Mysore

Stop at the famous Mysore to visit different places like Mysore Palace and take a walk through Brindavan Gardens. Indulge in some special Mysore sweets and go shopping at the vibrant marketplaces in Mysore. 

3. Banasura Sagar Dam

Enjoy boating in the beautiful dam waters just before reaching Wayanad, 

  • Route 2 

Bangalore → Kanakapura → Kollegal → Chamarajanagar → Gundlupet → Wayanad

This is an amazing route that passes NH 948 and the journey can be completed comfortably in 6-7 hours. Here are some of the best attraction points on this route before you hit one of the best resorts in Wayanad. 

1. Chunchi Falls 

This is a beautiful waterfall located nearby Kanakapura. Here, you can also enjoy some adventures and trekking as well. 

2. Mudumalai National Park 

Stop at Mudumalai if you would like to enjoy spectacular wildlife. You can spot Elephants, deers, peacocks, tigers, and many more wild animals and birds here. It is one of the tiger reserves in India. 

3. Sulthan Bathery 

Visit Sulthan Bathery and enjoy the beauty of Jain Temple. It is believed that this temple was built in the 13th century. If you are interested more in the history of relics and artifacts in the area, visit the Wayanad Heritage Museum as well. 

  • Route 3

Bangalore → Channapatna →  Malavalli → Somanathapura →  Gundlupet→ Bandipur → Wayanad

This is the Somnathpur-Bandipur route via NH 275 and it covers around 300 km to reach Wayanad. This route will take you 7 hours to reach your destination and also offers many amazing stopovers. Let's take a look at a few of these attractions. 

1. Chennakesava Temple

Enjoy the fantastic architecture of the Hoysala Empire at this beautiful temple in Somnathpur. 

2. Bandipur National Park

Go on safari or on treks to enjoy the wildlife and natural habitat at Bandipur National Park. 

3. Gopalaswamy Betta 

Enjoy the great view from this temple located on the highest peak in Gundlupet. 


Make sure to check out the best Wayanad resort and make a booking before you begin your road trip. Wayanad tourist destination has it all covered for you whether you are looking for the best family resorts in Wayanad or couple friendly resorts or romantic resorts in Wayanad, activity-filled weekend, solo getaway or to chill with your friends. We hope you have a great trip!