Driving from Bangalore to Kovalam: A Shore Urban by the Arabian Sea

Admit it, we all love road trips, right? A comfy car, good company and a scenic view en-route!! Just calls for a perfect getaway. And with Christmas just around the corner, it’s that time of the year too. So why aren’t you excited and planning a small getaway? Well in case you’re pondering over a location for your next getaway, here’s a round-up of what could potential be your next road trip.

Bengaluru to Kovalam, a journey by road, filled with striking locations and copious street food options en route is undeniably worth a go. Situated at an approximate distance of 780 kilometers, Kovalam is a scenic paradise you don’t want to miss. Widely popular amongst tourists visiting this part of India, this small region of Kerala boasts of some mesmerizing views. Picturesque locations, beautiful sea shores, gulping food joints, structural marvels and historically rich art galleries, you ask for it and this nature’s gift comes up with the answers. So in case you haven’t planned your next vacation yet or virtually reluctant to head over to Thiruvananthapuram, well this brief rundown of the region might leave you longing for your next vacation here…

Route to opt…

There are various routes accessible from Bengaluru when it comes to heading to Kovalam. But if you want to truly enjoy your journey, then leave early and begin your road trip through this route-

Bengaluru > Hosur > Krishnagiri > Salem > Namakkal > Dindigul > Madurai > Tiruchendur > Nagercoil > Kovalam

The journey takes about 13 hours to complete without halts and is filled with multiple attractions so you are sure not to get bored along the way when you drive over to the place. Don’t have a car? Chill out!! There are self-drive cars easily accessible from Bengaluru with many self-drive car rentals like MyChoize functioning in the city, offering cars at reasonable prices.

Passing by the views of Hosur…

Located at a distance of about 40 kilometers from Bengaluru, Hosur is often recalled as the little England due to its climate. A gorgeous city of roses as it is, Hosur has some enchanting rose fields to fill you with an aura of love. The red rose fields amidst lush green mountains make up for a perfect site en route to Kovalam.

Taking a halt at Salem…

Famed as the steel city in the region, Salem has a lot to offer to the guests. And taking a halt to enjoy in this village isn’t a bad idea after all. Temples, shopping places, and natural wonders which are a treat to the eyes, you get a lot when you come here. For the ones who love shopping, Salem is nothing less than a perfect place. It is almost mandatory to shop when in Salem. Handloom products in cotton and polyester, as well as handicrafts, are an eminent forte here. So why not stop over on your way towards Kovalam?

A feast at Madurai…

Passing through Namakkal and Dindigul, you reach Madurai, one of India’s oldest cities. Famous for its rich heritage and structural marvels, Madurai can be your go to place for a little food treat along the way. Humble yet bold in flavors, Madurai offers a unique blend of different cultures and places in its cuisine. Couple of famous food places in Madurai include- Murugan’s idli shop, Chandra Mess, Amma Mess, Burma Idiyappam Kadai, Jigarthandai, Konar Mess, Sri Nagalakshmi Annexe and Nagapattinam Original Halwa shop. So head over to these locations and have a feast at Madurai.

One last halt at Nagercoil…

Easily the greenest city in Tamil Nadu, Nagercoil can be your perfect halt before heading to Kovalam. Surrounded by the rich Western Ghats on three sides and covered with hills, luxuriant plains and valleys, Nagercoil can easily be recognized as the most beautiful city of Tamil Nadu, one of those places where you get to experience the rich history and raw natural beauty of Tamil Nadu. The weather in this region is lovely throughout and you can expect to have a wonderful stay in this part of Tamil Nadu.

Reaching Kovalam, your final destination…

Now after a tiring yet eventful journey of passing through some scenic locations, you reach your final destination that is Kovalam. A land that has found immense significance in the light of several Ayurvedic salons, recuperation and regeneration resorts which provide a wide variety of Ayurvedic treatments for tourists, Kovalam gets a large share of its tourists from Europe and Israel.

So why not make this nature’s bounty of a place your next travel destination this winter and have a merry vacation spending time with your loved ones? Gather your mates and head over to Kovalam before you come to regret it.

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