Bangalore is a dynamic city and is a hub of recreation and business. Its lifestyle choices make it one of the most modern places in India but at times negotiating the unplanned routes and public transport set-up can take the sheen off the entire experience. This is a reason why many travellers to Bangalore are choosing self drive rentals as an end-to-end transport solution from airport taxi to the vehicle for inner city transit and more.
Hitting the Hot Spots
Some of the best brews in India can be found in Bangalore – a city known for pubs and microbreweries. Get behind the wheel and explore areas like Indiranagar, Koramangala and Whitefield – known for their epicurean extravaganzas. Those who yearn for some quintessential Bangalore experiences can head over to the leafy neighbourhoods of Malleshwaram and dig into some of the famous vegetarian fare available here. The kebabs at Johnson Market are also quite famous.
Bangalore has some interesting landmarks. The splendorous Tudor inspired Bangalore Palace sits pretty amidst some expansive open landscape – all this in the heart of town. Bannerghatta National Park is located a pleasant 30-km-drive away from Bangalore. One can enjoy a mini safari here and the biggest attractions of the park are its big cats.
Those who need a break from boardroom meetings and glowing screens have plenty of choices around Bangalore. An impromptu trip to Nandi Hills is always enjoyable. The hills are just 60 kms from the city and the winding roads and ample bird populations make them a charming getaway. There a few historical sites dotting the hillsides, including old palace ruins and a temple.
Kanakapura is a resort town close to Bangalore also known for its silk production. Located on the banks of the Arkavathi River, the town is set amidst very verdant surroundings. In contrast, the nearby town of Ramanagara attracts visitors for its barren, Wild West-like landscape. One would recognize the rugged rocky formations as the set for the Bollywood classic Sholay. A drive to Ramanagara is recommended as this is a place for adventure sports and natural experiences. Many endemic and rare species live here and visitors can also try out activities like rock-climbing and rappelling.
There is plenty of culture near Bangalore. Mysore, famous for its palaces and temples, is just a 150-km drive away. Close to Mysore is Srirangapatna, a historical town that was the site of Tipu Sultan’s last battle.
A rental car can be conveniently picked up close to the airport terminal and returned to the same spot on the journey out of the city. Finding a car is not a problem. Whether it is an SUV for a road trip or an airport taxi Bangalore has many choices. App-based rental platforms like Zoomcar offer a wide range of vehicles at affordable prices and features like 24/7 on-road support add to the security. Explore Bangalore with total freedom and privacy and enjoy the many layers of Karnataka.