Beautiful Places to Visit Enroute from Bangalore to Pondicherry

Places to see between Bangalore and Pondicherry are far too many. Not only are all of those places rich culturally but even spell of modern day influences. The region welcomes its travelers with open arms.

The route, as well as the roads between Bangalore and Pondicherry, are good. The places to see between Bangalore and Pondicherry lie right beside the highway. If you’re somebody who is adventurous and wishes to drive from Bangalore to Pondicherry in a car or even ride a bike, this will make for a great road trip. It will be equally fun if you are a backpacker and prefer to travel on public transport.

The journey by road from Bangalore to Pondicherry takes around 6 to 8 hours depending on your mode of conveyance as well as the time of the day you choose to travel. The roads are in good shape and there are plenty of transport options available even at the last hour.

I’ve undertaken a couple of road trips on the Bangalore – Pondicherry route and have explored the places to see between Bangalore and Pondicherry in detail. I’m acquainted with the terrain well now as well as the weather. Not once among my many trips, have I ever faced a problem. 

In my current blog on places to see between Bangalore and Pondicherry, I would like to share my travel experiences with you and also some key pointers. If you have any questions concerning the same, feel free to leave your queries in the comments section and I will surely get back to you.

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The Ideal Itinerary for a trip between Bangalore and Pondicherry

Places to See Between Bangalore and Pondicherry

The places to see between Bangalore and Pondicherry will depend on the route you take. Also, at the time you decide to invest on your trip. It will not be possible for you to cover all the places via the same route.

However, for the sake of convenience, I will mention here the total number of places to see between Bangalore and Pondicherry in the box below.

Hosur, Krishnagiri, Arcot, Cheyyar, Vandavasi, Tindivanam, Vaniyambadi, Ambur, Hoskote, Kolar, Mulbagal, Palamaner, Chittoor, Chennai, Mahabalipuram and Auroville

If you’re in a hurry and would like just a day to yourself on the highway then the shortest route is suggested for you. If you’re somebody who wishes to go on a slightly slower pace enjoying the highway and whatever lies therein, a different route is suggested for you.

If you’re somebody like me and prioritize travel over everything else, you won’t mind taking a completely off beaten track, breaking your journey and exploring places that lie between Bangalore and Pondicherry in detail.

Before I proceed further and write about the routes to follow, I’d like to bring to your focus on the ideal itinerary between Bangalore and Pondicherry that has documented by me in another blog of mine.


Routes that can be Taken Between Bangalore and Pondicherry

As mentioned above, depending on the kind of traveler you are and time you have, a viable route can be picked by you for exploring the places to see between Bangalore and Pondicherry.

I will mention all the routes that I have personally taken myself and also my favourite. You can then make your pick as well.

Route 1

Bengaluru – Hoskote – Kolar – Mulbagal – Palamaner – Chittoor – Arcot – Tindivanam – Pondicherry

This route lies along NH – 75 and is quite long. However, the road conditions are good and the places that lie on this route are worth visiting.

Route 2

Bengaluru – Hosur – Krishnagiri – Chengam – Tiruvannamalai – Tindivanam – Pondicherry

The route lies along NH -77 and is the fastest amidst all the four mentioned here by me. Most travelers prefer this route to visit Pondicherry from Bangalore. The road conditions on his route have deteriorated lately.

Route 3

Bengaluru – Hosur – Krishnagiri – Vaniyambadi – Ambur – Vellore – Arcot – Tindivanam – Pondicherry

This route lies along NH – 48 and is a tad bit longer. However, it’s quite scenic and the roads are in good condition too.

Route 4

Bangalore – Hosur – Krishnagiri – Vellore – Kanchipuram – Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Auroville

The route lies along NH -77  for a while and then splits before Chennai. This route is quite long and off beaten. Not many travelers take it. However, I have followed this route a number of times and have loved the beautiful places to see between Bangalore and Pondicherry that lie on this path.

places to see between bangalore and pondicherry By taking Route number 77, you can visit a lot of historic places. This is a capture from Mahabalipuram. Picture credits: Akriti Mattu

Bangalore to Pondicherry Road Trip: Frequently Asked Questions

When you venture out on the road and are keen about places to see between Bangalore and Pondicherry, it is essential that you remember some key points.

I’ve seen a lot of fellow travelers come up to me and ask some valid questions. I’m happily sharing all of those questions with you. They will help gain more clarity.

Q1. What is the best mode of travel between Bangalore and Pondicherry ?

The options for transport between Bangalore and Pondicherry are unlimited. You can choose to travel via train, bus, cabs, bikes anything. However, I will suggest that at least for one side, take a road trip and that too during daytime. Else, you’ll miss out on the scenic locations that lie between the two places.

Q2. How are the road conditions between Bangalore and Pondicherry?

The road conditions are good if you take the route along NH-77 or NH -48. They are even better if you travel via Chennai. However, the route along NH -75 doesn’t offer good road conditions. This is the fastest route and due to the heavy rush, the roads are deteriorating with each passing day.

Q3. What is the distance between Bangalore and Pondicherry?

If you go via the fastest route, the distance between Bangalore and Pondicherry is about 310 kms. If you choose to go via the longest route i.e via Chennai, the distance is about 470 Kms.

Q4. Which is the best place to visit between Bangalore and Pondicherry?

There are so many places that lie en route Bangalore to Pondicherry. So it would be unfair if I pick just one. However, If I have to, I’ll most certainly go with Mahabalipuram.

Q5. Which are the best eating places to stop by?

Whatever route you pursue, small eateries will come your way while traveling from Bangalore to Pondicherry. You will also come across franchise outlets like Cafe Coffee Day and McDonald’s. But those aren’t my stopovers. I prefer the food prepared in eateries that are more traditional. Hence, will suggest you the same.

Since I prefer the route via Chennai, I will recommend you Ananda Aahar Bhavan. Have south Indian food there. You can also go for this eating place known as Saravana Bhavan in Vellore. Lastly, while in Ambur, try their Biryani at any eatery accessible to you. It’s worth it.

Q6. Does a road trip between Bangalore and Pondicherry make for a good weekend getaway?

Surely yes. For people living or visiting Bangalore for a while, a good weekend getaway is sure to venture out on the road and reach Pondicherry.

Q7. Are sleeper buses available for people who want to return to Bangalore from Pondicherry via road?

Yes, there is no dearth of sleeper buses. Both AC as well as non-AC buses are available. Make sure you book them prior to your travel day especially during peak season.

Q8. What is the road condition from Bangalore to Pondicherry via Tiruvannamalai?

Unfortunately, it’s bad as compared to the other routes. So if possible, avoid traveling via Tiruvannamalai.

Q9. What will be the approximate cost of taking a cab to Pondicherry?

It depends on the number of people traveling together plus the service employed. Assuming that you’re traveling as two people and taking an outstation Ola cab, it’ll cost you around 6000 INR. If you

Plan a road trip from Bangalore to Pondicherry soon and enjoy the lovely route. Just make sure you take the route with the best roads. The rest will all be fine.

Happy wayfaring.

About the Author

Akriti Mattu

Akriti Mattu

Founder at Budget Wayfarers

Born amidst snow clad Himalayas in the dreamy town of Shimla, with roots from Kashmir and currently settled in Bangalore, I am a free spirit in every sense of the term. A maverick who doesn’t mind taking risks, I left a high paying but regular 9 to 6 job to follow my true calling – Travel Blogging. As somebody who has traveled across the expansive terrain of India as well as to unique destinations outside India, I happily spending my days creating travel content for all those who wish to explore the world without creating holes in their pockets. Along with my travelogues are travel stories of thousands of other wanderlust lovers who’ve successfully backpacked their way to destinations around the globe. Anybody who is passionate about travel and would love to share his/her tale of escapade with a global audience is welcome to be a part of the Budget Wayfarers family. I’ve always believed that the world is a beautiful place but only for those who are able to break the stereotypes and discover the true splendour. My journey to experience the magic of the world began long time back. Now it’s time to span it out and share it with all of you. After all, blogging makes me live. Travel makes me alive.