Best Driving Roads: Bengaluru To Coimbatore - Overdrive

Best driving roads: Bengaluru to Coimbatore

19 May 2016  /  1
Principal correspondent

India is infamous for its shabby roads but at the same time, there are many fantastic driving roads spread through the length and width of our beautiful country. OVERDRIVE has been fortunate enough to experience quite a few of these roads, and we want to share the joy with a weekly feature of a fantastic road that you should aspire to experience someday.

Smooth dual carriage roads cutting through pretty countryside

Smooth dual-carriage roads cutting through pretty countryside

There are multiple routes from Bengaluru to Coimbatore and each boasts its own positives, but we are going to discuss the road that goes via Salem and Avinashi. The reason we love this road so much is that it is a fast and smooth dual-carriage highway but also cuts through some scenic countryside. The sky seems a deeper shade of blue this side of Bengaluru and the green countryside is lined with thousands of coconut trees. It’s one of the few roads that offers both high-speed transport as well as a great view out the windows.

You know you're in Tamil Nadu when the signboards get extra long and really hard to read!

You know you’re in Tamil Nadu when the signboards get extra long and really hard to read!

The road spans just over 350km. We suggest you stop at any of the numerous roadside bakeries for some great filter coffee and excellent egg puffs. Alternatively, there are numerous Saravana Bhavan restaurants (the southern version of the Kamat restaurants we see all over Maharashtra) that serve delicious vegetarian South Indian fare.

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