Hop on! 5 epic bus journeys that you can take for that much-needed break!

Now that travel is opening up gradually, we can once more experience the thrill and charm of bus trips, albeit with all safety precautions. Travelling on a bus is a great way to discover a place and re-discover yourself. Bus trips are also affordable and comfortable.

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So if you want to go on an adventure and get your heart racing, then let us tell you about 5 epic bus journeys that you should take ASAP:

1. Jaipur to Udaipur

Jaipur to Udaipur

Want to see the best of Rajasthan? Then this trip is for you! This 8-hour journey is punctuated by wide roads. Keep your eyes and ears open, as it is quite likely that you will spot peacocks on this trip! Both Jaipur and Udaipur are highly popular among travellers for their rich cultural heritage, regal forts and delicious food. Be prepared to fall in love!


There are many operators providing bus services on the bus route from Jaipur to Udaipur

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2. Shimla to Manali 

Shimla to Manali

Shimla or Manali? Well, why not both! This bus trip, which takes nearly 8 hours, will show you the unconventional sides of both the cities. The river Beas follows you all along the route and the clear blue sky and the winding hilly roads will calm your senses like nothing else! 

The Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) provides buses frequently on the route between Shimla and Manali

3. Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar

Breathtaking beauty - Mountain ranges western ghats India at Satara and Mahabaleshwar

Let’s be honest. Do you even need a reason to visit the green hills of the Western Ghats? Mahabaleshwar is about 6 hours away by bus from Mumbai, and the journey is punctuated by small villages, waterfalls and forts, making sure that there will be beauty all around you!

There are frequent buses from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar. Right from luxury, to semi-luxury to Volvo, there are buses for all budgets.

4. Bangalore to Chikmagalur

Foggy day at Ooty to Bangalore route, Tamilnadu, India. Forest and Tea estates. Nature in Beautiful monsoon. Moody weather.

Looking for a quick escape from the city? Then head to Chikmagalur! The hilly destination is just 6 hours away by bus from Bengaluru. 

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) provides regular bus services on the Bangalore to Chikmagalur route but you can also choose from a host of privately-operated buses.

5. Chennai to Coimbatore

Road with trees at both side- Coimbatore Tamil Nadu India

Travellers can experience two of Tamil Nadu’s largest cities on this pleasant bus journey. On your trip, you will come across wide roads, plantations and even rivers, all of them making your ride a memorable one. Be it ancient temples or breathtaking buildings, stunning mountains or jaw-dropping waterfalls, Coimbatore has everything! 

Buses from Chennai to Coimbatore take about 7 hours and travellers can choose from a variety of bus services plying at different times as per their convenience.

Make sure to follow all safety precautions while travelling by bus. Happy journey!