The enormity, a challenging terrain, and enchanting landscapes - mountains have a unique charm about them. And monsoons, especially, add to the beauty. The lush greenery contained in every fold and contour of the mountains gives a feeling that someone has dropped a velvety verdant green carpet on it. The sight of bright yellow wild flowers swaying in the balmy mountain breeze is a soul-soothing one.
For the mountain lovers who are also adventurous at heart, trekking is the best way to be in the mountains. Trekking in monsoon can get really challenging, but the experience that will be etched on your minds will stay for a very long time, that you can be sure of. So take a look at these amazing monsoon treks from Bangalore and prep up for a thrilling journey in the mountains.
At an altitude of approximately 5700 ft, Tadiyanmol is the highest peak in the Western Ghats of Coorg. Combined with the pleasant weather that Coorg is famous for and an enticing view of the sprawling valleys and hill of the Western Ghats, it is one of the most beautiful treks. It is an easy-moderate trek that is lesser known and therefore, gives you an opportunity to explore.
PC: Dhruvaraj S
Kumara Parvata is another beautiful trek from the ‘Scotland of India,' Coorg. At an altitude of approximately 5600 ft, it is the second highest peak in Coorg and highest in the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary that sprawls across the Western Ghats in Karnataka. Kumara Parvata is a popular trek and most sought after destinations by the trekkers and adventurers.
PC: karthick siva
Situated near Shimoga which is the gateway to the Western Ghats, Kodachadri is the tenth highest peak of Karnataka. At an altitude of 4400 ft, approximately, the Kodachadri mountain peak is covered with dense forests and is a declared natural heritage site. It is home to many hidden waterfalls and spectacular spots tucked away safely in the woods. Trek to Kodachadri and explore the hidden gems of nature.
PC: Ashwin Iyer
Situated near Chikmagalur, Mullayanagiri is the highest peak of Karnataka. With an elevation of 6300 ft above mean sea level, the trek fills you up with sheer thrill, especially on reaching the summit. The best part is that there's also a motorable road that goes almost until the summit (you still have to walk a few kilometres to reach the mountain top), so the non-trekkers too can visit this beautiful place.
PC: Riju K
The Brahmagiri trek is known to be a fairly easy trek, ideal even for the beginners. It is often also the first choice for monsoon treks in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Nestled between the Kodagu district of Karnataka and the Wayanad district of Kerala, it is a popular choice for trekkers from both states. Perched at an elevation of 5200 ft, the Brahmagiri hills are home to some beautiful waterfalls, caves as well as thick forests and rich flora and fauna.
PC: Karthik Narayana
Third highest peak in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, at an elevation of 6200 ft (approx.), Kudremukh is a breathtaking trek. Kudremukh, in local parlance, means ‘horse-face' as the peak, from a certain angle resembles a horse's face. Located in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, Kudremukh is an extremely picturesque trek in the thick hilly forests that are a part of the biodiverse Kudremukh National Park.
PC: Dhruvaraj S