The advent of drizzle and mizzle in India is a phenomenon, especially when it pours in the Western Ghats. Monsoon is truly an emotion for the people dwelling in and around the Western Ghats. Abode to some of the best roads, the Western Ghats is like the cherry on the cake for bikers and adventure lovers in the monsoons. Moreover, its natural wealth has a lot in store for tourists and travellers in India.
Here is a list of the best road trips in the Western Ghats during the monsoon.
Mangalore To Agumbe
Traverse through the coastal Karnataka to one of the best hills stations of India, Agumbe to observe the wondrous landscapes, which looks more striking during the monsoon. The change in landscapes, which varies gradually - from a beachside road to ride in the Ghats during the monsoon is an unparalleled experience for both biking and driving.
Total Distance: 108 km
Bangalore To Hassan
A ride on the best road from Bangalore will give you a casual glimpse into the rustic side of Karnataka life. The lanes are very broad and the monsoon is the best season to hit the road, as the farms, plantations, and the fields in and around Hassan look their best. Experience this chill ride and come back reinvigorated!
Total Distance: 183 km
Mumbai To Malshej
Malshej, bestowed with historic forts and wonderful waterfalls, is one of the most sought-after weekend getaways. What gets better than a mind-blowing ride to the Ghats on your bikes? It is monsoon. Head here during monsoons, where rains transform the place magically, revealing the picturesque landscapes and the lush greenery.
Total Distance: 130 km
Pune to Mumbai
An easy weekend getaway for the people of both the cities, the trip from Pune to Mumbai gets prettier during the monsoons - thanks to the scenic beauty of the Western Ghats. The magnificent expressway draws more bikers everyday and it is a must road trip for people staying in one of these cities.
Total Distance: 149 km
Pune to surat
Saputara, a hill station belonging to the Sahyadri range at an altitude of 1000 meters, is one of the favorite road trip destinations for bikers traveling from Pune. Home of some of Gujarat's best waterfalls and scenic landscapes, the weather of this route leaves you spellbound during the monsoon, with the greenery at its best!
Total Distance: 441 km
Mumbai To Goa
Mumbai to Goa is probably one of the smoothest rides in India, with some of the breathtaking sights to keep you occupied. During the monsoons the mist envelopes the roads and kisses the sea beds, making it so much attractive. Take pit stops and savour the local cuisine on the food joints on the way and keep up the spirit for partying in Goa.
Total Distance: 531 km
Karwar To Mangalore
Picture this - A road as smooth as butter, with backwaters of a river on one side and the waves of the sea on the other and the drizzling rain beautifying the road just for you. Yes, we get that you have fallen in love with your imagination. So what is stopping you? Hit the road to experience one of the most scenic road trips of your life.!
Total Distance: 270 km
Bangalore To Coorg
If you have witnessed the rainy season in India enough, you would know that the rains in the Western Ghats are a different story. Because, once it starts it just keeps pouring all day, and what else is better than a dripping ride to Coorg -the ‘Scotland of India'?
Total Distance: 268 km
Bangalore To Ooty
Brace yourself for some breathtaking encounter with the wild on the way to the scenic hill station Ooty, because the lush green reserve forest of Bandipur is home to exotic wildlife. The greenery is at its best, with the mist covering your road and dewdrops dripping, making the roads magical and wonderful.
Total Distance: 290 km