Monsoon is one of the best seasons to travel and explore. From the thick grasslands and lush green mountains to the gurgling rivers and gushing waterfalls, the reasons to travel during monsoon are many. Bengaluru has many beautiful places around that are worth a visit during the rainy season.
Let's take a look at some of the best monsoon getaways near Bengaluru that are not to be missed this monsoon!
Abbey Falls in Coorg
Photo Courtesy: Gopal Vijayaraghavan
1. Coorg (Around 250km)
Coorg is not only one of the best monsoon getaways from Bengaluru, it is also one of the top tourist locations in India. Also known as Kodagu, Coorg is fondly called the Scotland of India for its pleasant weather, highlands, meadows and picturesque landscapes.
Some of the attractions in Coorg are Dubare, Abbey Falls, Bylakuppe, Madikeri Fort, Raja's Seat and Nisargadhama.
A spectacular view of Wayanad
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2. Wayanad (Around 280km)
Wayanad is a lovely place in Kerala that is not too far from Bengaluru. With a pleasing climate throughout the year, Wayanad also attracts tourists with its varied attractions.
Edakkal Caves, Chembra Peak, Kuruva Dweep, Meenmutty Falls and Banasura Sagar Dam are some of the must visit attractions in Wayanad. Travellers visit this place only to feel the rain, which is bliss in itself.
The Mullayani range
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3. Chikmagalur (Around 240km)
The lush green coffee estates and the cool weather of Chikmagalur calls for a monsoon trip to enjoy the serene beauty of nature as it pours! Another reason why people visit this place is that Chikmagalur is located close to many other tourist destinations that are worth a visit.
Some places that can be visited in Chikmagalur are Baba Budan Giri hills, Ayyanakere Lake, Amrutheshwara temple, Manikyadhara Falls and Mullayanagiri Range.
Adventure at Skandagiri
Photo Courtesy: Kalyan Kanuri
4. Skandagiri (Around 62km)
Skandagiri is a quaint hill station near Bengaluru that is all the more alluring during monsoons. Also called Kalavara Durga, it is a trekking destination often explored by youngsters.
Thye hill station belongs to the Nandi Hills range and trekking here would be a thrilling experience not to be missed if you're an adventure lover.
The serene waterfalls at Shivanasamudra!
Photo Courtesy: Arun Prabhu
5. Shivanasamudra (Around 135km)
Shivanasamudra is yet another beautiful destination to be visited during monsoons. The waterfalls are its best during the rainy season. Enjoy the pleasant weather, click some great photos and relish this blessing of mother nature.