Monsoon season makes every piece of land more green. Mountains covered with mist, rivers overflowing and milky waterfalls are such a pleasant sight. Rain makes them more active and live which attracts people to visit.
There are many places in Karnataka which look nothing less than a heaven during monsoon. A day or two days' trip to these places during the season will make you more than refreshed.
Karnataka, rich with natural resources, is blessed with varieties of flora and fauna. To visit such places in monsoon is good way to enjoy the nature of Karnataka.
Lets take a journey through these amazing Monsoon destinations in Karnataka.
The Biligiriranga Hills or B R hills
The Biligirirangan Betta is situated in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka. The BRT hills (or BR hills) tucked in between the Western ghats and the Eastern ghats, has a rich ecosystem. It's 160 km away from Bangalore and is a protected reserve. Tourists are only allowed to visit during day time and it's a place which gets many tourists during every season.
Photo Courtesy: L. Shyamal
Tadiandamol (Tadiyandamolu), Coorg
Tadiyandamol in Coorg is the 3rd highest peak in Karnataka. It is a famous trekking spot which includes Shola forests in the valley. Situated in Coorg, Tadiyandamol provides a good view of the Western Ghats and a must visit place during monsoon.
Photo Courtesy: Shyamal
Kudremukh or Kudremukha
Kudremukha in Kannada means Horse-face, this mountain range gets the name because of its shape. It is a small hill station in Chikkamagalur district and one of the most sought after tourist spots. Kudremukha was once a mining spot but in recent years it has been stopped. Check out this place during monsoon and you will not be disappointed.
Photo Courtesy: Karunakar Rayker
Kaup Beach, Udupi
Kaup beach or Kapu beach is a famous beach in Udupi. Situated in the village of Kaup, it is a well maintained beach. Being in the shore of Arabian Sea, its beauty is breath-taking. Kaup beach is also known for its lighthouse and a fort built by Tipu Sultan.
Photo Courtesy: Subhashish Panigrahi
Skandagiri hill is just 70 km from Bangalore, which overlooks Nandi Hills. It is mainly a trekking spot which has two trails for trekking. Papagni Mutt is also situated in the hills and it is good tourist spot to visit during monsoon.
Photo Courtesy: Vijets
Baba Budangiri, Chikamagaluru
Baba Budangiri is a mountain range in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Baba Budan was a famous Sufi saint and his shrine is built here, hence the name Baba Budangiri. It is a popular tourist as well as a pilgrimage site.
Photo Courtesy: S N Barid
Other Monsoon Destinations
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