30 Places to Visit near Bangalore in Monsoon 1st Aug to 31st Oct 2020
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Top 10 Places to Visit Near Bangalore in Monsoon


Coorg - Wild Monsoon Adventures
Chikmagalur - The Perfect Monsoon Escape
Wayanad - Way to a Magical Southern Monsoon
Dandeli - Thrilling Monsoon Adventures
Jog Falls - Magical Monsoon Falls
Dudhsagar - Offbeat Monsoon Adventure
Ooty - Monsoon Sojourn with the Queen of the Hills
Shivanasamudra - An Enchanting Misty Weekend Getaway
Sakleshpur - What Wanderlust Dreams are Made Of

There are splendid places to visit near Bangalore in monsoon. The season is the best to visit the southern part of the country to see the glistening rain-drenched landscape, which ranges from majestic waterfalls to lush coffee & spice plantations, eerie caves, luxuriant pine forests with exotic wildlife, and high mountain peaks.

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Some of these destinations have become famous around the world like the iconic Ooty for its striking landscapes, Hampi for its ancient ruins, Coorg for its vast coffee plantations, Jog Falls for their dramatic elevation, and Nandi Hills for their place in history. Monsoon in Bangalore makes all these places come alive with sheer splendor. Here are some popular and quick getaways to let you drench your soul in the serenity and calmness that comes with the downpours. 

Places to Visit in Monsoon near Bangalore Within 100 Km

01

Nandi Hills: Picture of Paradise

Nandi Hills: Picture of Paradise

Once the royal summer retreat of Tipu Sultan, Nandi Hills draw tourists from all over the country for their exquisite landscape that is rugged but pristine dotted with dense thickets, rolling hills, and charming valleys.

People especially love to visit the place during monsoons to refresh, calm, and soothe their eyes and soul as its transforms into a lush oasis of tranquillity and beauty. 

Distance: 
61 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon:
The hills provide the perfect vantage points for paragliding, a popular activity in the region. There are popular rugged rocky trails for hikers like the Channagiri, Horagina Betta, and Sahyadri Hills trail. There is a 30 kilometre long biking trail for the riding enthusiasts. 

Attractions:
 Places to Visit in Nandi Hills

Activities:
 Things to do in Nandi Hills

Where to Stay: 
Best Resorts to stay in Nandi Hills

How to reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Nandi Hills is Kempegowda International Airport(58 km away).
By Road: There are a number of buses connecting Nandi Hills to various cities. And, one can have a short road trip from Banglore to Nandi Hills.
By Train: The two nearest Railway Station to Nandi Hills is Chikkaballapur and Bangalore from where one can board a taxi or bus easily.

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02

Kanakapura: Perfect Monsoon Escapade

Kanakapura: Perfect Monsoon Escapade

Located in Ramanagara district of Tamil Nadu, this is a quiet and delightful little town that reveals its natural splendours during the monsoon rains. Kanakapura is an elephant corridor dotted with water streams and grassy hill slopes. 

Distance:
 69 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon:
Adventure lovers can indulge in trekking and cave explorations at Devara Gudda Hilltop. Hosadoddi Lake provides ample opportunities for coracle boating, kayaking, and canoeing. The nearby hills are the perfect spot for bouldering, rappelling, and rock climbing. 

Activities:
 Things to do in Kanakpura

Where to Stay: 
Best Resorts to Stay in Kanakpura

How to reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Kanakapura is Bangalore Airport(50 km away).
By Road: There are a number of buses connecting Kanakapura to various cities. And, one can also have a short road trip from Banglore to Kanakapura.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Kanakapura is Ramanagara Railway Station.

03

Ramanagara: Magical Southern Monsoon Mornings

Ramanagara: Magical Southern Monsoon Mornings

Ramanagara is a popular destination known for its dramatically diverse landscape amongst all southern destinations. It is a beautiful mix of sharply contoured hills and bright red soils.

The most famous is the ‘Sholay Hills’, which were the location of this film’s shoot. Located near Karnataka, it is a refreshing and tranquil monsoon destination. 

Distance: 
49 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon: The rocky hills provide the perfect spot for rock climbing, chimney climbing, and zip-lining. The lake near the hills is a great spot for kayaking, river crossing, and raft building. You can also indulge in off-roading on an ATV here. Such a wide range of activities make it amongst the best places to visit around Bangalore in monsoon

Where to Stay:
 Resorts in Ramanagara with best amenities

How to reach: 

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Ramanagara is Bangalore Airport(50 km away).
By Road: There are a number of buses connecting Ramanagara to various cities. And, one can also have a short road trip from Banglore to Ramanagara.
By Train: Ramanagara Railway Station has a well-connected network of trains to all the major cities.

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04

Skandagiri: Romancing the Rocks

Skandagiri: Romancing the Rocks

Also known as Kalavara Durga, Skandagiri is a heritage mountain fortress located near Chikballapur near Karnataka. The place is marked by rugged rocky trails amidst a dense maze of vegetation, which blooms with lush greenery during rains, making it one of the most beautiful places to visit around Bangalore in monsoon. The place also gt quite famous because of Skandagiri night treks and sunrise trek

Distance:
 62 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon: It is a haven for people who love day and night treks. The trek takes you through rocky trails and ancient wall systems. The tops of the hills provide options for rappelling and rock climbing. 

How to reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Skandagiri is Bangalore Airport.
By Road: There are KSRTC Deluxe buses daily running from Bangalore to Skandagiri. Also, one can have a short road trip from Bangalore to Skandagiri on there own.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Skandagiri is Bangalore Railway Station.

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05

Savandurga: Riding the Monsoon Thrill

Savandurga: Riding the Monsoon Thrill

Savandurga, located near Bangalore off the Magadi Road, is the name given to two hills of Karigudda and Biligudda. They are surrounded by stunning scenery and ancient burial sites which adorn a striking hue during the rains, making this amongst the best places to visit around Bangalore in rainy season.

Distance: 
48.5 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon: The Savandurga trek is popular and traverses the rocky trails of the two hills. People love to take a nature walk alongside the Arkavathi River. Big Banyan Tree and Manchanabele dam are popular cycling routes. 

How to reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Savandurga is Bangalore International Airport(55 km away).
By Road: There no buses available for Savandurga but still one can hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Savandurga is Magadi Railway Station(12 km away).

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Places to Visit in Monsoon near Bangalore Within 300 Km

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Coorg: Wild Monsoon Adventures

Coorg: Wild Monsoon Adventures

Located in the Western Ghats, Coorg is known for its breathtaking beauty and is amongst the most famous places to visit in Bangalore in monsoon. The lush rolling hills covered with coffee & tea plantations, valleys, and misty waterfalls become even more enchanting during rains with the fragrance of wet soil and silvery sky covers. 

Distance: 
267 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon: 
Take a trek to the Chelavara Falls and Iruppu Falls, which come to their full glory in the rains. A must-do activity is white water rafting in class 4 rapids at Barapole River. Trekking enthusiasts must visit Tadiandamol peak, reachable after a 10-kilometre trek and offers stunning views. 

Attractions: 
Places to see in Coorg

Activities: 
Things to do in Coorg

Where to Stay: 
1. Places to stay in Coorg
                           2. Best homestays in Coorg 

How to Reach: 

By Air: 
The nearest airports to Coorg are Mangalore(160 km away) and Bangalore(265 km away).
By Road: There are KSRTC Deluxe buses daily running from Mangalore, Bangalore or Mysore. Also, one can drive from Bangalore to Coorg as it takes about four and a half hours.
By Train: The two nearest Railway Station to Coorg is Mysore(95 km away) and Mangalore(131 km away).

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Chikmagalur: The Perfect Monsoon Escape

Chikmagalur: The Perfect Monsoon Escape

Located on the Deccan Plateau in the Western Ghats, Chikmagalur converts into a Swiss meadow-like landscape of bright green forested hills during monsoons and is amongst the best places to visit near Bangalore in June. 

Distance: 
243 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon:
Indulge in ancient cave spotting, which are burial grounds of saints, at Baba Budangiri. Take a thrilling off-road drive till Hebbe waterfalls. River Bhadra has the perfect rapids for you to indulge in a challenging rafting adventure. 

Attractions:
 Places to visit in Chikmagalur

Activities: 
Things to do in Chikmagalur

Where to Stay: 
 1. Resorts in Chikmagalur
                            2. Best homestays in Chikmagalur 

How to Reach: 

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Chikmagalur is Mangalore(110 km away).
By Road: There are State-run as well as private luxury buses daily running from Mangalore, Bangalore and Hubli. Also, one can always drive to Chikmagalur as it takes about four and a half hours.
By Train: The city of Chikmagalur has its own railway station but it is not well-connected so, one can board a train from the nearest railway station of Kadur(40 km away).

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08

Wayanad: Way(anad) to a Magical Southern Monsoon

Wayanad: Way(anad) to a Magical Southern Monsoon

Located in northern Kerala, Wayanad looks like a mystical paradise and is amongst the most popular places to visit near Bangalore in monsoon.

Abundant forests, wildlife sanctuaries that house leopards and elephants, coffee plantations, pristine lakes, and ancient caves, lend a rugged appeal to Wayanad.

Distance: 
277 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon:
Trek up the Ambukuthi Hill to visit the Edakkal Caves to see prehistoric inscriptions. Moderate level trek to Chembra Peak is also a popular activity. Indulge in bamboo rafting, kayaking, and zip lining at Kuruva Islands and jeep safari at Muthanga Sanctuary. 

Attractions: 
 Places to see in Wayanad

Activities:
 Activities to do in Wayanad

Where to Stay:
 Places to stay in Wayanad

How to Reach: 

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Wayanad is 
Calicut International Airport(93 km away) situated in Kozhikode.
By Road: There are KSRTC super fast buses daily running from Mangalore, Bangalore or Trivandrum to Kozhikode and Wayanad too. It is very convenient to reach Bangalore to Wayanad.
By Train: The two nearest Railway Stations to Wayanad is Nilambur(90 km away) and Kozhikode(110 km away).


09

Sakleshpur: What Wanderlust Dreams are Made Of

Sakleshpur: What Wanderlust Dreams are Made Of

Sakleshpur, located in the Hassan district of Karnataka, is a charming unexplored hill station. Due to its thick forest reserves, rivers, variety of colourful birds, ancient forts, and spectacular views of cardamom, coffee, and tea plantations, this place is amongst the most famous places to visit near Bangalore in monsoon.

Distance: 
221 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon:
Experience the thrill of rafting over the rapids of River Bhadra. For trekking enthusiasts, the popular options are treks like the Murkannu Gudda, Hadlu Waterfall trek, Railway Bridge Trek and Ombattu Gudda Trek through thick forests & lakes with views of the majestic Western Ghats. 

Attractions: 
Places to see in Sakleshpur

Activities: 
 Things to do in Sakleshpur

Where to Stay: 
 1. Resorts in Sakleshpur
                            2. Best homestays in Sakleshpur

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Sakleshpur is Mangalore International Airport(138 km away).
By Road: There are KSRTC super fast buses daily running from Mangalore, Bangalore or Mysore. Also, one can rent a car or drive on there own from Bangalore to reach Sakleshpur.
By Train: The nearest railway station to the hill station is Sakleshpur Railway Station. 


10

Tadiandamol: Raining Adventures

Tadiandamol: Raining Adventures

This second highest peak of Coorg district, located 275 kilometres from Bangalore, looms majestically into the skies at around 5700 feet. The mountain becomes more enthralling during the monsoons when the Shola Forests covering it bloom with vivid flowers, butterflies, and birds. This is amongst the most popular places to visit near Bangalore in June.  

Distance:
 
Tadiandamol is located at a distance of 267 km from Bangalore.

Why to Visit in Monsoon: Tadiandamol is a popular monsoon trek destination. The 4 kilometre long hike up to the peak is an interesting mix of serenely rugged trails and water streams. The summit rewards trekkers with panoramic views of the cloud covered coffee plantations and valleys.

How to Reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Tadiandamol is Mangalore International Airport(118 km away).
By Road: There are private buses available for Tadiandamol also, one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Mysore Railway Station(107 km away).

11

Hogenakkal Falls: Experience the Monsoon Thrill

Hogenakkal Falls: Experience the Monsoon Thrill

Referred to as Niagara Falls of India, Hogenakkal Falls’ attraction lies in their vertical drops of 60 feet of gushing waters. The unique Carbonatite rocks, considered to be one of the oldest in the world, surround these falls. Located on the Kaveri River in Dharmapuri District of Karnataka, the falls are amongst the most famous places to visit in Bangalore in monsoon.

Distance: 
126 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon: During the monsoons, adventure seekers love to indulge in the thrilling basket boat rides at the waterfalls. The boat winds up and down on the fast rapids of the river through the narrow network of canyons around the falls.

How to reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Hogenakkal is Bangalore International Airport(121 km away)
By Road: There are private buses available for Hogenakkal also one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Dharmapuri Railway Station(27 km away).

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12

Shivanasamudra: An Enchanting Misty Weekend Getaway

Shivanasamudra: An Enchanting Misty Weekend Getaway

Shivanasamudra waterfalls consist of two falls namely Barachukki and Gaganachukki. Lying on the Kaveri River, they are located in the Mandya district near Bangalore. It is amongst one of the best places to visit near Bangalore in Monsoon as to see the falls, spraying a hazy mist all around, gush down amidst lush thickets during rains. 

Distance: 
135 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon: Adventure seekers love to take a 100 step steep hike to be rewarded with beautiful views of the dramatic rock face and the plunge pool. Bheemeshwari, which is 2 hours away from Shivanasamudra is popular for rappelling, kayaking, and night camping. 

How to reach:

By Air: 
The two nearest airports to Shivanasamudra is Bangalore International Airport and Mysore Airport.
By Road: There are various buses daily running from Bangalore and Mysore to Shivanasamudra. Also, one can have a road trip from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Shivanasamudra is Muddur Railway Station(50 km away).

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13

Masinagudi: Monsoon Thrills

Masinagudi: Monsoon Thrills

Masinagudi is a charming and tranquil hilly town located in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiri district. It is one of the perfect places to visit near Bangalore in Monsoonfor its untouched natural beauty of rolling hills covered with lush forests rich in bio-diversity. 

Distance:
 245 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon: Monsoons are the best time to see the drenched forests and the animals in their natural habitat. Visit the Bandipur National Park to see the tigers and elephants. Trek to the Doddabetta Peak to see amazing views of the Nilgiris. 

Attractions:
 Places to Visit in Masinagudi

Activities: 
Things to do in Masinagudi

Where to Stay: 
Resorts in Masinagudi

Best Time: 
Between the months of October to May

How to Reach: 

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Masinagudi is Mysore Airport(90 km away)
By Road: There are private buses running daily from Coimbatore and Bangalore to Masinagudi also, one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The two nearest railway station from Masinagudi is Ooty and Coonoor which are just a few hours away.

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Ooty: Monsoon Sojourn with the Queen of the Hills

Ooty: Monsoon Sojourn with the Queen of the Hills

Located in the Nilgiri District of Tamil Nadu and referred to as ‘Queen of the Hills’, the beauty of this place is unmatched during the rainy season. The mist descending on the turquoise green expanses of coffee plantations and eucalyptus forests lend it a magnificent charm. Definitely one of the most enchanting places to visit near Bangalore in Monsoon.

Distance: 
274 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon: Those interested in adventure must not miss the speedboat rides at the Pykara Lake. Hire a Forest Department vehicle to go on an off-roading experience to crystal blue Upper Bhavani Lake. Indulge in night camping and rafting at Avalanche Lake. 

Attractions: Places to Visit in Ooty: 

Activities: Things to do in Ooty

Where to Stay: 
Best Resorts to Stay in Ooty

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Ooty is Coimbatore Airport(100 km away).
By Road: There are private buses running daily from Coimbatore and Bangalore to Ooty also, one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The two nearest railway station from Ooty is Coimbatore and Tiruppur just a few hours away.

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Places to Visit in Monsoon near Bangalore Within 600 Km

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Dandeli: Thrilling Monsoon Adventures

Dandeli: Thrilling Monsoon Adventures

Dandeli, located in northern Karnataka, is a land blessed with expanses of jungles crisscrossing the Western Ghats and the Kali River, which bloom during the monsoon rains. The forests house a variety of birds and animals and make Dandeli amongst the coveted places to visit near Bangalore in June. 

Distance:
 463 Km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon:
Rafting at Kali River is the most popular thing to do. See wild animals like bison, tigers, and black panthers, which roam freely at Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. Indulge in mountain biking in the thick Dandeli Forests. For milder water activities, Coracle boat ride is a great option. 

Attractions: 
 Tourist places in Dandeli

Activities: 
Things to do in Dandeli

Where to Stay: 
Resorts near Dandeli

How to Reach: 

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Dandeli is Hubli Airport(74 km away).
By Road: There are a number of buses connecting Dandeli to various cities. And, one can have a road trip of about 8 hours from Banglore to Dandeli.
By Train: The two nearest railway station to Dandeli is Dharwad (55 km away) and Alnavar(32 km away).


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Munnar: Kashmir of South India

Munnar: Kashmir of South India

Munnar’s scenic beauty is nothing short of a picture postcard making it one of the most enchanting monsoon getaways near Bangalore. The monsoons bring alive the gushing streams, the lush tea plantations, and misty hills. Munnar is located in the Idukki district of Kerala. 

Distance: 
476 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon: Monsoons are the perfect time to spot rare wildlife species like fairy bluebird, Sri Lankan frogmouth, and Malabar hornbill at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary & Eravikulam National Park. Riding enthusiasts should not miss mountain biking at Marayoor and Kundala. 

Attractions:
 Places to Visit in Munnar 

Activities: 
Things to do in Munnar 

Where to Stay:
 Best Places to Stay on your Visit to Munnar

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Munnar is Kochi Airport(110 km away).
By Road: There are private buses daily running from various cities to Munnar. Also, one can drive from Bangalore to Munnar as it takes about five hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Munnar is Aluva which is just 100 km away from the destination.

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Jog Falls: Magical Monsoon Falls

Jog Falls: Magical Monsoon Falls

The second-highest plunge waterfalls in India, Jog Falls are one of the most popular places to visit near Bangalore in rainy season. It is an awe-inspiring site to see over 3 million tonnes of water falling every second from a height of 250 metres. It’s a cluster of 4 falls namely Rocket, Raja Rover, and Rani. 

Distance:
 402 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon: Visit the Honnemaradu Island located on the River Sharavathi for rafting and kayaking. Enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the waters of the Tunga Anicut Dam. See the rich wildlife including animals like lions, tigers, and leopards at the Lion Tiger Reserve. 

How to Reach: 

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Jog Falls is Hubli Airport.
By Road: There are private buses running to Jog Falls on a daily basis also, one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Jog Falls is Shimoga which is just a few hours away.

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Dudhsagar: Offbeat Monsoon Adventure

Dudhsagar: Offbeat Monsoon Adventure

Translating to the ‘Sea of Milk’ the Dudhsagar waterfalls are located on the River Mandovi in Goa. Amongst the country’s tallest waterfalls, it is a collection of 4 different falls.

Monsoon is the most beautiful season to explore these waterfalls. No wonder they are amongst the best places to visit near Bangalore in the rainy season!

Distance:
 564 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon:
The most popular thing to do is the 11 kilometer long trek to the Dudhsagar falls and taking a dip in the plunge pool. Indulge in a monsoon off-roading trip to the Mollem National Park. Visit the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary for an elephant safari. 

How to Reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to DudhSagar is Dabolim Airport(70 km away).
By Road: There are many GTDC buses connecting Dudhsagar to various cities. Also, one can hire a cab from Bangalore to Dudhsagar.
By Train: The nearest railway station to DudhSagar is Collem Station(6 km away).

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Kodachadri: Magic.. Monsoons.. Mountains

Kodachadri: Magic.. Monsoons.. Mountains

Kodachadri is the highest mountain peak in the Shimoga region of Karnataka. Located at a height of 4400 ft. Each monsoon season, the peak adorns a luxuriant veil of greens framed by misty clouds and skies and comes alive with the happy sights and sounds of nature. 

Distance: 
412  km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon:
During monsoons, the 21 kilometre trek to the mountain peak hiking through dense forests and charming villages is popular. See Hidlumane waterfalls and their seven drops. You can also indulge in boating in the backwaters of the River Sharavathi. These activities make Kodachadri amongst the most popular monsoon getaways near Bangalore.

How to reach:

By Air:
 Air : Nearest Airport is at Managalore, from here buses and taxis are available to Kollur.
By Road: Kodachadri is 115 km from Shimoga, 20 km from Kollur and 500 km away from Bengalaru. Route from Bengalaru. is Bengalaru- Tumkur - Tiptur - Arsikere - Tarikere - Shimoga - Hosanagara - (Kollur) - Kodachadri. KSRTC runs only two Rajahamsa buses till Kollur directly from Bangalore.One bus will start at 7.30 PM and another bus will start at 8.30 pm. From kollur Jeeps are available till the peak.
By Train: Nearest railheads is Kundapura Railway Station (33km) or Mookambika Road (Baindur) in Konkan Rly route. From here hire a taxi to reach Kollur.

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Horsley Hills: Extreme Monsoon Adventure

Horsley Hills: Extreme Monsoon Adventure

Located on the border of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Horsely Hills is a charming hill station. It is especially beautiful in the monsoons when the rain heavy clouds embrace the forests, hills, and valleys. 

Distance:
 157 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon:
Adventure seekers must not miss zip lining, rappelling, wall climbing, and high ropes course activity at the nearby Horsley Hills Adventure Zone. Visit the Horsley Hill Zoo to see varieties of reptiles and wild animals. Here, you can also see a 150-year-old eucalyptus tree.

Attractions:
 Places to Visit in Horsley Hills: 

How to reach: 

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Horsley Hills is Bangalore International Airport.
By Road: There are APSRTC Deluxe buses daily running from various cities to Horsley Hills. Also, one can drive from Bangalore to Horsley Hills as it takes about three and a half hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Horsley Hills is Tirupati which is just a few hours away from the destination.

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Abbey Falls: Monsoon Thrills

Abbey Falls: Monsoon Thrills

Pillars of milky white water emanating from lush green foliage falling in gushing columns over sharp rocks, make for a very attractive sight in the monsoons.

The 70 ft. high Abbey Falls, located in the Coorg region of the Western Ghats, are famous for their picturesque setting amidst fragrant coffee, tea, and spice plantations. 

Distance
268 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon: Trekking enthusiasts love to take the challenging hike amidst the aromatic fragrance of coffee and spices from the plantations around. Don’t miss to take a dip in the cool waters of the plunge pool at the waterfall. 

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Mullayanagiri: Walk in the Clouds

Mullayanagiri: Walk in the Clouds

Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka standing tall at 6300 ft. Located in the Baba Budan Giri Range of the Western Ghats, it is especially loved by trekkers for its mist-covered trails amidst thick vegetation during the monsoon season.

Distance:
 243.3 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon:
The 4 kilometre long trek up the mountain is steep in a few places adding to the thrill of reaching the summit with rewarding views of the glorious valleys below. Visit the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary to see tigers roaming around freely. 

How to Reach: 

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Mullayanagiri is Mangalore Airport(105 km away).
By Road: There are private buses running to Mullayanagiri on daily basis also, one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The two nearest railway station to Mullayanagiri is Chikmaglur and Kadur which are just a few hours away.

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23

Agumbe Rain Forest: Experience the Monsoon Thrill

Agumbe Rain Forest: Experience the Monsoon Thrill

Agumbe Rainforest, located in Shimoga district of Karnataka, is an absolute dreamlike place. The place receives the second-highest rainfall in India, lending it the tag of Cherrapunji of the South.

It is a bewitching sight to see the forests shimmer in rich hues of mossy green during the rains. 

Distance:
 348 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon:
These rainforests, commonly known as green gold, are rich in exotic species of flowers, butterflies, Malabar Gliding Frogs, Pit Vipers, and the most elusive- King Cobra. There are popular treks to peaks like Narasimha Parvatha and the Koodlu Theertha Falls. River Sitanadi offers options for river rafting during monsoons. 

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Agumbe is Mangalore Airport(106 km away).
By Road: There are many KSRTC buses connecting Agumbe to various cities. Also, one can go for a road trip from Bangalore to Agumbe as it takes around eight hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Agumbe is Udupi Station(54 km away).

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Yercaud: Marvellous Monsoon Adventures

Yercaud: Marvellous Monsoon Adventures

Known as the ‘Jewel of the South’ and for its panoramic and diverse landscape of lakes, gushing waterfalls, and lush hills Yercaud is even more amazing during the monsoons.

The rains make the canopied roads misty and the weather extremely pleasant. The hill station is located in Salem, Tamil Nadu. 

Distance:
 229 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon:
Visit the iconic Emerald Lake during monsoons for a leisurely boat ride. See the very rare insect-eating Ladies Slipper plant at The Orchidarium. Adventure enthusiasts love to trek to the beautiful Kiliyur waterfalls. Other popular hiking trails are Pagoda Point, Ladies Seat, and Arthur’s Seat.

Attractions: 
Places to Visit in Yercaud

Activities:
 Things to do in Yercaud

Where to Stay: 
Best and Comfortable Resorts to Stay in Yercaud

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Yercaud is Coimbatore Airport(152 km away).
By Road: There are private buses running to Yercaud on daily basis also, one can go for a short road trip along the loop road to reach the destination.
By Train: The two nearest railway station to Yercaud is Danishpet and Salem which are just a few hours away from the destination.

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Iruppu Falls: Magical Monsoon Getaway

Iruppu Falls: Magical Monsoon Getaway

The waters of the river Lakshmana come thrashing down from a height of 170 ft. to form the Iruppu Falls, an important landmark according to Hindu mythology.

Especially during monsoons, the falls swell up many times their original size and look wondrous.  It is located in the Brahmagiri Range in Tamil Nadu. 

Distance
251 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon:
The steep trek up till the falls is loved by adventure seekers.  Swim in the crashing waters at the plunge pool. Indulge in white water rafting at Kodagu. People who want to spend time in the wilderness can night camp at Narimale Forest. 

How to Reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Iruppu Falls is the Kozhikode Airport which is at a distance of around 145 kilometres from Iruppu Falls. After reaching the airport, hiring a cab or an auto is very convenient to begin the journey onward
By Road: The nearest bus stop to Iruppu Falls is Kutta
By Train: Also, the nearest railway station to Iruppu Falls is the Mysore Junction Railway Station which is located at a distance of around 110 kilometres from Iruppu Falls.

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26

BR Hills: Exploring the Muddy Monsoon Trails

BR Hills: Exploring the Muddy Monsoon Trails

BR Hills is the common name of the more tongue-twisting Biligirirangana Hills! This range, located at the borders of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, is secluded with untouched natural beauty and scenic nature trails housing exotic flora and fauna, which come alive during the rains. 

Distance: 
179 km  from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon: See the 2000-year-old The Big Champak Tree near the hills. Visit the BR Wildlife Sanctuary to not only see the sambars, bears, and tigers but also to indulge in adventure activities like professional angling, coracle boat rides, fishing, etc. 

Where to Stay:
 Resorts to Stay in BR Hills

How to reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to BR Hills is Mysore Airport(97 km away).
By Road: There are KSRTC Deluxe buses daily running from Chamarajnagar, Bangalore or Kanakapura to BR Hills. Also, one can drive from Bangalore to BR Hills as it takes about four hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to BR Hills is Chamarajanagar which is just a few hours away from the destination.

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27

Kabini: Idyllic Monsoon Paradise

Kabini: Idyllic Monsoon Paradise

Kabini, is an idyllic paradise known for its panoramic and diverse landscape of coffee and spice plantation covered hills, forests rich in exotic species and animals and birds like Malabar Giant Squirrel, Crested Eagle, Leopards, etc. and the majestic river Kapila traversing through the thickets. 

Distance:
 209.4 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon:
Visit the Kabini Forest Reserve to take an elephant safari and see panthers, bears, and tigers. There are short quaint trails all over the regions leading up to the hills of Kumara Parvatha and Brahmagiri. Indulge in backwater boating in the river while you see herds of elephants on the riverbanks. 

Activities
Things to Do in Kabini

Where to Stay: 
Best Places and Resorts to Stay in Kabini

How to Reach: 

By Air: 
Mangalore Airport is well-connected to all the cities of the country.
By Road: There are many KSRTC buses connecting Mangalore to various cities. Also, one can go on a road trip from Bangalore to Mangalore.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Mangalore Railway Station.

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Hampi: Monsoon Chasing

Hampi: Monsoon Chasing

Located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River in Karnataka, Hampi is a traveller’s delight for its stunning picturesque landscape. It is dotted with dense forests, streams, forts, and temples making it one of the most beautiful places to visit around Bangalore in rainy season.

Distance: 
342 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon: Hampi has many magnificent stretches of boulders that are perfect for rock climbing. The most popular locations are the Hemakuta Hills and Raghunatha Temple. Try a coracle boat ride or cliff jumping in the Tungabhadra River. 

Attractions: 
Places to see in Hampi

Activities: 
Things to do in Hampi

Where to Stay: 
Homestays in Hampi

How to Reach: 

By Air:
 The two nearest airports to Hampi is Hubli Airport and Bangalore International Airport.
By Road: There are many private buses connecting Hampi to various cities. Also, one can hire a cab from Bangalore to Hampi as it takes about six and a half hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Hampi is Hospet Station(13km away).

29

Kodaikanal: Monsoon Thrills and Spills at the Princess of Hill Stations

Kodaikanal: Monsoon Thrills and Spills at the Princess of Hill Stations

The earthy fragrance of rain falling over muddy trails, clouds floating at ground level, lush dense forests, that’s what the ‘Princess of Hill Stations’ of Kodaikanal is.

Located on a plateau, it is a popular monsoon getaway and is located in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. 

Distance: 
Approx 464 Km via NH 75 from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon: Kodaikanal is dotted with natural attractions like fragrant pine forests, the majestic lake, and the charming Poombarai Village making it amongst the top places to visit around Bangalore in rainy season. People love to walk on the kilometre-long Coaker’s Walk and boat in the Kodaikanal Lake. Explore the eerie Guna cave for a caving adventure.

Attractions: 
Places to Visit in Kodaikanal

Activities: 
Things to do in Kodaikanal

Where to Stay: 
 1. Resorts in Kodaikanal
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How to Reach: 

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Kodaikanal is Madurai Airport(120 km away).
By Road: There are TNSTC buses connecting Kodaikanal to various cities. Also, one can hire a cab from Bangalore to Kodaikanal as it takes about eight hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Kodaikanal is Kodai Road(100km away).

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Trek to Kudremukh Peak: Monsoon Magic in the Himalayas of the South

Trek to Kudremukh Peak: Monsoon Magic in the Himalayas of the South

This third highest peak in Karnataka, located in the Western Ghats, is a trekking enthusiasts’ dream come true. During the monsoon season, the mountain transforms into a massive turquoise green landscape of Swiss meadow-like terraces. 

Distance: 
221 km from Bangalore

Why to Visit in Monsoon: This 22 kilometre trek is considered to be one of the most beautiful monsoon treks. The trail passes through 10 beautiful water streams, and a 30 feet high waterfall, and fragrant mango orchards, making it one of the best places to visit near Bangalore in rainy season. 

Attractions: 
Places to Visit in Kudremukh: 

Activities: 
Things to do in Kudremukh: 

Where to Stay: 
Best Places & Resorts to Stay in Kudremukh

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Kudremukh is Mangalore Airport(93 km away).
By Road: There are many KSRTC buses connecting Kudremukh to various cities. Also, one can hire a cab from Bangalore to Kudremukh.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Kudremukh is Mangalore Station(113km away).

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  1. Where can I go for a weekend getaway from Bangalore with family?

    Blessed with butter-like smooth roads along with the dramatic panoramas, Bangalore abounds with several options to visit around it to enjoy your weekend. Click here to know more about weekend getaways from Bangalore:

    1. Coorg - 276 Km from Bangalore (Known for Camping, Coffee Plantations, Leisure stay)
    2. Chikmagalur - 245 Km from Bangalore (Known for Camping, Coffee Plantations, Trekking)
    3. Dandeli - 460 Km from Bangalore (Known for Camping, Wildlife, Experiential stay)
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    5. Wayanad 278 Km from Bangalore (Known for Wildlife, Sightseeing, Leisure stay)
    6. Ooty - 274 Km from Bangalore (Known for Sightseeing, Hiking, Leisure stay)
    7. Mysore - 144.5 Km from Bangalore (Known for Heritage, Sightseeing, Relaxing stay)
    8. Hampi - 341 Km from Bangalore (Known for Historical Presence, Hiking, Bouldering)
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  3. Which is the most amazing waterfalls near Bangalore to enjoy your weekend?

    Here are some of the most amazing waterfalls near Bangalore to enjoy your weekend:

    1. Abbey Falls, Coorg with a height of 70 ft
    2. Mallalli Falls, Coorg with a height of 1000 ft
    3. Jog Falls, Shimoga with a height of 830 ft ft
    4. Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa with a height of 1017 ft
    5. Kaigal Waterfalls, Andhra Pradesh with a height of 40 ft
    6. Hogenakkal Falls, Dharmapur with a height of 66 ft
    7. Iruppu Falls, Virajpet with a height of 170 ft
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    Whatever the occasion be, road trips from Bangalore are a perfect opportunity to cherish life and create memories with your friends and family. Here are some of the best road trips from Bangalore:

    1. Bangalore - Yelahanka - Nandi Hills - 63.5 Kms
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    3. Bangalore - Hassan - Sakleshpur - Belur - Chikmagalur - 285 Kms
    4. Bangalore - Mysore - Nagerhole - Madkeri - 321 Kms
    5. Bangalore - Mysore - Bandipur - Mudumalai - Ooty - 279 Kms
    6. Bangalore - Mangalore - Udupi - Murudeshwar - Gokarna - 588 kms 
    7. Bangalore - Dandeli -  Karwar - Goa - 1053 Kms
    8. Bangalore - Coimbatore - Munnar - 512 Kms
    9. Bangalore - Shimoga - Jog Falls - Gokarna - 514 Kms
  5. Which place I should visit in Bangalore to spend some quality time with my girlfriend?

    There are plenty of places to visit in Bangalore for couples that can easily turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary affair. Here is the list of best places to visit in Bangalore for couples.

    1. Romantic Camping Experiences at Kanakapura
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