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Top 10 Places to Visit near Bangalore in Monsoon

Bangalore has been famous for its greenery and good weather all the year round. But during monsoon, the beauty of not only this city but rest of the places around Bangalore also gets amazingly enhanced. Rains bring a lot of respite to land that remains thirsty for a long time leading to the drying rivers. The mountains and rivers that flow through the valleys of these mountains become brighter and more colorful during monsoon. It feels as if they are inviting you to witness their invigorating beauty.

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10 Best Places to Visit near Bangalore in Monsoon

Here is a list of few must visit places during monsoon near Bangalore.

1. Coorg

Coorg Monsoons

This place can be rightly called as the heaven on earth. The dense forest covers of Coorg add to its mystic appeal and support various varieties of flora and fauna. There are vast areas of coffee plantations, amazing waterfalls and one of the most delicious cuisines to tingle your taste buds in Coorg.

How to Reach ?

Coorg is directly connected to the major cities like Bangalore, Mangalore, and Mysore by road. You will have to travel 260 km that will take around 5 hours to reach here from Bangalore

2. Shivanasamudram


This is an island town and has Water Falls by the same name. This waterfall is in its full vogue during monsoon as the river is overflowing with water leading to a scene that is nothing less than Niagara Falls. The river, as it reaches the point of fall, divides into two falls, namely Gaganachukki and Bharachukki. Both these falls are mesmerizing and also are one first power projects in Asia.

How to Reach ?

This place lies 135 km from Bangalore and you can reach there by driving for around 3 hours via NH948.

3. Anthargange


If you are an adventure enthusiast and want to take a short trip outside the city then Anthargange is the best place to be. This is made up of the volcanic rocks and one can find a lot of caves and springs here. You can engage in trekking, rock climbing, zipping and many other fun adventure activities here. During monsoon, this place becomes lush green and cool.

How to Reach ?

This place is just 70 km from the city and you will have to drive for around 1.5 hours to reach here via NH4.

4. Chikmagalur


If you call this place a home of valleys, hills and rivers then no one would disagree. This beautiful small town is a trekker’s paradise. You can find the best coffee of Karnataka here various hills and the Muthodi National Park is the reasons for one to visit this place once in their lifetime. In monsoon, this place looks all the more scenic and romantic.

How to Reach ?

It takes around 4 hours to reach Chikmagalur from Bangalore via NH 75.

5. Skandagiri


This is a historically important place and has a lot to offer to its visitors. You can enjoy the adventure in the form of trekking here. You can enjoy the monsoon rains with a beautiful backdrop of hills covered with clouds. The ruins of old fort add to the mystic beauty of this place. Get a panoramic view of the valley from the top of the hill that you can reach by trekking.

How to Reach ?

This place is just 60 km from Bangalore and you can reach here in a matter of 1.5 hours via NH44 from Bangalore.

6. Machanabele


This is actually a dam that has given rise to a shallow lake making it the perfect destination for various adventure activities namely rafting, swimming and fishing. During monsoon, this dam overflows and provides a scenic tonic to the eyes. You could even engage in trekking and rappelling on one of the hills close by.

How to Reach ?

This place is one of the nearest places to Bangalore as it lies around 43 km from Bangalore and it takes an hour of the ride to reach here via NICE Bangalore-Mysore Expressway.

7. Savandurga


Savandurga is also a great place for the adventure sports lovers. This place is formed by two hills that have been named as Karigudda and Biligudda. These hills are formed of granite and laterite and are one of the tallest. You can find Akravathi River flowing at the foothill and many caves in the hills. During monsoon, the otherwise barren rocks of the hills become covered with greenery giving it a softer appearance.

How to Reach ?

This place is also close to Bangalore being just 55 km away. It takes 1.5 hours to reach here via Savandurga Machnabele Road.

8. Horsly Hills

Horsly Hills

This is the hill station of Andhra Pradesh and is a gift of Mother Nature to its children. This place boasts of one of the most ancient rock formations and is a home to varied and rich fauna and flora. You can find panthers, sambars, antelope and many other animals in the dense forest of this area. You will have a lot to explore and discover in this land.

How to Reach ?

It is just a 3.5 hours drive from Bangalore to Horsly hills to cover a distance of 157 km via Bellary Road.

9. Hogenakkal Falls

Hogenakkal Falls

These falls lie in the Tamil Nadu state of India. These falls are believed to have therapeutic abilities. This fall traces its origin from Cauvery River which assumes a more fierce form during monsoon giving the falls a better look during this time of the year. You can even take a bath in the falls. Or if you wish you can get to the foot of the fall in a boat.

How to Reach ?

Being around 180 km from Bangalore you can reach these falls in 3 hours via NH44.

10. Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills

This summer retreat of the great Tipu Sultan was also preferred by the British for its soothing weather throughout the year. You can visit these hills if you are a nature lover or an adventure enthusiast. One can also visit the holy Amrith Sarovar that has its own beauty. There is something for all kinds of people and you will enjoy your stay here to the fullest.

How to Reach ?

You can reach Nandi Hills that is just 60 km from Bangalore in just 1.5 hours time via Bellary Road.

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