Top 5 Monsoon Getaways to Explore Around Bangalore
Monsoon is that time of the year when we wish to head out and explore surrounding areas. The natural surroundings and the landscapes around are at their best in the rainy season. Monsoon in India brings in respite from the summer heat. Trees and grasslands never look as fresh as in monsoon. Drenched hills, wet roads, foggy environment and the mystic aroma of wet soil…. that’s the beauty of monsoon season.
It is this season when you can enjoy the best of the natural beuty of the landscapes. Drive to nearby places and see the flora and fauna in full bloom becomes our weekend activity. In this article we have listed some of the mesmerizing places around Bangalore that glorifies during the downpour.
Coorg 252 kms from Bangalore
Also known as Kodagu, Coorg is a place said to haunt you forever with its timeless beauty. Described as the Scotland of India, Coorg lies at an altitude of 1,525 mtr on the Western Ghats about 252 kms from Bangalore in Karnataka. Misty hills, lush forest, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantations, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking views are what make Coorg an unforgettable holiday destination. The picturesque landscape, foggy environment magical climate accentuates during monsoon.
Skandagiri 70 km from Bangalore
Skandagiri is located at a distance of 70 km from Bangalore city. A two hours drive from the main bangalore city would lead you to this ancient Fortress located amidst Nandi Hill range. This fortress was used by Tipu Sultan as a base to fight the British before surrendering it in 1791. It was once a historical monument but now only the ruins and remains can be seen. Today it is one of the most popular trekking destinations around Bangalore city.
Wayanad 289 kms from Bangalore
Wayanad is one of the northern districts of Kerala, on its border with Karnataka. It is located at a distance of 289 kms from Bangalore. A 5 and a half hour drive out of Bangalore city will take you to this awspiring destination. It is hilly region with a huge swathe of plantations & coffee estates. It is one of the most scenic locations in Kerala. The tropical environment of the region makes it a perfect monsoon destination.
Chikmagalur 251 kms from Bangalore
Chikmagalur is a five-hour drive and 251kms from Bangalore and one of the best monsoon getaways from Bangalore. Nestled in the Baba Budan hills, Chikmagalur is a calm, serene town full of scenic surprises with hills, valleys, streams and snow-white coffee blossoms. Chikmagalur is a trekker’s delight, with its rugged mountain trails. Sightseeing places close by are Kemmanagundi(55km), Kudremukh(95kms) and Kudremukh(10km from Tarikere).
Munnar 480 kms from Bangalore
Munnar is the most beautiful hill station situated at the confluence of three rivers namely Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly in Southern India. It is a picturesque hill resort located in God’s Own Country, Kerala. Munnar is located at a distance of 480 kms from Bangalore. The place is full of natural beauty, lush green landscapes and tea estates. Munnar was once the summer getaway for British Rulers of South India. The dazzling western ghats of South India provide this place the scenic beauty for which it is famous across the nation. It is a perfect monsoon getaway from Bangalore city.