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Top 10 Monsoon Treks Near Bangalore.

Posted on :
26 July 2018
Posted on :
26 July 2018

Bangalore is a city blessed with plenty of beautiful tourist attractions in the neighbouring regions. The geographical location adds a greater advantage in accessing these popular sites. Monsoons are one of the best times to go on a weekend trek, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. We have shortlisted some of the best places for trekking during the monsoon around Bangalore.

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1. 1. Chikmagalur

If you are looking for a charming hill station, Chikmagalur is the one you should visit. Lying at the foothills of the Mullayanagiri range, this picturesque town is a part of the Malnad region of Karnataka. This destination is well-known for coffee plantations and budget travel.

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The view of the landscapes is absolutely stunning from the top, amidst nature. If you are interested in exploring attractions around the town, you can check out the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Ayyanakere Lake, Hirekolale Lake, and Manikyadhara Falls. Chikmagalur attracts trekkers mostly because of the several peaks located in the region.

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2. 2. Coorg

Being located at a height of 1525 metres, Coorg is often referred to as the Scotland of India and is an outstanding monsoon destination near Bangalore. The gorgeous waterfalls and scenic beauty seem to come alive during the monsoon, around June and September. The Mallalli Falls, Iruppu Falls, and Abbey Falls are famous are often visited by trekkers. Pushpagiri, Brahmagiri, and Tadiandamol are the most popular trekking trails during the monsoon season.

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It offers a picturesque view, ideal for your Instagram selfies. If you are fond of wildlife, do not miss out on visiting the Nagarhole National Park and Dubare Elephant camp. For an adventure junkie, white river rafting is a must.

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3. 3. Agumbe

This hill station is situated in the Shimoga district of the Malnad region in Karnataka. With an altitude of 2100 feet, Agumbe is considered to be the Cherrapunji of South India for receiving the highest rainfall. The hill station is often referred as Hasiru Honnu for being home to several species of medicinal plants. Other than being a popular trekking site, Agumbe is also a well-known hill resort.

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The hill station is blessed with rich biodiversity, located close to the last surviving rainforest. You can explore several waterfalls and streams hidden deep in the forests surrounding Agumbe during the monsoon season. Some of the attractions worth your visit include the Jogi Gundi Falls, Barkana Falls, Theertha Falls, and Udupi.

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4. 4. Kudremukh

Kudremukh is a wonderful treasure you can explore around Bangalore. It is a storehouse of enthralling landscape views and attractions. You will get to witness gorgeous dense forests, captivating waterfalls, alluring coffee plantations, and beautiful flowing streams. With the salubriously perfect weather, Kudremukh offers plenty of opportunities for adventure and fun.

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It is a trekking paradise. With no definite trekking trails, the long walks seem like an adventure in itself. For wildlife lovers, the Bhadra National Park and Kudremukh National Park offer a treat of its own. With an overflow of exotic natural beauty, Kudremukh is an outstanding monsoon getaway from the busy life of Bangalore.

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5. 5. Sakleshpur

Sakleshpur is a well-known hill station in Karnataka and an ideal place for trekking near Bangalore. It lies in the Hassan District, very close to the South Canara district and Coorg. Monsoons are the ideal time to visit this place because of the waterfalls, wildlife, plantations, mountains, forest, and grasslands.

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You can find pepper plantations, coffee estates, and paddy cultivations in this hill station. To experience the exotic part of Sakleshpur, you need to explore the creepers and orchids vegetation.

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6. 6. Hampi

It isn’t unknown that Hampi is one of the popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites, known for ancient marketplaces, beautiful temples, remains of several aquatic structures, and ruins of palaces. People visit Hampi to experience the coracle ride and greenery.

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Bouldering, an outstanding sport, cannot be missed out from the list of Hampi’s attractions. Hampi offers a beautiful trek of 15 kilometres amidst nature and its serenity. It is definitely worth a visit during the monsoon season.

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7. 7. Wayanad

Wayanad is an absolutely stunning hill station located in Kerala. It is one of the best places to visit during July, August, and September.

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The altitude ranges from 700 metres to 2100 metres, offering a great view of the lush green landscapes. It is one of the popular areas for the production of spices, tea, coffee, cardamom, and pepper. Wayanad also had a rich history with several incidences from the New Stone Age civilization. It can be a real treat for trekkers who have a keen interest in history and ancient art.

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8. 8. Kodachadri

This region is one of the state’s national heritage sites. You wouldn’t want to miss the adventure of climbing the Kodachadri peak. Starting from prehistoric structures, exotic flora and fauna, pristine waterfalls to brilliant sunsets, you will find everything here.

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The trail may not be well-defined as other treks, venturing in the dense jungle is truly an adventure. It may be a bit of a challenge, but the dense forest feel, jeep trail, lush green meadows, and the enthralling view of Shraravathi backwaters is worth the effort.

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9. 9. Gokarna

For beach lovers, Gokarna offers an absolute fun beach trek during the monsoon season. The magical sunset and multi-cuisine food are incomparable to any other place in Karnataka. You shouldn’t miss out on seeing Dolphins while you are in Gokarna. This place is way cheaper, less crowded, and cleaner than Goa.

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It is also a great place to relax next to the beach for some hearty meal.

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10. 10. Dandeli

Dandeli is considered to be a destination with several charms. It is truly a nature lover’s paradise. Dandeli is just six and a half hour drive away from the busy roads of Bangalore. Dandeli offers a diverse range of attractions, accommodating the needs of every traveller. Camping at the Shiroli peak and visiting the Kavala caves are one of the best experiences to gather in Dandeli.

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Adrenaline junkies also have the opportunity to go on jeep safaris and white water rafting in this area. Trekking is an absolute must during the monsoon. The natural beauty of Dandeli is absolutely breath-taking. Besides trekking, many also enjoy angling, kayaking, and rappelling.


It is never a bad time to travel, but monsoon has its own charm. Don’t miss out on witnessing the monsoon beauty, especially when you are tired of Bangalore city life.

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