Places to Visit in Karnataka During Monsoon
If you are one with nature, the Monsoon season in Karnataka can take a high aim to be your personal paradise with its overwhelming greenery and bewildering beauty. The onset of the monsoon season in Karnataka swivels it into a majestic land. While the Western Ghats showcase their captivating glamour, the coastal regions near the Arabian Sea delves into an inexplicable scenic beauty when the first drop of rain hits the surface. The gorgeous display of beauty by nature during the monsoon in Karnataka remains unparalleled to this day. While the southern and coastal regions receive a higher level of downpour, the charming Western Ghats increases manifold as the rain forests spread out into a thousand overwhelming shades of greenery. Giving a relief from the summer sun, the temperature during the day plummets to 28 degrees Celsius and to make it even better, goes as low as 20 degrees Celsius during the night. The soothing weather acts like the perfect icing to the cake alongside waking up to nature’s perfection.
Even with limited options of sightseeing due to heavy rainfalls, there is a wide list of other exhilarating experiences you can explore as the downpour only adds to the scenic charm of the listed places:
If you are looking for a place to self drive and spend a day with nature’s peaceful creation, Nandi Hills and monsoons are practically made for each other. Prepare yourself to be dumbfounded by the hills’ grand vistas and eye- shattering sunrise and sunsets. The stunning sunsets surrounded by the natural greenery and the hills, mark it as a momentary paradise for all nature enthusiasts.
Hampi is one of the prettiest places in the State, whose beauty is only elevated by the onset of monsoon in Karnataka as the dry vistas turn into vibrant green pastures and the myriad of temples dotting the scenic landscape of Hampi look gorgeous when drenched in rain.
Known for its vast range of innumerable waterfalls, lavish biodiversity and the natural splendor, Agumbe is home to the highest altitude in Shimoga district which receives the highest rainfall in the state and is popularly known as the Cherrapunji of the South. Agumbe also offers numerous trekking trails in its lush green forests that preserve an abundance of rare and exotic biodiversity.
World famous for its scenic beauty, Coorg emerges to a whole new level of breathtaking splendour as the rain pours over the lush green coffee plantations covered in thick foggy mist making it look as mystical and unreal as the heavenly garden of Eden. The panoramas of Madikeri town, the highest point Raja’s Seat and the Abbey Fall renders Coorg to be nothing short of a fairyland.
Popularly known as the adventure capital of South India, Dandeli is a beautiful city in the state of Karnataka, located at an altitude of 1551 ft. above sea level on the rocky trails of the Western Ghats. A beautiful place synonymous to peace and adventure, Dandeli is home to untouched green landscapes housing a wide range of flora and fauna, colossal mountain ranges, nature reserves and fascinating wildlife. Apart from other exciting sites in this beautiful city, the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary takes the cake! Home to over 200 different species of birds, this sanctuary with its dense deciduous forests, is a bird watcher’s paradise alongside providing a unique experience of crocodile spotting along with white-water rafting activity in the Kali River that draws attention of adventurists from all around.
Standing at the pinnacle of the Skandagiri hill, you can actually rise above the clouds. The monsoon only adds on to the great view and experiences while trekking on the Skandagiri hill. Stargazing at night by a bonfire delivers an ethereal experience under the marvels of the sky.
Located on the foothills of the Western Ghats in the region of Malnad, Sakleshpur is a hidden gem and a mesmerizing little town that offers spellbinding trekking trails which is an absolute delightful experience alongside the lush green hills copiously abundant with tea, coffee, cardamom and pepper plantations. This magical little town is a treasure trove of splendid waterfalls, majestic monumental forts, grand temples, breathtaking mountain hikes and biodiversity hotspots. A majestic place for an extraordinary experience, Sakleshpur has it all covered!