10 Places to Visit near Bangalore in Monsoon - Bring out the Traveler in You!

Bangalore is known for its super awesome weather. Though it’s gloomy and cloudy, most time of the year, but monsoon particularly enhances the city in such a way that it looks even more beautiful. If you have a thing for travelling and love monsoon, then there are few places near Bangalore which will fascinate you. 

Here’s a list of the places to visit near Bangalore in monsoon which will bring out the traveller in you:

1. Coorg - Exotic monsoon showers

 best places to visit near Bangalore in monsoon 

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Undoubtedly, the place which tops this list is the mesmerising Coorg. Also known as Scotland of India, Coorg is a scenic hill station and is very popular among tourists around the world. If you desperately need a change from Bangalore’s unending traffic and fast lifestyle, try sneaking to a much calmer, a prettier place like Coorg. 
 
Monsoon activities to do in Coorg:
Once in Coorg, try to visit the Tibetan monastery, Abbey Falls, Kushalnagar or Nisargadhama and get bowled over by the beauty of these places. If you love trekking, then Mandalpatti is a trekker’s paradise. Taste some typical delicacies from Coorg or sip a cup of freshly grown coffee from one of the numerous coffee plantations. Whether you are Bangalorean or not, Coorg tops the list of places to visit in monsoon in India.
 
Distance from Bangalore: 267.3 km
Type of trip: Laidback vacation
 
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2. Nandi Hills - Monsoon adventure

Bangalore’s ultimate weekend getaway, Nandi hills is one of the most popular monsoon destinations in India’s startup hub. Witnessing the magnificent sunrise and sunset from Nandi Hills is on top of the bucket list of every Bangalorean. You can also do paragliding because flying from Nandi hills will assure you some breathtaking visuals. Nandi hills is one of the early morning places to drive around Bangalore. You can plan a road trip by your bike, car or even cycle all the way to the hill. You can also go on a wild trek behind this hill. 
 
Distance from Bangalore: 60 km
Type of trip: Quick road trip
 
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3. Jog Falls - Experience magic of monsoon

  

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The sight of water pouring from the hills becomes even more special when it's the humongous Jog Falls. A segmented waterfall near Bangalore which is often mistaken as a plunge waterfall, Jog falls is one of the most visited waterfalls in the country.

The beauty of Jog falls gets doubled after the first rains, thus making it a must visit monsoon destination near Bangalore.
 
Distance from Bangalore: 340 km
Type of trip: Weekend Getaway
 
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4. Munnar - Must visit in rainy season

If you want to enjoy a laidback vacation, then this marvel named Munnar is your kind of place. The perfectly manicured tea plantation gives an elegant view to Munnar’s locales one of the most pictureque monsoon getaways near Bangalore.
 
Monsoon activities to do in Munnar: 
Book yourself a room in a resort, get a cup of piping hot tea and enjoy the breathtaking visuals of Munnar. If you are bored cosying on your hotel bed, then stroll around through the hills and embrace the nature. For every travel lover, Munnar is truly heaven on earth.
 
Distance from Bangalore: 476 km
Type of trip: Laidback Vacation
 
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5. Ooty - Excellent monsoon retreat

  

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Another one in the list, Ooty is considered to be the most visited hill station in South India. A perfect place for a weekend getaway, Ooty is also considered as a photographer’s paradise because of its stunning visuals.
 
Monsoon activities to do in Ooty:
Go and get addicted to the mesmerising fragrances of roses by visiting the Government Rose Garden, which happens to be the most visited rose garden in India. You can also visit the Ooty Botanical Gardens or the Ooty lake which will allow you to do boating.
 
Distance from Bangalore: 278 km
Type of trip: Weekend Getaway
 
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6. Chikmagalur - Ideal place for a short holiday 

If the smell of caffeine attracts you, then you should certainly visit Chikmagalur which is known for its coffee estates. If you want to enjoy a trek on amazing trekking trails, then surely visit Mullayanagiri, which is also the highest peak in Karnataka.
 
Monsoon activities to do in Chikmagalur: 
In addition to greenery-clad mountains, waterfalls, national parks and temples are some of the places to visit in Chikamagalur. If you want to explore the beauty of Chikmagalur in detail, then try staying at the homestays and not in the hotels. Check Out : Best Resorts in Chikmagalur
 
Distance from Bangalore: 243 km
Type of trip: Weekend Getaway
 
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7. Mysore - A weekend close to Bangalore

  

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If you are bored of visiting the numerous hill stations near Bangalore, try escaping to Mysore for a literal weekend gateway. Mysore is known for its laidback nature which makes it your ultimate weekend destination. Stroll around the royal city and visit the beautiful Mysore palace.
 
Monsoon activities to do in Mysore: 
You can also spend some lazy time by visiting the famous Brindavan Garden or relish some Mysore Pak or other local cuisines.
 
Distance from Bangalore: 152 km
Type of trip: Quick road trip
 
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8. Wayanad - Perfect monsoon break from Bangalore

A unique terrain, Wayanad is a scenic district which is on the border of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. While most of the parts of Wayanad are still unexplored, Wayanad is a favourite place for trekkers, adventure lovers and travel junkies. Exotic mountain caves, tree houses, jungle trails, Wayanad has a lot in store for you making it one of the amazing places to visit around Bangalore during monsoon. If you are bored of driving your car or bike in Bangalore’s unending traffic, then cycling through the terrains of Wayanad, with tea estates, coffee plantations on both sides can surely be a refreshing change for you. In addition, you can also visit other wildlife sanctuaries and trekking points which Wayanad offers in plenty. 
 
Distance from Bangalore: 283 km
Type of trip: Weekend Getaway
 
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9. Yercaud - Magical hill station near Bangalore

  

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Another hill station to this list, Yercaud in Tamil Nadu is the most underrated of the lot. With scenic locales, Yercaud is very rich in biodiversity with a wide variety of flora and fauna. Coffee, pears, jackfruit are grown in abundance, you can gift this to your colleagues, after your much-needed vacation. With spots like silk farm, rose garden and deer park, Yercaud has so much in store for every nature lover. Try and taste the special south Indian cuisine which is made from the ingenious spices grown especially in Yercaud and you will not be disappointed.

Known as Jewel of the South, Yercaud is better explored in monsoon because of the beautiful transformation due to rains.
 
Distance from Bangalore: 228 km
Type of trip: Weekend Getaway
 
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10. Shivasamudram Falls - Nature's Wonder near Bangalore

Places near Bangalore are nothing but natural wonders. Hence, when River Kaveri makes its way from rocks and mountains, it gives the nature, a marvel called Shivasamudram Falls. If you want to get enchanted with the sheer sight of fresh water pouring from a height, then head straight away to Shivasamudram Falls, one of the most amazing waterfalls in Karnataka.

The view of the falls is most enjoyed if seen from the distance and don’t risk your life by climbing the rocks to get a closer view which can eventually lead to fatal accidents.
 
Distance from Bangalore: 130 km
Type trip: Quick road trip
 
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Here you are! Stop thinking and plan a vacation this monsoon as soon as possible. Because Aisa Mausam and Zindagi, Dono Na Mile Dobara!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MANDAR PANDHARE MANDAR PANDHARE

is a commerce graduate turned journalist. When he is not writing travel blogs, he is busy travelling or drooling over Puneri street food.

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