10 Weekend Getaways from Bangalore

Bangalore is a city blessed with many beautiful tourist attractions in the neighboring regions. The geographical location adds a greater advantage to access these popular sites. Monsoons are one of the best times to go on a weekend, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We have pre-selected some of the best places to do trekking during the monsoon around Bangalore.


1. Chikmagalur

If you are looking for a charming mountain resort, Chikmagalur is the one you should visit. Located in the foothills of the Mullayanagiri mountain range, this picturesque city is part of the Malnad region of Karnataka. This destination is well known for coffee plantations and budget trips.

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The view of the landscapes is absolutely impressive from the top, in the middle of nature. If you are interested in exploring the attractions of the city, you can visit the Bhadra wildlife sanctuary, the Ayyanakere lake, the Hirekolale lake and the Manikyadhara waterfalls. Chikmagalur attracts hikers mainly due to the various peaks located in the region.


2. 2. Coorg

Being located at a height of 1525 meters, Coorg is often referred to as the Scotland of India and is a prominent monsoon destination near Bangalore. The beautiful waterfalls and scenic beauty seem to come alive during the monsoon, around June and September. Mallalli Falls, Iruppu Falls and Abbey Falls are famous for hikers. 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 a wildlife lover, do not miss visiting the Nagarhole National Park and the Dubare elephant camp. For an adventure addict, rafting on the white river is a must.

3. Agumbe

This hill station is located in the Shimoga district of the Malnad region in Karnataka. With an altitude of 2100 feet, it is considered that the town of Chermbunji, in the south of India, is the one that receives the greater amount of precipitations. The hill station is often referred to as Hasiru Honnu for being home to several species of medicinal plants. Besides being a popular trekking site, Agumbe is also a famous mountain resort.

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The hill station is blessed with rich biodiversity, located near the last surviving rainforest. You can explore several cascades and streams hidden in the surrounding forests of Agumbe during the monsoon season. Some of the attractions that are worth visiting include Jogi Gundi, Barkana Falls, Theertha Falls and Udupi.


4. Kudremukh

Kudremukh is a wonderful treasure that you can explore in Bangalore. It is a storehouse of fascinating landscapes and attractions. You will be able to witness beautiful dense forests, captivating waterfalls, seductive coffee plantations and beautiful flowing streams. With the climate superbly perfect, Kudremukh offers many opportunities for adventure and fun.

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It is a paradise of trekking. Without defined trails of trekking, the long walks seem an adventure in itself. For wildlife lovers, the Bhadra National Park and the Kudremukh National Park offer a gift of their own. With an overflow of exotic natural beauty, Kudremukh is an exceptional monsoon escape from the busy life of Bangalore.


5. Sakleshpur

Sakleshpur is a well-known hill station in Karnataka and an ideal place for hiking near Bangalore. It is located in the district of Hassan, very close to the district of South Canara and Coorg. Monsoons are the ideal time to visit this place due to waterfalls, wildlife, plantations, mountains, forests and meadows.

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You can find pepper plantations, coffee plantations and rice crops in this mountain station. To experience the exotic part of Sakleshpur, you should explore climbing plants and orchids.

6. Hampi

It is not unknown that Hampi is one of the popular UNESCO World Heritage sites, known for ancient markets, beautiful temples, remains of various water structures and ruins of palaces. People visit Hampi to experience the coracle ride and the vegetation.

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Boulder, an exceptional sport, can not be missed from the list of attractions in Hampi. Hampi offers a beautiful walk of 15 kilometers in the middle of nature and its serenity. Definitely worth visiting during the monsoon season.


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 between 700 meters and 2100 meters, 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 incidents of the New Stone Age civilization. It can be a real pleasure for hikers who have a great interest in history and ancient art.

8. Kodachadri

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

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The trail may not be well defined as other trekkings, venturing into the dense jungle is really an adventure. It can be a challenge, but the feeling of dense forest, the jeep trail, the lush green meadows and the captivating view of the backwaters of Shraravathi is well worth it.


9. Gokarna

For beach lovers, Gokarna offers an absolutely fun walk on the beach during the monsoon season. The magical sunset and multi-cuisine food are unmatched anywhere else in Karnataka. You should not miss the opportunity to see the Dolphins while you are in Gokarna. This place is much cheaper, less crowded and cleaner than Goa.

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It is also a great place to relax by the beach and enjoy a good meal.


10. 10. Dandeli

Dandeli is considered a destination with many charms. It is truly a paradise for nature lovers. Dandeli is only six and a half hours by car from the busy roads of Bangalore. Dandeli offers a wide range of attractions, which meet the needs of each traveler. Camping at the Shiroli peak and visiting the caves of Kavala are one of the best experiences to meet in Dandeli.

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Adrenaline junkies also have the opportunity to do jeep safaris and rafting in this area. Trekking is an absolute necessity during the monsoon. The natural beauty of Dandeli is absolutely stunning. In addition to trekking, many also enjoy fishing with angling, kayaking and rappelling.

It is never a bad time to travel, but the monsoon has its own charm. Do not miss the opportunity to witness the beauty of the monsoons, especially when you are tired of life in the city of Bangalore.