1. Chikmagalur – 250 km
If you are looking to escape from the urban chaos and into the lush of the nature this amazing place is a perfect for you. Often referred to as the “Coffee Land”, Chikmagalur is widely perceived to be one of the must visit places in South India and its beauty naturally justifies this distinction.
Chikmagalur is a beautiful haven of pepper estates, dense forests and coffee plantations. Located around 250 kilometers from Bangalore, the destination is wonderfully nestled in the Bada Budan Hills. Encircled by rugged mountains and wild paths that wind through the serpentine hills, the place is also excellent for trekking and enjoying the rustic natural beauty and the music of nature.
The quaint town is full of most exotic views and is surrounded by streams, hills, valleys and rivers.Other attractions, which enhance the beauty of the area and are worth exploring are the Mullayyanagiri range, Kemmmanagundi Hills, Muthodi National Park and Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.
The site is home to many scenic views and also a bit of adventure. Trekking is one of the most famous activity here with routes full of most verdant delights and adorned with an ancient fort ruins which date back to 18th century.
2. Coorg – 195km
Coorg is very beautiful and enchanting hill station in Karnataka in South India. Located at 1100 m above the sea level, the dense forest covers of Coorg add to its mystic appeal and support various varieties of flora and fauna. There are vast areas of coffee plantations, amazing waterfalls and one of the most delicious cuisines to tingle your taste buds in Coorg..
Coorg Tour are very accomplishing as Coorg has hanging valleys, deep gorges and sloppy hills and abundance of vegetation. Coorg presents picturesque beauty studded with traditional dark tiled cottages and scintillating flowers. It looks like a mini paradise. Coorg offers great opportunities for the adventure loving people for trekking and rock climbing. If you are planning for vacations at hill station, make a tour to Coorg.
Wayanad is one of the top destinations in Kerala, known for its exclusive beauty and exotic verdure. Chembra Peak, adorning Wayanad and located at a height of 2,100 meters above sea level is a perfect stop if you are a nature and adventure lover.
The peak is an ideal place to enjoy trekking. It takes nearly 3 hours to reach at top and the route will simply mesmerize your soul. There is also an amazing lake at the top, called Hridaya Saras, which is believed to have never dried up.
The best time to visit Chembra Peak is during the monsoons when everything freshens up with a new life. This is also one of the must visit places which will enthrall you to the core.
The charm of any place near Bangalore during the monsoon season is incomplete without the mention of Ooty. Sitting beautifully atop the Western Ghats, at a height of 2,240 meters above sea level, Ooty is a dream like place, especially as a honeymoon destination.
The surroundings are not only exotically lush, but the weather and sights literally enthrall your spirit to the point of intoxication. There are many attractions you can explore in Ooty. There is an exquisite Botanical Garden on the slopes of the Doddabetta peak where you can explore the floral wealth of Ooty, while you will certainly relish peaceful moments on the bank of Ooty, Avalanche and Emerald Lakes. On the other hand the charms of Pykara River, Madhumalai National Park, the Tea factory and Toda Huts are unique in their own way.
The sights of low-lying clouds, refreshing air and cool weather are amazing enough to make Ooty your favorite spot to visit during monsoons.
5. Shivanasamudra Falls
The sight of Shivanasamundra Falls are at their best during the monsoon season i.e. from June to September. These are also known as Siva Samudram literally meaning Shiva’s Sea. Watching the river falling down into a cloud of foaming spray is a breathtaking experience. These falls are the second biggest waterfall in India and the sixteenth largest in the world. There are a number of ancient temples including Shivanasamuram and Somanathpur Temple located around the region. The place is a paradise for nature lovers and is a perfect canvas for artists, poets, writers and painters.
In addition to simply enjoying the ambiance, visitors can also swim in the cool waters. A major highlight of the area here is the hydro plant which one of the first electric power projects in Asia.
6. Hogenakkal Falls
These falls lie in the Tamil Nadu state of India. These falls are believed to have therapeutic abilities. This fall traces its origin from Cauvery River which assumes a more fierce form during monsoon giving the falls a better look during this time of the year. You can even take a bath in the falls. Or if you wish you can get ride on coracle to the falls and then to the island.
7. Jog Falls
The Jog Falls is one of the best known waterfalls adorning the state of Karnataka. The falls have the distinction of being the 7th deepest in the world and the second highest plunge waterfall in India located near Sagara taluk, Shimoga.
The Jog falls are fed by the majestic Sharavathi River which then cascades down into four falls-Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket. Falling from a height of 253 m, the falls have an irresistible charm bedecked by its picturesque surroundings and lush verdure, which enhances its aura.
The unsurpassed beauty and magnificence of the waterfall is an enriching experience for tourists and a walk down the steps to the depth of the falls and feeling the vaporous sprays is a unique and refreshing experience one must indulge in.
This is a historically important place and has a lot to offer to its visitors. You can enjoy the adventure in the form of trekking here. You can enjoy the monsoon rains with a beautiful backdrop of hills covered with clouds. The ruins of old fort add to the mystic beauty of this place. Get a panoramic view of the valley from the top of the hill that you can reach by trekking.
9. Horsly Hills
This is the hill station of Andhra Pradesh and is a gift of Mother Nature to its children. This place boasts of one of the most ancient rock formations and is a home to varied and rich fauna and flora. You can find panthers, sambars, antelope and many other animals in the dense forest of this area. You will have a lot to explore and discover in this land.
10. Nandi Hills
This summer retreat of the great Tipu Sultan was also preferred by the British for its soothing weather throughout the year. You can visit these hills if you are a nature lover or an adventure enthusiast. One can also visit the holy Amrith Sarovar that has its own beauty. There is something for all kinds of people and you will enjoy your stay here to the fullest.