10 Places To Enjoy The Monsoons In Karnataka

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Coorg (Kodagu)

Coorg is known for its lush coffee plantations, mist-covered hills, and dense forests. In the monsoon season, the region transforms into a lush paradise. Visitors can enjoy trekking, coffee tours, and visiting Abbey Falls.

A view of Coorg | Unsplash


Chikmagalur is known for its coffee, landscapes, and rich history linked to the Hoysala Empire. During the monsoon season, the area has beautiful waterfalls and green hills. Activities include coffee estate tours, visiting Mullayanagiri Peak, and exploring ancient temples like Hoysaleswara Temple.

A stream of Hebbe Waterfalls in Chikmagalur | Unsplash


Agumbe is famous for its rainforests and biodiversity. Historically significant for its traditional Kannada culture, it receives heavy rainfall during monsoons, making it perfect for exploring waterfalls like Jogigundi and Barkana.

A misty viewpoint in Agumbe | Unsplash

Jog Falls

Jog Falls in India, created by the Sharavathi River, is a spectacular sight during the monsoon. This British-era hydroelectric project offers hiking trails, viewpoints, and the thunderous sound of the falling water.

The majestic Jog Falls of Karnataka | Unsplash


Nestled in the Western Ghats, Sakleshpur is known for its history and coffee plantations. During the monsoon, the area becomes a green paradise with rivers and lush landscapes. Activities include visiting Manjarabad Fort, trekking to Bisle Ghat, and exploring coffee estates.

An aerial view of Manjarabad Fort | @Prachi_Ras/x


Kabini, once a hunting ground for Mysore royalty, is now a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. During the monsoon season, the Kabini River and surrounding forests come to life. Visitors can enjoy safaris, boat rides, and bird watching.

Tiger spotted on a safari in Kabini | Unsplash


Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcases the Vijayanagara Empire with its ancient ruins and temples. The monsoons bring a refreshing change, making the rocky landscape and historic structures even more mesmerising.

Hampi under blue skies | Unsplash


Gokarna is known for its serene beaches and temples. During the monsoon season, the town offers lush greenery and less crowded beaches, ideal for activities like temple visits, beach trekking from Om Beach to Half Moon Beach, and experiencing local festivals.

The scenic Gokarna Beach | Unsplash


Madikeri, the capital of Coorg, offers stunning views of misty hills and lush forests. Historically significant as the seat of the Kodagu kings, visitors can enjoy panoramic views from the Raja's Seat, explore the Madikeri Fort, and witness the beauty of Abbey Falls.

A scene from Madikeri | Unsplash


Mysore, known for its rich cultural heritage and grand architecture, comes alive during the monsoon. The rains add a fresh charm to landmarks like the Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill. Activities include visiting the Mysore Zoo, exploring the bustling Devaraja Market, and enjoying local cuisine.

Tomb of Tipu Sultan in Mysore | Unsplash

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