Places To Visit Near Udupi In Monsoon

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Udupi, a coastal town in Karnataka, is famous for its Krishna Temple, beautiful beaches, and delicious Udupi cuisine. Nearby attractions include Malpe Beach, St. Mary's Island, and the lush Western Ghats destinations like Agumbe and Kudremukh, offering a perfect blend of spirituality, natural beauty, and cultural richness.

A helmsman transporting passengers from the Varanga Jain Basadi (Temple), situated in the middle of a pond | Shutterstock


Agumbe, known as the "Cherrapunji of the South," receives heavy rainfall, turning the landscape into a lush green paradise. The monsoon season brings life to its rainforests, waterfalls, and streams. Some major highlights include the majestic Jogigundi and Barkana Falls, which offer a mesmerising view.

A view of Agumbe hill station | Shutterstock


Kudremukh is stunning during the monsoon, with its lush green hills, mist-covered peaks, and diverse wildlife. The challenging Kudremukh trek offers panoramic views of the rain-soaked Western Ghats, and Hanuman Gundi Falls is particularly impressive during this season.

A view of the terrain in Kudremukh | Shutterstock

Coorg (Kodagu)

Coorg is a scenic wonderland during the monsoon. The rains fill the rivers and waterfalls, covering the coffee plantations and hills in the mist. Abbey Falls becomes thunderous, and the Dubare Elephant Camp offers a unique experience of interacting with elephants in a lush, wet environment.

Iruppu Falls of Coorg | Shutterstock

Jog Falls

Jog Falls, one of India's highest waterfalls, is a spectacular sight during the monsoon season, with the Sharavathi River in full flow and cascading down the cliffs. Hiking trails provide stunning views and the chance to experience the roaring water up close.

A view of the majestic Jog Falls | Shutterstock


Chikmagalur's hills and coffee plantations are stunning during the monsoon. The Mullayanagiri Peak trek and visiting coffee estates are must-dos. Hebbe Falls is a spectacular sight and can be reached via a scenic jeep ride.

A look at the serene terrain of Chikmagalur | Shutterstock


Sakleshpur is known for its lush greenery, temperate climate, and the Green Route trek along the railway tracks, offering picturesque views. The star-shaped Manjarabad Fort provides panoramic views of the misty Western Ghats, and cosy stays in coffee and spice plantations add to the charm.

A male Malabar trogon clicked in Sakleshpur, Karnataka | Shutterstock

Kundadri Hills

The Kundadri Hills are stunning during the monsoon, with mist-covered hills, an ancient Jain temple, and beautiful trekking trails offering breathtaking views of the rain-soaked landscape and memorable sunrises and sunsets.

Sculpture from the old temple in Kundadri Hills | Shutterstock

Maravanthe Beach

Maravanthe Beach is a stunning location with the Arabian Sea on one side and the Souparnika River on the other. It's gorgeous during the monsoon season, when the rain adds a romantic touch to the beach, making it a perfect getaway.

A view of the Maravanthe Beach | Shutterstock

Malpe Beach

Malpe Beach, near Udupi, is less crowded during the monsoon, creating a peaceful retreat. A boat ride to St. Mary’s Island reveals unique hexagonal basalt rock formations. Water sports are thrilling during the monsoon, and the vibrant fishing community adds a cultural dimension to the visit.

The beautiful Malpe Beach near Udupi | Shutterstock


Kodachadri, in the Western Ghats, is a trekker’s paradise, especially during the lush, green monsoon. The challenging trek offers stunning views, including the full-flowing Hidlumane Falls. The sunset views from Sarvajna Peetha at the peak are ethereal, making the trek a memorable adventure.

Beautiful view of the Kodachadri Hills in Karnataka | Shutterstock

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