Top 10 Monsoon Treks In Karnataka You Must Do

OT Staff


Karnataka, in southern India, is known for its rich cultural heritage, lively festivals, and diverse landscapes. From the lush Western Ghats and pristine beaches to historical monuments and bustling cities, the state offers natural beauty and urban appeal. Its capital, Bangalore, is a major tech hub.

Streams on route Kudremukh peak trail, Karnataka | Shutterstock

Kudremukh Trek

The Kudremukh trek is around 20 kilometres and typically takes two days. It leads through lush greenery, rolling hills, and vibrant streams, with the highlight being the peak resembling a horse's face, offering panoramic views of the Western Ghats.

A trekker on the Kudremukh Trek trail | Shutterstock

Tadiandamol Trek

Tadiandamol, the highest peak in Coorg, offers a moderate 15-kilometre trek over two days. Trekkers can enjoy dense forests, misty meadows, and a visit to Nalknad Palace. The summit provides breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and hills.

Scenic vistas along the Tadiandamol Trek | Shutterstock

Nishani Motte Trek

This 15-kilometre trek takes about two days and starts from Tala Cauvery, winding through the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. The trek includes dense forests, bamboo groves, and grasslands, ending with a stunning view of the Coorg landscape from the Nishani Motte peak.

Inside the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary | Shutterstock

Mullayanagiri Trek

Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka, offers a 12-kilometre trek through coffee plantations and rugged terrains. At the summit, enjoy a 360-degree view of the Baba Budangiri range.

Waterfall in Mullayanagiri | Shutterstock

Kumara Parvatha Trek

The 22-kilometre trek takes about two days to complete and features steep climbs and diverse terrain, including forests, meadows, and rocky paths. The peak offers stunning views of the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary and surrounding hills.

Along the Kumara Parvatha Trek | Shutterstock

Agumbe Ghat Trek

Agumbe Ghat offers a 10-kilometre trek through rainforests and past waterfalls, including Barkana Falls and Onake Abbi Falls. Known as the "Cherrapunji of the South" due to its high rainfall.

A beautiful tile roof malnad house in Agumbe, Karnataka | Shutterstock

Savandurga Trek

This 5-kilometre trek is moderately challenging and can be completed in a day. Savandurga is one of the largest monolith hills in Asia. The trek offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, and the summit features a historic fort and temple ruins. 

View from the Bidarakatte peak along the Savandurga Trek | Shutterstock

Skandagiri Trek

This 8-kilometre moderately difficult stretch, which can be completed in a day, is famous for its night treks. Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga, ascends through rugged terrain to reach the hilltop fort, where they can witness a mesmerising sunrise above the clouds.

Views along the Skandagiri Trek | foto_yatri/instagram

Kopatty Trek

Kopatty is a 14-kilometre trek near Coorg that can be completed in a day. It features beautiful landscapes, including coffee plantations, dense forests, and rolling hills, culminating in spectacular views from the summit.

Trekkers along the Kopatty Trek | itstomjoseph/instagram

Kodachadri Trek

The Kodachadri trek is a 14-kilometre, 2-day moderate-difficulty trek. The trail passes through dense forests, waterfalls, and meadows, leading to the peak with stunning views of the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. Highlights include the Hidlumane Falls and the ancient Mookambika Temple.

Views from the Kodachadri Trek | incredible_karnataka/instagram

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