Enjoy Memorable Times With Your Family This Monsoon: Check Out These Places Near Bangalore
India is blessed to have a cycle of seasons, and each season brings with itself the unique aspect of nature which is a sight to behold. After the sweltering summers comes the relief of the rains in the monsoons and the drying leaves on the trees are rejuvenated by the showers. And what better way to enjoy this beautiful season by planning a quick getaway with your family? Bangalore is blessed with pleasant weather, but also has several places around itself, with exotic view and are a must visit. For those fond of travelling, and even for those seeking a break from the city life, there are many options for a monsoon getaway from Bangalore:
- Nandi Hills: One of the closest locations to Bangalore, and easily accessible by road, Nandi hills is a picturesque location with a splendid view of the sunrise. Also known as Nandidurga, it has a breathtaking view, and is also home to many varieties of birds. Not only can you enjoy the fresh mountain breeze and the serenity of the clear blue skies and the lush green slopes, but can also indulge in activities like bird watching and nature walks. Blessed with captivating natural beauty, there are several other attractions to visit as well, like the Yoganandeshwara temple and a Nandi temple. You also have Tipu Sultan’s summer palace, quaint British bungalows, Nehru Nilay and Gandhi Nilay which give a historic touch to the place. It is wonderful choice if you’re looking to relax with your family and enjoy the beauty of nature in the midst of the rainy season. For the stay options, you have the Discovery Village resorts around Bangalore and Nandi hills, where you can also indulge in activities like zorbing, mountain climbing and many others.
- Coorg: A vibrant district of Karnataka famous for its abundant greenery, made even more breathtaking by the monsoons, Coorg is a wonderful location to unwind and rejuvenate with your family. With hidden gems such as Mandalpatti, along with the endless coffee estates, plantations and the misty mountains, Coorg is about 250 kilometres away from Bangalore, and is easily accessible by road and train. This landscape turns to an emerald green paradise in the monsoons, and is a trip worthy location. Depending on the locations you wish to cover, you can also plan for activities such as river rafting and trekking; or if you prefer to plan a quieter vacation, you could opt to walk through the plantations and coffee estates and take in the splendid views from the mountainsides.
- Masinagudi: Located in Tamil Nadu, Masinagudi is always on the must visit list for wildlife enthusiasts, as it is one of the mountain ranges in the Mudumalai National Park. There are several rare birds indigenous to this region, and it is also home to species such as the leopard, tiger and elephants. Moonlight safaris in the monsoon are a great way to experience and see the wildlife up close, as the monsoons are a time for abundant predators and animals to be out. The thrill of seeing a tiger prowl in the dark is incomparable and is a memory that your family will hold on to. Spending a few days at Masinagudi would be a great way to get back to nature and to marvel at the beauty of the animal kingdom. There are Discovery Village resorts near Masinagudi with several stay options to help you plan your getaway.
- Chikmagalur: Known as the treasure trove of Karnataka on the side of the Western Ghats, Chikmagalur has an endless list of attractions. The must visit places in Chikmagalur include Hebbe Falls, Baba Budangiri, Mullayanagiri, Kalhatti Falls, Kudremukh National Park, Kemmangudi, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and many others. A hill station with beautiful green surroundings, gets highlighted when blessed by the showers in the monsoons becomes a wonderful destination for a getaway. The multiple hills located at great heights give you the opportunity to enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful environment. You can easily plan for a short vacation or even a longer trip of 10-15 days to enjoy this splendid destination.
With the monsoon right around the corner, why not begin planning your getaway today to one of these picturesque locations?