Must Visit Treks During Karnataka Monsoons


The best time to be on the mountains of Karnataka is during the monsoons. If you are a nature enthusiast, be prepared to be stunned by the beauty this state holds during heavy downpours. With most of its wilderness untouched, Karnataka during the monsoon is beautiful as you can get a chance to admire the foggy mists taking the shape of a cloud, get drenched under a waterfall in its most virgin state or witness breathtakingly lush forests and meadows in its utmost greenery with the compliments of the rain. Here is a well curated list of significant Monsoon trekking places you must visit during monsoons in Karnataka:

1.Kumara Parvatha Trekking:

At a distance of 15 km from Kukke Subramanya, 30 km from Somwarpet, 65 km from Madikeri, 115 km from Mangalore, 260 km from Bangalore, Kumara Parvatha, also known as Pushpagiri, is a beautiful mountain peak located in Pushpagiri reserve forest near Kukke Subramanya town in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. Situated at an elevation of 1712 m above sea level, Kumara Parvatha trek is one of the toughest treks and most popular trekking destinations in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. The trek distance is around 25 km (with return) and usually done in 2 days.


If you can resist being a tramp in the wild, Kudremukh is your ideal place. As the 3rd highest peak in Karnataka, this riveting trek leads to a setting of abundance in nature as clouds pass by when you touch the peak. On the way to the peak you will cross paths with the most refreshing open meadows and numerous streams which will only add onto the scenic beauty of your thrilling experience.


Known as one of the most comfortable monsoon trekking destinations, most of the trekking in Bavikonda Kilchikia is done amidst the open face of the mountains. The beautiful ridge towards the peak rewards views from Bangalore. Most of the area is covered in terrace farming and sometimes the plateaus and mountains miss the eye as they get lost amidst overlying clouds which renders this place as a true form of beauty during monsoons.


The deeper you delve into Coorg, further in love will you fall for this piece of heaven. A monsoon trekking enthusiast’s euphoric dream, this trail consists of outspread meadows, dense forests, jeep trails, water streams, and village life. From experiencing sunrise at the banks of a beautiful river to spotting elephants in the dense jungles, this place never fails to replenish you as one with nature.


Kodachadri Hills trek delivers you with everything, from perfectly dense forests to a high waterfall. Home to a wide range of rare and endangered species of flora and fauna, this stunning place is located in the Mookambika National Park and is truly a heritage site as it sits amidst a sea of clouds that adds on to the captivating beauty of this place.


Tadiandamol Considered as the highest peak of Coorg, this beauty is covered with coffee farms spreading in all directions. The monsoon adds onto its greenery as major portions of the trail are adorned in a blanket of beautiful white flowers and is soothing to the eye.


If you want to experience the true blissfulness of the Coorgi lifestyle, this hidden gem is meant for you! Covered in lush greens, nestled amidst the Western Ghat with a panoramic view of the mountain, this beauty is brimming with small streams and valleys.


An ideal trek for both proficient and novice trekkers, the trail of this trek is a part of Tala Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to many wildlife animals and thousands of plant species. The Ridge walk on the side of the dense forest is the most beautiful part of the Nishani Trek as it is a feast to the eye to witness the beautiful forests amidst the hovering clouds over the valley.
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