Best Places To Visit In Karnataka During Monsoon Season

Incredible India! Each state of India is a unique mosaic of cultural and age-old heritage experiences. When it comes to Karnataka, it is referred to as one of the best holiday destinations in India. As the slogan itself says ‘One State, Many Worlds’, Karnataka is a tapestry into which ancient Indian culture and modern aspirations are woven against the breathtaking beauty of nature.

Located in southern part of India, Karnataka offers most interesting weekend getaways for the avid travelers who seek an escape from the hustle and monotony of city life and look out to recharge their batteries in the lap of nature. A trip across any part of Karnataka guarantees to revive even the most exhausted souls.

Hence, it is no wonder that Karnataka is counted among the best holiday destinations in India. The wonderful spots in Karnataka completely rejuvenate and refresh the heart and mind of the tourists so that they can return to the nitty-gritties of daily life with vigour and enthusiasm.

Here, we present a guide to the best tourist destinations in Karnataka where you can just stroll in for weekend bliss!!

Nandi Hills:


‘The Hills of Happiness’

Nandi Hills is the perfect place to visit in themonsoon season. Also called ‘Nandidurg’, it is located 61kms away from the capital city of Bengaluru. Snuggled between the villages of Kanivenarayanapura and Muddenahalli, the hills are situated 1478 meters above sea level.

The hills evoke amazement at the beauty of nature. The glorious view of sunrise and chirping of birds in early hours of morning creates an aura of peace and wellbeing. Apart from the majestic hills, waterfalls and streams, there are numerous tourist attractions namely Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Sri Bhoga Narasimha Temple, Gavi Veerbhadraswamy temple, Monsoon Residence of Tipu Sultan, and many more. One can also shop for beautiful handicrafts and artifacts from the local markets and shops.

For a comfortable stay in Nandi Hills, KSTDC provides services of ideal accommodation center which are tailor-made to suit individual tastes and budgetary requirements.

Jog Falls:

Renowned as one of the highest plunge waterfalls in India, the great waterfall is located on the border of Shimoga and Uttara Kannada district. Locally called as ‘Gersoppa Falls’ and ‘Jogada Gundi’, the Jog Falls are formed when Sharavathi River cascades from a height of 250 meters and breaks down into four streams, namely Rovet, Raja, Rocket and Rani.

Good connectivity to railways and roads makes it convenient to reach the place. Sagar is the nearest railway station to Jog Falls, located at a distance of 30Kms. Jog Falls are at the height of 830Ft, and tourists have to take a walk of 45 minutes through tapered path to arrive at the Jog Falls point.Once you are there, the verdant surroundings leave you enchanted, as dewy drops of water from Falls freshen you up!

Nagarahole National Park:



In case you are planning a trip to Nagarahole during monsoons, remember this will go into your memory as one of the most unforgettable weekend experiences you have ever had!

Nagarhole National Park is the perfect place to explore the nature and wildlife of Karnataka as it teems with lush backwoods, serene lake and bubbling streams. You can explore the deep woods through open jeep safaris or trek through the forest, in case you are in mood for some action.


Known as the ‘Scotland of India’, Coorg is renowned the world over for its aromatic coffee plantations and lush scenic beauty. The heady fragrance of coffee makes the environment mystical and inviting. The green mountains and verdant valleys make it an ideal place for backpackers and travellers.

Located at a distance of 265 km from Bengaluru, Coorg is among the most famous places to visit in India. The Tibetan Monastery in Coorg is a must-visit place for those seeking divine.

The headquarters of Coorg are based in Madikeri, which is famed for adventurous activities like hiking and trekking. Blessed with moderate climate, the average temperature of Coorg falls between 20 to 25 degrees. It is located at a distance of 120 km from Mysore, 155 km from Hasan and 135 km from Mangalore.  Good connectivity via the network of roads, air and railways makes it easy for travellers to reach Coorg.


Crystal clear waters, golden sands and swaying palm trees –Gokarna is a dreamer’s destination! Besides the pristine seashores and spellbinding nature, Gokarna is also renowned as a pilgrimage town for Hindus in Karnataka. No wonder that Gokarna is among the most coveted tourist destinations in Karnataka; especially for those in search of peace and tranquility.

While welcoming you to the amazing beauties of Karnataka, we strive to make your trip a visual sight while being friendly on your pocket. The Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) provides various tour packages and trip plans, which you can avail in order to enjoy an economical and comfortable holiday experience.

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Now pack your bags!

Come to the heavenly State of Karnataka and bask in the bliss of best holiday destinations in India!!