15 Places to Visit in Karnataka During Monsoon

Karnataka receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon season and home to one of the largest rainwater harvesting projects in the world. Agumbe is one of the places with the highest annual rainfall in India and the state listed among the best places to visit in rainy season in India. Best places to visit in Karnataka during the monsoon season also includes Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary,Nandi Hills,Brindavan Gardens,Nagarhole sanctuary,Coastal Karnataka along with Coorg region.

Jungles of Kabini


Jungles of Kabini is one of the must visit place in Karnataka during the monsoon season. Kabini offers truly magical monsoon experience with amazing and unique wildlife sightings birds, reptiles and Black Panther.

Jog Waterfall


Jog Falls is the second tallest plunge waterfall in India and a major tourist attraction in Karnataka during the monsoon season, formed by the Sharavati river in Sagara taluk. The state of Karnataka has few of the best water falls in India and The Jog falls is one of the most famous.

Agumbe Rainforest


Agumbe is a small village in Shimoga district and received highest annual rainfall in Karnataka, sometime called as Cherrapunji of the South. Rainforest of Agumbe is home to tallest waterfalls,endangered mammals and plant species such as Lion-tailed macaque,Great Hornbil,giant squirrel and King Cobra.

Mullayanagiri Trek


Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka state and one of the best trekking places in Karnataka and South India. The peak is situated at an elevation of 6,330 ft in the Chandra Dhrona Hill Ranges of the Western Ghats and also the highest mountain between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris.

Maravanthe Village


Maravanthe is a village on NH 66(Old NH-17) between Arabian Sea and Sauparnika river near Kundapura. NH 17 highway passes through Arabian Sea on one side and the Sauparnika river on other side, creating a spectacular scenery that is considered the only one of its kind in India.

Gokarna Beach


Gokarna town is famous for Lord Shiva temple and the Om Beach, Located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Beaches at Gokarna are scenic with the rocky mountains at one side and the Arabian Sea other and are the chief tourist attractions in the holy town of Gokarna.

Monsoon Thadiyendamol


Monsoon trek to Thadiyendamol peak is one of the best treks in the state of Karnataka and,the highest peak in Coorg. Thadiyendamol and Mandalpatti monsoon trek passes through shola forests, open grasslands and rolling hills,streams and village trails.

Kemmangundi Hill Station


Kemmangundi is a beautiful and picturesque hill station, located at Tarikere taluk of Chikmagalur district. Major tourist attractions in Kemmangundi includes hiking peak,Rose garden,Hebbe Falls,Z point and shola grassland and beautiful landscapes around.

Kudremukh Grassland


The Shola Grasslands and forests in the Kudremukh National Park is one of the must visit monsoon place in Karnataka and famous for monsoon trekking. Trekking to the Kudremukh peak is permitted from morning to evening and Kadambi waterfalls,Hanumana Gundi Waterfalls are two point of interest.

Shivanasamudra Falls


Shivanasamudra Falls is a famous waterfall situated in Mandya district of Karnataka, on the banks of the river Kaveri. The Sivanasamudram Falls is counted among the 100 best waterfalls in the world and must see monsoon place near Bangalore.



Mandalpatti is located in the forests of Pushpagiri near Madikeri and one of Coorg’s best tourist spot. Mandalpatti viewpoint offers breath taking view of the nearby hills and ranked as the most scenic places in Coorg.

Brindavan Gardens


The Brindavana Gardens lies next to Krishnarajasagara dam in Mysore and a popular site to visit in the state during the monsoon. Brindavan Garden is famous for its symmetric design and one of the must see tourist garden in India.

Kumara Parvatha


Kumara Parvatha or Pushpagiri Trek in Coorg is the highest peak in Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary and receives heavy rainfalls. Monsoon trek to Kumara Parvatha is considered to be the toughest trek in Karnataka after Mullayanagiri peak.

Skandagiri Hill


Skandagiri also called as Kalavara Durga is one of the most popular trekking destinations located near Bangalore. Skandagiri and Nandi hills near Bangalore are moderate difficulty trekking places to witness  the night sky and the fascinating sunrise.

Dandeli Sanctuary


The Unexplored Jungles of Dandeli and sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka, known for natural habitat and several varieties of reptiles,birds,leopards, Black Panther,Gaur and elephant. The biodiversity attracts wildlife tourism and adventure white-water rafting destination in South India.

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