The monsoon season is a time of great joy and excitement. There are numerous beautiful places to visit near Bangalore or Bengaluru during the monsoon season that will take you in the lap of nature. From the mesmerizing jog falls to the lush environs of Ooty, there is all the new dimension of attractions to be explored near Bangalore during monsoon. In fact there are some of the best monsoon treks in Western Ghats that could be undertaken at this time of the year near Bangalore.
The Jog Falls is one of the best known waterfalls adorning the state of Karnataka. The falls have the distinction of being the 7th deepest in the world and second largest in India and are a great picnic spot.
The Jog falls are fed by the majestic Sharavathi River which then cascades down into four falls-Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket. Falling from a height of 253 m, the falls have an irresistible charm bedecked by its picturesque surroundings and lush verdure, which enhances its aura.
The falls were earlier known by the name Joger Gersoppa Falls. They are accessed by a wonderful 1400 step pathway, leading to the bottom of the hill from where you can have breathtaking views. The areas surrounding the falls are great for trekking and exploring. The deafening sound of the gush of the water along with the enveloping mist is thoroughly rejuvenating. The falls are well connected by roads and are a must visit place with your family and friends.
The sight of Shivanasamundra Falls is worth seeing in monsoons, during which the water swells up and show it itself with a gusto, being fed by the rain. During this time the falls literally appears like the great Niagara Falls, forming spectacular cascades. Falling from a stunning height of 320 feet, the charm of Shivanasamundra Falls is simply inescapable.
Before falling, the fall splits into two- Gaganachukki falls and Bharachukki falls which are about 5 kilometers apart. It is a wonderful spot to experience the majesty of the nature and feel the freshness of the cool sprinkles from the gush.
In addition to simply enjoying the ambience, visitors can also swim in the cool waters. A major highlight of the area here is the hydro plant which one of the first electric power projects in Asia.
Located approximately 60 kilometers from the city of Bangalore, Nandi Hills is an amazing tourist draw that has many attractions. The hills were once, one of the favorite Summer Retreats of Tipu Sultan and then the British. Famous for its exquisite sunrise and sunset points, the hills are also a favorite haunt for trekking and paragliding.
Besides, there are several places you can visit in Nandi Hills, including Amrita Sarovar, Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple, Nehru Nilaya, Tipu Sultan’s Residence, Nandi Temple and Bhramashram etc. On the other hand there is plenty of scope for adventurers too. Visitors can enjoy paragliding, cycling, biking as well as mountain climbing.
A destination that offers so much should be a must visit place. One can visit Nandi Hills during any time of the year, since each season has its own charm that beautifies the place in its unique way.
Beautifully exhibiting symmetrical design and well-manicured flora, Brindavan Gardens are world renowned for their creative appeal. Drawing a heavy influence from the Kashmir’s Shalimar Gardens, the Brindavan Gardens are embellished with lush gardens, exotic patches of trees, beautiful arrays of seasonal flowers, shrubs besides graceful streams and cascading waterways.
In the evening, the appearance of Brindavan Gardens become all the more resplendent with musical foundation, illuminating the skies. Another attraction is the man-made pond that lures you with all its charm. Visit this amazing man-made splendor to enjoy your monsoon holiday to the full.
The charm of any place near Bangalore during the monsoon season is incomplete without the mention of Ooty. Sitting beautifully atop the Western Ghats, at a height of 2,240 meters above sea level, Ooty is a dream like place, especially as a honeymoon destination.
The surroundings are not only exotically lush, but the weather and sights literally enthrall your spirit to the point of intoxication. There are many attractions you can explore in Ooty. There is an exquisite Botanical Garden on the slopes of the Doddabetta peak where you can explore the floral wealth of Ooty, while you will certainly relish peaceful moments on the bank of Ooty, Avalanche and Emerald Lakes. On the other hand the charms of Pykara River, Madhumalai National Park, the Tea factory and Toda Huts are unique in their own way.
The sights of low-lying clouds, refreshing air and cool weather are amazing enough to make Ooty your favorite spot to visit during monsoons.