There are various trekking places on the mountains of Karnataka that can be visited during monsoons season. 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 season is hauntingly 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 treks you must visit during monsoon season in Karnataka:
- KUDREMUKH TREK:
If you can resist being a tramp in the wild, Kudremukh is your ideal trekking 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.
- BAVIKONDA AND KILCHIKIA PEAKS RIDGE TREK:
Known as one of the most comfortable trekking place, 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.
- KOPATTY COORG KERALA TREK:
The deeper you delve into Coorg, the further in love you will fall for this piece of heaven. A trek 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 trekking place never fails to replenish you as one with nature.
- KODACHADRI TREK:
This trekking place 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 COORG TREK:
Considered as the highest peak of Coorg, this beauty is covered with coffee farms spreading in all directions. The monsoon season adds onto its greenery as major portions of the trail are adorned in a blanket of beautiful white flowers and are soothing to the eye.
- GALIBEEDU PEAK COORG TREK:
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.
- KOTTE BETTA COORG TREK
As the 3rd highest peak in Coorg, these hills display a stunning beauty of the Western Ghats and has just one gradual trail that passes through the coffee estates which is rare to find as it is one of the least trodden trekking place with breathtaking scenic beauty.
- NISHANI MOTTE WILDLIFE CIRCUIT TREK:
An ideal trekking place 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.
- TAVOOR HILLS COORG – RIDGE WALK TREK:
Out of all peaks, this one offers the best scenic view of Coorg. The trail at this peak sights the stunning Kopatty hill range which is a haven for all photographers and adventurists.
- COORG- KERALA TREK:
This trek is not like any conventional trekking place and is a passage from Coorg, Karnataka to Kerala. With one of the hardest climbs with a challenging 23 km long trail through reserve forests and wildlife sanctuaries, this trek is adorned by enchanting sights that feel so mystical that you would find yourself talking to the clouds!
The above article is not an end-all, be-all list of places to trek in the monsoon. It is merely a list that can give you a starting point for a fantastic journey to the unexplored outdoors. The monsoon season is one that people come to love and hate, but it is one that you will not forget.