Monsoon is considered the most inconvenient time of year. Where commuting becomes a hassle and the city is covered in a cloud of gloom. However there is a silver lining to this dark gloomy season, it is the perfect excuse to pack your bags and enjoy this weather. Hop away to a near by destination and enjoy the season instead of being cooped up at home or in your office. If you are in or around Bangalore city, maybe a quick visit to some of these places will help you enjoy the season better.
COORG- About 252 kms away from Bangalore, also known as Kodagu, Coorg is an ideal destination to escape the harsh monsoons of Bangalore city. Home to some beautiful tea plantations this lush green misty hill station is not only gorgeous in this weather but incredibly relaxing. It showcases nature at its prettiest and makes for the perfect getaway to rejuvenate and enjoy the monsoons as they were intended to be.
MUNNAR – Munnar is one of the best hill stations located in none other than god’s own country – Kerala. It’s about 480 kms away from Bangalore and probably the furthest than most other recommended places but well worth the visit. Famous for its rolling hills, expansive tea plantations and lush greenery no one can deny its natural beauty. Munnar was once the summer escape for British officers ruling the South and even today, its one hill station you must visit. However in the monsoon season it has a charm of its own, letting you enjoy the season like you never have.
CHIKMAGALUR- A scenic town filled with streams, hills and greenery. An approximate 5 hour drive away from Bangalore city makes this an accessible weekend getaway and is in fact considered one of the best places to visit during the rainy season. This sleepy town is a trekker’s delight and many come here to just enjoy its natural beauty. The monsoon season definitely heightens what this picturesque town has to offer.
BANDIPUR – Bandipur National Park is one of the best tiger sanctuaries in India and is famous for its wild life reserve. Its 220kms from Bangalore and one of the best times to visit the forest is during the monsoon when it’s dense with greenery and there are more animal sightings. An ideal monsoon getaway for a nature enthusiast or an animal lover. The park is home to many endangered species including the tiger, wildboar, striped hyenas, Bengal fox and many many more.
By - Roxanne Bamboat
Roxanne is a pint sized girl who enjoys reading, movies, travel and is obsessed with food. She expresses her love for all things edible in her food blog - www.thetinytaster.com A freelancer in her profession, she is able to spend most of her time sampling the city's food offerings and reviews them as well as shares a few of her favourite recipes. More often known as The Tiny Taster, she's decided to take the world by storm - one plate a a time !
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