In Karnataka, monsoon is magnificent. The Western Ghats are carpeted in green, and covered in mist, the forests spring alive with seasonal waterfalls, the beaches are free of tourists, and waterfalls are brimming with water, making them a vision of beauty.
It is a little tricky to plan a monsoon trip, because you have to avoid the heavy downpours and flooding. But our monsoon road trip, covering a range of landscapes in 4 days, left us in awe!
Gist of the trip:
No. of Members: 7 adults and 2 toddlers
Budget: Approx. Rs. 13000 per person.
No. of kilometres: 1050 km
Duration: 3 nights and 4 days
Day 1(Temples & Mountains): Bangalore - Sri Chennakeshava Temple Belur- Maidadi(Chikmagalur district)
Day 2(Forest, Beach & Temple): Maidadi-Kudremukh National Park - Murudeshwar -Baindur
Day 3(Forest & Waterfall): Baindur - Jog Falls through Shravathi Wildlife Sanctuary - Shivamogga
Day 4(Elephant Sanctuary & Return to base): Shivamogga-Sakrebyle Elephant Camp-Bangalore
Here's the detailed itinerary, if you want to plan a similar trip:
We started from Bangalore around 7 am in the morning. On the way, we were greeted by fresh green landscapes.