Light pitter-patter, a warm mug of coffee, and a cozy tent made up amidst greenery, quiet, and soothing breeze – that’s all that takes to make monsoon’s memorable. So, if you’re a little bored with the routine getaways of pubs and cafés, here are some camping spots that could be your weekend respite this monsoon.
1. Coorg, Karnataka –
Situated 5 hours away from Bangalore, Coorg is snuggled amidst dense forest cover. The monsoon just makes it greener and fresher. Go on a field trip to Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary, go on an adventurous hike at Kotebetta and enjoy camping in Bettigeri. Surrounded by a wide variety of flora and fauna, you can get a step closer to nature and admire its abundance.
2. Munnar, Kerala –
Southern India is truly a boon for nature lovers. Situated in God’s own country, Munnar is one of the favourite tourist spots in India during monsoons. Camp amidst the lush green hills of Anamudi and walk along the Mattupetty Dam. There could be no better paradise to experience monsoon’s magic, and you’ll find yourself rejuvenated in no time.
3. Lonavala, Maharashtra –
Where there’s talk of the monsoons, there has to be mention of this little village of Maharashtra. It’s situated at a mere 86.5 km from Mumbai and the drive to it is as beautiful as the destination. The captivating greenery of Sahyadri mountains, the breathtaking waterfalls at Bushi dam, and a scenic campsite on the banks of the Pavana lake will give you a refreshing break from the hustle of the city.
4. Sandhan Valley, Maharashtra –
Enjoy the true spirit of adventure and monsoon in this small town of Igatpuri in Maharashtra. Participate in adventure activities like rappelling and trekking to get your adrenaline rushing and camp under the starlit skies to add an unforgettable experience to your life.
5. Hampi, Karnataka –
One of the World Heritage Sites, Hampi is located on the banks of river Tungabhadra. The hippie island across the river is the perfect place to set up your camp and enjoy the showers. Gear up for rock climbing and bouldering on Anjaneya Hills and camp with a bonfire on the rocks.
Hopefully, we’ve given you enough reasons to get your backpack ready and step out to experience the magic of monsoons. Don’t forget your raincoats! Or may as well, get drenched.