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Do you want go on Monsoon drives from Bangalore? Plan for it and you will love it. Driving in the rain, watching cascading beauties in the hills, greenery all around is soothing to senses.

We love doing these monsoon road trips. Here is our recommendations for a quick weekend monsoon drives from Bangalore.

These monsoon drives are spread over the two days on weekends with a overnight stay.

We have called it quick monsoon drives because the distance between Bangalore and the destination is less than 250 Kms and can be comfortably covered within 5 hours.

Here is the list

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Lovely hills, cascading waterfalls, lakes and green pastures and much more. Chikmagalur has all this and is a paradise in rains. If you can brave the rains, you would love driving in this captivating coffee country.

Check this two days weekend itinerary for Chikmagalur – Charms of Chikmagalur in Monsoon

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Adjoining to Chikmagalur, the coffee country of Sakleshpur is a bliss in monsoon! Though it does not have high hills like Chikmagalur, it is compensated by lovely meadows and waterfalls.

Go for a enchanting drive with this weekend itinerary – Lovely meadows and Waterfalls of Sakleshpur

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Coorg captivates! Yes, the rolling hills of Coorg also called ” Scotland of the east” is wonderful in monsoon. Go early morning with an umbrella and meditate in the rain sitting on a bench at Raja Seat. Or get mesmerised by cascades of Iruppu falls.

Plan for a weekend drive in the rain to Coorg with this detailed itinerary – Captivating Coorg in Monsoon

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Manjoor, Ooty ( Photo Courtesy – M A Thenmurugakani Nadar)

Ooty and Monsoon? Yes, Ooty in rain is lovely. Drive around Ooty to Avalanche, Red Hills, Kotagiri and Coonoor and enjoy the beauty of the “Queen of Hill Stations”

Check out the Itinerary from Day 3 to 5 in this. Keep a day extra for exploring Kotagiri. –

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Chembra Peak with backwaters of Banasura dam in forground ( Photo Courtesy – Joyce Abraham)

Wayanad in neighbouring Kerala is wonderful in Monsoon. Multitude of waterfalls will be at there best. If you can brave few leeches, you can do a trek to Chembra peak! Don’t forget a boat ride on Pookat lake and a lovely drive through hills to Calicut as a day trip!

Please itinerary from Day 3 to 5 here

6 Malnad Drive

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View from the top of Kundadri Hill near Thirthahalli

This is for those who really love driving in the rain. One of the magnificent monsoon drives. Just check this link and you will endorse what we are saying!

Monsoon Drive in Malnad – Counting Countless Waterfalls!

These are few quick monson drives you can do for a refreshing change!

Before going on a Monsoon drive, don’t forget to check this – 10 Essential Tips for a Safe & Memorable Monsoon Drive!

Do you want more inspirations for Monsoon Drives? To Sirsi, Goa, Athirapally Falls and more? Please Check this – Monsoon Drives are Lovely

If you want a long drive to explore monsoon in Karnataka, you may check this –

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