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Bangalore, considered as the Silicon Valley of India has also proved to be one of the best destinations to visit, especially during the monsoon. The soothing mountains, the picturesque scenery, the delightful waterfalls and the thunderous showers…What more can you think of! Read on to find out the top 5 places near Bangalore that you can visit, this monsoon.

Shivanasamudra Falls


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These falls, located at a distance of 100km from the city of Bangalore are considered to be among the most eye-pleasing sights in India. Shivanasamudra Falls are located in Mandya District on the banks of the river Kaveri. The wondrous thing about them is that the island of Shivanasamudra divides the river into twin waterfalls. Also, many ancient temples are located near the falls that you can visit while taking a view. Do not forget to visit Asia’s first Hydro-electric Power Station here.

Brindavan Gardens


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Brindavan Garden is a huge garden covering an area of 60 acres and lying adjoining the Krishna Raja Sagara Dam in Mandya District. Visited by close to 2 million tourists per year, this garden has become one of the major attractions for all. The cherry on the cake is the musical fountain which is shown to the visitors where bursts of water are synchronized to the music of songs. A beautiful lake is located within the garden along with boating facilities. Cascading water channels, sight-seeing at the lake, small shrubs and creepers and showering rains make Brindavan Gardens just the right place for you to visit during the monsoon.

Mandalpatti Trek

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If you are looking forward to trekking the hills during rainy season, then the Mandalpatti Trek will be the most suited one. The hills are located 25-30km from Madiker town. The top of the hills is covered with lush green trees accompanied by cool breezes. Mandalpatti is such a place which will provide complete serenity, and make one feel like heaven. Since there are no food outlets on the hills, make sure you get food and water along with you when you start trekking.

Jog Falls


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Being the 2nd highest waterfalls of India, Jog Falls are considered to be the pride of Bangalore. The Sharavathi River divides into four falls – Raja, Rani, Poveran and Rocket. Besides, these falls are located in the vicinity of the city making it convenient to commute. Besides, steps are built from the viewpoint to the bottom of the hills where the waterfall can be seen at the opposite side. These falls are definitely magnificent to watch during heavy rains. So what are you waiting for? Go, get a group of friends, and get going!

Mudumalai National Park


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This reserve is completely covered with flora and fauna. And, if you visit the foothills of the Nilgiris, it will surely be a treat to watch the scenic beauty over there. Besides, you will also be able to see the wild animals, especially the tigers in this National Park. The cool atmosphere during the rainy season and wide range of evergreen and deciduous forests will cater to your expectations of staying in the company of nature.

Now that you know about all the above beautiful and pleasing places, just get your back pack, a gang of pals and get ready for these adventurous destinations…

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