Monsoon season has arrived in the state of Karnataka and for those planning for a monsoon holiday, here are five spectacular locations one can visit with friends or family. 

Jog Falls
Jog Falls, KarnatakaCreative Commons/SajjadF

1. Sharavathi River Valley and Jog Falls

Sharavathi is a river, which originates and flows entirely within the state of Karnataka. The Jog falls is created by this river. Tourists who like to visit the evergreen forests cannot miss out on the Sharavathi valley, which also houses a wildlife sanctuary. Jog falls, the tallest waterfall of Karnataka adds to the beauty of this place. 

Coorg, KarnatakaCreative Commons/Aneezone at ml.wikipedia

2. Coorg

Coorg, also known as Kodagu, is the best place for rain lovers to get completely soaked, while enjoying some of the most jaw-dropping sights. Wet lands, large green landscapes, cool breezes and cool climate are some of the attractions that leave tourists wanting to go back  over and over again. If you love trekking, then do not forget to follow the Thadiyendamol monsoon trek and enjoy the picturesque view of the state from atop Coorg's highest mountain peak.

Kabini Forest Reserve
Kabini Forest ReserveCreative Commons/Gnissah

3. The Kabini Forest Reserve

Kabini is one of the few national parks in the country that do not close down for the monsoon season. If you are a wildlife lover, who enjoys watching stunning peacocks dancing in the rain, then go over to Kabini. The tourists will also have a great time spotting tigers, leopards, elephants and other wild animals this season.

Agumbe, Shimoga district, KarnatakaWikipedia

4. Agumbe

If you are an adventurer at heart, then Agumbe is one place in Karnataka worth visiting during the monsoon season. The place is famous for housing one of the largest King Cobra populations in the country. Make a detour to nearby Sitanadi river rafting area, which is a ferocious rafting spot during rainy season. It is the most popular river rafting spots in Karnataka.

Unchalli Falls
Unchalli FallsCreative Commons/Balaji Narayanan

5. Unchalli Falls

Also called Lushington Falls, Unchalli is created by a 116 metres drop in the Aghanashini River. If you are around North Karnataka during the monsoons, then this waterfall is worth watching. The river makes a cavalcade of waterfalls and eventually leaps into a steep valley to form a spectacular, picturesque vista. The falls are sometimes called Keppa Joga because of the deafening sound they make.