Time and again, when we think of monsoon season, the first thing that comes to mind are the muddy roads, incessant rainfalls, raincoats and of course, the lazy-afternoon lying on the couch. But for those who love the rain, monsoon season is the best time to explore some of the beautiful rainy places. This monsoon, travel to heavenly destinations in India.
Apart from the respite from the scorching summer heat, monsoon holidays can give you some of the most memorable experiences of life in exotic nature-filled landscapes. The lush green beauty of these places will leave you spellbound. Here are some of the spectacular monsoon holiday destinations in India.
Lonavala – Maharashtra
If you are looking for beguiling experience in a naturalistic environment and away from the bustling city life, Lonavala hill station in Maharashtra is the gateway for both nature and adventure lovers. Encompassed with thick woods, dams and lakes, Lonavala hill town is the perfect place for a relaxed weekend and for trekking tour.
With the monsoon rainfalls, the Satyadri mountain ranges and the ghats open up with an alluring lush-green scenery, breathtaking waterfalls and cool breeze. A trip to this quaint hill town with family and friends will help recreate good memories.
Kodaikanal – Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu, the southern state of India does not only house some of the enchanting beaches of India. But the province too is blessed with spectacular ghats and hill stations. Known as the “Princess of Hill Stations”, Kodaikanal hill station offers mesmerising waterfalls, lakes and spectacular views of the ghats and hills.
Situated at the Palani hills at the picturesque western ghats of India, Kodaikanal has several tourists’ destinations such as Kodai Lake, Byrant park, Coaker’s Walk, Bear Shola Falls, Silver Cascade, Pillar Rocks etc. This hill town offers a pleasant tourist experience with relatively less crowd. A perfect holiday trip with family, friends and even a solo traveller.
Shillong – Meghalaya
India’s Northeast region is blessed with rich natural resources and has great potentials in the tourism sector. Meghalaya has lately made headlines in mainstream for its beauty and picturesque landscapes. Cherrapunji in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya is one of the world’s wettest places as the place receives rainfalls throughout the year. Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya remains one of the most sought-out tourist destinations in the Northeast region. Surrounded by perfect valleys of Khasi and Jaintia Hills, the city offers a blissful holiday experience.
Known as the “Scotland of India”, Shillong offers numerous waterfalls such as Elephant Falls, Sweet Falls, Mawphlang Falls, Beadon Falls, Bishop Falls etc.
Apart from the spectacular mountains and hill ranges, Shillong is known for its cleanliness and hospitality. This hill station of India is a perfect getaway from the bustling city life and experience its beauty of the mother earth.
Valley of flowers – Uttarakhand
Nestled in Uttarakhand, Bhyundar Valley is famous for its alluring meadows and the alpine flowers which is blanketed across the valley. This lush green region is also home to some of the rare and endangered animal species like Asiatic black deer, snow leopard, musk deer and blue sheep etc. In full bloom during the monsoon season between July to September, these myriad alpine flowers spread across the whole valley makes this place a colourful paradise.
This mystical surroundings and pristine beauty makes it picture-perfect for travellers, which makes it even more worth taking the trip. Trek the emerald mountains, green meadows and watch the white clouds in the Valley of Flowers
Spiti Valley – Himachal Pradesh
This season if you are looking for a perfect camping site, you may head towards the northern part of India.
Known as “little Tibet”, Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh offers a destination which are untouched by man and retains its mystical and mesmerising beauty. At first glance, it will make you fall in love with this place with its heavenly abode. If you are adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers and looking for an ‘out-of-the-box’ destinations, Spiti is one of the best offbeat places to visit during the monsoon season in India.