Here are the 10 incredible indian travel destinations for the monsoon season!
1. Lonavala, Maharashtra
Located quite close to the popular Indian cities, Mumbai and Pune, Lonavala is one of the best monsoon tourist destinations in India. Situated on the Sahyadri mountain ranges, Lonavala is blessed with an ultimate combination of ghats, greenery and the magnificent waterfalls. Travelling Lonavala during the monsoon season is a sure delight as the climate here is pleasing enough to fill you with ample of joy and serenity. It is a favourite weekend getaway for the Mumbaikars and Pune city rights. When you’re here, don’t forget to click selfies near Bushi dam!
2. Coorg, Karnataka
Located in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, Coorg is one of the fascinating hill stations in India. Popularly known as the Scotland of India, this place is a sure treat for the travellers during the monsoon season. The beauty of the greenery in Coorg makes it one of the best tourist places to visit in India during July-August. Here, during the monsoon season, the dense forests and the majestic waterfalls upraise the picturesque. Moreover, the heavy rains of Coorg make the climate very much pleasing and cool. Be it romantic couples or be it adventure seekers, Coorg can quench the thirst of every typical traveller. This monsoon travel destination also has adventure sports like river rafting. Other than this, yummy cuisines, lakes, coffee plantations give your Coorg voyage a real definition of variation.
3. Munnar, KerAla
Known for its exemplary tea gardens, green hills and spice plantation, Munnar located in the Kerala state of India is a paradise for those who seek for nature’s serenity and beauty. Travellers here are fascinated by the mountains that are covered with mist and the pleasing breeze that makes the atmosphere romantic. From Munnar, travel hunters can also visit Chinnakanal which quite famous for the Power House Waterfalls. And 13 km. away from Munnar is Mattupetty which is well known for its storage masonry dam and lake.
4. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
Mahabaleshwar is another great place to visit during the monsoon season. It is located in the Satara district of Maharashtra and is considered as one of the most favourite monsoon destinations in India. Located in the Sahyadri mountain range, it is one of the largest hill stations and is highly praised by the tourists due to its plentiful greenery. When here in Mahabaleshwar, don’t forget to click some snaps and selfies at the Arthur Point and Kate’s view. For those who want to spend some time alone with their partners, boating on the Venna lake is a sure thing to do.
5. Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Located in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is another captivating hill station. Considered as the Oasis of the heating state of Rajasthan, Mount Abu exhibits the gigantic Aravali mountain ranges along with the beauty of nature. Although the rainfall is less here compared to the other hill stations in India, but you will be definitely surprised by the picturesque and the greenery. Sightseeing and trekking are the major attractions here, and if you are fond of boating, surely do that at the Nakki Lake. Architecture lovers must also visit the famous Dilwara Jain Temples.
For monsoon travellers, Goa is another mesmerising destination to explore. Although, at this time, you will miss the regular water sports here, but you will definitely enjoy watching Goa’s natural beauty, trekking on the Western Ghats and having those delicious Goan dishes. Adventure lovers can go for river rafting in the Mhadei river or enjoy the adventure boat cruise at Miramar. There is also another great option to take a banana ride at the Baga beach, or else, you can try trekking or hiking at the “Sea of Milk”, Dudhsagar waterfalls.
7. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Mussoorie is another great destination for the monsoon travellers. However, before leaving for a Mussoorie trip it is always advisable to have a look at the weather forecasts as this region sometimes experiences heavy rainfalls. Mussoorie is located in the Garhwal Himalayan ranges and is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Driving from Dehradun to Mussoorie is quite a fantasy trip and you will definitely love the picturesque. The atmosphere here is quite pleasing and be it any seeason, Mussoorie is usually on top of the list of travellers in India. The foothills of Himalayan ranges are worth a view here and points of interests like Kempty Falls, Bhatta Falls, Nag Devta Temple, Shikhar Falls and Christ Church are some of the must visit spots in Mussoorie.
8. Udaipur, Rajasthan
Known as the City of Lakes, Venice of the East and Kashmir of Rajasthan, Udaipur is one of the most romantic and heritage rich destinations in India. Enriched with Rajasthan’s historic Maharaja culture, this place has so much to offer the tourists. The City Palace of Udaipur and the Udaipur Lake Palace will make you feel the grand Rajputana culture of Mewar. During the monsoon season, Udaipur looks magnificent with the entire Aravali mountain ranges covered in green. Architecture lovers will love the ancient Jagdish Temple and the history hunters will be surprised by the collection of Maharana Pratap’s historic weapons.
9. Lahaul – Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
Nature has been very kind to India’s “Little Tibet”, The Valleys of Lahaul- Spiti. Being one of the least populated areas of the country, this valley has remained untouched by a majority of the tourists and has always been a natural site to visit in the great Himalayas. During the rainy season, it is one of the most adventurous places to be at. For climbers and trekkers, this place is heaven. Here you can also enjoy adventure activities such as Skiing and Yak Safari. Moreover, homestays in the Spiti valley can be really enjoying as it will allow you to get familiar with the Spitian culture and kind hearted locals. During winters, this place is disconnected from rest of the India due to thick Himalayan snow blocks, therefore, May-September is the only period to view this scenic valley.
Also known as the Paris of the East, Pondicherry or Puducherry is another breathtaking tourist destination to visit in the rainy season in India. With the arrival of the monsoons, the temperature here cools down thereby making it a pleasing location to stay at. Your eyes will surely love the architecture of this entire region. It has got many colonial buildings, churches, temples and statues that exhibit the glimpse of the French culture well-merged with that of the Indian lifestyle. When here in Pondicherry don’t miss the pleasure of having coffee at the sea facing cafes. Points of interest here in Pondicherry include The French War Memorial, Jawahar Toy Museum, Pondicherry Museumthe, the Pondicherry beach etc.
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