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11 Breathtaking Monsoon Destinations In India

What comes to your mind when you think about the monsoon season? The heavenly smell of moist earth, dance in the rain or sipping hot tea-Are those your first thoughts? Well, then it means that you need to plan an exotic vacation this monsoon season to change your opinion about the awesome rainy season. Rainy seasons in India are truly magical and are a big relief from the blazing summer sun.

Here are 11 breathtaking places in India which you should explore in the rainy season. 

Munnar

Munnar

Munnar in monsoon looks like a picture out of a romantic novel. The mist induced terrains and luxurious tea plantations with water droplets dripping from leaves make it a paradise on earth. It is one of the most-visited tourist spots in Kerala during monsoons. It is most frequented by honeymooners and nature lovers. The best part about traveling in monsoon is that Munnar is not crowded and you can also get great offers and deals on accommodations. Your monsoon vacation in Munnar will be surely memorable.

Things to do:

Sightseeing, Trekking, Bird Watching & Plantation Tours

Best time to visit Munnar:

December to February – Winter

Places to see:

Anamudi, Attukal Waterfalls, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam & The Blossom International Park

Coorg

Coorg

Nestled in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, Coorg is a famous hill station in India. Owing to its beautiful hilly setting, it is popularly known as the Scotland of India It transforms into a luxuriant green paradise in the monsoon season. It is the perfect vacation destination for adventure sports lovers. If you are lucky enough, you can even spot a rainbow at this time.

Things to do:

White River Rafting, Trekking, Hiking, Coffee Plantation Tours& Wildlife Safari

Best time to visit Coorg:

October to March

Places to see:

Abbey Falls, Tadiandomal Peak, Nagarhole National park, Talacauvery& Sri Omkareshwara Temple

Also Read: Offbeat Destinations In Tamil Nadu

Udaipur

Udaipur

Udaipur is regarded as one of the most romantic cities across the globe. It is fondly known as the Venice of the East. It is also a place of historic importance and is known as the City of Lakes. Monsoons are the best time to visit Udaipur as you can escape from the scorching heat that usually prevails in Rajasthan. Also, it is one of the places which receive the lowest rainfall in our country.

Things to do:

Sightseeing, Boat Rides, Temple Tours, Trekking, Cycling Tours & Heritage Walk

Best time to visit Udaipur:

September to March – Winter

Places to see:

City Palace, Udaipur Lake Palace, SajjarGarh, FatehSagar Lake & Lake Pichola

Goa

Goa

Goa is one of the best places to visit in the rainy season in India. The land of beaches is definitely a worth able place to explore in the monsoon. It is an oasis for party animals, adrenaline junkies, beach bums, and nature lovers. This monsoon, get ready to enjoy the drizzle, picturesque backdrop, and sand. It is the best place to get drenched in the rains and also enjoy the scrumptious Goan dishes.

Things to do:

Scuba diving, Trekking, Jet Skiing, Shopping, Heritage Tours, Hiking & Bird Watching

Best time to visit Goa:

November to February – Winter

Places to see:

Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Aguada Fort, Baga Beach, Calangute Beach & Basilica of Bom Jesus

Lonavala

Lonavala

Set at a navigable distance from the cities of Mumbai and Pune, Lonavala is a famous weekend getaway destination for the folks from the Western Ghats. With the start of the monsoon, Sahyadri Mountain ranges become alive with alluring greenery, beautiful waterfalls, and fabulous weather. If you are planning a monsoon escapade from the chaotic city life, plan a trip to the quiet hill town of Lonavala.

Things to do:

Camping, Horse Riding, Trekking & Sight Seeing

Best time to visit Lonavala:

October to May

Places to see:

Tiger Point, Karla Caves, Bushi Dam, Kume Falls & Ryewood Park

Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunji is the second wettest place in the world and receives a fair share of rain all around the year. If you love to soak yourself in the rain, then head to Cherrapunji this monsoon season. It is blanketed with vast terrains and hills, which makes it a perfect trekking spot. Watching the clouds playing hide and seek, swallowing the landscape makes it a picturesque place. Fall in love with Cherrapunji this monsoon season.

Things to do:

Trekking, Shopping, Cave Exploration,Kayaking& Boating

Best time to visit Cherrapunji:

October to May

Places to see:

Nohkalikai Falls, Mawsmai Cave, Thhangkharang Park, Seven Sister Falls & Double Decker Living Root Bridge

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is one of the most sought out hilly retreats in Tamil Nadu. It receives decent rainfall throughout the year.   season further magnifies the charm of Kodaikanal. It is one of the best places in India to take a refreshing vacation. If you are lucky, you can spot ‘Brachem Spectre’, where you can see yourself in the clouds. The picturesque falls and viewpoints are a delight worth seeing in the monsoon time.

Things to do:

Horse Riding, Boating, Cycling, Trekking, Rock Climbing & Camping

Best time to visit Kodaikanal:

October to March

Places to see:

Coaker’ Walk, Kodaikanal Lake, KurinjiAndavar Temple, Pillar Rocks& Dolphin Nose

Valley of Flowers

Valley-of-Flowers

Located at the intersection of the Zanskar and Western and Eastern Himalayan ranges, the Valley of Flowers is a World Heritage site. It is regarded as a virtual paradise on Earth. It is famous for its rich flora and fauna. It is one of the most breathtaking places to visit in India during the monsoons. It is also the time when the flowers burst into full bloom.

Things to do:

Trekking, Pilgrimage Tour & Camping

Best time to visit Valley of Flowers:

June to August

Places to see:

Hemkund Sahib, Valley of Flowers National Park, Nanda Devi National Park &Bedini Bugyal Falls

Mount Abu

Mount-Abu

Mount Abu boasts of being the only hill retreat in Rajasthan. This destination acts as a haven from the scorching summer of Rajasthan. It is popular for its beautiful hilly terrains and breathtaking monuments. It attracts vacationers with its lush green verdure and mountains covered with mists. If you are a nature lover, you will love taking peaceful strolls in this greenery panoramic environment. It is one of the awesome places to visit during monsoon season.

Things to do:

Trekking, Cave Exploration, Camping, Boating & Rock Climbing

Best time to visit Mount Abu:

November to June

Places to see:

Guru Shikhar, Nakki Lake, Sunset Point, Achalgarh Fort & Dilwara Temple

Wayanad

Wayanad

Blessed with abundant rainfall, Wayanad is a famous monsoon vacation spot in India. Nestled in the lap of Western Ghats, it is a hill town blessed with beautiful terrains, wildlife, and verdure. You can enjoy the Monsoon Tourism Festival, which is celebrated for 3 days in August every year. The lush vegetation, ancient caves, and gushing waterfalls add charm to its natural beauty.

Things to do:

Trekking, Plantation Tours, Cycling, Camping, Safari, Cave Camping & Rafting

Best time to visit Wayanad:

October to May

Places to see:

Edakkal Caves, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Banasura Sagar Dam, Soochipara Falls &Kuruvadweep