Best places to visit in the rainy days in India.
With monsoon at our doorsteps, the wet and foggy mornings, dark clouds and drizzles are something which we can expect to see all season long. Monsoon blesses the land with emerald verve and showers relief to flora and fauna. And when we’re talking about Monsoon in India, It is more than just a season. There’s a lot to explore as the exotic locations leave you spellbound with its scenic beauty.
The diversified country turns into paradise in the rainy season which falls in June-September in most of the places. A few best places to visit in the rainy days in India.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
The perfect monsoon getaway of India- Darjeeling, also known as The “Queen of Hills”, is situated at the foothills of the great Himalayas in West Bengal. The dazzling snow peaks of Kanchenjunga, the beautiful tea gardens on the slopes of rolling hills, the orchids, pines & rhododendrons, and the cute Himalayan toy train whistling its way through the mountains is what defines the beauty of the place.
2. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand
Ranikhet, one of the most beautiful monsoon destination in India is situated in Uttarakhand. The picturesque location is surrounded by hills, blessed with a pleasant climate, lush green forests and famous for majestic views of great Himalayan Ranges.
3. Shillong, Meghalaya
One of the best places in India during monsoons is the city of Shillong which receives the heaviest rainfall during the rainy season. Surrounded by the valleys of Khasi and Jayanti hills, adorned by numerous waterfalls, Shillong offers a panoramic view of the green natural scenery.
4. Lonavala, Maharashtra
Want a quick escape from the bustling city, visit this small hill station nearby Mumbai in Maharashtra – Lonavala. With the onset of monsoon, the Sahyadri mountain ranges and the ghats revive with alluring greenery, breath taking waterfalls, and pleasant climate. It is advisable to visit the place later in the season as it ignites the beauty of the surroundings more profoundly.
5. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
With its evergreen forests feature, this tiny hill station of Maharashtra has lured many visitors. It’s beautiful streams making its way from the Western Ghats are eye-catching. The Venna Lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar. The lake is surrounded by trees on all sides. If you have not visited Mahabaleshwar, do not miss it, as it has the beauty of Vienna Lake surrounded with trees, and famous for its view of two reservoirs, Balakwadi and Dhom. The point is around 1280 mts high.
6. Munnar, Kerala
Munnar is truly a paradise in God’s own country. With silvery mist, incredibly vast tea gardens, lush green hills, romantic atmosphere and pleasant climate, this hill station is truly one of the favourite tourist places in India during monsoons.
7.Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Situated in the Palani hills of Western Ghats, Kodaikanal is known as the “princess of hill stations” and has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination. It offers enchanting waterfalls, lakes and lush greenery and spectacular views of the ghats and hills.
Mustard-yellow tinted villas, old colonial houses, cobblestoned streets and a surfeit of seafront cafes and bars—the postcard-perfect city of Pondicherry lures you in with its old-world beauty and quaint charm. The wet months add a dash of romance and create a cool ambiance in the city making Pondicherry a must visit monsoon destination in India.
9. Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Mount Abu, the only hill station of Rajasthan is located in the Aravalli range of Sirohi district. It is a retreat in the monsoon for visitors from the scorching heat of Rajasthan and neighbor Gujarat. It is the right choice for those who are looking for a perfect dose of nature, spirituality, adventure in a mist of romance.
10. Pushkar, Rajasthan
When it rains heavily in other parts of India, plan a wonderful trip to Pushkar not to let the sultry sun give you a tan, but to explore the beautiful and soothing side of Rajasthan. Imagine what is more romantic than an awakening peacock call, an early morning camel ride, a stroll around the market. Pushkar should definitely be on your bucket list of places to visit in monsoons in India.
11. Udaipur, Rajasthan
This place truly reflects its glorious past with umpteen number of palaces and bazaars and beautiful lakes. It doesn’t leave a single chance to portrait it royality. During monsoons, this place revives with a hint of greenery around its pristine lakes and palaces to give you breathtaking views.
12. Kutch- Gujarat
And you thought what is there to see in Kutch? Monsoon clouds over Dhinodhar hill in Kutch and many such sights await you at the salt lands. The never-ending desert plains with the surreal horizon in the monsoon give an enchanting view. Kutch is even more dreamlike as it gets submerged in the water.
13. Andaman and Nicobar Island
A group of nearly 570 islands, this exotic location has amazing wildlife, thrilling water sports, pristine silver sand beaches, mountains, breath taking natural beauty and tribal tour. This place will never seize to amaze you and you are sure to fall in love with its incredible beauty. it has to be a must on your list of best monsoon destinations in India.
Goa is a dream destination to visit in the rainy season in India. It is indeed one of the dream destinations to head to. There’s a lot more to Goa than just beaches – such as wildlife sanctuaries, river cruises, vintage heritage sites from the Portuguese era, hiking trails through thickly forested hilly regions
and great food. It’s the perfect place to get soaked in the rains and enjoy some truly delicious Goan delicacies.
15. Ladakh, Jammu, and Kashmir (Towards the end of September)
*The Ladakh Festival takes place from 17th to 27th September. It’s a spectacle of a show and a must visit!
This cold desert of India is sure on the list of many travelers and it truly lives up to its expectations. With its numerous mountain passes, sparkling lakes with crystal clear water surrounded by snow covered mighty mountains, it is simply magical. This place is a must visit in summers and post-monsoons as the roads are clear for travel unlike in winters.
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