Monsoon holidays in India are known all over the world because of plenty of beautiful locations scattered all around the country. Be it the high, serene Himalayan peaks of Uttarakhand, the rolling tea plantations of Munnar in Kerala or the mesmerising lakes of Udaipur; everything here in the country is a treat to discover during the monsoon season.
Here are some of the best monsoon holiday destinations in India:
Ladakh is an all year round tourist destination in India but is the most visited during monsoon. The town does not experience rains like other places in India due to its rain shadow area. Home to several mountain passes and gorgeous lakes surrounded by snow covered mighty mountains; this place is a sight to behold. The Ladakh festival that takes place from 17th to 27th September during monsoon is the major draw of Ladakh. Tibetan monasteries and mud-brick houses are other interesting things to explore here.
Lonavala is a beautiful hill station near Mumbai surrounded by green valleys. The town revitalises with a pleasant climate and has its own allure during monsoon season. The Sahyadri mountain ranges with tremendous waterfalls and mesmerising greenery are a major draw of the town. Adventure seekers can delight in various activities here such as trekking, camping and horse riding. Karla Caves, Tiger Point and a famous waterfall near Bushi dam are some of the must-visits in the town.
One of the most refreshing and chilling summer destinations in India, Goa is a wonderful treat to explore during monsoon season. The sceneries and beaches here have a unique charm during rains. Dudhsagar Falls, known as Sea of Milk, is one of the major attractions for nature lovers to explore here. While nature’s beauty and exciting nightlife are the major draws of Goa, foodies can enjoy an array of delicious Goan cuisines. Monsoon is the season when tourists can get huge discounts on hotels here and can enjoy some amazing celebrations including the popular Bonderam Festival and fertility feast of Sao Joao.
One of the major allures of the state of Rajasthan, Udaipur is known to be the city of lakes visited by many tourists all year round. A number of historical structures, markets and lakes here reflect the beautiful past of Maharajas. Monsoon is the time when the entire city comes to life with a beautiful hint of greenery and breathtaking views. Monsoon Palace surrounded by Aravilli Hills is the most popular attraction to visit during monsoon. It is an ideal place to visit for heritage lovers as well as honeymooners.
Another popular destination to explore during monsoon season is Munnar, a wonderful hill station in the God’s own country, Kerala. With a perfect blend of lush green hills, pleasant climate, vast tea gardens and varied wildlife, Munnar makes for an ideal escape for peace lovers, especially honeymooners. The Attukal waterfall is one of the major attractions to discover here. Besides, you can have a great time here enjoying a nature walk at the fascinating lakes in Devikulam and discovering some incredible wildlife at Anamudi.