Some parts of India are incredibly appealing during the monsoon season, which is broadly the period from July to September. Take a look at six of the best monsoon holiday destinations in the country.
Surrounded by green valleys, Lonavala is a beautiful hill station near Mumbai. During the monsoon, the pleasant climate as well as the picturesque beauty of the Sahyadri mountain ranges delights your senses. The breathtaking waterfalls and fascinating greenery is sure to add to your experience. In addition, the town offers some exciting adventure activities to the tourists such as trekking, camping and horse riding. Tiger Point, Karla Caves and a famous waterfall near Bushi Dam are some of the must-visits in the town.
Ladakh is unique! It is a rain shadow area which does not experience rains like other places in India. While Tibetan monasteries and mud-brick houses are the major draws of the town, many mountain passes and glistening lakes surrounded by snow covered mighty mountains promise a delightful time to nature lovers. Besides, the Ladakh festival that takes place from 17th to 27th September is a beautiful incentive to be here during the late monsoon.
City of Lakes, Udaipur reflects the beautiful past of rajas and maharajas through its many historical structures and impresses visitors with its many terrific lakes and local markets. The city comes alive during the monsoon when a splash of green permeates its stunning attractions, presenting breathtaking views which cannot be experienced any other time of the year. The most famous Monsoon Palace surrounded by Aravilli Hills is a must-visit in the city during the rains.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Famous as the Queen of Hills, Darjeeling is perhaps the most wonderful monsoon escape of India. The heavy rainfall witnessed by the town brings lots of crowds to the place enamoured by the relaxing serenity and glorious greenery of tea plantations. Nature lovers, honeymooners and families are all welcome to enjoy the supreme beauty and the many exciting adventures Darjeeling promises.
The party capital of India and the country’s most famous beach destination, Goa is even more beautiful during the monsoon. While Dudhsagar Falls is the biggest treat to witness in Goa during the rains, even the beaches here offer a unique experience to the travellers, delighting them with a great weather and aggressive currents. Besides, you can enjoy huge discounts on hotels during the monsoon; you can also become a part of the unending celebrations of the famous Bonderam Festival and fertility feast of Sao Joao.
One of the most popular hill stations in southern part of India, Munnar is another charming place that’s perhaps best discovered in the monsoon. With lush green hills, vast tea gardens, pleasant climate, diversified wildlife and a romantic milieu, Munnar makes for a perfect escape for peace seekers, especially honeymooners. You can explore the Attukal waterfalls, enjoy a walk around the pristine lakes in Devikulam and witness some incredible wildlife at Anamudi during your visit to the town.