Rains are the most magical and soothing experience and they are even more magical when it comes to exploring it in a country like India. There are so many different scenarios and jaw-dropping locations and places to visit India with luxury especially during the monsoon season.
Monsoons are the times which makes this country even more vibrant and dazzling. I guess that’s the beauty of this country. Monsoons in India are truly a rhapsody of bliss, beauty, and relief from the scorching summer sun and they are meant to be savored.
Here are some gorgeous places listed below which will make you pack your bags and go for a trip of lifetime journey once.
If you’re looking for an ideal place to visit in monsoon in South India, then this one should definitely be on your list! Munnar is truly a paradise in God’s own country. Along with its silvery mist, incredibly vast tea gardens, lush green hills, romantic atmosphere, and pleasant climate, this hill station is truly one of the favorite tourist places, especially during monsoons. This place is ideal for Nature lovers, love birds on a honeymoon.
Things to be done while on a trip to Munnar may start from trekking, plantation tours, sightseeing, birdwatching and what not. The top attraction on the list are some exquisite wildlife at Anamudi which is also the highest peak in the western ghats, enjoy some nature walk at beautiful lakes in Devikulam and visit the Attukal Waterfalls.
Greatly known for its dense forest cover, it also serves as a biodiversity hotspot showcasing a broad variety of flora and fauna. This romantic destination offers enchanting waterfalls, lakes, vast coffee plantations, and delicious cuisines to treat your taste buds and what not.
This place is ideal for Nature lovers and so many things can be done here like trekking, bird watching, elephant interaction, horse ride, etc. The major attractions here are to explore the wildlife at Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary, experience an exhilarating hike at Kotebetta and visit the Jog falls in Karnataka which is the second highest waterfall in India.
Darjeeling – West Bengal
The perfect monsoon getaway of India. It is well known amongst the tea industry along with being a popular tourist destination, also known as The Queen of Hills, is situated at the foothills of the great Himalayas. Due to surrounded hills, it receives heavy showers during the monsoon which makes it prettiest of all.
This place is Ideal for Nature lover, honeymooners, families where they can have a tea plantation visit, monastery visit, toy train ride, shopping, etc. The major attractions here are Rangeet valley passenger cable car, Darjeeling monastery, adventure sports, and the toy train. Don’t forget to try some authentic Darjeeling tea, after all, its world famous trademark now.
How can someone forget about the beautiful Northeast when it comes to monsoon. 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 picturesque valleys of Khasi and Jayanti hills, adorned by numerous waterfalls, Shillong offers a panoramic view of green natural scenery why not click it for yourself.
The place is ideal for Honeymooners, nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, culture vulture where they can explore it by Wildlife viewing, trekking, boating, etc. The major attractions here are David Scott Trail which is an old trekking route that is counted amongst the most famous ones in Meghalaya.
Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
The flowers of a garden look so fresh and young and vibrant especially after washed off with rains and what could be a place better than the Valley of flowers itself situated in the Uttarakhand. Monsoon is surely the best season to visit Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand. Spread over 87.5 sq km, this bio-diversity hotspot is known for its scenic beauty comprising alpine flowers and meadows, white streams, snow-clad peaks, and pristine air.
As soon as the monsoon reaches the valley, it starts to become more picturesque with blooming of about 500 species of flowers. Trekkers from around the globe trudge 14kms in the valley to witness one of the most mesmerizing monsoon destinations in India. The closest you can get to The Valley of Flowers by road is Govind Ghat, wherefrom a trek of 13-kilometers begin base camp at Ghangaria and another 3 km trek from here leads to the valley. The major attractions are the Alpine flower species, trekking.
This place truly reflects its glorious past of the maharajas with umpteen number of palaces and bazaars and beautiful lakes. It won’t spare you a single chance to skip that royal charm. During monsoons, this place revives with a hint of greenery around its pristine lakes and palaces to give you breathtaking and awestruck views.
This place best serves the Heritage lovers, honeymooners and people who love Boating and sightseeing. Feel royal and know the glorious past of the Indian rajas and maharajas at the City Palace, monsoon palace, lake palace, and enjoy the alluring beauty of the Fateh Sagar lake along with 6 other lakes which make this city known as Venice of India.
Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
The gorgeous Spiti Valley in Himachal range is yet another best place to go during monsoons in India. Also popularly known as “Little Tibet” this place is mystical and has a mesmerizing beauty. There’s truly something magical in the air of Spiti that makes one fall in love with this place.
Spiti is undoubtedly one of the best offbeat places to visit in monsoon in India as it also remains unaffected with rain like Ladakh. The place is ideal for the adventurers as it allows the opportunity for many adventure activities like trekking, rock climbing, mountain biking, etc. Exquisite flora and wildlife at Pin valley national park, Lhalung monastery are also few of its key features.
Though here I have briefed a few places that are a must visit especially during the monsoons in India. Yet India is full of such places that will make you stay here forever. Start your with IndiaTravelRoute.