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Top 10 Best Places To Visit In Monsoon In India

Discussion in 'Travel advice' started by UmaTyagi, Jun 22, 2024.

  1. UmaTyagi

    UmaTyagi New Member

    Skipping the summers, my family and I plan to make a monsoon holiday this year. We would like some advice on which places we can visit during the monsoons.

    Some may think its not an ideal time, but personally we think that some places are beautiful to visit during the monsoon season, but we just need some reccomendations.

  2. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    The monsoon season in India transforms the country into a lush green paradise, with waterfalls cascading down mountains, lakes overflowing, and beaches looking even more pristine. Here are some of the top 10 places to visit in India during the monsoon:

    1. Shillong, Meghalaya: Nicknamed the "Scotland of the East," Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, a state that receives the highest rainfall in India. The monsoon season turns Shillong's rolling hills and valleys into a breathtaking spectacle of greenery. You can also visit nearby waterfalls like Elephant Falls and Wahrashi Falls.

      Shillong, Meghalaya India

    2. Munnar, Kerala: Munnar is a hill station in Kerala, famous for its sprawling tea plantations, which look even more stunning when draped in monsoon mist. You can enjoy boat rides on the picturesque Lake Munnar, explore trekking trails, or simply relax amidst the serene beauty of the hills.

      Munnar, Kerala India

    3. Coorg, Karnataka: Coorg, also known as the "Scotland of India," is a coffee-growing region in Karnataka. The monsoon season washes the hills clean, making the coffee estates and rainforests even more vibrant. You can go for plantation tours, visit waterfalls like Abbey Falls, or indulge in adventure activities like trekking and white water rafting.

      Coorg, Karnataka India

    4. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra: Mahabaleshwar is a popular hill station in Maharashtra, known for its waterfalls,scenic viewpoints, and pleasant climate. The monsoon season adds to the charm of Mahabaleshwar, making the lakes and waterfalls overflow and the surrounding hills lush green. You can go for boat rides on Venna Lake, visit historical sites like Pratapgad Fort, or simply enjoy the breathtaking views.

      Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra India

    5. Lonavala, Maharashtra: Lonavala is a hill station near Mumbai, popular for its waterfalls, lakes, and trekking trails.The monsoon season transforms Lonavala into a green paradise, with waterfalls cascading down the hills and lush vegetation all around. You can go for hikes, visit historical sites like Karla Caves, or simply enjoy the scenic beauty.

      Lonavala, Maharashtra India

    6. Wayanad, Kerala: Wayanad is a hill station in Kerala, known for its wildlife sanctuaries, waterfalls, and spice plantations. The monsoon season brings the forests of Wayanad to life, making it a great time for wildlife spotting.You can go for jeep safaris in wildlife sanctuaries like Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, visit waterfalls like Meenmutty Falls, or explore the spice plantations.

      Wayanad, Kerala India

    7. Goa: While Goa is known for its beaches, the monsoon season has its own charm. The beaches are less crowded,the water is clean and refreshing, and the surrounding areas are lush green. You can enjoy boat trips on the Mandovi River, explore historical sites like the Basilica of Bom Jesus, or simply relax in a beach hut and enjoy the sound of the rain.

      Goa, India

    8. Andaman and Nicobar Islands: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of islands in the Bay of Bengal,known for their pristine beaches, coral reefs, and rainforests. The monsoon season brings lush greenery to the islands and makes the waterfalls even more spectacular. You can go for scuba diving and snorkeling, explore the rainforests, or simply relax on the beach.

      Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

    9. Pushkar, Rajasthan: Pushkar is a desert town in Rajasthan, known for its holy temples and the Pushkar Camel Fair.The monsoon season brings a welcome respite from the heat, making it a more pleasant time to visit Pushkar. You can visit the Brahma Temple, one of the few temples dedicated to Lord Brahma in India, take a camel safari in the desert, or simply relax by Pushkar Lake.

      Pushkar, Rajasthan India

    10. Darjeeling, West Bengal: Darjeeling is a hill station in West Bengal, famous for its scenic beauty, tea plantations,and mountain railway. The monsoon season brings a blanket of mist over Darjeeling, making the views even more enchanting. You can enjoy rides on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the Tiger Hill viewpoint for a panoramic view of the Himalayas, or explore the tea plantations.