These are the places you must visit this monsoon!

Monsoons in India are truly a rhapsody of bliss, beauty and relief from the scorching summer sun and they are meant to be savoured.

Monsoon holidays in India are surely a lifetime experience as the exotic locations leave you spellbound with its beauty.

The hills and mountains get carpeted with lush greenery, the lakes overflow with sparkling water, the waterfall sceneries become heavenly to make you fall in love with India.

Here are a few places we have shortlisted which are perfect monsoon destinations in India. These are the places where you can truly sense the cool gentle winds, light raindrops and that smell of earth.

Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong

One of the best places in India during monsoons is the city of Shillong which receives heaviest rainfall during the rainy season. Cherrapunji and Mawsynram are two of the wettest places on Earth. Surrounded by picturesque valleys of Khasi and Jayanti hills, and adorned by numerous waterfalls, Shillong offers a panoramic view of green natural scenery.

Spiti Valley

Spiti

Also known as “Little Tibet”, this place is untouched by man and hence retains its mystical and mesmerizing beauty. There is truly magic in the air of Spiti that is sure to make you fall in love with this place. Spiti is one of the best offbeat places to visit during monsoon in India (for the real brave hearts).

Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra

MalshejAn alluring hill station at an altitude of 700 metres above the sea level, Malshej Ghat is a captivating tourist destination because of its refreshing climate. Well-known for its numerous lakes, gushing waterfalls and charming mountains, this hill station is a favourite tourist destination among adventurers and nature lovers.

A typical woody countryside, Malshej Ghat is renowned for its rich flora and fauna. Though Malshej Ghat is a year round tourist destination, monsoon brings amazing charm to this beautiful hill station.The beauty and charm of this marvelous hill station is more visible when it is under heavy fog and dark clouds.

Pondicherry 

PondicherryMustard-yellow tinted villas, old colonial houses, cobble-stoned 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 city comes alive during the months of monsoon. The wet months add a dash of romance and create a cool ambience in the city making Pondicherry a must visit monsoon destination in India.

Darjeeling, West Bengal

DarjeelingDarjeeling, the perfect monsoon getaway of India, is well known for its tea industry, along with 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.Don’t forget to try some authentic Darjeeling tea while you are there.

Ranikhet, UttarakhandRanikhet

One of the most beautiful monsoon destinations in India, Raniket is a picturesque location surrounded by hills, blessed with a pleasant climate, lush green forests and famous for majestic views of great Himalayan Ranges. Various attractions include valley of flowers, endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard and birds.

Wayanad

wayanad

There is no doubt that Wayanad is one of the best hill stations and a picture perfect place to visit during monsoons in South India. And to the much delight of vacationers, the place also hosts a special 3-day monsoon festival ‘Splash’ to portray Wayanad as the most popular place to visit in India during monsoons.

Goa

Goa

During the monsoon season, there is much more to Goa than just those pristine beaches and picturesque landscapes. Dudhsagar Falls is one such place to get a thrill of the rainy weather. Situated in the southern part of Goa, Mollem, and in close proximity to the Karnataka border, Dudhsagar waterfall is at its best and much-admired throughout the monsoon.

During the months of June to September, Dudhsagar waterfall is picture perfect with thriving green forests. From a distance, the waterfall looks like a flow of milk down the mountains; hence the name, Dudhsagar, literally meaning ‘Sea of Milk’. Don’t forget to take a dip in the refreshing cool water while embracing nature.

These are some of the offbeat locations not many know to be among the best during monsoons. But once you are there, we are sure not a single one of these locations will disappoint. After all, there’s something magical about monsoons in India!

Shreya Chaudhury

About Shreya Chaudhury

First of all, if you are going to use incorrect grammar, steer clear of Shreya Chaudhury. A proper grammar Nazi, a hardcore music enthusiast (never seen without her headphones), a professional baarat dancer and a die hard Jeffrey Archer fan, you will probably find this 17 year old with a novel in hand, day dreaming about all these places she wants to travel in the future. If only time machines worked..
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