Trip to India during Monsoon? Here are your best destinations!

Trip to India during Monsoon? Here are your best destinations!

The Indian sub-continent has a lot to give during the monsoon season! This South Asian country with incredible climatic conditions attracts tourists from all over the globe.

There are places with highest rainfall records to places with moderate rainfall and excellent weather conditions. It has many stories to tell to all the explorers.

Monsoon rains are mainly due to the South-West monsoons which majorly hits the western ghats and travels northwards. But don’t stop the rains from traveling! From Kashmir in the North to Kanyakumari in the South, there are many places would leave you speechless and turn you into a storyteller.

So traveling to India during Monsoon Season? No Problem! Here’s where to go: 

1. MUNNAR, KERALA

 Munnar Tea Plantations (Image Source)
Munnar Tea Plantations (Image Source)

The best destination in the God’s Own Country (as the state of Kerala is often known) has eye-capturing Tea plantations, cascading waterfalls, verdant hills, and great resorts. The best time to visit the magnificent Munnar is August. The places to visit in Munnar are the Tea Garden, Mattupetty dam, Rajamalai National Park, Lakkam Waterfalls and Thoovana Waterfalls.

2. CHEERAPUNJI, MEGHALAYA

 Meghalaya Living Root Bridges (Image Source)

Meghalaya Living Root Bridges (Image Source)

This area receives heavy rains throughout the year, making it the second wettest planet on Earth has a lot in store for the tourists. The attractive destinations of this place are the Double Decker Root Bridge walking on which is a lifetime experience, Mawsmai Cave, Seven Sisters Falls, Mawkdok Dympep Valley and Nohkalikai Falls.

3. AGUMBE, KARNATAKA

 Sirimane Falls, Agumbe (Image Source)

Sirimane Falls, Agumbe (Image Source)

Apart from being the best sunrise and sunset spot in the state of Karnataka, Agumbe has a lot more to show. It has a number waterfalls and ruins of the Hoysala empire as its historical attraction. The drive to Agumbe is itself a phenomenal experience. The places to visit here are Jogigundi Falls, Agumbe Ghat, Koodlu Theertha Falls, Sunset Point and Onake Abbi Falls.

4. KODAIKANAL, TAMIL NADU

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Being one of the best hill stations in India, it has numerous waterfalls and ubiquitous gardens during the rainy season. The peaceful climate and moderate rainfall attract many tourists. The places to visit are Kodaikanal Lake, Bryant Park, Berijam lake, Coaker’s Lake and Kurunji Andavar Murugan temple. It is referred to as the “The Princess of hill stations”.

5. LAHAUL-SPLITI, HIMACHAL PRADESH

 Chandra T (Image Source)

Chandra T (Image Source)

This town is a magical place with deep valleys, sparsely populated and peaceful place for some intimacy. It has many adventurous treks like the Yak safari and skiing.The places to visit are Baralacha La 4891m, Zingzingbar, Darcha, Suraj Tal, Deepak Tal, Hampta Pass, Jispa Pang.

6. ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

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One of the union territories of India, this group of islands is a beautiful destination to get away from the rain!
These islands sparsely receive rains and are mostly sunny. It is the best destination for adventure lovers as it offers Scuba diving, and there many resorts with different types of adventurous activities. The places to visit are Radhanagar Beach, Neil Island, Elephant beach in the Havelock island and Cellular Jail, Ross Island, Jolly Buoy Island in Post Blair.

7. MUSSOORIE, UTTARAKHAND

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The scenic, natural and splendid beauty of Mussoorie isn’t something that can be explained by mere words. The drive from Dehradun to Mussoorie is itself breath-taking, add to that is the spectacular view of the Himalayas!
The places to visit are Kempty Falls, Gun hills, Bhimtal Lake, Happy Valley, Everest church, Union House and the Mussoorie Lake.

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