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Awesome Places to Visit During Monsoon in India

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July to September is usually not the tourist season but, you can enjoy a lot of important destinations in India in these months. If you are planning to visit India in August or September, there are two advantages to it. Rains are magical in India. Though most travelers do not count this as a good time to travel, but there is a certain attraction in vacations during monsoon. With our list of outstanding monsoon destinations in India, you will certainly change your opinion about the glorious rainy season. There are so many places to visit in rainy season in India like Coorg – Karnataka, Shillong – Meghalaya , Munnar – Kerala, Valley of Flowers – Uttarakhand, Udaipur – Rajasthan, Alleppey – Kerala, Kodaikanal – Tamil Nadu, Cherrapunji – Meghalaya, Wayanad – Kerala, Orchhan – Madhya Pradesh, Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala, Mount Abu – Rajasthan, Pondicherry , Darjeeling – West Bengal, Ranikhet – Uttarakhand, Auli – Uttarakhand, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Spiti Valley – Himachal Pradesh among others.

Coorg – Karnataka

Coorg is one of the most beautiful monsoon destinations in India. it is called as the Scotland of India. Think of the beauty that this Scotland can express with a little shower of rain. This hill station has attractive spots and these spots would turn into green paradise with the showers of August. Moreover, you can find a lot of seasonal waterfalls in Coorg and River rafting is also open during this month. This romantic destination offers enchanting waterfalls, lakes, vast coffee plantations, and delicious cuisines to treat your taste buds. Bylekuppe, Madikeri Fort and other sights are equally pleasant. If you are lucky, you will get a glimpse of a rainbow.

Weather in monsoon: The environment stays enjoyable with low to medium rainfall and an average temperature of 16°C.

How to reach: Coorg in Karnataka is 5 hours and 270 km away from Bangalore via road. The closest railway station is Mysore. The nearest airports are Mysore at 120 km, Mangalore which is 135 km far and Bangalore at 260 km. Shillong – Meghalaya

Shillong in Meghalaya is one of the best places in India during monsoons which receive the heaviest rainfall during the rainy season. Shillong Known for its captivating beauty, the hill town looks all the more amazing during the monsoons. Surrounded by picturesque valleys of Khasi and Jayanti hills, adorned by numerous waterfalls, Shillong offers a panoramic view of green natural scenery. It is also famous for Wildlife viewing, trekking and boating. David Scott Trail is an old trekking route that is counted amongst the most famous ones in Meghalaya. Shilling is best for Honeymooners, nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, culture vulture.

Weather in monsoon:  medium to high rainfall and an average temperature of 15°C.

How to reach:  The closest railway station from Shillong is in Guwahati. It’s about 100 kilometers away and you can easily take a taxi from there. The Guwahati railway station is connected to New Delhi and other major cities across the country.

  • Valley of Flowers – Uttarakhand

The Valley of Flowers one of the most beautiful monsoon destinations in India is situated in Uttarakhand. Monsoon is the best time to enjoy a visit, as the mountain flowers of every possible shade, bloom after the rain. The valley of flowers was declared as the national park of India in the year 1982.its seem to change its colors throughout the season from June to October, as blooms hundreds of different flower talking on various color and shades. For a wonderful trekking adventure, the Valley of Flowers is an ideal destination.

How to reach: There is no direct train between New Delhi and Ranikhet. Govindghat is the nearest bus stand which is around 18 kms away from the Valley of Flowers. Nearest airport is in Dehradun and the nearest railway is in Rishikesh.

Weather in monsoon: The climate stays pleasant with medium rainfall and an average temperature of 12°C.

  • Munnar, Kerala

Munnar rises as three mountain streams merge – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1,600 m above sea level, one of the most sought after honeymoon destinations in Kerala, Munnar. It is replete with resorts and logding facilities that fit a wide range of budgets. Sprawling tea plantations, picturesque towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. It is truly a paradise in Kerala. This hill station is one of the must visit monsoon destinations in India. Rains add magic and romance to the already beautiful hills of Western Ghats, a prime tea-growing region carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations. The best thing about a monsoon vacation is, Munnar is crowd-free, hotels and resorts offer great discounts.

How to reach: Munnar is 3 hours 40 minutes (130.1 km) via road from Cochin. The nearest railway station is Aluva and Ernakulam which are the major cities in Kerala. The nearest airport is Cochin at 110 km and Madurai international airport which is 140 km away.

Weather in monsoon:  medium to high rainfall and a normal temperature of 20°C.

  • Udaipur – Rajasthan          

Udaipur in Rajasthan is also best places to visit in India during monsoon. It receives one of the lowest rainfalls in the country, just enough rains for a pleasant climate. This place truly reflects its famous past of the maharajas with various numbers of palaces and bazaars and beautiful lakes. During monsoons, this place revives with a hint of greenery around its pristine lakes and palaces to give you wonderful views.

How to reach: Udaipur is easily reachable by air, rail and road. It has its own railway station. Udaipur airport has flights connections within the domestic sector. The road connections are smoothly connected with major cities of the country. The nearest airport is the Maharana Pratap airport in Dabok which is at a distance of 22 km from the city of Udaipur.

Weather in monsoon:  medium rainfall and an average temperature of 30°C.

  • Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Kodaikanal is an attractive beauty which further magnifies its charm during monsoon. Known as the “Princess of Hill Stations” this is one of the best monsoon destinations in India.  The small hill town in Tamil Nadu creates a refreshing vacation. During the rains, Coaker’s Walk and Brynt Park offer picturesque trails while there are also serious treks to Dolphin Nose, Kurunji Andavar Temple, Pambhar Falls, Pillar Rocks, etc. Located in the Palani hills of western ghat it offers enchanting waterfalls, lakes and lush greenery and spectacular views of the ghats and hills.

How to reach

Kodaikanal is easily reachable by road. Tamil Nadu State buses, luxury coaches, private taxis ply on the route. Madurai, 120 km away is the nearest airport and railway connection.

Weather in monsoon:  medium rainfall and an average temperature of 22°C.

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