India becomes more beautiful during monsoons. Monsoon holidays in India are such an experience which will be remembered for the lifetime. The exotic monsoon locations leave their magic on you with its beauty. The mountains in the hill station get covered with lush greenery, lakes overflow with sparkling water, which enhances their beauty to make you fall in love with the incredible India. Here is a list of few best monsoon places in India.
If you live in Mumbai then you do not have to think of a place to go and visit during the rainy season. Because there is one place that’s right beside you i.e. Lonavala. The Sahyadri mountain ranges and the ghats in Lonavala gets all covered with lush greenery, breathtaking waterfalls and pleasant climate. If you want a quick escape from the city chaos during the rainy season then Lonavala is the best place for you and enjoy the extensive view of the place.
Goa is one of the best places in India to visit during the rainy season. The land of beaches is worth exploring during the monsoon to enjoy sand, picturesque sceneries. It is the perfect place to soak in the rain and enjoy the refreshing monsoon in Goa. You can also enjoy lot of water sports in the place.
It is known as the “princess of hill stations”. It is a perfect destination in India during monsoon. It is situated in the Palani hills of Western Ghats and offers the unforgettable experience of life. The enchanting waterfalls, lakes and spectacular views will make you fall in love with the place.
It is a group of 570 islands, there is a lot more to explore on these islands. The exotic location has amazing, breathtaking natural beauty, silver sand, beaches, mountains and adventurous and thrilling water sports. The place will always amaze with something new when you start exploring it. It will never seize to amaze you and it should be a must to visit place in your list.
The place is best known for its wide variety of flora and fauna. It is a very romantic destination and offers enchanting waterfalls and lakes. The place is also famous for its vast coffee plantation and delicious cuisines. Moreover, you can explore the wildlife sanctuaries and can also go for hiking.
6. Munnar, Kerala
Mist-induced rolling tea gardens and spice plantation with dewdrops rolling from the leaves and branches, Munnar in August is a nothing short of a nature lover’s paradise. The high mountains half covered in mist while the rain revitalizes everything it can touch. It’s an ideal escape if you’re looking for some quiet time amidst the mountains. Not being a tourist season in August, you can enjoy all of this without any rush and the off season prices!
Second wettest place on the planet, Cherrapunjee practically receives rains throughout the year. If you love the ferocity of the rains, then you have to visit Cherrapunjee during monsoons, covered with vast landscape and hills, it makes for an exciting monsoon trekking trip. You can also find the unique orange flower honey here and don’t forget to try the Meghalaya tea which is quite different to the Assam or Darjeeling tea. The double-decker tree bridges are one of its kind experience that one can have the best in the late monsoon when the greenery is in full bloom.
8. Lahaul – Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
The Valleys of Lahaul- Spiti are blessed with nature’s best. It is one of the sparsely populated areas and is ideal for a place for some solitude. It also offers a lot of adventure activities such as Skiing along with Yak Safari and exciting wildlife trails. There are beautiful monasteries that command a visit alongside some unique shrines that speak of the customs and faith of this region. Leh-Spiti are not accessible during winters for most of the people as the Manali-Leh route is closed and the other route from Shimla via Kinnaur also sees lots of disturbances due to landslides and heavy snowfall. Hence, Lahaul-Spiti is one of the best places to visit in August in India.
The temperature cools down in monsoons, enabling to enjoy the lush green fields and hilly terrains of Pondicherry. One of the major attractions of this place is the sprawling vast land of coffee plantations which leaves a distinct fragrance of coffee in the air. The French War Memorial, Pondicherry Museum and Jawahar Toy Museum are some places to visit here apart from this, the Paradise Beach, Botanical gardens and the Pondicherry beach are worth visit.
10. Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Mount Abu prides on being the only hill station in Rajasthan. This place acts as an oasis retreat from the extremely hot climate of Rajasthan. It is known for it’s beautiful hilly landscape and the architectural marvel of the Delwara Jain Temple. In the month of August, it receives less amount of rainfall but the scenic beauty of this pretty hill station doubles as the surroundings are filled with mountain mist and lush green vegetation. Nature enthusiasts will love taking nature walks in this picturesque, green environment.
11. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
A World Heritage site, the Valley of Flowers is situated at the meeting point of the Zanskar and Western and Eastern Himalayan ranges. The high, tranquil Himalayan peaks nestle this virtual paradise on Earth. While it is mainly known for it sprawling meadows of numerous species of flowers, the fauna here is also rich including rare and endangered animals like the snow leopard, musk deer and the brown bear. This place is one of the most beautiful places to visit in August in India as it’s the time when new flowers and plants start germinating and burst into full bloom.
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