Getting drenched in rain with your loved one at an exotic place is an amazing experience. Monsoon is the best time to explore incredible India with lush green all around, all lakes and lost rivers come alive, an amazing view of the rainbow. If you are waiting to plan a trip and looking for some amazing destination to explore in India during monsoon then check out the below places once.
Lonavala and Khandala
When talking about monsoon Lonavala comes top in the list, especially for a Mumbaikar and Pune people. Monsoon without Lonavala trip is a waste. Lonavala tourism come alive during monsoon season because of the amazing view from hilltops and stream that flow throughout the way when it rains, all small and big waterfall comes alive in monsoon making Lonavala as an offbeat destination in monsoon.
Things To Do:– Sightseeing, Camping, Horse riding
How to reach:- Lonavala is easily accessible from Pune and Mumbai by road in around 1.5 hours.
Being in India and talking about monsoon trip, then the discussion is always incomplete without the name “Cherrapunjee”. World second wettest place on the planet, the place normally receives rainfall throughout the year. The place is also famous for its tea and unique orange Honey. The natural double-decker tree bridges are one of a different kind of experience that you can enjoy in Cherrapunjee.
Things To Do:- Sightseeing, Camping, Trekking
How to reach:- It is four hours journey from Guwahati to Cherrapunjee.
For people staying in Hyderabad, Hampi will be a perfect weekend gateway to explore and in monsoon, all its ruin comes alive and look fresh. Hampi is a UNESCO heritage site that has ruins of Vijayanagara empire. The city is very beautiful, its full of greenery all around and very less crowd. Hampi can also be called as “city of Boulders”, as they add an amazing view to its beauty. If you are a history lover and looking for some less crowded place then go and enjoy the coracle ride in the Tunghabadra river and enjoy the glimpse of this ruined city. Explore more about Hampi here.
Things To Do:- Sightseeing, coracle ride, bicycle ride
How to reach:- Hampi is around 380km from Hyderabad and almost similar from Bangalore also.
Valley of Flower
How can I complete my post without mentioning this place? The place that comes alive only in monsoon. Different months different colour and view it has. The valley of flower becomes accessible from July to September. The best time to visit the valley of flower is from mid-July to August. In all three months, different flowers blossom and the colour of valley changes according to the different flower. The place is home to various endangered animal and rare birds. It a full package of fun, thrill and beauty with all great sightseeing.
Things to do:– Just shoot as much as you can, trekking
Coorg is all time favourite, everyone heads to Ooty but I prefer Coorg as it is much more greener than Ooty and it very less crowded in comparison to Ooty. Crossing the Kaveri by walking through the rocks and water to reach Dubare Elephant camp is a real thrill, and sitting there to enjoy sunset and sunrise is an amazing experience. Coorg is less commercialized in comparison to other hill stations and in monsoon, it becomes more greener. Enjoying coffee at coffee plantation during monsoon is an amazing experience that you can have in Coorg. Explore more about Coorg.
Things to Do:- Sightseeing, Trekking, Rafting, Jungle Safari
How to reach:- Coorg is just 250 km from Bangalore and roads are also superb.
If you are looking to explore some different place and want to gain some colonial era feel then heads towards Pondicherry. Being on the seashore it will be humid but you can the perfect feel of Mustard-yellow tinted villas, cobbled-stone streets. You can hire a bicycle to enjoy the city view. It will be the best places for beach lovers, honeymooners. You must try the French delicacies in Pondicherry
Things to do: Scuba diving, meditation, party, shopping
How to reach: Pondicherry is 2 hours journey from Chennai by road.