Monsoons in India are usually quite enjoyable for many but as far as traveling is concerned, people do not prefer to travel during these times. This is due to the extreme climate changes in the weather and several risks of natural disasters.
However, many destinations in India can be safely reached during monsoon times. Also, during the monsoon months, these destinations are the most beautiful places to witness the best of natural beauty.
We have compiled the list of the top 10 places to visit during the monsoon months, which is great for nature lovers, photographers, and tourists who love to travel during monsoons.
The natural beauty of Meghalaya is quite similar to the country of Scotland. That is the reason Meghalaya is sometimes called ‘Scotland of North-east India’. Shillong is one of the most popular destinations in the state of Meghalaya. From lush green landscapes to gushing waterfalls, there is a lot to see in Meghalaya. As a nature lover, you will not be disappointed in Shillong during the rainy season.
Coorg has been mentioned a lot on the internet recently because of its natural beauty and biodiversity. The land of Coorg is situated in the beautiful state of Karnataka in South India. It is full of waterfalls, lakes, and coffee plantations along with opportunities for trekking, bird-watching, and horse riding. During the monsoons, Coorg is a beautiful as well as a safe destination to visit.
Munnar is one of the best destinations in Kerala that is always on the top of the list for travelers who often visit Kerala. Lush green hills, tea gardens, and amazing weather during the monsoon seasons are only some of the reasons to visit Munnar. As a tourist, there are plenty of opportunities for trekking through beautiful landscapes and enjoying the amazing delicacies of South India.
Mahabaleswar is somewhat of a hidden destination for many people. However, regular tourists are travelling from the cities of Pune and Mumbai for weekend getaways. Mahabaleshwar is part of the beautiful Western Ghats and during the rainy season, the views are simply spectacular here. It is considered to be a romantic destination for couples. Pratapgad is one of the best-known attractions in Mahabaleshwar. Other popular attractions such as Lingamala waterfalls and Elephant’s Head Point are quite famous among the tourists as well.
During the months of monsoon, many people avoid the hill areas due to the risk of landslides and other natural disasters. Rajasthan is a great escape during the rainy seasons. One of the best destinations to visit during this time is Udaipur. During monsoons, Udaipur becomes much greener, and beautiful lakes come to life as the water fills them up. There are forts and palaces to visit along with boat riding and many other cultural events and desert sports to enjoy.
Another great destination to visit during the rainy months is Darjeeling. The beautiful landscapes and tea plantations with panoramic views do not get old. It is a great place to have a relaxing vacation and No matter how many times you visit, Darjeeling has its own charm that never gets old. There is a heavy rainfall that happens during monsoon but with the beautiful views, you can still enjoy the vacation. It is quite a safe destination to travel to during the rains.
Rich with heritage sites including temples and palaces, Orchha is a must-visit destination in central India. Monsoon is a great time to visit Orchha as it looks beautiful during this season. The major attractions in Orchha include Jahangir Mahal, Rani Mahal, and Raja Mahal. When the rain falls in Orchha the landscape looks picturesque.
Kodaikanal is located in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India and it is popularly known as the ‘Princess of Hills’. It is part of the Western Ghats is a gem of a destination. Major attractions such as beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and gorgeous hills are a treat for the eyes. During the monsoon seasons, Kodaikanal is spectacular to look at.
If you are a traveler wishing to escape the rains, then Pushkar is a great destination to plan to visit. The weather in Pushkar during the monsoon season is quite pleasant and there are many cultural events and experiences to enjoy. Some of the most popular experiences include Camel safaris, hot air balloon rides, hiking, desert camping, and many more.
This group of islands in the Indian Ocean is a collection of 570 islands. Beaches and gorgeous mountains offer great weather and climate during the monsoon season. Tribal culture and amazing food options are perfect for a great vacation. Water sports and trekking trails are some of the best activities you can have in a great destination.
Monsoon months are the time to generally avoid mountain areas. However, the places mentioned in the list include some hill stations which are quite safe to travel to. It is still advisable to check the weather conditions before you start traveling.
On the other hand, pack accordingly if the rains are expected at the places located in the mountains. Other than that, enjoy the amazing views with beautiful clouds that decorate the background of amazing landscapes you will encounter.