It so happens travellers always seek advice on what it is like to travel to India during Monsoon. Most of the time when you think of Monsoon, heavy rainfall, storm and floods pop up in your mind. However, travelling to India is always an enlightening experience and nothing must restrict you from doing it. You come across new people, new culture, cuisine, and of course a completely different topography, unlike your country. Moreover, if you love rain, and do not mind getting wet at times, a trip to India during the Monsoon season is a one of a kind travel experience.
June to September is the major Monsoon season in India. This is the time when the young and the old enjoy the rain alike and celebrate the moment. Why don’t you join the party as well?
Here we are, with a list of 7 places in India to visit during the monsoon to make it easy for you to plan a tour to India during Monsoon.
Rite then! Let us start with the boss, Cherrapunji. The wettest place in India and the second of its kind on Planet Earth, Cherrapunji is for those hard-core rain lovers. Yes! This evergreen paradise located in North East India receives rainfall throughout the year. For the same reason, the area is densely green and makes a perfect setting for some adventurous trekking trips. Do enjoy the occasional chilly Monsoon drizzle.
The not so popular yet spectacular hill station in South India, Chikmagalur is a hidden heaven for the mountain lovers. The Monsoon showers make it even more beautiful. To spice it up, do remind yourself to grab a cup of hot smoking Coffee at this so-called Coffee land of India. The Mullayanagiri peak, Baba Budangiri peak, Kalhatty Falls and Kemmangundi are the major attractions you must check out at Chikmagalur.
Munnar has been rightly named the honeymooner’s paradise. Words fall short to describe the beauty and charm of this splendid hill station. Probably the torchbearer of Kerala Tourism, Munnar is an all year round destination attracting tourists from all parts of the globe. Her beauty multiplies manifold during the monsoon. It is not just Munnar, the whole state of Kerala wears a completely greenish outfit during the Monsoon.
Therefore if you are planning for Munnar, better make full use of your time and explore more of Kerala. The Athirapally Falls, Wayanad, Alleppey, Kovalam are some of the Monsoon recommendations for you.
Heavy rains never stop passionate travellers visiting the Valley of flowers in Uttarakhand. A UNESCO World Site, known for its sky-high, snow-covered mountains and a gorgeous carpet of flowers stretching far off the horizon, is at its best during the Monsoon. July- September [Monsoon season] is the flowering season here and what better time to visit the Valley of flowers? Head off to the Valley of flowers this monsoon and treat your eyes with some scintillating sights of nature.
Probably the most sought after holiday destination in India, Goa excites and engages every one of its visitors all year round. Monsoon is not an exception. Unlike travellers think, Goa is not closed during Monsoon. You have the Candolim Beach, Baga Beach and the Calangute Beach to hit it. All 3 of these sea sides are ever welcoming and lively even when it rains.
If sandy beaches, rain and cocktails are your things, think no further. Head to Goa.
A truly paradisiacal land set amidst the Himalayas, Mussoorie is one of the favourite summer haunts for the people in India. However, what travellers miss is the Monsoon in Mussorie. Those lucky people who have made it would know Mussorie is even more gorgeous when it rains. All the colours get vibrant with Green dominating all of them. It is a visual treat for the eyes. The pop-corn and Pakora shops are everywhere to help you lift up the mood and enjoy the blissful scenes and the pleasing weather.
Ah! There you go. Who doesn’t love waterfalls? Waterfalls get lively during the Monsoon and this giant falls at Athirapallly is at its best when it rains. The largest waterfalls in Kerala, Athirapally entertains its visitors with a stunning water show. The blissful sight of the near 100 feet high shimmering Athirapally falls gushing down to the bottom is no less than mesmerizing. If you happen to visit India during Monsoon, do not risk missing it out.