Monsoon destinations In IndiaMonsoon destinations In India. A list of India destinations to visit during the monsoon season
We know India is a great nation with remarkable climatic differences.
Also in monsoon season in India there is a lot of experience as the exotic locations where to spend your holiday in India.
The hills and mountains get carpeted with lush greenery, the lakes overflow with sparkling water, the waterfall sceneries become heavenly to make you fall in love with Incredible India.
We suggest a list of India destinations to visit during the monsoon season:
Udaipur in Rajasthan
Udaipur truly reflects its glorious past of the maharajas with umpteen number of palaces and bazaars and beautiful lakes. It doesn’t leave a single chance to give you that royal feeling. During monsoons, this place revives with a hint of greenery around its pristine lakes and palaces to give you breathtaking views.
Ideal for: Heritage lovers, honeymooners
Things to do: Boating, sightseeing
What to visit: Feel royal and know the glorious past of the Indian rajas and maharajas at the City palace, monsoon palace, lake palace, and enjoy the alluring beauty of the Fateh sagar lake.
Pushkar – Rajasthan
When it rains heavily in other parts of India, plan a wonderful trip to Pushkar not to let the sultry sun give you a tan, but to explore the beautiful and soothing side of Rajasthan. Imagine what is more romantic than an awakening peacock call, an early morning camel ride, a stroll around the market. Pushkar should definitely be on your bucket list of places to visit in monsoons in India.
Ideal for: Honeymooners, families, culture vulture
Things to do: Camel safari, hot air ballooning, jeep safari, hiking, shopping, sightseeing
What to visit: Camel rides, desert camping and sightseeing.
Mount Abu in Rajasthan
Mount Abu, a hill station in Rajasthan, is a round-the year place but it is eye-catching to watch this lovely destination when clouds cover up the sky and water drops come down to the earth. Mount Abu is the right choice for those who are looking for a perfect dose of nature, spirituality and adventure.
Ideal for: Honeymooners, nature lovers
Things to do: Boating, sightseeing
What to visit: Sightseeing and trekking. Also, try boating in the lakes and relax under the beautiful weather.
Ranikhet in Uttarakhand
Ranikhet, one of the most beautiful monsoon destination in India is situated in Uttarakhand.
Ranikhet, The picturesque location is surrounded by hills, blessed with a pleasant climate, lush green forests and famous for majestic views of great Himalayan Ranges.
Ideal for: Honeymooners, nature lovers
Things to do: Trekking, temple hopping
What to visit: Valley of flowers, endangered animals including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard and birds.
Orchha in Madhya Pradesh
Ringed by rising hills, Orchha sits on River Betwa and is crammed with sweet smell of custard apples. This undulating land has towering temples and forts.
Ideal for: History-buff
Things to do: Sightseeing
What to visit: Jahangir Palace, Riverside cenotaphs, Rai Praveen mahal, Phool Bagh
Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh
Also known as “little Tibet” this place is untouched by man and hence retains its mystical and mesmerising beauty. There’s truly magic in the air of Spiti that is sure to make you fall in love with this place. Spiti is one of the best offbeat places to visit in monsoon in India.
Ideal for: Nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, culture vultures
Things to do: Camping, wildlife viewing
What to visit: Spot exquisite flora and wildlife at Pin valley national park, and appreciate the calmness and peaceful atmosphere of the Lhalung monastery.
Goa will be amongst the best places to visit in rainy season in India.The land of beaches is surely worth a visit during monsoons to enjoy sand, drizzle and picturesque sceneries. It’s the perfect place to get soaked in the rains and enjoy some truly delicious Goan delicacies.
Ideal for: Nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, beach lovers, party animals
Things to do: Jet skii, scuba, trekking, heritage tour, shopping, birdwatching
What to visit: Go trekking or hiking at Dudhsagar waterfalls, visit Aguada fort for a scintillating view, Dolphin show, Cruize amid the beautiful sea bordered by the beaches, feel rich as a gambler at the Casino and get the thrilling experience of water sports in Baga beach.
Munnar in Kerala
Munnar is truly a paradise in God’s own country. With silvery mist, incredibly vast tea gardens, lush green hills, romantic atmosphere and pleasant climate, this hill station is truly one of the favourite tourist places in India during monsoons.
Ideal for: Nature lovers, honeymooners
Things to do: Trekking, plantation tours, sightseeing, birdwatching
What to visit: Spot some exquisite wildlife at Anamudi which is also the highest peak in the western ghats, enjoy some nature walk at beautiful lakes in Devikulam and visit the Attukal waterfalls.
Wayanad in Kerala
There is no doubt that Wayanad is one of the best hill stations and a picture perfect place to visit during monsoons in South India. And to the much delight of vacationers, the place also hosts a special 3-day monsoon festival ‘Splash’ to portray Wayanad as the most popular place to visit in India in monsoons.
Ideal for: Nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, honeymooners, families
Things to do: Wildlife, nature walks, treks, plantation tours, camping
What to visit: Trekking, hiking, sightseeing and the monsoon carnival – Splash.
Mustard-yellow tinted villas, old colonial houses, cobble-stoned streets and a surfeit of seafront cafes and bars—the postcard-perfect city of Pondicherry lures you in with its old-world beauty and quaint charm. The wet months add a dash of romance and create a cool ambience in the city making Pondicherry a must visit monsoon destination in India.
Ideal for: Honeymooners, beach lovers, families
Things to do: Scuba diving, meditation, cafe hopping, party, shopping
What to visit: Walk along the pristine serene yet wild beaches, visit Auroville and try delectable French delicacies.
Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu
Known as the “princess of hill stations” this is one of the best monsoon destinations in India. Situated in the Palani hills of western ghat it offers enchanting waterfalls, lakes and lush greenery and spectacular views of the ghats and hills.
Ideal for: Nature lovers
Things to do: Boating, sightseeing, trekking
What to visit: Stroll around the Berijam lake and visit the Kodai lake which is the man-made lake surrounded by rocks and trees and enjoy the scenic view of the hills at Palni hills.
Andaman and Nicobar islands
A group of nearly 570 islands, this exotic location has amazing wildlife, thrilling water sports, pristine silver sand beaches, mountains, breath taking natural beauty and tribal tour. This place will never seize to amaze you and you are sure to fall in love with its incredible beauty. it has to be a must on your list of best monsoon destinations in India.
Ideal for: Beach lovers, nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts
Things to do: Jet skiing, sightseeing, scuba, snorkelling, trekking
What to visit: Experience and know the history at the historic Cellular jail, Havelock island for scuba diving, snorkeling and other water sports and surfing at little Andaman.
Shillong in Meghalaya
One of the best places in India during monsoons is the city of Shillong which receives heaviest rainfall during the rainy season. Surrounded by picturesque valleys of Khasi and Jayanti hills, adorned by numerous waterfalls, Shillong offers a panoramic view of green natural scenery.
Ideal for: Honeymooners, nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, culture vulture
Things to do: Wildlife viewing, trekking, boating
What to visit: David Scott Trail is an old trekking route that is counted amongst the most famous ones in Meghalaya.
Darjeeling in West Bengal
The perfect monsoon getaway of India, is the well known for tea industry along with a popular tourist destination, also known as The Queen of Hills, is situated at the foothills of the great Himalayas. Due to surrounded hills, it receives heavy showers during the monsoon.
Ideal for: Nature lover, honeymooners, families
Things to do: Tea plantation visit, monastery visit, toy train ride, shopping
What to visit: Rangeet valley passenger cable car, Darjeeling monastery, adventure sports and the toy train. Don’t forget to try some authentic Darjeeling tea.
Lonavala in Maharashtra
Living in Mumbai and thinking of the best places to visit in India during rainy season? Well, there’s one right beside you – Lonavala! With the onset of monsoon, the Sahyadri mountain ranges and the ghats revive with alluring greenery, breath taking waterfalls and pleasant climate. For a quick escape from the bustling city, plan a trip to the quaint hill town of lonavala.
Ideal for: Nature lovers
Things to do: Trekking, sightseeing, camping, horse ride
What to visit: Enjoy the extensive view of a stream flowing by at the cliff top called The Tiger point and relish in the tranquillity of Karla caves built by the Buddhist monks around 3rd to 2nd century BC. There’s a famous waterfall near Bushi dam which is a very popular spot for all the monsoon lovers.
Coorg in Karnataka
Known for its dense forest cover, it also serves as a biodiversity hotspot showcasing wide variety of flora and fauna. This romantic destination offers enchanting waterfalls, lakes, vast coffee plantations and delicious cuisines to treat your taste buds.
Ideal for: Nature lovers
Things to do: Trekking, bird watching, elephant interaction, horse ride, coffee plantation tour
What to visit: Explore the wildlife at Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary, experience an exhilarating hike at Kotebetta and visit the Jog falls in Karnataka which is the second highest in India.
Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir
The Ladakh Festival takes place from 17th to 27th September. It’s a spectacle of a show and a must visit!
This cold desert of India is sure on the list of many travelers and it truly lives up to its expectations. With its numerous mountain passes, sparkling lakes with crystal clear water surrounded by snow covered mighty mountains, it is simply magical. This place is a must visit in summers and post-monsoons as the roads are clear for travel unlike in winters.
Ideal for: Culture-vulture, adventure enthusiasts
Things to do: Sightseeing, bike rides, monastery visit, wildlife viewing
What to visit: Ladakh Festival Tour, Stroll around the Pangong lake which rightly means long, narrow, enchanted lake in Tibetan, play with snow at Changla pass, and seek blessings at the Thiksey monastery
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