10 gorgeous places to visit in India during this Monsoon

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Monsoon Holidays help you to bring out the wandering soul inside you to see the beauty of the world. It can surely offer varied memorable experiences that are worth adore for a lifetime.

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According to some people, rains are magical in India. When it comes to monsoon or if you want to see the drizzle in the right way, I believe that you should not go anywhere other than India. India is probably one of the best countries to get the best of it, mainly the southern part of India.

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Though most travelers do not count this as the best time to travel, there is a certain glamour in vacations during a rainstorm. With our list of eye-catching monsoon destinations in India, you will surely change your opinion about the glorious rainy season. These are :

Munnar, Kerala – Paradise

Though we all know that the first state where the monsoon came is the Arabian Sea Branch of the Southwest Monsoon first hits the western ghats of the coastal state of Kerala, India, and making this area the first state in India to receive rain from the Southwest Monsoon.

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In this rainy season, if you want to see paradise, then I suggest that you must visit Munnar, Kerala, India. This hill station is one of the most popular destinations and most visited during the rainy season in Kerala with dense fog, amazingly huge tea gardens, a romantic atmosphere, abundant green hills, a pleasing climate with a variety of wildlife.

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Major tourist attraction in Munnar, Kerala, India during this monsoon :

  • Tea Museum
  • Top Station
  • Attukad Waterfalls
  • Echo Point
  • Blossom International Park
  • Wonder Valley Adventure & Amusement Parks
  • Mattupetty Dam
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BEST FOR : Hill station, Photography and Tea garden
PLACES TO STAY : The panoramic gateway & Blanket hotel and Spa
WEATHER : High rainfall with minimum temperature of 20°C

Coorg, Karnataka – Scotland of India

Looking at the word Scotland of India, everyone will wonder whether there is any Scotland in India or not, and the answer is YES! It is there, and it was called Coorg or commonly known as Kodagu in Karnataka.

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So why is Coorg known as Scotland of India? Any idea? Huh! No! Cheer up! I’ll tell you that why Coorg was known as Scotland of India because it was the British Planter community who had generously invented the term the Scotland of India for Coorg and also the :

  • The Rolling Hills
  • Refreshing Greenery and Lavish Waterfalls
  • Regal Warrior Culture and Heritage
  • Awesome Weather
  • Charming Forts and Palaces
  • Cunning Colonial Estates
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Coorg is one of the most beautiful monsoon destinations in India, known for its dense forest shelter significantly when I arrived, came to known that it blessed with attractive scenery spotted with vast coffee plantations.

Major tourist attraction in Coorg, Karnataka, India during this monsoon :

  • Trekking
  • Horse Ride
  • Abbey Falls
  • Paragliding
  • Madikeri Fort
  • NagarHole National Park
  • Elephant Camp
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BEST FOR : Adventure, Photography and Hill Stations
PLACES TO STAY : Heritage Resort Coorg and The Tamara Coorg
WEATHER : 23°C TO 26°C with heavy rainfall

North Chamoli – Valley of Flowers

Want to see paradise in real life? Therefore, I suggest this place is truly a paradise and one of the most attractive places on earth, and most importantly, the valley of flower declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2005. This gorgeous place is famous for the delightful grassland of aerial flowers, the abundance of flora and fauna, and the marvelous view of snow dressed peaks. 

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Surprisingly, the best time to visit this place is only during this monsoon because as the mountain flowers of every each possible shade bloom after the rain. I was unable to close my eyes when I went there in the second week of August last year. As I have not seen such a beautiful sight until today. I felt as if I have been in heaven, and the fragrance there is like sweetness.

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Places to visit in Valley of Flowers during this monsoon :

  • Valley of Flowers National Park
  • Nanda Devi National Park
  • Fauna and Flora
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BEST FOR : Nature lover, photography and trekking
LOCATION : Uttarakhand
WEATHER : Minimum 13°C to 20°C with heavy rainfall

LONAVALA – City of Caves

Wow, what a place it was. If you live in Mumbai and you just tired of crowded areas and thinking about a hill station with a pleasant climate, then don’t imagine so much your great place is right next to you. During monsoon, the Sahyadri mountain ranges and the ghats arouse with :

  • Attractive greenery
  • Spectacular waterfalls
  • Pleasant climate
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When I went there, I didn’t feel that there could be anyplace near Mumbai that would give such a joy to the heart that I can’t imagine like the scent of the air, the fragrance, and peace that would make the heart soothes during this monsoon.

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Major tourist attraction in Lonavala, Maharashtra, India during this monsoon :

  • Tiger’s Leap
  • Bhaja Caves
  • Karla Caves
  • Tikona Fort
  • Waterfalls near Bhushi Dam
  • Pawna Lake
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BEST FOR : Trekking, Camping & Nature Lover.
PLACES TO STAY : Captans Resort & Treebo Trend Indralok Inn
WEATHER : 25°C with medium rainfall

Udaipur – Most Romantic City

Well, everyone must be aware of this city, how famous it is, and most important having a prehistoric royalty and culture richness that makes them one of the most beautiful cities as well as the most romantic city. During monsoons, this place come to life with a clue of greenery around it’s natural lakes and palaces to give you spectacular views.

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Frankly, the rainfall here is less, but it rains so much that the weather becomes nice and romantic. Think about it, entitle as one of the ‘most romantic city in India’, visualize the romance that is possible during the rains.

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Major tourist attractions in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India during this monsoon :

  • City Palaces
  • Monsoon Palaces
  • Lake Palaces
  • Sajjan Garh
  • Fatheh Sagar Lake
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BEST FOR : Photography, Sightseeing & Honeymoon
PLACES TO STAY : The Oberoi Udaivilas & Tredent
WEATHER : 28°C with medium rainfall

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Shillong – Scotland of the East

Have you ever heard of a cloud city? No! Cheer up! Shillong is one of the most beautiful destinations in India and especially during the rainy season. Therefore, when you come here, you’ll see clouds all around. Shillong is in Meghalaya, and it means ‘The abode of clouds’

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Why choose Shillong, Meghalaya during monsoon :

  • Hazy Clouds
  • Rich Greenery
  • Diverse Waterfalls
  • Dales of khasi
  • Jayanti Hills
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Major tourist attractions in Shillong, Meghalaya, India during this monsoon :

  • Shillong Peak
  • Laitlum Canyons
  • Elephant Falls
  • Umiam Lake
  • David Scott Trail
  • Seven Sister Falls
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BEST FOR : Nature Lovers, Photography, Adventure
PLACES TO STAY : The Heritage Club & Hotel Woodland Hill Stay
WEATHER : 12°C Minimum temp. with Heavy rainfall

Spiti Valley – Little Tibet

WOW! What a fascinating place. Most Important, the fresh air that soothes your heart thou you feel I don’t want to leave this place. Frankly, there was something spectral in the wind of Spiti Valley that makes one sink in love with this place.

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I suggest that this place is one of the best monsoon destination in India and moreover this place is especially for the adventurous people who always seek for an adventure like me hahaha. Well, it allows many activities like :

  • Trekking
  • River Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Jeep Safari
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Major tourist attractions in Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India during this monsoon:

  • Tabo Monastery
  • Chandratal Lake
  • Baralacha Pass
  • Pin Valley National Park
  • Losar
  • Key Monastery
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BEST FOR : Adventure, Photography & Nature Lover
PLACES TO STAY : Hotel Sakya Abode & Spiti Heritage
WEATHER : 20°C Average Temp. with Medium Rainfall

kodaikanal – Queen of Hills

Kodaikanal! It’s not just a name, but it’s a gift of the forest. It’s a Tamil name, which means ‘The Gift of the Forest’ Well, Kodaikanal referred to as the ‘Queen of Hill Station’ and this is one most beautiful as well as the best destination to visit during monsoon.

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During rainy season, the middle lake looks even more attractive when turns greener and filled with variation of flowers. Moreover, Kodaikanal offers :

  • Attractive Waterfalls
  • Abundant Greenery
  • Glorious views of Ghats
  • Striking view of Hills
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Major tourist attractions in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India during this monsoon :

  • Kodaikanal Lake
  • Pillar Rocks
  • Coaker’s Walk
  • Moir Point
  • Dolphin Nose
  • Silver Cascade Falls
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BEST FOR : Trekking, Sightseeing, Photography and Boating
PLACES TO STAY : The Carlton & Fairway Inn Kodaikanal
WEATHER : 22°C Minimum Temp. with Medium Rainfall

Cherrapunji – Wettest place on Earth

Cherrapunji is the world’s second wettest place on Earth with 11,619 mm rainfall every year. If you’re a rainy lover and all the time thinking about rain, then I suggest this place it’s perfect for you. During monsoon, it arouses with :

  • Pleasant Air
  • Surplus Beauty
  • Natural wide landscapes
  • Lush Greenery
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Major tourist attraction in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India during this monsoon :

  • Double Decker Living Root Bridge
  • Nohkalikai Waterfalls
  • Krem Mawmluh
  • Dainthlen Waterfalls
  • Dawki
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BEST FOR : Nature Lover, Sightseeing and Rainy lover
PLACES TO STAY : Polo Orchid Resort & Sulawado Resort
WEATHER : 12°C Minimum Temp. with Heavy Rainfall

Wayanad – Green Paradise

Wayanad is one of the most famous destinations in India during monsoon, located in the southern tip of the Deccan plateau and north-eastern part of Kerala. It completed with hazy mountains, magnificent forests, gleaming rivers, and pour waterfalls.

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Most Important, the best part of Wayanad is that it celebrates 2-3 days monsoon festival ‘Splash’ making, the most formidable and sleeping period of the year more profitable. Wayanad frequently called as :

  • Home of Monsoon
  • The Spice Garden of south
  • The land of Paddy field
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Major tourist attractions in Wayanad, Kerala, India during this monsoon :

  • Monsoon Carnival
  • Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Edakkal Caves
  • Kuruva Island
  • Neelimala View Point
  • Pookode Lake
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BEST FOR : Wildlife Lover, Nature Lover, Photography and Sightseeing
PLACES TO STAY : Cavern Cave Hotel & The Sanihara
WEATHER : 18°C Average Temp. with Highest Rainfall

”Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”

Bob Marley

So, these are the top 10 places in India that turn abundant green during the monsoon season. It fascinates so many travelers from all over the world with its magnificent area. Plan a trip with your friends, family, or by yourself and enjoy these rich greenery landscapes during this monsoon.

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I suggest that you must visit these places during this monsoon and not only get wet in the rain but also let it reach the heart and enjoy every single drop of rain and if you know more such amazing places in India than do share them in the comment section

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