Mist-induced, flourishing tea gardens and the spectacular spice plantation with dewdrops falling from the leaves and branches, Munnar in Monsoon is a paradise for nature lovers. The beautiful mountains partially covered in clouds while the rain rejuvenates almost everything it can touch. It’s an ideal escape if you’re looking for some quiet time in the lap of the mountains. Not being a tourist season during monsoon, you can live all of this without any chaos and of course, the off-season prices!
Being the second wettest place on the planet, Cherrapunjee is known to the world as it receives rains throughout the year. If you love fierce rains, then you got to visit Cherrapunjee during monsoons, the beautiful looking hills and the heart quenching scenic beauties makes for a thrill-filled monsoon trekking trip. Once you are here, go and have a look on the unique orange flower honey here and if you are the Indian tourist with an un-explainable love for tea don’t forget to enjoy the aromatic Meghalaya tea which is different to the usual Assam or Darjeeling tea. The double-decker tree bridges are an amazing experience that one must have. These can be best enjoyed in the late monsoon when the greenery is at its peak.
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
One of the most loved hilly destination in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal receives a moderate rainfall. Most of the time, you’ll find the clouds and the sun playing hide and seek with the mountains all day. The usual hard to bear hot climate turns quite pleasant during the monsoons with the rain-washed valleys and cloudy mountains. This is the time when this beautiful tourist destination of India is splashed with waterfalls.
Coorg, a spectacular hill station adding to the various tourist destinations of India is located in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, owing to its picturesque hilly setting it is widely known as the Scotland of India. During the monsoon season, especially in July and August, this beautiful tinsel town transforms into an eye-soothing green paradise. The weather becomes very pleasant and cool because of the ferocity of rains. Monsoon is the best time to visit the seasonal waterfalls of Coorg. The adventure seekers can look up to thrilling water rafting.
Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
A famous World Heritage site, the awe-worthy Valley of Flowers is situated at the meeting arms of Zanskar and Western and Eastern Himalayan ranges. The sky hugging Himalayan peaks happily surrounds this scenic paradise on Earth. While this tourist destination of India is mainly known for its flora with its wide species of flowers, it is also blessed with rich fauna as well adorned with rare and endangered animals like the snow leopard, musk deer, and the brown bear. This place is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to visit in Monsoon as it is the time when all sort new flowers and plants start germinating and pop into full bloom.
Though July and August are the time of monsoon in Goa and you cannot expect to indulge in the usual beach and water sport activities for which Goa is often known but it is the time when Goa is witnessing its natural beauty; resulting to which, you get much to do there apart from these usual activities. Interested folks can visit a few trekking zones along the western Ghats and the Karnataka border. However, most of the people who visit Goa in Monsoon prefer to just chill and relax and enjoy the rains. As mentioned earlier, Goa is at its best during Monsoon from the scenic point of view as this month witnesses cloudy and rainy days as well as both bright sunny days.
Situated at an accessible distance from both Pune and Mumbai, Lonavala is an all-time favourite weekend destination for all the Indian tourists residing in the western coast. The hill town comes alive with all the possible greenery during the rains and is a visual treat during Maharashtra’s super wet months. Lonavala has several sightseeing options and quite a few trekking options around, all of which together makes a mix of beauty to behold during the monsoons.