In the midst of the raindrops, there are a few people who might be planning a trip to experience the fragrance of the wet soil of Earth. During this season, greenery view of mountains and hills, sparkling water of lakes and waterfalls can easily catch anyone’s attention and make them fall in love with these astonishing unexplored realms and give life a new perspective.
Be it experiencing light raindrops, gentle and relaxing winds, or glimpsing wet and foggy mornings, monsoon has always been a number one choice to escape from daily routine. Who doesn’t want to get soaked in the divine lap of nature? Who doesn’t wish for exploring the topmost destinations during rainy season? However, you’ll have to be careful before going any place during monsoon as not all places in India are safe to go, especially raining time.
Here are the top 10 picturesque destinations (not in ascending/descending order) that you could finalize to visit in India during monsoon season:
1. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
It is the largest hill station located in the Sahyadri range of Maharashtra state. Situated at an altitude of 1372 meter above from the sea level in Satara District, Mahabaleshwar proffers a cool climate and pleasant walks. It becomes more attractive with the showers of rain. Mahabaleshwar is also considered to be one of the romantic getaways during monsoon. It is the perfect place for those who love natural beauty and evergreen forest. The topmost tourist attractions are – Mahabaleshwar temple, Mapro’s garden, Elephant’s head point, Bhilar waterfall etc.
2. Udaipur, Rajasthan
It is also known as the “City of Lakes” and is located in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. It is famous for its extravagant royal residences. Undoubtedly, it’s the most stunning and enchanting location for tourists. Surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills in all directions, Udaipur offers mesmerizing temples and lush green hills to the tourists. Highly recommended places are – Udaipur City Lake, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Monsoon Palace etc.
3. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
It is considered to be one of the wettest places on Earth. Cherrapunji is certainly the only place in India which has just one season; monsoon. Situated in Meghalaya state, it receives rainfall throughout the year. And the most stunning part is that Cherrapunji receives rain mostly at night, hence without affecting day-to-day activities. Here, tourists can explore many beautiful places: Mawsmai Cave, Nohkalikai Falls, Dawki, etc.
4. Wayanad, Kerala
If you are a nature lover who is interested in viewing green Nirvana with verdant valleys and dreamy landscape all around, Wayanad is truly recommended place for you. It is located in God’s own country, Kerala. Its hilly ranges and rich wildlife make it the number one choice for enthusiastic travelers. It offers all those things which one looks for in a traveling destination. The topmost tourist attractions are – Neelimala, Chembra Peak, Kuruva Island Falls, Eco Park etc.
5. Munnar, Kerala
Munnar is a prominent hill station, located in the southernmost Indian state, Kerala only 127 km away from the city of Cochin. It is considered to be one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India. In its magnificent climate, tourists can try a lot of activities like jeep riding, forest camping, trekking, and hiking throughout the year. Must visit attractions are – Attukal waterfalls, TATA Tea Museums, Kundala Lake.
6. Almora, Uttarakhand
Located in Uttarakhand state, Almora lies on the edges of the Kumaon Hills of the Himalayan Range. It is another beautiful choice of tourists for traveling. However, you have to be a little careful during monsoon as paths might be slippery after rain. Here, you can experience the best sunrise and sunset views. The top tourist destinations are – Deer Park, Binsar Mahadev, Martola, Simtola, etc.
Ranikhet is another fascinating hill station located in Kumaon Hills in the Indian state, Uttarakhand. Here, the tourists can have a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks, especially Nanda Devi peak. There is no best time to visit this place as it offers pleasant weather throughout the year. Ranikhet is highly knowns for its historical temples. The tourist attractions are – Jhula Devi temple, Chaubatia orchards, Upat Kalika, Manilla, etc.
8.Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling is a mesmerizing hill station situated in West Bengal. It is also known as the Queen of Hill Stations. Its fascinating weather, tea plantations, and green scenery make it one of the most beautiful destinations for travelers. Darjeeling is another honeymoon destination for Indian couples. The tourist attractions are – Badamtam Tea Estate, Ganga Maya Park, Observatory Hills, etc.
9. Yumthang Valley Of Flowers, Sikkim
It is also known as Sikkim Valley of Flowers sanctuary. Located in the Indian state, Sikkim, this valley offers many stupendous views to explore. Hot springs, rolling meadows enthralls the explorer’s consciousness to a point where they feel in the midst of an ecstatic river of profoundness. Oneness. Here, you can visit -Zero Point, Zuluk, Seven Sisters Waterfalls, Nathula Pass, etc.
10. Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh
Surrounded by the thick forests of the Eastern Ghats mountain range, Araku Valley is a well-known hill station in Andhra Pradesh. You should visit this place via train if possible as rail passes through tunnels, hills sides, and streams. The topmost tourist attractions are – Katiki Waterfalls, Chaparai Waterfalls, Borra Caves, etc.