Rains are ideally considered a not so ideal time to plan trips and holidays. But, we all love the serene and the weather that prevails during the rainy season making for beautiful holiday destinations. We’ve got a list of places to visit in monsoon seasons, and we bet you’d love it as much as we do.
Monsoons make way for off season prices and discounts in many places, and though dreaded while travelling, they also create a great ambiance and an amazing weather too. The hills and the beaches, and all things nature, monsoons can let you explore a lot more things than just the places.
A vacay in monsoon will enable you to witness nature like never before, feel the gushing wind, and take to a different kind of an adventure. If any of this sounds exciting enough, then you must check out this list of places to visit in monsoon season in India!
11 Ideal Places To Visit In Monsoon Season In India
1. Coorg, Karnataka
One of the most enticing hill stations on every list, Coorg isn’t just meant for the summers. The monsoons here are nothing short of experiencing what paradise feels like. Right from indulging in adventures like river rafting and trekking up to the highest peak of Tadiandamol, to the picturesque beauty by the waterfalls, the experience is ethereal indeed. Oh and for all the coffee enthusiasts, there are the coffee plantations to visit by!
You can take to a road trip from Bangalore which is about 270kms. You can also travel by flight/train, the closest being Mysore airport and railway station.
2. Udaipur, Rajasthan
Monsoons do in fact ignite the romantic streak among one and all. And, if you live your life by the lakes and the beaches, then Udaipur is a treat during monsoons. Totally giving out royal and regal vibes all time of the year, monsoons also bring in lush greenery in the city of maharajas and kings. One of the most romantic places to visit in monsoon, the city offers breathtaking picturesque views during the season. And then there are all the palaces to visit by of course!
Udaipur can be reached via flight, from Maharana Pratap Airport, or the Udaipur station itself.
3. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
For the souls that crave adventure, Spiti is one of the ideal places to visit in monsoon. Apart from all the skiing, safaris and wildlife trails, one also finds some peace and solitude here. Since winters make the valleys almost inaccessible, the monsoons work just fine for anyone travelling here. Explore the monasteries and shrines, learn about religious customs and traditions, and let the wanderlust be fed. Indulge in some camping and treat your soul to the nature’s beauty!
Shimla is the closest station, and Kullu airport is the nearest airport.
4. Darjeeling, West Bengal
The Queen of Hills as Darjeeling is rightly called it’s what makes it one of the ideal places to visit in monsoon. Situated at the foothills of Himalayas, there’s quite a heavy shower of rains that the place is subjected to, and that makes it quite an adventure. One of the ideal getaways in monsoon, one can explore nature, indulge in some shopping and turn this into the perfect family trip.
New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station, and Kolkata is the closest airport. The station is well connected to a number of cities, thereby making your travel easier.
5. Andaman and Nicobar IslandsThis one has all the right reasons for making it to our list of places to visit in monsoon. You can entertain yourself with the exotic views and the wildlife, or feed the adventurer in you with water sports. You’ve got both, the beaches and the mountains right at one place, and that’s all vacays are made up of. Some of the must visit places include Beladaru beach, Cellular Jail, Dolphin resort and Phoenix bay jetty.
Travelling here is hassle free with regular passenger ships from Chennai, Vishakhapatnam and Kolkata. If you want to fly over, then you have flights to its capital, Port Blair airport.
6. GoaIf you’ve not for once been to Goa in the monsoons, there’s something you’ve been missing out on. Make all those never execute trips to Goa come true these monsoons, and be rest assured to have the time of your lives. Right from indulging in Goan food, to enjoying yourself by the beaches, or all those rented scooty ride around the place, Goa is bliss almost throughout the year. Shopping in Goa is great, and so is adventuring and touring around. Then there’s some guilty gambling by the casinos and so many parties to attend too! You wouldn’t witness Goa like other times of the year, but the city does have its own charm and effect and you, and will always!
Well connected by road from Mumbai by road, there is Goa International airport or Vasco-da-gama and Madgaon stations too.
7. Lonavala, Maharashtra
For the residents of Mumbai and Pune, Lonavala is like just another random outing. Not very far from both the cities, Lonavala is accessible to Mumbaikars and Punekars very easily via road. And, for all the other people, Lonavala makes for not just one of the so many ideal places to visit in Monsoon, but practically any time of the year. Witness the lush greenery in the ghats and at the Sahyadri Mountains and also experience the waterfalls during the best climate prevalent in Lonavala. Activities here include trekking, horse riding, camping and some sightseeing!
As mentioned, Lonavala is a 1 hour 45 minutes journey from Mumbai and a 1 hour 26 minutes journey from Pune by road. It has its own station, and trains on this route do halt here, so there’s not much of a hassle either ways!
8. Mount Abu, RajasthanThe only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu makes for an ideal vacation during any time of the year. During the monsoons however, the place seems to have been emitting adventure and spiritual vibes just about right. With so much to do, and so many places to visit in Mount Abu, there won’t be a single moment of dullness while on your trip here. Right from Dilwar temple, the ruins of the Mewar dynasty, sunset points, the array of lakes or some unmissable sights, Mount Abu is a delight during the rainy seasons.
The easiest and most accessible to visit Mount Abu is its railway stations which is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Jaipur.
9. Kutch, Gujarat
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For the love of picturesque destinations, and some inner peace, the salt lands are a treat for any traveller. While the Rann of Kutch makes for an ideal visit during Rann Utsav, it also makes into the list of ideal places to visit in monsoon. Submerged in water, the rains make for a view to die for. Indulge in some sightseeing and camping and you’ll know why there isn’t anything like it.
The closest airport to Kutch is Bhuj, and the Kutch express nicely connects via Ahmedabad to Mumbai right upto Gandhidham. Then, there’s the Bhuj railway station too.
10. Kausani, UttarakhandOnce the monsoons set in, Kausani is a treat to the eyes of the watcher. It gives an up and close look to the Himalayan mountain range, and includes the likes of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Panchchuli. Kasauni is a hill station that is like no other, courtesy the kind of relief it is to the naked eye. Looking at the 350 km stretch of mountains, and the downpour during rains, one is surely enchanted by the look of it.
You can fly off to the Dehradun airport and then take to the road, or you could go to either Kathgodam or Haldwani station. Kasauni has a frequent number of buses coming in and going out to major cities around.
11. Alleppey, Kerela
If Kerela is god’s own country, then Alleppey is God’s own child in the country. The rains totally make Alleppey one of the most beautiful and must visit places in monsoon in India. If you can’t stay in a boat house by the backwater, then take the backwater cruise and see what the lakes, rivers and canals are like during the season. An ideal time for Ayurveda therapy, the monsoons open up pores of the skin, making it the most effective. Witness the monsoons like you have never before in the backwater of Kerela, Alleppey!
Highly popular amongst travellers, one can have easy access to the roads. The Cochi Airport is about 75kms away, and Ernakulam is the closest station.
With our list of top 11 places to visit in Monsoon, we hope there’s some of it that fits your itinerary too. Said to be one of the seasons which calls for maximum fun, there’s nothing that could be better than a vacation.
So get starting on your packing and select the destination, for the monsoons have kicked in!