India is well known for its beauty during the monsoon season. The monsoon starts in June and ends in October. The Western Ghats, Kodaikanal, Goa, and Ladakh are the famous places to visit in monsoon season.
Monsoon is the kind of season that gives immense pleasure to the senses and the one time of year when the landscapes glisten. Southwest and northeast monsoon are the two types of monsoon that hits India.
Rainfall offers an excellent vacation with the delicious smell of earth, quiet raindrops, breezing winds, relaxing weather and much more. The plants and trees look happier in their green attire. Everything is beautiful. During the monsoon season, the mountains and hills are carpeted with greenery, the waterfalls make you fall in love with them.
Here is the list of best monsoon destinations in India.
Ladakh is an amazing place located in Jammu & Kashmir. It is the best place to visit during the monsoon season especially during the Ladakh Festival which takes place from 17th to 27th September. Historical monuments and Buddhist monasteries are the major tourist attractions for visitors. It is a rain shadow area, which indicates there will be less rainfall. Snow-covered mighty mountains and crystal clear lakes are the best part of it. It is also well known for spectacular white-water rafting, challenging treks, masked dances at Gompas and for the food. Changla Pass, Ladakh Festival Tour, Pangong Lake, Thiksey Monastery are the major attractions in it.
2. Spiti valley:
Spiti Valley is located in Himachal Pradesh, and is also known as “Little Tibet”. This place is well known for its mesmerizing beauty and mystic. It is the most visited place during the monsoon season. It is located at an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level. Himalayan snow cuts Spiti from all over the country for about 6 months a year, the summer months are the only time Spiti can be accessed directly via the toll road. Viewing Wildlife Sanctuaries and Camping are the things to do in Spiti valley and are ideal for nature lovers, culture vultures, and adventure enthusiasts. Pin Valley National Park, Lhalung Monastery, Chandratal, Suraj Tal, Dhankar Lake, Kunzum Pass are the major attractions in it.
Coorg is located in Karnataka and is well known for its dense forest. Coorg is also known as Kodagu, which is the most affluent hill station in Karnataka. You can visit the beautiful towns like Somwarpet, Pollibetta, Gonikoppal, Kushalnagar and Virajpet.
It is the largest coffee producer in India, and it receives the highest rainfall across the nation. Brahmagiri and Pushpagiri in Coorg are the best places for trekking. Sprawling green landscapes, beautiful waterfalls, mystical mountain tops, and rich flora and fauna are the major attractions in Coorg. Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Kotebetta, Jog falls are the major attractions in it.
Kodaikanal is also known as the “Princess of the hill station”, and is located in Tamil Nadu. It is situated in the Palani hills, western ghat and is located at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level. Berijam Lake is a popular place to visit in Kodaikanal. Whether it’s boating in the lakes, taking a walk in the hills, exploring caves or even offering prayers in places of worship, the activities in Kodaikanal are almost endless. Trekking, sightseeing, and boating are the things to do here. This place is ideal for nature lovers. Palni hills, Berijam Lake, Kodai lake are the major attractions in it.
Goa lies on the west coast and is one of the smallest states in India. Panjim is the capital city of Goa and is well connected with roads and international airports. With a coastline stretching more than 100 kilometers, Goa has many beaches that attract millions of visitors. While Calangute and Baga is more popular among the Indian family crowd, Arambol and Anjuna attract many foreign tourists.
Bird watching, shopping, heritage tour, trekking, scuba and Jet ski is the things to do in Goa. It is ideal for beach lovers, nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and party animals. Dudhsagar waterfalls, Aguda fort, Dolphin show, Nightlife in Casino, Baga beach is the major attractions in it.
Shillong is located in Meghalaya and is one of the best monsoon destinations because it receives heavy rainfall. It is well known for numerous waterfalls, picturesque valleys of Jayanti hills and Khasi hills. It is the capital of Meghalaya and located at a height of 1496 meters. The city is well known for activities to enjoy boating and rock climbing. The other places to visit are Elephant falls, Mawjymbuin caves, Laitlum Canyons and Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture. David Scott Trail, Shillong Peak, Elephant Falls, All Saints Cathedral, Sohpetbneng Peak are the major attractions in it.
Munnar is located in Kerala and is the best monsoon destination to visit in South India. It is well known for its lush green hills, vast tea gardens, pleasant climate, and romantic atmosphere. It is a paradise in God’s own country.
Once known as the High Range of Travancore, Munnar developed as a tea-producing area from 1880 onwards. Bird watching, Wildlife Sanctuaries, sightseeing, spice plantation tours, and trekking are the best things to do in Munnar. Anamudi Peak, Attukal waterfalls, beautiful lakes in Devikulam is the major attractions in it.
India has a lot to offer during the monsoon season. Apart from above mentioned monsoon destinations in India. There are so many destinations such as Udaipur, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Ranikhet, Alleppey, Shimla, Manali and many others. Make sure to make the most of it.