22 amazing places in India to visit during this monsoon, if you are a rain lover.Back

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It is not always sunshine and butterflies that makes the holiday a perfect one, rain plays its part too. As the monsoon sets in,   most of the tourist places in India becomes quite and dark, but there are some places in India that can be enjoyed during the monsoon season. Whether its for romantic tours or adventure trips, these places in India are the best during monsoon. Rain lovers get your backpacks ready. 
Warning: This article might make you to go out in the rain and get cold. 


1.    Kas Platu, Satara, Maharashtra

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Kas Platu or the Plateau of Flowers is famous for the wide verities of wild flowers and orchids. The monsoon (Sept / Oct), triggers the flowering season of various plants, when the millions of flowers blooms together the terrain becomes a flowery carpet, an amazing display of colours. With waterfalls everywhere and the hillsides bursting with green, this is one of Maharashtra’s most scenic monsoon getaways, this feast last for four months every year.


2.    Wayanad, Kerala

 

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Lashed by rains and blasted by winds Wayanad becomes romantic during the monsoon, the rain pours life into the thick vegetation that were punished by the harsh summer sun. Find a tree house in the middle of the jungle and just sit, relax and enjoy the rain with a Wayanad coffee.

 

3.    Leh –Ladakh

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Best for bike rides between June and September, but buy some windproof Jackets and raincoats as the area receives moderate to heavy rainfall. This scenic landscape is best for monsoon tourism. 


4.    Mandrem, Goa 

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This laid back and languid a destination in Goa gets quitter during monsoon, enjoy the rain but do not swim in the sea. The hotels will offer cheaper tariffs. 


5.    Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra 

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During the rainy season the hills of Malshej Ghat gets covered with white fog, migratory flamingos and other birds makes it a beautiful tourist spot close to Mumbai. 

6.    Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya

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Cherrapunjee receives incredible rainfall during the monsoons, making it one of the wettest places on earth. Visit this place in India to feel the real beauty and power of Monsoon. 


7.    Alleppey Backwaters, Kerala 

 

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Black clouds, blue backwaters and amazing hot sea food, there is no other place in India that can beat this combination. House boats offer cheap holiday options and it is best if you can go with your love. 

8.    Pondicherry

 

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Known as the Europe in India due to the earlier French connection and still surviving buildings, Pondicherry is one of the best places in India to visit during monsoon.  Explore this cultural city during monsoon and don’t forget to busy some alcohol to escape from the cold, it is insanely cheap. 


9.    Lonavala, Maharashtra

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Beautiful landscapes of Lonavala gets wrapped in fog and the green lush vegetation makes it ever more stunning, tall waterfalls and amazing drive through the Mumbai-Pune Expressway makes it a perfect weekend monsoon getaways.

10.    Lavasa, Maharashtra

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Monsoon turns Lavasa into a magical place, the lush green surroundings, lakeside ambiance, Quality stay options and easy access from Pune makes it a destination perfect for monsoon getaway.  

11.    Hampi, Karnataka 

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Hampi will take you back to the ancient times, when the sky sheds its tears during June to September, Hampi becomes a fairy tale place. Enjoy this ancient town in monsoon and experience the delicate balance between environment and culture. 

12.    Darjeeling, West Bengal

 

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Visit this amazing tourist spot in monsoon if you have a romantic heart, the entire hill town becomes serene, the trees and the forests becomes green. Enjoy the sound of the rain drops falling on the roof of the cottages, watch the white foggy mist slowly embracing and revealing the landscape with cup of famous Darjeeling tea, such an intimate and romantic atmosphere. Oh yes, the oversized colour full plastic bags that are moving is not just plastic bags, those are kids in oversized rain jackets!

13.    Shillong, Meghalaya 

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Enjoy the monsoon in the vast planes of Shillong, known as the 'Scotland of the East'. Feel the Tender cold breezes, watch the delicate drops strengthening the waterfalls and see how the happy people cultivate their foods.  If Shillong can’t revive you then nothing else can. 

14.    Champhai, Mizoram

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Champhai, the coldest place in Mizoram and the food bowl of the state, famous for colourful tribal traditions, orchids and beautiful landscapes. To enjoy the monsoon here you must do 8-hour mountain drive with multiple blind curves. 
Enjoy the green moors, rice fields of scenic Champai along with the monuments and monoliths.

15.    Lake City, Udaipur, Rajasthan 

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The rain brings relief from the scorching heat, as the rain drizzles down the lake city cools down and the lakes comes alive again, it is the best time to visit Udaipur, don’t worry about rain ruining trips.  Don’t forget to explore the famous Lake Palace, located bang in the middle of Lake Pichola one of the most beautiful sights of Udaipur,   Jaisamand Lake, the largest artificial lake in Asia and the beautiful City Palace and Sajjan Garh (Monsoon Palace). 

16.    Tea Garden, Wildlife, Tea tasting in Assam. 


 

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Visit the tea garden of Assam to see miles upon miles of lush tea plantations covered in mist, or just watch the mighty Brahmaputra River. Spend your time appreciating the greenery, watching the rain, while you sip on the world famous Assam tea.  If that is not enough you can go for a tea tasting in the cold weather, Dibru Saikhowa National Park is good option for the wildlife lovers, but don’t forget to enjoy your stay bungalow built more than 100 years ago in colonial style architecture.

17.    Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

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White Mountains covered in mist, roaring waterfalls and spectacular view of the Himalayas will blow you away. Explore this romantic hill station in Uttarakhand during monsoon with your other half.

18.    Coorg, Karnataka

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Coorg or Kodaku is a popular hill station in Karnataka. Wet lands, green landscapes, calm breezes and cool weather are some of the effects of exotic monsoon in Coorg. The long stretches of paddy fields, rich green plantations, singing of the birds and the cloudy sky are some of the best things to enjoy in the rainy season, above all you can experience the inner peace.

 

19.    Jhirna zone, Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

 

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The rain is a life giver, this is the breeding season of many animals, and the lush green forest is perfect for photography tours. Go for a jeep Safari or Elephant safari and it is easy to spot the animals as they may come out to the open places to escape the rain and insects, so keep your eyes open.

20.    Daringbadi in Kandhamal, Odisha

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Known as the Kashmir of Odisha becomes greenish during the monsoon, enjoy the hill side and amazing landscape in the monsoon. 

21.    Ooty, Tamil Nadu 

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The amazing hill station in Tamil Nadu is known as the queen of hill station, with enchanting beauty and scenic landscape attracts a large number of travellers. Plan your visit if you are visiting during June as it can get really busy. 

 

22.    Western Ghats 


 

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Spread across six states, Western Ghats is a biodiversity hot spot. The monsoon is considered the best time to enjoy the beauty of these rolling hills. Barren slopes of Western Ghats transform into blooming green hills, with silver waterfalls gushing out from them and the rich wildlife, makes it a unique destination to visit during monsoon. 

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