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15 Monsoon Places in India You Should Definitely Visit

However, monsoon is not much recommended by the travelers yet there is a unique and amazing charm of spending vacations during the downpour. Spending holidays during the monsoon season especially in India is surely going to give you a lifetime experience. This is the time when the mountains and the hills get covered with the thick green carpets, the lakes get filled up with sparkling water, and also the surroundings especially the waterfalls looks so stunning that makes you fall in love with nature.

If you are also a monsoon traveler and love getting a wee bit wet then plan yours to any of these stunning places this monsoon.

1- Lonavla, Maharashtra

Tiger Point, LonavalaOne of the best weekend destinations to escape away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai and Pune, Lonavala is situated amidst Sahyadris where many Bollywood celebrities live in India. Lonavala turns out as one of the most surreal destinations during the monsoon season which gives a real visual treat to their eyes. It houses some of the most gorgeous waterfalls which look more gorgeous during these months.

How to Reach Lonavala
The nearest airport to the place is almost 62 km away and is situated in Pune. One can also reach this place through the Railhead. Buses to Lonavala are also available from various major cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, and Ahmedabad.

Things to Do
Stroll down the narrow lanes of the city and enjoy the beauty of nature, you can also go for trekking and can witness the beautiful view of the cascading waterfalls.

2- Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Kodaikanal during Monsoon SeasonReckoned as “Princess of Hill Stations”, Kodaikanal is located in the Palani Hills and is adorned with gorgeous waterfalls, pristine lakes, lush green valleys, and other natural attractions. However, this forest area looks admiring throughout the year but during the monsoon season, it magnifies its charm to a greater extent. Explore Dolphin Nose, Pambar Falls, Kurinji Andavar Temple, and Pillar Rocks.

How to Reach Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal is easily accessible via roads as private taxis, Tamil Nadu state buses, and luxury coaches ply to this breathtaking hill station. The nearest airport and the railhead is located in Madurai which is almost 120 km away.

Things to do in Kodaikanal
Visiting the Kodai Lake and walk around the Berijam Lake. Also, enjoy the astonishing view of the Palni Hills.

3- Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg in MonsoonCovered with thick dense forests, Coorg boasts a wide variety of flora and fauna and is renowned as a hotspot of biodiversity. The region allures its tourists with enriching waterfalls, pristine lakes, coffee plantations, and delectable cuisines to treat your taste buds. During the monsoon months, the hill station looks more gorgeous and stunning as compared to other days and you also get the chance to witness the glimpse of a rainbow but only if you are lucky enough.

How to Reach Coorg
If you are traveling from Bangalore to Coorg then it is easy and convenient to reach the destination by road. Mysore railway station is the nearest railhead to Coorg and Bangalore Airport is the nearest airport.

Things to Do
Witness the beauty of Jog and Abbey’s waterfalls flowing with a full swing, visit the famous Madikeri Fort, Bylekuppe, and other famous sights.

4- Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong city during rainy seasonShillong is one of the most preferred destinations to visit during the monsoon season. Reckoned for its captivating beauty this hill station looks more stunning and alluring during the wet months. If you don’t mind getting drenched in the rain then Shillong is going to be a perfect getaway for you. Lush green vegetation, misty clouds, and cascading waterfalls are the key attractions of this forest-covered area.

How to Reach Shillong
Situated at a distance of almost 150 km, Guwahati houses the nearest airport and the railway station to this stunning hill station. If you are visiting this hilly area during the monsoon months then roadways are the best way to reach. The roads are well-managed and maintained and are connected with different parts of the cities via NH40.

Things to do in Shillong
Explore the beauty of lush green valleys, pristine lakes, beautiful ponds, and the enchanting waterfalls. However, it is quite challenging to reach this hilly area during the monsoon months but on the other hand the charm of the city gets magnified.

5- Munnar, Kerala

Munnar WaterfallAlso called as a real paradise, Munnar in Kerala is enlisted beautifully in the list of must-visit monsoon destinations in the country. Munnar is beautifully adorned with lush green hills, tea plantations, lush green valleys, pleasant climate, and romantic atmosphere. If you are looking for some peaceful time and quiet ambiance then Munnar is the best place to plan your trip.

How to Reach Munnar
Located at a distance of almost 130 km from Cochin, Munnar can easily be reached via road by covering a distance of almost 4 hours. Aluva is the nearest railway station to Munnar and Cochin is the nearest Airport. From the airport and the railway station, one can catch a taxi or a cab for their further journey.

Things to Do in Munnar
Enjoy covering the challenging trekking trail, go for a plantation tour and explore the spectacular tourist destinations. Also, if you are a bird lover then you visit the bird sanctuaries to enjoy Birdwatching.

6- Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers during MonsoonNestled beautifully in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Valley of Flowers is reckoned as a virtual paradise on the earth. Spread over a huge area of almost 34 sq mi, Valley of Flowers is beautifully adorned with white water streams, snow-clad mountain peaks, and also the pristine air. It boasts around 500 species of flowers and also the fauna species. If you are an adventure lover then you can enjoy the beauty of trekking here. Witness the spectacular view of flowers and also the bliss of mountains at this hugely spread biodiversity hotspot.

How to Reach
Govindghat which is the nearest bus stand is located at a distance of almost 18 km from this beautiful place. Rishikesh Railway Station is the nearest railhead and Dehradun Airport is the nearest airport in Dehradun.

Things to Do
Visiting the beautiful alpine trees and the exotic collection of flower species and you can also enjoy trekking here. If you are a photogenic then gather some incomparable pictures for your travel frames.

7- Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar during Rainy SeasonMonsoon transforms the look of Pushkar and gives it a very new look. However, visiting any part of Rajasthan is not recommendable during the summer months but during the monsoon months, Pushkar becomes one of the most ideal destinations in the country. One cannot forget the memories of their monsoon Pushkar trip when the Ghats are beautifully adorned with lofty green mountains, sounds of a peacock and the pleasant weather adds more charm to the beauty of this place.

How to Reach Pushkar
Ajmer is the nearest railway station to Pushkar which is situated at a distance of almost 17 km from the destination. You can easily get a three-wheeler or a bus from Ajmer to reach Pushkar as various buses are plying between the destinations.

Things to Do
tourists can enjoy desert camping, camel rides and can also witness the surreal beauty of the surroundings. Experience the unbeatable charm of the city and show your photography skills.

8- Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Spiti Valley during Monsoon SeasonAnother astonishing monsoon destination to explore during the monsoon months in India, Spiti Valley is also called as “Little Tibet” due to its mesmerizing and mystical beauty. The valley looks as stunning that anyone coming here falls in love with this gorgeous green valley. Spiti is inarguably one of the best offbeat destinations to explore in India where one can enjoy various adventurous activities like mountain biking, trekking, rock climbing, etc.

How to Reach
Shimla is the nearest railway station from where one can access the place via roadways. If you are looking for the nearest airport then Kullu Airport is the nearest airport to Spiti Valley which is at a distance of almost 236 km from the destination.

Things to Do
Explore the exotic collection of flora and fauna at the popular Pin National Park and also visit the Lhalung monastery.

9- Goa

Goa in MonsoonOne of the most interesting monsoon destinations in India, Goa is a place that offers its tourists with a unique experience. Also called as “land of beaches”, Goa is the most ideal place where you can soak yourself in the rain and can savor yourself with the lip-smacking Goan cuisines. If you are also a beach lover, nature lover, adventure enthusiasts, and animal lover then Goa is for you.

How to Reach Goa
Goa is pretty well connected with other major cities via roads. Dabolim is the nearest and the most frequented airport in the state. From the airport you can catch a private or a public transport to reach the desired destination.

Things to Do
You can enjoy various water activities like scuba diving, jetskiing, etc. and can also go for a heritage walk in the city. Birdwatch and shopping are also the major attractions of the place.

10- Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

Ranikhet in MonsoonOther popular monsoon destination in Uttarakhand, Ranikhet is adorned with picturesque landscapes and is studded with gorgeous hills, pleasing weather, and the thick dense forests. You can also witness the glorious views of the majestic mountain peaks which looks pretty refreshing after the downpour.

How to Reach
Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport to Ranikhet from where you can get the taxis to reach the destination. Kathgodam is the nearest railway station and if you want to reach the place by roadways then go for it as numerous buses are plying to Ranikhet.

Things to Do
Attain some adventurous experience and cover the trekking. Also temple visits are the major attractions of your Ranikhet tour. Spend some quality time with your loved ones amidst the greenery.

11- Wayanad, Kerala

Wayanad in MonsoonSouth India is the most recommended monsoon destinations in India and Wayanad is one of the southern cities. Wayanad is also famous for organizing the grand celebration of “Splash” which is a 3-day long monsoon festival. This beautiful hill station is a perfect monsoon holiday for all kinds of tourists irrespective of their travel desire.

How to Reach
Nilambur Road is the nearest railhead and Wayanad doesn’t have a particular railhead. Karipur Airport is the only airport to reach this monsoon destination. However, it is better to access the place via roadways as there are various buses commuting within city.

Things to Do
Wayanad visit is ideal for plantation tour, trekking trails, nature walks, camping, and to attain the wildlife experience. If you are looking for the peace of mind and to add some enriching experience then sit along the valleys which are adorned with greenery.

12- Kausani, Uttarakhand

Kausani in MonsoonNone of the other Indian cities are comparable to Kausani as this beautiful hill station offers a picturesque view of approx. 350 km stretch of snowfall. However, Kausani is a year-round destination but during the monsoon months, the place comes to real life. One can witness three majestic mountain peaks from here- Trishul, Nanda Devi, and Panchchuli.

How to Reach
Frequent buses are plying from various cities to Kausani. Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Kausani. Pantnagar is the nearest airport to Kausani which is almost 162 km ahead of your desired destination. From the airport and the railway station you can opt for the roadways which is a well-networked transport service.

Things to Do
Enjoy the beautiful view of the sunset and the majestic Himalayan peaks. Do not miss out visiting the tea gardens, scenic waterfalls, and also visit some popular temples in the region.

13- Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur In MonsoonOne of the most beautiful romantic destinations in India, Udaipur looks super admiring during the monsoon months. The landscape of the city looks pretty alluring with the greenery and the colorful aura adorned with scented flowers. Monsoon is the best time to explore Udaipur as the weather during this phase of the year is quite pleasing.

How to Reach
The city has its railway station and Maharana Pratap Airport is the nearest airport to the place. After reaching the railway station or the airport, you can get a bus or a private transport to reach your preferred location.

Things to Do
Explore the Pichola Lake, Lake Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, monsoon palace, and city palace. Also, take out your time to explore the wildlife sanctuaries in the state.

14- Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir

Pahalgam in MonsoonThis beautiful and world famous hill station is visited by thousands of tourists every year. It is believed to be one of the most prime monsoon holiday destinations and heath resorts in Kashmir. if you want to spend some peaceful moments and want to escape away from the hustle and bustle of the city life then Pahalgam visit can be the perfect place.

How to Reach
Jammu is the nearest railway station (255 km away) to reach Pahalgam and Srinagar houses the nearest airport to the destination. Srinagar Airport is almost 100 km away from Pahalgam and on reaching the airport, you can opt for roadways to reach the destination.

Things to Do
Witness the beauty of Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River and also enjoy the soul-soothing views of the surroundings. Kashmir is called as mini Switzerland and it houses a plethora of tourist attractions so as per time you can stroll down those places.

15- Kumarakom, Kerala

Kumarakom during MonsoonStudded with vivid landscapes and famous for its unparalleled charm, Kumarakom is one of the most popular destinations for backwater tourism. Although the region experiences the pleasing weather throughout the year during the monsoon months the charm gets magnified.

How to Reach
Kottayam is the nearest station to Kumarakom located almost 16 ahead of the destination. Kochi airport is the nearest airport if you are coming via airways. On your arrival at the airport and the railway station you can take a cab to reach your desired destination in the city.

Things to Do
Birdwatching at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, exploring the pristine lakes especially the Vembanad Lake, etc. Take a houseboat ride in the backwater streams along with availing the luxurious amenities at the houseboat.

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