There was an era when Travelling industry had an offseason during the Monsoons. As we progressed with more and more information about the geography of our country, self-driven travellers are increasing and so is the self-exploration. Monsoons have literally become one of the favourite times when people wish to travel and enjoy the simple things of life in a different way. With I phones and tab in our pockets, we shy away from getting wet in rains and enjoy the nature while on our office duties in the cities. It’s always great to take a break during Monsoons and travel to a destination on a weekend and experience the good old days all over again. Leave phones and all the webs of the world and just trek the small mountains with raindrops falling on your face. It is just so relaxing and appealing. We tend to forget everything and just be ourselves. Hence this blog gets a life to give you an idea about the beautiful places in India to travel this monsoon.
Tamini Ghats & Mulshi Dam:
The Western Ghats just come alive during monsoons and it is the only time when you can visit this part of India. Visited Tamini recently and just fell in love the place. The place has an aura of a fairytale set up with falls falling from mountains straight on to the roads as you drive across. There are numerous falls one after another and you can just jump in any one of them for a dip. Mulshi also has a gushing waterfall and it is worth a visit. A two-hour drive from Pune is enough to cover the entire area and spent a day in the awe of monsoons and the beauty they bring along.
Getting back good old Malgudi days, refresh your memories in the small village of Augumbe in Karnataka. Receiving one of the highest rainfall in our country this place has lots of small treks and beautiful waterfalls on offer. Though some research and some permission may be required before taking up some treks, the place is worth visiting once.
For people from the east, this place is heaven during monsoons. Right out of our GK textbooks as the place receiving highest rainfall, Cherapunjee is the place to be. Meghalaya in itself is famous for some ravishing waterfalls and Cherapunjee is one of the best visits while visiting the state for sure. The living root bridges nearby are an excellent travel attraction when you visit this place. They are huge and connect like real bridges to travel across. Some wonders of nature.
Visit this place in Kerala for some of the most exotic resorts you will find in India. If you want to spend some good moolah over an exorbitant holiday in India, Wayanad is the place. Resorts like Vythiri, Windflower, Sharoy etc. Can really make your holidays as lavish they can get. Otherwise, there are other options also. The place again boasts of some very good treks, a wildlife sanctuary, coffee plantations and the lush green natural surroundings to enjoy.
Valley of Flowers, Uttrakhand:
Though not much to do with rains but the months July August and September make this world heritage site come alive and make one believe that natural beauty has no replacements. Valley of Flowers near Govindghat is a treat for nature lovers and specially flower lovers and botanists throughout the world. The valley is covered with snow most of the winter season and comes to life in these three months. A part of Nanda Devi biosphere reserve valley of flowers has a bed of pink myriad alpine flowers across the pushpawati river bed and they paint the valley pink with their aura. The place has now caught attention of travel enthusiasts and is highly visited during this season. It’s one of the great places to travel this monsoon.
Jog Falls, Karnataka:
One of the largest plunge of water in India. Jog falls in Shimoga district, Karnataka is a delight to watch during the monsoons. In their full flow, the falls make you watch them for as long as you can and eyes refuse to move away from the wonderful sight. The visit can be combined with other destinations like Hubli or Dandeli and finally move towards Goa to relax for a day and fly back to your destination.
Lonavala and Khandala are may the synonyms for monsoon travelling in western India. All the Mumbaikars and other western cities rush towards these places as soon as monsoon arrives. This place has been purposely mentioned as the last one in this blog as everyone knows a lot about this place but you can’t skip it as monsoons destination list will be unjustified that way.
So folks try and reach as many destinations as you can this monsoon and do share your experiences with us. Looking forward to share some more interesting destinations in times to come.