When it comes to spending vacations during the monsoon, India is the first priority of the tourists to visit in this season. Especially, the southern part of the country which is filled with joy, beauty, serenity and calmness.
It has some of the natural beauty scenes which every tourist adore during their visit. However, we dare not ignore the beauty of other places in India. The Northern and North Eastern region, central India, and the west enjoy a heavy amount of rain.
On the other hand, Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir and Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh get some sunshine after the layers of snow for months. Truly, the country is blessed with such intensified diversity that leads to such beauty of nature and surroundings.
So here we present you some of the most beautiful places to visit during monsoon:
1. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand:
Monsoon is the best season to visit Valley of Flowers, a National Park in Uttarakhand. It signifies the true beauty and essence of this wonderful place. It is spread over 87.5 sq km, this is known for alpine flowers and meadows, white streams, snow-clad peaks and piston air. As soon as monsoon reaches the valley, it starts to become more scenic and beautiful. It’s hidden beauty comes out in the form of the true essence of flowers and nature.
You can reach here: The Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun which is 295 km away and the nearest railway station is in Rishikesh which is 276 km away. By road, you can take Goring Ghat, where a trek of 13 km begins from Base Camp at Ghangaria and another 3 km trek from here leads to Valley.
2. Ladakh, Jammu Kashmir:
Ladakh is the first priority of the tourists to visit in the monsoon season. From June to September, Ladakh becomes the most desirable place for tourist who takes the opportunity to enjoy in this high altitude region with their family. The temperature becomes bearable as the snow melts down. Although, the weather in Ladakh is moderate during the monsoon season. India gives this place an extra edge by making it easily accessible to all. Attractions: Monasteries, desserts, valleys, Alphin Lake.
Tourists can reach this place: Leh has its own Airport which has regular flights from different cities in India, or you can travel to Ladakh via Srinagar – Leh highway and Manali – Leh highway.
3. Coorg, Karnataka:
Coorg, in southern Karnataka, is an ideal place to visit in monsoon season. It receives rain from June to September, during that course of the period the weather in Coorg is extremely pleasant. There are a number of sites to watch out for like Irpu, Abbi, Mallali, Chingara and Cheluvaraya. Also, during the monsoon season, trekking and camping can be a great pleasure to enjoy with your family.
Visitors can reach this place: The Nearest airport is Mangalore, which is approximately 135 km away. Nearest railway station to Coorg is Mysore, Mangalore and Hassan. Buses from Bangalore, Mysore, Hosur, Chennai.
Munnar in monsoon becomes a site to watch out for. This place is so beautiful in the monsoon season that it looks like heaven. Big mountains, valleys, dense forest, and a variety of wildlife all come to experience the best part of their life. It receives rainfall in the month of June to September. Attractions for the visitors are exquisite wildlife at Anamudi region in the western ghats, enjoy nature walks along with beautiful lakes in Devikulam and visit the Attukal Waterfalls.
Tourists can reach from 3 hr 40min via Road from Cochin if you take NH49. The nearest railway stations are rare and Ernakulam. The nearest airport is Cochin at 110km and Madurai, which is 140km away.
5. Maravanthe, Karnataka:
Maravanthe is an exceptional place in India with Arabian sea on the side and river Souparnika on the other side of the highway Road. Situated right next to National highway that connects Mumbai to Kochi, is a beautiful place to visit with the family. It has a small beach village that looks beautiful with the contrast of blue water lying around. It is indeed a lovely place to visit. Sunset, visit the island and boat rides are some popular sites to watch out for.
People can reach by: drive through NH17.
6. Badami, Karnataka:
Badami is one of the best places to visit in monsoon. Imagine more than 1000-year-old temple surrounded by the rivers and lakes and sandstone cliffs. The waterfall is a contrast to this beauty. It is not just a waterfall that brings a change to this beauty but, around Badami, the rain comes and the surrounding greenery makes it one of the finest places to visit. Attractions of this place are old temples and waterfalls.
Tourists can reach here by the nearby airport is Belgaum which is located at a distance of 190 km. Many domestic flights arrive here from different parts of cities. The nearest railway station is in Hubli which is situated 100 km from the city. Hubli runs state buses to this beautiful place and also runs private taxis.
These were a few places for you to pick and plan a travel destination for this monsoon season. We wish you happy travelling and a great time with your family and friends.