Monsoon Getaways From The Nature’s Basket
The raindrops add beauty to the nature’s abode and make everything more lively and colorful. Monsoon is the time of the year when you can visit some of the exotic places and capture nature’s beauty in its most amazing manner. With curvy roads, free-flowing rivers and mountains covered with green cloak, monsoon is the time when each and every aspect of nature becomes alive.
Here are a few places that are the perfect getaway during the monsoon season.
1. Deoria Tal, Uttarakhand.
Situated at an altitude of 2438 meters, this lake is 3 km above from the villages of Mastura and Sari. The swanky green meadows and snow-covered mountains make it a beautiful sight to behold.
2. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu.
Nestled in the lap of the Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is referred as the Princess of the hill stations. The monsoon adds beauty to this panoramic picturesque city. The fresh and delightful aroma of the rain-drenched mud and the trees will surely rejuvenate your senses.
3. Munnar, Kerala.
A hill station located in the Idukki district of Kerala, Munnar is located 1,600 meters above sea level. Home to several tea plantations, this hill station houses one of the most famous tea plantations in India, Kannan Devan. The monsoon adds hues to the serenity of this place while turning the hills into a magnificent landscape.
4. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh.
Known to be UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Ziro is located in the Lower Subansiri district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The place is surrounded by rice fields and lofty mountains boasting pine trees to a large extent.
5. Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra.
Malshej Ghat is famous for the varied variety of flora and fauna, specifically quails, cuckoos and flamingos. The onset of monsoon, the curvaceous roads and the beautiful mountains will leave you stunned with its magnetic aura.
6. Majuli, Assam.
A large river island situated on the Brahmaputra River in Assam, Majuli covers a total area of 1,250 sq. kilometres. Monsoon adds beauty and colour to this place and during the rainy season, this serene island gets covered in a lush green robe.
7. Bishnupur, West Bengal.
Located in the Bankura district, West Bengal, Bishnupur is one of the most colourful cities in India. Famous for its terracotta temples, Balucheri and Bishnupuriya Ralilla sarees, this place holds special significance for its glorious terracotta architecture. The monsoon infuses a different flavour to this place.
8. Devprayag, Uttarakhand.
This place will definitely satiate your hunger for landscape photography. Here you can capture the mesmerizing sight of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi meeting together to become a part of the Ganges. Large amount of Hindu devotees visiting this panoramic town and blessing it with their presence adds to its aura.
9. Udaipur, Rajasthan.
The monsoon makes this city a little humid but the drop in temperature in comparison with the summer makes this place a perfect getaway destination.
10. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh.
Established by Rudra Pratap Singh around 1501, Orccha is situated on the Betwa River, which is 15 kms away from Jhansi. During the monsoon season, the Betwa River flowing through the city is filled up to the rim. The ancient fort intensifies the beauty and grandeur of this town.
11. Kakkabe, Karnataka.
If you are an adventure freak, then you will fall in love with this majestic town. Kakkabe is near Coorg, but is still unexplored by the much-frequented tourists. This placid hill station is best enjoyed during the monsoon.
12. Shoja, Himachal Pradesh.
Shoja is situated 8,500 ft. above sea level and is a small settlement on the Himalayas. The hills and panoramic meadows of this place offer you the chance to capture the town’s natural beauty at its glory. The wilderness and the trek act as an added incentive during monsoon.