Top monsoon destinations of India
There are so many places in India which get showered with magical beauty during monsoon. Fold your umbrella as there are some places which make you drench in their rejuvenated monsoon beauty. Here we are telling you about some top picked destinations of India during rainy season.
Well acquainted as the capital of Himalayan Kingdom, Leh-Ladakh is an amazing place to visit during monsoon. Monsoon in Leh begins in July and lasts till late September. Leh experiences moderate to heavy downpour and whatever happens is in sudden outburst. So, the rest of the time skies are clear and blue, perfect to see the real colours of nature. One of the dream destinations of adventure enthusiasts, the place is apt for trekking, para-gliding and hiking. River rafting is also one of the temptations of the spot, as the Indus and Zanskar rivers have perfect water levels during monsoon. Famous for its high mountain passes and hairpin bends, Leh-Ladakh is dotted with Buddhist Monasteries. Pango Tso Lake and Nubra Valley are some allurements of this destination. Another reason to visit Leh-Ladakh in monsoon is Ladakh Festival, which is held during September. It gives the visitor an outlook to the rare tradition, culture, folk songs and unique masked dance of the place.
Being a popular destination for its beaches and night parties, Goa has much more to offer to the visitors. There are many hidden attractions in Goa which unlocks during monsoon time, from June to September. Dudhsagar fall is one such place located in the border of Goa and Karnataka which displays its beauty in the best manner during rainy season. With its cascading white flow in the green forest, the picture perfect place is visited by a large number of visitors. Another reason to march Goa during rainy season is the vibrant festivals that give the visitor a chance to soak in the Goan culture. The most popular festival is Sao-Joao which occurs in late June and very amusing for its unique way of celebration.
Coorg – Karnataka
Popular for its picturesque hill stations, Coorg is one of the top targets for honeymooners, especially during monsoon. Alluring view of hills, cascading waterfalls and green forests get drenched in a new charm during monsoon. One can also enjoy some stimulating activities like trekking in the green valleys of Karnataka. There are other fascinations also in the state, which should be visited during rainy season like Jog falls, beaches of Gokarna and Lake of Ayyanakere.
Renowned for receiving the highest rainfall during monsoon – Cherrapunji, Mawsynram and Shillong make Meghalaya perfect place for monsoon lovers. The magic of monsoon can be best experienced in the country with the natural backdrops of Mehghalaya. Beguiling beauty of Khasi and Jayanti hills, green forest, caves and mineral deposit of the charming place gets alive during monsoon. Visit the place and see the literal meaning of the place i.e. ‘adobe of clouds’ getting true before your eyes. The most popular tourist attraction of the state is Shillong for its enthralling waterfalls and vistas of town. Other tourist destination is Mawlynnong which is absolute place to relax in the lap of nature and watch the vibrant colours of rainy season.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Known for its tea industry, Darjeeling is the perfect monsoon gateway. Also known as the Queen of Hills, the place receives heavy downpour. It is the best time to adore the lush greenery of the place. The striking feature of the place during rainy season is its mist covered landscapes. Other attractions of the place are – passenger cable car and Darjeeling monastery. Adventure sports like river rafting and mountain trekking are activities which can be enjoyed in the place.