The monsoon season is at our doorsteps. People have started taking out their raincoats, gumboots, and umbrellas. This unique season of India brings life and joy after the scorching heat of summers. This monsoon, open up and drench in the showers of ecstasy. The monsoon season enhances the beauty of Indian terrain. Be it the Western Ghats or Northern plains, be it Himalayan hills or Coastal areas every place in India gets a new color.
Here are the places you must visit during monsoon in India.
Lonavala is heaven during monsoon season. This place is on the Western Ghats at a distance of around 90 km from Mumbai and receives early rainfall of the season. Shrouded in the mist, the hills of Lonavala appear surreal during the season. The Bushi dam and waterfalls are the major attraction of this place. Don’t miss to visit Tiger point and Rajmachi point during the visit.
Alleppey is the place where you can go anytime in the year. You can best explore its charm during monsoon though. This place is called the Venice of the east because of the large network of canals. The famous boat race Vallam Kali on the backwaters is one of the tourist attractions during monsoon. You can hire a houseboat or book a Homestay to enjoy the monsoon of the backwaters.
Goa is beautiful. It gets even prettier during the showers of monsoon. Its serene beaches, historical forts, and milky waterfalls make it an amazing place to visit during the rains. A trek to Maynapi and Savari waterfalls in south Goa will make your visit memorable for years. The festival, like fertility feast of Sai Joao and Bonderam are celebrated during monsoon.
Kodaikanal is the place for you if you are fed up of crowded hill stations and commercialized tourist spots. Located in the quaint hills of Dindigul district, this place is the best option for the people of the southern peninsula during Monsoon. The post-summer showers enhance the beauty of this place up to the most. You can boat in the Kodai Lake or can go for a trek on one of the several beautiful treks on these lush green hills.
Munnar is a place covered with green hills of Western Ghats. The hills of this place are unique for their long spread of tea plantation. As a result during monsoon, a surreal mist covers this place. A visit to MattuPetty dam or a walk through the tea garden gives you a never before experience. Don’t forget to visit the spice gardens during your visit to Munnar.
Matheran is located at the Kajrat tehsil in Raigarh District of Maharashtra. The Government of India has declared Matheran as an eco-sensitive zone. You may be surprised to know that it is not allowed to use any kind of vehicle in this place. You have to hire a horse or walk on foot towards this place. There are several lookout points in Matheran including the panoramic point, which gives a 360-degree view of the surrounding area.