As the year comes midmost, it becomes picture perfect to visit certain places of India as monsoon enhances the beauty of the place and makes it look exotic, leaving you awestruck. The greenery becomes greener and the streams, lakes and rivers become more flooded with water making you fall in love with Incredible India.
Deoria Tal, Uttarakhand
A sweet blend of folklore and natural beauty make Deoria Tal a charismatic place to visit. Especially during the monsoons when the little lake is brimming with emerald green water. Lake is located about 3 km on an uphill trek from the villages of Mastura and Sari, on the Ukhimath–Chopta road in Uttarakhand. The lake is celebrated for its wide 300° panorama. Mountains like Chaukhamba , Nilkantha , Bandarpunch , Kedar Range , Kalanag , etc. are visible from there.
Landing in Goa during monsoon gives you much more than just pristine beaches and landscapes. Dudhsagar Falls suitated in Goa is one such place to knock up all your senses in rainy weather, it view is a visual treat for the viewers as from distance the waterfall looks like flowing milk from the mountains and is named accordingly as ‘ Dudhsagar’. This are not the only things that Goa has to offer it also has ravishing wildlife sanctuaries and finger licking sea food cuisines.
Leh & Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
12 hrs from Delhi via road this cold desert is destination for the travel lovers. This region experiences rain like nowhere else, making it ideal time to travel here. Leh’s Buddhist monasteries and historical monument are the biggest attractions. With its infinite mountain passes, glittery lakes with crystal clear water surrounded by snow covered mighty mountains it seem like a witchcraft.
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Suitated in the Palani hills of western ghats, the place is known as ‘Princess of hill stations’, offering magnetic waterfall, lakes, verdant greenery and extravagant views of the ghats and hills and is full of mighty rocks. About 9 hours from Bangalore via road the place has a manmade lake surrounded by rocks and trees and enjoys the scenic view of the hills.
The great mountains, deep valleys, dense forest and variety of wildlife makes Munnar one of the hot spot in the monsoon. The land of attractions become more and more beautiful during the monsoon season. Its spectacular green scenery, backwaters, houseboats and monsoon therapy make it a major tourist destinations in India. The wildlife park is famous for its wild animals and home to largest number of Indian elephant.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Well known for its tea industry, the place is perfect gateway for monsoon. Known as ‘The Queen of Hills’, it is situated at the foothills of the Great Himalayas, and hence it receives heavy showers during monsoon. One of the major attraction, is the Darjeeling-Ranjeet valley passengers cable car, other attractions are the monasteries, adventure sports. The dense evergreen forests of sal and oak make a perfect home for different species of ducks, teals, plovers, gulls and wide variety of rare orchids. Animals found here includes the one-horned rhinoceros, Indian leopard, hog deer and endangered red pandas.
Located high in the Himalaya mountains in the north-eastern part of the Himachal Pradesh. The attraction here is exquisite flora and wildlife at Pin valley national park, Spiti is one of the best off beat places to visit in monsoon in India (for the real bravehearts). The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India. Also known as “little Tibet” this place is untouched by man and hence retains its mystical and mesmerising beauty.
Lonavala has its own railway station & almost all the trains run on this route, halt here. The thing that attract the travelers here is the extensive view of a stream flowing by at the cliff top called The Tiger point and Karla caves built by the Buddhist monks around 3rd to 2nd century BC. There’s a famous waterfall near Bushi dam which is a very popular spot for all the monsoon lovers.
Famous for Rajputana glory, it has its own railway station, Udaipur revokes the days of the larger-than-life Maharajas. With its immunerable palaces, especially the Umaid Bhawan, rustic bazaars and ever inviting locals, Udaipur evokes and illustrates the same luxury, pride and passion that royalty commands. During monsoons, it adopts a rich green tinge and it is not uncommon to spot peacocks coming out for the customary rain dance.
Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
20 kms to Jhansi, Orchha (once a capital of Bundela Rajput kings) is a place of magnificent temples and palaces and a popular tourist spot in the country. It exhibits some of the best creations of Mughal architecture, the historic town has numerous cenotaphs, narrating battles between kings and emperors to boast upon. Famous temples are the Ram Raja temple and the Chaturbhuj temple adding cherry to it.