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Stunning Places to See This Monsoon (June-Aug)
If you are among the one who loves the pleasant smell that is accompanied with the first rain, who loves to get drenched in the rain more than staying indoors and who doesn’t shudder at the idea of muddy puddle, then the following article would be of your interest. The best way to travel during monsoon is by rail as flights often get cancelled or delayed and roads might be obstructed due to fallen trees. If you are travelling by train you can spot your train through online.
Top 4 Spectacular Destinations in India During Monsoon
Monsoon brings out a completely different side of some of India’s popular destination and here is a list of perfect getaways where you can savour the magic of monsoon in India:
- Shillong, Meghalaya – Nestled in the state of Meghalaya, Shillong has to top the chart of monsoon destinations in India. Literally translating as ‘Abode of Clouds’, the cool pine-fresh state of Meghalaya lives up to its name. Known for its mesmerizing beauty, the hill town looks pristine during monsoons with roaring waterfalls, envelope of clouds and lush green environs. The Elephant Falls and Eagle Falls, which are both fed by rain water, are at their voluminous best during monsoons. The nearest airport and railway station is till Guwahati and the rest of the journey needs to be covered by road.
- Coorg, Karnataka – Fondly referred to as the “Scotland of India”, Coorg is adorned with acres of aromatic spice plantations and coffee plantations. Witness nature at its best in Coorg during monsoons with clouds rolling past, panoramic views of the misty valleys and emerald landscapes soothing your eyes. Watch the sunrise at Bisle View Point, try your hand in rafting at Barapole River or trek to Chelavara Falls to get the most of Coorg during the rains.
- Goa – If you thought that Goa is at its best during winters, you need to experience the monsoons in Goa. The party capital never ceases to woo its travellers with scenic beaches, colonial heritage, whitewashed churches and delicious cuisine. But with the rains, Goa gets a refreshing drenched look which you are surely going to fall for. Goa in monsoons also means less crowded beaches, discounted rates and spectacular scenic beauty. Though you might miss on the sun, sand and surf but you can always indulge in hiking to the Dudhsagar Falls, visit the spice plantations and enjoy the luscious Goan delicacies.
- Pondicherry – Pondicherry is one of the popular monsoon destinations in India that will enchant you with its quaint charm. Being a coastal town, Pondicherry receives incessant rains during the monsoons. But the town also has its share of bright days when the sun peeps to illuminate the cobbled streets lined up with mustard-toned colonial houses. Monsoon is also the time when the city is engaged in the celebration of birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo. The closest railhead to Pondicherry is Villupuram, around 35km from the town. With the facility to spot your train you will be rest assured not to miss it.
Monsoon might not be the suitable time to travel but it definitely is the best time to witness the exponential change in nature after the scorching summers. As the hills and mountains get greener, lakes overflow and waterfalls cascade with full might, gear up with your monsoon travel plans!