Top 16 Places To Visit During The Monsoons In India
Here Is The List of Top 16 Places You Want to Visit!
If you are a rain lover and a monsoon traveler, then it’s prime time to plan a trip. Here we bring you a list of offbeat destinations where you could enjoy mid-monsoon August also some places with lesser rainfalls. It is time also when you can take advantage of the off-season prices as well. So don’t think much make a plan and have a nice journey with this top 16 places!
1. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
With Kodaikanal I am starting the list of top 16 places, Kodaikanal receives a moderate rainfall. Often, the clouds and the sun are seen playing hide and seek with the mountains watching them in the month of August during monsoons. A place with otherwise hot climate is very pleasant during the monsoons. This is the only time when the waterfalls come to life.
2. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
Located in the in the Satara district of Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is a popular tourist place to visit in August and the largest hill station in the Sahyadri range. Many tourists avoid this place during the monsoon season owing to torrential rains. But during this time it is enhanced with beauty and greenery as well.
3. Lonavala, Maharashtra
This is a favorite weekend destination for people in the west coast of India during the August month. The hill town comes to life with lush greenery during the monsoons and is a delight during Maharashtra’s wet season. Lonavala with its several view points and trekking options is a joy to witness during the Sahyadri monsoons.
4. Munnar, Kerala
Beautiful tea gardens and spice plantation with dew drops shining through the leaves and branches, Munnar in August is but a paradise for nature lovers. Though not a tourist season in August, yet you can enjoy nature with off season prices.
Rains are on and off there, while the other days are quite sunny. During the sunny days, you must visit the Beladaru beach at Batarang Island. And with rains, you can indulge in many indoor activities. Other places to visit Radhanagar, a dolphin resort, and Phoenix Bay Jetty which is a sight to see during the rains. August is an off-season period and that makes August a great time to visit the Andamans when you can experience the exotic beauty at cheap prices.
6. Bikaner, Rajasthan
With little rains, the climate here in August is more comfortable than the otherwise hot seasons. The rain covered majestic palaces of Junagarh, Lalgarh, Gajner and the famous Jain Temple and Karni Mata Temple are some of the must-visit places in Bikaner.
7. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Located in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, Mussoorie is a must see place in August. The car ride from Dehradun to Mussoorie is amazing, and to that the undulating hills and the spectacular view of the Himalayas, you’ve can have perfect holiday ambiance.
The temperature falls during the monsoons, helps you to enjoy the lush green fields and hilly terrains of Pondicherry. One of the major places of attractions is the vast coffee plantations which add a distinct fragrance of coffee in the air.
9. Coorg, Karnataka
A popular hill station it is and widely known as the Scotland of India, due to its picturesque hilly settings. During the monsoon season, mainly in July and August, the entire town appears a lush green paradise.
10. Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya
The second wettest place on earth practically gets rain throughout the year. You could also find the unique orange flower honey there and also must try the Meghalaya tea which is quite different to Assam or Darjeeling tea. The natural tree bridges are unique stuff that one can view at its best in the late monsoon.
11. Uttarakhand (Valley of Flowers)
This is located at the meeting point of the Zanskar and Western and Eastern Himalayan ranges. The high, calm Himalayan peaks add to this virtual paradise on Earth. This is one of the most beautiful places to go in August, as it’s the time when new flora begin germinating and get into full bloom,
12. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Surrounded by water on all the three sides, the weather is always cool and pleasant. The place in India to receive the first monsoon showers. If you’re a rain lover, then experiencing monsoon here in August should be a part of your must-do list.
13. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
The Khajuraho temples are renowned worldwide and represent a distinct yet rich form of art and architecture of the Chandella period. Also announced as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in India and is famous for Nagara style architecture and the erotic sculptures and carvings on the temples. In August, the place appears more beautiful owing to heavy rainfall it receives.
14. Wayanad, Kerala
Monsoon makes it a good place to visit in August. During the monsoon, some of the areas of Wayanad gets one of the highest rains in India. Rains, greenery, rocks, cool wind and activities like trekking through the rainforest area are some of the season’s treat to the visitors.
The rains are almost here and with our list of best places to visit during the monsoons, have a great monsoon blast and cherish memories.
15. Mount Abu, Rajasthan
The place is a great oasis retreat to a contrasting and extremely hot climate of the state. Popular for its beautiful hilly landscape and architectural beauty of the Delwara Jain Temple. Though August brings less amount of rainfall but the scenic beauty doubles. A must go place for nature enthusiasts.
Goa is the place that should in your list for the trip that’s why I am adding it too in my list of top 16 places. Though in August you can’t really indulge in the regular beach and water activities, there are loads to enjoy. With a few trekking zones along the western ghats and the border to Karnataka which interested people can visit. But mostly, people visit Goa in August to just chill, relax and enjoy the rains. Goa during August becomes tourist point from the scenic point of view. For more information, you should check the official site of Goa tourism.
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