A selection of the Top 5 places to visit in monsoon
India, is gifted with a paradisal landscape. It is the abode to some of the most breathtaking hills, valleys, lakes, forest areas and a lot more. To explain the beauty of India in a few words is impossible, but if you are looking for the perfect monsoon getaway destination there could be no place better than ‘paradise’ itself. If you’re in search of the coolest monsoon getaways in India here are some suggestions just for you.
Enjoy the Mystic Monsoon Magic at Darjeeling
Better known as the ‘queen of hills’, Darjeeling is the perfect tourist destination during the wet, slippery months. Located at the foothills of Himalayas, this hill station is ideally known for its tea industry and magnificent beauty. Being enclosed within hills, Darjeeling receives heavy showers, and should be visited between June and August. Tourists are likely to spot the Indian leopards, red pandas, hog dears and one-horned rhinos. People with high adrenaline rush can opt for mountain trekking, river rafting etc.
Monsoon Delight at Sikkim
Home to the third highest peak in the world, Sikkim is the second smallest state in the country and is one amongst the seven sister states. Considered to be one of the best places to visit in July in India, the state of Sikkim is highly popular for its Nathula pass, ridge, and Tsomgo Lake and Enchey monastery. Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim receives an extremely heavy rainfall during July and August and tourists come here to enjoy in mild, calm and comfortable climate.
The beautiful islands of the Andaman and Nicobar
If you are one of those people who are looking for the best monsoon destinations in India in an exotic location Andaman Nicobar islands is perfect. Located in the southern edge of Bay of Bengal, the Andaman is an eco-friendly destination for tourists from and outside India. The submarine mountains, water sports, thrilling adventures, awe-inspiring natural beauty, sandy virgin beaches, dense forests, romantic atmosphere has been attracting tourists from all around the world. Here tourists will notice a culture very different from rest of India, which holds a unique identity of its own.
Feel one at nature at Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Located in the Palani hills, Kodaikanal situated in Tamil Nadu is very often referred to as the ‘princess of hill stations’. The work Kodaikanal itself means ‘gift of the forest’ and here you are going to witness charming beauty, beautiful lakes, enchanting waterfalls, mighty rocks, cascade falls and a lot more. If you wish to travel in monsoon in India, and catch the glimpse of some breathtaking locations, Kodaikanal is calling out for you.
The monsoon panorama of Shillong
The capital city of Meghalaya, Shillong receives the heaviest rainfall in North India, and is counted amongst the top tourist places to visit in India in July & August. Mawsynram and Cherrapunji two of the best locations near Shillong are considered to be the wettest places on Earth. The city of Shillong is bordered by the pleasing and charming valleys of Jayanti and Khasi hills. These hills are bejeweled with panoramic views, striking natural scenery and plenty of beautiful waterfalls. The place is also gifted with some breathtaking and marvelously beautiful deep valleys, and rolling hills also considered being the ideal place for honeymooners.