In India, there are two monsoons, southeast monsoon and northeast or winter monsoon. The Southeast monsoon generally ranges from June to September, whereas the winter/northeast monsoon brings seasonal rainfall in Southeast India from October to December. For ages, the monsoon in India is mainly been based on the trade of the Indian Ocean. During monsoon, you will experience beautiful waterfalls, cool climate, early morning fog, greenery, overflowing lakes, etc. Therefore, we have listed the top places to visit in India during the season of beauty and ecstasy.
1. Coorg (Karnataka)
Coorg is always a gem for those who want to get some inner peace, reconnect with their soul, or enjoy a visual feast. In South India, Coorg also known as “Scotland” of India is considered as one of the most popular hill stations. During the monsoon, this little town is fully soaked in the lush-green plantation and drops of rain. Some of the most popular places to visit in Coorg are Abbey Falls, Chiklihole Reservoir, Dubare Elephant Camp, Honnamana Kere lake, etc.
Goa cannot be left out of the list. It is a place known for its amazing beaches, vibrant nightlife, and delicious food. Goa is the smallest state in India. However, it attracts a large number of national as well as international tourists. During the monsoons, Goa turns into lush greenery. Whenever you visit Goa during the monsoon, don’t forget to visit Dudhsagar waterfalls. Also, you will witness lesser crowd, cheaper accommodation, and a fresh coastal breeze.
Some recommended places to visit in Goa are Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Mhadei River, Spice Gardens, Forts, Islands, etc.
3. Leh/ Ladakh
The Leh is situated within the towering ranges of the Himalayas. Thus, it receives very little rainfall as it is located in a rain shadow area and high altitude. Leh/ Ladakh gives an oasis-like experience because of its fluttering prayer flags, dramatic landscapes, whitewashed stupas, dusty mountains, blue lakes, and green rivers.
4. Thekkady (Kerela)
Thekkady is recommended as one of the most scenic places in Kerala. This place is cuddled up in the mountains. Here, you will experience abundant natural beauty along with a splendid wildlife reserve. In Thekkady, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to elephants, tigers, and several other species of birds, flora and fauna. Therefore, if you are an animal lover then indulge in a morning boat ride to the tiger reserve of Thekkady.
5. Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
Are you the one who loves monsoon? Do the freshly showered trees, the melody of the raindrops, the cool crisp winds, and the intoxicating earthy smell call out to you? If yes, then you must visit Kodaikanal. It is located in Tamil Nadu at 2, 000 meters above sea level. Kodaikanal is also known as “Princess of Hill Stations”. This tranquil paradise experiences you with the dense forests, waterfalls, and sparkling lakes.