Are you someone who doesn’t like to travel in the hot summer months? Then for you, monsoon vacationing is the best time to witness the never-seen-before natural beauty of the country. The fragrant smell of the wet soil, the water droplets shining on the green leaves, cold wind that blows your hair and the hot cup of chai with pakoras to refresh you! Monsoons are indeed the best season of the year to travel.
Away from the hustle-bustle, these are the 10 fascinating offbeat monsoon destinations in India for the traveller in you —
The lush greenery, undulating mountain terrains, serene environs and wonderful pahadi people make it one of the best offbeat holiday destinations. Book a beautiful hotel in Ranikhet to add fun to your vacation.
Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
Known to few, Ziro is a pristine hill station located in the eastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh. It is one of the oldest towns in the state and looks absolutely stunning during rains. A trip to Ziro, especially during rains, is sure to give you lifetime memories.
Tip: Ziro is one of the destinations that require inner line permit. Every visitor (Indian and foreigners) needs a special permit to enter Arunachal Pradesh.
Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra
Malshej Ghat in monsoons is sheer poetry. Soaked Valleys, lush greenery, fresh mountain air will compel you to stay at this fascinating destination for long. Also, you can choose one of the 11 enchanting monsoon holidays in western ghats.
Bishnupur, West Bengal
The destination looks mind-blowingly beautiful during monsoons. The raindrops fall on the terracotta structures making them appear reddish orange, which looks even more stunning against the greenery surrounding it.
Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
Take a trip to Orchha to treat yourself to some of the near-lost, but most beautiful palaces and stunning temples, wrapped in interesting tales.
Chail, Himachal Pradesh
The picture-perfect hill station of Chail is an amazing retreat destination, especially during monsoons. Away from the crowded streets, you can unwind, relax and rejuvenate in the lap of nature.
Dudhsagar Falls, Goa
To witness a picture perfect setting, visit the Dudhsagar lakes during the months of June to September. The fall looks like the milk cascading from the mountaintop and hence, it is named Dudhsagar, which means the Sea of Milk. Regular flights from all the major cities of the country ply to Goa on a regular basis.
Famous as the largest river island in the world, Majuli is a traveller’s paradise. With pleasant climatic conditions, lush green surroundings, and peaceful environs, this island must be on your bucket list.
Thachi Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Thachi Valley, also known as the Valley of God, owns immense natural beauty. Known to very less, this is the best place to explore the unexplored and get a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage the region boasts of.
Ashtamudi Lake, Kerala
Want to spend a peaceful vacation close to the mother nature? This is the destination you must plan a visit. A unique wetland ecosystem and a large palm-shaped water body make the destination even more likely to be visited.
So, keep these monsoon travel hacks in mind and leave for vacationing at one of these exotic destinations. Afterall, sitting in your cabin and dreaming of a wonderful destination won’t give you lifetime memories.
Keep calm and enjoy the rain!!