What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about the monsoon in India? Is it only about heavy rainfall, knee-deep muddy water and umbrellas and raincoats? Then you need to change your view at the earliest! Do you know there are some out of the ordinary and done-to-death places in India which look breathtakingly beautiful during the monsoon? Through this article, we will take you to a trip to those places where monsoon is not only beautiful but takes you one step closer to nature.
Places to visit this monsoon
- Coorg (Karnataka)
A breathtakingly beautiful hill station located in Karnataka, this place is known for its wide conservation of flora and fauna. Just 5 hours long drive from Bengaluru or a flight from Mysore or Mangalore and there you are, in the land of some enchanting waterfalls, eye-catching coffee plantations and some delectable cuisines for treating your taste buds. Located here is the Jog Falls and the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. Want to go for a hike? The Kotebetta peak is there for you.
- Gorubathan (West Bengal)
Gorubathan is a small town located in the Kalimpong subdivision of West Bengal. Located on the banks of the Neora River, the place is well known for the river, valley and the dense alpine forest covering the entire town. Due to its location in the Eastern Himalaya range, Gorubathan becomes a treat for the vacationers during monsoon.
- Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
Kodaikanal is known as the “princess of the hill stations”. It is one of the best places to visit during the monsoon for the waterfalls in the Palani hills of Western Ghat, the Berijam and the Kodai Lake along with the thriving scenery.
- Lonavala (Maharashtra)
Visit this small town located in the lap of the Sahyadri mountain ranges, Lonavala is a paradise for the tourists. It will embrace you with its tempting greenery, mesmerizing waterfalls and mild climate. Famous tourist spots include the Tiger point, the Karla caves built by the Buddhist monks and the Bushi dam.
- Deoria Tal (Uttarakhand)
A mix of mystical and natural beauty, Deoria Tal is a must visit during the monsoon. The little lake reflects like emerald green water during the monsoon. Surrounded by the snow-clad peaks like Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Yellow Tooth, Kalanag and the Kedar range, there are no luxury hotels here. You can book a tent beside the tal and enjoy the natural beauty up and close.
- Bishnupur (West Bengal)
Located in the Bankura district of West Bengal, this place is famous for the terracotta architecture. The monsoon catapults the place to a completely new look as the rain washed terracotta structures get an arrestingly reddish orange color with the green scenery at the backdrop. Imagine how eye-catching can it be!
- Shillong (Meghalaya)
The capital city of Meghalaya is one of the best places to visit during the monsoon for its picturesque Khasi and Jayanti hills and dotted by numerous waterfalls on all sides.
So, start packing your bags!
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