What makes India incredible is its ability to become more spectacular with the changing seasons. While summer makes the mountains serene and picturesque, Indian desserts are your cozy and comfy escapes for the winter chill. The beauty of India surges even further when it is the seasons of rain- the Monsoon. The rain washed landscapes and soothing smell of water soaked mud makes the beautiful Indian terrain a little paradise on earth. There are several monsoon getaways in India which offer you a chance to romance with the rain. If you are planning a travel trip this monsoon and wondering which one is the best place to visit, here are a few suggestions from the travel experts:
Did you know that India is home to largest Riverine Island in the world? Yes, the Majuli Island, nestled gracefully atop the colossal Brahmaputra in Assam is the largest in the world. Holding a diverse range of flora and fauna the island is spectacular and pristine. A visit to the island can win you an opportunity to witness some of the endangered avifauna species. Also, if you are fond of bird watching, the island shines in its glory with hundreds and thousands of bird species gracing it with their presence. Rain is what enhances the beauty of Majuli, however, excessive rain can make half of the island submerge underwater.
The incredibly beautiful Wayanad is where you can give your adventurous self a brand new kick. This is one place that offers you a perfect amalgam of hills, valleys, rocks and greens. Wayanad truly represents the splendor and diversity of the Western Ghats including the gigantic mountain ranges that protects the region. Set between Kozhikode and Kannur districts, Wayanad has beautiful roads to explore and is also known for being the breeding grounds of the King Cobra- the deadliest snake in the world.
Uttarakhand is home to many beautiful places of India and Valley of Flower is one of them. One of the hot popular tourist location in Uttarakhand, the place reaches the epitome of splendor in the Monsoon season. Surrounded by the India, Nepal and Tibet borders, and looks heavenly with hundreds and thousands blooms spread across the landscape after the rain. You can spot every color and a range of flower species here in the monsoon. For a heavenly monsoon getaway, there is no better place than the Valley of Flowers.
Also known as Shivamogga, Shimoga is a monsoon lover’s paradise on earth. Blessed with the boon of the nature, Shimoga is rich with awe-inspiring landscapes, lush green forests and free-flowing rivers nurturing their valleys. However, what makes it a perfect monsoon destination are the splendid waterfalls that break out with the rising rain levels. Jog Falls is known as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. The coconut and arecanut groves add glamor to this already impressive place.
If you are blessed to live in Mumbai or Pune, Malshej Ghat makes the best monsoon getaway for you this rainy season. The place becomes even more special if you are an adventure freak finding some opportunities for trekking, hiking and other fun recreational activities that raise the adrenaline levels in your veins.
Even if you are much of an adventure freak, the primeval views of the valleys from the hilltops are spell bounding. Located at the foothills of the Western Ghats, Malshej Ghat is rich in greenery that nurtures a wide iety of flora and fauna.
Let us move to the Central India, where there is another mystical monsoon getaway- Orchha. While Madhya Pradesh is known for dry and humid climate, Orchha gains beauty as the raindrops washes its surface. This dry part of Malwa is all green and splendid in the monsoon season with several picturesque sceneries to calm your eyes. Besides the incredible landscapes, there are several historic sites, monuments, temples and places of historic values that are offer glimpses of the rich history of Malwa.
Ranikhet: a hill station for the rain
You must visit this place if greenery, hills and a sultry sun is your thing. The contrasting combination of hills and the steamy sun makes it a perfect place all year around. However, Ranikhet gets more glorious in the wet months of the year. The views of the Majestic Himalayas from here are something you should not miss out.
Let’s end up this at a holy note and take you to the city of Brahma- Pushkar in Rajasthan. The city offers you a rather sober side of the colorful Rajasthan state. The sun here is soothing unlike other sister cities of Pushkar and monsoon makes it a place that offers you calm, solace and spiritual peace. Wake up to the peacocks calling in the morning to enjoy a camel ride and close your day with some shopping and visiting the famous Pushkar temple.
So, pack your travel gears and some for precaution from the rain and travel to these amazing monsoon paradise in India to get bewitched by the Nature’s glory.