The paradisiacal Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a perfect vacation spot even in the monsoon. Surrounded by the azure waters of the Bay of Bengal, the island archipelago is blessed with the best beaches in India. Go exploring the historic parts at Port Blair, especially the Cellular Jail. Pay a visit to Havelock and Neil Island for the best relaxing beaches. Do not miss out on sunbathing, swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling, parasailing, bird watching, and trekking to the island’s tropical forests. What is truly magical is, the islands receive only light showers in the season.
God’s Own Country is nothing short of breathtaking even during a deluge. With about 120-140 rainy days a year, the rain Gods make sure that the monsoons in Kerala are a truly spectacular sight. Take in the beauty around you with a drive along the verdant countryside or for a special experience, lie back in a traditional house boat while taking a ride on the infamous back waters. Treat yourself to some of the many Ayurvedic spas to de-stress and revel in the knowledge that this is truly paradise on earth. Alleppey, Munnar, Kovalam and Thekkedy are the top places to visit in monsoon in Kerala
The twin hill stations of Lonavla and Khandala, near Mumbai close to the Deccan Plateau, offers a combined package of land and water. Surrounded by lush greenery and little poodles of water and gushing streams, this is an all-in-one place to visit near Mumbai in monsoon. The Bhushi Dam situated nearby has a beautiful waterfall to boast; bathe in the streams or have a picnic nearby. Little shacks of food offer some warm tasty dishes! Rajmachi View Point and a Celebrity Wax museum made on the lines of the London’s Madame Tussaud’s is a new attraction nearby.
In the midst of your ever-so-busy lives, when you want to take a moment and breathe in some fresh air, Coorg is the place for you. And monsoon is the perfect season. Just sit and watch it all go by. Time, the rain, the stillness of life…Too philosophical eh? Well, that’s the Coorg effect. Along the Western Ghats, acres of plantations, waterfalls and tons of wildlife. Two days here, and you’re completely rejuvenated
Goa, located at the west coast of India is worldwide famous as a tourism hub in India. The place is like a paradise for nature lovers as tourists can have the sight of very high Sahyadri ranges on one side and on other side the picturesque view of Arabian Sea. Goa is worldwide well-liked for its pictorial beauty, striking beaches, beautifully architecture temples, grand festival celebrations and unending Anglo-Indian heritage and it draws millions of tourists from all over the world every year.
Munnar is Kerala's best and most popular travel destination among domestic and foreign travellers. This picturesque hill station is apt to visit during monsoons when Munnar really looks lush green, with silvery mist surrounding them and a welcoming pleasant cool weather. If one desires to drive through the rain through the long winding dark roads then Munnar is the place to be
If you're someone who REALLY loves the rain, then head to Meghalaya in India's northeast region. The "Abode of the Clouds", this state is renowned for being the wettest place on earth, and Cherrapunji in particular!
Udaipur is often called 'Venice of the East'. It is also the 'city of lakes'. The Lake Palace (Jag Niwas) located in the middle of Pichola Lake is the finest example of architectural and cultural marvel. The grand City Palace on the banks of the lake along with the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above enhances the beauty of this magnificent city. Udaipur is also the centre for performing arts, crafts and its famed miniature paintings. The Shilpgram festival is a great crowd-puller on new year
This charming city is sprinkled with historic structures all around exuding regal grandeur. Home to the most sophisticatedly designed palaces, havelis, buzzing streets, and beautiful lakes. The city of Udaipur, also called the ‘Venice of the East’ comes alive during the months of July-August but remains an unpopular destination among travellers throughout the monsoon season. The city is well-equipped with a wide variety of hotels and lodging options that suit every pocket, restaurants that offer scrumptious Rajasthani dishes and bazaars that are popular for their handicrafts. Surrounded by Aravilli Hills, Monsoon Palace was built in the year 1884 by Maharana Sajjan Sing for the purpose to keep a track of the movement of monsoon clouds. Formerly known as Sajjan Garh Palace, it has been recently opened for public. After the light showers of rain, the bird’s-eye views from the Monsoon Palace are remarkable – highlighting the lush greenery and enchanting lakes. Around eleven hours away from Delhi by road, Udaipur’s beauty only gets enhanced during the monsoons. Make sure you visit Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, City Palace, Jag Mandir and Udaipur Ghat while you’re there