India is well-known for its diversity in flora and fauna. However, there are many locations in this nation that look very attractive and beautiful at rainy seasons. These are the location that you can enjoy vacations relaxing, adventure sports, sightseeing, boating etc.
Most of the monsoon destinations in India are a getaway destination for most of the travellers. Here is the list of the 10 best Monsoon destinations in India.
1. Coorg, Karnataka
This is one of the most beautiful monsoon destinations in India. Coorg is a hill station in the state of Karnataka and one of the most attractive monsoon destinations in south India. This destination is blessed with gorgeous greenery and therefore the best getaway destination for any nature lover. Majority of the greenery in this place is offered by vast coffee plantation and forests. The main attraction in Coorg during monsoon is that the waterfalls abbey and jog starts flowing with full might, creating an excellent atmosphere to feel and enjoy. The destination also offers chance trekking and other adventure sports.
2. Shillong, Meghalaya
This is the capital city of the north east sister states of Meghalaya. This destination receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon season. The rain in this destination during monsoon lasts longer than any other states in India. Two of the most famous destinations Cherrapunji and Mawsynram is located 16km away from this destination and these two destinations are the wettest places on earth because it receives 11872 millilitres of rainfall. This Monsoon destination of India has numerous waterfalls, mountains and very attractive natural flora and fauna. Elephant falls and Spread Eagle falls are the two must-visit places in this destination.
3. Munnar, Kerala
Munnar is a district in Kerala and is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Kerala and India. This hill station is one of the must-visit monsoon destinations in India. This destination receives very good rainfall and the whole district has good greenery offered by the widespread tea plantations. The whole place looks like a green carpet and could make anyone feel attracted to its beauty. One of the most notable features of this monsoon destination is the mist and the seasonal waterfalls that offer very soothing experience.
4. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
As the name indicates valley of flowers is well-known for the vast areas spread with flowers. This destination is one of the beautiful places you should visit during the monsoon. There would be no nature lover who hasn’t still visited this destination once in his/her life. One of the most attractive things about this monsoon destination is that, once, it starts raining or once, it is monsoon season the flowers start exhibiting every possible shade and this is one of the most attractive views in India. The destination also offers a scenic trek to the beautiful spots and also wonderful trekking adventure.
5. Agumbe, Karnataka
This destination is well-known as the Cherrapunji of the south. Agumbe is perhaps well known to people as Malgudi. This destination is interpreted as a fictional town in RK Narayan’s authored book Malgudi days. This monsoon destination like the fictional town in Malgudi days has lots to offer, from waterfalls to adventurous trekking trails. Some of the most attractive and important waterfalls in this destination are Onake Abbi Falls, Kunchikal Falls, Barkana Falls, and Jogigundi Falls.
6. Alleppey, Kerala
This is the most attractive destination in Kerala during monsoon season. Gods Own Country Kerala is blessed with greenery and plenty of rain. The rain makes the backwaters of this district very attractive and beautiful. One of the most famous tourist attractions of this monsoon destination is the backwater cruise on the lakes, rivers, and canals. Most of the tourists prefer to visit this place for sightseeing, backwater cruise, and Ayurvedic treatments. According to Ayurveda the time to undergo an ayurvedic is during the monsoon season.
7. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal is a hill station that is one of the famous and important tourist locations next to Ootty in Tamil Nadu. This small hill town in Tamil Nadu is one of the best getaway locations in south India that offers very beautiful scenic beauty during monsoon season. Some of the most attractive spots in this destination are Coaker’s Walk, Brynt Park, Kurinji Andavar Temple, pillar rocks, and Pambhar Falls. This place also offers adventurous trekking to Dolphin Nose. “Brachem Spectre” is a rare phenomenon that occurs in this destination that actually allows people to see their own reflection in the clouds.
8. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
This is the world’s wettest place. Cherrapunji is one of the best monsoon destinations in India. The abundance of rainfall has enhanced the growth of green vegetation all over the place and it looks very attractive. The clouds play a game of hide and seek and engulf the hills and landscapes every now and then. One of the most attractive spots in this destination is the Nokhalikai Falls that flows in full strength and offers a soothing experience to the viewers. This destination also has root bridges, countless waterfalls, and caves.
9. Wayanad, Kerala
Wayanad is one of the most popular monsoon destinations in India. This Hill town in Kerala is well-known for its scenic beauty and diversified flora and fauna. This destination is snuggled in the gap of the Western Ghats. One of most attractive thing about this Monsoon destination in India is the flowers that bloom in every 12 years (Neelakurinji). This destination has numerous waterfalls, lakes, and ancient caves.
10. Goa, Goan
During monsoon season Goa is the most attractive destination to visit. Dudhsagar Falls is the main attraction in Goa during the monsoon season. During the months of June and September the Dudhsagar flows with full might and the water looks like milk down the mountain. This destination also provides attractive beach parties which gets really interesting and fun during the monsoon season.
All the details mentioned above were collected from many sources which include Wikipedia and few other sites.