India become more and more beautiful during the monsoon season whether a city, town or a rural villages. Some of the must visit places during the monsoon in India are Andaman Nicobar Islands,western ghats, Leh Ladakh and unexplored Northeast India. The monsoon season starts from June and rain till October, these 5 months of rainfall made Mawsynram, Meghalaya thewettest place on earth. There are two types of monsoon hits India known as the southwest and northeast monsoon, Most of its rainfall come by the southwest monsoon. Some of the tourist place are restricted to visit during rainy season due to slippery rocks, leeches, fallen trees, wind and landslides. These places are good to visit in summer but monsoon will have its own story to narrate.
Kodaikanal- Tamil Nadu: The popular hill station is situated among the Palani Hills of Western Ghats. Kodaikanal means The Gift of the Forest, it is also referred to as the “Princess of Hill stations” due to its charming beauty. The finest hill station is full of mighty rocks, enhancing waterfalls and beautiful lake. During the rainy season Kodaikanal becomes more beautiful,Its gorgeous natural scenery and cascade falls make it one of the best hill station to visit. One of the main attractions for the visitors is the Kodai lake, the man made lake is surrounded by lush green trees and rocks. Other picturesque city of Tamil Nadu’s are Doddabetta, Coonoor and most famous Ooty.
Munnar – Kerala: Munnar, the most popular hill station of Kerala and one of thebest honeymoon destination in India. The great mountains, deep valleys,dense forest and variety of wildlife makes Munnar one of the hot spot in the monsoon. Munnar receives heavy rainfall during the month of June to September,so be carefull while visit a hill station in the rains. Kerala, The land of attractions become more and more beautiful during the monsoon season. Its spectacular green scenery, backwaters, houseboats and monsoon therapy make it a major tourist destinations in India. Best places to visit in Kerala during monsoon are Pallivasal, Kundala, Alleppey and Periyar national park. The wildlife park is famous for its wild animals and home to largest number of Indian elephant.
Coorg – Karnataka: Coorg or Kodagu is one of the favorite travel destinations in Karnataka, specially during the monsoon. The amazing and pleasant hill station in Karnataka covers 4100 square kilometers of land in the Western Ghats. Coorg, the honeymoon destination offers a fascinating view of beautiful hills,water falls,coffee plants and well famous for its cuisines, traditions and hospitality. There are list of places in Karnataka that should visited during the Monsoon season like Mullangiri, Ayyanakere, Gokarna and Bandipur national park. The 20% dense forest area of Karnataka make it a biodiversity hotspot for flora and fauna and one of the wettest place in India. The astonishing Jog falls, the second highest plunge water fall located near Shimoga District is a major tourist attraction in Karnataka.
Goa -Goan: Visiting Goa in Monsoons is the unique experience to share quit the sand and enjoy the rain. The chilling summer destination of India becomes more beautiful during the rainy season. Dudhsagar Falls– Sea of Milk is one of the most exquisite falls in the world located in the border of Goa and Karnataka. In rainy season Goa offer’s picturesque scenery, fantastic waterfalls, hills covered with green layers and wildlife sanctuaries. The land of beaches receives rainfall between the months of June and September from Southwest monsoon and July receives the highest. Ready to get wetand enjoy the nature along with delicious cuisines of Goa would be good experience to have. Goa is also famous for its delicious sea food cuisines.
Lonavala – Maharashtra: During the monsoon while Maharashtra become the hot spot for nature lover, Its Sahyadri mountains ranges awake from a sleep to sing and dance with the rain. The mountain ranges of Sahyadri offers some of the best waterfalls of the country along awesome climate and beautiful natural scenery to capture. Lonavla is well known for its greenery during the monsoon withastonishing waterfalls and ponds. Monsoon getaways of Maharashtra includes places around Pune like Matheran, Mahabaleshwar, Malshej Ghat, these places hold special attractions for adventure and nature lovers. Monsoon in Maharashtra bring breath taking view of its numerous ghats spread across the states and long tail waterfalls and lush greenery around make them look awesome.
Ranikhet – Uttarakhand: Ranikhet, one of the amazing hill station in Uttarakhand formerly Uttaranchal, situated in the northern part of India. Ranikhet, The picturesque location is surrounded by hills,blessed with a pleasant climate, lush green forests and famous for majestic views of great Himalayan Ranges. The mountains of Garhwal offers breath taking views of deep valleys, snow-capped mountains, dense forest and high-altitude lakes.The rolling hills of Garhwal Himalaya is paradise for nature lovers, Its valley of flower national park is well famous for meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. Apart from the above attraction the richly diverse area is also home for rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear,snow leopard and birds. Other must visit hill station in Uttarakhand are Nainital, Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Kausani and Chamba.
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