Holidays in India during the monsoons

Holidays in India during the monsoons

India, Kerala, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Meghalaya, Rajasthan
Here are a few places where the monsoon will have the most magical effect on you.

Monsoons make the world divine: rain-kissed trees shine, renewed with their lush greenery, and the aroma of wet earth evokes nostalgia and brings back some wonderful moments! Here are a few places where the monsoon will have an even more dreamy effect on you.

Saputara, Gujarat

An artist's village, this quaint little hill town in Gujarat is affectionately known as the Kashmir of the West after the rains. This little metaphor is an analogy for the stunning beauty that envelops this place, with natural waterfalls, creeping vines and lush greenery all around. The food native to this region is known to be very nutritious and simple. Decent affordable accommodation coupled with artsy handcrafted souvenirs made by locals make Saputara an ideal monsoon getaway.

Coorg, Karnataka

“Wake up and smell the coffee” will take on a new meaning for you once you are in Coorg! Waking up to the rain and enjoying the view of lush green coffee plantations while sipping a fresh homemade drink will make you feel a new level of happiness in your soul. Add to this a few local chocolate and cheese brands and you will be delighted! Despite being a popular tourist destination, Coorg has remained untouched due to its remote location. You can travel from Mysore or Bangalore in the rain and it will be worth it!

Shillong, Meghalaya

If you want to truly enjoy the monsoons, there is no better place than Shillong. Get lost in the misty clouds, get wet in the rain, and swim in the many natural waterfalls this place has to offer. Indulge in sizzling north-eastern cuisine that you won't find anywhere else in India. Exotic food, hospitable locals, wonderful sights will make you fall in love with Shillong during the monsoon season.

Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Monsoons are best enjoyed from the hilltops. The world looks greener, lush and more beautiful than ever. And if you're in Mount Abu, you can enjoy the view for as long as you like, with a plate of hot bhajiyas (pancakes) and a cup of hot tea to wash them down, from one of the small tapris (makeshift stall) at Gaumukh. The forest, the hills, the lake and the wilderness all call to you during the monsoon, wrapped in their own raw beauty. You can also try a steaming hot plate of dal baati churma (a traditional Rajasthani dish). Accommodation is readily available and ranges from economical to luxurious.

Wayanad, Kerala

From accommodation options to lush scenic views and massive waterfalls, Wayanad is the perfect monsoon getaway. Time your trip to Wayanad during the monsoons with the three-day monsoon festival called Splash to really get you soaked by the rains. Wayanad boasts of unimaginable natural beauty that comes alive in the rain. It's a completely different feeling to lie in a warm bed with a big bowl of ishti (vegetable stew) while it's raining outside.

Mahableshwar, Maharashtra

Rain falls in Mahableshwar in the form of thick fog. The feeling of getting wet without the rain is a completely different sensation. Mahabaleshwar, one of the most romantic destinations in India, is home to several scenic attractions. If the rain gets too cold for you, stop at one of the roadside houses to enjoy a plate of hot and deliciously spicy Kombdi Vada - an authentic Maharashtrian dish that tastes better when it rains.

Source: incredibleindia

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