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Best Destinations to Visit during Monsoon in India

By Ekansh Saxena, Co-founder, Touch Down Earth

Monsoons in India are worth enjoying as it leaves you with some amazing greenery vibes and hill views that are mesmerising. Monsoon has just begun in most parts of the country and the summer heat is on the low. After the scorching summers, the monsoon brings so much freshness in the various regions of the country. Hence, it is a clear indication it would be a great idea to plan your monsoon travels in some hill stations or places where you could get the best of this amazing season with scenic views and comfortable commutes. During monsoon one major thing to keep in mind while travelling is to ensure that the roads you travel are safe.

India is so geographically diverse, that you could travel to any part from North to South India and find a vast difference in temperature, locations, and culture. So, it is time that you go on a trip with your family and friends and enjoy the coolness and calmness of the hill stations. Here are some places in India that you can visit and cherish the memories you create for a lifetime.

There are a lot of options to choose from, to spend your monsoons in beautiful locations in India. Some of these locations are given below, check them out and then decide which is best suitable for you.

•          Ladakh: Ladakh is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. It is a biker’s paradise and the monasteries; monks and the delicious food makes it even more exciting. The best time to visit Ladakh is in the months of March-July, however, you can also visit it in winter if you want to enjoy the thrill of snowfall and difficult terrain. Lakes such as Pangong Tso Lake and Tso Moriri lakes melt during this time and you can witness clear blue skies that add to the scenic beauty of Ladakh. One must also visit the beautiful monasteries such as Likir Monastery, Shey Monastery, and Thiksey Monastery and understand the culture of Ladakh.

•          Kashmir: Kashmir is one of the most visited destinations in India, it is rightly known as the Paradise on Earth due to its beautiful landscapes. Chinar trees located in the region change the color of the entire valley during monsoon. Lakes contain crystal-clear rivers sourced from the snow-capped mountains. Kashmir remains beautiful throughout the year, but the best time to visit is from June to August. These months cover two seasons i.e., Spring season and monsoon, you can visit the Mughal Gardens during monsoons, where you will be mesmerised by the beauty of the flowers blooming in the garden. Other attractions of Kashmir include the Dal Lake and the picturesque beauty of nature.

•          Gangtok: Gangtok is the capital city of Sikkim, situated in the North East region of India. It is a popular tourist destination that gives a glorious view of Mt. Kanchenjunga; the third highest peak in the world. The natural beauty is added by the beautiful Tsomgo Lake, Ban Jhakri Falls, Enchey Monastery, Ganesh Tok, and River Tisba; which is the best spot for river rafting.

•          Kodaikanal: This is one of the top monsoon locations in India and is referred to as the “Princess of Hill Stations.” Situated in the Palani Hills of the Western Ghat, it provides breath-taking views of the ghats and hills, as well as charming waterfalls, lakes, and lush vegetation. It is a must visit place for nature lovers and some of the key activities to do in the region include trekking, boating and site seeing.

•          Udaipur: With countless castles, bazaars, and picturesque lakes, this region genuinely represents the illustrious heritage of the maharajas. It doesn’t offer you the slightest opportunity to feel regal. This location comes to life with a tinge of greenery around its immaculate lakes and palaces during the monsoons, providing you with breath-taking vistas.

Gangtok

Visiting hill stations during monsoons can be the best way to relax in the lap of nature. One key point to always be mindful about while visiting these hill stations is that ensure that you leave no trash behind. It is better to leave only memories behind and cherish them forever. Also motivate and educate others to leave no trash and make sure that you keep the beauty of these places intact by doing your part. 

Ekansh Saxena, Co-founder, Touch Down Earth

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