While monsoon arrives soon, typically one does not need to stay indoors all the time. There are multiple destinations which can make this monsoon season more exciting and experiential for you & your family. We present to you a few wonderful experiential off beat destinations in Monsoon and here is the list for you to select from
Meghalaya:Meghalaya, in northeast India, used to be part of Assam. Known as the Abode of the Clouds, it’s famous for being the wettest place on earth. This makes it a popular monsoon travel destination for those who love the rain. The state has an abundance of natural attractions, including these must-see Meghalaya tourist places.
Diglipur- Andamans: Diglipur sparkle like emeralds in the Bay of Bengal. The impenetrable forests which cover these islands and the countless exotic flowers and birds create a highly poetic and romantic atmosphere while your stay at Andaman & Nicobar. The swaying palm tress along meandering coastline sways to the cool breeze and transforms you to a pleasing heaven. The beat of tribal drums haunts the stillness and the multi colored fish steer their way through crystal clear water. Must see is the Ross & Smith Island and the Saddle Peak
Nubra Valley- Ladakh: Known for its orchards, scenic vistas, Bactrian camels and monasteries; Nubra Valley is situated about 150 km from Leh, Nubra Valley is known as the Orchard of Ladakh and was originally called Ldumra which meant the valley of flowers. It is not just scenic natural beauty of Nubra which attracts tourists. The valley is predominantly Buddhist and boasts of several centres of Buddhist learning. Ensa, Samstemling, Diskit and Hunder monastery are famous Buddhist monasteries. The cold desert between Diskit and Hundur are another attraction for tourists. Tourists throng the cold desert to watch the sand dunes and for joyrides on the Bactrian camels. Native to the steppes of central Asia, the Bactrian camel has two humps, in contrast to the single-humped camels found in Rajasthan and other parts of India.
Konkan- Maharasthra: KONKAN is a coastal strip of land bounded by the Sahyadri hills on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Maharashtra’s Konkan area consists of Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Thane districts. No other coast in India will offer you such a vast choice of Beautiful Beaches, Majestic Forts, Sacred Temples, and Ancient Caves. it is a picturesque strip of land peppered with postcard beaches, vivid green paddy fields, rolling hills and decaying forts. Travelling through this tropical backwater can be sheer bliss. Trip to Konkan is an experience which money cant buy
Kumarakom- Kerala:Kumarakom,situated 13 Kms away from Kottayam is a sleepy little village on VembanadLake in Kerala. It offers wide variety of flora, exotic sightseeing, boating and fishing experience. The bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres is safe home for many migratory birds like Siberian stork, wild duck etc. They live with other birds in flocks such as darters, herons, egret, waterfowls and cuckoos are fascinating sight for the visitors.The beautiful paradise stocked with mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut trees comprises with water ways and canals adorned with white lilies enchants the tourist from world over. The land is famous for it’s painstakingly hand craft each exquisite piece still made in a traditional way. VemanadLake is home to several types of marine life exclusively the Chemeen (Prawns), the Konju (Tiger Prawns) and Karimeen.
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 is at its best during the monsoon and the most romantic place in Karnataka to visit. There is something unique about this place that tempts travelers you to visit Coorg back and again during monsoons. Climate is cold in monsoon and the breathtaking sites of the valley, soft mist, lush green landscapes, rumbling sounds of rivers and waterfalls, coffee plants, well famous for its cuisine and cascading rivers will leave a lasting memory.
Wayanad- Kerala: Home to fascinating legends, mysterious mountain caves, hidden treasures, aborigine tribes, treehouses, jungle trails and exotic wild life, this little known district of Kerala is the perfect setting for a hundred great adventures!. Dominated by the Western Ghats, one of the world’s last surviving tracts of tropical biodiversity, Wayanad’s terrain is characterised by extensive streches of wilderness. wayanad is the perfect family gate way. Being traditionally more or less isolated from the rest of kerala, the region has distinctive character all it’s own
Goa:The land blessed with splendid scenic beauty, golden beaches, beautiful rivers and lakes and architectural splendors is undoubtedly a “Tourist’s Paradise”. The perfect words to describe Goa are – “The land of Sun, Sand and Sea”. Goa in the monsoons has all the elements of a dreamy, misty, green vacation with peace and solitude in just the right measure. A leisurely day basking under the sun on the white sandy beaches of Goa is definition of a perfect holiday.
Kausani- Uttarakhand:When it comes to top places to visit in India during monsoon, Kausani stands proudly as one of the favorites. Individuals looking for perfect clear views of the Himalayas must explore this small gem of Uttarakhand. It is a round-the year destination but if you want to have a glimpse of breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature then visit this place in the months of July till mid September
Ranikhet- Uttarakhand:This beautiful hill resort is about 63 km from Nainital. Its beauty lies in its simplicity – beautiful pine trees create a nostalgic feeling. The orchards, the temples, the joy grounds will back on you again and again to its fold. Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is the home for the Kumaon Regiment (KRC) & Naga Regiment and is maintained by the Indian Army. Ranikhet is within sight of the western peaks of the Himalayas.