Monsoon brings us much-needed relief from the heat. Apart from cooling the environment and adding green hues everywhere, it also encourages a lot of travel enthusiasts to see different places. Monsoon this year has been blessed with a couple of long weekends which gives everyone a fair chance to plan mini getaways and make the most of the season. We list a few places which you could consider while travelling your monsoon vacation:
The weather remains fairly cool during monsoon enabling you to enjoy the diverse landscape of Pondicherry. Auroville is a popular spot in Pondicherry along with the beaches, garden/botanical parks, museums and places of worship of which - The French War Memorial, Pondicherry Museum, Jawahar Toy Museum, Paradise Beach and the Pondicherry beach are also worth visiting.
Rated as one of the top hill station destinations in India, the entire town transforms itself into a paradise of greenery during monsoon. Some of the popular tourist attractions include Talakaveri – where river Ravi originated, Abbey falls – a scenic waterfall, Nagarhole National Park, Dubare – the elephant capturing and training camp, Irupu Falls and the Tibetan Buddhist Golden Temple in the Tibetan refugee settlement. This is also the place for adventure sports enthusiasts as it’s the perfect time to indulge in sports like river rafting.
Monsoon is the best time to visit the city of lakes, Udaipur, as it gives you respite from the piercing heat of Rajasthan. The city which remained the capital of Mewar for centuries reeks royalty from every corner. The major attractions of the city are City Palace, Monsoon Palace, Jagdish temple, Pichola Lake, Sajjangarh Biological Park to name a few.
This town that was established as a summer retreat for the British and has come a long way ever since. Known for its famous strawberry farms and schools, Panchgani is also a famous road trip destination for people living in nearby areas like Pune/Bombay. During rains, the whole town is covered in lush greenery and is a treat to the eyes. The famous spots in Panchgani are Sydney Point, Tableland, Parsi point, Devil’s Kitchen and the famous Mapro Garden.
Backwaters have become almost synonymous with Kerela. The network of lakes, rivers and canals that run parallel to the Arabian Sea enhance the beauty of God’s own country. Because of the tropical climate of the state, it receives abundant rainfall. The rains add more beauty to the place and the houseboat experience through the backwaters becomes even more thrilling along with bird-watching during the rainy season. This is an experience of a lifetime.
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