June 30, 2017

5 Best Monsoon Destinations in India:

by Prince Chandran
After the scorching summer sun , it is that beautiful time of the year when everything becomes even more greener and prettier with the constant pitter patter of rain drops. The hills are lush with deep, thick grass and the lakes brimming with water. Do we need any more reasons to pack our bags for our next trip? Here is our list of 5 best monsoon destinations in India:            
⦁ Shillong, Meghalaya
     

Shillong, also referred as the “Scotland of the East” is one of the best places to visit during monsoons. Surrounded by picturesque valleys of Khasi and Jayanti Hills, adorned by numerous waterfalls, Shillong offers a panoramic view of green natural scenery. Shillong which receives heaviest rainfall during monsoon is 55-65 km away from Cherrapunji and Mawsynram, the wettest places on earth. Shillong also has a lot activities to offer to adventure seekers like rock climbing, caving and water rappelling.

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⦁ Goa
     

Goa is one of the destinations that can be visited all year long, but it has a different charm during monsoon. One can opt for hiking or trekking at Dudhsagar Falls, relax on one of the many beautiful beaches, visit Aguada Fort for a spectacular view or enjoy a drink at a beach shack and enjoy the rain fall on the beautiful beaches.

⦁ Valley of Flowers, Uttrakhand
       

Known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and diverse range of flora, the enchanting Valley of flowers is best visited during monsoon. Discovered by British mountaineer Frank Smythe in 1931 when he lost his way back from a successful expedition, the Valley of Flowers was introduced to the world. It has since been one of the most sought-after flower trek.

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⦁ Munnar, Kerala
     

Famous for its tea estates, winding lanes, exotic scenery and lush green hills, Munnar is one of the most famous hill station in God’s own country, Kerala. Munnar was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British government. One can spot some exquisite wildlife and enjoy a trek at Anamudi which is the highest peak in South India, enjoy a leisurely walk at the beautiful lakes of Devikulam and visit the “Power House Waterfalls” in Chinnakanal.

⦁ Andaman & Nicobar Islands
     

Known for its spotless silver beaches, adventurous water sports, diverse wildlife and tropical evergreen forests, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of about 600 islands. The place has something to offer to everyone, from nature lovers to adrenaline junkies, it never fails to surprise you.

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