Want to take a break during monsoons? A holiday in the midst of lush green valleys, flowing waterfalls, cool breeze and the most amazing landscape right in front of your eyes! Sounds like a dream? But, a reality now.
India being the vast country that it is, has many beautiful locations which are straight out of a postcard during monsoons. Easily reachable and with plenty of options to stay in – these could be your perfect option for a monsoon break.
We bring to you, our top 5 picks –
Lonavala, Maharashtra –
A perfect weekend gateway for Mumbaikars. But for those traveling from outside, land into Mumbai or Pune, hire a car for a under 2 hours journey. The highway and the visuals en-route form a part of the whole framework as the Sahyadri mountain ranges offer the most scenic landscapes.
Trek, walk, sight see or just soak in the lull of the place.
Panaji, Goa –
Most people do not like to visit beaches during rains. But Goa is an exception. The beauty of this state enhances with the rains trickling down on the sandy beaches, the sea and the lush green all around.
As picturesque as it can get! Goa is well connected with all the major cities of India. So, book a flight and head on.
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu –
Known as the ‘princess of hill stations,’ this is one of the best monsoon destinations in India. Atop the Palani hills of Western Ghat, it is as beautiful as a hill station can ever get. Quaint town with lakes and deep forest areas surrounding it, during rains this becomes another heaven of sorts. A must visit during the monsoons.
The nearest airports are Madurai, Coimbatore and Trichy. A 9-hour journey from Bangalore can get you straight to this town.
Munnar, Kerala –
A paradise in God’s own country. With a permanent mist that engulfs you as soon as you step in, enormous tea gardens, an all year through pleasant weather and acres of lush green spread – this hill station in the southernmost state of India, is stunning.
It’s a delight for nature lovers. A popular honeymoon location, people throng here for the serene comfort it offers.
Kodi is about 3 and a half hours from Cochin. Madurai airport is about 4 hours.
Udaipur, Rajasthan –
Unlike its geographical reputation, as it belongs to the state of Rajasthan; this city is extremely different. Monsoons lend it a certain romance which is visible in every bit of breeze that touches you as you scout the location. Palaces, lakes, flamboyant gardens – Udaipur has it all! Monsoons make this city even more enchanting.
A picture-perfect location with waterfalls downing in the beauty of the vast Aravalli mountain range.
It is well connected by air with all the major cities of India.
Pristine and scenic – Udaipur is just what the doctor ordered for a quick monsoon break.