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Monsoon is one of the best times of the year to experience the beauty of every exotic part of India that offers ecstasy, beauty, and heavenly pleasure when you are vacationing. Although people may not find it very safe to travel during monsoon, rains have the magical spell to change your fear to become a little more adventurous. The lush greenery in the mountains, the lakes getting overflowed with sparkling water, driving around the waterfall, create a heavenly scenery that is too hard to resist. Check out these 7 places in this concluding part of this piece and look out for the other 7 in the earlier part. Team RetyrSmart
Best destinations to enjoy the monsoons in India (2)
No matter how many times you visit, Darjeeling has its own charm that never gets old. The Queen of Hills is one of the best places to visit in rainy season which is located right at the foothills of the Himalayas. The tea-plantation visit and toy train ride become way more satisfying during monsoons. As a heavy shower happens during Monsoon, it’s better to just enjoy the gorgeous view from the cozy hotel rooms. New Jalpaiguri is the nearest rail station that connects major Indian cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, and Cochin.
A direct flight from Kolkata is another option you can take
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Ranikhet is one of the most beautiful places in Uttarakhand that you should visit during Monsoon. The scenic beauty is encompassed by hills, and the climate during this season is a blessing in disguise. Trekking and temple hopping are great ideas to indulge in during rainy season. Uttarakhand’s beauty is mesmerizing, and the lush green forests along with the majestic view of great Himalayan Ranges is everything you need. You need to go from New Delhi to Kashipur then take a taxi from Kashipur to Ranikhet as there is no direct train
From The dense forest is covered with a wide variety of flora and fauna which makes it an even more romantic destination during Monsoon. The enchanting waterfalls, lakes, vast coffee plantations, and delicious cuisines to treat your taste buds are the reasons to consider it as one of the best places to visit in monsoon. Trekking, bird watching, horse ride, coffee plantation tour are a few options you can indulge in when you are in Coorg. The 5 hours road trip from Bangalore (~270.4 km) is surely a great idea especially if you want to enjoy the mesmerizing view in rains, however, the nearest airports are Mysore at 120 km, Mangalore which is 135 km far and Bangalore at 260 km.
Alleppey is another beautiful destination for a monsoon trip during monsoon, as during this time ‘Gods’ Own Country’ Kerala gets all drenched with rain making the place more attractive. One may explore Alleppey by boarding on a backwater cruise through the lakes and rivers in the perfectly moist, refreshing, and dust-free weather. The city is well connected to many other cities, it has its own railway station and the nearest airport is Cochin. Which is 75 km away.
Jog Falls, Karnataka
If you are a nature lover, the view of Jog falls in monsoon look like heaven to you. Surrounded by the lush greenery, the beauty of this waterfall gets enhanced. This is a very popular spot among travelers to drive to during the rainy season. Dabbe falls, Tunga Anicut Dam, and Tiger reserve, Sharavati River, etc are a few attraction points that you can enjoy once you visit this location. The waterfalls are 430 km away from Bangalore, which takes around 6 hours of drive
This is a small hill station in the midst of the desert state Rajasthan. During monsoon, the white-marbled Dilwara Temples near Mount Abu look captivating. Drenched in rain, all the temples located on the peak of Guru Shikhar, the highest point in Mount Abu become a true attraction point. In monsoon, Nakki Lake becomes more beautiful, along with that the Sunset Point draws attention to most of the romantic people. The nearest domestic airport is in Udaipur.
For any heritage lover, Orchha is a paradise because of all the attractions like magnificent temples, beautiful palaces, and forts and all of these make it one of the perfect places to visit in monsoon. The architectural beauty of Jahangir Mahal, Raja Mahal, and Rani Mahal, with their gorgeous construction, look picturesque during monsoon. Orchha, located in Madhya Pradesh is definitely one of the best places to visit in the rainy season in India as the place looks divine with all the royal buildings and greenery. You can reach Orchha easily as the nearest airport is in Gwalior, and the nearest railway station is in Jhansi. You can also enjoy driving to the town in monsoon to get a better experience.
Monsoon makes every place look heavenly when the rain pours everywhere, and this list of some best places to visit in monsoon is to help you enjoy the experience of a refreshing road-trip in rain, scenic beauty around these places and also an adventure of a lifetime.