Monsoon in India is something special. This period of time is undoubtedly a lifetime experience for many. Incredible India gets larger than life in rainy season. Waterfall, beaches, mountain, hills are flooded with beauty during the monsoons. Check out top 10 monsoon destinations in India for vacations.
Top 10 monsoon destinations in India
One of the most popular destination in South India. Its coastal region and French architecture is the attraction of the city. Its cool temperature makes a pleasant stay.
Popular in PONDICHERRY: Sea, old and large churches, heritage buildings, various temples. It is also favorite for a wide variety of cuisines.
How To Reach: Chennai is the nearest airport, a 2:30hrs drive from Chennai will take you to Pondicherry. It is also connected to every metro city through rail.
9. Mount Abu – Rajasthan
Mount Abu is a kind of place where you can make a visit through-out the year. It is the only hill station in Rajasthan. Situated at a high altitude, it beats the heat and provides a soothing atmosphere. Monsoon makes it a perfect holiday destination as it looks amazing to feel clouds on your hands.
Popular in MOUNT ABU: It is a combo of adventure and spirituality. It is popular for Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Achalgarh Fort, Sunset point, Waterfalls, Durga Ambika Mata Temple and other Hindu temples.
How To Reach: Abu Road railway station(27 km) is the nearest train station. Udaipur is the nearest International Airport. Abu is widely connected with roads to nearby cities.
8. Shillong – Meghalaya
Shillong ‘The Abode Of Clouds’ or ‘Scotland of the East’ is famous for beautiful picture perfect locations. It is one of the best places in India during monsoons as it receives heaviest rainfall during rainy season. Shillong is selected as the best hill station of India.
Popular in SHILLONG: Shillong peak, Wards lake, Elephant Falls, Shillong Golf Course, Museums and various other falls.
How To Reach: Daily flights operates from city to Kolkata. It is well connected by roads with all major North Easter towns and cities.
7. Udaipur – Rajasthan
The Lake City is the historic capital of Kingdom of Mewar. With its mesmerizing landscape, lakes, architecture and historic places it is a major destination for tourist. Monsoons adds colour to the Udaipur. Greenery all around is enough to make it a breathtaking experience. Hotels and resorts offers some of the best stays to make it a perfect destination.
Popular in UDAIPUR: City Palace, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Kesariyaji Temple, Monsoon Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola and others.
How To Reach: Udaipur has connectivity by land, air and rail with all the major cities of India. It have a domestic airport and two railway stations.
6. Coorg – Karnataka
Coorg is located in the Western Ghats. It is blessed by nature with wide variety of flora and fauna. Its three wildlife sanctuaries are home of some amazing animals. While monsoons enlightens the greenery of Coorg, It also helps the entire town to blossom like a flower. It also ignites the adventure sports around the city.
Popular in COORG: Abbi Falls, Raja’s Seat, Talacauvery & Bhagamandala, Nisargadhma Deer Park, Byle Kuppe, Dubare Reserve Forest and others.
How To Reach: Thalassery in Kerala & Mysore in Karnataka are the nearest Railway Stations. Mysore is also the nearest airport to the city.
5. Munnar – Kerala
Situated in ‘Gods Own Country’ Munnar is a hill station in Kerala. It’s lush green hills, tea gardens and incredible flora with a pleasant climate makes it one of the most desired destination in monsoons in India.
Popular in MUNNAR: Kurinjimala Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Manjampatti Valley, Amravati Reserve Forest and Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary.
How To Reach: Cochin is the nearest airport. Nearest railway stations are at Ernakulam and Aluva. It has good road connections with nearby cities.
Without any doubts GOA is the coolest place to hang-out in India. Beautiful beaches and eco-tourism glitters during monsoon season. Which makes it one of the best place to visit in India during rainy season.
Popular in GOA: Beaches, Caves, Waterfall, Forts, Museums, Temples, Heritage Mansions, Churches, Towns in Goa and its rock art. Above all Delicious Goa cuisines will melt your heart.
How To Reach: Goa connects with all major cities and towns of India through Air, Road, Rail and Water.
3. Andaman And Nicobar Island
Andaman and Nicobar Island is one of the seven Union Territories of India. It is a group of 572 islands. Its exotic beaches and islands with natural beauty will surely win your heart. Its incredible beauty keeps it up on the list at number three. It is a must place to visit during monsoon in India.
Popular In ANDAMAN & NICOBAR: Adventure Sports, Cellular Jail, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Andaman Water Sports Complex, Naval Museum, Ross Island, Viper Island, Forest Museum and others.
How To Reach: It connects with regular ship services from Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakapatnam. There are regular flights from Port Blair Airport.
2. KodaiKanal – Tamil Nadu
It is a city in the hills, therefore it is referred as the ‘Princess of Hill Stations’. It is the best hill station of India, its beauty explores itself during the monsoon, consequently making it best monsoon destination. Due to rains in monsoon Kodaikanal offers gigantic enchanting waterfalls, lakes and lush greenery with spectacular views of ghats and hills.
Popular In KODAIKANAL: Kodaikanal Lake, Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Green Valley View, Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, Guna Caves, Dolphin’s Nose and many other places.
How To Reach: Madurai is the nearest airport. While nearest railway station is Palani and it has regular bus services available.
1. Lonavala, Maharashtra
Lonavala is a hill station in Pune district. It is a complete package from Mother Nature to relax and feel the beauty of earth. Monsoon makes Lonavala the best place to visit during rains. Due to rains, canvas goes green in Lonavala. In addition pleasant climate and one of the best view in world will make your vacations memorable.
Popular in LONAVALA: Tiger Point, Rajmachi Point, Ryewood Park & Shivaji Udyan, Lonavala Lake, Karla Caves, Lohagad Fort, Della Adventure, Shooting Point, Valvan Dam and others.
How To Reach: It is well connected with road, rail and air to the nearby cities. Pune is the nearest airport. Railway station at Lonavala connects to all other major stations. By-road, it is on Mumbai-Pune Expressway.