The best monsoon travel destinations of India

Goa, Uttarakhand, Kerala, Meghalaya and Lonavala are the top 5 monsoon destinations.

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Cherrapunji in Meghalaya (image source: Wikimedia Commons)

Monsoon is currently happening in India and domestic tourists are looking for travel destinations that can be visited. With India opening up to tourism and the travel restrictions relaxed, there are 5 most famous monsoon destinations where tourists can go during this season.

India is known for this monsoon season since it lasts longer than other countries and creates a beauty of a totally different kind. The following travel destinations are ideal for tourists who want to travel in the monsoon season.

  1. Goa: Without a doubt, Goa is the most popular destination where most tourists visiting India love to travel to. The monsoon season marks the starting of the tourism season in Goa which lasts until March. Goa’s beautiful beaches and lush green sceneries create a unique ambiance during monsoon rains. The Dudhsagar Waterfall is the must-visit place during the monsoon as it reaches the peak of its glory during the rains. The ideal time to visit this water is between June till September.


  1. The Valley of Flowers: The state of Uttarakhand’s hidden gem is the Valley of Flowers located in the North Chamoli area. This valley is beautiful and full of rich flowers and fauna. During monsoon, all flowers of different colors come out to make this a picturesque scene to remember. There are more than 400 varieties of flowers that can be found in this single valley. Apart from the flowers, there is rich wildlife that can be found in the valley as well. These include black bears, red fox, brown bear, snow leopards, and musk deer. Most of these species are endangered and the valley is an ideal home for these animals.


  1. Alappuzha in Kerala: Also known as Alleppey, this town in south Kerala and during monsoons the beauty of the place is indescribable. This town is full of green hills and rivers where houseboats are available for the tourists. There are places for ayurvedic treatment, seafood, and wildlife photography which can be enjoyed by all travelers.


  1. Cherrapunji: This gem of a destination is located in the hills of Meghalaya in North East India. This place is known as the second most-rainiest place in the world. The most famous attraction is the bridges made out of the tree roots that are built by the local villagers. The waterfalls are a delight to watch during this season and the best one to visit is Nokhalikai Falls. There are various adventure trails, hiking trails, and caves which can be visited by the tourists.


  1. Lonavala in Maharashtra: This hill station is located 85 kilometers away from the city of Mumbai. During monsoon, this place comes to life with lush green forests, green hills, and rivers which make this place truly scenic. The best places to visit in Lonavala are Bhushi Dam, Pawna Lake, and Tungarli Lake. There are some trekking routes one can take such as Tikona and Rajmachi fort area. Also, Tiger’s Leap and Lion’s points are ideal treks to choose from during this time.
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