The monsoons are perhaps the time when everybody want to take a break amidst misty mountains, gushing waterfalls and a lovely weather. Here is the list of some of the best monsoon destinations. Come, take a look:
The rains are the best time to explore the magical beauty of the Western Ghats. Some famous places where you can enjoy monsoons are Lonavala, Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar and Khandala. These destinations are in full bloom during rains and remain packed with tourists who want to experience the natural beauty of the Western Ghats to the hilt. You can explore the gushing waterfalls of the region along with misty Mullayanagiri range in Karnataka and Sahyadri range in Maharashtra.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
The picture postcard beauty of Darjeeling looks all the more alluring during monsoons. How about sipping a hot cup of your favourite tea while you soak up the scenic vistas from your room window? Also, a not to miss experience in Darjeeling is taking a ride on the famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, popularly known as toy train. You may book tickets for the Toy train either from the stations or online. However, due to limited capacity in these trains, the tickets often get sold out. So make your booking in advance and if you are not lucky enough to get a confirmed ticket, you can always checkpnr status through the IRCTC website. Your pnr status gets updated after every cancellation. During monsoon, due to heavy rainfall, the trains often get suspended, so stay informed.
The “City of Lakes” is one of the best monsoon getaways in India and most of the plush properties here offer monsoon discounts as well. The five lakes of Udaipur- FatehSagar, SwaroopSagar, DudhTalai, Rang Sagar and Lake Pichola are a sight to behold during the rains. As for connectivity, Udaipur is well-connected via rail, road and air from almost all major cities in India. If you are planning a train journey, then it would be better to opt for prior booking. You can checkPNR status prediction and other relevant details for complete information.
Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
Want to explore the charm of the French Quarters to the hilt? Well, plan a trip to Pondicherry during rains to make the most of your trip as the weather is quite pleasant during these months and you can cover most of the local attractions when here. Start your journey by visiting the serene Auroville, a ferry ride to the pristine Paradise Beach or you can cycle around the lanes of Promenade to experience the rains. Also, do remember to have prior hotel bookings as most of the properties remain packed with tourists during this time of the year.
Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
The quiet, sleepy Mandu is also one of the most romantic cities during rains. Even though it can be termed as an all year round destinations, Mandu looks all the more alluring during rains. As for connectivity, Mandu is well-connected via road, rail and air from almost all major cities in India. The nearest railhead for Mandu is Mhow or Dr. Ambedkar Nagar and you can take a cab from here for Mandu. In case you are planning for a train journey, it would be better to check PNR status prediction and do PNR enquiry before your journey.
Have a happy vacation!