Monsoon in India is much more than a season, it is much like a festival that fills the Indians with joy and happiness. The shower on hot lands of India is the relief every Indian waits in the year. The monsoon joy opens the gates to travel through the blissful India, travel around the cities with sweet shower with a cup of tea or those enchanting grasslands of Western ghats, it is a great delight for travellers.
The destinations that most known to celebrate Monsoon in India are listed here. Pick your place and know where to next.
1. Travel to Mumbai during its blissful monsoons.
Monsoon is the best time to visit this vibrant city. Rain shower and a cup of Mumbai’s hot steaming cutting chai, is a romance you won’t want to miss. Marine drive and Gateway of India is best to visit during this high tide.
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2. Explore Ladakh during the vibrant Hemis festival
This Ladakh Festival takes place in September. It’s a spectacle of a show and a must visit!
This cold desert of India is sure on the list of many travelers and it truly lives up to its expectations. With its numerous mountain passes, sparkling lakes with crystal clear water surrounded by snow covered mighty mountains, it is simply magical. This place is a must visit in the summers and post-monsoons as the roads are clear for travel unlike in winters.
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3. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Also known as “little Tibet” this place is untouched by man and hence retains its mystical and mesmerizing beauty. There’s truly magic in the air of Spiti that is sure to make you fall in love with this place. Spiti is one of the best offbeat places to visit in monsoon in India (for the real Bravehearts).
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4. Shillong, Meghalaya
One of the best places in India during monsoons is the city of Shillong which receives heaviest rainfall during the rainy season. Surrounded by picturesque valleys of Khasi and Jayanti hills, adorned by numerous waterfalls, Shillong offers a panoramic view of green natural scenery.
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5. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
As a photographer, the only way you can do justice to the beauty of this place is by capturing it in its entirety and that too when it's in full bloom. So pack on your wide-angle lenses to capture some breathtaking panoramic photographs. Oh... And don't worry much about composition because any picture you click here will turn out to be a masterpiece.
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6. Go for a Shikara ride in Srinagar
After being covered for over five months with a thick white sheet of snow, Srinagar comes to life in full bloom during the summer season. That's when you can really capture the beauty of the city's quaint lakes and lush green landscapes.
A Shikara ride is one of the most soothing, relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir.
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7. Go on the tea trail through Darjeeling
Darjeeling is the perfect place to be in this monsoon. Rain weaves mesmerizing magic into this valley.The tea estates are beautiful. Some of the most popular ones include Thurbo estate, Gopaldhara etc. The environment here gets diving during monsoon.
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