Don’t keep your travel plans on hold because the monsoons are here. Here are 20 places that have a lot more to offer during the rains.
1. Ooty, Tamil Nadu
The ‘queen of hill stations’ will charm you with her stunning scenery during the monsoons. June, being the very busy season here, you’ll have to plan quite well in advance.
The best time to travel to Leh-Ladakh is between June and September. Expect moderate to heavy rainfall, and do carry your windproof jackets and raincoats.
3. Mandrem, Goa
When is Goa off from the hustle and bustle of tourists? During the rains. During the monsoons, you will see Goa like never before – quiet and quaint. Try planning a monsoon trip to Mandrem, which is to the north of Ashwem. However, be ready to see closed shutters and signs, as most hotels and accommodations are closed due to fewer tourists. Needless to say, avoid swimming in the sea at all cost.
4. Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra
If you’re in Mumbai and want a quick monsoon getaway, then head to Malshej Ghats. Home to migratory flamingos during the monsoons, Malshej will rejuvenate you with its foggy hills and beautiful greenery.
5. Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya
Touted as one of the wettest place on earth, Cherrapunjee receives insane rainfall during the monsoons. And why should you go there to witness it? Well, if you truly love the rains, you must see its other side too – the other side being an extreme downpour.