Monsoon in India brings cool weather soon after the summer season. It makes India more exotic to look with greenery and with engulfing water bodies. The Rainy season in India is the best to chase the monsoon. What is a monsoon is a question for many? It is a rain pattern, which is prevalent to see in the tropical zone of the planet Earth.
Places to visit in rainy season are all over India. Kerala State is the best monsoon destinations in India. The monsoon rain hits Kerala first and moves up to Spiti Valley on the Himalayas and towards Northeast India. Monsoon weather in India is rainy and with cloudy sky. Monsoon 2019 is expected to spill over more than average rainfall. Where to go in August in India is like chasing the monsoon. It is the peak rainy season. Here, we have selected the top ten places to visit in monsoon in India.
The Coorg (Kodugu Malai) is a popular hill station in the state of Karnataka. It has one of the exotic beauties of the Western Ghats Mountain Ranges. It is the best places to visit in August in India to see the streaming Cauvery River, engulfing waterfalls and see the beauty of Coorg’s evergreen tropical rainforest. Coorg weather is an all-season cool place. The best places to visit in Coorg during monsoon season are as follows-
- Abbey Falls
- Chelavara Water Falls
- Chiklihole Reservoir
- Dubare Elephant Camp
- Harangi Reservoir
- Honnamana Kere
- Iruppu Waterfalls
- Kaveri River Ugamasthana
- Mallalli Waterfalls
- Raja’s Seat
The best time to visit Coorg during the monsoon is from July to September. The Coorg climate in monsoon will be gloomy with drizzling. There is no best season to visit Coorg for the honeymooners as they can have a good time in every month of the year. Trekking in Coorg in the monsoon will be with some difficulties. However, the adventure seekers can enjoy the water sports activities like kayaking and white river rafting on the Kaveri River.
Goa is the international tourist destination for a beach tour, nightlife, and casinos. Goa in monsoon will look amazing with rain clouds. Goa weather in July and August is full of heavy rain. This is the best month to visit Goa by romantic people. The Rainy season in Goa is the best to enjoy its waterfalls and tropical forest.
There is no special Goa tourist season as for beach and party lovers, every month of the year is the best time to visit Goa. However, the monsoon chasers, honeymooners and nature lovers can book Goa monsoon packages in advance. Goa tourism board has provided excellent tourist facilities and amenities.
The best places to visit in Goa during Monsoon are as follows-
- Deltin Royale Casino
- Dudhsagar Falls
- Harvalem Waterfall
- Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
- Tropical Spice Plantation
These Goa tourist places are open to tourists and the public during the monsoon rain. The best beaches in Goa with beach resorts are Arambol Beach, Ashvem Beach, Baga Beach, and Butterfly Beach. Goa beach has water sports activities and nightclubs for a beachside night partying.
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Kodaikanal is the second highest hill station (6,998-ft AMSL) in Tamil Nadu on the Western Ghats. Kodaikanal in monsoon season is best for people living in Tamil Nadu to enjoy the South-west monsoon rain. This is because Tamil Nadu receives major rainfall during Northeast retreading monsoons.
However, Kodaikanal weather is cool throughout the year. It is the best for honeymoon couples to enjoy picturesque views of the Kodaikanal Hills. Kodaikanal Lake is the main attractions and it is best for boating with cloudy sky in the monsoon. The best time to visit Kodaikanal in monsoon is from June to August. The places to visit in rainy season are as follows-
- Bear Shola Falls
- Berijam Lake
- Bryant Park
- Coaker’s Walk
- Fairy Falls
- Kodaikanal Pine Forest
- Kumbakkarai Falls
- Liril Falls
- Silver Cascade Falls
- Vattakanal Water Falls
These Kodaikanal tourist places are accessible during the monsoon season. Kodaikanal tourism board has provided better infrastructure to the tourists for hassle-free journey. Bangalore to Kodaikanal distance is 465-Kms via road. The nearest airport to reach Kodaikanal is Madurai Airport.
Lonavala hill station is one of the best places to visit in monsoon in Maharashtra. Monsoon in Maharashtra makes this place with lush green meadows. Rain in Maharashtra starts in July. The Lonavala resorts are the best for romantic couples, adventure seekers and nature lovers to stay and enjoy the Lonavala sightseeing. There are also 5 star hotels in Lonavala. Places to visit in Lonavala are as follows-
- Bushi Dam
- Khandala Sunset Point
- Kune Falls
- Lonavala Lake
- Rajmachi View Point
- Ryewood Park
- Tung Fort
- Tungarli Lake
- Zenith Waterfall
These waterfalls and lush green rolling hills are the scenic Lonavala places to visit in the monsoon rain. Yet, you must not miss tiger point Lonavala. This is a vantage point to see the beauty of the Western Ghats in Maharashtra.
Lonavala tourism is peak during the monsoon season (July to September). Pune to Lonavala is nearby (66-Km). The Mumbai to Lonavala distance is (83-Kms) via road. The nearest airport to Lonavala is Mumbai International Airport, which is at a distance of about 90 km.
- Mount Abu
Mount Abu is one of the famous hill stations and one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan, like Jaipur. It is one of the places to visit in monsoon to beat the heat. You can watch the monsoon clouds flowing south to west from Mount Abu Peak. The Mount Abu tourism includes the below-mentioned tourist places to visit in Mount Abu-
- Champaa Cave
- Guru Shikhar
- Honeymoon Point
- Mount Abu Peak
- Mowgli Vann Jungle Park
- Nakki Lake
- Sant Sarovar
- Sunset Point
- Toad Rock
- Trevor’s Tank
The Dilwara Jain temples are the masterpiece work of Rajasthani architectural marvel. Mount Abu in monsoon season (July to September) is the best to visit here to chase monsoon once in Rajasthan tour. Mount Abu temperature in monsoon varies in-between 17°C to 24°C. This is the best time to visit Mount Abu to enjoy monsoon rain.
Mount Abu rainfall is the best to see over the Aravali Mountain Ranges with rain clouds eloping over the mountain peaks. Udaipur to Mount Abu distance is 163-Kms. The nearest railway station to Mount Abu is Abu Road.
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Munnar in the rainy season in Kerala is the best time to take a tour by the honeymoon couples. Kerala monsoon rain makes it a gods own country. Kerala monsoon season is from June to October. Munnar has always been an important hill station in Kerala tourism. Munnar weather is cool in all seasons. Munnar sightseeing includes tea estates, waterfalls, forest reserve, and mountain peaks. The best places to visit in Munnar are as follows-
- Annaimudi Wildlife sanctuary
- Cheruthoni Dam
- Chinnar National Park
- Kolukkumalai Tea Estate
- Mattupati Dam
- Munnar Tea Garden
- Periya Kanal Waterfalls
Bangalore to Munnar is 464-Kms. Kochi to Munnar distance is 129-Kms. Kochi Airport is the nearest airport to Munnar, which is at a distance of 107 km via road.
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Ranikhet literally means “Queen’s Meadow”. It is one of the exotic hill stations in Uttarakhand (6,132-ft AMSL) on Himalayas, North India. It has rich deodar forest cover. It is a popular destination to see the sparkling snow-capped peaks of the Western Himalayan Ranges.
Ranikhet in monsoon season (July to September) is the best time to visit for the monsoon chasers on the Himalayas. Ranikhet weather is cool and is the best for romantic people to visit in monsoon rain. Cool Places to visit in Ranikhet is as follows-
- Golf Course
- Ashiyana Park
- Mankameshwar Temple
- Rani Jheel
- Binsar Mahadev
- Bhalu Dam
- Sun Temple
The best places to visit near Nainital is Ranikhet itself. Nainital to Ranikhet distance is 56-km via road. Uttarakhand tourism has provided all basic infrastructures to reach Ranikhet from Nainital. Ranikhet tourism has some restrictions towards its cantonment areas. However, you can visit the Chaubatia garden and Chaubatia Ridge.
Shillong is the best places to visit in India during monsoon. June to September months will witness drizzling and cloudburst on the lower Himalayan Ranges of Meghalaya. It has one of the exotic waterfalls and lakes. During the monsoon, they are with full flow and look amazing. The places to visit in Shillong in Monsoon season are below, which tops in Shillong sightseeing-
- Elephant Falls
- Lady Hydari Park
- Laitkor Peak
- Lum Shillong
- Nohkalikai Falls
- Umiam Lake
- Thangsning Falls
- Upper Shillong Forest
Shillong is the finest place for honeymooners, nature lovers, and adventure seekers. It is an all season cool place to visit in Northeast India on the lower Himalayan Ranges but can be visited especially in the monsoon season (June to September), which is the best time to visit Shillong. Talking about hotels in Shillong, one can easily find budget hotels from 3-star and 4-star hotels for a comfortable stay.
Honeymooners can plan to visit here and can book Shillong tour package in advance to chase the monsoon in “Half way to heaven”. Guwahati to Shillong distance via road is 100-km. Buses ply from Guwahati’s main roadways bus stand regularly . Fortunately, Shillong has its own airport called Shillong Airport, which is just 24 km from the Shillong City.
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- Spiti Valley
Spiti is a high-altitude (17,586-ft AMSL) mountainous desert in Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the top tourist places in Himachal Pradesh. The Spiti trek is famous among trek lovers in India because of its daring trekking routes to various Himalayan passes. These are scenic routes to see the snow-capped mountain peaks and icy condition almost throughout the year.
July to September is the monsoon month is Spiti. The road to Spiti Valley is the toughest one on this planet. Undoubtedly, Spiti tops on the list of Himachal tourism because of its scenic beauty and breathtaking vally views.
The best places to visit in Spiti valley in the rainy season are as follows-
- Chandra Tal Lake
- Key Gompa
- Komic Village
- Kunzum Pass
- Kye Monastery
- Pin valley
- Rohtang Pass
- Spiti River
Monsoon season in India (June to September) is the best time to visit Spiti Valley especially for adventure seekers. Spiti valley weather is from pleasant to very cold, depending on the month of the year. In winters, Spiti valley is only for the daring, who is ready to face the extreme cold weather.
Monsoon time in Spiti is the best among honeymooners and monsoon lovers. Spiti temperature ranges from 0 – 15 degree Celsius from the month of March and until June. Monsoon lovers can expect a heavy rainfall during monsoon months (June to September) and have a one in a lifetime experience in this amazing paradise.
How to reach Spiti valley is very simple to come under any of the Spiti valley tour packages. The Spiti River is a guide route to Spiti Valley. Spiti valley hotels are affordable. However, you must book in advance to beat the monsoon rush.
- Valley of Flowers
The Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand comes under the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. The Valley of flowers tour is the best to take by all age of people once in a lifetime. It will be better to look at Valley of flowers images if you do not know about this abode of flowers on the Himalayas. It is known for its Valley of flowers trek and Valley of flowers national park. The Valley of flowers height is (6,234-ft AMSL).
Mount Nanda Devi Peak is visible from this National Park. It will take a day trip to see its floral attractions. The Valley of flowers weather in monsoon is cool. Valley of flowers trek cost depends on your adventure tour package. The best time to visit Valley of flowers in the monsoon is from July to September. How to reach Valley of flowers are possible through air and road. The Valley of Flowers from Delhi distance is 518-Kms.
Things to do near Valley of Flowers are as follows-
- Bhyundar Ganga
- Bhyundar Valley
- Gauri Parbat Peak (6,719-ft AMSL)
- Hemkund valley
- Nanda Devi Sanctuary
- Tipra glacier
- Zanskar Range
The tourist visiting here through trekking must pray at Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara. You can visit this shrine by Govindghat to Ghangaria Trek. It is advisable to take prior trekking permission from the forest department for trekking in the Valley of flowers protected bio reserve.However, the Joshimath to Valley of Flowers distance is 20-Kms. You can take a day trip by trekking and see its attractions. However, camping is not allowed. You have to find accommodation at Ghangaria.
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Conclusion on Monsoon in India- The Southwest Monsoon starts from Kerala in June and reaches entire India by September expect very less spillover in Tamil Nadu. However, the Kerala & Tamil Nadu is blessed with Northeast Retreading Monsoon (October and November). Therefore the monsoon chasers have 6-months to explore the above-mentioned 10-places. It is advisable to start your monsoon tour from Kerala and end in Tamil Nadu. That is why it is called the Southwest and Northeast monsoon rains. The water bodies will engulf with waters. The vegetation will look fluorescent green after rain. Majority of flowers bloom during these rainy seasons. Monsoon tour is the best to take by honeymoon couples, nature lovers and people who wish to enjoy the rain in the above said tourist places.