The rainy season is actually an “off- season” for traveling which gives a lot of people the benefit of traveling at a lower cost as well as exploring the famous tourist spots with a less crowd. The season also provides a relief from the extreme heat of the summers and thus people travel just to experience the good weather and the chill vibe.
Here are 5 destinations that one can travel to during the monsoons:
Goa– with the beautiful cloudy skies and the lush greenery, Goa looks beautiful during monsoons. Not only this but tourists also benefit with the lower cost of traveling and accommodations at discounted rates. The rains start in late May and extend till September. The days are mostly humid but the nights are cool and pleasant and perfect to chill and relax. It can be quite windy too depending on the cloud cover. On some days it can be a brief drizzle and on some days it can be a heavy downpour too. The best part about traveling to Goa during Monsoons is that the beaches are less crowded. We all know how crowded Anjuna and Baga beach get during the peak season. The night life too is pretty happening the whole year around, with so many new clubs opening everyday, the tourists surely can have an amazing time. With the wind and breeze, scooty rides can be the best mode of travel within Goa, they can be easily booked online as well as at the hundreds of rental shops in the city.
Jaipur– Pink city’s beauty seems even more enhanced during the monsoon. The months between June and September generally constitute the rainy season in Jaipur. It’s a good time to visit during this time as the rains bring a quiet relief from the scorching sun. There are so many forts and palaces like Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort etc where one can go to get a better understanding about the enriching culture of Rajasthan. Even alot of hotels and resorts are built in palaces which showcase the true culture of Rajasthan. The Hawa Mahal also looks in its natural hue and has alot of cafes near it which give a direct breathtaking view of the Mahal.
Orchha, Madhya Pradesh– ‘Orchha’ means hidden place and this magnificent city stands true to its name and is one of our country’s hidden treasures. It is known for its captivating temples, monuments and royal palaces. Tourists travel from across the world to visit the Orchha Fort. It is a four – arched bridge that leads to a fort complex and offers a royal taste of the culture. Orchha is a beautiful but unexplored city built alongside a flowing river. It is less crowded and has spectacular views. One must explore this hidden gem.
Coorg– It is a beautiful place full of greenery which receives heavy showers not only during the monsoons but all day and all year. For people who cherish the rains, Coorg would be heaven for them where the beauty manifolds during the rains as it experiences a beautiful transition in the first few rains. Its temperature ranges around 23 to 26 degrees and is a little foggy and breezy. Coorg is a fun place to go with family with alot of adventures and places to visit. For those who love adventure, Coorg is famous for its nerve wracking rafting where during the monsoons when the water gets cooler and faster it gets more exciting as the rapids get fast and furious. Fun right? Coorg also has alot of waterfalls which are one of the most loved tourist attractions.
Udaipur– The city of lakes during the monsoons is a must visit. One will easily fall in love with its breathtaking sunsets, views and the weather. The sky is always blue and beautiful. Udaipur is actually one of the most visited cities during the monsoons and its their peak season at this time of the year too. It has one of the most beautiful and clear lakes and the palaces can leave anyone in awe.
These lovely locations in India are perfect for this season. You want to pack your bags already, don’t you?!