17 Best Places In India, To Visit In The Monsoon

India is full of amazing places to visit, and the most remarkable beauty of this country is that you can find almost all kind of weathers at any given moment in time. One can expreience Rain, Summer, Cold and Spring at any moment but at different locations, for all the lovers of Rainy season who gets energized just by a single drop of Rain we have brought a list of 21 handpicked places in India which are highly underrated still a must visit for travel enthusiasts.

So every one out there just pack your bags and drench yourself in the beauty of Monsoon.

1. Amboli, Maharashtra

Amboli is a Hill Station in the Sahyadri Hills of western india, this place is relativey unexplored compared to other famous hill stations . But the beauty of this place makes it one of the Eco Hot Spots of the world. Numerous splendid waterfalls and a huge amount of Rain that its receives makes Amboli one of the most beautiful place to visit during monsoon. a reverse water fall, the heart warming mists and the pristine waterfall is what you want to make it a perfect monsoon holiday.

2. Dudhsagar, Karntaka

Dudhsagar is one of the most beautiful waterfall in india and relatively unexplored, its a four tiered water fall and can be reached from Goa by train and by road too. Dudhsagar has found prominence in recent times thanks to its portrayal in many Bollywood movies,  in the dry season it is not suggested to visit the place but in the monsoon it turns into a natural marvle to experience.  The surrounding area is also quite serene to have a walk besides the Railway track to reach the Braganza Ghat section, this section of Indian Railway is considered to be one of the most beautiful loactions from where a Train crosses. The nearest railways station to this magnificent water fall is the Castle Rock railway station and one can indulge in the awesomeness of this place while on noard a train from Goa to Bangalore.

3. Matheran, Maharashtra

Matheran is also called as Gift of Maharashtra, with its 38 peaks it is a perfect place to be in the monsoon season. Loacted in the western ghats it is considered to be the smallest hill station in the country. The toy train which proceeds from the Neral station is the best thing you can find here, when the engines start chugging it becomes the most memorable experience while in the hills of matheran.

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4. Hogenakkal, Tamil Nadu

Hogenakkal also referred as the Niagra of India, is one of the most amazing waterfall in South of India. Located on the River Cauvery it is famous for its medicinal benefits for human, and a hide boat ride is simply out of the world experience. You can reach there by Road from Bangalore is just 180 Kms, and 46 Kms from Dharmapuri. Monsoon is the best time to be here, as the force of the fall is magnificent in those times. So all the adventure lovers gear yourself to dive into the gorgeous beauty of Hogenakkal.

5. Talakaveri, Karnataka

Talakaveri is the source of River Kaveri, Located in the Brahmagiri Range of mountains. Talakaveri is very well connected by road from the Coorg District of Karnataka which is an absulote example of natural splendors of India. A stay in the Coffee planatation is an amazing experience in itself. Although the Talakaveri is a pilgrimage destination still the peace that you get when is simply rejuvenating and the surrounding are are some of the best places to be in monsoon.

6. Lonavla

Lonavla is perhaps one of the best place to be in the monsoon but i have kept it low just beacuse of one simple reason that it is heavily crowded thanks to its close proximity with two mega cities Mumbai & Pune. The beauty of this place is beyond comparison, from a walk on the Mulshi Dam to the View point of the Tiger Hill, all you need is the Throttle of a bike to live the moment here. It’s highly recommended to avoid visiting Lonavla in the weekend since the place becomes overcrowded.

7. Panchmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

Panchmarhi is considered as the Queen of Satpura Ranges, located at the heart of India, it is one of the most beaitful and highly underrated hill station of India, the closest Railway Station to this serene Hill resort is Pipariya at a distance of 50 Kms. Famous for the Pandava caves and and ancient Paintings, it has a lot to offer, be it the Bee Fall or the The Dhupgarh peak and the Gupt Mahadeva. A perfect place for adventure lovers , it turns into a beautiful touristic hot spot in the monsoon season.

8. Cherai Beach, Kerala

Cherai is a Beach Resort located almost 25 Kms from the busy city of Cochi, if your a beach lover then Cherai is the Paradise for you, its is rated one of most beautiful beaches in India with much clear water compared to other beaches in the country. The back water just besides the beach is are things that makes Kerala God’s Own Country. If you are planning a holiday far from the hustle and bustles of the city life, and the maddening crowd, this place is going to be a perfect destination to reach out to nature and magnificence. The monsoon is considered to be a perfect time here for holidaying.

9. Landsdowne, Uttarakhand

LandsDowne is a cantonment town in Uttrakhand is relatively unexplored compared to other hill station of india. Coonected with trains to Kotdwara from Delhi, its located 40 Kms away from Kotdwara, few things that describes this place are Its unspoilt , unexplored beauty and its refreshing greeneries. The monsoon brings a refreshing beauty in the place, trekking is the most famous activity here and an overnight stay while enjoying the bon fire is simply amazing.

10. Puskar, Rajasthan

Pushkar is an ancient city in the state of Rajasthan and is famous for the Pushkar Lake and the area surrounding it. Surrounded by small hills it extends a amazing view in the monsoon season. Pushkar is quite popular in the european travelers coming to India to experience the beauty of the Rajasthani culture, the folk dance the Camel safari and a visit to the Bramha Temple here. Situated at a distance of almost 170 Kms from Jaipur it offers the best of hospitality and in case you are a budget traveler then the small hotels surrounding the Lake are perfect place to stay. If you haven’t been to Pushkar then you have not felt the true hospitality of Rajasthan.

11. Rann of Kutch, Gujrat

With its remarkable beauty the Rann of Kutch is the largets desert of Salt in the world. The best time to visit the Rann of Kutch is just after the monsoon, at this perios of time the temperature is moderate and the desert of salt starts forming as the Rann gets submerged and dissovled in the rain. Doing creative photoshoot here is one of the most popular touristic activity. It is recommended to carry a sunglass and visit the Rann in the early morning since in the day time the Salt Desert might become blinding.

12. Sathyamangalam, Tamil Nadu

Sathyamangalam is also know as Sathy and is highly underrated tourist desitnation in the south India. Sathy is a is a willife sanctuary and offers a wide variety of Flora and Fauna, if you are a wildlife enthusiast then this is the perfect place to be. If you are on a safari to the sathyamangalam forest reserve and lucky enough then you might get a chance to encounter the Tigers and a Big group of Elephants and many more wild animals. The best way to reach Sathy is coimbatore which is at the distance of 60 Kms, well connected by one of the toughest valley road, which in itself is an adventure if you are driving here.

13. Bheemili Beach, Andhra Pradesh

Bheemili Beach is located at a distance of 25 Kms from the vishakhapatnam city and is one of the most beatiful beach in India. The monsoon brings the most of its beauty. Driving on the road parallel to the Bheemili beach is a mesmerising experience, the place is peaceful and quaint. A ride on the ropeway ,a visit to the ancient clock tower, an old Dutch cemetery, lighthouse, motley exhibits of painted sculptures and statues of Buddhist monks and Hindu gods are fun experience here .

14. Simplipal National Park

Simplipal NAtional Park is a tiger reserve which isloacted in the state of Orissa at a distance of 60 Kms from Balasore. The park is a treasure house of 1076 species of plants belonging to 102 families. If your chances are good then you might encounter a few Tigers and Leopards here.

Caution: Simplipal is a malaria prone zone, so it is advisable to the travelers to take precautionary measure keeping the issue in mind.

15. Mawsynram, Meghalaya

Mawsynram is the considered to be wettest place on earth, loacated very near to the Cherrapunji. If you are a fan of rain then its a place which you need to experience torrential rain here. It is highly recommended to gear up with all your accessories required for rainy season. The breataking view of mountains in the Mawsynram is a heart warming for one and all, even though this place is highly acclaimed but feature down on the list because very few people are fond of such non stop heavy rains.

16. Spiti Valley, Himanchal Pradesh

The Spiti valley is located in the Tibetan Side of Himanchal Pradesh, it is a mountain desert. Its has a magnificent view of himalayan mountains and is very famous for the Buddhist mounments, Highlights include Ki Monastery and Tabo Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the world and a favourite of the Dalai Lama.If you are an adventure lover then get set and pack your bags to dive into the best of himalayan in the monsoon.

17. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang is one the most beautiful and serene destination in the Seven sister states, connected well by road from Guwahati. Tawang has lot to offer to its patrons from immensely charming mountains to the buddhist monasteries, you can indulge in the beauty the nature god has to offer, just get set and ready for an adventure unexplored by many, even though arunachal is an integral part  of India a very few are familiar to the amazing culture of Arunachal. For tourists it is mandatory to get an Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter the state of Arunachal.

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