Monsoon in India is not just as season, it’s a celebration. The blissful rains nourish the Earth and it transforms into a luxuriant beauty of green. But, that is not all, monsoon imbibes new life into every being and almost everything. From roaring waterfalls, to rain-washed towns, from nature trails to delightful drives, get ready to make the most of the blessed season. We have the list of 12 reasons why a visit to India in Monsoons will be your best trip ever!
Witness greenery at its best in the wildlife sanctuaries of Goa
The wildlife sanctuaries in Goa are quite a secret for travelers in India. During rains, the wildlife sanctuaries transform into spot of verdant greenery. There is freshness in the air and so much to see and explore.
Of the most popular places to visit in Goa is, Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s known for large number of Bengal Tigers and is set to become a Project Tiger Reserve. The other places you must not miss out are Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary, Mollem National Park and Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary. Enjoy the thrill of exploring beautiful nature trails and spotting wildlife in their natural habitats.
Trek to The Dudhsagar Falls
The Dudhsagar Falls, located in the Mollem National Park is a natural spectacle in monsoon. The milky white waters, come cascading down a massive height of 301 m (987 feet). One of the best trekking trails in India, a breathtaking view of the mighty Dudhsagar Falls is enough reason to plan a trip to India in monsoons. The beauty is beyond words. There are four trekking routes that take you to the falls. Passing through undisturbed nature will provide a sense of bliss. Just make sure to carry everything you need on the trek as there is no human habitation nearby.
Have a cutting chai at Marine Drive and enjoy the beautiful view
Marine Drive is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Mumbai. Monsoon makes it all the more amazing. Have a sip of one of India’s favorite beverage, cutting chai while admiring the views from Marine Drive. The promenade looks towards the vast spread of the Arabian Sea. Sit for a while and enjoy the rain, the breeze and the sea waves. This will be your favorite memory of relaxing in the otherwise never sleeping, never resting Mumbai City.
Go for a long drive to Lonavala
Lonavala in Maharashtra is one of the best places to visit in India the season of rains. The lush town is nestled in the lap of Western Ghats. A drive to the hill town is one of the reasons why visiting India in monsoon is definitely going to be the best trip ever. The roads leading to Lonavala are scenic and safe in the rain. Take your partner or your favorite people along as you drive hearing some delightful tracks. The clouds settle on the top of your car or sometimes float inside. On reaching Lonavala, you will surely have a thrilling time.
Trek to the Valley of Flowers
The Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is a natural spectacle that one can enjoy only in the monsoon. In the season of rain this isolated valley transforms into a carpet of flowers. Every kind of mountain flowers, almost 400 species of every hue of the rainbow blooms here. To get to the valley a picturesque trek is the only way. Arrive to Govindghat and then begins the 3-4 Days trek covering 28 km. The beauty of the valley is one of things you remember for as long as you live. A trek to the Valley Of Flowers is one of the best reasons to a plan a trip to India in monsoons and also it being the greatest trip you ask for.
Enjoy bike ride at Ladakh
Monsoon in India is a good time for a bike trip and when you thinking of hitting the road, Ladakh is the very first name that comes to your mind. The Land of High Passes settled in isolated corner of Jammu and Kashmir in only accessible for few months by road, and monsoon is the best time for it. Bike rides to Ladakh are available from Manali as well as Srinagar. Both these routes are spectacularly blessed. One passes through glacial lakes, barren mountains, spots of green, swift rivers, ancient monasteries and once in a while a small village or town. So are you up for the best trip of your life?
Pay a visit to double decker roots bridge
One of the unique spectacles of nature India boats about is, the double decker roots bridge in Meghalaya. The North Eastern State is truly blessed by nature and has a number of sights to prove that is has been favored by the divine powers. The living roots bridge as its name suggests, grows over ravines, hill tops and other areas. Strong and mighty, they make for interesting exploration. A trek to witness this beauty is one of the fondest experiences of a trip to India in monsoons.
Enjoy Nohkalikai falls at Cherrapunjee
The tallest waterfall in India is a beauty to witness anytime of the year but think how splendid it would appear in monsoon? Nohkalikai Falls in Cherrapunjee is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. As it is located in the rainiest places of the world, the flow is spectacular. Trek to the misty falls from the town as you pass through verdant greenery. Don’t just stop at the waterfall, hike in the area nearby. You will be greeted by indigenous wildlife of the North East Himalayas.
For the spectacular white-water rafting at Leh
White water rafting is a sport for adrenalin-infused enthusiast. Ladakh is a hub of adventure and its capital has a number of exhilarating opportunities. Rafting in the Indus River is an opportunity of a lifetime. The mighty river originates in Tibet and remains frozen almost throughout the year. The river has good flow only in summer and the monsoon. The level of thrill can be determined from the very fact that it has rapids ranging from Grade 1-4 and sometimes even grade 5. Not just excitement, the river has a lot of beautiful sights to offer. The river makes way amid towering canyons. There are many ancient monasteries perched on the hills that add to the beauty.
Enjoy scenic beauty of Udaipur
Udaipur is blessed with spectacular beauty and the monsoon exaggerates it. Set against the emerald backdrop of the Aravalis, the ‘City of Lakes’ appears like an ethereal vision. Once you have seen Udaipur you will surely agree to its title of being one of the most romantic cities in India. The rain-washed royal palaces in white marble, lush gardens, shimmering lakes, dancing peacocks a, festivities and so much more it a vacation to remember. What more is, it has a dedicated palace for the season; the Monsoon Palace, the Sajjan Garh Palace is truly one of its kind. In the light rains go for a boat ride in Lake Pichola or Fateh Sagar Lake, take your partner along and this will be a memory you cherish.
Cheer for a snake boat race
Power packed snake boat races are a speciality of monsoon in India. The season of rains witness the unique culture of Kerala, where villages, towns and communities compete in racing on a boat on the backwaters. During monsoon, Gods’ own Country Kerala as it is fondly called celebrates its biggest festival Onam and the snake boat races are a part of the festivities. Cheer during the power-packed event and have a great time.
Indulge in the blessings of Ayurveda
Monsoon in India is the perfect time to indulge in the blessings of Ayurveda. The ancient science of health and wellness dates back to almost 5000 years back. Though quite ancient, Ayurveda helps you with most problems of the modern era. From stress, diseases to body purification, Ayurveda has natural solutions for most health problems. Plan a trip to India this monsoon and get ready for the best trip of your life.