Top 10 places to visit in monsoon in India

1. Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flower

Valley of Flower, Image Credit: Alosh Bennett

Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in the state of Uttarakhand. This is also in UNESCO world heritage site since 2004. This beautiful place is known for its charming meadows of alpine flowers and the variety of flora. Getting to the Valley of Flowers requires a trek of about 17 km. The entry in the park is allowed only after sunrise and just up till sunset. Valley of Flower is one of the best places to visit in monsoon as for the rest of the year; this area is covered with snow. In the monsoon season, the valley is filled with colorful flowers which enhance the beauty of this valley. Top places to visit in Valley of flowers are

  • Valley of Flowers National Park
  • Hemkund Sahib
  • Nanda Devi National Park
  • Pushpawati River

2. Ladakh

Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill, Image Credit: Rohit Ganda-Flickr

Ladakh is a region of India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. India tour is never complete without a tour to Ladakh because Ladakh provides the most scenic views of nature in India. Here you can see beautiful lakes, Monastery, cold desert and enjoy a lot of adventures activities like camel safari, yak safari, cycling, paragliding, river rafting etc. Top places to visit in Ladakh are

  • Pangong Lake
  • Tso Moriri
  • Royal Leh Palace
  • Zanskar valley
  • Magnetic Hill
  • Nubra valley
  • Shanti Stupa
  • Kargil
  • Khardung La
  • Lamayuru Monastery

3. Spiti Valley

Key Monastery, Spiti Valley

Key Monastery, Spiti Valley, Image Credit: Wikipedia

The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley located high in the Himalaya Mountains in the north-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh. Lahaul and Spiti is a major tourist attraction because of various high mountain passes, monasteries, and various high altitude treks. Top places to visit in Spiti valley are

  • Key Gompa (Key Monastery)
  • Dhankar Gompa
  • Pin Valley National Park
  • Tabo Monastery
  • Kunzum Pass
  • Chandratal

4. Shillong

Shillong Valley

Shillong Valley, Image Credit: NEELIMA V-FLICKR

Shillong is the capital and hill station of Meghalaya. Shillong is one the most beautiful and famous tourist places in the North-East of India. Monsoon is the best time to visit Shillong because it’s a place of various waterfall and lakes. Top places to visit in Shillong are

  • Elephant Falls
  • Ward’s Lake
  • Shillong Peak
  • Umiam Lake
  • Kodaikanal
  • All Saints Church
  • Golf course

5. Goa

Doodhsagar Waterfall, Goa

Doodhsagar Waterfall, Goa, Image Credit: treksandtrails.org

Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture. Goa in the monsoon season has much to offer. You can enjoy festivals, waterfalls, spice plantations and wildlife sanctuaries. Top places to visit in Goa along with beaches are

  • Mollem National Park
  • The Dudhsagar Falls
  • Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Forts: Tiracol Fort, Alorna Fort, Chapora Fort, Fort Aguada, Nanaz Fort, Rivina Fort, Cabo Da Rama Fort
  • Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

6. Coorg

Mallali Waterfalls, Coorg

Mallali Waterfalls, Coorg, Image Credit: Premnath Thirumalaisamy

Coorg (also called Kodagu) is located in the southwest part of Karnataka. Coorg is one of India’s famous travel destination and has been called the Scotland of India by the British and also called as the Kashmir of South India. Coorg’s natural beauty, culture, and the food is the major attraction which attracts people from all over the world. Top places to visit in Coorg are

  • Barapole River
  • Mallalli Falls
  • Omkareshwara Temple
  • Raja’s Seat
  • Abbi Falls
  • Iruppu Falls
  • Chelavara Falls
  • Tadiandamol Trek
  • Pushpagiri Trek
  • Brahmagiri Hill Trek

7. Munnar

Munnar, Kerala

Munnar, Kerala, Image Credit: Wikipedia

Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district in Kerala. Unending expanse of tea plantations, forests, hill ranges and valleys makes these places unique. Munnar is the one of the most popular tourist places in south India. Top places to visit in Munnar are

  • Kundala Lake
  • Top Station
  • Echo Point
  • Rajamalai
  • Tea Museum
  • Attukad Waterfalls
  • Tea Plantations
  • Lakkom Water Falls

8. Andaman Nicobar Islands

Andaman Nicobar Islands

Aerial view of the Andaman Islands, Image Credit: Wikipedia

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. Andaman and Nicobar Islands is major tourism hub with exotic-looking beaches and pristine islands. Top places to visit in Andaman Nicobar are

  • Bharatpur Beach
  • Cellular Jail
  • Limestone Caves
  • Radhanagar Beach
  • Viper Island
  • The Great Nicobar Island

9. Lonavala

Lonavala

Lonavala, Image Credit: Wikipedia

Lonavala is a town and a hill station in Pune district in the Indian State of Maharashtra. These hill stations are most popular getaway spots for people from Mumbai and Pune. In monsoon, this place looks like heaven. Top places to visit in Lonavala are

  • Lohagad Fort
  • Tikona Fort
  • Pawna Lake
  • Karla Caves
  • Bhaja Caves
  • Rajmachi wildlife sanctuary
  • Tiger Point
  • Tungarli Lake
  • Ekvira Devi Temple

10. Mandu

Mandu Royal Enclosure

Mandu Royal Enclosure, Image Credit: shadowsgalore.com

Mandu or Mandavgad is a ruined city in the present-day Mandav area of the Dhar district. It is located in the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh. Mandu is famous for a large number of palaces, mosques, Jain temples of the 14th century and other buildings. During monsoons, when old buildings of the fort get mirrored in the lakes, Mandu is considered one of the most romantic historical sites in India. Top places to visit in Mandu are

  • Jahaz Mahal
  • Hindola Mahal
  • Hoshang Shah’s Tomb
  • Jami Masjid
  • Rewa Kund
  • Roopmati’s Pavilion
  • Baz Bahadur’s Palace

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