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Planning vacations!! Choose Monsoon destinations

Monsoon  season comes with its own beauty  that people want to soak in and one can choose many such locations to travel during the four month long monsoon rains.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Monsoon destinations: Tourists eyeing India as a destination can choose places suitable for every season.  Every season comes with its own charm and India provides wide range of geographical locations to choose from.  Monsoon  season comes with its own beauty  that people want to soak in and one can choose many such locations to travel during the four-month-long monsoon rains.

Uttarakhand

It is believed that the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful places on the mother Earth. Monsoon is known to be the best time to enjoy a visit to this place, as the mountain flowers of every possible shade, bloom after the rain. Are you aware of any such place where you can enjoy the beauty of more than 400 varieties of flowers in their blooming season? This valley is a part of the national park where one can reach after a scenic easy trek. For a wonderful trekking adventure, the Valley of Flowers is an ideal destination. This valley is famous for its serenity and numerous hill Stations.

Munnar

Munnar is a true paradise in Kerala. This hill station is one of the must-visit monsoon destinations in India. Rains add more magic to the already beautiful hills of the Western Ghats, it is a prime tea-growing region covered in emerald-green tea plantations. The best thing about choosing Munnar as a monsoon vacation is, that this place is crowd-free, and all the hotels and resorts here offer great discounts. Famous for Hill Stations, Tea Gardens and Treehouse stay. Major Tourist Attractions in Munnar are Echo Point, Attukad Waterfalls, Tea Museum, Tea Gardens, Eravikulam National Park, Wonder Valley Adventure and Amusement Park, and Kundala Lake

Alleppey

Allepey in Kerala is truly divine during the monsoon. ‘Gods’ Own Country’ Kerala becomes more attractive during the rains. The rain makes the backwaters even more beautiful and captivating. To explore this place, one  must embark on a backwater cruise through its lakes, river, and canals. Monsoons are also believed to enhance the benefits of Ayurveda. According to the ancient traditions of Ayurveda, the best time to undergo these treatments is during the monsoons. The salubrious monsoon weather is perfect, moist, cool, and dust-free, opening up the pores of our skin and making the therapy more effective.

Kodaikanal

This small hill town in Tamil Nadu creates a refreshing destination for vacation. During the monsoons, Coaker’s Walk and Brynt Park represent picturesque trails while there are also serious treks to Dolphin Nose, Kurunji Andavar Temple, Pambhar Falls, Pillar Rocks, etc. Also, after the fresh rains, the waterfalls are a sight worth seeing. You can also have a very ecstatic experience, a rare phenomenon called ‘Brachem Spectre’ where you actually see yourself in the clouds. It feels fresh after the rains in this picturesque hill station.

Cherrapunji

As we are aware that the second rainiest place on the Earth, Cherrapunji is one of the places travelers’ must explore in the monsoon. Forests, farmlands, pastures, and houses shine with a healthy glow. The grass grows overwhelmingly everywhere around while creating a backdrop that is similar to the rolling hills of the Scottish Highlands. Major Tourist Attractions are Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Dawki, Mawlynnong and Mawsmai Cave.