The most awaited rainy season is right here. Don’t wait. Indulge yourself into a wanderlust monsoon break. If you are amongst those travellers who love to get wet in the rains, these monsoon destinations will leave you to spell bounded. And as for those who want a little escape from the heavy showers; we have some lesser rain-prone places too.

The rainy season is best experienced while you explore the serene cascading waterfalls, awesomely carpeted lush green mountains, and the overflowing lakes with gleaming water. Goa, Munnar, Mahabaleshwar, Pondicherry, Udaipur, etc. may be the common monsoon gateways you know. Here are some picks that may further exhilarate your travel experience.

Most Stupefying Monsoon Destinations In India

Shillong – Meghalaya

Shillong offers you the chance to visit the wettest place in the world. This picturesque hill town has nature clasped views and unique living root bridges to endeavour.

Things to do:
  • Visit Cherrapunji and Mawsynram for their plunging cascades and cross over live root bridges.
  • Enjoy water sports at Umiam lake.
  • Explore the Shillong Peak for a scenic city view from the top.
  • Go-trekking on the old David Scott Trail.
Monsoon Destinations In India

Pushkar – Rajasthan

Explore the soothing side of Rajasthan by visiting Pushkar while the rain pours down the east and west of India. Revive your travel moments with a romantic peacock call awakening and a stroll around the Pushkar sand dunes.

Things to do:
  • Visit the oldest Brahma temple of the country here.
  • Enjoy the camel rides in the desert safari for a breathtaking experience.
  • Desert camping and bonfire.
  • Sightseeing and stroll across the market area.

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Monsoon Destinations In India

Wayanad – Kerela

Things to do:

Wayanad is one of the picture-perfect monsoon destinations in South India. And a must-visit weekend gateway too.

  • Enjoy the three-day monsoon festival – Splash.
  • Boating at the Banasura Dam
  • Trek up to the stunning Chembra Peak
  • Go waterfall-hopping under the Meenmutty, Kanthapara and Soochipara Falls.
  • Edakkal Caves are worth exploring for its carvings from the Neolithic era.

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Indulge in a breathtaking tribal tour and picturesque beauty of incredible India at the Andaman and Nicobar islands. The islands will never fail to mesmerize you with its innate glory and exotic location. It is a popular honeymoon destination too.

Things to do:
  • Visit the Havelock island for water activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, parasailing, etc.
  • Witnessing the bioluminescence at Havelock Island is total bliss!
  • Take a seaplane ride at Pawan Hans in Andaman.
  • Attend the Light and Sound Show at Cellular Jail – get acknowledge about its history.
  • Enjoy at the pristine silvery sand beaches.
  • Bird Watching at Chidiya Tapu.
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Darjeeling – West Bengal

Popularly known as the “Queen of Hills’, Darjeeling is a perfect monsoon gateway in India. From Tiger hills to the sprawling tea garden, Darjeeling has much more to offer for itchy feet.

Things to do:
  • Plan a trip to Dooars – blissful expanse of tea gardens.
  • Ride on Rangeet valley passenger cable car.
  • Visit Darjeeling monastery for a serene and spiritual experience.
  • Trekking trip to the highest peak of West Bengal (Sandakphu) is essential for the adventure guys.
  • Witness the colours of sunrise at the Tiger Hill.
  • Joyous ride of the toy train.
Places to travel during monsoons in india

Lonavala – Maharastra

Lonavala is the favourite weekend destinations for people located on the western coast of India. This small hill town is famous for its lush greenery broken by splendid waterfalls.

Things to do:
  • Endure a leap from the Kamshet hills and paraglide your way down.
  • Take on a fort tour with historic forts like Visapur, Rajmachi, or Tikona fort.
  • Explore Bhaja & Bedra and Karla caves.
  • Bathe under the plunging waterfalls of Bhushi dam.
  • Relish the exclusive view at the cliff top – the Tiger point.
Monsoon destinations will make you fall in love all over again with Incredible India.
Places to travel during monsoons in india

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