Monsoon is an ideal season in India where hills and mountains get carpeted with lush greenery, the lakes overflow with sparkling water, and the beautiful waterfall sceneries. It is an excellent time for planning holidays in India with some very spectacular monsoon destinations and is surely a lifetime experience as the exotic locations leave you spellbound with its beauty.
Trawell.in presents a list of popular places to visit in monsoon in India here.
Mahabaleshwar is an enchanting hill station in Maharashtra. At an altitude of 1,353 m in the Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar is one of stunning hill stations in Maharashtra and also one of the top monsoon destinations in India. This pretty hill station offers panoramic views of the plains with the imposing sloppy peaks and surrounding woods. Mahabaleshwar attracts large number of tourists for its lovely views, beautiful landscapes and pleasant weather. There are several viewpoints that are strategically located to capture the panoramic views created by the mountains and deep valleys. Arthur’s Seat, Wilson Point, Kate’s Point & Elephant head Point, Connaught Peak and Bombay Point are some popular viewpoints.
Jog Falls, Karnataka
Jog Falls, situated in Shimoga district of Karnataka, is one of the highest plunge waterfalls and also among the best waterfalls in India. Also known as Jogada Gundi, Gerusoppe Falls, and Gerusoppa Falls, this falls, formed over the Sharavathi River, is falling from a height of 253 m (830 feet) over a very rocky bed about 250 yards wide, 253 m deep. Jog Falls can be seen in full form in rainy season and is one of the top monsoon destinations in India. There is a viewpoint near parking area which also has few shops available. A narrow path from viewpoint leads to bottom of the falls. The walk is steep & little difficult and it takes 45 minutes one way. The view is amazing from the bottom and the showering sizzles of the falls at bottom are really worth the effort. However, the path is slippery and little dangerous during peak monsoons.
Lonavla is a metropolis and a hill station Municipal Council in Pune district inside the Indian State of Maharashtra. Situated at an elevation of 625 m above sea level in the Sahyadri Mountains, Lonavala separates the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan Coast. It is known for its production of the tough candy chikki and is likewise a primary forestall at the railway line connecting Mumbai and Pune. Lonavala Tourism is a mix of historical forts, caves, gushing waterfalls and scenic hills. Lohagad Fort, Valvan Dam, Rajmachi Point, , Lonavala Lake, Karla Caves, Tiger’s Leap, Bhaja Caves, Rajmachi Fort, Bhushi Dam, Korigad Fort, Kune Waterfalls, Tikona Fort, Bedsa Caves, Visapur Fort and Tung Fort are some of the best places to visit in Lonavala.
Athirapally Falls, Kerala
Athirapally Waterfalls is the most popular waterfalls located in Thrissur district of Kerala. It is considered as one of the best waterfalls in India and also one of the top tourist places in Kerala. The waterfall cascades down from a height of 80 feet through several parallel streams offering a great scenic beauty. This is the biggest waterfalls in Kerala and one of the top places to visit in Kerala during rainy season. One can reach top of the falls with about 15 min walk from the falls entrance. It offers spectacular views of the Sholayar hills and a unique view of the waterfalls from the top. It also offers adventure activities like river rafting, trekking, etc.
Coorg or Madikeri is a hill district in Karnataka and Madikeri is its headquarters. Situated at an altitude of 1525 m, Coorg is one of the most famous hill stations around Bangalore and also one of the best monsoon destinations in India. Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls & Mallali Falls are the must visit tourist places in monsoon season. The popular trekking trails of Coorg like Tadiyandamol, Brahmagiri and Pushpagiri are at their best in this season. The famous Cauvery River is originated at Talacauvery, Coorg. Coorg is also rich in wildlife in the form of Pushpagiri Sanctuary, Brahmagiri Sanctuary and Nagarhole National Park. Elephant rides at Dubare Elephant camp and white water rafting in Upper Barapole River are other popular things to do in Madikeri.