Do you like the smell when rainwater touches the ground, but are afraid to travel because of muddy water and clogged roads? Fret not, the monsoon is the best season to experience the nature and explore gorgeous waterfalls around India. You need to plan a quick escape to some of this done-to-death as well as some offbeat places in India and change your opinion about the glorious rainy season of India. After the burning heat of summer, the rains bring much-needed relief to the human life and also nature. These are some Pragtige plekke om in Monsoon te besoek and you’re going to love it.
1.Lonavala – Khandala
Blessed with abundant natural beauty, one can thoroughly enjoy the numerous monsoon treks strewn in this region of the Western Ghats. Lonavala and Khandala are the twin hill stations located near to each other and are very popular monsoon getaways in India. Pleasant throughout the year, the refreshing and cold monsoon adds charm to its beauty. Lord Elphinstone, who was the Governor of the Bombay Presidency, developed Lonavala along with Khandala in 1871. The best time to visit Lonavala and Khandala is during the monsoon, between July – October, when the scenic spots become lush green and the waterfalls are in full flow.
Kerala turns into a heavenly place during monsoon. Fall in love with Munnar. This beautiful place has much to offer and should definitely be on your list if you want places to travel in India. From trekking to bird-watching to a family picnic, you can do all in these lush green valleys and cloud-covered hills. In the tree-growing lush hills, the rain adds magic. Munnar is the ultimate destination for a romantic getaway and experience rains the Bollywood style! Not just couples, but if you are a wildlife lover, family travellers, adventure-enthusiast or nature lover, Munnar is a place for all alike. Love waterfalls? Athirapally is the place for you. This waterfall drops from a height of 80 feet through several parallel streams offering a great scenic beauty. In monsoon season, the water gets strength and all the streams join together and appear like Niagara Falls. One can reach the top of the falls with about 15 minutes’ walk from the falls entrance. It offers spectacular views of the Sholayar hills and a unique view of the waterfalls from this spot. It also offers adventure activities like river rafting, trekking, etc.
Okay, don’t scream! Goa is much more than its lavish night parties and sun-kissed beaches. Goa is beautiful in monsoon. Especially, Dudhsagar waterfalls. This waterfall is among tallest waterfalls in India with a height of 310 m (1017 feet) and an average width of 30 m (100 feet) at its peak. This fall is located inside the Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary, at the border between Karnataka and Goa states. It is one of the best places to visit in Goa, as part of Goa trip, and also one of the Pragtige plekke om in Monsoon te besoek in India. Trekking to the waterfall is also a popular activity. There are three trekking routes which start from Kuveshi village, Castle Rock railway station and Kulem railway station. Another, more popular approach is to reach the middle of the Dudhsagar waterfalls through the railway tracks. One can travel in a passenger train from Margao to Kulem to reach the tracks in the middle of the waterfall.
Bhitarkanika is one of the underrated and undiscovered National Parks of India. The monsoon makes it look beautiful. If you’re a person who likes the smell of rainwater touching the ground, this place is a paradise for you; the whole forest smells like that. The Boat rides, crocodile watching and taking a stole in the mangrove forest, will surely make you fall in love with this place. This one’s going to be the best budget option for Monsoon Tours.