Monsoon has always been magical in India, and if you love rain then this is the best time for you to explore the enormous locations that will have an ever lasting impact on your mind. Travelling in monsoon is difficult but one needs to plan nicely before leaving home, but a good idea about it is you won’t find places crowded. The overall cost of the trip will even reduce as this is the best time of the year when you can find good deals and discounts. The accommodation is not so expensive and will bring down the cost of travelling.
Monsoon is even celebrated as the beginning of south west winds from the state of Kerala and the entire country is in a festive mood where the Western Ghats are covered by carpet of greenery and the enormous waterfalls in all over the south India makes it indeed magical.
These are the places that will take your heart away so come and explore monsoon destinations in South India.
1. Coorg (Kodagu) – The heavenly Paradise
Coorg has been enormously beautiful in the monsoon, the beauty lies in the mountains where you can find variety of green layers covered all over the region. The coffee estates and the narrow roads are perfect for a nature walk. Adventure activities are mostly avoided but trekking can be done when it is not raining heavily. Be aware of the leeches and enjoy your stay at any of the home stays where you will find good hospitality and you can witness the local culture in your own.
2. Kodaikanal – The pure Tranquillity
If you are a nature lover then you must visit this hill station of tranquility where the blue pine trees are splendid in itself and the entire region is covered with the beautiful Nilgiri Hills. The huge forest gives life to enormous birds and animals and the star shaped lake is so peaceful, that it will soothe you from inside. The evenings are more exciting as you can cycle along the lake or can enjoy the horse ride which runs parallel to the lake.
3. Ooty – The spectacular View
Udhagamandalam another fascinating monsoon destination in the state of Tamil Nadu is perfect for the people who like greenery, lakes, mountains, clouds, boating and are excited about the South Indian Food. Ooty the district capital of Nilgiris is really spectacular to enjoy the freshness and the aroma of rain and mud. The local market does provide the home made chocolates which are not so expensive; you can taste and buy in bulk for your loved ones.
With sun and clouds playing hide and seek with each other, and sometimes hammering down the pour heavily, But plan your visit during rains only if you are daring enough to handle monsoon’s madness.
4. Wayanad –The Green carpet
Wayanad is one of the best hill stations in South India. Situated at an altitude between 700 and 2000 metres above sea level, it is a must to go destination during the monsoon. The undulating terrain, trekking routes, mountain climbing, hiking is a paradise for adventure sport lovers. The Splash is another big event that is held in the state of Kerala during the month of monsoon which tells about the numerous Tourist attractions & activities in the Wayanad District. One must not miss Lakkidi, which is the highest point of Wayanad.
5. Chikmangalur – The eye Catcher
The beautiful scenic valleys with lush green nature make it a perfect Green Carpet during the monsoon season. Surrounded by mountains all over the endless rain attracts the young tourists from all over in the miraculous district of Central Karnataka. Chikmagalur has been famous for its coffee plantations; enjoy nature walks in the estates of coffee and sip it resting in your homestay during the evenings. The rich bio diversity and the remarkable waterfalls can be visited. Biking from Bangalore to Chikmagalur is possible as roads are too good.
6. Agumbe – Bliss of Nature
Agumbe known as the Cherrapunjee of South is a small village in the Western Ghats of India. It is considered as a World Heritage Site, the greenery in Agumbe cannot be matched from any other destination. It is bliss of nature, the enormous waterfalls and lush green jungles will delight any individual passing by it. Trekking in the rain forests can be enjoyed along with exploring the rural culture with the local people. It is a perfect gateway spot during the rains.
7. Munnar – Nature at its best
The mountains and the mist and the beautiful roads around Munnar are worth visiting. The meandering winds, cold breeze and the slopes of green blanket will afresh your day. Munnar has sprawling tea plantations, lush green forests, rolling valleys, cliffs and streams of water making it an ultimate place to fall in love during the monsoon. The hill station has good resorts and the destination can be covered during a time span of 2 days.
So what are you waiting for, plan a trip to these monsoon destinations and enlighten yourself in this monsoon. Take a break from your daily life and feel the nature, it has much more to provide you. Indulge in the greenery, breathtaking views and to make some good memories in the Western Ghats of India.