We all know of tons of places to head for the perfect summer vacation or plan the ideal winter holidays, but what to do when the travel bug bites you during monsoon? You are apprehensive to go anywhere in this season due to the intensity of India’s tropical rains, but why curb your wanderlust just because it’s raining? There are some places in our country which look most spectacular in this season, so we thought of helping you plan the much-awaited monsoon weekend getaway!
Kerala is aptly named ‘God’s Own Country’ as its beauty is unparalleled. But in monsoon, this state looks absolutely stunning in a lush green cover of trees, mountains & backwaters. Munnar is a hill-station in Kerala that is a perfect getaway for spending a lazy, rain-washed weekend. Take in the green beauty of the hills all around from the shores of the beautiful lakes in Devikulum or enjoy the spray of the Atuukal waterfalls. Or just lounge in your hotel balcony, admiring he picturesque hills covered in silvery mist.
Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
There’s nothing as beautiful as a dense forest in all its rain-washed glory and Jim Corbett National Park is your perfect pick for a weekend trip if you are a wildlife lover. The Jhirna zone of Jim Corbett is open to visitors during monsoons and you can take a jeep-ride deep into the forest to explore its stunning flora & fauna. Have an adventurous trip spotting wild animals or go river-rafting in the Kosi river. A weekend spent in the midst of serene wilderness is just what the doctor ordered!
The popular weekend getaway of Maharashtra is specially beautiful during the rainy season. The rains wash the hills & valleys in alluring green hues and a weekend spent in Lonavla during the monsoon months is ideally rejuvenating. You can see a plethora of waterfalls gushing down the hills all around and also explore the historic Karla caves. Check in to a resort with a stunning view of the beautiful hills and spend a relaxing weekend at Lonavla, before heading back to face a hectic week at work!
Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu
What can be more spectacular than
a winning combination of hills & forests? Masinagudi is a wildlife sanctuary & national park that welcomes you with lush green forests during monsoons. This is the season when game spotting is at its peak, so get ready to indulge in lots of wildlife safaris and bird watching. The serene calm of the beautiful jungle resorts will help you have a rejuvenating weekend in the midst of Mother Nature.
For traveloholics, it’s always a good time to go to Goa! But the Konkan seaside is exceptionally beautiful during monsoons and the crowd is less too! The nearby Doodhsagar Falls is a picture perfect deluge of water at this time, surrounded by thriving greenery. Now is the time to enjoy the serene Goa beaches, get soaked in light drizzles and gorge on sumptuous Goan delicacies – what more do you want?
So, don’t waste any more time and plan the next weekend trip to the nearest one of these picturesque places now! Travel, rejuvenate and make your monsoon weekends memorable!