1.What Weather is it in Delhi? God Alone Knows!!!
It isn’t the typical hot summers and certainly we are far away from the winters. But it’s not even monsoons! Really wonder if we too should start singing like in the movie Lagaan, ‘Kaale Megha Paani to barsao!!!’ But as the movie goes, the clouds ditch! So enough of feeling blues, let us ditch Delhi instead and visit these 5 amazing places to feel the magic of monsoons.
2. Shillong, Meghalaya
Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, a hill station in the northeastern part of India. It means the ‘Abode of Clouds’ and, needless to say, that you can expect a lot of rainfall here. The monsoons arrive in June and last till the end of August, so you aren’t much late. You can still catch the rains by planning a quick trip rather than simply looking at the sky!
3. Alleppey, Kerala
Alleppey is known for its beautiful backwaters, houseboats and even the boat races. Imagine yourself lying cozily in your houseboat with picturesque scenery and top it all, the beautiful raindrops pummeling on the roof in a rhythmic harmony! Too poetic? But you can savor these beautiful moments in reality once you visit Alleppey, the Venice of the East. Also, do not miss their local monsoon delicacies.
4. Munnar, Kerala
If you happen to visit Alleppey, do not leave Kerala before you spend some time in Munnar, the Kashmir of South India. Munnar has stunning tea estates stretching over several miles. This is also a popular honeymoon destination. You can have the time of your life with the essence of fresh tea entering your nose, amidst the drizzle, looking into the eyes of your loved one and sipping some freshly brewed chai!
5. Coorg, Karnataka
Coorg is the Switzerland of the South! The monsoons start in June and last till the end of September, so you can still catch up with all the monsoon fun if you plan a trip soon. Coorg is bejeweled with several scenic spots like Madikeri fort, Gothic-style church, Hindu Omkareshwara temple, and domed Raja’s tomb. It is great to visit this place during the rains, soak in the fresh fragrance of coffee plantations and the lush greenery around.
6. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
It is a divine Indian National Park situated in North Chamoli in the state of Uttarakhand. You can witness here a variety of flora that includes the endemic alpine flowers. This is the best time to visit this heavenly abode which has beautiful meadows stretched over miles that flaunt lovely colorful blooms when the monsoons are about to subside. Plan a trip soon to enjoy a wonderful ride amidst the beautiful flowers along with some light drizzles.
Visit at least one of these 5 amazing places to feel the magic of monsoons that don the cool breeze, dark clouds, and fantastic weather!
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