5 Best Places to Travel in India during monsoon

Travelling for us is essential, it is the only part which helps us escape from our day-to-day activities and chill with our friends and family. Though, with the monsoon, the risk of travelling also rises. In this blog, I will suggest some of the best places to travel safely during monsoons.

Risk of travelling during monsoon in the mountain areas

With increasing water flow during the monsoon, the list of places to travel automatically starts reducing as the risk increases. Now with the amount of risk involved, there are many factors which signal a big NO to the mountain or hilly region.

The risk of landslides is always higher in hilly areas, and with rain, the soil becomes wet which results in increased chances of rock moving from the top. Also, the adventure activities during the monsoon are barely functional whether it is rafting or zip lining.

Taking the example of what recently happened in Manali.

The rain was expected, but the continuous and heavy rainfall made it worse, even for the residents of Himachal Pradesh. There were multiple landslides and the water level in the Beas river was flowing over the danger mark. It not only resulted in hammering the daily activity but also affected the higher regions as the roads were washed away. There was no signal or electricity for 3 days.

Now, Manali weather is back to normal, and the rescue team is helping people who are stuck in different regions of Himachal Pradesh. The road, network and electricity lines will take some time to be back and function for the normal public. It is not advised to travel till the next advisory from the government.

Monsoon in the hilly areas is different from what we witness in the cities. It keeps on raining for days non-stop which makes the daily activity tougher which is why it is advised to keep your safety first and travel to places which involve lesser risks.

To help you with the list of places to travel, I have filtered out a few places that you can choose to travel during the monsoon and witness some scenic magic of these places.

Best Places to Travel in India During Monsoon

India is an ideal place for travellers as it offers beauty in every season, irrespective of the place you are in. Considering the beauty of every city we have listed some of the top yet best places to travel during monsoon apart from the hilly areas. So without any further ado, let’s take a look at the places to travel during the monsoon in India.

Kerala

Kerala, places to travel

Kerala is one of the most beautiful places in India to visit during the monsoon. The lush green area surrounded by peaceful backwater makes it magical for every visitor. The best part about Kerala is its mouth-watering cuisine. For all non-vegetarians, Kerala is a paradise.

If budget is not your constraint, a houseboat can be included in your itinerary. It is altogether a unique and lifetime experience to have. You don’t have to visit Srinagar anymore to experience a houseboat.

The authentic cuisine and culture are what make it for a week-long trip. During monsoon, the weather is a bit humid, but rain makes it great for travellers. However, the temperature in Kerala stays between 19-30 degree Celsius during the season.

Udaipur

Udaipur

Udaipur or the golden city of lakes is another place you can consider when planning a trip during monsoon. Unlike other cities, Udaipur offers both hills and lakes to make your stay memorable.

In addition to the landscape, there are several palaces that you can witness in Udaipur. Some of these palaces are in the lake. Apart from the palaces and forts, there are a few major attractions in Udaipur are Lake Pichola, the City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari and Fateh Sagar Lake.

The authentic Rajasthani cuisine is great for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Also, the city has some amazing markets where you can shop for traditional jewellery and attire.

Goa

Goa

Whether you are a party freak or a calm personality, Goa is the ideal place for everyone. With majestic beaches and delicious cuisines, there are a hell lot of things that you can enjoy during monsoon season. Though it might get a little humid during the season, it is not less than heaven when it rains.

There are a few beautiful beaches which are less crowded and have some great places to chill at. Some of my recommendations would be Morjim Beach, Arambol and Vagator Beach in North Goa.

A must-try dish for non-vegetarians would be choris Pao.

Lonavala

Lonavala

Lonavala is a hilly area though the beauty of this place can only be witnessed during monsoon. During the monsoon season, this place has its own colour and magic. Also, it is the major attraction for all the people staying near the Mumbai-Pune belt.

The pleasant weather and amazing views from the top make this place ideal for a monsoon visit. A few attractions of Lonavala are Lahagad, Korigad Fort, Tiger’s Leap, Karla and Bhaja Caves.

Many adventure activities are available in Lonavala during the monsoon season. Though, I would recommend trekking to only those who have prior experience in it.

In the end, it can be an ideal place to chill and relax with your fellow friends away from your daily hustle.

Diu

Places to visit in India, Diu

For all the North Indians, Goa can be expensive due to the travelling cost, which is why I have added Diu to the list. For beach lovers, monsoon is the best season to be on the beach side. The beaches in Diu as compared to some of the Goan beaches are not so clean, though they are still above average and budget-friendly.

With Gujarati cuisines and relaxing stays at the beach side, it is perfect for those who are looking for a short getaway. Some of the notable places that can be visited in Diu are Nagaon Beach, Jalandhar Shrine, Diu Fort, Shell Museum and Una.

Concluding the List of Best Places to Travel During Monsoon in India

These are the best places that you can visit during monsoon and skip the risky mountains or the hilly region. I want to add Jaipur to the list as well. You can plan a trip to Jaipur in 5-6K which is very budget-friendly. To know more about the places to visit in Jaipur, click here

That’s all for this blog, I hope that you found the information useful, if I missed out something or if you need any further information. Do let me know by commenting below.

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