Not everyone knows that holiday in monsoon is undoubtedly the most scenic and cherishing experience. A holiday trip during this season is sure to excite you with verdant greenery and hypnotising backdrops. Clouds dominating the sky and persistent drizzle make travelling an unforgettable experience. Sipping hot tea, savouring spicy pakoras only adds to the memories that could be cherished for a lifetime. So if you like to enjoy soaking in monsoon raindrops, we bring you some of the finest exotic monsoon holiday destinations to make your monsoon season memorable.
Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand
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There is a misconception that Corbett is closed during the monsoon months, but that is not all true. One of the most sought out holiday destinations Jim Corbett displays all its natural extravaganza during monsoon. It is during this season that the fun gets double. Out of the four zones Dhikala, Bijrani, Durga Devi and Jhirna, it is the Jhirna zone, which is open throughout the year. Travellers will be astonished to see that monsoon is the only month when rafting is possible on the Kosi River. The jeep wildlife safari and riding on the elephant back take the experience to a whole new level. During this month travellers would get to see the myriad flora and fauna exclusive to the season.
How To Reach
BY Air: – The nearest airport is Pantnagar, approx 50km away from the Corbett. From there one could hire a taxi or board state run buses to reach Corbett.
By Train: – Nearest Railway station is Ramnagar from there one could hire a taxi to reach Corbett, which is 15 minutes away from the station.
By Bus: – Corbett is well connected by bus. Daily bus service from Delhi ISBT to Ramnagar is available. It takes approx 7- 8 hours to reach Corbett.
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The romantic destination dons an elegant lavish green blanket during the month of July and August. The royal desert city is regarded for its royal havelis, stunning palaces and simmering lakes perfectly matching the Aravalis in the background. Undoubtedly one of the most popular getaways the place completely revamps itself during the month of monsoon. The striking Monsoon Palace, which was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh to keep track of the monsoon offers a birds-eye view of the city lavished with greenery. While on the trip one must visit Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, City Palace, Jag Mandir and Udaipur Ghat for riveting experience.
How To Reach
By Air:- The nearest airport is Maharana Pratap Airport. Daily flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Jaipur is available to reach Udaipur.
By Train:- Udaipur is well connected by train to major cities of India. One can reach Udaipur by boarding train from Delhi, Mumbai and various other cities.
By Bus:- Buses are available from Delhi to reach Udaipur. It takes approx 12 hrs to reach Udaipur by road journey.
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Kutch is a surreal destination famous among the travellers for its magical white landscape. The blanket of salt present in the region makes the place looks like an outer space planet. During the full moon night, Kutch’s beauty oozes from all sides and reaches its peak. But in monsoon, the place treats the traveller with a completely different landscape. Raindrops hitting the white landscape gives the place a completely magical look. The lifelong image is sure to crave in the memories of the travellers. Apart, the landscape is full of cultural extravaganza and various other adventurous activities.
How To Reach
By Air:- Bhuj Airport is the nearest to reach the destination by flight. Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport is also closest located in Ahmedabad.
By Train:- Bhuj is the closest railway station to reach Kutch. It is well connected to various major cities within the state and country.
By Bus:- Buses are also a wonderful medium to reach Kutch with options ranging from A/C, non-A/C, deluxe, Volvo and sleeper buses.
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The beauty of Mussoorie exponentially influxes during the monsoon season. Sadly not many travellers get the chance to experience the mist, verdant greenery and paradisiacal look, which the destination unveils during monsoon. Most tourists only visit the city during the month of summer or either in winters to enjoy the snow. But to savour its completely different facet tourists must visit the “Queen of the Hills” in the month of July and August for an unforgettable holiday. Developed by the Britishers as a summer retreat the town is filled with a plethora of colonial era edifices and schools. Unwrap the famous scenic sites and tourist spots like Kempty Falls, Mall Road, Gun Hill, Lal Tibba, Cloud’s End, Lake Mist, Company Garden, Camel’s Back Road, Jharipani Falls and Dhanaulti.
How To Reach
By Air: – Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun from there Mussoorie is just 18 km away. Regular flights from Delhi to Dehradun is available.
By Train: – Mussoorie does not have its own railway station. nearest railway station is Dehradun. Take a train to Dehradun from there regular bus service is available to reach Mussoorie.
By Bus: – Mussoorie is well connected to the all major bus station. Buses from ISBT Delhi to Dehradun is available on daily basis. From there one could take a bus to Mussoorie.
Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
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Orchha is a hidden tourist gem in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The serenely flowing Betwa River and temples on the background give the place shades of an ancient Indian town. During monsoon, the quietly nestled place seems to rejuvenate and the calmly flowing Betwa suddenly overwhelms with water. During the month travellers could enjoy water rafting, boating on the river. The beautiful quaint town is also loaded with historical monuments like palaces and forts. Tourists could also visit various ancient and enthralling temples like Laxminarayan temple, Ram Raja Temple and Chaturbhuj Temple. For stay, the place is filled with myriad budget hotels and guest houses.
How To Reach
By Air:- Gwalior is the nearest domestic airport. From there it takes approx.3 hrs drive to reach Orchha.
By Train:- The nearest railway station is Jhansi. It takes approx 25 minutest to reach Orchha from Jhansi.
By Bus:- The town is well-connected by bus by all the major cities of Madhya Pradesh. Buses to major cities of M.P. are available from Delhi and all other major Indian cities.