The vast country of India is the land bewitching and captivating as the India holidays is the evergreen destination of all seasons. Whatever seasons, the travelers opt, India offers the best in natural form to the its guests whether it is monsoon holidays or summer holidays or winter holidays, travelers enjoy while making romance in the cold gusts of winds and blows of clouds pregnant with rain; hill stations with snow covered mountains; desert of Rajasthan especially during the winter season.
So, the monsoon holidays in India are one of the seasonal tours of India attracted the tourists from all over the world for various types of activities since the arrival of monsoons. Such tourists’ seem to know that after the long summer months when the heat and the dust ruled the roost, the appearance of monsoons gives much comfort. The word “monsoon” seems to much inspire them. The magical word itself seems to make them happy.
Indeed, when during the monsoons the stimulating smell of the dry earth getting drenched invades one’s nostrils, one feels one with the world. During this season, small children, much like peacocks, dance with joy in the lanes, in the streets and in the muddy fields welcoming the rains. The magic of monsoon certainly works on everyone, including the monsoon-loving tourists.
Besides being a blessing for the budget conscious travelers, monsoon tourism appears to have proved to be a blessing for the Indian tourism industry also, which normally witnesses a sharp drop in the number of travelers at the end of the summer season, once the clouds appear in the sky overhead The monsoon getaways start with the southwest monsoon from the month of June through September and the northeast or retreating monsoon of October and November.
In the time of monsoon one can travel Bikaner, Orchcha and Udaipur while the monsoon weekend getaway to hill stations include Kasauli, Munnar, Mussoorie, Shimla, Darjeeling, Shillong, Cherrapunji, Ooty etc.
Some of the offbeat monsoon destinations of India are Chitrakoot – “the hills of many wonders” nested in the northern spurs of the Vindhyas, Madhya Pradesh; famous for other attractions of Ramghat, Janki Kund, Sphatik Shila, Hanuman Dhara, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Sati Gupt-Godavari;
Hogenakkal in Tamil Nadu is famous for Hogenakkal Waterfalls, Pennagaram village, Theerthmalai;
Ranchi in Jharkhand, once the summer capital of Bihar, is regarded as one of the best monsoon destinations because of its scenic attractions, natural beauty in the form of cascading lakes, waterfalls, hills like Ranchi Lake, Hundru Falls, Dassam Falls, Tagore Hill, Gonda Hills etc.;
Ladakh is famous for best monsoon getaways as it spells untouched scenery with blue lakes, snow laden mountains and a clear blue sky.Tourism in Leh & Ladakh this remote region of India is amazing and it’s during monsoon months – June to October- this mountain clad region allures tourists from all parts of the globe. In fact, during these months it becomes accessible via road as the snow melts down; exhibiting an incredible sightseeing of dry planes and stark mountains dotted with colorful Buddhist monasteries.
Valley of Flowers India: Nestled high in West Himalaya, this is nature’s own creation and now preserved by us. Listed in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves, Valley of Flowers in the Uttarakhand state is a must to see place in India. During monsoon season in India, the picturesque region is splashed with color with a carpet of flowers. Travel during July and August to find out the reason it is named so.
Goa Monsoon Tours: India’s beach capital has a lot to offer than just beaches. This erstwhile Portugal colony has a colorful culture and lifestyle of its own. Although it remains on the goa tourism circuit all year round, Goa’s monsoon flavor is unique with unparalleled beauty. The popular Sao-Joao festival celebrated in the last week of June marks a long Goan tradition, in which the local youths get drunk and jump into wells to retrieve gifts thrown inside by fellow villagers. The day-long merrymaking ends with a fiesta in the evening.
Visit to Periyar Wildlife National Park in Kerala: Located on the banks of the Periyar Lake, the wildlife sanctuary is rightly said as the pride of Kerala. The vast evergreen rain forest just gets better during monsoon that offers an exciting opportunity to travelers and nature lovers to take elephant safari through the dense jungle. However, the entire protected zone is not open for tourists but only to the point of the artificial lake.
Besides, all these there are number of other monsoon destinations in India which are located around the famous cities like Delhi from where tourists can delight while visiting to monsoon destinations of Badhkal Lake, Bharatpur sanctuary, Damdama, Morni, Sultanpur, Surajkund etc. From Kolkata, tourists will get the chance to explore Barrackpore, Bakreswar, Bakkhali, Diamond Harbour, Jhargram; from Mumbai, the famous destinations for monsoon holidays are Bhandardhara, Khandala, Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar, Malshej Ghat etc. if the travelers are on south India monsoon trip, they can enjoy moving the famous south India monsoon destinations like Kanchipuram, Mammalapuram, Pondicherry, Vedanthangal, Yelagiri from Chennai.