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The southwest summer monsoon, a four-month period when massive convective thunderstorms dominate India's weather, is earth's most productive wet season.
Monsoon time can be a great time to visit India as tourist attractions aren't crowded, airfares can be cheaper, and bargain rates are up for grabs at hotels throughout the country.
Travel in India during monsoon season could be a blessing for the budget conscious travelers; monsoon tourism could be cheap when it comes to air fare, and hotel booking.
Most of the popular monsoon holiday destinations well contacted to the flights and Indian road ways. Further, monsoon also allows you to behold a different facet of India, where nature comes alive in a medley of lush greenery, cool breeze, vigor of landscape and pervading joy.
Where to go for monsoon holidays in India
The best suited destinations for travel and tourism point of view during the monsoon include the desert state of Rajasthan especially Udaipur. Dubbed the "Venice of East" and sprinkled with lakes, monsoon is the time when Udaipur is at its verdant best with lakes brimming rejuvenated with the rainfall.
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The Deccan Plateau on the eastern side of the Western Ghats mountain range which includes “god’s own country” Kerala (famous for its beaches, backwaters, wildlife and Ayurveda) and Tamil Nadu and Ladakh in far north India.
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The barren landscape, ancient Buddhist population and stunning scenery and a number of high altitude lakes and trekking ops make these two destinations the best in North India during monsoon.
Lonavala and Khandala in Mumbai are also great places to visit in India in monsoon. The magical landscape and floating cloud shroud these popular weekend getaways from Mumbai and Pune into an ethereal garb. Then there are a lot of things to do near here including nature trails and visits to old forts.
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The surrounding landscape drenched in rain take on a cloak of fascinating emerald, the gentle breeze laden with nostalgia soothes your soul and hovering clouds conjures up a mystical ambiance around this place.
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Thanks to its lakes, palaces, natural splendor and the romance associated with this place since antiquity, it is one of the best monsoon destinations in India.
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Packing for monsoon holidays in India
- Heavy monsoon cause of flood and it could be affect on the transport system. Floods on the train tracks and road might affect the service
- Sometimes, rarely flight may get cancelled or delayed too so always have some time in your hand while planning for your next halt
- Don’t forget to pack up heavy duty umbrellas
- Always carry a raincoat
- Waterproof bag/backpack so that whatever you’re carrying is safe from rain
- Carry mosquito repellant and/or mosquito net as mosquitoes are ubiquitous during monsoon
- Wear suitable wet weather shoes among others
Monsoon holidays in India are a blessing especially for budget travelers when it comes to book their accommodation in hotels in India. Since it’s mostly off season when it comes to domestic casual tourists, hotels are seldom fully booked in advance.
To attract travelers, most of the hotels in India offer generous discounts to those coming for extended stay during the monsoon holidays in India. Accommodations are normally available in all categories of hotels to suit every budget of the traveler.
India in the monsoons is a rhapsody for economy, landscape, environment, wildlife and yes travelers looking forward to explore this incredible country to get a glimpse of the unique hue percolating the landscapes and general mood of the people of this country.
If planned and executed with consideration, monsoon holidays in India offer one of the most fascinating and comprehensive vacations and travel inspirations in India with an additional advantage of the absence of the ubiquitous throngs of casual tourists.
And for a fussy traveler it does makes sense as it brings out the vibrant hue of the countryside and scenery, settles the dust and the grime and last but not the least generous discounts which is offered for accommodation in hotels throughout India.
Contributed by Nikhil Chandra