Top monsoon gateway of India
Deoria Tal, Uttarakhand
A mixture of mythology and natural beauty make Deoria Tal an enchanting place to visit. Especially during the monsoons when the little lake is brimming with emerald green water. this lake is believed to be the bathing places of devas according to the Puranas. It is surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Bandarpunch, Yellow Tooth, Kalanag and Kedar Range. On a clear day you might be lucky enough to catch a captivating reflection of these peaks on the lake waters. Enclosed by thick forests and lush greenery this place is a trekker’s delight.
Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
Ladakh is an amazing place to visit especially during the monsoon season. This region does not experience rains like anywhere else in India, making it a perfect time to travel here. Leh’s Buddhist monasteries and historical monuments are the biggest attractions for visitors. There is an 800 year old Kali Mandir located in the heart of the town that houses a fascinating collection of masks. There are camel safaris in Nubra Valley as well. The blue-black Pangong Lake is another must visit with part of it running into China. The journey though long is beautiful starting from Thiksey village which has a gigantic monastery to passing the huge mountains and finally the Changla pass. The festival opens in Leh with a spectacular procession through the streets with the villagers dressed in traditional costumes, dance and sing folk songs.
Uttaranchal a beautiful state in the Himalayan Kingdom comes alive during monsoon season. The popular monsoon attraction here is the Valley of Flowers. The valley is in full swing and resembles a colorful carpet laid between the hills. The bright colors, green hills, foggy clouds, mystic aroma makes it a perfect place to visit in India during monsoon.
If you want to enjoy monsoon in full, head toward Kerala. This is one place where you can experience everything a monsoon traveler asks for. Right from the ocean to waterfalls, to gushing river to cruising the backwaters. Kerala has all of this to offer you. The whole state is colored in lush green, which is a soothing site for everyone.
The city of Udaipur, also called the ‘Venice of the East’ comes alive during the months of July-August but remains an unpopular destination among travellers throughout the monsoon season. Surrounded by Aravilli Hills, Monsoon Palace was built in the year 1884 by Maharana Sajjan Sing for the purpose to keep a track of the movement of monsoon clouds. Also the light showers of rain, the bird’s-eye views from the Monsoon Palace are remarkable – highlighting the lush greenery and enchanting lakes.