I know Europeans don’t like rains, but we Indians love monsoon! After months of 40 degrees and above, rain is much awaited; we even celebrate the first downpour by eating pakorahs with chai! Some of the best places to visit during monsoon are the most romantic ones!
Here are Best Romantic Getaways During Monsoon!
Mussoorie in Uttaranchal
Mussoorie and nearby Landour are Colonial towns nestled in Himalayas in Uttaranchal. The feeling of being on top of the clouds is liberating. Enjoy the cloud cover over the valley from one of the glass house cafes sipping tea with samosas. Mussoorie is accessible by road and is a perfect weekend Romantic Getaways During Monsoon from Delhi.
Mandu in Madhya Pradesh
The beauty of Mandu comes alive in Monsoon! With the start of the season, rain converts the surrounding valley in lush green cover. The reflections of historical monuments on freshly filled water tanks and ancient ruins relive the romantic tales of Rani Roopmati and Sultan Baz Bahadur Shah. Mandu is easily accessible by flight from Delhi or Mumbai and it is one of the best places to visit during monsoon!
Mahabaleshwar in Maharasthra
Famous for one of the 12 Shiva temples across India, Mahabaleshwar offers hill top vistas you would die for. Long drive on winding roads of Western Ghats is an amazing experience. Foggy mornings and evenings have mystical aura around them. Eating bhuttas (charcoal grilled corn cobs) is ‘The’ thing to do on this mountain top! Mahabaleshwar is easily accessible by road from Mumbai and Pune and it is one of the best places to visit in monsoon in Maharashtra!
Kalimpong in West Bengal
This busy town offers magnificent views of Kanchenjunga, on a clear day. The outskirt of Kalimpong is dotted with old colonial villas reminding the Era of ‘Raj’. Eat momos sitting in one of the hill top cafes watching cloud cover on the lush green valley below. Kalimpong is a favorite hill station favorite jaunt for Bengalis from Kolkatta. It is one of the best places to visit in rainy season in Eastern India!
Coorg in Karnataka
Serene country side of Coorg is dotted with coffee plantations. It offers an opportunity to stay in one of the mansions deep inside the plantations with vast expanse of coffee gardens all around it. They s belong to coffee plantation owners who are more than willing to spend their evenings sharing the food and stories of their home land! Coorg is Easy to access by road from Bangalore.
Srinagar in Kashmir:
Stay in a house boat, reading a book, while the day passes by. This is one of the most romantic getaways during monsoon in India. Most of these boats are run by families and it’s a great way to peep into day to day life of locals. Shikara ride around the sunset is a great way to marvel vistas of snow peaks surrounding the valley. Srinagar is easily accessible from Delhi by flight.
Munnar in Kerala
Enjoy relaxing stay in a tea estates, away from the hustle bustle of a town. Colonial villas converted in to heritage hotels give an opportunity to sip gin and tonic in one of those Victorian lounges. Early morning walks around tea gardens is rejuvenating. It Gives an opportunity o observe local women plucking tea leaves! Getting lost in these gardens is a fun activity, not only for kids! Munnar is one of the best places to visit during monsoon in Kerala!
Alappuzha in Kerala
Nehru trophy boat race happens second Saturday of August every year. House boat stay and visit to the snake boat race is a unique getaway during the monsoon. Day long house boat trip gives an opportunity to explore the back waters and surrounding villages. Delicious sea food with local spices is to die for! Alappuzha is easily accessed by flying into Kochi and a short road trip after that.
Courtallam in Tamilnadu
Nestled in the Western Ghats, This quaint town in of Courtallam comes alive under monsoon rains. The river water falling from the ridge of these ghats make scenic water falls. Visit to these waterfalls and lush green planes are rejuvenating. Courtallam is easily accessible by road from Trivendram.
Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh
Gangchen Kyishongbusy in Dharamsala is a popular as Home to Dalai Lama. It is possible to go for smaller hikes from little town of Mcleodganj. Trekking offers scenic mountain beauty and is a great way to get away from busy town. Tibetan monks in maroon robes are a visual delight. Eat momos and other Tibetan variety in one of the local cafes. Dharamsala is easily accessible from Delhi by flight and a great place for a Romantic Getaways During Monsoon.