#TravelBytes: 5 breathtakingly beautiful Indian trips to take during monsoon
Admit it or not, it's difficult to concentrate on work when the mighty rain gods are vigorously showering little drops of happiness outside. In case your travel plans have been pending for a long time, there couldn't be a better time to say goodbye to work and go for a trip. Here are 5 breathtakingly beautiful destinations in India to visit during monsoon.
For an unforgettable monsoon delight, Munnar in Kerala, with its lush-green hills, and its sprawling tea plantations is a visual treat. Trekking, plantation tours, sightseeing, and bird-watching are among the favorite activities of those visiting Munnar during the monsoon season. The green paradise is a must-visit for nature-lovers and honeymooners. The nearest airports are Cochin (110km) and Madurai (140km).
The second wettest place on Earth, Cherrapunji is a monsoon lover's dream-come-true. Known for its beautiful-landscape, terrific hills, and scenic waterfalls, this Meghalaya town is a perfect break for the laid-back traveler in you. When in Cherrapunji, go for long-walks and appreciate the raw, natural beauty of the town. Cherrapunji is a 2-hour-drive away from Shillong, and the nearest airport is in Guwahati (170km).
The Valley of Flowers National Park is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to visit all-year-round. But, the monsoon makes it even more special as all 400 species of flowers tend to fully bloom after the rains. Taking a trek in the lush greenery is the best way to enjoy the place. The nearest airport is Dehradun, and the closest railway station, Ranikhet.
With a large variety of flora and fauna, Coorg in Karnataka, is the best excuse for nature-lovers to pack their bags and visit it. The town offers blissful waterfalls, lakes, coffee plantations, and amazing cuisine. In Coorg, take a guided-tour to the coffee plantations, go bird-watching, take a trek, or opt for long nature walks. Coorg is a 5-hour-drive from Bangalore. The nearest airport is Mysore (120km).
Monsoon is the best time to go on a tour to the otherwise super-heated state of Rajasthan, and what better place to visit than the extremely romantic city of Udaipur? Witness the mighty Mahals, take heritage walks, go for sightseeing, and boating on lakes. The best way to travel is by train as the city has its own railway station.