5 Stunning Places to See this Monsoon 2019 in India

7 Stunning Places to See this Monsoon 2019 in India

Monsoon 2019 is here and this season is best for exploring touristy places if you want to escape the crowd and noise in the city.

When it comes to the monsoon, India is probably one of the best countries to get the best of it. Especially the southern part of the country comes to life, beckoning nature lovers, couples and adventure junkies alike to embark on one of its kind journeys. But since South India is currently facing flood situation so we are not adding those destinations here.

If you were waiting for the rains to be in their prime to plan a trip, it’s time! But if you want to go to places with lesser rainfalls, we have those as well.

Here are some of the places (other than Kerala & Karnataka) where monsoon works its magic and turn them into stunning destinations for holiday in monsoon 2019 in India: –

1. Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra

Malshej-Ghat - 5 Stunning Places to See this Monsoon 2019 in India

A beautiful hill station with its numerous lakes, waterfalls, and mountains, Malshej Ghat is popular among hikers, trekkers, and nature lovers.

At a height of 700 m, Malshej Ghat situated in Pune district near the borders of Thane and Ahmednagar districts is an exceptional place to visit in monsoon in India.

The monsoon months of August and September are best to visit Malshej Ghat as it is when this place comes to live with greener hills and visit of exotic flamingos. Malshej Ghat is known for innumerable waterfalls.

An ideal way to enjoy here to drive through the place which offers a picturesque view of the splendid valleys and placid lakes.

How To Reach – 

The nearest International Airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, which is about three-hour drive from Malshej Ghat.

The nearest Railway Station is Kalyan Railway Station, which is about 85 km away and is well connected to many major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad.

Things to do  – 

Waterfalls, trekking, hiking, bird watching and there are some good resorts nearby to relax and rejuvenate as well.

2. Pushkar, Rajasthan

 

Pushkar - - 5 Stunning Places to See this Monsoon 2019 in India

 

Monsoon gives Pushkar a whole new look. This popular destination in India is ideal to visit year long, however, monsoon makes Pushkar a place that cannot be forgotten even. It is that time of the year that the brown Pushkar gets a shade of green.

Pushkar doesn’t attract too much rain so monsoon 2019 season won’t ruin your trip but you may get a little wet.

The ghats can be seen surrounded by green lofty mountains and not the brown ones and the pleasant weather along with it adds unbeatable charm. Also, in many places, peacocks can be heard, which of course is one of its kind experience.

How to Reach –

The nearest railway station is Ajmer, which is some 17 km from Pushkar. Buses and three-wheelers are available from Ajmer to Pushkar.

Things to do –

Camel rides, desert camping, and sightseeing.

 

3. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

 

Valley-of-Flowers Uttarakhand - - 5 Stunning Places to See this Monsoon 2019 in India

 

Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in North Chamoli, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora.

Monsoon is the best season to visit Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand. Spread over 87.5 sq km, this bio-diversity hotspot is known for its scenic beauty comprising alpine flowers and meadows, white streams, snow-clad peaks, and pristine air.

As soon as the monsoon reaches the valley, it starts to become more picturesque with blooming of about 500 species of flowers.

Trekkers from around the globe trudge 14kms in the valley to witness one of the most picturesque monsoon destinations in India.

How to Reach – 

The nearest airport is in Jolly Grant, Dehradun, which is 295 kilometers w away, and the nearest railway station is in Rishikesh, which is 276 kilometers away.

The closest you can get to The Valley of Flowers by road is Govind Ghat, wherefrom a trek of 13-kilometers begin base camp at Ghangaria and another 3 km trek from here leads to the valley.

Things to Do –

Alpine flower species, trekking.

 

4.Udaipur, Rajasthan

 

Udaipur, Rajasthan - - 5 Stunning Places to See this Monsoon 2019 in India

 

Reckoned to be one of the most romantic cities in India, Udaipur enjoys a pleasant monsoon season as well. The rains in the monsoon enhance the beauty and charm of this already super scenic destination.

Udaipur in monsoon is nothing less than a romantic haven.

The landscape that turns greener along with the pristine lakes and palaces offer breathtaking views of the city during the monsoon season.

And since the weather remains pleasant, it becomes easier to visit different places in Udaipur as well, so it is not only nature but the royal architecture that will enamor one during the rainy season here.

How to Reach –

Udaipur has its own railway station. The nearest airport is the Maharana Pratap Airport in Dabok which is at a distance of 22 km from the city of Udaipur.

Things to Do-

City palace, monsoon palace, lake palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, and Lake Pichola.

 

5. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

 

Spiti-Valley -  5 Stunning Places to See this Monsoon 2019 in India

 

Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayas in the north-eastern part of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

The gorgeous Spiti Valley in Himachal is yet another best places to go in monsoon 2019 in India. Also known as “Little Tibet” this place is mystical and has mesmerizing beauty.

There’s truly something magical in the air of Spiti that makes one fall in love with this place. Spiti is undoubtedly one of the best offbeat places to visit in monsoon in India as it also remains unaffected with rain like Ladakh.

The place is ideal for the adventurers as it allows an opportunity for many adventure activities like trekking, rock climbing, mountain biking, etc.

How to Reach –

The nearest railway station is in Shimla and one can reach Spiti from Shimla by road via Kinnaur. The nearest airport is the Kullu airport, which is 236kms from Spiti.

Things to Do –

Exquisite flora and wildlife at Pin valley national park, Lhalung monastery.

 

6. Goa

Goa -  5 Stunning Places to See this Monsoon 2019 in India

 

Planning a trip to Goa in 2019 monsoon? You’ll absolutely love it! When monsoon arrives in Goa, there are so many exciting activities you can do.

Goa is a popular monsoon destination in India. There was a time when people didn’t know what to do on the days when there is heavy rain but the continues quest has reaped some fruits for those who have unconditional love for this holiday destination in India.

Now visiting Goa in monsoon offers a unique experience. The Dudhsagar Falls has to turn out to be the biggest tourist puller in the monsoon season Goa.

Apart from it the delicious cuisine and the architecture beauty are the other attractions for travelers during the monsoon 2019 season.

How to Reach-

The nearest international airport is located at Dabolim, which is situated at a distance of almost 29kms away from Panaji. The nearest railway stations are located Madgaon and Vasco-da-Gama.

Things to Do –

Waterfalls, architecture, cuisine, cheap alcohol.

 

7. Lonavala, Maharashtra

Lonavala, Maharashtra -  5 Stunning Places to See this Monsoon 2019 in India

 

Lonavala has something to offer all around the year and if you don’t mind getting wet, this monsoon 2019 can be a great time to visit Lonavala. All the dams and waterfalls are full to the brim, and you can lose yourself in the greenery and mist.

Tucked in the Sahyadris, Lonavala is famous as any Bollywood celebrity in India. The place holds the importance of being one of the best weekends escapes from Mumbai and Pune due to its salubrious climate and breathtaking natural beauty.

During the monsoon, Lonavala turns in to surreal destination that is truly a visual treat. The place has some of the best waterfalls in the country that come to life in the rainy season.

How to Reach- 

The nearest airport to Lonavala is in Pune city which is located nearly 62 km from the town.

Lonavala railhead lies in between Mumbai and Pune railway line and hence one can easily reach this place by train.

All major trains which run on Mumbai-Pune line come to this city directly.

Buses from Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, and Pune are also available for Lonavala.

Things to Do –

Waterfalls, nature walks, trekking.

If you know about more monsoon destinations in India, we would be happy to add them on this.

Please send us your suggestions in the comment box below.

We also hope that this list was useful to you to plan a monsoon 2019 getaway in India.

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