Monsoon is not only a seasonal weather condition, it is a feeling. Monsoons are emotion to the agriculturists, and several cultures and festivals depend upon monsoons. To the traveller’s delight, the monsoon season is perfect to witness the descending clouds on the lofty hills, the pristine and fresh leaves on trees and the blossoming of exotic flowers. The silvery falls flow in full glory from the mountain peaks into gorges, giving tremendous power to the rivers as they gush, dashing against rocks, making the rattling sound you don’t wish to move away from.
Let’s discuss a few favourite tourist spots that are a must-visit during monsoons:
1. Munnar – Heaven Called Ecstasy
Munnar, one of Kerala’s most popular honeymoon destinations, has resorts and logging amenities to suit a variety of budgets. This renowned vacation town is known for its sprawling tea plantations, gorgeous towns, winding pathways, and holiday facilities. The Neelakurinji is an exotic flower found in meadows that bloom only once every twelve years. Munnar also boasts of South India’s tallest mountain, Anamudi. Bangalore tour packages from Tejas Travels are the best holiday packages. Travel Packages are well-executed and their tours are cost-effective for budget-friendly trips of any duration from Bangalore and Mysore. They have been a people’s choice for being the best travel agency in Bangalore among tourist travellers.
2.Wayanad- Breathtaking Woods
You must visit Wayanad if you wish to visualise how the monsoon changes the weather, the air you breathe, and the entire feel of the place. Wayanad is Kerala’s lush district, located in the state’s northeast. The town gets its name from the vast paddy fields known as Vayal Nadu. The scenic hills are part of the Western Ghats, which are home to multiple waterfalls, short but challenging hikes, and other attractions. During the monsoon season, homestays and resorts with magnificent facilities facing deep valleys and gorges from the highest peaks can provide the most peaceful experience. The water is mineral-rich and has a variety of therapeutic properties. A visit to the Edakkal Caves, Soochipara Waterfalls, Banasura Sagar Dam and Kuruvadweep will be a haven to revitalise your senses and rewind in nature’s embrace.
3. Chikamagalur – Reenergising Coffee Aroma
Chikmagalur, located in western Karnataka, is well-known for its famous Baba Budan Giri mountains and rich coffee plantations that will touch your senses from afar. The temperature ranges from 20°C to 34°C during the monsoon season. Located at the foothills of the Mullayanagiri ranges, Manikyadhara Falls, Hebbe Falls, Jhari Falls, Baba Budangiri, Kudremukh Peak, Ayyankere Lake, Hirekolale Lake, Yagachi River & Dam, and other natural wonders are a breathtaking sight. One can easily take a taxi to reach these places from Bangalore. Book a cab to arrive, and stay for 3 Nights and 4 Days to visit the waterfalls where the rattling sound will leave your mind wanting more.
4. Yercaud- In The Lap Of Nature
Yercaud, located in the Salem district, is also on the top list of locations to visit during the monsoon season. If you are in Tamil Nadu in August, you must visit this location. Most people haven’t yet explored it because it is overshadowed by more popular destinations like Kodaikanal and Ooty. This intriguing location is a popular hill station in the Eastern Ghats’ Shevaroy range. Explore places like Anna Park, Shevaroy Hills, the Lady’s Seat, and Gents Seat during your stay. Nature lovers but also adventure seekers find Yercaud the best location to relax.
In conclusion, do not spend your monsoons indoors. Explore newer destinations in South India that come alive with reinvigorating beauty during the season. Take the off-beaten track and enrich your experiences in the folders of your memories. Capture the captivating views through your lens and let them be an eternal reminiscence.