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Our Most Popular Monsoon Holiday destinations in India
Friday, August 14th, 2015

It’s the season of rains! Monsoon has not just arrived, but made its presence felt across every region in India. While some people love traveling in the rains, for some others it’s a time they prefer to spend indoors – working, or even better, snuggled up with a hot cuppa and a great movie/book. Which one are you?

This is also a great time to see some popular Indian holiday destinations at their natural and lovely best. We’ve picked out three such amazing monsoon holiday destinations in India for you, where the rains make the location even more romantic and enticing. The cherry on the cake? You just might get some monsoon special discounts!

Also read: India’s must-see monsoon festivals, from north, east, west and south of India.

Our most popular monsoon holiday destinations in India

 

Andaman Nicobar Islands: This group of approximately 570 islands located at southern part of the Bay of Bengal and situated in the Indian Ocean, is one of the best and most popular monsoon holiday destinations in India. It’s natural beauty and wonders are relatively unexplored and unpolluted, and there are great options to keep it that way by going eco-friendly.

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Sunrise at Havelock Islands, Andamans

Image: Ritiks

 

Things to do: If you are an adrenaline junky do indulge in swimming, surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving; otherwise relax on the picturesque beaches of Havelock Island.  Have a taste of history at the Cellular Jail, and biodiversity at the Museums and Coral reefs. Chidiya Tapu is the perfect spot for the birdwatchers amongst you while Madhuban is absolutely heavenly for trekkers.

What to carry: Light clothing made of cotton or blend material, comfortable shoes (especially floaters) and a light jacket. Choose a waterproof/outdoors friendly jacket and you can skip carrying an umbrella or raincoat – keep your hands free for all the amazing photo ops at every turn! Carry enough changes of undergarments and a couple of knee-length trousers / dresses that dry easily, and you are set!

See it in pictures: Andamans Holidays – Travel to Andamans with Pictures – Explore the Exotic Indian Holiday Destination

Tempted? Book our monsoon special package to Andamans

Udaipur, Rajasthan: The royal city of Udaipur has strong historical moorings and the remnants of the past still stand strong. Royalty and palaces, exemplary courtesy that’s hard to find in today’s age and time, and a rhythm that’s both relaxing and rejuvenating – Udaipur exudes a strong feeling of romance. This is enhanced by the veil of rains, which is sometimes there to create a sense of mystery, and sometimes lifts to reveal a freshly washed and elegant face of the city.

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Rajasthani folk dancing - one of the cultural treats you can enjoy at Udaipur.

Image: Arian Zwegers

Things to do: Visit the historical sites, drop by the local bazaars, and shop some of the most astonishing handicrafts and works of art the city produces. Indulge your taste buds with some of the mouth-watering delicacies from the unique Rajasthani cuisine and pamper your senses with the legendary hospitality of the land. You can take cooking lessons from professionals in local cuisines or go on a safari to the famed forests of the land. The Monsoon Palace which has been recently opened to public access provides an enchanting view of the rain drenched surroundings and is an absolute must visit spot. Other sites to be visited include – the famous Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, City Palace, and Udaipur Ghat.

What to carry: Pack clothing of cotton or blend material. A couple of scarves would come in handy for women, to shield from the occasionally fierce sun and also to cover up when entering temples etc.  Expect a good deal of walking when sight-seeing – so remember to carry your shades, caps and comfortable shoes. A sunscreen with a non-oily base will keep your skin happy and sun-burn free.

Useful reading: A concide travel guide to Rajasthan- Luxury Escapes India- Tour Resplendent Rajasthan like a Royal

 

Kerala:  An absolute stunner, Kerala is called ‘God’s own country’ for a reason.  With its spectacular backwaters, scenic and lush surroundings along with hidden treasures like Munnar, it is the best travel destination especially during Monsoon. No wonder Kerala remains one of the most popular monsoon holiday destinations in India.

Things to do: Stay in the leisurely houseboats on the backwaters, or book a local homestay for a first-hand experience at the local way of life. Additionally, a must visit is Munnar – with its undulating hills and tea plantations, the vast stretches of spice gardens and the abundance of vegetation throughout the land has earned it the name of the ‘Kashmir‘ of South India.  When in Kerala drop by Munnar, especially to visit the tea plantations where you can explore the gardens, taste the locally grown tea and even have an intimate picnic at some of the gardens.

What to carry: Light clothing made of cotton or blend material e.g. shorts and t-shirts, a light jacket (just in case), slippers and rubber based comfortable shoes (especially floaters), umbrellas or raincoats should be sufficient. Pack light clothing that folds small and dries easily and you can escape the hassle of wet clothes or waiting for the hotel laundry.

Bonus tip: Onam is just round the corner, so book your Kerala monsoon package now and be there at the best time, at the best prices.

Apart from these three most popular monsoon holiday destinations in India, there’s the evergreen Goa, Kutch in Rajasthan, Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu that you can consider for a monsoon holiday in India.

Want help with planning a customized itinerary? Want to go farther off the beaten track? Our travel experts are here to help. Just write to us at reservations@goseekandhide.com with your ideas and preferences, and we’ll take it from there.

 


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