Contrary to popular belief, traveling in monsoon in India is a calm and affordable affair. With the waning of peak summer holiday season, crowds and prices at some of the popular tourist destinations in India come down steeply.
In fact monsoon is an excellent time for planning holidays in India with some very spectacular monsoon destinations in India offering load of activities. Come June and July and the road to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir and Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh – 2 of the best monsoon destinations in North India – become fully open and functional.
Even in South India, hill stations like Kodaikanal, Munnar and Coorg and Ooty replenished by monsoon, offer mesmerizing views and romantic holiday experience.
With rains kicking in the replenishment, Kerala with its age old tradition of Ayurveda and meditation becomes a favored destination. In fact when it comes to monsoon destinations in Kerala, one could be spoiled for choice if it's the Ayurvedic therapies one is looking forward to.
Vythiri Jungle Resort in Wayanad, Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village in Thiruvananthpuram, Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort near Kovalam and Kalari Kovilakom are some of the most popular and trusted places for Ayurvedic therapies in Kerala. And during monsoon, guests are guaranteed very good deals for Ayurveda holidays in Kerala.
One of the most romantic monsoon destinations in India happens to be Udaipur in Rajasthan when the parched desert state is jerked back to life with the arrival of rain.
Fondly referred to as "the Venice of East" and "City of Lakes", Udaipur with its emerald lake is at its charming best. If it's the indulgence you seek along with finesse, Taj Lake Palace is definitely recommended.
Regale in the luxury of one of the finest heritage hotels in Rajasthan which has also been voted India's most romantic hotel. Soak in the scenery presented by Lake Pichola reinvigorated with rain water, gentle sound of drizzling and enjoy the rain just like once Maharana Jagat Singh II, who built this palace once did.
Surprisingly, Goa also features as one of the best places to visit in India in monsoon. With the summer season crowd gone and the prices coming down considerably, Goa is calm and very much affordable during monsoon for holiday in India.
Take your pick from the below listed tourist destinations and explore tour packages to plan your monsoon holidays in India.