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The Magic of Monsoon- Top 5 places in India that are a MUST-VISIT

The season of Monsoon is a divine blessing that uplifts the spirits and brings about a buzz of activity in all forms of life. India witnesses an enchanting makeover as the strong sun disappears behind the majestic clouds, the cool breeze brings about a relief from the scorching summer heat and the aroma of wet Earth rises with the drops of monsoon.

Such heavenly conditions bring out the wanderlust in most people who wait for the rains to be in their prime to plan a trip. Taking a break during monsoon is an experience of a kind and hence, lined up for you are some very rejuvenating destinations to enjoy mid-monsoon August, serving as perfect getaways away from the city clutter whilst taking advantage of the off-season prices.

Top 5 Places in India that are Must Visit during Monsoon

1. Daman and Diu- The Land of Sun, Sand and Sea 

A major source of attraction for travellers looking for a soothing retreat away from the madding crowd, the place offers an ideal escape to enjoy the monsoon season. The serene environs combined with the placid weather of August makes it the best time to visit Daman and Diu.

Monsoon brings out the charm in the famous quaint sea Daman and Diu Beaches which rejuvenate and calm the senses. Nagoa, Jallandhar and Gomtimata Beaches are a few popular Daman and Diu Beaches. The massive and well-preserved Diu Fort provides a special experience during the rainy season. Infused with Portugese architecture and culture, places to visit in Daman and Diu include Diu Museum, St Paul’s Church and the Sea Shell Museum and Nagoa Beach. Moti Daman Fort, Sao Jeronimo Fort and Cathedral of Bom Jesus are other places to visit in Daman and Diu. 

2. Auli- Embrace the Aura of Romance

Dressed in various shades of nature, rain brings out the romantic side of this majestic hill station. Auli temperature, ranging from 10 to 20° C, makes August an ideal time to enjoy the pleasurable Auli weather. The rainy Auli weather brings out a distinct spirit in the green and fresh scenic views of the valley.

Things to do in Auli during this refreshing season include indulging in sightseeing tours. One of the best attractions to visit and explore from June-September Auli temperature, Kwani Bugyal is a paradise for trekkers that is perched at a breathtaking height of 10,991 feet. Even though most outdoor activities remain closed, the soothing Auli temperature in Joshimath is a special feel for keen explorers. 

3. Munnar- a Nature lover’s Paradise

The best time to visit the land of beautiful tea gardens and spice plantations with dewdrops rolling down from the leaves and branches, Munnar weather in August is nothing short of a heavenly abode. Revitalized by the rain, the average Munnar temperature of 22° C provides an escape from the dreadful heat to indulge in serene beauty, thus making monsoon the best time to visit Munnar. 

The rain enables one to see the majestic Munnar waterfalls in their full glory and thus Attukal, Lakkom and Chinnakanal Waterfalls must be explored for their surreal views. The first spill of rain also enhances the beauty of the Pothamedu Viewpoint, Lockhart Gap and other Munnar Waterfalls perfect for relishing the soothing Munnar weather and temperature. 

4. Wayanad- Surround yourselves with naturescapes like never before

Also known as the land of lush greenery, Wayanad becomes even more majestic after rain. With an average temperature of 29°C, the monsoon season brings out that extra soul-stirring factor to the place that is bound to leave one in awe of its beauty. 

The Wayanad Waterfalls in monsoon look like they’ve jumped right out of a storybook. Meenmutty, Soochipara and Kanthanpara Wayanad Waterfalls are sights to behold. Rich with wildlife, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of rare as well as endangered species of both flora and fauna. Top things to see in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary include Brahmagiri Hill, Iruppa Waterfalls and Nagarhole National Park and Tiger Reserve. 

5.Kumarakom- Soak in the city’s rain-washed glory

A charming backwater destination, Kumarakom is a gem among the monsoon hot-spots. Blessed with Kerala’s amazing tropical climate, Kumarakom weather makes it a beautiful holiday place to visit in August in India. 

The largest freshwater lake in Kerala, Vembanad Lake, hosts the Kumarakom Boat Race amid Onam celebrations conducted each year in the month of August-September which, according to the Malayalam calendar, is the first month of the year called Chingam. According to a popular legend, the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam. The rainy Kumarakom weather also makes bird-watching an absolute treat for explorers. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, acquainting you to the variety of migratory birds, is a must visit.

Monsoon brings not only showers of relief and refreshment but also carries tons of benefits for travellers keen on exploring the charming weather of August like great deals, cheaper packages, more privacy and better travel experience. Hence, when the rain pours down making the nature dance to its tunes, all the above 5 must-visit places never fail to cast a magical spell on the weary travellers.  

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