INDIA has many places that adorn a spectacular look with the onset of rains. These destinations make for perfect monsoon getaways and give you an opportunity to explore the green nooks across the country.
The city of Udaipur gets truly magical in monsoons, with its lakes and palaces getting infused with new life after a good spell of showers.
To start with, you can tour the city palace complex -comprising palaces , courtyards , terraces and gardens -for an insight into royal life. You can take the boat ride on the entrancing Lake Pichola. As the rains come down, As the gentle lake is a sight to behold. While doing so you can cross the Fateh Sagar Lake at the north of lake Pichola to visit the memorial MAHARANA PRATAP . And to catch some lush greenery , the Saheliyon Ki Bari – a garden retreat with fountains , pools and marble structure – is the best bet.
Perched on the Western Ghats of Maharashtra , Lonavala is famed for its gushing waterfalls. That makes it ideal picnic spot during the monsoons. Among the attractions that this destination boasts of , the Duke’s Nose is the most prominent. Primarily a cliff that looks like the nose of Duke of Wellington, this landmark is a sought-after hiking trail that promises stunning views of the surrounding region.
Lonavala is also known for its forts ( the Lohagad Fort and the Korigad Fort being some of the must-visit ones ) and caves ( here, the karla and Bhaja Caves deserve a mention.
Tucked away in kerala , munnar is marked by raging rivulets and waterfalls in the monsoons. Together with the verdant tea plantation belts , they make for a perfect picture destination . You can include Eravikulam National Park as one of the must-see attractions in your list . Located 15 km from Munnar , this park is inhabited by the likes of Nilgiri Thar , an exotic ungulate , among others animals . Target Top Station offers panoramic views , with it’s highest point on the Munnar – Kodaikanal Road . En route to Top Station is the Echo Point- no prizes for guessing what you are expected to experience here.
There were some of the most recommended choices for a monsoon getaway . So, pack your bags , replete with your rain gear , and enjoy the rainy days.