Five perfect monsoon getaways in India

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Updated: July 6, 2015 1:06:28 PM

This monsoon get away from the crowded cities, breath some air and enjoy mother nature’s shower

The fragrance of wet soil, the melodious sound of the rain, a hint of cool breeze, lush green landscape, garma garam pakoras and chai to please your taste buds while it’s raining. This monsoon get away from the crowded cities, breath some air and enjoy mother nature’s shower as brings to you five perfect monsoon getaways which will renew your spirit of life.

Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Orchha is the undiscovered jewel of Madhya Pradesh to experience the magic of monsoon. While in Orchha, explore the gigantic rock cut temples and historic monuments nestled between the forests which brighten up in the monsoon. The Betwa river, has seven streams converging at Orchha making it an absolute must see. Situated on the banks of the river Betwa, it also offers a Wildlife sanctuary which is home to some of the most endangered species in the world. Apart from bird watching, it also offers adventure sports like river rafting, jungle trekking, camping, boating and much more.

Kokan, Maharashtra

During monsoons, Maharashtra becomes a hot spot for nature enthusiasts and Kokan is a sight to behold during the rainy season. This patch of Maharashtra offers something for everyone. Littered with mountain forts where one can go trekking, enjoy swimming in the clear fresh waters of the Kokan coastline and take pleasure in soaking under magnificent waterfalls. Lose yourself in the serene environment of various temples. Apart from all the activities, you can just sit back and enjoy the breath taking view of lush green mountains while tucking into fresh Konkani sea food.

Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg is known as India’s very own Scotland and is one of the rainiest places. Coorg offers sprawling coffee estates and orange plantations with mesmerising views. The aroma of the coffee mixed with the fresh scent of rain will quiver your senses. Wet lands, large green landscapes and cool breeze are some of the after effects of monsoon in Coorg. This destination is also famous for its cuisines, traditions and hospitality.

Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir

If you think the rains are a dampener to your outdoor travel, then Ladakh is the place to visit as it hardly receives any of it. Ladakh offers a host of things to see and do, ranging from historical monuments to monasteries, High Mountain passes to emerald lakes. It is a perfect destination that caters to nature lovers as well as to adventure junkies. Other attractions include camel rides and if you

Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong is a hill station where you can romance the monsoons. It is a land of abundant natural beauty. It receives one of the heaviest rain falls thus making it an ideal destination for monsoon lovers. The lush misty hills, high waterfalls, picturesque valleys, brimming lakes and low lying clouds along with the kissing mountain peaks are a must see.

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