There are travel destinations that can be visited all year round. Then there are travel destinations for each season. No, we are not talking about the on or the offseason; we are talking about the season wherein that city or place looks its best. And now that monsoon is here, maybe it is time we visit the places that are made more beautiful by the rains. Not only do you get to experience a season and a place made rich but also say hello to amazing Instagram pictures.
Here’s where you can head this monsoon.
You know all those colourful French colonies and how beautiful they look in the sun? Great. Now think about how those colours are going to pop out in the grey of the monsoon. Not just that, the beaches and the waves will be amazing to experience in the rain.
One and a half hour away from the beautiful city of Pune is a hill fortress in ruins, where you must go to have the clouds greet you. The green landscape, the overcast sky and the clouds are all delicious to witness during the rainy season.
You know all those tea-estates of Munnar? Just for a second, imagine how the rains would make them look so pure and lush. Ooh. Greenery to fill your soul. And since it is the off-season, you can help yourself to a quiet vacation.
Clouds and raindrops are enjoyed best in the mountains too, but it is essential that you don’t go too high up (and have an experienced driver to go with). But Lansdowne sure looks amazing in the rains. Think raindrops falling on the tin roof of some cottage in the hills. Absolute bliss.
While you are just starting to enjoy the rains, this village in Meghalaya is halfway through its monsoon. Reportedly one of the wettest places on earth, head to this village for some torrential rain, a view of the Khasi Hills, and some interesting stalagmite caves.