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5 Unmissable Places to Visit during the Rainy Season in India

Do you wish to visit the otherwise touristy areas of India with fewer crowds? Try the time of the summer monsoon in India when the tourists avoid the splashing rains and that's the time for you to get in! As the downpour starts, it is a grand spectacle for everyone! If you are halting for a day or two in Mumbai, do not miss the swirling clouds in black haze approaching! Before moving on to the list of the places you can enjoy the most in the rainy season in India, know that there can be incessant raining with the ferocious wind blowing up. The sky and the sea turn different shades of grey and blue. As the clouds roll rapidly, the first few days can have hush falls.

The season is extremely vital for the agriculture economy of the country. And, with the millennials interested in spending the off-season time here, tourism also is seeing a steady mark during these months. That being said, monsoons still remains on the lee-side of tourist influx, which means you can enjoy the lowers room rates and less-crowdie places.

Here’s the list of five top places you must not miss if you want to explore the beauty of the country during the rainy season in India.

1. Munnar

Munnar is one of the most loved hill stations in Kerala (See also Best Tourist Places in Kerala). Kerala in itself is an incredibly beautiful place with pleasant climate, backwaters, lush mountains and more. But nothing beats Munnar in the monsoon. Terrace farming and plantations are very common in the hill station that adds to a surrealistic beauty of the landscape.  As the plantations flourish during rainy season in India, Munnar becomes a haven for the trekkers. 

Doubling up as a romantic getaway, you cannot also miss taking romantic strolls in the drizzle. Enjoy the hypnotic beauty of the region while sipping in the signature coffee of south India!

Top places of attraction:

Attukal Waterfalls in Munnar
Attukal Waterfalls in Munnar
Mattupetty Dam & Lake and Mattupetty Indo-Swiss Farm

Kundala Dam Lake

Echo Point

Top Station


Kannan Devan Tea Museum

Blossom Park

Attukal Waterfalls

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Eravikulam National Park

2. Jim Corbett Reserve Park

Corbett is a famous tourist place which many considers as a paradise for wildlife tourism. Like most of the National Parks and reserves, a lion shares part of the park which is kept closed because the roads inside get washed away. However, for the avid travellers, the Jhirna zone and Sitabani or Sonanadi buffer zone remains open. This southern edge of the Corbett Reserve Park offers some exclusive tiger and sloth bear sighting, not to forget the spectacular natural beauty of the region. Open all through the year, wildlife enthusiasts can even opt to stay in the forest rest house located inside the zone. However, during the months of July to September, advance booking of safaris is not allowed. This is because the safari might be cancelled due to heavy rain or bad weather. Thus, depending on the weather conditions, you can get the permit for the safaris.  

If you are one of those who prefer solitary and calm sightseeing tours, this can be the ideal time. A drastic drop in the tourist population makes it a preferred leisure destination as well.  Get to enjoy the undisturbed natural phenomena in the tranquil ambience of nature.

3. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

This World Heritage Site as well one of the most awesome places India that should be listed in your travel bucket list.  The rare and exotic Himalayan flora in the lush endless meadows is nothing less than a fairy tale look. Interestingly, this is also home to some of the endangered species like Brown bear, Snow leopard, and Musk Deer. The best time to visit the valley is during August when all the beautiful flowers blossom.

This is a sought after destination during the rainy season in India for the shutterbugs, botanists, trekkers and bird lovers. If you are one of the lucky ones, you can see the celebrated flowers that bloom once in twelve years - Brahmakamaal, cobra lily and the blue poppy.

4. Udaipur, Rajasthan

The royal destination of India, Udaipur in Rajasthan feels pleasant and relatively less humid, than the scorching sun walks during the summer walks. The ‘city of lakes’ brings out a different sight of the place during and after the downpour. While some like to consider visiting the city during winter, the Venice of the East is no less an attraction during the rainy season in India.

Exquisite Decoration in City Palace, Udaipur
Exquisite Decoration in City Palace, Udaipur
Top places of attraction:

Monsoon Palace – Marvel At The White Pearl

Lake Pichola – Enjoy A Scenic Boat Ride

City Palace – Explore The Royal Gem

Bagore Ki Haveli – Attend The ‘Dharohar’

Raas Leela – Indulge In The Local Flavors

Jagdish Temple – The Largest Temple in Udaipur

5. Ladakh

When speaking of Ladakh, there is an immediate picturization of the mountain passes and lakes.  This cold fairy tale place is filled to the brim during the rainy season in India and makes the place look nothing less than ethereal. You can also opt to camp near them while trekking and crossing the passes. If you are taking the road trip, make sure to visit the hanging glaciers, monasteries, local villages, and others. The Ladakh festival Hemis which takes place in September is a vibrant celebration where the folks of Ladakh dress in their traditional attire and sing and dance through the streets of the place.

Interestingly, there are many mountain passes and trekking paths are remain opened only during monsoon season when the key attraction is white water rafting. The Indus River offers the best time to enjoy rafting during monsoon.