Monsoons are a magical time in India. After a period of scorching heat and blistering sun, rain showers provide a respite. You may not want to get drenched in the downpour, but you cannot deny the allure of travelling through lush greenery and glorious rain showers. You get to see nature at its best at this time. There are a few destinations in India that are a must-see during time of the year.
We present to you a list of spectacular monsoon destinations in India where you can relax, go sightseeing or mix it up with some adventure. As long as you are covered for the uncertainties with travel insurance or adventure insurance, you can go wild!
Coorg is hands-down one of the most beautiful hill stations in south India. The vast coffee plantations don’t just add to the scenic visuals, but they also make Coorg a hotspot for coffee enthusiasts. The Abbey and Jog waterfalls are glorious in the monsoon, and who knows if the sun sneaks out and you are lucky, you might get a sighting of a rainbow! If it is an adventure that you seek, then a trek to the highest peak of Tadiandamol should be on your itinerary.
The rains might be a little too heavy for your taste, but the sight of the clouds is one to behold. The misty clouds and roaring waterfalls are a treat to just walk by. Must-visits include the Elephant Falls and the Spread Eagle Falls. The locals are welcoming too. The North Eastern part of India is a calmer world altogether. The local cuisines are delectable and the trip is also easy on the pocket, making for a pleasant holiday. Since it gets rainy a lot, however, you are likely to face flight delays or cancellations. If you are travelling during this season, you should consider getting an insurance plan. A travel insurance covers any loss suffered due to uncertain situations like flight cancellations, delays, loss of luggage and natural/man-made calamities. A robust policy like Bajaj Allianz Travel Insurance will also cover your hospital bills in case of any medical emergency while you travel.
Munnar is located along the Western Ghats and stays carpeted in green tea plantations during this time of the year. It is a peaceful vacation destination in that it is crowd-free and the beauty of the place lies in nature. Misty mountains and tea gardens come alive right out of literary descriptions. Keralan cuisine adds to the experience. While you are in Kerala, consider the wide offering of adventure sports, ranging from mountaineering, valley crossing, trampoline, and a very distinct zip-line experience called Flying Fox. If you are going to passionately participate in adventure activities for the adrenaline rush they give you, then you should also consider getting yourself adventure insurance. The Avid Adventurer cover available on Finserv MARKETS compensates you with a sum insured in case you suffer a bodily injury while engaging in adventure sports (provided you do so under the supervision of a trained professional). The costs of air ambulance and accidental hospitalization are covered too.
The city of lakes receives relatively low rainfall, but it suffices for pleasant weather. Tucked in the Aravallis, the city is panoramic with its palaces and lakes. A boat ride across Lake Pichola or Fateh Sagar Lake should be on your list.
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu:
Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu is often called ‘The Gift of the Forest’. You can go for a simple hike on the trails through Coaker’s Walk and Bryant Park or take it up a notch with serious treks to Dolphin Nose, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Pambhar Falls, Pillar Rocks, etc.
The second rainiest place on Earth after Mawsynram, Cherrapunji is one of the greatest monsoon experiences. The rain brings a rare glow to everything in the city – from the forests and farmlands to the houses. Nohkalikai Falls are a must-visit. The lush green hills are nothing less than the Scottish Highlands.
Before heading out, just make sure you have all your rain gear in place. Along with the literal umbrella, add an umbrella of protection of travel insurance to travel hassle-free. The Bajaj Allianz travel insurance policy available on Finserv MARKETS helps take care of medical emergencies and hospital charges, in case you fall sick when travelling. Make your travels a worry-free experience!
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