If you love to soak in the rain the monsoon is the right time for you to visit. There are so many places in India you can visit, that look more colorful during the monsoon.

Here is a list of the places you can visit in India during Monsoon:

1. Lonavala, Maharashtra

Temperature: 22°C to 27°C

Monsoon is indeed a beautiful season for those who live in Mumbai. Walking on the beaches and having some monsoon snacks with your loved ones will make your day. However, for this year, take a break and plan a vacation in the Lonavla. 

Encircled by the Sahyadri mountain ranges, greenery, and waterfalls, Lonavala will fascinate you. Escape from the bustling city, and enjoy your day enjoying trekking, sightseeing, camping, and other activities.

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How to reach: 

Lonavala is about 85km away from Mumbai and 67 km from Pune. You can take the road. The hill station has a rail station, and almost several trains halt here. If you live far away, then fly to Mumbai airport.

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2. Munnar, Kerala

Temperature: 23°C to 34°C

Nestled in the Western Ghats, Munnar is one of the most beautiful places to visit in India during Monsoon. The hill station looks entirely different during the monsoon. The lush greeneries, vast tea gardens, and the pleasant atmosphere of the place can even make a heartless feel romantic. 

Apart from enjoying the beautiful scenery, you can go on trekking or birdwatching. Enjoy a romantic vacation with your partner. 

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How to reach:

The nearest airport is Cochin at a distance of 110 km. It will take around 3.5 hours by road from Cochin if you take the NH49. The closest railway stations from Munnar are Aluva and Ernakulam.

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3. Goa

Temperature: 24°C to 27°C

Crammed with hundreds of beaches, enchanting sunsets, and historical places, Goa is a sight to behold. The state looks more vibrant during the monsoon season.

Plan a vacation in this beautiful state of India during the monsoon. You can go trekking or hiking at Dudhsagar waterfalls or enjoy the ocean with the exotic seafood.

How to reach: 

Goa is well connected with several big cities of India by train. You can also plan a road trip from Mumbai to Goa with your friends. The international airport of Goa is in Dabolim.

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4. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Temperature: 20°C to 28°C

Snuggled in the Palani hills of western ghat, Princess of Hill Stations, Kodaikanal looks like a magical land. Embellish in lush greeneries, this town of Tamil Nadu is blusterous during the monsoon. 

Indulge yourself in the enchanting waterfalls, lakes, and spectacular views of the ghats and hills. You can also try boating on the beautiful Berijam lake.

How to reach: 

The closest airport is Madurai at a135 km away from Kodaikanal. The nearest railway station is Palani station at 64 km.

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5. Andaman And Nicobar Islands 

Temperature: 22°C to 35°C

Tucked away in a corner of the world, the Andaman And Nicobar Islands are like the land of utopia. The sand beaches, secluded islands, caves & corals look more enchanting during monsoon.

Venture into the Cellular Jail, Havelock island for scuba diving, snorkeling, and other water sports and surfing at little Andaman.

How to reach: 

The capital city Port Blair has several direct or connected flights from other states of India. Apart from that, there are regular passenger ships from Chennai, Kolkata, and Visakhapatnam.

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6. Shillong, Meghalaya

Temperature: 12°C to 16°C

The Scotland of the East, Shilong, looks especially beautiful during the monsoon. The rainwashed valleys, unruly waterfalls, and rivers will captivate you at the moment. 

Monsoon is the perfect time to plan your honeymoon at Shillong. The pleasant atmosphere will help you come close to your partner.

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How to reach:

You can visit Shillong by train. The closest railway station is in Guwahati, 100 kilometers away from the city. You can travel the road by car. 

7. Pondicherry, 

Temperature: 25°C to 35°C

Embraced by the mustard-yellow tinted villas, old colonial houses, cafes, and bars, Pondicherry looks like a picture from a postcard. Moreover, the rainy season makes the town more romantic.

Walk along the pristine beach with your partner. Enjoy the serene atmosphere and delectable French cuisine.

How to reach:

It takes about 2 hours by road to reach Pondicherry from Chennai. You can take a flight from your city to Chennai. The nearest rail station from Pondicherry is Villupuram, 35 kilometers away from the town.

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