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Monsoon has swirled in bringing its heavenly showers that make us smile. A short escape from the busy city life into the greenery can be your sinful indulgence as we take you to the amazing South India to explore some of the best monsoon destinations. Take a step to these untouched beauties which offer a delightful experience in the rain. These places will cast a spell on you as you devour them and create beautiful memories.


Munnar

Munnar is a town and a hill station located in Idukki district, Kerala. It is covered with native flora and fauna. A perfect destination for those seeking to have a peaceful time away from the busy city life. The place is imprinted with beautiful tea plantations, streams and valleys that will soothe your senses. Munnar calls in for a fresh and revitalising experience for honeymooners, adventure enthusiasts and prospective travellers.

Tree Plantations at Munnar Picture credits: dulichdongque.com

Tea Plantations at Munnar
Picture credits: dulichdongque.com


Kodaikanal

A beautiful city located in the hills of Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu. The name means ‘The Gift of the Forest’ in Tamil. It is referred to as the princess of all hill stations and is a popular tourist destination. Some of the popular places to visit in Kodaikanal are Bryant Park which has nearly 740 varieties of roses, the Kodaikanal Lake which offers rowboats and pedalos for hiring. You can also hire horses and bicycles to enjoy the surroundings of the lake. Apart from these you can also visit Bear Shola Falls, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, and Pillar Rocks.

The stunning top view of Kodaikanal Picture credits: www.ixigo.com

The stunning top view of Kodaikanal
Picture credits: www.ixigo.com

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Coorg

It is rightly called Kodagu since Coorg is its nickname and is situated in Karnataka. You are lucky if you happen to be in Coorg during the rainy season. Go natural and step out to get drenched in the most holy showers of rain. The cool breeze and pleasant weather, with vibrant greens will make you witness paradise. But of course if you wish to just admire the view from indoors, you might as well grab a hot cuppa. There are many places to visit in Coorg, some of the best ones are Nisargadhama which is a biological park, Dubare a natural island and the Tibetan Gold Temple.

The amazing fields at Coorg Picture credits: mintified.com

The amazing fields at Coorg
Picture credits: mintified.com

Athirapally

Just a glimpse of Athirapally is enough to justify why it has been called the most favourite monsoon destination in Kerala. It is commonly known as the ‘’Niagra of India” due to its roaring, misty, milky waterfalls that will leave you jaw dropped. Athirapally is 55 km from Cochin International Airport. As you take in this gigantic beauty you can also enjoy the melodious chirping of birds. Apart from this glorious enjoyment you need to beware of leeches and snakes if you have an extreme adventure activity in mind.

The misty Athirapally Waterfalls Picture credits: indiatravelpackage.in

The misty Athirapally Waterfalls
Picture credits: indiatravelpackage.in

Wayanad

It is a sort of infamous district in Kerala set on the Western Ghats luring tourists with its magnificent beauty. There is no doubt that Wayanad is one of the best hill stations in South India. It is a golden platter for mountaineers who can take their climb to a whole new level. It gives you immense opportunities for trekking, hiking and camping. Since we are looking into the monsoon aspect, to the much delight of our travelers, the place hosts a special 3-day monsoon festival “Splash” to execute the beauty of Wayanad.

The breath taking mountain pass on the ghats of Wayanad Picture credits: defence.pk

The breath taking mountain pass on the ghats of Wayanad
Picture credits: defence.pk

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Kumarakom

This mesmerizing beauty is located in the city of Kottayam in Kerala and is famous for its backwater tourism which is carried out in the Vembanad Lake, the largest fresh water lake in Kerala. You can accommodate yourself in the house boats which are a tourist favourite especially for honeymooners.

The mesmerizing backwaters of Kumarakom Picture credits: www.pardaphash.com

The mesmerizing backwaters of Kumarakom
Picture credits: www.pardaphash.com

Alleppey

The still lagoons surrounded by tall palms make Alleppey an exotic destination during monsoon. The other name for Alleppey is Alappuzha. It is situated 62 km south of Kochi, Kerala. Being located in a coastal region Alleppey offers the most stunning canals, backwaters and beaches. Enjoy the authentic Kerala fish curry as you drool over the beauty of this place.

The still clear waters of Alleppey Picture credits: www.expatads.com

The still clear waters of Alleppey
Picture credits: www.expatads.com

Story compiled with inputs from:

www.tourmyindia.com

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