With the rupee hits all time low, tourism sector also feels the heat, as more and more Indian tourists are now opting for desi vacation over an international tour. Well, everything has its good side, so the new surge in domestic tourism compels travel agencies to develop variety of monsoon packages on offer. In a recent study, three places come out to be the winner in monsoon tourism: Kumarakom, Ooty and Udaipur.
Enjoy Boat Race in Kumarkom
Enjoy Boat Race in Kumarkom
Best things to do: Ayurveda treatment, boat races and temple visits
Ayurveda treatments in resorts and boat houses in Kerala Backwater is a super luxury affair. It is of course a costly deal but worth it every paisa. The backwater tourism in Kerala is quite popular, as number of hotels and luxury resorts are mushrooming in the state exclusively cater to detox/Ayurvedic packages including special meals, massage and even Yoga.
Vembanad Lake in Kumarkom is another attraction that you don’t want to miss. Take boat cruises to the nearby villages surrounded by coconut trees and lush green surroundings amidst sensually stimulating monsoon aura.
Best Deal: If you are in Kerala in Monsoon you can’t just afford to miss the famous boat race. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is Kerala’s biggest and most attended extravagant competition. This three-day non-stop exciting event is held on Punnnamada Lake near Alappuzha with strong armed rowers in their wooden canoes (snake boats) fighting over to finish the line.
On September 16, Kerala celebrates Onam with huge elephant processions in full festive mood.
Natural Escape to Ooty
Ooty in Tamil Nadu is a famous Southern summer escape. But that doesn’t mean it is only meant for summers, monsoon is equally invigorating. The verdant hills, Nilgiri Mountain Railway chugging along the mountains, visit the Rose Garden or just relax in the nature’s purified air.
|Tea garden in Ooty|
Best Deal: Lush green tea gardens in monsoon, Doddabetta Peak and Pykara Lake are the must visit places in Ooty. Don’t miss to buy Mysore silk and famous Kanjeevaram sarees.
Cultural Bonanza in Udaipur
A rare combination of erstwhile Mewar kingdom relics and new world of industrialization makes Udaipur city is a tourist delight. Most people draw towards marble and limestone palaces and temples but it’s the cultural charm, which makes this Rajasthan city unique amongst all.
Don’t Miss: The City Palace Complex and Lake Pichola is the common yet ever attractive draw of Udaipur. Don’t miss the Vintage Collection of Classic Car Museum.
|Car museum in Udaipur|
Khad khargosh is a special preparation of wild hare meat that is cooked under earth with lots of red chilies.
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