Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Exotic Locations in India to Visit for this Monsoon

Monsoons in India is a blissful climate especially after a hiatus of extreme summer. The Monsoon season begins ideally from June starting with pre monsoon showers to September with heavy rainfall. Travelling during this climate can be the most furtive, advantageous for few well renowned destinations. The first southern west monsoons into two halves , first to the western Ghats of the mountainous area in southern central region and the other half travels northwards crossing the Arabian sea to the coastal side of the western Ghats , reaching Bay of Bengal, Assam and eastern Himalayan region. Monsoons is an ideal time to visit India as there are cheaper airfare rates, good bargain deals and most importantly to enjoy the radiant landscape and cool breezy fresh greenery.

 KOVALAM (KERELA) 

kovalam beach kerala monsoon

A place on a coastal area and a hub for beaches, Monsoon weather here brings cool, breezy winds. The mesmerizing beauty of the beaches along with long walks accompanied by good prepared sea food, the locals to good Ayurvedic massage(spa) for relaxation is what you can enjoy . The rich culture with popular Kovalam festivals like food, elephant festival to classical dance festival.
Iconic Lighthouse beach for the coral reef underwater experience , a ferry ride to Veli tourist village for a good picnic spot, Vellayani lake for the annual snake boat race , the famous Vizhinjam cave temple, Taj gateway, The leela.
The quintessential south Indian food consists of idly, dosa , but having tourists from all over a multi cuisine food can be tried at the Coconut grove at the leela kempiski , the German bakery , curry leaf restaurant , one must taste the mouthwatering recipes which are added with essence of Kerala taste. And flavor remembers you homely food.
MAHABALESHWAR 


mahabaleshwar hill station in monsoon

Situated on the Western Ghats in Maharashtra, this marvelous hill station presents rainfall accompanied by mist which showcases some of the best greenery forests with its natural tranquil beauty along with a rich culture relating to the historical sites.
It is a place meant for historic lovers and explorations one can explore many new things about ancient epics of Maharashtra. Some of them are Pratapgrah fort built by the famous fighter Sivaji in 1656 is a must visit for its historical experience. Krishna and lord Mahabaleshwar temple for its religious mythological place. Waterfalls like Dhobi falls, Lingmala falls.
Food an Authentic Rajasthani Indian food can be tried at Mapro garden , temple view hotel and of all gauge on the sweet juicy strawberries , mulberry.

LEH 

leh ladakh in monsoon
Leh Ladakh
Located on the eastern part of Jammu/ Kashmir, the breathtaking view and epitomizes the perfect natural beauty, known for its adventurous destination for bike rides along the mountain ranges .This place represents the simple culture of the Tibetan origin. 

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People who looking adventures and life of nature it is the best choice to travel  it offers many destinations with different views, worldwide famous Pan gong lake, Buddhist temple like karma dupgyud choeling , The Palace of king Ladakh, war museum.

Food That make you taste a Blend of Indian , Tibetan food to experience at summer harvest restaurant , gesmo restaurant , pumpernickel bakery for the authentic Leh bread , cakes.

SPITI 

spiti monsoon

The desert mountain on the Himalayan region with a culture known for its Buddhist monastery and lovely scenery view is a must visit for peaceful stay. The ride from Manali to Spiti is a rough fun ride only for the most fitted people.

Places to visit, which will be notified in every one tourist diary Ki Monastery one of the largest one, Pin valley for horse racing, Dhankar fort.
Food The capital of Spiti, kata offers Tibetan food like dumplings, thupka- thick noodles in soup prepared by the locals.
GOA 

goa monsoon

Name itself make you remember beaches  which is an best place to relax located on the west India region is an all-time favorite destination all round year , rich with a goan culture offering some of the flee local markets is an all-time best beach destination.

It is famous for Basilica of born Jesus, Goa state museum, chapora beach, Casino royal, ferry rides.
Food to try excellent sea food with Konkani cuisine includes rice, fish curry, prawns etc can be tasted at any beach restaurant.

ARAKU VALLEY 

araku valley in monsoon

Located in Andhra Pradesh is a beautiful hill station, with rich scenic gardens, coffee plantations surrounded by Galikonda, Raktakonda mountains .Attractions are many which are mesmerizing you. Akaru tribal museum, botanical gardens, Brora caves .Foodie highlights Odiyan food to Chinese, Indian should be tried at the local restaurants.

DARJEELING 

monsoon in darjeeling

Located in west Bengal of north eastern region filled with rich tea plantations. Attractions  are as follow Pad Maja zoological park, , iconic railway forum , Bhutia monastery , Darjeeling carnival .food spots Nepali thali, Alu dum, thupka, momos, experience range of various cuisines at small restaurants in Darjeeling.  

Author's Bio

Sophie, a passionate blogger and traveler. She is presently in India on a monsoon vacation. Explorations of India made her to share an exotic experience’s on different blogs. Presently she working for Indian visa which is a visa service provider to India.

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