5 places to visit this monsoon

Undoubtedly monsoon is one of the best seasons to enjoy nature’s beauty. The lush greenery everywhere is only meant to offer your eyes the soothe and comfort that you crave for. So here are 5 places to visit and enjoy in monsoon –

1) Munnar

A beautiful hill station is Munnar, located in Kerala. It is located at an altitude of 6000ft above sea level. The tourist season of this place is from August to March.

• Tourists come here to see the vast tea plantations, many of them started by the British. This place is really beautiful and traditional. It is a good place to stay to see the surrounding countryside.

• The most startling feature about Munnar is that it lies in the convergence of the three rivers Kundaly, Madhurapuzha and Nallathanni. The adventures available here are, horseback riding, cycling, mountaineering and many more to enjoy.

• Another startling feature of this place is Eravikulam national park, where you can find the endangered species of Nilgiri Tahr (mountain goat). You can also find Gaur, Langur, Lion-tailed macaque, and Elephants.

• And of course, Athirapally Waterfall should be a must in your visit-list.

2) Mussoorie

People who read Ruskin Bond, knows the spectacular views of Missouri. Located 35 kilometres from Dehradun, Mussoorie is a picturesque hill station in Uttarakhand. The hill station is located at the foothills of the Garhawl Himalayan ranges, and is also known by its nickname “The Queen Of Hills”

• Some best tourist spots are – the Kempty falls, surrounded by high mountain ranges, you can enjoy a picnic here with the charm of the falls.

• Lal Tibba is another great place, it is the highest peak in Mussoorie, it provides some amazing views of the mountains. To give its visitors a clearer view of the surroundings a Japanese telescope has been installed at the edge of the cliff. One can enjoy sunset & sunrise views here.

• Mussoorie Lake is a nice small lake, which is created by a natural waterfall, you can see duck swimming in lake, you can ride a paddle boat here as well and enjoy the amazing picturesque view.

• There are many other panoramic places here such as Happy Valley, Camel’s Back Road, Gun Hill and Sir George Everest’s House. “The Queen of Hills” will never fail to amaze you.

3) Cherrapunji

Umshiang double Decker bridge Root Bridge

Situated at the north eastern part of India, Cherrapunji, is the wettest part of the world, where bridges are not built but grown. In this monsoon witness Mother Earth’s artistic entity here.

• The Indian Rubber Tree is grown in abundance here. These trees produce secondary roots from higher up its trunks and create a bridge along the riverside.

• These root bridges are 500 years old and are so strong that they can easily resist fifty people at once. This place houses a double Decker bridge, one of its kind in the world, where two bridges are sacked one over the other and are called “Umshiang double Decker bridge Root Bridge“.

4) Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is one of Tamil Nadu ‘s finest hill stations. It is situated 7,200 feet above sea level. • It serves you everything that you could hope for in a hill station.

• Boating at the Kodai lake is a must It takes more than an hour to reach to the Kodai Lake which marks as the centre point of the city.

• You can also enjoy various adventures here, like trekking and horse riding here.

5) Andaman and Nicobar islands

Andaman and Nicobar, a large group of nearly 600 islands in the Bay of Bengal, is another great place to visit in monsoon. • Most people come here for the beaches and the scuba diving and surfing, especially on Havelock Island and Neil Island.

• Another tourist attraction is the historical places here, like Port Blair, which houses both British-era colonial buildings, including the notorious Cellular Jail, and a few World War II bunkers dating from the brief Japanese occupation.

• Neil Island is an amazing beautiful island with lush green forests and sandy beaches.

• Enjoy the seafood in Port Blair.

Travelling is food for your soul. So take a small break this monsoon and explore what mother nature has to offer, with an open mind. Breathe in a new place and restore your soul with nature’s masterful creations.

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