The magic of the monsoons are best enjoyed in the hills. If you are looking forward to taking a break from your boring routine during the monsoons, then head out to the hills. Whether you plan to go alone or with friends, there are a plethora of options to choose from. Here are some hill stations you should consider when you plan that long-awaited monsoon holiday.
Great sightseeing at Darjeeling
Located in West Bengal, Darjeeling has a lot to offer beyond rolling hills and sprawling tea gardens. The best way to enjoy the pristine beauty of this hill station is by hopping on to the famed toy train. Don’t forget to catch the sunrise and the sunset at Tiger Hills even as you stare in awe at the mighty peaks of the Himalayas. Connect with Darjeeling’s spiritual side with a visit to the beautiful Kalimpong monastery where you can view rare scriptures. Other attractions include the Gorkha war memorial at Batasia Loop and the tea plantation at Dooars. Round off your monsoon holiday by sampling the local cuisine and a cup of the legendary Darjeeling tea.
Munnar is a hill station nestled in the Western Ghats in the state of Kerala. Known as the Kashmir of South India, this place is a must-have in your monsoon holiday plan. From magnificent views along the Kundaly, Nallathanni, and Mundhirapuzha rivers, to the ubiquitous tea plantations, Munnar is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. Other attractions include Munnar’s ancient forts, Attukal waterfalls, Pothamedu Viewpoint, and Chokramudi Peak.
Have fun at Wayanad
Caves, waterfalls, streams, and forests – Wayanad Wayanad is endowed with the natural beauty so characteristic of the Western Ghats. Located in the state of Kerala, Wayanad offers a wide variety of resorts and activities to enjoy the monsoon season. Make sure to visit Pookode Lake, Edakkal Caves, Kuruva Island, Banasura Sagar Dam, Chembra Peak, Bamboo factory, and the Jain temple. Whether you want to have a lot of fun or just spend some time alone, Wayanad has what it takes to ensure a splendid monsoon holiday.
See Gorgeous Lonavala
If you want to visit a hill station in Maharashtra, then Lonavala is a great option, offering spectacular views, waterfalls and camping options. If you’re game for some adventure, go rock climbing with friends or choose Pawna Lake Camping, Rajmachi, Kondane Caves Trekking, and Duke’s Nose trekking. Do check out the various adventure packages on offer before you finalize your Lonavala trip.