Monsoon Tourism in India
Well, it might sound a bit new to your travel itinerary but India monsoon tourism packages from many travel agents are now attracting more and more holidaymakers to India. Even the native visitors are now keener to explore a different side of nature while touring some of the finest holiday spots during the months of June and September.
Monsoon is no doubt the best of time for those who love nature without worrying much about rain and traffic jams. While monsoon brings a new vigor to the social life and trillion dollar economy of the country, travelers find this as the preferred time to explore a country like India.
Soon after the hot summer months, the south-west monsoon (begins in the early June) gradually soaks several parts of India with varying degrees of rain. The abundant rain further adds color to nature's beauty.
The lush mountains, long green pastures, dense forest nature parks and cascading waterfalls are all intoxicating for nature lovers and tourists alike. Monsoon, the season of rainbows and raindrops, brings the right time for everyone to go for many outdoor activities or simply touring places like Kerala, Goa and Leh-Ladakh among few others.
Monsoon Travel Spots in India
It's not all during winter or spring, the land of exotic beauty - India has a lot on offer during the rainy season, too. Here is a list of few must-visit destinations complementing the weather of monsoon period.
Tourism in Leh-Ladakh India: Tourism in Leh & Ladakh this remote region of India is amazing and it's during monsoon months - June to October- this mountain clad region allures tourists from all parts of the globe. In fact, during these months it becomes accessible via road as the snow melts down; exhibiting an incredible sightseeing of dry planes and stark mountains dotted with colorful Buddhist monasteries.
Valley of Flowers India: Nestled high in West Himalaya, this is nature's own creation and now preserved by us. Listed in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves, Valley of Flowers in the Uttarakhand state is a must to see place in India. During monsoon season in India, the picturesque region is splashed with color with a carpet of flowers. Travel during July and August to find out the reason it is named so.
Goa Monsoon Tours: India's beach capital has a lot to offer than just beaches. This erstwhile Portugal colony has a colorful culture and lifestyle of its own. Although it remains on the goa tourism circuit all year round, Goa's monsoon flavor is unique with unparalleled beauty. The popular Sao-Joao festival celebrated in the last week of June marks a long Goan tradition, in which the local youths get drunk and jump into wells to retrieve gifts thrown inside by fellow villagers. The day-long merrymaking ends with a fiesta in the evening.
Visit to Periyar Wildlife National Park in Kerala: Located on the banks of the Periyar Lake, the wildlife sanctuary is rightly said as the pride of Kerala. The vast evergreen rain forest just gets better during monsoon that offers an exciting opportunity to travelers and nature lovers to take elephant safari through the dense jungle. However, the entire protected zone is not open for tourists but only to the point of the artificial lake.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact your travel operator and book your preferred package to witness the beautiful view of mother nature during the monsoon in India.
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