In India, monsoon means romance, scenic beauty and the heady aroma of delicious and delectable items that are served in the various regions of the country. While sitting on the window sill and soaking in the natural beauty is definitely feasible, one can and should visit the enchanting places that India has to offer. There are in fact many Kolkata travel agents who are conducting such out of the ordinary trip to off the beaten track destinations.
A beautiful and homely village situated in the lap of Western Ghats in Karnataka, this village had at one time received the second highest rainfalls in India. Another claim to fame is the fact that Malgudi Days was shot here and the house where it was shot is now a free stay home. An old women runs it and people pay her according to their will. The place is always covered in a haze of dreamy mist and the rainforest of the area are ideal trekking trails.
Lahual in the Spiti Valley has always been known for its breathtaking and pure un-spoilt beauty. The landscape is rugged, where one can get a sunlit view of the mighty Himalayas. Discard the commercial hotel stay touch and go for quiet home stay that gives you the real feel of being one with nature. On top of that, the monasteries like Komic, Dhankar, Tabo and Ki are the oldest Tibetan monasteries with meditation caves that gives you a karmic tranquility.
Even though Mandu in Madhya Pradesh receives average rainfall, the place with its lush greenery and historical monuments is awe inspiring to say the least. During monsoon, the waterfall assumes gigantic proportion and the architecture of the places and forts get reflected in the clear pristine lakes.
Meghalaya was and is the monsoon capital of India. Be it Shillong, Cherrapunji or Mawlynnong, the cloud covered state is at its best during monsoon when the white sheets of rain water passes through the green forest and the caves become deeper and mysterious. On top of that, the waterfalls impart a divine look to the state.
If there is only thing to see at Athirapally in Kerala, it is the Athirapally Falls. The magnificent waterfall is located at the entrance of Sholayar ranges and is an amazing and popular picnic spot. The flowing at the brim water falls from a height of 80 ft and has lush greenery to complement it.
Altogether, India has some exquisite places in visit in monsoon and the best travel agents in Kolkata are tapping into these places to give the travelers a new experience.