If you were waiting for the rains to fall and accordingly plan a trip; it's the right time for you! But in case you are looking for places with lesser rainfalls; we have those as well. So, what are you waiting for? India has a number of off-beat destinations and few of the places are listed below; you can choose your mid-monsoon vacation destination from the list!
Top Places to Visit in India During Mid-Monsoon
Kodaikanal is one of the most visited hill stations in Tamil Nadu. The city receives moderate rainfall; one can often find the clouds and the sun playing hide & seek. The alternatively hot climate of Kodaikanal is quite pleasant with the rain swept valleys and misty mountains; this is the only time when the region is splashed with waterfalls.
Andaman & NicobarIslands
The rain usually remains on and off in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; while the other days remain mostly sunny. If you find the place sunny, don't worry! You still can visit Beladaru beach at the Batarang Island. Other places that you can visit here are Radhanagar, Cellular jail, Phoenix Bay Jetty, and dolphin resort which are places meant for the rains.
PondicherryThe Hilly Landscapes
The temperature falls down to cool, letting people enjoy the lush green fields and the hilly landscapes of Pondicherry. One of the major attractions of this place is that it is the sprawling vast land of coffee plantations that leaves a distinct fragrance of coffee in the air. Few places to visit here are the French War Memorial, Jawahar Toy Museum, and Botanical gardens apart from these astonishing places; the Pondicherry beach is worth visiting.
Mandu, the city of architectural showcases takes a rural coloration during monsoons. The place is a pleasure visiting for domes and minarets. The place got its popularity with the romantic love story of Rajput Rani Roopmati and the last sultan of Malwa; the courtyard of Roopmati’s pavilion is considered to reverberating one with their romance.
A small yet popular hill station located in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. The place is famous for its picturesque hilly setting and is popularly known as the Scotland of India. In the months of July and August, the entire town turns into lavish green paradise. The weather here becomes pleasant and cool because of the region's heavy rains. For those who are adventure sports freak; Coorg is the wonderland.
Mahabaleshwar is one of the most popular travel destinations in the Satara district of Maharashtra. The place is the largest hill range in the Sahyadri range. Maximum people try avoiding their visit to this place due to its overflowing rains. On the other hand, this is the ultimate time when the beauty of Mahabaleshwar is at its peak. If you are planning to spend your vacation in a hill station with some elegant foggy, cool, and lush green environment then you should start backpacking your bags for the month of August.
Udaipur is considered as one of the most romantic places in India. Moreover, with its romantic scenes, the city has received the tag of "Venice of the East". The city is also known as the City of Lakes; consisting the Udaipur Lake and the City Palace as its major attractions. One of the best seasons of visiting this place is the monsoon as you can also get rid of the fiery heat of Rajasthan.
Kanyakumari is the southern most tip of the Indian Subcontinent of India. The city is one of an essential part of almost every trip to South India. The weather here remains cool and pleasant in almost round the year's seasons as it is surrounded by water bodies on three of its sides. If you are a rain lover; experiencing rain at this part of India should be placed at top of the list of your to-dos.
PahalgamJammu & Kashmir
Renowned in the world for its scenic beauty, Pahalgam sits in the lap of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Every year, thousand of footfalls are experienced by this elegant hill station. Taking you out of all the hustle and bustle of daily hectic schedules, this places renders relaxing, smooth, and peaceful atmosphere which makes this place an ideal vacation destination of mid-monsoons. The weather remains cool and pleasant due to the monsoon showers; making Pahalgam one of the best place to visit in the month of August.
GoaThe Romantic Weather
Though August is the time of monsoon in Goa and you can not really get involved in water sports but there are more other options that you can do apart from these usually done activities. Most of the people visiting Goa in the month of August enjoy the rain and the cool yet romantic weather. In the month of August Goa shows all its colors from the sunny days to cool, cloudy, and rainy days.