Top five monsoon adventure destinations in India

Just one touch of rain can bring new life to nature and living beings. Mountains, oceans and forests are revived to share its beauty amongst people. We give you, five most adventurous spots in India that should be on your bucket list this season.

 

  • Goa

Everybody desires an all in one package and if you scream beaches, greens, and adventure, this is your destination. This city offers tourists so much, that they flock back even after many visits. Ranging from river rafting and jet skiing for all you water babies, to peaceful nature trips on elephants! You could rent out a cruise or yacht and explore the majestic Arabian Sea or if you are in for some calorie bursting activities, try out bungee jumping. Skip on the cab while here and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride on a scooter while getting a taste of the Goan rain devoid of any traffic.

  • Lonavala

With the onset of monsoon here, the Sahyadri mountain ranges gain a new look made of greenery, waterfalls and pleasant climate. For a quick escape from all the hustle and bustle, plan a trip to this hill town in Maharashtra. Perfect for both nature lovers and adrenaline junkies, you could try anything from trekking to horse riding here.

 

  • Ladakh

The Ladakh festival takes place every year from 17th to 27th September and is a must watch! This cold desert in Jammu and Kashmir is a perfect blend of nature and thrill with narrow passes, and sparkling water surrounded by the mighty Himalayas. With expert supervise, you can explore many risky yet beautiful pathways and try your hand at skiing as well. If you are hungry for some more adventure, quad biking in Nubra Valley will fill you. Look out for the magical wildlife found specially here!

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  • Spiti Valley

Knows as “little Tibet”, this spot is untouched and still retains its captivating beauty. Sitting at almost 13,000 feet in the state of Himachal Pradesh, you will fall in love with this destination.You could set up your tent here and camp the night below the stars. Don’t forget to have a look of the many little monasteries scattered across the mountains. A usual destination for several movie shoots, you wouldn’t want to leave once you step foot here.

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  • Pondicherry

You need not travel to France to meet the French; they can be found right down South in Pondicherry. With villas tinted mustard yellow, cobble stoned streets, and sea facing cafes and bars – this city makes it a cut for the perfect post card picture with its old school beauty and quint charm. The monsoon adds a tinge of romance and coolness to Pondicherry making it a must visit. Life here is slow paced, wake up to the ocean, grab some breakfast and explore what the city offers you, everything from Auroville to French delicacies. Try your hand at several waters Sports here like scuba diving and parasailing here as well.

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This monsoon, don’t lounge indoors; pack your bags and explore the monsoons like never before 🙂

 

 

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Gopika Suresh
I am a freelancer with a keen interest in feature and creative writing. My educational background in mass communication and journalism has given me a broad base to approach different topics. I am also the co- founder of a social media campaign on Instagram which was created to understand South Indian stereotypes. You may view my work at @not.your.average.madrasi