Top 10 Places To Visit In Monsoon In India

India is a land of diversity, where we have many languages, many cultures, and more. India has never lacked great places to explore. But not all the seasons are best, for visiting every place. One of the best seasons out of all is of course the monsoon. So if you also love monsoon, then this “Top 10 Place To Visit In Monsoon In India” list will help you choose your destination to visit during the monsoon season. By the way, if you want to learn how to start travel blogging then you can consider my “How To Start A Travel Blog In 2021” blog to gain some knowledge.

1. Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar, one of the best places to visit during monsoon.

People avoid trips to Mahabaleshwar during the monsoon because of the heavy rainfall, but if you love the monsoon then you would love to visit this place during the monsoon. It is one of the wettest places in the world, which makes it a definite place to explore.

The monsoon usually arrives between June to September. So is the best time to visit. So, if you’ve already started planning to visit here during monsoon then let me tell you, the nearest airport will be Pune International Airport to visit Mahabaleshwar which is 120 km away from it. The nearest railway station would be Satara Station, 60 km from Mahabaleshwar. And if you planning to go by road then it would take 29 hrs from Delhi to reach as it is 1,581 km away from Delhi.

Places of Interest:

  • Old Mahabaleshwar
  • 3 Monkey Point
  • Arthur Point
  • Venna Lake
  • Kate’s Point
  • Needle Hole Point/ Elephant Point
  • Wilson Point
  • Pratapgad
  • Lingmala Waterfalls

2. Khandala

Khandala, one of the best place to visit during monsoon.

Khandala, if you’re an Indian then you must have heard this name before. A beautiful place to visit in monsoon just 3 km of drive away from Lonavala. This hill station lies in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra.

As the monsoon arrives, this place becomes even more beautiful. The beauty of this place is at its peak when the time is between June to September. Despite an elevation of 550 m above sea level, this place has its own heights.

Places of Interest:

  • Tiger’s Leap
  • Amrutanjan Point
  • Duke’s Point
  • Karla and Bhaja Cave
  • Bhushi Lake

3. Leh Ladakh

Leh Ladakh could be the best option to visit during monsoon.

Leh Ladakh, a dream place of many people. People want to get lost in the beauty of Leh Ladakh. This place has so many things to witness; rugged deserted hills, crystal clear lakes, serene Buddhist monasteries.

Although this place is already magnificent, nevertheless the monsoon could be the best season to visit. Nowadays every other biker weaves a dream of visiting Leh Ladakh on their bikes. It takes 24 hrs to reach Leh Ladakh from Delhi which is approximately 960 km away. Leh Aiport could be an option if you choose to come here by flight. The nearest railhead would be Jammu Tavi or Kalka.

Attractions of Leh Ladakh:

  • Pangong Lake
  • Royal Leh Palace
  • Magnetic Hill
  • Tso Moriri Lake
  • Zanskar Valley
  • Nubra Valley
  • Shanti Stupa
  • Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
  • Hall of Fame
  • Sangam Point
  • Spituk Gompa

4. Manali


Manali, again one of the trending places to visit in the youngsters. This could be the best place to visit from the northern region during the monsoon season. There is so much to explore from green landscapes to snow-covered peaks; trekking, river rafting, paragliding, skiing.

People consider the best time July to September to visit Manali. But if you want to witness the snow, then you might have to visit in December or January, although you can see snow in Rohtang Pass from October.

Bhuntar Airport would be the nearest airport if you are planning to visit by plane, it is also known as Kullu- Manali Airport. But if you want to take a train trip, then this could be a little hectic for you as the nearest railhead is 165 km away from the destination, i.e, Joginder Nagar. Though it takes 12 hrs drive if you choose a road from Delhi, that’s 532 km from Delhi.

Attractions of Manali:

  • Hadimba Temple
  • Solang Valley
  • Jogini Waterfalls
  • The Manali Gompa
  • Bhrigu Lake
  • Hampta Pass
  • Van Vihar
  • Beas River
  • Old Manali
  • Rohtang Pass
  • Chandrakhani Pass

5. Shimla

Shimla, is the best place to visit during monsoon

Shimla was declared as the Summer Capital of British India. Most people get attracted by the colonial architecture, temples, churches, and the city’s natural environment. The monsoon could be the best time to visit here.

The precipitation happens between June to September, so is the best time to visit. But if you want to witness the snow then visit here in January or February.

Shimla is so popular to visit that all major cities of north India connect with Shimla directly. From Delhi, you can reach Shimla just by traveling for 380 km. And the nearest airport is Shimla Airport which is 23 km away from Shimla. The nearest Railway station is Shimla Railway Station itself.

Attractions of Shimla:

  • The Ridge
  • Mall Road
  • Jakhoo Hill
  • Kufri
  • Green Valley
  • Annandale
  • Chadwick Falls
  • Mashobra

6. Jaipur


Admit it, you also like the smell of wet sands. Wherever you go in Jaipur, you will find new forts washed by God with the sweet smell of sand. After burning summers, the city comes alive with a new refreshing look during the monsoon season, which will make you visit here. Thus, you will be witnessing a different level of experience.

The rainy season often comes between June to September in Jaipur. The weather stays very pleasant during the monsoon season, the temperature goes till 15º c.

Jaipur is very well connected to the majority of cities in northern India. You have several options to choose from to visit Jaipur. From Delhi, Jaipur is just 281 km away. Jaipur Junction is railway station is the nearest one to choose from and as I’ve said it’s very well connected to the majority of the cities. The nearest airport to Jaipur is Jaipur International Airport, which’s 12 km away from the center.

Attractions of Jaipur:

  • Albert Hall Museum
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Jal Mahal
  • City Palace
  • Amer Fort
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Galtaji

7. Mount Abu

Mount Abu

Being the only hill station in Rajasthan makes Mount Abu, even more, attracts travelers. And being on an elevation at 1,200 m, the temperature stays very pleasant. There are so many things to witness from; lakes, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuary, temples, forts to scenic mountains.

The climate remains comparatively colder than other parts of the city because of the height of the place and nature covered with greenery all over the place. You might need to carry some extra clothes with you as the temperature can drop as low as 6º c during the monsoon season, which comes between June to September. Thus, the monsoon could be the best time to visit here.

The nearest airport to reach Mount Abu is Maharana Pratap International Airport which is 210 km away from the destination. And the nearest railway station is Abu Road Railway Station which is just 28 km away from the city. And you have to measure a long distance of 751 km if you are planning to go by road.

Attractions of Mount Abu:

  • Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Nakki Lake
  • Guru Shikhar
  • Achalgarh Fort
  • Sunset Point
  • Trevor’s Tank

8. Kausani


Kausani is a hill station of Uttarakhand which is famous for its 300 km-wide panoramic views of Himalayan Peaks. It is a round-the-year destination but if you would like to witness the breathtaking great things about Mother Nature then visit this place in monsoon which comes from July till mid-September.

It is 430 km away from Delhi by road. The nearest airport to Kausani is Jolly Grant Airport and the nearest railway station is Kathgodam.

Attractions of Kausani:

  • Rudradhari Falls
  • Kausani Tea Estate
  • Kausani Planetarium
  • Sumitranandan Pant Gallery
  • Stargate Observatory

9. Panchgani


Panchgani, one of the best hill stations in Maharashtra. Perched at an elevation of 1,334 m above sea level, named after the five majestic hills enclosing it, which makes it a renowned hill station in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Monsoon season spans between June and September. The temperature stays between 16º c to 25º c during this season.

If you live in Mumbai, you must reach out to this place as it is just a 5 hrs drive away from Mumbai. But if you are willing to visit here from Delhi then you have to drive for straight 28 hrs as it is 1,562 km away from Delhi. Besides that, you can choose a plane or train journey to reach this place. The nearest airport to this place is Pune International Airport and the nearest railway station is Khed.

Attractions of Panchgani:

  • Kate’s Point
  • Mapro Garden
  • Sydney Point
  • Parsi Point
  • Lingmala Falls
  • Pratapgarh Fort
  • Bhilar Falls
  • Wilson Point

10. Lonavala

Lonavala is best place to visit during monsoon if you are  from Mumbai

Lonavala, the perfect place to visit during the monsoon season. Here precipitation on an average between May and October. Lonavala features a tropical climate but the weather is an all-time maritime one. However, all the stunning places and sites of Lonavala wake up during the winter and monsoon seasons.

The nearest airport to the Lonavala is Pune International Airport. And the nearest railway station is Lonavala itself. Thus, pack your bags and reach here because Lonavala has something for everyone, from quiet time to adventure.

Attractions of Lonavala:

  • Pawna Lake
  • Rajmachi Fort & Kondane Caves
  • Duke’s Nose
  • Canyon Valley
  • Lohagad Fort
  • Visapur Fort
  • Tiger’s Point

I hope this “Top 10 places to visit in Monsoon in India” list helped you choose your destination. As the pandemic is not over yet (by the time of publishing this post), please take care of all the security measures to stay safe and avoid traveling in the pandemic if possible.

Saksham Bhardwaj

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