Jul 25, 2016

Rain Ready for Holiday

Thinking for a Monsoon getaway and you are stuck at what to carry, well then here are few tips that make you rain ready for your travel. But first ask yourself if you really are ready for a holiday in Monsoon as there is difference in enjoying a cup of tea at home and walking in the heavy downpour.  So First, Ask Yourself If You Really Like the Rains
Always Put Safety First
Heading to the hills? It can be a treacherous affair in the rains, with slippery roads and the possibility of landslides. Don’t try to Michael Schumacher your way to your destination. Take your time, and plenty of breaks in between. The last thing you want to do is end up going off the deep end!
If you’re planning to hit the beach, remember that swimming in the sea might be dangerous during the monsoons in some areas.  Certain beaches might be off-limits during the rainy season, so make sure to do your research before planning your trip. But this shouldn’t be any reason enough to stay away! Monsoons are when the tropics flourish. Everything is green and clean and a million shades of emerald. Certainly a feast for the eyes!
Avoid the Road Less Travelled
For those who love road trips, there’s no better feeling than driving with your windows down, the breeze hitting your face and the delightful sight of dark clouds through your windscreen. But there’s also no worse feeling than being caught in such a torrential downpour that it forces you to land in a muddy ditch on the side of the road. The joys of the rain are unfortunately also accompanied by the hazards. So, always pull over when the going gets rough.
Wherever you decide to go, make sure that you stick to major highways and roads. In case you need assistance along the way, the chances of getting it will be much higher on a frequented route than on a desolate one.
Be Prepared for Occasional Delays
Flying during monsoons is not advisable for those who have queasy stomachs. As lovely as it is to look out of a tiny plane window and see a bright ray of lightning carving its way through dark clouds, turbulence is something that can get the better of any but the most experienced flyer. If the weather is exceptionally unfavorable, flights might even be cancelled. So, be prepared for a few delays. Carry a good book and your sense of humor!
Pack Smart
If you’re going to be out and about in the rains, it is of vital importance that you pack smart. It’s not enough to just carry an umbrella, for instance, if you plan on romping through the forests in the rain, or take a hilly trek. Carry a raincoat or a waterproof jacket with a hoodie and clothes that are easy to dry (think polyester). It might also be a good idea to carry a mosquito repellent, and a few packets of silica gel for your delicate electronics, to avoid getting moisture into them. Be sure to carry rain-appropriate footwear, and carry all your belongings in a waterproof bag (or wrapped in plastic sheets).
If you keep these few things in mind, travelling in the monsoon can be an immensely rewarding experience—and will make you see your destination in an entirely different light. So what are you waiting for? Check out these top destinations that bloom in the monsoon

Jul 17, 2016

Top 10 Monsoon Holiday Destinations Places in India


Goa will be amongst the best places to visit in rainy season in India.The land of beaches is surely worth a visit during monsoons to enjoy sand, drizzle and picturesque sceneries. It’s the perfect place to get soaked in the rains and enjoy some truly delicious Goan delicacies.


This charming city is sprinkled with historic structures all around exuding regal grandeur. Home to the most sophisticatedly designed palaces, havelis, buzzing streets, and beautiful lakes. The city of Udaipur, also called the 'Venice of the East' comes alive during the months of July-August and remains a popular destination among travellers throughout the monsoon season. The city is well-equipped with a wide variety of hotels and lodging options that suit every pocket, restaurants that offer scrumptious Rajasthani dishes and bazaars that are popular for their handicrafts.

Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya

Second wettest place on the planet, Cherrapunjee practically receives rains throughout the year. If you love the ferocity of the rains, then you have to visit Cherrapunjee during monsoons, covered with vast landscape and hills, it makes for an exciting monsoon trekking trip. You can also find the unique orange flower honey here and don’t forget to try the Meghalaya tea which is quite different to the Assam or Darjeeling tea. The double decker tree bridges are one of its kind experience that one can have the best in the late monsoon when the greenery is in full bloom.

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Known as the “princess of hill stations” this is one of the best monsoon destinations in India. Situated in the Palani hills of western ghat it offers enchanting waterfalls, lakes and lush greenery and spectacular views of the ghats and hills.

Lahaul – Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

The Valleys of Lahaul- Spiti are blessed with nature’s best. It is one of the sparsely populated areas and is ideal for a place for some solitude. It also offers a lot of adventure activities such as Skiing along with Yak Safari and exciting wildlife trails. There are beautiful monasteries that command a visit alongside some unique shrines that speak of the customs and faith of this region. Leh-Spiti are not accessible during winters for most of the people as the Manali-Leh route is closed and the other route from Shimla via Kinnaur also sees lots of disturbances due to landslides and heavy snowfall. Hence, Lahaul-Spiti is one of the best places to visit in August in India.

Coorg, Karnataka

Known for its dense forest cover, it also serves as a biodiversity hotspot showcasing wide variety of flora and fauna. This romantic destination offers enchanting waterfalls, lakes, vast coffee plantations and delicious cuisines to treat your taste buds.


The temperature cools down in monsoons, enabling to enjoy the lush green fields and hilly terrains of Pondicherry. One of the major attractions of this place is the sprawling vast land of coffee plantations which leaves a distinct fragrance of coffee in the air. The French War Memorial, Pondicherry Museum and Jawahar Toy Museum are some places to visit here apart from this, the Paradise Beach, Botanical gardens and the Pondicherry beach are worth visit.

Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir

A world famous hill station in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Pahalgam is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder river, it is one of Kashmir’s premier holiday and health resorts. Out of all hustle bustle of city life, this place really offers a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere which makes it an ideal vacation spot. The weather is cool and pleasant due to the monsoon showers which makes Pahalgam a good place to visit in August in India.

Darjeeling- West Bengal

The perfect monsoon getaway of India, is the well known for tea industry along with a popular tourist destination, also known as The Queen of Hills, is situated at the foothills of the great Himalayas. Due to surrounded hills, it receives heavy showers during the monsoon.

Wayanad, Kerala

Wayanad is just 76km from the Kozhikode ocean shores, that’s why it is the best mound station in India. The concept of monsoon tourism is getting famous in Wayanad, because experiences good rains. Monsoon in Wayanad makes it good place to visit in august in India. People come Wayanad just to enjoy the monsoon as some of the areas of wayanad get one of the hinghest rain in India. Rains, rocks, greenery of plantations, cool wind, adventures activities like trekking through a rainforest area are some of the reasons for one to visit this places in august in India.