Locals, as well as experienced tourists unanimously write-off the idea of traveling in India during the months of June through August. Peak monsoons don’t exactly scream “holiday” especially if you live in a city that feels like it’s on the verge of a breakdown – but we beg to differ! As the rain Gods render all their focus to the subcontinent at this time of the year, several places in India take on greener hues and call for undivided attention.
So, here’s us, convincing you to take a break this monsoon with our top five reasons to gift yourself a getaway this season –
Lesser crowds and tourist activity
A major perk of travelling during the monsoons is that most destinations end up having the least tourist activity. Travel agents avoid organizing large tours to the tourist hot-spots as they would during the summer and winter months. Places that are otherwise prone to long queues, waiting lists and people photobombing your selfies empty out between June to September leaving you with ample time on your hands to explore at your own pace.
Cheaper deals on hotels and airfares
With foreign tourists giving India a miss during the monsoons, the most luxurious hotels and overbooked private resorts are completely open to you. Hotel rates and airfares drop dramatically during this period, leaving you with a strong incentive to embark on a relaxing vacation. Monsoons are undoubtedly the best time to enjoy quality hospitality on a budget.
A call to appreciate Mother Nature’s grandeur
If weekend getaways are your thing, it’s strongly recommended that you drive down to the nearest hill station to witness the region’s flora, fauna and roaring waterfalls in all its glory! Places like Coorg, Munnar, Matheran, Musoorie, Darjeeling, Panchgani and Igatpuri truly come alive with the onset of this season.
Ideal temperatures in Northern India
Rajasthan under the scorching sun and Himachal blanketed in snow are extreme weather conditions that may make traveling difficult, contrary to popular belief. The monsoons make it a good time to visit these places since the temperatures are cooler and the rains are much lighter there – thereby giving you enough opportunities for comfortable holidaying.
An opportunity to take a break
Enjoying the monsoons on a lazy weekend away from home is an ideal vacation for the mind and body. Driving away from the mad rush of the city, renting a beautiful villa and enjoying the rain with your friends are family are the simple joys of life that you shouldn’t miss out on this monsoon. Instead of playing spoilsport all the time, it actually gives you a chance to take a breather from the tiring routine of daily life.
So, if the city’s rain-induced traffic has been harassing you these past few weeks, maybe it’s time pack your umbrellas and take that relaxed vacation to enjoy the glorious Indian monsoon the way it’s meant to be!