10 places to celebrate the beauty of Monsoon in South India

I love rains. It’s not just being bowled over by it’s stunning cold feeling when it hits your face. But also the aroma of wet soil associated to it. God I wish I was somewhere in the middle of Thar Desert as I am writing this post. But I am in Bengaluru right now. And there are some amazing places to welcome the monsoons out here. 

1) Varkala :

 

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  • Land of Shiva.
  • The only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea.
  • Authentic ayurvedic massage.
  • Magical experience of having beer while it’s raining into the Arabian Sea.
  • No wonder they call it “God’s own country”.There diversity in places like Varkala, Munnar or Wayanad.

 

Read more @50 shades of Green : Kerala 

2) Coorg

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  • Nature at it’s best, specially in Monsoon!
  • Coffee Lover’s Paradise!
  • The Scotland of India!!!
  • Less commercialized than places like Ooty.

Read more @Sky full of stars : Coorg

 

3) Pondicherry

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  • Amazing mix of French & Indian culture.
  • Sit at one of the coffee shops on Goubert Avenue & enjoy the rains with a cup of coffee.
  • Soothe your mind with a visit to the ever so calm : Auroville
  • Rent a scooter & go on a food safari.

Read more @Give time a break : Pondicherry

 

4)Goa

 

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  • There are lot’s of unexplored beaches in Goa. So every visit to Goa turns out to be something new.
  • Treks like Dudhsagar becomes even more enchanting while it’s raining.
  • There’s no other party place in India like Goa!
  • Are you broke & still wish to booze to the fullest ? Go Goa!

Read more@High On life : Goa

And here’e the video blog @Goa Diaries : My first Vlog

 

5) Munnar

 

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  • It’s greener than you can imagine.
  • Don’t forget to try Munnar tea 🙂
  • You can get some incredible clicks on the lush green mountains 😉

Read more @God’s own painting : Munnar

6) Gokarna

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  • Less commercialized than Goa
  • Some really cool laid-back beaches where you will forget about the rest of the world!
  • No wonder they call it “The Hippy’s Paradise”

Read more @Hippy’s Paradise : Gokarna

7) Belur

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  • Some 280 kms from Bangalore and takes you ages ago!
  • I was there when it was raining in Chennakesava temple & it was divine!
  • Some delicious food offerings around the temple.
  • Just sit back & meditate 😉

8) Mysore

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  • Mysore is an amazing place for road-trips.
  • Just drive through the mountains when it’s raining.
  • If you are a history lover, then Summer & Winter palaces of Mysore are things you must not miss!

Read more @Journey is my destination : Mysore

 

9) Chikmagalur

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  • The place where the highest peak of Karnataka lies, has so much to offer.
  • The treks to places like Mullayangiri becomes even more adventurous during monsoon.

Read more @Into the Clouds : Chikmagalur

 

I know you must be wondering where is the tenth place 😛 Happy monsoon. Enjoy your tea 😉

-srijalism

 

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