Savour the magic of monsoons
The monsoons in India are a special experience – the rains across the country make for something you will not forget in a hurry! Contrary to popular belief, travelling during the monsoon in India is a serene and affordable affair. With the waning of the peak summer holiday season, crowds and prices at some of the popular tourist destinations in India come down steeply.
With the monsoon being a traditional off-peak season for travel, the dip in demand vs supply works to the advantage of the consumer. In fact, Indian travellers avail savings of as much as 15-20 per cent or more. Special deals and discounts offered by airlines and hotels create a strong allure and incentive to attract people looking for savings in their travel plans. Additional value comes from options like complimentary transfers, dining or spa-vouchers.
The monsoon showcases India at her best, with pleasant weather, refreshing green cover and waterfalls – all of which add up to create the perfect experience for the traveller of today. Fancy a road trip, an outdoor adventure, a journey of discovery? Travel to the Valley of Flowers at Uttarakhand or the picture perfect Kaas-Pathar Valley in Maharashtra, to satiate the adrenaline junkie within you. A great option in this time is Ayurveda treatments in the famed backwaters of Kerala, amidst a leisurely tour with indulgent spa-wellness getaways. Other favourite monsoon destinations include Auroville in Puducherry, Bhutan and Ladakh.
For travellers in and around Delhi, short road trips are a popular option, with preferred destinations including Manali, Dharamshala, McLeodganj and Mussoorie. If you are based in Maharashtra, you could pick from Harishchandragadh, Rajmachi, Igatpuri, Matheran and Mahabaleshwar, among others.
So, where are you heading this monsoon?