Monsoons are really pretty, but not if you are stuck on the ring road for two hours with water all around. To enjoy the true beauty of the season, you need to head out, explore and be one with nature. Here our five destinations you must visit this monsoon to make the most of it.


A hill town nestled at the base of the Himalayan range, this spot is not only known for its scenic beauty and seemingly untouched spots, but also for the various treks that start from here. When in Munsyari, do visit Shyam Bhai’s tea stall for the best bhajjiya and masala chai ever!

Best Time To Visit: Mar – Jun, Sep – Oct

Where: 16-hour drive from Delhi


About 22 kms from Shimla, this place is one of the highest points in the area. The views are just great, and the lush greenery really stands out after a downpour. Quite a few beautiful treks start from Fagu, so you can check them out if you do decide to visit.

Best Time To Visit: Oct – Dec, Feb, April

Where: 7-hour drive from Delhi


One of the many lake towns in the area, this one isn’t as crowded as Nainital, and has a host of activities that you can indulge in. You can hop off to Naukuchiyatal, Sattal, Dhanachuli, and many more places while you’re here, and enjoy some great scenic views {sunsets here are killer}.

Best Time To Visit: Sep – Nov

Where: 7-hour drive from Delhi

Morni Hills

48 kms from Chandigarh, this hill station attracts tourists for its rich flora, fauna and lakes. There is much to see here, such as Tikkar Taal, Morni Hill fort, Morni Hill waterfall and the Archaeological Temple Site. Monsoons are a preferred time for visiting this beautiful place, as it’s the most beautiful during the season.

Best Time To Visit: Jul – Oct

Where: 5-hour drive from Delhi


We might sound crazy for suggesting a place in Rajasthan, but Jaisalmer just gets prettier after a shower. The rain washed monuments and the amazing spicy food in the city is just perfect for the weather. Trust us on this one {thank us later}.

Best Time To Visit: Sep – Mar

Where: 12-hour drive from Delhi

Featured photo source: michimaya via Flickr[CC BY 2.0]


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