While the monsoons are knocking the doors, it is the best time to plan a holiday away from the scorching heat and welcome the most awaited rainy season. The rainy season might intimidate you while planning your trip, but there are several monsoon activities for you to indulge in while traveling. The team of PML holidays has listed down the best activities to do in monsoons:
Rappelling in Lonavala: The only time for waterfall rappelling in Lonavala is during the rainy season. It is at this time that the streams and rivers run full, and all the hills drain rainwater into waterfalls at the cliffs. Rappelling brings the immense thrill, excitement and adrenal rush along with it. During the monsoon season, the locations of rock-climbing turn into waterfall rappelling in Lonavala. Monsoon season is considered as the best time to plan your adventurous trip for rappelling in Lonavala. Go for a trip for waterfall rappelling in Lonavala this monsoon holidays to experience the white water while exploring the waterfalls. The best month to do waterfall rappelling is August and September.
Cycling in Munnar: Cycling is the best thing to do in Munnar if you love to ride a bicycle in the hills. While cycling, you won’t be able to stop yourself looking at the beauty of this stunning region. The beautiful town of Munnar in Kerala, well-known for its zigzag roads, has the most stunning views of the lush green hills alongside. While cycling through the tea gardens in Mattupetty, Kundala Dam and Anamudi Chola you can admire the beauty of this small town. Once you experience the nature from its closest at Munnar while cycling, you are bound to take away an everlasting memory with you and come back for a more peaceful serene time.
Jog falls in Karnataka: Gerusoppa Falls also known as the ‘Jog Falls’ is considered to be the second-highest plunge waterfalls, located on the border of Shimoga and Uttara Kannada districts of Karnataka. During the monsoon season, the waterfall turns majestic and glorious. Jog falls is about a huge 850 feet in one single fall. The faint cover of clouds and the sound of gushing water at the waterfall is astounding and a treat for your eyes. It is a perfect monsoon gateway if you are looking at spending some time in nature.
Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala: Kerala is known for its 1000-year old tradition of Ayurvedic healing to numerous health issues and body relaxing treatment. Monsoons are the best time if you are planning to get a relaxation therapy away from the buzz and chaos of city life. There are several ayurvedic centers like Ollur Thaikkattussery Moosath (Thrissur), Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala (Malappuram) and Dhanwanthari Vaidyasala, (Thodupuzha). It is recommended to contact the ayurvedic centers beforehand over email to share your concern if any.
Trekking in Dudhsagar waterfalls, Goa: if you are in Goa during monsoons, then visiting the Dudhsagar waterfall is the best thing to do. Dudhsagar Waterfall is one of the tallest waterfalls of India, about 350 meters in height with an average of 30 meters width. The waterfall is situated on the borders of Goa and Karnataka. The trek leads you to an exhilarating and spectacular fall that takes you into a huge giant water pool.
Kayaking in Kerala: Kayaking is the best monsoon activity. It is an adventure activity that shouldn’t be missed if you love adventure and paddling through gushing waves with a bit of physical workout is your thing. Kayaking in the backwaters of Kerala gives an incredible experience wherein you can paddle through the backwaters of Alleppey while experiencing nature at its best. The view of the countryside and the palm trees is mesmerizing and worth experiencing.
Trek to Pin Valley National Park, Himachal Pradesh: If you have been looking for places to travel during monsoon, then you can plan your trip to the Spiti Valley. The Pin Valley National Park area ranges around 3,300 and 6632, above the sea level. It is one of the best crossover treks as the trails lead to the charming peaks and the stunning valleys in the region. The best time recommended for the trek to Pin Valley National Park is between July and October, as the roads during this time become accessible due to dry weather.
Visit Spice Garden, Goa: Monsoon is the best time to visit the spice plantations in Goa. The intoxicating aromas of several spices make the air fragrant. The spice garden gives an opportunity to the visitors to gain some knowledge about spice cultivations, buy some locally grown organic spices and oils for yourself, along with a mouth-watering meal in the gardens.
No season or weather should restrict you from traveling. The monsoons may seem but are definitely not as bad. It is the time when nature is at its best, with greenery all over. With proper planning and research, you can enjoy an amazing holiday this monsoon with some help from the best travel company i.e. PML holidays. With our above list of monsoons activities, you can choose the ones of your interest and plan a great vacation.