1. Lonavala – Maharashtra
Resting in the lap of the lush greenery of the Sahyadri Mountains of Western Ghats, Lonavala is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. During monsoon, this place becomes truly out of the world. It is about 64 kilometres (40 mi) west of modern-day Pune city and 96 kilometres (60 mi) from the city of Mumbai. There’s a famous waterfall near Bushi dam which is a very popular spot for all the monsoon lovers.
2. Kodaikanal – Tamil Nadu
Another fascinating monsoon destination in India, Kodaikanal symbolises its name “The Gift of Forest” in a true sense. Kodaikanal has a monsoon-influenced subtropical highland climate. The temperatures are cool throughout the year due to the high elevation of the city. Kodaikanal is easily reachable by road. Tamil Nadu State buses, luxury coaches, private taxis ply on the route.
3. Coorg – Karnataka
Coorg is one of the most beautiful monsoon destinations in India. During the rains, the Abbey and Jog waterfalls flow in their full might, creating an impressive picture. This is also a romantic destination with beautiful lakes, vast coffee plantations and delicious cuisines to treat your taste buds.
4. Orchha – Madhya Pradesh
Another one of the best places to visit in India in monsoons is this town, built by Raja Rudra Pratap in 1501. Ringed by rising hills, Orchha sits on River Betwa and is crammed with the sweet smell of custard apples. Orchha lies on the Betwa River, 80 km from Tikamgarh & 15 km from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh.
5. Darjeeling – West Bengal
Darjeeling the perfect monsoon getaway in India also known as The Queen of Hills is situated at the foothills of the great Himalayas. Darjeeling is the headquarters of the Darjeeling District which has a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connects the town with the plains and has some of the few steam locomotives still in service in India. The nearest railway station in Darjeeling is at New Jalpaiguri.