Fortunately, you don't have to avoid traveling to India during the monsoon, or even stay indoors all the time. Travel to some places in India is actually preferable during the monsoon season. Here are five top India monsoon travel destinations.
For a different kind of monsoon experience, you might also want to consider a stay at one of these tranquil tree house hotels in India.
In the furthest far flung corner of northern India, in Ladakh near the Indus Valley, lies the town of Leh. This remote place has become a popular tourist destination since Ladakh was opened to foreigners in 1974. Bounded by two of the world's largest mountain ranges and surrounded by alpine desert, its dry barren landscape full of historic Buddhist monasteries makes it an incredible sight to behold. Leh is cut off by road from the rest of the world for most of the year, except from around June to October when the snow has melted, although it's accessible by flight from Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar all year round.
Don't Miss: the Hemis Festival.
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The Kerala Tourism department has transformed Kerala into a sought after monsoon season destination. This has mainly been through its "Dream Season" campaign, which offers very attractive discounts on a wide range of accommodations and packages, and annual Splash monsoon carnival. The rainy season is ideal for getting an Ayurvedic treatment too, because the atmosphere helps the body’s pores to open up, making it most receptive. In addition, Kerala's Periyar National Park remains open during the rainy season, unlike most other national parks in India. Snake boat races are also held in Kerala during the monsoon.