Places to visit during Rain/Monsoon

4.Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Language- Tamil, Hindi and English


Nature's love Kodaikanal


Kodaikanal, ‘The Gift of the Forest’ is a scenic beauty which further magnifies its charm during monsoon. The small hill town in Tamil Nadu creates a refreshing vacation. During the rains, Coaker’s Walk and Brynt Park offer picturesque trails while there are also serious treks to Dolphin Nose, Kurunji Andavar Temple, Pambhar Falls, Pillar Rocks, etc. Also, after the rains the waterfalls are a sight worth seeing. You can also have a very lucky experience, a rare phenomenon called ‘Brachem Spectre’ where you actually see yourself in the clouds. Feel fresh as the rains in this picturesque hill station.


How to Reach Kodaikanal by Air-

Located around 120 km away, Madurai Airport serves as the nearest airport to Kodaikanal. Daily flights from Chennai, Bangalore, Trichy and Mumbai arrive here. On arrival at the airport, passengers can board a cab or local train to reach Kodaikanal. Flights till Trichy and Coimbatore can also be availed to reach Kodaikanal.

How to Reach Kodaikanal by Road-

Kodaikanal is connected by road with important towns like Madurai, Palani, Theni, Dindigul, Thiruchirappalli, Kumuli, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Chennai. Regular bus services at frequent intervals are available from these cities. State and private operators run buses in this route. Cabs or private cars serve as alternative for road trip to Kodaikanal.

How to Reach Kodaikanal by Rail-

Kodai Road, situated around 80 km away from the main town of Kodaikanal, is the nearest railway station. Mostly trains from Madurai and Trichy run to Kodai Road. Another nearest and important station is Coimbatore Railway Station, which withstands the arrival and departure of all major trains connecting important Indian cities.

 

5.Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

Language- Khasi, Hindi and English

For nature lovers Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
The second rainiest place on Earth, Cherrapunji is one of the places travelers’ must experience in the monsoon. Forests, farmlands, pastures and houses shine with a healthy glow. The grass grows overwhelmingly everywhere and creates a backdrop that is similar to the rolling hills of the Scottish Highlands.

Clouds, play a game of hide and seek, engulfing the landscape in a beautiful whiteness, bringing down the visibility to a null. Waterfalls flow in their full strength, Nokhalikai Falls to be the most gorgeous of them all. Explore living root bridges, caves and countless waterfalls. Go for walks while enjoying the rustic beauty of Meghalaya. Fall in love with rains in Cherrapunji.

How to reach Cherrapunjee by Air-

Guwahati airportis the nearest major airport to Cherrapunji. It is located 181 km from the city. To get to Cherrapunji town, you can hire taxis from Paltan Bazaar bus stand in Guwahati or get a pre-paid taxi from the airport itself. Technically, the Umroi Airport (91 km) near Shillong is the nearest airport to Cherrapunji. However, the airport receives flights from Kolkata only and that too, with very low frequency.

Nearest Airport : Shillong Airport, Shillong.

How to reach Cherrapunjee by Rail-

Guwahati acts as the nearest railhead to Cherrapunji. Although it lies at a distance of 181 km from this region, bus serviceor taxis can be availed from the railway station. Guwahati railway station is well connected to the entire country and regular trains carry passengers to and from.

How to reach Cherrapunjee by Road-
Buses for Cherrapunji leave from the Sohra Bus Stand in the Bara Bazaar area of Shillong.
Popular Train Routes


6.Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Language- Hindi, English


Beautiful Madhya Pradesh
Orchha is the perfect getaway to enjoy the magic of the monsoons. The season of rains turn this otherwise dry corner of Malwa plateau into the greenest and the most romantic spots on earth.  The Betwa River is revived by rain and the town settled on its banks is blessed with picturesque scenery of lush greenery, rolling hills, and serene bliss. Not just charming scenery, historical forts, places, temples, monuments, memorials, and heritage re-create the nostalgia of its golden period. Freshly washed, the buildings and the town simple look divine. If you are in love with rains, Orchha is one of the spectacular destinations to visit during monsoon.

How to reach Orchha by Air-
The nearest Domestic Airport is Gwalior Airport, roughly three hour drive from Orchha. It is well connected with the cities like Delhi and Mumbai via Air India flight.

How to reach Orchha by Rail-
The nearest Railway Station is Jhansi Railway Station, roughly 25 minutes drive from the town.  It is connected to the major cities of Madhya Pradesh. It is linked with the cities like New Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Lucknow, Kanyakumari, Puri, Ahmedabad, Agra and Jaipur via Rajdhani Express, Tamil Nadu Express, Nzm Garib Rath, Karnataka Express, Pushpak Express, Punjab Mail and Jhelum Express.


How to reach Orchha by Road-
Orchha is 16 Kms from Jhansi, 107 Kms from Lalitpur, 119 Kms from Gwalior, 172 Kms from Isagarh, 179 Kms from Bhind, 204 Kms from Ashoknagar, 205 Kms from Sagar, 229 Kms from Damoh, 336 Kms from Jabalpur and is linked through Madhya Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (MPRTC) and some private travel services.