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MAGIC OF MONSOON!!! Top 10 Places in India to Visit in Monsoon

India is one of the countries around the world which is blessed with immense amount of rain fall. People around the around visit India to enjoy the beauty of rain. Here are the best places in the country to celebrate monsoon.

Source: http://travel.india.com/

Kodaikanal, TN

Kodaikanal is a hill station situated 120 km away from Madurai in the state of Tamil Nadu. The name “Kodaikanal” when translated into Tamil means “The Gift Of The Forest”. The hill station is also referred to as “The Princess of Hill Stations”. It was established in the year 1845 and has a population of 36,501.

Agumbe, Karnataka

Often called the Cherrapunji of South India, Agumbe is known for its scenic beauty and bio-diversity. Nestled on a plateau on top of Someshwara Ghat, it is 380 km from Bangalore. Situated in Shimoga district of Karnataka, Agumbe gets its sobriquet because it receives 7,640 mm of mean annual rainfall, the second highest annual rainfall in India.

Pushkar, Rajasthan

Located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan, Pushkar is one of the most ancient cities in India. Pushkar is home to one of the few Brahma temples in the world. It is also one of the five sacred dhaams or revered pilgrimage centers and is often referred to as tirth- raj, literally translates as ‘the king of pilgrim sites’. Over the years, Pushkar has emerged as one of the most popular destinations among tourists not just from India, but also from abroad.

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

Located in lush green mountain ranges of the Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar is a popular summer retreat in Maharashtra. Mahabaleshwar, which means ‘God of Great Power’ in Sanskrit, offers stunning panoramic views, temples and a pleasant climate that draws in many nature lovers.

Kausani, Uttarakhand

Known as the land of gods, the home of Himalayas and a true paradise on earth, The north Indian state of Uttarakhand allures everyone from everywhere. Only 170 km north of Delhi by road, the State of Uttarakhand extends from the foothills of the Himalayas up to the international borders of China and Nepal.

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Goa

Goa

Goa, the land of beaches, is the smallest state in India and yet, arguably, the biggest tourist destination of the country. The beaches, the markets, the parties and the natural beauty of this land on the west coast of India is what mesmerizes everyone. Goa became part of the hippie trail during the ’70s. Anjuna was the destination everyone headed to. Over the years though, Goa has become more hip than hippie. A blend of Portuguese and Indian influences, Goa’s unique history makes it a place much more than just beaches and parties.

Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

Ladakh or the ‘Land of High Passes’ is a barren yet beautiful region located in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Sharing its east border with Tibet, Ladakh has Lahaul and Spiti to its south and the Kashmir valley to the west. Strategically placed on ancient trade routes, Ladakh lies between the Kunlun Mountains in the north and the Himalayas in the south. The region originally comprised the Baltistan valley, the Indus Valley, Zanskar, Lahaul, Spiti, Aksai Chin and Ngari.

Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra

The Majshej region in Maharashtra is one of the most popular destinations to visit during the monsoon. With countless waterfalls, sheer cliffs and mountains, medieval forts and forests, it is a favorite among nature lovers and adventure junkies.

. Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Known as for its coffee plantations, Chikmagalur is a district in the western part of Karanataka. Coffee plantations extending up to the horizon, natural beauty and a pleasant climate have made the hill station a favorite with tourists. Chikmagalur literally means, ‘Land of the younger daughter’. It is said that the land was presented as dowry to the younger daughter of Rukmangada, chief of Sakrepatna. The land given to the Rukmangada’s elder daughter is known as Hiremagulur. The general belief is that coffee was first cultivated in India in Chikmagalur.

Alleppey, Kerala

Situated on the south-western coast of India, Alappuzha is also known by its anglicized name Alleppey. Gifted with immense natural beauty, Alappuzha’s backwaters have been the mainstay of Kerala’s tourism. Alappuzha port used to be one of the busiest trade centers and traded with the Persian Gulf regions and even Europe. Close to Alappuzha lies Kuttanad, the ‘Granary of Kerala’, where farming is done below sea level.