The monsoon season always sets the mood for a holiday. Actors like Himansh Kohli, Yuvika Chaudhary and Rahul Bhat have shared their favourite monsoon destinations where they love to go.
From Ladakh in north India to Munnar in the south — here’s where the celebs like to travel when it starts pouring:
Himansh Kohli: My father told me once that if you really want to enjoy monsoon travel to any good hill station nearby and feel the clouds and greenery at its best. So for me, it’s always up north to travel. Ladakh is an amazing place to visit especially during the monsoon season. This region does not experience rain like anywhere else in India, making it a perfect time to travel here.
Yuvika Chaudhary: I like to explore new places or enjoy Mumbai rains when I am in working mode. But I do want to explore a place called Bishnupur, a town in Bankura district in West Bengal. It is a hub for terracotta architecture, crafts and culture.
Rahul Bhat: Whenever monsoon comes and if I am in Mumbai, I automatically think of holidaying at nearby hill stations. One of the twin hill stations of Lonavla and Khandala have a special attraction for monsoons. Beautiful landscapes of Lonavla, tall waterfalls and amazing drive makes a perfect weekend monsoon getaways. Otherwise, Matheran is another popular hill station in Maharashtra.
Madhura Naik: There are different reasons to love this season. For me it’s the cool climate, the smell of wet mud, hot chocolate and obviously those long magical car journeys to Lonavla. Blessed with abundant greenland and waterfalls, this place is a must visit during the rains. My destination is a place called Machaan (a resort) and I love going there on holidays in monsoons.
Mahika Sharma: Rains give you the perfect excuse to plan holidays or explore new destinations. For me it will be Cherrapunjee, a town located in the East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya. Cherrapunjee offers visitors excellent scenic beauty wrapped in pristine tranquility. This hilly region is dotted with beautiful waterfalls and caves making it an ideal nature getaway.
Karanvir Sharma: There are lots of destinations in north, west, east and south India for monsoon holidays. If time permits, I would love to visit the undulating hills of Munnar in Kerala. The low mountain panorama is splendid especially during the monsoons when mist envelopes the mountain tops. Even though many tourists avoid Munnar during the monsoons, this is a great time to visit the hill station if you are looking for a quiet vacation. Covered with lush green foliage, monsoons in Munnar have a charm of their own.