Tuesday, 23 July 2013

TRAVELLING TROIKA - Some delightful monsoon destinations...



Raindrops keep fallin' on my head ....
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothin' seems to fit ......  Those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'



Hi Friends....

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Monsoons have already arrived in India and from today, the month of Sawaan also kick starts according to the Indian Calender. With the air smelling of the intoxicating earth, the freshness of jasmine flowers and every leaf gleaming with joy, this is just the perfect weather to take a break. The much needed break not only helps you rejuvenate, but also, start afresh... like the leaves from those trees... 

So if you are thinking of taking some time off and enjoy the monsoons, here are some destination suggestions for you in India... Well, am not an expert, but the choice of destinations has been made after a discussion with some of the my travel-addict friends who love to freak out, just like me :)

Kasauli 



One of the most beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli seems to have stuck in time. The old world charm which this scenic hill station has is truly a sight to watch. Located in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli was established as a Colonial Cantonment by the British in 1842. One visit to the beautiful hill station and you would realise that time has indeed stood still here. Away from the usual city hustle bustle, Kasauli offers you a vacation that can rejuvenate you completely. With old, vintage looking houses and cobblestone lanes still existing, this is a must visit destination, specially in monsoons. 

Nainital 



Another beautiful Hill station from North India, Nainital is situated in Uttarakhand and is the divisional headquarter of the Kumaon Division. I myself have visited nainital atleast half a dozen times and everytime I go there, the lake district offers some new sights and views... 
What makes Nainital an ideal destination for monsoons are the lovely lakes which the place has. In monsoons, watch the raindrops falling into the lake and then, after a heavy downpour, watch the sun shower its gleaming rays into the lake... shining like little diamonds. Truly, it's a sight that fills up your senses for days to come. 

Varanasi 

For some, this may seem like an unlikely destination for the monsoons, but for me, it's spirituality divine. Known as the oldest living cities in the world, Varanasi or Benaras is home to one of the most famous abodes of Lord Shiva, the Kashi Vishwanath. Situated on the banks of Rivers Varuna and river Ganga, the city comes alive specially in the month of sawaan as thousands of devotees and Shiva bhakts from across the globe come to Varanasi. The river ofcourse swells and it is not a beautiful sight, but the ghats, specially Dashashwamedh and Assi, and the old Kashi fort give a majestic view when it rains. A must see destination... 

Udaipur     



Also known as the city of lakes, Udaipur is situated in Rajasthan in North India. Monsoons are the best time to visit Udaipur as almost all the lakes are full and offer a beautiful view, specially at night. It has five major lakes, namely Fatehsagar, Rangsagar, Pichola, Swaroopsagar, Dudh Talai and Udai sagar. The Lake Palace is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Rajasthan. In monsoons, when the greens are in full abudance, Udaipur offers the best of Rajasthan and that too, in pleasent weather. 

Coorg 



From North, we now move to South India. The name Coorg brings the smell of fresh coffee alive in our senses. Situated in Karnataka, Coorg is the home to some of the world's best coffee. A quaint little place in Karnataka, it is also a much favoured monsoon destination. The lovely coffee and pepper plantations of Coorg fill up the air with their exotic smell. And mixed with the fragrance of the fresh earth after downpour, these aromas are a delight to everyone. Hit Coorg atleast one monsoon in your life to enjoy nature's very own aromatherapy. 

Will keep writing more such destinations. 

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enjoy the monsoons... 


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