Published on : Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Come monsoon and there is an air of mist mixed with the pitter patter rain. There is greenery all around and the sweet smell of fresh earth is almost intoxicating. India, Indonesia and Malaysia are overwhelmed with the charm of the season, where monsoon carries its own beauty and attracts visitors despite its eccentric showers and magical mist.
Inviting you to a monsoon holiday in Uttarakhand India is the Valley Of Flowers. The wild flowers are scattered throughout the hillside and amid the thick blanket of mist you can see the wondrous hues of brightly coloured flowers peeping out and welcoming all those who include the Valley of Flowers in their travelling itinerary.
The warmth of the green is felt more in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. Built over five hills this region receives mild rainfall. Adventure sports and the dazzling scenic beauty will make you contented that you chose this place as your monsoon destination.
Nestled between forests and vegetation Orchha, Madhya Pradesh gives tourists a chance to watch the rain from historical palaces and temples. The seven streams on the Betwa River bring the endearing and romantic feel of the season alive. All you need to do is just laze with a warm cup of tea and watch the monsoon cascade its magic.
The Scotland of the East, Shillong in Meghalaya beckons visitors with its rolling peaks and quiet town. This place receives plenty of rain and the lush misty hills which are oozing waterfalls and brimming with lakes articulate a brilliant feel of the monsoons.
If you are in Indonesia during the months from March to November, then you could feel the magic of the monsoons. The rains may just last for a couple of hours but it leaves behind the green brilliance that is so felt in the jungle clad Sumatra.
Bali receives moderate rain; the brief downpours make this beach destination a favourite with travellers.
Kalimantan feels and smells fresh in the monsoon. The rain forest with its variety of flora and fauna attracts few but the experience is quite breathtaking.
Malaysia gets its monsoons from mid-October and the end of March. Though monsoons are a bit unfavourable for a few places in the country, Penang and Lagkawi and the places on the western side of the peninsular are perfect monsoon destinations for travellers. Borneo makes a charming emerald monsoon destination. Cameron Highlands, Fraser Hill, Genting Highlands and the area near Gungung are popular monsoon destinations in Malaysia. Mount Kinabalu on Sabah grounds looks astounding in the monsoons. Though it may be a bit tricky to trek the mountain at this time but the visual beauty that the mountain lends may suffice for all the adventure that you regret missing.
Asia is full of attractive monsoon destinations and it will take hours to fill you up with more glorious places. We will keep briefing you with more destinations but for a first go on a monsoon holiday try these for a start!