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Published on : Monday, July 20, 2015
“We have seen an increasing trend of Indian travelers venturing out during monsoons, with a 27% rise over the last year feels Mr. Vikram Malhi, Managing Director-Asia, Expedia Goa, Kerala and Rajasthan are the places to visit and enjoy the monsoon. It rains in NE through the year but yet monsoons are a good time to visit the pristine beauty. Besides the domestic sectors, we also see rise in booking for short haul SEA sectors and Middle East.
We at Expedia understand the consumer needs and therefore tailor makes our discounts and deals for them. Goa is a favorite with Indian travelers in monsoons and hence we are offering up to 60% off on hotels in Goa, Jaipur, Manali, Coorg, Columbia and various other destinations. Besides this, travelers can avail exclusive discounts of up to 40% on hotels booked through the Expedia mobile app.”
Top Destinations to visit during the season:
· Meghalaya: The monsoon are the best time for a rendezvous with the clouds in ‘Abode Of The Clouds’, Meghalaya. The place a lot to offer during this season, from unique natural formations in the landscape, caves and numerous waterfalls that come alive with massive falls and a thunderous sound present a breath taking view of the place.
· Rajasthan: When rain comes down on the dusty lands baked in the oppressive Rajasthan summer, the brown surface that turns lush green and the scenic beauty add color to the place. The best places to visit are the popular hill station of Mount Abu, Keoladeo National Park and Udaipur. The Sajjangarh Palace, popularly known as the Monsoon Palace – was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh of the Mewar dynasty. The palace, perched on top of the Aravalli Hills provides panoramic views of Udaipur city and the surrounding greenery during the season.
· Goa: During the monsoon season, there is much more to Goa than just those pristine beaches and picturesque landscapes. The place is strikingly beautiful during the monsoon months due to the proliferation of natural beauty. Goa’s picturesque wildlife sanctuaries are Mollem National Park and Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary. They are beautiful in the rainy season and the best sightings are made near the river where all the animals gather to partake water. The Dudhsagar Falls, located in the Mollem National Park is a must-visit during the monsoon when the waters are in full flow. Trekking is a popular activity at the Falls. Enjoy the vibrant Sao Joao Festival.
· Kerala: The Monsoons brings out the beauty of this scenic state, with splendid greenery and magnificent lakes, where one can spend days living in lovely houseboats. Kerala is the perfect destination for relaxing Ayurvedic massages, calm beaches, beautiful rivers and lush greenery. The undulating hills of Munnar, are carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations. The low mountain panorama is splendid during the monsoons when mist envelopes the mountain tops. This is a great time to visit the hill station if one is looking for a quiet vacation. Covered with lush green foliage, monsoons in Kerala have a charm of their own.