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10 Monsoon Getaways Around Delhi

With the worst summer days behind us and all of us desperately waiting for the gods of rain and thunder to bestow their shower (pun intended: P) of blessings upon us. Soon it’s going to be time to get drenched in the rain and enjoy the hot tea and pakodas with someone special. So tie your shoes and grab your umbrellas as we bring to you 10 monsoon getaways around Delhi that you can escape to in order to make this monsoon more memorable.

1) Delhi to Udaipur

''Lakes, Palaces, Forts''


The lake city had been blessed with kings in the past who built their palaces to give you the best of all weathers. A trip to Udaipur, Rajasthan will not only give you an opportunity to appreciate the rain but also walk over the clouds when you visit the Monsoon Palace, which is a hilltop palatial residence overlooking the lake Fateh Sagar. It offers a panoramic view of the city’s lakes, palaces and surrounding countryside. Locals too flock around the palace during monsoons as it gives an amazing view of the city.

2) Delhi to Naukuchiatal

''Hills, Natural, Adventure, Sports''


Known for its nine cornered lake, Naukuchiatal, is a quaint little hill station in Uttarakhand. The lake here provides a perfect setup to enjoy oneself as it drizzles. Calling out to all the adventurous people out there. You could indulge here in water sports and can easily rent a Kayak and experience a little more thrill of doing this adventure activity while it pours. What can be better than some adventure sports in the hills? This place is just perfect for a weekend getaway.

3) Delhi to KumbhalGarh

''Forts, Trekking''


Deriving its name from the Kumbhalgarh fort in Rajsamad district of Rajasthan, the Kumbhalgarh National Park, lets you experience the green far-flung wilds as it rains. With safari being shut in the monsoons, it gives you an opportunity to explore your way from Ranakpur to KumbhalGarh on foot. It’s one of the best jungle treks you can do as it keeps you on the edge to spot the jungle cat in the rainstorm – This trek ends in KumbhalGarh Fort, which is a world heritage site that lets you experience the grandeur of Rajasthan.

5) Delhi to Jodhpur

''Forts, Palaces, Lakes,Temples''


This second largest destination of Rajasthan , that topped the Lonely Planet’s list of most extraordinary places to stay in 2014, lets you enjoy monsoon like no other city. It is a treat to watch rain pour over the blue city as you sit on one of the Jharokha’s in the fort meant for the soldiers to watch over the border. The rains also create a festive environment in this popularly known as “sun city” as it is a much needed respite from the relentless summer heat. Alternatively you can also head to the water holes around the city (Guna Bishnoi Village) where you can easily spot a herd of deer relaxing by the water. Jodhpur welcomes tourists with open arms.

6) Delhi to Chakrata

''Backpacking, Hills, Adventure''


Nested between the Tons and Yamuna river, about 100 kms from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, Chakrata is a cantonment town where the foreigners are strictly prohibited. With monsoon the experience of caving in Chakrata and Sahiya caves and rappelling on Tiger Falls becomes much more amazing. This is the ultimate go-to-place for all the backpackers.

7) Delhi to Orccha

''Forts, Palaces''


Established by Maharaja Rudra Pratap Singh in 1501, Orccha is a forgotten but beautiful historical town in Madhya Pradesh which is easily approachable by Rail and Road. Being the ancient capital of Bundelkhand it is also a centre point of showcasing art and architecture. With the advent of rains the view of Cenotaphs alongside the Betwa River and the stillness of the entire scenery comes to life.

8) Delhi to Bhadarwah

''Adventure, Sports''


Bhadarwah is a small town, situated in Jammu and Kashmir. Its immense pulchritude is not known to many which makes this place even more special to enjoy in the monsoons. On one hand where this place gratifies the adventure junkie inside you with extreme adventure sports like rafting and mountain biking at the time it has many serene spots to delve into the breath-taking landscape. There's no doubt that the residents of Delhi would love to travel to Bhadarwah. Not many reasons enough? Check out 9 reasons to visit Bhadarwah

9) Delhi to Munsiyari

''Nature, Hills''


Situated in Pithoragarh, the easternmost hill district of Uttarakhand, bordering Tibet, Munsiyari, is a paradise for nature lovers and adventurous souls. One can have the breathtaking view of the Himalayan peak, Panchchuli from here. During the monsoons, the temperature here drops significantly and gives you the perfect stage set to unwind yourself. Make your weekend a blast by travelling to this destination.

10) Delhi to Almora

''Nature, Hills''


A picturesque district in the Kumaun region Uttarakhand, Almora offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Himalayas a picturesque district in the Kumaun region of Uttarakhand. During the rains Almora making it more striking and eye-catching with fresh and lush green foliage making it a definite destination on this list.

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