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Incredible Places To Visit In South India During Monsoon Vacation

According to travel experts, the worst time to visit a tropical destination is at the height of the monsoon season. However, it is not the same when it comes to all the destinations in south India.

Southern India is best for its culture, culinary, heritage, nature, and much more. The beauty of this region is credited to its biodiversity. Entire India is like a different culture and country living as one.

Best places to visit in South India during monsoon

1. Courtallam

Courtallam, places to visit in South India
waterfall: Courtallam

This panchayat town situated at a mean elevation of 160 m on the Western Ghats in Tenkasi district of Tamil Nadu. The waterfalls of Courtallam are one of the best places to visit in South India. The crashing waters from this waterfall is a rejuvenation place for people trying to get out of the stressed routine life.

You can find ayurvedic massages, which are quite popular during and after the monsoon season. The mountains through which the water runs would be rich with medicinal plants, which thrive during monsoon and winter season only.

Thus, the waterfalls will be rich with medicinal water during this season. These herbs make the right ingredient for massage oils and other therapies. The Spa of South India is best while the sky is cracking with showers.

2. Thanjavur

Thanjavur,places to visit in South India
Architectural Beauty place: Thanjavur

It is the city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is a best places to visit in South India and it is the land of rice. coconut farms, paddy fields, and streams will be at the prime beauty during monsoon season.

The Chola Kings of yesteryear built numerous forts, architectural beauties and much more. It also has many best famous religious places in India.

All the structures are fresh and bright during the rainy season. The monsoon at Thanjavur would not be very furious. Thus, an umbrella would be enough to keep you out of being wet.

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3. Munnar

Munnar, places to visit in South India
Beautiful Hill Station: Munnar

One of the places to visit in south India is Munnar, the place where three rivers meet. These beautiful hill stations are at prime beauty throughout the year.

The tea estates will be fresh and green during the monsoon season. With a lot of trekking routes, sightseeing spots, water activities and much more. Do not forget to enjoy a cup of fresh tea while the rain is drizzling.

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4. Coonoor


This is a small hill station and situated in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which is usually overlooked because of its vicinity to the rich and more famous Ooty, the Queen of Hill Stations.

Monsoon season in the hill station might not look like a good idea. However, Coonoor is one of the places to visit in south India but due to the reduced altitude of it, the monsoon is not terrifying here. The mild showers, freshened routes, trekking routes, scenic environment and much more.

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5. Chikmagalur

Beautiful Hill Station: Chikmagalur

This is an important hill station in Karnataka. If you visit during monsoon, you can enjoy beautiful views of pepper and coffee estates drizzled with rain. In the evening, enjoy the place with a bonfire to watch fireflies do their magic around you.

During monsoon season, the peacocks in this region will be busy dancing while rains to catch one or two birds during their dancing ritual.

6. Jog Falls

Jog Falls
Second-Highest Waterfall: Jog Falls

This is the second-highest waterfall, located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. Plummeting from 830 ft above the ground, this falls is enjoyed at the best during the end of the monsoon season.

Climbing the waterfalls to enjoy the view of the hill, water activities and photography are the top activities to enjoy in this region. The waterfalls are divided into numerous regions and the best places to visit during monsoon season are Rani and Raja regions of the waterfalls.

7. Lonavala- Khandala

Lonavala- Khandala
Lonavala- Khandala

Though this place is not that much of south still it’s incredibly beautiful while raining. The amazing smell of the wet greenery and the slap of rain on your face, it’s just can’t be less than heaven. we are not going to recommend anyone for trekking here during monsoon because it’s quite slippery and you may get injured.

Lonavala- Khandala is more than just being too good for an overnight stay in a tent or any hotel nearby and make a bonfire or perhaps a yummy barbeque with a taste of warm milk tea.

8. Araku valley

Araku valley
Pleasing Hill Station: Araku valley

Araku valley is a pleasing hill station. It is situated in the southeastern part of India and 120 km far from Vishakapatnam. This valley is surrounded by the Thick forest. Araku valley home to a number of tribes. This valley is also home to the Museum of Tribal Arts and a few tribal caves.

This destination is famous for its exquisite coffee, whose subtle aroma will have you craving for a cuppa. In addition to being an attractive vista point, a number of adventure sports here, which include swimming and trekking as well.

Top Tourist attractions in Araku valley is Sri Mahalingeshwara Swamy, Araku Tribal Museum, Bheemunipatnam Beach, Coffee Plantations, Padmapuran Botanical Garden, Katiki Falls, Tyda Village and Park, Matsyagundam, Borra Caves, etc.

9. Alleppey


The Alleppey is the place of the longest lake in India, which is Vembanad lake. There are multiple Beach bums, where you can head straight to the Alappuzha beach in Alappuzha town. You may also visit the 150 years old pier that extends to the sea there. You may visit the whole year in this beautiful city, but if you plan to visit for enjoying your honeymoon then the best time is mid-September to march.

In Alleppey there are some other tourist places are like Chettikulangara Bhagawathy Temple, Arthunkal Church, Krishna Puram Palace, etc and other than beaches of Alleppey may be among the closest encounters to the Arabian Sea. This Destination in Kerala is the perfect destination to spend your holiday.

Bottom Line

Apart from these, there are numerous other monsoon paradises in the country. Are you planning for a monsoon vacation, places to visit in south India are amazing. With very little tourists around, you can see the whole place to embrace yourself.

I hope this blog had helped you to select the right place for your visit to South India. These are handpicked best places, you can give a try to all the places enlisted. You will never regret the time spent in such an amazing place.

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