The arrival of the Rain Gods means overcast skies, sudden showers and the heady smell of fresh rain-soaked earth. The magic of monsoons is like no other, and there is no better time than now to plan a getaway to rediscover the beauty of India, which is lush green and looks anew, with Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta and amã Stays & Trails properties at breath-taking destinations.
There is no better time than the monsoons to discover God’s Own Country – Kerala. The serene backwaters lined with many shades of green are the perfect remedy to rejuvenate both, mind and soul. Balance the thrill of exploring the centuries-old Bekal Fort with holistic wellness inspired by the ancient art of Ayurveda.
Or head to the hills where one can wake up to the monsoon mist as it makes its way into one’s room. Perched in the midst of a rainforest atop a hill, Coorg is a nature lover’s paradise. Embark on meandering walks learning about over 200 species of flora and fauna that dot the forest or simply sit back and relax with a local hot brew from the coffee plantations.
The rains are the best time to embark on a road trip filled with scenic cross country drives. Head to Wine Country for a weekend getaway in the heart of Nashik. Or enjoy a languid vacation in the coastal town of Alibaug. To explore a different side of Goa and experience the true meaning of the susegad life, Goa is a monsoon delight.