Inhale the fresh mountain air and breath out all the stress with the ultimate monsoon escape destination – Himachal Pradesh. Sip on some hot chocolate while enjoying the pitter-patter of rain in this serene area. If your heart is set on a fairytale destination, this place is it. Here are some of the places you can uncover during the majestic monsoon season:
Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh During Monsoon
It is the go-to hill station for everyone, but there is a good reason for it: the evergreen season. Manali hosts an atmosphere where you can visit it anytime around the seasons, and it will still be welcoming and exciting. Manali in monsoon is a paradise wrapped up in greenery and surrounded by breathtaking waterfalls.
If you’re planning a trip down to this town, check out the fantastic Monsoon packages by jüSTa Grand View Resort & Spa, a luxury resort in Manali, where you get a comfortable stay at the best deal. While in Manali, here are a few things that you can enjoy and relish:
With the monsoon in full bloom, even Manali is radiating with a lush green landscape. You don’t have to stay cooped up in a hotel room, where you can enjoy the lush green treks this season, with crisp air and fresh scenery. Some of the scenic treks that you can take during the June- September period are as follows:
Chandratal Lake Trek
The trek’s difficulty is beginner to moderate, and it takes at least 3-4 days to summarise this trek. The trek’s last step is to drive down to the lake. The Chandratal Lake is a mesmerising water body situated at a high altitude with clear water.
Hampta Pass Trek
This is an extension of Chandratal Lake Trek, and it takes almost 6 days to complete with a memorable, breathtaking view on every turn.
The Beas Kund Trek
A Trek that spans 3 days and leads you to the meandering Beas River. Beginners can undertake this trek as it covers only 47 km.
Bhrigu Lake Trek
This trek is not cut out for everyone; you need to have some prior trekking experience. Although the trek is just 4 days long, the difficulty level is moderate. This trip will take you through some of the greenest meadows to the crystal-clear Bhrigu Lake.
Hot & Delicious Food
Nothing is better than a cup of hot chocolate or a hot savoury dish while looking out the window. jüSTa Grand View Resort & Spa has an excellent in-house restaurant named Sabor, which blends local and international cuisine. You don’t have to head out to experience the flavours of Himachal, as the chefs can cater to diverse taste buds with their masterful skills.
All the ingredients used are fresh from the local market. Nothing is more cosy than enjoying a good meal at Sabor with a glass of wine while the fresh and crisp smell of monsoon lingers.
During the brief monsoon pauses, during the day, you can also step out and enjoy a hot sizzling cup of tea while seeing the season transition from summer to winter.
Have a Splash in the Majestic Waterfalls
Nothing is more rewarding than a trek that leads to a roaring waterfall. The beauty of something so majestic, grand and yet fleeting makes you feel closer to nature. The fresh mystical air surrounding the waterfall is a window to paradise. Here are some waterfalls you should visit in monsoon while in Manali:
Not only is this waterfall breathtaking, but it also has religious significance. This waterfall is located in the Village of Vashist and was founded by Lord Rama’s teacher Guru Vashisht. It is a brief hike of 40 minutes through the woods and juicy apple orchards.
The waterfall is 160 feet tall, and you can hike to the top by investing an hour’s worth of time and enthusiastic energy. The view from the top is one of a kind, but you don’t have to go the extra mile; you can also enjoy the fresh breeze and the gushing roaring sound at the bottom of the waterfall.
A 1.5 hours drive from Manali, this waterfall is surrounded by serene tranquillity. A beautiful walkaway created across the fall makes it a perfect spot to capture memories and gather some breathtaking photos for your social media handles. You can also snack on local snacks in the dhabas situated nearby while enjoying the monsoon charisma.
It is not a grand waterfall like the others, and the height of this waterfall only spans 20 feet. This waterfall is still adorable, with cascading water as it plummets the rocky face creating beautiful scenery.
Although these waterfalls are wondrous and a spectacle of raw power and grace, it is our responsibility to advise you, before picking a day to visit these immortal beauties, to check with jüSTa Grand View Resort & Spa help desk for the weather report for the day. It is not a smart move to visit these tall and towering water bodies during heavy monsoons, and no matter how tempted you’re, do not jump into the waterfalls to enjoy the gushing water, as they are solid during the June – September belt.
The destination bestowed with the title of “Summer Capital” by the Britishers holds even more secrets waiting to be unlocked during the enchanting monsoon season, surpassing both the scorching summers and snowy white winters.
With its earthy fresh smell, the mist-filled city looks like a beautiful painting poured on a canvas during the monsoon season. Here are a few things you can do in this town, which is enveloped with a magical atmosphere:
Enjoy the morning view
If you’re visiting Shimla in monsoon, you must quickly pre-book jüSTa Cliffend Resort & Spa, a luxury resort in Mashobra, as the view from your private balcony would be unmatched in the morning. Imagine sipping hot tea or creamy coffee while breathing in crisp air while your eyes feast on the mystical landscape.
Indulge in the delicious, tasty and hot breakfast served at the hotel’s in-house restaurant: Sabor, while catching the beautiful sunrise that fills the landscape with beautiful colours. If you can’t begin your day without a cup of tea or coffee, head towards Kaafal Cafe, located within the resort premises; this cafe has the best-brewed beverages.
Trekking towards Jakhoo Temple during monsoon is like connecting your soul with the old world. The trekking route is solitary during monsoon, so you can enjoy your time alone or with your friends and family while you explore the pine woods surrounding the temple.
A Quick Walk from Mall Road to Kaali Baari
The town’s enchanting ambience transports you to a fairytale-like setting, with moss-covered walls and blossoming vegetation creating a picturesque scene. As you wander through the streets, take your time to embrace the essence of the place.
The town during this season is akin to hitting the refresh button on your senses. The soothing rain rejuvenates the surroundings, and the air carries a sense of purity and renewal. The local shops offer a delightful shopping experience, where you can find unique treasures that reflect the town’s culture and craftsmanship.
Alternatively, you can sit back and observe the unhurried pace of life unfolding around you. People go about their daily routines, their faces mirroring contentment and tranquillity. It’s a place where time seems to slow down, and you find solace in the simplicity of life.
In this serene town, every corner seems to hold a hidden story, and every moment is an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of nature and human connections. So take a peaceful stroll, let go of worries, and embrace the moment’s magic. This place, where nature and culture intertwine, will leave you with cherished memories and inner peace.
Dharamshala, a picturesque hill station in the Himalayan foothills, takes on a magical charm during the monsoon season. As the rain clouds gather over the mountains, the town comes alive with lush greenery, misty landscapes, and a sense of freshness that permeates the air. Here are some things that you can do in Dharamshala during the monsoon bliss:
St. John in the Wilderness
St. John is a picturesque church enveloped by hills and forests. The church holds a historical significance, and during the monsoon rains, the rustic charm of the stone walls and ancient architecture come alive. A perfect location for people who like vampire diaries or Twilight, you can capture beautiful pictures around the church and recreate the plot of your favourite vampire franchise.
One of the oldest forts in India, located at Kangra Valley, this fort has Gothic architecture. During monsoon, the fort looks like something straight out of a mystery novel, with the mist-filled clouds surrounding it and whispers of history.
As you explore the nooks and crannies of Kangra Fort, the sound of raindrops falling on the roof and the earthy scent of wet soil evoke a feeling of being transported back in time. The fort’s architecture, with its intricate carvings and imposing structures, is a testament to the region’s rich history and cultural heritage.
The monsoon season does bring occasional showers and slippery surfaces, so taking necessary precautions while visiting the fort is essential. However, for history enthusiasts and nature lovers, the monsoon adds enchantment to the Kangra Fort experience.
At jüSTa Birding Resort & Spa, the best resort in Dharamshala, you can book a room with a view and a private balcony overlooking the majestic Dhauladhar Range. You can see the rain clouds play hide and seek with the magnificent mountain range while you sip a hot, delicious beverage.
The tranquillity of the scene is interrupted only by the occasional chirping of birds and the gentle rustling of leaves in the breeze. Time seems to slow down, and all worries and stresses melt away, replaced by a sense of peace and wonder.
Palampur’s lush tea gardens create a picturesque landscape that soothes the soul and invigorates the senses. The verdant expanse of tea estates stretches as far as the eye can see, forming a breathtaking tapestry of greens. Here are some things you can do while visiting Palampur during the monsoon season:
Located in the enchanting town of Palampur, this river comes alive during the rains. You can enjoy the sound of the water, which is exhilarating, filling the air with a constant roar that echoes throughout the valley. Usually adorned with rocks and pebbles, the riverbanks become a dynamic and ever-changing canvas of frothy white rapids during the monsoon.
If you’re a nature lover or photographer, you can’t miss this spot during the monsoon season. It offers a unique opportunity to witness the dramatic transformation of Nevgal Khad. The river’s energy and dynamism create a captivating and humbling spectacle.
The Neugal River also flows beside the jüSTa Palampur Resort & Convention Centre, a luxury hotel in Palampur. Enjoy a beautiful morning next to the rustling river with a cup of your favourite beverage.
Trekking to Triund
Trekking to Triund during the monsoon offers an unparalleled experience of being close to nature’s raw beauty. The journey through the rain-soaked landscape, the breathtaking vistas, and the sense of accomplishment upon reaching Triund’s ridge make it a rewarding and unforgettable adventure for those seeking to connect with the Himalayan wilderness during this magical season.
Taking a Spiritual Trip to Tashi Jong Monastery
Experiencing Tashi Jong Monastery during the monsoon offers a unique opportunity to witness the harmonious blend of spirituality and nature’s abundance. The tranquillity and spiritual ambience combined with the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings make it a soul-enriching experience, leaving a lasting impression on those who seek solace in the lap of the Himalayas during this magical season.
No matter where your heart calls you, the jüSTa experience ensures every day of your monsoon vacation is filled with unforgettable memories. So don’t miss out on creating memories that last a lifetime; book your trip now with monsoon packages specially designed for you.
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