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Places You Should Avoid This Monsoon Season! Go TO THESE Destinations Instead

Monsoon has wreaked havoc in many states of India and has brought life to a standstill. It is almost unimaginable to travel to the cities with heavy downpour and extreme floods. So here is a list of cities which you should avoid this monsoon. 

Places To Avoid:

1.Mumbai

Wehave all heard about how the western ghats of the country are severely affected during Monsoons. Mumbai is usually lashed with rains and the situation this year has gone from bad to worse. News of trains being incessantly canceled and rescheduled suggests that it is not the right time to visit the economic capital of the country. 

2. Goa

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You might want to stall your Goa plans this monsoon season as rain has crippled interstate travel. Transportation has been heavily affected as this vacation spot is drowned in floods in major parts of the city. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted heavy rains until mid-August so plans your trip accordingly.

3. Coorg

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Another of India’s favorite travel destinations, Kodagu (Coorg) has been warned with a red alert due to expectations of a heavy downpour. A sign of caution has been spread as landslides may occur. Many institutions have declared, including schools, making it clear that it isn’t safe for travel.

4. Kullu

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Kullu has been severely affected due to Monsoons. Due to a major cloudburst, flash floods were witnessed and loss of property has been reported. You can wait for some time until you head to the magnificent hills. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted further rainfall here.  

5. Munnar

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The regional meteorological department has predicted massive rains in Kerala and it is not the right time to take your trips to the hills. The weather here has remained cloudy for quite a few days. To avoid travel hassles, avoid heading to Munnar for a while.

6. Udupi

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The situation in Udupi seems critical. Off late, news of over 30-40 houses being damaged has been reported in Udupi district. Due to intense rainfall and strong winds over the last few days, it is majorly flooded and the water is not receding at a very fast pace. Udupi should not be on your travel list for now.

7. Regions of North East India

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The Monsoon trough is passing over the North East of India rapidly and heavy rain and thunderstorm are expected in parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Odisha and East-central Bay of Bengal. It is fairly wise to not head to these regions. 

8. Darjeeling

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After the deep depression that had been spotted over Darjeeling and Siliguri, the region now is expecting heavy showers in some parts of the hills affecting tourism here. It is best to avoid Darjeeling until a few days in August. 

9. Delhi

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Our country’s capital is infamous for traffic jams and chaos on usual days. Since the onset of monsoon, the rain has caused further commotion and traffic making commute very tedious and tiring. The rain here may have brought some respite from the heat, but the chaotic weather continues to trouble.

10. Parts of Karnataka

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Due to heavy rains in parts of Karnataka, a lot of casualties have been reported and the situation is such that lakhs of people are being evacuated from the state. Many trains are being canceled or rescheduled and the IMD has forecasted further downpours in Karnataka.
 Parts of Rajasthan- Large parts of Eastern Rajasthan like Ajmer, Kota, Jaipur, Udaipur, Bharatpur, Alwar have been predicted with very heavy rainfall over the next few days. The weather department has forecasted 18 districts of Eastern Rajasthan and about 3 of Western to expect a downpour.
  

Places You Should Visit:

1. Kovalam

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The small coastal town of Kerala is a pleasant destination if you want to sit back on the beachside and experience a slowcation.
 
Attractions - Lighthouse Beach, Halcyon Castle, Hawah Beach, Vellayani Lake
Must Do - Water Sports 

2. Kodaikanal 

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The Princess of Hill stations will treat you with cool and serene weather where you can experience cloud-capped skies and beautiful lakes.
Attractions - Green Valley, Kodai Lake, Pillar Rocks, Bear Shola Falls
Must Do - Coakers Walk, Boating in Kodai Lake

3. Pondicherry

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Pudu in Monsoons season is a delight as the weather is soothing. You get a taste of both French and Indian cultures here.
Attractions - Paradise Beach, Serenity Beach, Aurobindo Ashram, Ousteri Lake
Must Do -Scuba Diving, Experience the Sunset at Ousteri Lake, Boating at Chunnambar Backwaters

3. Kanyakumari

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The pristine beaches surrounded by mountains is just the right getaway that you need from the sultry monsoons. The coastal Kodaikanal is a treat in Monsoon with calming winds and light rain spells.
Attractions - Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kumari Amman Temple, Thirparrappu Falls, Treveni Sangam
Must Do- Bathe at Treveni Sangam, Experience the Sunset at Kanyakumari’s Liquid Horizon

4. Khajuraho

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Witness opulent architecture, heritage sites and take a spiritual trip to Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh. The weather is pleasant to offer a respite from the rest of India.
Attractions - Dulhadev Temple, Lakshman Temple, Mahadev Temple, Panna National Park
Must Do - Light and Sound Show near Western Group of Temples, Witness Wildlife at Panna National Park

5. Auli

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This cold and eye-catching destination will definitely draw you to the breathtaking views of the mountains and the adventures sports here.
Attractions - Gurso Bugyal, Chenab Lake, Trishul Peak, Kwani Bugyal
Must Do - Skiing, Trekking, Ropeway Rides

6. Amritsar

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Soak in the majestic charm and the heroic spell of the city with pleasant weather and gorge on the satiating Punjabi parathas.
Attractions - The Golden Temple, Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh, Guru Ke Mahal, Hall Bazar
Must Do - Langar at Golden temple, Parade at Wagah Border, Shop at Hall Bazaar.

Refer to the list and wisely choose your travel destinations this monsoon. Tell us your favorite destination in the rainy season in the comments below!

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