RISHIKESH AND MUSSOORIE, UTTARAKHAND
Uttarakhand literally translates to ‘Devo Ki Bhumi’ i.e. ‘the Land of Gods’. Carved out of Northern Uttar Pradesh, lord also chose their land away from chaos, with a mystic serene view, in between the Himalayas.
Rishikesh is renowned for all sorts of adventure sports – River rafting with natural tidal spine-chilling waves splashing on your body with every row, bungy jumping etc. It’s also widely appreciated for meditation and yoga leisure trips for a relaxing vacation alleviating the luxury of mind and soul.
The queen of hill stations Mussoorie with ceaseless overwhelming view will leave you awe-struck and you will never want to move your eyes away. This delightful vacation during monsoon to Uttarakhand will be the perfect blend of adventure and peace for your mental rejuvenation.HOW TO REACH – Nearest airport to reach Uttarakhand is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun which is about 15 kms from Uttarakhand. You can also choose to travel by train and reach the Uttarakhand station directly. If you are interested in a road trip, the best option would be to book a car from Delhi and cover the drive in about 7 hours.
Kodagu or Coorg as popularly known is a mesmerizing hill station and a natural gem located in the state of Karnataka. The intertwining bond of lush green nature and lush blue streams will make you fall in love with the ‘Scotland of India’!
A few local attractions such as Abbey, Iruppu waterfalls right in the middle of green hills is a pleasure to the eyes as well as mind. Omkasershwar Temple is a must-visit destination in Coorg because although it houses a Hindu God, the architecture is a classic mix of Gothic and Islamic styles. A rare combination you wouldn’t find anywhere actually but in this place.
Nisargadhma, an island famous for elephant rides, also houses a few deers. One can see the happy peacocks dancing their heart in the melody of rain. Hence, to beat the city stress, why not simmer down your soul in the streets of Coorg with the romantic rains adding charm to your well-deserved vacation.HOW TO REACH – Coorg does not have an airport, so if you wish you travel through air – the nearest airport with good connectivity is Mangalore Airport which is around 160Km from Coorg. As it’s a hill station, railway connectivity is also not readily available but you can reach the nearest destinations – Mysore, Mangalore or Hassan and commute from there.