Monsoon has finally reached India and will soon arrive in amchi Mumbai. Though we might have to face traffic blocks and delayed train, we absolutely love the rainy season. Read on to know why we all love Mumbai monsoon. Also Read - 'Touching Gesture'! Narayana Murthy Touches The Feet of Ratan Tata And Twitter Can't Stop Hailing The 'Historic Moment'

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1. Scent of earth

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The first shower of rain is always special. It makes you shut your eyes and breathe in the hypnotic fresh earthy scent.

2. Cloudy sky and cool breeze

Cool breeze

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After months of searing summer heat, the monsoon is a welcome change. We love the cool weather, cloudy sky and the downpour.

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3. Walking down Marine drive is fun

The city is magical during monsoon and to see the nature weaving its magic, take a long walk at Marine drive. We love visiting Juhu beach, Bandra Bandstand and Worli Seaface in the rainy season, to just sit there and watch the nature.

4. Eating Bhutta

Bhutta or corn is our favourite snack, along with Pakoda, in the rainy season. We can’t help but buy a bhutta every time it rains.

5. Drinking chai


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Endless cups of chai is a must if it’s pouring outside. It is like rain and chai are related and we know it.

6. Playing football in rain


Nothing can beat the fun of playing football in the rain and getting dirty in the mud. And Azad Maidan is the place for the epic match. Monsoon brings out the child in us.

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7. It is the season of love


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We love walking on the beach with our loved one under a single umbrella. Rain makes the usual things like drinking tea together, more enjoyable and romantic.

8.  Weekend trips


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Mumbai is located near several hill stations and we don’t miss an opportunity to head down to these beautiful places. During monsoon, Matheran, Lonavala and Khandala under a thick blanket of cloud looks stunning.

9. Being late

If it is raining the whole night, we know that the next day will be a challenge. The trains will be delayed and the roads will be jammed, but we love the challenge and the monsoon.

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10. Rain dance

Rain Dance

You are missing something if you have not danced in the rain. With Bollywood dishing out so many rain songs, we are inspired to break into dance whenever it rains.

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