India’s monsoon season has earned quite a notorious reputation of being a bad time for traveling to certain places. This is because the rainfall at these places is quite unpredictable both in terms of timing and quantity. So, while we are desperately waiting for the monsoons to come and relieve us of the heat and water scarcity in some regions of India, we are also aware of the fact that some places will become unfit for traveling once it begins to pour.Also Read - ICC Approves Player Replacement For Zimbabwe in U-19 CWC

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There will be several places to visit in India even during the monsoon season. But for now, these are the places you should visit before the rains shut them down and make them inaccessible to tourists. Also Read - IN U-19 vs UGA U-19 Dream11 Team Prediction ICC U-19 World Cup, Group B: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy Tips, Probable XIs For Today's India vs Uganda at Trinidad at 6:30 PM IST January 22 Saturday

1. Sikkim


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Sikkim is extremely pleasant during summers and is a trekker’s paradise. Be it the capital city of Gangtok and its beautiful monasteries or the naturally beautiful Yumthang Valley and Zero point, Sikkim has some of the most scenic places with breathtaking landscapes. However, rains are a bad time to go trekking in these high altitude regions as it can get very risky.

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2. Gangotri

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Photograph Courtesy: Vijaykumarblathur/Wikimedia Commons

One of the four pilgrimage places of the chota char dham, Gangotri is visited by several devotees every year. Like most places in Uttarakhand, Gangotri receives heavy rainfall from July to September and is prone to landslides. It is therefore not advisable to visit Gangotri during the rains.

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3. Mcleod Ganj

Mcleod Ganj

Mcleod Ganj enjoys extremely pleasant climate in the summer months of March to May. It is ideal for a relaxing vacation where you can hang out at the cafes, meet new people and even take off on the marvelous Triund trek. However, McleodGanj receives heavy rains during the monsoon and gets very cold in winter. Visiting it just before the rains is therefore a wise choice.

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4. Darjeeling

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Known for its rolling green tea plantations and beautiful views of the Kangchendzonga, Darjeeling is one of India’s most popular hill stations and an excellent choice for family vacations as well as romantic getaways. While the weather is warm and pleasant during summer making it ideal for sight-seeing, Darjeeling receives heavy rainfall from mid-June to September. It is best to visit it before the rains to enjoy the views from the ropeway and toy train rides.

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5. Ranthambore National Park


If you are a wildlife enthusiast, there are few places in India that give you an experience as amazing as the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan. It is open from October to June but is closed for the three months of monsoon when it receives heavy rainfall. A summer safari at Ranthambore is the perfect vacation for you to end the season and welcome the rains!

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