Monsoon is just round the corner. And with it will come a season of road trips, family vacations and romantic getaways. The crazy summer heat is getting on to the nerves of people living in India’s plains and they can do with some respite in the form of cold showers. This is when you want to escape from the hustle bustle of your city and head to some pleasant getaway. If you live in Delhi, then you are lucky to be surrounded by some spectacular destinations that are perfect monsoon getaways. Here are some of the best places to visit near Delhi in June 2018.

Kasol

Beautiful view of Himalayan mountains, Kasol, Parvati valley, Himachal Pradesh

Beautiful view of Himalayan mountains, Kasol, Parvati valley, Himachal Pradesh

India’s premier do-nothing destination – Kasol is a delightful little spot by the Beas river. It offers splendid views, affordable stays and an ambiance that some of the coolest places in the world will be envious of.

Agra

Taj-Mahal-in-sunrise-light

Visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra during the monsoon season may actually be a great idea. Not that the magnificent mausoleum needs any spectacular backdrop to look ravishing! But the dark clouds may just be the cherry on the cake.

Neemrana Fort

Neemrana Fort

Neemrana Fort

The 15th-century fort palace which is now a luxury hotel is one of the best places to visit with your family during monsoon. The pleasant weather and breathtaking views of Alwar in Rajasthan, added with the renowned Neemrana hospitality will make your trip memorable.

Binsar

Photo: Mohit Gupta/Creative Commons

Photo: Mohit Gupta/Creative Commons

Located high up in Uttarakhand, Binsar is a majestic escape from Delhi. The route offers stunning views of the Himalayas and once you get there, the raw, rural charm and natural beauty of the place keeps you in awe. The added greenery during monsoon will only make things more charming.

Lansdowne

Lansdowne

Lansdowne

And then there is the popular Lansdowne in Uttarakhand. With several marvelous viewing points that offer astonishing mountain views, Lansdowne is an excellent choice for monsoon holidays. From colonial-era mansions to ancient temples, this place has them all.

Take your pick and head to one of these places for a pleasant monsoon vacation.