Most of us love to take a trip during the rains. But which destination offers the most fulfilling experience? It could be Rajasthan! One may be surprised at this choice as the state is known for its desert and dry climate.
However, during the rainy season, Rajasthan transforms into a different place. And the most beautiful sites are in the drenched villages.
The green hills
Aravalli mountain range remains arid and barren most of the year, but comes alive after the showers. The greenery is visible from afar and can be enjoyed at close quarters too. Apart from the sights, the smells of the vegetation are also intoxicating. For the best experience of the Aravalli hills, plan a road trip to Mount Abu during monsoon. It is the most accessible tourist spot in the hills. With only a limited number of tourists travelling during rains, the trip would be leisurely and invigorating.
The lake city
Desert covers a large portion of Rajasthan. However, during the monsoon, the geography changes as several lakes come back to life. Among the most famous of the lakes in the state is Pichola. It is also the most beautiful lake; a visit is truly worthwhile.
The majestic forts
Rajasthan is noted for its stately forts which have been a location for several films. Usually, visitors head to these forts when there are no rains. But reaching there during the monsoon offers an entirely different experience.
A majority of the forts are located on top of hills. The rain brings with it a cool atmosphere as well a new smells around the ramparts. A bonus of visiting the forts is that the scenery of Rajasthani landscape during rains, especially the unique greenery, can be enjoyed in the best from here.
The pristine villages
The most popular festive occasions in Rajasthan include Raksha Bandhan and Teej, which are elaborately celebrated in the villages. It is during the rainy season that the villages start preparations for these festivals.
For a soul-filling experience of Rajasthan, leave the cities and head to the villages. Another advantage of visiting the villages is that authentic local cuisine is available only there. Visitors can also learn more about the rustic life.
Aravalli hills, forts, lakes, and villages take on another look and present a different feel during the monsoon. A trip to Rajasthan during this time would offer memories that would last forever.