Monsoon in India is always special but 2019 rain will bring a breath of relief from the scorching heat. The first rains also bring up a certain, seemingly unnameable fragrance that is so satisfying to the senses. The odor is particularly strong in arid regions after a long period of dry weather. Although winters are quite pleasant to visit Gujarat- dry state monsoon has its own beauty. Due to beautiful rainfall, it adds soul to the greenery surrounded places and just by watching it you will definitely feel a kind of peace and become a nature lover for sure.
Few places which are a must visit during monsoon whether you are planning to go for a long drive or travel with your friends and family then it is the perfect time for travelers to plan a 1-day trip and head to the hills in the vicinity. Adorned with lush greenery, these places turn into a green paradise after getting drenched in the rain. If Gujarat is on your mind and next travel destination then make sure to not miss out the chance to explore these places during monsoon.
Saputara is in itself a complete bliss. It is an ultimate escape for the people who love to immerse themselves amidst the beauty of nature. Just as the monsoon hits the state, this part brims with lush greenery. This hill-station in Gujarat echoes the beauty of nature by its cool atmosphere, beautifully adorned jungles and blooming which have a residue of a raindrop on them. It is located in Sahyadri or the Western Ghats which is resting at an altitude of 1000 m where people can visit this exotic destination during monsoon.
Dandi beach is all time favorite place to refresh and relax. It is also one of the remarkable beaches as after its name one historical movement against Britishers was started by Mahatma Gandhi. Unlike other beaches, this place is less crowded and can be a great place to enjoy a surreal sunset while the first showers of the season touch the ground. For the people who love to get drenched in the rain, this beach might be a good place to head while in the state.
Take a glimpse of the most panoramic view of the magnificent Gira Waterfalls which is one of the finest attractions in Satpura. Falling from a height of 150 feet, the gushing sound of the water can give you goosebumps from the point you start the track and gets louder as soon as you reach towards it. The lush greenery surrounding the place is just what a nature lover would crave during the monsoon season in Gujarat. After all, what could be better than sipping a cup of tea with hot bhajiyas while taking a glance at this captivating waterfall? Afterall monsoon is all about a mixture of warm breakfast and cold weather.
Statue of Unity
It is advisable to visit the Statue of Unity during monsoon because it is built near the dam on the Narmada river which is also known as Sardar Sarovar Dam. It is one of the tallest statues in the world which has a museum, gallery, and a beautiful view from the top to enjoy the breathtaking view of the surroundings. Near about 8km, there is Zarvani waterfall also which is also must visit the place.
Polo Forest offers splendid green attractive beauty for its visitors in Monsoon and is approximately 160 km from Ahmedabad. Explore the Sadevant Shivlings Deras, Surya Mandir, Jain Derasar, Polo Jain Nagri, and Lakhena here as well. To enjoy the trip at its best takes a drive. Although; reaching Polo Forest from Idar is also a good idea to travel through before arriving at the actual destination. There are frequent jeeps that run to and fro. They fall on the way to Vijaynagar. A night stay here in tents and resorts and guesthouses will give you a chance to see the sunrise here.
Don Hill Station
Don Hill station is 150 km away from Surat and it is the most visited hill station after Saputara. After being there to this place by yourself you will surely feel like heaven falling on the earth. Take your jeeps and friends with whom you like to hang out will be the best experience to go on the road trip during monsoon. Where greenery is present you can breathe fresh air full of oxygen and also you can take advantage of gaining new energy before you get back to the routine life.
It is 2500 ft. above the sea level stands the Wilson Hills. The hill holds its head high in the compactly forested area near enough to the Pangarbari Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a glimpse of the huge sea from Wilson Hill. Yes, it is among the few hills in the world from where the sea is visible. Isn’t it beautiful? What about actually being there? Take a long drive of 130 km from Surat to arrive here.
Now when you’re in Gujarat during monsoon make sure to tick off these places from the bucket list and get away with the humid weather.