Most of us love winters, wrapped cosily in our quilts. Some of us like summers too (yes, we do exist). But for me, nothing can top the rainy season. I mean, what’s there to not love about it? The cool breeze, the dark clouds gathering over us and the sun hidden in the clouds, make everything feel so dreamy and brings out a poetic side in each of us.
If you are a monsoon baby too, here are 5 places across India that you should visit to ace your Instagram handle with bheegi bheegi yaadein:
1. Coorg, Karnataka
Coorg welcomes the monsoons in June which lasts until September. The hill station also known as the ‘Switzerland of the South’, radiates an amazing fragrance of coffee plantations during the rains. It makes for the perfect monsoon getaway surrounded by lush green forests. Don’t fret over muddy roads and equip your car with Apollo Alnac ’cause it has longer contact patch which will provide a smooth as silk steering response.
2. Valley Of Flowers, Uttarakhand
This beautiful location is home to more than 500 species of flowers, and by the time the monsoon starts to subside, all of these flowers pop up in full bloom. Light drizzles and a drive along 500 colourful flowers in full bloom is truly life-changing. The fresh smell of flowers is so good that you forget every hardship you’re going through! Amazing, ain’t it?
3. Alleppey, Kerala
Known as the ‘Venice of the East’ because of its crisscrossing canals and waterways, Alleppey is #InstaWorthy from every nook and corner. Be it the Alappuzha backwaters, or Alleppey as it’s commonly called, it’s like paradise in the monsoons on a cruise trip through its backwaters. You can live in a houseboat and watch the rains battering on the roof and even immerse in the local rain-special delicacies!
4. Munnar, Kerala
Rain and chai – always the best love story, right? The tea estates of Munnar stretching for miles, for as far as the eyes can see is an exotic sight of this eternal love story. A bike ride through the tea gardens, with the strong tea essence filling your nostrils is unparalleled. And, Apollo Alpha with its optimum tread mileage & short braking distance, helps you explore the roads not taken!
5. Shillong, Meghalaya
Mawsynram, the wettest place in India, lies pretty close to Shillong, so you can expect monsoon to be the dominant season there. The name Meghalaya itself translates to ‘Home Of Clouds’ and a drive along the clouds is just epic. And, if you are up for some thrill, gear up your ride with Apollo Apterra tyres that help you handle your ride like a dream because of quick steering response, and go on an offroading adventure of a lifetime in the rain-soaked Meghalayan mountains.
If you are sceptical about taking the high road in the monsoons, fret not. With Apollo Tyres giving you a steady grip on and off the road, what’s there to ponder about? Let Apollo Tyres do the rest of the job, while you sit behind the wheels and enjoy the monsoon feels.