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    stay at these dreamy cottages in monsoons in India

    We wait for the monsoons to arrive and cool the otherwise hot & dry climate every year. Then we watch it pour from the same old window of our same old house which gets all dull and boring. Well, not anymore!

    Spice up your rainy affair & experience the freshness of the season from some exceptionally cosy retreats this year. Get up and get going to these most dreamy and homely cottages nestled in exotic locations & explore those moist, Instagrammable landscapes from your snug lil’ shelter. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to keep a lookout for a rainbow or two!

    13. Monsoons transform the Shillong Lake into a landscape with breathtaking beauty. Witness it once, and you’ll want to come back here every year.

    Watch the pristine lake from your cottage at Ri Kynjai in Shillong during monsoons

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    Where: Ri Kynjai Resort, Shillong, Meghalaya
    Tariff: INR 9,143/- to INR 16,068/-
    Highlight: Other than providing gorgeous views of the serene Umiam Lake, the resort allows guests to get acquainted with the vernacular Khasi heritage reflecting in its thatch huts and hybrid cottages.
    Website | TripAdvisor Reviews


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    12. It’s time for you to step away from your phones, laptops & ‘social media’ and go live amidst green landscapes packed with monsoon freshness.

    Enjoy the rains at the Elephant Valley in Kodaikanal

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    Where: Elephant Valley hotel, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
    Tariff: INR 3,193/- to INR 5,050/-
    Highlight: People opt for Elephant Valley for its remote location that allows them to escape from the world and de-stress. The property also gives guests the opportunity to easily spot native birds, leopards, deer, bison and elephants.
    Website | TripAdvisor Reviews

    11. How to make the monsoons better: Get to a stylish retreat overlooking lush greenery and a fresh stream, with a cup of piping hot Munnar tea in hand.

    Spend a dreamy monsoon vacation at the Moselberg Riverside Cottages in Munnar

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    Where: Moselberg Riverside Cottages, Munnar, Kerala
    Tariff: INR 4,370 to INR 5,446/-
    Highlight: These are well furnished luxury cottages cum villas in Munnar that provide guests a rare opportunity to enjoy stunning vistas of the beautiful Muthirapuzha river, the entire forest area and the tea mountains all at once.
    Website | TripAdvisor Reviews

    10. Ride a scooty with your best buddies through the wet, rainy streets of Goa & experience more than mere Love Passion Karma in this beach destination.

    Laze around on the private beaches of the Leela Cottages in Goa this monsoon season

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    Where: Leela Cottages, Morjim, Goa
    Tariff: INR 2,824/- to INR 7,328/-
    Highlight: This lush ocean front property dotted with coconut trees, pretty chalet style eco friendly wooden huts, hammocks, lawn chairs & a private access to the beach turns all the more fun for travelers during monsoon showers.
    Website | TripAdvisor Reviews

    9. Enjoy those ‘haseen vaadiyaan’ up north with a little drizzle in the backdrop.

    Monsoons at Senator Pine & Peak cottages in Kashmir

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    Where: Hotel Senator Pine & Peak, Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir
    Tariff: INR 10,716/- to INR 16,445/-
    Highlight: The wooden cottages are nestled amidst lush green pine trees providing mind-blowing views of snowcapped mountains and the river Lidder from a height.
    Website | TripAdvisor Reviews

    8. A rocking armchair in the verandah, a warm cup of tea in hand, a soothing view of rains in front, and your bae by your side…Perfect!

    Spend the monsoons at the Meriyanda Nature lodge in Coorg

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    Where: Meriyanda Nature Lodge, Coorg, Karnataka
    Tariff: INR 11,295/- to INR 17,346/-
    Highlight: The stilted cottages perched high above the ground give you access to perfect postcard views of the surrounding coffee plantations, a breathtaking riverside and the Kote Betta mountain beyond.
    Website | TripAdvisor Reviews

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    7. Read your favourite book swinging lazily in this cosy cottage while the rains outside fill your ears with their sweet music.

    Stay luxuriously at Shaheen Bagh in Dehradun on your monsoon getaway

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    Where: Shaheen Bagh, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
    Tariff: INR 7,395/- to INR 11,631/-
    Highlight: This private estate on the banks of the Tons River offers guests comfort and blissful views of the Doon Valley along with access to the property’s fruit orchards, landscaped gardens, watercourses, lily pools and picturesque pathways.
    Website | TripAdvisor Reviews


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    6. Rainy mornings in Mussoorie shall greet you with sparkling dew & fresh moss on trees, & that pleasant petrichor in the air. You surely wouldn’t want to miss out on that!

    This monsoon, stay at the Redburn Lodge in Mussoorie

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    Where: Redburn Lodge, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
    Room Cost: Starting from INR 12497/- per person
    Highlight: With tasteful interiors, unbelievably hospitable staff, astounding views of Mussoorie hills, and an amazing collection of books, board games & CDs, this perfectly comfortable 3 bedroom cottage has never disappointed a single traveler!
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    5. The rains, the greens, & the backwaters…it doesn’t get better than this.

    Enjoy monsoon showers at Waterscapes Resort in Kumarakom

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    Where: Waterscapes Resort, Kumarakom, Kerala
    Tariff: INR 3,093/- to INR 7,597/-
    Highlight: Located inside the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary popular for attracting rare migratory birds and behind the charming backwaters of Kerala, giving guests a unique experience of being ‘one with Nature’!
    Website | TripAdvisor Reviews

    4. Been dreaming of staying in a homely cottage in the jungle with a quaint river gushing by? Make your dreams come true this monsoon!

    Monsoons are best experienced at the Blue Ginger Resort in Wayanad

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    Where: Blue Ginger Resort, Wayanad, Kerala
    Tariff: INR 6,051/- to INR 10,757/-
    Highlight: A natural retreat known for it’s unmatched hospitality and the views of majestic mountains, complete with Kerala’s unique Ayurvedic Spa experience. On your trip to Kerala, make sure that this experience is not missed.
    Website | TripAdvisor Reviews

    3. Happiness is…when you rope in some old friends, get to a cosy retreat on an island, share funny memories & laugh away while it pours outside!

    Get to Barefoot Resort in Havelock Island for a refreshing monsoon getaway

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    Where: Barefoot Resort, Havelock, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
    Tariff: INR 7,933/- to INR 14,724/-
    Highlight: A luxuriously comfortable retreat neighbouring Havelock’s 2 km stretch of the unspoiled Beach #7 famed for its pearl-white sand.
    Website | TripAdvisor Reviews

    2. How about a much needed romantic getaway where you can forget the rest of the world? How about we add to it some romantic rainy weather?

    Enjoy the rainy days in The Machan, Lonavla

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    Where: The Machan, Lonavala, Maharashtra
    Tariff: INR 9,143/- to INR 16,539/-
    Highlight: The cottages of this award-winning eco friendly resort in Lonavala rising high above the forest floor are synonymous with comfort and privacy.
    Website | TripAdvisor Reviews

    1. A lush forest cover in the backdrop, twinkling lights, and a tiny bridge leading you to your quaint wooden paradise…Dreamy rating: 10/10!!

    Enjoy the rains at Vyithiri Resort in Kerala

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    Where: Vythiri Resort, Kerala
    Tariff: INR 12,572/- to INR 29,784/-
    Highlight: Set right in the heart of a rainforest, your retreat gives you the perfect opportunity to harmonise with nature and spot wildlife like Malabar giant squirrels, Malabar whistling thrushes, mouse deer, atlas moths, elephants, and much more.
    Website | TripAdvisor Reviews

    Dreamy enough? Share this with your friends and plan your peppy monsoon getaway to escape to these unbeatably home-like cottages away from the rest of the world. If you know of any more tranquil retreats perfect for monsoons, let us know in the comments below.

    Further Read: 11 Reasons Why A Trip To Goa In Monsoons Will Be Your Best Trip Ever


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