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Best cheap monsoon travel destinations under Rs 8000 for a weekend trip

Best monsoon destinations: If you’re in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai or Kolkata, you must visit these lesser known spots before the monsoon is over. Here’s a list of unexplored, beautiful and budget-friendly monsoon destinations for a weekend trip.

Updated: Jul 24, 2018 15:57:30

By Meenakshi Iyer

Best monsoon destinations: Here are the best monsoon travel destinations from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Monsoons can be the best time to travel, not only because of the cool weather, but also because of great off-season discounts. Rainy season can be the best time to travel, fresh air and lush green landscapes can be enticing.

Here’s a list of 8 budget-friendly destinations from major cities: Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. Head to these unexplored places to enjoy the best of monsoon. And to make travel planning easy for you, we’ve also recommended the best way to get there. So, start packing your bags.

Best destinations from Delhi

Munsiyari, Uttarakhand

Head to Munsiyari to spend some time with the majestic snow-capped Himalayas. It’s the perfect place for those seeking some adventure in their travel.

Cost: A three day, two night trip will cost you Rs 6,500.



How to get there: You can take a bus from ISBT Anand Vihar terminal in Delhi. There are direct buses to Munsiyari.

Fagu, Himachal Pradesh

This tiny village along the Hindustan-Tibet road is the perfect spot for a weekend monsoon getaway. The picturesque town is dotted with cluster of villages, fruit gardens and terraced fields.

Cost: A three day, two night trip will cost you Rs 7,500.

How to get there: You can take a bus from Delhi or even board a Shatabdi from Delhi to Kalka. Fagu is a cab ride away from Kalka.

Also read: Best monsoon destinations, check out Bengaluru’s most beautiful but cheap places to enjoy rains

Best destinations from Mumbai

Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra

Situated amid the mighty Sahyadri ranges, Malshejghat is the ideal monsoon destination. There are many adventure activities on offer here: trekking, hiking and bird watching. It’s the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Cost: A two days, one night trip will cost you Rs 5,000.

How to get there: The best way to reach Malshej Ghat is by road. A cab ride is the cheapest way.

Karnala is a great spot for bird watching. ( Shutterstock )

Karnala, Maharashtra

Karnala is a popular destination with nature lovers and bird watchers. Situated just 47kms away from Mumbai, this bird sanctuary boasts of many exotic species of birds.

Cost: A two days, one night trip will cost you Rs 5,000.

How to get there: You can easily book a cab from Mumbai. Getting there by road is the best way to reach Karnala.

Best destinations from Kolkata

Haflong, Assam

Witness lush green hills covered with clouds and a rich wildlife in this hill station. It’s also the only hill station the state boasts of. It’s the perfect place to unwind while you watch the rains wash away your fatigue.

Cost: A two day, one night trip will cost Rs 2,000

How to get there: Take a train to Guwahati and then a short bus ride will take you to Haflong.

Sonajhuri Forest, West Bengal

Situated between the Shyambati Canal and the Sonajhuri jungle, this is the ideal monsoon destination. It’s fairly untouched by crowds making it the perfect peaceful haven you’ve been looking for.

Cost: A two days, one night trip will cost Rs 4,500.

How to get there: You can take a train to Bankura and then hail a cab to Sonajhuri.

Best destinations from Chennai

Valparai, Tamil Nadu

Nestled among the Anamalai ranges, the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve in Valparai is a beautiful escape during the rainy season. The fresh air and lush green forests is perfect for a peaceful break away from your busy schedule.

Cost: A two days, one night trip will cost you Rs 4,500.

How to get there: Reach Coimbatore by train, and Valparai is just a short cab ride from the city. You can even take a bus and travel to Pollachi and take another bus to Valparai.

Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu

This cluster of 14 hamlets that lies between towering peaks and hills is home to many waterfalls and temples. You can take walks amid the lush green valleys, orchards and rose gardens.

Cost: A two days, one night trip will cost you Rs 5,750

How to get there: Take a bus from Chennai, or you can opt for train and travel till Jolarpettai and Yelagiri is a short cab ride from there.

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First Published: Jul 24, 2018 09:19:07

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