Traveling during the Indian Monsoon Season

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    [justify]Generally speaking, monsoons in India last from June to September, and traveling at this time has its advantages and disadvantages. The Indian monsoon season has lots of pleasant things to offer where the natural beauty is concerned, and the temperature is significantly lower. You can expect lots of greenery, waterfalls, fresh air and no dust. Cheaper hotels – one more advantage of traveling in rainy season. Indian kids come back to school after summer vacations, so it’s easier to book train tickets.

    At the same time, monsoons mean flooded roads, wet clothes and spoiled shoes. Traveling in mountainous areas can be rather dangerous. Very rewarding though – you will never forget the views.

    To make your travel experience during rainy season more enjoyable, make sure to have a waterproof bag to keep your most important things in: documents, tickets, money, gadgets etc. Mind your mobile phone and camera – it’s so easy to get these devices spoiled during heavy rains.

    Raincoat is a must if you want to stay at least partially dry. Umbrella is also your best friend during monsoons. Most umbrellas in India are not very strong and their quality leaves much to be desired, but they are also very affordable, so you can always get another one if yours is torn or broken.

    Getting a decent pair of footwear in rainy season is essential and rather challenging in India. Sleepers and sandals simply fall in a few days. Stronger varieties will last a little longer, but if you prefer to keep your feet clean, it’s recommended to go for a pair of waterproof shoes you buy when planning your journey. Rubber boots would do even better if it doesn’t get too hot.

    You should be twice more careful about food and drinks during monsoons. Avoid buying juices and snacks from the street vendors and keep your food in an airtight lunchbox. Wash your hands as often as possible or use a hand sanitizer.

    Mosquitoes are also especially dangerous at this time: moisture condition is perfect for their breeding. Getting malaria or dengue is not the most pleasant experience, especially if you travel solo, so it’s strongly recommended to use mosquito repellents.

    So, traveling during the Indian Monsoon Season might be challenging in a way, but definitely worth the effort.[/justify]

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    During monsoons it rains like this almost all day long.

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    #8170

    Antonina
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    Mahabaleshwar was one of the most impressive monsoon destinations of mine.

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