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Monsoon Travel Destinations in India

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“As a romantic ideal, turbulent, impoverished India could still weave its spell, and the key to it all – the colours, the moods, the scents, the subtle, mysterious light, the poetry, the heightened expectations, the kind of beauty that made your heart miss a beat – well, that remained the monsoon.”, articulately verbalized Alexander Frater in his book ‘Chasing the Monsoon’.

Like a dormant deluge waiting to subsume the nation in its aura, monsoons bring with them the thrill of the oceans. The whole country is overwhelmed by the massive downpour. From little kids playing on the roads in the rain to the elderly sitting under a shade while enjoying “chai”, monsoons are loved by people of all age groups.

As far as the adventure-seeking wanderlust travellers are concerned, a torrent of rain with a hint of thunderstorm and scotch mist is exactly what it takes to get their motors running.

The different terrains and landscapes being drenched by the massive downpour that is brought by the monsoon is a delight to witness. Thus, monsoon season is one of the most sought out seasons for going out and exploring.

Here is a list of 4 places that you MUST visit during the monsoons.

  1. Coorg, Karnataka

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Known as the “Scotland of India”, Coorg is known for its lush green flora and a never-ending unison of forest covered hills with a stream of river cutting right through them. The breath-taking views and the captivating sceneries will compel the traveller in you to fall in love.

Coorg, also called Kodagu, is the largest producer of coffee in India. Thus, the coffee plantations, the orange meadows and the lush tea gardens paint a vibrant picture.

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The best time to visit Coorg is right before the start of the monsoons. It is also the region with the highest rainfall and boasts of the mesmerizing sceneries and breath-taking views.

A few tourist hotspots in Coorg are listed below.

  • Omkareshwar Temple

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  • Namdroling Monastery

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  • Iruppu Falls

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  • Abbi Falls

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  • Madikeri Fort

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  1. Munnar, Kerala

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The “Kashmir of South India”, Munnar is located in the Idukki in Kerala. It is famous for its vibrant tea plantations and scenic views. Munnar is situated in the Western Ghats and is home to several highly endangered species like the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.

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Being situated at the banks of three rivers, namely – Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru, it offers a series of awe-inspiring views that paint the canvas red.

Few of the tourist hotspots in Munnar are listed below.

  • Pothamedu ViewPoint

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  • Attukal Waterfalls

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  • Kundala Lake

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  • Mattupetty Dam

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  1. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

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Cherrapunji, also known as the land of the oranges, is the second wettest place in the world. Previously, it held the record for being the wettest place on Earth but Mawsynram, also situated in Meghalaya, currently holds that record.

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Cherrapunji is a town in the East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya. Cherrapunji annual rainfall is around 12,000 mm and offers staggering views of the plains of Bangladesh. It’s home to the infamous double-decker living root bridges and has the fourth largest waterfall in India – The Seven Sister Waterfall (Nohsngithiang Falls).

It serves to be an alternate heaven for thrill-seeking travellers that love the monsoons as it is the only place in India which experiences rainfall every month. The best time to visit Cherrapunji is around September.

Few of the tourist hotspots located in Cherrapunji are listed below.

  • Living Root Bridge

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  • Mawsmai Caves

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  • Nohkalikai Waterfalls

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  • Dainthlen Waterfalls

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  1. Andaman & Nicobar Islands

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The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is one of the seven union territories in India. These islands are located at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea. From crystal clear waters to white sandy beaches, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer you all. This is the perfect spot for a family vacation or a romantic getaway with your significant other.

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Whether you want to soak in the sun or go deep sea diving, it is the place to be. Moreover, Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is always bustling with tourists from across the globe.

Although it is very hard to contain all the ‘places to visit’ in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in one list, a few of them are listed below.

  • Havelock Island

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  • Baratang Island

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  • Radhanagar Beach

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Be it the innate curiosity of a child, the rebellious nature of a teenager or an adult – eager to escape, all of us have this immense desire to travel and to explore, irrespective of the stage of life we’re at. However, we do not satiate our desires but often inhibit them. A child wanting to travel is turned down by the overprotective parents. A teen’s willingness to explore the world alone is crushed beneath the mountain of expectations and the urgency of accomplishments.

Then comes the helpless adult human being, unable to step out of the monotonous routine that she/he trapped herself/himself in, just to sustain the feasibility and cost of living. At the end of it all, we are left with the regret of not exploring more, of not extracting more out of life, and of not following our passions; eventually settling for less.

Thus, one needs to travel. One needs to learn how to travel.

There are a lot of myths associated with travelling, like it’s not safe out there or that you need to have a lot of money to travel. Well, that’s not necessarily the case. You don’t need to have a lot of money to travel. Just a bit of courage to start. We all talk about how one day we’re going to travel and explore every nook and cranny of the world, but that day never really comes. Not for most of them out there making such claims. Thus, you need to start now.

Talking about the travel expenses, it can be divided into three categories.

  1. Transport
  2. Accommodation
  3. Food and everything else

Your travelling expenses can be minimised if you take note of the following few travelling tips.

  • Hitch Hike – Don’t shy away from asking for a lift. More than often, someone will stop and offer you a ride. Feel free to engage and interact with them and exchange stories.
  • Volunteer for Transport/Accommodation – As you travel, you may come upon many opportunities where you can work interchange for accommodation or a free ride forward.
  • Get a sleeping bag – You may save money by camping by the side of the road and saving money.
  • Start a blog/vlog – With internet on the rise, you may start a blog or a vlog. You can use it to document your journey and share your experiences with the world. You might even make some money.

All these will certainly minimise your travelling expenses and make it more affordable. This is not a lavish way of travelling, but you will be able to tour the world and earn priceless experiences. Who knows, you may even find yourself.

Just have the courage to step out because “to travel, is to live”.

This post is inspired by Tomislav Perko, who travelled across the globe with almost no money. Feel free to check out his eye-opening TEDx Talk.

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To buy his book ‘1000 days of Spring’ – Click here.

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Falcon Heavy all set to launch today

Flacon Heavy.  Image by spacenews.com

SpaceX’s most powerful rocket yet, The Flacon Heavy is all set to launch today , on 6th of February at 1:30 pm eastern time (12 am, Wednesday, Indian Standard Time). Disrupting the whole space industry with his company SpaceX, Elon Musk is about to launch a rocket to the mars orbit with his midnight cherry Tesla Roadster as the payload. The live stream can be seen on the SpaceX website or on Youtube.

This is a test launch and the rocket will lift off from the Kennedy Space Centre, launch complex 39, in Florida. It was also the launch pad for several milestone missions, mainly the Apollo mission or Project Apollo that sent humans to the moon in 1969.

The Falcon Heavy

Falcon Heavy

With its debut lift off in a matter of hours, it will be the most powerful operating rocket in the world. With the capability to lift a massive 141,000 pounds into the orbit, it can lift double the cargo than the Delta 4 Heavy which is the next closest operational vehicle.

The Flacon Heavy comprises of 3 Flacon 9 boosters that provide 3 times the thrust. These boosters are recoverable and reusable, which is the USP of SpaceX, thereby cutting down the space travel costs to a miniscule.

SpaceX founder and CEO, Elon Musk said, “Rapid and complete reusability is really the key to opening up space.”

Two of the three Falcon 9 boosters will return to the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, whereas the third one will return to a drone manoeuvred mobile launch pad in the ocean.

Each booster consists of 9 Merlin engines, thereby blessing the The Falcon Heavy with 27 Merlin engines that generate more than 5 million pounds or 22,819 kilonewtons of thrust at liftoff. It has the most thrust to payload ratio and is drastically cost effective. It costs a mere 90 Million USD to launch it to up to 8.0mT to GTO (Geosynchronous transfer orbit). This is considerably lower than the billion dollar government projects.

Falcon Heavy comparison

The payload

Tesla Roadster as the payload.

On being asked about his tesla roadster as being the payload of this test launch, Musk said, “It’s just for fun. A lot of people don’t understand the purpose of sending a car to mars. There’s no point obviously. It’s just for fun and to get the public excited. Normally when a rocket is tested, they put something really boring on board, like a block of concrete or a chunk of steel or something.  And that’s pretty boring. So let’s watch the most fun thing we could put on.”

The Mission behind SpaceX

The main goal of SpaceX is to make life multi-planetory. It aims at sending humans to mars and to colonize mars by 2022.

The video uploaded by SpaceX showcasing the Falcon Heavy animation can be seen – here.

All being said and done, this test launch might be the stepping stone to making human life multi-planetary. Do not miss out on the launch and be sure to watch The Falcon Heavy lift off today.

Watch the live streaming of The Flacon Heavy launch – Here

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