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10 Perfect Monsoon Getaways for you and Your Family

The monsoon showers are here and if you are wondering where to take your spouse and kids, we have the perfect list of places tailor-made just for you. 

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From north to south, the Goa coastline is marked by a number of beach towns, with a relaxed ambience, seafood and water sports such as windsurfing, water skiing, sailing, water scooters and dolphin spotting cruises. 

Must-Visit: Naval Aviation Museum, Chapora Beach, Baga Beach, Baga River, Kalacha Beach, Baga Beach, St. Michael's Church, Betalbatim Beach, St. Michael's Church, Terekhol Fort.

HolidayIQ reviewer Harinder says, "I was in Goa for two days with my family. Main purpose of the visit was to enjoy at beaches. Visited Arambol beach and Chapora fort."

Manali
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HolidayIQ reviewer Amitava Sasmal shot this in Manali

Lying at an altitude of 2050 metres above sea level, Manali is a popular hill station in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is located in the Beas River Valley.

Must-Visit: The Mall Road, Pizzeria,Manali, Club House, Manali Gompa, Manali Zoo

HolidayIQ reviewer Sachin says, "It is one of the best place to visit in Himachal, especially during May to November. You will feel refreshed by the scene of Manali which will definitely overwhelm you. From Manali, you can visit Rohtang."

Darjeeling
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HolidayIQ reviewer Debasish Bhadra from Kolkata shot this in Darjeeling

Darjeeling is one of India’s most famous holiday destinations and is affectionately known as the “Queen of the Hills”. It attracts tourists all year round. 

Must-Visit: Tiger Hill, Toy Train, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Ghoom Monastery

HolidayIQ Traveller Suman Pratihar says, “We visited Darjeeling during monsoons.During this time the weather is little disturbed but we enjoyed nature at the fullest. The entire hill station is covered in different shades of green. Just sip a cup of tea and enjoy the nature.” HolidayIQ Traveller Susmita Basu says, “Breakfast at Glenary's is a must when in Darjeeling.”

Gangtok
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HolidayIQ reviewer Rajendra Makharia from Mumbai shot this in Gangtok

The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok is nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas at an elevation of 1,650 m. 

Must-Visit: Palzor Stadium, Kabi Lungchok, Sikkim Handicraft And Handloom Emporium, Tsuk La Khang Monastery, Flower Show Museum

HolidayIQ reviewer Jasbeer says, "Sikkim is the best place to spend your weekend with your friends and family and while visiting the place you should at least once try the traditional dish Thukpa." HolidayIQ reviewer Prateek says, "A place full of warmth(of its people) and natural beauty with clean roads and streets. The most striking feature is the manner and discipline in which the city is being administered by Sikkim Government."

HolidayIQ reviewer Raman Bansal shot this at Chembra

Spent time bird-watching and go trekking with a naturalist guide through the rainforest

Must-Visits: Soochipara Falls, Banasura Dam, Edakkal Caves, Chembra Peak, Muthanaga Wildlife Sanctuary, Bamboo Rafting 

HolidayIQ Traveller Sumit says, “Wayanad is prone to the retreating south west monsoon. It is quite enjoyable at this point of time. There are, of course, possibility of scattered storms and occasional downpour. Wayanad, during monsoons, has a different beauty, which is equally appealing.” “Especially when it is drizzling and misty. It is the place to visit when you want to unwind and step away from your mundane city life. A trip to Wayanad will definitely sooth your senses and refresh your soul,” adds HolidayIQ Traveller Babu.

Munnar
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Mother nature has been generous in showering her bounty on this hill station, Munnar

Must-Visit: Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Anayirnkal Dam, Munnar Spices and Ayurvedic Garden, Kalvari Mount

HolidayIQ reviewer Natesa says, "To relax with family or friends. When you travel to Munnar, remember to choose the best hotel by quality, and not by tariff!"

Nainital
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HolidayIQ reviewer Manu Khandelwal shot this in Nainital

Located in the Kumaon foothills, Nainital is a beautiful hill station in the state of Uttarakhand. It is nestled amidst the mountains.

Must-Visit: Kilbury, Sonapani Himalayan Village, Garjia Devi Temple, Dhikala, Corbett Museum.

HolidayIQ reviewer Navdeep says, "Nainital boating experience with family was enjoyable and romantic. Tea Bagan greenery was beautiful. We went in our own car with my family."

Ladakh
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HolidayIQ reviewer Newport t Ravel shot this in Ladakh

Ladakh is known for its mystical landscape which is characterised by snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes and scenic beauty which also serve as the major sightseeing spots. 

Must-Visit: Palace of the King of Ladakh, Sindhu Ghat, Moore Plains, Hall Of Fame, Monastero Tak Thok

HolidayIQ reviewer Dimple says, "Leh-Ladakh is great to go with family. Newly married couples can also go. It's romantic, adventurous and religious at the same time. There are lakes and mountains which very beautiful."

Ooty is a popular tourist destination of India because of its lush green hills, lofty mountains, tall pines, sprawling valleys and English country lanes. 

Must-Visit: Ooty Botanical Gardens, Fossil Tree, OOTY, Sri Kasi Viswanathar temple, Marlimun Lake, Toy train from Ooty to Coonoor, Lovedale

HolidayIQ reviewer Sudhan says, "One should visit the Ooty once in life. Take local tour bus for to see Ooty. the toy train is not included in that. You need at least 2 days to check out all things in Ooty."

Mahabaleshwar
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HolidayIQ reviewer Akshaya Patil from Mumbai shot this in Mahabaleshwar

The moderate climate of Mahabaleshwar makes it destination tourists can visit any time of the year.

Must-Visit:  Mumbai Point (Sunset Point), On Wheelz, Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, Wax Meuseum, 445 Temple

HolidayIQ reviewer C.A. Sampadaborkar says, "Amazing viewpoints, strawberries, Mapro Garden, Sahyadri mountain ranges, valleys and horse rides make this place the perfect family gateway."

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