The village of Mawsynram in India receives 467 inches of precipitation annually and is arguably the rainiest place on earth. India’s highest recorded record rainfall in one day is when it rained 26 inches in Mumbai in 2005. The southern part of India has a tropical monsoon climate and the monsoon season in India runs from June to September. Popular India destinations such as Mumbai, Calcutta and Delhi are known for their summer monsoon season. Traveling during the rainy, monsoon, summer season can save you money on airfare and popular tourist sites will be less crowded – just make sure to pack your wardrobe and travel accessories accordingly for rain.
The monsoons in India have picked up popularity for travel enthusiasts. Ladakh, located in the northern corner of India has become the number one hot spot. It’s tucked between two of the world’s highest mountain ranges, the Himalayas and Karakoram. If traveling during the months of June or July look for the Hemis Festival full of music and masked dancing.
Where to Stay:
- Oriental Guesthouse – a family run place with stunning views of the Leh valley.
- Grand Dragon Hotel – a more upscale luxury eco-friendly hotel.