Savour the magic of monsoons with these amazing rainy destinations around the globe

Kerala: The undulating hills of Munnar, South India’s prime tea-growing regions, are carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations. The low mountain panorama is splendid especially during the monsoons when mist envelopes the mountain tops. Even though many tourists avoid Munnar during the monsoons, this is a great time to visit the hill station if you’re looking for a quiet vacation. Covered with lush green foliage, monsoons in Munnar have a charm of their own. During your trip in Munnar choose to stay with an amazing offering by RCI,  Club Mahindra, a property inspired by Indo-British architecture with ornate and spacious accommodation scattered on the undulating land surrounded by tea plantations.

Bangkok, Thailand: Thailand is another great destination which need not be off-limits during the monsoons. The rainy season makes fields and trees greener and the scenery gorgeous. When in Bangkok, remember it rains heavily but after the shower, the sun comes out again drying everything quickly. On rainy days too, there are no dearth of interesting things to do. Shop till you drop at the enormous Terminal 21 shopping mall, MBK shopping mall, and so on. Visit the fascinating Siam Ocean World or go for one of the popular cooking lessons. With RCI, you can complete your trip by staying at the Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside which is secluded away from the hustle & bustle of the city, the location allows you to relax peacefully amid its contemporary Thai décor and very friendly staff.

Costa Rica, Central America: One of the wettest destinations in Central America, Costa Rica exhibits a delightful panoramic view, all thanks to the constant rainfall in this area. Along with white-sand beaches, the country boasts of lush rainforests and a copious variety of flora and fauna. Costa Rica, which means “rich coast,” is a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts and ecotourists, and is home to a stunning variety of exotic plants and animals. In fact, some of the world’s rarest and most endangered species can be found here. From stunning beaches to dense jungles, Costa Rica has it all. While in Costa Rica, book your stay at Altara El Tucano Resort & Thermal Spa, the resort has a beautiful hike of the rainforests. The paths are well groomed so you can relax and admire the surroundings, all this along with a beautiful thermal river.

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu:  A paradise for nature lovers, Kodaikanal makes for a perfect hideaway during monsoons to witness nature’s beauty at its best. Needless to say, the exquisite scenic beauty of this tranquil hill town during monsoon months is a real feast to eyes. Whether you indulge in nature walks or go for hiking or cycling around, the sublime weather and unsurpassed scenic vistas of this gorgeous hill town are sure to take you in its complete awe of sheer hypnotising. RCI offers two great stay options here, you can choose to complete your perfect vacation with a stay at JC Residency, which will allow you to blend in, enjoy and absorb the essence of the place while watching the sun set over the idyllic or you can choose to stay at Sterling Kodai, set amidst landscaped greenery, by the Lake.

Singapore:  Singapore has not one but two rainy seasons. Despite the rain showers, Singapore never misses out on the alluring events during the monsoon season. The amusing event of Great Singapore Sale, where people get unimaginable discounts brings out the shopping enthusiast in you. Travelers can also treat their taste buds with the delicacies at the Singapore Food Festival, held in monsoon. You can enjoy a visit to the Marina Garden Bay and witness the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, go grab a drink at Clarke Quay, and the best of all you can pamper yourself at the Spa. Enjoy your stay with RCI at the  30 Bencoolen Hotel, which is newly opened and set on a broad, tree-lined street in the heart of the arts and cultural district.


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