Everyone likes the monsoon season and many of us love to enjoy the first showers of the season. After the scorching summer season we are eagerly waiting for the first showers of the monsoon season to arrive. Southwest and the northeast monsoon are the two monsoons of India.
Many of the Indian destinations are popular for heavy or record rains in the country and the others offer a glamorous monsoon season. Darjeeling and Shilong in the eastern Himalayan region is the wettest area in the world. Travel to this region should definitely be avoided during monsoon time. Let us view the monsoon season from the traveler’s point of view. Travelling in monsoon season may not be that much comfortable as the summer and winter seasons. But traveling in Monsoon provides the pleasure of getting immersed in nature’s bounty and viewing the wonderful colors on display. Let us get some tips on monsoon trips and know what care should be taken while traveling in this season.
Monsoon can affect public transportation and it can affect your travel plans also. Long distance trains can run late from the scheduled time, even some train services might be cancelled due to flooding. Flights also can be cancelled or delayed. So while traveling during monsoon you have to carry sufficient stuff of eatables or other necessities in case you get held up during travel. Travelling by air can be more advantageous as the delay in reaching your destination by air is comparatively less. Also during monsoon the flight tickets are cheaper. If you are travelling by plane start earlier to reach the airport since you may get delayed because of traffic jams due to heavy rains.
Synthetic Clothes are the best option in rainy season as they dry out quickly. Keep extra clothing while travelling in rainy season and rainy shoes are advisable. Carry a first aid kit containing disinfectants and remedies on monsoon disorders. Since there is a chance of getting affected by one of the monsoon health hazards, try to avoid eating unhealthy food at railway stations or eatables from unauthorized vendors. Intake easily digestible food and drink bottled or boiled water only. Smallest indication or symptom of a disease also should be taken care of. Keep informed your close relatives or friends about your complete schedule of travel and keep in touch with them during your travel so that they will be aware of your location. Keep an eye on the weather forecast and predictions.