10 Best Travel Destinations To Visit if You're Obsessed With Rain

Sun-drenched days are preferred by tourists who want to relax on the sandy beaches. They wish to shop in charming communities or see local landmarks in beautiful weather. The most preferred days are those when sunshine is abundant.

However, what about travelling to a place during the rainy season?

Best Monsoon Travel Destinations

When making travel plans, a dreary, cloudy day with the possibility of rain or downpours may not be what you had in mind. However, some individuals believe that the best time to visit a distant place is during the rainy season.

After such a long summer, it's interesting to see how nature becomes lively withthe start of rainy season. During the monsoon, it is the most lush. You may always go out and explore the green and refreshed environment; all you need are correct monsoon attire. Nature's diverse hues will astound you in the world's wettest tourist sites.

With the monsoon just starting and the excitement that it brings to satisfy your wanderlust, I am listing out 10 best travel destinations around the world that one should visit during rains.

1. Costa Rica, United States

This is the most beautiful place within United States that you can visit. The lush green landscape us what attracts most people to this island. 

Costa Rica's terrain is diverse. From lush highlands to some of the world's most beautiful beaches, there's something for everyone. The rainforest covers much of Costa Rica, and the wet season, which lasts from May to November, lasts for half of the year. Showers can be soft and calming or destructive, therefore some people may advise avoiding them.

Costa Rica's beautiful landscape is also home to a plethora of volcanoes. Locals even claim that when a storm passes, they become easier to see, allowing you to get a better view of sights like the massive Arenal Volcano.

Costa Rica

Tortuguero is known for its abundance of sea turtles, which attracts wildlife enthusiasts. Tortuguero, which means "turtle area," is devoid of tourists and busiest with turtles during the rainy season. This is an excellent opportunity to observe the little hatchlings and their first excursion to the water.

The Cloud Forests in Monteverde and Santa Elena are some of Costa Rica's best ecotourism destinations. If you want to get close to nature and see unusual flora and animals without venturing too far off the beaten road, this is the place to go.

Dominical is a tropical backpacker's paradise, complete with dirt streets, stunning beaches, inexpensive lodging, casual open-air restaurants, and a welcoming atmosphere. Domincal is one of the top surfing spots in Costa Rica. Visitors find it difficult to leave, and their trips frequently grow into extended stays.

The secluded Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park are also most beautiful places located in southern Costa Rica, beyond the magnificent beaches of Dominical.

The park, which was established in 1975, protects what is considered to be Central America's best remaining length of Pacific coastal rainforest. It has a large route system and is popular with hikers who want to go for long distances.

Other popular activities in the area include diving, snorkelling, and fishing, in addition to surfing. The area's major town is Puerto Jiménez, and the Drake Bay area has several excellent lodges.

2. Dudhsagar Falls Goa, India

Goa, well known for its beaches also has this place which is especially beautiful during rainy season, located on the Mandovi River at the border between Goa and Karnataka. It's 60 kilometres from Panaji by road, and it's 46 kilometres east of Madgaon and 80 kilometres south of Belagavi on the Belgaum–Vasco da Gama train line. 

The only route to reach Dudhsagar Falls during the monsoon is to take a train from Madgaon to Castle Rock Railway Station and back (Railway line passes right through the Falls offering stunning close range views)

Dudhsagar Falls

With a height of 310 metres (1017 feet) and an average width of 30 metres, Dudhsagar Falls is one of India's tallest waterfalls (100 feet).

The Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary, which is known for its bird watching, surrounds the Dudh Sagar area. Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary is a lush park with walking trails, birds, leopards, elephants, and other animals.

Tambdi Surla or Castle Rock (in Karnataka) is another name for this place among the locals. During the monsoon season, the falls are especially impressive. Rains feed the falls, which result in a massive wall of milky white water.

Castle Rock's vegetation is moist tropical deciduous, as it is located in a thickly forested area. Manganese mines are the region's main source of revenue. The Dandeli Tiger Reserve encompasses the settlement.

Nearby attractions include Kali Tiger Reserve situated in Karnataka's Uttara Kannada district. Bengal tigers, black panthers, and Indian elephants, among other animals, call the park home. The Kali River runs through the tiger reserve and is the ecosystem's lifeline, hence its name. The tiger reserve encompasses 1300 square kilometres of land.

3. Hawaii Island, United States

The Pacific island is ideal for those who enjoy rain. In the midst of a monsoon, every inch of Hawaii should be loved, whether it's the magnificent sea beaches or the magnificent rainforests. Hawaii is one among the world's wettest rainy holiday destinations. The splendour of a rain-soaked Hawaii will fascinate you if you travel to Big Bog in Maui or Puu Kukui.

Paako Beach Maui

The highest peak in the Mauna Kalalawa Mountains is Puu Kukui. The molten lava, once famed for volcanic eruptions, corroded into rock as it poured downstream, producing Lao valley. Mt Waialeale - which means outflowing water – is another name for it.

Because to the shielding effect and heights of the gigantic mountains Maunakea and Maunaloa, you may travel across all but four climate zones, ranging from Wet Tropical to Polar Tundra. 

The island of Hawaii is an unequalled display of nature's strength, from the numerous geological features of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea; from the lush valleys of the Hilo and Hamakua Coasts to the jet-black beaches of Punaluu Beach.

 You will surely be humbled in any way you choose to tour the island!

4. Pohnpei, Micronesia

This is the largest and most progressive state in the Federated States of Micronesia. It gets a lot of rain full year. It is one of the wettest rainy vacation destinations in the world, among other things. Pohnpei vacations provide a wide range of activities.


Natural beauty abounds, with pristine cerulean waters and huge tropical landscapes virtually untouched. Micronesia is a sliver of beauty in the Pacific, and a great place to visit on your next international trip.

If watching clouds rip apart and spit water becomes tedious, you may always go kayaking, surfing, or diving. For a relaxing stay, the Nahlop and Nan Madol resorts are recommended.

The Micronesia's official currency is US dollar. Its official language is English. So you would feel very comfortable interacting with people and enjoying the sports.

5. Andaman Island, India

Beach holidays and monsoon Andaman don't usually go together. However, the Andaman Islands are one of the few places in the world where it is always season.

Andaman Island

In Andaman, the usual ‘tourist' season is almost finished. Monsoon will arrive in Andaman in mid-May. Most tourists avoid visiting the islands during the offseason because of the location and nature of the attractions (beaches and sea activities). 

But hang in there with me. Here's what you need to know about visiting the Andaman Islands between May and September.

During the rains, most of Andaman remains operational. In reality, with the exception of sea walks, you may do practically everything that happens during the summer vacation season, such as scuba diving and snorkelling. 

There's a potential that heavy rains and severe waves will cancel your trip, but you can always come back when the weather clears up. If chance isn't on your side, you'll get a complete refund.

During the rains, ferry services to islands and attractions such as limestone caverns remain operational. Visitors are welcome to tour local sights such as the cellular jail and the Samudrika museum.

6. Puerto Lopez, Equador

Puerto Lopez is one of the wettest land on earth. Despite not being a polished coastal location, the once humble fishing community of Puerto Lopez still offers a nice escape for a backpacker from the city. If you want to go hiking, learn about history, and see a lot of coastal animals, Puerto Lopez is a must-see on your Ecuador itinerary!


Take a boat trip to the 'Poor Man's Galapagos,' Isla de la Plata. This is a must-see destination for wildlife enthusiasts, especially those who couldn't afford a journey across the Galapagos Islands. Isla de la Plata is a 40-kilometer boat ride from Puerto Lopez, and tours to the island are easy to arrange from the main town.

The island is deserted and gives the opportunity to witness some of the Galapagos' most famous denizens, including the Blue-Footed Booby, Nazca Booby, and, if you're lucky, an Albatross!

The majority of programmes involve a hike of varied durations over the island as well as snorkelling opportunities with manta rays, coral, and gigantic sea turtles.

7. Lloro, Columbia

Here Showers do not occur only during certain seasons; they occur all year. For rain enthusiasts, this is a must-visit site. All you have to do now is wrap yourself in a raincoat and relax while the rain pours down.

Lloro, Columbia

Lloró is a municipality and a town in Colombia's Chocó Department. With 12,717 mm (501 in) of average annual precipitation, it is the second most in the world after Lopez del Micay, which has 12,892.4 mm (508 in). The rainfall data was collected between 1952 and 1989 at the University of Bogota's Agricultural Farm. If this is correct, it would make it the wettest site on the planet. 

The Spanish verb llorar, which means "to cry," can also be a metaphor for rain, therefore lloró might indicate "it rained." However, this is not the town's name; it is named after Gioró, a pre-Columbian indigenous chief.

8. Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver, Canada, is the place to be if you're looking for the world's wettest rainy holiday locations. It is the region in the country that receives the most rainfall. The relentless beating of rain can be paired with other local attractions, as it is a relatively contemporary metropolis with plenty of entertainment. The nightlife, like the monuments and cultural centres, is vibrant.

Stanley park

Stanley Park is a verdant peninsula bordering Downtown Vancouver with massive trees. This is the finest area to visit in Vancouver if you want to get outside and enjoy some nature. The green space is encircled by a paved seawall walk, which is a great place to explore on foot or by bicycle.

Inland, the park has a lot to offer, and you can easily spend an entire day exploring sights like Brockton Point's totem poles or the Vancouver Aquarium. Spectacular views may be seen throughout the park, whether looking back towards the city or forward.

The park's gardens and bushes burst into a rainbow of stunning colours in the spring, with cherry trees leading the way and rhododendrons close after.

9. Bankok, Thailand

Thailand is drenched with rain from July to October. This invariably causes certain issues, such as irregular rainfall and flooding. However, the rain has created some increasingly attractive spots in Thailand's north and central regions.

Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok and Chiang Mai are more than just crowded cities; they are also two of Thailand's most popular tourist attractions. During the wet season, these cities mainly empty out. This gives you plenty of time and elbow room to see sights like the Wat Phra Keo temple and Chiang Mai's crowded museum

Stay near the Gulf of Thailand if you want to take advantage of monsoon season's low pricing while remaining dry.

Although Koh Samui and Koh Tao are typically spared from the worst storms, they still have attractions such as the Ang Thong National Marine Park. These natural treasures are stunning when the weather is clear, but they can also be enjoyed when it rains.

10. Coorg, India

Coorg, which is located in the Western Ghats, is known for its stunning vistas. Landscapes that are lush and green. Plantations of aromatic tea and coffee. Awe-inspiring waterfalls. Cuisine that is delectable. Hills that are hazy. Flora and wildlife from throughout the world. Whether you're a foodie, a curious geographer, a roaming traveller, or a wildlife enthusiast, Coorg is a hidden gem that draws thousands every year, leaving them with no choice but to pay a visit.

Coorg Village

While trekkers and bikers demonstrate their daring by immersing themselves in the rains that lash from all sides throughout the day, nature lovers seek calm in this captivating location.

The best aspect is that you may enjoy the Monsoons right in the middle of Madikeri town at Raja's Seat, a popular tourist site. The bitter cold and sporadic rain don't seem to deter eager parents from taking their newborns and children outside to appreciate nature. Raja's Seat is a fantastic site for loved ones to share the warmth of friendship and love, thanks to the foggy surroundings and cold temperature. Mother Nature has such power in Coorg, particularly during the monsoon season.

Abbey Falls is around 8 kilometres from Madikeri town and has adequate roads. The steps leading down to the waterfalls enliven your senses as you pass by coffee plantations on either side, framed by sky-kissing silver trees drenched in fog. Intermittent rains add to the grandeur of the area, transforming it into a fairytale.

Another noteworthy feature of Abbey waterfalls is that as the water flows down, it generates multiple tiny waterfalls due to the unusual jagged granite structure. So, when you visit the Abbey Falls, don't forget to take in the beauty of the small waterfalls and the lush foliage that surrounds them.

Somethings are important!!!

Remember that any of these rainy day excursions may necessitate a little more planning.

Raincoats and umbrellas, as well as plastic bags for electronic equipment, are essential. To journey across the flooded landscape, waterproof hiking boots will be required.

During the rainy season, mosquitoes are also widespread. Keep your mosquito repellent creams handy.

Are there any countries that shine during the rainy season that we missed? Please tell your experiences in the comments.

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