1. Siang River Festival, Arunachal Pradesh The three-day festival is celebrated in the waters of the Siang River and aims to promote eco-tourism, the state’s culture, tradition, handicrafts, etc.

2. Fireflies festival at Purushwadi, Maharashtra The beginning of monsoons marks the mating time for fireflies, and the light pre-monsoon rains create the perfect atmosphere for witnessing the wonder created by over 2,000 species of fireflies.

3. Water Palaces of Mandu, Madhya Pradesh The history of the city of Mandu in Madhya Pradesh dates back to the 15th century. The water palace structures here are unique and filled with small forests, fields and even lakes.

4. Rain-washed sunset at Queen’s Necklace, Mumbai The Queen’s Necklace at Marine Drive in Mumbai offers a spectacular view of the sunset. When Marine Drive is viewed at night from an elevated point, it appears just like a string of pearls, thus getting its name ‘queen’s necklace’.

5. Misty villages of Cherrapunji, Meghalaya Once known as the wettest place on earth, Cherrapunji holds the position for the highest recorded rainfall in a calendar year. Other than the waterfalls, there are different attractions like root bridges, tree houses, viewpoints, caves and more.

6. Dudhsagar waterfalls trail, Goa The three-streamed, four-tiered waterfall has a staggering 600-meter height and the whole landscape looks stunning during monsoons, dotted with patches of green vegetation.

7. Rainforests of Agumbe, Karnataka The rainforests are also known for being home to the venomous King Cobra and also for housing India’s only rainforest research station.