The monsoon is the most beautiful season in India. Unless, of course, you hate rain. But for many people like me, there’s nothing more adventurous and romantic than a quick getaway to the beachside amid a violent tropical storm. The rough seas won’t allow you to enter the water, but the colours of the monsoon sky and the amazing weather absolutely make up for it.

The Karavali coast sees the best of the monsoon in this country. From Mangalore in the South to Karwar in the North, this coastline is home to some beautiful, world-renowned beaches. The area is hot and humid throughout the year, but during the monsoon, it blossoms into a green haven and cool holiday destination.

You may not be able to do much swimming, but this constant chai-pakora weather makes the best ambience for some quiet book reading or spending time with the people you love. Also, the constant crashing of waves gives you the most awesome ambience you could ask for.

This monsoon, explore the Karavali and take my word for it, you won’t be disappointed.

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