Follow the showers from Agumbe’s forests to Koi Kood’s beaches, with our pick of monsoon-friendly holidays.
By the beach
Fancy unwinding by a beachside villa on the quiet isle of Koh Kood? Head to the hi-end Soneva Kiri resort, off the coast of Thailand. Regardless of whether you want to go on a kayaking adventure into the azure blue sea or sign up for a rejuvenating ayurvedic massage, this five-star property has got it all sorted out.14-day packages from Rs 4,73,353 onwards. Details: soneva.com
Into the wild
Is the thrillseeker in you itching for adventure? Join Itravel on their upcoming camping three-day trip (think tents and treks) through the rain-kissed forests of Agumbe. Located atop Western Ghats—recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site—this five-acre region, filled with meandering streams and a plethora of reptiles (including the King Cobra) can be explored during field trips led by Forest Department officials. Rs 14,990. On July 15. Details: theitravelgroup.com
Getting away from the crowds needn’t always involve a trip overseas. Head over to a 200-year-old heritage property, Villa Goa, where two luxurious private villas hidden inside a sub-tropical garden with individual swimming pools are at your disposal. The property also boasts of a European chef (available on request) whose signature dishes include nutmeg chicken roast and caramelised pear pies. Rs 47,000 per night. At Assagao. Details: thevillagoa.com
The spice route
As the world embraces yoga, journey along India’s western coast and rediscover yourself. Set sail from Dubai —on a yoga-themed luxurious voyage with Azamara Club Cruise—and explore everything from Goa’s colonial-era Portuguese churches to Kerala’s pristine backwaters and beyond (think Maldives and Sri Lanka). While two-week long cruise progresses, renowned in-house Iyengar yoga instructor, Colleen Gallagher, will teach you over 200 yoga poses and meditation techniques. From November 3 to 17. From Rs 2,43,533 onwards. Details: tirun.com