Stay away from these 4 hill stations, monsoon creates havoc here, life is at risk

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Monsoon has arrived, where people have got relief from the scorching heat due to rain, they are also facing many problems during this time. If you are fond of visiting the mountains, then you should avoid going there during monsoon. During monsoon, there is a high possibility of cloudburst, landslides, floods and waterlogging in hilly areas. Therefore, if you are planning to go to a hill station, then it would be wise to know about the weather there first. Today we are going to tell you about 4 such hill stations, where you should avoid going during monsoon, because your life can be in danger here. (All photo credit – Wikimedia Commons)

Kedarnath

Kedarnath is one of the most visited hill stations in India. Many people come to this place not only for its natural beauty but also to seek blessings of Lord Shiva. Kedarnath is located at an altitude of 11,755 feet and trekking to reach here is also quite difficult. Beautiful views of the Himalayas including dense forests, waterfalls, rivers are seen from the Kedarnath track. Despite being beautiful, this track is not free from danger during monsoon. Let us tell you, in June 2013, heavy rains caused heavy floods and landslides in Kedarnath. In which thousands of residents and tourists died in Kedarnath. The track leading to the temples becomes very dangerous during the monsoon season, so it is better to avoid going here.

Kullu

Kullu, located in Himachal Pradesh, is known as a beautiful tourist destination. For years, its beauty and greenery have been attracting tourists. Kullu, located in the picturesque state of Himachal Pradesh, experiences massive landslides during the monsoon. Many people lost their lives when a bus fell into a gorge in Sainj in Kullu district. According to the report, the main reason behind this accident is said to be landslides caused by rain. Many houses collapsed due to a massive landslide in Kullu in the month of August last year. Due to continuous rain, there is a possibility of landslides, cloudbursts and flash floods on the mountains.

Coorg

Coorg

Coorg or Kodagu, located in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, is considered the best place for coffee lovers. It is also called the Scotland of India. Tourists come from far and wide to see the greenery here along with the tea and coffee plantations. The weather of Coorg is pleasant most of the time, but during the monsoon, the place receives heavy rains and storms, which block the roads, after which the possibility of floods etc. increases. The landslide in Kodagu in the year 2019 almost destroyed the coffee plantations that started from the top of the hills and spread for several kilometers.

Darjeeling

Darjeeling

Darjeeling is one such hill station that attracts many tourists from across the country due to its natural beauty, historical significance and breathtaking views. It is wise to avoid visiting this place till August as the place receives heavy rainfall. Last year, a person died in Darjeeling after a house collapsed due to a landslide. Landslides are the biggest environmental threat to the city of Darjeeling. Landslides wreak havoc in and around Darjeeling during the monsoon.

Keep an extra day before leaving for a hill station trip during monsoon

Keep an extra day before leaving for a hill station trip during monsoon

When traveling during monsoon, it is best to keep a buffer day. For example, if you are going on a week-long trip to Himalayan regions like Leh, Ladakh or Spiti, you should keep a buffer day in Shimla/Manali. Landslides and heavy rainfall may cause road blockages which may delay your journey.


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