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This year experience the monsoons by the beach. Here are a few options

Goa is beautiful, we all know it, but it looks splendid in the monsoons. Enjoy the rains at The Leela Goa, cradled by the heavenly water bodies and amidst green lush gardens.

Sip on a hot cuppa of tea in the private patio of your room overlooking the blue lagoons or just walk barefoot along the beach listening to the ocean’s roar and feel the rain and salt spray splash on your face.

You can experience the picturesque south Goan countryside by ferry ride or enjoy the carnival like atmosphere at the Bonderam Festival, celebrated at the quaint island of Divar surrounded by rice fields and wooded hills at the peak of monsoon in August. Just take your pick. Cradled between the Arabian Sea and River Sal, the 75 acre resort is 50 minutes by air from Mumbai and a scenic 45 minute drive from the airport through verdant coconut groves. It has luxurious villas, suites and rooms.

For further information, please visit >www.theleela.com Monsoon getaways at The Leela Kovalam Beach, Kerala

If the beaches of Kerala appeal to you more then you could head towards The Leela Kovalam Beach, Kerala. Amidst the greens, to get soaked in the rains by the beachside would be awesome. At the hotel’s Divya’s spa, there are ayurvedic massages.

Or just savour the cultural flavours of God’s own country by watching Kathakali or Kalaripayattu.

You can watch the Nehru Trophy Boat race, held on the second Saturday of August every year at Alappuzha, known as the “venice of the east.”

For further information visit >www.theleela.com

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