An Indian Monsoon

With the recent heat wave in India, everyone is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the rains or the monsoon season. The Indian monsoon is the most prominent of the world’s monsoon systems, which primarily affects India and its surrounding water bodies. Along with much-needed relief from the hot weather, the rains bring with them a certain kind of monsoon magic. Here is a collection of 12 beautiful images showing India in all her monsoon glory!

An Indian mahout covers himself with a plastic sheet as he rides an elephant in heavy rain in Jammu, India.

An Indian mahout covers himself with a plastic sheet as he rides an elephant in heavy rain in Jammu.

Although we enjoy these year-round, pakoras and chai just taste better in the monsoon

Although we enjoy these year-round, pakoras and chai just taste better in the monsoon

Plucking tea leaves in Darjeeling during the rains

Plucking tea leaves in Darjeeling during the rains

Araku, Andhra Pradesh welcomes the greenery of the monsoon

Araku, Andhra Pradesh welcomes the greenery of the monsoon

What's a monsoon image gallery without a Bollywood rain song?

What’s a monsoon image gallery without a Bollywood rain song?

Bhuttas (corn on the cob) roasted on coals with lime and red chilli are a perfect rainy street snack

Bhuttas (corn on the cob) roasted on coals with lime and red chilli are a perfect rainy street snack

Steaming cups of chai being poured into kulhars (clay cups) - a monsoon necessity

Steaming cups of chai being poured into kulhars (clay cups) – a monsoon necessity

Monsoon sky in Kerala

Monsoon sky in Kerala

Jamun fruit or Indian blackberry is available for a short time starting with the monsoon

Jamun fruit or Indian blackberry is available for a short time starting with the monsoon

Waves crash on to Marine Drive in Mumbai during the high tide of the monsoon

Waves crash on to Marine Drive in Mumbai during the high tide of the monsoon

Boys play inside a drain as it rains in Mumbai

Boys play inside a drain as it rains in Mumbai

A peacock dancing signals the arrivals of rains in Rajasthan

A peacock dancing signals the arrivals of rains in Rajasthan

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