Anytime is a good time for a holiday! But since it’s August, let’s tell you the best places to visit in August. With incessant rains and insipid humidity hovering over us, we bring you the best places to visit in August where you can let loose and make the most of your holidays. Whether it’s the mountains up north, waterfalls, lush greenery down south and all clubbed with authentic meals, a holiday is a holiday so gear up!
1. Lonavala, Maharashtra
For us Mumbaikars, Lonavla tops the list. And with Monsoon in the air, enjoy some crispy hot bhutta and kadak chai. Sunset points here like the Tiger point, which has now re-opened or Sunny Da Dhaba for a quick hearty meal is all one will need during the monsoon. And absolutely do not forget to gorge on a Lonavala favourite, Golden vada pav only at ₹ 12. Amazing right?
2. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
This is definitely one of the most visited hill stations during the monsoon, given the dreamy misty and lush green landscapes. An August visit is perfect as the rain just enhances the lands even more. Also, there are so many waterfalls to visit in August! You could head to the pillar rocks for a mystical fog clad mountain experience or witness the bear shola falls during this month and be enraptured by nature.
3. Valley Of Flowers, Uttarakhand
This one has a valley of flowers that’s a major attraction around August. Known for its sprawling meadows and different species of flowers, welcome to heaven! Nestled in the Garhwal region of Himalayas is a sight to behold. Orchids, poppies, marigold, daisies, Himalayan maple, fir trees and another 500 types of flora ornate this valley that expands over 87 km2.
Yogis in ancient times and botanists in the current have all made an expedition to this natural wonder! An ideal place for meditation and a blooming ground, this valley has been on the must-do list since it was first discovered. Also, catch the meeting point of the Zanskar and Western and Eastern Himalayan ranges when you visit.
4. Andaman & Nicobar Islands
August is a great time to visit these pristine islands as it’s an offseason here and so you get the best of everything at very low rates. Ideal isn’t it? There are many indoor activities to indulge in or you could visit Radhanagar, the dolphin resort, the cellular jail, or the Phoenix Bay Jetty. It just becomes, even more, prettier in the rains! And if you need more reasons, watch this for more details!
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Kerala is filled with hills and valleys. In August, the place transforms into a lush green paradise. The weather is cool and pleasant and there are a number of waterfalls to drive past. And if you’re an adventure junkie, then August river rafting is your thing to check out here. Also, this year onwards, get to witness the champions boat league where about 100 oarsmen row snake boats over the backwaters! So exciting!
This is one of the most gorgeous places of Maharashtra and a popular tourist spot. It is nestled between the Sahyadris and august makes it a great time for a visit to witness those Insta-worthy foggy, misty, rain-washed landscapes at the beautiful hill station. The Elephant point must be visited for its famous rock formations which makes for an interesting tourist attraction. Also, head to the dhobi waterfall for a surreal experience.
7. Khajurao, Madhya Pradesh
In August, the place becomes even more beautiful due to the heavy rainfall it receives. The Raneh waterfall is a sight to behold, as it’s filled with rainwater. Also, the light and sound show at the temple enhances your experience. The rain is sure to lift your moods as all your surroundings are washed anew and the landscape just comes alive.
8. Mt. Abu, Rajasthan
In the month of August, it receives less amount of rainfall but the scenic beauty of this pretty hill station doubles as the surroundings are filled with mountain mist and lush green vegetation. It’s perfect for nature lovers as this place becomes really picturesque and plush green. The Dilwara temple here is an important tourist spot and it has quite a royal view.
9. Udaipur, Rajasthan
Udaipur is considered to be one of the most romantic cities of the world and has rightly received the tag of the Venice of the East. Monsoon season is the best time to visit here. It’ll give you some respite from the Rajasthan heat and lake Pichola is a great spot to visit. It’s great for insta crazy people!
So where are you headed then?