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5 places to visit in August in India for a Monsoon Getaway

By Vijay - May 13, 2020
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A country comprising of all the seasons and needless to say each season leaves its unique mark on the landscapes in its own way. It is really difficult to pick the Best Places to visit in August in India. Monsoons not only bring rains but also the reason to cherish after a hot humid summer here in India. Looking at its geographical features, India just leaves everyone spellbound. From the mighty Himalayas in the north to the vast sand dunes in the west to the vast coastline in the south and ending with picturesque landscapes in the North east, India has got it covered. With rains, life flourishes in its full flow and there is no better time to be in the lap of mother earth.

Talking about August in India, the weather is not too hot or nor too cold. You will definitely find rain in most of the places but the showers are short spanned and give travellers ample time to explore the lush green landscapes. So here are the five best places to visit in August in India.

Here are the Top 5 places to visit in August in India:

1.Coorg

Plantations in Coorg
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Popularly known as the Scotland of India is cradled between the western ghats. Locally this place is called Kodagu and is one of the most sort after places in Karnataka. The aboriginal people of this place as called Kodavas and they are known for their hospitality and expertise in martial arts. The amalgamation of breathtaking mountain peaks, scintillating waterfalls, and lush green landscapes field flora and fauna makes it a perfect holiday destination.

Mountain treks & river rafting are a few adventure activities that can be done here. Abbey Falls, Madikeri Fort, Tadiandamol & Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary are the top attractions that you can add to your itinerary. It is around 260kms from Bangalore and is easily accessible by road & trains. The nearest major train station would be Mysore which is about 70km from Coorg.

Also Read: What are the top places to visit in Coorg: Scotland of India

2.Cherapunji

Also known as the crown jewel of North India, this place once used to be the wettest place on the earth because of the tremendous rainfall that it received throughout the year. Now considered as the second wettest place in the world, the place is famous for its waterfalls and man-made root bridges made from rubber trees. One of these kinds of bridges is more than 500 years old and is still in use.

The Double Decker Root Bridge is one of the most famous ones and to reach this bridge it is gonna quite some time and effort. Be prepared to hike for at least 1.5 hours but it is worth making this effort. Nohkalikai falls, Mawsmai caves and Dawki river are the best places to visit during this trip to Cherapunji. You can stay in Shillong and do a day trip to Cherapunji as Shillong is more accessible and well connected to other cities when compared to Cherapunji. It is around 50km from Shillong.

Root bridge in Cherapunji
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Also Read: Fall In Love With The Shower Of Joy at Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

3.Ladakh

Also known as bikers paradise, this place is picture-perfect to visit during August. Considering the geographical location of this place, it receives very little to almost no rainfall during the monsoon season. This makes it to the list of best places to visit in August in India. This place is also called a “Land of passes” as it surrounded by snow-capped mountains at an altitude of more than 2700meters.

Considering the rich heritage and history, the monasteries here are just not to be missed. Apart from biking tours, people do a lot of treks and also visit the Nubra valley when they visit Ladakh. You can take a flight to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport or you can reach by road either from Srinagar or Manali. Both the routes are equally scenic and breathtaking. By road, you will have to make multiple stops.

Tibetan prayer flag in Ladakh
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Route 1: Srinagar to Leh ( You would be covering a distance of around 435kms)

Srinagar — Zozi La —  Kargil — Lamayaru — Leh

Mountain valley in Leh
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Route 2: Manali to Leh ( You would be covering a distance of 490 km appx and if you are an adventure seeker then we would recommend you take this route)

Manali – Rohtang – Kokhsar – Jispa – Darcha – Baralacha La – Bharatpur – Nakee La – Lachulung La – Tanglang La – Gya – Karu – Leh

Ladakh
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Also Read: Visit to Leh Ladakh – An Out of the World Experience

4.Goa

Who hasn’t planned a vacation and failed? Well, if you are planning yet again, make sure that you plan it during the month of August as it is relatively less crowded before the actual season starts. One can get fancy properties at affordable prices and the shacks are less crowded thus making it a perfect place to hang out with your buddies.

The uninterrupted Anjuna & the Baga beaches are named to be the best golden sand beaches in India. If you some good budget planned for this trip, then you can book accommodation in one of those five-star properties which have these well-groomed private beaches to relax with your partners. Goa is well connected with all means of transports. Goa surely is one of the best places to visit in August in India.

Calangute beach in Goa
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5.Udaipur

Surrounded by Aravali hills and located on the tip of three lakes, this city is rightly called as the city of romance and also called as Venice of India. The grandeur and beauty of forts, palaces, temples, art museums, and well-maintained gardens make this city a perfect place to visit in August in India. Lake Pichola, Monsoon Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon ki Bari, Jag Mahal, Shilpagram, and Gulab Bagh Zoo are the top attractions to visit in Udaipur. Lake Pichola is a personal recommendation which is not be missed.

Udaipur palace view
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The above-mentioned places are few of the top places to visit in August in India and I also know that you would definitely want to know about more places to visit and more tour packages in India, and we are just a click away. Log on to www.pickyourtrial.com and let us help you to craft a customized itinerary and serve to give you an unforgettable experience. You can also reach out to us on Whatsapp.

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