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August is offseason duration for many tourist locations hence makes it the best time to visit places all around India. The weather during this time is charming and serene. Travellers get to explore the best places to visit in August in India with cheap deals, more privacy, discounts and awesome experience due to the lack of crowds. The beauty of many places is enhanced during the monsoon season. The downpour brings the best of the hidden as well as the well-known destination across India. Rain lovers find August the best time for an adventurous trip through the spectacular locations.

1. Jaipur:

Jaipur, also known as Pink city, is a combination of old and modern lifestyle. This place is known for the architectural glory of Rajput style and culture. Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort and Jaigarh are some of the tourist attractions. This colourful place is a must visit during the monsoons. The vast number of heritage hotels in the city provides luxuries stay in a vibrant city.

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2. Diu:

It is a coastal town in the Diu Island and is one of the best places to visit in India in August. The beaches, lined with palms and the serene atmosphere, make it an awesome destination for a getaway with friends and family. The place is rich in Portuguese architecture and heritage and some of the must visit places are the Diu Fort, Nagoa Beach, Seashell Museum and fishing boats that complete the trip.

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3. Munnar:

This blissful hill station, located in the Western Ghats, is well-known for the tea estates and luscious greenery on the peaks. It is also home to many endangered species like Neelakurinji that blossoms once in 12 years and Nilgiri Tahr. Eravikulam National Park, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and Anamudi Peak are some of the viewpoints in Munnar especially during monsoon making it one of the best tourist places to visit in August in India.

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4. Athirapally:

The Athirapally Waterfalls in Kerala is among the best places to visit in South India during August. The waterfall is surrounded by scenic views of forests and greenery reflecting a blissful atmosphere. It is one of the most popular tourist places during monsoon. It is the best place for nature lovers and wildlife photographers.

5. Delhi:

This city is the fusion of peaceful beauties and modern architectures with the busiest streets. Mughal history of Delhi can be explored by visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid while also visiting temples like Lotus Temple. Chandni Chowk is the busiest market of the city and sells clothing items, jewellery, furniture, antique pieces and many more. The capital city showcases the Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate while giving an ode to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti.

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6. Wayanad:

This place has a lot of picturesque locations from serene plains to places with historical significance. Bandipur National Park is home to the Indian elephants, bison and more. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is rich fauna and flora with conservations technique in place making it one of the best places to visit in India in the month of August. The monsoon brings the luscious greenery on the peaks surrounding like the Chembra Peak, the highest peak in the region.

7. Goa:

It is one of the crowded places to visit. Hence monsoon is the best time to experience the beauty of this party location of India. The luscious greens and the packed rivers and lakes are the best reason to visit in the rainy season especially Dudhsagar Falls with the spectacular sights. Many trails are opened for walking and trekking in the green peaks and also nightlife attracts tourists here.

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8. Alibaug:

During monsoon, the hill station comes alive with a fresh downpour and pleasant greenery around. Koelai Fort is a must-visit during the rainy season visit of Alibaug. Trekking trips along with the architectural ruins of Portugal, Mughal and Maratha rule are easy and fun. The marvellous backdrop of the sunset and the peaceful waters of the Arabian sea provide a picturesque atmosphere.

9. Kumarakom:

This paradise is located in Kerala on the banks of Vembanad Lake with 14 acres encompassing bird sanctuary abode to many migratory birds like Siberian Stork along with native birds. The backwaters have allured visitors from all over the world for enjoying exotic sightseeing and boating feel. Spending a minimum of a day in the traditional houseboats is a must while visiting.

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10. Kanyakumari:

This coastal town is the southernmost part of India, well-known as the site where 3 water bodies merge attracting hordes of visitors every year. Thiruvalluvar Statue, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Bhagavathy Amman Temple and Kanyakumari Beach are some of the best places to visit in India in August. The serene beaches and amazing historical sites make the stay relaxing

11. Khajuraho:

It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India located in Madhya Pradesh. It is popular for temples from the Chandela Dynasty with fine architectural displays of meditation, royal life, spiritual teachings and erotic art. Panna National Park, Devi Jagdamba Temple, Brahma Temple are the places of interest during the visit.

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12. Mawlynnong:

This tourist spot located in Meghalaya is also called as "God's own garden" for being the cleanest village in Asia. The village contributes to the serene beauty of the plains, picturesque views and trails for trekking. One of the popular sights is of the balancing rock where one boulder is balanced on another, a strange natural phenomenon. It is a perfect place for a visit during the monsoon to experience the fresh greenery and the soothing ambiance making the village beautiful with waterfalls from small streams.

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13. Udaipur:

This city is also known as the City of Lakes owing to the alluring lakes surrounding the city. The Lake Palace is the most beautiful and astounding architectural structure built in the middle of the Lake Pichola. Other palaces showcase the valour and grandeur of Udaipur. Fateh Sagar Lake is an artificial lake with picturesque sites and appealing atmosphere and houses the Nehru Island and islet for Udaipur solar observatory. This amalgamation of old structures and modern amenities make this place one of the best places to visit in India in August.

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14. Zanskar:

This unexplored village with the backdrop of the Himalayan Ranges has picturesque locations and the alluring ambiance of the Buddhist culture. The rivers in this carry copper sediments giving its name which translates to Copper Star. The snow-covered peaks and the beautiful landscape attract tourists to this hidden beauty. The delightful view of Drang-drung glacier, Fort of Zorawar Singh, Panzella Pass are some of the tourist attractions in Zanskar making it one of the best places to visit in North India in August

15. Kodaikanal:

This place, known as Princess of Hills, is gifted with amazing climate and luscious greenery on the picturesque landscapes, especially during monsoon. The beautiful mountains, lakes and greenery make Kodaikanal the best place to visit in India for honeymoon. Biking and trekking along the trails in the luscious mountains for a wonderful stay away. So, plan your visit for honeymoon in advance and make your bookings.

16. Coorg:

Also known as Scotland of India due to the amazing greenery and serene landscapes, the culture observed here is different from the rest area. Kodavas clan live here and are known for their knowledge in martial arts. This popular hill station is known for coffee plantations and spices in the exotic scenery. Abbey's Falls, Nagarhole National Park, Talacauvery are some of the notable places to visit while in Coorg.

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17. Cherrapunji

It has been recorded on Guinness World Records for being the wettest place on earth as the rainfall can be measured in feet instead of millimeters. The place is covered with valleys and rivers which contribute to the beauty of the place and the relaxing landscape which are exotic and alluring. Mawsami Cave, Krem Mawmluh Cave, Nohkalikai Falls are some tourist attractions to explore in the monsoon season.

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18. Mandu

This place is the reflection of the Afghan architecture and the remarkable craftsmanship and is surrounded by trees native to Africa, the Baobab. The royal ambience is maintained by the Grand Palaces and imperial gateways. The Jahaz Mahal is a ship that never sailed and built from sand and mortar, it has been floating over twins lakes since its construction. Some of the tourist attractions here are Hoshang's Tomb, Hindola Mahal, Mandu Fort and Jami Masjid that display the grandeur and valour of the region and give an awestruck experience during the visit.

19. Panchgani:

Panchgani located in Maharashtra is one of the best places to visit in August in India with family. It is the most popular place to visit for nature lovers and photographers. The biodiversity of flora and fauna during the monsoon is spectacular and the waterfalls is a delightful watch. Krishna River flows calming along with the serene landscapes. Various points and plateaus can be explored for mental and spiritual connecting like Tableland Plateau, Parsi Point and Sydney Point among others.

20. Pahalgam:

This serene location is situated in Jammu and Kashmir near the scenic Lidder River. This place provides an ideal area for hiking, trekking along the trails on the Lidder Valley of the Himalayas. The starting point of the annual pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath is Pahalgam and it occurs during mid-monsoon, making it one of the best places to visit in August in India. Picnic spots around the Lidder River are enhanced by the serene river and the luscious green shrubs around. Pahalgam being the only saffron-growing region in India, many tourists flood in here to see the full bloom of the tree.

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FAQs:

  1. How can one reach Pahalgam?

    It does not have an airport or railway station. The nearest airport is the Srinagar Airport which is well-connected to Pahalgam by road. The nearest railway station is in Jammu and can be easily reached by buses or taxis.

  2. What is Mandu famous for?

    Mandu is well-known for the fort built for Rani Roopmati by her husband Baaz Bahadur in her memory in the 15th century.

  3. How far is Mawlynnong from Shillong?

    It is approximately 80 km away from Shillong and might take about 2 hours by car.

  4. What should I carry for monsoon trip in Kumarakom?

    Extra sets of clothes must be carried as you may get drenched in rainwater. Light cotton clothes and sunscreen are a must. Footwear should be carried according to the itinerary.

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