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Best Places to Visit in August in India

August is the time, when monsoons have set in every corner of India. This should set your imagination free to all the places that you could not visit before. Do not hesitate in planning a trip this time, as this versatile country has a place for every season, budget and mood. And what more of a reason can you look for, when the monsoon has created the perfect ambience everywhere.

To feed your imagination, this time of the year gives you lush green mountains, beautiful sunsets, crystal clear waters reflecting vibrant green surroundings and not to miss, the sky high waterfalls. Can’t wait to be there, already? Well, hold your horses and read out the list of some of the best places to be visited in India during the month of August.


Best Places to Go on Holiday in August

Ladakh Ladakh
  • Temperature: High - 24°C, Low - 09°C

The ultimate travelers’ paradise, Ladakh is one of the best monsoon destinations in India. It hardly rains in the cold desert but the unrivalled beauty and the thrill to travel through the rugged beauty is one of the adventures of a lifetime. The difficulty terrain in Jammu and Kashmir remains closed half the year and opens during the monsoon. The peak monsoon month, August is the ideal time to travel. If you want to give rains a miss and see raw beauty, Ladakh is yours to explore.

Top Ladakh Tours
Leh Ladakh Tour by Bike
Leh Ladakh Tour by Bike
6 Nights / 7 Days
Price On Request

Munnar Munnar
  • Temperature: High - 30°C, Low - 22°C

Kerala’s most popular hill station, Munnar in Western Ghats is at its best beauty in the monsoon. August is the ideal time to visit. In the rains, the emerald landscape shines its best shades, the waterfalls are in full force, the birds thrive, the wildlife rejoice and travelers have the best holiday. Munnar is an ideal escape for some quiet time in the midst the mountains. Usually it is not tourist season in August, so you can enjoy a vacation without any rush and countless off-season benefits.

Top Munnar Tours
Best of Kerala
Best of Kerala
7 Nights / 8 Days
Price On Request
South India Hill Safari Tour
South India Hill Safari Tour
7 Nights / 8 Days
Price On Request
Ooty Kodaikanal Munnar Tour
Ooty Kodaikanal Munnar Tour
8 Nights / 9 Days
Price On Request

Mount Abu Mount Abu
  • Temperature: High - 35°C, Low - 20°C

Mount Abu is a very rare and striking hill station, interestingly, because it is the only one in the whole state. Placed in the hills of Aravalli, Mount Abu is rich in flora and fauna. The area presents a scenic view surrounded by green hills and forests, it is home to several lakes, waterfalls and other tourist attractions. August is the best time to visit Mount Abu, it is the monsoon season, but this area receives less rainfall. The beauty of the place gets enhanced in the rain, making it the perfect place for the nature lovers.

Top Mount Abu Tours
Short Escape Mount Abu Tour
Short Escape Mount Abu Tour
2 Nights / 3 Days
Price starting from:
INR 9200
Per Person
Glimpses of Mewar
Glimpses of Mewar
6 Nights / 7 Days
Price On Request
Exotic Rajasthan Tour
Exotic Rajasthan Tour
15 Nights / 16 Days
Price On Request

Valley of Flowers Valley of Flowers
  • Temperature: High - 12°C, Low - 06°C

Come August and the Valley Of Flowers in Uttarakhand is a sight of heaven. The beautiful valley settled in Chamoli district is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Covered in snow for most part of the year, after rains, the valley gets covered in mountain flowers of every possible shade. The area is full of endemic high altitude flowers of more than 400 varieties. One can visit here only after a moderate trek of 3-4 days. Start the trek from Govindghat and after a scenic trek of 12-13 km reach the picturesque valley. Gotrekking on this scenic trail this August.


Kumarakom Kumarakom
  • Temperature: High - 29°C, Low - 24°C

Placed in the lush land of Kerala, on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom boasts of being one of the best monsoon destinations in South India. Popularly known for its bustling backwater tourism, the place has been blessed by lush surroundings. The monsoon in August make the place even greener and add to the already wonderful weather. Enjoy houseboat cruise in the placid waters of the largest freshwater lake of Kerala and relish the serenity. Bird-watching on Kumarakom is another popular activity here.

Top Kumarakom Tours
Ooty Kodaikanal Munnar Tour
Ooty Kodaikanal Munnar Tour
8 Nights / 9 Days
Price On Request
Backwater Tour of Kerala
Backwater Tour of Kerala
3 Nights / 4 Days
Price starting from:
INR 11200
Per Person

Cherrapunji Cherrapunji
  • Temperature: High - 24°C, Low - 17°C

The second wettest place on the planet, Cherrapunjee receives rains throughout the year. The ferocity of the rains, gives life to the numerous waterfalls, and the lushly covered landscape and hills. There are numerous exciting monsoon trekking trips which will create a memory of a lifetime. It is certainly one of the best places to visit in monsoon. Trek through the living root tree bridges. Taste the unique orange flower honey and the Meghalaya tea. Experience the best of rains in the ultimate monsoon month of August.

Top Cherrapunji Tours
Delightful Meghalaya Tour
Delightful Meghalaya Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 12999
Per Person

Nainital Nainital
  • Temperature: High - 19.6°C, Low - 14°C

Drenched in the rains, Nainital becomes only all the more beautiful. The charming hill town of Uttarakhand is one of the best places to visit in August. Pitter-patter of rains, misty hills, Naini Lake shining like a gem, sightseeing, cherished experiences and many more reason lure you to plan a visit.


Coorg Coorg

August, the season of monsoon is perfect for a relaxing vacation. Coorg, the picturesque hill station of Karnataka set in the lush lap of Western Ghats is one of the best places to visit in August. Blessed with salubrious weather, the hill town is perfect to enjoy leisurely vacation or a weekend. Lose yourself in the picturesque beauty, misty rains, adventures like camping, river-rafting, fishing, trekking to surrounding areas, exploring waterfalls and other activities. Bird watching and wildlife spotting add to the thrill. The rains also do not spoil plans for sightseeing, you can spend time in Kodagu and Bylakuppe.


Mandu Mandu
  • Temperature: High - 27°C, Low - 23°C

There is a ruined city of Mandu or Mandavgad in Madhya Pradesh and is one of the top tourist destinations in the state. This abandoned Mughal city is situated on a hill, its originality is traced back to the 10th century, when the Paramr ruler made it the capital. Among the visitors, the place is famous for its magnificent fort, dilapidated palaces, pavilions and more. The best time to visit this city is during the monsoon, around August. Mandu is a monsoon resort, the place becomes vibrant and fresh at this time.


Pachmarhi Pachmarhi
  • Temperature: High - 34°C, Low - 24°C

The only hill station in the heart of India, Pachmarhi in August turns into a wonderland, boasting of a salubrious weather. The monsoon embellishes the place with breathtaking views and pleasant weather, ideal for sightseeing and other activities. Popularly known as ‘Satpura Ki Rani,’ this place is believed to have a connection with Mahabharata, the great Hindu epic. Do not miss visiting Rajat Pratap Waterfall, highest waterfall in India. Pachmarhi has also blessed by a rich biosphere, and has varied flora and fauna. The place is dotted with several natural and man-made wonders, worth-exploring.


Ooty Ooty
  • Temperature: High - 17.4°C, Low - 11°C

The hill station of Tamil Nadu, with its colonial charm and the beautiful environment is a perfect place for relaxation. Ooty is one of the major tourist destinations of the state, alluring the visitors with its greenery and cool climate. The place has much to offer you, starting from the stunning landscape, luxury hotels and even a nearby wildlife experience. The best time to visit Ooty is during the monsoon, around August, when the rainfall is heavy. At this time the beauty and the freshness of the place is doubled.

Top Ooty Tours
Short Escape Ooty Tour
Short Escape Ooty Tour
3 Nights / 4 Days
Price starting from:
INR 9947
Per Person
South India Hill Safari Tour
South India Hill Safari Tour
7 Nights / 8 Days
Price On Request
Ooty Kodaikanal Munnar Tour
Ooty Kodaikanal Munnar Tour
8 Nights / 9 Days
Price On Request

Khandala Khandala
  • Temperature: High - 24°C, Low - 21°C

Khandala, along with Lonavlaare the twin hill stations located in the Western Ghats, Maharashtra. The place is easily accessible from neighboring cities, is most visited site for hiking and picnics. Khandala offers a scenic view of the grassy hills, spotless valleys and numerous lakes. You can visit Khandala anytime of the year, however, you will get to witness the raw beauty of the surroundings during the monsoon season. The monsoon starts from June - August, Khandala receives rainfall intently and makes the place look more beautiful. Even the waterfalls look abundant at this time.


Pondicherry Pondicherry
  • Temperature: High - 35°C, Low - 25°C

The former French colony, is a small town on the coast of Southern India. The place still carries the  air of the long left colonists, the heritage structures, road and buildings make up the town of Pondicherry. The place serves as a destination for a relaxed and leisurely holiday. You can enjoy the sparkling beaches and the fresh seafood at this place. The best time to visit Pondicherry during summers, you can enjoy the beach activities and there is much less traffic in the town at this time.

Top Pondicherry Tours
Chennai Pondicherry Tour
Chennai Pondicherry Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price On Request
Holy Tirupati with Pondicherry
Holy Tirupati with Pondicherry
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price On Request
Trip to South India Temples
Trip to South India Temples
13 Nights / 14 Days
Price On Request

Kodaikanal Kodaikanal
  • Temperature: High - 33°C, Low - 20°C

The enchanting hill town of Kodaikanal boasts of being one of the top monsoon holiday destinations in India. The place has been blessed by lush surroundings, and the rains in the month of August, make the place even more beautiful. Fondly known as the ‘the ‘Princess of Hill Stations’, Kodaikanal offers peaceful vacations. Kodai Lake and the waterfalls must be-visited. The pleasant aroma of the rain-drenched mud fills your nostrils as you take a walk to explore the nature. During the monsoon, Kodaikanal in August receives moderate rainfall and thus is a delightful destination.

Top Kodaikanal Tours
Ooty Kodaikanal Munnar Tour
Ooty Kodaikanal Munnar Tour
8 Nights / 9 Days
Price On Request
Short Escape Kodaikanal Tour
Short Escape Kodaikanal Tour
3 Nights / 4 Days
Price starting from:
INR 11300
Per Person
South India Hill Safari Tour
South India Hill Safari Tour
7 Nights / 8 Days
Price On Request

Jog Falls Jog Falls
  • Temperature: High - 26°C, Low - 20°C

The second highest plunge waterfall in the country is located in the state of Karnataka. Sharavathi river forms the Jog Falls, it is the most magnificent and striking falls in the state. It is located in a densely forested region and watching the water flow down, makes the view magical altogether. Monsoon is the best time to visit this part, around August. The monsoon rain makes the waterfalls descend in full intensity.


Shirdi Shirdi
  • Temperature: High - 33°C, Low - 23°C

Shirdi is an important pilgrimage center, thousands of devotees come to visit this place in Maharashtra. Shirdi is basically an abode of a great saint, Sai Baba, who preached universal brotherhood. All the activities of the town are in relation to him and his temple. There are various places in and around the town for your spiritual journey to continue and the best time to visit Shridhi is during the monsoon season, around August. The temperature decreases, making your trip much more pleasurable.

Top Shirdi Tours
Magical Maharashtra Tour
Magical Maharashtra Tour
14 Nights / 15 Days
Price On Request

Rajasthan Rajasthan
  • Temperature: High - 33°C, Low - 27°C

The magic of monsoon is better enjoyed in Rajasthan. Rain showers transform the parched lands into a wonderland. Peacocks come out to dance in the rains. If you love painted havelis then a treat at Shekhawati. Gorge on lip-smacking cuisines of Rajasthan like Mirchi Bada and club it with hot Masala tea while it rains outside. Planning your honeymoon in Rajasthan in monsoon will urge you to stay here longer than expected. Besides, Jaigarh Fort and Lake Pichola are the best places to witness nature at its best in August.

Top Rajasthan Tours
Short Escape Mount Abu Tour
Short Escape Mount Abu Tour
2 Nights / 3 Days
Price starting from:
INR 9200
Per Person
Rajasthan Desert Safari
Rajasthan Desert Safari
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price On Request
Golden Triangle 6 Days Tour
Golden Triangle 6 Days Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 18999
Per Person

Goa Goa
  • Temperature: High - 29°C, Low - 24°C

Feel the magic of golden sunshine during rainfall at Goa in August. Add to it the wonderful sight of the roaring Dudhsagar Waterfall that awestruck the onlookers. Enjoy the monsoon fiestas and rain dance parties to make your Goa holidays memorable. Go for white water rafting, spice plantation tours, wildlife safaris or monsoon trekking. Anything you do here will make you fall in love with the place. If you want to witness Goa just beyond its sunny self, you must plan a trip in monsoon.

Top Goa Tours
Mumbai Goa Tour
Mumbai Goa Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price On Request


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