When it Rains: Eat, Sleep, Travel, Repeat!

As there are many holidays in August, it is a great time for all of us to quench our wanderlust and plan a trip to any of the exotic destinations in India. Here is a list of the best places to travel in August, where the sopping roads, the smell of wet earth lingering in the air, and the crystal clear lakes beaming with abundant water are an absolute visual delight.

2 Long Weekends in August:

August 10, Saturday – Weekend
August 11, Sunday – Weekend
August 12, Monday – Bakr Id (restricted holiday)

August 15, Thursday – Independence Day / Raksha Bandhan
August 16, Friday – Take Leave
August 17, Saturday – Weekend
August 18, Sunday – Weekend



With rain casting a magic spell on the ever gorgeous Udaipur, the month of August is a delightful time to explore this city. This city is blessed with a little rainfall, due to which the freshly washed palaces glow more, the lush green environs surrounding them are at their greenest best and the lakes filled with rainwater sport a reflection of the stunning palaces upon their glassy surface. Other than such adorable scenic beauty, there are many interesting places to visit in Udaipur for a joyful holiday. You might get good discount on flight tickets if you book in advance.



The charm of Pondicherry is inescapable in August; the light showers suppress the heat and reveal the beauty of the vintage French architecture more candidly. It is a perfect time to visit for the rain lovers and to enjoy the scenic nature that Pondicherry is blessed with. If it is relaxation that is on your mind, then nothing can be better than a walk by the beach and watching the magnificent sunsets.



One of the most delightful things to do during the monsoons is to sit by a huge window and sip a perfectly brewed hot cup of tea. To be particular, when it comes to tea, it surely cannot get any better than the Darjeeling tea. With its pleasant weather coupled with moderate rain, the hill town looks serene and the sound of raindrops falling over the cottages with the aroma of tea lingering in the air makes the Darjeeling travel experience absolutely spectacular.



It is really enjoyable to visit Mahabaleshwar during August as the environment is at its greenest best at this time. Old Mahabaleshwar, which is blessed with stunning sceneries and temples, is like a paradise for any trekking enthusiast. The famous Pratapgarh Fort is a must-visit place here for a stunning view of the coastal Konkan. Read about the monsoon magic in Mahabaleshwar to know more about the place.  



Munnar has its own charm during the rains and looks totally stunning. It is blessed with refreshing greenery, blooming tea gardens, and the Chinnakanal Waterfalls, which gleam in full force in the month of August. The Eravikulam National Park and Mattupetty Dam are not to be missed. Also, if you are planning to visit in August, then travelling a bit further to Alleppey and participating in or just viewing the annual event of Nehru Boat Race is worth it. Don’t forget to taste the local food in Munnar.


Mount Abu

Being the only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is one of the best places for August Holidays. It is an ideal escape away from the scorching heat and a perfect place to enjoy the splendid sceneries around. It is full of lush green mountains, waterfalls, and mist. The beautiful Nakki Lake beaming with water during rains, the sunset point, and the splendid Dilwara Jain Temple are few of the must-visit places in Mount Abu.



Blessed with immense natural beauty, Pahalgam Valley is located at the confluence of Lidder River and streams originating from the magnificent Sheshnag Lake. If you are seeking to relax amidst the mesmerising beauty of the Himalayas, then Pahalgam is the ideal place to visit. It also serves as the base camp for the renowned spiritual journey to Amarnath. The unexplored hilly terrains are a delight for any nature enthusiast.  Also, book hotels in advance for a hassle free journey.


All those who love to explore new places and don’t like spending their weekends sitting at home, it is time to pick any of these awesome destinations and book the tickets now.

Keep calm and explore your country!!