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Benazir Khan Jul 18 2014

Which are the best places to visit in August?

Anupriya Bedi Jul 18 2014
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Here is a list of best places to visit in August. If the sight of waterfalls, smell of the moist soil in the air and lush green landscapes fascinates you, then pack your bags and get ready to explore this handpicked list of places to visit in August both in India and abroad.


Singapore

The city of Singapore celebrates its National Day on 9th August with unmatched grandeur. Public parades, gleaming colourful fireworks and extravagant Air Force shows light up the sky. You can check out Singapore holiday packages for a number of choices. The celebrations do not stop there as the long weekend has a lot in store for you. The Chinese community celebrates the unusual and interesting “Hungry Ghost Day” the very next day (10 August) which marks the beginning of the week-long Singapore Festival of Arts.



Singapore National Day celebrations (by William Cho)


Cherrapunji

Cherrapunji is a well known tourist destination. Apart from the Living Root Bridge, the place is famous for its waterfalls (Mawsmai Falls), orchids and the caves. Walking the live root bridges is an unbeatable and one of the best things to do in India. August is definitely a great time to visit Cherrapunji. Shillong is the main gateway to access Cherrapunji. The road distance is about 35 km and it takes about one hour in a Shillong to Cherrapunji cab.


Living Root Bridges (by Roman Korzh)


Namaqualand, South Africa


During August, the arid desert that lies between Namibia and South Africa, Namaqualand, is covered in a carpet of wild daisies that bloom in thousands all over the landscape. It is a sight worth savoring as within 2 months, this magical dreamland turns back into a barren desert. You can find cheap air tickets to different South African cities on ixigo.



Namaqualand covered with daisies (by Stephanjvv)



Alleppey, Kerala

Head to the “Venice of the East” this August so that you do not miss the sight of spectacular snake boat race to be held on the second Saturday of August each year in Alleppey. Kerala, and Alleppey in particular, is definitely one of the best places to visit in August. If you are planning to visit Kerala shortly, it is ideal that you go through the various Kerala tour packages and plan your trip accordingly.



Snake Boat Race (by Anoop Negi)


Iceland


This August, take a road trip and explore the magical land of ice and fire, Iceland. The weather at this time is comparatively warmer compared to the rest of the year. Take a dip in the natural hot springs and see the otherwise snow-covered mountains get carpeted in the pretty pastel hues of wildflowers.



Iceland in August (by Stuck in Customs)



Vrindavan


The Janmashtami festival is celebrated with a lot of fervour and pomp in August in Vrindavan. It is believed that Mathura is where Lord Krishna was born, while Vrindavan was where he spent his childhood. Vrindavan is definitely one of the best places to catch Janmashtami celebrations in India.


Iskcon Temple, Vrindavan (by NisargPhotography)


Kenya


August is “the” month to witness the most astonishing and unbeatable wildlife phenomenon known as the “great migration”. It is this time of the year when millions of zebras and wildebeest reach Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya after covering a very long journey through northern Tanzania.


Kenya


Goa


Goa in August means less crowded beaches, low air fares and great discounts at hotels. Gentle drizzles, rain-kissed scenery, and almost secluded beaches--monsoons are an excellent time to head to Goa. Plus, the excellent hotels in Goa and the lucrative Goa packages simply serve as the icing on top. August also means an invitation to the Bonderam Festival that takes place on the fourth Saturday of August on the island of Divar.


Goa (by Robert Stirrett)


Bunol, Spain


Be a part of all the fun and craziness of the La Tomatina festival in the Valencian town of Bunol, Spain. The festival is held on the last Wednesday of August each year. The country of Spain is beautiful at this time of the year!

Tomatina Festival (by Graham McLellan)



Mumbai


Mumbai is definitely one of the best places to visit in August as you get to see the city come alive during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The rain makes the city atmosphere ever so picturesque. The city of Mumbai is worth a visit during the monsoons.


Ganesh Chaturthi (by Srivatsan)


So, it’s time to update your travel bucket list for the month of August. Go on a break to the best places to visit in August.

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