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iXiGOers Jul 15 2013

Which are the best places to visit in India in August?

Reema Bhalla Jul 15 2013
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A traveller never really needs a reason to travel, but if still one needs a good enough reason, then the lush green mountains, waterfalls at their full force, beautiful sunsets and a little mist in the air is a perfect reason to explore! Here is a list of the best places to visit in India in August, where the moist roads, the smell of wet soil lingering in the air and crystal clear lakes beaming with water with a beautiful reflection of vibrant green trees and palaces are an absolute visual delight.


Udaipur

Rain actually works like magic for this already splendid place! During August, Udaipur is blessed with a little rain, due to which the freshly washed palaces in the rain glow even more, the lush green environs surrounding them are at their greenest best, the lakes are filled with the rainwater and have a reflection of the stunning palaces in them, truly turning the season into royal monsoons.


Photo of Udaipur City Palace


The city of lakes, nestled between Aravalli range and Lake Pichola, has a monsoon palace known as Sajjan Garh Palace and one can not just miss the splendour of the famous Lake Palace, which is a must-visit in Udaipur. Another most spectacular attraction of Udaipur during August is the Teej festival, marked by swaying of swings, traditional songs and dancing on folk numbers while the women love to be adorned in the best of their clothes.

Pondicherry

The charm of Pondicherry is inescapable in August, the light showers suppress the heat and add to the beauty of its French architecture. It is a perfect time to visit for rain lovers and to enjoy the scenic nature. The view of sunrise over Bay of Bengal is breathtaking.


Photo of a beach in Pondicherry


One can not just visit Pondicherry and not notice its beautiful French inspired buildings, Sri Aurbindo Ashram is one such example of stunning architecture, it was founded by Sri Aurbindo and the Mother and till now yoga and meditation are practiced here for attaining inner bliss and well being. If relaxation is on your mind then nothing can be better than a walk by the beach or watching the magnificent
sunsets and Sangamam beach or Plage Paradiso are just perfect for that.


Darjeeling

One of the most delightful things to do during monsoons is sitting by a huge window or balcony and sipping a perfectly brewed hot cup of tea and when it comes to tea it surely can not get any better than Darjeeling tea. With its moderate weather coupled with a little 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 Darjeeling absolutely spectacular.


Photo of Darjeeling


During monsoons sometimes the mist covers the entire place with a foggy white blanket and suddenly it is gone. Also, unlike the plains there is no water logging at all so it is amazing to take a walk in the rain or enjoy the moist roads afterwards. From exploring the spectacular hill tops to a walk in the lush green tea gardens there is still a lot to do in monsoons in August.


Mahabaleshwar

It is really enjoyable to visit Mahabaleshwar during August, the environs are at their greenest best. The charm of Old Mahabaleshwar which is blessed with stunning sceneries and temples is like a paradise for any trekking or adventure enthusiast. The famous Pratapgarh fort is a must-visit place here for a stunning view of coastal Konkan.


Photo of Mahabaleshwar


Apart from this, various points like the echo point, sunset point, monkey point etc. not only provide an amazing view but also have some interesting local stories attached to them! While in Mahabaleshwar do not forget to taste the luscious strawberries with cream as the strawberries grown here are the finest in the country.


Munnar

Munnar has its own charm during the rains and is ideal to visit during the monsoons. Its blessed with refreshing greenery, blooming tea gardens and the Chinnakanal Waterfalls which are in full force during August. The Eravikulum National Park and Mattupetty Dam are not to be missed.


Photo of Munnar

Also, if you happen to visit in August, then travelling a bit further to Allepey and participating in or just viewing the annual event of Nehru Boat Race is worth it, which is quite a spectacle with over hundred oarsmen including drummers rowing a 100 feet long specially crafted boat amidst frenzied local supporters, the energy here is just not be missed.

Mount Abu

Being the only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu has nature at its best. It is an ideal escape away from the scorching heat and to enjoy the splendid sceneries around. Its full of lush green mountains, waterfalls and mist.


Photo of Nakki Lake in Mount Abu


The beautiful Nakki lake which is beaming with water during rains, the sunset point and the splendid Dilwara Jain Temple are must-visit places in Mount Abu.


Pahalgham

Blessed with 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 Himalayas then Pahalgam is the ideal place to visit.

Photo of Pahalgam Valley


Pahalgam is the base camp for the renowned spiritual journey to Amarnath. The unexplored hilly terrains are a delight for any nature enthusiast and a must-buy in Pahalgam are the wool products for which it is incredibly famous.


Khajuraho

Khajuraho, often called as the symbol of medieval heritage, has the mostimpeccable architecture in its stunning temples. Built by the Chandela rulers, it not only portrays their love for craftsmanship and art but also their progressiveness in thoughts.


Photo of Vamana Temple

The sculptures in the Khajuraho temples depict innocence of love in various forms and is done in a very aesthetic way. The Raneh Waterfall is beaming with rainwater during this time and the light and sound show in the temple which highlights its beauty even more.


Konkan, Maharashtra

Consisting of Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg, the entire Konkan stretch undergoes a beautiful transformation with the first rains. It is truly a sight to behold with amazing greenery all around. Besides its spectacular natural beauty, Konkan is rich in history. It has abundance of mountains, forts and citadels throughout its landscape, and the joy of trekking to the historical remnants during the rains is a perfect way to enjoy the weather.


Photo of Ratnagiri

To enjoy the monsoons even more, there are many scenic beaches in Konkan. You can pick from any of the beautiful beaches of Kashid, Revdanda, Murud, Harihareshwar, Diveagar or Ratnagiri. It is an absolute bliss to visit Konkan for the picturesque beauty of nature and sheer bliss of its weather.


With light showers adding to the beauty of the landscape and options ranging from spectacular hill tops to luscious green gardens, some of these best places to visit in India in August are truly worth considering while planning your vacation in August.

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i would love south goa.... though humid but its beautifully green and wet

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Vikram Chavadi Jul 21 2013
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You can't miss Agumbe, Karnataka in rainy season.

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