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5 Best Places To Explore In India In August

From rains to races – August makes it a great time to travel to India. This is the time of year when you can explore the great Himalayas in the North, enjoy the tranquil backwaters in the South, or experience the tribal festivals in the Northeast. The monsoon brings alive about the entire country. And what makes it even better is that most of us are still left with our yearly corporate paid holidays which can now be put to good use of travelling. So pack your bags and head to any of these top travel destinations in India to make the most of Indian monsoon.

Best Places To Explore In India In August

Eastern Khasi Hills, Meghalayameghalaya waterfall

Though the eastern Khasi Hills in Meghalaya already holds the title of the wettest-place-on-earth, and you do not need to wait for the monsoon to experience daily showers in Meghalaya if you still did, you’re going to love the experience. With every small stream spitting more water during monsoon, you find a cluster of waterfalls in every sight, making Meghalaya much more alive and far more beautiful than it actually it. Walking the living Root Bridges that you can find across the eastern Khasi Hills and swimming in the many natural pools, moreover, becomes an out-of-the-world experience. [Read: The Village With Living Root Bridges – Nongriat]

The Backwaters of Alleppey, Keralakearla backwaters

With the Annual Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race being just around the corner (13th August), Alleppey becomes a competitive venue for travellers in August. Visit Alleppey in August to watch hundreds of oarsmen in their traditional snake boat race, as they compete for the framed silver trophy and transform the calm backwaters into a beehive of activities. It is the time of the year when festivity and the adrenaline fill the air. And if sports don’t interest you, you can always experience the tranquillity of this place as a regular tourist. [Read: Life In The Backwaters Of Alleppey]

The Moonland of Leh LadakhLeh Laddakh

If you’re one of those frugal backpackers out there, and the peak tourist seasons of June and July (when most of the tourists flock to Leh Ladakh) take a toll on your budget, then consider visiting these mesmerizing landscapes in the month of August, or early September. This is when the weather is just nearly perfect, public transport is not overly crowded, and the guest houses are cheap again. Moreover, the roads to Leh Ladakh start closing around October, so visiting it in the month of August gives you enough time to take a few detours, and explore these astonishing highlands like a real backpacker. [Read: My Hitchhiking Experience From Leh To Srinagar]

Coorg, Karnatakafootloose

Situated in the Western Ghats, Coorg is one of the rainiest places in India. Since the recent monsoon has transformed the place into a lush green paradise, August is the best time to experience its beauty. August, moreover, is the time of year when one can experience the splendor of the many seasonal waterfalls around this place. [Read: My Visit To Kabbinakad in Coorg]

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhandvalley of flowers

Visiting the Valley of Flowers, at least once in your lifetime, is a no miss. Famous for its charming meadows of alpine flowers, the valley opens only from June to September. And what makes August an ideal time to visit this place, is that flowers around this time start germinating and burst into full bloom, and the monsoon has nearly ended – making the trek a fairly easy deal. [Read: Valley of Flowers Trek Itinerary]

Got more suggestions to add in this list of top places to see in India? Please share in comments below!

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After my couple of years of corporate career, I left that lifestyle behind, and with it, everything that didn't fit in a backpack. I've learned that this world is too big (and too interesting!) to spend your life working at one place, and that's what inspires me to remain footloose and fancy-free for the rest of my life!


  1. Raj says

    A well defined experience deserves an applause, thank you for loving our country India like the way we love, one of the best things i have read and has met the expectations of my heart as a traveller too.

  2. India's attractions says

    The backwaters in Kerala is a must visit place for every person who is traveling to South India. All others places are also awesome and the details of the places given in the post are also awesome. So, Nice post author and keep up the good….

  3. Nice blog for 5 best places visit in India. Leh Laddakh is one of the nicest places. I never visit there yet, but I am planning a trip to Leh Laddakh with friends.

  4. empowr says

    Wow! your post is really good. The place you have told you to visit in August is very nice place. Thanks for such post and please keep it up.

  5. kanchan says

    Thanks for sharing such a fantastic blog about Himachal Pradesh. I really like your post. HP is one of the greatest place in India which is famous for its nature.

  6. Kashish_thakur says

    Travelling to India is such a great experience for every traveler. Kerala is one of the nicest places. I never visit there yet, but I am planning a trip to Kerala.

  7. Sophia Peterson says

    Hello.. Thanks for sharing such a nice information. Travelling to India is such a great experience and India offers something for every travellers. Kerala is beautiful places famous for its natural beauty and greenery lush. Thats why it is known as God’s own country. I liked reading your blog.

  8. best places to visit in India says

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  9. Vaibhav Singh says

    Hello, Thanks for sharing such a fantastic blog.I really appreciate your blog to share information about India …Visiting in India is amazing experience. This is amazing place with historical monuments and rich traditional culture. great blog…

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