20 Best Places to Visit in India in August

August is the monsoon month in almost all the Indian destinations. August is not one of the prime tourism months in many parts of the country. However, August is the time of romantic untouched beauty, cheap tour packages, privacy in iconic destinations, and a unique experience.

If you are planning an August visit to India, here are the top 20 destinations, which would be stunning and magical to enjoy.

1. Munnar

Munnar is one of the top honeymoon destination, and year-around attractions in Kerala. During monsoon season, the waterfalls and rivers will be lush with beauty. The wildlife sanctuaries would be exciting to explore, and most importantly, the tea estates will be at majestic beauty, with a cover of mist. Top tourist destinations to enjoy in Munnar in August are Hydel Park, rose garden, tea museum and plantations, Mattupetty dam, Eravikulam national park, and Anamudi.

Top activities to enjoy in August are boating on Kundala Lake, trekking, elephant safari, exploring tea estates, and much more. The nearest international airport is in Cochin and the closest railway station is in Aluva. The average temperature of Munnar during August is 22 degree C.

Munnar

2. Auli

Auli is best known as the top skiing destination for winter visitors. To true that, Auli has numerous skiing slopes, resorts, and the spirit of adventure. However, if you are planning to visit during the monsoon season (July to September) the place would be in a different aurora. The month of August receives moderate rainfall and the place will be rid of snow during summer. This uncovers the green foliage of Auli. This is the right time to visit Auli to see interesting colors. Top tourist attractions in the land are Chenab Lake, Trishul Peak, KwaniBugyal, Joshimath, Nanda Devi Range, Rudraprayag, and others.

Top tourist attractions to enjoy in Auli in August are trekking, cable car ride, paragliding, hiking, sightseeing, and others. The closest airport is located in Dehradun and the nearest train station is in Rishikesh. Average August temperature in Auli is 15 degree C.

Auli

3. Delhi

It is not just the hill stations and high-altitude destinations that would be in its beauty form. Delhi is the monsoon festival destination. You can find numerous festivals in August in Delhi. Moreover, the rain showers would give Delhi a clearer look, allowing you to enjoy beautiful photo sessions. Delhi is also easier to explore during August. Top attractions in Delhi are Jama Masjid, Agrasen ki Baoli, markets, ISKCON temple, Akshardham Mandir, Lotus Temple, and others.

Top activities to enjoy in Delhi in August are shopping, exploring, enjoying local cuisine, sightseeing, and nature walk. Delhi holds a busy international airport and a couple of train stations. The average temperature in Delhi in August is 34 degree C.

Lotus temple Delhi

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4. Diu

Diu was once under the control of Portuguese and the culture is still a fusion of European and Indian traditions. If you are looking for an interesting way to enjoy your vacation, a trip to Diu is the right way to start. During August, Diu receives lesser crowd, allowing you to enjoy the beaches and monuments with a romantic privacy. Top places to visit in Diu are shell museum, Diu fort, Gangeshwar temple, Jalandhar shrine, Una, and others.

Top August activities to enjoy in Diu are boat riding, beach bonfire, birdwatching, camping, and others. Diu does not have a railway station. There is an airport on the island. The average August temperature of Diu is 25 degree C.

Diu Fort

5. Goa

The 30 and more beaches of Goa would all be at prime beauty during August. The best of all is the nature of the land, which would be lush and blooming. People love to enjoy outdoor activities in the islands of Goa and in the beaches. You can easily find tourists cycling around Goa in August. Apart from these, the spice plantation strolling is a very common tourist and romantic attraction to enjoy in Goa. Top tourist attractions to cover in Goa apart from the above are the old and new churches of Goa, Dudhsagar Falls, Salim Ali bird sanctuary, Margao, Aguada Fort, Kanakeshwar Forest, beaches, and others.

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Top August activities to enjoy in Goa are beach bonfire and camping, birdwatching and nature walks, dolphin watching during sunset cruise, skydiving, swimming, and others. Goa holds a busy airport and railway station. Average temperature of Goa in August is 24 degree C.

Aguada Fort

Aguada Fort

6. Alibaug

While people of Mumbai and surrounding regions are familiar with the serenity of Alibaug, it is a hidden beauty in the eyes of rest of the tourists. This is one of the family vacation spots, especially during monsoon. Do you know that many hill towns around Mumbai are best visited during early or late monsoon season? Top destinations to cover in Alibaug in August are Kolaba Fort, Nagaon Beach, Varsoli Beach, Mandwa Beach, Alibaug Beach, and others.

Top August activities to enjoy in Alibaug are trekking to Sargargad, jet skiing, banana boat rides and other water activities, camping, and others. The closest airport is located in Mumbai. Average monsoon temperature of August is 26.4 degree C.

Alibaug Beach

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7. Agumbe

Those who are familiar with Malgudi Days would know the treasures hidden in Agumbe. This is a serene beautiful town, which is best visited in monsoon. This is the best monsoon getaway spot closer to Bangalore. Top destinations to explore in this town during August are Onake Abbi falls, Sunset view point, Someshwara wildlife sanctuary, Barkana Falls, and others.

Top things to enjoy in Agumbe during August are trekking, hiking, waterfall visits, and others. The closest airport is Kempegowda airport and the closest railway station is in Udupi. Average temperature of Agumbe in August is 28 degree C.

Agumbe

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8. Kanyakumari

This is the Southern tip of India and this coastal region is a beautiful destination, if you wish to explore the traditions of tropical land. August has a warm touch in Kanyakumari and thus, it is the beach time for the tourists. August is also the right time to enjoy long road trips along the coastal strips. Top destinations to enjoy in Kanyakumari in August are Vivekananda rock monument, Padmanabhapuram palace, Vattakottai fort, Thiruvalluvar statue, and numerous small and large temples.

Top activities to enjoy in Kanyakumari are watching sunset, exploring museums and other cultural destinations, trekking, hiking, and others. The closest airport is located in Trivandrum (Kerala) and Kanyakumari holds a train station within its boundaries. The average temperature in Kanyakumari in August is 27 degree C.

Vivekananda rock monument

Vivekananda Rock Monument

9. Pahalgam

Jammu and Kashmir has numerous hill regions and valleys lush with spectacular nature. However, only a few are at prime beauty during monsoon. One such hill town is Pahalgam. This place is also called the Valley of Shepherds. Located at a height of 7200 feet above mean sea level, this place is lush with dense forest, snowy Himalayan backdrop, and exciting lush destinations. Top attractions to enjoy in Pahalgam in August are Baisaran Hills, Chandanwari, Betaab Valley, Mamleshwar temple, Tulian Lake, and others.

Top activities to enjoy in Pahalgam in August are golfing, trekking, sightseeing, boating, and others. The closest airport is located in Srinagar and Jammu has the closest railway station. The average temperature of Pahalgam in August is 30 degree C.

Pahalgam

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10. Bikaner

Bikaner is one of the iconic tourist destinations in Rajasthan, famous for culture and camel. Since Thar Desert is closer to Bikaner, it is best to visit the place when it is cool and charming. August is one such month of tourist beauty. Top attractions to enjoy in Bikaner during August are Junagarh Fort, National camel research center, Lalgarh Palace, Gajner Palace, and others.

Top activities to enjoy in Bikaner in August are camel safari, jeep safari, boating on Gajner Lake, and birdwatching in Gajner Sanctuary. The closest airport is located in Jodhpur and Bikaner has two railway stations. The average temperature in Bikaner in August is 31.7 degrees C.

Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort

11. Khajuraho

The advantage of choosing a monsoon time to visit a monument-rich destination is the freshness. All the structures would be constantly showered and would look fresh and clean. This gives a serene look to your photographs. One such monument-rich destination is Khajuraho. The Khajuraho group of monuments is a heritage site and an important sightseeing destination to cover in August. Top attractions to enjoy in Khajuraho in August are Shivsagar Lake, Archeological museum, Kandariya Mahadev temple, Devi Jagadambi temple, Lakshmana temple, and others.

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Top activities to enjoy in Khajuraho in August are sound and light show in the Western Group of temples, Panna National Park’s wildlife safari, and shopping. Average August temperature in Khajuraho is 25.8 degrees C.

Khajuraho

12. Kinnaur

Nestled in the Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh, this small hill town is famous for breathtaking panoramic views, adventure activities, and natural beauties. During August, the place is filled with honeymooners, who are looking for serene yet lonely destinations for romantic vacation. Top August destinations to enjoy in at Kinnaur are Shipki La Pass, Maheshwar temple, Kinnaur Kailash mountain ranges, Nako Gompa, and Reo Purgyil.

Top activities to enjoy in Kinnaur during August are backpacking, drive through mountain passes, catching sunrise from Kalpa, trekking through valleys (best of all is Bhabha Pin valley trek route), and others. The closest airport and railway station are in Shimla. The average temperature of Kinnaur during August is 22 degrees C.

Kinnaur

13. Darjeeling

If you are looking for interesting and serene destination in West Bengal, Darjeeling is the best and cliche destination. Famous as honeymoon and adventure destination, Darjeeling is attracting millions of travelers every year. If you wish to enjoy Darjeeling without the crowd, August is the right month. One of the iconic reasons to choose August is the forest trail of Senchu wildlife sanctuary, which is open during August. Other top destinations to cover in Darjeeling in August are Japanese temple, rock garden, Tiger Hill, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan zoo, Batasia Loop, and others.

Top activities to enjoy in Darjeeling are trekking, boating, mountain train ride, rock climbing, and others. The closest airport is located in Bagdogra and the closest railway station is in Darjeeling. The average August temperature of Darjeeling is 26 degrees C.

Darjeeling

14. Mawlynnong

The north-east part of India is famous for serenity and blissful nature linked with their culture.  Mawlynnong is one of the wettest regions in the country and it is best to visit Mawlynnong when it is raining, as the waterfalls and streams will be lush with beauty. The best tip for an August trip is, be ready to be drenched in rain. Top tourist attractions to enjoy in Mawlynnong during August are living root bridge, balancing rock, Dawki, numerous waterfalls, and much more.

Top tourist activities to enjoy in Mawlynnong are trekking, village safari, exploration, and others. Shillong has the closest airstrip and Guwahati has the nearest railway station. Average August temperature in Mawlynnong is 25.5 degrees C.

Mawlynnong

15. Udaipur

Udaipur has been a monsoon destination for centuries together. Ancient kings built monsoon palaces to enjoy romantic getaway from the capital to embrace the rain with their special ones. Udaipur is an important monsoon destination to enjoy in August. Top destinations to cover in Udaipur during August are City Palace, Monsoon Palace, Lake Pichola, Moti Magri, Gulab Bagh, Ahar Cenotaph, Fateh Sagar Lake, and others.

Top activities to enjoy in Udaipur during August are sunset traditional cruise on Lake Pichola, exploring Bagore ki Haveli, enjoying local cuisine, cable car ride, and others. Udaipur holds an international airport and a busy railway station within its boundaries. The average temperature of Udaipur in August is 25 degrees C.

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City Palace Udaipur

16. Chikmagalur

If you are planning a Karnataka visit in August, choose the iconic hill town, Chikmagalur. This is one of the popular August destinations near Bangalore. Located along the Mullayanagiri Ranges, this place is famous for waterfalls, trekking trails, plantations, and much more. If you are visiting Chikmagalur in August, top destinations to cover are coffee museum, Mullayanagiri, Baba Budangiri ranges, Mahatma Gandhi Park, and others.

Top activities to enjoy in August in Chikmagalur are mountain biking, rafting, caving, trekking, hiking, plantation strolling, swimming in the waterfalls (especially Hebbe Falls), and others. Nearest airport and railway station are located in Mangalore. Average August temperature in Chikmagalur is 22 degree C.

Chikmagalur

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17. Wayanad

This is another Kerala destination in this list and Wayanad is famous for monsoon honeymooners. The best part of all reasons to visit Wayanad during August is the backpacking activities, which is best enjoyed during this month. Top attractions to cover in Wayanad during August are Mudumalai national park, Bandipur national park, Chembra Peak, Banasura Sagar dam, Kuruvadweep waterfalls, Pookode Lake, and others.

Top activities to enjoy in Wayanad during August are backpacking, safari in the national parks, caving, and others. The closest airport and railway station are in Kozhikode. Average August temperature of Wayanad is 29 degrees C.

Wayanad

18. Ooty

Ooty is a cliche honeymoon and family destination in Tamil Nadu. This hill town is quite famous for the quaint nature and the charming beauty. During monsoon season, Ooty receives heavy rainfall but by August, the rainfall would be less frequent and short lived. The August month is the right time to enjoy thick vegetation in Ooty and the waterbodies will be lush with water. Top attractions to enjoy in Ooty in August are tea factory and plantations, Ooty Lake, rose garden, botanical garden, Pykara Falls, and others.

Top activities to experience in Ooty in August are trekking, plantation strolling, train ride, and others. The closest airport is in Coimbatore and the nearest busy railway station is also found in Coimbatore. Average temperature of Ooty in August is 25 degree C.

Ooty

19. Zanskar

Ladakh is quite beautiful during non-winter months. If you are visiting Ladakh in August, make sure to start your vacation at Zanskar. The place will be lush with greenery in August. Top places to visit in August are Drang Drung glacier, Zanskar River, Rangdum plateau, and others.

Top activities to enjoy in Zanskar in August are river rafting, trekking, night camping, and sightseeing. The closest airport is in Leh and the nearest railway station is in Banihal.

Drang Drung glacier

Drang Drung Glacier

20. Nandi Hills

This is another hill region in southern India. Beyond the postcard-perfect nature, the August is the right time to enjoy adventure activities here. People visit Karnataka for trekking and hiking experience during August. Top tourist attractions to cover in Nandi Hills in August are Tippu Sultan’s fort, Yoga Nandeeshwara temple, AmruthSarovar, and others.

Apart from trekking and hiking, the place is also famous for camping, paragliding, caving, cycling, and other adventure activities in August. The average August temperature is 25 degrees C. The nearest airport and railway station are located in Bangalore.

Nandi Hills

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August is not a prime tourism season in India. Thus, you can easily book tickets or accommodation without the demand. Remember that not all destinations will be at prime beauty during August. Plan before you choose a destination.

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