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10 Best Places To Visit In August In India

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Best Places To Visit In August In India

1.  Zanskar, Jammu & Kashmir (North India)

 

Offerings breathtaking views of one of the best landscapes in India, Zanskar is one place is a must on every trekker’s bucket list. Forming one of the core places to visit on an exciting Leh Ladakh bike trip, Zanskar is a quaint little town which attracts millions of travelers from all over the world.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Baralacha Pass                      Zanskar River, and Valley

Drang-Drung Glacier                                                   Pensi La Pass

                                     Rangdum Plateau

Things To Do:

Chadar Ice trek                            Padum trek

River rafting in Zanskar River                         Night camping

                                       Explore the confluence of Zanskar River & Indus

How To Reach: Leh airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 84 kilometers. Banihal railway station is the nearest railhead located at a distance of 167 kilometers.

Weather in August: An average temperature of 20°C to 30°C

 

 

2. Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir (North India)

Much famed as the beautiful hill station located at the heart of Jammu & Kashmir, Pahalgam is popularly known as the Valley of Shepherds. Set at a height of whooping 7200 ft., Pahalgam is encircled by the snow-bound Himalayan ranges, striking valleys, dense pine forests, and awe-inspiring vistas. Pahalgam and surrounding areas make perfect fir in the list of places to visit in August in north India.

 

Major Tourist Attractions:

Betaab Valley                 Baisaran Hills                       Mamleshwar Temple

      Pahalgam Golf Course                         Chandanwari
Tulian Lake

Things To Do:

Sightseeing                        Trek the Kolahoi Glacier

Chandanwari-Sheshnag Lake hike
                                                             Explore the Lidder Amusement Park

How To Reach: Srinagar is the nearest airport located at a distance of about 95 kilometers. Jammu is the nearest railway head located at a distance of 255 kilometers.

Weather in August: An average temperature of above 30°C

 

 

3. Munnar, Kerala (South India)

Munnar is one place that needs no introduction amongst the honeymooners and for those who love to admire nature at its best. Being one of the most popular hill stations in Kerala, Munnar encompasses the best of tea estates, waterfalls, trails for hiking and trekking, wildlife sanctuaries, bustling rivers, and majestic mountains covered by mists.

 

Major Tourist Attractions:

Hydel Park
                                                          Echo Point
                        Mattupetty Dam
                                                                             Anamudi
Rose Garden
                                Eravikulam National Park
                                                                                 Munnar Tea Museum

Things To Do:

Explore the tea estate at Kolukkumalai          Boating in Kundale Lake

Trek to the Top Station          Elephant safari at Carmelagiri Elephant Park

How To Reach: Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 110 kilometers. Aluva is the nearest railway station located at a distance of 110 kilometers.

Weather in August: An average temperature of 22°C

 

 

4. Kumarakom, Kerala (South India)

Located on the banks of the famous Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a popular group of small islands which is sought by honeymooners to a great extent. Being a famous backwater destination in Kerala, Kumarakom is also famous for its luxurious houseboats, serene beaches, and postcard-like landscapes.

 

 

Major Tourist Attractions:

Vembanad Lake
                                                               Kumarakom Beach
    Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
                                                                                  Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
                            Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls

Things To Do:

 Houseboat cruise
                                                        Watch Kathakali
           Ayurveda treatment at Maya Spa
                                                                       Bird watching at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

How To Reach: Cochin International Airport is the nearest airstrip located at a distance of 85 kilometers. Kottayam Railway Station is the nearest railhead located at a distance of 16 kilometers.

Weather in August: An average temperature of 29°C

 

 

5. Wayanad, Kerala (South India)

One of the must-see places in Kerala without which your itinerary is totally incomplete, Wayanad is reckoned to be the best place to visit in August in India for honeymoon. Striking a rich balance between natural landscapes and rich wildlife, Wayanad is the also the most suitable place in Kerala for a refreshing vacation.

 

Major Tourist Attractions:

Chembra Peak
                                                         Kuruvadweep waterfalls
                                                                                                        Bandipur National Park
                                  Mudumalai National Park
Pookode Lake
                                                                     Banasura Sagar Dam

Things To Do:

Backpacking at Edakkal Caves
                                                                                      Safari at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
                      Backpack through Banasura Hill

How To Reach: Kozhikode airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of about 97 kilometers. The nearest railway station is Kozhikode railway station located about 110 kilometers away.

Weather in August: An average temperature of 29°C

 

 

6. Athirapally, Kerala (South India)

Remember the majestic waterfalls in the movie Bahubali? Well to give you a list of it, Athirapally also happens to be one of the best tourist places to visit in August in India. Located in the Chalakudy Taluk of Thrissur district, it is one of the best places to explore during monsoon in Kerala.

 

Major Tourist Attractions:

Charpa Falls
                                                                                    Anakkayam
                                                 Sholayar Dam
Vazhachal Forest Gardens
                                                                       Thumburmuzhi Gardens
             Malakkappara Tea Gardens

Things To Do:

Trekking
                                                    River Rafting
           Elephant sighting
                                              Nature walking

How To Reach: Kochi Airport is the nearest airstrip at a distance of 71 kilometers.
Thrissur Railway Station is the nearest railway head at a distance of 61 kilometres.

Weather in August: An average temperature of 28°C

 

7. Darjeeling, West Bengal (East India)

Set near the foothills of Himalayas, Darjeeling is one of the best hill stations in India. Located in the heart of West Bengal, Darjeeling is a famous honeymoon destination in India as well. Also, the new forest trail in Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary serves is a great place for the nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts to explore.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Tiger Hill
                                                              Batasia Loop
                      Rock Garden
                                                Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Japanese Temple

Things To Do:

Trek to the Tiger Hill
                                                      Rock climbing at Tenzing Rock
                      Boating in the lakes of Mirik
                                                                               Darjeeling Himalayan Railway ride

How To Reach: Bagdogra airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 95 kilometers. Darjeeling has its own railway station which is well connected to major cities in India.

Weather in August: An average temperature of 26°C

 

 

8. Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh (North India)

The saying – “Do not judge a book by its cover,” applies very well to the magical place of Kinnaur which is one of the most famous places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Though this place is small in terms of its area and population, it encompasses breathtaking vistas and adventures which makes it one of the best places to visit in August in India.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Kinnaur Kailash mountain ranges
                                                                                Shipki La Pass
                                          Nako Gompa
          Reo Purgyil
                                                       Maheshwar Temple

Things To Do:

Backpack through Borasu Pass
                                                                                    Sunrise view from Kalpa
                      Trek through Bhabha-Pin valley

How To Reach: Shimla airport is the nearest airstrip located at a distance of 267 kilometers. The railway station of Shimla is the nearest railway head located at a distance of 244 kilometers.

Weather in August: An average temperature of 20°C to 23°C

 

 

9. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu (South India)

Located at the southernmost tip of Tamil Nadu, Kanyakumari is a beautiful coastal town that never fails to impress the travelers with its tropical charm. Being one of the best places to visit in August in India for beach vacations, Kanyakumari also serves as the famous starting point of an incredible bike trip through the coastal strips of India.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Vivekananda Rock Memorial
                                                               Thiruvalluvar Statue
                Padmanabhapuram Palace
                                                                                 Vattakottai Fort

Things To Do:

Trek to Marunthuvazh Malai
                                                                      Watch Sunset from the Viewing Tower
                Visit the Government Museum
                                            Adventures at Baywatch amusement park

How To Reach: Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport located at 67 kilometers. Kanyakumari has its own railway station which is connected to major cities in India.

Weather in August: An average temperature of 27°C

 

 

10. Bikaner, Rajasthan (North-West India)

Located not too far off the borders of Pakistan, Bikaner is one of the iconic places to visit in August in India. Confined by the presence of Thar desert on all four sides, Bikaner is home to the famous Junagarh Fort which was built back in the 16th century.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Lalgarh Palace
                                                        Junagarh Fort
        Gajner Palace
                                     National Research Centre on Camel

Things To Do:

Camel safari
                                                            Bird-watching at Gajner Sanctuary
               Boating at Gajner Lake

How To Reach: Jodhpur Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 251 kilometers. Bikaner is connected by two railway stations of Lalgarh Railway Station & Bikaner Junction.

Weather in August: An average temperature of 31.7°C

 

 

 

 

 

 

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