10 Must-Visit Places In India This August

OT Staff

Munnar, Kerala

Munnar, a stunning hill station in the Western Ghats, is famous for its tea plantations and misty landscapes. August is a great time to visit because of the pleasant weather and frequent showers. Explore tea estates, trek in the hills, and visit Eravikulam National Park to spot Nilgiri Tahr. Don't miss Mattupetty Dam and Attukal Waterfalls.

Rickshaw travelling through a tropical forest in Munnar | Shutterstock

Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling is a must-visit destination in August. It's known for its tea estates, stunning views of the Himalayas, colonial charm, and cultural richness. You can ride the Toy Train, visit the Himalayan Zoological Park, enjoy panoramic views from Tiger Hill, and visit the Happy Valley Tea Estate.

Young women are harvesting their produce from the tea plantations in the morning in Darjeeling | Shutterstock


August is a great time to visit Goa. The countryside is lush and green, and the beaches are less crowded with pleasant weather. You can explore colonial architecture, indulge in water sports, experience the vibrant nightlife, and visit Dudhsagar Waterfalls and spice plantations to taste Goa's natural beauty.

A monument in North Goa | Shutterstock

Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg, also known as the "Scotland of India," is a stunning destination with coffee plantations, misty hills, and forests. Visit Abbey Falls, coffee estates, Mandalpatti, and Nagarhole National Park. Experience Kodava cuisine and culture.

View of Raja's tomb, Coorg | Shutterstock

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Kodaikanal is a great place for a tranquil August getaway. Known as the Princess of Hill Stations, it offers attractions like Kodaikanal Lake, Coaker's Walk, and Bear Shola Falls. You can enjoy boating, nature walks, and explore nearby Berijam Lake and Palani Hills.

A view of Pillar Rocks, Kodaikanal | Shutterstock

Leh, Ladakh

In August, visit Leh, the capital of Ladakh. Explore Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, and the monasteries of Shey and Spituk. For adventure seekers, there's trekking to Stok Kangri or river rafting on the Indus River. With its unique landscape and rich Tibetan culture, Leh is a memorable destination.

Leh Palace in the centre of Leh | Shutterstock

Shillong, Meghalaya

In August, visit Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, for lush greenery. See the living root bridges in Cherrapunji, Elephant Falls, and Shillong Peak for panoramic views. Take a boat ride on Umiam Lake and try the local Khasi cuisine. Immerse yourself in tribal culture.

The morning sun at double decker living root bridges of Nongriat in Meghalaya | Shutterstock

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

Visit Valley of Flowers in August to see it at its best. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Garhwal Himalayas with vibrant alpine flowers against towering peaks. Trek through and explore nearby Hemkund Sahib, a revered Sikh pilgrimage site.

Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand | Shutterstock

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

Mahabaleshwar is a popular hill station nestled in the Sahyadri range. It offers lush greenery and pleasant weather in August. Explore viewpoints, go boating on Venna Lake and visit ancient temples. Indulge in strawberry picking and try local delicacies like corn patties and fudge.

Pratabgad Fort, Mahabaleshwar | Shutterstock

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Visit Rishikesh in August for adventure activities like white-water rafting and trekking. Experience yoga and meditation retreats, visit Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula bridges and attend the evening Ganga Aarti for a spiritual experience.

A view of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand | Shutterstock

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