Come August and there is freshness in the air and lush greenery all around; and you know monsoons are at their full glory. Imagine travelling in this weather, enjoying the scenic vistas on offer and feeling a sense of calmness about it. Having said that the rainy season is probably not for those to enjoy who are always in a rush, but for those who revel at the idea of being adventurous and are always fascinated by the incredible ways of nature. If you are among the second kind, then we suggest that you explore India in August; it can’t get better than this!

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Best Places to Visit in August in India in 2024:

1. Lonavala


Lonavala | #1 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

A popular weekend getaway for the residents of Mumbai and Pune, the hill station of Lonavala in the Western Ghats is at its scenic best in monsoons. The view of the verdant hills, constantly under a thick layer of clouds; the overflowing waterfalls and dams; and old forts make for an excellent experience at Lonavala. Whether you come here with your family or a group of friends, you are sure to enjoy every bit of your trip.

  • Places to visit in Lonavala: Lonavala Lake, Bushi Dam, Tiger’s Leap, Lohagarh Fort, Kune Falls, Bhaja Caves, Valvan Dam and Lonavala Wax Museum
  • Things to do in Lonavala: Indulge in some adventure activities at Della Adventure Park, dip in the cool waters at Bushi Dam, enjoy trekking to Rajmachi Point and Lion’s Point and try out some ‘chikki’, the hill station is famous for.
  • Weather of Lonavala: The average temperature is around 29 degrees Celsius during the day and 24-25 degrees Celsius at night
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Pune International Airport (70 km)
    • Nearest Train Station: Lonavala
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Lonavala, Budget Hotels in Lonavala, Couple Friendly Hotels in Lonavala

2. Wayanad


Wayanad | #2 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

The quaint hill station of Wayanad is one of the popular tourist destinations of Kerala and receives tourists all year round, but there is a certain charm in exploring it during monsoons. This is the time to witness the green glory of the vast expanse of its rainforests; tea, coffee, rubber and spice plantations; trek to its picturesque viewpoints and enjoy its cool and pleasant weather.

  • Places to visit in Wayanad: Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Pookode Lake, Edakkal Caves, Neelimala View Point, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Banasura Sagar Dam and Chembra Peak
  • Things to do in Wayanad: Explore the serene coffee, rubber and spice plantations, enjoy boating and shopping for spices and handicraft items
  • Weather of Wayanad: The average temperature ranges from 18 to 29 degrees Celsius in August
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport (99 km)
    • Nearest Train Station: Kozhikode Main (85 km)

3. Panchgani


Panchgani | #3 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

The hill station of Panchgani, once a summer retreat for the British, is a picturesque wonder in Maharashtra, and August is the month when its beauty increases manifold with pouring rains making its weather quite pleasant and its valleys completely green. The twin hill station of Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani is dotted with some excellent vantage points, from where you can catch a glimpse of the spectacular Sahyadri hills.

  • Places to visit in Panchgani: Sydney Point, Bhillar Waterfalls, Parsi Point, Devrai Art Village, Mapro Gardens, Table Land and Kass Plateau
  • Things to do in Panchgani: Take a walk in the Strawberry farms, explore the rich flora of Kass Plateau and enjoy scenic vistas from the viewpoints of Panchgani
  • Weather of Panchgani: The average maximum temperature is 20 degrees Celsius while the average minimum temperature is around 15 degrees Celsius in August
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Pune International Airport (105 km)
    • Nearest Train Station: Satara (50 km) and Pune Junction (95 km)
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Panchgani

4. Kanyakumari


Kanyakumari | #4 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

Kanyakumari, which is the southern-most tip of the Indian mainland, is among the most visited tourist destinations in the country. Coming here in monsoons for a trip can be a totally different and fun-filled experience to witness the confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean, with water continuously hitting the shore at high speeds. Besides this, there are a number of significant temples in the city, which are a must-visit on a trip to this part of India.  

  • Places to visit in Kanyakumari: Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Thirparappu Falls, Kumari Amman Temple, Lord Subramanya Temple, Vattakotai Fort and Thanumalayan Temple
  • Things to do in Kanyakumari: Take a dip at the Triveni Sangam, visit the Thovalai Flower Market and Muppandal Wind Farm, and shop for handicrafts made from sea shells and excellent woven handloom sarees
  • Weather of Kanyakumari: The average daytime temperature ranges from 28 to 30 degrees Celsius while the average temperature at night is around 23 degrees Celsius
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport (95 km)
    • Nearest Train Station: Kanyakumari

5. Kumarakom


Kumarakom | #5 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

Kumarakom receives abundant rain in August making its backwaters look even more fascinating; the same can be said for Vembanad Lake, which lies in proximity. During this time of the year, there are fewer crowds in Kumarakom; hence, hotel prices are low and even there is less rush for houseboat stays in the backwaters. So, if you are looking for a romantic getaway in August, come to Kumarakom for an experience of a lifetime!

  • Places to visit in Kumarakom: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall, Vembanad Lake, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Kumarakom Craft Museum
  • Things to do in Kumarakom: Enjoy a houseboat stay at the backwaters of Kumarakom, indulge in bird-watching at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, relish local cuisine and get some Ayurvedic treatments
  • Weather of Kumarakom: The average temperature ranges from 24 to 29 degrees Celsius in August
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (70 km)
    • Nearest Train Station: Kottayam (15.6 km)

6. Mount Abu

Mount Abu

Mount Abu | #6 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

Mount Abu in Rajasthan becomes a popular retreat for people in this part of the country in the summers, but it enjoys the same popularity in the monsoon season too as this place gets moderate rainfall while the weather becomes really pleasant. In August, its scenic mountains and lush green valley are a thing to witness and get awe-inspired, besides visiting the famous temples this hill station is famous for. A trip to this place with your family can be a good choice!

  • Places to visit in Mount Abu: Dilwara Temples, Guru Shikhar, Achalgarh Village, Arbuda Devi Temple, Toad Rock, Gaumuk Temple and Raghunath Temple
  • Things to do in Mount Abu: Enjoy a boat ride at Nakki Lake, explore the wildlife of the hill station at Trevor’s Tank and Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, and shop for crafts, paintings, leather goods, etc.
  • Weather of Mount Abu: The average temperature is around 27 degrees Celsius during the day and 21 degrees Celsius at night
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Maharana Pratap Airport, Udaipur (200 km)
    • Nearest Train Station: Abu Road

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7. Khajuraho


Khajuraho | #7 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

Home to the famous UNESCO-listed temples, Khajuraho is among the top tourist destinations in India. After the hot and humid summer months, Khajuraho enjoys  pleasant weather in the month of August which becomes an ideal time to spend a short vacation here. This is also the time, when you will find less number of tourists here, and so you can easily explore each of the below attractions.

  • Places to visit in Khajuraho: Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Raneh Falls, State Museum of Tribal And Folk Art, Gangau Dam, Beni Sagar Dam, Mastani Mahal – Dhubela
  • Things to do in Khajuraho: Explore the Eastern and Western Groups of temples
  • Weather of Khajuraho: The average temperature ranges from 25 to 32 degrees Celsius in August
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Khajuraho Airport
    • Nearest Train Station: Khajuraho

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8. Munnar


Munnar | #8 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

Considered among the most picturesque hill stations in Southern India, Munnar is a favourite destination for tourists from across the country, and why wouldn’t it be? Its pleasant weather, verdant valleys, and lush tea and spice plantations make a perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Alike the other parts of Kerala, Munnar receives a good amount of rainfall in August, but it just enhances it beauty to a new level. Coming here during monsoon, which is an off-season, has an added advantage, especially with regard to hotel bookings.

  • Places to visit in Munnar: Atukkad Waterfalls, Eravikulam National Park, Kundala Dam, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Chinnakanal Waterfalls, Mattupetti Dam and Anamudi Peak
  • Things to do in Munnar: Take a walk in the tea gardens and spice plantations, go on a trek to Anamudi Peak, enjoy scenic vistas of the hill station from its vantage points and plan to stay at a tree house
  • Weather of Munnar: The average maximum temperature is 24 degrees Celsius while the minimum goes down to 17 degrees Celsius in August
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (104 km)
    • Nearest Train Station: Aluva (105 km)
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Munnar, budget hotels in Munnar, couple friendly hotels in Munnar

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9. Jodhpur


Jodhpur | #9 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

The city of the royal Rajputana clan – Jodhpur can be a great option for a family vacation in August at this time of the year as the city enjoys a pleasant weather. Exploring its royal palaces, historical forts, and splendid temples, and shopping at its markets for traditional Rajasthani attire and handicrafts can be a wonderful experience, more so because there is less tourist footfall during this time.

  • Places to visit in Jodhpur: Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort and Museum, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Gardens, Chamunda Mata Temple, Balsamand Lake and Kailana Lake
  • Things to do in Jodhpur: Taste the authentic Jodhpuri cuisine, shop at its colorful markets, explore the Rao Jodha Desert Park and enjoy cycling through the lanes of the city
  • Weather of Jodhpur: The average temperature during the day is around 34 degrees Celsius and at night, it falls to a minimum of 26 degrees Celsius
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Jodhpur Airport
    • Nearest Train Station: Jodhpur Junction
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Jodhpur

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10. Dharamshala


Dharamshala | #10 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

Another picturesque destination to visit during the monsoon month of August is Dharamshala. Being located at a higher altitude, it receives heavy rainfall and hence, its greenery becomes even more enchanting. Besides paying a visit to its famous monasteries, you can explore a lot about Tibetan history and culture here, especially at the Kangra Art Museum and Library of Tibetan Works and Archives – two of the must-visit places in Dharamshala.

  • Places to visit in Dharamshala: Namgyal Monastery, Bhagsunag Temple, Tsuglagkhang Complex, Gyuto Monastery, Kangra Fort, Masroor Rock Cut Temple and Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
  • Things to do in Dharamshala: Take a trip to Bhagsunag Waterfalls, pay a visit to Kangra Art Museum, enjoy a trip to Kareri Dal Lake and do visit the Naddi village.
  • Weather of Dharamshala: The average temperature in August lies between 20 and 26 degrees Celsius
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Kangra Airport, Gaggal (13 km)
    • Nearest Train Station: Pathankot (85 km)
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Dharamashala, Couple Friendly Hotels in Dharamshala

11. Coorg


Coorg | #11 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

Known for its coffee and spices, Coorg is a green paradise in Karnataka. It is famously called the ‘Scotland of India’ because of the lush rolling hills, cascading waterfalls, quaint colonial architecture and pleasant weather. At a height of 3500 feet above sea level, Coorg lets you enjoy the company of clouds while sipping freshly brewed hot coffee. The entire hill station turns verdant during monsoons. You can also explore forts, temples, fragrant spice plantations and go for a wildlife rendezvous when you visit Coorg. No wonder it is considered as one of the best places to visit in August in South India.

  • Places to visit in Coorg: Abbey Falls, Tadiandamol Peak, Mallalli Falls, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumara Parvatha Hill, Raja’s Seat, Brahmagiri Hill, Coffee Plantation, Nagarhole National Park
  • Things to do in Coorg: Rafting on the Barapole River, bathing and playing with elephants at Dubare Elephant Camp, trekking to Nishani Motte, touring coffee plantations, jeep safari at Nagarhole National Park, bird watching at Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Weather of Coorg: The climate is cool, and temperature ranges between 10 to 12 degrees Celsius in August, accompanied with heavy rainfall
  • How to reach
    • Nearest Airport: Mangalore Airport
    • Nearest Train Station: Mysore Junction
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Coorg, Budget Hotels in Coorg, Couple Friendly Hotels in Coorg

12. Cherrapunji


Cherrapunji | #12 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

The mysterious and mesmerizing Meghalaya is home to Cherrapunji – famous for its rains and roots. Cherrapunji is known as the wettest place on earth and is definitely one of the best places to visit in August in Northeast India. You will be blown over by the unique root bridges that are built by locals, who train the roots of rubber trees to grow in a special way. Cherrapunji is also ideal for anyone who loves waterfalls, mysterious forests, crystal-clear rivers like Dawki and caves.

  • Places to visit in Cherrapunji: Nohkalikai Falls, Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Mawsynram Village, Seven Sisters Falls, Mawsmai Cave, The Eco Park, Mawkdok Dympep Valley, Thang Kharang Park, Khasi Monoliths, Mawsynram Reserve Forest
  • Things to do in Cherrapunji: Boating on Dawki, exploring caves, ziplining at Mawkdok, river canyoning at Laitkynsew Hills, wildlife rides in Mawsynram Forest, crossing living root bridges
  • Weather of Cherrapunji: The temperature ranges from 17 degrees Celsius to 24 degrees Celsius in August, with the monsoon season at its peak.
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Guwahati Airport
    • Nearest Train Station: Guwahati Railway Station

13. Andaman


Andaman | #13 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

The magical island of Andaman is all about sparkling white sands, gorgeous azure waters and gently swaying palm trees. If you are looking for a tropical paradise that can be your escape from reality, this is it. Whether you love water sports, picturesque sunsets and sunrises or lip-smacking seafood, this is among the popular places to visit in India in August. Tourists love the rich marine diversity, stunning coral reefs, and bountiful showers too.

  • Places to visit in Andaman And Nicobar Island: Havelock Island, Neil Island, Ross Island, North Bay Island, Baratang Island, Mount Harriet National Park, Chidhiya Tappu, Dhaninallah Mangrove Nature Walkway, Panchvati Waterfalls, Cuthbert Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Elephant Beach
  • Things to do in Andaman And Nicobar Island: Scuba diving and snorkelling, bird watching at Chidhiya Tappu, dolphin and fish spotting from glass-bottom boats, visiting limestone caves, mangrove kayaking at Mayabunder, visiting Kala Pani Jail, hiking and trekking in Mount Harriet National Park
  • Weather of Andaman and Nicobar: The temperature is warm in August, ranging from 24 degrees Celsius to 29 degrees Celsius
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Port Blair Airport in Andaman receives direct flights from Kolkata, Chennai, and Visakhapatnam.
    • Nearest Port: Port Blair is connected to the ports of Chennai, Kolkata, or Vishakhapatnam.

14. Kodaikanal


Kodaikanal | #14 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

Kodaikanal is a South Indian hill station that takes your breath away with dense green forested valleys, granite cliffs, grassy hills, enchanting lakes, and mind-blowing waterfalls. From rowing boats to hiking around the mountains to offering prayers to getting soaked in waterfalls, there are countless things to do in Kodaikanal. The place receives abundant rainfall in August, giving new life to the forest and water bodies. It is among the most popular places to visit in August in India with family.

  • Places to visit in Kodaikanal: Kodaikanal Lake, Mannavanur Lake, Berijam Lake, Pine Forest, Dolphin’s Nose, Pillar Rocks, Bryant Park, Green Valley View, Chettiar Park
  • Things to do in Kodaikanal: Walking on Coaker’s Walk, boating on Kodaikanal Lake, exploring the mysterious Guna Cave, trekking and hiking to Dolphin’s Nose, riding bicycle, going for a night safari.
  • Weather of Kodaikanal: The average temperature ranges from 17 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius in August.
  • How to reach
    • Nearest Airport: Madurai Airport, Coimbatore Airport
    • Nearest Train Station: Kodai Railway Station, Madurai Railway Station and Coimbatore Railway Station
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Kodaikanal, Couple Friendly Hotels in Kodaikanal, Budget Hotels in Kodaikanal

15. Mawlynnong


Mawlynnong | #15 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

Mawlynnong is not just the cleanest village in Asia, but also lovingly called ‘God’s own Garden’. This mystical paradise in Meghalaya is an example of what community effort can achieve. From picture-perfect homes and lush greenery to idyllic waterfalls, quirky root bridges and fresh air, this village is a traveller’s haven during monsoon and right after.

  • Places to visit in Mawlynnong: Mawlynnong Waterfall, Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, Umngot River, Bophill Falls, Mawlynnong Sacred Forest, Nohwet Viewpoint
  • Things to do in Mawlynnong: Walking on the Living Root Bridge, boating on Umngot River, exploring the sacred forest and listening to stories, exploring the village, enjoying views from Nohwet Viewpoint
  • Weather of Mawlynnong: The temperature can range from 23 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius in August.
  • How to reach
    • Nearest Airport: Shillong Airport
    • Nearest Train Station: Guwahati Railway Station

16. Varanasi


Varanasi | #16 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

In the words of Mark Twain – “Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks as old as all of them put together.” An ancient city blessed by River Ganga, Varanasi is famed as the holiest city in India. The energy, vibration, and peace experienced in Varanasi are unmatched. Visit Varanasi to experience spirituality, culture, explore the many temples and scenic ghats, watch the Ganga aarti, and dig into delish street food. Counted as one of the popular places to visit in August in India with family, Varanasi is also ideal for those who love watching people and how they all come together to seek divinity.

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17. Chikmagalur


Chikmagalur | #17 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

Bewitching coffee plantations, grassy mountains, enchanting dense forests, mesmerising waterfalls, and beautiful rivers – Chikmagalur in Karnataka is sheer heaven. From touring coffee plantations to getting your blood pumping with water adventures – Chikamangalur  is among the best places to go in August in India. Wildlife enthusiasts are in for a treat here too.

  • Places to visit in Chikmagalur: Mullayanagiri, Hebbe Falls, Baba Bundangiri, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhadra Dam, Hanuman Gundi Falls, Tea Plantation, Coffee Estate, Kyatanamakki, Sharadamba Temple, Manikyadhara Falls, Hirekolale Lake
  • Things to do in Chikmagalur: Trekking to Mullayanagiri, camping, Bhadra River rafting, jeep safari at Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Weather of Chikmagalur: The temperature ranges from 18 degrees Celsius to 26 degrees Celsius in August, with frequent rain showers 
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Mangalore Airport
    • Nearest Train Station: Chikmagalur Railway Station, Mangalore Railway Station.

18. Zanskar


Zanskar | #18 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

The Land of White Copper, Zanskar is a semi-desert landscape situated on the northern flank of the Great Himalayas. A place perfect for adventure enthusiasts, the valley offers some thrilling activities and alluring sights. During summers, the Zanskar River runs wild between lofty mountains, making it the perfect time to soak in the scenic beauty. Winters turn the river into frozen ground and draws brave trekkers. Known for its many monasteries built in the 11th century by Rinchen Dzangp, Zanskar is one of the top places to visit in August in North India

  • Places to visit in Zanskar: Zanskar Valley, Pensi La Pass, Padum, Zanskar River, Rangdum, Nimu, Zangla, Stongdey Monastery, Panikhar, Karsha Monastery
  • Things to do in Zanskar: Trekking in Zanskar Valley, attending the monastery festivals, capturing great views from the Sangam Point, rafting on Zanskar River
  • Weather of Zanskar: The temperature ranges from 10 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius in August, making it nice and warm to explore the valley
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Leh Airport
    • Nearest Train Station: Jammu Tawi Railway Station

19. Igatpuri


Igatpuri | #19 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

Nestled in the stunning Sahyadri Mountain range, Igatpuri is one of the most popular hill stations in Maharashtra. Ancient forts, beautiful waterfalls and clear lakes are a highlight of the region. Monsoon is at its peak during August in Igatpuri, making it ideal for enjoying the rains and witnessing the waterfalls in their full glory. Less crowded than its counterpart Lonavala – Igatpuri is among the best places to go in August in India to enjoy peace.

  • Places to visit in Igatpuri: Tringalwadi Fort, Vihigaon Waterfall, Kalsubai Peak, Ghatan Devi Temple, Bhavali Dam, Bhatsa River Valley
  • Things to do in Igatpuri: Trekking to forts, taking a dip in waterfalls, offering prayers at Ghatan Devi Temple, camping, water activities near the dam and river
  • Weather of Igatpuri: The temperature ranges from 21 degrees Celsius to 28 degrees Celsius in August, along with heavy rainfall.
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Pune International Airport, Mumbai Airport.
    • Nearest Train Station: Igatpuri Train Station

20. Alappuzha

Alappuzha | #20 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is a beautiful coastal town situated in the southern state of Kerala, India. Known for its tranquil backwaters, picturesque canals, and serene beaches, Alappuzha attracts tourists from around the world. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is one of the most widely acclaimed boat races in India where thousands of people from all across the country and abroad come to witness this premier boat race, which is also referred to as the “Olympics on water”.

  • Places to visit in Alappuzha: Alappuzha Beach, Backwaters of Alappuzha, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Krishnapuram Palace, Marari Beach
  • Things to do in Alappuzha: Houseboat Cruise in the Backwaters, Explore the Canals on a Shikara Ride, Witness the Nehru Trophy Boat Race (held in August), Indulge in Ayurvedic Spa and Wellness Treatments
  • Weather of Alappuzha: Alappuzha experiences a tropical climate throughout the year. The temperature typically ranges from 20°C to 35°C.
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport
    • Nearest Train Station: Alappuzha Railway Station

21. Agumbe

Agumbe| #21 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

This small hill station in Shimoga district is popularly known as the “Cherrapunji of South India”, as it receives over 7000 mm of rainfalls in a year. Agumbe has the highest rainfall in the southern part of the country and is blessed with a lush green landscape and stunning trekking trails. The hill station also boasts rich biodiversity, as well as its many beautiful waterfalls and sparkling streams. Agumbe is also home to India’s oldest automatic weather station, which monitors changes in the rainforest.

  • Places to visit in Agumbe: Barkana Falls, Jogigundi Falls, Kunchikal Falls, Sunset View Point, Rainforest Research Station, Gopal-Krishna Temple, Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Things to do in Agumbe: Trek to Kundadri Hills, enjoy a picnic near the waterfalls, explore the forests for different species of flora and fauna, enjoy wildlife and nature photography, try river rafting at Seethanadi Nature Camp
  • Weather of Agumbe: The average annual temperature ranges between 20°C to 30°C. The region receives heavy rainfall, especially during the monsoon season from June to September.
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Mangaluru International Airport 
    • Nearest Train Station: Shimoga Railway Station 

22. Bikaner

Bikaner Royal Cenotaphs

Bikaner | #22 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

Bikaner in Rajasthan is a treasure of history, culture, and architectural marvels. Known for its magnificent forts and delectable culinary delights. The city’s crown jewel, Junagarh Fort has beautiful carvings and stunning architecture. The Lalgarh Palace showcases a fusion of Rajput, Mughal, and European architectural styles, while the Karni Mata Temple fascinates visitors with its unusual resident population of rats. Bikaner’s bustling streets are a paradise for food lovers.

  • Places to visit in Bikaner: Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Karni Mata Temple (Rat Temple), National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner Camel Festival
  • Things to do in Bikaner: Explore the magnificent Junagarh Fort, Visit the Rat Temple and witness the unique presence of rats, Experience the rich heritage at Lalgarh Palace, Witness the Camel Festival and enjoy camel rides
  • Weather of Bikaner: The temperature during summers (April to June) can reach up to 45°C, while winters (November to February) are comparatively colder, with temperatures ranging from 4°C to 23°C
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Nal Airport, Bikaner 
    • Nearest Train Station: Bikaner Junction 

23. Ooty

Ooty | #23 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

Often called the Queen of Hill Stations, Ooty is a nature lover’s paradise. Essential experiences here are riding the toy train, boating on Ooty Lake, spotting regional wildlife at Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, strolling through Government Botanical Garden, visiting the Tea Museum, scaling Doddabetta, reposing at Pykara Waterfalls, sitting in pine forest and gorging on locally made chocolates.

  • Places to visit in Ooty: Ooty Lake, Botanical Gardens, Doddabetta Peak, Rose Garden, Pykara Lake and Waterfalls, Government Museum, Emerald Lake
  • Things to do in Ooty: Trekking in the Nilgiri Hills, Boating in Ooty Lake, Enjoying the scenic views from Doddabetta Peak, Exploring the Botanical Gardens and Rose Garden, Taking a ride on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (Toy Train)
  • Weather of Ooty: The temperature ranges from 15°C to 20°C during the day, and it can drop to 5°C or lower at night, especially during the winter months 
  • How to Reach
    • Nearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport 
    • Nearest Train Station: Mettupalayam Railway Station
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Ooty Budget Hotels in Ooty, Couple Friendly Hotels in Ooty

24. Jaipur

Jaipur City

Jaipur | #24 of 24 Best Places to Visit in August

Jaipur known as the “Pink City” in Rajasthan is a vibrant and enchanting destination that seamlessly blends its rich history with a thriving modern culture. The city’s iconic attractions, such as the Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, and City Palace, showcase the grandeur of Rajasthan’s architectural heritage. Jaipur is also famous for its colourful markets, where you can immerse yourself in a shopping extravaganza for textiles, handicrafts, jewellery, and traditional attire. The city’s warm and hospitable locals, mouthwatering Rajasthani cuisine, and vibrant festivals add to its allure. With a perfect blend of history, culture, and modernity, Jaipur offers a captivating experience that lingers in the hearts of travellers long after their visit.

Monsoon season is ideal for exploring India – to discover its different flavours and admire nature in its greenest best. Just remember to pack wisely and book your flights and stay in advance so that you can have an amazing holiday.


Q. Which place is best to travel in August?

A. Some of the best places to travel in August are Wayanad, Panchgani, Jaipur, Varanasi, Lonavala, and Jodhpur.

Q. Is Goa good in August?

A. If you don’t like crowds and want to see Goa in detail without any hassles that are common during peak season, then August is the perfect time for you to be in Goa.

Q. Is August a good month to visit India?

A. Yes, there are a lot of places to explore in August in India like Jodhpur, Lonavala, Munnar, Varanasi,  Zanskar, Wayanad, and Jaipur. 

Q. Where is the best place to avoid monsoons in India?

A. Places you can explore in India to avoid the monsoons are Zanskar, Coorg, Munnar, Jodhpur, and Alappuzha.

Q. Which place in India doesn’t rain in August?

A. Zanskar region in Ladakh doesn’t experience much rain in August.

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