Best Places to Visit in August in India: The Mid-Monsoon Trips

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Best Places To Visit In India In August

If you were waiting for the rains to be in their prime to plan a trip; it’s time. But if you want to go to places with lesser rainfalls, we have those as well. Don't just hesitate planning a trip because you couldn't finalize places to visit in August in India. Lined up for you are some very offbeat destinations to enjoy the mid-monsoon August and take advantage of the off-season prices!

Here is the list of 34 Best Places to Visit in August in India: The Mid-Monsoon Trips

1. Lahaul - Spiti - Trekking Mecca and a Virgin Paradise

Lahaul - Spiti - Trekking Mecca and a Virgin Paradise 4.5 /5 View 54+ photos

Known For : Chandratal Lake Key Monastery Kunzum Pass

21 active cases 10 in last 7 days

The Valleys of Lahaul- Spiti are blessed with nature’s best. It is one of the sparsely populated areas and is ideal for a place for some solitude. It also offers a lot of adventure activities such as Skiing along with Yak Safari and exciting wildlife trails. There are beautiful monasteries that command a visit alongside some unique shrines that speak of the customs and faith of this region.

Best Time: Mid May to Mid Oct

31 Spiti Attractions

2. Munnar, Kerala: Best Place to Visit in August in India

Munnar, Kerala: Best Place to Visit in August in India 4.5 /5 View 38+ photos

Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Photo Point Atukkad Waterfalls

35,168 active cases 25,344 in last 7 days

Mist induced rolling tea gardens and spice plantation with dewdrops rolling from the leaves and branches, Munnar in August is a nothing short of a nature lover’s paradise. The high mountains half covered in mist while the rain revitalizes everything it can touch. It’s an ideal escape if you’re looking for some quiet time amidst the mountains.

Best Time: September to May

47 Munnar Attractions

3. Goa

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Known For : Calangute Beach Basilica of Bom Jesus Water Sports in Goa

Though August is the time of monsoon in Goa and one can't really indulge in the usual beach and water sport activities, there is much to do there apart from these usual activities. There are quite a few trekking zones along the western ghats and the Karnataka border which interested folks can visit. But most of the people visiting Goa in August prefer to just chill and relax and enjoy the rains. 

Best Time: October to March

195 Goa Attractions

4. Lonavala, Maharashtra

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Known For : Tiger's Leap Rajmachi Fort Imagicaa

5,194,368 active cases 2,212,512 in last 7 days

Situated at very navigable distances from both Pune and Mumbai, Lonavala is a favourite weekend destination for people in the western coast in August in India. The hill town comes alive with green during the monsoons and is a delight during Maharashtra’s ample wet months. 

Best Time: Throughout the year

43 Lonavala Attractions

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5. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Valley of Flowers National Park Nanda Devi National Park Fauna & Flora

11,296 active cases 8,160 in last 7 days

A World Heritage site, the Valley of Flowers is situated at the meeting point of the Zanskar and Western and Eastern Himalayan ranges. The high, tranquil Himalayan peaks nestle this virtual paradise on Earth. While it is mainly known for it sprawling meadows of numerous species of flowers, the fauna here is also rich including rare and endangered animals like the snow leopard, musk deer and the brown bear. 

Best Time: May to October

3 Valley Of Flowers Attractions

6. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

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Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodai Lake Bear Shola Falls

43,136 active cases 30,976 in last 7 days

One of the most visited hill stations in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal receives moderate rainfall. Often, you’ll find the clouds and sun playing hide and seek with the mountains during your stay in Kodaikanal in August during monsoons. The otherwise hot climate is quite pleasant during the monsoons with the rain swept valleys and misty mountains. This is the only time when the region is sploshed with waterfalls.

Best Time: September to May

35 Kodaikanal Attractions

7. Agumbe, Shimoga

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Agumbe is one of the most popular treks in South India especially in August. The mountains and valleys are filled with numerous waterfalls which are a prime attraction; there are also ruins of temples dating back to the Hoysala Empire which is worth a visit. There is a gallery erected on a high point of the hills to view the sunset and you can see as far as the Arabian Sea. 

8. Alleppey, Kerala - Backwaters, Beaches and Lagoons - Venice of the East

Alleppey, Kerala - Backwaters, Beaches and Lagoons - Venice of the East 4.5 /5 View 62+ photos

Known For : Houseboats Alappuzha Beach Alleppey Backwaters

144,352 active cases 102,944 in last 7 days

Officially called Alappuzha, Alleppey is a city in the South Indian state of Kerala. Bordering the Laccadive Sea, it is known for its wide network of interlinking, palm-fringed canals called backwaters and rejuvenating Ayurvedic resorts.

Best Time: June to March

31 Alleppey Attractions

9. Mount Abu, Rajasthan

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Known For : Dilwara Temples Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary Nakki Lake

6,272 active cases 9,312 in last 7 days

Mount Abu prides on being the only hill station in Rajasthan. This place acts as an oasis retreat from the extremely hot climate of Rajasthan. It is known for it's beautiful hilly landscape and the architectural marvel of the Delwara Jain Temple. In the month of August, it receives less amount of rainfall but the scenic beauty of this pretty hill station doubles as the surroundings are filled with mountain mist and lush green vegetation. 

Best Time: October to March

15 Mount Abu Attractions

10. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Lal Tibba Kempty Falls Gun Hill

229,472 active cases 167,360 in last 7 days

Nestled in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, Mussoorie is quite a scene in August in India. The drive from Dehradun to Mussoorie itself is breathtaking, add to that the undulating hills of Mussoorie and the spectacular view of the Himalayas, you’ve for yourself a holiday of perfectly quiet ambience. 

Best Time: September to June

30 Mussoorie Attractions

11. Coorg, Karnataka

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Known For : Abbey Falls Talakaveri Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

26,432 active cases 18,784 in last 7 days

Coorg, a popular hill station located in the Kodagu district of Karnataka is widely known as the Scotland of India, owing to its picturesque hilly setting. During the monsoon season, especially in July and August, the entire town transforms into a lush green paradise. The weather becomes quite pleasant and cool because of the heavy rains. August is the best time to visit the splendour of the seasonal waterfalls of Coorg. 

Best Time: October to March

36 Coorg Attractions

12. Kausani, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Rudradhari Falls and Caves Gwaldam Trek to Pinnath

9,792 active cases 6,144 in last 7 days

Very few places in the Himalayas come close to the beauty of Kausani. It is a well known hill station in Uttarakhand known mainly for providing a spectacular panoramic view of the 350 km stretch of snow clad Himalayan peaks, which include the likes of Trishul, Panchchuli and Nanda Devi. Though it's a year round destination, it comes to life during the months of July and August when the monsoon reaches this place.

Best Time: April to June, September to December

11 Kausani Attractions

13. Udaipur, Rajasthan

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Known For : Lake Pichola City Palace, Udaipur Fateh Sagar Lake

21,440 active cases 26,528 in last 7 days

Udaipur is considered to be one of the most romantic cities of the world and has rightly received the tag of the Venice of the East. Also known as the City of Lakes, this is also a historically significant place as it remained the capital of Mewar for several centuries. The main attractions of the city are the City palace and the Udaipur Lake Palace located in the middle of the Pichola Lake. 

Best Time: October to March

34 Udaipur Attractions

14. Pondicherry

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Known For : Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Aurobindo Ashram Auroville

251,584 active cases 146,592 in last 7 days

The temperature cools down in monsoons, enabling to enjoy the lush green fields and hilly terrains of Pondicherry. One of the major attractions of this place is the sprawling vast land of coffee plantations which leaves a distinct fragrance of coffee in the air. The French War Memorial, Pondicherry Museum and Jawahar Toy Museum are some places to visit here apart from this, the Paradise Beach, Botanical gardens and the Pondicherry beach are worth visit.

Best Time: October to March

43 Pondicherry Attractions

15. Andaman & Nicobar

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Known For : Scuba Diving In Andaman Havelock Island Radhanagar Beach

Rains are usually on and off in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, while the other days are mostly sunny. If it’s sunny, you can visit the Beladaru beach at Batarang Island. When it rains there are a many indoor activities to indulge you as well. Other places to visit here are Radhanagar, dolphin resort, Cellular jail and Phoenix Bay Jetty which is quite a sight in the rains. 

Best Time: October to Jun

67 Andaman Attractions

16. Kumarakom, Kerala

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Known For : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Kumarakom Backwaters Visit to Toddy Shops

144,832 active cases 83,552 in last 7 days

Situated in the verdant land of Kerala with its varied landscapes and unmatched charm, Kumarakom is widely known for its beautiful possibilities of backwater tourism. Blessed with Kerala’s amazing tropical climate and monsoons of plenty, Kumarakom experiences moderate climates all year long. The largest freshwater lake in Kerala, Vembanad Lake, is located in Kumarakom, making it a beautiful holiday place to visit in August in India during the abundant rains. 

Best Time: September to March

13 Kumarakom Attractions

17. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

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Known For : Double Decker Living Root Bridge Dawki Mawlynnong

78,080 active cases 39,424 in last 7 days

Second wettest place on the planet, Cherrapunjee practically receives rains throughout the year. If you love the ferocity of the rains, then you have to visit Cherrapunjee during monsoons, covered with vast landscape and hills, it makes for an exciting monsoon trekking trip. You can also find the unique orange flower honey here and don’t forget to try the Meghalaya tea which is quite different to the Assam or Darjeeling tea. 

Best Time: September to May

16 Cherrapunji Attractions

18. Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir

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Known For : Aru Valley Betaab Valley Lidder River

692 active cases 339 in last 7 days

A world famous hill station in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Pahalgam is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder river, it is one of Kashmir's premier holiday and health resorts. Out of all hustle bustle of city life, this place really offers a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere which makes it an ideal vacation spot. 

Best Time: Throughout the year

18 Pahalgam Attractions

19. Wayanad, Kerala

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Known For : Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Chembra Peak

32,928 active cases 27,456 in last 7 days

Wayanad is just 76km from the Kozhikode ocean shores, that’s why it is the best mound station in India. The concept of monsoon tourism is getting famous in Wayanad, because experiences good rains. Monsoon in Wayanad makes it good place to visit in august in India. People come Wayanad just to enjoy the monsoon as some of the areas of wayanad get one of the hinghest rain in India. 

Best Time: Throughout the year

34 Wayanad Attractions

20. Mandu, Madhya Pradesh

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Known For : Jahaz Mahal Rani Rupmati's Pavilion Baz Bahadur's Palace

32,384 active cases 22,720 in last 7 days

Mandu, the city of architectural ruins takes on a rustic tint during monsoon and is a pleasure to explore the domes and minarets. The famous love story of Rajput Rani Roopmati and last Sultan of Malwa took place here which is why the courtyard of Roopmati’s pavilion still reverberates with the romance. It also houses the tomb of Malwa’s second king Hoshang Singh – the country’s first marble monument.

Best Time: October to March

11 Mandu Attractions

21. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh - The Hidden Treasure

Orchha, Madhya Pradesh - The Hidden Treasure 4.3 /5 View 18+ photos

Known For : Jehangir Mahal, Orchha Fort Ram Raja Temple Raja Mahal, Orchha Fort

2,784 active cases 2,048 in last 7 days

Orchha is a historical town located on the banks of river Betwa in Madhya Pradesh, known for its grand palaces, and intricately carved temples. Famous as the city of palaces, it is world-renowned for the classic mural paintings, frescos and Chhatris (cenotaphs) that were constructed to commemorate the Bundela rulers. Orchha's old-world charm casts a spell on tourists from all around the world. 

Best Time: July to March

16 Orchha Attractions

22. Jodhpur, Rajasthan - The Blue City

Jodhpur, Rajasthan - The Blue City 3.9 /5 View 57+ photos

Known For : Mehrangarh Fort Jaswant Thada Mandore Garden

146,752 active cases 121,568 in last 7 days

Also known as the "The Blue City", "Sun City" and "Gateway to Thar", Jodhpur is famous for its Mehrangarh fort, blue houses, temples, sweets and snacks. Apart from the fort, there are multiple temples, lakes, shopping streets that are like a mirage from a bygone era.

Best Time: November to February

44 Jodhpur Attractions

23. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

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Known For : Thirparappu Falls Kanyakumari Beach Vivekananda Rock Memorial

53,056 active cases 50,048 in last 7 days

The southern most tip of the Indian subcontinent, Kanyakumari forms an essential part of almost every trip to South India. Surrounded by water on all three sides, the weather here is usually cool and pleasant, the usual seaside climate. It is the first place in the country to receive the monsoon showers. If you're a fan of rain, then experiencing the monsoon at this place in August in India should be a part of your to-do list.

Best Time: October to February

25 Kanyakumari Attractions

24. Panchgani, Maharashtra

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Known For : Kaas Plateau Table Land Mahabaleshwar

35,396 active cases 24,696 in last 7 days

Like all pretty places situated at high altitudes in Maharashtra, Panchgani too is a Queen of Love and Beauty during the monsoons. Blessed with a great relief system and amazing sights and sounds all around, Panchgani is a blissful monsoon experience. If the visual treat is insufficient to persuade you for a trip, Panchgani is also a Strawberry godown in every sense of the word. C’mon, go on and plan that road trip!

Best Time: September to May

13 Panchgani Attractions

25. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 4.0 /5 View 20+ photos

Known For : Elephant's Head point Chinaman's falls Dhobi waterfall

574,048 active cases 422,720 in last 7 days

Located in the in the Satara district of Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in August in India and the largest hill stations in the Sayadri range. Most of the tourists usually avoid this place in the monsoon season due to the torrential rains. But this is also the time when the beauty and greenery of Mahabaleshwar is enhanced.

Best Time: October to June

32 Mahabaleshwar Attractions

26. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

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Known For : Light and Sound Show, Khajuraho Dulhadev Temple Kandariya Mahadev Temple

588 active cases 578 in last 7 days

The Khajuraho group of temples are renowned Hindu and Jain temples which represent a distinctive yet rich form of art and architecture of the Chandella period. They're also one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in India and are famous for their nagara style architecture and the erotic sculptures and carvings on the temples. In August, the place becomes even more beautiful due to the heavy rainfall it receives.

Best Time: July to March

25 Khajuraho Attractions

27. Bikaner, Rajasthan

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Known For : Junagarh Fort Karni Mata Temple Lallgarh Palace

21,888 active cases 25,760 in last 7 days

With little rains, the climate in Bikaner is more bearable than the otherwise hot seasons. The rain splashed majestic palaces of Junagarh, Lallgarh, Gajner and the famous Jain Temple and Karni Mata Temple are some of the must see places in Bikaner. While there is much to see here don’t forget to indulge in some shopping in the famous streets on Bikaner. 

Best Time: October to March

24 Bikaner Attractions

28. Athirapally Falls, Thrissur

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Athirapally falls are the largest water falls in Kerela, which makes this place to be one of the best places to visit in august in India. In monsoon these waterfalls are amazingly beautiful. These water falls are located 5 km from Vazhachal. Athirapally waterfalls open at 9.30 am and closes at 5.30pm. Apart from water falls there are many tourist places likeKauthukapark, Thumboormuzhy Dam & Riverview Garden.

29. Auli, Uttarakhand - The skiing destination of India

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Known For : Skiing in Auli Auli Ropeway Trishul Peak

11,296 active cases 8,160 in last 7 days

Dotted with the apple orchards, old oaks and pine trees there is no dearth of natural beauty in Auli. Apart from skiing you can also go for numerous treks in the hills of Garhwal Himalayas and enjoy the spellbinding views of the snow-draped mountains. Auli is a popular hill resort in the Himalayan range dating back to 8th Century AD.

Best Time: Throughout the year

12 Auli Attractions

30. Delhi - The Capital City of India

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Known For : Humayun's Tomb Hauz Khas Village Qutub Minar

4,300,649 active cases 2,329,472 in last 7 days

The capital of India, Delhi is a cosmopolitan city with a historic old Delhi and the modern New Delhi. From historical monuments to crowded shopping malls, from an extensive network of the modern metro system to Delhi University campus, Dilli has multiple personalities and is considered to be the city with a heart.

Best Time: October to March

108 New Delhi Attractions

31. Jaipur, Rajasthan - The Pink City

Jaipur, Rajasthan - The Pink City 4.3 /5 View 72+ photos

Known For : Amer Fort City Palace, Jaipur Hawa Mahal

368,224 active cases 149,696 in last 7 days

Jaipur is a vibrant amalgamation of the old and the new. Also called the Pink City, the capital of the royal state of Rajasthan, was ruled by the Rajputs for many centuries and developed as a planned city in the 17th century AD. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle and hails as one of the most famous tourist circuits of the country.

Best Time: October to March

62 Jaipur Attractions

32. Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh - The land of god

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Known For : Reckong Peo Kalpa Sarahan

2,496 active cases 1,568 in last 7 days

One of the twelve districts of Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur is located on the Indo-Tibet border. Situated at a distance of 235 km from Shimla, Kinnaur hosts the views of Zanskar Valley, snow-draped Dhauladar range, Chitkul - The last village on the indo-Tibet border and have Satluj, Baspa and Spiti rivers meandering through it.

Best Time: April to October

11 Kinnaur Attractions

33. Darjeeling, West Bengal - Queen of The Himalayas

Darjeeling, West Bengal - Queen of The Himalayas 4.3 /5 View 50+ photos

Known For : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Tiger Hill Batasia Loop

50,624 active cases 48,032 in last 7 days

Jaw-dropping locales, mesmerising sunrises, the untouched beauty of the hills, the old-world charm of the past, and the welcoming smiles of the local people all add up to make Darjeeling one of the most beautiful hill stations in Eastern part of India. Spread over a steep mountain ridge, nestled amidst acres of lush green tea plantations, Darjeeling stands at the height of 2,050 meters above sea level, thus boasting of cool climes all year round. 

Best Time: February to March, September to December

23 Darjeeling Attractions

34. Chikmagalur, Karnataka - The coffee land of Karnataka

Chikmagalur, Karnataka - The coffee land of Karnataka 3.8 /5 View 15+ photos

Known For : Kudremukh National Park Mullayanagiri Baba Budangiri

117,632 active cases 71,296 in last 7 days

Popularly known as the ‘Coffee Land of Karnataka’, Chikmagalur is situated in the foothills of the Mullayangiri Range and is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Karnataka. Chikmagalur has a perpetual fragrance of coffee lingering in the air with it plenty of coffee plantations. Famous for its tall mountains, lush green forests and its tranquil environment (apart from its coffee production), Chikmagalur is a very popular tourist destination and is a quick retreat for the people of Karnataka.

Best Time: Throughout the year

18 Chikmagalur Attractions

Which of these are the best places to visit in India in August? Let us know in the comments below!

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