5 places to visit in India during August
It’s time to plan your holiday if you have been a fan of rain and have been eagerly waiting for the month of August. Here is a list of places in India that you could visit during the monsoon season.
1. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Cherrapunji is a subdivisional town in the East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. It is credited as being the wettest place on Earth, although nearby Mawsynram currently holds that record. It practically receives rain throughout the year. If you are the adventurous kind of a person and like exciting monsoon trekking trips, then Cherrapunji is the right place for you. Ferocious rain makes the vast landscape and hills look even more beautiful adding to that beauty you will find the unique orange flower honey, Meghalaya tea, double-decker tree bridges (very exciting).
2. Agumbe, Karnataka
If you have read R.K. Narayan’s Malgudi Days, or seen its brilliantly televised version by Shankar Nag, then you must visit Agumbe. It is also one of the most popular treks in South India, especially in August. Prime attractions include ruins of temples dating back to the Hoysala Empire and gallery erected on a high point of the hills to view the sunset. You could also finish your trek with a nice cup of hot Vanilla flavoured tea (which is so much better than normal tea).
3. Lahaul – Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
If you are looking for some solitude, this is the place to be. It offers a lot of adventure activities such as Skiing along with Yak Safari and exciting wildlife trails. Beautiful monasteries alongside some unique shrines speak of the customs and faith of this region. Lahaul – Spiti is one of the best places in India to visit during August.
4. Andaman – Nicobar Islands
August is an off-season period in Andamans which makes it a great time to visit Andamans especially for those wanting to experience the exotic beauty of Andamans at dirt cheap prices. If it’s sunny, you can visit the Beladaru beach at Batarang Island. Don’t worry if it rains because this place has many indoor activities to indulge you. Other places to visit here are Radhanagar, Cellular jail, dolphin resort and Phoenix Bay Jetty (quite a sight in the rains).
5. Coorg, Karnataka
Coorg is a popular hill station located in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. It is also known as the Scotland of India. During the monsoon season, the entire town transforms into a lush green paradise. Because of the heavy rains, The weather becomes quite pleasant and also it is the best time to visit the splendour of the seasonal waterfalls of Coorg. If you are the adventurous type then it is the perfect time for sports like river rafting (definitely sounds fun).
It’s never too late to plan that trip you have been dreaming of, especially when there are so many places on that bucket list!