There is no doubt that India is a land of diversity; diversity in landscapes, diversity in culture, diversity in language, and more. It is the grandeur of its heritage and the beauty of its places that transforms it into a dreamland. Speaking of its getaways, there are multiple; according to the purpose, season, budget and mood. You just need a reason or better say a break to explore its versatility, from the rough temper of Ladakh to rippling touch of Pondicherry and from the golden sand dunes of Rajasthan to history-telling ruins of Nalanda University, on each exploration you will find a new face of “Incredible India” Visitors thronging this beautiful South Asian nation usually get confused which are the best places that they must include in their holiday itinerary or where to go in India during monsoon. But you need to be a rain lover and a tough soul to invade here as India is no short of captivating locations in August.
Here is the List os some lovely monsoon getaways that will definitely cast a spell of magic and fill your holidays in the month of August with adventurous memories that you will treasure forever
Like other tourist places in Kerala, Alleppey too dresses up a very green look during monsoons but still, it is counted as one of the top places in August month to visit in monsoon. Then what separates it from others? Step into this picturesque city and you will soon realize this as swiftly as monsoon water merges with lake ripples. Watch the transforming shades of the surroundings while enjoying a Kerala fish curry and spicy Karimeen fry. A ride in shikara is another interesting and never to miss attraction of monsoon in Alleppey.
As you embark on the journey to Athirapally and the moment you step out here, you will realize why it is said to be the favorite monsoon place in Kerala. Commonly known as the “Niagra of India”, Athirapally Falls is the most popular attraction of the area and it looks striking during monsoon. Follow the steepy way to the falls and enjoy the musical whispers of birds synchronizing perfectly with the loud voice of waterfall.
If you are in Coorg during rainy season then it is natural to have a million dollar smile! Dare to step out and get drenched by the pour just not to miss some spectacular views of Coorg. Cool breeze, pleasant weather, mist covered surroundings, and fresh green views are some of the admiring results of a dewy period in the area. Don’t miss the rich aroma of hot coffee!
There are many reasons to visit Goa during monsoon. Some of its popular festivals like Sao-Joao, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul and Bonderam Flag Carnival falls in the rainy season and thus brings a fresh breeze of liveliness in the surroundings of this tiny bliss. Along with this enthusiasm, rains cast a spell of magic on nature too with the attraction like Mollem National Park, Dudh Sagar Falls, and Mandovi River painting amazing views on Goa’s sand cover.
After the sweltering summers, it’s time to celebrate the onset of monsoon, especially if you are looking for a trip to Jaipur. Being an architectural jewel, the city comes alive with a refreshing new look of its forts and palaces during a rainy season. Cloudy sky over your head brings a great respite from the sultry and scorching sunny days and thus makes Jaipur one of the most preferred monsoon getaways in the country.
When it comes to top places to visit in India during monsoon, Kausani stands proudly as one of the favorites. Individuals looking for perfect clear views of the Himalayas must explore this small gem of Uttarakhand. It is a round-the-year destination but if you want to have a glimpse of the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature then visit this place in the months of July till mid-September.
Drive just 3km from Lonavala to reach Khandala, a hilly terrain area that lies in the foothills of Sahyadris Range or better says the Western Ghats. Despite the height of just 625 meters (in comparison to other hills stations of India) above sea level, Khandala has its own admirers and visitors. The place serves as a wonderful weekend hangout and hiking point for people residing around, especially for Mumbai but with the beginning of drizzles, the scenic beauty of the place blooms like a garden of old memories.
Another fascinating monsoon destination in India, Kodaikanal symbolizes its name “The Gift of Forest” in a true sense. With sun and clouds playing hide and seek with each other, and sometimes hammering down the pour heavily, it is really spectacular to watch the fresh look of this hill station of Tamil Nadu as well as smell the aroma of rain-washed mud. But plan your visit during rains only if you are daring enough to handle monsoon’s madness.
If you want to give yourself a monsoon treat then Kumarakom is the place for you to indulge. The advent of drizzle renovates the look of this emerald peninsula making it a series of green pictures. Feel the thrill and chill of standing drenched at Ashtamudi and Vembanad with the heavy wind making you down on knees. But it is good to keep an umbrella along with you wherever you go in Kumarakom.
An incredible place to behold; an enormity to conquer; an abode to relive and a road to moon escape, visit Leh Ladakh and get lost in its endless beauty. A favorite choice for adventure seekers, this remote destination of India is truly a place of contrasting beauties: rugged deserted hills-crystal clear lakes, serene Buddhist monasteries-colourful festivals. Unlike other destinations in the month of August of India, monsoon period is regarded as the best time to capture Leh Ladakh in your memory.
Lonavla or Lonavala is a perfect choice to be at during the rainy season. Once you visit it, you will find the gallon of allure in this small hilly package of Pune. Fantastic green sights, beautiful waterfalls, ponds and some wonderful sightseeing sites make Lonavla an eye-catcher during monsoon. With heavy clouds hammering over your head and Karla Caves and Visapur Fort waiting to take you back in the bygone era, Lonavla emerges as a big relaxing spot.
It is generally advised to avoid Mahabaleshwar trip during monsoon but if you are an adventure freak and love getting wet in the downpour then head to this hill station of Maharashtra. The place truly transforms itself into a paradise with the onset of rains. Cool climate, fresh breeze, refreshing forest outlook and tranquil atmosphere definitely make it one of the best places to visit in India during monsoon.
It is really a good idea to start India’s monsoon (August month) exploration from the northern region. And your foremost stopover will definitely be Manali. No one can escape the perfect harmony of green landscapes and snow-covered peaks. Though it is the little bit difficult to travel to Manali during the rainy season for adventure seekers it is the best time to trek the destination.
Being a hill station, Mount Abu is a round-the-year place but it is eye-catching to watch this lovely destination when clouds cover up the sky and water drops come down to the earth. Mount Abu is the right choice for those who are looking for a perfect dose of nature, spirituality, and adventure. There are numerous temples dotted all over the place. Adding to the beauty of this green site are water-full waterfalls and scenic mountains romancing with mist.
A destination for honeymooners, family vacationers, wildlife seekers, adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers-Munnar is undoubtedly an ultimate place to just fall in love with! Having topography full of sprawling tea plantations, green-dotted valleys, streams, cliffs, and of course, rough rocks giving the much-needed break to your sight’s velocity, this haven of Kerala looks in its best-revitalizing form during monsoon.
You cannot ignore adding this green emerald beauty of Uttarakhand in your India’s monsoon tour. Blessed with the beauty of rolling hills, exotic flora and fauna, and magnificent views of Doon Valley and the Shivalik range, Mussoorie looks truly amazing during the rainy period. It is really breathtaking to get a glimpse of clear blue sky with green vistas.
Drive around 5 hours from Mumbai to reach Panchgani, a small hill station placed in the lush Western Ghats. The place is not so popular among honeymooners but its witty appeal is enough to make your stay here for hours or days. Venna Lake, Lingmala Waterfalls, Table-Land, horse-riding and many more things to do and see add a punch to your voyage of Panchgani. Celebrate monsoon (August) with some hot local dishes served at eateries near to the lake.
When it rains heavily in other parts of India in August, get up for a wonderful trip to Pushkar not just to let the dustballs making you screamed or the sultry sun giving you the tan. But to explore the beautiful and soothing side of Rajasthan. It is only during monsoon that Pushkar’s famous lake sheds its dry look. Imagine what is more romantic than an awakening peacock call, an early morning camel ride, a stroll around the market as an explorer, enjoying spicy Rajasthani dishes, watching the sun going dawn and listening folk songs!
With the dewy feel in the air that minimizes the buzz of hot sun, it is time to throng Shimla, one of the most popular and beautiful hill stations of India in the month of August. Showers showcase their play in Shimla on a routine basis but can’t fade the allure of this lovely city. The bliss of walk on lanes covered with fog or sipping your favorite coffee by a roadside eatery or just enjoying the lull of rain drops seems magical on its own.
If you really love Udaipur and visit it again and again then this time schedule your plan in monsoon period. Life in Udaipur, like its beautiful lakes, is at its full bloom during these magical spells of clouds. Savour delicious ‘dil jani’ or give your taste buds a spicy treat of Dal Batti Churma, is another great monsoon delight in Udaipur. Don’t forget to capture your monsoon memories in a lens.
There is no doubt that Wayanad is one of the best hill stations in South India in the month of August. And this means, there is no lack of beautiful natural sights. But what makes Wayanad so special is its adventurous side. Its strategic location in between of Western Ghats’ mountains gives travelers immense opportunities to trail trekking routes, mountain climbing, hiking etc. And to the much delight of vacationers, the place also hosts a special 3-day monsoon festival “Splash” to portray Wayanad as the most popular monsoon place in India.