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August is one of the best months in India to travel. If you love Monsoon Season then you have many best places to visit in August month 2018, almost every region of the country. Here we have listed some amazing destinations in India where you can plan a trip this August and enjoy the rainy season.

Top 10 Places to visit in India in August 2018:

1. Lonavala
Lohagad Fort during monsoons (Source)

Lonavala is a one of the most popular destination in the western Ghat in August. Just 104 km away from Mumbai and 66 km from Pune, Lonavala offers many beautiful places to visit and that is the reason this place is the favorite weekend destinations. There are many refreshing waterfalls, forts, Trekking options and caves in Lonavala. There is another famous hill station Khandala, just 5km away from Lonavala, also worth visiting. If you stay in Mumbai or Pune then you can consider Lonavala a 1 day trip.

Places of Interest at Lonavala:

Duke’s Nose, Korigad Fort, Tiger’s Leap, Lohgad Fort, Karla Cave, Bhaja Cave, Lonavla Lake, Bhushi Dam

How to reach Lonavala:

By Air: nearest airport is Pune, 66km away.

By Train: Nearest Railyway station to Lonavala is Lonavala station.  Much passenger train and some express have halts at Lonavala coming from Mumbai and Pune.

By Road: Lonavala is located on famous Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

2. Panchgani

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Panchgani Hills (Source)

3. Coorg

Nagarhole National Park, coorg (Source)

Known as Kashmir of South India and Scotland of India, Coorg, located in Karnataka is one of best tourist destination in India. The best time to visit Coorg is Monsoon Season, especially in August. There are many Tourist Attractions Destination in Coorg.

Places to visit in Coorg:

Raja’s Seat, Omkareshwara Temple, Abbi Falls, Talacauvery & Bhagamandala, Cauvery Nisargadhama, Byle Kuppe, Dubare Reserve Forest

How to reach Coorg:

By Train: The nearest railway station to Coorg is in Mysore, 95 kms away.

By Air: Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport to Coorg which is about 160 kms away.

By Road: It takes about five Hours to reach Coorg from Bengaluru if you drive yourself.

4. Cherrapunji

Living root bridges, Cherrapunji (Source)

If you love rainfalls and if your dream is to see rain throughout the year then Cherrapunji is for you. Cherrapunji is the wettest place in India. There is not a single month without rainfalls in Cherrapunji. You must visit Cherrapunji during Monsoon Season to enjoy this green paradise. Cherrapunji is also famous for living tree bridges which attracts the visitors most. There are lots of other places in Cherrapunji you love to visit.

Places to visit in Cherrapunji:

Nohsngithiang Waterfalls, Kynrem Falls, Khoh Ramhah, nohkalikai Waterfalls, Elephant Falls, Living root Bridges and Double Decker root Bridge

How to reach Cherrapunji:

By Train: Guwahati is the nearest railway station to Cherrapunji.
By Air: Nearest Airport is Guwahati airport which is located about 181 km away from Cherrapunji.

5. Munnar

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Munnar Hill station, Kerala (Source)

6. Andaman – Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Source)

7. Valley of flowers

Valley of flowers (Source)

Valley of flowers Uttarakhand, is an Indian national park, and UNESCO World Heritage site located in West Himalaya, famous for flowers and the variety of flora. Best time to visit valley of flowers is August and September, when this holiday destination in India is full of flowers, just after the monsoon Season. Valley of flowers trek is also very famous among the mountaineers as it is rated one of the best trekking destination in India. If you are planning to travel India especially in August 2018 you should keep valley of flowers national park in your wish list as it is nature’s gift to India.

How to reach valley of flowers Uttarakhand

By train: Nearest Rail way Station to Valley of flowers is Rishikesh but from Rishikesh you have to visit Govind Ghat by road. Govind ghat is located 273 kms away from Rishikesh railway station.  There are 17kms trek from Govind ghat to Valley of flowers.

By Air: Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun which is situated 292 kms from Govind Ghat. After reaching Govind Ghat by road there are additional 17 kms trek to Valley of flowers.

By Road: All the major destinations in Uttarakhand state are well connected to Govind Ghat from where you have to commence  17 km trek to reach Valley of flowers.  Valley of flowers is located 505 kms + 17km treks to Delhi.

8. Udaipur

The Udaipur Palace Complex at night (Source)

Known as city of palaces, city of love, city of lakes, Venice of east, Udaipur is a very popular tourist destination in Rajasthan tourism. Udaipur is also one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. There are many places to visit in Udaipur.

Places to visit in Udaipur:

City palace, Lake PalUdaipurace, Jag Mandir, Monsoon Palace, Lake Pichola and many more.

How to reach Udaipur:

By Train: Udaipur City railway station is the major station and it is well connected to all major city of Rajesthan and rest part of India.

By Air: Maharana Pratap Airport situated just 20 kilometres from Udaipur.

By Road: Udaipur is located 700 kms from Delhi and same distance from Mumbai.

9. Agumbe, Karnataka

Koodlu Theertha Falls (Source)

10. Lahul- Spiti




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Ki-Gompa, Spiti (Source)

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  • Samaira Khan
  • Revathi Mukherjee

    Hey Dear TravelerLust Team

    Kudos to your team for suggesting the top 10 places to visit in India during the month of August. The monsoon season, according to me, transforms all the places magically, and my writer heart yearns to visit them all. The blog made good reading.

    • Team Travelerlust

      We are glad you like this post, thank you 🙂

      Yes Our incredible India has a lot of magical places you must visit once in your life 🙂

    • We are glad you like this post, thank you 🙂
      Yes Our incredible India has a lot of magical places you must visit once in your life 🙂


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