Ten Best Eccentric Places to Visit in India in August

 

August known to be the month of festivals, with the perfect weather, with monsoon being taken over in every corner of India. August is the perfect tenure to witness the beautiful sunsets with soothing breeze with colorful meadows.

With lots of long weekends in this month in 2017. Are you scratching your head with the thoughts of where to travel & how to make the most of these long weekends ? Have you planned one already? No ?

Then here we have got you the best places to visit in India in August. So, come and steeped into the beauty of nature with thrilling wildlife, amazing waterfalls & historical temples and architectures of India.

  1. Munnar
Munnar1

Munnar – The Lush green tea plantations

Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. It is famous for its lush green tea plantations. Rich in flora and fauna, Munnar is a beauty blessed hill station Kerala. Munnar tourist station has the highest peak in South India. This protected hill station areas are particularly known for several endangered and endemic species including Nilgiri Thar.

Nearest Airport/Train Station: The nearest major railway stations are Ernakulam and Aluva (approximately 140 kilometers by road) and nearest major airport is Kochi International Airport.

Best time to visit- June to September

Places to see: Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak, Mattupetty Dam, Chinnakanal and Anayirangal, Elephant Arrival Spot, Munnar Tea Museum, Munnar Echo Point 

2. Agumbe

Agumbe

Glimpse of Agumbe

Agumbe is a small village located in Shimoga district Thirthahalli taluka in the Malnad region of Karnataka, India. It is sometimes called “The Cherrapunji of the South” after Cherrapunji, in Northeast India. Agumbe is associated with rain forest conservation efforts, documentation of medicinal plants, tourism (trekking and photography), and promotion of cottage industry.

Nearest Airport/Train Station: Mangalore Aiport  (100km) / Udipi city Station .

Best time to Visit:  October to Jan / June to September 

Places to see: Agumbe Ghat, Sunset points, Koodlu Falls.

3. Cherrapunjee

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Cherrapunji Water Falls

Cherrapunji in Meghalaya is the second wettest place on the planet and the only place in India to receive rain throughout the year. Cherrapunji, which means ‘the land of oranges’, is at an elevation of 4290 ft. One can see the plains of Bangladesh from the cliffs of Cherrapunji. Cherrapunji held the record for the wettest place on earth.
Cherrapunji is also famous for its live bridges, a result of bio-engineering practiced by the locals. The bridges can bear 50 people at a time and are spectacular to watch.
Besides, enjoying the rains, Cherrapunji is also a good place for trekking.

Nearest Airport/Train Station : Guwahati airport is the nearest major airport to Cherrapunji/ Guwahati acts as the nearest railhead to Cherrapunji.

Best time to Visit: June to September

Places to see: Double Decker Living Root bridge, Nohkalikai Falls, Mawsmai Cave, Seven Sisters Falls.

4. Wayanad

Wayanad

Wayanad in monsoon

Wayanad, An explicitly stunning with mystic clouds and mountains , intense forests and fictile green plantations is one of exquisite hill stations of Kerala. A place to relax and recharge from the hectic pace of today’s life. It’s a place of Serenity & scenic views. Monsoon in Wayanad have become special places to visit in August .

Nearest Airport/Station: Kozhikode Airport (76kms) & Kozhikode Station.

Best time to Visit: June-September

 Places to Visit:     Chembra peak,Banasura Dam,Kuruvadeep island, Pookot Lake.  

5. Athirappilly Falls    

Athirappilly falls

Athirappilly Falls

Athirappilly Falls, Falling from a height of 80 feet, this is one of the largest waterfalls in the Kerala State,Which makes this as one of the best places to visit in monsoon. It is nicknamed “The Niagara of India”. Many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna are found in the forests of the Athirapilly-Vazhachal area. Monsoon season provides the best views.

Nearest Airport / Station : Kochi Airport (45kms) /  Kochi Station

Best time to Visit: June- September

Places to See:   Vazhachal Falls,Charpa Falls, Dreamworld Amusement Park, Butterfly garden.

6. Kausani:

Kasauni

Glimpse of Kausani

Kausani is famous hill resort for those who seek to escape from the hustle and bustle of big crowed cities and want to spend peaceful holiday in the lap of nature. It is well known hill station in Uttarakhand mainly known for spectacular view of Himalayan peaks. One can Enjoy the beautiful view and experience Mother nature. This place is must visit when monsoon hits here. It is also titled as “Switzerland of India”.

Nearest Airport/ Station: Dehra Dun Airport ( 157 kms) / Kathgodam Station ( 64 kms)

Best time to Visit: Its an year round destination however, July and August are lively months to visit this place.

Places to see: Rudradhari Falls and Caves,Trek to Pinnath,Kausani Tea Estate,Baijnath Temple.

7. Goa:

goa

Go Go Goa

There’s no season that you won’t enjoy in Goa, and when it comes to Monsoon, the place that never stops partying is nothing less than perfect. The off season, as they call it, is the best time to romance the rains in Goa other than just water sports and beach activities.If you love a quiet life, Monsoon is the time to visit the Gleeful Goa. Try the delicious local Goan delicacies or rent a bike and explore Goa cos nothing is going to be more fun.

Also, you might get cheap stay at hotels and possibly it could be a good deal. Take a small siesta under the dark clouds, and go for a long stroll along the beach when it rains. Explore the tropical paradise full of lush green trees and colored flowers. Goa beaches and beach parties are not seasonal. So enjoy the live jamming sessions, and karaoke nights in Goa. Or simply sit by the shore and watch the gushing waves.

Nearest Aiport/ Station: Goa Airport / Madgaon station

Best time to Visit: Its all year round destination.October – January is peak tourist season.

Places to see: Dudhasagar Falls, Fort Aguada, Basilica of Bom Jesus,Calangute beach and many more . 

8. Kodaikanal

kodaikanal

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is the most beautiful and popular hill station in Tamil Nadu. It is located in the famous Palani Hills in Western Ghats and is known as the Princess of hill stations. The dense forest with many varieties of trees, the huge rocks in the wilderness and the enchanting waterfalls, makes it a real gift for the tourists visiting this place. Kodaikanal is famous for eucalyptus oil, homemade chocolates, plums and pears. Monsoon makes this place a spectacular one with its lush green surroundings.

Nearest airport/Station: Madurai (120kms)/ Kodai road station. 

Best time to visit: June to December

Places to see: Kodai lake, green valley view, Pillar rock, Shola falls, Coakers walk, Thalaiyar falls.

9. Coorg

coorg

Coorg – The scotland of India

Lush Greenery gently sloping hills and almost ideal climate , Coorg is excellent getaway for all weather – traveler in you. Often hailed as one of the most rainiest places in India, Coorg holds wondrous delights during the monsoon . Gushing waterfalls and overflowing rivers are common sight.

Nearest Aiport/ Station: Nearest airports to Coorg are Mysore, Mangalore and Bangalore/ Mysore railway station

Best time to visit: Coorg is a year-round destination. October to March is the best time for adventure activities. March and April are the favoured months to experience the valley shrouded , In monsoon, the beauty of Coorg is certainly enhanced  due to heavy rainfall.

Places to see: Madikeri Fort, Abbey Falls, Nagarhole National Park, Iruppu falls, Dubare Elephant Camp.

10. Bekal: 

Bekal beach

Bekal Beach

Bekal is one utopia that can be counted as a place of interest in Kerala. During Monsoon, it is the abode of beautiful beaches and backwaters. Travel Bekal to have a memorable trip during the rainy season. The sight of Bekal Fort during monsoon is simply breathtaking.

Nearest Airport/Station: Mangalore Airport / Kasargod and Kanhagad Station.

Best time to Visit: June to December

Places to Visit: Bekal Forts, Houseboat Cruise, watersports, and beaches.

So now it’s time to pack your boots and umbrellas and head out and enjoy the monsoons like never before.

Till then Happy Journey..!

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