August is the time, when monsoons have set in every corner of India. This should set your imagination free to all the places that you could not visit before. Do not hesitate in planning a trip this time, as this versatile country has a place for every season, budget and mood. And what more of a reason can you look for, when the monsoon has created the perfect ambience everywhere.
To feed your imagination, this time of the year gives you lush green mountains, beautiful sunsets, crystal clear waters reflecting vibrant green surroundings and not to miss, the sky high waterfalls. Can’t wait to be there, already? Well, hold your horses and read out the list of some of the best places to be visited in India during the month of August.
Famously known as Banaras or Kashi, the holy city of Varanasi is located on the banks of river Ganga and is considered the holiest city in India owing to its location and history and the numerous temples in it.
The city of temples or Banaras, as it is popularly known, is a holy city on the banks of the River Ganga. Said to have been discovered by Lord Shiva, this town has immense historical as well as religious importance. Not just a place where pilgrims throng to visit the temples, Varanasi is also the destination where most people come to spend their last days as it is believed that an individual who dies in this sacred place can attain salvation. Varanasi is one of the oldest continually inhabited places in the world and oldest in India.
Khajuraho is most famous for its erotic wall carvings — from voluptuous nymphs to men having their way with horses and orgies, it is all here! These carvings on temples — only 20 of 85 remain — are pretty much the beginning and end of all things touristy in Khajuraho. Situated some 400 km from Kanpur, Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India. Standing against the backdrop of Vindhyas, Khajuraho presents a magnificent view to the beholder.
The sacred temples of Khajuraho are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Because of the sculptures, the temples are also referred as Kamasutra temples. However, unlike popular belief, the temples neither have any connection nor were inspired by Vatsyayana’s famous book. In fact just 10 per cent of the art is erotic or sexual in nature.
Old Delhi and New Delhi are the two parts of this city. It has everything from monuments, parks, shopping and delicious delicacies. The Major Attraction Of city are Akshardham Temple, Lotous Temple, The Red Fort, India gate, Qutub Minar and much more .
Akshardham temple represents the architectural essence of India’s rich history, culture and tradition. Well-connected by the metro route of Delhi this is a must see destination in the capital city of the country. Lotus Temple is one of the most iconic structures in India and a must see sight for any traveler worth his buck. The Red Fort Built in 1638 by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, this is a World Heritage site located in Delhi. Red Fort was the home to most Mughal Emperors of the dynasty for up to almost 200 years, and is situated right in the centre of Delhi. Qutub Minar The tallest minar in the country,
It is the land which has one of the seven wonders of the world. Here you can get lots of Mughal Era’s architecture and Taj Mahal is one of them. Don’t miss to taste the “Agra ka Petha” as it is popular in India and comes into various flavors. The Major Attraction Of The city is Taj Mahal, The red Fort Agra/ Agra fort and much more.
The biggest symbol of love the Taj Mahal is also a World Heritage site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. No trip to India is ever complete without a glimpse of the Taj Mahal. The Agra Fort is very centrally located and probably the most popular building in Agra after the Taj Mahal. You can actually get a glimpse of the Taj Mahal from Agra Fort.
Jaipur is the last destinations of Golden Triangle and known as The Pink City of india. The majestic fort and monuments are the special treat here. It is the perfect destination for those who wants photography, sightseeing and entertainment. This city is the symbol of royal culture, delicacies etc. Starting from walking through the streets to travelling in a hot air balloon, this city has everything for all kinds of travelers. This is the place with royal heritage and modern culture. The Major Attraction Of city are the Amber Fort. City Palace, Hawamahal, Jantar Mantar, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jalmahal (Palace In Water) And Much More Palces To visit in city
Being the only hill town of Rajasthan, Mount Abu naturally invites curiosity and much awe when finally seen. This oasis retreat is a pleasant cool-off from the sweltering heat of an otherwise temperate state. It is the pick for nature walks and less demanding treks. You shall be treated to unending view of sky high mountains and green forest cover. This is infact thus one of the most preferred places to visit in August in India in the plains of the country.