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Monsoons in India are absolutely magical. August is here and so are the rains. If you are planning for a monsoon getaway, you ought to take a trip this month. So, confused where to head to in India in August? Well, considering there are so many picturesque hill stations and beaches all over the country, anyone is bound to be confused. That’s why, we are here to solve your confusion. You can check this list of 10 places which are great to head to in India in August.

1. Coorg, Karnataka

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Coorg is a charming hill station in Karnataka. During monsoons, this entire town is like a green paradise. Coorg’s majestic beauty and cool ambiance is un-matchable in August!

2. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

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The beauty of Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand simply can’t be expressed in words. New plants and flowers can be seen blooming here in August. Spread over 87.5 sq km, Valley of Flowers is known for its natural beauty comprising alpine shrubs and meadows, milky white streams, snow-clad peaks and pristine air.

3. Goa

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While most people consider August to be an off-season month to travel to Goa, we must tell you that this beach town of India looks all the more scenic during monsoons. If you haven’t witnessed Goa during the rains, you haven’t seen it at all! The best thing is that it’s less crowded and hence, one can have a serene vacation!

4. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

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Cherrapunji is considered the second wettest place on earth. Cherrapunji receives 11,777 mm rainfall annually and it’s the only place in India to receive rainfall throughout the year. However, one can enjoy greenery to its fullest during August!

5. Gokarna, Karnataka

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Gokarna is known for its temples and pristine beaches. Located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, this town is stunning! Beach lovers will have an amazing time in Gokarna, especially in August, as most people abandon beaches during monsoons!

6. Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh

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Dharamsala is situated in the lovely Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Nature lovers will fall in love with the dense green cover here. You ought to visit Dharamsala in August to enjoy its peaceful climate.

7. Lonavala, Maharashtra

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Lonavala is a popular hill station between Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra. It’s a wonderful monsoon getaway. It not only offers scenic views but also various trekking trails that adventure enthusiasts are likely to enjoy!

8. Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

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Ladakh is a barren yet beautiful region in Jammu and Kashmir. The beauty of Ladakh – snow-capped peaks, clean blue sky and vistas of barren mountains broken only by blue meandering rivers attracts hordes of tourists every year. If you want to explore this region, now is the time as soon it will be shut for tourists due to extreme weather conditions.

9. Mount Abu, Rajasthan

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Mount Abu in Rajasthan is known for its Dilwara Temples and natural beauty, of course. It is the only hill station in Rajasthan and has a cool climate. While one can whisk off to Mount Abu any time of the year, one must go there in August to view the mesmerizing greenery!

10. Athirappalli Falls, Kerala

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Athirappalli Falls, popularly known as the Niagara of India is the largest waterfall in Kerala. It is a popular picnic spot and attracts a huge number of tourists every year, especially during monsoons. Though the waterfall is active throughout the year, one must head to it during the rains to enjoy its surreal beauty!