Best Places to visit in India in August
For the culture vultures:
Nehru Trophy Boat Race in Kerala
The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted on the Punnamda Lake on the second Saturday of August every year. People gather in large numbers to watch nearly 100 ft long boats compete against each other to the tune of old boat songs. On the day of this fiercely fought boat race, the tranquil lakefront is transformed into a sea of humanity with an estimated two lakh people, including tourists from abroad for watching it. During this season the area comes to life with ceremonial water processions and beautiful water floats. From the huge chundan valloms (snake boats) to small country rafts, the waters are under the control of the expert oarsmen who put on a show that you can never forget. It is an art form in itself.
For Adventure enthusiasts:
Trek the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand
Valley of Flowers is snowclad for most of the year and it is most accessible from June till August. With the verdant beauty of the snow-capped mountains in the backdrop, the green meadows and the white clouds blend to make dreamlike Valley of Flowers trek. Known as one of the most beautiful treks in the world, Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand is a must-do trek for you. Tucked up at a high altitude, this trek is renewed with the Mountaineers and adventure seekers. Blessed with exotic flowers, faunas, and magnificent views this trek will take you to the world of snowclad mountains and high cliffs.