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A long weekend gives the opportunity to get away from the daily grind. We’re all looking forward to the upcoming long weekend in August. If you’re planning to take a short vacation during this long weekend, now is the time to decide where you want to go on this break. From quaint hamlets surrounded by the fresh monsoon greenery, and adventurous trails amid the Himalayas, to exploring the wildlife in its natural habitat, there are many things you can do on this long weekend in August.

So, if you’re looking for the best places to visit in India in August, here are some options you might want to consider.

Naukuchial

This lovely little hamlet in Uttarakhand is one of the best places to spend the long weekend in August. Naukuchiatal means ‘lake of nine corners’. This lake is the deepest lake in the Nainital region and is 175 feet deep. If you love being around water, this is where you can plan your long weekend escape. There are many activities you can enjoy in Naukuchiatal along with sightseeing. Boating, fishing, bird watching, paragliding, and parasailing are some of you can engage in. You can plan your stay at resort in Naukuchiatal by Club Mahindra and surround yourself with lush greenery and misty mountains. You can enjoy many experiences in and around the resort, adding more joy to your long weekend getaway.

Matheran

One of the most popular hill stations in Maharashtra, Matheran is a great spot to spend your long weekend in August. It is one of the smallest hill stations in the state. The best part about this hill station is that it has been declared an eco-sensitive region. It is the only hill station in Asia that is entirely automobile free. Monsoons are the best time to visit this quaint hill station. Walk around and feel the cold mist as you admire lush greenery, waterfalls, and magnificent sight from various viewpoints. The natural beauty of this place is amplified in the monsoons, and hence, it is a great place to visit in India in August. 

 

Kalimpong

This lovely little hill town in West Bengal is rich in natural beauty and culture. The panoramic views, ancient Buddhist monasteries, and churches are a highlight for tourists in this town. For those planning a trip from Kolkata, Kalimpong would be a great option for this long weekend in August. You can visit the Neora Valley National Park and explore the flora and fauna of the region, enjoy a panoramic view of Kalimpong from Deolo Hill, Galingka which offers a refreshing view of the lush green valleys, and more. Plan your stay at Summit Barsana Kalimpong–a Club Mahindra affiliate resort. Have a quiet and peaceful vacation with fresh air, and mountain views, and curl up around the fireplace with a hot cup of cocoa. The resort in Kalimpong offers the best amenities to ensure you have a comfortable and refreshing stay. 

Hampi

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hampi in Karnataka is a great weekend getaway from Bangalore. Hampi is known for the ruins of the Vijayanagara kingdom. Tourists from all across the world come to Hampi to learn more about the rich history and culture of the Vijayanagara empire through their temples, monuments, and monolithic sculptures. The rugged landscape of Hampi only adds more character to the ruins of these age-old temples. This place is perfect for those who want to marvel at the ancient architecture and learn more about the rich history and heritage of the kings and queens that resided here once upon a time. When in Hampi, you can plan your stay at Vijayshree Resort & Heritage Village–a Club Mahindra affiliate resort in Hampi. The resort offers many amenities like a spa, gym, swimming pool, and other necessities to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable.

Udaipur

The ‘City of Lakes’ has a different charm during the monsoons. This beautiful city in Rajasthan is one of the best places to visit in India in August. Visit the City Palace and enjoy the magnificent view of the entire city from the top, take a sunset boat ride, and visit the ancient palaces where the maharajas and maharanis reside. Plan your stay at resorts in Udaipur by Club Mahindra and have a comfortable stay. Enjoy amenities and experiences that will truly help you live the royal lifestyle as the queens and kings did. 

There are so many places to visit in India in August. Monsoons truly magnify the natural beauty of these destinations. This long weekend in August is a great opportunity to explore the beauty of these places and return home rejuvenated.

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