August brings panic and havoc in some Indian states, including Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Assam and Bihar due to heavy downpour that leads to landslides and floods; on the other hand, it never lets down an avid monsoon traveler. The following top things to do in the second half of August will surely paint your trip green and make it a reason to remember.
A Memorable Tour of the Backwaters:
It is August. It is fun time in Kerala. God’s Own Country transforms into a fairyland with the advent of monsoon. And guess what’s the most enchanting? The tranquil backwaters. They are idyllic; create a perfect romantic stay amid the pleasant environs. An array of coconut and palm trees superbly adorns the surroundings. Rent out a beautiful houseboat for two for an immaculate ride. Revitalize your body, heart and soul and attain absolute peace of mind.
Trekking in Ladakh:
Will you prefer an adventurous expedition after a relaxed tour to Kerala? Or would you like to escape the rain and catch something quite audacious? If so, I would recommend you to explore the dramatic landscape of Ladakh. While the entire nation is soaking up in the rain, Ladakh enjoys the season in its own way. For trekking enthusiasts, the region aka land of high passes opens up many doors and offers ardent trekkers a challenge. Trek to places, such as Padum Trek, Markha Valley and Stok Kangri and see what these areas have preserved for you.
Bird Watching in Keoladeo National Park:
If you are thinking Rajasthan is all about majestic castles and impressive forts, you are not absolutely correct. The largest Indian state is also home to national parks that display rich flora and fauna of the nation. Keoladeo National Park, earlier known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, is a perfect place to come and see thousands of birds. The Keoladeo Ghana National Park is home to more than 300 species of birds. The incessant chirping sounds of birds make the place so mesmerizing. This is the best place for all wildlife explorers and nature lovers in monsoon. Come in August to see local birds.