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Best Places to Visit during August/September (in India)

Wondering what are the best places to visit during your next vacation. Here are 13 places Indians like visiting and check out 28 top-rated value hotels in each of these vacation spots.

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1. Hotels in Puri

2. Hotels in Bhubaneswar

3. Hotels in Shirdi

4. Hotels in Udaipur

5. Hotels in Mount Abu

6. Hotels in Ooty

7. Hotels in Kodaikanal

8. Hotels in Kanyakumari

9. Hotels in Tirupati

10. Hotels in Mysore

11. Hotels in Munnar

12. Hotels in Shimla

13. Hotels in Nainital

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August and September fall right after the busy summer months and just before the beginning of the peak season starting from Dussehera / Durga Puja & Diwali. This is the time that some of the best places in India are less crowded and more affordable. If you can find the time to get out of your busy schedule, now is a great time to explore these top places in India minus the crowd.

Check out these 13 destinations in India that people from around the country flock to during the months of August and September. Our analysis of 2009 and 2010 tourism and travel data show that some of the most frequently visited tourist destinations during these two months are actually also visited year around (See our Top 10 Places for summer vacation in May ). These 13 top destinations include 4 religious / pilgrimage places, 6 hill stations , and 2 beach destinations. Below are 13 destination broken down by four regions of the country.

Book now & stay only in a top rated hotel for less - See below for a list of top rated hotels to consider for these.

Eastern India

Puri & Bhubaneswar

Puri is one of the top 5 travel destinations in India and combined with Bhubaneswar and Konark, forms the Golden Triangle of Eastern India. Puri is a great place to spend time with family and mix spiritualism with tourism and fun. Read our blog on how to spend 1, 2 or 3 days in Puri . Major tourist attractions in Bhubaneswar - the temple city of India , include Lingaraj temple (largest Shiva temple in India), Jain caves dating back to 200 BC and Dhaula giri know for the Buddhist stupa where emperor Ashoka embraced Buddhism after the Kalinga war.

Western India


Goa is one of the most visited touristed destinations in India and is know for its beaches. But do you think Goa is all about beaches? Think again. We have compiled a list of things where beaches are only one part. Panjim offers much more than just beaches. Our 7 Things to Do in Panjim highlights major tourist attractions in and around Panaji. Find out things to “see and do”, where to dine and what to shop in Panaji. We recommend 2-3 days just in Panaji to ensure a relaxing and fun filled vacation to Goa. With so many hotels and resorts spread along the 120 km long coastline, where do you want to stay during your next trip to Goa? Here are some suggestions from experts with three different vacationing options in Goa. Or find out more about famous Goa beaches and see these beaches in google maps.

Udaipur & Mount Abu

Rajasthan is one of the best places to be immediately after the summer months. Tourism activity starts picking up in Udaipur and Mount Abu around August and at the same time accommodations are more affordable in comparison to the peak season starting from November or December. For a list of things to see and do in this 'City of Lakes', read our blog on 7 Things to do in Udaipur .


Shirdi is popular year around and is more so during the monsoon months when several other places in western India are wet. Shirdi is well known for the Sai Baba temple. More on Shirdi .


Southern India

Ooty & Kodaikanal

Ooty and Kodaikanal are extremely popular hill stations in the southern state of Tamilnadu . Ooty is set among the Nilgiris or Blue Mountains and is known for its scenic beauty, relaxing atmosphere, mountain train ride, boating in the Ooty lake, botanical gardens, and the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. 7 Things to Do in Ooty highlights must-see and must-do things in and around Ooty.


Also called ‘Cape Comorin', the enchanting natural beauty of Kanyakumari attracts hordes of tourists from far corners of India and the world at large. Travelling to the land's end to see the confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean is a spectacle in itself. The exuberant scenes of the sunsets, the sunrises especially on full moon days is a treat to the eyes. packages and hotels


One of the top pilgrimage destinations in India, Tirupati's main temples include Sri Venkateshwara's temple on the Tirumala hill, the shrine of Govindaraja in the town of Tirupati and the shrine of Padmavati, situated in Tiruchanur, three miles to the south of Tirupati. Lakhs of visitors flock to Tirupati year around. Hotels in Tirupati are available in all ranges. However one needs to booking well ahead of time to book a good hotel in Tirupati .


‘The City of Palaces' and an erstwhile capital of the Wodeyar Dynasty, Mysore is the second largest city of Karnataka, and also its cultural capital. Mysore is an amiable city which continues to exude an old world charm. With its extensive boulevards, heritage buildings, pleasant climate, greenery and lakes, it will allure you to retrace your steps towards it. There's a mystic charm about the city that has never failed to impress the connoisseurs of art and culture. See below for a list of three top rated Mysore hotels.


Referred to as the "Switzerland of India" for its natural surroundings and old world architecture, Munnar is one of the best hill stations located in the southern state of Kerala. Check out things to do and hotels to consider for your next Munnar trip. Read more about Munnar or check the list below for a top rated Munnar budget hotel.

North India


Shimla ranks highly as a great summer destination since the British era and was claimed as the summer capital of the country. Shimla provides ample opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of big cities and enjoy nature with sightseeing, hiking, and most important of all - relaxing. More about Shimla tourist attractions , hotels and packages.


Located in the Kumaon foothills in Uttarakhand, Nainital is a gleaming jewel in the Himalayan necklace, blessed with picturesque natural brilliance and varied natural wealth. Dotted with lakes, Nainital has earned the nickname of  ' queen of lakes '. Read more about things to do in Nainital .  

Book Now & Stay only in a Top Rated hotel for less

Below is a list of top rated hotels in these preferred destinations for August / September period.
Most Valued Hotels - PILGRIMAGE Destinations
Rs. 2500

Hotel Nahar Nilgiris
Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
20 Reviews

Rs. 1450

Hotel Sapphire Grand
Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
4 Reviews

Rs. 1400

Hotel Darshan
Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
59 Reviews

Rs. 1500

Krishna Palace
Customer Rating: 5 out of 5
4 Reviews

Rs. 1500

Hotel Sonar Bangla
Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
21 Reviews

Rs. 1700

Hotel Holiday Resort/Pushpak
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
97 Reviews

Rs. 2290

Hotel Valley View Inn
Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
12 Reviews

Rs. 2750

Hotel Summer Migrations
Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
4 Reviews

Rs. 2000

Hotel Sivapriya
Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
5 Reviews

Rs. 1350

Hotel Sukh Sagar
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
18 Reviews

Rs. 1000

Hotel Sangeet
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
107 Reviews

Rs. 1600

Hotel Surya
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
32 Reviews

Rs. 1000

Hotel Melody Park
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
11 Reviews

Rs. 1200

Hotel Maadhini
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
80 Reviews

Rs. 800

The Gopi Niwas Residency
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
93 Reviews

Rs. 900

Hotel Dhanyasree
Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
34 Reviews

Rs. 3549

Hotel Sai Sahavas
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
6 Reviews

Rs. 2250

Hotel Sai Leela
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
75 Reviews

Rs. 900

Hotel Pushpak
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
623 Reviews

Rs. 950

Royal Challet
Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
23 Reviews

Rs. 1500

Palace Plaza
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
15 Reviews

Rs. 1075

Hotel Roopa
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
105 Reviews

Rs. 2500
Mount Abu

Hotel Samrat International
Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
4 Reviews

Rs. 850

Hotel Pratap Regency
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
25 Reviews

Rs. 2500

Hotel Elphinstone
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
16 Reviews

Rs. 2800

Hotel Evelyn
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
8 Reviews

Rs. 1550

Bhimas Deluxe Hotel
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
55 Reviews

Rs. 1795

Kalyan Residency
Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
8 Reviews

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