August is the eight month of the year and the harbinger of harvest in most parts of the world. It also marks the onset of the monsoons. But contrary to popular fear, the monsoons are a wonderful time to set out for a romantic vacation. Clement weather, pleasant days and a splash of rain in here and then can be thrilling and delightful. So, if you are wondering whether you should plan your honeymoon in August, here are a few destinations that you won’t regret visiting, rains or not.
Lavasa is one of the first planned cities in India and is located in the Pune district of Maharashtra on the banks of Baji Pasalkar. The city gained its popularity mainly because of the rugged mountains and the lush green valley that surrounds it. Situated on the seven hills of Maharashtra, the city was “planned and built on the principles of ecological sustainable environment and urbanization”. Some of the major attractions of this place are water sports, trekking, hiking and mountain climbing, etc. The pristine beauty and the rich cultural heritage ensure a vacation worth exploring. Travelling in and out of the city is also extremely convenient due to its access to the Pune airport and the availability of a strong rail network.
Gulmarg, renowned as the ‘meadow of flowers’ is a famous skiing destination situated in Jammu & Kashmir. Nestled among the stunning peaks of the great Himalayas, Gulmarg is a pristine hill station picturesque landscape, shimmering lakes, flowering gardens, lush green backdrop and a clement climate. Once, a pleasure resort for the royal families, Gulmarg has grown highly popular today, for its tranquil ambience and amiable people. While there, don’t miss out on the cable car riding, horse riding, trekking and the famous gondola rides.
Araku Valley, a soothing hill station in the expanse of Andhra Pradesh, near Vishakhapatnam is a popular tourist spot in the winters. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t visit it during the monsoons. The valley is an all-year-round destination spot and is enveloped in rustic beauty along with lush orchards shimmering waterfalls and rolling grass lands. Its salubrious weather and picturesque landscape renders it to be the perfect honeymoon destination. And once the grey clouds starts rolling in with splashes of rain, the ambience couldn’t get more romantic.
Lastly, while on your honeymoon collect souvenirs, which will remain as an everlasting memory to the wonderful time spent together. Have a wonderful honeymoon, exploring the picture-perfect destinations of India.