If you’ve been planning to take a vacation with your family for the longest time, August is one of the best times to take a trip. With some creative planning, you can even manage to earn an entire week off! And to top it, being monsoons, you can expect fewer people at most places. 

So if you are convinced to take a family vacation, here are places you can visit in August.


1. Dalhousie

Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, Dalhousie is the perfect retreat for the entire family. The climate is very pleasant this time of the year. Admire the Victorian-style mansions, explore the region’s natural beauty and shop at the Tibetan market. 

2. Lavasa

India’s first smart city, Lavasa is a smooth drive away from Mumbai and Pune and makes for an ideal family vacation. You can visit it when you don’t have too many days on hand as there isn’t too much to see here.

3. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

White sand beaches, a peek into India’s history and freedom fight and islands that offer splendid views – that’s Andaman for you! Andaman is a good place to head to with your family. The place has plenty of things to do for all family members and makes for a relaxing getaway. When here, visit Port Blair, go to Havelock and Neil Islands.

4. Kerala

The beauty of God’s Own Country simply enhances during the rains. The fresh coat of green goes perfectly with the blue backwaters. When here, go on a houseboat ride, sample some authentic Kerala cuisine on a banana leaf and take in the beauty of the state at its beaches and backwaters.

5. Ooty

Ooty is one destination that is beautiful any time of the year. You can visit it all around the year and enjoy its pristine beauty. Surrounded by the Nilgiris, this hill station offers the perfect place to relax and bond with your family.