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Best places to go in August near Delhi

Nature lovers prefer to travel in the month of July, August and September because mother nature expresses her true beauty in this season. If you love the sight of greenery all around or if you want to feel the nature in its pure form, now is the time. MHET Club has picked few destinations for you which are easily accessible from Delhi in comparison to other metro cities. India is a land of diversified landscapes, from lush green mountains to cold desserts, India has something for everyone. Check out these handpicked monsoon getaways to have some quite time and you may enjoy the off season prices aswell!

1. Valley of flowers | Uttarakhand :

valley of flower mhet club 

World Heritage site, the Valley of Flowers is situated near Badrinath/Joshimath. This place is famous for sprawling meadows of numerous species of flowers, the fauna here is also rich including rare and endangered animals like the snow leopard, musk deer and the brown bear. This place is one of the most beautiful places to visit in August in India as it’s the time when new flowers and plants start germinating and burst into full bloom. The mighty Himalayan peaks nestle this virtual paradise on Earth.

How to Reach:
Nearest Railway station is Rishikesh and Govindghat is the nearest bus stand which is around 18 kms away from the Valley of Flowers.
Total distance from Delhi is 505 kms.

Lahaul Spiti Pin Pass trek valley mhet club 
lahaul spiti pin pass trek mhet club

The Valleys of Lahaul- Spiti resemble the terrain of Ladakh, hence this place is also known as mini Ladakh. It is one of the sparsely populated areas and is ideal for a place for some solitude. The best way to enjoy the beauty of this place is by doing the famous Pin Parvati Pass trek. This place also offers a lot of adventure activities such as exciting wildlife trails, skiing and Yak Safari. There are beautiful monasteries alongside some unique shrines that reflects the customs and faith of this region. Nature lovers and adventure seekers often travel here for the love of trekking, mountaineering and solace. Lahaul-Spiti are not easily accessible during winters as the Manali-Leh route is closed and the other route from Shimla via Kinnaur also sees heavy snowfall. Hence, Lahaul-Spiti is one of the best places to visit in August in India.

How to Reach:
Nearest Railway Station: Kalka Station at a distance of 466 Km
Nearest Airport: Kullu Airport at a distance 294 Kms
By Road: 14 Hours from Delhi (729 Km)

Regular bus service from Manali / Shimla.

Leh Ladakh Pangong lake mhet club 
Leh Ladakh shanti stupa mhet club

The dream of every traveller, Ladakh is one of the best monsoon destinations in India. It hardly rains in the cold desert but the unmatched beauty and the adrenaline rush to travel through the rugged beauty is one of the adventures of a lifetime. We have kept Ladakh in the third place because of its long distance from Delhi. This part of Jammu and Kashmir remains closed half the year and opens during the monsoon. The monsoon month, August is the ideal time to travel. If you want to escape heavy rains and see raw beauty, Ladakh should definitely be a part of your travelogueA favorite choice for adventure seekers, this remote place of India is truly a destination of contrasting beauties: rugged cold dessert hills-crystal clear pristine blue lakes, Peaceful Buddhist monasteries-colourful festivals, visit Leh Ladakh and get lost in its endless beauty. Unlike other places of India, monsoon period is regarded as the best time to capture Leh Ladakh in your memory.

How to Reach:
Nearest Railway Station: Jammu at a distance 706 Kms
Nearest Airport: Leh Airport
By Road: 24 Hours from Delhi (1,022 Km)

Direct bus service from Delhi (ISBT) to Leh has also started.

When to go:
May – August

Things to do:
Visit Pangong Tso Lake, Take a jeep safari in Himalayas, Trek along the Zanskar

chopta tungnath mhet club 
chopta deoria tal mhet club

Chopta is one of the dream destinations for nature lovers and photographers. The whole place changes it's character from morning to evening with Rhodendron (buransh) flowers changing from white to red as the sun moves on top, the place continues expressing different emotions that keeps photographers attracted through the day. Chopta valley is the start point for trekking to Tungnath and Chandrashila peak. Tungnath is famous for the highest temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The region is rich in varied flora and fauna. Rhododendron and deodar trees are found in abundant through out the trek. Also potter services are available on this trek.
Deoria Tal is an emerald lake perched at an elevation of 2,438 mts above sea level is nowadays attracting eco-tourists worldwide. During early morning on a clear day, Devariya Tal blesses the tourists with reflections of Himalayan peaks on its crystal clear water.

How to reach:
Deoria tal is approimately 2 km from Saari village near Ukhimath in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Reach Haridwar/Rishikesh by train (or Bus) and you can get buses or shared jeeps till Ukhimath. You can get shared jeeps from Ukhimath to Saari village.

Things to do:
Trekking, camping, village/jungle walk etc.

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mhet club bhrigu lake beas kund

Manali is a land ofgreen landsapes and snow covered peaks. For adventure seekers August is the best time to visit Manali. One should definitely explore the option of doing treks like Bhrigu lake and Beas kund. This is also the best time to visit rohtang pass and jogini waterfall. 
Best activity: trekking, camping

How to Reach: Direct buses from ISBT Delhi to Manali.

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