9) August 15, Wednesday: Independence Day (Compulsory Holiday)
August 16, Thursday: Take leave
August 17, Friday: Parsi New Year (Gujarat and Mumbai only)
Where to go: The Anamudi Shola National Park, located just 10km from the picturesque town of Munnar, is a treasure trove of experiences and adventures for nature lovers. While you are there, visit the banks of the Pambar River flows that through the national park and the thunderous Thoovanan Waterfall is a great place to see the river in full force. Similar waterfalls can also be seen near the Chinnar River after a trek from the Karimutti Forest Station. A trek through the forest offers an opportunity of spotting wild animals and rare flora. Read more about national parks in Kerala at National Parks in Kerala: Everything You Need To Know About God's Own Wilderness.
10) August 22, Wednesday: Idul' Zuha (Compulsory Holiday)
August 23, Thursday: Take the day off.
August 24, Friday: First day of Onam (Kerala only)
August 25, Saturday: Weekend
August 26, Sunday: Weekend/ Raksha Bandhan
Where to go: Shillong, known as the 'Scotland of the East', is replete with remnants of its British legacy, that can be seen in its architecture and the cuisine found on most menus. The beautiful Umiam, is a manmade lake and locally known as Barapani, it’s one of Shillong’s most popular places to visit. The Wards Lake is another artificial creation and tourists flock to this destination mainly for the boat rides. The multitude of waterfalls crowding the city - Sweet, Bishop and Beadon, and Elephant falls play a significant role in Shillong’s tourism. To witness a magnificent view of the entire city, the Shillong Peak at 1695 msl fanning out over the town is your best bet. While touring Shillong, don’t forget to incorporate the beautiful Golf Course, that is perched at an elevation of 5200ft. Click here to see the complete guide to Shillong.