Suggested itineraries in August
As summer in the UK peaks and our home-turf destinations are thronging with families, now is the time to travel further afield for a bespoke luxury escape. It’s dry season on Sumba Island in Indonesia, a place where ancient tradition still form part of everyday life. Sumba is home to the one-of-a-kind Nihi Sumba Island, a luxurious retreat on a jaw-droppingly beautiful beach.
Events in August
Dieng Festival (Indonesia): 2nd - 4th August 2019
An annual community celebration which presents a variety of art and cultural performances. Annual cultural and folk feast event, usually take place on August
Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK): 2nd - 26th August 2019
Kerala Boat Race (Alleppey, India): 10th August 2019
Teams of up to a hundred compete in the race to win the coveted Nehru trophy that will bring joy to the winning village for many months to come.
Mountain Day (Japan): 11th August 2019
One of Japan's newest public holidays, celebrating the country's magnificent terrain.
Queen's Birthday (Thailand): 12th August 2019
India Independence Day: 15th August 2019
A national holiday commemorating India’s independence from the British Empire in 1947 observed annually on the 15th August.
Bali International Kite Festival (Indonesia): 15th - 18th August 2019
A competitive kite flying competition from both local and international teams. There is also a religious aspect where the kites are intended to send a message to the Hindu gods for prosperity. Annual event takes place during the months of July and August, notably at the start of the windy season.
Summer Bank Holiday (UK): 26th August 2019
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India