With rain abetting and heat and humidity in the Northern plain making it difficult to plan a holiday, destinations in Himachal Pradesh such as Shimla, Manali and Dharamsala offer great respite from heat. Revived and lush with arrival of autumn, the scenic beauty is at its prime here. Absence of heavy snow and mild weather makes Himachal Pradesh one of the top places to visit in India in September if you are looking for vacation.
Land of the Rajput warrior princes, Rajasthan is one of those destinations that is preferred by global visitors throughout the year. However at this time of the year Mount Abu rules the roost but visits to Shekhawati region as well as Pushkar, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur still remains popular making Rajasthan as one of the top destinations to visit in India in September. The only thing “to be missed” part are the sand dunes of Thar Desert.
Set at an altitude of 3500 meter amid the Himalayan and Karakoram ranges, Ladakh is a land of mountain passes, monasteries and monuments. The destination represents natural beauty at its best with its white dunes, sparkling blue water and majestic mountains. Ladakh is truly an ideal destination for every kind of traveler as it offers a wide variety of attractions. Ladakh also has much to offer to shopaholics with some popular items like Tibetan jewelry, woolen clothes and carpets. September is a good time to visit Ladakh and enjoy sightseeing at its different attractions like Pangong Lake, Thiksey Monastery, Hall of Fame, Drass War Memorial, Zanskar Valley, Magnetic Hill and Shanti Stupa.
Andaman along with Nicobar island, form a large group of nearly 600 islands in the Bay of Bengal. From the account that the islands were accessed after a long time, the region is mysterious and rare. However, these islands present a magnificent view, the water is transparent with tall edging trees along the sides; and numerous rocks and islets. The best time to visit the islands would be towards the end of the monsoon season, with less rainfall, but just enough to make the place vibrant and calm.
The city with spectacular seashores, the City of Dreams, Mumbai is one of the most populous cities of India mainly because of tremendous opportunities it hold for people coming from different regions and interested in different fields. For travelers too there are a myriad of options.
There are some of India’s finest five-star hotels for luxury travelers. For nature-lovers there are beautiful beaches and the very popular Hanging Garden. Shopaholics too have a humungous canvas for their shopping spree. For religious people, there is Haji Ali and Siddhivinayak Temple, among many other shrines. By September, monsoon starts getting milder and the weather romantic and this is why Mumbai is one of the best places in India to visit in September.
It is one of the hill stations in the state of West Bengal, it is a small town but very popular for its educational institutes and horticulture. The town looks over the Teesta River and the view of Kanchanjunga range. Tourist attractions are the Buddhist monasteries, British architecture and some big nurseries. Your visit to Kalimpong will be worthwhile, and the best time to visit the town is during September after heavy showers of monsoon gets over.
Kovalam is a beach destination that is known to all of the crescent shaped beach, in the state of Kerala. They are peaceful and serene, offering several water activities. You can indulge in catamaran cruising and swimming, or you can just opt for herbal toning massages, sun bathing and walk along the beaches. Kovalam is just 16 km far from the capital, Kerala. Holiday at this beach is great and rejuvenating. The best time to visit this place is during the late monsoon and the beginning of the winter season, around September. This time the weather becomes much pleasant and cool.
Well-known for its sanctity, Varanasi is one of the holiest cities of India and an important destination for not just Hindus but for Buddhists and Jains alike. The city houses numerous attractions including pious temples, ghats, Jain shrines and Buddhist stupas attracting a huge number of devotees and tourists every year. According to Hindu mythology, one who gets their cremation or death rituals performed here attains instant release from the painful cycle of life and death.
September is essentially marked with religious gatherings of devotees on the Ghats of Ganga. A holy dip in Ganga is considered pious. The important attractions you may visit here are Kashi Vishwanath temple, Dashashwamedh Ghat and Manikarna Ghat.
This beautiful town is situated in the Northern part of Sikkim and is gradually gaining its popularity. The Lachung monastery is one of the most important centers among the Buddhist pilgrims. Lachen is gifted with nature and one realizes it only after witnessing the view of the valleys that are covered with pine and snow. You can engage in activities like hiking, camping, nature walks and more.
Khandala is a beautiful hill station located in the Western Ghats, Maharashtra. The place is a major tourist attraction, especially among the nearby city dwellers. The accessibility of the region, makes it an ideal place for escaping from the heat of the plains and a fit picnic spot. Khandala along with Lonavla are famous for their production of hard candies called, Chikki.. The hill station is blessed with numerous springs, waterfalls and a great climate. The best time to visit Khandala is around September, the late monsoon rains make the waterfalls look magnificent along with a pleasant environment.
Pahalgam is a famous and attractive town in Jammu and Kashmir. This hill station is set on the banks of Lidder River. The area has a lovely landscape and falls on the way to the great pilgrim center of Amarnath. At an altitude of 7200 ft, this place offers you many fun activities like golfing, hiking, horse rides and more.Pahalgam has a sub- tropical highland climate.
The striking beach of Tarkarli is one of the important tourist attractions in the state of Maharashtra. The village is well known for the Ramnavmi celebration that takes place each year in the Mahapurush Temple. The beach is beautiful, the crystal clear water is surrounded by tall trees and numerous sail boats and house boats floating on the sea. This spot offers you some adventurous activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. Tarkarli will be an experience of pleasure and tranquility.
This is one of the most famous hill stations in the state of Tamil Nadu. Coonoor is famous among the visitors for the spectacular view it presents of the green hills of Nilgiri along with its valley and scattered waterfalls. The place holds the air of tranquility and is fit for bird watching. The visitors can enjoy the toy train ride which provides a great view. It is a recommended spot for thehoneymoon couples and the best time to visit is during September. By this time the monsoon rain decreases, but makes the place fresh.
A city with an enchanting blend of tradition and culture, Amritsar is one of the holiest places for Sikhs in India. It was built on the lines of religion by Guru Ram Das, and now is a fast growing city with a good mix of modernity and faith. Owing to the topography of the city, summers are quite hot for Amritsar, but the monsoons bring a welcome respite. Starting from July and continuing till September, monsoons rule the city.
With frequent showers and a pleasing atmosphere, it is always a bliss to explore the whereabouts of the city, which was certainly not the case during summers. Popular attractions that can be visited in Amritsar during September are Golden temple, Durgiana temple, Wagah Border, Jalianwala Bagh, Ram Bagh and Pul Kanjari.
Coorg or Kodagu is located in the Western Ghats, Karnataka and is one of the top tourist destinations in the state. It is known for the view it offers of the lush green coffee plantations, trees and the mountain ranges. This hill station serves as a right place to get rejuvenated and refreshed. The best time to visit Coorg is in the during the monsoon season, You can watch the numerous waterfalls, flowing in full intensity and experience the rainfall in this hill station.
Goa is home to one of the highest waterfalls in the country, Dudhsagar Falls. It originates from the Mandovi River, the name literally means a ‘Sea of Milk’. The view of this tiered waterfall is spectacular and as the name suggests, it looks like milk continuously flowing from the height of 306 meters. The best time to visit this site id during the monsoon season, you will have an enthralling experience, watching the water fall in such an intensity.
Blessed by the river Jhelum in the extreme north of India, Srinagar is about fancy Mughal gardens, houseboats and beautiful lakes that will shy away even the best of Venice. Summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist places in the country.
To make the best of the vacation, one must travel Srinagar during the monsoon season. The starting months of monsoons in this part of India bring heavy rainfall, whereas the latter part of the season is characterized by frequent drizzles. Popular attractions like Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Pari Mahal, Dal Lake and Manasbal Lake turn magical with the continuous showers.