20 Best Places to Visit in India in September
September is the end of monsoon and the beginning of autumn. India will be mildly warm with slight showers once in a while. September is also one of the lean tourism months. Thus, you can get better discounts in tickets and accommodations.
Here are the top places to visit in September to enjoy a relaxed vacation time.
1. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
Ziro is the place for those who love a calm environment and exotic places to explore. The land has held on to its heritage and kept away commercialism. Thus, you can enjoy a vacation very closer to nature. September gives a warm climate to Ziro. The pine hills and paddy fields will be at lush beauty. Above all these reasons, the best reason to visit Ziro in September is the Ziro Music Festival, which takes place for four days. This open-air concert attracts tourists from around the world.
September is the right month for hiking, camping, bon-fire, and other outdoor activities. Top attractions to visit in Ziro in September are Pine Grove, ZiroPuto, Talley Valley wildlife sanctuary, and Meghna Cave Temple. The nearest airport and railway station are in Tezpur.
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2. Raigarh, Chhattisgarh
Raigarh is one of the ancient cities of Chhattisgarh, which is famous for people who look for adventure activities and cultural experiences. You can find temples, monuments, and nature-rich destinations in Raigarh. However, the best reason of all to choose September for visiting is the Chakradhar Samaroh festival. This festival is celebrated for ten days in September with dance, music, light and sound show, shopping, carnival activities, and so on. This is one of the few heritage festivals to enjoy in September.
Top places to visit in Raigarh are Raigarh Fort, Singhanpur caves, Haritima Garden, GajmarPahadi, Kamala Nehru Park, Ram Jharna, Gomard wildlife sanctuary, and others. Top activities to enjoy here are pilgrimage exploration, trekking, camping, shopping, and others. The city has an airport and railway station inside it.
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3. Bundi, Rajasthan
Bundi is a cultural destination and is famous for its list of forts and palaces. This historic beauty gets its pleasing ambience from the surrounding Aravalli mountain ranges.
Top activities to enjoy here are exploration and sightseeing. Top places to visit are Taragarh Fort, Rani ji ki Baori, Shikar Burj, Chaurasi Khambom ki Chhatri, and Chitrashala art gallery. September is also the time for many religious rituals. The closest airport and railway station are located in Kota.
The cities of Khandala and Lonavala are quite famous among those looking for a nature-filled vacation. This is an important weekend getaway spot from Mumbai too. The salubrious climate of September makes it one of the romantic destinations to cover in Maharashtra.
Top places to cover in Lonavala are Bedsa caves, Bhaja cave, Karla cave, Tunga fort, Celebrity wax museum, Lohagad fort, shooting point, Tiger’s leap, Duke’s nose, and Rajmachi fort. Top activities to enjoy in September in Lonavala are trekking, exploring, hiking, picnicking, camping, and others. Lonavala has a railway station connecting it with Pune and Mumbai. The closest airport is the Pune airport.
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5. Lachen, Sikkim
Lachen is called the big pass of Sikkim. This land is lush with panoramic view and is enveloped by snow covered peaks. Lachen is best visited in September to enjoy the beautiful climate and outdoor activities.
Top activities to enjoy in Lachen in September are trekking, camping, river rafting, and others. Top places to visit during September are Shingba rhododendron sanctuary, Lachen monastery, Gurudongmar Lake, Thangu valley, and Chopta valley. Closest airport is the Bagdogra Airport and the nearest railway station is located in Darjeeling.
6. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Spiti Valley is a spiritual destination covered in rugged mountainous landscape. The barley fields and valley will be lush during September and the climate will be pleasing too. Exploring even the remote monasteries will be much easier in September.
Top places to visit in Spiti Valley in September are Tabo Monastery, Bara-Shigri Glacier, and Ki monastery. Top activities to enjoy here are trekking, yak safari, and jeep safari. The closest airport is located in Kullu and the closest railway station is located in Shimla.
7. Dooars, West Bengal
When it comes to exquisite beauty and indigenous culture, north-east India is the pinnacle of beauty. Dooars is the gateway to north-east India and is famous for its lush vegetation and biodiversity. If you are looking for an adventurous vacation, the best time to visit Dooars is during September. Also, it is the right time to spot many animals in the sanctuary.
Top places to visit in Dooars during September are Jaldapara wildlife sanctuary, Buxa fort, Buxa tiger reserve, and Gorumara National Park. Top activities to enjoy in the destination are elephant safari, river rafting on Teesta River, birdwatching, jeep safari, and exploring Bhutan Ghat. The closest airport is the Bagdogra airport, and the closet railway station is the New Jalpaiguri railway station.
8. Tarkarli, Maharashtra
This is one of the September honeymoon destinations of India for solitude lovers. Also, this is one of the very few places to enjoy exotic water activities in Maharashtra. The beaches and mountains of the region provide the exclusive nature for sightseeing and adventure activities.
Top places to visit in Tarkarli in September are Deobagh Malvan, Karli backwaters, Sindhudurg Fort, and Tarkarli beach. Top activities to enjoy are dolphin spotting, exploring, snorkeling, scuba diving, and stargazing. The Kudal railway station is the closest railway head and the nearest airport is located in Goa.
9. Nainital, Uttarakhand
Nainital is a famous weekend getaway spot from Delhi. This hill town is famous for its lush climate of September. The grasslands and waterbodies will be lush due to the recent monsoon season. The place will be less crowded in September as it is a famous summer getaway spot. However, the beauty is untainted.
Top activities to enjoy in Nainital are boating, enjoying sunrise and sunset, panoramic views, shopping, ropeway ride, and picnicking. Top destinations to cover in Nainital are Nainital zoo, Raj Bhavan, Naina Devi temple, Naini Lake, Hanuman Garhi, Tibetan Market, and others. The closest airport is the Pantnagar Airport and the nearest railway station is the Kathgodam station.
10. Kalimpong, West Bengal
This is another destination of West Bengal, which is worth visiting in September. This is a hidden beauty and thus, you can enjoy a solitude time with your special one. Kalimpong is getting more attention from the young honeymooners looking for a spot with pleasing ambiance, and untouched nature. The proximity of the place to Himalayas gives it an exquisite nature.
Top places to visit in Kalimpong are Durpin monastery, Dr. Graham’s Home, Lepcha museum, Deolo Hill, and Moran House. Top adventure activities to enjoy apart from sightseeing are birdwatching, paragliding, trekking, angling, and river rafting. The closest airport is Bagdogra airport and the nearest railway head is New Jalpaiguri station.
11. Neemrana, Rajasthan
Neemrana fort palace is not the only attraction of this destination. However, those who are looking for a luxury time in Rajasthan prefer enjoying their time in the Neemrana Fort Palace. This is an important weekend getaway spot from Delhi.
Top destinations to cover in this region apart from the fort palace are, the Pandupol Hanuman statue, Viratnagar ruins of Buddhist vihara, step well, and Kesroli hill fort. Top activities to enjoy are camel ride, vintage car tour, zip lining, and others. The closest railway station is the Rewari junction and the closest airport is the Delhi international airport.
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12. Daman and Diu
Daman and Diu are some of the places that were under the control of Portuguese. Although Portuguese are long-gone, their culture and lifestyle are still vibrant in these destinations. These beach destinations are famous for the mixture of Portuguese and Gujarati culture. If you love water activities, the best time to visit is winter and pre-winter. September is the less-crowded time to enjoy such activities.
Top destinations to cover in Daman and Diu during September are Nagoa beach, St. Paul’s Church, INS Khukri memorial, Diu Fort, Ghoghla Beach, Zampa gateway, Gangeshwar temple, and Panikota fort. Top activities to enjoy in September are boating, pony riding, camel safari, water skiing, and parasailing. There is an airport in Diu and the closest railway station is in Veraval.
13. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi is the spiritual capital of the country. This is the place where Hinduism grew. Its proximity to River Ganges, the ancient river ghats, and the hundreds of iconic temples make Varanasi, a holistic pilgrimage destination. The month of September is the right time to visit Varanasi as you can find numerous religious celebrations during this month. The evenings of September are warm and pleasing, allowing tourists to enjoy Ganga Aarti with ease.
Top attractions to cover in Varanasi are Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, BHU, Tulsi Manas Temple, Scindia Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Ramnagar Fort, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Kal Bhairav Temple, Bharat Mata Mandir, and Jantar Mantar. Top activities to enjoy are spotting Ganga Aarti, Ganges boat ride, watching rituals, taking a holy dip, and much more. The nearest airport is in Babatpur and the closest railway station is the Alipura station of Varanasi.
14. Amritsar, Punjab
Amritsar is best visited during warmer times and September is one such time. Apart from Golden Temple, numerous other religious destinations are found in this historic city. Pilgrims flock this place during Sikhism festivals. September is also pleasingly warm to watch the retreating parade that takes place in Wagah Border.
Top activities to enjoy are the retreating ceremony, temple hopping, exploring, and others. Top places to visit in Punjab are Dukh Bhanjani Ber tree, Sri Ram Tirath Temple, Durgiana Temple, Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh, Chand Bagori, Maharaja Ranji Singh museum, and the Golden Temple of Amritsar. Amritsar has an international airport and a busy railway station.
15. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar is a lush destination to cover in India. During September, the climate will be mild and the nature will be pleasing. The waterbodies would not have been frozen yet, and the vegetation will be lush. This is the right time to visit to enjoy exquisite outdoor activities.
Top destinations to cover in Srinagar in September are Pahalgam, Dal Lake, Hokersar, Dachigam national park, Sonmarg, Hazratbal mosque, Gulmarg, Jama Masjid, and Nishat Bagh. Top activities to enjoy apart from exploration and sightseeing are birdwatching, shikara boat rides, and others. Srinagar has an airport within its limits and the closest railway station is located in Udhampur.
This high altitude desert is famous for its Buddhism culture, two-humped camels, exotic mountain passes, lakes, and much more. This land is rich with culture and heritage too. September is the right time to visit before the routes are blocked due to the harsh winter. All outdoor activities will be open and pleasing.
Top activities to enjoy during summer are mountain pass biking, safari to spot snow leopard, river rafting, trekking, camping, overnight stay in monasteries, and others. Top destinations to cover are Zanskar Valley, Magnetic Hill, Pangong Lake, Phugtal monastery, Shanti Stupa, and others. The nearest railway station is in Tawi and Leh has a domestic airport.
17. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
Coonoor might be small in terms of geographical dimensions, but this hill station is beautiful, fresh, and serene. This hill town is famous among those who wish to have a cliche hill station vacation with all the indigenous beauties that come with that altitude, but want to have a solitary time. September is the right time to visit this town to enjoy adventure activities and clear panoramic views.
Top attractions to visit in Coonoor are Lamb’s Rock, Lady Canning’s Seat, Catherine Fall, Dolphin’s Nose, Sim’s Park, Droog Fort, St. George’s Church, and others. Top activities to enjoy in Coonoor are trekking, camping, exploring, picnicking, and others. The nearest airport is in Coimbatore and the closest railway station is in Mettupalayam.
18. Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
Dharamshala is famous as the residence of Dalai Lama. This hidden gems has slowly transformed into a spiritual and adventure destination. This is a Tibetan colony for Buddhist monks, and thus, the culture of the land is exquisite. Due to its altitude, September is the best month to visit to enjoy exploration with ease and also enjoy adventure activities.
Top destinations to cover in Dharamshala are Tsuglagkhang complex, cricket stadium, Kangra art museum, Namgyal monastery, BhagsunagTemple, Masroor rock cut temple, Bhagsunag waterfalls, and others. Top activities apart from pilgrimage exploration are trekking, hiking, camping, and shopping. The closest airport is in Babatpur and the nearest railway station is in Varanasi.
19. Wayanad, Kerala
This is lush vegetation and plantation filled hill town, which would be in captivating beauty in September. This place is an important honeymoon destination and attracts nature lovers from September to March.
Top destinations to cover in Wayanad are Muthanga wildlife sanctuary, Pookode Lake, Banasura Sagar Dam, Edakkal Caves, Neelimala view point, and Soochipara Falls. Top activities to enjoy in September are caving, trekking, hiking, rafting, camping, picnicking, and others. The nearest airport is in Calicut and the Kozhikode station is the closest railway station.
20. Coorg, Karnataka
Coorg is an important tourism destination in Karnataka. This hill town is a honeymoon destination and summer retreat. This hill town is famous for its coffee plantation and lush climate. September is the perfect time to enjoy this misty land for all outdoor activities. Due to recent rains, the plantations will be lush to explore.
Top places to visit in Coorg are Dubare Elephant camp, Rajas Seat, Abbey Falls, Omkareswara Temple, Kotebetta Peak, Coorg Lake, Chiklihole Reservoir, Harangi Dam, and others. Top activities to enjoy here are picnicking, trekking, hiking, camping, and others. The closest railway station is in Mysore and the nearest airport is in Mangalore.
Remember that not all destinations will be at prime beauty during September. Thus, surf about each destination and choose the perfect spot for your vacation.
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