Monsoons are bidding goodbyes, giving away for the next season with clear skies, which will be later followed by the chilling winters. Between all of this lies the month of September, the month with a pleasant atmosphere which will surely indulge an urge to travel within you.
Nowadays, Travelling has become an important part of our life. So rather than waiting for a long weekend of October, plan a trip this month in the name of travel love.
Here we give you the list of 15 best places to travel in India in September:
1. Munnar, Kerala
The sceneries of Munnar looks like they have just stepped out from the fairytale books. The beautiful shades of green that drape the hills look like marvelous. Munnar will give you answers as to why Kerala is known as the God's own country. The massive tea plantations and the aroma of tea leaves in the air, the sound of waterfall gushing down from a height, the vivid species of plants, the mist and the romantic weather will revive the love for nature and of course our motherland as to how beautiful it really is.
2. Chopta, Uttarakhand
Hidden into the wilderness of the Mother Nature, Chopta is a scenic beauty in Uttarakhand which is still unhurt and untouched by the outside world. From the beautiful meadows to the evergreen forests, you will completely fall in love with the stunning landscapes.
As they say, when in mountains do not miss the sunsets, Chopta will tell you exactly why! When the snow-capped mountains reflect the pretty sunset colors, you’d rather not be anywhere else.
If you are a traveler who wants to see places still hidden from the outside world, Chopta is for you.
3. Coorg, Karnataka
Famously known as the mini Scotland of India, Coorg is one of the most beautiful places not just in South India but the whole country. It is a land of tranquil forests and hills, weekend retreats, coffee plantations, and home to nature lovers. In the month of September, the beauty of Coorg is at its peak. So don't waste any more time and plan a vacation ASAP!
4. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Jaisalmer famously called as the Golden City of India is located in the Thar Desert. It's called Golden City because of the yellow sand and the sandstone used to make the structures in this city. This place has many magnificent forts and palaces. A camel ride in the desert can leave you speechless wondering how beautiful our country really is.
That's why Jaisalmer is one of the most opted destinations in the country by the tourists from the country as well as from around the world. Moreover, it is known to everyone that Rajasthan's climate is the best from September to March.
5. Lonavala-Khandala, Maharashtra
Khandala has had its share of Bollywood fame with the famous song ‘Ati Kya Khandala’. Khandala and Lonavala are every Mumbaikar’s favorite weekend destination no matter what. Lush green hills, breathtaking views, perfect weather and picturesque lakes characterize these twin retreats at a mere distance of 93km from Mumbai. Travel to Lonavala and see the beauty of nature at its best at this time.
6. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
Apples and apple-cheeked children, beautiful Pahari women and the pink lotus flowers, paisleys and carpets, jewellery and wood carvings, the Shikaras and houseboats, make Srinagar as a perfect vacation destination in India.
This beautiful city is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir and attracts various tourists and travelers by its beauty and charm.
Some well-known sights in this city are the Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh and the lovely Hazratbal Shrine.
7. Shillong, Meghalaya
Away from concrete skyscrapers and mundane malls, Shillong is nestled in the abode of clouds, Meghalaya, where the weather changes like the colorful canvas of an adolescent’s moods.
Due to the monsoons, Shillong's charm blossoms to a whole new level with undulating pine trees, lush green hills, cascading waterfalls, meandering rivers to further enhance it. Moreover, we all know the East of India is very beautiful, so a trip to Shillong will definitely add to your best travel memories.
8. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
Orchha, once the capital of the Bundela rulers today stands as a popular laid back tourist gateway 15 km from Jhansi. The forts and ruins of Orchha are as old as the 15th century with a rich history formed around this region. There are absolutely stunning and amazing views from fort and riverside where you can feel the royal touch, this place allows you to experience.
In the summers, this place is considerably hot and not counted in top holiday destinations but in September, things change up side down. The weather is super pleasant further enhanced by the green meadows which eventually raises the number of tourists visiting this place.
9. Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
Spectacularly jagged with arid mountains and fluttering prayer flags along the way, Spiti is a paradise for trekkers and home to a number of Buddhist monasteries to rejuvenate oneself. Feel the thrill to camp near the Chandratal Lake. Wouldn't that be fascinating? Spiti is full of surprises and moreover, this is the best time to visit. If you are looking to venture out nature's serenity and peace of mind, Spiti has a lot to offer. The more you explore, the more you know.
10. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Be amazed by the splendid white desert of India, Rann Of Kutch. This isloated barren land for endless miles looks absolutely stunning. From rich cultural heritage to historical significance to handicrafts, Rann of Kutch is another major tourist hub. If you visit this place in Gujarat, you will be awestruck by the beauty and would agree to India being called Incredible.
Goa is fondly called the fun capital of India. Situated in Western India and laying inside the Konkan area of the Western Ghats, this area is blessed with incredible biodiversity. From beaches and hardcore party areas to places of religious meaning and to flea markets; Goa has it all. Each aspect of this place makes it the perfect tourist destination.
September is the ending period of Off Season in Goa, so the party capital of India is surely less crowded which can eventually help giving you enough personal space. Remember, Goa is always a good decision.
12. Udaipur, Rajasthan
Udaipur famously called the 'Venice of East' is a city surrounded by the magnificent royal palaces and beautiful lakes making it famous by the name of 'Lake City'. Pichola Lake is one of the finest examples of architectural and cultural marvel that prevails in the city. The grand City Palace on the banks of the lake along with the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above enhances the beauty of this magnificent city. A trip to Udaipur this month will change the way many think of Rajasthan as a hot state with desert. It's more than that.
13. Lake Tsongmo, Sikkim
Lake Tsongmo is one of the few Glacial Lakes in India situated at an elevation of 12000 feet. The Lake is associated with many myths and legends and is revered by the Sikkimese as sacred. It is believed that in older times, Buddhist monks would study the colour of the water of the lake to forecast the future. Wow, that is interesting!
Moreover, Sikkim is home to many beautiful destinations but during September, Lake Tsongmo is the best place to visit as recommended by the visitors as well as the locals.
14. Amritsar, Punjab
Amritsar, as the name suggests is known as the land of 'Nectar'. Home to the famous and the most sacred shrines of the world- The Golden Temple, is not only a pilgrimage site but is also known for its great food and the Wagah Border, separating Pakistan from India.
Having witnessed some of the most tragic events of history from Jallianwala Bagh Massacre to the Operation Blue Star, Amritsar stands as one of the most important historical City in India. A visit to this divine place can cleanse your mind and body.
15. Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Situated on a stretch of 233 kilometers from the Capital, Agra is located on the banks of Yamuna and showcases one of the best architecture and historic excellence of India. Being a former capital of Lodhi and Mughal Empire, the illustrious glory of their masterpieces can be seen all around the city. Taj Mahal
- the epitome of love, is a must visit. The beauty of this place speaks for itself. UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri will surely make your trip worthwhile. Imagine the number of pictures you can click with these monuments as the background!
Now, you have a huge list of places to visit this month. Do yourself a favour, take a break, explore your motherland, make memories of a lifetime and return home with a smiling face and a happy heart.