Top 20 Places to Visit in India in September

September marks the beginning of monsoon season in India. The shower would be mild, temperature would be pleasant and the place will be green. September is the beginning of tourism season in India. If you are planning to visit the tropical paradise of India during September, here are top 20 places to visit and main activities to enjoy during September.

1. Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the desert state in the country. September marks the start of tourism season in Rajasthan. Apart from sightseeing, top activities to enjoy during September are desert safari, desert camping, moonlight dinner in the desert, quad driving or 4W drive in sand dunes, visit to Mount Abu, Shekhawati region, camel based activities in Pushkar and many others. Top places to visit during September in Rajasthan are Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Pushkar, Jodhpur and Mount Abu.

Rajasthan Desert Camel Safari

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2. Ladakh

If you are a mountain bike rider, you ought to visit during September. This is the time; the mountain passes would be at prime beauty. You can clearly spot the glaciers during the ride. Top activities during September are trekking, monastery visit, visit to Mount Everest base, shopping, sightseeing, camping and others. Pangong Lake will have a pleasant climate for overnight camping during September. Top places to visit during September are Thiksey Monastery, Pangong Lake, Drass War Memorial, magnetic hill, Zanskar Valley, Shanti Stupa, Hall of fame and others.

Warisfistan Nubra Valley Ladakh

If you find any blocked route or activity, take any advised diversion or choose other activity. Though the landslide probability is very less in September, the authorities know the area better than you do. Ladakh festival is an important celebration of dance, music and sports that takes place from September 1st to 15th, every year.

hemis festival ladakh

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3. Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is one of the many hill stations in Tamil Nadu. During September, the hill station has more footprints of tourists. The climate of the month is pleasant and mild and thus, activities like trekking, cycling, yoga, exploring caves and others are very common. Since September is the end of monsoon season, water based activities like boating, pedaling and others are more common. Top places to visit in Kodaikanal are Coakers’ Walk, Kokaikanal boat club, Kodai Lake, Kukkal caves, Pillar rocks, Dolphin nose rock, museums, Bryant Park, Bear Shola falls and others.

Kodaikanal lake Boating

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4. Himachal Pradesh

Every destination in this state is at the prime beauty during September. Top places to visit in Himachal Pradesh are Shimla, Dharamsala, Manali and others. You might not be able to find snow during September and thus, snow based activities are out of option. This is the time for toy train, paragliding, skiing, trekking, visit to tea gardens, water rafting and others. Dharamsala is an important religious and spiritual spot where you can find many tourists during September.

Ice Skiing Shimla

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5. Mumbai

September marks the starting of cool season in Mumbai. The place is famous for its luxury attractions, malls, heritage hotels and others. Top attractions to enjoy during September are walk through Marine Drive, Haji Ali, Siddhivinayak temple, Elephanta Islands and others. There are many September getaways near Mumbai like Thosegar falls, Tapola, Bhimshakar, Kamshet, Karnala, Mulshi, Sinhagad, Malshej Ghat, Kolad and Lonavala. September has many religious dates during which the religion spots in the place will be filled with stalls and interesting rituals. Ganesh Chaturthi is an important festival to enjoy in Mumbai in September.

Marine Drive Mumbai

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6. Kerala

Kerala is a year-round attraction. However, starting from September, the backwaters would look more mesmerizing. Houseboat cruise on backwaters is an important activity during September. Kovalam becomes tourists’ main hangout spot during September. During this month, the top activities to enjoy are sun bathing, Ayurveda massage, cruising, catamaran ride, trekking, sightseeing and others. September is the end of monsoon season and thus, the mountains would be very green. This is the time when all medicinal herbs thrive making Ayurvedic massages more famous. You can find a lot of local events during September like snake boat races.

Kumarakom Backwaters Kerala

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7. Varanasi

September and October have many religious dates, which make Varanasi more special. Many rituals in the numerous temples in this city during September is the main cause for attracting tourists. Ganga Aarti during sunset is a very important attraction to watch. Top attractions to visit during September are Manikarna Ghat, Kashi VIshwanath temple, Dashashwamedh Ghat and others. Boat ride on the Ganges and view from the bridge are the other top attractions to enjoy here.

Varanasi Morning Aarti

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8. Andaman Islands

Are you planning a Hollywood styled beach vacation? September is the right time to visit Andaman. This is the end of monsoon season and thus, the water level in lagoons will be adequate, beach would be fresh and clean and you can find many tropical fishes while snorkeling as it is the end of mating season. The water will be transparent due to recent rains. Top places to visit in Andaman during September are Ross Island, Radhanagar Beach, Viper Island, Cellular Jail, museums, Havelock islands and Port Blair. This is the best time for beginners to enjoy lagoon swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and other water activities.

Scuba Diving Andaman

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9. Amritsar

Starting from July to end of August, Amritsar gets heavy rainfall. During September, the place will be enchanting with greenery and fresh natural attractions. The water bodies fill to the brim with water from recent showers. The city has rich attractions that are at their prime beauty during September like Durgiana temple, Jalianwala Bagh, PulKanjari, Golden temple, Ram Bagh and others. The pleasing temperature would make sightseeing easier in Amritsar during September.

Golden temple

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10. Mahabalipuram

This is an iconic tourist destination in Tamil Nadu attracting thousands of international tourists every year. Mahabalipuram was an ancient port area where merchants from foreign land entered South India. Kings of Tamil Nadu built various architectural marvels along the shores to attract the merchants. This includes cave temples, statues, bass relief and many others. Sightseeing at Mahabalipuram during September has two advantages. Since September is the end of monsoon season, the statues and temples look fresh after the heavy showers. The shore-based activities would be at prime beauty due to recent rains and, the temperature would be mild and pleasant for walking around. Another interesting attraction is a video presentation explaining the history of Mahabalipuram, every evening.

Shore Temple Mahabalipuram

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11. Meghalaya

Meghalaya is a place filled with waterfalls, lakes, zoo, museum, mountain peaks and others. September is the best time for boating, visiting zoo and enjoying sceneries in Meghalaya. It is the time after showers and thus, the waterbodies filled with water make a great spot for picnics, boating and sightseeing. Showers help mountains go green with new plants and thus, the land would look more fresh and entertaining. Golf is an important sport to enjoy in Meghalaya in September.

Shillong Meghalaya

12. Thirthahalli

Thirthahalli is an important tourist attraction in Karnataka. During September, the elephant camp in this area attracts many tourists. The elephant camp allows tourists to play, feed, ride and enjoy with elephant cubs. The Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary receives many migration birds during the last week of September. Jog Falls filled with water from recent showers make a good spot for sightseeing, water activities and picnics. Other important spots to enjoy here are Agumbe, farmhouses and others.

Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary, Thirthahalli Karnataka

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13. Ooty

Ooty is an important tourist destination in Tamil Nadu. September is the monsoon season in Ooty and thus, people usually do not prefer this destination. If you are looking for a romantic spot or honeymoon destination, Ooty in September is the best spot.The mild rains make the place more romantic and aesthetically pleasing. Boat rides, horse riding and other activities would be at prime beauty. Trekking would be a little tedious during this season but, it is the best time for photography, natural vacation and others.

ooty-lake-boating

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14. Ziro

Ziro is a mesmerizing tourist destination in Arunachal Pradesh that is very famous among tourists from September to February. During September, the place will be filled with rich rice fields, pine forests, picturesque sceneries and others. During September, the music festival of Ziro is another important element of attraction. Ziro in September is famous for photography, romantic visit and music lovers.

Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

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15. Dooars

Dooars is a small area located in West Bengal. It is located along Teesta River that flows heavy with water during September. Champari wildlife sanctuary is an important attraction during September as you can spot many animals and the temperature is pleasant for roaming around. Mahanada is also at prime beauty during September. The place is a paradise for nature lovers and photo enthusiasts.

Dooars, West Bengal

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16. Bhimtal

Bhimtal is a famous paradise in Uttarakhand. The place gets its name from a blue lake surrounded by mountain, forests and temple. During September, the recent rains fill the river with water making boating more interesting. The island in the middle of the lake is also at the prime beauty during September. Aquarium will have numerous exotic fish species for sightseeing and it is an interesting offbeat destination for September visitors.

Bhimtal Lake

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17. Srinagar

Srinagar is located in Jammu and Kashmir. The best part of this city is River Jhelum. The place has numerous Mughal styled gardens, lakes, houseboats, lush gardens and others. No matter where you go, there will always be a backdrop with icy mountains. During September, the place becomes cold, waterbodies filled with water becomes apt for houseboat, and other water based activities. September is the right month to visit Manasbal Lake, Pari Mahal, Shalimar Bagh, NishatBagh, Dal Lake and others.

Dal Lake Kashmir

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18. Kalimpong

Kalimpong is a small hill station in West Bengal. It becomes a paradise during September. It is located in mid ranges of Himalayas and has all cliché elements of hill station. During September, the activities like paragliding, river rafting, angling, bird watching and trekking would be pleasant to try. You can find many migration birds during September and October. Top places to visit during this month are Tsonga Gumba, Mac Farlen Church, Durpin Monastery, Deolo Hill, Moran House, Lepcha Museum and Dr. Graham’s home.

Kalimpong -West Bengal

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19. Tarkarli

Tarkarli is an important spot for scuba diving in September. Tarkali is located in Maharashtra and during September, the place gets all attention from tourists for stargazing, snorkeling, scuba diving, dolphin spotting, boating and others. During September, the skies are clear for gazing. Top places to visit during September are Karli backwaters, Padma Garh fort, Dhamapur Lake, Sri Shivchhatrapati temple, Malvan, TArkali beach, Sindhudurg fort, Malvan, Deobagh and others.

Tarkarli Scuba Diving India

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20. Diu

Diu was under the control of Portuguese before independence. It is a small island and is one of the least visited paradises in the country. During September, this island is best for camel riding, water skiing, parasailing, pony riding, boating and others. Top places to visit are forts, temples, INS Khukri memorial, St Paul Church, Naida caves, Sheels museum and others. Top beaches in Diu are Nagoa beach, Simbor beach, Ghoghla beach, Simbor beach and Chakratirth beach.

Nagoa Beach Diu

Other than these 20 spots, many other places become more attractive in September. Since the tourism season starts by middle or end of September, accommodation demand increases many folds. Pre-book all the amenities and services before your departure date. Talk to travel agent now to create an itinerary that can cover all important tourist attractions in the destination of your choice.

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