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20 Super Cool Destinations in India to Visit in September

20 Super Cool Destinations in India to Visit in September

Highlights

  • Witness the Dahi Handi festival in Mumbai.
  • Visit the Coastal Temple City, Mahabalipuram.
  • Celebrate Tibetan Music and Culture in Leh.
Updated: August 27, 2018 /

With September being the last month of the monsoon season, there is an opportunity to travel the best places and explore the beauty of the seasonal festivals. An additional factor to travel in September is that the weather remains cool and pleasant in several parts of India which keeps the individual motivated. September is an ideal season to plan a vacation with your family and friends, you know to enjoy the last rainy days and to of course savour the unparalleled natural beauty. If are you an adventure enthusiast or seeking for some leisure holidays where you can just chill out and relax amid the pristine blue beaches or mountains then the blog will help you pick the best tourist destinations in India to visit in September and relish the last leg of monsoon. Let’s begin our voyage that would help you get clear on where to go.

Kalimpong, West Bengal: Gateway to the Surreal Hill Station of Bengal

Kalimpong

If you are in search of nature gateway where you could simply relax and feel rejuvenated in the scenic beauty and tranquility, then Kalimpong (lies in the Eastern Indian Himalayas) would be the right place for you to make the most out of the September Season. Even though the hill station is lesser known and less crowded, the place has so much beauty to reveal to the tourists, visiting the place all throughout the year. You’ll be astonished to witness the rich flora which comprises of nearly 300 species of Orchids, Pine, Fir, Birch and fauna comprising of Asiatic Black Bear, Barking Deer, Red Panda Himalayan Tahr, Pangolin are some of the fauna found in the nearby places of Kalimpong. All the more, the reason why the atmosphere in Kalimpong seems to be so peaceful is because of the presence of the churches and monasteries.

Must Visit Tourist Attractions

  • Visit Dr. Graham’s House, which is an orphanage and school.
  • Gaze at the collection of Cactus in the Pineview Nursery.
  • Shop at the Haat Bazaar.
  • Visit the Gompu’s Bar and Restaurant to have the oversized pork momos.
  • Watch out the impressive murals in the main prayer room of Kalimpong’s largest Monastery- Durpin Gompa.
  • Thongsa Gompa, McFarlin Church and Lepcha Museum.

Top Things to Do

Angling, Paragliding, Bird Watching Trekking, Picnic at Delo Park.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport, Siliguri which is 77.9 km (2 hr 53 mins) away from Kalimpong.

By Train: The nearest railhead is the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station which is 72.4 km (2 hr 31 mins) away from Kalimpong.

By Road: Kalimpong is well-connected with Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kolkata and Gangtok. Also, regular buses are available from these places.

Udaipur, Rajasthan: A Luxurious Holiday at The Heritage City

Udaipur

Located at the southwest of Rajasthan and most commonly known as the ‘City of Lakes’ and fringed by the lush green hills of Aravallis, Udaipur is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Rajasthan. Having a rich cultural background, the place reflects the architectural grandeur of the time period of the Rajputs that makes you relive the historical era. The colours of the ancient bazaar, the lively art scenes, the endless tempting shops and amazing royal food at the best restaurants are some of the reasons why one needs to plan a trip to Udaipur to capture the best travel experiences for the lifetime. So are you ready to plan your luxury holidays to Udaipur? Let’s see what all you can enjoy doing in the ‘Venice of the East.’

Must Visit Tourist Attractions

  • City Palace, situated on the banks of Pichola Lake.
  • Lake Pichola, which is hemmed by magnificent palaces, huge hills, bathing ghats and temples.
  • Lake Palace, most sorted wedding destination.
  • Vintage Car Museum, housing many famous vintage cars like the 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom.
  • Bagore ki Haveli is yet another place to visit which is situated nearby Lake Pichola.
  • The Lake Garden Palace or the Jagmandir.

Top Things to Do

Take a boat ride at Lake Pichola, Savour the Rajasthani Cuisine at the Darikhana Restaurant, Take Vintage Car Tour at the Vintage Car Museum, Shop wooden handicrafts and authentic souvenirs at Hathi Pol Bazaar, enjoy light and sound show in evening at Moti Magri.

How to Reach?

By Air: The city has its own Airport named Maharana Pratap Airport which is 22 min (41 km) away from the Udaipur City and is well-connected with the major cities of India like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Delhi and Mumbai.

By Train: The city has its own Railway Station as well, which is Udaipur Railway Station and is well-connected with the cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Kolkata, Indore, Mumbai and Kota.

By Road: If you are planning to drive down to Udaipur then the city is connected to Delhi Mumbai via NH8, which would cover a distance of 700 km roughly.

Diu, Daman and Diu: The Land of Beaches with Less Crowd and Transcendent Beauty

Diu, Daman and Diu

Infused with the Portuguese history, the small island Diu (Western India) has some of the pristine and less crowded beaches. Situated off the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat, Diu showcases an influence of Portuguese and Gujarati culture in their food and architecture. The pleasant and perfect weather, the clean and quiet streets make this small and beautiful place in India to be a must visit if you are looking for a refreshing break in September.

Must Visit Tourist Attractions

  • Nagoa Beach, which is 7 km west of Diu Town.
  • Visit St. Paul’s Church.
  • Gomptimata Beach, which is 9 km south coast of Diu.
  • Make a visit to the Nagar Sheth Haveli, notable for its stucco scrolls and fulsome fruit.
  • Visit Sea Shells Museum to learn the difference between cowrie shells and poisonous cone shells.
  • Last but not the least, don’t return back from the trip without seeing the Diu Fort which was built in 1535.

Top Things to Do

Go to O’Coqueiro restaurant if you want to try out the seafood or Portuguese dishes. Visit the Gangeshwar Temple to watch the Shiva Linga washed by the waves. Swim at the Nagoa Beach. To try out multi-cuisine go to the Apana Foodland. You can also visit the Sunset Point Beach, Jalandhar Beach, Casa Luxo Bar.

How to Reach?

By Air: Diu has its own airport which connects with the major cities of the Country.

By Train: Diu doesn’t have its own railway station, so the nearest railhead is Somnath Railway Station, Gujarat which is 82 km (1 hr 50 mins) away from Diu.

By Road: Regular bus connectivity is there from all the major cities of India.

Amritsar, Punjab: The Holy, Peaceful and Spiritual City for the Sikhs

Amritsar

One thing that definitely strikes the mind while thinking about Amritsar is the Golden Temple which is India’s one of the most serene sights. Planning Holidays in September with family to make it to the beautiful blend of culture, religion, tradition and food? Then I bet you are going to have a wonderful holiday in Amritsar. The place is crowded all throughout the year as it is believed that people across different parts of India as well as international tourists visiting India come here to take the blessings and enjoy a walk through the sights, sounds and smells. All the more, September is the best month to visit the ‘Jewel of Punjab,’ when the weather is quite pleasant.

Must Visit Tourist Attractions

  • The public garden and massacre memorial Jallianwala Bagh.
  • If you are a museum lover, then go to Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum.
  • The Wagah Border Crossing.
  • The heritage building tour at Khalsa College.
  • Red Stoned Gandhi Gate .
  • Gobindgarh Fort.

Top Things to Do

Eat at Guru-ka-Langar after the prayer service is over at the Golden Temple. If you want to try out the lip-smacking Punjabi treat then go to Bharawan Da Dhaba. Visit Hall Bazaar to get a wide range of products.

How to Reach?

By Air: You need to get down at Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport in Amritsar, which connects from Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Bangalore, London, Doha, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.

By Train: The Amritsar Railway Station has its connectivity to almost all the major cities of India covering Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Agra, Kolkata, Chandigarh.

By Road: Taking the road trip? Go via NH1 with your Google Maps on and several options enroute to stop for refreshments. Or if you wish to catch the bus then daily bus service both government and private runs to and from Chandigarh, Patiala, Jammu, Delhi and Jammu.

Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh: The World Heritage Site Famous for the Ziro Festival and Apatani Tribe

Ziro Lossar Festival

You might have or might not have heard about the place, but Ziro (North East India) is the most beautiful and oldest Eastern Himalayan towns in Arunachal Pradesh. If you are in search of peace and want to spend a quality time alone or even with friends, Ziro would be the right place as you can breathe the fresh air, witness the beautiful lush green forests, rivulets and elevated patches. Inhabited by the Apatani Tribe, you’ll get to see and enjoy the Ziro Festival which is held every year between September 25 and September 30 (the dates keep on changing a little bit but it lies somewhere close to it). Even though the climate remains pleasant all over the year, yet the best time to visit Ziro is September.

Must Visit Tourist Attractions

  • Spend a wildlife holiday watching over the endangered clouded leopard and a spectrum of flora orchids, bamboo, rhododendron, silver fern trees and more at the Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. .
  • Visit Pine Grove, which is an amazing picnic spot, Lord Shiva’s Meghna Cave Temple, Siddheshwar Nath Temple, and of course attend the mother of all music festivals in India, Ziro Festival.

Top Things to Do

Attend the most awaited Ziro festival and enjoy the music, art, culture and happiness, trekking at Midey and Dolo Mando and Camping (depending on the weather and season).

How to Reach?

By Air: As Ziro doesn’t have its own airport you need to board a flight till Jorhat, Assam (279.3 km away) or you can even get down at the Lilabari Airport, North Lakhimpur, Assam which is 122.7 km away from Ziro. You can hire a taxi once you are out of the airport area. The nearest International Airport is Guwahati Airport which is 465.9 km away.

By Train: The nearest railway head is Naharlagun (102.3) km and North Lakhimpur (117.7 km) Regular intercity ply to Naharlagun from Guwahati.

By Road: There is night bus service available from Guwahati to Ziro that runs four days a week. The road is safe as it covers NH27 and NH15.

Note: Arunachal Pradesh falls under a restricted area and you need to take the official permission to enter the state. Don’t forget to carry your passport (if you have). You can even get the formalities done online from Arunachal Pradesh Inner Line Management System and the required fees to get the permit would be around INR 100.

Mumbai: Celebrate the Biggest and Brightest Festival of Janmashtami

Mumbai - Dahi Handi

The festival Janmashtami which an important deity in Hinduism commemorates the birthday of Lord Krishna and is celebrated across India, but the way it is celebrated in Mumbai is something that would go beyond your imagination. Afterall, Mumbai is considered to be one of the best places to visit in September to experience the festival. Yes, the fun part of the festival is you would find human pyramids that involve people climbing on each other in many streets and try to reach at the top (strung up high from the buildings) to hit the ‘Dahi Handi.’ It is said that the record of making the human pyramid upto 9-tier was broken in the year 2012. As you know, Lord Krishna was mostly called Govinda in his young mischievous childhood days. So perhaps this is the reason why Govinda Pathaks is the name given to the groups who take on the challenge of breaking the Dahi Handi.

When: 2nd – 3rd September, 2018

Where: Even though the celebration would take place all throughout the city in hundreds of locations, but the must visit is at the huge ISKCON temple complex, Sankalp Pratishthan Dahi Handi at Jambori Maidan, BDD Chawls (Worli), Ram Kadam Dahi Handi at Sanitarium Lane (Ghatkopar), RamaKrishna Math and Mission at 12th Road Khar West.

How to Reach?

By Air: Mumbai being the gateway of India is well connected by air with the major cities of the country. Once you get down at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport or Santa Cruz Domestic Airport, it would hardly take you 30-40 minutes to reach the city.

By Train: Mumbai is very well connected to rest of India by trains through superfast, express and passenger trains.

By Road: Buses from other states arrive at the Mumbai Central Bus Station and the ones running form Pune and Nasik arrive at the ASIAD bus stand near Dadar Railway Station.

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir: Experience the True Heaven on Earth

Srinagar

If you want to experience heaven on earth then you need to visit Srinagar which is amongst the top hill stations in India and yet another best place to visit in the month of September, with the gentle cover of green left over by the plenty of rainfall. Ringed by mountains, splendid lakes and beautiful gardens are the reasons why you need to plan your trip to Srinagar once in the lifetime. So why to leave the chance when you can treat your eyes with the serene beauty?

Must Visit Tourist Attractions

  • Dal Lake, which is considered as the second largest in the state.
  • Nishat Bhagat, the Mughal gardens built in 1633 CE.
  • Shalimar Bagh, featuring numerous rich terraces and landscaped greens.
  • Jama Masjid, known for wooden pillars and Indo-saracenic architecture.
  • The Hazratbal Shrine.
  • The Sankaracharya Temple, believed to be built in 371 B.C.

Top Things to Do

Enjoy the Shikara Ride in Dal Lake, Wildlife seeing at Dachigam National Park, and shopping flowers and vegetables from the floating market of Dal Lake.

How to Reach?

By Air: Srinagar has its own airport named Sheikh Ul Alam International Airport which is connected with airlines offering regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh.

By Train: The nearest railhead is Udhampur Railway Station, located 203.2 km away. Once you reach the railway station, either hire a taxi or bus to reach the magnificent place.

By Road: Being the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir, it is well connected by the major cities of India like Delhi, Chandigarh, Leh and Jammu. So you can easily drive with your Google Navigation on or if you wish to take a bus journey then there are good bus services available.

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand: Take a Walk through the Alpine Dale to Experience Nature at its Best

Valley of Flowers

Located in the Garhwal Region in Uttarakhand lies a snow-clad vibrant and splendid national park- Valley of Flower, which is yet another best place to visit in the month between June to September. You’ll be amazed to see a wide range of rich flora that comprises of medicinal plants and fauna such as Asiatic black bear, musk deer, brown bear, red fox, and blue sheep. So, get ready to enter the World Heritage Site with a wide variety of endemic alpine flowers like the streams, waterfalls and golden lily.

Must Visit Tourist Attractions

Visit the nearby sacred pilgrimage amid the Himalayan Ranges- Hemkund Sahib and Badrinath, the rare species of flowering plants. Bheem Pul and Saraswati River are also a must visit places.

Top Things to Do

Get thrilling and spiritual experience at Hemkund Sahib, get to hear the sound of roaring waves of the Saraswati River which is an amazing sight to visit. Make sure you don’t miss visiting it. In short, if you want to experience nature at it’s best then you need to make it to the Valley of Flowers.

How to Reach?

By Air: To reach Valley of Flowers, you need to board a flight till Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun. Once you reach, hire a taxi that would take you to Govindghat and Ghangaria, the trekking base points for the Valley of Flowers.

By Train: Rishikesh and Haridwar are the nearest railway stations. You can take a taxi that would take you to Joshimath or Govindghat.

By Road: As there is no direct connectivity to the Valley of Flowers but you need to take a cab that ply through well-connected roads to Govindghat from Rishikesh, Haridwar, Rudraprayag, and Dehradun.

Ganganagar, Rajasthan (Gogamedi Fair): A Destination for a Fun-Frolic Rajasthan’s Traditional Fair

Ganganagar

Rajasthan’s traditional festival Gogamedi Fair is famous and well celebrated to pay a tribute to Gogaji who is supposed to be their regional hero. What catches the attention of tourists visiting the place is the rustic singing and dancing and cattle fair. During the fest they sell handicrafts, village crops, livestocks etc. So if you are looking forward to visit Rajasthan in the month of September then do visit Ganganagar to enjoy the Gogamedi Fair. It lasts for three days. Also, don’t forget to purchase the handicraft item as they reflect excellent craftsmanship of the local people.

When: 4th – 6th September, 2018

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport (293 km) which is well connected with the major cities of India.

By Train: Sri Ganganagar has its own railway station which is again well-connected to the major cities of the country. The fastest way to take an intercity from Delhi which would cover approx 7 hours to reach Sri Ganganagar.

By Road: There are bus services from available from all the major cities and you won’t find it difficult to reach there. Taking the help of Google Map you can even drive to Sri Ganganagar if you wish to explore a road trip.

Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh: Welcome to the Home of Dalai Lama and Incredible Natural Beauty

Dharamshala

Surrounded by a thick cover of deodar cedar trees, snow-laden mountains, exotic culture and old monasteries- Dharamshala is one of the major strongholds for refugees and Dalai Lama and thousands of tourists who come to visit the magnificent beauty. It is the presence of the great Buddhist culture that makes it the most visited and best tourist destinations in India. So if you are all set to holidaying in Dharamshala with your family or friends then don’t miss out on looking for the glory of Tibetan culture which could be easily experienced by visiting the quaint monasteries present there.

Must Visit Tourist Attractions

  • St. John Church
  • Headquarters of his holiness Dalai Lama
  • Tsuglagkhang Complex
  • McLeod Ganj
  • Kangra Museum and Kangra Fort

Top Things to Do

Pay your respect to the Buddhist Shrine at Tsuglagkhang Complex, explore the Tibetan Culture at the Namgyal Monastery, click pictures of amazing architecture of Masrur, enjoy the amazing sightseeing tour at McLeodGanj and Kareri Lake, shop at Kotwali Bazaar, last but not the least, enjoy boat riding at Dal Lake of Dharamshala.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is at Gaggal which is just 15 km and would take you nearly 37 minutes to reach Dharamshala if you hire a taxi.

By Train: The nearest railhead is Pathankot Railway Station which is 85 km away and would take you approx 2 hr 26 minutes to reach Dharamshala.

By Road: The hill station has excellent road facility which connects from NH154 and NH503. So leverage the road trip which is as pleasant as Dharamshala!

Abhaneri Village, Rajasthan: Explore the Unexplored Part of Rajasthan and its Festival

Abhaneri Village

So the Abhaneri festival was started in the Abhaneri Village (Dausa District of Rajasthan) just to promote the rural tourism amongst the tourists and this is what has made it one of the best offbeat places to visit in India. If you didn’t know, this is how it goes. The two-day annual festival raises a number of cultural performances, Rajasthani Folk Songs, Puppet Shows, Camel Cart Rides and what not! Don’t think much. If you wanted to get some cultural retreat then a visit of 2-3 days or even more to Abhaneri Village will become a memorable experience.

When: 10th – 13th September, 2018.

How to Reach?

By Air: Board a flight to Jaipur Sanganer Airport and then hire a taxi that would take you to the Abhaneri Village (99 km away).

By Train: The nearest railhead is the Dausa Railway Station which is situated at the Ahmedabad-Delhi railway line.

By Road: If you are planning to drive to Abhaneri then the good news is Abhaneri village is located on the Jaipur-Agra road by NH-11. There are even several bus services connecting Abhaneri village to Dausa.

Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu: Travel with Family to the Temple City

Mahabalipuram

Planning to travel to the southern part of India that too with family? Well, then it has to be Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu. Situated 50-60 km of South of Chennai, the place is mostly called ‘the temple city’ which is a perfect place to plan your family holidays. Wandering around the magnificent town, you’ll get to see World Heritage Listed Temples and Carvings which shows up to be the most beautiful during the sunset. The reason why the place has been called as Mahabalipuram (earlier name Mamallapuram) is because the demon king Mahabali was killed by Lord Vishnu. The beauty of the place holds the visitor’s attention that remains startled and intoxicated with the grandeur. Are you ready to visit the historical and fascinating tourist spot? Let’s look at what else could be done here.

Must Visit Tourist Attractions

  • The Varaha Cave
  • Mahishamardini Cave
  • Arjuna’s Penance
  • Krishna Mandapa
  • Trimurti Cave Temple

Top Things to Do

In addition to watching the ancient archaeological wonders of the city and the coastal beauty, there are a lot more things that visitors enjoy doing in Mahabalipuram like the traveller hub of Othavadai and Othavadai Cross Sts, where restaurants serve scrumptious pasta, pizza and pancakes, and if you are fond of jewellery then there are various shops that sell Tibetan trinkets.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is Chennai Airport which is just 57.7 km away from Mahabalipuram. Chennai is well-connected by air with the major cities of India.

By Train: The nearest railhead is Chengalpattu which is 29 km away from Mahabalipuram. You’ll get trains from Chennai or other major cities of South India.

By Road: Mahabalipuram is well connected by road from Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tirukalukundram and Pondicherry. What I feel is, self-drive road trips are great to explore the city which gives one the opportunity and freedom to enjoy sightseeing and attractions.

Leh and Surrounding Villages: Celebrate Life with Vibrant Tibetan Music and Culture

Leh and Surrounding Villages

Plan your trip to travel to North India in September to enjoy the cultural extravaganza in Ladakh Festival. The inauguration ceremony of the festival takes place in Leh with a procession traversing through the Leh Market. The duration of the festival lasts for one week including the surrounding villages where you can enjoy seeing various activities archery, polo, masked dances and dances from the cultural troupes of different villages. For music lovers there is no chance to get bored as there is a vibrant music concert that takes place. Concerned about the stay? Well, you don’t have to worry as hotels and local transport discounts are available during the festivals.

When: From 25th September, 2018 onwards

How to Reach?

By Air: Board a flight to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport. Once you reach get down and hire a taxi which would take you to the main city Leh (2.4 km).

By Train: The nearest railhead is Jammu Tawi Railway Station covering 704 km (18-19 hours) to the Leh. Hire a taxi or bus that would take you straight to Leh.

By Road: For adventure lovers, travelling to Leh by road is no less than a dream. So take down the (lower) road from Jammu and Kashmir or the (higher) road from Rohtang. Also, regular bus services are available from Pahalgam, Chamba etc. that are well-connected to Leh.

Munnar, Kerala: Ride through the Beautiful lanes and Gorgeous Tea Estates

Munnar

How about a walk through the manicured gardens and widening lanes?? If you are a tea lover, I am sure you are going to love Munnar because of its expansion of sprawling tea gardens on both the sides of the widening lanes. The lush greenery and rich flora becomes so pleasing and relaxing to the eyes and this is one of the reasons why Munnar is a great holiday destination for the ones who are finding for peace and presence of serenity amid nature’s beauty. So this season, experience the beautiful destination either with your family, friends or even solo to cherish for the lifetime. Ah, the low mountain scenery of Munnar is just WOW!

Must Visit Tourist Attractions

  • Mattupetty Dam, picturesque area with animals
  • Anamudi, the highest mountain in South India
  • The Blossom International Park/Blossom Hydel Park, known for bird-watching and scenic viewpoint
  • KDHP Tea Museum, know the history and production of tea
  • Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church
  • St. Anthony’s Statue

Top Things to Do

Hire a cycle and enjoy the ride through the beautiful lanes of Munnar, exploring the gushing waterfalls, shimmering lakes and other amazing sights. Take a pleasurable boat ride at Mattupetty Dam, take short elephant rides at Carmelagiri Elephant Park, enjoy various activities (applicable for families too) at Wonder Valley Adventure and Amusement Park and the list of things to do in Munnar does endless.

How to Reach?

By Air: As Munnar doesn’t have its own airport, you need to board a flight to the Cochin International Airport and from there take a taxi that would take you to the beautiful hill station Munnar (110 km).

By Train: The nearest railhead is the Ernakulam Railway Station which is 132 km away from Munnar and Aluva Railway Station which is 114 km away from Munnar.

By Road: You can take a private bus journey that plies from various towns in Kerala and Tamil Nadu that is safe and considered as the best ways to get to Munnar by road.

Pune: Celebrate the Day Long Festival of Knowledge and the Great Ambience

Pune

Would you like to try out something different? Then here you go with the International Literary Festival held every year in Pune which gives you an opportunity to interact with various authors of India and foreign delegates. Get ready to be a part of the panel discussions, workshops and book launches that take place in the literary fest. Nearly 100 of authors from India as well as abroad speaks at the festival and start on with an interactive session which let the audience question them their doubts related to the topic of discussions. Isn’t it interesting?? If you have ever experienced it in the last six years, then you are familiar with the atmosphere of the fest but if not then truly you can keep the Literary Fest in your to-do list of September.

When: 28th – 30th September, 2018

How to Reach?

By Air: Pune is easily accessible by air from the other major cities of India. The city has its own airport names, Lohegaon Airport.

By Train: Again, Pune has its own railway station with the railway connectivity to all the other major cities of India. The stations are- Pune Junction, Khadki, Dapodi, Hadapsar, Ghorpuri.

By Road: As you know there is no bus service from New Delhi to Pune or any other state of North and East India, you need to either board a flight or train to Mumbai and then start with your road trip experience by hiring a taxi.

Orchha, Madhya Pradesh: Explore the Hidden Gem of India

Orchha

Would you like to plan a trip with your family to the hidden place of India? Then it has to be Orchha in Madhya Pradesh. The interesting thing about the place is the meaning of the name goes well with the nature of the place. In the sense, Orchha literally means, hidden place. Even though it is not a popular destination like any other in India but the beautiful mountains, the revealing tales or kings and emperors are the reasons why Orchha deserves a trip. The atmosphere is hassle-free which promises to give you a memorable and relaxed at Orchha.

Must Visit Tourist Attractions

  • Jahangir Mahal, Orchha Fort
  • The beautiful Ram Raja Temple
  • Pool Bagh to explore the garden complex with aesthetic qualities
  • Chaturbhuj Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu
  • The Rani Mahal, wrapped in elegance
  • Sundar Mahal to explore the quaint serenity

Top Things to Do

There are not enough places to explore for the shopaholics, but you’ll get various small shops where you can purchase souvenirs, gemstones, beaded chains, handicrafts etc. Enjoy rafting and boating in Betwa. Also, if you wish to take a soothing and relaxing body massage then you can go ahead with the Ayurvedic Massage that would charge between Rs. 500-1000. You can even try out swimming near the boat club or near the Bundelkhand riverside.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is Khajuraho which is well connected with Delhi and Varanasi.

By Train: The nearest railhead is Jhansi Junction (19 km away from Orchha) and Barwa Sagar (22 km).

By Road: As Orchha doesn’t have its bus stand, you need to make it either till Jhansi or Khajuraho and then you can drive to Orchha.

Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh: A Unique Combination of Hindu and Buddhist Culture and Beliefs

Spiti Valley

Hey, have you ever visited the religious chunk of Tibet? If yes, then-WONDERFUL. But if you haven’t and looking forward to exploring different religion then you must add Spiti Valley (the best places to holiday in September) in your bucket list. A journey to Spiti Valley is an experience that you will cherish all your life, and this is the reasons that the place attracts thousands of visitors throughout the year. There is a unique lifestyle of the locals that reflects a combination of both Hindu and Buddhist beliefs. So, are you ready to experience the sort of lifestyle and spend your holiday amid the lush green hills, mountains rivers and waterfalls? Then why wait? Start packing up your bag right away. The good news is unlike Ladakh, Spiti Valley never gets closed.

Must Visit Tourist Attractions

  • Key Monastery to explore a treasure of ancient Buddhist literature.
  • Tabo Monastery which is renowned for its spectacular paintings.
  • Lhalung Monastery which is a hub of Buddhist Teachings.
  • Pin Valley National Park to watch out interesting flora and fauna.
  • Kunzum Pass which is the gateway to Spiti from Kullu and Lahaul.
  • Dhankar Gompa which offers a panoramic view of the Spiti Valley.

Top Things to Do

Wish to take Safaris and wildlife tour in India? Then Spiti Valley is the answer where you can enjoy the most of it which would start from the Dhankar Village. Leverage wonderful sightseeing at Tabo, take a motorcycle ride to enjoy the scenic beauty of Spiti Valley.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is Kullu Airport, located 247 km from the Spiti Valley. Once you reach, get down and hire a taxi that would take you to Spiti Valley.

By Train: The nearest railhead are Joginder and Shimla Railway station located 360 km and 415 km respectively from Spiti Valley.

By Road: Spiti Valley is well-connected by road to the other cities of the country. You need to board a bus from Manali and can even rent a jeep and cars to reach Spiti Valley.

Best Travel Tip: With an altitude of 12,500 ft. there are chances of suffering from acute mountain sickness. The sudden change in the oxygen level due to the elevation may make you feel sick. In order to handle it make sure you take proper sleep, keep yourself hydrated, avoid drinking & smoking. Also, keep ‘Diamox’ which is a preferred medicine to help your body get used to the higher altitude.

Alappuzha, Kerala: Travel to the Exotic Backwater Destination

Alleppey

Alappuzha or Alleppey is yet another holiday destination that you won’t regret visiting in fact you’ll capture the beautiful moments that you would love to share with others. The place is most famous for beautiful beaches, backwater holidays, boat races and marine products and coir industry. If you are going with your family, then the best thing is, Alappuzha is the best picnic spot. So let’s just quickly roll our eyes on what all can be done in Alappuzha.

Must Visit Tourist Attractions

  • Revi Karunakaran Memorial Museum which is an elegant museum showing the religious artwork.
  • Red and White striped Alappuzha Lighthouse.
  • Vembanad which shows sprawling lake with tranquil waters.
  • Krishnapuram Palace which is a museum with historical artifacts.
  • Jain Derasar, which is a calm and quiet temple.
  • St. Mary’s Church.

Top Things to Do

Alappuzha is well known for Snake Boat Race which is held at Punnamada Lake. So make sure you try it when you visit Alappuzha. Get ayurvedic massage at Sreekrishna Ayurveda Panchakarma Center and Keraleeyam Ayurvedic Resort. Take houseboat cruise at Vembanad Lake and Alappuzha Beach, enjoy bird watching at Pathiramanal.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport to reach Alappuzha or Alleppey is the Cochin International Airport which is approx 82 km. So, once you reach the airport, you can get a taxi or cab to reach Alappuzha.

By Train: The city has its own airport which is the Alleppey Railway Station and is well connected to the major cities like Cochin, Vellore, Trivandrum, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai. Once you reach there, you can get a taxi or most preferred auto-rickshaw to reach your destination.

By Road: If you are planning to drive to Alappuzha, then you need to take the NH 66 route which connects to the cities like Kochi, Chennai, Kozhikode, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kottayam, and Kollam. Also, you can even choose to travel by state-run buses that is available from Chennai, Mysore, Bangalore and Coimbatore to Alleppey.

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu: A Destination for the Memorable Honeymoon Trip

Kodaikanal

Have you ever thought of planning your honeymoon tour to Tamil Nadu? NO?? Then I would recommend you to make a visit to Kodaikanal (one of the famous and popular honeymoon destinations) which is located in the hills of the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. Nature has blessed this amazing place with the breathtaking views and refreshing atmosphere. One who visits here, are sure to gather a good bunch of memories along with them. But what I want to tell you here is, apart from the natural beauty, the place has a lot of man-made monuments and structures that catch the attention of the visitor. Even though the climate remains pleasant and cool all-round the year but Kodaikanal has been considered as the best destinations to visit in September.

Must Visit Tourist Attractions

  • Visit the star-shaped Kodai Lake.
  • Walk through the misty woodlands of Green Valley View.
  • Visit the picnic spot Bear Shola Falls.
  • Don’t miss out on the magnificent Berijam Lake.
  • Watch out the fauna, raft and hybrids at the Bryant Park.
  • The Kurinji Temple dedicated to Lord Muruga.
  • Take a short tour to the Kodaikanal Solar Observatory.
  • Shembaganur Museum of Natural History.
  • 133-year-old La Salette Church and the Moir Point.

Top Things to Do

Enjoy a guided trek to the Pillar Rocks, boating and horse riding at Kodai Lake, take a pleasant and memorable walk with your partner at the Coakers Walk, get delighted to see the pure crystalline water at the Silver Cascade Falls, last but not the least, a visit to the most famous tourist spots in the city Pine Forest is a must which is also an important preserved heritage.

How to Reach?

By Air: Madurai Airport is the nearest which is just 133 km away from Kodaikanal. The airlines has well connectivity with the cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Trichy and Mumbai. Once you arrive at the airport, hire a cab/taxi which would take you approx 3 hr 7 mins to reach Kodaikanal.

By Train: Take the rail route and get down at the Kodai Road, from there you need to take a taxi which would take you to the main city covering 79 km (approx 2 hr 15 min).

By Road: If you have plans to drive to Kodaikanal by yourself and experience a road trip then the here’s the good news. Kodaikanal is easily accessible by road and is well-connected by Palani, Madurai, Kumily, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Chennai. All the more, several bus services are available from these cities.

Kolad, Maharashtra: Water and Land Adventure Capital of Maharashtra

Kolad

Looking for great alderline filled holiday places where you could just enjoy enthralling activities?? Then Kolad is the answer! Yes, a lovely little village with plethora of natural bounties, thrilling and adventurous activities and a lot of resorts makes this place an ultimate tourist destination. Whether you are looking forward to traveling in India during September month or for a short weekend escape in Maharashtra, then Kolad would be the right choice. Other than experiencing the adventurous activities, the beautiful Kolad has a lot of tourist attractions to explore.

Must Visit Tourist Attractions

  • The lush green Tamhini Ghat Waterfalls.
  • Visit the Ghosala Fort for its architecture and design.
  • Pristine Sutarwadi Lake for bird watching.
  • Tala Fort-1000 ft. above the sea level.
  • Visit the famous pilgrim centre- Gaimukh.
  • Kuda Mandad Caves- a group of 13 Buddhist Caves.

Top Things to Do

The river rafting in Kolad is famous for its 14 km rapids and fast water flow. But the rafting is available only at certain times depending on the weather conditions and temperature. If you are visiting Kolad between June to September, you can leverage the alderline rush in grade 1-3 River! Other than this, enjoy fishing, boating and swimming in the Kundalika River.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport which is 128 km away from Kolad. Getting to Kolad is easy and accessible which would take nearly 3 hrs by cab/taxi.

By Train: Kolad has well railway connectivity from Mumbai. So you won’t find it tough to reach there. It’s convenient.

By Road: Since Kolad is connected to other major cities, you can easily get a luxurious range of buses. Or if you wish to drive by yourself, then driving to Kolad from Mumbai (121 km), Pune (144 km), Kolhapur (289 km) Matheran (98 km) is also feasible.

I hope the ultimate travel guide of 20 best places is helpful enough to let you decide where you need to go in the month of September. And if you find it difficult to plan the trip, our team of travel experts will always be there to assist you that would cover all important tourist attractions in the destination of your choice.

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Swati Mishra

About

Born and brought up in Assam- ‘The Land of Tea Gardens’, Swati is a Travel Writer who yearns to travel around the whole world someday. Coming from one of lush-green and peaceful states of India, her love for nature and rain is beyond imagination. She is an observant and is keen to explore more about the things that comes her way which could be clearly seen in her write ups. Other than this, she is a foodie and can do anything for food that is made out of cheese especially- The Alfredo Penne Pasta!

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