September marks the end of the monsoons in India and while it does not rain at all in a few cities during the month of September, there are some places that still receive rainfall. Traveling in September is a great idea as long as you pick the right destination. There are so many places in India that you can explore. The best thing to do is always visit places that are perfect for the month you plan on traveling.
When it comes to weekend getaways in the western part of India, there are very few destinations better than Khandala. This is one of the most scenic and romantic weekend getaways in Maharashtra. Visiting Khandala during September can be charming and mesmerizing. The final showers of the monsoon season combined with the lush green valleys and mountains makes the place adorable and picturesque.
9. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
Coonoor is a small town that is situated in Tamil Nadu. This town is not a popular tourist destination, but is one of the best places that you can visit during September. The beautiful hill station is one of the few places in India that you will find peace, perfect greenery and scenes that will take your breath away. The temperatures in September are cool and you can explore some amazing places such as the Lamb’s Rock which is known for its view and also the St. Catherine Falls, Dolphin’s Nose and Hidden Valley which are some must visit places here.
8. Kochi, Kerala
Visiting Kerala any time of the year is perfect. However if you are looking to break away from the heat and escape the heavy rains, visiting Kochi during September is the perfect time. This time of the year is perfect for travelers who love to view the architectural splendor, beautiful beaches and the rich cultural destinations without having to worry about the hot and humid weather. Late monsoons are the perfect time for celebrations and fun activities unlike other destinations that are boring to visit during September.
7. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
If there’s one place you want to be in the month of September, it has to be Mussoorie. The weather here is ecstatic and the natural beauty is in full splendor during this month. Mussoorie has a lot to offer and you will enjoy every moment you spend here. Make sure to visit Kempty Falls, Camel’s Back Road, Gun Hill and Lake Mist when here. This is an ideal get away for couples and newlyweds. Mussoorie is also the perfect honeymoon destination which is very romantic.
6. Shillong, Meghalaya
Shillong is one of the best places to visit in Meghalaya during the month of September. The weather during September is pleasant and the breeze is extremely gentle. The weather is neither too hot nor too cold. The beauty of the area is also mind blowing due to the rains hitting the area making the valleys and mountains come to life. The end of the monsoons also signifies the last of the waterfalls in the area and the lakes coming to life. There are also places like museums, the zoo and golf courses to enjoy in Shillong.
5. Nainital, Uttarakhand
Nainital is a very popular tourist destination and if you’re looking to visit the town when it is not very crowded, September is an ideal time. The weather during this month is very pleasant and there’s a lot that you can explore here. Some of the popular places include Naini Lake, Eco Cave Gardens, and the Raj Bhavan. You can also spend some time enjoying the beautiful landscape which looks picture perfect.
4. Lachen, Sikkim
Lachen is one of the most beautiful places to visit in September. This small town is located in the lap of the Himalayas and is known for magnificent treks and amazing valleys. The landscapes and the lakes of the area will leave you in awe of the place. This small village signifies beauty and adventure and if you are looking to get the most out of this place, September is the best time to visit.
3. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Himachal is known to be a cold state so planning a visit here during winter is not an ideal thing to do. Shimla is one of the most popular tourist destinations which is known for some of the best architecture, mountain ranges covered with snow and climate that you will enjoy. If you’re looking for a pleasant, calm and rejuvenating vacation, Shimla is the perfect place to pick during the month of September.
2. Amritsar, Punjab
Amritsar is one of the most popular cities in Punjab which is best known for the Golden Temple and the Jalianwala Baugh. While there’s a lot more that you can explore here, these two places are a must see when in the city. Punjab faces an extreme temperature which is why it is best to plan a visit here during September when the rains have cooled down the heat, but the winters haven’t set in yet.
1. Srinagar, Kashmir
Srinagar is one of the best places to visit in India especially during September. The beauty of ‘Paradise on Earth’ is brought out during this month. The splendor of the lakes along with the beauty of the surrounding mountains make it one of the most scenic and beautiful places to visit in India. The best places to visit are the Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden and the Dal Lake.