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Top 20 Places In India To Visit In September

September

September is one month when monsoon bids goodbye, & paves the way for the winter season. This is the month when people start planning once again for their travel expeditions to visit in September, after a long wait due to the rainy season. September, the offbeat season in India, lets travellers avail the best benefits of fabulous discounts at hotels & flights. One of the primary reasons to travel this month is that the weather is very pleasant to make your travel journey exciting & joyful. So this clears your doubt regarding hindrances caused by monsoons, temperature, & humidity levels. 

You might expect drizzling downpours in some places, but otherwise, it is totally safe to travel. Also, you won’t expect much tourist footfall at most places. This gives you another reason to travel at your comfort level. Now, you will wonder what places in India are worth visiting in September. When it comes to browsing all these places, it will take most of your quality time, & you will still end up in confusion. So, let us help you save your precious time by bringing the checklist of those top places in this blog. 

20 Best Places In India to visit in September

Below is the list of 20 places in India that are worth visiting in September.

1. Saputara, Gujarat

If you love dancing in the rain, Saputara in Gujarat is the ideal destination in September. The place stocks amazing scenic beauties, including majestic waterfalls, lush green landscapes, & spectacular landscapes. It is an excellent retreat for wildlife enthusiasts & nature lovers. The weather here is charming to enjoy with your dear ones & get respite from the scorching summer heat. 

Top attractions: Saputara Lake, Gira Waterfalls, Nageshwar Mahadev Temple, Saputara Tribal Museum, Waghai Botanical Garden, Pandava Gufa, Vansda National Park, Hatgadh Fort, Purna Sanctuary, Table Point, Echo Point, & Rose Garden.

Activities to do: Boating on the lake, trekking, cycling, exploring wildlife, & visiting floral gardens. 

How to reach

  • Nearest Railway Station: Bilimora Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport: Surat Airport

2. Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mumbai is one of the famous metropolitan cities known in Maharashtra. It stocks the famous Bollywood industry filled with many actors & actresses. It is one of the best places to visit in Maharashtra to view the famous Ganesh Chaturthi festival in September. The other top attractions include exotic parks, sea beaches, & historical monuments.

Top attractions: Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Shree Siddhivinayak Ganesha Temple, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Elephanta Caves, Colaba, Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, KidZania Mumbai, Kanheri Caves, & Global Vipassana Pagoda.

Activities to do: Watching the famous Janmashtami festival, evening walk at Marine Drive, wildlife sighting, ferry ride at Gateway of India, watching live plays at Prithvi Theatre, & more.

How to reach

  • Nearest Railway Station: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Bombay Central
  • Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport or Santa Cruz Domestic Airport

3. Gangtok, Sikkim

Gangtok in Sikkim is worth visiting to experience the heavenly magic of rains in September. The place is enveloped with lush greenery, & is an excellent retreat for nature lovers who would be astonished to see the beautiful Himalayan ranges. Nestled at 5,800 ft above sea level, the capital city of Sikkim attracts tourism with its pleasing mountain breeze, chirping birds, & exotic orchids. 

Top attractions: Banjhakri falls, Pemayangtse Monastery, Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary, Saramsa Garden, Hanuman Tok, & Tsomgo Lake.

Activities to do: Seek blessings of Lord Hanuman at Hanuman Tok, watching endangered Red Panda & other species at Himalayan Zoological Park, & watching entire view of Sikkim via ropeway.

How to reach

  • Nearest Railway Station: Siliguri Railway Station & New Jalpaiguri Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport

4. Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg is one of the best places to visit in Karnataka in September. Popularly known as Scotland of India, the place is worth visiting due to its breathtaking natural beauty, lush green surroundings, dense teak forests, picturesque coffee plantations, waterfalls, tangy orange orchards, & tricky mountain ranges. 

Top attractions: Mandalpatti Peak, Omkareshwara Temple, Abbey Falls, Harangi Dam, Bhagamandala, Madikeri Fort, Raja’s Seat, Nagarahole National Park & Iruppu Falls.

Activities to do: Watching spectacular view of waterfalls, sightseeing, seeking blessings at Omkareshwara Temple, Fishing, hiking, bird watching, river rafting, & camping.

How to reach

  • Nearest Railway Station: Mysore Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport: Mangalore Airport & Bangalore Airport

5. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar is a fantastic paradise to visit during September for an extended honeymoon weekend with your beloved better half. Nestled in the heart of Kashmir valley, this heavenly state capital of Jammu & Kashmir is gifted with breathtaking natural beauty, including the panoramic sights of mountains, lakes, valleys, & gardens. If you are a true Sunny Deol fan, visit Betaab Valley, where the shooting of his 1983 debut movie Betaab was filmed. You can also shop for handmade carpets, dry fruits, Pashmina shawls, spices & more. 

Top attractions: Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Gulmarg, Shankaracharya Temple, Gulmarg, Pari Mahal, Sonmarg, & Betaab Valley.

Activities to do: Sightseeing, Shikara ride on Dal Lake, paragliding, spending quality time in a houseboat, bird watching at Manasbal Lake, river rafting at Sonmarg.

How to reach

  • Nearest Railway Station: Jammu Tawi Railway Station & Udhampur Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport: Srinagar International Airport

6. Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh is a must-visit with your loved ones in September. Be part of its famous music festival that takes place this month. During the monsoon’s onset, the whole valley becomes a lush green paradise. This census town is even listed in the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. 

Top attractions: Kile Pakho, Tarin Fish Farm, Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Pine Grove, Dolo Mando, Midey, Ziro Puto, & Meghna Cave Temple.

Activities to do: River rafting,  angling competition, paragliding, beach volleyball, & camping

How to reach

  • Nearest Railway Station: Naharlagun Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport: Jorhat Airport & Tezpur Airport

7. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Have you ever thought of planning your honeymoon weekend in Tamil Nadu? If not, schedule this time, as there are many unique places to visit in Tamil Nadu. One such is Kodaikanal. This place is blessed with incredible natural beauty, breathtaking views, & refreshing atmosphere. Other than these, you will also be seeing many monuments here. The weather here remains pleasant & calm all year. 

Top attractions: Kodaikanal Lake, Green Valley View (Suicide Point), Bear Shola Falls, Dolphin’s Nose, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Vattakanal Waterfalls, & Mannavanur Lake.

Activities to do: Trekking to Pillar Rocks, boating, horse riding at Kodaikanal Lake, Romantic walk with partner at the Coakers Walk, & watching crystal clear waterfall.

How to reach

  • Nearest Railway Station: Kodai Road Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport: Madurai Airport

8. Nainital, Uttarakhand

When spending a relaxing weekend away from all the stressful work schedule, Nainital is one of the apparent choices. It is one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand. Tucked away from the noisy urban life, this picturesque hill station has two significant benefits in September. One is you will witness fewer tourist footfalls, & the other one is availing cheaper hotel rates. Now, what better way to de-stress yourself in such an evergreen tourist destination?

Top attractions: Nainital Lake, Naina Devi Temple, Naina Peak, Hanuman Garhi Temple, Nainital Zoo, Pangot & Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. 

Activities to do: Seek blessings of Lord Hanuman at Hanuman Garhi Temple, exploring wildlife at Nainital Zoo, watching the sunrise at Tiffin Top, & boating at Nainital Lake.

How to reach

  • Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

9. Amritsar, Punjab

When listing the top places to visit in India in September, it is not possible to overlook Amritsar in Punjab. As the name of the city suggests, it means the lake of the holy nectar. Amritsar is a pilgrimage spot for Sikhs. Nestled on the border of India, this place is visited mainly for its famous Golden Temple. But other than this, there are other things to explore here, ranging from fairs & festivals to exploring fantastic architecture, & feasting on delicious cuisines. It is a great place to shop for several things. 

Top attractions: Golden Temple, Jallianwallah Bagh, The Partition Museum, Akal Takht, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Statue, Gobindgarh Fort, Tarn Taran Sahib, & Mata Lal Devi Temple.

Activities to do: Visiting the famous Golden Temple, Exploring Jallianwala Bagh, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Statue, & shopping for woollen blankets, decorated shoes, & embroidered shawls.

How to reach

  • Nearest Railway Station: Amritsar Junction
  • Nearest Airport: Amritsar International Airport

10. Lachen, Sikkim

Besides Gangtok, Lachen is another very best place in Sikkim that you must visit in September. This minor exotic state is bestowed with snow-covered peaks and breathtaking landscapes. It is the best retreat to keep yourself at peace from the hustle & bustle of the city. This is because the natural beauty is enough to flush out all the stress from your mind in this tranquil & calm environment. 

Top attractions: Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, Kanchenjunga National Park, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Lachen Monastery, & Thangu Valley.

Activities to do: Trekking, seeking blessings at monastery, spotting exotic birds, watching endangered Red Panda at Kanchenjunga National Park, & shopping.

How to reach

  • Nearest Railway Station: Darjeeling Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport

11. Neemrana, Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a famous travel destination known in India. From ancient forts to folk music, royal palaces, monuments, and camel rides, it has everything that makes a tourist excited. Now, if you want to plan for a long weekend visit in September, Neemrana is one of the best places in Rajasthan. What makes this place outstanding is its blend of beauty & luxury. 

Top attractions: Neemrana Fort Palace, Baori, Vinay Vilas Mahal, Siliserh Lake, Ancient Vrindavan Palace, Alwar Fort, & Sariska National Park.

Activities to do: Zip-lining, camel riding, exploring wildlife, visiting forts, palaces, & relaxing at Siliserh Lake.

How to reach: 

  • Nearest Railway Station: Kathuwas Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport: Delhi Airport

12. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi is an ancient city in Uttar Pradesh stocked with numerous temples. Famously called the Spiritual Capital of India, people come here & take a holy dip into the river Ganga. September & October are ideal, as many religious festivals fall during these months. Being part of the Ganga Aarti is worth experiencing here. 

Top attractions: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Manikarna Ghat, Dashaswamedh Ghat, Annapurna Temple, Ramnagar Fort, Assi Ghat, & Sarnath.

Activities to do: Visiting multiple temples, Taking part in Ganga Aarti, morning boat ride on Ganga River, holy bath in Ganga River, sightseeing tour to Sarnath, & shopping at local markets.

How to reach

  • Nearest Railway Station: Varanasi Junction
  • Nearest Airport: Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport

13. Kalimpong, West Bengal

Among many of the travel spots in West Bengal is Kalimpong. This hill station is worth visiting for its lush green Himalayas & other magnificent views. The ideal time to visit this place is in September, as the weather here is charming, making your travel journey the most exciting. 

Top attractions: Kalimpong Science Center, Tharpa Choling Monastery, Deolo Hill, Moran House,  & Dr Graham’s Home.

Activities to do: Trekking, paragliding, river rafting, angling, & bird watching.

How to reach

  • Nearest Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri Junction
  • Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport

14. Almora, Uttarakhand

Almora is among many of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand in September. If you have seen this place before, visit this time in September as the weather here is very pleasant. Snowy mountains encircle this unique small hamlet where you can enjoy trekking, walking through villages, exploring markets, & other things. 

Top attractions: Nanda Devi Temple, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Govind Ballabh Pant Government Museum, Deer Park, & Kasar Devi Temple.

Activities to do: Visiting pilgrimage sites, exploring wildlife, shopping at Thana Bazaar, 

How to reach

  • Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

15. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh is a famous place listed among the UNESCO World Heritage sites. It has historical significance as it was built during the rule of the Chandela Dynasty. The area draws tourist attention with multiple monuments, including the engravings of erotic sculptures of both Hindu & Jain in Nagara architectural style. It is a must-see place to visit with your partner in September. 

Top attractions: Vishwanatha Temple, Chitragupta Temple, Duladeo Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, Vamana Temple, Raneh Falls, & Archaeological Museum.

Activities to do: Visiting temples, exploring erotic sculptures, attending sound & light shows.

How to reach

  • Nearest Railway Station: Khajuraho Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport: Khajuraho Airport

16. Alleppey, Kerala

Alleppey is one of the best destinations to visit in Kerala. The place is famous for its beautiful beaches, backwaters, boat racing, marine products, & coir industry. It will prove a great picnic spot with your little ones if you visit it in September. 

Top attractions: Jain Derasar, Vembanad, Revi Karunakaran Memorial Museum, Alappuzha Lighthouse, & Mary’s Church.

Activities to do: Taking Ayurvedic massage, taking part in snake boat racing, houseboat cruise at Vembanad Lake or Alappuzha Beach, or bird watching at Pathiramanal.

How to reach

Nearby Railway Station: Alleppey Railway Station

Nearby Airport: Cochin International Airport

17. Gokarna, Karnataka

Gokarna is among the best places to visit in Karnataka in September. The area holds tourist attention with its golden sands, temples, & blue seas. Gokarna deserves to be on your travel bucket list if you are looking for a peaceful vacation to refresh yourself from the exhausting urban lifestyle. Walking around hand in hand with your beloved partner at its pristine clear water beaches will make your day turn into reminiscing memories. 

Top attractions: Sri Mahabaleshwar Temple, Om Beach, Gokarna Beach, Unchalli Falls, Mirjan Fort, Hubli, Basavaraja Durga Fort, & Sirsi. 

Activities to do: Banana boat ride, trekking at beach, watching the sunset, & Flea market shopping.

How to reach

  • Nearby Railway Station: Ankola Railway Station
  • Nearby Airport: Dabolim Airport

18. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Spiti Valley is also one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in September. This least populated place is worth visiting for its monasteries, lush greenery, & whitewashed mud-brick houses, and hilltops with family & friends. 

Top attractions: Key Monastery, Tabo Monastery, Chandratal, Suraj Tal, Kunzum Pass, Baralacha Pass, Pin Valley National Park, Tabo Monastery & Bara-Shigri Glacier.

Activities to do: Yak riding, river rafting, shopping for souvenirs, admiring natural beauty, jeep safari & trekking.

How to reach

  • Nearby Railway Station: Joginder Railway Station & Shimla Railway Station
  • Nearby Airport: Kullu Airport

19. Udaipur, Rajasthan

Popularly known as the City of Lakes & Venice of the East, Udaipur is undoubtedly a wonderful place to visit in September. You can have romantic moments cruising on Lake Pichola with your partner here. Besides Lake Pichola, on which the city is located, there are other best places to visit in Udaipur. This city has abundant tourist attractions to make your travel journey reminiscing. 

Top attractions: City Palace, Eklingji Temple, Bagore Ki Haveli, Monsoon Palace (Sajjangarh Palace), Jag Mandir Palace, Jagdish Temple, Fateh Sagar Lake, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Maharana Pratap Memorial. 

Activities to do: Boat riding at Lake Pichola, sightseeing, praying at temples, visiting Vintage Car Museum, & Maharana Pratap Smarak. 

How to reach

  • Nearest Railway Station: Udaipur City Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport: Maharana Pratap Airport

20. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Last on the list is Ooty, one of the famous places to visit in Tamil Nadu. You must visit this wonderful hill station in September, as the weather in this month is very pleasant. The nights here are cool, so be packed with your warm clothes when coming here with your family. Located at 2,240 m above sea level, it is a fantastic holiday travel destination with its lush green surroundings, rippling streams, and beautiful tea gardens. 

Top attractions: Ooty Lake, Doddabetta Peak, Pykara Falls, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Emerald Lake, Rose Garden, & Wax World Museum.

Activities to do: Sightseeing, exploring wildlife, watching wax figures, exploring waterfalls, & visiting tea plantations. 

How to reach

  • Nearest Railway Station: Ooty Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport: Coimbatore Airport

Conclusion

So this ends our list of top 20 places in India to visit in September. We hope this travel list guide will prove helpful for you in making an informed decision to plan for your long weekend holidays as a solo traveller or with family or friends. All the places listed in this blog are worth visiting because of their tourist attraction spots. There are many opulent hotels & resorts in India provided with all modern amenities. You can book your stay at jüSTa Hotels & Resorts, our best luxury resort to have a great time enjoying your vacations.

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