September is the month of the transition of season from monsoon to autumn when the rain starts to recede and the weather is neither too warm nor too cold.
September is also off-season for tourism when rain is still around but most of these are the last showers of the year. With the pleasant weather and low rates because of the off tourist season makes September travel as the perfect season to visit places which will get crowded with the onset of autumn and winters.
Receding monsoon may result in a little drizzle, but you will make the best time with the low crowd and you can have a relaxed holiday with a lot of greenery all around. If you are planning for a vacation in September than here are top places you can visit in India in September.
September marks the onset of tourist season in Rajasthan. You can visit Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Pushkar, Jodhpur and Mount Abu. Apart from sightseeing, you can enjoy a desert safari, camping, moonlight dinner in the dessert.
September is the time when the mountain passes in Ladakh are at its prime beauty so the best time to enjoy the mountain bike riding. Ladakh festival is celebrated from September 1st to 15th, every year so the best time to watch the sports, music, and dance.
3. Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal, Coonoor, Ooty are some of the places you can visit during the month of September in Tamil Nadu, it is the time when you will find major tourist flocking the region.
Kodaikanal is one of the main hill stations in Tamil Nadu and during September the climate is pleasant with the end of the monsoon season.
Coonoor is the largest hill station in Nilgiris hills with beautiful scenery, forts and parks and amazing view of the Nilgiris hills makes it an ideal place to visit in September.
Ooty is the best place for mountain lovers also known as Queen of Hills is the best place for anyone looking for a picturesque place to relax and unwind.
Ganesh Chaturthi is an important festival of Maharashtra celebrated in September and the best time to visit the area for watching their interesting rituals.
September is the time when the weather starts getting colder when you can enjoy a visit to Siddhivinayak temple, Lonavala and Khandala. In addition to scenic views, you can enjoy the less crowded places due to off-season for tourist.
5. Valley of Flowers, Nainital, Uttrakhand
Valley of flowers is situated in Chamoli district of Uttrakhand and September is the best time with large variety of endemic alpine flowers to view and waterfalls and streams are at its best.
Nanital is also a popular hill station of the state, the beautiful lake city sits on the foothills of Kumaon ranges in the Himalayas.
Himachal Pradesh is mostly hilly area covered with snow in winters but in September beauty of the hills is at its peak.
Top places of Himanchal Pradesh to visit are Shimla, Dharamsala, Manali, Spiti Valley where Dharamsala is always crowded with religious tourist. While the beauty of hills and water spots during September is added many folds with the lush greenery and rocky mountainscape with various rivers snaking around.
7. Golden Temple, Amritsar
September is the time when rain recedes and weather is quite pleasant with occasional showers and greenery all around.
Along with the Golden temple, you can visit Jallianwala Bagh which has much history related to the country. You can enjoy the peaceful place in September before the peak tourist season starts in October.
Andaman and Nicobar are one of the perfect places to visit in September as rain recede and generally dry weather continues. You can witness the beauty of water at its peak as due to recent rains water level in lagoons are adequate, the water of the beach is fresh and clean.
You will love the rejuvenating experience, places you can witness are the untouched beaches of Neil and Havelock Islands to Port Blair there is everything a tourist is looking for.
9. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
During September Ziro is lush green with blue skies makes it a magical and picturesque place to visit, where you can spot various wild animals and birds. The early winter in Ziro starts from October when you can feel freezing temperatures so September is the last month when you can enjoy the beauty.
Along with the picturesque beauty of the valley, you can witness the Ziro Music festival celebrated in late September, where you can enjoy the culture and cuisines of the state making you yearn a come back to Ziro every year.
Kerala is famously known as ‘God’s Own Country‘ is the best tropical place to visit in September. Onam, the state festival of Kerala is celebrated during September where you can witness Kerala in the best form and spirit during the ten-day celebration.