30 Best Places to Visit in September in India: Enjoy the Festivities and Footprints of Monsoon

september in india

‘Raindrops are the perfect lullaby for a restless soul’

Do you enjoy wandering through the beautiful places in India such as green beauty, freshness, and essence of soil that surrounds you? Then, September is the month for you!

The departure of the monsoon and the arrival of autumn, with cooler temperatures, clearer skies, and a gentle breeze, are enough to turn your vacation into a memory collage. 

We have compiled a list of the best places to visit in September in India, complete with the most enchanting treks, historical structures, beaches, hills, religious sites, thrilling activities, and much more. 

Top 30 Places to Visit in September in India

Here is the complete India travel guide, which includes the 30 best places to visit in September in India, offering a rich tapestry of life-long experiences as well as peaceful and exciting vacations.  

Lonavala, Maharashtra: Jewel of Sahyadri

Lonavala, Maharashtra

Lonavala, also known as the “City of Caves,” is one of the best places to visit in August and September in India for couples due to its pristine waterfalls, stunning views, and green valleys. Located near Pune, the destination offers marvelous vistas of the Western Ghats.

  • Weather: 17-29 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 days
  • Budget: 6k to 9k per person
  • Places to Visit: Lonavala Lake, Kune Falls, Tiger’s Leap, Sunil’s Celebrity Wax Museum, Lohagad Fort, Duke’s Nose, and others.
  • Things to Do: Camping at Pawna Lake, hiking to Tikona Fort, trekking to Rajmachi Fort, hot balloon ride, etc.
  • What to eat: Chole Bhature, Chocolate Fudge, Butter Chicken, Maharashtrian Usal, Chikki, Vada Pav. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Mumbai-Pune Expressway. 
    • By Rail: Lonavala Railway Station. 
    • By Air: Lohegaon Airport, Pune (70 km) and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai (90 km).

Amritsar, Punjab: The Golden City

Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab

The holiest pilgrimage site for the Sikh community, Amritsar (The lake of the holy nectar), is known for its thrilling folk dance, spectacular arts & architecture, and fairs and festivals. This gateway to Punjab is an amazing location for history and culture buffs. You can also visit this place during April as this time you’ll get the pleasant weather at night and enjoy the view of beautiful Golden Temple.

  • Weather: 15-21 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days
  • Budget: 8k to 12k per person
  • Places to Visit: Golden Temple, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Partition Museum, Harike Wetland, and Chand Baori.
  • Things to Do: Witness the beating retreat ceremony at Wagah Border, shopping, street food, etc.
  • What to eat: Chole Puri & Pinni, Makki di Roti & Sarson da Saag, Lassi, Amritsari Kulcha, Amritsari Fish Tikka, Ghee Roast Chicken.
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Direct buses and cabs from Delhi, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, and other destinations. 
    • By Rail: Amritsar Railway Station. 
    • By Air: Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport. 

Pondicherry (Puducherry): The French Riviera of the East


Pearl of the East, Pondicherry (also called Pondi) is not less than a dreamy land with French-styled architecture and cuisines, museums & churches, romantic cafés, serene beaches, and vintage vibes; everything reflects the rich colonial heritage of this Union Territory.

  • Weather: 24-28 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 3 to 4 days
  • Budget: 7k to 16k per person
  • Places to Visit: Seaside Promenade, Paradise Beach, Auroville, Aurobindo Ashram, Chunnambar Boat House, Arikamedu, Serene Beach, and others.
  • Things to Do: Café hopping, scuba diving, water sports, hiring a bicycle or a bike to visit locals, etc.
  • What to eat: Mutton Rolls, Spinach Crêpe, Idli Sambhar, Soybean Dosa, Quiche, Medu Vada, Ratatouille.
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Many state and private buses run regularly from Bangalore, Coimbatore, Mahabalipuram, Chennai, and other places. 
    • By Rail: Villupuram Junction Railway Station at 37 km. 
    • By Air: Puducherry Airport at Lawspet or Karaikal Airport and Madras International Meenambakkam Airport, Chennai. 

McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh: Little Lhasa

McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh

Nestled in the mystic Himalayas and home to the Tibetan monk, Dalai Lama, McLeod Ganj offers a basket of natural beauty and peace during September with photogenic spots, rejuvenating mountains, cascading waterfalls, sacred sites and monuments, and cultural exploration. You can also go to Dharamshala, located just 10 km from here.

  • Weather: 7-12 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days
  • Budget: 7k to 10k per person
  • Places to Visit: Triund Trek, Bhagsunath Temple & Waterfall, Namgyal Monastery, Kareri Lake, Dharamkot, Naddi View Point, Dal Lake, Kangra Fort, Masroor Rock-Cut Temple.
  • Things to Do: Trekking, visiting cafés, handicraft & jewelry shopping, boating in Dal, camping, attending cultural shows at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, taking Yoga sessions & spa therapy, and capturing the sunset at Dhauladhar Range.
  • What to eat: Momos, Thukpa, Channa Mudra, Balep Korkun, Falafel, Bok Choy Soup, Thenthuk.
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Private deluxe and state-run buses from Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, and other places. 
    • By Rail: Pathankot Railway Station at 90 km.
    • By Air: Gaggal or Kangra Airport at Dharamshala is about 20 km. 

Saputara, Gujarat: The Abode of Serpents 

Saputara, Gujarat

The only hill station in Gujarat, Saputara is a hidden gem amid the undulating mountains nestled in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats. It is popularly known for its exotic wildlife, dazzling waterfalls, eye-catching landscape, and the beauty of handicrafts and craftsmanship. 

  • Weather: 16-26 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 days
  • Budget: 5k to 10k per person
  • Places to Visit: Gira Falls, Hatgadh Fort, Saputara Lake, Artist Village, Echo Point, Purna Wildlife Sanctuary, Waghai Botanical Garden, Shabri Dham, Pandava Ghufa, and many more.
  • Things to Do: Boating, try bee-rearing, trekking, witnessing spectacular sunrise, and sunset. 
  • What to eat: Dhokla, Khandwi, Khaman, Keri no Ras, Kachori, Kadhi, Dum Aloo, Dal. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: A vast network of national highways connects several cities in Gujarat and Maharashtra to Saputara.
    • By Rail: Bilimora Railway Station at 50 km. 
    • By Air: Surat Airport at 120 km and Mumbai International Airport at 250 km. 

Goa: Rome of the East


Goa, the Pearl of the Orient, is a small paradise with a mix of Portuguese and Indian heritage, ancient architecture, golden sand, playful waves, lip-smacking delicacies, and youthful vibes. Bustling nightlife at clubs, bars, and beaches, as well as hippie sports, make it the perfect trip to plan with friends. 

  • Weather: 26-30 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 4 to 6 days
  • Budget: 13k to 18k per person
  • Places to Visit: Calangute Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Fort Aguada, Dhudhsagar Falls, Chapora Fort, Dona Paula, Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, etc. 
  • Things to Do: Jet Ski rides, Ringo rides, parasailing, windsurfing, speed boating, and other water sports; exploring casinos and clubs, shopping, cruising, and star gazing.
  • What to eat: Fish Curry Rice, Bebinca, Feni, Rava Fried Fish, Xacuti, Vindaloo. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: The road network is well served by cabs and state-operated buses from Maharashtra and Karnataka. 
    • By Rail: Vasco da Gama and Madgaon Railway Station. 
    • By Air: Dabolim Airport is 26 km from Panaji. 

Chikmagalur, Karnataka: Coffee Land of Karnataka

Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Translated as the ‘Young Daughter’s Town’, Chikmagalur is among the best places to visit in September in India because of its fresh aroma of coffee, thrilling treks, and a cascade of water. It is located in the lap of the magisterial Mullayangiri ranges of the Western Ghats.

  • Weather: 18-26 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days
  • Budget: 7k to 12k per person
  • Places to Visit: Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Jhari Waterfalls, Mullayanagiri, Kyatanamakki, Hebbe Falls, Madu Gundi Falls, and so on. 
  • Things to Do: Trekking, camping, visiting a tea plantation, river rafting, kayaking, jeep rides, etc. 
  • What to eat: Aromatic Coffee, Akki Roti, Cheenikaayi Kadubu, Jackfruit Dishes, Pathrode, Gujje Palya. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Rail: Chikmagalur Railway Station and Kadur Railway Station at 40 km. 
    • By Air: Mangalore International Airport is 105 km.

Lachen, North Sikkim: The Big Pass

Lachen, North Sikkim

Lachen, an untouched beauty in Sikkim at an altitude of 8838 ft, serves as a memorable experience for tourists with pristine lakes, majestic Kanchenjunga, adventurous treks, and a fresh and peaceful breeze. The town is surrounded by the Lachen Chu River and Himalayan wonders. 

  • Weather: 12-22 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 3 to 4 days
  • Budget: 8k to 12k per person
  • Places to Visit: Chopta Valley, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Lachen Monastery, Thangu Valley, Gurudongmar Lake. 
  • Things to Do: River rafting, camping, and trekking. 
  • What to eat: Momos (Tibetan dumplings), Thukpa, Gundruk, Saelroti, Chaang, Kinema, Sishnu Soup.
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Lachen is well linked via road network to anywhere in Sikkim. 
    • By Rail: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, Siliguri, at 155 km. 
    • By Air: Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal at 200 km and Pakyong Airport, Sikkim at 135 km. 

Mumbai, Maharashtra: City of Dreams

Marine Drive, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mumbai, the city that never sleeps, is a perfect blend of old-world charm and modern living. This hub of art, culture, dance, fashion, theater, and music is the best place to visit in September to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi.

  • Weather: 25-26 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 3 to 5 days
  • Budget: 15k to 20k per person
  • Places to Visit: Marine Drive, Elephant Caves, Siddhiviniyak Temple, Juhu Beach, Haji Ali Dargah, Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Film City Mumbai, Mumbai Zoo, Essel World, Colaba Causeway, Bandra Worli Sea Link.
  • Things to Do: Witnessing sunrise and sunset at the beach, picnics, trying local cuisine, shopping, nightclubs, & casinos.
  • What to eat: Panipuri, Vada Pav, Pav Bhaji, Ragda Patties, Bhelpuri, Sevpuri, Sandwiches, Khaman, Idli, Dhosa.
  • How to Reach:
    • By Rail: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai Central Station, Dadar Railway Station, and Kalyani Railway Station.
    • By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. 

Dooars, West Bengal: India’s Gateway to Bhutan

Dooars, West Bengal

Dooars is India’s gateway to Bhutan, with mountains of the eastern Himalayas in the background, rich flora and fauna, thick green forests, rolling tea gardens, amazing culture, and one of the best jungle safaris in India. The city is divided into two parts known as Eastern and Western Dooars by the Sankosh River.

  • Weather: 17-28 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days
  • Budget: 6k to 13k per person
  • Places to Visit: Buxa Tiger Reserve, Gorumara National Park, Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Samsing, Lava-Lolegaon, Bhutan Ghat, and others.
  • Things to Do: Hiking, exploring nature reserves, river rafting in Teesta River, jeep and elephant safaris.
  • What to eat: Momos, Fish Pakoras, Bamboo Shoots, Puri Bhaji, Dry Fish Pickles, Gughni, and Bengali Sweets. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Many cabs run regularly from Darjeeling and Siliguri. 
    • By Rail: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and Madarihat Railway Station at 7 km. 
    • By Air: Bagdogra Airport at 12 km. 

Coonoor, Tamil Nadu: The City of Nilgiri Tea

Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

Darjeeling of Nilgiris, Coonoor made the list of best places in India to visit in September due to its enticing waterfalls, lakes, tea estates, colonial-styled architecture, and breathtaking scenery. The city is divided into two parts, Upper and Lower Coonoor

  • Weather: 13-20 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days
  • Budget: 10k to 16k per person
  • Places to Visit: Dolphin’s Nose, Catherine Falls, Sim’s Park, Lady Canning’s Seat, Lamb’s Rock, St. George’s Church, Droog Fort, Ralliah Dam, 
  • Things to Do: Trekking, road trip, picnic, and sightseeing.
  • What to eat: Rajma, Avare Beans, Chicken Tikka Achari, Mutton Seekh, Pumpkin Coconut Soup. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Rail: Mettupalayam Railway Station (45 km) and Coimbatore Junction (75 km). 
    • By Air: Coimbatore Airport (80 km) and Bangalore International Airport.

Delhi: Food Capital of India

India Gate, Delhi

Delhi, India’s capital city, has something for every type of tourist, with numerous popular places to visit including flea markets, tasty street food, monuments, museums, adventure parks, clubs, cafés, and events with diverse cultures and beliefs. The city is a perfect blend of Mughal and colonial history. 

  • Weather: 25-34 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days
  • Budget: 5k to 7k per person
  • Things to Do: Exploring cafés, clubs, museums, and historical destinations, shopping at Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Nagar, and Khan Market, buying books from Daryaganj, boating at Yamuna Ghat.
  • What to eat: Chhole Bhature, Butter Chicken, Rolls, Kebabs, Nihari, Chaat, Panipuri, Momos, Jalebis, Pav Bhaji, Biryani. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Rail: New Delhi, Old Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, and Anand Vihar Railway Station.
    • By Air: Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI), Delhi.

Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh: World Heritage Site

Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

Home to the Apatani tribe and breathtaking views in the North East, Ziro Valley is a small town in Arunachal Pradesh that is known for its adventurous treks, Ziro Music Festival, cuisine, untouched forests, green paddy fields, and gentle weather. From here, you can also head to other cities in Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Weather: 4-20 °C 
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days
  • Budget: 7k to 12k per person
  • Places to Visit: Pine Grove, DoloMando, Ziro Puto, Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Meghna Cave Temple, Tarin Fish Farm.
  • Things to Do: Trekking at Midey, camping, and attending the Ziro musical festival.
  • What to eat: Rice, Bamboo Shoot, Pehak, Apong, Pika Pila, marua, Lukter, Momos. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Take a taxi or bus from Guwahati or various other locations. 
    • By Rail: Naharlagun Railway Station is 100 km and Lakhimpur Railway Station is 117 km. 
    • By Air: Lila Bari Airport, Assam at 122 km, and Guwahati International Airport at 450 km.

Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh: City of Architectural Masterpiece

Khajuraho Temples, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

Chhatarpur is the land of Khajuraho Temple, one of the most famous and unique historical places in India and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city offers the ideal balance of heritage and wildlife, along with religious charm, Indian ethnicity, and photogenic landscapes. 

  • Weather: 18-28 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days
  • Budget: 8k to 14k per person
  • Places to Visit: Khajuraho Temples, Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Vamana Temple, Raneh Falls, Chitragupta Temple, The Panna National Park Safari, Lakshmana Temple, Ken Gharial Sanctuary.
  • Things to Do: Enjoy the sound and light show in Khajuraho, attend a Yoga session at Arhanta Yoga Ashram, buy handicraft items from Kuber Handicrafts, and much more. 
  • What to eat: Samosa, Daal Baati, Dal Bafla, Chaats, Poha Jalebi, Chole Bhature. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Regular buses and taxis run from Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. 
    • By Rail: Maharaja Chhatrasal Station, Chhatarpur, and Khajuraho Railway Station at 45 km. 
    • By Air: Khajuraho Civil Aerodrome at 45 km, and Kanpur International Airport at 190 km. 

Munnar, Kerala: Kashmir of South India

Munnar, Kerala

An idyllic hill station in the Western Ghats, Munnar is a perfect summer resort with panoramic views, aromatic tea estates, pristine valleys, and an abode to some endangered species like Neelakurinji and Nilgiri Tahr. The city is also called the High Range of Travancore.

  • Weather: 20-27 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 3 to 4 days
  • Budget: 8k to 14k per person
  • Places to Visit: Echo Point, Attukad Waterfalls, Eravikulam National Park, Pothamedu View Point, Mattupetty Dam, Top Station, Anamundi, TATA Tea Museum, The Blossom International Park, Kundala Dam Lake.
  • Things to Do: Stroll through tea gardens, rock climbing, paragliding, cycling, repelling, and enjoying pristine waterfalls. 
  • What to eat: Appam & Prawn Curry, Puttu & Kadala Curry, Kairali Thali, Ari Pathri & Chicken Curry, Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Regular state and private buses from Coimbatore, Cochin, Kozhikode, Wayanad, and Madurai. 
    • By Rail: Angamaly Railway Station is 120 km, and Cochin Railway Station is 130 km.
    • By Air: Cochin International Airport (110 km).

Malvan, Maharashtra: Land of Alphonso Mangoes 

Malvan, Maharashtra

With rich cultural and historical significance, Malvan is a less-known town in the Sindhudurg district. Still, it makes it to the list of the best places to visit in India in September because of its mouth-watering seafood and rejuvenating environment. In the heart of Konkan, this little town extends from the Western Ghats to the Arabian Sea

  • Weather: 25-28 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 4 days
  • Budget: 6k to 12k per person
  • Places to Visit: Sindhudurg Fort, Rock Garden, Rameshwar Temple, Tsunami Island, Malvan Marine Sanctuary, Tarkarli Beach, Achara Beach. 
  • Things to Do: Enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, and other water sports.
  • What to eat: Kombdi Vade, Sol Kadhi, Bombli Fry, Malvani Crab Curry. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Take a bus or taxi from Pune, Ratnagiri, Mumbai, and Kolhapur to Malvan. 
    • By Rail: Kudal (30 km) and Sawantwadi (43 km) Railway Stations.
    • By Air: Dabolim Airport in Goa, at 130 km. 

Daman & Diu: Blend of Sun, Sand, and Sea

Daman & Diu

Lying amidst the beaches of Maharashtra, Konkan Coast, and Goa, Daman & Diu is a tranquil location for a blissful vacation with the gentle sea breeze, charismatic sunset, and golden sand. Separated by the Gulf of Khambhat, these two islands have a rich Portugese influence. 

  • Weather: 25-29 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 3 to 5 days
  • Budget: 13k to 18k per person
  • Places to Visit: Diu Fort, Zampa Gateway, Nagoa Beach, St. Paul’s Church, Panikota Fort, Gangeshwar Temple, and INS Khukri Memorial.
  • Things to Do: Boating, camel & pony riding, water-skiing, parasailing, etc.
  • What to eat: Papri, Seafood, Jetty Roll, Dhansak, Fish Koliwada, Parsi Kheema, Basundi, Lapsee. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Rail: Vapi (12 km) and Dilwara (10 km) are the nearest railway stations to Daman and Diu respectively. 
    • By Air: Mumbai International Aiport (193 km). 

Wayanad, Kerala: Spice Garden of the South

Wayanad, Kerala

Ooty of Kerala, Wayanad is a soothing destination in the Western Ghats with untouched woods, eye-catching mountains, panoramic coffee plantations and spice gardens, rich biodiversity, ancient caves, and footprints of monsoon everywhere. From here, you can also visit other beautiful cities like Kalpetta, Sulthan Bathery, and Mananthavady

  • Weather: 19-25 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 4 to 5 days
  • Budget: 10 to 15k per person
  • Places to Visit: Neelimala View Point, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Banasura Sagar Dam, Meenmutty Falls, and many more. 
  • Things to Do: Walk through the tea estate, Edakkal caves, trek to Chembra Peak, and others.
  • What to eat: Malabar Duck Roast, Malabar Biryani, Payasam, Nadan Beef Fry, Appam, and chicken Stew, Fish Moilee, Kheer with Bamboo Rice. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Public buses and cabs run regularly from Bangalore, Coimbatore, and Kozhikode. 
    • By Rail: Nilambur Railway Station, Kerala at 90 km, and Kozhikode Railway Station at 110 km.
    • By Air: Calicut International Airport at 93 km. 

Chamoli, Uttarakhand: Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers, Chamoli, Uttarakhand

Amidst the central Himalayan region, Chamoli is a small town in the basket of breathtaking vistas, lush greenery, charismatic valleys, the fragrance of flowers, traditional cuisine, rich biodiversity, and home to the Chipko Movement. Handloom products and woolen clothes made up of Angora wool are the place’s specialty. 

  • Weather: 9-18 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 3 to 5 days
  • Budget: 9k to 13k per person
  • Places to Visit: Valley of Flowers, Joshimath, Mana, Govindghat, Hemkund Lake, Nanda Devi National Park. 
  • Things to Do: Trekking, nature walks, camping, exploring the diversity of flora and fauna.
  • What to eat: Aloo Gutook, Gulgula, Dubuk, Bhang ki Chutney, Jhangora ki Kheer, Chainsoo.
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Connected to major destinations of Uttarakhand and other states, with frequent buses and taxis.
    • By Rail: Rishikesh Railway Station, 202 km from the city. 
    • By Air: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, around 222 km. 

Puri, Odisha: Sri Jagannatha Dhama

Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha

Puri, a coastal temple town on the Bay of Bengal, is regarded as the best place to visit in September for a family vacation. This pilgrimage and ancient hotspot is a mesmerizing blend of cult and oceanic beauty. It is called the home of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra.

  • Weather: 27-30 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 3 to 4 days
  • Budget: 7k to 13k per person
  • Places to Visit: Shree Jagannath Temple, Sakshigopal Temple, Puri Beach, Pipli, Gundicha Mandir, Konark, and others. 
  • Things to Do: Exploring beaches, hopping religious places, attending sand art festivals, taking camel and boat rides, and enjoying water sports. 
  • What to eat: Malpua, Ukhuda, Dalma, Khicede, Chungdi Malai, Santula, Abadha, Chenna Poda. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Take the bus from Vishakhapatnam, Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, Cuttak, and other major destinations. 
    • By Rail: Puri Railway Station. 
    • By Air: Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneshwar at 56 km. 

Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh: Little Tibet

Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

“Middle Land” between India and Tibet, Spiti Valley is a heavenly gateway and an adventurous destination with a sober environment covered with a majestic blanket of pine forests, blue lakes, snow-covered barren mountains, and Buddhist monasteries and cultures. 

  • Weather: 3-15 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 4-6 days
  • Budget: 8k to 12k per person
  • Places to Visit: Chandratal Lake, Pin Valley National Park, Kibber, Baralacha Pass, Tabo Monastery, Dhankar Monastery, Suraj Tal Lake.
  • Things to Do: Trying Tibetan and Spitian cuisine, trekking, river rafting, exploring Buddhist culture and rituals, and riding through dangerous roads of Spiti. 
  • What to eat: Thukpa, Phirni, Momos, Chhang, Churpe, Thenthuk, Mokthuk, Butter Tea, Tingmo. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Direct buses from Chandigarh, Shimla, Kullu, Manali, New Delhi, and Pathankot. 
    • By Rail: Shimla Railway Station, Joginder Nagar Railway Station, and Chandigarh Railway Station. 
    • By Air: Kullu Airport (245 km), and Chandigarh International Airport (522 km).

Alleppey, Kerala: Venice of the East

Houseboat, Alleppey, Kerala

A hub of houseboats and backwaters, Alleppey or Alappuzha is a fascinating tourist destination to explore village life, laidback canals, lush greenery, and serene beaches. Luxurious houseboats which are the upgraded version of old Kettuvallams are the specialty of the town 

  • Weather: 25-30 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days
  • Budget: 8k to 15k per person
  • Places to Visit: Alleppey Beach, Kuttanad, Marari Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Ambalapuzha Temple, Arthunkal Church, and several others. 
  • Things to Do: Kayaking, strolling in the Alappuzha Shoreline, participating in the Snake Boat Race, trying mouth-watering culinary, night stay in a houseboat, shopping at Alappuzha Zakariya Market, and much more. 
  • What to eat: Puttu & Kadala, Ela Ada, malabar Fish Curry, Idiyappam, Kozhi Curry, Naranga Curry, Semiya Payasam. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Take National Highway 47 via Cherthala and Ambalapuzha by a hired cab or using Kerala State Transport buses. 
    • By Rail: Alleppey Railway Station. 
    • By Air: Cochin International Airport at 75 km.

Ooty, Tamil Nadu: Queen of the Nilgiris

Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Ooty, a gift of nature and the summer capital of the British Madras Presidency is officially known as Udhagamandalam. The city has a collection of scenic splendor of Nilgiri Hills, exquisite flora and fauna, homegrown beverages, untouched Shola vegetation, and much more that is enough to rejuvenate your soul. 

  • Weather: 10-17 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days
  • Budget: 10k to 15k per person
  • Places to Visit: Ooty Lake, Kalhatty Waterfalls, Ooty Rose Garden, Tribal Research Centre, Mudumalai National Park, Ooty Botanical Garden, St. Stephen’s Church, Nilgiri Mountain Railways, Wenlock Downs, Wax World Ooty.
  • Things to Do: Having a toy train ride, spotting deer at Ooty Deer Park, exploring Toda Tribal Huts, boating, attending Summer Festival, reading at Higginbothams Bookstore, trekking at Doddabetta Peak, visiting local pubs, and camping.
  • What to eat: Kaima Idli, Biryani, Dhosa, Uttappam, Fried Mushroom, Chicken Soup. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: State-run buses and hired taxis from Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, and Mysore. 
    • By Rail: Mettupalayam Railway Station at 40 km.
    • By Air: Coimbatore Airport is 88 km. 

Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir: City of Rivers

Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

A paradise of picturesque locations, Srinagar is the land of lakes and gardens in the lap of the Himalayan Mountains. This small, dreamy world also called Venice of the East is a splendorous place for honeymooners and nature lovers. 

  • Weather: 6-8 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 4 to 6 days
  • Budget: 12k to 16k per person
  • Places to Visit: Mughal Gardens, Shankaracharya Hill Srinagar, Dal Lake, Nigeen Lake, Hari Parbat, Wular Lake, Doodhpathri, Shalimar Bagh, Jama Masjid, Hazratbal Shrine, Chashme Shahi, Pahalgam, Gulmarg. 
  • Things to Do: Shikara ride, exploring the floating market, bird watching at Hokersar, staying in a houseboat, trying Kashmiri cuisines, buying handmade carpets, Pashmina shawls, spices, saffron, and other famous items. 
  • What to eat: Rogan Josh, Shab Daig, Nader ti Gaad, Goshtaba, Haakh, Matschgand, Yakhni, Modur Pulav, Kahva. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Regular bus services from Jammu, Leh, Delhi, and Chandigarh, or hire a cab from Pahalgam, Sonamarg, and Gulmarg. 
    • By Rail: Nowgam Railway Station, Srinagar at 10 km and Jammu Tavi Railway Station at 253 km. 
    • By Air: Srinagar Airport. 

Udaipur, Rajasthan: City of Lakes 

Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur, the White City with the Aravali Hills in the background, is one of the best places in India to visit in September, with luxurious palaces, sparkling lakes, the serene beauty of temples, and a mirror of cultural heritage. For history lovers, the city is a great choice as they can head to Haldighati from here. 

  • Weather: 21-32 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 3 to 4 days
  • Budget: 8k to 10k per person
  • Places to Visit: Lake Palace, City Palace, Udaipur Folk Museum, Vintage Car Museum, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jag Mandir Palace, Maharana Pratap Memorial, Jaisamand Lake, Sajjangarh Palace, Lake Pichola, Bagore Ki Haveli, Ambrai Ghat, and many more. 
  • Things to Do: Boating, watching the sunset, shopping at Shilpgram, Udaipur Heritage Walk, trekking in the Aravallis, paragliding, and trying Rajasthani cuisine.
  • What to eat: Dal Bati Churma, Kadhi Pakora, Ker Sangri, Machli Jaisamandi, Gatte ki Sabji, Dabeli, Mini Mirchi Bada. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Rail: Udaipur City Railway Station and Rana Pratap Nagar Railway Station.
    • By Air: Maharana Pratap Airport at 22 km. 

Leh, Ladakh: The Land of High Passes

Leh, Ladakh

Heaven for Bikers and India’s own Moonland, Ladakh is home to iconic Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, eye-catching vistas, awe-struck mountains, unique culture, fluttering prayer flags, and some of the most epic and adventurous treks in India. Further, you can also explore Kargil district of Ladakh. 

  • Weather: 5-21 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 4 to 5 days
  • Budget: 15k to 20k per person
  • Places to Visit: Pangong Lake, Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Leh Palace, Indus and Zanskar meeting point, Shanti Stupa, Nubra Valley, Magnetic Hill, Khardung La, and many more. 
  • Things to Do: River rafting, trekking, camel safari, trying local cuisine, shopping handicrafts, jewelry, handmade carpets, Pashmina Shawls, and other items from the Leh Market, stargazing at Lamayuru, etc.
  • What to eat: Thukpa, Butter Tea, Skyu, Chhurpi, Tingmo, Momos, Chang, Chutagi, Chhurpi, Apricot Jam. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Travel through Srinagar highway or Manali highway.
    • By Rail: Jammu Tawi at 700 km.
    • By Air: Leh Airport. 

Gokarna, Karnataka: City of Beaches

Gokarna, Karnataka

An abode to renowned Hindu shrines, Gokarna is an unspoiled holy town to have a memorable family vacation near blue seas, clear sky, and golden sand, with incredible Dravidian-styled architecture. The primary deity of this temple town is Lord Shiva

  • Weather: 24-30 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days
  • Budget: 9k to 15k per person
  • Places to Visit: Mahabaleshwar Temple, Koti Tirtha, Yana Caves, Om Beach, Kudle Beach, Paradise Beach, Half Moon Beach.
  • Things to Do: Beach trekking, flea market shopping, banana boat rides, watching the sunset, enjoying water sports, exploring cafés and shacks, beach hopping, and much more. 
  • What to eat: Paneer Tikka, Squid Sukka, Prawns, Patrode, Todadevu, Dosa Chutney, Bangude Fry, Clam Curry, Upma.
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Direct buses are available from Goa, Bangalore, Mangalore, and even Delhi. 
    • By Rail: Gokarna Road, 10 km, and Ankola Railway Station, 20 km. 
    • By Air: Dabolim Airport, Goa at 106 km. 

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand: Yoga Capital of the World

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

An ethereal heaven for Yogis and Sadhus, Rishikesh on the bank of the river Ganga, is one of the most iconic destinations that serves both spiritual and adventurous angles. It is full of amazing architecture, pure waterfalls, exciting activities, and great mythological significance. It is also called the “Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas”. 

  • Weather: 23-33 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 3 to 4 days
  • Budget: 5k to 8k per person
  • Places to Visit: Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Parmath Niketan Ashram, Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib, Beatles Ashram, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. 
  • Things to Do: Witnessing Ganga Aarti, trekking, river rafting, attending yoga sessions, camping, bungee jumping, kayaking, zip-lining, cliff jumping, etc. 
  • What to eat: Chole Bhature, Masala Chai, Aloo Puri, Samosa, Sweets, Panipuri, Dosa, Gulgula. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Rishikesh is accessible by frequent buses from Delhi and Haridwar.
    • By Rail: Haridwar Railway Station is 25 km.
    • By Air: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, at 35 km.

Bundi, Rajasthan: City of Art, Literature, and Folklore

Bundi, Rajasthan

Bundi is a peaceful, culturally diverse town with opulent palaces and forts with historical significance, fairs, and festivals, and the unadulterated beauty of Rajasthan. It is encircled by the Aravalli Ranges. Also, termed as the “City of Stepwells”, Bundi have so many fruit orchards to make the location more stunning. 

  • Weather: 26-35 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days
  • Budget: 10k to 15k per person
  • Places to Visit: Bundi Palace, Taragarh Fort, Chaurasi Khambon Ki Chhatri, Shikar Burj, Chitrashala Art Gallery, Raniji Ki Baori, Dhabai Kund, Sukh Mahal, Lake Jait Sagar, Ummed Mahal. 
  • Things to Do: Attend an all-night religious ceremony at Taragarh Fort, admire miniature paintings, visit the old city, staycation at heritage hotels, explore local pottery villages, etc.
  • What to eat: Dal Bati, Panchkoota, Dhungari Chhaachh, Chaavadi, Ghoogri, Bail-Gatte, Nukhti, Lapsi.
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Both private and state-run buses run from several other cities of Rajasthan as well as Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, etc.
    • By Rail: Kota Railway Station at 40 km.
    • By Air: Bundi Airport, Kota at 40 km, and Jaipur International Airport at 210 km.

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu: Princess of Hill Stations

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Kodaikanal, a God’s gift, is a perfect honeymoon destination in South India, with huge rocks, enchanting waterfalls, diverse flora, and soothing weather in the lap of Mother Nature. Nestled in the southern range of Upper Palani Hills of the Western Ghats, this is the most visited hill station of the state. 

  • Weather: 20-30 °C
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days
  • Budget: 7k to 10k per person
  • Places to Visit: Kodaikanal Lake, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Bryant Park, Pillar Rocks, Berijam Lake, Coakers Walk, Silver Cascade Falls, Dolphin’s Nose, Green Valley Point.
  • Things to Do: Walk through the pine forest, shop for handmade chocolates, boathouse stay, boating, trekking, camping, etc. 
  • What to eat: Idli, Dosa, Kuzhi Paniyaram, Vada Curry, Kutki Payasam, Masala Chai, Kothu Parotta, Mushroom Biryani. 
  • How to Reach:
    • By Road: Regular buses and taxis from Ooty, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, and other places. 
    • By Rail: Kodai Road Railhead is 95 km. 
    • By Air: Madurai Airport at 120 km. 

Let’s Wrap Up!

These are the 30 best places to visit in September in India with diverse cultural, natural, historical, and ecological charm and allure. 

Additionally, most of these top places to visit in India have cooler temperatures during this month with a probability of rainfall, therefore, it is advised to pack your luggage accordingly. 

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your luggage and simply travel to the most prominent locations on your wishlist! 

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Frequently Asked Questions
Which are the best places to visit in September outside India?

Some best locations to visit outside India during September are Singapore, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Dubai, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Malaysia. 

What Indian festivals take place in September?

Some widely celebrated festivals in September are Krishna Janmashtami, Kajari Teej, Ganesh Chaturthi, Anant Chaturdashi, Sankasti Chaturthi, Hartalika Teej, and Radha Ashatmi.

Which are the best hill stations to visit in September in India?

Dharamshala, Ooty, Chail, Manali, Srinagar, Shimla, Nainital, etc. are considered to be the best hill stations in India in September.

Where does it not rain in India in September?

Kashmir and the Himalayas rarely got rain during September.

What are some packing necessities while traveling to India in September?

Sunscreen, scarf, loose fitting clothes, bug spray, raincoats, important medicines, extra pair of shoes, etc. should be added to your while traveling to India in September.


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