September is the ninth month of the year and it also ends the two month monsoon season in India. Thus, it makes way for clear skies and the next season. That is the winter season to start. But before heading towards let’s make use of this season. At this point in time, the idea of planning a vacation becomes a tempting one. This pleasant weather allures us to explore new places. If you have not been to plan a trip during the monsoon, you can surely do it now for enjoying the year’s last showers.
We have hand-picked nine destinations in India for your holiday to ensure that you have a memorable one.
1. Ziro: One of the best places to visit in India in September. It is a haven for peace, this idyllic, quaint paradise is little known and not hounded by tourists. A small town in Arunachal Pradesh, Ziro has cool climate in September, with an average temperate of 20°C. There are a few rainy days but the sun smiles in all its glory for the most part. Home to the Apa Tani tribes, Ziro is home to rich greens of Pine trees and paddy fields. September marks the transition between South-West Monsoon season and Winter in Ziro, and also the celebration of the Ziro Music Festival.
2. Bundi: A magnificent town located around 36 kilometres from Kota. Dotted with palaces and forts, the place has a fairy tale quality about it. Bundi’s charm lies in its location –surrounded by orchards of orange, guava, pomegranate and mango trees, flanked by the Aravalli range and rivers and lined by fields of cotton, barley, and wheat. Situated far from the crowds, it is the simple rural folk that lends Bundi its allure. Many historians claim that it was once the capital of the great Hadoti Kingdom, which was renowned for its art and sculpture. Bundi still retains its charismatic medieval grandeur. And just like Jodhpur and Rajput, the architecture of Bundi also possesses a noticeable bluish hue, designed to keep houses cool during hot summer, in the intricately carved brackets and pillars.
3. Diu: September makes this place to visit because of its ideal weather and a host of activities that are sure to keep you engaged. From thrilling watersports, calm beaches, historic architecture, abandoned forts and lip-smacking food; Diu is a paradise in Winters.
4. Spiti Valley: It is an isolated little stretch of cold mountain desert, almost a piece of Tibet settled in India. It is also one of the least populated places in India. With rains receding and clearer skies persisting, September becomes one of the best months to visit Spiti Valley. An undisturbed Buddhist valley in Himachal, Spiti hosts solo travelers, idyllic wanderers and peace seekers. Lately, it has been featured on a lot of snapchat and Instagram stories of cool travelers.
5. Srinagar: The summer capital is one of the most beautiful cities of Kashmir Valley. Dominated by idyllic lakes, and houseboats on those lakes, old palaces, and stain-glass havelis, Srinagar boasts of mosques in the old city as well as temples on hilltops. It is snowed-in for all of winter and experiences a long lethargic summer up until September. So this month becomes all the more special for tourists before the city goes into its winter hibernation.
6. Coonoor: One of the most traveled hill stations of Tamil Nadu is the picturesque Coonoor. Along with its breathtaking and flamboyant attractions, the place also boasts of a healthy and pleasing weather.
7. Varanasi: Varanasi, with the onset of monsoon, experiences the fall in temperature, and the real beauty of the city come in front in its drenched state. The monsoon in Varanasi is accompanied by heat, humidity and moderate rainfalls. It is a bit difficult to travel around this time, but the tourists are attracted to the freshness and beauty of the place.
8. Orchha: An idyllic town on the banks of the river Betwa in the Bundelkhand area of the state. Celebrating a blend of Bundelkhandi and Mughal influences, Orchha is one of the finest off-beat travel spots. The 16th and 17th-century palaces and temples still narrate the historical tales through its magnificent architecture. The structures are not only appreciated for their mesmerizing beauty but also for their intelligent engineering.
9. Sikkim: Better known as one of the seven sisters, Sikkim is the smallest state of India. The place is known for its beautiful scenery, green meadow and crystalline lakes and towering mountain ranges. Clean, green and all organic since 2016, Sikkim is mostly a maze of plunging, valleys thick with lush subtropical woodlands and rhododendron groves, rising in the north to the spectacular white-top peaks of the eastern Himalaya.
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