With the arrival of the month of September, the wet monsoon season of India takes a backseat and make way for clear blue skies. It is that time of the year when the wish to go on a vacation finds a place in every heart as the temptation is too strong to resist. The month offers a beautiful combo of the last showers of rain and salubrious weather, making it a perfect season to explore the incredible beauty of the country that is hidden in its rich diversity. And keeping in mind the varied tastes of travellers, we have compiled an interesting list of 5 places to visit in September, choosing from Northern, Eastern, Western and Central India. Go through our list and pick the destination that will best suit your vacation plans.
With lush greenery, lovely climate and occasional rain showers, the holy city of Amritsar becomes delightfully pleasant during the month of September. You can make a visit to the world famous Golden Temple (the holiest Sikh gurdwara) or enjoy the spectacular Wagah Border ceremony, which is held every evening before sunset at the Wagah Border. For foodies, the city offers many mouth-watering dishes like chole bhature, amritsari kulcha, paneer bhurji, gur halwa etc. To know about accommodations in Amritsar, click here.
Popularly known as the Scotland of the East, because of its rolling hills, Shillong is the capital city of Meghalaya. Its picturesque landscape becomes more beautiful in September with pleasant weather, gentle breeze, fresh air and minimum rainfall. You can enjoy a peaceful vacation here along with exploring breathtaking waterfalls, glittering lakes, cascading hills and winding roads. For information on hotels in Shillong, click here.
Located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, Bhimtal is a lesser known cousin of the more famed tourist destination Nainital. Named after the mighty warrior prince Bhima from Mahabharata, this beautiful town is known for its pristine blue Bhimtal lake. Surrounded by soaring mountains, dense green forest and beautiful temples, the lake boasts of an island in its centre which can be reached by boats. You can simply enjoy the town’s natural beauty and spend some peaceful moments around the lakeside.
Bhedaghat, Madhya Pradesh
Situated by the side of Narmada river, Bhedaghat town is famous for its amazing marble rock formations and as a shooting location for the Bollywood movie Ashoka. Its main attractions include Dhuandhar Waterfall and Chausath Yogini temple. Post-monsoon in September, the waterfall will be in its full glory and hence a great visual treat to nature lovers.
The cool weather in September makes Bundi one of the most sought after holiday destination of Rajasthan. It is popular for its magnificent palaces, glorious medieval forts, beautiful temples and stepwell reservoirs or baoris. Some of its must see attractions include Taragarh Fort, Bundi Palace, Nagar Sagar Kund, Raniji ki Baori and Lord Varuna Temple. For details on accommodations in Bundi, click here.