10 Best places to visit in September in India

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Are you planning for a trip in this September? Are you confused selecting best vacation places in India during September? If you have chosen, then are you thinking of your budget? Then welcome you are at the right place to know about all details of the best places to visit in September in India.

September Holidays

To be honest, September is the best month to travel in any part of India.

This is because September – October has the best climate throughout the year, which marks the ending of monsoon and beginning of autumn.

September prospers every traveler in India with a pleasant climate, without much humidity or cold

In this listing you will see such places which are very well known for their hot and humid climate, but during this month they emerge as top places to visit in India.

So, go through this article and choose the best vacation places in India, which are calling you.

Which are the best places to visit in September in India?

1. Mumbai – Lonavla, Maharashtra

As mentioned above, this listing will include some places which are known to be most humid places in India, the first place in our listing relates to the same. This is Mumbai, the financial capital of India and one of the best places to visit in September in India.

Apart from hill station and beach destinations, Mumbai is the best place in India to enjoy the best of city life and Mumbai’s night life. As it is the financial capital of India it is not so budget friendly, but it’s better to plan 3 days in Mumbai so that you can stay in you budget.

At a distance of 83 km you can visit the famous hill station outside Mumbai, which is known as Lonavala. It is basically a weekend spot for most of the people living in Mumbai.

To get a rest from the hepatic life of Mumbai, Lonavala serves these locals the best on weekends.

Visiting Mumbai and Lonavala during September is a good option, because you can experience both a rich city life and a pleasant life in Lonavala during your journey.

It’s better to plan a minimum 5-6 days trip to Mumbai and Lonavala.

Budget hotels in Mumbai costs around Rs. 1000 – 1700. You can get a very nice and well maintained room, if you can spend this much of amount.

In Lonavala you can get best budget hotels at a cost of Rs. 800 – 1200, which is fairly affordable.

The cheapest transport option to visit Lonavala from Mumbai is by train, which you can get at a low cost of Rs. 140.

2. Nainital

Best places to travel in September in India

When we plan our tours on he basis of month and climate, then how can keep hill stations out of the lists.

You might have heard that hill stations can be visited any in any month of the year, but that’s not always true.

Yes, but it is also true that during the month of September, you can visit any hill station of India.

That’s why we bring one of the most pleasant and affordable tourist destination in India, Nainital. “Tal” in its name means ponds. Nainital consists of many beautiful ponds and lakes and the famous “Naini Lake” which gave it this name.

It includes the famous “Bhimtal” which has a beautiful history according to the Hindu mythology.

You can enjoy a lot of adventure and fun activities in these lakes, like zorbling, boating, zipline crossing, etcwhich makes this place a paradise for nature and adventure lovers.

Located in the famous hill city of India, Uttarakhand, it is just 337 km by road from New Delhi, the capital of India.

Nainital will definitely prosper you are planning to visit this place during this September. So, just make your plan final and prepare with your family or friends and get ready to enjoy one of the best holiday of your life.

Budget hotels in Nainital costs around Rs. 700 – 1000.

New Delhi is the best location to start your journey to Nainital, because it gives you a variety of affordable options.

Visiting Nainital by train is the most affordable option but bus is the most recommended and preferable option to visit if Nainital from New Delhi which costs around Rs. 500 -700.

Nearest Railway Station : Kathgodam Railway Station (34 km) and Haldwani Railway Station (43 km)

3. Srinagar

Best places to visit in September in India

Srinagar is the largest city and summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and it also known as “Heaven on Earth”.

The reason Srinagar is mentioned in our list is because, Srinagar is one of the most beautiful cities of India and during the month of September or during autumn season, you can explore much of the beautiful Srinagar.

As you know September brings end to the monsoon season, which enhances the beauty of Srinagar. During the month of September Srinagar prospers you with a dry and pleasant climate which will make it easy to explore Srinagar.

Dal lake is the famous lake is Srinagar which is know for its mesmerizing beauty.

Srinagar Trip Budget

Budget hotels in Srinagar – For getting the best room at a budget you will have to pay a minimum of Rs. 500. You will get hotels near Dal lake for around Rs. 600 – 1000 per night.

How To reach – Srinagar by air is well connected to rest of the country by air and road. The nearest airport from Srinagar is the Named Sheikh ul Alam airport, which is an international airport.

The cheapest option would have been travelling by train but there is no direct train from New Delhi to Srinagar. So now, what you can do is,

(i) catching a train from New Delhi to Chandigarh and now from Chandigarh you can book a flight direct to Srinagar airport.

(ii) Catching a train from New Delhi to Udhampur railway station and then you can book a private taxi to reach Srinagar.

4. Kalimpong

September Holidays

Situated at Himalayan ranges of North West Bengal, Kalimpong is an offbeat tourist destinations with a lot to be explored.

It’s beauty is often under rated because of its neighboring hill station, Darjeeling.

Most of the people visit Darjeeling due to its popularity but Kalimpong is an offbeat destination with less crowd which is also a positive point if you are a budget traveler.

Kalimpong is a lookalike destination of Darjeeling, but the fact is it is much more affordable than Darjeeling.

Kalimpong is basically known for its ponds, lakes, tea plantation and natural beauty.

It will be better to visit Kalimpong after mid September because during early September you might get a wet weather.

Kalimpong Trip Budget

Budget Hotels in Kalimpong – Price per room in Kalimpong will cost Rs. 700 onwards

How to Reach – Reaching Kalimpong is very easy once you reach Kolkata. You can catch direct train to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station from Kolkata. New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is the nearest railway station from Kalimpong. at a distance of 73 km.

From the Jalpaiguri Railway Station you can hire a private taxi which will cost around Rs. 2400 – 2500 each side.

5. Shimla

How can we forget Shimla, when we talk about best places to visit in September in India. It is one of the most popular tourist destination in India and September is the damn best time to explore this place.

Shimla, which was the summer capital of British India is located at an altitude of 2,206 meters.

If you are a snow lover then obviously winters ( Dec – Feb ) are the best time for you to visit, but if you love a pleasant and cloudy weather then September is best. It is during September when you will be able to see most of the Shimla’s greenery and clouds at a roof height.

The places you can visit in Shimla includes Viceregal Lodge, Kufri, The Ridge, Christ Church, Chadwick Waterfall, etc. All of these are the most beautiful places to explore in Shimla.

Shimla Trip Budget

Budget Hotels in Shimla : Budget hotels in Shimla will cost you around Rs. 700 – 1500. Book hotels in Mall Road because it is the center point of the town and you can get easy access to market and transportation from mall road.

(Tip : If you are visiting Shimla by car then try to book a hotel near car parking.)

How to Reach – The most affordable option is to reach Kalka in Haryana by train and then you can catch a direct train from Kalka to Shimla. The another reason to travel by train is because the way from Kalka to Shimla can give you the best train journey of your life.

If you are not able to catch a train then don’t worry you have other option available which is to book a private taxi from Kalka to Shimla

Train from Kalka to Shimla cost – Rs. 70 – 300 (depending on the class you are travelling.)

Cab from Kalka to Shimla cost – Rs. 1300 – 1700

Bus from Kalka to Shimla cost – Rs. 168 (Non – Ac HRTC Bus)

6. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

Best places for vacations in September

A place which has remained untouched by the modern world, a place which will always prosper you with its natural beauty is the Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh.

Ziro is an old town in Arunachal Pradesh and home for the Apa Tani tribe and is famous for its pine hills and rice fields.

Ziro could should be on the top of your list if you are planning for a long holiday of more than 1 week.

One of the best destination for September holidays, Ziro, is an offbeat travel destination and will be affordable for you in every aspect.

According to Wikipedia, Ziro has remained a favourite town for World Heritage Site for a number of years.

During September Ziro will be a paradise for you if you are a nature lover and a monsoon lover.

Another most important reason to visit Ziro during September is during September you can also be a part of the beautiful traditional festival of the Ziro valley, which is known as the Ziro Music Festival.

Ziro Trip Budget

Budget Hotels in Ziro – A room in a hotel in Ziro can cost you around Rs. 1000 – 1500.

How to Reach – Ziro is located at a distance of 115 km from Itanagar, capital of Arunachal Pradesh from where it will take 3 hrs to reach Ziro via NH229.

By Train – There is a train from New Delhi to Naharalagun which runs once a week which you can catch for getting a cheaper option. Naharalagun is the nearest railway station from Ziro valley at a distance of 100 km from where you can get a taxi to reach Ziro.

New Delhi to Naharalagun Train No. and Name – 22412 NEW DELHI NHLN SETTIGUNTA

Train Fare

First AC – Rs. 5110

Second AC – Rs. 2960

Third AC – Rs. 2015

(Note : This train is fully AC so you will not get any Non AC compartment in this train.)

7. Amritsar

Best Places to Visit in September in India

A historic city located in the Indian state of Punjab, which survived the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre during the freedom struggle of India.

This city has now developed as one of the important cities of India with several industrial growth and development.

Amritsar is popularly known as the home for the famous Golden Temple, which is a Gurudwara. Golden Temple is also the famous and must visit tourist place in Amritsar.

The must visit places includes golden temple, jallianwala bagh, the partition fort, gobindgarh fort, wagah border, etc.

Amritsar Trip Budget

Budget Hotels in Amritsar : Most of the hotels in Amritsar are budget hotels, and you can get a room at a price of Rs. 600 -700

How to Reach – Amritsar is well connected to every city of India and travelling by train will be the most affordable option. If you don’t have problem in spending a little more then the best option is to reach by flight.

Railway Station – Amritsar Junction

Airport – Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport

Daily Budget – Rs. 1000 – 1500

8. Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Andaman weather in September

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are group of beaches in Bay of Bengal and is the most beautiful beach destination in India.

These islands are known for their mangroves, white-sand beaches and tropical rain forests.

The best time to visit this place after mid September, when you will get a cloudy and pleasant weather.

Andaman is also famous for the “Sentinel Island” which is the only most isolated place in the world and home for sentinelese people. Sentinal island is a restricted place by the Indian Government.

The other island where you can visit is the “Barren Island” which is the only left volcano in South Asia.

Some of the historic places in Andaman Islands include the Cellular Jail which is the most popular destination in Port Blair.

Andaman & Nicobar Island Trip Budget

Budget Hotels in Port Blair – A room per night in Port Blair will cost you around Rs. 900 – 1000.

How to Reach – The best option is to reach Kolkata by train and then from Kolkata you have to reach Andaman by flight.

Kolkata to Andaman Flight Fare – Approx. Rs. 6000

Kolkata Airport – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

9. Mysore

Best Places for vacation in September

Located in the southern part of Indian state of Karnataka, Mysore is an ultimate paradise for those who love Indian architecture and Indian history.

One of the famous tourist destinations in South India, Mysore, is famous for its royal heritage. It is the best place to enjoy the Indian Royalty.

Mysore is also famous for its sweets, silk sarees, handicrafts, etc. Mysore Pak is the famous and delicious sweet of Mysore, which you should definitely try once you visit Mysore, and don’t forget to bring some for home.

Silk sarees of Mysore is another famous thing to buy if you love the traditional Indian sarees.

Mysore Trip Budget

As a place with royal heritage mysore will be not so budget friendly, but it is in our list because it is one of the best places to visit in September in south India to explore something new. What you can explore in Mysore is rare and hard to find in other Indian states.

Budget Hotels in Mysore – Yes, you can manage your budget by looking for budget hotels in mysore. A room in budget hotels in mysore will cost you around Rs. 500 – 700 which is fairly affordable.

How to Reach – Mysore is located at a distance of 145 km from the metro city Bangalore, which is well connected to every popular city of India by air and rail. Form Bangalore you can catch a KSRTC bus or a train to reach Mysore.

Bus from Bangalore to Mysore – According to KSRTC there is only one bus from Bangalore to Mysore which departs from Bangalore at 6:46 a.m. The fare you will have to is around Rs. 250. If you have any issues in timings you can also catch a Volvo bus which will cost you Rs. 300 for each seat.

Bangalore to Mysore Train Fare – Train is the most affordable option to reach Mysore. It will cost around Rs. 30 for a passenger train. A more better and comfortable train will cost you Rs. 100 – 200.

10. Diu

DIu weather in September

Located at the Daman & Diu Union Territory of India, Diu is among the least populated cities of India. As a least populated city it makes this place better for travelers. The weather of Diu in September is one of the best weather to travel, which makes it among the best places to visit in September in India.

Diu is a place in India where you will be able to see a glimpse of Portuguese architecture. This is because it was the capital of Portugal in Indian territory in the ancient history.

The Diu Fort is the popular tourist spot in the town, which is a sign of the Portuguese architecture.

The town of Diu is a coastal town which touches the Arabian Sea. The beaches in Diu are the best offbeat beach destinations. One of the famous beach in Diu is the Nagoa Beach.

Diu Trip Budget

Budget Hotels in Diu – Budget hotel rooms will cost you around Rs. 800 – 1000 in Diu.

How to Reach – Diu is well connected to every cities of India by air. Nearest Railway Station is the Veraval Railway Station in Gujarat. It is located at a distance of 94 km from diu. You can catch a bus or private taxi from Veraval Railway Station to Diu.

GSRTC Bus Fare from Veraval to Diu – A seat in GSRTC – 1871 bus from Veraval to Diu will cost you around Rs. 90.


Which was your favourite among the 10 best places to visit in September in India

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