Top 7 Destinations to Visit in September in India

The month of September marks the departure of monsoons and the arrival of autumn in India. As the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold, this is just the perfect weather to travel. For those who couldn’t manage to take a monsoon trip in August, receding monsoons may result in little drizzling here and there to give you those pleasant travel vibes. Since you travel just before the peak holiday season in October, you also get to avail heavy discounts on flights and hotels. Travelling during the off-season also means you can enjoy a relaxed holiday in less crowded places.

Though the list of places to visit in September is too long, we’re here to make your life less troublesome. Check out the shortlisted names we’ve mentioned in the list and start planning your trip now!

Spiti Valley, Himachal

The land of untouched natural beauty holds special religious importance with almost a piece of Tibet settled in our country. One of the least populated areas of India, Spiti Valley always remains one of the top choices of travellers and bloggers. The turquoise-grey river, green barley fields and hilltop monasteries scattered across the valley are the real charmers that tourists are attracted towards. Whether you consider yourself an idyllic wanderer or seek peace from your travel, Spiti is the perfect host. Instagrammability of the breath-taking landscapes of the valley is another reason to attract a host of travellers to the region.

Top Attractions:

  • Tabo Monastery
  • Ki Monastery
  • Bara-Shigri Glacier
  • Things to do:
  • Trekking
  • Jeep Safari
  • Yak Riding
The Valley of Flowers

Located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Valley of Flowers is a strikingly beautiful national park, gracing the beauty of the Western part of Himalayas. Discovered back in 1931, this World Heritage Site is famous for its wild, untamed blooms, gorgeous waterfalls and streams. While visiting this famous valley, you ought to visit some nearby attractions to make the most of your trip to the land of blooms.

Top Attractions:

  • Ghangaria
  • Hemkund Sahib
  • Gaurikund
  • Vasundhara Falls
  • Pushpawati River
  • Things to do:
  • Trekking in the valley
  • Camping
  • Sightseeing in the alpine forests
Dooars, West Bengal

Dooars, West-Bengal

Dotted by several national parks and sanctuaries, Dooars in West Bengal attracts a host of tourists from across the country. The word ‘Dooars’ denotes ‘doors’, which means the destination is a gateway to the whole of North-East India, Bhutan, and West Bengal. If you are into wildlife and nature, you have no reason to skip this place from your travel list.

Top Attractions:

  • Gorumara National Park
  • Phuntsholing
  • Buxa Tiger Reserve and Fort
  • Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Things to do:
  • Jeep safari
  • River rafting in Teesta River
  • Visit the Bhutan Ghat
  • Bird watching
Ooty, Tamil Nadu


Even the most beautiful lines in the world can’t do justice to the beauty of Ooty, a small hill station in Tamil Nadu. Here, you can see nature in its greenest and purest form. If you’re bored of the city life, get to this serene hill station now and explore the city on a toy train. It’s only once you visit the city you’ll know why they call it the most charming city in the country. A tip – look for some exciting air ticket deals online in advance to avoid the rush.

Top Attractions:

  • Government Botanical Garden
  • Stephen’s Church
  • Ooty Lake
  • Thread Garden
  • The Tea Museum
  • Things to do:
  • Camping
  • Nilgiri Mountain Toy Train
  • Explore Emerald Lake
Lonavala, Mumbai

Lonavala, Mumbai

People planning for a weekend trip in September should head to the twin cities of Lonavala and Khandala. Since Lonavala receives a good amount of rain, it is the best bet, especially for people who have missed out on monsoon travel this year. Scenic views of the lush hills give you all the reasons to enjoy your trip to this city. 

Top Attractions:

  • Rajmachi Fort
  • Tunga Fort
  • Celebrity Wax Museum
  • Bedsa Caves
  • Karla and Bhaja Caves
  • Things to do:
  • Camping
  • Trekking to Lohagad Fort
  • Hike the Duke’s Nose
  • Visit the shooting point
Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir

The glorious mountains, bright blue skies and serene lakes make Ladakh, a heaven on earth. Also known as the Buddhist Kingdom, Ladakh is one of those places in the world which are blessed in abundance. Pleasant weather in the evenings makes this place perfect for trekking and other adventure activities. Make sure you don’t forget to carry some cosy woollens to enjoy the pleasant weather while sipping your coffee.

Top Attractions:

  • Magnetic Hill
  • Pangong Lake
  • Zanskar Valley
  • Phugtal Monastery
  • Shanti Stupa
  • Things to do:
  • Mountain biking
  • River rafting
  • Chadar Trek
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu


The princess of hill stations, Kodaikanal is among all-time-favourite destinations of travellers, especially honeymooners. Green meadows, quaint forest lakes and stunning viewpoints with a perfect blend of culture make this place very special for nature enthusiasts and tourists from across the country. Besides nature, the wide variety of homemade chocolates offers a taste to relish. So, what more do you ask? Book cheap flights online and get ready to taste nature in abundance.

Top Attractions:

  • Kodaikanal Lake
  • Bryant Park
  • Dolphin’s Nose Rock
  • Coaker’s Walk
  • Pillar Rocks

Things to do:

  • Visit the Shembaganur Museum of Natural History
  • Go boating at Kodaikanal Boat Club
  • Trek to the Kukkal Caves
  • Visit the Kodaikanal Yoga Centre
  • Explore the Bear Shola Falls

September is the most underrated month for tourism in India. While people argue over monsoons causing a hindrance in travelling, book cheap flights without worry and make the most of the last showers of the year.