The monsoon season is looked upon as a time when you are stuck at home thanks to the rains. Stepping out of the house means getting into the slush that is all around. However, there are places where you can head to during the monsoons and enjoy the rains. The month of September is a time when the monsoons are nearly over and greenery is all around.
There are many places to visit in South India during September. These places attracts tourists with its scenic beauty. Tourists coming here are left speechless by the picturesque beauty of these places. Here is a small travel guide to some of the places you can visit in South India during September.
One of the places to visit in South India during September is the beautiful town of Vijayawada, which is surrounded by water bodies on its three sides and a mountain range on the fourth side. Located on the banks of the Krishna River, the city offers its travellers several sites to visit. It is a perfect place to head to with your family this season.
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A major tourist destination in South India is the small town of Bheemeshwari in Karnataka. Situated between the Mekedatu Falls and Shivanasamudra Falls, this is an ideal weekend getaway for those who wish to escape from the madness of the city. It is a hub for fishing and tourists coming here can give a try at angling. There is also a trekking route here which attracts adventure enthusiasts.
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Another place to visit in South India during September is the city of Bijapur, which is known for its various monuments. The mosques, minarets and forts that still stand here are testimony to its grand past. Tourists coming here can visit these architectural splendours and explore them. It attracts many historians who come here to study the monuments.
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The forests of Dubare are famous for the elephant camps where visitors get to see the magnificent animal. Located on the banks of river Cauvery, this place has been an elephant training ground. Today, visitors coming here can see these giants in their natural habitat and if they are up for it, can also take a ride atop them. It is a perfect place to head to with your family for a wonderful time.
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Alleppey is the land of lagoons and has been rightly named the 'Venice of the East'. The enchanting backwaters and the carpet of green renders visitors speechless. An ideal romantic getaway in Kerala, it is best toured on houseboats that are available in plenty. Should the skies open up, the place turns completely magical and is like a beautiful picture painted on a canvas.
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Another place to visit in South India in September is the beach town of Kovalam. The town facing the Arabian Sea derives its name from a Malayalam word which means the 'house of coconut trees'. Tourists who come here are amazed by the beauty of this place and have named it the 'Paradise of the South'. It is an ideal place to head to and enjoy the beauty of nature.
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Another tourist destination in South India in September is Kumarakom. Situated on the Vembanad Lake, which is the biggest freshwater lake in Kerala, it is known for its palm trees, coconut groves and paddy fields. Tourists can explore this picturesque place and take a walk in the greenery. The whole region comes alive during the monsoon season.
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Another place to visit in South India in September is the coastal village of Covelong, which is known for its fishing. It is a haven for tourists who come here to enjoy the sun kissed sandy beaches and the glimmering waters. If you feel a bit too adventurous then you can coax the local fisherman to take you along with them, when they go fishing.
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Kotagiri is a hill station situated in the Nilgiri Range in Tamil Nadu. It is renowned for its beautiful ambience. Located at a height of about 1,793 mt above sea level, this place is a trekker's paradise with the variety of available trekking routes. Tourists coming here can trek to St. Catherine Falls, Kotagiri-Kodanad trail and the Longwood Shola trail. The scenic beauty of the place is something which cannot be expressed in words and is best experienced.
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Kolli Hills are a part of the Eastern Ghats and are at a height of about 1,300 mt above sea level. The mountains are considered as a pilgrim spot, as the Arapaleeswarar Temple here is said to have a secret pathway to the Lord Shiva temple located in Rasipuram. Kolli Hills or Kolli Malai as it is called in Tamil got its name from the Goddess Ettukai Amman. There is a belief that the hills are guarded by the goddess from time immemorial. A number of hiking enthusiasts and trekkers visit the Kolli Hills throughout the year.
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