The month of September bids adieu to the monsoons and welcomes autumn. The arrival of autumn comes with a pleasant weather which is neither too hot nor too cold. Although the month of September is considered as off season for many tourist locations in the country, one can easily make use of the heavy price discounts on tickets and hotels.
The retreating monsoons may bring the smell of rains here and there but the weather remains moderate. To top it all, most of the places would be very scarcely crowded, which hints that one should definitely head out to some of these places for a relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle of a maddening crowd.
Ziro – Arunachal Pradesh
Credited as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its breathtaking natural beauty, Ziro is rich in rice fields which are surrounded by mountains and is further added on to by pine trees in large numbers.
The place is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna which captivates your mind and soul. The Ziro Festival is one of the major draws here, which brings in some of the best musicians to perform for a period of four days. This year's festival (2017) is scheduled to happen from 28th of September to 1st of October.
Dooars – West Bengal
With the majestic mountain ranges of the Eastern Himalayas at the background, which is further added on with a thick blanket of green forest, a wide variety of flora and fauna, tea gardens and water bodies, is the place called Dooars.
Dooars is the indigenousness name given to the floodplains of the Northeast India near Bhutan. The name originated from the word 'door' as the place is the gateway to Bhutan.
Kalimpong – West Bengal
An untouched hilly retreat in the state of West Bengal is Kalimpong ,which is known for its panoramic views, the Buddhist monasteries, Tibetan handicrafts, etc.
Situated in the foothills of the Sivalik ranges at an altitude of 1250 m, the place marks an important place in the Bhutanese history before the British swallowed it into their kitty.
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Tarkarli – Maharashtra
Tarkarli is a beach town which is well known for its long and narrow stretch of beaches along with its clear waters, white sands and the sea fort of Singhudurg in the state of Maharashtra.
The place is yet to be make its way to the guide books and still remains largely undiscovered. The pristine white beaches are surrounded by the Suru trees which make it one of the perfect places for one to relax in and connect to nature.
Neemrana – Rajasthan
The town of Neemrana is well known for its ancient fort which was built in the year 1464 AD, which was the seat of Maharaja Prithviraj Chauhan III.
The fort now is now converted into one the best heritage luxury hotels in the state of Rajasthan and is one of the oldest properties in the country.
The place provides a perfect mixture of heritage along with nature and a variety of activities such as zip lining, swimming, etc.
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Coonoor – Tamil Nadu
One amongst the most gorgeous and serene hill stations which one would come across in the country, Coonoor is the second largest hilly retreat in the Nilgiri ranges of the Western Ghats.
The hill station is a lovely location which provides a panoramic view of the Nilgiri ranges along with the Catherine Falls and many other hidden gems.
The lush greenery, the manicured tea plantations, the Colonial cultural influence and the breathtaking sceneries would leave you spell bound and relaxed.