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This September, Take A Break From The City And Head To These 10 Beautiful Indian Destinations

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An Indian September is a composition of clear blue skies and pleasant weather, making it one of the most ideal times of the year to pack your bags, book your flights and take a much needed break from the city's hectic schedule. From the leisure-seeking tourists to the adventure enthusiasts, right below is a handpicked list of destinations spanning across the country, covering magnificent mountains, pristine blue beaches and vibrant heritage towns.

1. For a picture-perfect coastal holiday, head to Kovalam

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God's own country Kerala, boasts of the much-famed crescent-shaped beach, that lies in the idyllic town of Kovalam. The beach is at its most beautiful, right after the downpour of the torrential monsoons. This supremely serene destination offers a plethora of water activities. You can take long leisurely strolls by the beach, watch the sun go down, while the cool sea breeze ruffles your hair. If you are feeling indulgent, take a long luxurious cruise or book yourself one of the many herbal massages the town offers. After you've had your fill of Kovalam, head out to Thiruvananthapuram for a day trip or more.

2. For majestic landscapes, head to Ladakh

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Ladakh is the land of dizzying mountain passes, monasteries and monuments, and is a prime example of the varied landscapes India has to offer, with its white dunes, sparkling blue waters and majestic mountains. Ladakh is the ideal September getaway, as its sunny weather makes it the perfect time to explore its numerous attractions, such as the Pangong Lake, Thiksey Monastery, Drass War Memorial, Zanskar Valley, Magnetic Hill and the Shanti Stupa. Ladakh also has much to offer to the tourists who want to take back home souvenirs with some much sought-after items being gorgeous Tibetan jewellery, woollen clothes and carpets.

3. For a heritage getaway, head to the colourful Rajasthan

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It is one of those few destinations, that is a favourite among tourists from across the globe, throughout the year. In September, there is the added bonus of the sporadic monsoon showers making every city of the vibrant state, a tad more lovely. This is also the month when an abundance of peacocks come out to play. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, don't leave without a jungle safari through Rajasthan's sanctuaries. Also jot down Mount Abu, Pushkar, Jaipur and Udaipur in your itinerary, which are some of the most sought-after places to visit in India during September.

4. For lush green fields, head to Pahalgam

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This quaint little town is located in the Jammu and Kashmir. Lying on the way to the great pilgrimage site of Amarnath, Pahalgam will greet you with postcard-perfect landscapes of sweeping green fields and clear blue skies. Also on offer are a myriad of outdoor activities such as hiking, golfing, horse riding and trekking trails. So if you are on the hunt for adventure and want to be right in the lap of nature while you're at it, this is the place to be.

5. For a few days of solace, head to the breathtaking Lachen

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Sitting in northern Sikkim, this town has still not become over-populated with tourists. Offering spectacular views of the Himalayas, Lachen is the perfect destination for a holiday, to get away from the bustling city life. Just sit back and take in the mesmerising beauty. You can also engage in activities such as hiking, camping, nature walks and the cornucopia of trekking trails the Sikkimese town provides.

6. For a mountain getaway, head to Himachal Pradesh

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The hill-stations of Himachal Pradesh are perfect to escape the heat and humidity of the northern plains. Replete with dense green foliage with the arrival of autumn in September, the Himachali towns are the perfect place to be for a vacation. The sunny weather and the slightly chilly breeze is perfect to simply sit back and unwind. You can also go on a shopping spree for beautiful woollen shawls and while you're at it, explore the lively local markets and gorge on the pahadi cuisine. The lovely weather makes Himachal Pradesh one of the best places to visit in September.

7. For gorgeous coral beaches, head to Tarkarli

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Tarkali is a coastal village located in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, boasting of a coral beach. The beautiful beach, brimming with crystal clear waters, is encircled by swaying palms and dotted by colourful house boats. The village is also famous for the vibrant festival revelry of Ramnavmi Utsav. Tarkarli also has the state’s only scuba diving training centre. So this September, head to this lesser-known Maharashtrian destination.

8. For evergreen rolling hills, head to Coorg

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Coorg is perched on the evergreen highlands of the Western Ghats. In September, it is home to delightfully pleasant weather, misty hills, and slightly chilly winds. This charming district beckons tourists with its spice gardens, cardamom forests and a sea of coffee plantations. Raft through the rapids of the Barapole river, trek across the grasslands of the Kopatty-Kalugundi trail or go quad biking through the Chevalara falls. For those seeking a more relaxed experience, fishing at the Valnoor and Bheemeshwari fishing camps or simply wandering through coffee plantations are some of the most sought after things to do in Coorg.

9. For legendary parties and charming beaches, head to Goa

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Monsoons in Goa brings about a landscape that is almost completely devoid of tourists. September gives you the perfect opportunity to put your feet up along with the locals. Dance in the rain or walk on the beach while its pouring. You can visit the wildlife sanctuaries, spice plantations, beautiful churches and explore the verdant landscapes. But what is Goa without its nightlife and the delicious Goan cuisine. So jive in and dance the night away without having to wait in lines or unwind by the empty beaches

10. For a plethora of adventure activities, head to Mahabaleshwar

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If you are an adventure freak you are bound to fall in love with this place during the monsoon season. This hill station of Maharashtra transforms into a paradise with the onset of rains. The charming weather, cool breeze and lush foliage renders Mahabaleshwar into one of the best places to visit in India during September.

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