11 Best Places to visit in South India for Best September Vacations

Southern India a sundry of hills, mountains, coasts, tropical forests, beaches, ports, centuries old monuments, IT Hubs and great educational centers will mesmerize you with its each panoramic vista. The coasts on the either sides overlooking the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal and the Indian ocean, the various beaches and the backwaters with the verdant tropical vegetation and the old Portugal and French buildings smattered in between, these four southern states are bound to arouse the wanderlust in you. Listed below are some places to visit in South India during September and some things to do in India. We hope you have the finest weekend getaway as you embark towards south nearing the tropic of Cancer.

 

  1. Bheemeshwari, Karnataka

If the Adventurous blood runs in you making you find excitement each time you surrender to your wanderlust, Bheemeshwari is the best place to go. Fishing and angling are the most popular things to do here, with fresh watered River Cauvery gushing by the sides and fishes from tropical habitation swimming beneath, Bheemeshwari is an irresistible treat. The wildlife Sanctuary is yet another major attraction driving people in hoards. The jungle lodges are best for night stays under the creepy and melodious chirps and noises of more than 200 species of exotic birds and some snakes, crocodiles, turtles and deers. Catching Mahseer fish is the largest fish game worldwide.

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Major attraction: Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctury, Fishing and angling, Bheemeshwari adventure camp, River Cauvery Kayaking, river rafting, trekking and rope walking.

How to reach:

  • Flight- catch a flight from IGI Delhi to Bengaluru. Once in Bengaluru you can hire a cab or bus to reach Bheemeshwari via Kanakapura Road which is a 2hr 34mins distance of 105 kms.
  • Train- catch a train from Delhi to Bengaluru, Once in Bengaluru you can hire a cab or bus to reach Bheemeshwari via Kanakapura Road which is a 2hr 34mins distance of 105 kms.

Why to visit this place: Bheemeshwari is more than just a place to visit, relax and click photos; all the sport activities will bring more exercise and memories.

 

  1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Separated from the Indian peninsular by the Bay of Bengal, these chains of islands are India’s Thailand under the shoestring budget of a student. With the towering Palm trees in bowing posture to welcome you amidst the pristine azure blue waters and the crunchy creamy beaches with an intersperse of aquatic life brought together by variant currents, Andaman and Nicobar islands will loom in your eyes when you reminisce the memories.

Major attractions: snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sea walk, elephant beach, trekking, Corbyn’s cave, Cellular cave, Mount Harriet National Park, boating etc.

How to reach:

  • Flight- there are non-stop daily flights from Delhi to Port Blair, you can also board your flights from Kolkata or Chennai to Port Blair.
  • Ship- approx three to four ships leave for Andaman and Nicobar Islands each month from Chennai, Kolkata and Vizag. MV Nancowry and MV Swarajdeep sail from Chennai, MV Nicobar and MV Akbar from Kolkata; MV Harshwardan offers excellent ferry services from both Chennai and Kolkata ports to Andaman.

Why to visit this place: Andaman and Nicobar Islands are the best place if you want to have a perfect weekend getaway, indulging in various activities or just gazing at the Celeste beach with a drink in hand.

 

  1. Baga Beach, Goa

Goa, the Indian state of exotic beaches will excite all the beachlove in you; Goa’s all about old Portugal monuments and Churches, beaches, ports and bars. Baga Beach in North Goa will give you no time to bore off; this beach is too exciting with various water sports, salty sea winds, beach parties and night bars. Baga beach will get you all tanned, relaxed, and rejuvenated.

Major attractions: Chelsea Beach Shack, Britto’s Bar, Jamie’s Restaurant, Go with the Flow, Fire and Ice, Calangute Beach, Augada Fort, Candolim Beach and various water sports like Jet Skiing, Parasailing, Banana ride, boating water sports etc.

How to reach:

  • Flight- you can fly to Panaji from Delhi, the beach is just 16 kms from Panaji, you can either hire a cab or rent a vehicle.
  • Train- Rajdhani is the best train to reach Goa; you can also try Goa express or other trains. They’ll stop at Panaji and the Beach is just 16kms from Panaji.

Why to visit the place: Baga Beach is one of the best Goan beaches, the water sports, night life and the rush of the waves are sure to get the best out of you.

 

  1. Calangute and Candolim, Goa

Also known as ‘the queen of Beaches’, Calangute Beach is amongst the top ten beaches in the world. This vast serene beach is famous all over the country for the various water sports and the night parties. Candolim Beach is just a Fort away from Calangute Beach in Candolim area, Candolim Beach is the best place to keep away from the Goan pushes and footfalls, and yet keep your feet soaked in the surf of the waves. Aguada Fort the separator of the Sinquerium Beach and the Candolim Beach held almost 79 cannons and weapons of defense against the invading Dutch and the Marathas. Built in 1864, Fort Aguada is the oldest lighthouse of its shape and architecture in India, facing the Arabian Sea it’s a yet another heritage from the Portuguese.

Major attractions: Kayaking, Sailing, Wind surfing, Snorkeling, Water-skiing, fishing, parasailing in the Calangute beach. Banana-boating, bird and dolphin watching, parasailing, diving, jet skiing, and Quad Bike expeditions can be done at the Candolim Beach.

How to reach:

  • Flight- you can fly to Panaji from Delhi, the beach is just 6 kms from Panaji, you can either hire a cab or rent a vehicle.
  • Train- Rajdhani is the best train to reach Goa, you can also try Goa express or other trains. They’ll stop at Panaji and the Beach is just 6kms from Panaji.

Why to visit this place: Calangute beach and the Candolim Beach are one of the best Goan beaches with the Aguada fort as a cool and shady historical retreat.

 

  1. Gokarna, Karnataka

This small sacred town on the Arabian Sea is a popular Hindu pilgrimage destination known for its sacred sites like Mahabaleshwar temple- a shrine which is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, just near Mahabaleshwar temple is the Koti Teertha a temple tank for the devotees to wash themselves. The palm lined beaches along with Kudle and Om on the further south make it an exciting worshipping and relaxing beach destination.

Major attractions: Om Beach, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Kudle Beach, Gokarna Beach, Koti Teertha, Murdeshwar, and Hampi.

How to reach:

  • Flight- catch a plane from IGI Delhi to Panajim, Goa. Once in Panjim hire a cab or a bus and head off to Gokarna, it’s a distance of 3hrs 55mins via NH66- 163.4kms.
  • Train- Rajdhani is the best train to reach Goa, you can also try Goa express or other trains. They’ll stop at Panaji and Gokarna is 163.4 kms from Panaji via NH66 which won’t take more than 3 hrs 55mins to reach.

     

Why to visit this place: Gokarna is the best place to have a perfect weekend getaway from the hectic life schedule, you can both worship and relax and meditate.

 

  1. Dandeli, Karnataka

Being a popular weekend destination in Karnataka, Dandeli is both crowded and adventurous. If you love dirt, wild life and water sports, this is the best place to have a perfect weekend getaway; amongst the lush rain forests and huge trees by the beach side, all exhausted from the adventure activities you can sit and relax in the beautiful Celeste beaches. The verdant deciduous forests with different species of birds and animals as you boot around the Dandeli river is all more than fun.

Major attractions: White River Rafting, Trekking, Kayaking, Coracle boating, Jungle Safari, Canoeing etc.

How to reach:

  • Flight- catch a plane from IGI Delhi to Panajim, Goa. Once in Panjim hire a cab or a bus and head off to Dandeli, it’s a distance of 3hrs 7mins via NH748- 133.6kms.
  • Train- Rajdhani is the best train to reach Goa, you can also try Goa express or other trains. They’ll stop at Panaji and Dandeli is 133.6kms kms from Panaji via NH748 which won’t take more than 3 hrs 7mins to reach.

     

Why to visit this place: in order to revitalize your soul all buried under the pressure of the hectic job, Dandeli offers various adventurous activities to refresh and rekindle the spirit of youth in you.

 

  1. Coorg, Karnataka

Also known as Kodagu, Coorg is just a rural district in the southwest. The Madikeri Fort which has 2 life sized elephant statues with a Gothic styled Church and a museum, with the Omkareshwara Temple dating back to the 19th century nearby, Coorg is the best place to relax in. the doomed Raja’s Tomb, the graveyard of Kodava kings and the Abbi falls offer every inch to the name given ‘Scotland of South’.

Major attraction: water rappelling- Abbey falls, Nagarhole National Park, Wayansd Wildlife Sanctuary, Irupu Falls, Madikeri Fort, and Omkareshwara Temple, burial place of Kodava kings.

How to reach:

  • Flight- catch a flight from IGI Delhi to Mandakalli airport of Mysore. it won’t take more than 2hrs 35mins to cover 106.9 kms from Mysore to Coorg via Mangalore- Mysore Highway.
  • Train- swarna Jayanthi is one of the best direct trains which will take you to Mysore from Delhi, once in Mysore, It won’t take more than 2hrs 35mins to cover 106.9 kms from Mysore to Coorg via Mangalore- Mysore Highway.

Why to visit this place: Coorg the ‘Scotland of South’ is not icy but will give you chills of thrill and peace in the beauty, the best weekend getaway.

 

  1. Alleppey, Kerala

Also known as the ‘Venice of the East’ Alleppey (Aalaphuza) is all cascading backwaters all a perfect mixture of azure and Celeste with tall coconut trees lined on the shore. Floating in the house boats will be like living in another world you can even surf on the waters to spice up your conversation with the waters. Hammocks tied to the tall trees can lull you to sleep or give some time to read and refresh your brains.

Major attraction: 19th century Alappuzha lighthouse, Mullakkal Temple, Punnamada Lake’s Snake boat races, nightlife etc.

How to reach:

  • Flight- you can catch a flight from IGI Delhi to Cochin International Airport, Alleppey is just 75kms away.
  • Train- board a train to Cochin or nearby, Alleppey is just 75kms away.

Why to visit this place: the serene tranquility filled in this place will more than revitalize you.

 

  1. Hampi, Karnataka

An ancient village dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes dating to the Vijayanagra Empire, Hampi is the safe retreat for any history lover. River Tungabhadra’s southern bank has the 7th century Hindu Virupaksha Temple just along the Hampi Bazaar, infront of the huge Vittala Temple Site is a carved chariot stand. Daroji Bear Sanctuary in the South east of Hampi is home to the Indian Sloth bear. This grandiose historical beauty is a UNESCO World Heritage site an important religious and historical place.

Major attractions: temples from Vijayanagara Empire, Virupaksha Temple, River Tungabhadra, Vittala Temple, Daroji Bear Sacntuary, and Matanga Hill.

How to reach:

  • Flight- you can fly to Bengaluru from IGI Delhi, Hampi is just 6hrs28mins from Bangalore a distance of 352.3kms via NH150A and NH48.
  • Train- catch a direct train to Bengaluru from Delhi, Hampi is just 6hrs28mins from Bangalore a distance of 352.3kms via NH150A and NH48.

Why to visit this place: you’ll love Hampi if you like history.

 

  1. Pondicherry

Amongst the beautiful French quarters, French run Cafés, French colonial Villas with chic Boutiques, and French Savories, you’re sure to delight yourself in the quiet and still atmosphere of this place. Pondicherry is a great Backpacking haunt, with all the beautiful churches and temples, Indo-French people and the famous beaches.

Major attractions: Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Immaculate Conception, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Bharathi Park etc

How to reach:

  • Flight- you can fly to Pondicherry from Bangalore and Hyderabad, so catch a plane to Hyderabad or Bangalore and then board the small available aircrafts to Pondicherry.
  • Train- there are various trains reaching Villupuram nearest railwaystation to Pondicherry which is about 35kms away.

     

Why to visit this place: you’ll feel more than relaxed with sorted thoughts and inner peace.

 

  1. Yeracud, Tamil Nadu

This popular hillstation will arouse the photographer in you, also known as the poor man’s Ooty, it’s a lnad of seven forests and peaks at Yeracud dotted with waterfalls and scenery all over the vast expanse. You can step into the various remnants of the old Colonial buildings, apart from the coffee estates there are plenty of caves to roam in and the silk farms to gawk at.

Major attractions: Government Botanical Gardens, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Doddabetta, Ooty Lake, Government Rose garden etc.

How to reach:

  • Flight- you can catch a plane from Delhi to Coimbatore which is 88kms from Ooty.
  • Train- Mettupalyam is the nearest railway station 40kms from Ooty, you can board a train to Mettupalyam.

Why to visit this place: In Ooty, you’ll feel as if you’re in the safe haven under the laps of the huge mountains, it’ll be more than refreshing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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