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Reema Bhalla Sep 08 2014

Which are the best places to visit in September-October 2014?

Kanika Nevatia Sep 08 2014
3 people found this answer useful Useful ?Yes

With the monsoons retreating and bringing about a much needed dip in temperatures, and several long weekends in October, this is the ideal time to plan a fun-filled vacation with family or friends. Here are the 10 best places to visit in September-October 2014. So, take your pick and embark on a memorable trip.

Shillong (by MAA7)


Though not the peak tourist season, September-October is a good time to visit Amritsar. With the monsoons bringing about relief after the scorching summer, you can roam around the city at ease. Spend some time taking in the serenity of the Golden Temple, or shop till you drop at the local markets. You should also plan a visit to Wagah Border to see the very dramatic Beating Retreat ceremony. Don’t forget to feast on some mouthwatering Amritsari food while you’re there!

Golden Temple (by sandeepachetan.com)


If festivity is what you are looking for, then head to Kolkata in the last week of September-early October. With Durga Puja celebrations kicking in from the 29th of September 2014, the city is all set to be lit up and gleaming with joy. Do some pandal hopping, enjoy authentic Bengali cuisine and be left spellbound by the drumbeats and divinity that resonate in the air.

Durga Puja (by Srijankundu)


Munich, the capital of Germany, is most definitely the best holiday destination abroad in the month of September. Thousands flock in from all over the world to experience the grand Oktoberfest, the world's largest fun fair. It is a 16-day festival running from late September to the first weekend in October. The weather is perfect at this time of the year. Take in the sights and sounds of Munich, participate in the festivities of Oktoberfest and enjoy German culture in Munich in September.

Oktoberfest (by sanfamedia.com)


Though you may miss out on some watersports if it rains, September is perfect for a holiday in Goa. The beaches will be a lot less crowded than most other times of the year, everything is lush and green and you are bound to get fabulous deals on hotels. Shop at the local markets, visit Goa’s beautiful churches, enjoy the local cuisine--Goa is surely one of the best places to visit in September-October 2014.

Goa (by St.Simon)


is the perfect holiday destination almost throughout the year. Whether its a visit to Sentosa Island, a dip in the Infinity Pool at Marina Bay Sands or a night full of dance and music at Clarke Quay, you can never run out of things to do in Singapore. And here’s a fabulous reason to visit Singapore this September--the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix. Being held from 19 to 21 September at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, the only night-race on the Formula 1 calendar is definitely worth a watch!

Singapore (by David Jones)


With Navratri just around the corner, the state of Gujarat is all set to welcome the 9-day long festival that begins on 25 September this year. Vadodara is the centre of all the festivities. People dressed in traditional Gujarati attire-- chaniya cholis for women and kedia dhoti for men, dance to the beats that blare through the night at garba and dandiya venues across the city. Experience and participate in the festivities of the Navratras with a trip to Vadodara this September-October.

Dandiya (by brian glanz)


If you’re an art fanatic then planning a trip to Istanbul, Turkey in September is definitely a good idea. From 26 to 28 September 2014, 80 of the most well known galleries across the world will present the best of modern and contemporary art in the city. Some of the famous participants include Circle Culture Gallery from Berlin, Galerie Martine Aboucaya from Paris and Assar Art Gallery from Tehran. A lot of renowned Turkish work will also be showcased.

Blue Mosque (by szeke)


If you haven't seen Ramlila in Delhi at least once in your life, you have no idea what you're missing out on. Come Navratri, every nook and corner of the city has its adaptation of the Ramayana being role-played by children and adults alike. However, the Ramlila that takes place near the Red Fort at the Ramlila Maidan is one that can not be missed. Starting from 25 September this year, visit the Ramlila grounds for fun-filled evenings, heaps of entertainment, scrumptious local fare and a taste of festivity--Delhi style!

Ramlila (by Ankit Gupta)


If you want to enjoy a relaxing vacation amidst nature this September-October, then Zimbabwe is the place for you. The weather is mostly dry at this time of the year. The days are warm and the nights breezy, making it ideal for sightseeing. The countryside is at its greenest and the wide array of wildlife that the land has to offer can be spotted at the various national parks. You can also indulge in a host of adventure sports such as bungee jumping and white water rafting.

Zimbabwe (by Christiaan Triebert)


Shillong is beautiful at any time of the year. However, during September-October when the monsoons are retreating, the city seems to be at its best. There are many beautiful waterfalls and lakes that are full of water and at their prettiest in September-October. The dense greenery is also a treat for eyes that are used to seeing only concrete structures all around. Feast on north-eastern cuisine and explore this beautiful part of India. A trip to Shillong is sure to be one that is unforgettable.

Shillong (by MAA7)

Now that you are aware of some of the best places to visit in September-October 2014, start planning your trip and take advantage of the pleasant weather and festivities that this month has in store for you. Happy travels!

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