Best Place to visit in September in India

by admin on September 7, 2012

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leh-ladakhGet to Ladakh! The Ladakh Festival is on till September 15! School children in tandem with local leaders, colorful local musicians, artisans, and sports lovers are making their way to Leh. Besides the spectacular backdrops, you will see amazing Lion dancers, Yak dancers prancing in the snow.  Indulge yourself with mug-full of local beer brewed from barley and watch the archers splitting their wooden targets at Sakra, near Leh. If nobody hears your call, just hire a car  and get going. Leh is just about a thousand Kilometres from Delhi, and truly paradise on earth with its mesmeric ever- changing sights, and weather. Don’t forget the woolies, as it can get mighty cold up there.

However, if by chance you run out of time to reach the Ladakh Festival, just get off at Srinagar where an awesome autumn awaits you, a little far away at Gulmarg. It’s just 57 km from Srinagar, and on the way you will find gold crested meadows, forests lit up with splintered sunlight, in myriad hues of red and crimson, deep ravines and valleys, frozen lakes as you go up to 2730 metres to Gulmarg. Enjoy the joy ride on the Gulmarg Gondola, one the highest cable cars in the world where the mountain peaks are at their majestic best. The skiing heights start from 8,700 feet and top off at 10,500 feet. You can also take a shot at heli-skiing, the only one in Asia. If you are into golf –it has an 18hole golf course the highest in the world!! Travel up to near the mountains on a pony or just enjoy pale blue skies that seem to be touching the horizons, it is heaven at its very bestkashmir - Gulmarg

 If by chance you happen to miss it, catch a flight to Mumbai and celebrate Lord Ganesha’s birthday beginning September 19.  Find thousands of Lord’s idols in their ornate glory, some quarter of an inch tall, and some rising to an imposing 30 feet high. Watch the red silk dhoti clad priests chant their own sacred mantras to bring the lord to life. Offer the Lord some devotion while gifting him with sweets made from coconuts and jaggery. Watch the lord mounted on his mouse, carrying the entire cosmos in his belly. The moon once laughed at His incredulous stance, inviting Goddess Parvati’s curse, so don’t look at the moon when not asked to. See a sea of humanity surging towards the tents in full festive fervour. Watch the frenzied mob offer their own devotion in Mumbai at its chaotic best. Don’t forget to send Lord off during the world famous immersion ceremony amidst drumbeats, dancing and ever so loud chanting of “Ganpati Bappa morya, pudcha varshi laukar ya” (Hail Lord Ganesh, return again soon next year). Yes, it will return to you with incredible memories. Because Mumbai too, is just 1100 kilometres from Delhi!Nakki Lake, Mount Abu

If want to get away from it all, and yet not to far as Mumbai; yet far from the madding crowd, just 734 kilometres from Delhi, rising high at 1220 metres on the granite base of Aravali hills, you’ll find an oasis in the deserts of Rajasthan – a place called Mount Abu. You could either hire a car, or travel in a super luxury bus, to get to the only hill station of Rajasthan. Mount Abu is a Jain pilgrimage site, enclosed by serene green foliage, is the Toad Rock, from where you see the calm waters of Nakki Lake. Just about two and half kilometers from Mount Abu are the five ancient marble carved Dilwara Temples, each with an unique identity of its own, and each having a village of its own. If you listen deeply you will hear the mythological tale of how the serpent God Arbuda (from which the name Mount Abu is derived) saved Lord Shiva’s bull called Nandi. Thus, Mount Abu beckons the backpackers, honeymooners, historians and all types of travelers alike. And oh yes, it gets cold here too, so we remind once more, not to forget the warm clothes.

This is where the story of getting to places in the month of September ends. Not that there are no more places to visit this month, but October too has many tales to tell.

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