Travel plans can be tough to make. To make things simple, we share a list of where to travel in India this September.
Lonavala, Maharashtra – the well-known hill station, apart from giving you a number of fantastic visual reasons for coming to visit, is also hosting its very own film festival.
With over 45 entries to watch, the Lonavala International Film Festival of India (LIFFI) has fraternity vertrans like ShyamBenegal, GovindNihalani and Naseeruddin Shah in attendance.
Apart from being one of the best weekend getaways spots from Mumbai, Pune comes alive during September, courtesy Ganeshotsav celebrations. Well-known as the homeland for this festival, you can enjoy a 10-day extravaganza that will leave you speechless.
From culture and tradition, to food and music, you can enjoy it all. The spectacular floats and idols that throng the city landscape are also a sight to behold.
You can also head to some of the traditional mandals, which host open-air theatre and music sessions as well. The immersion of these idols is also an experience that shouldn't’t be missed.
Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
September is definitely a good time to plan a trip to this mountain kingdom. The highlight of the month is the NaropaFestival which is known as the KumbhMela of the Himalayas. Held once in 12 years, this festival kicks off on the 15th of September, and extends till the 22nd of the month. An elaborate celebration, this festival is marked by prayers and mask dances or chams.
You can even look forward to Bollywood performances by the likes of Vishal–Shekhar, KK, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and others. If that is not reason enough, there is also the Ladakh Festival, which is held from the 20–26 September, which brings out the best of local culture, with music, dance, archery contests, polo matches and a magnificent Ladakhi parade.