September marks the arrival of autumn’s season and the end of monsoons in India, making it the perfect time to visit to enjoy a relaxed holiday far away from the busy city. Whether one is seeking a spiritual journey, some tranquil time in hill stations, or some fun at the best festivals, India has a wide range of fall destinations to choose from. From enjoying a memorable trek in Dzongri to experiencing a camel festival in the spiritual city of Pushkar to taking a road trip to the stunning mountain desert of Ladakh, India attracts many travelers from all over the world to enjoy an incredible journey. Here are 10 Places In India to visit The Most Spectacular Fall Foliage.

10 Hampi

The charming city of Hampi was once home to the Vijayanagara Empire and attracted so many traders and travelers from all over the world. The formidable city features landscapes that will make one meditate and transport them to a different era. It also holds many decent accommodations to stay at. The beautiful Hampi now lies in ruins and remains of structures, temples, memorials, baths, and shrines in addition to its inevitable beauty.

9 Wayanad

Wayanad in Kerala is a great destination to relax and rejuvenate, away from the city buzz. It is one of the most beautiful destinations, featuring emerald landscapes that will make people meditate and relax. Wayanad is also very popular among hike lovers, offering the best hiking trails in Pakshipathalam, Chembra Peak, and Banasura Hill. Travelers hike through fields and plantations, chill on the Pookode Lake shores, visit the Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary and the ancient Edakkal Caves and walk around green spaces that are very welcoming in autumn. After a long exciting day, tourists stay at the most relaxing accommodations in Wayanad.

8 Valley Of flowers

This stunning natural wonder was hidden for years before British mountaineers discovered it when they lost their way while returning from an expedition and named it the Valley of Flowers. After autumn, the valley is covered in white snow and closed to guests until summer. It is home to rare fauna, including the brown bear, snow leopard, musk deer, and beautiful stays. In the Valley of Flowers, people can find unique medicinal plants along with orchids, daisies, poppies, and marigolds. Any nature lover will enjoy a trek across this beautiful reserve.

7 Kalimpong

Situated in West Bengal, Kalimpong is one of the best places to travel in autumn. This untouched hill station is less crowded than other areas and perched atop the green ranges of the Himalayas. It offers a beautiful climate, fantastic views, and comfortable accommodations and is near many tourist attractions.

6 Kolkata

Kolkata, West Bengal, is the place where is celebrated one of the main festivals of India, the Durga Puja. For five days, the city doesn't sleep, and people gather to honor the Goddess along with pomp and ceremony. Many prayer rituals also take place (pujos) and talented artists create themed marquees (pandals) representing the Goddess’ home. Some travelers devour delicious Bengali food and head to Kolkata to experience the Indian festival at its best before ending the day at the most tranquil hotels in the area.

5 Darjeeling

Next to Kolkata is located the charming Darjeeling. India’s Queen of Hills is a charming town, during the imperial period, served as a summer retreat for British officers. In the beautiful town, visitors will notice gothic churches and Buddhist pagodas standing in perfect harmony, along with other remnants. While some take tours of the tea gardens, others hire bikes to explore the surrounding mountain hilltops and end their day at a beautiful and tranquil resort close to the botanical gardens.

4 Dzongri

For people seeking exciting autumn adventures, they should try the four-day Yuksom to Dzongri trek and relax at some family hotel at Dzongri, Sikkim. This journey is worth it and will take travelers through forests, streams, waterfalls, and deep gorges to the top of Dzongri Peak, where they will get inspired by the landscapes and Mount Khangchendzonga views. On the way, people will encounter gorals, red pandas, and blue sheep. Another inspiring journey is the Goechala trek, which takes at least 11 days to end.

3 Ladakh

Located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is closed every year, from November to April, due to heavy snowfall. Most tourists head to the beautiful Ladakh in summer, but fall has been known as the best season to visit. People enjoy the autumn colors bursting through the land, specifically when the white of the snow covering the mountains contrasts with the brown of the mountain desert, experience the Ladakh Festival, and stay at beautiful accommodations in Leh.

2 Pushkar

Built around a holy lake, Pushkar in Rajasthan is an enchanting destination. It used to feature over 500 temples, the most famous being the Brahma Temple, before they were destroyed during Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb’s reign and rebuilt again during the 18th century. The best time to visit the city is in fall, which is considered a sacred season for Hindus, for people to experience the Pushkar Camel Fair, in addition to the livestock fair, which attracts 200,000 visitors, and stay at comfortable accommodations in Pushkar.

1 Lonavala And Khandala

Lonavala and Khandala are beautiful twin cities featuring scenic views, beautiful hills, and fabulous weather. Tourists come to enjoy a drive on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, visit The Shooting Point and Tiger’s Leap, and hike The Duke’s Nose. There are also many tourist places, decent accommodations, viewpoints, and exciting adventures, such as trekking to Lohagad Fort and camping, that add to the beauty of these cities.