“Take only memories, leave only footprints” ~ Chief Seattle.
Travelers have been called by many names in different centuries. At one point they were just wanderers and at another, they became explorers.
Now the question asked in all of eternity arises… Is it necessary to travel?
The answer is a big YES…
Traveling allows your soul to glimpse at different parts of our beautiful world. When you travel, you meet new people, see new cultures. And all of this fills your soul with abundant happiness.
Now you may travel with your family or as a married couple…But let me tell you, the world has all sorts of places in store for you. The only thing you need to do is pick where you want to go…
If you are from India, then you must know that September is a mix between seasons. It’s neither very hot nor very cold. Such weather can make life a little mundane… right?
So why not add a little excitement. And go on a vacation with your family?
Or in case you are newly married, then how about “Honeymoon in a foreign destination”?
And don’t worry, I will tell only those places which will easily fit in your budget.
A day in the bustling Arabian city of Dubai with your family will give you a basket of immortal memories. From unsurpassed skylines, tallest buildings to multi-cultural cuisine, it has it all.
Now imagine…you are standing in the sand, with your soulmate’s hand in yours at a beach in Hawaii. And suddenly a wave splashes water on you, which makes your better half-smile.
I mean, can you have a more surreal romantic experience?
There are more places to see, new people to meet, and memories to make. Your travel list can never end. You can travel on a budget or travel lavishly; it will always be your choice.
But there will always be a common factor which is the bucket of memoirs you will bring home…
So let’s go ahead and look at…
List of Best Places to Visit in September Outside India in 2021
- When You Are Going with Your Family
- When You Are Going On Your Honeymoon
When You Are Going with Your Family
Traveling with the family has its joviality. You get to see your children smile, your soulmate blushing. And all of this gives a feeling of contentment.
Now there are a couple of places outside India where you can travel on a budget, in September. For instance, you can go to Dubai. I know it’s a very hot place, so you must be wondering why would you want to go then…
The expansive skyline in Dubai will bewitch your soul. And also the city has more than 10,000 beaches. It offers a lot of fun activities like sand skiing, skydiving, and scuba diving.
You can go to Bhutan also, for a journey full of tranquility and peace. As the city is known for spirituality, you can visit monasteries. Your children will learn the value of calmness at an early age.
If it is cultural diversity, magnificent architecture, the world cuisines you seek, then Singapore is your destination. You will get to learn about its diverse history, experience its enchanting fauna.
Now let’s go ahead and take a peek at all of them in detail…
Dubai is home to several family attractions. And with its rich history, it becomes a perfect place to be visited with family. The marvels in this city are such that no family should ever miss them.
So without further ado, let’s look at the
Places To Visit In Dubai With Family
You can take your children to Legoland. It will be a dream come true for them. As it will bring back their memories of playing with Lego bricks at home.
Thus if you wish to spend a day full of joviality with your kids, then Legoland in Dubai is the place.
Present Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday to Wednesday; 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Thursday and Friday
Ticket Fee: AED 295 or INR 5,137
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Palm Jebel Ali – Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
- Motiongate™ Dubai Theme Park
You must have heard of DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures, and Lionsgate. They are the best animation studios in all of Hollywood right? So what if I tell you that you can experience all these three together…
Sounds insane? Trust me it’s not…
You will get lost in the world of Smurfs and Ghostbusters, as soon as you step into the park. Your children will feel elated upon seeing their favorite characters come to life.
And what can be better than seeing your children happy…
Oh and also before you go do not forget to see real-life movie sets of New York City at Studio Central.
Present Timings: 11 AM – 8 PM (Saturday – Wednesday)
11 AM – 9 PM (Thursday – Friday)
Ticket Fee: AED 175 or INR 3,375
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Palm Jebel Ali – Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
- Bollywood Parks™ Dubai
What can be more exciting than experiencing the world of Bollywood in a foreign country…Well, that’s what the Bollywood Parks™ in Dubai is for.
When you step into the land, you get to experience the Bollywood blockbusters differently. As you get to dine in the streets of Mumbai with a Don on your back or take a walk in the rural settings of Lagaan.
Your children will live their little Bollywood dreams to the fullest. And I am sure your family will love every bit of it.
Present Timings: 2 PM – 11 PM
Ticket Fee: AED 175 or INR 3,375
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Palm Jebel Ali – Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Bhutan is the land of cultural heritage. Its beautiful landscapes offer a surreal view. It can be your kids’ first introduction to tranquil vistas. They will get to learn about a completely different culture.
You can visit the past in Bhutan with your kids, via monasteries and museums. The soothing mountains meeting the chirping birds offer an unforgettable view to look at.
Places To Visit in Bhutan With Family
- Rinpung Dzong
It is an astoundingly beautiful fort, with towering walls, and was built in the 16th century. It is also known as Fortress on a Heap of Jewels. And is the perfect example of deep-rooted Bhutanese traditions.
A visit to the fort with your kids will ignite their curiosity for history. And every year there is an annual festival of tshechu. It is always held in Rinpung Dzong and starts from the 11th day to the 15th day.
The festival can be a great way for your kids to learn about more ancient Bhutanese traditions.
Location: Paro District, Bhutan
Prime attractions: Beautiful temple and wall paintings related to Buddhism
Present Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Ticket Fee: No entry fees.
- Chele La Pass
If you want your kids to see the sheer beauty of the hills, in their most glorious form, then Chele La Pass is the destination. It is an ideal family destination in Bhutan.
On a nice and sunny day, you will see Jomolhari mountain from here. And the adjacent peaks from the northwest side. You can also view the valleys of Haa and Paro.
A visit to Chele La Pass with your family will become one of your most revered memories.
Location: Between the Haa and Paro valleys, Bhutan
Prime attractions: Magnificent panoramic view of the valleys, gushing waterfalls, alpine flowers, and clouds drifting above the hills
Timings: Throughout the day
Ticket Fee: There is no entry fees.
- Buddha Dordenma Statue
A visit to Bhutan is incomplete without a visit to the Buddha Dordenma statue. It is an iconic gold and bronze statue. The presence of the statue acts as a symbol for the dominant religion in Bhutan.
When your kids see the Buddha Dordenma Statue for the first time, they will have questions. And that would be the perfect way for you to teach the little ones, about the revered teachings of Lord Budha.
It is counted among one of the most famous tourist places in Bhutan.
Location: Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan
Prime attractions: The 169 feet tall Buddha statue, thousands of smaller bronze and gold statues of Lord Buddha, and the surrounding Kuensel Phodrang nature park
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Ticket Price: There is no entry fees.
Singapore is a city that bustles with the frivolities of joy, day and night. It is an ideal family destination. As it has almost everything from amusement parks to nature to a modern holiday experience.
This perennial stopover city is constantly rejuvenating itself. So that it keeps being the centre of tourist attractions. Singapore has a ton of remarkable family destinations.
The city is more than just high-end shopping malls, luxury hotels, and fine dining. It has a deep-rooted cultural history, combined with a couple of family-friendly attractions, which makes a visit to the futuristic city completely worthwhile.
Places To Visit in Singapore With Family
- Gardens By The Bay
It is one of the most ideal family destinations in Singapore. You can take a leisurely walk with your family amidst enchanting flora. And click some insta worthy pictures with a stunning background.
Gardens By The Bay becomes even more dazzling as soon as the sun sets. Your kids will get to see nature, in its ethereal form. And what can be a better view than that, right?
Location: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore
Prime attractions: Bay East Garden, Supertree Grove, World’s Tallest Indoor Waterfall at Cloud Forest Dome
Timings: 5 am 2 am for outdoor gardens; 9 am 9 pm for conservatories and OCBC Skyway
Ticket Price: Free for outdoor gardens; S$28 for adults, S$15 for children for conservatories; S$5 for adults, S$3 for children for OCBC Skyway
- Underwater World
This is one of Singapore’s lesser-known gems. It houses 2,500 marine animals of over 250 species, from all over the world.
Imagine you are walking and you see little fishes right above your head…It will feel like a phantasmagorical experience.
Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Prime attractions: 83 m long Travelator, Marine Discovery, Dive With The Sharks, and Swim With The Dolphins
Timings: 10 am – 7 pm
Ticket Price: $29.90 for adults, S$20.60 for children aged 3 – 12 years, Free for children below 3 years old
- Singapore Zoo
Your family trip to Singapore will always be incomplete without a visit to the wildlife. Well, Singapore won’t disappoint you here either.
The Singapore zoo is coveted as the world’s best rainforest zoo. It houses different species of life such as orangutans, zebras, parakeets, mole rats, white tigers, kangaroos, a komodo dragon, and many other creatures.
A look at these majestic beings and your kids will start jumping with joy…
Location: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 6 pm
Entry fee: S$28 for adults, S$18 for children aged 3 13, S$12 for seniors.
Now you know a little about family destinations. But what if you are newly married? Where would you wanna go then?
I know you must be thinking about that honeymoon abroad, it must be expensive…Well, let me be honest…
It’s not expensive at all, you just need to pick the right budget destinations.
Let’s go ahead and have a look at some of them….
When You Are Going On Your Honeymoon
Your honeymoon should be one of the most heartfelt memories in your life. Poets like Percy Bysshe Shelley, have written a legion of poems on love. You know why?
It’s because they know that love is a feeling that transcends the dimensions of space and time. So the destination you choose will decide if you are going to come back with one of your life’s most beautiful memories.
The honeymoon destination you are going to choose must have
- Rich history,
- Locations with stunning views
- Scenic Beaches
- Labyrinth of streets which you can explore
- Spellbinding views of taller than sky cliffs
- And places for taking a romantic walk at night…
- And I have a couple of places in-store, which tick all of the above boxes.
4. Bali, Indonesia
You name it, Bali has it. Starting from attractive beaches, rich, green rice paddies, beautifully sculpted temples all around, and delicious seafood, it is one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations outside India.
It has a rich Balinese culture. You can visit several of the astoundingly beautiful beaches also. And a stroll along the streets, with your partner’s hand in your, will surely be a riveting experience.
Let’s look at some of the romantic places in Bali
Uluwatu is also known as the Honeymooner’s paradise in Bali. It is the perfect place for cajoling into the arms of your soulmate. And breathing in the fragrance of romance coming from the surroundings.
Spice up the passion quotient with the better half on the secluded beaches of Balangan and Suluban. And rejuvenate your souls with a hint of alacrity.
Things To Do In Uluwatu:
- Visit the Uluwatu temple
- Watch Kecak Dance
- Attend the Saturday Night Party at Padang Padang Beach.
Top Attractions: Uluwatu Beach, Uluwatu Temple, Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park.
- Mount Batur
Nothing can stir the feeling of romance in your hearts as mountains do. A visit to Mount Batur will give you tantalizing views to die for. Your romantic sunset hike to the active volcano will become a treasured memory.
Sitting at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level, the hills have all you ask for. The beautiful crater lake, hot springs, and fantastic panoramic views will leave your souls in a state of trance.
Things To Do:
- Enjoy lunch at Kintamani
- Visit the famous Tirta Empul Temple
- Get blessings at the Goa Gajah Temple
- Gili Islands
Being newly married, wish to spend some in a secluded place? Well, then Gili islands are your perfect honeymoon destination.
Located near the northwest coast of Lombok island, it is a group of tiny islands. And are known for its stunning beauty and vibes of seclusion.
The sandy beaches and fringed palm trees breathe the aroma of romance all year round.
Things To Do In Gili Islands:
- Enjoy watching sea turtles
- Go swimming at the Turtle Point
- Watch the sunken shipwreck at Gili Trawangan.
Fiji is that romantic gesture, which will leave your better half’s soul breathless for a while. The picturesque island is the perfect honeymoon destination outside India.
Its vibrant locale combined with turquoise waters makes it a revered romantic spot.
Honeymoon in Fiji is like a once-in-a-lifetime event. If you go there, you are going to have surreal romantic experiences.
And if you don’t, well then you will miss a lot..
Now let’s look at some of the places to visit in Fiji
- Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple
Blessing from the elder gods for a happily married life is the best thing. When you visit the temple, you also get to see the beautiful architecture.
Want to know an interesting fact?
The wooden carvings of Gods in the temple came from India only. And so did the specialist who decorated the temple with their utmost devotion.
Location: Queens Rd, Nadi, Fiji
Tip: Dress appropriately. And ensure you take off your shoes. Photography is permitted on the grounds but not inside the temple.
- Tavuni Hill Fort
It is one of the most ideal honeymoon destinations in Fiji. A look at the 18th-century architect of the fort will leave you spellbound.
You will be making memories with your loved one while standing right in the midst of one of the most revered historical places.
The views from the fort are jaw-dropping. It’s a place filled with nuances of mystery!!!
- Tavoro Waterfalls
Hidden in the dearth of thick green forests are Tavoro Waterfalls. The mingling sound of the gushing waterfalls offers a surreal aroma.
Tavoro waterfalls are an amalgamation of three falls. And are considered among the top honeymoon destinations in Fiji.
Standing near the falls, looking into her eyes, whilst the little droplets fall on your faces…invokes the feeling of romance, doesn’t it?
Location: Bouma, Fiji
Also known as the land of white sand beaches and cascading waterfalls. Hawai should be your priority honeymoon destination.
Its diverse landscapes with lush green forests, waterfalls, and exotic beaches exude romance. The sunset at the beach will fill your hearts with an endearing feeling of love.
The Aloha state is a magnet for honeymooners.
Let’s look at the top romantic places in Hawaii
- Akaka Falls
It is the most famous waterfall on the island. This natural marvel will give you a pitcher of romantic memoirs. It is situated in the Akaka Falls State Park. And also allows you to see the 100-foot Kahuna Falls.
A 0.4-mile uphill hike will take you through lush rainforest, bamboo groves, and draping ferns.
Location: 875 Akaka Falls Rd, Honomu, Hawaii
- Magic Sands Beach
How can a visit to Hawaii ever be complete, without a visit to the beach?
Hawaii has no dearth of beaches. Your eyes take a turn and there is a beach. And what’s better than spending a day of leisure with your better half. That too, amidst the roaring tides.
Magic Sands Beach tends to completely vanish overnight. And that’s how it has derived its name. Also if your better half likes water activities, then you can go boogie boarding and surfing.
Location: Ali’i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
- Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
This place is like everything Hawaii has to offer, combined into one. You won’t be able to gaze at the…
- Lush rainforest
- Lava tubes
- Rolling black lava fields, where hot steam still rises from fissures
- And rifts that dot the hardened landscape.
It’s like the History lesson of Hawaii. So if your better half is a history buff, then this is the place. There are guided tours also available such as the Hawaii volcano tour.
The park seems like a spectacular marvel which is sublime and even appalling. It will leave you in awe for some moments.
Location: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718, USA
Timings: All Days – 7:45 AM to 5 PM
A romantic dinner under the starry night on a private beach is every couple’s dream.
Now, what if I tell you that a place like that exists…And it’s none other than the Maldives.
It is the place where love is born, romance moves up levels and passion gets a new meaning. The Maldives is the ideal honeymoon destination outside India.
Most of its beaches are still untouched by human footprints. And that’s what makes them pristine. Putting your head on the shoulder of your better half, whilst sitting in white sands, seems like the perfect romantic getaway…
Let’s look at some honeymoon destinations in the Maldives….
- Ari Atoll
Its manta rays, whale sharks, beautiful underwater reefs, all make it seem like a pelagic dream. A diving adventure will take you through the stunning marine life.
Color fishes, Sharks, and eagle rays, all will accompany you in your diving experience. Upon the end, your soul will become numb. It would take you moments to come back to this reality….
Yes, that’s how much of a poignant and spellbinding experience it will be…
There are plenty of accommodation options also in the vicinity. And when you feel peckish, you can always try local cuisines.
Location: It is a 30-minute seaplane flight away from the capital Malé.
Malé is the capital of Maldives. And is always bustling with tourists. In case you love to explore cities, then Malé has a lot to offer.
You can visit the
- Maldives National Museum,
- Maldives Grand Friday Mosque,
- Maldives Fish Market,
- And The Esjehi Art Gallery.
A visit to these places will give a deep insight into Maldivian culture. Malé will quench your inevitable thirst for a peek into the past. It’s the sound and heart of Maldives.
And to spend a day filled with serenity, you can visit the Asrani Bageecha. Its lush greenery will bring a feeling of quietude to your soulmate’s heart.
- Bioluminescent Beach
It’s the incarnation of a heavenly abode on the celestial plane. Here, the water starts glowing in the night. And let me tell you, it’s an out-of-the-world experience.
Imagine you are standing in the myriad of waves, basking in the glory of moonlight and suddenly the water around you starts glowing. Won’t that be an astoundingly remarkable romantic experience?
Now why the glow in the dark phenomenon happens is still unknown. Although it is believed that there are marine animals, which can produce light. Thus their luminosity lightens up the whole beach.
Location: The beach is a part of Vaadhoo Island, which is one of the islands of Raa Atoll in the Maldives.
8. Bora Bora Island
Its white sandy beaches, lush greenery, soaring volcanic peaks, offer an enthralling experience. The lavish resorts have jaw-dropping views.
The island has a majestic skyline, which blurs a couple’s heart with romance in a spark. People of multiple ethnicities live here. This gives you a chance to know something about the other side of the world.
Bora Bora island’s beauty and tranquility will capture your heart. You will forget your mundane life. And experience a moment of passion with your soulmate here.
Look at some of the most romantic places on the island…
- Mount Otemanu
It has a staggering height of 2,385 feet (727 metres) from the surface of a baby blue lagoon. And this is known as the highest peak on the island.
One look at Mount Otemanu and you will become spellbound. Its beauty traverses’ landscapes. And reaches right to your heart.
You can click insta- worthy pictures here with your better half.
You can do a couple of activities at Mount Otemanu, such as:
- Go on a boat tour with your soulmate. And take a peek at the marine life of the island.
- Cherish that adrenaline rush and go on hiking.
- Take a walk among nature, with your partner’s hand in yours.
- Breathe in the majestic views of Mount Otemanu via a Helicopter ride.
Location: Mount Otemanu is located in the center of the Bora Bora mainland.
- Matira Beach
It is counted among one of the best beaches on the island. The tropes of its white sand cascade gently into the turquoise blue water. The subtle aroma of the beach will fill your health with the luminosity of love.
Walking on its sandy, coral-free floor, under the shades of pine trees, is a sensory experience. And it’s aquatic life talks if you are willing to listen.
Standing in the sunlight, with your soulmate’s head on your shoulder. And gasping at the ethereal views, will your honeymoon, a memorable one.
Location: Matira Beach is located in the far southern end of Bora Bora island,
At some point, your heart may dwell for a glimpse of the island’s city life. Well, in that case, Vaitape is your go-to place. It’s the biggest city on the island. And has street stalls, eateries, and souvenir shops.
It’s the best place to mingle with the locals. And to learn about their culture. Though the place has become touristy. But it still offers a lot to the honeymooners.
Vaitape also has a plethora of mouth-watering local delicacies. The place is filled with history. Every building you see is a standing reminiscence of the city’s past.
See, even if you are a history buff, Vaitape is the place for you…
Location: Vaitape is located on the west coast of Bora Bora.
Now don’t just sit idle, the waves are calling. Go ahead, pack your bags and leave for your honeymoon. Start your married life with a bucket of unforgettable romantic memories.
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