Top 20 Places to Visit in India in October

October is the time of autumn in India. This is one of the most colorful and cheerful time, as it is filled with festivals. The climate will be pleasing and the nature will be at its magnificence pinnacle to provide a striking vacation.

Are you planning a vacation in October in India? Here are the great places to visit during your vacation.

1. Kolkata

Kolkata is a year-around beauty. The primary reason to visit this destination in October is the Durga Puja. This ten-day festival is famous for cultural activities, rituals, celebrations, carnival entertainments, and much more. This is the right time to visit pilgrimage sites and buy souvenirs in Kolkata. October is also the right time to taste the cuisine of the land, as you can find many seasonal dishes and religious delicacies in the menu. Apart from these, October has the pleasing climate to enjoy sightseeing, exploration, and other activities. If you could, try the country’s first underwater metro.

Tourist Attractions

St. Paul’s Cathedral, Mother Teresa House, Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Eden Garden, Botanical garden, National Library, and others. Enjoy a city exploration in the trams.

How to Reach

The city has an international airport and a very busy railway station. It is also well connected with other states and cities via road.

Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial

2. Nalanda

Nalanda is a historic and cultural destination, which is famous among pilgrims. The destination gets a makeover during October as it is the best time to visit and enjoy natural beauties like hot springs, lakes, and others. Best of all destinations in Nalanda is Rajgir, an early Mughal capital, which is today one of the prime destinations among Buddhists and Jains.

Tourist Attractions

Shanti Stupa ropeway, Nalanda University, hot springs, Ghora Katora Lake, Cycleopean Wall, Saptaparni Cave, Venu Van, Bhandar caves, and others.

How to Reach?

The nearest airport is located in Patna (89 km) and Gaya is the nearest railway station. You can find road transportation from any part of Bihar to Nalanda.

Nalanda

3. Agra

Agra is the land of the white beauty, Taj Mahal. However. The entire destination is filled with Mughal remainders like Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad-ud-Daula, and others. Thus, October to March is the right time to enjoy exploring the attractions in the land. Moreover, October is one of the best times to visit soor sarovar Bird Sanctuary to enjoy birdwatching.

Tourist Attractions

Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, Tomb of Akbar, Itmad-ud-Daula, Mehtab Bagh, Korai Village, Kinari Bazar, and others.

How to Reach?

Agra has its own airport and railway station. Kheria airport is located just 15 km away from Agra. Some tourists prefer to reach Delhi and choose any road transportation to reach Agra.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

4. Ganapatipule

If you are looking for a quiet beach destination, Ganapatipule is the right destination. It is a major getaway spot from Mumbai. Apart from beach spots, the place is also famous for Ganpatipule Temple. Visiting this temple during Dusshera (October) festival is an important religious activity. The procession from this temple to Shamee Tree is a very famous activity. Ganapatipule is one of the numerous beautiful destinations in Konkan region. This month is also suitable for enjoying water sports.

Tourist Attractions

Ganapatipule Temple, Parchin Konkan, Ganapatipule Beach, Jaigad Lighthouse, and Malgund beach

How to Reach?

The nearest airport is in Mumbai (375 km away). The closest railway station is located in Ratnagiri. You can find buses from Ratnagiri and other major destinations and others.

 

 

Ganapatipule Temple

Ganapatipule Temple

5. Manas National Park

Most of the national parks in the country would be at prime beauty during October. The same goes for Manas National Park. This park has more than 60 tigers, numerous mammals, and colorful birds inside 2837 sq.km of park. Thus, spotting animals is quite easier in this park between October and March.

Tourist Attractions

Bansbari tea plantation, Bhutan summer palace, Bodo society, elephant ride, river rafting, jungle safari, and birdwatching.

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How to Reach?

The closest railway station and airport are in Guwahati. You can also find road transportation from surrounding regions.

Manas National Park

Manas National Park

6. Digha

This is another beautiful destination in West Bengal. This region is also called the Brighton of East. This destination is famous for shallow beaches, casuarinas plantation, and water activities. This is one of the laidback romantic destinations to enjoy in October. October is also the best month to enjoy sunrise and sunset view.

Tourist Attractions

Shiva temple, Amarabati Park, Kapal Kundala Temple, Junput, Shankarpur, Mandarmani beach, Subarnarekha delta, Marine aquarium.

How to Reach?

The nearest airport is the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose airport (139 km away) and Digha city has its own railway station.

shiva temple digha

Shiva Temple

7. Kashmir

The heaven on Earth, Kashmir is a beautiful honeymoon destination, which is best visited during October. Kashmir gets very cold during winter. However, in October, the tourist can enjoy all the outdoor activities and also the alluring climate. The valleys will be lush with flowers and foliage, and the place will be best for trekking, camping, sightseeing, paragliding, and others. Early October to November is one of the prime time to visit Kashmir.

Tourist Attractions

Sonamarg, Kargil, Kupwara, apple orchards, natural springs, Gulmarg, Dastgeer Sahib, Pangong Tso, Doodhpathri, Narang temple, Manasbal Lake, Thajiwas Glacier.

How to Reach?

The closest airport is Srinagar airport. Jammu Tawi railway station is the nearest one. However, tourists usually do not prefer rail route.

Pangong Lake Ladakh

Pangong Tso

8. Rajasthan

October is the right time to visit all the attractions in Rajasthan. Ranthambore National park safari will have higher chance of spotting mammals during October. Bundi, Jodhpur, Bikaner, and others will be comfortable to cover during the pleasing season. Mount Abu will also be in prime beauty. Jaisalmer camel safari is best enjoyed in October. Udaipur lakes will be lush with water and the monuments of Jaipur will be fresh due to recent rains. As a whole, entire Rajasthan will be at prime beauty during October. In terms of adventure activities, October is the right month to enjoy parasailing, camel safari, horse riding, quad biking, and others.

Tourist Attractions

Amber Fort, City Palace of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal, Ranthambore National Park, Bharatpur bird sanctuary, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Pushkar Lake, Sariska national park, Karni Mata Temple, Mehrangarh Fort, and others.

How to Reach?

Rajasthan has airports in numerous destinations like Jaipur and Udaipur. Within Rajasthan, you can find numerous road transportation options to move from one city to another. Each major city has its own railway station too. Either, you can also take the luxury trains like Palace on Wheels which offers royalty onboard the train.

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Amber Fort

Amber Fort

9. Lachen

If you wish to enjoy a distinctive vacation and the Sikkimese Bhutia culture, Lachen is the best destination. October is the right time to visit Lachen as it is the time for trekking. The trails will be lush with greenery and the view will be clear to spot mountain peaks of Himalayas. As mentioned before, October is the time of color. Lachen will be filled with hues of wild and fragrant flowers. This is also time for numerous traditional festivals.

Tourist Attractions

Lachen Monastery, Chungthang, Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang, Lhamo Lake, Thangu Valley, Cholamu Trek, Chopta Valley, and others.

How to Reach?

The closest airport is Bagdogra airport (210 km away) and closest railway station is in New Jalpaiguri.

Lachen Monastery

Lachen Monastery

10. Amritsar

Amritsar is the Sikhism holy destination and a graceful urban locality to explore. Tourists flock this destination for visiting Golden Temple and taking part in religious rituals. The place is famous for exotic cuisine, old markets for souvenir hunting, historic monuments and others. October gives a pleasing time to explore the region. October evenings will be the right time to visit Wagah Border to watch the border parade. This is the starting of tourism season. Thus, you will be experiencing lesser crowd.

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Tourist Attractions

Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple), Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Jallianwala Bagh, Guru ke Mahal, Hall Bazaar, Wagah border

How to Reach?

The city has a major railway station connecting important cities and states with Amritsar. The city has an international airport, Sri Guru Ram Das Jee airport connecting major countries like Toronto, London, Dubai, and others.

Golden Temple, Amritsar

Golden Temple

11. Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the land of pearls, spices, and biriyani. Hyderabad is an Islamic pilgrimage sightseeing spot with one of the ancient mosques of the world and the oldest one in India. The architectural beauty of Hyderabad is complemented by the natural ambience. October is also the right time to visit Hyderabad to enjoy street food, explore the historic regions, and much more. In 2020, October is the month of Milad un-Nabi and Eid-e-Milad celebrations.

Tourist Attractions

Golconda Fort, Salar Jung Museum, Charminar, Ramoji film city, Chowmahalla Palace, Birla Mandir, Lumbini Park, and others.

How to Reach?

Hyderabad has a well-connected railway station covering major states of India. Hyderabad also has an international airport.

Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort

12. Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram is a southern temple town famous for the sea railway bridge and the famous Rameshwaram Temple, one of the 12 jyotirlinga temples of the world. This destination is also one of the Char Dham for Vaishnavities. Rameshwaram is considered to be the spot to visit to seek salvation and liberation from next birth. In terms of climatic conditions, Rameshwaram is a beauty throughout the year. However, October is the right time to visit this destination as it is the time of Sharad Navaratri, Dusshera, Meerabai Jayanti, and others.

Tourist Attractions

Ramanathaswamy temple (Rameshwaram temple), Sri Panchmukhi Hanuman temple, Agni Teertham, Ariyaman Beach, Dhanushkodi Beach, Villoondi Tirtham, Lakshmana Tirtham

How to Reach?

Rameshwaram has its own railway station. The closest airport is located in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

Ramanathaswamy temple

Ramanathaswamy Temple

13. Periyar National Park

Periyar National park is located in Idukki of Kerala. This is a famous tiger reserve and elephant reserve. October is the best time to enjoy activities like river rafting, exploration, trekking, tiger trails, and others. October is also the right time to spot many mammals including tigers and elephants. You can also spot numerous colorful birds during this season.

Tourist Attractions

Gavi jeep safari, bamboo rafting, elephant safari, lake cruise, spice plantation, and others.

How to Reach?

The closest airport is in Cochin, which 200 km away from the park. Some prefer to fly to Madurai of Tamil Nadu, which is 140 km away from this park. The closest railway station is located in Kottayam.

Periyar National Park

14. New Delhi

If you are looking for a holistic vacation with historic beauty, cultural activities, urban modernity, and adventure activities, New Delhi is the best destination. While most of the Indian destinations are best visited in winter, the smog makes it hard to explore New Delhi in winter. Thus, October is one of the prime months to visit New Delhi to take part in cultural activities, religious festivals, exploration, and adventure activities. All weekend getaways from Delhi will be at prime beauty during this month.

Tourist Attractions

Red Fort, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, Lotus Temple, Chandani Chowk.

How to Reach?

New Delhi holds one of the busiest railway station and international airports in the country. Thus, reaching or travelling within Delhi is very easy, throughout the year.

India Gate Delhi

India Gate

15. Chikmagalur

Are you looking for an October destination with tall mountains, lush green foliage, but the not freezing cold temperature? It is hard to enjoy a warm and pleasing hill town vacation in October unless you choose the southern India’s hill towns. One such quaint destination is Chikmagalur. This town is called the coffee land of Karanataka, due to the acres of lush coffee plantation that flourish at 3400 ft above mean sea level. You can smell the aroma of coffee in the breeze. October is the right time to spend your vacation outdoors without shivering. This is also the right time to enjoy trekking, waterfall visits, plantation stroll, camping, picnicking, and others.

Tourist Attractions

Baba Budangiri trek, Mullayangiri trek, Kemmanagundi trek, Bhadra River, Jhari waterfalls, Bhadra wildlife sanctuary

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How to Reach?

The closest airport is located in Mangalore and the closest railway station is located in Kadur, which is just 40 km away from this hill town. You can also find buses from many major regions of Karnataka.

Baba Budangiri Trek

Baba Budangiri Trek

16. Indore

Indore holds the culture of many centuries old. This is a pilgrimage destination, which was once a trading spot. Indore is an untouched version of Mumbai, according to many. This is the place to enjoy historic Maratha architecture, unique fusion cuisine of Mughal and Deccan style, and long list of interesting cultural celebrations. October is the right time to visit as the monuments will be fresh due to recent rains.

Tourist Attractions

Lal Bagh Palace, Kanchi Mandir, Bada Ganpati (largest Ganpati statue of the world), Chhappan Dukan, Annapurna Temple, Chhatris, Gommatesher Hill

How to Reach?

Indore has an airport (Devi Ahilya Bai Holka airport) and a busy railway station closer to the city.

17. Havelock Island

If you wish to enjoy a crowd-free beach vacation with international style and low budget in Havelock Island, October is one of the best months. It is time to enjoy all the adventure and natural activities without the long queues and crowd. The warm climate of October allows you to spend maximum time on the beach. October is also the time to enjoy undersea activities as the visibility will be high.

Tourist Attractions

Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Vijaynagar Beach, Kalapathar Beach, and others. Top adventure activities are scuba diving, coral reef snorkeling, undersea walking, boating, kayaking, trekking, hiking, and others.

How to Reach?

Port Blair has the only airport in the region. Every day, numerous ferries move from Port Blair to Havelock Island, and vice versa.

Havelock Island

18. Puri

Puri of Odisha is one of the pilgrimage and cultural destinations. The Jagannath Temple of Char Dham is a famous pilgrimage site. Puri is also the land of beaches, opening up to Bay of Bengal. Since 3rd BC, Puri has been an important cultural destination. October is the right time to enjoy shopping to buy religious and handicraft souvenirs.

Tourist Attractions

Sri Jagannath Puri Temple, Lakshmi Temple, Puri Beach, Narendra Tank, Swargadwar Beach, Balighai Beach, Chandrbhaga Beach, and others.

How to Reach?

The nearest airport is located in Bhubaneshwar. Puri has a busy railway station connecting numerous Indian states and cities.

19. Goa

Goa is the land of beach and parties. Goa has 31 beaches and more than 100 km of coastline. October gives the warm and clear climate to enjoy beach activities, water adventure activities, and bonfire parties by night. This is the time to enjoy all tourism elements starting from shopping to hot air ballooning. Plantations and trekking trails will be at prime beauty in October.

Tourist Attractions

Calangute Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Candolim Beach, Baga Beach, Benaulim Beach, Aguanda Fort, Mandovi River, Anjuna Beach, Dudhsagar Falls

How to Reach?

The closest airport to Goa is (GOI) Airport which is 28 km away. Goa has a busy railway station connecting Mumbai, Karnataka, and other surrounding regions.

Baga Beach Goa

Baga Beach

20. Kodanad

This is an exotic Kerala village, which is famous for its countryside beauty and wealth in elephants. Located on the banks of River Periyar, this place is famous for elephant safari, rejuvenating Ayurveda treatments, romantic sunset view, and the untouched beauty of Western Ghats. October is the right time to enjoy elephant safari and other outdoor activities. Spotting wildlife and wild flowers is very common during October.

Tourist Attractions

Kodanad Elephant training center, St. Thomas Syro-Malabar church, Poru Waterfalls, Abhayaranyam, Kodanad viewpoint.

How to Reach?

Closest airport is located in Cochin. The nearest railway station is in Aluva. You can find cabs and buses from surrounding regions to Kodanad, throughout the year.

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