India is one of those countries that offer a lot. There are so many different states with different cultures, that picking a destination often becomes tough. One of the best ways to pick a destination for a holiday is to pick one based on the best months to visit. The monsoons in India end by September and before winters set in, the weather gets a little hot and humid.
It is very important to pick a destination that does not have soaring temperatures since the October heat is not something that you will enjoy. If you’re looking for the perfect place to visit during the month of October then here are the top ten places you could visit.
10. Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Jodhpur is known for being the most cultural places in India. It is known for its majestic forts and palaces. Jodhpur is called the ‘Gateway to Thar’ and has many houses painted blue as well. This is why Jodhpur is called the Blue city. Visiting Jodhpur in October is perfect as the transition in weather makes it apt for soaking in the architectural and cultural beauty of Jodhpur. One can also visit the various palaces and feel royal just walking through the hallways. Visiting Jodhpur during October also gives a chance to attend the Rajasthan International Folk Festival that is held in October each year.
Nainital is an amazing hill station that is perfect during October. The sunsets here are amazing and since the town lies to the north of the country, the winters just begin to set in. It is cool, but not too cold here and the view you get here is something you will never forget. Nainital is surrounded by some beautiful lakes and this is a perfect place to spend a romantic evening with your loved one. Nainital is a great destination for couples, however families and friends too can enjoy a trip here since there’s a lot that this hill station has to offer including some amazing treks and house rides.
8. Manas National Park
Manas National Park is a UNESCO World heritage Site and has great importance due to the Elephant Reserve and the Project Tiger Reserve here. October is the best time to visit Manas National Park as the plantation and the wildlife is at its best during this time of the year. You can also visit the vast tea plantations or you can choose to stroll along the banks of the river Manas.
Darjeeling is often referred to as the queen of hills since this is one of the few hill stations that have a lot to offer. It is one of the best places to take a trip during the month of October since this is when the rains stop and the weather is very pleasant. The flowers bloom, the trees shine and the view here is simply breath taking this time of the year. You can plan a visit to the many national parks, valleys, mountains, gardens and more when in Darjeeling.
6. Varkala, Kerala
Varkala is one of the most beautiful coastlines in Kerala. It is lined with hills, light houses and various palm trees. There are a number of lakes and forts that give a rich cultural mix to the place. Visiting Varkala during October is the best time as the weather is perfect and the vast number of temples and samadhi’s give the place a rich cultural heritage. Varkala is one of the best places to make the October holidays eventful and memorable.
5. Nalanda and Pawapuri
Nalanda and Pawapuri is one of the few popular places that you can visit in Bihar. Both these places have a lot of historical and cultural importance and people love visiting them mainly to check out the now ruined, but still beautiful remains of various temples, monasteries and a lot more that you can explore. This is one of the first places where the oldest residential universities were established and its ruins are still present for you to explore.
4. Ganpatipule, Maharashtra
Ganpatipule is one of the best beaches located in Maharashtra. The shores are made up of white sand and there are a number of forts and temples that line up the beach. Ganpatipule is a quiet town and there are a very few tourists here compared to the other places in Maharashtra. Visiting Ganpatipule during October is the best time as the rain subsides and the beaches are beautiful and dry again. This is one of the best places to visit if you hate crowded beaches.
Wayanad is one of the most popular places to visit in Kerala. This town is also a great weekend escape for people who live in Bengaluru. The hill station shares its borders with Kerala as well as Karnataka and is best known for its national park. You can enjoy a weekend here with a trek which is something that you should try while in Wayanad.
2. Digha, West Bengal
Digha is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in West Bengal. The perfect time to visit Digha is when the monsoon is ending and the winter is setting in. This makes October the perfect time to visit. You can enjoy a game of volleyball on the beach or enjoy lazing in the afternoon along the beautiful coast.
People who love adventure must visit Rishikesh. This town is best known for its amazing adventurous sports which include bungee jumping and river rafting. It is a great place for students to take a trip with their friends and is one of those places that are packed with energy and life.