India is such a diverse country that there are enough places to last all your life and even beyond. Be it beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, waterfalls, valleys or historical monuments, palaces and museums, India has it all. If you are unable to decide where to plan the next vacation, here is an insight into the places to visit in India in October.
1. Kaas plateau
Kaas Plateau, around 30 kilometers away from Satara gives you a glimpse of the infinite color palette of God. It is Maharashtra’s valley of flowers. Yellow, orange, pink, white and rust brown include the riot of colors. It is truly a paradise for photographers and botanists. Butterflies add to your delight when you visit the place. October is an awesome time to visit the place since monsoon instills a new splendor therein.
Himachal Pradesh is a great tourist destination to explore in October. Kullu, Manali, Rohtang Pass and Dharamshala are some of the places to visit in October in India. You can go trekking or rock climbing in the Dhauladhar ranges during this period. Besides, Dussehra celebrations at Kullu-Manali are another reason to visit this place in this month. Lahaul Valley and Spiti Valley are the must visit places if you are at Himachal Pradesh.
Sun basking, enjoying delicious sea food, partying and drinking pull a large number of tourists to Goa. Adventure enthusiasts would have a great time trekking to the Dudhsagar waterfalls in October after the rains. Lush green surroundings would soothe your senses in the best possible way. Water sports like banana ride would give you some amazing memories to take back home. Moreover in October since the full tourist season is yet to start , the rates for everything here are quite reasonable.
4. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Verdant landscapes of Kerala make it a place that can be visited at any time throughout the year. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Idukki district can be enjoyed even better during October, since the chances of spotting wildlife get much brighter during this month.
The desert of Kutch, its beaches and places of religious interest make it one of the most amazing places to visit in October. The atmosphere is neither too hot nor too cold. You can have an unforgettable time with your family under the expanse of moonlit sky. Navratri usually falls in September or October. You can even check out this special festival over here and have a gala “Garba” night. If you have enough time, you can consider visiting Ahmedabad, for the same.
After the spell of monsoon, Darjeeling gets a beautiful look in October. Mirik Lake, Swiss houses, toy train ride, rock garden and Buddhist monasteries make it one of the most sought after tourist spots. For those travelers who are looking forward to Durga Puja festival celebrated in October or September, plan your trip accordingly. Head to Kolkata and see the zestful celebration in the Bengali city.
Rishikesh can get finger numbing cold during the winter months and really wet during monsoons. Therefore, October is the most appropriate time to visit Rishikesh. Enjoy white water rafting at Jayalgarh near Rishikesh or get yourself immersed in a spiritual aura at Haridwar that is around an hour or two from here. They even have a facility for bungee jumping. For all those adventure freaks out there, a trip to Rishikesh is totally worth every penny.
After the retreat of rainy season, Wayanad becomes totally surreal. The green fusion of rice paddies and spice plantations along with fabulous waterfalls make Wayanad one of the most recommended holiday destinations. The forest clad shoulders of Chembra peak stand guard over Wayanad. It is a nice trekking trail for trekking fans.
9. Ranthambhore National Park
Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan opens for tourists on 1st October. Plan a trip to Ranthambhore National Park if you are a wildlife enthusiast. Birdwatchers would also have an amazing time over here. Jungle fowls, partridges, tree pies, flycatchers and eagles are some of the bird species found over here. As far as wildlife is concerned, langur monkeys, chinkara gazelle, deer and tiger may be spotted. You can even visit the Ranthambhore Fort.
10. Havelock Island
Andaman and Nicobar Island
October to April is the best time to visit Havelock Island. During December to January, the rates of accommodation and other tourism activities almost double. You are sure to have an awesome ferry ride from Havelock Island to Neil Island. Scuba diving is one of the prime attractions over here. Jungle treks are also offered by some of the resorts.
This list sums up the most remarkable places to visit in October in India. Plan your next trip to any of these destinations if you have already been to the most commonly visited tourist spots like Matheran, Pachmarhi, Corbett National Park, Coorg, Kanyakumari and Mussoorie.