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Best Places To Visit In October In India

Best Places To Visit In October In India

October – the month of autumn is truly a magical time, a time when every part of India is the best place to visit. Colorful golden hues, festivities all around, just a hint of the coming winters are just apt to fire the wanderlust and explore nearby places to visit.

Here are 10 places of Interest all across India that are the most gorgeous in the month of October making them the best places to visit 

1. Jammu and Kashmir

2. Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

3. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 

4. Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

5. Hampi, Karnataka

6. Kolkata

7. Shillong, Meghalaya

8. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

9. Rajgir, Bihar

10. Vellore, Tamil Nadu

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1. Jammu and Kashmir

The dreamy vibe of this beautiful place has inspired poets and lovers for centuries and is one of the best places to visit in India in October. From snow-capped peaks to still lakes to the charming old-world culture, this tourist attraction will enthrall your senses.

Nearby places to visit – Sonamgarg, Pahalgam, Gulmarg

Things to do – 

  • Enjoy a Shikara ride/Houseboat stay in Dal Lake or Manasbal Lake.
  • Ride a Gandola cable ride from Gulmarg to Mary Shoulder.
  • Enjoy the traditional Kashmiri cuisine with dishes like Lamb Mutton Rogan Josh and Paneer Chaman.
  • Enjoy sightseeing in tourist attractions like Maharani temple, Strawberry valley, and Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

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2. Bir Billing

Famous for its ecotourism, Tibetan monasteries, and paragliding peaks, this small valley in Kangra district is a place of interest for nature lovers, trekkers, and adventure junkies.  

Nearest tourist places – Bir tea factory, Sherabling Monastery, Tibetan Colony

Things to do –

  • See panoramic views of the valley while Paragliding/Handgliding.
  • Shop for unique handicrafts from Bir Road.
  • Soak in the scenic beauty while enjoying a Toy Train ride.
  • Mediate in serene Tibetan monasteries.
  • Enjoy camping/trekking under calm clear blue skies.

3. Rishikesh

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The yoga capital of the world, this is one of the most beautiful places in North India. A perfect mixture of spirituality, natural beauty, and adventure sports, no wonder this tourist place sees people from all across the globe.

Attractions – Laxman Jhula, Beatles Ashram, Triveni Ghat, Kunjapuri temple

Things to do –

  • Soak in a thrill while white water river rafting and camping.
  • Enjoy the upside-down view while bungee jumping from a whopping 80 feet.
  • Connect mind, body, and soul in world-famous Yoga camps.
  •  Attend the magical Ganga Aarti and visit Beatles Ashram.

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    4. Panchmari

    Also called Satpur ki Rani, this tourist attraction is one of the best places to visit in October. An ideal weekend getaway is a place of interest to religious devotees, solace seekers, and nature lovers.

    Places to hangout – Dhoopgarh, Gupt Mahadev, Mahadeo Hills

    Things to do – 

    • Visit the 9th century mythological Pandava caves.
    • Enjoy a picnic near the majestic Bee Falls.
    • Enjoy the natural wonder of the religious Jata Shankar Cave.
    • Take a trek and enjoy beautiful sunrise/sunset from the highest point of Satpura, Dhoopgarh.
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    5. Hampi

    The ruins of Hampi are a beautiful place and a world heritage site. Known for its architecture, historical significance and annual Purandara Festival, it is a place of interest for history lovers, pilgrims, and architecture connoisseurs.

    Nearby places to visit – Sri Virupaksha Temple, Anjuna & Matunga Hills, The Islamic Quarter 

    Things to do – 

    • Seek blessings at Virupaksha temple and Vijaya Vittala temple.
    • Enjoy architecture and stories of ancient monuments.
    • Trek to Anjuna/Matunga hills and see glorious sunsets.
    • Enjoy a peaceful afternoon on the banks of Sanapur Dam.  

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      6. Kolkata

      One of the best places to visit in India in October in Kolkata. The city comes alive with colors and festivities of Durga Puja. Known for its traditional festivities, delicious street food and colonial charm it is a popular tourist place all around the year.  

      Places to see – Victoria Memorial, Belur Math, Tagore House, Prinsep Ghat, Eden Gardens

      Things to do – 

      • Witness the traditional Durga Puja celebrations, Dhunuchi Nach, and enjoy the beautifully decorated pandals.
      • Take a tram ride and see the city in slow motion.
      • Catch a sunset while sitting near the iconic Howrah Bridge.
      • Taste the traditional Bengali cosine especially Rosogolla.

      Know more about Kolkata: Tourist places in Kolkata

      7. Shillong

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      The capital city of this northeastern state is one of the most tranquil and beautiful places to see. Easy accessibility, rich tribal culture, and scenic beauty make it one of the best places to visit in India.

      Nearby places to visit – Umiam Lake, Cherrapunjee, Mawlynnong, Elephant falls

      Things to do –

      • Explore through the longest cave system in India – the Jaintia Hills.
      • Witness the magical ecosystem and the cleanest village in Asia - Mawlynnong.
      • See picturesque views of the surroundings after taking a trek to Garo hills.
      • Enjoy the majestic beauty of Spread Eagle and Elephant waterfalls.
      • Mingle with the local tribe – Khasi tribe and get to know their customs and traditions.

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      8. Jaisalmer

      The golden city of the desert heartland, Jaisalmer is a tourist attraction that offers camel rides and a luxurious peek into its rich culture. Due to its pleasant weather, it is one of the best places to visit in India in October.

      Places to visit – Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haweli, Pokhran

      Things to do – 

      • Enjoy sightseeing at tourist places like – Jaisalmer fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, and Desert National Park.
      • Witness the sunset while boating at the beautiful place -  Gadisar Lake
      • Get adrenaline pumping while enjoying a desert safari, camping, parasailing, and other adventure activities.
      • Take a trip in luxurious Palace on wheels to get a peek into the royal lifestyle.

      9. Rajgiri

      Just 60kms away from Patna, this tourist attraction is an important pilgrimage site and a beautiful place to visit. An important kingdom during the Mauryan Empire, the annual Rajgir Mahotsav in October attracts tourists from all across the country. 

      Nearby places to visit – Bodhgaya, Nalanda, Patna, Ratnagiri Hills, Ajatshatru Fort

      Things to do – 

      • Enjoys views of Ratnagiri hills and Shanti Stupa while riding the oldest ropeway system in the country.
      • Spend an afternoon enjoying the ruins of Nalanda University and boating in Ghora Katora Lake.
      •  Take a dip in natural hot springs behind Saptarni Caves.


      10. Vallore

      One of the best places to visit in south India during October, the beautiful place of Vellore is known for its rich cultural heritage, trekking trails and scenic beauty, the tourist place has it all to satiate the explorer in us. 

      Places to see – Kaigal waterfalls, Jalakandeswarar temple, Yelagiri Hills, Vellore fort 

      Things to do – 

      • Do boating around the iconic Vellore fort.
      • Trek to the beautiful Yelagiri hills and relax in natures lap.
      • Visit the ancient temples - Jalakandeswarar temple and SriLaxmi Golden Temple.
      • Spend a lazy afternoon enjoying a picnic near majestic Kaigal waterfalls.

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