October is one of the best times to travel and take a trip to the most beautiful places in India as the weather becomes very pleasant in October. Neither too rainy nor too hot, October is the perfect time to pack your bags and embark on a trip. This is the peak time of traveling in India.
Whether you’re looking for a calm and tranquil spot amongst the hills, or you want to go sightseeing to tourist places which are less crowded than other times, you’re sure to find something that suits you on this list.
Best places to visit in India in October
This is the list f places in India to travel in October. October is the best time to travel as the rainy season just end and there is not much hot and not much cold in weather.
1. Lonavala, Maharashtra
Perfect for a weekend trip from Mumbai, the twin cities of Lonavala and Khandala offer you a lot of scenic viewpoints and spots all along the picturesque hills. Not only this, you can go visit the Bedsa and Bhaja caves, the Rajmachi and Thnga forts and the very famous celebrity wax museum. You can go trekking, shopping, camping, and hiking while also enjoying the landscapes.
The Lonavala Railway Station is connected to Pune and Mumbai, and the nearest airport is Pune which is about 92 kilometers from Khandala and 68 kilometers from Lonavala.
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2. Tarkali, Maharashtra
Known for its stargazing scenes, Tarkali is your go-to spot for stargazing, scuba diving, snorkeling and dolphin-spotting. The place not only has beautiful beaches, but also hills and equally amazing waterfalls. This is one f the best places to visit in October in India.
The nearest airport is the Dabolim Airport, Goa, and the nearest railway station is Sindhugarh, but only a few trains stop here, so the Kudal Railway Station is usually preferred.
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3. Lachen, Sikkim
Another destination of the East, Lachen gives any traveler a paradisical experience, complete with stunning landscapes and views, trekking and hiking trails, river rafting and camping spots. The Thangu and Chopta Valleys are both our of the world, and you should make it a point to visit them as well as the scenic Gurudongmar Lake. Lachen is also known for Lachen Monastery and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.
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4. Neemrana, Rajasthan
A very popular weekend getaway from Delhi, Neemrana is home to the beautiful Neemrana Grand Palace and the Kesroli Hill Palace. It is not only a good place to visit during September-October, but also during the winters. The Step-Well, the Reclining Statue of Lord Hanuman at Pandupol and the Buddhist Vihara Ruins at Neemrana are some of the famous places you can go to. Once in Neemrana, don’t forget to enjoy camel riding, zip-lining, and tours in one of those vintage cars. Neemrana is 105 kilometers from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.
5. Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
The residence of the Dalai Lama, Dharamshala is one of the best places to visit in September dye to lesser crowds and the majestic sites. McLeodganj, the official Buddhist hotspot is home to many famous monasteries and temples where you can learn lots about the Buddhist and Tibetan cultures. The Bhagsunag Waterfalls in McLeodganj are also very famous, and going a little early in the morning means you can enjoy the refreshing waters when there are very fewer crowds.
6. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Called the princess of hill stations, Kodaikanal is Tamil Nadu has a lot to offer. Kodaikanal Lake is the most famous spot, and once you’re there, make sure you take a boat ride, cycle around the lake and eat some chili pakoras from the lakeside shops. You can also enjoy the Bear Shola Falls, the Coaker’s Walk and the Bryant Park. The nearest Railway station is about 66 kilometers at Palani, and the nearest airport is at Madurai, more than a hundred kilometers away.
7. Dooars, West Bengal
Yet another East Indian destination, Dooars is one of the richest biodiversity hotspots in the whole country. Gorunama National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve and Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary also lie in this region, making it a haven for adventure and nature enthusiasts. One can go river rafting in Teesta, Bird Watching, and on Jeep and elephant safaris to enjoy the forests. The nearest is the Jalpaiguri Railway Junction at 60 kilometers, and the Bagdogra Airport about 75 kilometers away.
8. Diu, Daman and Diu
A small island with relaxing beaches, Diu is the place you should best go to experience the perfect blend of Gujarati and Portguese cultures. The pleasent weather along with the Diu and Panikota Forts, churches and temples, various beaches and the INS Khukri Memorial all make the trip worthwhile. You can directly fly into the Diu Airport, or take a train to Veraval if you’re heading to Diu.
9. Nainital, Uttarakhand
The land of lakes and goddesses, Nainital is a beautiful hill station which is a great trip to take in September when you can get rooms at good hotels, and enjoy the sights with lesser crowds. The relaxing environment, the Naina Devi Temple, the Raj Bhavan, the Naini Lake are some places you should head to once you’re in Nainital.
10. Amritsar, Punjab
Perhaps the most well-known for the Golden Temple, Amritsar is yet another destination you should go on a trip to this September. Along with listening to the religious hymns at Golden Temple, you should also visit the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial, the Ranjit Singh Museum, Chand Baori and be a part of the audience of the Beating Retreat ceremony at Wagah Border. Amritsar has its own international airport called the Sri Guru Ram Dad Jee International Airport, and it’s own Railway Station which has very good connectivity.
11. Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Any nature lover’s paradise, Ooty is called the queen of the hills due to its beauty and serenity. One you’re in Ooty, there are a couple of things and spots that are a must and these include enjoying a ride on the You Train, and visiting the Government Botanical Garden, the Tea Museum, and the Ooty Lake. Coimbatore is the nearest airport and the nearest railway head is at Mettupalyam. And Ooty is also well connected by buses.
12. Wayanad, Kerela
Heaven in God’s own country, Wayanad is home to many beautiful places and spots. You should enjoy the beautiful views, visit the various spice and tea plantations, and make yourself at home amongst the hills. The Pookode Lake, Soochipara Falls, Banasura Sagar Dam, and the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary are some popular tourist destinations. The nearest airport is in Calicut and the nearest railway station is in Kozhikode.
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Break free of your stress, and take a good trip before the perfect weather changes into winter, and enjoy to your heart’s content by seeing these beautiful places to visit in October in India.