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iXiGOers Jul 12 2013

Which are the best places to visit in November in India?

Anupriya Bedi Oct 17 2013
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November is considered the most ideal month for a nice holiday all through India. By this month, Monsoon has already bid goodbye to most of the parts in the country adding to the beauty of many scenic places in India. This month offers the cool and tranquil environment for the enthusiastic travelers and is also a time for many festivals and fairs in the country. November is also the month for all kinds of tourist activities, especially for bird watching and enjoying the nature's gift of panoramic views. Here is the list of some of the best places to visit in November in India.

Chakrata- The Virgin Hills

Glorious as heaven itself must be, Chakrata is a quaint protected cantonment area blessed with incredible natural beauty. It still remains an unexplored hill station in Uttarakhand. November is the best season before the extreme cold winter period commences, to spend mesmerizing moments at the majestic green lawns and hilly terrains. The town has a magnificent view of the Greater Himalaya and any or every hotel you stay at opens you to the window of this spectacular view. Everything surrounding you is delightfully green- Deodar, Himalayan oak and Rhododendron covers the hills.

Photo of Chakrata

Tiger Falls
at 312 ft, the second highest waterfall in India, is a pleasant and beautiful 5km walk away.Take in the picturesque views of Banderpoonch Massif and the Sarga & Rohini peaks, among others, from Chilmiri Neck. Short drives in any direction will bring you to terrific Jaunsari locations and Deoban.The sloppy regions of Chakrata are renowned for trekking and skiing. Enjoy here the grandeur natural beauty in November with trekking expeditions.

Varanasi- The City Of Shiva

Varanasi, the holy city, where Shiva is believed to have made his permanent home on Earth. It is one of the best places to visit in November. The ghats , literally flights of steps but are more like theatres of life, stretch continually along the riverfront. The evening aarti at Ganga ghats is an unforgettable experience and something which will surely stays with you for a lifetime.

Photo of Ganga Ghats,Varanasi

The Ganga Mahotsav celebrated in November with festivities and religious rituals is a major attractive event in Varanasi. At this occasion, pilgrims celebrate the event by performing an Indian classical style music and dance.The classical music performed by the great maestros like Birju Maharaj, Ustad Bismillah Khan to name a few really adds an unforgettable flavour to the environment.

The cool atmosphere and clear sky provide the tourists all supports to carry out the out door activities and temple visits during this season, thus making it one of the best places to visit in November. Take a holy dip in Ganges and get yourself sanctified. Varanasi, where life is celebrated and death is not denied welcomes tourists from all over the corners of the World.

Port Blair- Pristine Waters and Serene Scenic Views

Port Blair is the main entry point to the Andaman Islands. Most tourists make the trip to see the historic Cellular Jail where Indian prisoners were housed by the British colonizers. When in Port Blair- do visit the Chidiya Tapu which has some of the most interesting museums related to the Island and it's history.

Photo of Port Blair

For those who are adventure junkies, the Rajiv Gandhi Waters Sports Complex has enough tricks up their sleeves to keep them happily occupied. Don't forget to visit the Chatham Island near Port Blair for the blue sea and clear sky!

Kalimpong- Picturesque Hill Station

Kalimpong is one of the best places to visit in November in India. The view of Teesta river from Kalimpong hills is enticing and appealing to the eyes. It's ideally located near Darjeeling, which is frequented by many tourists. The climate during november is moderate and pleasant which make the sightseeing much easier. Amongst the not so well known tourist attractions is the Zang Dhok Palri Phondang Buddhist Monastery which houses a number of many rare Buddhist scriptures.

Photo of Kalimpong

Jodhpur- The Blue City

is one of the best places to visit in November. The weather is also very moderate than any of the other months when it's blazing hot. Some of the best places to explore here are Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace.If you are a shopaholic, the area surrounding the fort is full of small shops which sell the local handicrafts. The Leather goods and bright bandhini chunnis from Jodhpur are must buy items. For those who have a sweet tooth, Jodhpur sweets is a must visit and their pyaaz and mirch ka pakodas are to die for!

Photo of Jodhpur

Goa- Life is a Party

Goa, the only place you'll find Lord Shiva's picture with a beard and chillam in his hand which implies that even God is in a mood to party in one of the most popular party destinations in the World. The smallest state of India is known for its exotic beaches with amazing sunset view, golden sand and coconut palms playing with the wind. The best time to visit is in mid November when the weather is wonderful, rain is a distant memory and the seas are calm and clear.

Photo of Bogmalo Beach, Goa

During November, Goa is home to numerous festivals in Panaji such as Goa Heritage Festival, Tiatr Festival, International Film Festival and Konkani Drama Festival. Tasty seafood, parasailing, wind surfing and water-skiing facilities make the beaches of Goa a core fun place.

New Delhi- A Tale Of 2 Cities

New Delhi is one of the best places to visit in November in India as the weather is perfect for exploring the architectural and cultural heritage of the city. For the history buffs, there is no dearth of historical monuments to explore. The Red Fort , Qutub Minar, Safdarjung’s Tomb, Nizamuddin Dargah and Humayun Tomb are at their best in the benign November sun. The variety of street food on offer in Delhi is enough to whet the appetites of the die-hard foodies.

Photo of Red Fort, Delhi

Places like Connaught Place, Delhi Haat etc are ideal to find handicrafts from all over India in one place. You can also find the trendiest clothes at the cheapest prices in markets like Lajpat Nagar, Janpath and Sarojini Nagar. So take yourself off to New Delhi and enjoy the Capital in all it’s glorious Dilli ki Sardi!

Hampi- City of Stones

Explore the ruins and the mammoth boulders of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi. This 16th century capital of the Vijayanagara Kingdom lies on the bank of Tungbhadra river, also known as Pampa. The ruins of this ancient city of Hampi are strikingly and spectacularly beautiful.

Photo of Hampi

Apart from its historical significance, Hampi is also a revered religious spot; it is believed to be the birthplace of Hanuman – the mythological city of Kishkindha. Since Hampi is best explored on foot or on bike, its one of the best places to visit in November in India.

Manali-Valley of Gods

Snow and Manali are synonyms for the tourists. Its one of the best places to visit in November, as chances of a snowfall are quite high at this time of the year. Manali stands high at an altitude of 2050 meters above sea level at the head of the Kullu valley. Manali is the right place for both adventure lovers as its really popular for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering and para gliding.

Photo of Rohtang Pass, Manali

Old Manali is a pretty famous hippie enclave with a string of riverside cafes offering international menu and nirvana music. Another major tourist attraction is Rohtang Pass lets you explore the stunning panoramas of the glorious snow peaks and glaciers.

is the right place for anyone who wishes to escape the heat & dust of the world, to breathe the exhilarating air of the Himalaya and enjoy the spectacle of the variegated mountain scenery.

Kerala-God's Own Country

Kerala is a lush symphony of ever-green forests,paddy fields, coconut palms and plantations. The enchanting backwaters of Kerala, the mesmerizing waterfalls, the hill stations and the serene atmosphere make the state one of the most preferred tourist destinations. Its one of the best places to visit in november in India.

Photo of Kerala Backwaters

Backwaters comprises of a chain of lagoons and lakes which lies parallel to the Arabian Sea. A cruise in the House boats gives tourists a unique experience amidst serene beauty of the surrounding greenery and nearby villages. Alappuzha, Munnar, Thekkady, Wayanad, Athirapally waterfalls, Varkala beach are some of the most preferred tourist places to see in Kerala. The Ayurvedic massages, Houseboat cruises in the world of backwaters, heritage zones and cuisine all adds up to God's own vacation!

The diversity of India still manages to astonish us. The landscapes, the weather patterns, the histories and stories, the festivals, different cuisines to taste and the several ways of finding spiritual sustenance. These all above stated destinations are some of the best places to visit in November in India. I can't think of one common theme to bind all of these places, except perhaps the diversity itself.

I doubt that Rohtang Pass remains open in the month of November and not going to Rohtang pass when in Manali is such a drawback.
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