16 Best Places to visit in October in India

October is the perfect month to travel and explore. With the weather being so perfect throughout the length of the country, what could be a better time to take a little trip? So, if you’re planning one, here’s a little help from our side: 

You’ll be happy to know that the month of October comes with a really long Diwali weekend:

  • October 26- Saturday
  • October 27- Sunday (Diwali)
  • October 28- Monday (Take a leave)
  • October 29- Tuesday (Bhai Dooj)

With the upcoming list of destinations, we’re sure that you’d definitely be tempted to go get yourself that long-awaited vacation. These are some of the places to visit in October, take a look!

Andaman Islands

This cluster of small islands has so much to offer, that it is undoubtedly one of India’s best travel destinations. This beautiful, exotic paradise is everything you could wish for during a vacation. But why must you visit the Andamans? Visit it for its breathtaking beaches, the Kala Pani cellular jail, watch the beautiful corals undersea, indulge in the delicious cuisine and much more! Also, this place has multiple absolutely stunning hotels available at very affordable prices.

Andamans - Places to visit in India

Weather in October: 23-27 degree Celsius

How to Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair

Varanasi

Now, this is one of those places that you must visit at least once in your life. Attracting people from all corners of the world, this city of temples boasts an absolutely colourful mix of modern cafes and dhabas. Also, if you’re the kind that likes to stock up on some souvenirs, this place is perfect. Choose your pick from an extensive range of rudraksh beads and fine silk clothing to take back home. 

Varanasi- Best Places to Visit in India

Weather in October: 22-27 degree Celsius

How to Reach:

Nearest Airport: Babatpur Airport
Nearest Railway Station: Varanasi Junction, also known as Banaras Junction

Thar Desert

Now this is one destination that is not found in a lot of people’s bucket lists. But tell you what, October is probably one of the best times to visit this place. The summers here can be really uncomfortable. Once you’re here, indulge in activities such as luxury camping, camel safari, desert camping, dune bashing, parasailing or just stargazing to make the most out of your trip.

Thar Desert- Places to visit in India

Weather in October: 2-10 degree Celsius

How to Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda
Nearest Railway Station: Jodhpur Junction Railway Station (major) and Jaisalmer Railway Station (local)

McLeodGanj

Visiting McLeodGanj is always a good idea. But you know what’s better? Travelling to this amazing destination during the onset of winter. This small hill station nestled in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh has so much to see and explore. The beautiful monasteries, the serene beauty of the hills and the lip-smacking food here will definitely have you come back for more. Also, it is best to avoid this destination during the monsoon season.

Mcleodganj- Best place to visit in India

Weather in October: 14-24 degree Celsius

How to Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Kangra Airport, Himachal Pradesh
Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot Railway Station

Coorg

Although India has a lot of hill stations, there are only a few in the southern region and Coorg is one of the finest there. Also known as the ‘Scotland of East’, the best time to visit this place is between the months of October and April. Here you can go trekking to the Brahmagiri Hill, take a jeep safari to the Nishani Hills, explore the coffee plantations or even visit the Madikeri fort.

Coorg- Best places to visit in India

Weather in October: 10 – 28 degree Celsius

How to Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport
Nearest Railway Station: Mysore Junction Railway Station

Jim Corbett National Park

One of the most famous national parks in the country, tigers, bears, deer, rhesus macaques, langurs, leopards and jungle cat are some of the animals that you can sight here. Once you’re here, taking a jungle safari through the park is a must. Other than this, you can also indulge in activities like Elephant Safari, bird watching, trekking, paragliding and kayaking, making it one of the best places to visit in October in India.

Coorg- best places to visit in India

Weather in October: 30-20 degree Celsius

How to Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Dehradun Airport, Uttrakhand
Nearest Railway Station: Ramnagar Railway Station, Nainital

Hampi

Love history and everything about it? Hampi is the place to be at! With its rusty hues and old world charm, it’s impossible not to fall in love with it. It is located in Bellary district of Karnataka, surrounded by hills on three sides and Tungabhadra River on the fourth. The place is full of monuments, beautiful ruins and many many glorious stories of its remains. If you like shopping, it also has an excellent market called Hampi Bazaar to cater to all your shopping needs. 

Hampi

Weather in October: 25-33 degree Celsius

How to Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Hubli Airport, Karnataka
Nearest Railway Station: Hospet Junction, Karnataka

Munnar

Another hill station from the south, Munnar is located in the Idukki district of Kerala. Immensely popular for its tea estates, it is a popular tourist spot during the summers, especially among nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The name comes from two Malayalam words: Moonu which means ‘three’ and Aaru referring to ‘rivers’. The famed Neelakurinji flower that blooms once every 12 years can also be found here. Whether you’re travelling with solo, with friends or as a couple, hotels in Munnar have facilities for all kinds of travellers. 

Munnar

Weather in October: 22-25 degree Celsius

How to Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, Kerala
Nearest Railway Station: Aluva Railway Station, Kerala

Shimla

Capital of Himachal and every summer tourist’s dream destination, Shimla sits at an altitude of 2205 m and has a population of over 1.5 lakh people. It is immersed in snow capped mountains, and dense green vegetation including oak, deodar, pine and rhododendron trees all around. Although the best time to visit is during the summer months of April till mid-September, winter lovers would love the city during October. Things to do here include enjoying a toy train ride, river rafting, camping, paragliding, trekking and shopping at Lakkar Bazaar. 

Shimla- Best Places to Visit in India

Weather in October: 25-28 degree Celsius

How to Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Shimla Airport, Himachal Pradesh
Nearest Railway Station: Kalka Railway Station, Himachal Pradesh

Gangtok

How about getting out of those hideous, revolting cities and enjoying a day or two amongst the clouds? Tempting, isn’t it? Visit Gangtok to experience the same. With the beautiful Kanchenjunga in the background, this charming hill station could be your sanctuary from the summer this year. It is also abundantly jammed with beautiful monasteries and other spiritual establishments. Also, don’t forget to take a ride in the cable car from Deorali to Tashiling.

Gangtok- Best places to visit in India

Weather in October: 15-20 degree Celsius

How to Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra International Airport
Nearest Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri Junction railway station, Siliguri

Alleppey

The best trait about this place is that the moment you step into it, it’ll feel like home. Alleppey is all about backwaters, houseboats, ayurvedic centers, water canals and palm trees. A relaxing weekend is what travellers come here for, but if you fall into the adventurous kind, explore some of these amazing places while you’re on the trip: Alleppey beach, Vembanad lake, St. Mary’s Syro, Pathiramanal Island, Kuttanad, Alleppey backwaters and Mannarasala Temple. 

Allepey- best places to visit in India

Weather in October: 17-32 degree Celsius

How to Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, Kerala
Nearest Railway Station: Alappuzha railway station

Dalhousie

Full of flowers, valleys filled with pine, misty rivers and mountains, Dalhousie is a go-to destination for a lot of tourists every summer. Getting its name from one of the British Governor Generals- ‘Lord Dalhousie’, the culture of this place still reflects a Victorian vibe. When you’re here, don’t forget to visit Chamera, Panchpula, Khajjiar, St. Patrick’s church and the Chamba valley.

Dalhousie- Best places to visit in India

Weather in October: 15-25 degree Celsius

How to Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Pathankot Airport
Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot railway station

Mahabalipuram

A place of classical and cultural importance, Mahabalipuram lies on the Coromandel coast while also facing the Bay of Bengal. It attracts a lot of visitors every year, mostly during the holiday season. The beauty of the place lies in its architecture and sandy beaches. Some of the places to see here include Arjuna’s Penance, Sthalasayana Perumal Temple, Shore Temple, Crocodile Farm, Krishna’s Butterball, Cave Temples and India Seashell Museum. The best time to visit the place is during the winter months. Summers are very hot and humid, and therefore October would be perfect for your visit.

Mahabalipuram- best places to visit in India

Weather in October: 26-34 degree Celsius

How to Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Chennai international airport
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai Railway Station

Aurangabad

Situated in the state of Maharashtra, Aurangabad is known for its 17th century architecture. It has also been declared as the ‘Tourism Capital of Maharashtra’. Some of the places you could visit on your trip to this historic place include Bibi ka Maqbara, Aurangabad Caves, Panchakki, Daultabad fort, Siddharth Garden and Zoo. 

Aurangabad- best places to visit in India

Weather in October: 19-30 degree Celsius

How to Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Aurangabad Airport
Nearest Railway Station: Aurangabad railway station

Khajuraho

A very famous place situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh, it is particularly known for its temples and scriptures. A lot of people have described them as fine art. Although initially, there were eighty five temples in the complex, today the number has been reduced to just twenty five.

Khajuraho- best places to visit in India

Weather in October: 16-28 degree Celsius

How to Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Khajuraho Airport
Nearest Railway Station: Khajuraho railway station

Cherrapunjee

This is the wettest land in the country and is famous for the extreme amount of rain it receives along with its living root bridges that have been made from rubber trees. It is situated on the edge of the Himalayas in the state of Meghalaya. Tourists love to trek through the thick forests here. The most famous spot here is of the living double decker root bridge.

Cherrapunjee- best places to visit in India

Weather in October: 15-23 degree Celsius

How to Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Guwahati Airport
Nearest Railway Station: Guwahati railway station

Hope you’ve enjoyed reading about all these 16 places to visit in October in India. Have a fun trip ahead!

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