Planning an itinerary can be a bit difficult, but we can help you decide which destinations should be on your must-visit list when you are in India in the month of October.
1. Head to Mumbai
If one traveler finds a certain weather condition bad, the other might take it as a miracle. Mumbai and the entire sea-kissing Konkan strip witnesses’ moderate rainfall after the sweaty summers, thus inviting visitors from all around the world, particularly the Arabian Peninsula. Marvel at the wet playground and head to Marine Drive for a long walk with your partner.
Promenades of Worli Seaface will welcome everyone with several vendors offering you a chance of enjoying the rains with a cup of hot chai. Top it off with roast groundnuts and see how beautiful this world is!
For the ones who like to splurge, visit Taj Mahal’s Sea Lounge and enjoy high tea at this posh hotel. This place is just ideal for the travelers who wish to have their tea while watching the gorgeous Arabian Ocean.
2. Head To The Happening Goa
It is perhaps the time when you should be visiting the gorgeous beach town, to party and have fun. With the crowds tending to gather and the flea markets beginning to open, you get to enjoy everything at good rates. Head for long rides on motorbikes, sit on the unpopulated beaches and catch a glimpse of the watermelon pink sunsets.
The refreshing yet moderate rain will cover the Goan state in natural colors, thus making it just the place where you’d want to be. During this time, there are many wildlife sanctuaries that must be explored including Mollem National Park and Cotigoa Wildlife. Go for a boat cruise along the stretch of Mandovi River with your partner and see how spectacular Goa can be during October.
3. Fall In Love With Himachal Pradesh
India’s majestic peaks are so inviting at any time of the year that you don’t need a reason to be here! There can be nothing as astonishing as picking fruits on the farms and camping out under the kinnow trees. Homestays in fruit orchards will make for a memorable trip – giving you a chance to enjoy time peacefully – away from the usual ennui of life.
The Shimla-Manali circuit can be best explored during July. Exploring hill stations like McLeodganj, Chamba, Khajjar or a beautiful chunk of Tibet – Spiti Valley can offer respite from scorching summer heat.
4. Visit The Culturally Enriching Sikkim
Himalaya’s best-kept travel marvel, Sikkim is nothing close to the conventional Indian holiday destinations. A completely contrasting destination from backwaters of Kerala, royal trails of Rajasthan or exotic beaches of Goa – Sikkim is a little hill state that boosts of unspoiled alpine forests, a rich tribal culture lined with Tibetan Buddhist accents, as well as beautiful snow-capped mountains. This off the beaten region awaits you in full glory.
Visit Sikkim in October and you can trek to Goecha La, sip temi’s tea, go for a joyride on a cute yak in front of the Tsomgo Lake and go for rafting at Teesta River. If you find the idea of living in a hotel boring then embrace the local life at the homestays.
5. Uncover The Valley Of Flowers Uttarakhand
Explore the Valley of Flowers in its natural hue during the month of October. It is an enticingly diverse state that is tucked quaintly in a small corner of India. Considered as Dev Bhoomi by Hindus – you’ll find rich expanse of impeccable beauty covering the dramatic terrain.
While some travelers come here especially for the holy vibe and taking a dip in Haridwar at Har-ki-pari Ghat, others simply come to Uttarakhand for the tigers. The steamy lowland jungles in October are extremely inviting. It is best to add Dehradun, Lansdowne, Nainital, Ranikhet, and Kausani to your itinerary.
6. The Spectacular Jammu And Kashmir
Though this northern most state of India can be visited round the year at any time, it is still on the list only because we couldn’t have missed mentioning Leh Ladakh. The Himalayan wonderland and a center of Buddhist-Tibetan culture offer a picturesque vision of jagged mountains lined with endless prayer flags and lone white Gompa.
If you have already been to this scenic location, try and uncover other destinations like Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, and Sonmarg. The luxurious houseboats, fascinating Dal Lake, luscious forests, and a blooming variety of flowers make Jammu and Kashmir a nice option for October.
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