Best Places To Visit In India In October 2024

October is a ideal month to go on a holiday because in this month the weather is nice and there are many things to celebrate. You can visit so many places in India in October, from the big hills in the north to the warm beaches in the south. October is a good time to travel because there are not many tourists and you can get good deals. Why not make this month special by going on a trip you will always remember? India has many amazing places to see and do.

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Varanasi

  • Temperature: High - 33°C, Low - 22°C

Varanasi, situated on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh, is a sacred meeting place for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. The soul of the city lies in its ancient temples, majestic palaces and riverside ghats (terraces), where countless devotees come to purify themselves in the sacred waters of the Ganges. Amidst the hustle and bustle of its lively markets, there is a sense of peace, especially as you glide down the river during the quiet hours of the morning. Due to the rapid fluctuations in climate, the temperate months between October and March are ideal for travel.

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Himachal

  • Temperature: High - 33°C, Low - 13°C

Himachal Pradesh is a nature lover's dream, with its snow-capped Himalayan peaks, green valleys and beautiful hill stations. There is an influx of tourists here throughout the year. But after the monsoon rains, October is an ideal month to explore its beauty, dive into adventure, go shopping or simply get closer to nature. Must visit places like Kullu-Manali, Shimla, Dalhousie and Dharamshala. Don't miss the mesmerizing Great Himalayan National Park, Chail and Kasauli. And if you're up for some thrilling excitement, zip-lining, rafting, biking, climbing and trekking await you.

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Kerala

  • Temperature: High - 35°C, Low - 23°C

Kerala, often called the “tropical paradise” of South India, is a place where nature truly shines. Nestled between the vast Western Ghats and the vast Arabian Sea, Kerala has everything from tranquil backwaters and golden beaches to spice-scented hills and rejuvenating Ayurvedic retreats. Bordered by Tamil Nadu to the east and Karnataka to the north, it is a mix of cultures, evident in the mix of temples, mosques and churches. Looking for the best time to visit? October is ideal. The monsoon rains have just departed, gifting the state with a fresh, cool climate.

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Darjeeling

  • Temperature: High - 18°C, Low - 10°C

As October begins, the chill of winter begins to be felt in Darjeeling. Often called the “Queen of the Hills”, Darjeeling is wonderful during this month, making it a great time to visit. Imagine watching the sunrise over Mount Kangchenjunga or sipping some fresh tea straight from the local gardens. Darjeeling is dotted with serene Buddhist monasteries and is home to some unique plants and animals found only in the Himalayas. And don't even get me started on the food - this is a must try! And before you leave, board the toy train for a memorable ride to Darjeeling.

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Goa

  • Temperature: High - 32°C, Low - 24°C

Imagine beaches where the sun casts golden hues on the white sand and the waves shimmer lusciously. That's Goa for you – India's favorite beach. This is not just a vacation spot; This is where memories are made. Goa surrounded by the Arabian Sea in the month of October is a perfect blend of relaxation, exploration and adventure. October is a great time to pay attention to all that it has to offer. Participate in water sports, enjoy delicious Goan cuisine, explore historic churches and forts, or simply enjoy the sunshine. Every day is a holiday in Goa.

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Kolkata

  • Temperature: High - 30.2°C, Low - 23°C

Kolkata, once the seat of British power, proudly showcases its colonial past alongside modern-day vibrancy. This city of contrasts is home to deeply traditional folks as well as the ultra-modern, coexisting in a lively dance of cultures. One of the city's charms is its welcoming locals, known for their warmth unmatched in many parts of India. If you're considering a visit, October is perfect, especially during the grand Durga Puja festival. As the festivities light up the streets, the weather turns cooler, making your stay delightful.

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Kaziranga

  • Temperature: High - 31°C, Low - 22°C

For wildlife lovers, Kaziranga in Assam is an unforgettable place. This famous national park is known as the proud home of the elusive one-horned rhinoceros among other unique creatures of the North East. The thrill of exploring lush landscape is not limited to jeep safaris only; You can also experience the park from above the elephant, which offers a completely different perspective of the wildlife and their natural habitat.

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Nainital

  • Temperature: High - 18°C, Low - 09°C

Nestled in the hills, Nainital, known as the “City of Lakes”, shines like a gem. October is a pleasant month to visit: post-monsoon freshness without the winter snow. Naini Lake sparkles reflecting the blue sky and surrounding hills. As the sun sets, the sky creates a picture that gets imprinted in the memory. The city also offers spiritual solace in its sacred temple dedicated to Goddess Naina. Adventure lovers can enjoy sailing, trekking and horse riding among other activities. And if you crave panoramic views, climb to the topmost lookout point and let the snowy Himalayas take your breath away.

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Udaipur

  • Temperature: High - 37°C, Low - 20°C

Known as the "City of Lakes", Udaipur is the romantic heart of India. This Rajasthani jewel is especially charming in October. Thanks to the monsoons, the lakes fill with life, reflecting the grandeur of the palaces and gardens, which seem to come alive after the rains. The perfect weather turns the water bright blue, in contrast to the lush greenery of the Aravalli ranges. This is a sight not to be missed.

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Agra

  • Temperature: High - 34°C, Low - 18°C

Agra, situated on the banks of the Yamuna River, is famous for the Taj Mahal, which is often called the 'symbol of love'. Steeped in Mughal history, the city boasts not only the Taj but also other architectural wonders like the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. When you are there in October, wandering through its old markets is an attraction in itself.

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Rajasthan

  • Temperature: High - 35°C, Low - 23°C

In October, Rajasthan attracts tourists as it unveils its grand heritage and tapestry of enchanting stories. The entire state seemed to be resonating with the colours, tunes and anecdotes of the times of the bygone kings. With a slight chill in the air, it became a pleasant time to wander amongst its grand forts, luxurious palaces and bustling markets. As you wander through Rajasthan, taste local cuisine, experience festive celebrations, take a camel ride in the desert, and immerse yourself in the stories of its great past. In Rajasthan, you don't just see history, you feel it alive all around you.

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Amritsar

  • Temperature: High - 32°C, Low - 16°C

Nestled in North-Western India, Amritsar in Punjab is the beating heart of Sikhism. Amritsar's star attraction, the Golden Temple, draws countless visitors with its serene aura. While the temple exudes peace, the city streets, especially the bustling markets, are a whirlwind of activity. If you're planning a trip, the cool and comfortable months from October to March are ideal for exploring Amritsar's rich tapestry of faith, food, and culture.

 

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Andaman

  • Temperature: High - 31°C, Low - 23°C

Andaman is a dreamy escape located in the middle of the Bay of Bengal. These picturesque islands are a top choice for holidaymakers in India, especially in October. The monsoons have subsided, and the cold winter winds have yet to arrive, leaving the islands with pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters and numerous watersports to thrill. If you are looking for a tropical paradise, Andaman should be on your list.

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Rishikesh

  • Temperature: High - 32°C, Low - 19°C

Imagine a place surrounded by the Himalayas and touched by the waters of the Ganges. That's Rishikesh for you – India's yoga hotspot and an adventure-lover's dream. The weather in October is comfortably cool, making it a great time for unique activities like rafting, camping, and even fox flying!

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Kovalam

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Top Places to Visit in India By Month

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Thinking of traveling to India in October. where should I go?

Ans: October is a lovely time! You will find the atmosphere very charming. I suggest you check out Pushkar, Agra, Udaipur, Alleppey, Rishikesh, Jaisalmer, Nainital and Varanasi.

Q: Are there any beach places in India that are popular in October?

Ans: Absolutely! October skies at the beaches are just mesmerizing. Consider these: Goa, Alleppey, Kovalam, Kanyakumari, the Andaman Islands, and the Lakshadweep Islands.

Q: Can I participate in beach activities during October?

Ans: Yes, indeed! Beaches are bustling in October. If you're looking for tours and activities, Indian Holiday has some cool packages.

Q: Are there places in India that are still warm in October?

Ans: Yes, Some spots keep the tropical vibes even in October. You might like Goa, Andaman Islands, Kovalam, Kanyakumari, Varkala, or the Lakshadweep Islands.

Q: How about visiting North India in October?

Ans: North India is absolutely refreshing in October. Consider places like Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Nainital, Rishikesh, Srinagar, and Amritsar.

Q: I have my family with me. Where should we head to in October?

Ans: For a memorable family vacation, consider Srinagar, Nainital, Amritsar, Varanasi, Agra, Himachal Pradesh, or Rajasthan.

Q: Any chance I can experience snowfall in October?

Ans: It's a bit early, but you might get lucky in Rohtang Pass (Himachal Pradesh), Pahalgam (Jammu & Kashmir), or Lachung in Sikkim.

Q: How about some international destinations for October?

Ans: October's lovely for traveling! Think about Mauritius, Greece, Taiwan, Spain, France, Italy, or Prague.

Q: What are the highlights of South India in October?

Ans: South India is soothing in October. Some gems are Kanyakumari, Varkala, Alleppey, Kovalam, Munnar, and the Andaman Islands.

Q: Looking for a romantic honeymoon spot in India for October. Any Suggestions?

Ans: October has such a romantic air! For a honeymoon, consider Goa, Alleppey, Udaipur, the Andaman Islands, Munnar, Jodhpur, or Mount Abu.

Tips Before Travel

Bring multiple copies of your passport when you travel.

Travelling outside can be hard so you need to carry copies of your passport all around.

Register your name with your home embassy.

Register your name with your home embassy for easy travelling.

Don’t forget to carry local cash for purchasing items.

Don’t forget to carry the local cash for purchasing the local items.

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