10 Best Places in the World To Visit In Autumn 2019

By Priya Saha on Dec 21, 2018
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Every season is blessed with colors. Whether it is the shiny white winter or the bright sunny summer, every color has its significance. But what I personally feel is, nothing can exemplify the changing color of the nature better than autumn season. The transformation of the vibrant green leaves into fiery red, gold and shimmering yellow is utterly magical. And it is a ‘crime’ for travel buffs like you if you don’t cherish such eternal beauty before the bitter wind of the winter steps in.

So, whether you want to head off for a scenic drive or a train ride; visit the places that looks incredible in autumn.

1. Madagascar

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You don’t need an excuse to visit this paradise of wildlife. And when it comes to fall, the time is perfect to go for bird watching or watch some pleasant wild animals that make their last visit before the winter approach.

Note: Keep your camera ready to capture baby lemur hitching a lift on their mother’s back through the forest.

2. Kyoto, Japan

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Adding to many other beautiful traditions, Kyoto also celebrates the arrival of autumn with Koyo - leave viewing tradition. And the best place to watch it is on the island of Honshu. You can see almost every sloping roof of the historical structures and the temples covered with golden leaves. At night, the lights illuminate the colorful branches of the trees, making the ambience colorful.

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3. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

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Filled with forest paths, mountains, wildlife and friendly villages, Cairngorms National Park is a haven for trekkers. And if you are visiting it in autumn, adventures like gorge walking or canoeing are definitely going to give you the perfect adrenaline rush.

So, just put on your trekking shoes and trek into the park to admire its glorious view.

Note: Don’t miss out to taste Scotland’s malt whiskies.

4. Soave, Italy

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In Italy, wine and feast go hand in hand. And if it’s autumn, its ‘sagre, sagre’ everywhere. With vineyards full of ripped grapes, it’s the season for harvesting grapes for all Italians. And the best place to be a part of this festival in Italy? The answer is Soave. Filled with several vineyards, Soave let you taste all the wine without shelling a single penny from your pocket.

Note: Don’t miss out Chocolando (Chocolate master’s festival)

5. Bandhavgarh National Park, India

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Being the favorite hunting destination for the Maharajas of Rewa in the past, this national park still tops the list when it comes to Royal Bengal Tiger. Come in autumn and you get to see its rich flora and fauna which will definitely ignite the adventurous spirit in you.

Note: Go for a safari ride as you might spot one of the white tigers out there.

6. South Island, New Zealand

Autumn comes quite late on this part of the globe. But it’s worth waiting as you see the fiery red leaves covering the landscape and making New Zealand look like a fairy land. Walk along the lakes and rivers around Tekapo, the Waitaki Valley and Central Otago to enjoy the scenic beauty.

7. St. Petersburg, Russia

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Popularly known as the ‘Venice of the North’, St. Petersburg is replete with stunning architecture and charming parks. And a walk through these parks becomes more fascinating when the leaves turn yellow. Come in fall and you will see the paths covered with golden foliage.

Note: Grab a bench in the Summer Garden and watch the colorful leaves falling over the strikingly white statues of the garden

8. Gruyere, Switzerland

Switzerland is all about snow capped Alpine slopes, lush green countryside and small carriage ride through those sites.  But have you visited it in autumn? If not, then you should.  The hiking trails are free of summer crowds and the slopes are all in red and yellow colors.

Note: Take the Chemin du Gruyere trail from the chocolate factory to the famous cheese-making centre.  

9. Iceland

The name Iceland reminds us about the northern lights. And when it is about the best time to see it, autumn is the season for you. Fewer crowds, lower hotel rates and easy availability of the cars for hire. In fact, you might end up enjoying the northern light from your hotel room window. Besides, the nights are darker in autumn than in any other season. And the best part is the shores are full of colors.

Note: visit Hraunfossar waterfalls where bushy trees paint the horizon in colors like yellow, red and orange.

10. California, USA

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We all know northeast USA is famous for autumn color. But what we are ignorant about is west coast is equally decked up in the fall season.  Come to California and you can see the forest covered with reds and yellows. With the rocky hills at the backdrop, California looks absolutely picture perfect.

Note: The best place to get the view is Bishop Creek Canyon.

So, what you are waiting for? Just pack your bag and set off for the journey before the Mother Nature turns white. If you come across any more names, feel free to add them up.

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