10 Best Places to Visit in India in October for Holidays

As winter chills set in and monsoons fade away, India transforms into an ideal destination to explore. With balanced temperatures and commencing winters, many cities of India conduct fun activities making the month of October the epitome of pleasant journeys.

The veiled beauty of this month is that the festival of lights Diwali, is just around the corner. The scent of sweets, fireworks, diyas, lanterns, and decorations overwhelm the mind with the forthcoming festive charm. Moreover, during this month the climate of the country is apt for travelling. The weather balances well while the country undrapes itself of fog and mist and the sky clears to vibrant blue.

Deciding on where to go in India in October? We will make the process easier for you. Here are the 10 best places to visit in India in October:

1. Himachal Pradesh - Switzerland Of India

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While the city just gets done with monsoons and the skies begin to clear, greenery is seen in abundance during the month of October. Imagine a bird’s eye view of the city feasting your eyes on the magnificent sceneries? Bir and Billing in Himachal Pradesh is where you can experience this in the form of paragliding. The sumptuous low green hills and tea gardens are a real eye candy. Dig deeper and fill yourself with insights to the Tibetan culture by visiting the Tibetan settlements and Buddhist monasteries. 

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2. Madhya Pradesh - Heart Of Incredible India

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A hill station is often an ideal place to visit on a short holiday. You enjoy a blend of nature with lush green stretches over the hilly terrain and waterfalls, along with activities like hiking and more. Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh would in fact win an award for the aforementioned. Hence a visit to this part of Madhya Pradesh is quite recommended in October. 

3. Varanasi - Open Your Third Eye

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The Ramnagar Ramlila takes place during the months of September and October. River Ganga as the backdrop and dispersed multi-stage theatres with grand depiction, lure tourists to witness the charm of the Ramlila that ends in an exquisite aarti. Witness the stories of Ramayan in fragmented parts at this holy venue in Varanasi.

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4. Gujarat - Twirl In Colour

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Kutch in Gujarat is one of those Indian touristy spots’ that has something for everyone, which is indeed a rare thing. The solemn destination is home to deserts, wildlife sanctuaries, oasis, heritage palaces, beaches, delicious food, religious temples, and a lot more. The beauty of the city is too good to be true especially on a full-moon night. The serene white salt desert and homely atmosphere simply makes Kutch one of India’s best destinations for an October holiday. Book a hut on the pearly sand and witness the raw beauty of this city in Gujarat. 

5. Hampi - Hippie's Paradise

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Being one among the 32 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India, Hampi, the capital of the Vijayanagar dynasty once upon a time, is now home to astonishing temples and architectural marvels that belong to the 13th century. With a perfect October weather and historic jewels, this city becomes one of the most ideal Indian cities to be visited during this part of the year. If you’re visiting from Bengluru, Hampi is just an overnight train away.

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6. Uttarakhand - Adventure Awaits You!

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A blend of religious significance and adventure! Where else can you find a contrast like this in India? Rishikesh in Uttarakhand holds great importance as a holistic city and is also a hub for thrilling adventures like bungee jumping, river rafting and more. Visit here to enjoy the best of both during October as the weather gets way to cold hereafter. 

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7. Kerala - Gods Own Country

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Given the title "God’s own country" Kerala doesn’t seem to disappoint its visitors in any way. During the month of October, the city simply goes from beautiful to gorgeous in a snap. Mesmerizing beaches, lakes, forts, palm trees, lighthouses, lush green hills, ancient temples, and other attractions are dense in Varkala, Kerela. Do consider Kerela for a short October vacation as the climate during this time of the year is more or less perfect.

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8. Arunachal Pradesh - Land Of The Rising Sun

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Tired of the cliché outings to temples, churches, historic monuments, and jazz? As you’re in the festive mood, you need a pre-festive vacation filled with serenity to prepare yourself for the hustle and bustle of the approaching festival? Looks like Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh came into existence to satisfy your Indian vacation needs. The month of October couldn’t be a better time to visit here as the city can’t get any greener in the year. This town is surfeit with lush green paddy fields bestowing you with the beauty of nature and its tranquility. You don’t need a temple, church, any sacred place, or a beach for peace here. You can just sit back in meditation and absorb the calm of Mother Nature in this very part of Arunachal Pradesh.

9. Maharashtra - Gastronomic Delight

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Maharashtra has a lot to explore. With major cities like Mumbai and Pune, the state never runs out of entertainment to please its tourists. While there are sufficient beaches in Kashid, Diveagar, Alibaug and more, Ganapatipule in Ratnagiri steals the show. With crystal clear waters and scrupulously clean beaches, this place is a highly recommended visit if you’re planning for a short holiday in the state of Maharashtra. The month of October is apt to visit here as the beach lacks crowd during this month of the year.

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10. Goa - State Of Trance

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Of course there is no specific season as such to visit Goa. This state is used according to convenience and mood. However, the month of October features the Goa Rhythm & Blues Music Festival. Otherwise, this period is ideal because it is neither peak nor off season. Hence you don’t have that excess crowd flooding the beaches making it the best place to visit in october in india for honeymoon. Also don’t miss the beautiful churches here.

It’s October. If you haven’t done much throughout the year, step out and visit a couple of these places and tell us about your trip.

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