8 Places to visit in India in October

India is one of those few countries, which vitrines a unique culture in every 50kms. So as the tourism in this country, it has all the array for all kind of visitors. One cannot explore India and its colorful cultural, heritage, and natural sites in one go. Here in this article, I will tell you about the places you can visit in India during October When days are a little warm and dry and nights become cozy, the month marks the end of monsoon season and the return of warm, sunny days. The post-monsoon or autumn season lasts from October to November. The month when the colors of India starts blooming in its natural way. Average daytime temperatures this month are quite favorable for tourism in India. The crux is, October is an admirable time of year to plan your trip in India.

Agra- Majestic Gardens and various UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Located somewhere 200 kilometers from New Delhi, and sitting on the banks of river Yamuna Agra is one of the oldest cities in India. From UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, and Agra Fort to majestic Ram Bagh and Mehtab Bagh, from the legacy of Mughals in the form of Forts and Mosques to the modern day’s Agra’s nightlife, Agra houses everything. For food lovers, Agra serves special Mughalayi delicacies which you can never find anywhere else, I have never heard that any visitor finished the trip without tasting the most famous sweet of Agra, Petha. If this is not enough then the city offers you a wide range of shopping markets calls Kinari Bazaar and Sadar Bazaar which challenges you to open your wallet and buy almost everything from handicrafts to leather, from wedding attire to casual clothes, rugs to carpet these bazaars have everything at one place.

How to reach – By Air, By Road, or By Train.

Andaman & Nicobar- Not just an Islands

Somewhere around 1,367 km from Chennai and 1,304 km from Kolkata, a group of 572 near deserted-islands, islets, and rocks float in the blues of the Bay of Bengal Andaman & Nicobar once was a graveyard of martyrs. The place has been transformed into one of India’s majestic tourist sites. Surrounded by lush green forests and exotic flora and fauna that can take your breath away, more than 86% of the islands’ area is homes to animals like the spotted deer, wild boar, gecko, crab-eating macaque, and pythons. Not only this, but Its sparkling white beaches are also homes to a range of sea turtles. Of the 2000 plus species of plants found at the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, at least 1,300 are exclusive and non-available in the mainland of India. Despite developed as a popular tourist destination the natural beauty of the Islands remains untouched and unexplored. The turquoise sea water, incredible corals, and the picturesque site leave you enthralled. Marine life in Andaman & Nicobar is a must explored activities of every visitor, if this is not enough then to make your more exciting Andaman and Nicobar islands houses nine national parks and nearly a hundred marine and wildlife sanctuaries that offer extraordinary experiences and diverse ecosystems.  On a worldwide scale, Andaman islands are also home to some of the biggest butterflies found nowhere else. Settled in the Indian Ocean, the Andaman & Nicobar is a utopia on earth.

How to reach – Sea and Air Routes

Hampi- A walk to the history

Hampi is located in the Northern part of Karnataka. Also known as Vijayanagara who used to rule the city, Hampi lies within the ruins of the ancient kingdom. A collection of heritage sites Hampi is an illustration of the magnificent Dravidian style of architecture. As you explore the remains of Hampi’s glorious forts and gateways, you will witness the rich and prosperous kingdom of the 14th century which was eventually ruined owing to the attacks made by the Moghuls. There are several Monuments in the site, the most significant of which is Virupaksha Temple. Known as the collection of Monuments it is also called ‘Group of Monuments at Hampi’. Krishna temple complex, Narasimha, Ganesa, Hemakuta group of temples, Achyutaraya temple complex are some of the names of sites one can visit in Hampi.

How to reach – By Air, By Road, or By Train.

Bandhavgarh National Park

Located in the Vindhya Hills of the Umaria district in Madhya Pradesh Bandhavgarh National Park, the most popular national parks in India, declared as a national park in 1968 the Bandhavgarh is National Park is spread across the area of 446 sq km. The area of Bandhavgarh is proliferating with huge biodiversity, It’s a prominent place to grip the highest density of tiger population in India. Not only this, but the park is also famed for various species of fauna like White Tigers, Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Gaur, Chausingha and Chinkara, the Asiatic jackal. Divided into three major zones named Tala, Magdi, and Bamera out of which the Tala zone attracts a major number of tourists by offering the tiger sighting chances. Elephant safari is one of the main attraction of this park.

Bypassing years, the park has shown numerous increases in the count of the tiger species which is the reason to attract a large number of tourists in its purlieus. While half of the forest is being covered with fine trees of Sal and Bamboo, the forest also beholds the mixed-ranging from tall grasslands to thick Sal forest and so is the perfect habitat of a variety of animals and birds. The area brings a relatively moderate climate and, the riverbanks of the Bandhavgarh region are extremely fertile and are quite lush being the reason of a minimum 300 species of flora found at both the core and the buffer region of Bandhavgarh. 250 species of birds in the area with common langurs and rhesus macaque and the beautiful landscape of the Bandhavgarh offer a picturesque view to the tourists and nature lovers.

How to reach – By Road

Jaipur- A folk tale

Home to a few UNESCO World Heritage sites including Amer Fort and Jantar Mantar, Jaipur holds many magnificent forts, palaces, temples, and museums  Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City of India, and the largest city in the state of Rajasthan. This historic city has numerous stories to tell, each place has a history of its own and the stories, legends, and folk tales make it even more special.

For the grand welcome of Edward, Prince of Wales, the city was painted pink, which is also associated with hospitality, all this has been done under the rule of Maharaj Sawai Ram Singh, who was a Rajput king. Not only this, but Jaipur is also one of the first planned cities in India, which was planned as per the Indian Vastu Shastra by a Bengali architect named Vidyadhar Bhattacharya in 1727. The directions of each street and market are East to West and North to South.

Jaipur is a vibrant blend of the old and the new, While the old city surrounded by walls and gates decorated are with drawings on the backdrop of a beautiful pink hue, the pink city successfully manages to retain its old-world charm, The city’s colorful and chaotic streets, different transportations including Camel and leisure cycle-rickshaws mesmerize you with their combination of new-age carriers. Bustling local bazaars, like Bapu Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, and Johri Bazaar craves you shop at your heart. Not to forget to taste its very well known local food and the most famous dishes include the Ghewar, Pyaaz Kachori, and Dal Baati Churma. With its Stately buildings, tales of heroic battles, forts, and palaces, Jaipur has been one of the polished cultural jewels in the history of India.

How to reach – By Road, By Air, By Train

Pachmarhi- In the lap of the Mother Nature

The only hill station at the highest point in Madhya Pradesh Pachmarhi is also known as the “Queen of the Satpura Range”. Situated at an altitude of 1,067 meters, the picturesque town is also declared as Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and home to leopards and bison. Famous for its rich history, heritage sites, and dense forest, Pachmarhi has more visitors in summers and monsoons. Being at height and covered by lush green forests of the Satpuras with the streams and waterfalls, Pachmarhi is an ideal getaway for peace seekers. While the town was discovered and built-in modern times by Captain James Forsyth of the British Army, it houses beautiful churches built in colonial style architecture.

Known for its wide variety of trees, Pachmarhi houses one of the tallest waterfalls in India and five sandstone cut caves on the hilltop believed to be inhabited by the Pandavas of the Mahabharata. Not only this, but this magnificent scenic place also holds loads of temples of God Shankar. From waterfalls like Rajat Pratap, Bee fall, Apsara fall to the picturesque view from Dhoop Garh, to the dense forests Pachmarhi holds everything in one place. Camping, trekking, night safari are some of the major attractions in Pachmarhi.

How to reach – By Road

 

Mysore- Cultural Capital of Karnataka

Mysore the third-largest city and a Cultural Capital of Karnataka is famed for its heritage structures and palaces, and of course, the very noted festivities that take place during the Dussehra festival marks Mysore as one of the prominent tourist destinations during October.

The city which was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty is known for its rich architectural history and beautiful gardens. Located at the bottom of the Chamundi Hills, Mysore is about 150 km from Bengaluru. From Palaces to Gardens to Hills to Museums and Zoo, Mysore houses all beautiful and must watch locations in one place. It is one of that must-visit city in Karnataka that cannot be ignored, especially if you are touring with family.

The city’s large tourism industry attracts tourists from all across the World. Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundi Hills, Rail and Wax Museum, Mysore Zoo are few of the prominent sites to visit. And yes, not to forget to taste the delicious Mysore Pak and Shop for beautiful  Mysore Silk Sarees which is as rich and royal as the culture of Mysore.

How to reach – By Road, By Air, By Train

 

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal a mesmerizing destination located in Tamil Nadu. Covered with dense forest Kodaikanal is one of the most frequented destinations in the state. Not much explored by older generations, Kodaikanal has its charm of nature and is filled to the peak with fascinating and awe-inspiring tourist spots waiting to be explored. Kodaikanal Lake, Coaker’s Walk, Guna Caves, Pine Forest are just a few examples of the wonderful sights you may find Kodaikanal. Apart from this Kodaikanal is home to eight unique waterfalls that offer a heady combination of great views and quaint surroundings.

Popularly known as Princess of Hills Kodaikanal is situated in upper Palani Hills above 7200 feet to the sea level. Heaven to nature lovers Kodaikanal offers many options to get explored. Night Safari, Biking, Cycling around Kodaikanal Lake, Trekking Walking this virgin destination has everything to make you fall for mother nature. Lying on the way to Guna Caves, the Pine Forest in Kodaikanal is a wistful and invigorating terrain where you can do anything from simply taking a walk to camping. A walk in the quaint Pine Forest is sure to make you feel like you know this place from ages, as various Bollywood and South Indian movies have been shot in this magnificent forest area.

If you want to take your trekking experience to another height of adventure, do visit Kodaikanal, and if you want your children to get closer to Mother Nature the destination is waiting for you.

How to reach – By Road

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