Updated: Oct 8, 2020
As the monsoon gets over, with clearer skies, the holiday season and paradise for Neo Blogs and Vlogs kicks off during October in India. With festivals like Dusshera and national holidays like Gandhi Jayanti falling this month, October is the perfect time to visit most of the parts of India as it’s neither too hot, nor too cold and foggy and the rains are rare. If you are looking for destinations in India to be visited in October, we presents to you the top holiday options for October in India!
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Spend an October night in huts amidst the white sand desserts
#1 Kutch, Gujarat
One of the most surreal places in India, with a white salt desert and beautiful moonlight nights, Kutch lies in the western most part of India and it shares boundary with Pakistan. With deserts, oasis, beaches, heritage palaces, delicious food, religious temples, wildlife sanctuaries, etc. all in the same district,
Bhuj including Kutch is one of the few destination in India that offers almost everything. Kachch looks even more surreal on full-moon nights with light falling on the white salt desert . The beauty of the place and pleasant weather makes it one of the best places to visit in India in October. Places to visit: Gr8 Runn of Kutch, Kala Dungar, Shyamji Krishna Varma Smarak.
Things to do: Kutch Museum, Mandavi Beach, Narayan Sarovar.
#2 Lahaul & Spiti, Himachal
The fact that you can only travel to Lahaul & Spiti before the onset of winter makes them the best place to travel in October in India. Enjoy the wide and variety of flora and fauna found in Pin Valley National Park, catch the breathtaking view of the Milky Way galaxy lying under stars, and take the challenge of completing the Spiti Trek all at Lahaul & Spiti. Because nothing is as beautiful as the unscathed beauty of nature. Places to visit: Chandratal and Suraj Tal, Pin Valley National Park, Ki & Kaza, Dhankar, Tabo Monasteries, and Kunzum Pass
Things to do: Spiti trek, river rafting in Pin and Spiti rivers, write a post to your family/friends from the highest post office in Hikkim, try local grape wine in Ribba, explore the flora and fauna in Pin Valley National Park, camp at Chandratal, and lay hands on sea fossils in Langza.
#3 Hampi, Karnataka
One of the 32 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India, Hampi was the capital of Vijayanagar Empire in 13th century with magnificient temples and architectural wonders.
The city is in ruins now, but it serves as one of the most interesting places in India to hangout with good weather and ambience to spend some time away from the cities. If you’re looking for a quick getaway from Bengaluru for a weekend in October, Hampi is only an overnight train ride away.
Places to visit: Vithala Temple Complex, Matanga Hills, Tugabhadra River.
Things to do: Archaeological Museum, Hanuman Temple, Hampi Bazaar.