If you’re in a serious desire to go on a vacay, this is the right time. The fact that its Dushhera season and the beginning of Hindu festivals, there could be no perfect timing. Festive holidays are lined up, destiny is urging you too, then what are you waiting for? And if really are interested, we’re here for you with a perfect list of perfect places to visit in October.
1. Daman & Diu
Let that cool breeze tickle your hair away and cuddle you. Let those waves touch your feet and wash all the despair away. Let those creative hands build their own castle on the white sands. Let a place as beautiful as Daman and Diu blow your mind away. The clean beaches, blue waters, and white sand beaches are the ones you can find in a few places. And Daman and Diu is one such with its eyes beholding the view of majestic Arabian Sea. Not only have the beaches called you out, but the place’s rich majestic forts and churches are also a spectacle to behold.
Weather: An average temperature of 35 degree Celsius.
Things to see: Devka Beach, Jampore Beach, St Jerome Fort, Cathedral of Bom Jesus.
Things to do: City shopping at local markets.
2. Amritsar, Punjab
While you visit Amritsar, there are some things you take away when you leave and some things you leave behind. While you leave behind all your despair and melancholy, what you take back with you are Waheguru’s blessings, serenity, and memories. That’s the magic of the place. If there is love in the air, peace, and purity is in the very air too. This place really is golden with peace and serenity.
Weather: An average temperature of 30 degree Celsius.
Things to do: have Fish Tikka at local restaurants.
Things to see: The Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, Guru Ke Mahal, Wagah Border.
When it comes to luck, you can officially call yourself extremely lucky if you behold the majestic tiger in Ranthambore. That’s what half of the tourists come from all over for. However, 97% of them go back disappointed because it rarely happens that they behold tigers wandering freely, unchained. However, that’s a bit scary for the weak hearted but that doesn’t stop them. Not only Tiger but other species of animals can also be seen here, sambhar deer being the most common. So even if you didn’t get to see a tiger, you’d get to see other animals for sure.
Weather: An average temperature of 28 degree Celsius.
Things to do: Shopping handicrafts at Sawai Madhopur.
Things to see: Ranthambore Fort, Padam Lake, Joghi Palace.
4. Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Fed up with life? We’ve got a perfect plan to help you get rid of the despair. Kullu is the perfect escape for all the dark thoughts to go away. The picturesque vistas of this place never fail to give you an idea of perfect bliss. Home to many temples, it is also known as God’s paradise, having various mythological significance. And the happy ones out there, this place calls you too to make some blissful memories. And if you’ve been thinking of it, it is a perfect time. Dusshera is round the corner, the main festival and highlight of this place in this month, which the dwellers celebrate with cheers.
Weather: An average temperature of 5 -15 degree Celsius
Things to do: Trekking, Fishing and river rafting at River Beas, city shopping in Akhara Market and Tibetan Market
Things to see: Malana, Pandoh Dam, Bhrigu Lake, Manikaran, Hanogi Mata Temple
5. Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
Who at first knew that a gem hides in Madhya Pradesh. And the gem we’re talking about is a hill station in Madhya Pradesh. Lays in Pachmarhi, exotic caves, majestic historical monuments, waterfall and what not. History and Nature come together here. Nestled Satpura ranges, a great option for your travel plans. And we request you, don’t miss Bastara Dushhera, the ultimate carnival that takes place in the month of October, the cheery faces would make you smile too.
Weather: An average temperature of 15-25 degree Celsius.
Things to do: Handicrafts and bamboo products shopping in local markets.
Things to see: Bee Falls, Pandava Caves, Dutchess falls.
6. Srinagar, Jammu And Kashmir
The more we describe to you the beauty of this place, the less the description gets. Because its beauty is boundless. Be we have to, so we chose to describe it in just a word, Paradise. Time may fade everything but an exception is its beauty. The beautiful lakes, majestic mountains, and green valleys are the diamonds studded on the crown. And if the biting cold keeps you from visiting this place, change your mind, because October is the appropriate season for you. Not much chilling it gets as compared to other months.
Weather: An average temperature of 13 degree Celsius.
Things to do: Shikara ride, city shopping at Jk Govt emporium opposite Dal Lake.
Things to see: Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh, Char Chinar, Wular Lake.
7. Bir Billing
Too much of everything can exhaust you. If not exhaust, it’ll definitely bore you. But that is not we want for our readers at all. So if your eyes grew tired of beholding natural scenes, we have a plan B for you. The ‘B’ we mean, Bir Billing. Located in Himachal Pradesh, it is impossible that a paragliding enthusiast hasn’t heard of it. It is widely known for is paragliding. The fact that it hosted the World Paragliding World Cup in 2015, reflects that this place shouldn’t be a miss for all those whose adrenaline never keeps calm. Not only paragliding but it too is rich in Tibetan Culture, an option for the ones who don’t give adventure a thumbs up. And also a place for those who very well apply to them the magic of meditation.
Weather: An average temperature of 10-25 Degree Celsius.
Things to do: paragliding, camping, mountain biking, meditation.
Things to see: Bir Tea Factory, Chokling Monastery.
8. Darjeeling, West Bengal
We don’t need to tell you about Darjeeling, you must already know that it is known for its tea plantations. Indeed a well-known fact that it has a number of beautiful green gardens with a large variety of tea. It is the leading supplier of tea all across the world. To say more about the place, this place is something more than just being a large bed of tea. The rich Tibetan culture, churches and the spectacular views of the highest peak, Kanchenjunga is what makes the place worth your visit.
Weather: An average temperature of 15-25 degree Celsius.
Things to do: shopping in Nehru Road, trekking at Sandhakphu.
Things to see: Tiger hill, rock garden, Nightingale Park.
9. TAWANG, ARUNACHAL PRADESH
If we tell you, that this place is beautiful enough, we’d be blabbering the same old stuff that we mentioned for places above. Indeed this place is beautiful but we know we got to give you a different reason to make your mind up to consider this place. And we’re ready with the reasons. This place happens to be the birth place of the legend, Dalai Lama. And His very traces are in the air. Peace, serenity, divinity, and spirituality, is what the natives here breathe. The place happens to be rich in Tibetan culture and that’s what makes it obvious that t dwells in it a number of monasteries.
Weather: An average temperature of 10-15 degree Celsius.
Things to do: city shopping in the old market and Tibetan settlement market and meditation in meditation centers.
Things to see: Bap Teng Kang, Sela Pass, Tawang Monastery.
10. VIZAG, ANDHRA PRADESH
Now known as Vishakhapatnam, it is another place outpacing all the beauty standards set. If there was a beauty pageant for places, certainly, this place deserves to be one of the top contenders. The treasure lies in this place as it’s incredibly beautiful beaches. Its vast and rich culture and churches also call for your attention.
Weather: An average temperature of 25-35 degree Celsius.
Things to do: City shopping in Kurupam Market, Lepakshi Handicrafts and Jagadamba Centre.
Things to see: Bora Caves, Submarine museum, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Ramakrishna Beach.
Holidays are approaching, the city is in the festive spirit. Then why would you spend these holidays sitting at home in front of a TV? Get up and pack your stuff! This is the time and keep in mind, time waits for none.