October is that time of the year in India when winter marks its arrival with fall autumn colors, and travel
becomes compatible with the pleasant chill weather. Planning your trip to any place to visit in India during
this time will take you on an inseparable travel tickle.
From an adventurous trekking summit to road trips through the Himalayas, historic learning of West cities to
beach chill in the south, our country has everything for every kind of traveler.
October is the month of festivities, meaning cultural celebrations and traditional food and sweets. Know with
Safar Mentor where you can plan to celebrate Durga Navratri this year or go hippie with the vibrant nightlife.
A breathtaking hill station in West Bengal, Darjeeling is a perfect summer destination in
India. Snuggled in the foothills of the Himalayas, this majestic town is surrounded by an emerald green
tea plantation and the world's third-highest mountain, Mount Kanchenjunga. Along with the thrilling Tiger
Hills trekking point, picnic at Rock Garden, and white river rafting at Teesta River, enjoy a fun ride in
the Toy Train. October is the autumn season with pleasant weather between 11 C to 18 C and the best time
to visit Darjeeling for the first glimpse of snow-capped mountains and mesmerizing meadows.
Majestic forts and palaces, ancient ruins, and intact royalty has always attracted tourists
to visit Jaipur. Also known as the Pink City, the city has a rich history and you will witness the Mewari
culture in every corner of Rajasthan from bhajans and folk music to textile, clothing, stonework, and
traditional handicraft. Celebrate the revered Dussehra Festival and witness the Donkey Fair in October in
Jaipur. There are several monuments that will leave you spellbound- Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jal Mahal,
City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Kanak Vrindavan, and much more.
Built on the banks of the Yamuna river in Uttar Pradesh, Agra is famous for its iconic one
of India's wonders and a UNESCO Heritage Site- Taj Mahal, a symbol of love and romanticism. It is the 24th
most populous city in India, which is best explored in the winter season between October to March when the
searing heat starts to mix with a cool breeze and pleasant weather. Visit the planned city of the Mughals-
Fatehpur Sikri, red-stone Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, earliest Mughal garden- Ram Bagh, resting place of
Mughal Emperor Akbar, Mariyam's Tomb, and Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Situated at the foothills of the Himalayan ranges, the world's Yoga Capital, Rishikesh is
the abode of Lord Shiva and one of the primary beginning points of the Hindu Char Dham Yatra pilgrimage.
Millions of tourists, national and international, visit this sacred city in India in October to enjoy
Himalayan winds and take a holy dip in Ganga. Not only the place offers divinity and serenity but also
refers to the Adventure Capital of India with several exhilarating adventures including river rafting,
bungee jumping, Giant Swing, para-sailing, paragliding, Hot Air Balloon ride, and much more. Witness the
iconic Ganga Arti at Triveni Ghat, camping at Shivpuri, and the famous The Beatles Ashram.
The city of lakes, Goddesses, and tals, Nainital, is a popular hill station among
tourists and serves as the perfect honeymoon destination to visit in India situated at an elevation of
2,000m in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The beautiful landscapes, green environment, gnarling lakes,
and waterfalls allures visitors from everywhere to enjoy a pleasant autumn season in October with a
temperature between 9 C to 18 C. The town held a grand Winter Fair called Sharadotsav during the month
of October which is celebrated with various cultural programs, folk dances, and delicious local
Dispersed with many ruined temples, forts, and other monuments from Vijayanagara Empire,
Hampi is the oldest village in Karnakata state in India. As it is located in the southern state,
exploring Hampi during the winter season is the most enjoyable place when the surroundings take a breath
from the scorching heat. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the place houses the oldest
7th-century functioning temple- Sri Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to the Hindu deity- Lord Shiva which
attracts even the atheist to capture its architectural brilliance.
Situated at an elevation of about 7,000ft, Kodaikanal is a phenomenal hill station in the
Tamil Nadu state of India famous for its man-made Kodai Lake. The place is situated in the Dindigul
district and is famous for its rich flora of eucalyptus, cypress, and numerous varieties of trees. With
temperature lowering occasionally to 7 C, the place receives a peak tourist season in October. The
winters paint the fantastic hues all around with fog and chilly breezes, giving travelers the best
weather conditions to explore Pillar Rocks, Coakers Walk, Devil's Kitchen, Dolphin Nose, and Kodai
An exceptional destination in God's Own Country- Kerala, Alleppey is a quaint hill
station situated on the Laccadive Sea. The place is best known for its houseboats, countryside calm
backwaters, and a labyrinth of pristine canals and lagoons. It is the best place to visit in India in
October and enjoy the Alappuzha-Kumarakom cruise. Experience a calm night stay in a Houseboat away from
hectic city life, indulge in the exotic bird-watching session when kayaking, swim at Pozhiyoram Beach,
and stroll through the mesmerizing Kuttanad village and try the flavored cuisines.
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The ancient palaces and rich heritage of Mysore or Mysuru have lured millions of visitors
from all around the globe. The City of Palaces is the perfect place for a weekend getaway to witness the
blend of old-charm with modernity. Situated northwest of the Chamundi Hills and between Kaveri and
Kabani rivers, Mysore Palace is a major attraction of the town that depicts a blend of Islamic, Gothic,
Rajput, and Hindu denominations. Apart from the centuries-old monuments and markets, Dussehra Festival
adds a cherry on the top with hundreds of thousands of visitors during the celebration and makes it a
must-visit place in India in October.
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar
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Port Blair is the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Indian territory.
Famous for its historic seafront Cellular Jail- once a prison cell for Indian freedom fighters, rugged
coastline, and tropical dense forests, this island is a popular attraction in India to visit in October
with mild wintry weather. It is pleasant weather for several water sports, sightseeing, and beach
exploration. Indulge in a serene bird-watching at Chidiya Tapu, witness bio-diversity at Viper Island,
learn a good deal about marine life at Samudrika Marine Museum, enjoy Jet-ski, boat tours, kayaking, and
canoeing at Rajeev Gandhi Water Sports Complex, and attend the infamous light and sound show at Cellular
Jail National Memorial.
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Ahmedabad is the third-fastest developing city in Gujarat state of India situated on the
banks of the Sabarmati River at the heart here. Soaked with archival history and architectural delight,
the textile city is India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City. From Thol Bird Sanctuary to Pavagadh
Archaeological Park, historic Bai Harir Vav to Kankaria Lake, there are plethora of popular places to
see in Ahmedabad. Shop at the famous Lal Darwaja Market for handicrafts, clothes, electronics, etc., and
bon appetite with drooling street food.
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If you're browsing the best place to visit in the Western Indian region during October is
Aurangabad. Situated in a hilly upland on the Kaum River in Maharashtra, the place is a UNESCO World
Heritage Site engulfing Ajanta and Ellora Caves. The city is named after the last effective Mughal
Emperor Aurangazeb and is popularly known for its renowned 17th-century Bibi ka Maqbara shrine and
Shivaji Maharaj Museum. The city is a historic tour hub for tourists from all around the world. Treat
your taste buds with the special signature dish- Naan Khaliya, exclusive to the town only.
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Snuggled amid the five hills forming the Sahyadri Mountain Ranges, Panchgani is a perfect
hill station in India for adventure enthusiasts and history freaks. Once served as a retirement place
for Britishers, the place is known for residential education schools and institutions since the 19th
century. One can witness the profusion of churches, convents, and other colonial structures from the
British Era. Enjoy horse riding on barren land at Table Top, trek to Kate’s, Sydney, and Parsi Point for
scenic views, visit Wai, housing over 100 temples with great mythological significance behind them,
catch the sunrise/sunset at Wilson Point, hike into the wilderness to Lingmala Falls, Pratapgad Fort,
try your hands at Paragliding, and much more.
Chosen as the world’s eleventh best destination in India, Goa is known for its beaches,
centuries-old churches and basilica, and Portuguese-style structures. If you’re planning to visit the
beach paradise of India, then October will surely cast magic on your trip as the beach shacks, vibrant
markets, and many other places begin to open after a long haul due to the monsoon. The weather is
neither too hot nor too humid with temperatures between 31 to 23 C, allowing visitors to enjoy Goa
Festivals in October- Gandhi Jayanti, Vintage Car & Bike Festival, Poderachem Fest, and Oktoberfest.
Watch the bewitching sunset at the largest beach in Goa- Calangute, capture the cascading Dudhsagar
Waterfall, and more.
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Packed with stunning landscapes, alluring beaches, Portuguese colonial structures, and
deep history, Daman is an ideal destination to visit in India in October. Located on the Arabian Sea’s
Gulf of Khambat, the city is one of the three districts of the Union Territory of Dadar and Nagar, from
historic ruins, cathedrals, and temples to Lord Shiva temple, amusement parks, and beaches for adventure
sports you have endless places to see and things to have more fun and thrill on your trip. Explore the
mesmerizing beauty of the twin towns of Nani-Daman and Moti-Daman.
Kolkata, West Bengal
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Witness the vibrancy and colors of Kolkata in October when the entire city celebrates the
10-day-long Durga Navratri festival with full enthusiasm. It is the best time to visit this place in
India to witness the charm of the city and know about their culture, religion, and tradition closely.
The abode of the great poet Rabindranath Tagore, the city is famous for its theater and traditional
culinary delights. Enjoy the lively nightlife here at furbished bars and country pubs. Visit the
1920s-built Victorian Memorial, behold the spectacular view of Howrah Bridge standing finely on Hoogly
River, have fun with kids at Nicco Amusement Park, and visit eco-tourism park, Science City- the largest
in India, and more.
Situated on the Bay of Bengal about 60 km from Bhubaneswar in Odisha, Puri is worldwide
famous for Jagannath Temple and Longest Golden Beach is known as a Hindu sacred place where hundreds of
thousands of pilgrims take a holy dip for soul purification and attracts tourists from all corners to
seek blessings from Lord Jagannath- an incarnated Purushottama form of Hindu God Vishnu. If you’re
planning to visit Lord Krishna’s abode, then October is the best time to visit as the climate remains
pleasant between 17 C to 27 C. Take a glance into Odia culture and stroll by the picturesque beach shore
and enjoy various water sports and other thrilling activities.
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Situated about 35 km from Puri in the state of Odisha, Konark is the perfect destination
to visit in India for everyone who loves centuries-old grand architecture. Plan your trip to Konark this
October and learn about the religious significance of monuments. It houses the 13th century Konark Sun
Temple dedicated to the Hindu Sun God and designed as a chariot of the deity, which was declared a
UNESCO Heritage Site in 1984. The place hosts the annual Dance Festival and Sun Festival followed by the
Handicrafts Mela where you can buy hand-woven sheets, carved displays, and many artistic things.
Bodh Gaya, Bihar
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Bodh Gaya is a privileged village in the state of Bihar and is considered one of the
significant Buddhist pilgrimage sites as Buddha spend a huge amount of his life and attained
enlightenment and salvation here. The weather during October remains pleasant with a cold breeze and
less humidity making it the best time to visit this place in India. Many tourists come bustling here to
pay homage to monasteries, temples, and the sacred Bodhi Tree. Capture the incredible sight of the
tallest Buddha statue in India established by Dalai Lama, visit the Archaeological Society Museum, shop
at Tibetan Refugee Market for souvenirs, and much more.
Mandarmani, West Bengal
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A small seaside resort village situated in the East Medinipur district in the state of
West Bengal and lies at the north end of the Bay of Bengal, Mandarmani is a beach town known for its
beaches and water sports activities. It is not yet a popular destination among tourists and hence offers
unspoiled charismatic views of long, drive-in beaches. Enjoy fishing amid the drizzling sea waves and
capture the ever-hypnotizing sunset by the beach while sipping on your coconut water. As the place is
not bustling with crowds, it offers majestic clearance for sunbathing and bird-watching. Don’t forget to
bring your own food, beverages, and other picnic essentials to enjoy your getaway with your loved ones.
Q.What are the best places in India to visit in October?
For nature lovers and adventure freaks, plan your visit to Ladakh, Nainital, Auli, Rishikesh, Kodaikanal,
Alleppey, Darjeeling, Panchgani, and Goa. Other places you can visit in India to find solace from hectic life
include Port Blair, Ahmedabad, Dama, Puri, Konark, Mysore, Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Kolkata, and more.
Q.What are the affordable places in India to visit in October?
Tight on your budget? Don't worry we've got several beautiful places you can travel to when you're running low
on budget- Kodaikanal, Darjeeling, Gokarna, Udaipur, Puri, Mandarmani, Goa, Alleppey, Nainital, and Rishikesh.
Q.Is October a good time to travel to India?
During this time of the year, the north shelves the clear blue skies and the weather becomes pleasant as the
chill winds mark the arrival of the winter season in October. It is during this month that the country has many
auspicious and significant festivals making India an ideal holiday destination among tourists.
Q.What kind of clothes do I need to carry while traveling to India?
You should carry a fine raincoat, an extra pair of clothing with t-shirts, a warm jacket, track pants,
hiking/trekking shoes, an umbrella, sunscreen, a hat/scarf, extra pair of clean socks. Mark an impact on
conservation and lessen the use of plastic bags and other stuff. Bring your water bottle and washable cutlery.
Q.Is India a safe place to travel with kids?
Taking care of a kid simply depends on you. People from around the world come with their families and kids and
enjoy the mild wintry weather. For more information on kids’ travel, get in contact with Safar Mentor for
Q.What are the things to keep in mind while traveling to India in October?
Almost all Indians solely keep their taste buds in check with the street food, so don't hesitate to eat the
local food stalls, avoid bottled water, save big by commuting with public transport (much safer for solo
travelers), and the key tip- keep your exquisite belongings like phone, laptop, chargers, passport, tickets,
wallets, etc., at the safest spot or with you and don’t ask for directions from just anyone, instead use Google
Maps, or call our travel experts in case of any inquiries and get a planned trip customized for you.