Best Places to visit in India in October
Places to visit in India in October for the culture vultures:
Gujarat for Navratri
Navratri, meaning 'nine nights', is one of the most popular and widely celebrated Hindu festivals in many parts of India. Gujarat, however, is the only state that erupts into a nine-night dance festival, perhaps the longest in the world.
In October, Vadodara (Baroda) has pleasant weather and is perfect for exploring the city and also the Grand Celebration of Navratri. You can also explore the Laxmi Vilas Palace - one of the most majestic structures in India and thatthe private residence of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. One can almost mistake it for a grand palace in Europe but the Indian and Islamic touches of architecture somehow make it even grander.
Places to visit in India in November for Adventure enthusiasts:
Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage and is a group of ruins in Karnataka. This place showcases the excellence of architecture and gives a hint of the presence of spirituality.
Hampi is one of the best offbeat places in India. It is a destination for those seeking a unique holiday experience Considered the bouldering capital of India, Hampi offers activities like bouldering, Rock Climbing, trekking, coracle rides, cycling, etc. Once a haven for backpackers and many homestays, now Hampi is seeing its fair share of luxury hotels cropping up.
Places to visit in India in November for Nature & Wildlife Enthusiasts:
Sundarbans is the home to a large percentage of Bengal Tigers. The majestic creatures and the beauty of this place is its main attraction.
Sunderbans are the World’s largest coastal mangrove forests. The place is struggling with the chicken and egg situation where in tourism affects the delicate ecosystem but lack of tourism drives the local to poverty and turns them to poaching and activities that equally harm the delicate balance of Nature here.
Therefore it is important to visit here with utmost care towards sustainability. Its difficult to see the elusive Bengal tiger as most of the safaris only happen by boat which means you actually only see very little of the islands. Safaris and sightings here are dependent on too many factors unlike traditional boat safaris. Tide, water levels etc play a big part. So go only with expert guides and only if your are a true wildlife enthusiast.