November is the start of winter in India and makes it the perfect time to explore the vast country, be it the Himalayas in the North, the desert of Kutch & Rajasthan in the west, teas estates and tribes of the east or beaches of the south!
November is the start of winter in India and makes it the perfect time to explore the vast country, be it the Himalayas in the North, the desert of Kutch & Rajasthan in the west, teas estates and indigenous tribes of the east or beaches of the south!
India is a big country with many different religions,cultures and geographic distinction. The month of November offers good weather in most parts of India. The heat and humidity has reduced, the monsoon rains have also passed leaving everything lush & green. This makes it a great time to explore the country weather you are an Indian or coming from abroad.
November is also a season of festivals. The biggest Hindu festival of Diwali generally falls in October-November. It’s a great time to see the grand celebrations for foreigners. Indians themselves generally travel during Diwali school holidays to make the most of the fine weather. If your dates coincide with the school holidays do book in advance.
The north of the country offers the spectacular Himalayan Mountain Range. Places like Srinagar in Kashmir, Manali and Shimla are the most popular tourist places. But there are lesser known mountain villages and secluded cottages to be explored. Enchanting lakes, monasteries, walking trails await.
Down South the countryside is left lush green post the monsoons making November the best time to explore without the heat and humidity. Kerala and Goa are the most popular destinations but places like Hampi, Chikmaglur, Pondicherry are equally beautiful if not more due to fewer crowds.
Towards the east there are Tea estates of West Bengal and Assam, Luxury River cruises on holy rivers, tribal hamlets and more mountains to see. The west of India is a complete contrast and offers the deserts and palaces of Rajasthan and salt flats of Kutch.
The central regions of India offer amazing jungles and wildlife in November. The wildlife sanctuaries remain shut for the monsoons and most open gates mid-October. There are bespoke forest lodges to stay in and explore the wildlife, ancient temples and historic towns to explore.
The temperature varies depending on which part of the country you plan to visit. It is the beginning of winter, humidity and heat is lower than March to October which comprise of the summer and monsoon months. Rainfall is also at a minimal.
Indians love their ‘chai’ and also produce some of the best tea in the world.Come live at one of our working tea estates where you don’t just live amidst tea plantations but have a meal watching tea being plucked, later can see the process of tea making and finally enjoy tea in delicious preparations like a Green tea martini or a chai crème brulle. Our favorite is the Glenburn Tea Estate in West Bengal.
India is the land of Ayurveda and yoga. We have wellness retreats spread across the country that specialize in wellness. From the ancient science of Ayurveda to other wellness treatments from across the globe the wellness retreats of India offer healing and peace along with spectacular locations of Himalayas, beaches, forests etc.
The spectacular havelis and palaces of Rajasthan offer a chance to live like royalty. We also like to offer our clients a chance to not just live in these royal residences but also be able to experience a bespoke tour, meal or even festivals like holi etc hosted by the royal descendants themselves.
India is the land of Kama Sutra and nowhere is this better reflected than the temples of Khajuraho. These beautiful temples are also located close to the wildlife sanctuaries of central India that inspired stories like Mowgli and are home to the ferocious Indian Tiger. Bespoke Jungle lodges here offer wildlife experiences at par with international standards.
Go Glamping in theHimalayas
Experience the landcape and serenity of the mountains with our Glamping holidays. From Luxury tents pitched in Leh and Nubra Valley tothe luxury glamping camps on forested hills of Nagaland, come discover what it’s like to live close to nature.
We offer bespoke & curated voyages on the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. Choose to explore the historic settlements by the banks or remote location like the Sunderbands and valleys of Assam aboard these luxury cruises. You can join the fixed date voyages or we can customize a private charter for you. The well appointed luxury cabins and fantastic food along with sand bank picnics and shore excursions make for a cruise experience unlike any other.