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.