India is abundant in sightseeing places suited to every season or weather. October month is one of the best season for travel. Firstly it signals the end of the humid season and secondly it signals the onset of festival preparations for Dussehra and Diwali. Thus, for the travelers it signals the planning for leisure travel with friends or family. In this current article, we bring to you 5 best October Indian Destinations. Come October month and the climate becomes inviting. Although International places can sound enticing, there are myriad Indian destinations worthy of the visit. The article explores some of the best places to visit in the month, places to visit while being in the town and things to do.
Best October Indian Destinations
One of the Best October Indian destinations worth visiting is Agra. Located on the banks of Yamuna River, it is a home to one of the seven wonders of the world, Taj Mahal. It is because of this monument of love, Agra is on the list of every traveler.
Made with white marble and Quran scriptures engraved on the walls, the beauty can’t be expressed in words. October is the ideal time to explore this wonder and other structures in the city. Other places to visit in Agra are Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Chini-ka-Rauza and Akbar’s Tomb.
What should one do in Agra?
While in Agra one can gorge on Agra delicacies, leave for shopping spree at Raja ki Mandi, Sadar Bazaar or Kinari Bazaar. Also enjoy a light and a sound show at Agra Fort and do plan to visit Fatehpur Sikri.
A haven for those travelers who look for adventure and sightseeing, Rishikesh is a must visit. Not only is a holy Hindu site consisting of Temples and Ghats. It is also home to the famous Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula. Besides the above the destination is regarded as the ‘ Capital of Yoga’.
Other means of enjoyment are white river rafting, bunjee jumping, zip lining and camping along the shores of the gushing river Ganga. Also there are many sight-seeing places. Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Neer Garh Waterfall, Triveni Ghat, Rishi Kund, Beatles Ashram and Swarg Ashram are places worth visiting.
What should one do in Rishikesh?
While in Rishikesh, one should do camping at Shivpuri, and white water rafting. For those keen on pursuing adventurous sports, Bunjee Jumping and Zip lining at Jumpin Heights are options.
Hampi is one of the best October Indian destinations. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the place was once home to Vijaynagar Kingdom. Known for its ancient structures made of single piece of stones, temples and monuments, the site is a must visit. Virupaksha Temple, which is devoted to the patron deity of the kingdom is definitely a must visit.
If you are a historian or peace lover, Hampi is definitely the one for you. While in the city you can visit, Vijaya Vittala Temple, Sri Virupaksha Temple, Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex, Hanuman Temple, Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Riverside Ruins and Queen’s Bath.
What should one do in Hampi?
For shopping lovers, one can Shop at Hampi Bazaar. For adventure lovers trek to Matanga Hill, explore the Archaeological Museum and enjoy scenic views of Tungabhadra River from Tungabhadra Dam
Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is one of the most beautiful hill stations of India. Also called ‘Satpura ki Rani’, Pachmarhi is home to caves and temples. Also, the place is one of the best October Indian destinations for adventure seekers. A legend has it that the Pandavas once lived on the hills of Pachmarhi. For those visiting Pachmarhi, Jata Shankar Caves, Pandava Caves, Rajat Prapat Waterfall, Handi Khoh, Dhoopgarh, Mahadeo Hills, Chhota Mahadeo, Chauragarh Temple are a must visit.
Adventure lovers can enjoy rides at Handi Khoh, witness wildlife at Satpura National Park, and experience the thrill of parasailing and zip lining at Satpura Adventure Club and go on an adventurous waterfall trekking mission at Apsara Falls.
Last of the best October Indian destinations is Bir Billing. There is no doubt that Bir Billing is the most craved destinations amongst all. It might sound surprising, but Bir Billing is a small town in Himachal Pradesh. The town has made a name for itself for its World Paragliding Championship. Held in the month of October, the weather in the area is just perfect for the sport of paragliding.
Besides, Bir Billing is home to meditation and spiritual studies and a large population belong to the Tibetan community. Some of the must visit places are Sherab Ling Monastery, Deer Park Institute, Chokling Monastery, Drukpa Kagyu Monastery and Bajinath Temple. The place is full of adventure sports. Immerse yourself in the fun of paragliding and hang gliding, go on a shopping spree at Bir Road, trek in the mountains of Bir and enjoy a toy train ride to explore Bir Billing.