Our country is blessed with the gift of pristine nature, set in innumerable kinds of landscapes, climatic conditions and more that are unique to each region. From the snowfall in the north to the sunny beaches in the south, India has it all open for tourists.
It is almost mid-November and if you still haven't planned a vacation this month, then you have landed on the right article. Here are the things you can do at different parts of India that are ideally undertaken during November. Festivals, spotting wildlife, sightseeing, you name it, you can do it all this November!
Attend The Matsya Festival At Rajasthan
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Held in Alwar every year, the Matsya Festival is a major celebration in Rajasthan. This year, the Matsya Festival falls on 25th and 26th November, during which the rich culture and traditions of Rajasthan are showcased in all their glory.
Adventure sports, like hot air ballooning and parasailing, or traditional sports, like rumal jhappatta, take place during this festival. Attend the festival and roam through the beautiful forts, palaces, lakes, etc. of Alwar.
Learn About Buddhism At Bodh Gaya
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Bodh Gaya is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in India since it is believed to be the place where Lord Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. It is a town in Bihar that is home to the beautiful Mahabodhi Temple that is now a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bodh Gaya is known for Mahabodhi Temple where the infamous bodhi tree existed. It is also popular for the gigantic Great Buddha Statue, meditating on a huge lotus, that was installed by the 14th Dalai Lama in 1989.
Spot Royal Bengal Tigers At Sundarbans
Since winter is the most pleasant time to visit the Sundarbans National Park, you can pack your bags to West Bengal to spot a few royal Bengal tigers. Being mainly a tiger reserve, the Sundarbans National Park is also home to other beautiful animals like flying fox, wild boar, macaques, pangolin, etc.
Also indulge in some birdwatching since Sundarbans is home to innumerable species of birds, such as black-capped kingfishers, pariah kites, little stints, etc.
Experience Snowfall At Pahalgam
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During November, Pahalgam begins to experience snowfall, a sight you might not get to experience every other day. Therefore, visit Pahalgam and travel to Aru Valley, Liddar river, Kolahoi Glacier; all of them lie in the town of Pahalgam.
Trip To Jaipur, Jodhpur And Jaisalmer
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You can indulge in doing various things like sightseeing the forts and palaces galore, shopping for authentic Rajasthani articles, trying out the delicious Rajasthani cuisine or simply exploring the rich heritage of the state by visiting these important cities.
Birdwatching At Bharatpur
Visit Bharatpur, located in Rajasthan and spot various magnificent birds, such as bulbuls, great cormorants, tufted ducks, green sandpipers, etc. You can also witness animals, such as chital deer, nilgai, golden jackals, etc.
Relax In The Ganpatipule Beach
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Relax at the shore of Ganpatipule Beach or try water sports, such as banana boating, water scooters, etc. These services begin in November and go on till March since this is the right time to visit the beach.
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Sikkim is a breathtaking northeastern state of India that is spread with fascinating places to visit. The state mainly makes its income from tourism due to which it is a well-maintained and safe place to visit.
Plan a vacation to Sikkim and visit places like Lachen, Lachung, Pelling, Gangtok, to name a few. November is an ideal time to visit Sikkim since the weather is pleasantly cool, marking the beginning of winter.
Offbeat Vacation At Sanasar
Try paragliding, trekking, rock climbing or other such exciting adventures at Sanasar. Or you can simply enjoy the splendid vistas of the pristine nature at Sanasar.
Be A Part Of Sonepur Mela At Bihar
Sonepur Mela or Sonepur Cattle Fair, as the name suggests, is a fair where cattle is sold. It is one of the biggest cattle fairs in Asia where other animals, such as elephants, birds, camels, etc., are also sold. The fair began on November 2nd and will go on till December 3rd this year. Be a part of this unique and ancient fair this November at Bihar.