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Places To Visit In October In India

October is the month that starts all the magical buzz for the holiday season. Holidays in October act as an incentive for people across India to reunite and share quality time with their loved ones. It is an ideal occasion to visit tourist places, relish new experiences, try fresh cuisine, and make the best out of the holidays and festivals.

In much of India, rains and humidity are decreasing, so both tourist places and off-grid escapes are at their best. This compilation includes hill stations, ancient cities, wildlife sanctuaries, tourist places, beach and honeymoon destinations for couples, solo travellers, families, pensioners, and everyone who loves travelling.

Here is a list of places to visit in October in India:

Agra

Agra

Cliche! Yet Agra is a must-visit tourist place in everyone's travel bucket list. The incredible white beauty, the Taj Mahal, is the best tourist attractions in Uttar Pradesh, India. Many from India and across the world flood in to see this 'Ajuba' created by Emperor Shah Jahan. Though summer is scorching, it doesn't discourage tourists from visiting Agra. The soothing weather during winter and the wonder of the world, Taj Mahal, makes it one of the best places to visit in October with family and friends.

Major Tourist Attractions: Taj mahal, Agra fort, Fatehpu sikri, Akbar's Mausoleum.

Things To Do: Shopping At Kinnari Bazaar, Relish Authentic Mughlai Cuisine, Sightseeing

Shopping Spots: Sadar Bazaar, TDI Mall, Raja Ki Mandi, Kinari Bazaar

How to reach?

Nearest Airport: Kheria airport is located 13 Km away from Agra.

Nearest Railhead: Agra City Railway Sation.

Road Trip: From Delhi, you can reach Agra through Taj Express Highway or Yamuna Expressway. It takes about 4 hours via bus as it is 217 km away from Delhi.

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka

Surrounded by dry as well as moist deciduous forest, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is home to conventional along with rare exotic birds and animals. The River Bhadra acts as a water source for the wildlife. Consequently, attracting wildlife in large numbers several times a day and therefore making it an excellent place for wildlife photographers and thrill-seekers to go on a safari and experience the magic of nature and wilderness. Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most sought after wildlife sanctuaries, and a popular tourists place to visit in October in India.

Exotic animals and birds found in Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary:

Animals: Indian Rock Pythons, King Cobra, Bison, Gaur, Leopards, Tigers, Sambar, Boars, Chital, Deer, Porcupines, Muntjac.

Birds: Emerald Dove, Southern Green Imperial Pigeon, Great Black Woodpecker, Malabar Parakeet, Hill Myna.

Major Tourist Attractions: Wildlife, River Bhadra

Things To Do: Wildlife Photography, Safari, Bird-Watching

Shopping Spots: None

How to reach?

Nearest Airport: Mangalore Airport is located 192 Km away from Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.

Nearest Railhead: Kadur in Hassan is located 136 Km away from Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.

Road Trip: Private cabs or buses from Mangalore, Mysore, and Bangalore.

Coonoor

Coonoor

Coonoor is a perfect getaway destination from the hustle and bustle of the chaotic city. It is home to incredible landscapes, picturesque hills, splendid buildings, and cottages. For all the reasons mentioned above, Coonoor is the ultimate retreat and one of the best places to visit in India in October.

Major Tourist Attractions: St. Catherine's Falls, Dolphin's Nose, Droog Fort, Wellington Golf Course

Things to do: Trekking, Golf, Enjoy Beautiful Sunset View, Drive Across The Hill

Shopping Spots: Green shop, City Mall

How to Reach?

Nearest Airport: Coimbatore is located 42 Km away from Coonoor.

Nearest Railhead: Coonoor Railway Station.

Road Trip: Coonoor is 285 Km away from Bangalore and the roads are well connected with all the other major cities in India.

Coorg

Coorg

Coorg is one of those hill stations in Karnataka that offers an overwhelming sight of exotic natural beauty, green meadows, waterfalls, valleys, and a taste of delicious local cuisine. Therefore, beyond a doubt, Coorg finds its name among the best places to visit in October in India.

Major Tourist Attractions: Iruppu Falls, Unchalli Falls, Raja Seth, Igguthappa Temple, Omkareshwara Temple

Things To Do: River Rafting, Trekking, Hiking, Boat Ride, Relish Authentic Coorgie Cuisine.

Shopping Spots: Shop n Stop Store, Friday Market At Coorg

How to Reach?

Nearest Airport: Mangalore Airport is located 160 Km away from Coorg.

Nearest Railhead: Mysore Railway Station is located 95 Km away from Coorg.

Road Trip: Coorg is 237 Km away from Bangalore and well connected to other major cities in India.

Goa

Goa

Goa is a pint-sized paradise in India that needs no introduction. From crystal clear beaches to tall palm trees, Goa is simply Incredible. Goa is a former Portuguese colony that boasts bona fide international culture. And the factor that appeal significantly to tourists goes beyond just the parties, cuisine, and its lifestyle. The soothing weather in October makes Goa way more warm and pleasant, and it undoubtedly ranks high in the list of go-to destinations in October.

Major Tourist Attractions: Baga Beach, Panjim, Colva Beach, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Aguada Fort, Casinos

Things To Do: Scuba Diving At Grande Island, Parasailing, Spot Fishing, Clubbing

Shopping Spots: Flea Market At Anjuna Beach, Night Market At Arpora, Tibetan Market On Baga Road, Mackie's Night Bazaar

How to reach?

Nearest Airport: Dabolim Airport is located in Vasco da Gama.

Nearest Railhead: Margao Railway Station is located in Vasco Da Gama.

Road Trip: The main bus stand is in Panaji, where you would find many travel services to head back home. Roads are well connected to other major cities in India.

Gokarna

Gokarna

Famed for its exotic beaches, fresh environs, and enthralling landscapes, tourists from across the world visit Gokarna to find solace and respite. Hordes of tourists do not cramp Gokarna as much as Goa; hence, Gokarna remains one of the coolest and most-sought after places to visit in October in India.

Major Attractions: Mahabaleshwar Temple, Om Beach, Kudle Beach, Gokarna Beach, Paradise Beach, Half Moon Beach, and more.

Things To Do: Relish local Cuisine At Rock Namaste Cafe On Kudle Beach, Hiking, and more.

Shopping Spots: Flea Markets Near City Bus stand, Temple Complex

How To Reach?

Nearest Airport: Dabolim Airport is located in Goa.

Nearest Railhead: Ankola Railway Station is 20 Km away from Gokarna.

Road Trip: Roads are well connected to all the major cities in India.

Hampi

Hampi

Located amongst the ruins of the ancient city of Vijaynagara, Hampi is one of the most visited places in India during October holidays. Though the site is in ruins, it continues to be a popular destination among history buffs, scholars, backpackers, and pilgrims. Arrayed with temples, royal centers, awe-inspiring monoliths and architecture, the ancient city is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in India in October.

Major Tourist Attractions: The Royal Centre, A Legion Of Temples, Tungabhadra River, The Sacred Centre, The Islamic Quarter

Things To Do: Explore The Stepped Tank, Shop At The Hampi Bazaar, Tour The Elephant Stables

Shopping Spots: Vittala Bazaar, Hampi Bazar

How to reach?

Nearest Airport: Hubli Airport is located 143 Km away from Hampi.

Nearest Railhead: Hospet Railway Station is located at a distance of 13 km from Hampi

Road Trip: Hospete, a prime town in Bellary, is the most preferred place to travel through as it is well connected to major cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Panaji.

Haridwar

Haridwar

Also Known as 'The Abode of Lord Vishnu', Haridwar is a holy city, that attracts millions of pilgrims every year. Apart from its religious value it also boasts picturesque enchantments and architecture. Haridwar is one of the most visited places in India in October.

Major Tourist Attractions: Triveni Ghat, Lakshmana Jhula And The Rama Jhula, Gita Bhawan, Rishikesh, Mathura Walon Ki Prachin Dukaan

Things to do: Take A Dip In The Holy Waters, Trekking, Bird-Watching, Rafting, Take The Cable Car, Learn Yoga, Try Authentic Sweets

Shopping Spots: Jwalapur Market, Moti Bazar, Kankhal Market

How to Reach?

Nearest Airport: Dehradun Airport is located 41 Km away from Haridwar.

Nearest Railhead: Haridwar Railway station.

Road Trip: Haridwar is 233 Km away from Delhi, and the roads are well connected to all the major cities in India.

KumaraKom

KumaraKom

The serene backwaters in Kumarakom is a prime tourist attraction that drives the entire tourism of Kumarakom. To travellers delight, Kumarakom's backwaters are environed by Palm trees, plantations, and Mangroves, adding more flavour to the place. It is one of the most visited honeymoon destinations in India in October.

Major Tourist Attractions: Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Pathiramanal Island, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Vembanad Lake, and more.

Things To Do: Birdwatching At Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Backwater Cruising In A Houseboat, and more.

Shopping Spots: Old Curiosity Shop, Kumarakom Craft Museum

How To Reach?

Nearest Airport: Kochi Airport is located 45 km away from city.

Nearest Railhead: Kottayam Railway station is located at a distance of 16 Km from Kumarakom.

Road Trip: Munnar, Coimbatore, Bangalore and Kochi are a few neighbouring towns, from where you can use the state-run buses to visit Kumarakom.

Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary

Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary

Kutch is famed for its wildlife, but it is nothing like a conventional wildlife sanctuary. Situated about 100 km away from the city Bhuj, Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary occupies a mammoth 7505.22 sq. Km. It is a vast white desert with one of the largest seasonal saline wetland areas. As a result of water available in the area, millions of Pink Flamingos move to the wetlands and paint Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary into a canvas of pink.

Major tourist attractions: Mandvi Beach, Cultural Programmes, Heritage Tours, Flamingos

Things to do: Safari, Bird Watching, Documentaries, Photography.

Shopping Spots: Bhuj Main Market, Bhujodi, Dhamkada, Nirona and Bhachau

How to reach?

Nearest Airport: Bhuj Airport, located 96 Km away from Kutch.

Nearest Railhead: Bhuj railway station.

Road Trip: Taxis or bus from Ahmedabad or Rajkot.

Kolkata

Kolkata

Kolkata lights up in October to celebrate Durga Puja. The camphor infused atmosphere and people hailing the goddess will be a regular sight during the festive season. Both tourists and city-dwellers enjoy Kolkata's grand spectacle during the 10-day carnival. Apart from the reasons mentioned above, the city also boasts museums and buildings of historical relevances, making it one of the top places to visit in India in October.

Major Tourist Attractions: St. Paul's Cathedral, Victoria Memorial, Eden Gardens, Mother Teresa House, Howrah Bridge, The National Library

Things To Do: Relish The Street Food, Explore The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Botany Garden, Try Rosogollas

Shopping Spots: Dakshinapan Shopping Cente, Bara Bazaar, New Market and Chowringhee Road

How to reach?

Nearest Airport: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is located 17 km away from the city

Nearest Railhead: Howrah Junction Railway Station is in the heart of the city and is well connected to different parts of the country.

Road Trip: Kolkata is a major city in India and it is well connected with most of the cities by road.

Lonavala

Lonavala

Lonavala is a must-visit place in October for people residing in Mumbai and other parts of Maharastra. Lonavala offers myraid number of activities to indulge in, and it is just a few hours drive from Mumbai. The caves, panoramic view of lush green landscape and hills make Lonavala one the most visited getaway destination for city dwellers to relax and unwind.

Major Tourist Attractions: Korigad Fort, Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves, Rajmachi Wildlife Sanctuary

Things to do: Explore The Caves, Camping, Witness The Wildlife

Shopping Spots: Lonavala Bazaar

How to reach?

Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai is at a distance of 100 km.

Nearest Railhead: Lonavala Railway Station. It is connected to Mumbai and Pune, via direct trains.

Road Trip: The two neighbouring towns Mumbai and Pune are at a distance of 80 km and 665 km respectively. The roads are well connected to Lonavala.

Mount Abu

Mount Abu

Rajasthan is known for drylands, colorful cities, royal and historical palaces, but little do people know that Rajasthan is also home to a hill-station. Yes! Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan, and it offers solace and respite from the cacophony and soaring temperature in the city's precincts. It has to be in your travel list as one of the places to visit in October in India.

Major Tourist Attractions: Nakki lake, Jain Temples, Delwara Temple, Wildlife Sanctuary

Things to do: Enjoy A Boat Ride, Walk Down To The Sunset Point, Witness The Wildlife

Shopping Spots: Piccadilly Plaza, Bansilal Bhurmal, Nakki Lake Market

How to Reach?

Nearest Airport: Udaipur Airport is 207 Km away from Mount Abu.

Nearest Railhead: Abu Road Railway Station is 29 Km away from Mount Abu.

Road trip: Roads are well connected to the major cities in India.

Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar

Located in Sahyadri Mountain Range, Mahabaleshwar is among the best places to visit for all season. Mahabaleshwar is a perfect getaway for city dwellers. This quaint hill-station is home to evergreen forests, Temples, lakes, vantage points, and waterfalls.

Major Tourist Attractions: Pratapgad Fort, Venna Lake, Mapro Garden

Things To Do: Trekking, Boat Ride, Bird-Watching

Shopping Spots: None

How To Reach?

Nearest Airport: Pune airport is located 130 km away from the destination.

Nearest Railhead: Wathar Railway station is 60 Km away from Mahabaleshwar.

Road Trip: Mumbai and Pune are the neighbouring cities, at a distance of 220 Km and 120 km respectively from Mahabaleshwar. The roads from other cities are well connected to the destination.

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Mysore

Mysore

Undoubtedly, of all the places in India, Mysore is an ideal family destination to go during October holidays. Its cozy weather and prevalent charm have bedazzled tourists from decades. The grand Dushhera celebrations are the highlight in Mysore, as the whole state lights up to the occasion. Mysore Palace, Krishnaraja Sagar Dam, Chamundi Hills, and Splendid Brindavan Hills are other tourist attractions, to name a few that add to the allure of Mysore to make it an ideal getaway in India in October.

Major Tourist Attractions: Maharaja's Palace, Mysore Zoo, Srirangapatna, Mysore Zoo, Railway Museum, Maharaja's Palace, Mysore Palace

Things To Do: Tour The Silk Factory, Visit The Sandalwood Oil Factory, Visit The Mysore Fountain, Drive To The Chamundi Hills

Shopping Spots: Devaraja Market, Cauvery Arts & Crafts Emporium On Sayyaji Rao Road, Mall Of Mysore On MG Road, Ashoka Road

How to reach?

Nearest Airport: Bangalore International Airport is located 170 Km away from Mysore.

Nearest Railhead: Mysore Railway Station.

Road Trip: From Bangalore it takes a couple of hours to reach Mysore by road.

Shimla

Shimla

Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and a popular hill station in North India. Seasons in Shimla has its own flavour and charm, but winters are simply amazing. Apart from snow cap mountains and activities such as ice skating and skiing, Shimla also perfectly captures Indian history with British elegance. The 'Queen of Hills' is a fun holiday destination and has to be on your travel list of places to visit in India in October.

Major Tourist Attractions: Mall Road, Jaku hill, Lord Hanuman's Temple, Viceregal Lodge, Annandale

Things to do: Skiing, A glimpse Of Theatre, Relish Baked Food, Toy Train, Walk Through The Pine Forests

Shopping Spots: Lakkar Bazaar, Lower Bazaar, The Mall, Himachal Emporium and Tibetan Market

How to Reach?

Nearest Airport: Chandigarh Airport is located 115 Km away from Shimla.

Nearest Railhead: Kalka Railway Station.

Road Trip: Shimla is 350 Km from Delhi. Roads are well connected to the tourists attractions.

Wayanad

Wayanad

Wayanad is one of the most sought after places to visit in October. Though it has the essence like other tourist destinations in Kerala, somehow Wayanad offers a different shade to Kerala. The surreal experience of green meadows, fluffy clouds and the overall aura of nature makes Wayanad a escapade for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Major Tourist Attractions: Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Kuruva Island, Pookode Lake, Edakkal Cave, Chembra Peak

Things To Do: Wildlife Refuge, Backpacking, Trekking, Nature Walks, Tea Estates, and more.

Shopping Spots: Santhi Pappadam, Easwaran Nanmboodiri And The Focus Mall on Rajaji Road

How to reach?

Nearest Airport: Karipur international airport in Kozhikode is located 100 Km from Wayanad.

Nearest Railhead: Kozhikode Railway Station.

Road Trip: The best way to travel is by renting a cab or by your vehicle from Kozhikode. It is about a 3-hour drive to Wayanad.

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Ziro

Ziro

Ziro is an offbeat hill-station situated in Arunachal Pradesh and is one those natural wonders you would surely fall in love with. October is the best time to visit Ziro, as it offers a panoramic view of clouds and lush green hills. Ziro is a popular place among nature lovers and photographers. Be it in October or any other time of the year, Ziro has to be on your travel bucket list.

Major Tourist Attractions: Orchid Research Centre, Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Tarin Fish Farm, Shiva Linga, and more.

Things to do: Witness Variety Of Flora And Fauna, Trekking, Backpacking, Camping, Sightseeing

Shopping Spots: Hapoli

How to reach?

Nearest Airport: Tezpur Airport is located 280 Km away from Ziro.

Nearest Railhead: Naharalagun Railway Sation & North Lakhimpur, located 100 Km and 117 Km away from Ziro respectively.

Road Trip: The state bus service in Arunachal Pradesh (SRTC) runs four days a week from Guwahati to Ziro. The Roads are well connected to other cities in India.

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