40 Best Places to Visit in India in October - Gives Unique Experience

Are you someone who is looking for unique places to enjoy? You might visit a lot of places in India and enjoy. But, October is the prime season for tourism. October changes a lot of places into paradises. This article talks about the 40 best places to Visit in India in October that would give you a unique experience. In this list, we have categorized the places according to the North and South region.

Top Places to Visit in North India in October

1. Agra - Experience Taj Mahal in October Morning

Agra is a place of a lot of architectural wonders. Taj Mahal, fort of Jahangir and many other attractions are found in this place. What has October to do with this place? Since you need to spend a lot of time outdoors, October would give you a foggy effect to the attractions. Think about visiting Taj Mahal on a October morning when the place is filled with mild fog and sliver of rain drops on you. There is no enough word to explain such an experience. Shopping is another activity which you can enjoy and you can get a list of famous handicrafts to purchase in Agra.

Taj Mahal, Agra

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2. Corbett - Tiger Spotting

Jim Corbett is a place that you usually might not come across in many articles that you read in the internet. It is found in Nainital and this place is at its prime beauty only in October. This place is known for tiger spotting and other wildlife attractions. Though it is not a great wildlife reserve, you can find a lot of unique and exotic species. October is the time when the water reserves in the jungle are filled with water and animals can be found with their new born cubs to quench their thirst. There are so many reasons to visit Jim Corbett National Park.

Corbett Tiger

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3. Ladakh - Who Loves Trekking

Ladakh is just for trekking. The whole place is filled with hillocks and other trekking areas. This place becomes more aesthetic in October. The lakes would look like glass and the hills would have greens tipped with snow. If you visit Ladakh in October, you ought to ride to Manali from Ladakh to enjoy a unique experience. Are you someone who loves trekking? You ought to visit Ladakh and that too, in October. In Manali, you can enjoy a lot of adventure sports like zorbing, paragliding and others. Read here top trekking destination in ladakh.


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4. Jaisalmer – Camel Safari and Arabian Nights

Jaisalmer is the land of desert. During October, the sand dune will be pleasant to visit. Camel safari on the desert and a luxury desert tent stay overnight will be exotic during this season. Many cultural performances can be enjoyed in the desert.

Jaisalmer Camel Safari

Moonlight dinner in the desert on an October night is the most romantic activity in this city. Apart from these, there are a lot of monuments, forts and others for sightseeing.

Moonlight Dinner on Dunes Jaisalmer
Dinner on Sand Dunes

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5. Varanasi – The Ganga Aarti Special

Varanasi is one of the oldest inhabited city that is still in use in the world. The city is completely filled with numerous temples. The city is famous for its iconic Ganga Aarti ceremony that takes place during each evening.

Varanasi Morning Arti

During October, you can find a lot of Hindu festivals and unique rituals in the city. Boat cruise, visit to Sarnath and other activities are very common in this city. Visit to the Ghats of the river is an important tourist activity. October also provides a pleasant climate for sightseeing and walking along the riverside.


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6. Srinagar – For October Honeymoon

Srinagar is located in Kashmir Valley. The whole of Kashmir becomes a white fairy tale paradise during the winter. Srinagar is famous for houseboat rides, visit to gardens and lakes during October. The adventure activities are also common during this season. During October, the place will not be completely filled with snow but, the climate will be pleasing and waterbodies will be filled with water. This provide better diversity of activities in the city. This is also the right season to enjoy dry fruits here. If you are looking for a honeymoon spot for your October marriage, Srinagar is highly recommended.

Srinagar Dal Lake Boating

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Suggested Tour : 6 Days - Kashmir Honeymoon Tour

7. Ziro– Serene Landform for Nature Lovers

Ziro is a famous tourist spot in Arunachal Pradesh. After the music festival in September, the place goes back to its serenity. October provides a pleasing climate, which makes the place, a paradise. This month is the best for photographer, de-stress traveler and nature lover. The paddy fields will be almost right to harvest and you can always hear chirping of birds here.

Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

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8. Shimla - Toy Train around Hill Station

Shimla is a paradise all throughout the year. In October, the place becomes like a fairy tale area. All attractions would be at its prime beauty and you can have a wonderful time take a long walking trip. The main attractions in October are the toy train. It is a train that takes you around the hill station for about four hours from Kalka. This journey is something that would make your vacation, one of its kind.

Shimla Toy Train

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9. Bir Billing – Off Beat Adventure Paradise

If you are looking for some adventure time, Bir Billing of Himachal Pradesh is the best spot. Top activities to enjoy in October are paragliding, trekking, camping, hand gliding, nature walk and others. Top spots to visit in October are Bir Tea Factory, Sherabling monastery, Tibetan colony and others. Since the winter has not kicked in, most of the adventure activities will be open and all trails will be open for trekkers. Visiting seminomadic village for photography is the best activity during this month for photo-enthusiast.

Bir Billing Paragliding, Himachal Pradesh

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10. Nainital – Narnia of Lakes

Nainital is known as the district of lakes. What can add more beauty to the lakes than rain? With the end of rainy season, October gives great view of lakes in Nainital. This place is best for honeymooning during October. Boating, sightseeing, cable car ride and photography are top activities in this region. If you love water, you ought to visit this place during October. This hill station gets its name from Naina Lake, which will be at the prime during this month.


Suggested Tour : 4 Days Nainital Tour

12. Kolkata – Enrich In Dussehra

October is the best month to visit Kolkata. Apart from the spots for sightseeing and water based tourist activities, Kolkata gets more beautiful during October. October is the month of Dussehra. Top spots to visit in October are potter area, Kumortuli, Hoogly River and others. Do not forget to watch the idols being made.

Kumortuli Potters Area, Kolkata
Kumortuli Potters Area, Kolkata

If you are present during the last day of celebration, visit the river to watch the ritual of immersion of the idols into the river. Sundarbans will also be at prime beauty during October. Spotting animals and birds is easier during this season in the national park.

Maa Durga Idol Immersion into Hooghly River

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Suggested Tour : Kolkata Full Day Sightseeing Tour

13. Shillong – Hidden Gem in East

North East India is awe-inspiring throughout the year. During October, Shillong gets a new look. With recent rains, the waterfalls will be rich with water, the natural attractions will be live and most importantly, the climate is unbeatable. Top things to do during October in Shillong are catching a panoramic view from Shillong Peak, kayaking, water scooting, boating, trekking and others. Carry your camera or you will be very sorry. The place cannot be more aesthetically pleasing.

Shillong Honeymoon Spot

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13. Rishikesh - Adventure Time

Rishikesh is for river related activities. Starting from adventure sports to relaxed boating; you can find a lot of water related activities in this place. Rafting is the best activity that you ought to enjoy in October. This place is a hub for those who love water related activities. September is the beginning of rainy season. By October, the river would be filled with water making adventure time more exciting.

River Rafting Rishikesh

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14. Kashmir – Nature At Its Best

Kashmir will be blooming with natural bliss during October. This is the harvest time for apples and saffron. Thus, you can enjoy a stroll through orchards and fields. Mughal gardens, valleys, and hill slopes will be lush with vibrant flowers. Even if it rains, it will be a mild drizzle adding more romance to the air.

Nishat Garden Kashmir

October is the right time to visit Dal Lake for Shikara Ride, trekking and camping in Sonamarg, and skiing in high altitude destinations. If you are looking for a romantic time, try to stay in a houseboat and visit quaint destinations like Pahalgam, Kupwara, and others.

shikara boat ride srinagar

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15. Jodhpur – A Colorful Vacation

Visit in October to relish in the vibrant blue look of this Sun City. October is a pleasing time to visit Jodhpur and it is also the right time to enjoy a desert safari covering the sand dunes. Dune dashing, camel safari, desert camping, and quad biking are some of the activities to enjoy in October. Do not miss the cliché sunset view from Pal Haveli during your visit. October is also the time to enjoy Marwar Festival and Rajasthan International Folk Festival to enjoy dance, music, cultural performances, and much more.

Blue City Jodhpur, Rajasthan

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16. Bandhavgarh National Park –Spotting Animals

Bandhavgarh National Park will be lush with greenery during October. It is quite hard to spot Bengal Tigers in October, but you can spot numerous animals like striped hyena, grey mongoose, sloth bear, Bengal fox, jungle cat, barking deer, leopard, sambar, and others. October is also one of the best months to enjoy birdwatching. Top birds to spot here are brown-headed barbet, white-browed fantail, yellow-crowned woodpecker, painted francolin, and others. Do not miss to explore the Bandhavgarh Fort, while you are visiting this national park.

Bandhavgarh National Park

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17. Pachmarhi – For Lush Waterfalls

Pachmarhi is one of the beautiful hill towns to enjoy in Madhya Pradesh. The hill town will be filled with cascading waterfalls that add lush to the valleys. You can find numerous old caves closer to these waterfalls for exploration.

Pachmarhi Waterfall

A nature walk is the best activity to enjoy in Pachmarhi in October. Other top destinations to cover are Apsara Vihar, Handi Khoh, Jatashankar Caves, and Pandava Caves.

Pandav Caves Pachmarhi

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18. Rajgir – A Heritage Hidden Beauty

Rajgir is associated with Lord Mahavir and Gautama Buddha. Thus, it is a religious destination worth exploring. Apart from the temples and religious sites, this place is famous for hot spring bathing, exploring Nalanda ruins, and Ghora Kotara Lake boating. If you are up for some adventure time, visit Shanti Stupa to take up a ropeway ride.

Shanti Stupa Rajgir

October is also the month of the Rajgir dance festival, which is the right time to enjoy cultural and religious celebrations. Chhath Puja is also celebrated in the last week of the month. The exact date of these two festivals change every year and thus, check before you plan your vacation.

Rajgir Dance Festival

20. Lachen – Panoramic Vista

Lachen is the best place to enjoy a distinct Indian culture fused with Sikkimese Bhutia traditions. October is the right time to enjoy unhindered panoramic views. The slopes of Lachen will be lush with greenery and vibrant wildflowers.


Trekking through these slopes is a popular tourist activity here. Do not miss a visit to Lhamo Lake for natural sightseeing. If you love camping, Chopta Valley is the right spot.

Lhamo Lake

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19. Digha – Signature October Sunsets

Digha is also called the Brighton of East. This small coastal region is famous for shallow beaches with golden sand, casuarina plantation, and, most importantly, perfect sunsets. This is one of the honeymoon destinations to enjoy solitude in the laps of nature.

Digha Beach

Apart from sunset experiences, you can enjoy sunbathing, angling (Junput beach), nature walk, shopping, and others. Those who love spiritual vacation should visit Chandaneswar Shiva Temple.

Chandaneswar Shiva Temple

October is also the month for enjoying the Beach Festival. Beach Festival offers cultural performances, exciting activities, and numerous carnival activities.

Beach Festival

21. Manas National Park – Colorful Birdwatching

Manas National Park is best enjoyed in October. Royal Bengal tigers are hard to spot during October. However, this is the time for birdwatching. You can spot birds like Giant Hornbills, Brahminy Duck, Serpent Eagles, Pelicans, Bulbuls, Jungle fowls, fishing eagles, and others. Apart from birds, you can spot animals like Assamese Macaques, Golden Langur, Assam roofed turtle, barking deer, sloth bear, hispid hare, hog deer pygmy hog, and others. October is also the right time to enjoy attractions closer to the park, like Bansbari Tea Plantations, Summer Palace, and others. River rafting, jungle safari, boat ride, and elephant ride are best enjoyed in October.

Manas National Park

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Suggested Tour : 3 Days - Manas National Park Tour from Guwahati

22. Sunderbans Tiger Reserve – Tigers Amidst Mangrove Trees

October is the right time to visit Sunderbans Tiger Reserve to enjoy spotting Royal Bengal Tigers, estuarine crocodiles, and the river dolphin. The mangrove trees that cover this region will be lush during this season. Boating is best enjoyed in October. This is also the month for birdwatching. The climate of October will be pleasing and less humid for you to explore the region with ease. Another advantage of October vacation is that this is the month to spot Olive ridley turtles very frequently.

Sundarbans National Park

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23. Chardham – Yatra For Salvation

The circuit covering Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath Temple, and Badrinath Temple is called the Chardham Yatra. These four destinations are located in Uttarakhand and are famous among Hindus for salvation. It is a manual-intensive trip that requires hours of trekking through pristine Himalayan routes covering hot springs, rhododendron forests, lush foliage, and more. If you are visiting in October, the climate will be pleasingly warm, and the route will be easier to cover. If you are looking for a luxurious and easier way to cover the four destinations, choose helicopter rides.

Chardham Yatra

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24. Kutch – The Salt Desert Vacation

Kutch is famous for the salt desert. October is the first month after the heavy monsoon season, and the Rann will be getting dried up. This is the right time to visit this region to enjoy this surreal salt desert. Camping and bonfire in the Rann are quite famous during this month. By the end of October, the Rann Utsav festival starts. This festival is the best tourism activity to enjoy in Gujarat.

Rann Utsav Kutch

Since it is a famous festival, visiting in October will allow you to enjoy all the activities without the crowd. Top attractions of this festival are camel cart excursion, Gujarati cultural performances, Golf carting, ATV rides, adventure activities, and more.

Rann Utsav Folk Performance

25. Ahmedabad – Eastern Manchester

Found on the riverbanks of Sabarmati, this city is a famous trade and commerce destination. When it comes to tourism, this cultural site is renowned for historic and religious attractions. October is the beginning of the tourism season in this state. You can explore the monuments with ease as the climate will be pleasing. Moreover, the evenings will be mildly warm to enjoy street food and explore the markets. If you wish to enjoy the temples of this region in October, visit during the nine days of Navratri celebration.


26. Puri – Golden Triangle Of East India

Puri’s iconic attraction is the Puri Jagannath Temple. If you wish to enjoy the temples of this region with ease, October is the right time. This month also allows you to enjoy the beaches with a lesser crowd. October is also filled with religious festivals like Durga Pooja, Navratri, and Dusshera. Thus, you can find numerous rituals, celebrations, cultural performances, and so on. Apart from pilgrimage activities, Puri is best visited in October for angling, swimming, sea cruising, surfing, boat ride, and others.

Jagannath Temple Puri

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27. Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya is a famous religious destination for Buddhists. Apart from exploring the Buddhist architectures and temples, you can find a green environment to enjoy nature, thanks to the climate of October. Choose the evenings to visit the Tibetan market to buy unique and colorful souvenirs. Some devotees love to hike up a short hill (424 stone steps) to reach the peak. At the peak, you will find Brahmayoni Temple. The panoramic view from the temple is also mesmerizing, especially in October.

Giant Buddha Statue, Bodhgaya

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28. Patan

Patan is a heritage site, which is famous for historical monuments and architectural beauties. Thanks to the recent rains, those who visit during October will enjoy a fresh look. Since October is a dry month, you can explore the step-wells and other structures with ease. Apart from temple hopping and heritage walk, October is the right month to enjoy cultural activities, Khan Sarovar backwaters, and others.

Patan, Gujarat

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29. Mumbai – The Modern Paradise

Apart from iconic festival celebration in the month of October, the place becomes more interesting during this month. With numerous beaches, October has many entertaining beach activities for water lovers. Sightseeing becomes easier and the most importantly, the crowd will be less during this month. There are numerous tourist attractions that are at most 100 km away from Mumbai. Long drive during October provides a grand scenic view throughout the ride.

Marine Drive Mumbai

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30. Goa – For Beach and Parties

Goa is famous for beaches. This small territory has more than 30 beaches in its region. The place is also famous for partying. During October, all the water sports will be at prime beauty. This makes beach activities more fun.

Banana boat in Goa

Sightseeing becomes easier with the mild climate. Hot air ballooning is an important activity to enjoy in Goa during this month. By night, you can find a lot of campfires and night parties on the beach. Many hotels provide exclusive nightlife parties for the tourists.

Goa Night Parties

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31. Alleppey – The Venice of East

Allapuzha or Alleppey is an important tourist destination in Kerala. In October, the backwaters will be rich with water and beauty. Houseboat ride or cruise on the backwater is an iconic activity for those who visit during winter or late rainy season.

Alleppey Backwaters, Kerala

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After the rain in September, the medicinal plants in the hills flourish. This makes October, the right month for Ayurvedic massages and other medicinal treatments. The fields and beaches will be at prime beauty throughout the month. The climate will be mild, making sightseeing easier.

Kairali Ayurvedic Health Village, Kerala

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32. Mysore – The Kolkata Special in the South

Just like Kolkata in the west, the Dussehra is celebrated in a grand manner in Mysore. During October, you can witness the celebration along with other tourist spots in Mysore.

Jumboo Savari at Mysore Dasara

Mysore has many tourist destinations around it. During October, long drive will be pleasant. Best silk products can be found during this season. You ought to visit the Brindavan gardens during October. October marks the end of the rainy season and the garden will be flourishing with rich greenery.

Brindavan Garden, Mysore Karnataka

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33. Hampi – Bringing Ruins Back To Life

Hampi is a historic spot in Karnataka, which is famous for ruins of ancient temples, statues and others. The whole place can be scaled within a day. The month of October is the end of rainy season. The rains make the place look livelier as the statues would have been bathed in rains for several days. The rich color of the ruins will be up and this makes the place more photogenic during the month of October. The main activity in Hampi is exploration. The climate of October makes sightseeing and exploration easier.

Hampi rath

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Suggested Tour : 3 Days - Hampi and Hospet Tour from Bangalore

34. Andaman Islands – Hawaii of India

October is right after rainy season. The lagoons of Andaman will be filled with water, the water sports will be available throughout the month and most importantly, the climate will be pleasant. Known for its pristine beaches and Hollywood styled beach vacation, Andaman is an important destination to visit during October. Since it is the starting of the tourism season, the crowd would be manageable. Top activities to enjoy in this month are sightseeing, lagoon swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, beach picnic, boating and others.

Scuba Diving Andaman

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35. Lakshadweep – The Land Of Reefs

Lakshadweep is a small group of island that is famous for coral reef swimming, snorkeling, diving and other water activities. Fishing and exploration are very common during the month of October. Since fishing is at full-fledged during this month, finding delicacies becomes easier. If you are looking for a calm and de-stressing environment, visit the islands during October. A cruise from Kerala to Lakshadweep during October will be more rewarding than the whole vacation.

Lakshadweep Island

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36. Wayanad – Autumn Tea Tourism

Located in the Western Ghats region, Wayanad would have received heavy rainfall during the monsoon season (ends in September). Thus, during October, the region will be lush with greenery, plantations will be ready for harvest, and the view from hilltops would be pristine. During the early morning, trek or take nature walks through the region to feel the clouds surrounding you. This is a perfect place for an escapade into nature and a honeymoon destination.


Tea tourism and exploring tea plantations are best done in October. You can also visit the Muthanga wildlife sanctuary to find numerous birds and animals.

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

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37. Varkala – Coastal Honeymoon Destination

When people think about beaches, they choose Goa. However, numerous other beaches are as pristine as Goa, like Varkala. The beaches of this region are beautified with bordering rocky cliffs, nostalgic striped lighthouses, and most importantly the beautiful nature that comes with the climate of October. Top October activities to enjoy are beach hopping, trekking to lighthouse, cultural activities, sightseeing, and sunset views.

Varkala Beach

Arattu Festival of Janardhanaswamy Temple takes place in October. This festival is the best to enjoy traditional rituals, religious-cultural activities, and much more.

Arattu Festival

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38. Ganapatipule – Beach Haven

Ganpatipule gets its name from the famous Ganesh Temple. It is not just a spiritual destination. The place is a beach beauty with Ganapatipule Beach, Malgund Beach, and others to enjoy water sports, beach activities, and much more. The best time to visit this region for religious and tourism activities is during the Diwali Festival. The tourism season starts in late October. Thus, if you are visiting during the first or second week, you can enjoy a crowd-free vacation.

Ganpatipule Beach

39. Ooty – Cliché Honeymoon Site

Ooty is the summer capital of southern India. During October, Ooty gets the picturesque beauty of the winter, and the climate will remain pleasing. October is the right time to enjoy outdoor activities like trekking, camping, sightseeing, boating, and others. Rose Garden and Botanical Garden will be at bloom during this month.


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40. Kodaikanal – Get Surrounded By Clouds

Kodaikanal is one of the charming hill towns of Tamil Nadu. During October, Kodaikanal will be pleasingly fresh. The wooded valleys will be lush during this season. Since October is a dry month, this is the right time for trekking, mountain biking, forest trekking, and more. Visit Kodaikanal Lake for boating, horse riding, and other activities. October is also the right time for exploring nearby regions by taking a short drive through scenic routes.


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October is the starting of winter season. The places in India will not be bottle necked with tourists and at the same time, the nature will be at awe-state. One of the best months to visit the land is October. India is a diverse land. October in one state might not have the same effect in another.

Religious dip in Haridwar, colourful desert ride in Jaipur, cool camel rides in Jaisalmer, Durga Pooja celebration in Kolkata, house boat ride in Kerala and, sunset in Kanyakumari are some of the October attractions in the country that would leave you speechless. Not just these places, most of the places in India gets an enchanting beauty during October when the rainy season has completed filling water reserves and the climate is ready for upcoming winter season.

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