Places To Visit In India And The World, In November & December

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Well hey, guys, we are back with another amazing experience and this one is for the big time Chills! Yes, November is often a short holiday month mostly in the beginning of the month hosting Durga Puja, Dusshera and many more holidays lie in this month. We bring you some amazing places and experiences you would like to have it in our must visit places in November in India. In the following article, we will show some places, cities and some states that could be explored in 3-4 days of vacation/leaves you can have from your usual leisure/work period.

1. Amritsar

For places to visit in November in India let’s start with the home to the famous Golden Temple, Amritsar. One of the largest and famous city in Punjab situated at the northwest of the state and close to Lahore, Pakistan (only 50 kilometers away) and 30 kilometers away from the Wagah Border. The city is famous for the Golden Temple which is the cultural and spiritual center for the Sikhs and attracts as a tourist destination for the NRIs. Also, with this people will never miss their heavy & delicious delicacies and the Lassi’s at the best pocket-friendly Dhabba’s. This city is also for those who love to shop things like carpets and handicrafts.

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2. Varanasi

For you, next place to visit in India in November is Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Situated on the banks of river Ganga is known to be spiritual capital of India. The city hosts many festivals and their main deity Lord Shiva temples are all over the place. Very popular for the Ghats in to perform rituals and ceremonies of very high significance.

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3. Corbett National Park

One of the oldest national park in India, Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand was created to protect the Bengal tiger – one of the first step for Project Tiger. Open jeep safari is one of the thrilling experience here and preferable time is in winter, so it also gets into the list of places to visit in India in November

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4. Bharatpur

Bharatpur is world famous for the Bird Sanctuary which is UNESCO recognised and as a world heritage site have many of the forts and palaces. These monuments and places are known for its history it has depicted their kings and kingdoms who ruled and migrated from different places. Also, Bharatpur becomes a great place to visit in November in India for the parks and temples they home. Need help booking your trip to Bharatpur? Click here to contact your personal travel guide and get unmatched expert advice.

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5. Pushkar

We reach the king of pilgrim sites Pushkar which is in the district of Ajmer, Rajasthan. It also serves as one of the five Dhaams in India and has emerged as one of the major popular destination for foreigners and Indian citizens. The ambiance is created by the roses in and around the city and the great mela or the great Pushkar fairs. Because of the ideal temperature, Pushkar will be the must visit place in November in India.

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6. Sunderbans

Sunderbans in West Bengal is in the next of the list of places to visit in India in November. This region is densely covered by forests and the biosphere reserve which is located in the Sunderbans Delta region. Forms the largest mangroves in Asia having tigers, crocodiles, turtles, spotted deer and rhesus monkey as their inhabitants. At the estuary, there are Sunderbans mudflats and during low tides, it becomes a great picnic spot. All set to book your next getaway to the Sunderbans? Click here and get expert guidance on all you need to know from our Sunderbans travel guide.

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7. Goa

I wished to keep this in the end, but following the protocol, Goa is our next in the places to visit in November in India. Between the borders of Karnataka and Maharashtra, we have the most happening place in India. November is actually special as it marks the beginning of crowding the tourists and beaches get diversified with the foreigners, Indian Nationals and, of course, the localites. The beaches Divided into two – North Goa and South Goa. North Goa is more crowded, near to the city, hosts numerous beaches and economical accommodation whereas South Goa lies on the Old Goa side where are few beaches but you can find deserted places and cleanest beaches in Goa. Party hub of India in the winter season, cheap food – Goan food at every Shack and in city restaurants. Panjim the capital city has several casinos and cruise liners at the center. Apart from sitting whole day at the beach, churches and museums are of great significance.

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8. Karnataka

Taking a nose dive, Karnataka is one of the most popular places to visit in India in November. Even though the climate is superb throughout the year, but still this particular month is the best enjoyed whether you are taking buses, bike trips or flights as the weather is clear and pleasant. Diversification at its best, that Karnataka has to offer exhibiting natural beauty offered by Hill Stations, beaches, forts, waterfalls, temples, caves and palaces. Karnataka is the place with the highest number of waterfalls in the country having the view for Jog Falls, Shivanasamudra Falls, Magod Falls and Barkana Falls. Trekking’s difficulty level ranging from easy to dangerous are offered in Coorg, Dandeli, Dabbe falls, rock climbing at Hampi and mountain biking in Nilgiris. There has been a trend going in Karnataka known as the eco-tourism and hosting the best reserves and sanctuaries throughout the state and have safaris for the same. Apart from normal tourism introducing the healthcare tourism having centres for rejuvenation and Ayurveda services attracting health-conscious people all over the country.

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9. Kerala

Completing the Indian peninsula, we have reached Kerala wedged in the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. What you expect or want in Kerala - Beaches, Backwaters, Forts, Hills, Waterfalls, Trekking or just chill – The tag ‘Gods Own Country’ hasn’t been crowned just for the sake of it. There are also great places serving as great picnic spots throughout the state. Well-known pilgrimage centers are also well established from temples to churches and monuments to etch your memories for life. Low or no rainfall makes Kerala one of the favourites place to visit in India in November. Click here to contact our Kerala travel guide and book your next vacation to God's Own Country without any hassles.

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10. Andaman

At the cross of Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, lies the Andaman Islands. Andaman is becoming a great tourism hub with beaches and islands having an exotic experience. Also, the place is a great destination for those who would like to try out Snorkeling, Scuba Diving and sea walking. Great diversity in flora and fauna front and rarest of the species like the dugong (sea cow), Andaman wild boar and shellfish. Few places in India where one can have a helicopter experience, Andaman can definitely fulfill those wishes to have a sky-view of the islands and will be among the exotic places to visit in India in November

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11. Lakshadweep

In our final place to visit in November in India is our southern and smallest union territory, Lakshadweep. The name itself means a group of hundred islands situated in the southwest of Indian coast. A favored destination for the tourists from Kerala & Karnataka as night voyages and scenic appeal in the south and for the adventure seekers, many activities could be experienced in November like Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Yachting and Surfing. Tourists flock in these islands in the cruises which are recently have become the busiest in the Indian Ocean region.

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Ideal for: Backpackers who are looking to explore the Rajasthan at its rustic best

Must see places in Pushkar are: Camel Fair, Pushkar Lake, Savitri temple

How to reach Pushkar:

By Air: Sanganer Airport, Jaipur is a major airport having flights from Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata situated a distance of 140 kilometers from Pushkar

By Rail: Pushkar Railway Junction and Ajmer railway station will be the major stations connecting many cities in India.

Tip: Being a city of religious importance, you will not find any alcohol or non vegetarian food within its premises. For more such travel tips related to Pushkar, click here and connect with our Pushkar travel guide.

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Must see places in Goa are: Bom Jesus Basilica, Fort Aguada, Britos, Palolem Beach, Baga beach and Colva Beach. Looking for more places to visit in Goa? Click here to connect with our Goa travel guide and get a complete breakdown of the absolute must dos when in Goa.

How to reach Goa

Preferred to go on a road trip from Mumbai or Pune on either bikes, cars or buses.

By Air: Dabolim Airport

By Rail: Margao and Vasco-da-Gama are the main railway stations

Tip: November marks the onset of peak season in Goa which means that resorts and hotels run full most of the times. Make sure you book your accommodation well in advance to avoid inflated rates.

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Ideal for: Luxury travellers who are looking to heal themselves inside out

Must see places in Kerala are: Alleppey, Munnar, Kovalam, Periyar Tiger Reserve (Thekkady), Varkala Beach

How to reach Kerala:

By Air: Major International Airports in Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin and Calicut

By Water: Ships too can be a way of traveling to Andaman from Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam

Tip: Kerala is noted for its ecotourism, so most places in Kerala have a strict ban on smoking and consumption of alcohol at public places. These practices are a punishable offence under law.

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Ideal for: Travellers looking for a surreal holiday on virgin beaches

Things to do in Lakshadweep: Go fishing at Minicoy Island; learn more about the marine life at the Marine Museum in Kavaratti and scuba dive to witness coral reefs in Agatti.

How to reach Lakshadweep:

By Air: Flights from Kochi to Agatti islands (1.5 hours)

By Sea: Cruise, Ships from Kochi to Agatti and from there boats can be taken to reach Kavaratti and Kadmat

Tip: Due permissions from authorities are required without which no tourists, Indian or others are allowed to set foot on the Lakshadweep islands. For more such useful tips on visiting Lakshadweep, click here to contact your personal travel guide.

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12. Queenstown, New Zealand

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Ideal for: Foodies looking to explore North India's famed street food

Must go places in Amritsar: Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh, Sikh Museum, Amrit Sarovar and Ram Tirath Temple. For more interesting things to do in Amritsar, click here and get in touch with our Amritsar travel guide to get unmatched expert guidance.

How to Reach Amritsar:

By Air: Amritsar’s International Airport having daily flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore and direct flights to Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Doha.

By Road: Grant Trunk Road is known as the NH1 and having buses plying from and back to Delhi, Ambala, Patiala and Chandigarh.

Tip: Amritsar's streets can get really crowded. If you're driving to the city, it is advisable to leave your car at your hotel and take public transport.

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Ideal for: Backpackers and travellers looking for a spiritually enriching experience

Must see places in Varanasi are: Jantar Mantar (observatory), Kala Bhawan, Ramnagar Fort, Ghats

How to reach Varanasi:

By Air: Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport serves for many airlines connected to New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad

By Rail: Overnight trains and some express trains from Delhi, Kanpur and Ahmedabad

Tip: Since Varanasi is a religious centre, it is very important to conduct yourself properly while visiting the holy town. Dress modestly and always remember to take your shoes off near temples. It is also important to not take pictures of last rites happening at the Ghats without the permission of the family. For more tips on visiting Varanasi, click here and connect with our Varanasi travel guide right away.

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Ideal for: Wildlife enthusiasts who want to go tiger spotting

Must see places in/around Corbett National Park are: Garjiya Devi Temple, Dhikala (valley view), Kalagarh Dam (witnessing migrating waterfowls) and other nearby places are Nainital, Lucknow, Kashipur, and Haridwar

How to reach Corbett National Park:

By Rail: Overnight trains from Delhi, Varanasi and Allahabad to Ramnagar, Nainital

Tip: When in the jungle, respect all flora and fauna species, irrespective of how big or small they are. Refrain from making loud noises, damaging vegetation and trying to hurt wild animals. For more laws of the jungle, click here and get expert guidance from our Corbett travel guide for your next wild adventure.

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Ideal for: Birding enthusiasts looking to unwind in the lap of nature

Must see places in Pushkar are: Keoladeo National Park, Lohagarh Fort, Other nearby places are Mathura, Vrindavan, and Taj Mahal Agra

How to reach Pushkar:

By Air: Agra Airport (55 km), New Delhi International Airport (180km) and Jaipur Airport (180km)

By Rail: Bharatpur Railway Station has daily trains passing as it is in between Mumbai-Delhi railway line

Tip: For the best birding experience, try to enter the sanctuary premises as early in the morning as possible.

Ideal for: Wildlife enthusiasts looking for an authentic, in-depth tryst with the wild

Must see places in Sunderbans are: Tiger Reserve, Boating

How to reach Sunderbans:

By Air: Domestic and International Airports in Kolkata (140kms)

By Rail: Canning Railway station is the nearest station to Sunderbans (30kms)

Tip: Make sure you carry enough cash with you as there are not many ATMs, apart from one in Gosaba.

Ideal for: Nature lovers who are looking to add a touch of history and spirituality to their next getaway

Must see places in Karnataka are: Gokarna, Udupi, Murudeshwara, Bandipur National Park, Jog falls, Mysore Palace

How to reach Karnataka:

By Air: Karnataka has four airports, one each in Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Hubli and Belgaum

By Rail: Bangalore, Mysore are heavily connected by rail

Tip: Since Kannada is the main language spoken in the state of Karnataka, make sure you carry enough translation tools such as basic dictionaries and translator apps on your smartphones. For more such tips on visiting Karnataka, click here to contact your personal travel guide and book your next vacation seamlessly.

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Ideal for: Water sports enthusiasts looking for a one to one with the marine life

Must see places in Andaman are: Havelock Island, Cellular Jail, Mini Zoo, Museums and Volcanos. For more places to visit in Andamans, get expert guidance by our Andamans travel guide by simply clicking here.

How to reach Andaman:

By Air: Flights from Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Vishakhapatnam and Chennai to Port Blair

By Water: Ships too can be a way of traveling to Andaman from Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam

Tip: Travellers with a medical history must make it a point to consult their doctors before indulging in any water sport.

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Sitting peacefully on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu against the mighty Southern Alps, Queenstown is a quaint town in New Zealand best known for its gorgeous vineyards and mining fields. However, Queenstown also happens to be one of the most underrated adventure destinations in the world. Skiing, snowboarding, bungee jumping, mountain biking, paragliding—it all happens here in Queenstown, making it one of the most exciting places to visit in November.

Top things to see and do: Take a stroll through Queenstown Gardens, explore your adventurous side by taking the famed Kawarau Bridge bungee jump, hike up Bob’s Peak for the best view of the city and watch the sun set at Lake Wakatipu.

Flight cost: Round trip from New Delhi starts at ₹65,000. Book well in advance and you might be able to steal a deal!

Daily budget: NZ$133 per person (approx. ₹6,400)

Weather: The average maximum daytime temperature hovers around a pleasant 18°C while night temperatures can drop to 7°C.

Where to stay: QT Queenstown and Southern Laughter Backpackers. For more options, check here.

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13. Santorini, Greece

An island shaped by a massive volcanic eruption in 16th Century BC, Santorini, the precious gem of the Aegean Sea, is actually a group of islands consisting of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni in the southernmost part of Cyclades. Breath-taking architecture, exciting ancient ruins, luxury accommodation and dining experiences and multi-coloured beaches attract travellers from all over the world to Santorini. A favourite amongst backpackers, couples and families alike, Santorini is one destination that lives up to all its hype and makes you fall in love at first sight.

Top things to see and do: Explore ancient ruins at the archaeological site of Akrotiri, spend a day lazing about at Kamari Beach, witness the best of Santorini by hiking from Fira to Oia and take a tour of a winery.

Flight cost: Round trip from New Delhi starts at ₹45,000.

Daily budget: €105 per person (about ₹8,500)

Weather: The month of November is associated with the onset of winters in Santorini with average temperature ranging between 15°C and 20°C.

Where to stay: Andronis Boutique Hotel and Villa Kasteli. For more option, click here!

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14. Montego Bay, Jamaica

Well, if you’re someone who’s idea of a winter vacation is all about beating the winter blues, drop everything and plan a trip to the sun-kissed tourist hub of Jamaica, Montego Bay. Boasting of duty-free shopping stores, a cruise line terminal, white sand beaches and luxury resorts, Montego Bay has everything a luxury traveller can ask for. To add to that, the city is best known for its super chilled out vibe and a crazy nightlife making it one of the best places to visit in November with your squad!

Top things to see and do: Go scuba diving at Montego Bay Marine Park, go rafting in Martha Brae River, take a day trip to Bob Marley’s birth place Nine Mile and hike up Dunn’s River Falls which also happen to be one of the most popular tourist spots near Montego Bay.

Flight cost: Round flights from New Delhi start at ₹1,05,00. Book early to get the best deals on flight tickets!

Daily budget: J$30,884 per person (approx. ₹16,200)

Weather: Despite the so-called winter, temperatures in Montego Bay average around 26°C in November, making it an ideal time to get some sun tan and laze about on the beachside.

Where to stay: Breathless Montego Bay and Wooflip Hostel. For more options, click here.

15. Johannesburg, South Africa

One of the biggest cities in South Africa, Johannesburg is all about the confluence of the old and the new. While being a city that is not only modern but futuristic as well, the streets of Johannesburg continue to speak a lot of the country’s troubled past. With its vibrant markets, expansive museums, exciting dining options and cultural centres, a trip to Johannesburg guarantees an experience as unique as the city itself!

Top things to see and do: Learn about South Africa’s history at Apartheid Museum, get a picture clicked at Nelson Mandela Square, spend a fun-filled day at Gold Reef City, learn about local traditions at Lesedi Cultural Village and witness exotic birds at Montecasino Bird Gardens.

Flight cost: Round trip from New Delhi starts at ₹40,000.

Daily budget: 1,346 South African rand per person (about ₹7,345)

Weather: Johannesburg experiences pleasant temperatures in November with maximum temperatures ranging around 25°C while night temperatures can fall up to 10°C.

Where to stay: The Michelangelo Hotel and The Birches Backpacker Lodge. For more stay options, click here.

16. Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey’s most important city, both culturally and economically, Istanbul lies at the bridge point between Asia and Europe. It is this interesting location that has given Istanbul its unique character, combining its glorious past with the modernity of a booming metropolis. The city is also a foodie’s paradise, again combining the flavours of the east and west to result in an unmatched exciting palate.

Top things to see and do: Visit the important religious centres of Blue Mosque and Süleymaniye Mosque, explore Turkey’s diverse past at museums of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, pick up souvenirs at Grand Bazaar and go bar hopping at Taksim Square.

Flight cost: If you book your tickets in advance, you can get a round trip flight from New Delhi starting at ₹35,000.

Daily budget: 188TLR per person (Approx. ₹3,000)

Weather: November marks the end of autumn and onset of winters in Istanbul with temperatures averaging around 15°C and night temperatures dropping to single digits.

Where to stay: Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul and Cheers Hostel. For more options, click here.

17. Luang Prabang, Laos

Also referred to as the ‘Jewel in Laos’ crown’, Luang Prabang is a sleepy town that rests in a valley at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. The ancient town was awarded the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1955 owing to the large number of medieval Buddhist temples, former Royal palaces and crumbling French architectural buildings that line its streets. To add to that, Luang Prabang also offers travellers a chance to witness the extensive beauty of nature making it one of the best places to visit in November.

Top things to see and do: Marvel at the beauty of Kuang Si waterfalls, explore Royal Palace Museum, hike up Mount Phousi for the best view of Luang Prabang and go street shopping at Night Market.

Flight cost: Round trips from New Delhi start at ₹32,000.

Daily budget: ₭240,110 per person (₹1,900)

Weather: Following a long season of torrential rains, Luang Prabang witnesses the withdrawal of monsoons in November, making it a great time to plan a trip with temperatures averaging around 25°C.

Where to stay: Sofitel Luang Prabang and DownTown Backpackers Hostel. For more stay options, click here.

18. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Capital city of Argentina and one of South America’s most visited cities, Buenos Aires is as colourful as a holiday destination can get. A city that is always brimming with activity, the streets of Buenos Aires are lined with something for just about everyone—19th century buildings, studios giving tango lessons, pocket friendly bars, museums and the list is just endless! If you’re someone who wants to escape the monotony of daily life and take a vacation of a lifetime, mark our words, Buenos Aires is just what you need!

Top things to see and do: Play a game of street football at La Boca, go shopping at San Telmo, witness an opera performance at Colón Theatre and party like there’s no tomorrow at Palermo.

Flight cost: If you happen to make bookings early, you might get a round trip flight from New Delhi starting ₹90,000.

Daily budget: AR$1,781 (Aprrox. ₹5,755)

Weather: Buenos Aires makes for a great place to escape the winter blues as temperatures range between 15°C and 25°C.

Where to stay: Malevo Murana Hostel and Alvear Palace Hotel. For more stay options, check here.

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