19 Amazing Places To Visit In October In India And Around The World

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October is probably one of the most awaited months of the year. The balmy skies, pleasant weather, falling temperatures, and receding monsoons, coupled with the right number of Diwali and Dusherra holidays, make it the perfect season to travel in India. Those looking for places to visit in India in October will be spoilt for choice, owing to the huge number of options. Because compiling a list of all possible places to visit in India in October is almost impossible, here’s a list of twelve off-the-track places to visit this year:

A UNESCO world heritage site, this highly underrated park is spread over a massive area of 3,280 acres. Dotted with palaces, mosques, temples, tombs, agricultural structures and step wells, this park is a true reflection of the resplendent beauty of Indian culture and architecture, and shows the influence of Hinduism, Islam, and Jainism on the art and architecture of the region. The pleasant weather in October makes it one of the best places to visit in October in India.

Ideal for: History fanatics looking for a unique experience in Gujarat

Things to do in Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park: Marvel at the ancient Jami Masjid; explore the 10th century Shivaite school turned temple of Lakulisa and offer your prayer at Kalika Mata temple.For more information on places to see in the archaeological park, click here and get expert guidance from your personal travel guide.

Getting there: Nearest airport is Vadodara Airport (42 km).

Tip: Since the park is massive and boats of innumerable ruins, keep a minimum of one entire day to explore Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park properly.

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A recent entrant into the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, the intricately sculptured Rani ki Vav is a major attraction for History enthusiasts in Patan. The fortified town of Patan has lot more to offer apart from the step well, in the form of forts, Hindu and Jain temples, and the exquisite hand woven Patola sarees. Passed along generations as a tradition, there’s only one family that weaves these highly priced sarees in Sadvi Vada today, where one can watch the intricate weaving in person. This otherwise hot and dry region remains pleasant in October, and hence remains one of the best places to visit in October in India.

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Ideal for: Travellers looking to explore Gujarat at its rustic best

Things to do in Patan: Offer your prayers at the famous Mahavir Swami Derasar; visit the popular tourist spot Rani ka Vav and learn about the art of making hand woven Patola saree from a local artist.

Getting there: The nearest airport from Patan is in Ahmedabad, situated at a distance of 125 km from the city.

Tip: Even though October usually marks pleasant weather in Patan, afternoons can get really hot with bright sunshine. Make sure you carry caps, sunglasses and sunscreen with you at all times. For more such travel tips, click here to contact our Patan travel guide.

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Pattadakal, another world heritage site, was the capital of the Chalukya dynasty and is home to many of the temples built by the Chalukyas between the 6th and 8th centuries. Known for its architectural diversity, this town has temples built both in the Dravidian and Nagara styles of temple architecture. Those fond of Hampi, can include the historic town of Pattadakal in their list of places to visit in October in India this year.

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Ideal for: Pattadakal is an ideal destination for travellers who have travelled through Hampi and are looking for an offbeat historical vacation spot

Things to do in Pattadakal: Offer your prayers at the famed Virupaksha Temple and make a day trip to the ancient city of Badami. For more information on things to do in Pattadakal, click here and connect with your personal travel guide.

Getting there: The nearest airport is in Belgaum, around 150 km away from the historical town

Tip: Temple sites are spread out and it may take a long time to cover all of them in case you are travelling with children and elders. Try and book a local cab in that case.

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One of the oldest cities in India, Mahabalipuram is famous for its cave temples, stone carved sculptures, and monuments, that are typical of Pallava art and Dravidian architecture. The shore temple that is cut out of granite rock, overlooks the shores of the Bay of Bengal, and offers a breathtaking view during sunrise and sunset. If you're looking for historic as well as naturally beautiful places to visit in October in India, then Mahabalipuram is for you. Need expert guidance in booking your trip to Mahabalipuram? Click here and connect with your personal travel guide right away!

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Ideal for: Travellers looking for a religious and culturally enriching travel experience

Things to do in Mahabalipuram: Take a surfing lesson at Mahabalipuram beach; witness fierce crocodiles at Madras Crocodile Bank, one of the largest crocodile breeding centres in India and take a cycling tour through Mahabalipuram's expansive temple complexes.

Getting there: Located at a distance of 55km, Chennai Airport is the closest one to Mahabalipuram.

Tip: To get around in the temple town, hire a bicycle or a motorbike. It's also possible to walk, as Mahabalipuram is not a large town.

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The unoccupied ghost town of Dhanushkodi, is located close to Rameshwaram, and the two locations together make for an ideal trip. After soaking in the cultural and spiritual heritage at Rameshwaram, one can head to the idyllic beaches of Dhanushkodi. The untouched virgin beaches, mild weather, and the clear blue skies make Dhanushkodi one of the best places to visit in October in India.

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Ideal for: Travellers wanting to go completely off the beaten path and are looking for a remote destination

Things to do in Dhanushkodi: Marvel at the rich marine life at Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park; plan a day trip to the beautiful Pamban Island and enjoy an evening walk at the quaint Dhanushkodi Beach. For more things to do in and around Dhanushkodi, click here to connect with your personal travel guide.

Getting there: The nearest airport is in Madurai, which is about 198 km away from Dhanushkodi.

Tip: Auto rickshaw drivers in the region tend to overcharge from tourists so make it a point always charge you by the per meter.

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One of the most underrated and well-hidden destinations, a cruise along the river Godavari is a must for nature lovers. Located in the pristine East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, one can reach Papi Hills either through Rajahmundry or Badhrachalam. The river winds and curves its way along the Papi Hills, surrounding travellers with clear blue skies above, deep blue waters below, and lush greenery on all sides. The several halts along the way at ancient temples and tribal villages give one time to explore the surroundings. One can also opt for a night halt by the banks of the river Godavari in bamboo huts in Kolluru village. If you’re looking at exploring underrated and untouched places to visit in India in October this year, then Papi Hills is the place for you.

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Ideal for: Travellers looking for an offbeat mountain vacation in South India

Things to do in Papi Hills: Offer your prayers at the famous Gandi Pochamma Temple in Gonduru village; learn about the intricacies of village life in Perantapalli and take a casual trek through the virgin trails of Papi hills.

Getting there: The nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.

Tip: Local buses are the cheapest mode of transport to travel around in Papi hills and also the most fun way to explore the region. Hire a cab or private vehicle only if you're time bound. For more such information on exploring the best of Papi hills, click here and connect with your personal travel guide.

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For people who feel at home in the midst of nature, this is the best place to visit in India in October this year. The only private sanctuary in India, Sai Sanctuary is an inspiration for nature lovers in more ways than one. Started by a couple who bought 300 acres of dry barren land over the years and converted it into a full- fledged forest, it is now home to several species of birds, plants, and animals native to the region. The sanctuary provides eco-tourist cottages for people who want to get up, close, and personal with nature. Click here to connect with your personal travel guide and get down to booking your dream holiday to SAI sanctuary.

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Ideal for: Solo travellers and couples looking for some inner reflection in the lap of nature

Things to do in SAI Sanctuary: Explore the rich flora and fauna by trekking through SAI sanctuary, spend a night in the sanctuary's guest house for an unmatched experience of the wild and set out for an early morning bird watching session.

Getting there: The nearest airport to the sanctuary is in Bengaluru, located at a distance of 270km.

Tip: While visiting the sanctuary, be thoughtful of wildlife and other guests as well. Avoid making loud noises as you might scare the animals away. When on treks, keep in sight of one another and never venture into dense forest areas without a guide.

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Known for its French style architecture, cafes, and beaches, Pondicherry is the perfect place for those looking for a quiet, laidback vacation. Around 15 kms from Pondicherry lays Auroville, an experimental township/community which houses people of over 50 nationalities, who follow the teachings of Sri Aurobindo. Close by is also the Sadhna forest, a community that aims to restore the tropical dry evergreen forest that is native to the region. This otherwise hot and humid region remains pleasant in winter, and is hence one of the best places to visit in October in India.

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Ideal for: Backpackers and solo travellers travelling on a budget

Things to do in Pondicherry: Take an early morning bicycle tour through Pondicherry's french colonies; experience tranquility by spending a day at Sri Aurobindo Ashram and marvel at colourful corals by going scuba diving. For more interesting things to do in Pondicherry, click here to get expert guidance from our Pondicherry travel guide.

Getting there: Pondicherry has its own airport, which connects it to different parts of the country.

Tip: If you're travelling to Pondicherry during the winter months, make sure you pack in sweaters and light jackets since the evenings can get quite chilly.

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Located not too far from each other, Majuli and Kaziranga make for an ideal trip together. Known for being the largest freshwater river island in the world, Majuli is 4 hours away from Kaziranga and is marked by clean white sand, and calm blue waters. The Kaziranga National Park, home to two thirds of the world’s single horned rhinos is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts. An elephant ride and a jeep safari that take visitors deep into the sanctuary are a must.

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Ideal for: Travellers looking for a simple, rustic travel experience in North East India

Things to do in Majuli: Learn about Assamese culture at Kamalabari Satra; visit the holy seat of Gamur and take an evening bicycle tour of the island.

Getting there: Jorhat Airport in Assam is the closest one to Majuli, located at a distance of 45km.

Tip: Majuli Island is accessed from the busy town of Jorhat with to and fro ferries from Nimatighat. Keep a track of ferry timings and plan your trip accordingly otherwise you might just be left being stranded on the island for the night. For more such travel tips, click here and contact our Majuli travel guide for all the expert assistance.

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Who can forget the breathtaking visuals from the movie Raavan? One trip to the falls is enough to realize why filmmakers rush here to shoot scenic sequences. Following a picturesque ride from Chalakudi railway station/Kochi, travelers are further mesmerized by the sheer volume and beauty of the falls. Fondly referred to as the Niagara of India, Athirapally is a place that makes you feel infinitesimally small in front of Mother Nature. The lush greenery, gigantic falls, and the soothing calmness make Athirapally a must in the list of places to visit in India in October.

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Ideal for: Nature lovers looking for something beyond the crazy, tourist hotspots

Things to do near Athirapally Falls: Visit the nearby waterfalls of Charpa and Vazhacal; trek through the wilderness at Sholayar Reserve Forest and spend a memorable day with your family at Dreamworld Water Park. For more interesting things to do near Athirapally Falls, click here and connect with your personal travel guide.

Getting there: Cochin Airport is the nearest one, located at a distance of 45km.

Tip: The areas around the waterfall can get really slippery. If you're travelling with children, make sure you keep a constant eye on them.

Named after a Viceroy, Landsdowne is one of the quietest and most unspoiled hill stations in India, and is perfect for people looking for a quiet getaway away from the hustle and bustle of Delhi. Thanks to the quaint British style colonial architecture, walking along the lanes and by lanes takes you back in time.

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Ideal for: Couples and families looking for a quick weekend escape from Delhi

Things to do in Lansdowne: Enjoy a boat ride in Bhulla Lake; offer your prayers at Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple and visit the war museum of Darwan Singh.

Getting there: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, 152km from Lansdowne.

Tip: Local taxis plying in Lansdowne are not regulated and drivers will often try to trick you into paying more than you should. It is very important to be on your toes constantly and pay the right amount. For more such tips to make your trip to Lansdowne memorable, click here and get in touch with our Lansdowne travel guide right away.

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Ganapatipule is an ideal location for beach bums looking for places other than the crowded beaches of Goa and Gokarna. Tucked away from the populist tourist crowd along the Konkan coast, Ganapatipule offers some stunning views of the Arabian Sea. Click here to connect with our Ganpatipule travel guide and book your trip seamlessly.

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Ideal for: Beach bums looking for an offbeat escape from Mumbai

Things to do in Ganpatipule: Visit the popular tourist spot, Jaigad Fort; offer your prayers at the 400-year old Ganpati temple of Swayambhu and soak in the sun at Ganpatipule beach.

Getting there: The nearest airport to Ganapatipule is the Ratnagiri airport which is located at a distance of 50km.

Tip: Local shops in Ganpatipule shut down quite early. So make sure you stock up essentials for the night well in advance.

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International destinations to visit in October

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A montage of nature, culture, adventure, architecture, art and festivals, Bali is one of the best places to visit in October. Known as a popular beach destination and a top ranker among honeymooners, Bali also boasts of numerous religious sites and massive volcanic mountains.

Top things to see and do: Visit Tanah Lot Temple, Monkey Forest, Garuda Wisnu Kencana, Tirta Empul, Blue Lagoon Beach, and more. Hiking in Mount Batur, wildlife safari at Bali Safari and Marine Park, surfing in Uluwatu. For more information on things to do in Bali, click here and connect with our Bali travel guide.

Flight cost: Round-trip fares start from ₹40,000 onwards. Book in advance and fly to Bali from New Delhi to get the best price.

Daily budget: ₹ 4,083 (Rp 865,131)

Whether in October: 27°C at an average

Where to stay: Ubud Village Hotel: Starts from ₹7039 per night. For more options, check here.

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Located on the island of Oahu’s south shore, Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii. It is also a beautiful gateway to the U.S. island chain. Its center for dining, nightlife and shopping is the Waikiki neighborhood. Though Hawaii is generally warm in October but it is a good time to visit for travellers who wish to spend some quality time in the absence of huge tourist crowds. Click here to contact your personal travel guide and book your next trip to Honolulu seamlessly.

Top things to see and do: Visit Waikiki Beach, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Lanikai Beach. Go Snorkeling, Oahu Atlantis Submarine Adventure, Full-Day Honolulu Tour with Pearl Harbor, Hiking and Camping

Flight cost: Round-trip fares start from ₹112000 onwards. Book in advance and fly to Honolulu from New Delhi to get the best price.

Daily budget: ₹10,906 ($168)

Whether in October: 22° at an average

Where to stay: Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach: Starts from ₹11632. For more options, check here.

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Kyoto is one of the best places to visit in October when riverside cherry trees burst into cloudlike bloom. A calming antidote to the futuristic capital, Kyoto is replete with ancient temples, traditional ryokan inns, tea ceremony masters and centuries-old craftsmanship. If you wish to see nature in its happiest mood then book your flight to Kyoto this October. Click here and get down to planning your trip with the help of our expert Kyoto travel guide.

Top things to see and do: Kiyomizu-dera, Kinkaku-ji, Nijō Castle, Fushimi Inari-taisha, Shimogamo Shrine, Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji, and more. Explore the bamboo forests in Arashiyama, visit the Zen temple at Ginkaku-ji and relish the beauty of cherry blossoms at Maruyama Park.

Flight cost: Round-trip fares start from ₹31980 onwards. Book in advance and fly to Kyoto from New Delhi to get the best price.

Daily budget: ₹5,526 (¥ 9,105)

Weather in October: 18°C at an average

Where to stay: Mugen: Starts from ₹8,302. For more options, check here.

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One of the most important cultural, political, educational and financial centres in North America, Mexico City is ranked as the eighth richest city in the world. The city's glamour, cultural heritage, adventure activities and contemporary development fill tourists with excitement. Every corner of the city is sprinkled with unparalleled beauty and exquisite stories.

Top things to see and do: Visit Chapultepec Park, National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, Chapultepec Castle. Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour and Iztaccihuatl Volcano hiking. For more places to visit in Mexico, click here and connect with your very own Mexico travel guide.

Flight cost: Round-trip fares start from ₹80549 onwards. Book in advance and fly to Mexico City from New Delhi to get the best price.

Daily budget: ₹2396 (MXN 735)

Weather in October: 15° at an average

Where to stay: Hotel Century Zona Rosa: Starts from ₹4471 per night. For more options, check here.

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Offering one of the finest music and sunset scenes in the whole of Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu offers fun, beautiful views, friendly locals, and delicious food. Kota Kinabalu strikes a perfect balance between modern lifestyle and old-world charm. The city offers blossoming arts and music scene along with a rich culinary spectrum. All set to explore Kota Kinabalu? Click here to get expert guidance from your very own travel guide.

Top things to see and do: Visit Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Kinabalu Park, Manukan Island, Sabah Museum, City Mosque, and more. Go Rock climbing at Mount Kinabalu, base jumping at Menara Tun Mustapha and stroll on Tanjung Aru Beach.

Flight cost: Round-trip fares start from ₹57019 onwards. Book in advance and fly to Kota Kinabalu from New Delhi to get the best price.

Daily budget: ₹3,086 (RM 184)

Weather in October: 28°C at an average

Where to stay: Ming Garden Hotel & Residences: Starts from ₹4752. For more options, check here.

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Cape Town offers a world of unique experiences to its visitors with wine and cuisine, culture and heritage and events and festivals. A singularly beautiful city crowned by magnificent attractions, there's nowhere quite like Cape Town.

Top things to see and do: Table Mountain, Robben Island, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Table Mountain National Park and Lion's Head.

Flight cost: Round-trip fares start from ₹1,40,000 onwards. Book in advance and fly to Amman from New Delhi to get the best price. Want to get best deals on air fares? Learn about all the tricks of the trade from our expert travel guides by simply clicking here.

Daily budget: ₹653 (MXN 184)

Weather in October: 17°C at an average

Where to stay: Taj Cape Town: Starts from ₹12,774. For more options, check here.

Considered to be one of the best places to go on holiday in October, Pattaya is a picturesque fishing village and one of the best beach destination. Shopping and nightlife apart from the bold and carefree atmosphere drive the tourism in Pattaya to a great extent. Click here to contact our Pattaya travel guide and get complete assistance for planning your trip.

Top things to see and do: Visit Jomtien Beach, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Sriracha Tiger Zoo, Sanctuary of Truth, and more. Indulge in the nightlife of Pattaya at the Walking Street, explore the Floating Market, sunbathe at Ko Phai Island, and more.

Flight cost: Round-trip fares start from ₹1,20,000 onwards. Book in advance and fly to Amman from New Delhi to get the best price.

Daily budget: ₹13,072 (฿ 6,289)

Weather in October: 28°C at an average

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October is a really great time to visit destinations such as Rajasthan, Hampi, Nainital or even Darjeeling. All you need is a plan and a week off from work. Planning a family trip during this month is also advisable. Take a few risks and travel to offbeat places, too.

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