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:

The best places to visit in October are not necessarily the most popular. Take a journey off the beaten path. Meanwhile, Check out other articles on: Places to Visit in May in India , Places to Visit in India in June , Places to Visit in July in India , Places to Visit in India in August , Places to Visit in September in India , Places to Visit in November in India , Places to Visit in December in India

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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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 Paapi Hills either through Rajahmundry or Badhrachalam. The river winds and curves its way along the Paapi Hills, surrounding travelers 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 Paapi Hills is the place for you.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. (Use this format)

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.

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

Where to stay: Sunshine Hotel & Residences: Starts from For more options, check here.

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.

The best places to visit in October are not necessarily the most popular. Take a journey off the beaten path. Meanwhile, Check out other articles on: Places to Visit in May in India , Places to Visit in India in June , Places to Visit in July in India , Places to Visit in India in August , Places to Visit in September in India , Places to Visit in November in India , Places to Visit in December in India

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