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Explore India’s Best November Getaways:

Where to Travel in the Pleasant Autumn Month ?

As November approaches, India dons a mesmerizing cloak of autumnal beauty, offering travellers the perfect climate to explore its diverse landscapes and cultures. With clear skies, comfortable temperatures, and vibrant festivals, this month provides an excellent opportunity for a getaway. In this blog, I’ll be your guide to the Top 14 places travel destinations must visit during November in India, a pleasant autumn month.

1. Rajasthan: Jaipur -The Pink City

I love to tour again and again to Rajasthan. As a Solo Traveler, November is the ideal time to visit Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The scorching summer heat has given way to mild and pleasant weather, making it perfect for exploring the city’s historic palaces and forts. The city also hosts the Jaipur Literature Festival, attracting authors, thinkers, and book lovers from all over the world.

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Rajasthan’s cities, including Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer, are perfect to explore in November with comfortable temperatures. You can also witness the Pushkar Camel Fair, a famous event in Rajasthan during this month.

2. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh: The Spiritual Hub

Varanasi is situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges River, is a city of profound spirituality and cultural significance. People also call Varanasi as the spiritual and cultural hub.

In November, the cooler climate allows you to fully immerse yourself in its spirituality and witness the daily Ganga Aarti, a breathtaking ritual that takes place at the Ghats.  The Diwali festival, which usually falls in November, is a magical time to be in the city.

3. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat: The White Desert

The Rann of Kutch in Gujarat is an otherworldly landscape that transforms during November. The vast, white salt desert is a canvas for the Rann Utsav, a vibrant cultural festival that celebrates the culture, music, and art of Gujarat. The weather is perfect for camping under the starry night sky.

4. Goa: The Beach Paradise

If you’re looking for some fun in the sun, Goa is an excellent choice. November brings milder temperatures, making it the perfect time to hit the beach, enjoy water sports, and explore the vibrant nightlife. You can also indulge in the annual Sunburn Festival, a paradise for music enthusiasts.

5. Agra, Uttar Pradesh: The Home of the Taj Mahal

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Agra, home to the iconic Taj Mahal, is best visited in November. The weather is cool and the air is clear, providing an ideal backdrop for admiring this architectural wonder. A visit to Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri is also a must when you’re in the area.

6. Kerala: God’s Own Country

Kerala, known for its lush green landscapes and serene backwaters, is a fantastic destination in November. The monsoon retreats, leaving behind revitalized landscapes. You can explore the tranquil backwaters, enjoy houseboat cruises, and witness the festivities of Onam.  The most fascinating traditional snake boat race is a worth memory to capture in your camera.

7. Hampi, Karnataka: Ancient Ruins

For history buffs and adventure seekers, Hampi in Karnataka is a November gem. The weather is pleasant for exploring the UNESCO-listed ruins of this ancient city. Trekking, bouldering, and exploring the historic sites are some of the activities you can engage in.

8. Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong, with its pleasant climate and lush landscapes, is a great destination for nature lovers. Explore the living root bridges, take in the breathtaking scenery, and savor the local Khasi cuisine. Don’t forget to visit Cherrapunji, which boasts some of the world’s highest rainfall.

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9. Shimla– a must visit travel destinations

The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, is known for its colonial architecture, Mall Road, and scenic beauty. November offers a cool and crisp atmosphere, making it a great time to explore.

10. Spiti Valley

a most visited challenging roads for riders as well as for travelers who like to explore the unknown places.  During November due to snow and cold weather some places may be closed.  Before visiting check with the tourism department.  But you may explore Kaza and Tabo which is in the lower part of spiti valley. And don’t forget to take the pictures of beautiful landscapes of spiti valley.

11. Dharamshala and McLeod Ganj

These towns are home to the Tibetan government-in-exile and the residence of the Dalai Lama. Tourist enjoy the mountain weather along with the  natural surroundings, the Tibetan culture, and  monasteries.

12. Kullu

Known for its lush green valleys and the Kullu Dussehra festival in November, this region is a paradise for nature lovers and cultural enthusiasts.

Jim Corbett National Park: November is a great time for wildlife enthusiasts to visit this national park and spot tigers, leopards, elephants, and various bird species.

13. Auli – Travel destinations

Auli is a charming hill station and ski resort located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas, Auli is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and has become a popular destination for both winter sports enthusiasts and nature lovers.

14. Chopta

Known as the “Mini Switzerland” of India, Chopta is a trekking destination with breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The weather is pleasant in November.

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Conclusion

November is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful months to explore the incredible diversity that India offers. Whether you’re drawn to history, spirituality, nature, or simply relaxing on the beach, India has something for everyone in this delightful month. So pack your bags, prepare your camera, and embark on a journey to experience the magic of India in November. Each destination is a unique adventure waiting to unfold, offering memories that will last a lifetime.

Sanjay Rai Sharma is a Facilitator and a writer. He writes blogs, mostly on travelling while exploring the natural mystic capturing scenic beauty of nature into words, exploring unknown places and capturing memories in the form of photography. On a mission to inspire and share valuable insights to fellow explorers.

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