A beautiful time of the year, the month of November is the perfect time to travel because the weather is delightful. The monsoons no longer drench travel plans and an onslaught of winter ensures that you are not dripping sweat! It is also that time of the year when many regions celebrate vibrant and lavish as well as homely festivals and organizes bustling events. If you have got travel on your mind, be ready to go on a memorable trip, because we have listed down the top places to visit in November in India. They will leave you enthralled and happy.
Best places to visit in November
A small city that packs in a lot of charisma- this describes Bhuj perfectly. Located in the Kutch district, the city’s proximity to the Rann of Kutch has made it a popular stopover for people visiting the spirited Rann Utsav, which is generally celebrated from November to February every year. If you want to explore the cultural diversity of the state, a visit to the Rann Utsav is a must. Here’s an account of what unfolded when TripHobo’s gang of girls visited the grand celebration. Now if the Rann Utsav does not make Bhuj a must place to visit in November in India then we don’t know what does!
One of the best honeymoon places in India in winter, Coorg is a breathtaking region located at the heart of the southern Indian peninsula. With a nickname of ‘country of million hills’, Coorg in Karnataka will make you fall in love with its natural beauty, friendly hospitality, delicious food and heavenly coffee.
A breathtakingly ravishing city in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala will leave you awestruck. Home to monasteries and meditation and yoga centers, visitors generally head over to the city when they are in search of some inner peace. Having said that, the city also acts as a gateway to a few thrilling Himalayan treks, thus making it a perfect place to visit for trekking and camping enthusiasts.
Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
One of the best places to visit in November in India, the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary is the only natural habitat of the regal looking Asiatic Lions. Spread across 1412 square kilometers and open for tourism from 16th October to 15th June every year, this is your window of opportunity to explore the diverse flora and fauna of the region.
A mesmerizing UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hampi is home to ruins of the majestic Vijayanagara Empire. Even in its ruined state, the village manages to rivet visitors with its opulence and grandiose. Besides, because of its rugged terrain, Hampi is also slowly turning into a backpackers’ and adventure lovers’ delight. If you are looking for best tourist destinations in November, it does not get better than this!
Fondly called the ‘Golden City’, Jaisalmer is one of the best places to vacation in November in India. Boasting of a rich history, captivating culture and mesmerizing architecture, the city, which is located in the Thar Desert, cools down significantly during November thus making it a delight to be visited. Take a walk along its cobbled streets, shop at the many local markets and indulge in some Rajasthani food on your vacation to Jaisalmer.
Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is a lovely hill station and a place that changes hues as the winter approaches. Surrounded by natural beauty on all sides, no wonder it ranks on the list of best honeymoon places in India in winter! The misty and chilly climate, the enchanting forests, the cascading waterfalls, plenty of tourist attractions and the lush green rolling hills; the city leaves its visitors spellbound.
A haven of tranquillity, Kovalam is a peaceful beach town in God’s Own Country- Kerala. Essentially a beach bum’s paradise, head over to Kovalam in November to have lazy mornings, serene evenings and breezy nights. Swimming, sunbathing, water sports and shopping, your days will predominantly consist of these activities.
The dreamlike town of Pelling in Sikkim is a must visit for everybody with a wanderlust. And November is the perfect month to visit as the climate is just right to enjoy all the outdoor activities that the place has to offer. The harsh cold days haven’t set in yet and the monsoons have long said goodbye to the region, thus making it a heaven for nature lovers, honeymooners, and outdoorsy people.
Puducherry or Pondicherry is an ethereal Union Territory town in India. Boasting of a pristine coastline and old-fashioned architecture, this ex-French colonial settlement still has that aura of the bygone era. It offers a unique blend of an intriguing heritage and a spiritual culture. If you want to visit France but haven’t managed to save enough for the trip, you should definitely head over to Pondicherry and enjoy a budget-friendly French holiday!
The capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the historically significant city of Port Blair proves to be a winsome place to be visited during the winters. On your escapade, apart from sightseeing, you can undertake activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving and even hop on a sea cruise. And remember, one does not simply visit Port Blair! The city has many enchanting islands surrounding it which can be visited on one day tours and you should definitely explore these little lands of bliss.
An offbeat destination, Puri nonetheless will prove to be the right place to visit in November. One of the important pilgrimage places in India, Puri has some or the other festival or event lined up all year round and November is no exception. But, did you know that Puri is also a fabulous beach destination? With a long coastline, the city welcomes one and all with open arms and warm hospitality.
Made famous by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Shantiniketan is a visionary university town with the Visva Bharati University forming its crux. Earlier called Bhubandanga, it was Rabindranath Tagore’s father who built a house over here and named it ‘Shantiniketan’ which translates to ‘the abode of peace’. The name has stuck since then. If you are in search of someplace offbeat to visit in November, you should plan a trip to the quaint Shantiniketan.
The sleepy and pleasing town of Sonpur comes to life during the month of November. It is in this month that the town hosts its annual Sonepur Cattle Fair and it is a spectacle to behold and experience at least once in your lifetime! Held on a full moon day, the fair is also known as Harihar Kshetra Mela. At the fair, farm animals and cattle can be sold and bought. Animals that are traded at the fair include elephants, dogs, ponies, rabbits, buffaloes, goats, poultry and even horses, and camels. Sonpur is certainly a wacky place to vacation in November.
A spiritually vivacious place to visit, Varanasi is replete with quaint ashrams, serene temples, crowded ghats and of course, the holy River Ganges. Approximately around November, Varanasi hosts Diwali celebrations in the form of Dev Deepawali. This is one festive occasion you should not avoid witnessing. The ghats are lined with oil lamps during the evening and the city basks in their glow. The local government also organizes cultural events and performances and they add to the joy of the festivities.
Hope the list helps you in shortlisting a destination for your November vacation in India. With the help of this itinerary planner, you will be able to cover all the famous attractions as well as all the memorable experiences that your choice of a place has to offer. Happy journey to you. Here’s wishing you a lifetime of beautiful memories.