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21 Best Places to Visit in November in India

November, the month of utter relaxation in terms of weather stability in India impresses travellers of all genres to get their back straightened. While the northern part of India at this time gets relieved of the sweltering summer, the eastern part bids goodbye to the over pouring monsoon.

Walking on the same line both the southern and western part of the country start to cool down and get prepared to welcome their suitors to come visit them. Due to this comfortable weather, travellers from every part of the globe find November as the best time to travel to India.

But exactly where to travel in November is one big question that every traveller would surely love to know. So, to minimize your tussle of finding out the best places to see in November in India, Tour My India has penned this blog.

List of 21 Top Destinations to Visit in November in India
  • Pushkar in Rajasthan
  • Udaipur in Rajasthan
  • Hampi in Karnataka
  • Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand
  • Sonepur in Bihar
  • Amritsar in Punjab
  • Garo Hills in Meghalaya
  • Hadoti in Rajasthan
  • Varanasi inUttar Pradesh
  • Delhi
  • Shantiniketan in West Bengal
  • Sunderbans in West Bengal
  • Bharatpur in Rajasthan
  • Orchha in Madhya Pradesh
  • Kuari Pass Trek in Uttarakhand
  • Old Goa
  • Manali in Himachal Pradesh
  • Almora in Uttarakhand
  • Wayanad in Kerala
  • Thekkady in Kerala
  • Coorg in Karnataka
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Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar Rajasthan

A religious town in the heart of Rajasthan, Pushkar blends a perfect combination of old-world charm, divinity and modern-day lifestyle. The set of bathing ghats, back-to-back temples, bustling streets and an episodic soundtrack of chanting, drums and gongs generate a mysterious feel among the travellers.

Only around 11km from the hallowed city of Ajmer, this small vibrant city is thronged by a huge crowd of hippies and foreign travelers. The best thing to see in Pushkar is the celebrated Camel Fair where around 50,000 camels take part.

This camel fair is undoubtedly one of the best things to see in November and claimed to be one of its kinds in South-East Asia. These camels are dressed in colourful ornaments and clothes and are taken to walk on the ramp, take part in races and traded as well.

How to Reach?

The best way to reach Pushkar is by road. Backpackers can simply go for the Rajasthan travel buses which start from Jaipur, Delhi and other important north Indian cities. Luxury travellers can opt for private vehicles which have good services in Pushkar.

Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur Rajasthan

The lake city of Udaipur is another ideal place to travel in November. The royal residences, planned gardens and above all the lake palaces are the centre of attractions of Udaipur.

Just like other popular sightseeing destinations of Rajasthan, the city is dotted with gorgeous forts which convey a message about the chivalric as well as glorious past of the state. Among the must-see travel options in Udaipur, City Palace, Lake Palace, Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary are the most famous.

Also, if you are particular about attending the fairs and festivals of the destination you are heading to, then Muharram or Taziya can be a must attend event in November in Udaipur.

How to Reach?

The prominent Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Kota and Indore are connected with Udaipur by rail route. Maharana Pratap Singh Airport is around 20km from Udaipur.

Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi Karnataka

The resplendent reminiscence of the erstwhile Bijayanagara Kingdom, Hampi is a history buffs’ delight. Located near Hospet town in Karnataka state of South India, this magnificent travel destination has splendid architectural remains, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings and each nook associated with royal residence.

Undoubtedly, one of the best Indian holiday destinations for backpackers, Hampi is reckoned to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The towering temples of Hampi are surrounded by undulating green fields, jade-green palm groves and a wide stretch of banana plantations serving as the background.

How to Reach?

Hospet is the nearest rail junction to Hampi. From Hospet regular buses ply to Hampi. Hubli Airport is around 144km from Hampi.

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett National Park

Every wildlife enthusiast travelling to India should visit Corbett National Park. India’s very first national park, this wildlife hotspot is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and calls globetrotters from across the globe for its tiger population.

Divided into four vast zones, the reserve encloses a wide range of flora and provides shelter to extensive varieties of wildlife. There are around 650 species of migratory and resident birds along with 50 species of raptors in this wildlife reserve.

The reserve forest can be explored both riding an elephant or a jeep. November is the best time to visit Corbett because it is neither monsoon nor chilly winter in Uttarakhand.

How to Reach?

Ramnagar Railway Station is 60km from Corbett. From Ramnagar you will get taxis for Corbett.

Sonepur, Bihar

Sonepur Bihar

Located at a distance of around 25km from Patna, Bihar, Sonepur is an ideal place to head on during November. The reason behind suggesting you to be here is the celebration of Sonepur Cattle Fair which is one of its kinds in the country. The fair takes place on the banks of river Ganga on a huge ground.

People of different parts of the neighbouring states assemble here. Sonepur Mela is considered to be one of the largest cattle trade fairs in Asia. The fair continues for almost a month when entertainment programs like Bhojpuri song and dance performances are arranged.

How to Reach?

Sonepur is around 25km from Patna. Regular buses and taxis ply from Patna to Sonepur. Sonepur Jn. is the nearest railhead.

Amritsar, Punjab

Amritsar Punjab

Undoubtedly, there is no other city like Amritsar. But why are we suggesting you to plan your trip in November? Because of the most colourful festival of Amritsar, Guru Nanak Jayanti falls during this month.

Even though the festival is celebrated across the state (Punjab), its actual gaiety and lively phase can be seen in the Golden Temple of Amritsar. The day is observed by performing various religious rites.

The entire golden temple is decorated with glittering lights and the temple premise is thronged by thousands of believers gathering here from across the world.

How to Reach?

Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport is around 11km from Amritsar. Amritsar Railway station is the main station in Amritsar. Buses ply from various North-Indian cities like Delhi, Dehradun and Shimla.

Garo Hills, Meghalaya

Garo Hills Meghalaya

Rightly called the abode of clouds, Meghalaya appears to be one of the most fascinating nature getaways in North-East India. Dotted with lush green pine trees, small hillocks and a range of white cascading waterfalls, the state transcends the lovers of nature to a distinct level.

But I am telling you to head to the region of Garo Hills of Meghalaya in November. Wangala Festival, one of the most happening harvest festivals of north-east India commences this month. The festival is also known as the 100 drums Wanagala Festival. Traditional drum beating, blowing horns, and unlimited dance and merry making are a part of this festival.

How to Reach?

The nearest International airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati whereas the nearest railhead is Guwahati Railway Station, located at a distance of 210 kms from Garo Hills.

Hadoti, Rajasthan

Hadoti Rajasthan

How about the idea of attending the festival of a particular region which is already in the limelight for its heritage buildings and beautiful landscapes? After all, the festival is a bonus. I mean if you are travelling to Hadoti, a region in Rajasthan in the month of November then your bonus will be the Bundi Festival.

The festival brings forth the culture, folklore, traditions and craft of the region to focus. The rural turban competition, folk/classical dance and musical events, traditional rural sports are the highlights of this event. Hadoti includes the popular cities of Baran and Kota within its periphery.

How to Reach?

Jaipur is the nearest airport. It is connected with the Mumbai-Delhi route via Sawai Madhopur. Regular buses ply from Jaipur to Kota.

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi Ghat

Varanasi, one of the oldest human settlements in the world, receives a huge crowd of tourists for its lively river banks, ages-old temples, ashrams, and most importantly for the divine presence of Holy Ganga.

It remains to be the centre of attraction not only for its association with religious sentiments, but for various other cheerful celebrations. One of these vibrant fiestas happens to be the Dev Deepawali or Ganga Mahotsav. The festival of lights, hope and immense joy, Dev Deepawali commences in the month of November during which vibrant cultural events are organised.

The last day of this festival marks the most attractive part when thousands of earthen lamps are floated down the River Ganga.

How to Reach?

Varanasi has its own airport and a prominent railway station. State-run buses ply from the major cities of Uttar Pradesh.

Delhi

Delhi

You don’t need to look for a particular excuse to travel to Delhi if you are travelling here in November. For me it is the best weather to be in the country’s capital. November in Delhi is neither extreme hot nor chilling winter.

So, you can plan here without carrying your heavy woollen products or a sunscreen having SPF 70. Start your day from Akshardham Temple which is in East Delhi and I am sure within 2 – 3 days you can explore most of the famous sightseeing places of Delhi.

Dedicate a few more days to taste the street foods or even the multi-cuisine classy restaurants and go back carrying uncountable memories from Delhi.

How to Reach?

IGI Airport is the biggest airport in the country. Almost all major Indian cities have direct train connectivity to Delhi.

Shantiniketan, West Bengal

Shantiniketan West Bengal

If you are committed to art, culture and aesthetics, you should be in Shantiniketan at least once. Literally, the castle of peace, this university town will take you to a romantic era soaking all your exhaustions.

The green open lawns, the heritage houses of Rabindranath Tagore, the open classrooms under the trees, small quaint seating places will render an unbelievably peaceful milieu.

If you are travelling to Shantiniketan in November you will get the best weather as you will neither be disappointed by typical humid weather nor by the chattering rainy season.

How to Reach?

Bolpur is the nearest railway station to Shantiniketan. For Bolpur, you will have to board the train from Hawrah. It is advisable not to travel by bus, as there are no direct buses for Shantiniketan.

Sunderbans, West Bengal

Sundarbans, West Bengal

As the month of November approaches in eastern part of India monsoon takes its leave and a moderate comfortable weather takes its hold in West Bengal and its neighbouring states. So, I believe this is the best time to embark on a journey to Sundarbans.

The dense forest of this mystically beautiful land shelters big cats and turns wilder for its unpredictable tiger attacks on human settlements. Explore the intense parts of Sundarbans over a boat ride and take pleasure in watching the exotic species of birds, saltwater crocodile, pangolin, chital, fishing cats and some more.

It is claimed that around 400 tigers live in Sunderban today. The mudflats of Sunderban are inhabited by endangered animals like Sea Anemones, Horseshoe crab (Nearing extinction) and small octopus.

How to Reach?

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport is around 112 from Sundarbans. From the airport, Sundarbans is around 3 hours of road journey and 2 hours of boat ride. There are local trains from Sealdah (Kolkata) to Canning.

Bharatpur, Rajasthan

Keoladeo Ghana National Park-Bharatpur

The paradise of the birders, Bharatpur turns out to be a hotspot of migratory birds in November. As winter approaches, birds from neighbouring countries migrate to Bharatpur.

Birds from countries like Siberia and Central Asia take shelter in Bharatpur during this season. Among the most notable species you can see Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Wagtails, Pipits, Flycatchers, and countless more.

How to Reach?

Agra Airport is around 56km from Bharatpur. Bharatpur Railway Station is the nearest railhead.

Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Orchha Madhya Pradesh

Lying on the bank of Betwa River, Orchcha, the heritage travel destination of Madhyapradesh calls the history buffs from across the globe. Constructed by Rudra Pratap Singh, in and around 1501, the city was the seat of the former princely state of Central India.

A few of the temples, forts and palaces of ancient Orchha were built during the reign of Emperor Akbar. Fort of Orchha, Chaturbhuj Temple, Orccha Palace are the best among them.

How to Reach?

Gwalior Airport is around 140 km away from Orchha. Barwa Sagar Station is the nearest railhead. There is no direct train from major Indian cities to Orchha.

Kuari Pass Trek, Uttarakhand

Kuari Pass Trek Uttarakhand

Well, if you are thinking to witness something more than heritage buildings, temples, or wildlife, plan to embark on Kuari Pass Trek. One of the most popular trekking trails in Garhwal Himalaya, this moderate trek ends at a height of around 4268m and takes around 3-5 days to complete.

The jaw-dropping vistas of snow-clad Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Kamet, Dronagiri can be seen from this trail. The trek passes through lush green valleys, small villages and thick forests covered with snow.

How to Reach?

To join this trek, one needs to reach Haridwar. Haridwar to Joshimath by taxi and then trekking starts from here. Haridwar has its own railway station.

Old Goa

Old Goa

Bearing the reminiscence of old-world charm, particularly the relics of Portuguese ruling era, Old Goa stands as a heritage lovers’ delight. The age-old churches, historical buildings, and moreover the museums resemble the images of colonial era and let one take breath in its fascinating vistas.

Though, for travelling to Old Goa you don’t need to look for the best season, yet I tell you to travel to this place in November, as the famous ‘Feast of St. Francis Xavier’ starts in November only.

The festival starts with novenas from 24th November and the final feast takes place on 3rd December every year.

How to Reach?

Dabolim is an international airport at Goa. Regular domestic connections are available to travel to any part of the state.

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali Himachal Pradesh

Located in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, is the resort town of Manali. It has retained its position as one of the best holiday destinations in India. Many people find themselves going back to this city in November due to the lush-greenery after the monsoons. We don’t blame them! Because Manali has so much to offer.

From picturesque views of mighty mountains to green meadows with flowing streams. It is also a renowned honeymoon destination. Rejuvenate yourself at Rohtang Pass by indulging in snow sports and adventure or visit Solang Valley to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the town.

The ‘Snow Point’ also offers paragliding adventures for thrill seekers. Do not forget to visit the old Hadimba Temple for some interesting anecdotes about Early India.

How to Reach?

The nearest airport from Manali is Bhuntar. It is at a distance of 50km from the city. Manali is 546 km from Delhi.

Almora, Uttarakhand

Almora

Looking to spend some time in a fun-filled destination as well as a heritage town? Then head towards Almora which is a cozy heritage town cradled in the wilderness of Himalayan ranges.

Visiting Almora you would come across the rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, delicious cuisine, magnificent wildlife and more. The town promises fun-filled and unforgettable moments with your friends and family.

Make sure to visit the Chitai Golu Devta Temple, Nanda Devi Temple which are popular tourist attractions of Almora.

How to Reach?

The nearest airport from Almora is at Pantnagar and the nearest railhead is the Kathgodam Railway Station.

Wayanad, Kerala

Wayanad Kerala

Nestled among the Western Ghats, Wayanad is a hill station bestowed with deep valleys, white cascading waterfalls, thick rainforest and mystic hills. Couples on their honeymoon can hike its misty terrains or visit rare tourist spots such as Edakkal Caves.

Tour My India curates some of the bespoke travel experiences that lets you experience the local tribal culture of the state or the know-hows of the plantations of tea, coffee, cardamom, pepper or rubber. There are tours that lead to some unknown nooks and corners of the state to experience the cultural heritage and be one with the state.

How to Reach?

The only airport in close vicinity to Wayanad is the Karipur International Airport in Kozhikode at a distance of 100 km.

Thekkady, Kerala

Thekkady Kerala

Located near the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, the town is well-known for its rich spice plantations, rounding hills, evergreen deciduous woods and lush-green meadows. Explore the wild and untouched parts of Kerala on your trip to Thekkady.

Home to one of the most important national parks of India, Periyar National Park, the hill town has a plethora of tourist places and activities to offer. Undoubtedly, Thekkady is one of the top tourist destinations in Kerala owing to the nature’s abundance with sky-scraping hills and forgotten-mystic forests.

How to Reach?

The nearest domestic airport from Thekkady is the Madurai Airport, located at a distance of 136 km. The nearest railhead is Kottayam Railway Station, located at a distance of 114 km.

Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg Karnataka

A hill town that moves slowly and absorbs every ounce of beauty nature bestows on us, Coorg is one of the most visited hill stations of South India. The melancholic trails with a clear sky and gushing waterfalls are a treat to mind and soul. Rather than visiting monuments or indulging in typical tourist activities, travellers prefer to leave the hustle behind and retire to the mountains for their holidays. Waking up amidst the picturesque Western Ghats is the best retreat you can ask for.

How to Reach?

The nearest International airport is the Mangalore International Airport, located at a distance of 140 kms while the domestic airport is at Mysore, at a distance of 120 kms from Coorg.

Coming to the end of the journey, Tour My India invites you to welcome the winters in the month of November by exploring the above-mentioned destinations. Come and lose yourself in the serenity and tranquility offered to us by Nature. We, at Tour My India thrives to make your escape a beautiful one so that when you get back to the struggle of city life, you can take a break and remember the solace and comfort you experienced in these serene destinations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.Are there any festival celebrations to see in India in November?

Yes, November hosts few popular and lesser-known festivals like:

  • Guru Nanak Jayanti
  • Wangala Festival in Meghalaya
  • Bundi Festival in Rajasthan
  • Diwali and Ganga Mahostva (Varanasi)
  • Feast of St. Francis Xavier in Goa

Q.Is November a good time for trekking in India?

Yes, November is one of the best months to trek in India. Kuari Pass Trek in Uttarakhand is amongst the best treks to do in this month.

Q. What are the top activities for the month of November in India?

One can enjoy trekking in Uttarakhand and Himachal in November. It is a good month to relish sightseeing and being part of the festivals and fairs held in this month.

Q.What are the ideal places for couples in November?

Udaipur in Rajasthan and Goa are some of the best destinations to visit in November in India for couples.

Q.Where can I plan my trip in North India in November?

Pushkar, Bundi, Bharatpur, and Udaipur in Rajasthan, Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, Amritsar in Punjab, Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh can be visited in North India in November.

Q.Where in South India can I go in November?

Amongst the best places to visit in South India in November is Hampi is Karnataka.

Q.Which East and Northeast Indian destinations are best to visit in November?

Sonepur in Bihar, Garo Hills in Meghalaya, Shantiniketan and Sunderbans in West Bengal are the best places to visit in November in East and Northeast India.

Q.Is November also a good time to plan a trip in West India and Central India?

Yes, November is also one of the best months to plan a trip to West and Central India. Goa and Orchha are the best places to visit in this month.

Published: 16 Apr, 2021

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Sheetal Vaid

Sheetal is a passionate traveler of paths less travelled. If curiosity to see places was a person, it would have been her for sure. Impromptu plans run her life. She only has one motive in life, i.e., happily roaming the world. Get on board with her journey to a life filled with places, people and magic!