5 Fall Destinations In India That Will Leave You Mesmerised
After the sizzling heat of summer has just passed, the golden and red hues that paint the scenery outside the window, the refreshing breeze, the faint music of rain meeting the ground and a mixture of all the scents of flowers in full bloom- October drops by in full swing and leaves us with a cheerful grin.
October becomes the detoxifying month, when you can take a break from your busy schedule and cherish the beauty in everything around you. It is officially the time to revive yourself, find yourself and start the new year with a clearer mind and a happier heart. To shift things into focus and have a self-discovering journey, here’s a list of some places where you can witness the dazzling colours of October and come back with dozens of pictures, and even more memories.
Top 5 Places To Visit In October In India
A holy city. A pilgrimage centre. An abode for adventure-seekers. A retreat for those seeking to connect with nature.
There is no one way in which you can capture the charm of Rishikesh. The city has something to offer to everyone. From its famous ashrams to its jungle clad hills; from the gateway to the Char Dham & famous temples in Rishikesh (Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri) to adventure activities like rafting, camping, trekking and bungee jumping -Rishikesh in autumn comes to your rescue like a fresh breeze with its cool winds, freshly washed hilltops and a green canopy as far as the eye can see.
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport
Nearest Rail head: Haridwar
Via Road: Rishikesh has regular bus services from Delhi, Haridwar and Dehradun. One can opt for buses or hire cabs from these places to reach Rishikesh.
Hampi in Karnataka is every backpacker’s paradise, every pilgrim’s delight and every historian’s area of fascination. Often referred to as “The City of Ruins’ and the ‘Forgotten Empire’, Hampi is a land that speaks of its rich history and culture from every nook and corner. With ruins dating back to the Vijaynagar Empire, the land hides historical gems like the Virupaksha temple with its magnificent gopurams. A visit to Hampi is sure to make every history buff’s heart pick up speed. Places like the Hampi Bazar, the Tungabadhra River, Vithala Temple (where history as well as Bollywood left its mark) – provide great avenues for travellers to destress in this magical land.
Although, the land is an utter treat to visit during any time of the year, October is a cosy time in Hampi when the landscape has just been washed by the monsoon rains and the air is fresh.
Nearest Airport: Belgaum Airport
Nearest Railhead: There is no railway station in Hampi. Hospet which is 13 kms from Hampi is the nearest rail head.
Via Road: Hampi is well-connected to Bangalore and other major cities of Karnataka via roadways. KSRTC buses operate on regular basis from Hospet to Hampi. Other options like buses, taxis or car-rental provide great options to reach Hampi comfortably.
Wayanad is all about its beautiful countryside, magnificent waterfalls, green landscapes, tea-gardens and rich flora and fauna. Wayanad literally means ‘Land of Paddy Fields’ and October in this land brings out the rue beauty of Kerala. It is the ideal place to be in for a serene drive amidst beauty of a kind. The emerald landscape and the quaint towns provide a picture-perfect background and offers just the right kind of ambience to put you at ease and let you unconsciously take a spiritual journey and discover yourself.
Fresh from monsoon, fall in Wayanad welcomes every traveller with open arms and offers views of gushing waterfalls beautiful backwaters, prospering wildlife sanctuaries and hidden caves to give you a memorable vacation experience in October to explore Wayanad.
Nearest Airport: Karipur International Airport
Nearest Railhead: Kozhikode Railway Station
Via Road: Wayanad has a good network of KSRTC buses to the nearby cities. There are fast buses running between Wayanad and Bangalore, Trivandrum, Mangalore and Kochi.
4.Kolkata, West Bengal
Think Autumn in Kolkata?
Think colourful pandals, mouth-watering Bengali sweets, sacred bhogs and crazy energy.
Kolkata is considered to be the Durga Puja capital of India, and rightly so. The ‘City of Joy – Kolkata’ certainly does justice to its name once the celebrations start and the ambience is filled with the vigour of the festivities.
If you’re headed to Kolkata this October, do not miss out on the pandal-hopping spree and immerse yourself in the musical celebration, moving along with the dhaak beats.
Nearest Airport: Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
Nearest Railhead: Howrah and Sealdah railway stations are the two major railheads situated in the city. Both of these railway stations are well connected to all the important cities of the country and solve the issue of how to reach Kolkata by rail.
Via Road: The West Bengal state buses let the travellers to come to this city without much difficulty. There are various private buses that you can get from here to reach different parts of the country. Some places near Kolkata are Sunderbans (112 km), Puri (495 km), Konark (571 km) and Darjeeling (624km).
Jaisalmer, also known as the ‘Golden City’ of India, does perfect justice to its name as a reflection of India’s grandeur and magnificence. A trip to Jaisalmer is every history buff’s delight, nature lover’s paradise and travel junkie’s dream. Famed for the grand welcome it gives to its visitors, presenting them with awe-inspiring sights from sand dunes to magnificent forts- Jaisalmer is loved by Indians, foreigners and locals alike.With its towering forts, authentic crafts, rich culture, traditional souvenirs, unique cuisine and warm vibes- Jaisalmer tourist places are in the go-to list for all kinds of travellers, specially in the month of October when the moon-lit dinners, cultural dance performances, well-lit forts in the night and glistening lakes transcend you into another world.
Nearest Airport: Jodhpur Airport
Nearest Railhead: Jaisalmer Railway Station
Via Road: Bus services to Jaisalmer are available from all major cities in Rajasthan like Jodhpur and Jaipur. There are no direct buses from Delhi but you can switch buses in Jaipur and continue your journey from there to reach Jaisalmer from Delhi.
So, this year when the fall season drops by, get your travelling souls geared up and visit the multitude of places that will dazzle you with their autumn hues.
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