November is a beautiful month to travel in India. It is when there are no traces of the summer heat left and winter in just setting foot on the plains. Several places across India turn into bounties of natural beauty and misty landscapes. It is perhaps the most pleasant month of the year for sight-seeing. Couples can take long romantic walks while adventurers can go on treks and excursions that are not as tiring as they would be during summer. From the northern hills of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh to the southern beaches of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and from the Western Ghats of Maharashtra and Karnataka to the eastern cultural lands of West Bengal and Odisha, every destination has something unique to offer during the month of November. Here are some of the best places to visit in November 2017 in India. Also Read - Goa in November 2017: 5 Reasons to Visit Goa This November
November is the best time to visit Puri in Odisha. It is when the famous beach festival is held here. It is also when the weather is the most pleasant as compared to the hot summer and wet monsoon. Puri is considered to be one of the most sacred pilgrim spots in India as it is believed to be the final resting place of revered Hindu deity Lord Vishnu. The Jagannath Puri temple here is a great place to witness Hindu customs, culture and tradition in all its glory.
The sleepy town of Gokarna in Karnataka is a great escape from the urban hustle bustle. Home to spectacular, serene beaches like Om beach and Kudle beach, Gokarna ia a delight for backpackers. The weather is November is extremely pleasant for morning beach yoga sessions as well as enchanting sunsets.
If you are a nature and wildlife lover, there are few places in India that can provide an experience as amazing as Sundarbans National Park in West Bengal. Sundarbans is considered to be the largest delta in the world with 10,200 sq km of mangrove forest. The park which is a part of this forest is a great place to spot the Royal Bengal Tiger and also other wild animals like wild boars and crocodiles. It is also home to some endangered species like the King Crabs and Olive Ridley turtles.
Located in the nethermost state of India, Srinagar is one of the most beautiful cities not just in India but in the world. Its mesmerizing Dal Lake is a postcard many yearn to send to their loved ones. Its beautiful Hazratbal shrine is located against the most spectacular mountain backdrop one can imagine. Its houseboats are as alluring as its friendly and beautiful people. While Srinagar is pretty cold in November, it is the best month to witness winter in this marvellous city which has captured the attention of many travellers since time immemorial.
It is hot or wet for most part of the year in Mumbai except for a couple of months. November is one of them. It is the ideal time to take those astonishing heritage walks in south Mumbai and explore the amazing colonial architecture that the British left behind. It is also the ideal time to indulge in those beach excursions to Juhu or Chowpatty so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view of the sun setting at the Arabian Sea horizon. Mumbais nightlife which is pretty awesome all year round becomes all the more vibrant during this time on account of the great weather.
Rajasthan is best visited during the winter season which begins in the month of November in India. One of the most historic places to visit in Rajasthan and in India is Jodhpur. Its magnificent Mehrangarh fort is believed by many to be the best fort in the country. The Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada memorial are other gems worth exploring. The pleasant weather in November will ensure that you do not get exhausted too soon and can enjoy those lovely sunsets that the state is so famous for. Other amazing Rajasthan destinations like Jaipur and Jaisalmer can also be covered as part of a circuit during this time.
Yes, Goa is an all year destination and is great any time of the year. But if you would like to avoid the summer heat and the massive peak season crowds, then November is just the month for you to visit Goa. It is when the winter is just setting in and the crowds are slowly beginning to pour in. It is the best time to witness both the scenic beauty and vibrant party culture of the most famous tourist spot in India.
And then there is the beautiful northeast tucked away in the mountains away from the pollution and noise of the plains. One of the most spectacular destinations of northeast India is Cherrapunji which you can reach via Shillong. Known for its heavy rainfall and gushing waterfalls, as well as the lush green scenery of its mountains and hillocks, Cherrapunji is for those who like to tread off the beaten path and enjoy spending time amidst nature. November weather in Cherrapunji is extremely pleasant and perfect for excursions to popular attractions like the double-decker living root bridges in Nongriat and Asias cleanest village, Mawlynnong.
So, book your tickets to one of these destinations NOW to enjoy a happy November trip. You are sure to end your year on a great note if you do.