Best Places To Visit In November In India (2019)

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Best Places To Visit In November In India

With monsoons leaving behind clearer skies and cooler winds and snow yet to find its way to roads and tracks, November is a month to travel, with birds flying down from all over for the winters and fairs and festivals getting marked on its calenders. Here are the best destinations for November, a month is known for its ideal family vacations, adventure and wildlife, a more welcomed sun, a perfect tan, cooler sands, snow at its tips and some of the grandest festivals and celebrations of the country, around the corner.

Here is the list of 20 Best Places To Visit In November In India (2019)

1. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh – A festival by the river

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Known For : Kashi Vishwanath Temple Dashashwamedh Ghat Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple

Sometime during the last week of November, the banks of Ganges host one of the most significant festivals of Indian Classical Music and Dance. Other than pilgrims, one finds some of the most celebrated artists like Pandit Birju Maharaj, Kailash Kher performing in Varanasi. Also taking place about during the same time is Dev Deepawali, which is marked by grand aartis and leaves the stairs to the river lit with countless diyas, and the river itself glittering under the reflection of the city. All these aspects make it one of the places to visit in November in India. You can know more about it from our special blog on Dev Deepawali.

Best Time: October to March

2. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan - November in the Golden City

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Known For : Desert Safari in Jaisalmer Jaisalmer Fort Jain Temples in Jaisalmer

What is avoided and unkempt in summers is festive, colorful and welcoming by the winters. With its sands a bit cooler, November in Jaisalmer looks forward to its desert safari, walking through its forts, palaces, and havelis and enjoying evenings by its lakes. It easily makes it to the best places to visit in November in India. Situated close to the Pakistan border, Jaisalmer’s Sonar Quilla is a living fort replete with hotels, shops and old and majestic havelis

Best Time: October to March

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3. Tarkarli, Maharashtra- The lesser known beach holiday

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Known For : Water sports Tarkarli Beach Karli backwaters

One of the most beautiful beaches of the state, Tarkarli offers long stretches of white sands, a scuba diving destination and an occasional spotting of dolphins. This one gets as close to a perfect beach holiday for November as one can. And we are not even done yet. Find a fort by the sea, a lazy and calm lake and a enjoy a boat ride through its backwaters. If you have raked up a few leaves and have offbeat travel on your mind, this is one of the great places to visit in November in India. To know more about things to do here, read this Tarkarli Travelogue.

Best Time: October to March

4. Bodh Gaya, Bihar - A rather sacred November

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Known For : Mahabodhi Temple Great Buddha Statue Tibetan Refugee Market

Believed to be the most sacred of Buddhist pilgrimage centers all over the world, the town is landmarked by descendants of the very Mahabodhi Tree under which Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment and the neighboring Mahabodhi temple. Visit Bodhgaya during November for the pleasant weather and celebrated hustle bustle, as the town plays host to some monks from Dharamshala.

Best Time: October to March

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5. Shantiniketan, West Bengal - A calm November

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Known For : Tagore's ashrama Poush Mela Amar Kutir Rabindra Bhaban Museum

A calm town near Kolkata is known for its Tagore Ashram, the Nobel Laureate’s vision and life events, a museum, and art gallery. Like most of what’s in and around, this university town is best enjoyed during November with its pleasant weather.

Best Time: Mid August to March

6. Bharatpur, Rajasthan- Bird-watching in November

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Known For : Bharatpur National Park Lohagarh Fort Banke Bihari Temple

Bharatpur is one of the ideal places to visit in November in India. It is that time of the year when Bharatpur is home not only to a rich variety of local species but to countless birds migrating here for the winters. Find here birds from all the way to Siberia and Central Asia such as Cranes, Pelicans. Wagtails, Geese, Flycatchers, Pipits and countless more, making birdwatchers from all over, visit the park around November. Also spot some land birds, waterbirds.

Best Time: November to February

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7. Sanasar, Jammu and Kashmir – Quieter hills with livelier skies

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Known For : Paragliding Wilderness Adventure Camps(WAC) Naag Mandir

One of the lesser known hill stations in Jammu-Kashmir region, Sanasar is an adventure enthusiasts' haven offering various activities such as paragliding, rock climbing, abseiling and trekking.If this November, you want to stretch your arms, paragliding over Kashmir’s valleys, trek, rock climb and play golf, mark Sanasar on your maps already. Head over to this little-known town during November, to have just the right mix of a calm and peaceful holiday with a dash of adventure.

Best Time: April to June

8. Sundarbans, West Bengal- Royal Bengal Tigers and the largest mangrove forest

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As monsoons give way to winters, they leave behind the gates to these thick forests open. While the rains made traveling to the mangroves difficult, the much awaited November month bring the most pleasant of temperatures to visit one of the richest and most balanced ecosystems of the country. Sunderbans in November is a sight o behold. Sundarbans Unravelled.

Best Time: September to March

9. Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh- The city around a Shiva Temple

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Known For : Mahakaleshwar Temple Kal Bhairava Temple Ram Mandir Ghat

Landmarked by the Mahakaleshwar temple by a lake, and all the spirituality and festivity that it gathers around itself, visit Ujjain during November when the weather is pleasant. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, marked by a self-born lingam and the sprawling structure built around it — a great option for places to visit during November in India.

Best Time: October to March

10. Amritsar, Punjab - The biggest celebration of Punjab

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Known For : Golden Temple Wagah Border Jallianwala Bagh

Any word used to describe the celebrations, devotion, and festivity at the Golden temple of Guru Nanak Jayanti in November tends to be an understatement. Guru Nanak Guru-Purab falls in November, but the exact date varies from year to year. While this landmark of the state is always a unique experience, visit Amritsar is one of the places to visit in November in India to find the structure sparkling with lights and witness religion and spirituality as never before.

Best Time: October to March

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11. Pushkar, Rajasthan- Of Fairs, Festivals and a Holy Lake

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Known For : Pushkar Lake Pushkar Mela 2019 Pushkar Cattle Fair

Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India. It is considered to be of great religious and cultural importance and comes alive in November. It has a lot of temples with a rare one dedicated to Lord Brahma and a holy lake. But this places is most famous for the Annual Pushkar Camel Fair that takes place in November. The dates of Pushkar Fair this year are 26th Oct – 6th Nov 2014. One can take in the colorful atmosphere of the fair or have a laid-back evening on the banks of the Pushkar Lake surrounded by hundreds of temples.

Best Time: October to March

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12. Hampi, Karnataka

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Known For : Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Vithala Temple Lotus Palace

Located amidst the ruins of the ancient Vijaynagar empire, Hampi is one of the most historically significant places in India. It used to be the capital of the prosperous Vijaynagar empire. Home to several temples, royal pavilions and platforms, and monuments, Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. The Virupaksha temple located there is an important religious and pilgrim site for Hindus. The overall rocky and rugged environment of Hampi makes it a backpacker’s delight. The weather in November is quite cool and pleasant, which makes it a perfect getaway in November.

Best Time: October to March

13. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Solang Valley Rohtang Pass Adventure Activities in Manali

This beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in North India. Surrounded by the towering, snow-capped Himalayan peaks and thick pine forests, one can just not get over the sheer raw beauty of this place. The winter months begin from November onwards, and that is when the true scenic beauty of Manali is revealed to the world. It’s also the perfect time to go skiing for all the winter sports enthusiasts. Add Manali to your places to visit in November in India, and you’re bound to have an enchanting experience.

Best Time: October to June

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14. Coorg, Karnataka

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Known For : Abbey Falls Talacauvery Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

Popularly known as the Scotland of India and the Kashmir of the South, Coorg is a small hill station located in the South Indian State of Karnataka. The greenery and the natural beauty of the place, coupled with the perfect cool and pleasant climate has made it a hit among vacation-goers, especially the adventure and trekking buffs. Several local tribes and communities are settled here, which makes it a diverse place in terms of culture and society.

Best Time: October to March

15. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

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Known For : Tarin Fish Farm - Paddy cultivation Kile Pakho Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

A UNESCO World Heritage Site for all the right reasons, Ziro Valley, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in India. One is bound to fall in love with the scenery of this place, which mainly comprises of rice and paddy fields, high mountains and clean, flowing rivers. It is mainly inhabited by the Apa Tani tribe who are very helpful and hospitable people. Though by November winter sets in here, but the sheer enchanting nature of this place makes it one of the best places to visit in November in India.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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16. Kalimpong, West Bengal

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Known For : Durpin Dara hill Cactus Nursery Morgan House

A hill station which gathered fame post the Colonial Era, Kalimpong is a small, yet serene place situated amidst a backdrop of the mighty snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas. It’s slowly developing into a popular vacation getaway owing to its lovely temperate climate. It is also an important destination for Buddhism in India. Go for a trek and enjoy the natural surroundings of the place, opt to meditate, go for Buddhist tours, or just relax, this place is perfect for all of it.

Best Time: March to June, September to December

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17. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

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Known For : Jehangir Mahal, Orchha Fort Ram Raja Temple Raja Mahal, Orchha Fort

Literally meaning “the hidden place," Orchha is one of the marvels located in the central part of India. It used to be the foothold of the Bundela rulers during the medieval period. Though it is also known for it’s rich historical and cultural significance, it’s the spectacular medieval architecture of this place, which attracts tourists from all over the world. The numerous palaces, forts, frescoes, and murals are absolutely exquisite and bound to blow one’s mind. It’s one of the best options for November Holidays in India as the weather is perfect for sightseeing.

Best Time: July to March

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18. Almora, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Zero Point Jageshwar Katarmal Sun Temple

Offering a breathtaking, panoramic view of the Himalayas, Almora is a small station in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It’s a popular tourist destination owing to its vibrant culture and heritage, the mouth-watering food and its incredible scenery. Several temples are present here, the most important ones being the Chital and Nanda Devi temples which are flocked by devotees most of the times. Head over to this alluring place for a fun holiday in November.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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19. Kohima, Nagaland

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Known For : Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak Kohima Museum Touphema Village

The land of the Nagas, the fierce warrior tribes, Kohima is the capital of the Indian state of Nagaland, a part of the seven sisters, in the North-eastern part of India. It offers a visual treat to the visitors, owing to the rolling green hills and the mountainous background. The Hornbill Festival, which showcases the rich culture and traditions of the 16 different types of Naga tribes, is held in December every year and is a major tourist attraction.

Best Time: October to June

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20. Gir, Gujarat

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The sole home of the endangered Asiatic Lion, the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary was established in the year 1975, as a need to safeguard the lion population which had fallen steeply due to illegal hunting and poaching. Since the sanctuary has been set up, though government conservation attempts, there has been an increase in the lion population. Though the place is shut during the monsoon season, the winter months are the best time to visit it, as there is an increased possibility of sighting wildlife.

Best Time: July to March

November, know to be the best season to travel. Do not let this best season go waste. Visit these fantastic places with your loved ones and explore as much as you can.

This post was published by Pragya Sarin

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