Are you looking for places to visit in India during fall?
The fall season (mainly October and November) constitutes the autumn season in most of India barring a few. In this season, the soothing weather presents an invigorating aura of energy and makes the natural beauty look even more gorgeous. Hence, many tourists prefer packing up their backpacks and leaving for a trip amidst the beckoning nature to some of these top 7 spectacular places to visit in India during Fall.
- Shillong, Meghalaya
Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is one of the most cultural places in India. The people of Shillong indulge in a series of festivities during this time which is popularly known as the Autumn Festival of Shillong. This festival is open to tourists and residents who take part in many cultural events such as dance, music, play, fashion show and others. Along with this colorful festive extravaganza, Shillong presents a soothing weather with a panoramic view of mountains, waterfalls and orchards. This is the time when the production of oranges and different types of berries begin and are on display throughout the hill station. Overall, the scenario in here during Fall showers a heartwarming welcome to every tourist who set foot upon the Land of Clouds for a trip to Shillong.
- Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling in West Bengal is one of the most popular hill stations in India and presents a majestic scenario during the fall season. With the oranges dangling from the green trees situated on the backyard of every dwelling, Darjeeling is set on fire. Watching the sunrise from atop the Tiger Hill, taking a ride on the ropeway, treading along the tea gardens – all form a part and parcel of the life of the lucky tourists who come to visit this sun-kissed place in autumn. The biggest attraction in Darjeeling at this time is the ride on the toy train on a winding mountain track from Ghum, the highest railway station in the world till date, to the Terai regions. This is a world heritage and is so popular among the tourists of both India and abroad that the bookings for this special experience need to be done latest by six months prior to the visit to Darjeeling. Thus, a visit to Darjeeling is a must at this time.
- Nainital, Uttarakhand
Nainital is one of the most soothing escapades from the hustle and bustle of the city life. As it is situated on the mountains, Nainital has a cool and pleasant climate during the autumn season. Tourists attractions of Nainital along with a majestic sight of the surrounding nature are very pleasing. Boating and yachting are the most common pass-time for the tourists along with fishing on the lake which requires special permission from the local authorities. Apart from these, the tourists can also indulge in adventure sports like horse riding, ice skating, golf, trekking and rock climbing to make the trip very memorable and adventurous.
- Hampi, Karnataka
Once a capital of the pompous Vijayanagar Kingdom of South India, autumn season is the best time to visit Hampi because of the soothing weather. As a world heritage site of immense historical significance, Hampi tells its story in its own special way to the tourists through its ruined temples and other significant archaeological structures. Because of the natural rocky terrain, this place is colloquially called the Rocky Capital of India and, thus, is very popular among the seekers of adventure who love rock climbing.
- Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Rishikesh is the land of the lofty Garhwal Himalayas with the flowing Ganges. One of the roughest terrains in the country, a road trip to Rishikesh is a promising adventure trip in the autumn days. To spice up this trip, Rishikesh offers its tourists adventure sports like river rafting, rock climbing, trekking and camping that would surely lure away every tourist to experience the scenic beauty of this region. To accompany this adrenaline rush, Rishikesh also offers tranquility in its forests, freshness in its waterfalls and piousness in its religious places to cool down the nerves. The overall trip to Rishikesh in October-November leaves every traveler craving to go back there as soon as possible to nestle in the lap of nature.
- Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
Though most of the tourists trek to the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand, many are unaware of the picturesque Yumthang Valley that lies on the lap of the Himalayas in Sikkim. The Yumthang Valley lies above the tree line and, thus, as per the general geographical scenario, this region should lack vegetation. However, surprisingly this valley is gifted with some of the most enchanting Himalayan flowers of the world. Primroses, Cinquefoils, Louseworts and Cobra-lilies are some popular flowers that grow there apart from the eye-dazzling Rhododendrons that are strewn everywhere in spring. Thus, this place of majestic scenic beauty is a must visit for all.
- Coorg, Karnataka
Coorg is a land of adventure in Karnataka. This place has a lot of scenic beauty to soothe the eyes of every traveler such as the singing waterfalls, the rustling leaves and the fragrance of fresh mud. Tourists can enjoy a walk through the coffee plantation and breathe in the aroma of coffee. They can also feel the blood running through their veins as they slide onto their quad bikes and ride like the ruler of the jungle. Apart from these, other unnerving activities like trekking, camping, rock climbing, wildlife safari and others can also transport the tourist to a world full of surprises. Hence, thousands of tourists are attracted to visit Coorg every year from all round the world.
It is important to take a break from the hectic life that we lead and get lost amidst the heavenly natural scenario of these places to become rejuvenated. Thus, a trip to these places in autumn is surely recommended.
Rohit is always looking for an opportunity and grabs one instantly so that he can explore the places lying on the roads less travelled. Besides travelling, he is also very fond of adventure sports. You can read more of his stories at Trans India Travels.