There are various places to be visited in India during the month of November. Most part of the country gets indulged in celebrations and festive mood. It is a great month to travel as the weather is cool and pleasant and the shopping malls remain filled with new collections of dresses for the festivals. Various fairs and festivals are hosted during this time. The clear skies and the lovely birds flying all around makes traveling to India an enjoyable experience, especially in November.
Varanasi is one of the most popular sacred Hindu city in the whole world. The Ganga Mahotsav is the famous celebration that takes place in the month of November. It is celebrated for about 5 days. Various cultural performances by Zakir Hussain and Ustad Bismillah Khan take place over here. You should not miss the Ganga Aarti, the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and the morning boat ride in Varanasi.
Famous attractions in Varanasi: Assi Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Durga Temple, Gyan Vapi Well, Ramnagar Fort, Chunar Fort, and Sarnath.
2. Bodh Gaya in Bihar
Bodh Gaya is a World Heritage Site where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. People come here to seek inner peace. It is a great place for temple visits, shopping, and meditation. The Bodhi Tree is an important place where Buddha have sent majority of his days in meditation. It is must to visit the great Buddha statue. It is marvelous in appearance. The Mahabodhi Temple Complex and the Royal Bhutan Monastery are also worth visiting. You will find monks wearing red attires and reading scriptures over here.
Famous attractions in Bodh Gaya: Mahabodhi Temple, statue of Lord Buddha, Tibetan refugee market, Bodhi tree, Thai Monastery, Mahabodhi Temple Complex Book Store, Royal Bhutan Monastery, Muchalinda Lake, Brahmayoni Temple, Cankamana, Chinese Temple and Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple.
3. The Feast of St. Francis Xavier in Old Goa
Old Goa is popular for its convents and Old Portuguese style of churches. The Feast of St. Francis Xavier is held in the months of November and December every year. Lakhs of devotees from all over the world come to witness this feast when the silver coffin carrying the remains of the saint is put down.
Famous attractions in Old Goa: Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, Divar Island, Reis Magos Fort, Fontainhas, Wax World Museum, Ruins of St. Augustine, Church of St. Cajetan and Archaeological Museum.
4. Kutch in Gujarat
During the month of November, you can witness the true bright colors of Gujarat as the Rann Utsav is held during this time. It is held from November to February. You can shop handicrafts, witness the full moon in the white desert and try various activities like rifle shooting, bird watching, paramotoring, sightseeing, jungle safari, and star gazing. If you have enough time, can also visit the Mandvi beach and the white desert.
Famous attractions in Kutch: Kalo Dungar, Topansar Lake, Kandla Port, Mandvi, Kutch Museum, Dholavira, Siyot Caves, Bhadreshwar Jain Temple, Palace of Mirrors or Aina Mahal, and Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary.
5. Ganpatipule in Maharashtra
Ganpatipule is a tropical getaway which is located in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. The legends, culture and the golden sand beaches are its major attraction. The Ganpati idol is more than 400 years old. It is worth to visit the Ganpatipule Beach and the Ganpatipule Temple over here. You can shop in the local marketplaces and you can even enjoy a lot of water sports here. The Ganpati idol is kept at the top of a hillock.
Famous attractions in Ganpatipule: Jaigad Fort, Swayambhu Ganpati Temple, Ganapatipule Beach, Jaigad Lighthouse, Malgund, Pawas, and Velneshwar.
6. Tarkarli in Maharashtra
Tarkarli is located at a distance of just 8 kilometers from Malvan. It is a beautiful village which offers a perfect comfortable climate during the month of November. You can do various water activities like banana boat rides, dolphin spotting, snorkeling, scuba diving and many more. Tarkarli is abundantly blessed with gorgeous backwaters, serene beaches, and lovely blue waters. It is also an excellent option to plan a stay on the houseboats that floats amidst emerald green waters.
Famous attractions in Tarkarli: Achra Beach, Deobag, Karli Backwaters, Sarjekot Fort, Kanak Devi Mandir, Dhamapur Lake, Kolamb Beach, Padma Garh Fort and Sindhudurg Fort.
7. Bundi in Rajasthan
Bundi is located amidst the shimmery lakes and Aravalli Hills. It is mostly visited during the months of November and December since the famous Bundi Festival takes place during this time. It is popular for its craftsmanship. You can enjoy the cultural performances here along with the sports and bridal day competition. The Bundi festival showcases the traditional craftsmanship and grandeur of the Rajasthan.
Famous attractions in Bundi: Raniji ki Baoli, Taragarh Fort, Nawal Sagar Lake and Garh Palace.
8. Pushkar in Rajasthan
The most popular Pushkar Camel Fair is held during the month of November on the banks of the Pushkar Lake. It is a very popular livestock fair filled with colors and enthusiasm. Competitions about camel decoration, longest moustache, and others are held during this fair. It is a huge cultural affair where people can even shop handloom, jewelry and even attires. You can even try hot air ballooning and camel safari.
Famous attractions in Pushkar: Sri Raghunatha Swamy Temple, Varaha Temple, Brahma Temple, and Pushkar Lake.
9. Udaipur in Rajasthan
Udaipur is popularly called the Venice of the East and is one of the romantic places to visit in November. You can also try Boating, shopping, sightseeing and you can even visit the Vintage Car Museum. Apart from five twinkling lakes, Udaipur’s opulent palaces, vibrant cobbled streets, and temples make your visit a truly splendid one.
Famous attractions in Udaipur: City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Fateh Sagar Lake, Gulab Bagh and Zoo, Lake Pichola, Saheliyon ki Baori and Monsoon Palace.
10. Jaisalmer in Rajasthan
Jaisalmer is referred to as the Golden City and is a great place to be visited during the month of November. The weather becomes very pleasant to try activities like camel safari, star gazing, paramotoring, desert camping, boating in the Gadisar Lake, parasailing, quad biking and many more. It houses several ancient havelis which some continues to remain and some of the havelis are transformed into heritage hotels. It gives a mesmerizing experience to guests, which they can enjoy the life of queens and kings by staying at those heritage hotels.
Famous attractions in Jaisalmer: Khuri Dunes, Bada Bagh, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Patwon Ki Haveli, Jaisalmer Fort, and Gadisar Lake.
11. Alwar in Rajasthan
Alwar is a great place for culture and heritage. It is also popularly referred to as City of the Rajputs. It is popular for its ruins and historic sites. The enchanted Matsya Festival takes place in November. There are several exhibitions, folk dance and music performances, competitions that lets you enjoy the heritage and culture of the city. At Alwar, you can do shopping in the local bazaars, go for sightseeing and boating or try some adventure with a zip line.
Famous attractions in Alwar: Bhangarh Fort, Karni Mata temple, Siliserh Lake, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Company Bagh, Bala Quila, Jaisamand Lake, Garbhaji Falls and many more.
12. Almora in Uttarakhand
Almora is located on the Kashyap Hills in the Himalayas. The entire place is surrounded by streams, snow-clad mountains, and gorgeous oak and pine trees. It is a serene and peaceful hill station that attracts thousands of backpackers from various parts of the country. Jageshwar is a holy pilgrimage town is a must-visit attraction in Almora. It is just 30 kilometers from the Almora town. Jageshwar Yoga Festival is organized in November. It is held in the Jageshwar Temple. You can even try activities like nature photography, trekking, hiking, nature walks, bird watching and even watching the beautiful sunrise and sunset.
Famous attractions in Almora: Katarmal Sun Temple, Govind Vallabh Pant Museum, Kasar Devi Temple, Binsar Zero Point and many more.
Delhi is definitely a great place to be visited during the month of November. The annual Qutub Festival is held during this month. It is a three-day festival which celebrates Sufi music and dance. It is organized by the Government of Delhi and Delhi Tourism in the grounds of Qutub Minar. If you have enough time, you can visit the markets like Janpath and Sarojini Nagar or go for heritage walk or taste sumptuous Delhi street food.
Famous attractions in Delhi: India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Chandni Chowk and many more.
14. Wayanad, Kerala
Nestled in the gorgeous Western Ghat region, Wayanad is a beautiful hill station rich in wildlife, forests, plantations, and vivacious cultural existence. It is a perfect romantic destination to visit in November. Wayanad simply mesmerizes with its combination of nature’s magic and ethnicity.
Famous attractions in Wayanad: Ambukuthi mala, Thirunelli Temple, Edakkal Caves, Sulthan Bathery, Chembra Peak, Kuruvadweep and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.
15. Hampi, Karnataka
Being the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Site, the rugged remains of Hampi is one of the top places to visit in November in India. It is the favorite place for people because of its architectural and past precision and also the religious significance of Virupaksha temple. Hampi Festival is a three-day festival that is organized during the first seven days of November. It exhibits the history and culture of Hampi with music and dance performances, puppet show, fireworks, and processions.
Famous attractions in Hampi: Hemakuta Hill Temples, Underground Temple, Hampi Bazaar, Royal Enclosure, Queen’s Bath, Hanuman Temple or Monkey Temple, Vijaya Vittala Temple, and Archeological Museum.
16. Varkala, Kerala
With its sea breeze pecking the gloom and cliff pecking the shorelines, Varkala is popular for its gorgeous beaches in India. The beaches are packed with restaurants, cafes and lavish vibes along with trance melody. It is also a holy Hindu town with popular temples. People visiting Varkala ensure to offer prayers and donations for their departed loved ones.
Famous attractions in Varkala: Anjengo Fort Overview, Vishnu Temple, Janardhana Swamy Temple, Thiruvambadi Beach, Sivagiri Mutt and Varkala Beach.
17. Coorg, Karnataka
Popularly referred to as Scotland of India, Coorg is one of the most fascinating places to visit during November in India. It has a cool and comfortable weather and serves as a perfect holiday destination. The Puthari Harvest Festival is celebrated during November. It adds a lot of charm and attraction to this pretty town.
Famous attractions in Coorg: Nagarhole Park, Raja’s Seat, Brahmagiri peak, Iruppu Falls, Abbi Falls, Dubare Elephant Camp, Namdroling Monastery and more.