November signals the arrival of winters in India. It’s the time when you hear about fresh snowfall in the north. As Indian summers are quite long drawn, the winter chill in November feels even cooler by comparison. The perfect weather for snuggling up in your warm cozy bed with a steaming beverage.
It is also a great time to indulge that travel bug in you, without having to worry about the blistering summer sun. From raw, natural beauty to architectural wonders, there is no dearth of places to visit. Here are some captivating destinations to pencil into your itinerary:
Located in the Kullu district, this quaint valley town is nestled in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh. Waterfalls, temples and iconic monasteries make this place worth a visit. Adrenaline junkies can also enjoy a variety of adventure sports like paragliding, boating, river rafting and trekking. If you are in search of peace, nature at its purest form, and pleasant weather away from all the chaos of the city, then Manali is the perfect holiday spot for you.
Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport (50 km away approximately)
Nearest Railway Station: Chandigarh Junction (350 km; take a bus from Chandigarh to Manali)
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The largest city in Punjab is characterized by land dipping steeply to the north and west, carved years ago by the river Sutlej. The grand Old Fort with its riveting stories and the seasonal floral attractions of gulmohar and jacarandas makes Ludhiana a popular holiday spot for tourists. The pleasant weather allows you to indulge in shopping and sight-seeing comfortably.
Airport: Sahnewal Airport (5 km)
Railways: Ludhiana Junction
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Known as the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur is the first planned city of India. It exudes regal splendor with its magnificent forts that boast of intricate grandeur. Vibrantly colored ghagras, dizzying ghumar (folk dance) moves, and the background music of Kamaicha, Morchang and Dholak would surely fill your heart with satisfaction. The mild and pleasant weather helps make your stay even more memorable.
Airport: Jaipur International Airport
Railways: Jaipur Junction
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Influenced by over 450 years of Portuguese rule, Goa has an exotic environment compared to the rest of India. It beckons visitors with its attractive beaches, artsy rock engravings, historic architecture and beautiful churches. Coconut palm trees and Konkani cuisine are the ubiquitous symbol of Goa. It is the place for a weekend of relaxation and fun (booze optional). Rent a car, scooty or bike and let your soul wander freely as you explore the Goan streets, and laze in the golden beaches.
Airport: Goa International Airport
Railways: Madgaon Junction
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Kochi is a vibrant city in the prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as the ‘God’s own Country’. Also known as the ‘Queen of Arabian Sea’ and the ‘Gateway to Kerala’, Kochi is a small town with stories that have left indelible marks on history. It is the starting point for exploring the unfathomable diversity and beauty of Kerala. Popular amongst tourists, Fort Kochi Beach, St. Francis Church and Dutch Palace are some attractions. The soothing backwater boat rides and Kathakali performances would be the highlight of your vacation.
Airport: Cochin International Airport
Railways: Ernakulam Junction
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Visakhapatnam, also known as “Jewel of the East Coast” or the “City of Destiny”, offers something for every type of traveler, from nature to cultural spots in the city. The eight beaches, hilltop parks, nature preserves, caverns, wildlife sanctuaries, temples, sacred Buddhist monuments and submarine museum make this a great option for a complete experience. Coffee lovers should plan a trip to the fragrant coffee plantation of the Araku Valley.
Airport: Visakhapatnam Airport
Railways: Visakhapatnam Railway Station
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