15 Places to Visit in November in India 2023

November brings a lovely aura, exciting festivals, and most importantly, pleasant weather. It is the perfect time to travel to India and for that, we have curated a list of the best places to visit in November in India.

The Himalayan region receives fresh snowfall, and the plains of India experience lovely weather in November. This month is the best time to explore the majestic beauty of this gorgeous country. If you are planning a leisure trip during November, get ready to experience the enriching culture and endless sightseeing excursion.

Here is a list of the best places to visit in India in November 2023:

  1. Goa – For the Beach Babies
  2. Jaipur – Witness the Majestic Forts & Palaces
  3. Kerala – Cruise through Serene Backwaters
  4. Jaisalmer – Enjoy Camel Safari
  5. Auli – Best Place for Skiing
  6. Manali – Witness Snow-Clad Peaks
  7. Agra – Visit the Epitome of Love
  8. Darjeeling – Soak in the Peace & Beauty
  9. Mussoorie – Enjoy the Tranquil Environs
  10. Kaziranga – Spot the Tigers
  11. Khajuraho – Admire the Architectural Beauty
  12. Varanasi – Witness Ganga Aarti
  13. Nainital – Relish the Beauty while Boating
  14. Rishikesh – Explore the Yoga Capital
  15. Hampi – Get Insight into Glorious Past

Goa

Located in the Konkan region and renowned for its hippie culture, white-sand beaches, tempting cuisines, and amazing nightlife; Goa is among the top destinations to visit in India in November.

Boasting laid-back beach vibes, floating casinos, flea markets, ancient churches, and beach shacks, Goa offers a plethora of attractions to delight in. Moreover, Goa is home to some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and offers many unique experiences to travelers during November month.

  • Things to do: Scuba diving, Jet-skiing, Surfing, Deep sea diving, Banana ride, Dolphin spotting, Heritage walk, Shopping, Spice Plantation tour, Bird Watching
  • Places to visit: Baga Beach, Palolem Beach, Anjuna Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Calangute Beach, Aguada Fort, Panaji Market, Church of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Nearest Airport: Dabolim Airport is the nearest airport and the only international airport in Goa
  • Nearest Railway Station: Goa has six railway stations among which Vasco De Gama and Madgaon Railway Stations are the major railheads. They are situated near the potential attractions

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Jaipur

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Renowned as ‘Pink City ‘, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, known for its ageless forts, bustling markets, ancient palaces, and havelis. Moreover, it boasts numerous tourist attractions and pleasant weather in November, which makes it one of the best places to visit in India.

Located on the edge of the Thar Desert and bounded by Aravalli Hills, Jaipur is a treasure trove of rich cultural heritage, opulent architecture, traditions, and history, which retain its old-world charm. In addition, the city features exotic boutique and heritage hotels that make Jaipur among the best luxury tourist destinations in India.

  • Things to do: Ziplining, ATV Ride, Cycling, Shopping, and Elephant Ride
  • Places to visit: Amer Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall Museum, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Govind Ji Temple, Abhaneri Step wells
  • Nearest Airport: Jaipur International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Jaipur Junction is the nearest and the primary railhead of Jaipur.

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Kerala

Renowned as ‘God’s own Country’, Kerala is encompassed by mountain ranges. Emerald backwaters, sprawling tea estates, wildlife attractions, palm-fringed beaches, serene hill stations, and pleasant weather are the prime highlights of Kerala.

Moreover, Kerala is among the best places to visit in November for honeymoon in India as the weather remains pleasant for outdoor activities & romantic experiences.

  • Things to do: Watersports activities, Houseboat stay, Shikara ride, Treehouse stay, Plantation tour, Wildlife Safari, Bird watching, Bamboo Rafting, Ayurveda and Spa Sessions
  • Places to visit: Munnar, Alleppey, Wayanad, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Kovalam, Varkala, Kochi, Trivandrum, Poovar, Idukki
  • Nearest Airport: Trivandrum, Kochi, Kannur, and Kozhikode Airports are domestic as well as international airports
  • Nearest Railway Station: Trivandrum Central is the major railhead of Kerala.

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Jaisalmer

Nestled in the heart of the Thar Desert and renowned as the ‘Golden City’, Jaisalmer is adorned with ancient temples, exquisite havelis, and a giant fort. It is one of the magnificent places to visit in India in November. This city is among the most historical places in the country and has an array of architectural masterpieces, which allows you to have a glance at the Rajputana glory. You can indulge in exhilarating adventure activities during the Rajasthan tour for an incredible experience.

The annual Desert Festival is celebrated in Jaisalmer in February, which is a much-awaited winter event. It is organized for 3 days.

  • Things to do: Boating, Quad Biking, Stargazing, Desert Camping, Camel Safari, Dune Bashing, Parasailing, Paramotoring
  • Places to visit: Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Khuri Dunes, Gadisar Lake, Khaba Fort, Surya Gate
  • Nearest Airport: Jaisalmer Airport is 17 km from the city. Jodhpur Airport is the nearest major airport which is 225 km from the city.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Jaisalmer Railway Station is the primary railhead of the city.

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Auli

Blessed by coniferous-fringed slopes and snow-clad peaks, Auli is a popular skiing destination and is among the best hill places to visit in November in India. Situated at an altitude of 2800 m in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Auli offers spectacular views of Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat, Dunagiri, and Kamet mountain ranges.

Stretching meadows and stunning landscapes look glorious during November. Uncrowded and pristine terrains make it a popular honeymoon destination in India, where newlyweds can indulge in heartwarming activities for a memorable trip.

  • Things to do: Skiing, Trekking, Ropeway ride, Hiking, Camping, Bird watching
  • Places to visit: Trishul Peak, Gorson Bugyal, Auli Lake, Joshimath, Nanda Devi National Park, Chattrakund Lake
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is the nearest airport situated at 149 km.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station is the nearest major railhead situated at 170 km. Haridwar and Rishikesh Railway stations are also considered the nearest railway stations.

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Manali

Home to jaw-dropping locales, picturesque views, lush green valleys, and snow-clad peaks; Manali is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Encompassed by mighty Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges, Manali overwhelms you with its extraordinary scenic beauty.

This hill town is nestled in the Beas Valley at an elevation of 2050 m above the sea. Manali is surrounded by awe-inspiring glaciers and snow-capped mountains that make it a favorite of photographers and adventure seekers. November is one of the amazing months to visit Manali and have an exhilarating experience.

  • Things to do: Trekking, Cable car ride, Hiking, Camping, Bird watching, Rafting, Skiing, Paragliding, Horse riding
  • Places to visit: Vashisht Temple, Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Old Manali, Mall Road, Kullu, Manikaran, Kasol
  • Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport, Kullu is the nearest airport situated at 51 km.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Chandigarh Railway Station is the nearest major railhead situated at 293 km.

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Agra

Taj Mahal

Agra is situated on the banks of River Yamuna and was the erstwhile capital of the Mughal Empire. Boastings about historical monuments, enchanting forts, intriguing tombs, and bustling markets, Agra never ceases to captivate its tourists. This city retains its old-world charm and one can get a glimpse of the golden era in every nook and corner of the city.

Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Taj Mahal and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Agra is renowned as the city of love. It is one of the amazing places to visit in India in November and a popular honeymoon destination in India.

  • Things to do: Heritage tour, Boating, Attending Light & Sound Show, Shopping
  • Places to visit: Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Itimad-Ud-Daulah Tomb, Mehtab Bagh, Akbar’s Tomb, Guru ka Taal, Jahangir Mahal
  • Nearest Airport: Kheria Airport is the nearest airport situated 8 km from the city. Delhi Airport is the major airport that is situated 220 km from Agra.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Agra Cantt. Railway Station is the primary railhead that serves the city.

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Darjeeling

Renowned as the ‘Queen of the Himalayas’, Darjeeling is blessed with awe-inspiring beauty, breathtaking panoramas, verdant landscapes, tranquil atmosphere, and snow-clad Himalayan ranges. Encompassed by lush tea plantations and steep mountain ridges, this majestic hill town mesmerizes tourists with its spectacular beauty.

In addition, the panoramic views of Mount Kanchenjunga and beautiful colonial architectural edifices will ensure that you will have an ecstatic trip to this wonderland.

  • Things to do: Toy train ride, Trekking, Ropeway ride, Rafting, Plantation tour, Camping
  • Places to visit: Tiger HillBatasia Loop, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Nightingale Park, Kalimpong, Darjeeling Rock Garden, Singalila National Park, Peace Pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
  • Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport situated 38 km from the city.
  • Nearest Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is the primary railhead that serves the city, situated 62 km from Darjeeling.

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Mussoorie

Mussoorie, located at an altitude of 1900 m above sea level with the backdrop of the Shivalik range, is one of the best places to visit in India in November December. Strategically positioned above Doon Valley, Mussoorie is covered with lush greenery and known as the ‘Queen of Hills’.

This hill station boasts the natural beauty and archaic architecture of the British era. It is a perfect place to get glimpses of the bygone era and a paradise for adventure fanatics and shutterbugs.

  • Things to do: Paragliding, Trekking, Camping, Nature walk, Boating, Shopping, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Rafting, Fishing
  • Places to visit: Lal Tibba, Kempty Fall, Gun Hill, Cloud’s End, Mall Road, Dhanaulti, Company Garden, Jharipani Falls, Happy Valley
  • Nearest Airport: Dehradun Airport is the nearest airport situated 60 km from the city.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station is the nearest major railhead that serves the city, situated at 62 km.

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Kaziranga

Kaziranga National Park is situated in the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River in Assam and is among the offbeat places in India to visit in November. Renowned for being the home to the largest population of one-horned rhinoceros on Earth. The national park was designated as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and is also listed as a Tiger reserve.

It is also home to one of the largest populations of tigers in the world and among the best national parks in India. This is a treasure trove for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. During jungle safari; exotic species of migratory birds, flora, and fauna can be spotted.

  • Things to do: Jungle Safari, Tea Plantation tour, Elephant Safari, Bird watching, Boat Safari
  • Places to visit: Orchid and Biodiversity Park, Orang National Park, Tea Garden, Kakochang Waterfall, Manas National Park, Nameri National Park
  • Nearest Airport: Jorhat Airport is the nearest airport situated 72 km from Kaziranga.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Guwahati Railway Station is the nearest major railhead that serves the city, situated at 190 km.

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Khajuraho

A treasure trove of rich culture, history, traditions, and art; Khajuraho houses a plethora of historical monuments and natural wonders. Situated in the Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, the Khajuraho Group of Monuments is labeled as UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are renowned for their Nagara style of architecture and their erotic sculptures.

The carving in the temples depicts several facets of life, thousands of years ago. The calm and serene weather of November is perfect to enjoy the light and sound show here.

  • Things to do: Light & Sound Show, Attend Yoga classes, Temple tour, Jungle Safari
  • Places to visit: Dulhadev Temple, Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Lakshman Temple, Parsvnath Temple, Vishwanath Temple
  • Nearest Airport: Khajuraho Airport is the nearest airport situated 6 km from the city.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Khajuraho Railway Station is the primary railhead situated at 6 km. Another major railhead is Mahoba Railway Station which is 62 km from the city.

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Varanasi

Also known as Banaras or Kashi, Varanasi is among the finest places to visit in winter in India. Renowned as the spiritual capital of India, the city is situated on the banks of the River Ganges. It is one of the seven Hindu holy cities.

Ganga Mahotsav is celebrated in November every year in Varanasi. This festival spans five days that give a glimpse of the rich culture and history of the city to the tourists. During the festival, people can indulge in several activities and enjoy cultural performances.

  • Things to do: Boat ride, Attend Ganga Aarti, Temple tour, Morning boat ride, Shopping, Holy bath, kite-flying
  • Places to visit: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Sankat Mochan Temple, Assi Ghat, Tulsi Manas Temple, Sarnath
  • Nearest Airport: Varanasi International Airport is the nearest airport situated 23 km from the city.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Varanasi Railway Station is the major railway station in the city. Another major railhead is the Mughal Sarai Junction which is 18 km and well-connected to the rest of the country.

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Nainital

 

 

Perched at an elevation of 1938 m above sea level, in the foothills of the Kumaon Himalayas, Nainital is a popular hill station in India. Get ready to admire the fusion of nature’s magic and rich colonial history. Famous among honeymooners and families, this town was the summer retreat of the British elites and one can get glimpses of the bygone era.

  • Things to do: Boat ride, Cable Car ride, Camping, Shopping, Enjoy the sunset from Tiffin Top, Rock Climbing
  • Places to visit: Naini Lake, Eco Cave Garden, Mall Road, Naina Devi, Snow View Point, Nainital Zoo, Tibetan Market, Tiffin Top, Hanuman Garhi
  • Nearest Airport: Dehradun Airport is the nearest airport situated 173 km from the city.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station is the nearest railway station in the city which is situated at 35 km.

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh is situated on the confluence of the Ganges and Chandrabhaga River in the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. It is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts and a perfect weekend getaway from Delhi. Rishikesh is also renowned as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’.

One of the holiest places for Hindus and the gateway to Garhwal Himalayas, Rishikesh is home to numerous ashrams and is a popular spiritual center. Soak in the tranquil aura of this peaceful town. Tourists can indulge in meditation, yoga, and Ayurveda sessions, as well as in several adventure activities.

  • Things to do: Rafting, Attending Ganga Aarti, Yoga, Bungee Jumping, Cliff Jumping, Rock Climbing, Zip-lining, hiking, Mountain biking, rappelling
  • Places to visit: Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Beatles Ashram, Hanuman Temple, Parmarth Niketan
  • Nearest Airport: Dehradun Airport is the nearest airport situated 21 km from Rishikesh.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh Railway Station is the primary railway station in the city. However, Haridwar Railway Station is the major railway station situated at 22 km.

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Hampi

The erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagar Empire and a popular pilgrimage center for Hindus, Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is renowned as the city of ruins and comprises more than 1,600 remaining ruins of historical monuments, temples, shrines, and memorials.

Hampi Festival (Vijaya Festival) is a three-day annual festival that is celebrated in November and makes this month the best time to visit Hampi. This festival exhibits the rich culture and history of Hampi. Tourists can get glimpses of captivating culture in the processions, puppet shows, and dance and music performances.

  • Things to do: Temple tour, Cliff Jumping, Swimming, Bike ride, Enjoy the sunset from Hemakuta Hills, Attend Hampi Festival
  • Places to visit: Virupaksha Temple, Vittala Temple, Lotus Palace, Hippie Island, Yantrodharaka Hanuman Temple, Hampi Bazaar, Hemakuta Hill Temples
  • Nearest Airport: Hubli Airport is the nearest airport situated 167 km from Hampi.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Hospet Junction is the nearest major railway station in the city which is 13 km away.

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Now that you know about incredible places to visit in November in India 2023, you can start planning a trip to your favorite destination. Book November tour packages in India and travel to explore the natural beauty, picturesque landscapes, and various attractions. You may also check out the best places to visit in November outside India if you wish to travel to an international destination this month. So, which place your travel plans are headed to?

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Tusharika

A travel enthusiast and emerging from an engineering background Tusharika is a travel writer by profession. Go through her penned down travel experiences on indianholiday.com