October is an excellent time to visit India. This time of year marks the end of the monsoon season, the return of warm weather and just a fraction of the crowds that flock here during the peak visitor season. You’re truly spoilt for choice when it comes to crafting the perfect itinerary for your India October holidays. If it’s nature you’re after, there’s the high-altitude deserts and mountain passes of Ladakh; the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in the centre of the country; and the tea-covered hills and palm-shaded beaches in the south. Or perhaps you’re after a taste of vibrant cities
and opulent architecture on your India October holidays. Spend some time in the endlessly fascinating city of Calcutta (the third largest city in India) or visit multiple cities as you travel along the famous Golden Triangle route. Travelling along the Golden Triangle route takes you from the busy streets of Delhi, to the city of Agra, home to the iconic Taj Mahal, before reaching the enchanting pink city of Jaipur.
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In our opinion, October is the sweet-spot for a holiday to India. With temperatures rising, the tenth month represents the end of the rainy season, but precedes the influx of tourists during peak travel season. October is also the month when Diwali begins; the celebration of light is one of the most important festivals in India and a time of feasting, prayer and fireworks. If it’s your first-time visiting this enchanting country, begin in Rajasthan in the north, a region which perfectly encapsulates India’s rich cultural heritage and vivid history. Our India October holidays can take you along the iconic Golden Triangle route, from the bustling metropolis of Delhi, to the magical Taj Mahal in Agra and onto the state’s colourful capital, Jaipur.
Dive head first into Delhi with a rickshaw tour, for an introduction to the city’s exotic sights and sounds. Alternatively, a culinary tour of the city will appeal to every travellers’ tastebuds, with the endless array of spices and flavours that are integral to Indian cuisine. In Agra, your itinerary can include a once-in-a-lifetime private tour of the Taj Mahal, widely considered the most beautiful building in the world. Once you’re acquainted with the country’s kaleidoscope of activity and fast-paced way of life, explore the energetic city of Mumbai. Ornate colonial-era architecture is visible throughout the heart of the city and hidden behind the lavish facades you’ll find temples, bazaars and world-class restaurants. Calcutta, a city of 14 million inhabitants, is another fascinating place to discover with the help of our local Concierge, who will be on hand throughout your holiday.
Our India October holidays can also incorporate some of the country’s wildlife and nature highlights. Kerala in the south is full of lush tea plantations and serene beaches, providing a tranquil escape from the often chaotic feel of the larger cities. Our favourite luxury resorts have exceptional spas, offering authentic Ayurvedic treatments. In contrast, Ladakh, known as ‘Little Tibet’, is a land of dramatic mountain-ranges and rocky outcrops, where you can hike to the mesmerising monasteries of Hemis, Lamayuru or Thikse and marvel at the detailed murals which adorn the walls of the Tibetan temples.