Unique Adventure Destinations You Must Visit In October 2023 In India
IN PICS: Discover India's offbeat adventure destinations in October 2023! From Himalayan treks to coastal escapades, this guide unveils unique experiences for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts. Explore the uncharted with us.
Darjeeling, West Bengal: Known as the queen of the Himalayan foothills, Darjeeling is a town in West Bengal, India. It’s famous for its picturesque tea plantations and awe-inspiring views of Mount Kanchenjunga. The town is also home to ancient monasteries and has an average elevation of 2,045 metres.
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Andaman & Nicobar Islands: These islands are a union territory of India consisting of 571 islands, of which 37 are inhabited. Located at the junction of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, they offer clearer skies and calmer seas after the monsoons, making it an ideal time for water activities like snorkelling and scuba diving.
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Hampi, Karnataka: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 13th century. The city is now in ruins but serves as an interesting place to visit with its ornate stone carvings made from uncut rocks. It’s located in Karnataka near the modern-era city of Hospet.
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Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh: Nestled in the Himalayas, Spiti Valley is a high-altitude region located in the north-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh. It starts experiencing early signs of winter in October, transforming its landscape into a blend of autumn hues and early snow. The valley is also known for its Buddhist influence and stark cultural similarities with Tibet.
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Munnar, Kerala: This idyllic hill station in Kerala is famous for its tea estates, exotic lush greenery, and craggy peaks. Located at around 1,600 metres above sea level in the Western Ghats mountain range, Munnar is also known as the “Kashmir of South India” and is a popular honeymoon destination.
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Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu: Also known as Mamallapuram, this town in Tamil Nadu is best known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of 7th- and 8th-century Hindu Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. It’s one of the famous tourist sites in India with its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty.
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