Where should you go in November?

Almost the entire year has gone by and its time to recharge your batteries before home run towards the year end. ‘Sweet November’ is here. Plan a little break in November, before airlines and resorts hike their prices for Christmas and New Year.  If you can’t decide where should you go in November, read on for some ideas….

1. Pushkar…for the culture-vulture: Like every year, this year too, the Pushkar Mela is being held in the second/ third week of November. Though traditionally the fair was held to trade camels and livestock, it is now abuzz with activities that attract tourists from around the world. Plan your trip to see this ‘animal megamart’, take a dip in the holy Pushkar lake, sample delicious Rajasthani food and meet some friendly tribals and locals. 

Pushkar Fair (pic courtesy : Koshy Koshy - Wikipedia)

Pushkar Fair (pic courtesy : Koshy Koshy – Wikipedia)

2. Goa …for the happy-go-lucky traveller: Your chilled cocktail awaits you by the beach. The seas have calmed after the monsoons and the skies are blue. Its time for the party to begin! Goa offers great night life, multiple cuisines at reasonable rates, beaches, shacks and the rent-a-bike facility…perfect for a holiday, regardless of your budget!

Go Goa!

Go Goa!

3.Lucknow…for the foodie: Let the foodie in you spread its wings…you can hit the gym after you are back from the break. Head to Lucknow to sample some aromatic biryani, melt-in-your mouth kebabs and tangy chaat. Placate the sweet tooth with some saffron flavoured phirni. Lucknow truly is ‘food heaven’ and the nippy weather in November adds to the experience. Its time to live like the Nawabs!

Tokri chaat at Royal Cafe

Tokri chaat at Royal Cafe

4. Havelock Island, Andamans..for the adventure seeker: If you have been wondering what the underwater world looks like, it is time to stop wondering and sign up for a SCUBA diving course. There are plenty of schools here that provide quality services at affordable prices. As Andamans are part of the Indian territory, no visa is required..simply sign up for the course and get ready to explore the underwater world. The white sand beaches are quiet and pristine…perfect to stretch your muscles after a few scuba sessions.

Havelock Island

Havelock Island

5. Pench National Park…for the photographer: Itching to pick up the camera and can’t find the perfect subject? Pack your camera, safari hat and binoculars and head to Pench National Park. You might be able to get the perfect shot of a tiger that makes it to cover page of a wildlife magazine. We saw our first tiger here earlier this year and cant wait to go back!

Our first tiger sighting ever at Pench National Park

Our first tiger sighting ever at Pench National Park

Do you have any other ideas? Leave them in the comments section…its time to travel!

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9 Responses

  1. I love this post!! I’m always trying to figure out where to go during the colder US months like Nov/Dec/Jan so this is helpful. Pench National Park looks right up my alley! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Pushkar looks brilliant – I love places like this that are full of culture. I travel for food so Lucknow has shifted to the top of my list 🙂 Pench National Park looks beautiful and so photogenic!

  3. This is lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Pushkar and the peace of the holy lake and the streets with the cultural vendors and food. The food looks amazing! I would love to enjoy Goa. I never got to the south, but hope to someday.

  4. Munchkin Treks

    I absolutely love the tiger photo! Pench National Park will definitely be added to my bucket list. Scuba diving in Havelock island sounds amazing too!

  5. We have been to Goa but the other 4 are on the list. We find this a great idea to visit these places in November when the fares are manageable and also because it would be less touristy now compared to month of December. Andaman is definitely a heaven for underwater enthusiasts.

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