As October approaches, the monsoons fade away and the sky appears clear. The festive
season begins with pomp and show. It brings with it all kinds of celebrations, Gandhi
Jayanti being the national holiday, festivals like Navratri, Dussehra and the Halloween.
These festivals add beautiful colours to our lives with toothsome delicacies, entertaining
music and dance performances. Here’s a glimpse of what October has in store for you. When it's the festive season, don't while away. Book an air ticket and make the most of your holidays.
When a little bit of blue heaven rests within your reach, would you not visit? Andaman Islands, better known as the Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal are the country’s best white sand beaches. The marine life of the island are renowned and are extremely popular, and hence activities like snorkelling and deep sea diving find many takers here. The Andaman islands are accessible by air and water. While there are frequent flights to the Veer Savarkar Airport at Port Blair, via sea, there are about four sailings from Kolkata and Chennai to Port Blair and vice versa. The temperatures in October in the islands are perfect for a sunny day out on the white beaches.
We recommend: 3 Nights / 4 Days in Andaman @ Rs 7,500
Egypt with Abu Simbel
A land lost in a architecturally-perfect time period, Egypt has a lot to show, to be deciphered, and even better yet; to experience! There are a number of sites to be explored and if you have the time and luxury, a little bit of intense reading about the mysteries and legends of this place will immediately draw you to them!
We recommend: 7 Nights / 8 Days in Egypt @ Rs 88,900
Experts recommend that you visit the land of Rajasthan in the month of November as the weather is eternally dreamy and it actually heightens the pleasure of touring the place. While you plan to spend your precious weekend in the city of Rajasthan, you are in luck as the city has lot to offer you. Within the state, you can visit the magical pink city of Jaipur, the pleasant hill station of Mount Abu, and use the weekend to connect to your spiritual side at either Ajmer or Pushkar.
We recommend: 5 Nights / 6 Days in Rajasthan @ Rs 14,700
Known as the most affordable destination among all of Asia, most of Thailand’s ultra luxurious islands are not that famous. As a result of this, it gives visitors the feeling of exclusivity and luxury. Moreover the resorts and hotel prices are surprisingly cheap, in spite being of being ultra luxury properties.
We recommend: 4 Nights / 5 Days in Thailand @ Rs 11,000
Rumoured to be the home of Draculas and vampires, Romania that offers countless travel experiences that are unmatched in terms of beauty and serenity. But this destination covers itself in the aura of mystery and Halloween festivities in the month of October. Do you dare to visit the home of the Dracula in Transylvania or would you rather prefer sitting at the banks of the river Danube? If there is an inch of daredevilry in you, we’d like you to know that there is gothic architecture almost everywhere, and the Halloween parties happen in real ancient castles in the night.
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Slightly much closer to home, the natives of Gujarat are draped in colourful clothing for unmatched festivities for nine days of October. The preparations for these nine days of grandeur take place almost weeks before the actual event. It is definitely an experience of a lifetime when you see the traditional dance form of Garba and Dandiya take form in front of you in large groups. Moreover the authentic Gujarati food during these nine days are definitely a must-have. From spicy and tangy Oundhiyo to snacks like Muthiya and Ghatiya- Gujarat is a gastronomical haven for food lovers!
We recommend: 4 Nights / 5 Days in Bhuj @ Rs 16,300
This destination is an eternal favourite for those who plan to spend their first days of married life in total solitude and bliss and only in their sweet heart’s company! With white sandy beaches and nature parks that showcase varied wildlife, Mauritius is one of the best honeymoon destinations for Indians celebrating the emotion of love. It is definitely pocket friendly and tourist friendly. A stay at a luxury resort will pamper you and your partner to an unimaginable extent.
We recommend: 4 Nights / 5 Days in Mauritius @ Rs 61,500
Greener than green, and with back waters that are heavenly to wade on, Kerala is the place where love is found in the wilderness. In the month of October, the rains are yet to bid goodbye to God’s own land; and even more so - favourable weather awaits those who choose Kerala to explore their wedded bliss. Try Kerala’s famous coffee as you snuggle next to your partner in a house boat that slowly makes its way on the back waters, and the rains add to the soft background melodies with their pitter patter.
We recommend: 6 Nights / 7 Days in Kerala @ Rs 21,400
The tiara of South Asia, Nepal needs no introduction when it comes to adventure sports. Here, the ones who dream of flying can actually fly while having amazing amounts of fun while attempting to bungee jump in one of the most scenic bungee jumping spots there is! Out of the world’s highest peaks, 8 of them are found in Nepal - if that’s not ‘good news’ for adventure enthusiasts, we wonder what is! Head to Nepal, we promise you - there is a lot of good and positive adventure in this country!
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