Festivals are joyous occasions for families to come together and celebrate. With Dussehra just around the corner, you have the opportunity to plan a memorable getaway during the long weekend.
In Dussehra 2023 falls on October 24, a Tuesday. To make the most of this festival, consider taking Friday and Monday off from work, allowing you to enjoy a 4-5 day holiday at some of India’s most stunning destinations.
Whether you’re traveling with friends, cousins, your partner, or family, here are seven recommended destinations for your Dussehra 2023 holiday:
Pachmarhi is a picturesque destination surrounded by natural beauty. October offers pleasant weather, making it an ideal time to visit. Popular attractions in Pachmarhi include Bee Falls, Shri Panch Pandav Caves, Satpura National Park, Satpura Tiger Reserve, and Dhupgarh. With over 65 waterfalls, it’s a paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
Varkala is a coastal destination in Kerala known for its pleasant October weather. This destination offers beautiful beaches and scenic cliffs. You can explore Varkala Beach, Varkala Cliff, Kappil Beach, Ponnumthuruthu Island, and Sivagiri Hut. For adventure seekers, there are activities like banana boat rides and jet skiing.
Leh & Ladakh:
If you’re looking for a last-minute destination, consider Leh & Ladakh. Flights from Delhi to Ladakh are currently available for less than ₹7,000. Must-visit places in Leh & Ladakh include Leh Palace, Pangong Tso, Khardung La, Tso Moriri, Magnetic Hill, and Hemis National Park. Remember to pack warm clothing, as it’s a hilly region.
Mysuru (Mysore), Karnataka:
Mysuru is a historical and architectural gem in Karnataka. It’s an excellent choice for a family vacation. Explore attractions like Lokranjan Aqua World, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden, Kishkindha Moolika Bonsai Garden, GRS Fantasy Park, and Mysuru Railway Museum, which are perfect for family outings.
Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir:
Kashmir is expected to receive its first snowfall of the winter in 2023 on October 9. This makes it a stunning destination to visit around Dussehra. Popular places to visit in Kashmir include Gulmarg Gondola, Dal Lake, Doodhpathri, and Sonmarg. The winter snowscape transforms the region into a magical wonderland.
Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh:
Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh is an ideal destination for adventure enthusiasts. October is the best time to visit, and you can reach it by taking an overnight bus from New Delhi or booking a cab from Kangra Airport in Dharamshala. Activities in Bir Billing include paragliding, camping, hiking, and more.
Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh:
Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh is known for its hill terrains and natural beauty. Visitors can enjoy activities like paragliding, camping, river rafting, beach volleyball, and angling competitions. The valley offers picturesque views and is a great destination for a short getaway.
Make the most of this Dussehra by planning a memorable trip to one of these beautiful destinations in India.