After the heavy showers, the skies are now gifting us the October heat. The gloomy weather and black clouds are now replaced by humid weather and bright sunlight. So put on your sunglasses, change into sassy shorts and cool tees and drive away to a cool place. Escape this October heat!
Below are your coolest escapes
A city in Rajasthan surrounded by dessert is without a doubt hot in summers but is amazingly cool in the month of October, in spite of the October heat. Since it is the time of transformation from summers to winters in the state, the climate in Jodhpur is usually cool and pleasant. Daytime in the city can be a little warm, but the nights are worth experiencing. So by the day, you can visit famous places like Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, etc. Around evening, you can go for a desert safari and enjoy the cool sand.
Situated in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Ooty is cool in October due to the monsoon rains that leave behind heavy mist. Not just this, it also leaves the whole town lush green and serene leaving a scent of tea and wet med all over. If you love to rest in the midst of nature, Ooty is going to be a paradise for you. Once you check in to the hotel, there are many things you can do here which include going boating in Pykara Lake, a toy train ride in the Nilgiri toy train, sitting by the Upper Bhavani Lake and Emerald Lake. You can also visit the gardens to see the wonderful flora bloom.
Mahableshwar and Panchgani
One of the most renowned hill stations in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani are nice places to chill and relax. Both are closely situated next to each other. Both Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani are cool and pleasant round the year and also a pocket-friendly trip destination. Here you can visit the Lingmala Waterfalls, Mapro Garden, Venna Lake, various high points, Table Land, etc. Oh! and do not forget to have a Strawberry with fresh cream milkshake.
Though the area will be warm during the day, there will be a chill in the air. The nights, however, will be extremely cold as the winter here starts to settle a bit early. Spiti, situated in Himachal Pradesh has varied breathtaking monasteries that are worth a visit. Besides, the environment here is also unique and relaxing. You can also engage yourself in river rafting, trekking to Dhankar Lake, camping at Chandratal and also explore the flora & fauna in the Pin Valley National Park.
The climate in Shimla remains cool and pleasant throughout the day and night. Nights tend to get cooler. Being one of the most loved hill stations in India, it bustles with people throughout the year. In Shimla, you can undertake activities like trekking and hiking to high peaks. Here you can visit the Chadwick Falls, Mall Road for some local shopping, explore the fauna, and much more.
A city of religious importance, Rishikesh is the epitome of magnificence. Residing in the Himalayan foothills, Rishikesh is known for its temples, river Ganges, sadhus, ‘rishis’ and lord Shiva. Here you can visit the Triveni Ghat, Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, The Beatles Ashram, and Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. You can also perform sports like bungee jumping, kayaking, river rafting, yoga, flying fox, giant swing, and much much more. Ganga aarti is something you must not miss. Its surreal!
As a friendly advice, do not forget to pack your warm clothes as you might find the climate very chilly at times. This said, take time out from your busy schedules and travel to these places for a nice break from not just the October heat but also from your work.