In the backyard, the light lemon yellow and orange leaves carpeted the old rusted iron bench and the ground beneath under the sweet November sun. In the distance, you can hear the egret calling…

It’s not time yet for peak winter travel, but November, with its soft and mellow weather, is an ideal time to travel any place in the world. Owing to the off-season break, if you have the time, travelling around this month can be cheaper than during the peak season. And there are places to explore before the December cold sets in and heavy snow begins to fall.

Well, if you are wondering where to go, here are some beautiful places you can travel to in India and bathe in the November bliss.

Bharatpur, Rajasthan

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November is the best time to visit Bharatpur bird sanctuary in Rajasthan. This is the time when migratory birds come flying from far away Siberia and Central Asia. One can see them up close around the water bodies in the area. There are several cottages and rooms one can spend the night in the small developing town. Inside the sanctuary there are cycles on rent. You can go cycling on the long stretch of road inside the sanctuary or enjoy a rickshaw ride for bird watching. The place is about 219 km from Delhi, via the Taj Expressway.

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

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Of sun and sand, colours and flavours, there are many places worth visiting in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer being one of the must-visit cities. With the sun cooling off, this is the right time to enjoy a cool camel ride in the desert and visit the amazing magnificent palaces, beautiful havelis and manmade lakes in the city. Also, one can experience a blissful night under the clear starlit night among the sand dunes.

Sundarbans, West Bengal

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If you are a wildlife enthusiast and are thinking of a thrilling boat ride that will take you to see exotic flora and fauna, the lure of the dense forest and wildlife of the Sundarbans in West Bengal is irresistible. The cooler month November in this hot state is the right time to visit the place. Located about 109 km from Kolkata, this UNESCO heritage site houses some endangered animals like Sea Anemones and Horseshoe crab.

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

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This royal city is a place too hot to visit in summer and freezes during mid-winter. Which is why November is an ideal month to visit the city. The city is famous for its beautiful palaces and temples. Overlooking the city is its awe-inspiring magnificent fort, which stand strong and tall like a rocky mountain even to this day. The Gwalior Fort is also called the Gibraltar of India.

Simhachalam, Andhra Pradesh

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Beautifully and uniquely crafted, the Simhachalam Narasimha temple is a Hindu temple on Simhachalam Hill in Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh. Of Dravidian and Kalinga architecture, the temple is a work of marvel. November is a good time for a pleasant climb up the hill.

Bhitarkanika, Odisha

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Travel to Odisha and visit the mangroves forest in Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary. Densely forested, the sanctuary boast of rich and green ecosystem. Located in Kendrapara district, it is home to more than 200 species of birds.

Cavelossim Beach, Goa

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Goa in November? Yes, anytime is a good time to visit Goa. While in Goa, travel to Cavelossim Beach. It’s situated near Leela Hotel. Secluded, clean and scenic, it’s calm and peaceful here. Treat yourself to great seafood at the makeshift shacks on the beach and enjoy a breezy and blissful November here.