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Varkala, the little sleepy town on the west-coast of India, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of a city. Varkala is the only town in Southern Kerala where one finds cliffs adjacent to the sea. If you are looking for an absolutely chilled out holiday with no agenda but to have a refreshing time, Vatkala is where you should be heading to!
Must-visit places: Papanasan Beach, Varkala Tunnel & Anjengo Fort
2. RANN OF KUTCH
The Great Rann of Kutch & Little Rann of Kutch have been becoming famous for motorcycle travel enthusiasts ever since the Gujarat Tourism ads with Amitabh Bachchan! The massive salt plains of GRoK are sheer pleasure to ride on, while the Little RoK offer a perfect landscape for bird enthusiasts and an easy possibility of sighing the famous Wild Asses of Gujarat.
Must-visit places: The Little Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary, India Bridge, Kalo Dungar & Dholavira
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Located at a short distance from the city of Thrissur in Kerala, Athirapally is a famous waterfall that lies in the heart of lush green forests and on the fringes of the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. The Athirapally Waterfall is the largest in Kerala and has been nick-named 'Niagara of India'.
The road to Athirapally is an absolute joy to ride on, with winding forest roads and a fresh cool breeze!
Must-visit places: Athirapally Waterfall & a Jungle safari
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There are very few places in the Country that make for an experience as surreal as riding to Dhanushkodi! Situated to the south-east of the Pamban Bridge, riding to Dhanushkodi will involve riding through a narrow strip of land with the Indian Ocean on both sides! Yes, on both sides! On a lucky day, you might even have the strip so narrow that you feel almost like you are riding in water!
Must-visit places: Ride on the epic Pamban Bridge and a visit to the famous Rama Sethu Point at the tip of the country!
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Hampi, a World Heritage UNESCO site has been growing popular over the past few years around the world, and get a huge number of foreign tourists every year! A town known for the ruins of the Vijayanagar Empire, Hampi is a photographer's paradise. It is a short ride from Bangalore and a must-visit place this October.
Must-visit places: A coracle ride across Tungabhadra river, Virupapura Gaddi (the hippie side of Hampi) & the ruins.
6. KAAS PLATEAU
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Kaas Plateau, a short 25 km ride from Satara in Maharashtra is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The plateau has over 850 species of flowering plants that grow during the season starting August, and the whole plateau becomes a sight worth seeing with flowers of different colours, sizes and types till as far as the eyes can see! Kaas Plateau also is home to a huge variety of endemic butterflies.
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A rich vibrant city, Puri in Odisha is a relatively less popular place to ride to. However, the cultural site, the beautiful beaches, and the ride to get to Puri are all a package in themselves! Being in Odisha, October is an ideal time to ride to the hot state and visit Puri when the weather gets pleasant and all adventure activities at the sea come to life.
Must-visit places: Surfing at the beach & Puri Jagannath Temple
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Agumbe, also called the "Cherrapunji of the South" gets one of the highest rainfalls in South India. While it is an absolute delight to ride here in the monsoons, October makes way for a pleasant weather and gorgeous sunsets! If you are lucky and the skies are clear, you can even see the Arabian Sea from the hills! The lush green cover and thick rain forests are an absolute must visit this October!
Must-visit places: Barkana Falls & the sunset point
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Jaisalmer, also called "The Golden City" is the heart of the Thar desert in Rajasthan. Bordering Pakistan on the west and south-west, Jaisalmer in itself and the ride to here are both epic for reasons more than one! Beautiful forts, museums and traditional Rajasthani cuisine- Jaisalmer is all that and much more.. Visit here in October for the most perfect weather to ride around and explore.
Must-visit places: Jaisalmer Fort, Kuldhara Abandoned Village & Bada Bagh
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Perched right in the centre of the Satpura National Park, Panchmarhi, the only hill station of Madhya Pradesh is often called the Queen of Satpura. It is located at a short distance from both Nagpur and Bhopal. Come October and the hills make way for the most beautiful sunrises and panoramic views of lush green forests.
Must-visit places: Rajat Prapat (waterfalls), Panchmarhi Lake, a ride up the steep inclide to Duchess Fall.