October is as suitable as any other month to do some traveling in Asia. Since October is a transition period, it won’t be too hot or too cold, which is just perfect for sightseeing. The majority of the tourists have already returned home, so there won’t be too much crowd.
If you are planning on going to a mountain place, like North India or Nepal you can expect to find low humidity and high visibility which will make it possible for you to see the Himalayas. In Japan the typhoon season is still present, so it is possible to experience some tropical storms.
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If you are planning on going to Asian festivals, it is a must to plan ahead. This is because in that period it is difficult to find accommodation and transportation. It is best to arrive to your destination a few days early to avoid the crowds.
What to Know?
The majority of the festivals revolve around the lunar calendar so the dates change from one year to the other. If you are traveling in October you could take part in the National Day of China, Phuket Vegetarian Festival, Gandhi’s Birthday in India, Festival of Ages in Kyoto, Diwali in India, and the Full Moon Party in Taiwan.
As it has been mentioned before, October is a transition period. It is possible that the rains didn’t start yet or that they are already over. If you travel during the monsoon season, you could have a lot of advantages. These include avoiding the crowds and finding accommodation at a lower price. If you are lucky, you will have sunny days to enjoy on the beach.
Think about the Weather
In case you would like to make sure that bad weather won’t influence your trip, you should consider Taipei, Hong Kong, Nepal, China, and the northwestern part of India as your destination. On the other hand you should make sure that you don’t go to Bangkok, Malaysian Borneo, Sri Lanka and the Thai Islands.
The people who would like to visit China should do it in October. This is because the weather is pleasant and fall brings new color to the country. Also this way you will get the chance to take part at the National Day of China which is an important holiday of the country, but it brings a huge crowd.