Why not begin the new year with travel? With a long weekend falling in the very first week, this year promises a lot for your travel plans! While most of the India remains wrapped up in winters, there are some of the locations that promise warm weather and quiet escape. And of course we’’ll have a set of people who would just like to enjoy the magical snowfall amidst shivering weather. After the revelry of the New year parties gets over, let us have a look at those best places to visit in India in January that guarantee you a fun filled vacation :
1. Head to Jaipur for Jaipur Literary Festival
Jaipur has always entranced people with its culture, sophistication, bangles and not to forget the spectacular pink palaces. This pink city certainly knows how to seduce people as every year it holds the world famous literary festival, a festival that has helped India to find a space at the literary map of the world. The capital city of Rajasthan offers five days of expansive readings, debates and discussions at the beautiful Diggi Palace. Believe us! Its going to be a thorough indulgence in art and architecture within the royal folds of the city. After the festival, make sure you visit the beautiful palaces, take a tour of shopping places in Jaipur and gorge on some lip smacking Rajasthani food. It is also considered the best place to visit in India in january because of its brilliant climate, don't you agree?
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2. Get Festive with 'Festa De Diu' Carnival in Diu
A definite top 10 place to visit in India in January is obviously the famous Goa! This year the Indians can boast of one festival that will definitely add to the tourism quotient. So if you still waiting to know which one is it - then this blog might be of tremendous interest to you. Festa De Diu - yes, this is the name of the longest winter beach festival of India that is sure to enthral many with the events it promises to hold. With concerts, carnivals, jam sessions and more than 300 artists such as Shreya Ghosal, Vir Das, Indian Ocean and Milind Soman set to perform; this beach festival will not let your spirits be at rest. Meanwhile, also explore the quite scenery of Diu as well.
3. View the Immense White Landscape at Rann of Kutch Festival
Rann of Kutch is the celebration of life, culture and landscape of Gujarat that meets with that of Sindh in Pakistan. Here, the tourists can enjoy an extravagant interaction with the emblems of Gujarati culture, cuisine and hospitality. What can be a better way to enjoy the wintery January than a stay at some of the most beautiful tents of this festival! While you are there discover the Best places to visit in Gujarat
4. Wonder at the Erotic Art in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Every time the mention of the erotic art comes into the picture, the sculptures of Khajuraho strike one’s imagination. The set of temples in Khajuraho were built by the Chandela Kings who were greatly influenced by Tantric traditions. The sculptures here portray various scenes of passionate love making that come across as the most aesthetic representations of love making. Since visiting Khajuraho in the summer months can prove to be quite difficult, January can be an ideal time to enjoy its beauty. A definite tourist place to visit in January that you won't regret!
5. Meet the Wild life at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka
Kabini is located in the south of Karnataka and what makes this place enchanting is its Kabini forest that is home to elephants, deer, gaur and other animals. While you are here, the best way to enjoy the beauty of this riverside location will be to set up a camp along the serene riverbanks here. This region can be quite hot in summer months, so January can be a good time to explore its wildlife.
6. Walk Amidst the Bylanes of History at Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh
Once a capital of Akhbar, Fatehpur Sikri has served its significance for 10 years to Mughal Empire. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid. The Buland Darwaja here is gigantic and overwhelms the onlooker with its magnanimity. Since it would be quite difficult to walk on red stones here in the summer months, winters, especially the month of January is the ideal time to take a stroll around here.
7. Head to Tamil Nadu to Enjoy the Festivities of Pongal
Pongal is a four-days-long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu, a southern state of India. This festival is celebrated as a thanksgiving to nature. The harvest festival, Pongal, falls typically on the 14th or the 15th of January and is the quintessential 'Tamil Festival'. If you have been thinking of visiting Tamil Nadu for a while and desire to want its cultural antiquity, January would be the best time to go. While you visit Tamil Nadu plan a visit to some of the most beautiful temples in south india.
8. Try Some Watersports at Havelock Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
How can we forget that the month of January would be a best time to visit a beach side location? While Goa might be an ideal destination for happening festivals around this time, you can visit Havelock island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for snorkeling, diving and much more. The marine life here is simply mesmerizing.
9. Want to Ski in January? Head to Auli in Uttarakhand
Nothing can be compared to that authentic winter charm in the snow covered hill stations. No matter how much you wish to avoid that winter, the desire to watch that snowfall can surpass any other travel plan. The snow covered mountainscape of Auli can be bewitching during January and what adds to the beauty of this place is that it offers you best ski options during this time. Each year winter-sports are held here and people from all across the globe come to participate. Check out some other snow places in India you can enjoy visiting in January.
10. Trek Around Phwangpui in Mizoram
Phwangpuni might be a less discovered hills station in the North Eastern part of India but this doesn’t make it less of a tourist place. Located in Mizoram at a height of approximately 2150 metres, Phwangpui is also known as the Blue Mountain. Local stories and folklore about the Sangau deity makes this place special for locals. Besides its spiritual significance, it is also known to be a beautifully preserved spot where natural flora and fauna can flourish. January is ideal for trek around this region and discover its pristine beauty.
11. Enamor the Beauty of Kalimpong Hills in West Bengal
What makes Kalimpong a beautiful location to visit is the presence of Crockety and Galinka bungalows built long back during the reign of the British. For accommodation, nothing could be better than these bungalows that have been modernized with best facilities for a wonderful experience. January is usually extremely frosty and chilly, but you can enjoy a panoramic view of the mountains too and this has made us list as one of the places to visit in India in January.
12. The Tea Plantations at Kalpetta and the Flower Show
Kalpetta is located in the Wayanad district of God’s Own Country, Kerala. This region attracts the tourists owing to its aromatic spices and the fragrance of tea plantations. One thing to not miss while in Kalpetta, is the Wayanad Flower Show, held every year in the months of December-Januar
So these are the best places to visit in India in January, so where are you heading?
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