30 Best Places To Visit India In January
With the commencement of chilly winters, the season of holidaying also begins. It is just like fueling oneself to begin the New Year full of energy. If you are among those, fond of beginning the New Year with a pleasant vacation then here’s a list of some magnificaulient and popular places to visit in India, January weather in India.
Now you can welcome the New Year by adding these destinations to your bucket list (Best Places to visit in India in January). The travel enthusiasts can choose from the difficult terrains to the pristine sand beaches, a vacation on sea side to dense forest, from east to west or north to south to enjoy their winter vacation. This winter you can have a lovely vacation in any of these top places in India.
Early winters are one of the worst times to visit Delhi because of smog that covers the land. By the month of January, the charm of Delhi will be back. This is the great place to visit in India in January with family and you can find colorful festivals, celebrations, and carnivals in January. Harvest festival, India Art Fair, Republic Day Parade, New Year Celebration are some of the colorful fiestas to enjoy here. With January climate, it becomes much easier for the tourists to explore the land and find interesting sightseeing spots like Red Fort, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Akshardham Mandir, Lotus Temple, Lodhi Gardens and others.
Apart from sightseeing, Delhi is quite famous for its diverse cuisine and unparalleled street food. Thanks to the comfortable climate of the land, you can find street vendors selling delicacies throughout the night. Take a rickshaw ride through the streets of Old Delhi or enjoy mall shopping in New Delhi to experience the lifestyle of the land. January is the time of clear beauty and lush climate. Thus, you can find many adventure activities open for tourists during this time, in and around Delhi.
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Delhi Travel Guide :
- Why Visit Delhi
- Facts About Delhi
- Culture of Delhi
- History of Delhi
- Famous Museums in Delhi
- Churches in Delhi
- Street Food in Delhi
- What to Wear in Delhi
- How to Reach Delhi
- Famous Festivals in Delhi
- What to Eat in Delhi
Agra is an integral part of the Golden Triangle route of India (Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur) and the famous site for holding the World Wonder, Taj Mahal. View of the Taj Mahal with the cold breeze around you is just one reason to visit Agra in January. Agra is a quite humid place and holds numerous sightseeing spots like Fatehpur Sikri, Baby Taj, Akbar’s Tomb, Tomb of Mariam, Agra Fort and many others. With the climate of January, it is much easier to explore every attraction of the land, without exhaustion.
January provides a dry and clear climate and thus, you can get a clear and crisp view of the Taj Mahal from Yamuna River or Mehtab Bagh. Also, the gardens of Mughal reign would be lush with foliage during January, allowing a colorful environment for your photography. January is one of the romantic time to visit Agra.
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Agra Travel Guide
- Culture of Agra
- Fairs & festivals in Agra
- Tourist Attractions in Agra
- What to Wear in Agra
- Best Time to Visit Agra
- How to Reach Agra
- Things to do in Agra
- Shopping in Agra
- Story of Taj Mahal
- Reason to Visit Taj Mahal
If you are confused to where to go in India in January then this royal destination has its mesmerizing charisma and imperial regalia in January. This Pink City will be wearing a little more color in January. Winter is the prime tourism season for all the destinations in Rajasthan and Jaipur is no different. Some people prefer to take luxury train tours like Maharajas’ Express or Palace on Wheels to cover Jaipur along with other eminent tourist attractions of Rajasthan? January brings out clear sky and lesser humidity. Thus, it is much easier to explore the city to find out attractions like Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Birla Mandir, and others.
If you are into cultural beauty, January will provide you a kaleidoscope of attractions and beauties with regional festivals like Kumbhalgarh festival, Bikaner camel festival, and so on. If you are looking for a more concentrated cultural vacation, you can always get the best of all the cultural traits from Chokhi Dhani. January is also a romantic time to visit this land. You can enjoy romantic activities, stay in a royal palace and explore this regal beauty with bliss.
Also Read : Best Places for Photography in Rajasthan
Jaipur Travel Guide
- History of Jaipur
- Culture of Jaipur
- How to Reach Jaipur
- Tourist Attractions in Jaipur
- Best Time to Visit Jaipur
- What to Wear in Jaipur
- What to Eat in Jaipur
- Interesting Facts of Jaipur
4. Khajuraho and Orchha
One of the best places to be visited in India, in the month of January is Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho Group of Monuments, constructed during the period of Chandela Dynasty is considered as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is famous worldwide for the exquisitely carved temples. This erotic carvings and sculptures representing the theme of Kamasutra, adorn the exterior of the temples whereas, the interior of the temples depict spirituality.
A visit to Orchha will give you the real rural experience. The tiny hamlet is situated in Madhya Pradesh, which is popular for its temple spires and chattris or cenotaphs. Besides, the Jahangir Mahal with its intricate carvings is considered as a specimen of excellent Bundela paintings.
This amazing Golden Triangle Tour can take you to Khajuraho & Orchha along with Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Varanasi.
Read More : 6 Tourist Attractions You Will Never Know About Khajuraho
Suggested Tour :
- 7 Day - Taj Mahal Tour with Khajuraho
- 8 Nights - Golden Triangle with Khajuraho Tour
- 10 Days - Golden Triangle with North India Temple
Goa is a cultural potluck destination, where you can enjoy traditional Goan heritage, Portuguese cultural infusion, and the modern Indian culture. Goa has too much beauty to offer over and beyond the 30 different beaches of the land. If you are looking for serene beauty and solitude destinations to enjoy romantic time, choose regions of South Goa.
If you are into partying and bonfires to enjoy the Portuguese side of Goa, stick with North Goa beach destinations. With the onset of January, the festivals come rushing into the calendar. It is not just about the New Year celebration. You can find other activities like the Indian Yoga Festival, Goa Lokotsav, and others. January is the right time to visit Salim Ali bird sanctuary to spot migratory and local birds.
Goa is one of the best places to visit in india in january with friends because the beaches will be riddled with bonfires, parties, and celebrations at night. In the day time, they are perfect spots for family hammock vacation. January is a month of clear sky and calm sea. Thus, underwater visibility will be much clearer allowing tourists to enjoy numerous underwater and water-based activities like surfing, snorkeling, banana boat, kayaking, and others. January marks a pleasing fertile time and the spice plantations will be at prime beauty. You can find numerous nature-abundant rich foliage lands to enjoy a non-beach vacation.
January marks the time for many adventure activities too. Top activities to enjoy are hot air ballooning, parasailing, hand gliding, and others. January is the time for a holistic vacation in Goa.
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- Top Tourist Attractions in Goa
- How Many Days Are Required To Visit Goa
- Famous Things to Bring Back from Goa
Goa Travel Guide
- Culture of Goa
- History of Goa
- How to Reach Goa
- What to Wear in Goa
- Temples in Goa
- Shopping in Goa
- Beaches in Goa
- Wildlife in Goa
- Museums in Goa
- Things to do in Goa
The prime reason for visiting Mumbai in January is the regions around Mumbai. Small regions around Mumbai would be at prime beauty during January. Top getaway spots are Matheran, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Vengurla, and others. Inside Mumbai, January is the land of less humidity and a more pleasing climate. The skies will be clear and you can enjoy a calming sightseeing tour covering Sri Siddhivinayak Temple, Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Malabar Hills, and others.
Visit Sanjay Gandhi National Park to enjoy bicycle ride during January mornings. Hanging garden and other parks around Mumbai would be lush with foliage and vivid flowers. January is the right time for picnic vacations. Karnala bird sanctuary will be filled with colorful birds from Indian regions and international destinations. It is one of the best places to enjoy photography in Mumbai.
January is the right time to enjoy the culture of the land. Visit during New Year to enjoy celebrations throughout the city. Many new movies would be screened for the first time during January. It is also the right time to take a trip to the Elephanta Caves of the region. If you wish to extend your vacation from Mumbai, you can find many luxury trains like Maharajas’ Express and Deccan Odyssey, which starts itineraries from Mumbai to cover eminent destinations around the country.
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Mumbai Travel Guide
- History of Mumbai
- Culture of Mumbai
- What to Eat in Mumbai
- Temples Near Mumbai
- Cave Near Mumbai
- Mumbai Tourist Attractions
- What to Wear in Mumbai
- Street Foods in Mumbai
7. Bikaner, Rajasthan
One of the best places to visit during January is Bikaner. It receives swarms of visitors in this month as the popular Camel Festival is being observed in the village of Ladera. Camels are shaved & decorated and are made to participate in the various competitions. The competitions include best haircut of a camel, camel milking and best fur cutting. The camels are also made to dance. The weather and the charm of the city remain excellent during this month.
Also Read : Bikaner Camel Festival – A Traditional Trade of Camel in Rajasthan
Bikaner Travel Guide:
- Top Tourist Attractions in Bikaner
- How to Reach Bikaner
- Best Time to Visit Bikaner
- What and Where to Eat in Bikaner
Suggested Tour :
- 10 Days - Rajasthan Agra and Varanasi
- 14 Days - Rajasthan Tour by Car from Delhi
- 15 Days - Historical Rajasthan With Agra Tour
8. Elephanta Caves, Maharashtra
11 km towards the north of Apollo Bandar, Mumbai is situated the Elephanta Caves. It is considered as a World Heritage Site under UNESCO. The Caves are situated on the Elephanta Island, which is popularly known as the Island of Gharapuri. Our Suggested itinerary for this 1 Day Mumbai City & Elephanta Caves Tour.
The Caves display the carvings of Lord Shiva, blended with the natural environment. A statue of Lord Shiva of 7 meters with three faces is located at the entrance of the first cave. The incarnations of the Lord Shiva as a creator, preserver and destroyer is represented through the statue.
The Archaeological Survey of India preserved these caves as they hold importance in Indian tourism. The ferry ride up to the island adds charm to the trip making it memorable. You can also go to the nearby place like Goa which has pristine silver beaches, intricate churches and provides ample scope for adventurous sports.
Also get the information about Ajanta & Ellora Caves
Suggested Tour :
- 4 Days - Mumbai Sightseeing Tour
- 6 Days Caves Tour of Ajanta and Ellora
- 7 Days - Mumbai Goa Cochin Tour
Varanasi is one of the holy cities of India and amongst the oldest cities in the world. It is one of the major pilgrimage towns, which is visited by swarms of devotees all round the year. It is believed that a dip in the sacred River Ganges washes every sin. The Hindus visit the ghats of Varanasi to perform rituals related to death and birth.
One of the major attractions of Varanasi is the evening arti, which is performed by a group of priests at the Dashashwamedh Ghat. The beautifully choreographed performance is a treat to watch in the evenings. Well-known Indian poets and saints such as Kabir and Tulsidas hail from the city of Varanasi. You can walk down the narrow winding lanes of the city or sit on the ghats to observe the local life of the city.
The month of January is the best time to visit Varanasi, tough it can be visited throughout the year.
Read More : Top 11 Things to Experience in Varanasi
Suggested Tour :
- 3 Days - Exclusive Varanasi Tour including Sarnath
- 9 Days itinerary of Golden Triangle with Varanasi Tour (Ganges Tour)
There are two reasons to visit Alleppey in January. The first reason is the lush backwaters. The monsoon ends a little late in Kerala and the chances of floods during November and December or higher. Thus, when the January blooms, the waterbodies will be filled with water up to their brim. The regions along the backwaters like fields, grooves, and others will be fresh and green. Thus, it is the right time for backwater cruise, house boating, fishing, and other backwater-based activities.
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The second reason is the mountains of the region. By the end of November, the monsoon stops and the slopes of the mountains would be fertile and lush. Thus, rare herbal plants would be fresh and flourishing by the end of the monsoon season. By January, most of these herbal plants would be at bloom. This is why waterfalls are best enjoyed in January. The water will embrace these plants as it moves, giving you a healthier water to bathe and play. The main importance of these herbal products is Ayurvedic treatments. With a long list of herbal products available, a number of treatments and massages will be available for you.
Also Read : 10 Signature Spa and Ayurveda Resorts in India
January is also a romantic time to visit the region. You can find many adventure activities like hiking, visiting Periyar National Park (Thekkady), bullock cart ride, boating and so on. If you are looking for a holistic vacation, try the cliché Kerala trifecta – Munnar, Alleppey, and Thekkady.
Also Read : Things To Do In Alleppey – 10 Interesting Activities
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11. Auli, Uttarakhand
Sports and adventure enthusiasts may take a trip to Auli as this place is considered as a paradise for its tiny snow wrapped area. It is located in the district of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. Being located at an altitude of 2,500 m, it provides ample opportunity for skiing and thus it makes a popular destination among the adventurous souls. Trekking can also be enjoyed in this region.
The temperature in Auli drops to sub-zero levels in the month of January. Therefore, heavy woolen clothes are must have during your visit to Auli. World’s highest man-made lake is situated in this place. Some of the major Hindu pilgrimage points of Auli are Nanda Devi and Mount Neelkanth, which makes the place worth visiting.
Read More : 10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Uttarakhand
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The interesting thing about Darjeeling in January is that the lowest temperature is marked down at 2 degrees C and will not fall below that. Thus, you need not worry about snowfall abrupting your view. The land is always green and lush with plantations, viewpoints, valleys and much more. Thus, the winter has a bearable cold allowing you to embrace the beauty of rhododendron filled valley, viewing peaking of Khanchendzonga, mountain toy train and so on.
By visiting in January, you would have missed the Orange festival of December but, not the oranges. Around 50 villages surrounding Darjeeling cultivate oranges and January is one of the best months to visit for orange-infused cuisine. Starting from orange chicken to orange beverages, you can add vitamin C to your palate with ease.
January is also the time to taste churpi. Churpi is a local cheese made from yak milk, which is popular during peak winter to keep your body warm. It is also a great souvenir for any foodie friend. Visit Darjeeling zoo, take up cable car ride, hike up the Tiger Hills and live closer to nature by visiting Darjeeling in January.
Also Read : Taste the Local Dishes of Himalayan Foothills Darjeeling
Suggested Tour :
- 4 Days - Darjeeling Tour Packages
- 5 Days - Darjeeling Tour Packages
- 7 Days - Darjeeling Gangtok Tour Packages
13. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
As mentioned before, Rajasthan is one of the most beautiful destinations to cover in winter. The best of all is the desert region of Jaisalmer. This Golden City is located very close to the Thar Desert and the best way to explore the ocean of glittering sand is in the peak of winter. Camel safari is not the only attraction during January.
You can explore the desert, camp in the middle of the desert and even enjoy desert-based adventure activities like dune dashing, ATV, paragliding, and others. January provides a pleasing climate for tourists to explore Jaisalmer’s fusion architecture and culture. During the nights of January, the Sam sand dunes will be filled with cultural activities. Some camping service providers organize fire dance, barbeque dinner, snake dance, puppet shows and much more.
If you are looking for honeymoon activities, nothing can beat a moonlit dinner in the middle of the desert. Top places to visit apart from Sam Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer are Salam Singh kiHaveli, Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisar Lake, Patwonki Haveli, and others.
Also Read : Topmost Places To Be Visited In Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer Travel Guide
- How to Reach Jaisalmer
- Tourist Attractions in Jaisalmer
- Best Time to Visit Jaisalmer
- Where to Stay in Jaisalmer
- What to Eat in Jaisalmer
- Things To Do in Jaisalmer
14. Kalimpong, West Bengal
One of the frequented places in India during winter is Kalimpong, located in West Bengal. The pleasant view of Teesta river valley is a treat for those who wish to escape from the bustling city life and its pollution. The Galinka and Crockety bungalows with the colonial architecture, built during the British period, provide wonderful accommodating facilities with all amenities for a better experience.
You have another option of accommodation known as the Morgan House. Get the mesmerizing view of snow cladded mountains, in the chilly and frosty month of January, which is really worthy. You can also take a trip to the nearby places like Gangtok and Darjeeling.
Also Read : Tips for First Time Darjeeling Travellers
Suggested Tour : 8 Days - Darjeeling Kalimpong Gangtok Tour Packages
15. Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Madurai is a cultural heritage land of Tamil Nadu. Madurai is famous for architectural sightseeing, cultural activities, temple visits and so on. The best of all is the famous religious site, Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple. January attracts tourists to Madurai because of its climate and festival. The city is very humid and hot and thus, peak winter is the right place to visit and explore this region.
When it comes to cultural beauty, the land is bombarded with beautiful cultural celebrations throughout January. 12 days of the Float Festival starts in the mid of January. January is also the time of harvest festival and temple fairs. You can enjoy many cultural activities like taking part in rituals, processions, enjoying dance and music celebrations, stage acts of religious stories and so on.
Also Read : The Most Spiritual Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
Apart from these, Madurai in January is much pleasing to explore. Thus, you can find various sightseeing spots like Gandhi Museum, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Samanar Hills, PazhamudhirSolai, Thiruparankundram temple and so on
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16. Phawngpui, Mizoram
One of the lesser known heavens on earth, in Indian land is Phawngpui. It is located at an altitude of about 2150 m in Mizoram. It is also known as the Blue Mountain. Phawngpui is much valued by the locals for its local stories and folklore of sheltering ‘Sangau’- a local deity. It is not only important as a pilgrimage site but also popular for its significant beauty. Phawngpui is one of the popular tourist spots enriched with exotic flora and fauna.
Rhododendrons and variety of orchids can be seen be there. Unique and endangered animals such as Asiatic black bear, gorals, leopard cat, stump-tailed macaque, capped langur are found in this region. One can also get the view of colorful plumed sunbirds soaring in the sky. Get set and go for trekking at Phawngpui in the month of January to explore the majestic landscape and natural beauty at its best.
Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram was a shore city that thrived during ancient times. To welcome merchants into their flourishing kingdoms, the kings of ancient South India built numerous carved temples, caves, and structures here. Mahabalipuram is one of the famous international tourist destinations in India.
However, with the onset of January, the beauty of the land gets multiplied. With the recent rains, the sculptures and carvings will be drenched in water and fresh to look. Beach will be calm and pleasing during January evenings. The best of all is the Mamallapuram Dance Festival, which starts in the mid of December and extends up to the mid of January. During Pongal celebration, locals and tourists flock this place to enjoy a beach vacation.
Exploration is much easier during January. You can spend time hunting for souvenirs too. Top activities to enjoy in Mahabalipuram are surfing, lighthouse trekking, beach activities, sightseeing, and others. If you are into sightseeing, visit Nedumkayam, Kadalundi bird sanctuary, Keralamkundu waterfall, Teak museum, Arimbra Hills, Kottakunnu and others, closer to Mahabalipuram.
Also Read : Top Places to Visit in Mahabalipuram
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18. Daman And Diu
Daman and Diu is a small still beautiful, striking and mesmerizing paradise surrounded by Gujarat. Ruled by Portuguese for more than four centuries; it is the second smallest Union Territory of India since 1987. Daman and Diu house various buildings and monuments with Portuguese styled architecture. Tourist attractions comprised of picturesque sun-bathed beaches, colonial forts, and renowned churches. Beside this, there is a rich heritage and culture which offers lively festive days and bustling nightlife.
The nearest railway junction is Veraval which is 90 kms. from Diu and has a direct & well connection to the major cities of India like Mumbai, Jabalpur, Pune, Ahmedabad, Dwarka etc. Although the temperature is moderate throughout the year; January has the most favorable climatic conditions to lure tourists from different parts of the world. The key attraction includes –
- Jalandhar Beach
- Portuguese Fort
- Paul Church
- Fortim-Do-Mar Diu
- Dominican Monastery
- Thomas Church
- Goptimata Beach
- Zampa Gateway
19. Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Ooty is one of the magnificent hill stations of Southern India. When it comes to honeymoon destinations, Ooty is regarded as the prime place of choice. Apart from cliché hill station activities like mountain trains, rolling hills, botanical gardens, hiking, trekking, plantations, and others, Ooty is a little more of a charming place. If you are looking for adventure activities, January is the dry month to visit. Trekking and hiking will be much easier and camping is possible in almost all nature places, as January is pleasing and dry.
January is obviously cold and you can find many bonfire parties. Many hotels organize private bonfire parties and other celebrations for their guests. The air in Ooty is very fresh and clean during January. Visiting peaks will be much more romantic but, try to keep it in the noon as it would be much easier to get a panoramic view.
Mornings and evenings will be foggy here and thus, it is the right time for romantic strolling, nature walk, and others. Since the fog is thick, it retains the aroma of the wildflowers around you. You will always smell them when you are outside in January. Apart from these, Ooty in January is famous for boating, horse riding, visiting Telescope House, Mukurthi national park and others.
Also Read : About Ooty – The Uncrowned Queen Of Hill Stations
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20. Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir
The magnificent town of Jammu & Kashmir is a heaven for the adventure seekers and a paradise for nature lovers. The town is situated in the Pirpanjal Range of Western Himalayas and is popularly known as the “heartland of winter sports in India” and is rated as Asia’s 7th best ski destination.
Gulmarg also takes great pride in owning Asia’s largest and world’s second largest cable car project called Gulmarg Gondola, connecting Gulmarg with Aparwath Mountains from where one can ski down on a long snow trail. The key destinations includes –
- Alpather Lake
- Gulmarg Alpine Guides
- Gulmarg Ski Resort
- Aparwath Peak
- Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve
Gulmarg Travel Guide
- Best Time to Visit Gulmarg
- History of Gulmarg
- How to Reach Gulmarg
- Places to visit in Gulmarg
- Things to do in Gulmarg
- What to Eat in Gulmarg
Suggested Tour :
- 4 Days - Srinagar Tour
- 5 Days - Kashmir Houseboat Packages
- 6 Days - Kashmir Tour Package
- 10 Days - Kashmir With Taj Mahal Tour
How about adding a French twist to your Indian vacation? Pondicherry, which was once a French colony in India is the best place to enjoy a French fused vacation with Indian cultural backdrop. When it comes to cultural beauty, it is a year-round attraction. However, the land is quite humid to explore during the summer. Winter is the right time for exploration. Top places to cover during your sightseeing are Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Basilica of the Heart of Jesus, Promenade beach and others.
Since the climate will be calm and the waterbodies will be abundant with water, you can find numerous water-based activities like cruise, houseboats, kayaking, boating, and others. Beach areas will be crowded with tourists, who flock to enjoy some beach time and even conduct bonfires and parties. A visit to Pondicherry in January is like visiting a colonial area, going back in time. The culture and colors of French rule are still embedded into Pondicherry and the best time to enjoy and explore it is the peak of winter.
Also Read : Pondicherry – A Little France in India
Suggested Tour :
- Full Day - Pondicherry Trip from Chennai
- 3 Days - Chennai Pondicherry Tour
- 3 Days - Pondicherry Package from Chennai
- 3 Days - Pondicherry Mahabalipuram Tour Package from Chennai
- 3 Days - Pondicherry Tour from Bangalore
- 10 Days - South India Temple Tour from Mumbai
22. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Rann of Kutch which separates India from Pakistan is one of thee place in India one should visit once in a lifetime. A full moon night in one of the largest salt desert of the world gives you the most unforgettable and romantic experience. It is the host of Rann Festival which is a three month long annually celebrated festival.
The great Indus river which laid the foundation of many settlements and civilization flows though Runn of Kutch which not only adds to the mesmerizing beauty of the place but also a purity and peace in nature. Gujarat is said to be blessed with culturally and ecologically abundant land forms and Rann of Kutch is surely adds seven stars to this statement beat its evening sunsets or a full moon night, white desert safari or its glorious past traditions and cultures.
It is famous for its Rann festivals which attracts thousands of tourists around the world to see the ethnic beauty & culture of India and providing the largest tent accommodation in India. Key attractions includes –
- Mandvi Beach
- Kandla Port
- Siyot Caves
- Aina Mahal
- Marine National Park
Get Complete Info : Rann Utsav – India’s Biggest White Desert Festival
23. Shillong, Meghalaya
Shillong adds the seventh star to the breathtaking beauty of North Eastern India. It is popularly known as “The Adobe of Clouds” or “Scotland of East” and is associated with many renowned personalities of India like Arundhati Roy, Lt. Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, Amita Malik etc. This mystical hill station is situated 1491m above the sea level and is well cultured institution made it an educational hub for entire North East. The key destinations includes –
- Lady Hydari Park
- Cathedral Catholic Church
- Don Bosco Centre For Indigenous Culture
- Golf Course
- Spread Eagle Falls
- Elephant Falls
- Everliving Museum
- Shillong Peak
One can easily get all the beauties of nature, peace and North Eastern culture under one umbrella.
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- Top 10 Places To Visit In Meghalaya
- Seven Sisters of India – Complete Information About North East India States
- 4 Days - Shillong Tour Package
- 4 Days - Shillong Cherrapunji Tour Packages
- 5 Days - Shillong Kaziranga Tour Packages
- 5 Days - Shillong Tour Itinerary
24. Puri, Bhubaneshwar
The best thing about January in India is the warmth. While the northern and western parts of the world are shivering in cold, most parts of India is pleasingly warm. This is why birds from other continents fly towards India and so does a large group of nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers. If you are into photography, this is the best month for some colorful clicks. Apart from the birds and the medieval era architecture, Puri is famous for its beaches and water bodies, which will be lush for a romantic time or a family picnic. Top places to visit during January are Konark Beach, Puri Beach and Chilika Lake.
Apart from birdwatching, you can enjoy other activities like fishing, lake cruising, private sanctuary trip, and others. After exploring the beaches and nature destinations, visit the temples of the land for a cultural time. With recent rains, the temple structures will be fresh and colorful. Top temples to cover are Jagannath Temple, Dhauli Giri hills, Gundicha Mandir and others. Winter allows the locals to create many seasonal souvenirs like palm leaf articles, seashell based products and so on.
Also Read : Chariot Festival of Puri- The Jagannath Rath Yatra
25. Chilika Lake, Odisha
If you are really looking forward to escape the chills of North, Chilika Lake in Odisha is a perfect destination. Its brackish water lagoon is not only largest in Asia but also acclaimed by tourist all over the world. Chilika offers you with its legendary historical background and geological studies. Home of many islands, Honeymoon Island and Breakfast Island holds a special attraction among the tourists. It offers you with a wide range of flora and fauna and its one of the two lagoons in the world where Dolphins can be seen. The nearby destinations to visit are-
- College Of Arts And Crafts
- Salia Dam
- Chilika Lake Sanctuary
26. Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand
Jim Corbett is the first and the oldest national park in India and initiated the First Tiger Project in India for the protection of decreasing number of Tigers. Apart Tigers; it is the home of varieties of 110 tress species, 25, reptile species, 50 mammal species,580 bird species, 25 reptile species which proves it to be the best wildlife destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lover. It is the resident of some endangered species like Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephants, Leopards, Wild Boar etc. It consist of six ecotourism zone-
Kosi river flows through Jim Corbett which not only provides you with scenic beauty but also a great site for camping and bonfire and if you will be lucky enough then you will be able to say hello to the tigers coming there to drink water.
Also Read : Ten Compelling Reasons to Visit Jim Corbett National Park
Suggested Tour : 11 Days - Golden Triangle and Corbett Tour
Hyderabad is known as “The City of pearls” as it was the trading centre of pearl and diamonds during Mughal Era. Now, it’s a residence of financial, research and manufacturing institutions. Having a rich and royal history, it has many palaces and forts whose architecture is dated back to medieval period. Some of the main tourist attraction includes –
- Ramoji Film Studio
- Chowmahalla Palace
- Nehru Zoological Park
- Birla Science Museum
- Snow World
The climate would be soothing during January which helps you to explore the city as much as you can and please don’t forget the famous and original Hyderabadi Biryani which has the capability to give your taste buds a new life of royalty.
Suggested Tour : 14 Days - South India Tour from Bangalore
28. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar islands is surrounded by velvety Indian Ocean water splashing on to the biscuit-colored sands on the pristine beaches. The beaches are lined with shady coconut and palm trees allowing you to enjoy and explore an ultimate beach vacation. January is the month of clear sky and high underwater visibility. Thus, you can find numerous water-based activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, and others.
The lagoons and other water areas will be at lush beauty during this season for swimming, kayaking, and other activities. Apart from beach and water activities, Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ beauty has land-based nature in its list too. Go for trekking, hiking or even camp in the wilderness. Andaman and Nicobar Islands will be at prime beauty in all genres of tourist attractions during January. The temperature will stay between 20 and 28 degrees C and thus, it is time to enjoy a pleasingly warm January. Top places to visit here are Radhanagar Beach, Long Island, Kalapathar Beach, Cellular Jail, Port Blair and others.
Also Read : Top 20 Places You Must Visit In Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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29. Sirpur, Chhattisgarh
This is one of the off-beat destinations in January, which is best for those who love to stay closer to nature without being crowded by fellow travelers. Sirpur in January is the best vacation for enjoying art, adventure, history, and culture. You can find pristine villages to explore the culture of the land. You can find many Buddhist sightseeing and pilgrimage sites for exploration. The main reason to choose January to visit Sirpur is cultural beauty.
January is the time of Sirpur National Music and Dance festival. You can enjoy numerous performances of folk dance, music, instruments and cultural performances by locals. This cultural festival enthralls international tourists too. A road trip from Raipur to Sirpur would be a trip of serene beauty if you are choosing January.
Other activities to enjoy in Sirpur during January are sightseeing, museum visit, Barnawapara hiking, Buddha Vihara exploration and so on. If you are looking for more connection with nature, try to stay in eco-resorts.
January is the romantic time to visit Nainital with family. January is the month of snowfall and you can enjoy scenic sightseeing and romantic activities here. At the height of 2000m above mean sea level, this is one of the most commonly chosen January weekend destinations in North India. It is not just about snowfall and Nainital is a romantic and pristine destination with Tibetan market, ropeway bridge, viewpoints, peaks, religious destinations, water activities and so on.
The best part about January is the serenity and the pleasing beauty of nature. Nainital is for those who are wishing to rekindle romance. If you are looking for a hill station winter destination but, do not want to be frozen and stuck inside your hotel room, this is the best destination to choose.
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Frequently Asked Questions
A. January is the winter time, so you should visit a country where you can have a great winter experience. One such country is India, where the beaches, parks, hill stations, etc. are perfect to spend your winter vacation. In fact, it is a wonderful destination to enjoy the New Year.
A. Nainital is a place with a number of lakes. Due to that this place is also called as the lake district of India. In January snowfall occurs in Nainital so you can visit this place to experience the snowfall.
A. During the winter month of January it is luxurious to find a sunny place and spend a vacation there. Such places in India are Tamil Nadu, Bangalore, Lakshadweep, Khajuraho, etc. You can visit these places in January for sun.
A. There are numerous best places in India to visit in January to welcome the New Year. In fact, it is an incredible destination to explore in January. The places like Delhi, Goa, Mumbai, Chilika Lake, Puri, Bhubaneswar, etc. are the best places to explore in January.
A. January is the time of the New Year. At this time people make new resolutions for the New Year and wish to live the whole year happily. In January you can travel to a new place in India to begin this year joyfully. The places where you can travel in January are Goa, Kolkata, Ooty, Nanital, Jaipur, Delhi, etc.
A. While planning for a travel, the things we consider are the climate and crowd. India will be having a wonderful view in January due to the winter. The north India is cooler and covered with fog and snowfall and the south India offers a beautiful nature to the tourists. Due to cold you will not get much crowd at this time. So, undoubtedly January is a good time to visit India.
A. In India during winter the nature looks pretty and offers a great time for the travelers. The tourists can visit the beaches, warm places, hills, Snow Mountains, etc. to spend their winter vacation.
A. In India January is the coldest month of the year. North India gets snowfall while in some places in south India you can get sunny days. So in different places of India different weather conditions are being felt. Get complete guide about January Weather in India.
A. Manali is one of the best tourist attractions of India where you can get a delightful experience. Due to snowfall some places in Manali may be closed for tourists. However, if you want to experience the snowfall at the start of the New Year, you can explore this place in January.
A. India has substantial honeymoon destinations to offer to the newly married couple in winter. The best places where you can visit for honeymoon in January are Munnar, Kashmir, Kovalam, Darjeeling, Goa, etc. All of these places are covered with greenery.
A. India has all kinds of places to offer to different tourists, according to their choices. It is filled with rivers, lakes, mountains, hills, forests to attract the nature lovers. If you are looking for the places to enjoy the natural beauty of India, you can explore the places like Khajjiar, Kass Plateau, Munnar, Ziro, etc.