Want to give a kick-start to your new year with a vacation? Don’t worry; here is the list of 10 best places to visit in January in India. From the most adventurous terrains to the calmest beaches, from east to west and north to south, on the sea and hills, enjoy every beautiful destination that India can provide you.
1. Zanskar, Jammu and Kashmir
Do you ever think of walking on the thick sheet of snow? Well, this January catch the nature at its fluffiest condition, experience the piercing wind. Chadar Trek is the most daunting trek in the Himalayas. The trek is located in the Zanskar range in Ladakh, it will give you the most challenging experience to you. In the season of winter, the entire valley is engulfed by a pristine white snow clearly making it the best places to visit in January in India. You can also visit Phuktal monastery, Drang Drung Glacier and Zongkhul.
Delhi is the most charming place in January. Every winter, the capital city of India charms its visitor in many ways- beautiful people, vibrant festival, pleasant weather and one national carnival. The best thing about Delhi in January is the Republic day Parade. The parade manifests numerous elements of India. Indian Art Fair is another attraction and much awaited event for art enthusiasts. Plenty of Historical Monuments, Akshardham Mandir, Iskcon temple, lotus temple, shopping at Karol Bagh and much more exciting things are waiting for you to explore. Don’t forget to try Mughal delicacies in Old Delhi and exploring the Tibetan settlement at Majnu Ka Tila.
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3. Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan evokes an atmosphere of indifferent charm and royal regalia. Jaipur is also known as ‘pink city’ and in January the city wears an even darker shade of pink. The pleasant weather here makes it one of the favorite tourist places to visit in India in January. Jaipur Literature Festival is a huge meeting of literature lovers and book snobs that take place in January. In addition, Jaipur is a hub of imposing forts and palaces. Book your tour package to Rajasthan and take a dip in the royal madness and explore this beautiful destination.
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4. Kutch, Gujarat
Kutch is also another exciting and best place to visit in January in India. The sand in Kutch is white in color. There are other forts and historical buildings that catch the attention of the tourists. The main attractions are Rann Utsav and International Kite Festivals in the month of January. Darbargadh, Kachchh Museum, wildlife sanctuary and Aaina Mahal are other exciting destinations to visit in Kutch.
5. Munnar-Alleppey-Thekkady, Kerala
Ever imagined how it feels to float frivolously on the lazy and calm backwaters of Kerala? Well, it’s time to experience the calm heaven of a boathouse, exciting cruises and glaze of lighthouse beach make Kerala one of the best places to visit in January in India. Places to visit in Munnar-Alleppey-Thekkady are Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Mattupetty Dam, Lock Heart Gap, Anamudi Peak and Alappuzha Lighthouse.
6. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The most preferred Honeymoon destination gives you the experience of Turquoise water, quaint beaches and silky sands. The breathtaking view of nature makes this island one of the best places to visit in India in January with family or your loved-ones. Radhanagar, Neil, Elephant and Kalapathar beach, Venom Bar, Cellular jail are the places to visit there. In Andaman and Nicobar Islands try the mouth watering delicacies at Full Moon Cafe, snorkeling, Scuba diving and also enjoy light and sound show at the Cellular Jail.
7. Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad is an allure for travelers. The weather condition of Hyderabad in January is very pleasant. Golconda Fort, Madina and lip-smacking Mughlai dishes are the main attraction of this beautiful destination. Other places to visit are Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Ramoji film city, Hussain Sagar Lake and also explore Birla Science Centre. Read: Top 10 Places to Visit in Hyderabad.
8. Puri, Bhubaneshwar
Puri is popular worldwide for the Jagannath temple. Puri is also a boast of fine architecture and craftsmanship. Chilka Lake is the most popular place to visit in Puri. Large number of tourists comes here to see the large number of footfall in January. The other places to visit are Puri beach, Konark beach, Chilka Wildlife Sanctuary and also take private tours to sanctuaries and temples. January is the best time to visit Puri.
December to January is the ideal time to visit Goa. Visitors from all round the world came here to enjoy sun-bath at beautiful beaches of Goa. Its kind of festive season in Goa. Goa is place for beach lover, party lovers and tradition excursion to Indo-portugese culture. North Goa is happening place full of Disco, Party, Casino , Cruise and all that, whereas South Goa also called as old Goa is resemblance of Goan tradition. There are lots of beautiful beaches in North and South Goa. You can enjoy a trip with friends as well as romantic vacations at Goa. Really interested in Goa then read the Best places to visit in Goa.
10. Khajuraho and Orchha
If you love to see the historic sculptures and architectures, then Khajuraho and Orchha is the ideal place for you. It is located in small village in Madhya Pradesh. January is the best time to visit this place as the climate is comfortable to stand and watch the magnificent structures of temples observe the sublime and fluid carving on the temple walls. The eroticism of sculptures attracts tourist here but the views of 25 spectacular temples of 10th-12th centuries has also become the center of learning and religions of that period. do not forget to see the sunrise and sunset behind the temples. Places to visit in Orchha are Orchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple, Ram Raja Temple, Chattris.
If you are planning to begin your year with some adventure and freshens or a historic places then visit the places that are listed above. Explore these beautiful destinations and these are probably the best places to visit in January in India. Don’t miss the chance to pamper yourself from the calmness of the nature.