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 magnificent and popular places to visit in India, in the month of January.
Now you can welcome the New Year by adding these destinations to your bucket list. 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.
1. 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.
Suggested Tour : Golden Triangle + Khajuraho 10 Days Tour
2. 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.
Read More : Top Tourist Attractions in Bikaner
Suggested Tour : 10 Days – Rajasthan Agra and Varanasi
3) 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 : 6 Days Caves Tour of Ajanta and Ellora
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
5. 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
6. 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.
Suggested Tour : 8 Days – Darjeeling Kalimpong Gangtok Tour Packages
Also Read : Tips for First Time Darjeeling Travellers
7. 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.
Have a blissful winter vacation and fill yourself with energy to deal with the workload throughout the year. We at Travelogy India also offer you a range of exclusive tour packages to keep stress at a bay.
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