If you are planning a holiday in the month of January, then look no further than India. Since India has a tropical climate, it is best to visit in winter months. To most people outside the country, India is an exotic land shrouded in mystery and mysticism, but it has come a long way from being the ‘land of snake charmers’ and cattle roaming about in the streets (although there are still places where you might encounter that!). Here are some of the famous Indian places one can visit in January:
Located in the lap of the gorgeous snow-capped Himalayas, Shimla is the ideal destination for snow lovers. The scenic beauty is simply breathtaking and apart from the usual sightseeing, you can also enjoy adventure sports like paragliding, skiing, etc.
The one place that you definitely should not leave out of your itinerary is Rajasthan. Some of the most popular tourist spots are Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Chittorgarh Fort, etc. Also, the famous Jaipur Literary Festival is held in January, drawing the who’s who of the literary world to Jaipur.
One of the most popular Indian Places to visit in January is this coastal paradise, with its warm sun kissed beaches. Besides enjoying the sands, make sure to visit the numerous churches, which have a very strong Portuguese influence on them.
Another tourist spot one can visit in January is Gulmarg. Famous for its unparalleled beauty which is best enjoyed in the winter, Gulmarg is heaven on earth. Located in Jammu & Kashmir, it is one of the famous skiing destinations in India. A must visit for anyone visiting India in winter.
Since the summer months in India are quite hot, it is advisable to visit Madhya Pradesh in January. You can visit the national parks such as Bandhavgarh and Kanha. Also, do not forget to visit Khajuraho and appreciate the sculptures celebrating life and love.