Where to go in January in India?

It is a well-known fact that India observes all the seasons. Therefore, the landscapes of the country keep on changing. The initial month of a year in India is usually chilly, which makes it perfect for tourism. So, if you are not yet out of the vacation mood, plan a trip to January in India and have a look at incredible India. If you are wondering about a destination, let us help you.

Where to go in January in India?

As India is a huge country, it becomes difficult for a tourist to choose the best destination. But you don’t need to fret out as we enlist some tourist destinations of India that can be experienced best in January. You can opt to visit these destinations, irrespective of age and interests.

Best places to visit in January in India

  • Delhi
  • Uttar Pradesh – Agra, Varanasi
  • Madhya Pradesh – Khajuraho
  • Odisha – Bhubaneswar
  • North East – Meghalaya
  • Maharashtra – Mumbai
  • Gujarat – Kutch
  • Kerala

Delhi

delhi-national-capital-of-india

Delhi is one of the best destinations that you can visit in January in India. You can enjoy a lot in Delhi during winters. It is during the winter season that once can view the fog-laden cityscapes. Though the capital is flocked by tourists for its rich heritage and appealing culture, it grabs the attention of tourists in January due to the Republic Day Parade. The parade held on 26th January every year in Delhi is a long procession showcasing different elements of India, including all the armed forces (Army, Navy and Air Force) and traditional dance performances. You can also enjoy hot delicacies in Delhi, which are no less than amazing in taste. In all, the winters of Delhi are to die for.

Places to visit

  • Red Fort
  • Qutub Minar
  • Humayun’s Tomb
  • Jama Masjid
  • Akshardham Temple

Things to do

  • Show up at India Gate to view the Republic Day Parade
  • Feast your taste buds with sumptuous dishes in Old Delhi
  • Shop for souvenirs from the bustling markets in Delhi
  • Attend the events and get to know more about India
  • Enjoy adventurous activities like rock climbing

Agra

Agra Tour Package

Since the daytime weather is sunny in January in Agra, it is a favorable time to take a trip. You can also take the Golden Triangle Tour, which comprises of three famous destinations, namely Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Though Agra doesn’t need any introduction, it is important to note that most of the tourist attractions are exhibits of the Mughal era. Therefore, you can also gain insight into the history and lifestyle of the mighty Mughal rulers. Hence, you can have a pleasant time in Agra in January.

Places to visit

  • Taj Mahal
  • Red Fort
  • Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
  • Jama Masjid
  • Tomb of Akbar

Things to do

  • Explore the walled city of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Get immersed in the architectural beauty of Jahangir Mahal
  • Satiate your hunger with mouth-watering delicacies
  • Enjoy the sunset view along the banks of Yamuna River
  • Attend the drama show at Kalakriti Culture and Convention Centre

Varanasi

golden-triangle-trip-with-varanasi

Counted amongst the holiest cities of India, Varanasi is also one of the oldest cities in the world. It is a significant pilgrimage site for Hindus as well as Buddhists. Not only it lures devout followers of spirituality but also attracts tourists, who don’t believe in spirituality. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that the one who takes a dip in the River Ganges, gets washed away of all sins. One of the major attractions of this holy city is Ganga Aarti, which is performed by numerous priests at Dashashwamedh Ghat every evening. You can explore the city best in the winter months and January is one such month when the climate in Varanasi is pleasant. You can enjoy visiting Varanasi along with the most sought-after tourist circuit by taking up the Golden Triangle Trip with Varanasi.

Places to visit

  • Vishwanath Temple
  • Manikarnika Ghat
  • Bharat Mata Temple
  • Ram Nagar Fort
  • Hanuman Ghat

Things to do

  • Enjoy a boat ride in Ganges River
  • Join in the Ganga Aarti in the evening
  • Go for a sightseeing tour of Sarnath
  • Satisfy your hunger with feasting on local dishes
  • Shop for jewelry and silk sarees from markets

Rajasthan

Rajasthan Heritage tour

Another destination that you can visit in January in India is Rajasthan, the incredible state. The state observes pleasant weather in the month of January; hence it can be experienced at its best. The state is endowed with splendid forts, majestic palaces, and magnificent castles – all of which attract tourists from all across the world. Rajasthan has several cities, each of which is unique in itself. If you are fond of architecture, art, and history, you would definitely cherish visiting the royal state. You must opt for Rajasthan Heritage Tour if you are willing to know India in depth.

Places to visit

  • Jaipur – Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace
  • Udaipur – City Palace, Lake Pichola, Jagmandir, Saheliyon ki Bari
  • Jodhpur – Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Gardens, Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Jaisalmer- Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli, Gadisar Lake, Thar Heritage Museum
  • Bikaner – Junagarh Fort, Bhandasar Jain Temples, Lalgarh Palace, National Research Centre on Camel

Things to do

  • Feed your adventurous soul with activities like zip-lining, hot air ballooning, etc.
  • Join in the celebrations of Indian festivals
  • Interact with locals and get to know more about the region
  • Spot a wide variety of flora and fauna in wildlife reserves
  • Try authentic Rajasthani cuisine at Chokhi Dhani

Khajuraho

Madhya Pradesh tour package

Though there are several attractions in Madhya Pradesh that you can explore in January, Khajuraho is the best one. Khajuraho is world-famous for the intricately carved out temples. Khajuraho group of monuments is the best specimen of Indian architecture and transports you back in the medieval era. The Hindu and Jain temples portray erotic and sensuous postures on the outside while in the interiors; one can experience spirituality in its finest form. These temples form a quintessential part of Indian heritage and are also recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Besides Khajuraho, you can inquire into other towns of Madhya Pradesh such as Ujjain, Bhopal, Indore, etc. by choosing the Madhya Pradesh Tour Package.

Places to visit

  • Kandariya Mahadev Temple
  • Adinath Temple
  • Dulhadev Temple
  • Chaturbhuj Temple
  • State Museum of Tribal and Folk Art

Things to do

  • Get to know more about Jainism by visiting Jain Museum
  • Show up at the sound and light show in Khajuraho
  • Take a stroll around the old area of Khajuraho
  • Delight in delicious street food
  • Partake in the celebrations of Khajuraho Dance Festival

Bhubaneswar

January in India is Bhubaneswa

Another spiritual destination to visit in January in India is Bhubaneswar, the capital and the largest city of Odisha. This January, experience the rich culture of East India, shop for textiles and paintings, seek solace in spirituality and much more. In addition to being dotted with ancient temples, the city is also a thriving center of business and commerce. Owing to the presence of so many temples, a lot of Hindu and Buddhist devotees visit the city. The temples not only represent spirituality but are also architectural masterpieces and demonstrate a lot about the cultural heritage of the region. If you wish to get close to the tribal life of the eastern state, you can pick the Odisha Tribal Tour Package, which will make you aware about the tribal lifestyle as well as allow you to catch a glimpse of some tourist attractions of the state.

Places to visit

  • Lingaraj Temple
  • ISKCON Temple
  • Bindu Sarovara
  • Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves
  • Odisha State Museum

Things to do

  • Have a look at different animals at Nandankanan Zoo.
  • Get acquainted with astronomy and space science at Pathani Samanta Planetarium
  • Enjoy dolphin and bird watching at Chilika Lake
  • Take a boat ride amidst the mangroves of Bhitarkanika
  • Spend some quality time at the beaches of Odisha

Meghalaya 

North East India.

Meghalaya is one of the most beautiful states in North East India. Well-known for Mawsynram, the wettest place on Earth, Meghalaya appeals to tourists due to hills, valleys, lakes, and waterfalls. All these together make Meghalaya one of the most scenic locations in India. Tourists from all across the world visit this state to catch a glimpse of the natural beauty at its best along with its amusing tribal life. Moreover, one can enjoy almost everything in this scenic town, right from learning different weaving techniques and handicrafts to adventurous activities like trekking and hiking. In case, you wish to explore the northeastern region of the country in the coming January, check out our range of North East tour packages.

Places to visit

  • Dawki
  • Cherrapunji
  • Mawsynram
  • Jaintia Hills
  • Mawlynnong

Things to do

  • Have an unforgettable experience by trekking up to Living Roots Bridge
  • Witness the natural process of limestone formation in Suji caves
  • Pay a visit to the sacred forest, Mawphlang
  • Get amused by Nohkalikai Waterfalls – the tallest in India
  • Spot a variety of plants and animals in Balpakram National Park

Maharashtra – Mumbai

Mumbai Tour Package

Mumbai, the city of dreams is the heart of the West Indian state of Maharashtra. One can witness several different cultures and lifestyles in this metropolis. Mumbai inhabits people from all walks of life, right from big industrialists to fishermen and from Bollywood actors to struggling artists. If you wish to spend your January in a destination full of art, culture, entertainment along with pleasant weather, then you must not delay visiting Mumbai. You can view all that Mumbai has to offer by selecting our specially designed Gujarat Tour Package from Mumbai. You can have a look at the unified diversity of India in this scenic town.

Places to visit

  • Gateway of India
  • Marine Drive
  • Siddhivinayak Temple
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  • Juhu beach

Things to do

  • Revel in lip-smacking Mumbai street food
  • Visit the most famous Dharavi slum
  • Ride in Mumbai local train
  • Admire the architectural beauty of Elephanta Caves
  • Hike up to the terrace of Vasai Fort

Gujarat – Kutch

Gujarat Tour Package

One of the most ethereal places in the westernmost state of India is Kutch. This is the place where you catch sight of the vast expanses of the white desert, which looks quite similar to snow. The salt marsh is usually identified as the Rann of Kutch. Tourists from all over the world visit Gujarat for having a look at one of the largest salt deserts in the world. You can enjoy the most if you visit during Rann Utsav, which is organized by the Government of Gujarat. It not only allows tourists to catch a sight of full moon amidst salt desert but also let them experience local culture, cuisine, and hospitality. Besides Kutch, there are many other tourist spots in Gujarat. If you wish to view it all, take the Gujarat Tour Package and make the most of your New Year vacations.

Places to visit

  • Rann of Kutch (salt marsh)
  • Aina Mahal
  • Kalo Dungar
  • Vijaya Vilas Palace
  • Kutch Museum

Things to do

  • Enjoy a camel ride at Mandvi Beach
  • Gawk at the historic ruins of Dholavira
  • Explore Kutch culture by taking a village tour
  • Visit one-of-its-kind Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary
  • Offer prayers in the temples at Narayan Sarovar

Kerala

Kerala Tour Package

Kerala is an epitome of beauty in the southern region of India. If you wish to have a relaxed and enjoyable vacation, then you must head towards Kerala. No matter what your interests are, Kerala can always please you. It is only due to the versatile nature of Kerala that it is called “God’s Own Country”. Hence, it is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in India. Backwater cruising is an ultimate experience for a nature lover while if you wish to soothe your body and soul, try Ayurvedic treatments and therapies. Kerala is also blessed with several beaches and temples. Therefore, it is a perfect destination to go on vacations. If you are willing to experience it all then pick Kerala Backwater Tour, which will let you enjoy to the fullest.

Places to visit 

  • Munnar – Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Tea Museum, Attukad Waterfalls 
  • Alappuzha – Marari Beach, Sree Krishna Swamy Temple, Krishnapuram Palace, International Coir Museum 
  • Kumarakom – Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, St. Joseph’s Syro Malabar Church, Bay Island Driftwood Museum
  • Cochin – Fort Kochi, Cherai Beach, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica Mattancherry Palace 
  • Kovalam – Samudra Beach Park, Halcyon Castle, Vellayani Lake, Rock Cut Cave Temple 

Things to do 

  • Enjoy a houseboat stay in Alleppey 
  • Stop at the cultural center to view Kathakali performance 
  • Take a tour of spice gardens in Munnar 
  • Spot a wide range of animals and birds in Periyar National Park 
  • Sip a glass of Toddy (palm wine )

Now that you have come across multiple destinations which are worth visiting in January, you must not delay any more. Give in to your desires and start the year with adventure and vigor by going on vacations along with your near and dear ones.

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