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Monisha Jaswal Dec 12 2014

Which are the 10 best places to go in January across the world?

Jigyasha Prasad Dec 12 2014
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Here is the list of 10 best places to go in January across the world. If you are looking for a few days of fresh air, great scenery and undisturbed serenity, you must visit these exotic destinations. Come, take a look:

1. Mesmerizing Lights at Tromso, Norway

One of the most intriguing natural phenomenon are the Northern Lights and one of the best places to watch them is Tromso, Norway. The sight of the magical aurora lights against a picturesque backdrop make a trip to Norway a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Northern Lights at Tromso (by Sennheiserz (Own work))

Northern Lights at Tromso (by (WT-shared) Osopolar at wts wikivoyage (Own work))

2. Be Part of the Festivities at the Rann Mahotsav, Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Want to experience something hatke this winter? We bring to you the great Rann of Kutch. The mesmerizing, shimmering white landscape is made up of miles and miles of salty mudflats. This region bursts into a riot of colours during the Kutch Rann Mahotsav! A cultural extravaganza that travels to different parts of Kutch, the Mahotsav captures the uniqueness of this region.

Rann of Kutch (by nandadevieast)

3. Take a Cultural Tour in Florence, Italy

Want to take a cultural break minus tourists? We suggest you try Florence this winter! The months of January and February, are the low tourist season. With hardly any tourists around, great hotel rates and lovely snow-covered buildings all around, January is a good time to visit Florence. You can take hours admiring the stunning museums--something that is difficult to do during the peak tourist season.

Florence (by ChrisYunker)

Florence City (by ChrisYunker)

4. Mesmerizing Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

The stunning natural beauty of Srinagar seems to increase even more during winters. The pictureque snow-clad landscape, as far as the eye can see, makes it one of the 10 best places to go in January across the world. Treat yourself to unmatched views of the snow-capped peaks, indulge in some exquisite Kashmiri cuisine or try your hand at some winter sports--this beautiful hill station offers all this and much more! Just to add, there are a number of lovely accommodation options in Srinagar including luxurious houseboats.

Srinagar City

5. Sunny Days at Cape Town, South Africa

Don’t want a snowy vacation in January? Then, Cape Town with its bright and sunny landscape is the place to head to. One of the most famous tourist destinations across the globe, Cape Town has something for everyone. From the picturesque Table Mountains, Camps Bay and Kirstenbosch Garden to the hip V&A Waterfront and pretty vineyards of Stellenbosch, there is a lot to explore in Cape Town.

Cape Town (by swazileigh (Cape Province, South Africa & Dorset)

Clifton Beach (by Flickr upload bot)

6. Enjoy a stay at Mayapott, Kerala

The rustic beauty of Mayapott is worth discovering this January and the best part is that it is not at all over run by tourists even during the peak season. Plan a stay at the Mayapott Boutique Plantation Villa for a true Kerala experience minus all the hustle bustle of the city!

Mayapott Villa (from official Facebook page of Mayapott Villa)

Room at Mayapott Villa (from official Facebook page of Mayapott Villa)

7. An architectural delight--Prague, Czech Republic

The city of Prague looks like something straight out of a fairy tale when it is covered in a thick blanket of snow. The gas-lit street lamps, Romanesque chapels, Baroque palaces and Gothic cathedrals make it a place like no other.

Prague in Snow (by TripNotice.com)

Prague in snow (by beamillion)

8. Skiing in Auli, Uttarakhand

The breathtaking beauty of Auli, within touching distance of the Nanda Devi National Park, looks all the more alluring during winters when it is covered in a soft blanket of snow. Unlike other winter resorts in India, which offer sledding and tobogganing, there are only three things to do in Auli---ski, ski and ski! t is, undoubtedly, one of the best skiing destinations in India!

Skiing in Auli

9. Sunny Sydney, Australia

Make a trip to Sydney in the month of January if you are a beach person and your idea of fun is exciting water sports, water parks and sea surfing then you will love Sydney. Sydney summers, that start around December and extend till early February are all about sand, surf and fun! Plan your trip around New Year and catch the spectacular Harbour of Light Parade, one of the best New Year celebrations across the globe.

Beach in Sydney (by File Upload Bot (Magnus Manske))

Sydney Harbour (by B1mbo)

10. Take a trip to Orchard County, Ramgarh, Uttarakhand

Formerly a cantonment town, Ramgarh has for long enjoyed a reputation for being the ideal place for peaceful sojourns. There’s plenty to do for the average traveller who wants to cool off in the hills. The plush Ramgarh Bungalows, a fantastic Neemrana property, is the perfect getaway in Ramgarh.

Ramgarh Bungalows (from official Facebook page of Ramgarh Bungalows)

Sitting area in the hotel (from official Facebook page of Ramgarh Bungalows)

January means celebrations! The first month of the year that lets you welcome the new year with great enthusiasm and joy. It is that time of the year when you will feel like travelling and visiting places which are home to exciting beach activities, snowfall and sightseeing! Pack your bags and head to these 10 best places to visit in January across the world!

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