Yay! Time for a break…
Hola! If you are planning a vacation this January, here is something you should definitely not miss. From the smoothest sand beaches to the most beautiful hill stations, this list of the 15 best places to visit in January in India will help you.
So, are you up for a mini vacation? Here’s how you can plan your long weekend by taking a few leaves.
Long Weekend 1:
- December 28th, Saturday – Weekend
- December 29th, Sunday – Weekend
- December 30th, Monday – Take a leave
- December 31st, Tuesday – Take a leave
- January 1st, Wednesday – New Year (Restricted holiday)
Long Weekend 2:
- January 11th, Saturday – Weekend
- January 12th, Sunday – Weekend
- January 13th, Monday – Take a leave
- January 14th, Tuesday – Take a leave
- January 15th, Wednesday – Makar Sankranti (Restricted holiday)
Long Weekend 3:
- January 24th, Friday – Take a leave
- January 25th, Saturday – Weekend
- January 26th, Sunday – Weekend + Republic Day
Auli, Uttarakhand: For The Love Of Snow
Wondering where to go in January in India? Blessed with natural beauty, Auli is a destination you must visit during snowfall. Also, don’t forget to click pictures as this place has a perfect backdrop for all your social media pictures.
Nearest Airport: The nearest airport to Auli is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun.
Weather in January: -4-7 degrees Celsius
Top 5 Attractions: Gurson Bugyal, Trishul Peak, Chenab Lake, Joshimath and Nandaprayag.
Andaman And Nicobar Islands: Action-Packed Trip
How about opting for an adventurous vacation, this January? If yes then get ready to explore the beautiful Andaman and Nicobar Islands for a memorable trip of your lifetime.
Nearest Airport: Veer Savarkar International Airport also known as Port Blair Airport is the main airport of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Weather in January: 19-29 degrees Celsius
Top 5 Attractions: Radhanagar Beach, Ross and Smith Beach, Cellular Jail, Havelock Beach and Mount Harriet.
Shillong, Meghalaya: For Its Raw Beauty
Among several other enchanting places in India, visit Shillong which has been a centre of attraction in Meghalaya. Shillong also known as the ‘Scotland of the East’ is one of the best places to visit in January in India.
Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is the Umroi Airport near Barapani.
Weather in January: 11-23 degrees Celsius
Top 5 Attractions: Umiam Lake, Ward’s Lake, Shillong View Point (Laitkor Peak), Don Bosco Museum and Lady Hydari Park.
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan: The Golden City
Jaisalmer, also known as the ‘Golden City’ is home to rich heritage and culture, beautiful forts, delicious Rajasthani cuisine and rustic havelis. It is truly an ideal winter destination for travellers this January.
Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is Jodhpur Airport.
Weather in January: 8-24 degrees Celsius
Top 5 Attractions: Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh, Gadisar Lake, Patwon Ki Haveli and Salim Singh Ki Haveli.
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh: City of Charminar
The capital city of India’s youngest state Telangana, Hyderabad is a must-visit destination. Did you know? In 2015, the city was awarded as the 2nd best place to visit by National Geographic Travel Magazine.
Nearest Airport: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is an international airport serving Hyderabad.
Weather in January: 16-30 degrees Celsius
Top 5 Attractions: Charminar, Golconda Fort, Salar Jung Museum, Hussain Sagar and Chowmahalla Palace.
Guwahati, Assam: Pray At Kamakhya Temple
Guwahati, a great destination is home to bewitching sceneries, crazy adventurous activities and friendly, warm people. Being the largest city of Assam, it is undoubtedly the best place to go in in January in India.
Nearest Airport: The closest major airport to Guwahati is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.
Weather in January: 11-24 degrees Celsius
Top 5 Attractions: Kamakhya Temple, Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden, Umananda Temple, Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra and Nehru Park.
Amritsar, Punjab: Home to Golden Temple
Amritsar, one of the most gorgeous cities of Punjab is home to the stunning Golden Temple and many other amazing architectural wonders. The best time to visit Amritsar is from November to March.
Nearest Airport: Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport is the closest airport to the city of Amritsar.
Weather in January: 4-19 degrees Celsius
Top 5 Attractions: Jallianwala Bagh, Golden Temple, Wagah Border, Guru Ke Mahal and Hall Bazaar.
Kolkata, West Bengal: For The Delicious Food
A city where time stand stills! Kolkata also known as the “City of Joy” is famous for its sweets, street food, Howrah Bridge and of course the Durga Puja.
Nearest Airport: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is an international airport serving the city of Kolkata.
Weather in January: 12-26 degrees Celsius
Top 5 Attractions: Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Park Street and Belur Math.
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Goa: For Beach Lovers
Sandy golden beaches, beautiful palm trees, and relaxed vibes, Goa, the party capital of the country is one of the best destinations to visit this January.
Nearest Airport: Dabolim Airport or Goa Airport is the only international airport in Goa.
Weather in January: 20-32 degrees Celsius
Top 5 Attractions: Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Dona Paula.
Hampi, Karnataka: An Ancient Village
Hampi, a favourite amongst the travellers is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This place is a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus.
Nearest Airport: Hubli Airport is the closest airport to the city of Hampi.
Weather in January: 19-30 degrees Celsius
Top 5 Attractions: Vijaya Vittala Temple, Sri Virupaksha Temple, Hanuman Temple, Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex and Matanga Hill.
Ooty, Tamil Nadu: Queen of Hill Stations
A paradise for nature lovers, Ooty is the best place to go in January in India. This alluring hill station in the Nilgiri Hill will take your breath away for sure.
Nearest Airport: Coimbatore Airport is the closest airport to Ooty.
Weather in January: 5-23 degrees Celsius
Top 5 Attractions: Ooty Lake, Ooty Botanical Garden, Dolphin’s Nose, Kalhatti Falls and Tiger Hill.
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh: Group Of Monuments
To find some of the finest art in the world, visit Khajuraho this January. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in Madhya Pradesh.
Nearest Airport: Khajuraho Airport is the nearest airport.
Weather in January: 11-24 degrees Celsius
Top 5 Attractions: Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Western Group of Temples, Chaturbhuj Temple and Parshvanatha Temple.
Rann of Kutch, Gujarat: Explore The White Desert
For a break from the usual boring life, travel to the amazing Rann of Kutch located in Gujarat. The best time to visit this place is during winters as summers here are quite hot and humid.
Nearest Airport: The nearest major airport is Bhuj Airport.
Weather in January: 9-27 degrees Celsius
Top 5 Attractions: Kalo Dungar, Top Mansar Lake, Kandla Port, Mandvi Beach and Kutch Museum.
Pondicherry: For The French Vibes
Next on this list is a place which is truly a piece of paradise! It has stunning beaches, spectacular terrains, delicious seafood and is also perfect for meditation.
Nearest Airport: The closest airport for Pondicherry is Chennai International Airport.
Weather in January: 23-30 degrees Celsius
Top 5 Attractions: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry Beach, Raj Niwas, Auroville and Promenade
Jaipur, Rajasthan: The Pink City
Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’, is a gorgeous city of Rajasthan. Home to beautiful historical palaces, colourful market places, vibrant Rajasthani culture and awesome cuisine, Jaipur is the best place to go in January in India.
Nearest Airport: Jaipur International Airport is the closest airport to the city.
Weather in January: 9-22 degrees Celsius
Top 5 Attractions: Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Jal Mahal.
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Do share your experiences with us. Till we meet again, happy travels! #okbye