India is said to be land of cultural diversity but it also resembles with season and climate changes. Every season in India ooze its own charm with its stunning attractions. India can be your favorite forte to choose as favorite tourist destination. But we know it’s difficult to choose from a diamond from the deep well. Here is a compilation of travel destinations to plan according to season. Whether you are planning a trip to India with friends’ group or family circle, solo traveller or business trip, you would enjoy with proper planning.
From the monsoon breeze to snow covered mountains, beautiful sunrise to backwater and waterfalls, UNESCO world heritage sites to off the beaten travel spot, every place have different beauty. Indian government has sharpened more focus on international tourism by good transportation, facilities at tourist spot, cleanliness and connectivity. Moreover, India is the only place with different rituals that will spellbind you with its tradition, costume and vividness at every stage. Fairs & festivals of India as Ganga arti on banks of Ganga at Varanasi or Rishikesh, Krishna’s Vrindavan, festivals of light, festival of colours, Kumbh Mela etc are so mind blowing to make your India trip memorable ever. Trip to one place will increase your curiosity to know more about Indian travel destinations. Have a look at the most favourable places to visit in India by month.
January- Be witness of most enchanting Republic Day parade on 26th January in New Delhi and Makar Sankranti dhoom in every state of India with different tradition & celebration style. If you are looking for great Indian events, go for international kite festival in Ahmedabad, Camel festival in Rajasthan, music concerts in Jaisalmer, Jodhpur dense desert. With pleasant weather throughout the country from south to North in the month of January, you can enjoy the most pleasing holiday trips. Snowfall in Himalayan Mountain regions as Manali, Shimla, Gulmarg, Gangtok is perfect for couples and young generation groups. Beat the heat of south regions in January and enjoy the stunning beaches of Goa and hilltops in Munnar, kerala. Adventure lovers can plan a trekking trip- Chadar Trek over the magnificent frozen Zanskar Lake.
February- In case, you are scared of biting nail cold of North India in January, February is best month to plan a lovely holiday trip. Spend few days with your loved one in Udaipur, the one of the best romantic cities in the month of romance, February. You can choose for Golden triangle tour with Khajuraho temples with its erotic sculptures. Attend the spell-binding Khajuraho Dance festival. If you are devotee of lord Shiva, hail for Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh for the Mahakaleshwar temple for widely celebrated Shivratri (Anniversary of lord shiva and goddess Parvati).
Royal state Rajasthan is perfect to visit in February with pink sky and supporting weather. Attend the world class Jaisalmer Desert festival or spend few days in camps of Rann of Kutch in Gujarat with folk music, dance and authentic cuisine of prospective states.
March- Best month to get coloured in colour of lord Krishna and his favorite festival, Holi. Every temple in Vrindavan, UP is crowded and immersed in festival of colors. Get a kid outside a mature one and behave silly, happy and do with open hearts. Perfect time for honeymoon and holidays in Darjeeling, Gangtok, Nainital and Coorg. Enthral wildlife experience in Assam and Madhya Pradesh national parks when flora and fauna bear charming beauty of spring.
April- Get ready with your sunglasses and casual clothes as it is summer, move for Dharmshala or Pachmarhi hill stations with your kids and family. Dalhousie and Cheerapunji can reinvigorate your senses with its natural beauty. Spend beautiful time in Tea gardens of Assam, Darjeeling and Ooty. If you want to have a utmost pilgrimage trip, can plan for sacred Chardham yatra in Uttarakhand. The Chota Chardham circuit includes Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri shrines. If you avoid crowd, enjoy the vacations on beaches of Goa and Western Ghats.
May- It’s time for summer vacations in India. Plan for a week sightseeing and observing nature in Mussoorie and Shimla & Manali tour with your loving kids. You can also choose this month to book a pilgrimage package for Chardham yatra. If you travel to west India must visit Mahabaleshwar near to Maharashtra. The month is mostly preferred to visit the hill stations as Dharamshala, Mussoorie, Munnar, Coorg, Mount Abu. The month is also suitable to have a thrilling trekking experience in Land of High passes- Ladakh or Himalayan mountains.
June- June can be a holy month for your Amarnath Yatra in Jammu & Kashmir. Visit the only hill station in Rajasthan, very beautiful mount Abu. Last but not the least can plan for Ladakh, India’s own moon land. May & June are summer vacation months for kids in mostly all states of India. You cam avoid states which receive monsoon in June as Maharasthra, Gujarat, Kerela.
July- Monsoon lovers should start travelling with magic of rain in God’s own Country Kerela and film city Mumbai. Festive mood in Odisha with Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra draws everyone’s attention. To take a fresh breathe of air and rejuvenate your mind, body & soul Coorg, Wayand, Kovalam, Shillong or Pondicherry. Lush greeneries around you a romantic houseboat tour in Kerela will still your heart definitely.
August- Khandala and Lonavala can be perfect hill stations to explore with your friends and family group. Visit Shirdi Sai mandir near Pune for embarking pilgrimage. Revel in the seaside climate at Kanyakumari. Visit Jaipur for marwadi Teej festival of love and affection. The festival showcase the traditions and royal dressing of Rajasthan.
September- Long festive season starts from this month onwards, starting from Ganesh Chaturthi and Krishna birthday as Janmashtami, matki phod presents a colorful side of India. This is the best time for river rafting in Rishikesh and different water adventures. Visit Bundi in Rajasthan to experience cultural gateway.
October-This is the month of biggest festivals and widely celebrated all over India with same zeal and tradition. Whether it is grand Durga Pandal in Delhi’s CR Park or in west Bengal. Perfect season for visiting epitome of love, the TajMahal pick up the speed. Enjoy Garba and dandiya in colourful clothes in Gujarat. A romantic boating in Naini Lake of Nainital or Fateh Sagar lake in Udaipur, Pushkar Mela or Kutch Desert in Gujarat- choices are ample.
November- Feel the holy aura of Varanasi at the time of dev Deepawali at banks of Ganga. Precisely, this is a perfect time to go for golden triangle tour with Varanasi. Walking through Sunderbans the largest mangroves in Asia delights you with lots of surprises. Buddhist monks choose this month to visit Bodhgaya delightfully. Visit Golden temple in Amritsar for mesmerizing glimpse of Gurunanak Jayanti with lots of illuminating earthen lamps and floating in sacred water stream.
December- The busiest month for travel plans and trips, December will spoil with numerous choices spread over the country. Goa and Andaman Nicobar are the highest searched places for visit in this chilled winter season. Agra and Jaipur are also perfect destinations to visit and embrace the historical sites without any hassle. If you want to challenge yourself with one of the toughest treks in India, plan for Chadar trek in Ladakh. Chadar Trek is trekking over frozen river of Zanskar. Hornbill Festival in Kohima, Skiing experience in Auli, Temple tour of Tamilnadu, Desert Safari in Jaisalmer are some great options to spend relaxing holidays in winter month.
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