Best Places to visit in India in January
The best places to visit in India in January would arguably be the region of South India. Here, the weather will be perfectly warm; not too hot, just comfortable and dry – making it the perfect Indian holiday destination in January.
North India can also be a fabulous place to visit in January, but in some places, temperatures can drop to uncomfortable temperatures, with some hotels not offering heating.
Here we suggest an enjoyable and comfortable things to do in North India. For more details on weather in India in January, visit our blog post.
Mesmerizing Taj Mahal (Photo Credit – Julian-yu)
Places to visit in South India in January
One of the best places to visit in India in January is Goa. The weather will certainly be warm enough to enjoy the glorious beaches, the more comfortable temperatures mean that exploring Goa’s cultural and historic elements will make a fabulous addition to your January trip. The beaches here can get pretty crowded at this time of year. Especially during the first 2 weeks in January. Accordingly, we suggest hitting the beaches after the second week of January.
For another wonderful destination perfect for this time of year is Hampi. Explore the picturesque temples, enjoy the outstanding views, or get blessed in the Elephant stable. For adventure lovers, go cliff jumping, rent a moped and learn how to drive it in the spacious reservoir, or hire a Karnataka Boat and go for a refreshing swim in the lake.
Kerala (God’s own country) is a must visit on your trip to Southern India. Here you can have an ultimate elephant experience in the Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary.
Exciting activities can be enjoyed here, such as elephant baths, feeding, watching baby elephants play and an elephant safari; all while observing, not obstructing. Further, experience the tranquil Indian backwaters on a Kerala Houseboat in Alleppey, admiring the luscious greenery whilst enjoying delicious food.
Elephants in Kerala
Places to visit in North India in January
In North India, it is useful to bare in mind that nights are likely to be cold. Agra and Delhi receive a dense layer of fog on most mornings and this often disrupts and delays trains and flights.
Irrespective of when you plan your trip to North India, Agra is certainly not to be missed. The magical Taj Mahal is always unmatched in terms of beauty. The city is submerged in fog during this time, and this only adds to the sheer magnificence of the Taj Mahal.
Weather in cities such as Udaipur and Jaisalmer remain warm, and so January is a gorgeous month to visit. Enjoy the breathtaking temples and fascinating architecture in the ‘City of Lakes’ (Udaipur), or experience the enchanting fort of Jaisalmer in the ‘Golden City’.
On the other hand, up towards the Himalayas can get very cold and snowy during this time of year. Towards the latter end of January makes a fabulous time to go skiing or snowboarding in Gulmarg, Kashmir.
For more information on skiing in India, check out our blog. Alternatively, contact us to help you plan your trip to India!
Snow-capped mountains in Shimla
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