Where to go in January is on everyone’s mind, as we all want a New year to begin on a great note and after long tiring celebrations of December month, we all need a good break to actually relax and rejuvenate for the year ahead. So there is nothing better than treating yourself with a January getaway, when its cheap to travel to, as post-Christmas and pre-valentines season brings on great deals and offers, which is considered to be as a slow season in the travel market. So make the most of it and beat the winter chill by exploring some of the best tropical destinations or choose from a wide range of winter special destinations, to make your January 2019 a special one.
There are many places to visit in January, so not to leave you confused here we have curated some of the best-handpicked places to explore in January to let you welcome New year with a bang!
January is the peak tourist season in Phuket, making it much livelier than the other months, gentle cool breeze and calm sea makes it the best time to plan your beach holiday. As you can indulge in water-sports like snorkeling, scuba diving or just relax sitting by the beachside.
There are around more than 30 amazing beaches one can hop on and off, Patong beach, Kata, Karon, and Kamala are some of the most popular among them.
Nightlife in Phuket is something you cannot miss after a dark stroll on Patong Bangla road will give you glimpses of Phuket’s nightlife, whereas for sightseeing lovers visiting the Big Buddha statue, Wat Chalong and Phuket temples is a must.
Not just that, it's a paradise for shoppers too, as Phuket boasts of some of the most impressive night markets, where you can get souvenirs or gifts at really low prices. Also, there are lot many street food kiosks, too opens up, where you can try local snacks and food.
Pretty is the word comes out when you think of Bruges in January. Snow, beer, and chocolates this is what Bruges is all about in January. This fairytale-like city is famous for serving most amazing home-brewed beers in the world. Also, making a record in setting up a pipeline of beer within the city. Bruges will never be going to disappoint you, even in its peak winters. The gorgeous guesthouses and warm interiors, with their 100 ieties of beer, will surely keep you warm throughout your trip. The movie In Bruges is enough to guide you through the city and can explore in 2 days making it a perfect weekend getaway anyone looking for.
Rajasthan becomes all the more beautiful and vibrant in the January month not just because of the pleasant weather, but as this month brings along lot many festivals and fairs too. The popular cultural events began in January and for stays on for the upcoming months. So if you are in Rajasthan in January don't miss out to attend, Bikaner camel festival, Jaipur international Kite festival and Jaipur literature festival and get connected to the roots and the culture of Rajasthan.
Not just for festivals and fairs, January month is also famous for adventure activities too, one can have an experience of desert camping at Sam sand dunes and relish open skies with golden sand all around.
Montreal, the city with French colonial history is a perfect winter destination to be, covered with snow the city looks like a white paradise in winters. Known for famous cuisines, nightlife, festival, and cultural diversity, one can have a ball of a time here. Whereas most importantly Joie de vivre Joy of life, which Montrealer’s are famous for and you can feel the same everywhere around the city.
Montreal is built around the mountains and one can enjoy spectacular views from there if any day you find a clear sky, the cultural diversity in the city makes it much more vibrant and full of life as here you can enjoy all the Canadian festivities with some European flair.
So plan your winter break to this fascinating petite french colony, and make the most of your New year!
Helsinki, the compact city is the capital of Finland, which can be easily explored on foot. The culture, architecture, food, and nightlife are in itself a great exploration to be here. With an abundance of nature, there is no shortage of Greenlands, forests, and lakes here.
One can totally be in the laps of nature here. Not just that Helsinki consists of around 330 islands providing beautiful views and camping sites, to some of them you can even go by ferry, which functions until late at night.
Moreover, in winters you can indulge in ious winter-sports too and experience from skiing to swimming in the frozen sea as options are endless here.
After all your winter sports, one can warm themselves by having a glass of wine in some cafe or bar, as there are tons of Cafes and bars in Helsinki at a walking distance.
Burma or Myanmar, the Golden land is the best place to visit in the January month. Located in Southeast Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal south. The city has everything to offer, its here you can immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of Mandalay and Bagan or can experience the grandeur of Yangon. So enjoy beautiful landscape and nature, while exploring the pagodas and temples in the gigantic mountains.
Shanghai becomes much more exciting in the month of January as winters hit quite hard here, the chilly winds here make it much colder. Situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, it serves as the most influential economic, cultural and international trade hub of East of China.
Everything looks magical with the dusting snow in China in the month of January, and major sights like a great wall of China and Terracotta warriors also becomes less crowded.
So make the most of it and don’t miss to ride on Maglev the fastest train in the world, one can also visit Maglev museum to understand the techniques and engineering behind the train.
Shanghai’s has lot to offer to every kind of traveler from taking the cruise ride from Huangpu river on your way to the Bund or exploring Shanghai museum to enjoying exciting rides in Disneyland. One can also explore green spaces of Yuyuan gardens, not far from Bund it is the only surviving garden of Ming Dynasty garden in Shanghai.