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Best Places to Visit in January in India

Here’s the list of 10 best places to visit in January in India


Best place to visit in January in India for newly wed couples

Not only in January or a particular month, Shimla wins the race of the best honeymoon destination in India throughout the year for spectacular natural splendor. Located on the lap of ever enchanting Himalaya, this popular tourist spot exudes bewitching aura in January, as the pines, orchids, rhododendron and surrounding mountain ranges get covered with thick layers of snow. Splendid colonial remains, churches, peaceful villages make your vacation worth-it to recall in later years.




Nothing can beat the excitement of a drive through the emerald green tea gardens and misty mountains of Darjeeling especially in the foggy morning of January. Known as the Queen of Hills, this utterly peaceful location of West Bengal let you enjoy a ride of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Snow ornate mountain peaks of the Kanchenjunga, pine, orchids and Rhododendron work playfully to enhance the overall beauty of this exotic tourist spot.

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Best place to visit in January to witness rainfall

The abode of the cloud, pride of North - East, Shillong is an ideal place to be explored in January. One of the most fascinating tourist places of the country, this small and systematic state of India is dotted with abundant pine, rewarding greenery, picture-perfect lakes, waterfalls and beautiful churches. Visit Cherapunji, world's wettest place; go for caving in Krem Mawmluh or spend some time boating in Umium Lake and enjoy the serenity imbibed in its nature.


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Hill resorts in January

The First ever destination of cable car Ride to visit in January in India, Gulmarg is an amazing tourist spot bestowed by Nature Goddess with her best eye catching attractions. Considered to be among the best hill resorts in the country Gulamarg's major attraction lies in Gandola ride that let you enjoy the view of pastoral scenes, snow coated mountain peaks and dark green forest.


A gem on the crown of the North-Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang is known for its picturesque milieu painted with pristine white snow and chocolate mountains. Crystal clear lakes, artistically enriched monastery, and ious Tibetian festivals celebrated in January add to the major attractions of this place. Far away from the city, the lake of Pankang Teng appears like an artist's creation which makes it the best place to visit in January in India. Tawang Monastery is an inseparable part of the Monpas' life and considered to be the largest Lamaseries of Mahayana sect in Asia.

6 - Chadar Trek
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Best place to visit in January for adventure lovers

A must head destination for the younger and fitter you Chadar trek is a ground breaking trekking option in India. Popularly known as the Frozen River Trek, this challenging route passes over an active river that turns frozen during January. The feel of thrill involved in walking on this treacherous route is a daring activity to be enjoyed in January.

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Sea View in January

One of the best places to visit in January in India, Rann of Kutch in Gujrat is nature's best gift to the state. Widely expanded beach filled with brackish remains of the sea looks stunning from the nearby hilly areas.

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Have peace and tranquility in January

Extensively explored by the tourists who are fond of sightseeing especially forts, temples and churches and sea beaches, Daman and Diu will make your first month of the New Year cherishable life long. Tourists looking for peace and less crowded spot must visit this coastal town where they can get a vivid idea about the Portuguese invasion in India.


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Place to spot wildlife in January

Tourists who are fan of wildlife sighting must visit this wildlife destination on the bank of the river Kabeni in Karnataka. Popularly known as Kabini Wildlife Reserve, this protected forest appears like a feast for the wildlife enthusiasts during the weather of January. Tourists can go for an elephant ride to enjoy the exquisite natural beauty of the enclosing nature.


Place to spot dolphins in January

The beauty of this mammoth waterbody of Odisha is irreplaceable for the fact that it is considered to be the largest brackish water lagoon in South-East Asia. Home to the unthinkable ieties of birds this tourist site presents an opportunity of boating in its boundless water. Visit the small temples and different islands named like Honeymoon Island, Kalijai Island to make your boat ride more happening.

Summary of Best places to visit in January in India
  1. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Darjeeling, West Bengal
  3. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
  4. Daman & Diu
  5. Kabini, Kerala
  6. Chadar Trek, Ladakh
  7. Shillong, Meghalaya
  8. Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir
  9. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  10. Chilika Lake, Odisha
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