India is a very diverse country. There are so many different cultures in various parts of India. The main reason why people like to visit India is because of the food, the festivals, the different vibe they get while visiting every single state. This article is about the best places to travel in India. It is a month to month guide which will cover the festivals and the places as well.
January is the time when you could enjoy snowfall in certain parts of the country. It is the perfect time for anyone who loves snowfalls and are into skiing. This is the time of the year when the winter just starts reaching its peak and it gets chilled out everywhere. You should pick those places which would receive snowfall at a normal level and not where you could get stuck.
Below down I am mentioning the best places to travel in India in January.
Zanskar River/ Chadar Trek.
If you want to get a little festive and want to attend some of the top events and festivals in January then you can check out these.
Ahmedabad – International Kite Festival (Uttarayan) – 14th to 16th January 2020.
Goa – Goa Sunsplash 2020 – 10th to 12th January 2020.
Bikaner – Camel Festival – 11th to 12th January 2020.
Delhi – Republic Day – 26th January.
February follows January as a continuation of the winter but comparatively the snowfall is less in February. It is also a little less cold than January. Sometimes you wont even notice it. It is a time when you get a little relieve from the strict winter you face in January. Valentine’s day coming up in February makes this month kind of special for all the couples for their travel journey.
The best places to travel in India in February are
Being the Valentine month, you can also try and visit the rose festival which happens in Chandigarh in February.
March is the festival of colors as India’s one of the most renowned festival Holi is celebrated in March. Many international travelers visit India during the month to celebrate Holi. Holi is celebrated in almost all parts of India, but being a foreigner the places you can visit for Holi are
Apart from Holi there is also a very famous International Yoga Festival celebrated in Rishikesh. You also might want to check this place out.
April is the month where the snowing stops and you can see the beginning of greenery around everywhere. You can start exploring the places which were closed due to heavy snowfall. The mountain terrains, the valleys just start to show their true colors during this month. This is the beginning of the summer season which makes it a perfect month for travelers.
The best places to travel in India in April are
This is the probably one of the hottest months of the year if not the hottest. This is a month which is suitable for traveling to hill stations, beaches, islands etc. Choose the places which you can use to run from the harsh sun. Technically, you can’t run away from it but at least you could get to some better places to deal with it.
The places I would suggest visiting in May are
Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
I call this month the Ladakh month. If you don’t yet know there is a mountain pass in Ladakh called Khardung La. This is the highest motorable road in the world. So, without any second thoughts if you are planning to you should choose Ladakh as your number one destination in the month of June. There are many ways to reach Ladakh, you can either hire a bus for your group, use local transportation, rent some bikes or use your own vehicles.
It is all up to you how you want to plan this journey.
The best places to visit around Ladakh are
A typical month during the rainy season. Rains pouring down all day, wet roads, etc. This is a perfect time of the year for treks and visiting one of the finest waterfalls of India. The conditions are suited well for some long treks and also you don’t get dehydrated that easily.
There are lush green mountains everywhere, flowers starting to bloom and the atmosphere is also very pleasant. Despite the fact that it rains most of the time it is a very pleasant month to travel to some locations.
The best places to travel to India in July are
Valley of Flower, Uttarakhand.
Athirapally Falls, Kerala.
August is the independence month in India as 15th August is celebrated as the Independence Day. It was the day when India got freedom from Britishers after a span of 90 years. It is not a typical festival but it is definitely celebrated as one. There are parades in different parts of the world but one can see the most scenic and the largest parades in Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar, Jhansi.
Apart from these, the other places which you can visit in India are
Another month with a major festival in India, Ganesh Chaturthi. This is a festival which lasts until 11 days. There are some instances where people worship Lord Ganesh for a longer period but the majority of the people celebrate this occasion for around 11 days. This starts from the end of August and ends during the first or second week of October.
The top places to witness Ganesh Chaturthi are
October is the month that hosts the festival of lights Diwali. Diwali is a widely celebrated festival all over India. The best places to travel for witnessing Diwali are Varanasi, Amritsar, Udaipur, and Mumbai.
It is the beginning of the winters. This month is where the rains stop pouring finally and there is a pleasant vibe in the atmosphere. Although we did notice some rains even during October this year, officially it is the month when the rain stops. Keeping the winters aside the major highlights of October is the Durga Puja which is held in Kolkata.
Coming to the best places to travel in India in October.
Ever heard of Rann Utsav?? It is one of the most unique festivals in the Gujarat. It is Celebrated on the white Rann of Kutch. There is a mix of cultural dance, music and a very big collection of handicrafts. This place is very happening during the festival. If you ever get a chance try and include this place in your November itinerary.
The best places to travel in India in November are
A very exciting and a happy month for everyone in the country. In the last month of the year, a very awaited Christmas festival comes and brings joy along the entire country. Although you wouldn’t see Christmas as widely celebrated in India as the other festivals, there are few places which are worth visiting during this time.
The best places to travel in India in December for Christmas are
Daman and Diu.
These are the best places to visit in India according to the month. And obviously there are many more places which are there to visit, I have just mentioned some according to the festival and the seasons. If you have some suggestions, mention them in the comment section below.
See you in the next blog.