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Best places to visit in India every month
Are you bored with your monotonous life and usual daily routine? Take some time off and plan to visit relishing places of India to quench your wanderlust. To help you in making your travel itinerary we have curated a list of top places to visit month wise. So if you are confused where to go during summers or during winters or any other season, we have an awesome list of most idyllic month wise travel destinations in India to add in your travel calendar of 2020 where you can visit and tranquil your mind.
January: Udaipur, Rajasthan
Rajasthan is one of the jewels in India's crown. Udaipur, in Rajasthan, is the city of lakes forged perfect destination to get away from the bone chilling winters of the north. Rajasthan is the best place to visit in January in winter, a perfect time to visit the golden city in Rajasthan's Thar Desert and experience the magic of Arabian nights. Walking through havelis and palaces, spending a day at a camp in the middle of the desert, riding camels as desert safari and witnessing the picturesque Sand Dunes in exquisite Udaipur is just an eye arresting.
Hire a bike and experience the lofty Palaces, temples, bathing ghats and elevated hills on all its sides. Do not dare to miss out on scenic boat rides on Lake Pichola, sunset at Monsoon Palace and Lake Palace the famous wedding destination. Vintage car museum, Bagore ki Haveli, Jagdish temple is one of the enchanting scenic attractions to visit in Udaipur that leave you spell bound. You can also spend time in Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh fort in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Ajmer, Jaislmer, Mount Abu and Ranthambore are other places near Udaipur you can best click as pleasing weather will accompany you.
The smallest Union Territory of India, 'Lakshadweep' is a group of most beautiful and exotic islands and beaches of India, located in India's west coast into the Arabian Sea. It is the best place of amusement in the warm and soothing weather to visit in February makes it the foremost time for water sports escapade in Lakshadweep such as snorkeling and scuba diving.
There are many places to visit in Lakshadweep like reveling in the tranquility of Minicoy Island, Basking in white sands of Agatti Island, known for its blissful beauty of coral reefs and astonishing scenic beauty. Soaking in serenity of Bangaram Island and discovering colorful corals at Scuba diving in Lakshadweep offers some mesmerizing view that is everlasting. Endeavour the adventure sport at Kalpeni Island, famous for its beautiful lagoon encompassing the island and rich coral life and go for an exciting luxury Yacht cruise, sailing amidst in blue water is just enchanting.
March: Mathura & Vrindavan, UP
People from all across the globe visit Mathura and Vrindavan to witness the spectacular celebration of colors celebrated in March. If you are planning a trip in March then celebrating Holi in Varanasi once in your lifetime is an indelible moment. It is one of the most colorful festivals in India, celebrated with playing loud music and color or 'gulal'. But holi celebration in Vrindavan is an epic ceremony in which flowers are showered on the devotees at Banke Bihari
temple in Vrindavan. It is famous for 'Phoolon ki holi' or 'holi with flower'. The whole atmosphere is made even livelier with music and people dance while enjoying the colors. The festival is celebrated along with its neighboring towns in the form of seven events, and each event is celebrated with equal zest and zeal. It starts from Lathmar Holi, Phoolon wali Holi, Widow's Holi to Vrindavan, and Holi at Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan to the Holi procession in Mathura the main Holi festival, and last with Huranga at Dauji Temple.
You can also explore Agra, a home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal, along with Agra fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Varanasi is the holy city and Lucknow the capital city of UP referred to the city of Nawabs for its monuments, food and clothing with the traces of Mughal region can also be planned for your visit.
April: Mon, Nagaland
Mon is a beautiful town in the state of Nagaland; witness the festival during the first week of April every year. It is famously known for the Aoleang Festival of the Konyak Nagas, celebrated with much pomp and fervor. The festival is an amalgamation of modern and traditional culture and is celebrated to mark the beginning of the New Year. This festival showcases the rich cultural heritage, with indigenous dances, live music, and games with the aim of spreading peace and harmony among the tribes. The Headhunter and Nagas catch sight only in this festival which is seen rarely.
It is a celebration of sharing and moving forward with restored power into the coming year and to offer sincere prayers for a good harvest. Dance entails the use of spears and guns and while tribal women dance, men play log drums. Many animals such as chickens and other domestic animals are sacrificed for this festival. People of the tribe wear colorful clothes, the main highlights of the festival, which symbolize their dedication towards the festival. Women adorned their jewelleries and are engaged in entertainment for the rest of the day.
May: Ooty, Tamil Naidu
May is the best time to visit Ooty when the freshly washed surroundings give Ooty an ethereal charm. With granite cliffs, pristine lakes, waterfalls and lush green hills, Ooty is the place of dreams. The journey to Ooty is the magnificent sights of the irresistible Nilgiri hills, tea gardens, and tantalizing waterfalls that infuse charm and fresh air into the souls of travelers. The hit song 'Chaiyya Chaiyya' where Shahrukh Khan and Malaika Arora were shot on top of a train was the Nilgiri Mountain Railways, and the Nilgiri Mountains all along.
Ooty is a very popular destination for couples and honeymooners, to take a trip on the Toy Train of Nilgiri Mountain Railway which lets you enjoy panoramic views of this beautiful hill station right from your seat. You can spend your day at exquisite Emerald Lake and Ooty botanical garden which is the heart and soul of Ooty. Ooty rose garden and Avalanche lake is popular for captivating photography are amongst the enticing places to visit in Ooty. During the Ooty Summer Festival, you can gaze at flower shows and fruit shows. Perceive the boat races, being the attraction from all over the country.
June: Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
Ladakh is candidly the heaven on earth. If you want to witness the incredible and confounding locations of Leh at its full glory, then June is your time. Just after the winters, the landscape is imbued with spectacular colors right from the Srinagar-Leh and Manali-Leh roads.
The water bodies turn aqua blue, and in contrast to the bright colors of flora, the land looks mystical. While exploring the incredible landscapes of Ladakh, you can visit the Pangong Lake, the site for the shooting of the movie '3 idiots', fight gravity at Magnetic Hill and trek on the rocky, colossal trails of Nubra Valley and find peace at the various monasteries such as Lamayuru Monastery, Diskit Gompa, and Shanti Stupa are interesting places to visit in Ladakh. The other tourist places of Ladakh are sparkling Pangong Lake, Magnetic hill, royal Leh palace, Chadar trek across frozen Zanskar River.
July: Valley Of Flowers, Uttarakhand
It is a home to some of the rarest flowers, which are in full bloom during the monsoon season. Uttarakhand is the land of a scintillating sight of the Himalayas and ethos of a simplistic and harmonic coexistence with nature. The adorning steep mountain slopes with oaks, birches, silver firs and rhododendrons offers you a glimpse into an untainted world. July is the best time to visit Valley of flowers in Uttarakhand.
Uttarakhand is a popular pilgrimage site, as it is the emerging point of the Ganga and the Yamuna. Many tourists visit Uttarakhand to pay homage to the Char Dhams. Ancient temples, forest reserves, national parks, hill stations and mountain peaks welcome you in the pacific and cooling air of Uttarakhand. Mussoorie, Nainital, Sattal, Almora, Kausani, Bhimtal, and Ranikhet are the most embracing hill stations in the state best for all trips whether with friends or family .
August: Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
It is a paradise for nature lovers with a view of misty hill station boasts of lush green forests and scenic hill-top. This offers you a profusion of adventures like boating, fishing and an array of water sports. August is the best time to visit Mahabaleshwar offering a striking view of the plains with the appealing sloppy peaks and surrounding woods. It is adorned with the alluring Sahyadri ranges of the Western Ghats with high mountains that vanish into the morning mist, while the sprawling belt of the Konkan Coast mesmerizes the eyes by its white beaches.
The Pratapgarh Fort, Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Krishnabai Temple, Lingamala Falls, Tapola,
Panchgani are popular tourist attractions in Mahabaleshwar which cannot be omitted. Arthur's Seat, Wilson Point, Kate's Point, Elephant head Point, Connaught Peak and Bombay Point are amateur viewpoints that are best to visit in Mahabaleshwar. Mahabaleshwar is also famous for the cultivation of strawberries and mulberries. This provides respite to travelers from the hustle and bustle of the cities in the month of August.
September: Konark, Odisha
Konark, in the state of Orissa, is renowned in the world for the
Sun Temple which is a World Heritage Site. Being a coastal destination, the weather in Konark is the most pleasant during winter and should be avoided in very hot and humid summer. It is famous for the Konark Sun Temple, which has been built in the shape of a chariot with elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and walls. The pristine Konark beach with its golden sand complements the temple with hugely popular amongst tourists. The museum by the Archaeological Survey of India near temple is well worth a visit especially by those interested in history and archaeology.
Some best tourist attractions near Konark are pristine Chandrabhaga Beach, ASI museum with unique Oriya artefacts and pleasing Astaranga beach.
October: Kolkata, West Bengal
If you want to experience the best of Kolkata, we suggest you visit the city in October, when the city is filled with the fervor of Durga Puja for nine long days. Navratri or Durga puja, the 'Festival of the nine nights' is celebrated in October. In Kolkata durga puja statues of the Goddess Durga are made, decorated and venerated. Durga Puja is the major festival celebrated in West Bengal featuring glaring and pioneering pandals, embellished idols of Hindu goddess Durga, lighting decorations, and fireworks. A week prior to the festival, the city gears up with captivating decorations and can be seen eagerness and excitement as it prepares itself to welcome the Goddess home.
During this time you can go 'Pandal-hopping' around the city with lavishing Pandals and also visit the major attractions of the city as well. Some of the popular attractions in Kolkata include the Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge and many more. Elsewhere in Bengal, you can go tiger-spotting by boat in the Sundarbans or Jump aboard the tea train to Darjeeling.
November: Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
It is located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh is a favorite of wildlife enthusiasts. The weather of November is just perfect for sightings. By now the wildlife parks have all re opened for winter and we recommend visiting Madhya Pradesh. There are few things quite like sleepily rising at 5am to wrap up warm and head out into the semi darkness on a wildlife jeep safari. At the crack of dawn and the mist rises, listen to alarm calls as naturalists head off in search for illusive Bengal tiger. Although your chances of seeing tigers are more in Madhya Pradesh as it has a high density of tigers. Make sure you book your accommodation and Jeep safaris as early as you can as parks have daily quotas, and winter is the peak season for wildlife safaris in India. Bandhavgarh has one of the highest density tiger populations in India. If you're less fussed about the tigers and want to spend more time in nature, Pench might be the right national park for you. Once you've had your fill of nature, visit Khajuraho for the exotic carvings or Orchha for the beautiful tombs and setting.
December is the coldest month in India and loveliest of them all! It's the time when the weather is alluring as ever. Christmas celebration in Goa is a great carnival when every nook and corner of the place is drenched in lights and decorations and entire Goa basks in festivities and is decked up like a bride.
It's sensational to celebrate Christmas in Goa with the smell of scented candles, the sound of Christmas carols, and exchange of a lot of gifts. Planning a night out with friends, listening to the ringing sound of church bells and watching fireworks are the most magnificent scenes of the entire city. Live cribs with carol singing are enticing to see all around the villages. Gratifying programs are held at multiple churches in Goa during the Christmas week. Along with the Christmas Goa festival it's the Sunburn Festival, the three day electronic music festival that is bound to have you bidding goodbye to the year on a happy high.