India has a varying climate and from north to south it changes a lot. There are various places in India that are a must visit in the month of winter and this New Year 2018 you can indulge in taking some beautiful trips to these places.
- 1 Places to Visit in January in India
- 2 Places to Visit in February in India
- 3 Places to Visit in March in India
Places to Visit in January in India
Auli has some of the most incredible snow-clad meadows. It is located in Uttarakhand, in Northern India. You can Ski down the gleaming snow on the slopes of the hillocks in Auli which makes January the best time to visit Auli.
How to reach Auli:
Haridwar is the nearest railhead at a distance of 273 km from Auli and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun.
Chilika Lake Bird Sanctuary:
Chilika Lake Bird Sanctuary has Asia’s largest salt-water lagoon in Odisha. In the month of January, the migratory birds arrive at their wintering ground. You can spot hundreds of flamingos and Irrawaddy dolphins at this time of the year.
How to reach Chilika Lake Bird Sanctuary:
Bhubhaneshwar Airport is the closest airport, 95kms from Chilika. The nearest bus stand to Chilka is Satpada.
Serene beaches let you enjoy parasailing and windsurfing. Water sports at Nagao Beach and Ghoghla Beach are amazing.
How to reach Diu:
Diu is well connected to major cities of India by bus, trains (railway stations to this destination are Somnath and Veraval). Regular flights are also available from cities across India to Diu Airport (DIU).
Places to Visit in February in India
Nashik has some of the most numbers of vineyards in India. Every year at the Sula vineyards, Sula Fest is held for the enthusiastic crowds in the first week of February. Sula Fest in Nashik is a party lover’s paradise with music performances by international artists and great eatables with a win.
How to reach Nashik:
Nashik can be reached by road by people in Mumbai. For travelers reaching Nashik from other cities, Mumbai and Pune are the nearest Airports.
Kashmir can be a good option when if you want to spend your days amidst snow capped mountains and immensely beautiful landscape. One place is Gulmarg and a lot of people visit the place in Feb to enjoy it the most.
How to reach Gulmarg:
The nearest airport is in Srinagar which is 56 Km from Gulmarg.
Periyar Tiger Reserve:
Among the best places to visit in February in India, the Periyar Tiger Reserve is a top choice for wildlife lovers. During this time of the year, animals spend time near the lake and hence can be easily spotted.
How to reach Periyar Tiger reserve:
Periyar Tiger reserve has a direct link from Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, and Kottayam by road. Kottayam is also the nearest railhead.
Places to Visit in March in India
March has the festival of colors that is Holi, in India. Mythology has it that it Vrindavan was the playground of Lord Krishna himself. It is located in the district of Mathura and has some of the best heritage sites and makes a decent trip in and around the place itself.
How to reach Vrindavan:
Vrindavan does not have an airport. The nearest railhead is Mathura Cantt.
Velas Beach, Ratnagiri:
Velas Turtle Festival is hosted by a small coastal village in the Ratnagiri district of Maharastra. The main attraction of is the Hundreds of Olive Ridley Turtles coming to the Velas Beach during this breeding season. The festival dates back to 2006 and is organized by the locals with the help of an NGO, Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra.
How to reach Velas Turtle Festival:
You can reach Velas Turtle Festival by Road, as the beach is well-connected to all the major cities of Maharashtra.
Rishikesh Yoga Festival:
Rishikesh is called the yoga capital of India for the biggest yoga festival in the country during the first week of March. Learn the ancient art of meditation from the gurus who gather during the International Yoga Festival to address yoga buffs from all over the world.
How to reach Rishikesh:
Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is 35 km away from Rishikesh. Buses are available from Haridwar, Dehradun and New Delhi to Rishikesh.