The new year is already off and running with a multitude of happenings, festivals, activities, things to do, and places to see. HOLIDAY fever can strike at any time of the year. With an average of 25 annual leave days, the hardest question is always where to spend your precious holidays each year. When it comes to choosing great value holiday destinations, India’s got the wow-factor in more ways than one. Travel to India takes you to a kaleidoscope of cultures, cuisine and climate, and is on every globetrotter’s bucket list.
Anytime is the best time to visit India. It all depends on where you’re going. Whether you’re planning a birthday getaway, a Valentine’s Day break, want to jet off during the school holidays or for those with lighter holiday wallets and budget-conscious travel styles, Akbar Travels has broken down the best value-for-money destinations and pulled together a little month-by-month inspiration to give you just a small taster of some of our best places to visit across India for every month of the year.
Take a browse through our travel calendar to find out when is the best time to visit top places in India. It will just take a minute or three to check out which cities offer travelers the maximum in vacation fun and frolic during a specific month in India.
Known to be the ‘Skiing Destination of India’, Auli is a small town located in Uttarakhand. Skiing is one major activity that attracts tourists to this place. One of the less explored hill stations in India, Auli stands tall at an elevated height of 2500 meters above sea level. Winters are an ideal time to plan a trip to Auli for people who love snow and skiing. The temperature in Auli during winter ranges between 5°C to -1°C and the cool breeze creates an ethereal ambience over this place. Though Auli is a place that can be visited anytime throughout, but if you want to experience real fun in Auli then winters certainly is the best time to visit Auli. For skier’s, this place is a paradise; and for nature lovers, a bliss. Blessed with its own charm, a visit to Auli is the only way to explore this gem.
Tip: One can even take ski courses if you are a beginner and advanced ski courses if you need to enhance your skills.
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Rann of Kutch
The Great Rann Of Kutch is a seasonal salt marshland situated in the heart of the Thar Desert in Gujarat. ‘Kutch Nahi Dekha Toh Kuch Nahi Dekha’, the Gujarat Tourism’s advertisement featuring Amitabh Bachchan (also official ambassador of Gujarat) has made Rann of Kutch a part of every traveler’s bucket list. The best time to visit is between December to February when the Government of Gujarat hosts an annual festival called the Rann Utsav (Rann of Kutch Festival), where tourists can see the various sights of the Rann as well as get a taste of the local culture, cuisine, hospitality and indigenous ethnical flavor of the people. The word Rann implies a salty marshland while the word utsav means festival in hindi. This Utsav was started in 2006 by Narendra Modi who visualized the Utsav. Since then, the annual festival has created a mark on the global tourism map. The unique folk dances and music, intricate arts and crafts, gracious people and nature along with the affluent handicraft culture of the district like folk textiles, exquisite embroidery, Bandhani sarees, traditional ornaments and mirror works are some of the specialties of Kutch.
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The Andaman Islands are a cluster of islands located 1400 kms from eastern coast of India in the Bay of Bengal. These islands are widely popular for its evergreen dense forests, tranquil beaches, blue-aqua green color of the sea, amazing breathtaking landscapes, beautiful coral reefs and adventurous water sport. The calmness post monsoon makes this the ideal time to visit the archipelago for snorkelers and swimmers. The Radhanagar beach, Ross and Smith Island beach and Wandoor beach are some of the finest beaches to snorkel, scuba-dive and experience the essence of adventure. This place is most popular among honeymooners. Though Andaman Island is a year round tourist destination as the area receives minimum fluctuations in temperature and is always likely to stay pleasant, winter season is still considered the best and most joyous time of the year to visit the Islands as the days are sunny and water is sometimes calm enough to reflect the clouds in the endless sky above.
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The Northeast states of India, with their rolling hills, green valleys, bubbling rivers, mesmerizing aura and cultural diversity and heritage are popular with tourists across the globe. Consisting of 8 states, adjoining Seven Sister states (Assam, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, and Nagaland) and the Himalayan State of Sikkim, North East India has some actual marvels for the tourist. It is a world away from the chaos of Mumbai, Delhi and other tourist clichés you might expect when you think of India. This part of India mainly has a pleasant subtropical climate, influenced by the Meghalaya plateau to the south, the Himalayas to the north and the hills of Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur to the east. Not much recognized on the travelers map, yet the North Eastern India has its own charm that will sweep you off your feet. Visit this place for once and loose yourself in its charismatic magic.
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Sitting 2590 meters above the sea level, the emerald green hill station of Darjeeling (also known as ‘the queen of the hills’) is a melting pot of varied cultures and located in the State of West Bengal in India. The awe-inspiring valleys, meandering rivers and lush green tea gardens are the unique features of Darjeeling. Moreover, it is a place which has the amalgamation of different communities and cultures i.e. Nepalese, Bhutias and Chinese. If you seek our view on the best time of the year to visit Darjeeling with all its crystal-clear sky, clarified view of the great Himalayan peaks, then April is the best time with the hilly flowers blooming in their prettiest colors, making the entire hill station look surreal.
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Popularly known as the mini Israel and backpacker’s heaven, Kasol is a stunning hill station in Parvati Valley, Himachal Pradhesh and is notorious for its thrilling treks, flavorsome food, roaring river and heartfelt humanity. It is a perfect destination for backpackers, trekkers and nature enthusiasts due to its picturesque valley, unscathed mountains and great climate throughout the year. Though Kasol can be visited throughout the year, but the best time would be during summers between April and June, when the temperatures increase and the snow starts to melt, so you have enough room to trek and enjoy the Himachali town at its best. Best is to camp under the starry skies in the lap of nature, all during the summer months in Kasol.
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Manali is a breathtaking hill station in Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, surrounded by the magnificent snow clad mountains and green woods. This place is the busiest during this period as it serves a platter full of adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, kayaking, and mountain biking. The prominent Rohtang Pass is open during this time and also, the famous Hadimba Temple Festival is held annually in May. If you love snowfall, head to the hill station in January and carry a lot of smart woollens, boots and healthy food to keep yourself snug and warm and you are good to go.
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Located amidst the Nilgiri hills in the Nilgiri district at around 2200 meters above sea level, Ooty, (also known as the queen of Nilgiris) is a very famous hill station of the state Tamil Nadu in South India. The hit song Chaiyya Chaiyya of Shahrukh and Malaika was shot at the Nilgiri Mountain Railways. Some of the best places to visit are Ooty Lake, Annamalai Temple, Thread Garden, Bison Valley, Tiger Hill and, Kalhatti Falls. You can go for a boat ride in the beautiful Ooty Lake, take a stroll in the botanical garden, look through a telescope from Doddabetta viewpoint, search for blue and black roses in the rose garden or take a toy train from Ooty to Connor and enjoy the beautiful landscape. Be it any time of the year, Ooty will enthrall you with the natural grandeur of the mountains and the hospitality of its residents
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The charismatic beauty of Kashmir is simply incomparable. After all, there is a reason why it’s called ‘heaven on earth’. Its natural resources and complex heritage have attracted tourists from not only within the country but all over the world. The weather in Kashmir is although pleasant throughout the year, this time is the best to see the picturesque beauty of this heavenly state; when the entire Kashmir valley comes alive. During summers, the honey-dewed orchards, rippling lakes and blue skies beckon every soul to sample the many delights the mountains and valleys have to offer. The blossoming flowers, lush green grasslands, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful shikaras are some captivating sights of the season. Holidaying in Kashmir is truly an experience of a lifetime. This season is also the ideal time to make trips to upper parts of the valley like Leh and Ladkah which are accessible only during this time; furthermore, the famous Amarnath yatra takes place during this time which attracts pilgrims from all over India and abroad.
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Every hill station serves as great escapade during summers and Nainital is no different. Resting at an elevation of 2,184 m above sea level, Nainital is a hill-station situated in the state of Uttarakhand. Named after its beautiful, eye-shaped body of water (naini means “eyes,” while tal means “lake”), Nainital and the shimmering, green waters of Naini Lake attract tourists throughout the year. The season between March and June is the ideal time to visit Nainital, especially Lake Naukuchital. There goes a belief that a person who is able to view all the 9 corners of this lake at once will be bestowed with ‘Nirvana’. If you are a snow lover, mid-November to February is the best time to visit and catch Nainital in full glory covered in pristine white. This heavenly place also offers great cultural, gastronomic and shopping experiences to all its visitors.
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In India majority of the hill stations are in the state of Uttarakhand and Mussoorie is one of them. Distinguished for its supreme scenic grandeur, Mussoorie the much talked about tourist hotspot in Uttarakhand, with all its verdant forests and green valleys, definitely makes for the coolest getaways. The outstanding view of snow-clad mountains, crowded markets, lush green surroundings and welcoming weather makes it an ideal escape from the hot simmering days of summer. If you are an adventure freak and consider yourself somewhere close to an athlete, then sports such as trekking, skating, river rafting, camping and boating will surely send your adrenaline levels soaring. Trek through the hills or jump over little hills, streams and flowers in the valley, or go fishing in the cool streams, proceed for rock climbing or mountaineering if you wish; fun is unlimited.
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Ladakh is the magical realm of high-altitude deserts, the highest motorable passes in the world, and the mightiest of mountains. Situated in the east of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is known for its dramatic beauty, vibrant Tibetan culture, delicious food, stunning sunsets and severe climate. It is easy to say that this destination sitting upon a high altitude stays freezing cold and dry come any time. Therefore choosing the right season to visit Ladakh is important to experience a wonderland of clear lakes, deep blue skies and snowy peaks in the distance. As soon as June slips in, this cold desert leaves behind the cold breeze and becomes a paradise for travelers. One can actually sense comfort in the climate, as it’s not too hot or too cold. As months go by, the snow starts to melt making it perfect for the tourist season to commence. If you are interested in capturing the Ladakhi culture at its best, visit during this period.
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Valley of Flowers
The Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand lies in the Nanda Devi National Park, deep in the Garhwal Himalayas and is at a height of over 3000 m, making it one of the beautiful alpine national parks in India. The park boasts a variety of over 520 alpine species of plants and is also home to the rare species of flowering plant, Brahma Kamal. Every few days, some blooms fade, while new buds open up, creating a rainbow of perpetually changing colour. Apart from this, there are waterfalls, glaciers, towering mountains, mighty rivers and quaint villages to be explored. Along with nature lovers, wildlife lovers can also benefit from this place with the sightings of butterflies, deer, snow leopards and Himalayan bear. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is open to visitors only in the rainy season between June and September, as the monsoon showers give rise to a wide variety of gorgeous flowers, stretching as far as the eye can see. The sight of the Valley of Flowers, full of colourful blossoms of various hues and shades, nestled between rugged Himalayan slopes, is one that you will cherish forever.
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If you are looking forward to enjoy a holiday amidst the nature’s wonders, visit Athirapally. This is a beautiful place known for its amazing waterfalls and dense rainforests. One of the most popular waterfalls in the area, the Athirapally Falls is a part of the famous Chalakudy River. Athirapally falls is widely regarded as the most spectacular of all Kerala waterfalls. It is certainly one of the finest waterfalls in the whole of Indian subcontinent. Water flowing through the Chalakudy River takes a 80 feet plunge at Athirapally, making it a major tourist attraction in Kerala. There are special pathways which take people very close to the spot where the water is falling. Many travelers love to visit this place during monsoon when the whole area seems to be drenched with delicate due drops.
Located in the Meghalaya state of India, Cherrapunji is a high-altitude town that is known to have only one season – monsoon. This beautiful hill station is blessed with numerous waterfalls, caves and hilly terrain, a heaven for nature and adventure lovers. It is most famous for its living root bridges and scenic nature trails. Cherrapunji –locally named Sohra is credited as being the second wettest place on Earth just falling behind its neighbor Mawsynram. Almost most part of the year, the weather conditions of the cherrapunji remains pleasant and comfortable. If you are travel enthusiastic and adventurous person, then every season is the best time to visit Cherrapunji. So just stroll around and be amazed!
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Resting on the southern peak of the Palani hummocks approximately 120 km from the city of Madurai, this small, easy-going hill station Kodaikanal is untouched by commercialism and hence, ranks on top among India’s most flocked hill-stations. It is fondly called “Kodai” and is considered as the princess of hill stations, while Ooty is seen as the Queen. Although Kodaikanal has a pleasant climate throughout the year, visiting the place between August to November can help you to enjoy nature at its fullest. If you like the idea of deep valleys and cloudy skies, Kodaikanal is the place for you. From the tranquil Kodaikanal Lake to the splendid Poombarai village, Kodaikanal has a number of places to visit for all kinds of travellers. Bryant Park, Pillar Rocks, Dolphin’s Nose, Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, Silver cascade and Coaker’s Walk are some must visit attractions in Kodaikanal.
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Located on the banks of river Ganges, Rishikesh is one of India’s most revered pilgrimage sites, dotted with numerous temples, ashrams, yoga & meditation centers. . Gifted with natural beauty, spirituality, and adventure, Rishikesh has a charismatic charm that lures millions of travelers to its lap. Due to the vast tradition of Yoga, meditation and ayurvedic, Rishikesh is also known as Yoga Nagri (Yoga City) as well as the Yoga Capital of the world.
Apart from being a spot for nature lovers, Rishikesh is also a very popular destination for adventure sports, that are quite unique and you won’t find them anywhere else in India! These adventure sports include the highest Bunjee jumping (At 83 metres, it is the highest bungee jump you can do in India, overlooking the river Ganga), longest River Rafting in India, highest Zip Line in India (soar two hundred feet high over the white water of the holy river Ganges) , highest Giant Swing in India (suspended at 83 metres high above the river Ganges). A trip plan to Rishikesh will be a great way to get your adrenaline rush on. With activities like zip lining, river rafting, bungee jumping and more, this will surely make for a memorable holiday!
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Located on the Malabar Coast of Southern India and home to serene backwaters, long coastlines, long palm tree beaches, sprawling tea gardens, spice plantations, colorful dance forms and a calm green atmosphere, is one of the best tropical tourist destinations of India Kerala (also known as God’s own country). This is one place that does not welcome the traveler with open arms, rather it snuggles you in and wraps you up in its beauty. Some of the must visit places in Kerala are Munnar, Ponmudi, Kumarakom, Varkala, Vythiri, Alleppey, Thekkady and Wayanad. According to National Geographic Traveller, Kerala is one of the 50 places in the world to visit in a lifetime. This time of year is really perfect to visit as the sunny skies are perfectly mild and overall weather is very pleasant and beautiful providing you a fully enjoyable experience at Kerala.
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The city of Nizams and the capital city of Telangana, Hyderabad is one of the oldest cities not just in India but in the whole world. A mixture of rich cultural and historical heritages, age old traditions and best of modern pleasantness and erstwhile luxury, the city of Hyderabad presents an environment that is unmatched to any. From stunning Islamic architecture to soothing lakes, playful parks and historical museums, and arguably the best biryani in the country, Hyderabad has it all. Monuments such as the Charminar etc dating back to the Nizam’s time have been maintained and add a touch of graceful age to the city which buzzes with urban life. Famous for artificial pearls and jewelries, Hyderabad is often dubbed as the Pearl City of India. Among the famous places to visit are the Charminar, Golconda Fort, Makkah Masjid, Salarjung Museum, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Hussain Sagar Lake and Birla Mandir to name a few.
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Located amidst the majestic landscapes of Karnataka and surrounded by Mysore in the East, Mangalore in the North and Kerala in the south-west, Coorg (known as Scotland of India) is an amazing getaway for all wanderlust travelers. From the beautiful coffee plantations and the greenery to the misty mountains and the wildlife sanctuaries, there are many things that you can explore in Coorg. Don’t miss the following places if you are planning a trip to Coorg, all these places, cover a combination of picturesque spots: Abbey Falls, Raja’s Seat, Brahmagiri Peak, Dubara Elephant Camp, Iruppu Falls, Omkareshwar Temple etc. Travelers can spend their time hiking along plantation trails, white-water rafting on fast-flowing rivers, or spotting wildlife at national parks.
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There are very few places in India where history meets modernity with geography playing a momentous backdrop. Pondicherry is one such place! Warmly known as Puducherry, Pondicherry is amongst the 7 Union Territories in India and is a mixture of French and Indian architecture, beaches and colonial buildings. It is of the most mesmerizing destinations in South India and is often referred to as the French Riviera of the east. Pondicherry enjoys a cool weather all the year round. A visit to Pondicherry is an experience that no seasoned vacationer would want to miss. Ancient Hindu Temples, old churches ashrams, drool-worthy cuisines and the tranquility of virgin beaches make Pondicherry one of the busiest tourist destinations in India and a must on every wanderlust’s itinerary.
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The city that never sleeps, Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) is the most populous city and the undisputed financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. The city is a powerhouse of fashion, finance and films and is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle, thriving nightlife, calm beaches, delicious food and home of Bollywood as well as Bollywood stars. Mumbai is often referred to as the city of dreams and rightly so; no dream is too big for Mumbai to fulfill! The city of dreams is different from the rest of India just like New York is different from United Stated. Moreover, there are various hill stations across Mumbai such as Lonavala, Khandala, Matheran, Alibaug and Mahabaleshwar that attract a large number of tourists from various parts of India as well as people from the city who visit during the weekends to get a respite from the city’s humid and sultry weather. If you ever want to experience a slice of India, then Mumbai is the place to begin with.
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Located at the foothills of the Shivalink range of the Himalayas in the state of Punjab, Chandigarh (also known as the city beautiful) is a well-planned modern as well as cleanest city of India. It is a Union Territory in India which serves as the capital for the states of Punjab and Haryana. Travelers are attracted to this city for its planned architecture, cultural growth, urban design, cleanliness and lush greenery. Also, due to the variety of tourist spots in Chandigarh, it attracts tourists from all over the globe. Some of the tourist attractions you have to see while vacationing in Chandigarh are Rock Garden. Terraced Garden, Garden of Fragrance, Open Hand Monument, Butterfly Park, Japanese Garden, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake, Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, and Topiary Park.
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The largest state of India, Rajasthan is also said to be one of the richest, in terms of culture and tradition and is widely known for its whiff of royalty with historic forts, palaces, lakes, havelis, dessert safari, forests, historical monuments, architectural remains, dance forms, sand dunes, lip-smacking cuisine, colorful fairs and vibrant festivals. The popular cities that witness the maximum number of tourists are Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh, Bikaner, Ranthambore and Pushkar, among many other cities. Other than the historic monuments and enthralling views, Rajasthan is also home to plentiful wildlife sanctuaries and national parks like Ranthambore national park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Kumbalgarh Wildlife sanctuary and many more are part of this list. The weather of Rajasthan during this time is the most beautiful and idyllic.
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Often referred to as India’s Party Capital, Goa is the most vibrant, exotic and tourist friendly holiday destination of India, and preferred mostly for its vibrant nightlife and exotic seafood. Moreover, Goa is really cheap too – so you can fit loads into your trip no matter what budget you have. Travelers and visitors from all around the world rush here in large numbers to get high and party. Goa boasts of some beautiful beaches, ranging from the lively Baga beach and Palolem beach to Candolm and Anjuna beach that offer many adventurous watersports, as well as, rivers including Zuari and the Nerul which offer calmer activities such as kayaking or backwater cruises. Infact Goa is classified as one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots along with Japan, Himalaya, and the Philippines. This one is no big whopper that every traveler wants to head to Goa in the month of December. Even those who are not big on travelling know that there’s no better time than December to head to Goa. Families flock there over the Christmas-New Year period as the party fever in Goa is infectious, terrific and will make you awestruck.
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Located in the Arabian Sea, off the western coast of India, Lakshadweep is one of the most unexplored islands in the world. It is a group of 36 islands with each one of them having its own unique ambiance, out of which 10 are inhabited and only 5 are accessible to tourists. Few of its islands are deliberately kept detached from tourism, as a measure to preserve its rich natural habitat. The destination is stuffed with waters and so, it facilitates a number of water sports activities such as scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, yachting, lagoon fishing, deep sea fishing and banana boating. In addition, the tourists can also get part in a lot of adventurous activities such as para shooting, skydiving and hiking. Whether you have planned for a family holiday, honey moon or simply to spend your vacation in the lap of Mother Nature, there is no other better place than Lakshadweep. With its unleashed world’s best beaches, Lakshadweep is one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world.
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Excited to plan your trip to India?
India is a busy year-round destination with world renowned architecture, arts and culture, traditions, diversity, nightlife, cuisine and shopping. The liveliness of the culture and the gems of heritage, the warmth of hospitality and the rich flavors of delicacies, the depth of the valleys and the calmness of mountains, the land of India houses all.
Which month would you like to travel in and where will you go during your holidays? Plan your trip to India with our month by month guide to what’s on.
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