While the world is celebrating the New Year Eve, some people choose to visit some interesting and adventurous places in the country. In India, most places are perfect to see and feel during winter season. Here are the best destinations where people can visit and welcome the new year with family and friends.
10. Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka
The wildlife destination, on the bank of river Kabeni, in Karnataka, is known as Kabini Wildlife Reserve. During January, the sanctuary adds the comfort of the breezy peasant. Tourists can go for an elephant ride to enjoy beauty of the nature. It’s also known as the best bird sanctuary. There are 250 varieties of birds in this area. Best tour package starts from ₹25000/-.
9. Phawngpui, Mizoram
One of the breathtaking destinations, Phawngpui is a heaven, at the height of about 2150 meters in Mizoram, Northeast in India, also known as Blue Mountain. Trekking at Phawngpuri in January weather is must to explore the place. The rarest Himalayan animals like the Asiatic black beer, leopard cat, Gorals, Capped langur, Stump-tailed macaque can be seen in the national park. It is surrounded by picturesque view of flower gardens, where beautiful flora and fauna flourish. Best package is ₹15000/- onwards.
8. Chilika Lake
Asia’s largest inland salt water lagoon, Chilika Lake is pear-shaped, spreads across 1100 sq km, in Orissa. An impressive array of both, native and migrant birds, makes the chilika lake most satisfying bird-watching destination. Apart from bird-watching, The other main marine creatures, including the famous chilka dolphins, are also main attraction among the tourists. People an enjoy boating in its boundless water. The packages starts from ₹8000/-
7. Kalpetta, Kerala
Kalpetta is a tiny town of over 40 sq km, located in the Wayanad district on Kerala. It is surrounded with large coffee and tea plantations, on a high mountain peaks. January is the peak time for tourists because of its famous flower show held every year. It is an ideal laid back vacationing spot. Perfect for nature loves as well as honeymooners. Tour packages ₹6500 per couple.
6. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
One of the best places to visit in January, Rann of Kutch is a white desert, widely expanded over 100 miles in length and 200 miles in breath, filled with brackish remains of the sea looks very stunning. The place becomes alive while its different festivals. Celebration of ‘Rann Utsav’ extends to couple of months for everlasting experience. Dhorado, a small village, is located on the edge of the Rann. ₹12000 per couple.
5. Shillong, Meghalaya
Shillong is the fascinating hill station to be explored in January. The place becomes heavenly with its rewarding greenery, lakes, waterfalls, and beautiful churches. Tourists entertain themselves at really amazing festivals like Tura Winter Festival. People can enjoy the serenity in the nature with the pleasant temperature. Packages starts from ₹12000/- per person.
4. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand
To enjoy activities like birding, boating and hiking, Lansdowne is the perfect place to visit during winter. A quaint and pristine hill station in the Garhwal, the Himalayan region. A glorious view of the Himalayan Range simply makes the trip memorable. The refreshing air, breathtaking views of the snow covered peaks, makes it the most quietest hill station on India. It is worth capturing the view of the highest peak of the country, Nanda Devi. Best tour package costs ₹16000/- per couple.
3. Kalimpong, West Bengal
Kalimpong, the hidden gems in India, the best place to visit in January. It is West Bengal’s virgin hill station. Known for Buddhists monasteries, churches and Tibetan handicrafts. The pristine view of Teesta River Valley is most incredible experience. The Galinka and Crockety bungalows built during the British regime, are the best example of colonial architecture. Best price to get there is ₹20000/- per couple.
2. Chadar Trek, Ladakh
The Chadar Trek, also known as Zanskar George, A thrilling and adventurous trek in India, that attracts many tourists from all over the world. In the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Zanskar becomes the frozen river, which provides an access to the route to the valley. The Chadar trek is performed on this mesmerizing crystal lake, which is the best during January. The tour packages are available at ₹18000/- onwards.
1. Kovalam, Kerala
Kovalam is a tiny town of Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram. It has many reasons to visit in January. At that time, the weather is perfect for beaches, there are also surfing friendly. In mid-January, Kovalam welcomes tourists with an annual festival, ‘Gramam’. Its aim is to revive the cultural traditions of Kerala. The tour packages start from ₹8000/-