As the New year dawns upon us, we get busy streamlining our resolutions and traveling mostly features at the top of the bucket list. So here I am helping you further with the wish list. 10 best places to visit in January and February in India that get better as the winter season is at its peak.
The chill in the air infuses positivity, which makes India an ideal destination to explore in the month of January and February. Whether it’s be walking on the frozen lake in Zanskar, or attending the coveted Jaipur Literature Festival. India presents the best of the best in January and February.
With this list of 10 best places to visit in January and February, you'll have your priorities sorted and you'll be able to close the destination you wish to checkmate the next.
1. Dawki, Shilong: The Floating Clouds and Pearly Droplets.
The mild smokey environs sprinkled air carrying beads of mist and minimalist way of life make Dawki a unique place your adventure of happiness and life. Shillong lies to the 10km south of Guwahati- the capital of Meghalaya which is groomed by the rain gods. I’d recommend this because North-east is certainly one of the warm places to visit in January and February in India.
Places To Visit In Shillong:- Shillong Peak, Nohkalikai Fall, Elephant Falls, Dawki Umngot River, Cherrapunji, Barapani.
Things To Do In Shillong:- Trekking, camping, boat ride, offer prayer at Kamakhya Temple, Walk on Living Root Bridge in Mawlynnong and Double Decker Root Bridge entirely made up of tangled root.
How to Reach Shillong
By Air:- Guwahati Airport is the closest Air Base to Shillong.
By Train:- There is no railway station in Dawki, nearest railway station is Guwahati.
By Road:- Buses and taxis operates at regular interval from Guwahati to Shillong.
2. Kolkata, West Bengal: Is an Emotion and an Obsession
India’s one of the metro city which has a great mix of lifestyle and infrastructure from past and the current era. Kolkata hold the contrast of being another top notch place to visit in India in January and February. During this time colorful Posh Mela is celebrated in Santiniketan.
Places To Visit In Kolkata:- Howrah Bridge, Science City, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Eden Garden and Nicco Park.
Things To Do In Kolkata:- Explore the flora and fauna of Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary and offer prayer at Adi Brahmo Samaj Prayer hall and lots of water activities in Aquatica Water Park.
How To Reach Kolkata
By Air:- Netaji Subhash Chadra Bose Airport is at a distance of 18km from the city.
By Train:- Howrah and Sealdah are the two major railway station that connect most of the Indian cities with Kolkata.
By Road:- The Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC), Calcutta Tramways Company (CTC) and West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation (WBSTC) allows plenty of commuting options from the nearby cities by road.
3. Puri, Bhubanehswar:- A Temple Town
Puri has plenty of gems that catch the lavish of most of the divined travelers and put it on the list of best places to visit in India in January and February. Chilka Lake is a favored tourist attraction for nature admirer sees a large number of football specially in the month of January and February. Thanks to the delightful weather and the bird converge to the place during winter.
Place To Visit in Puri:- Chilka Wildlife Sanctuary, Chilka Lake, Konark Beach and Puri Beach.
Things To Do In Puri:- Fishing, Cruising in lake, private tour to sanctuaries and temples and bird watching.
How To Reach Puri
By Air:-Nearest Airport is Biju Patnaik Airport at 60km from the city.
By Road:- Puri railway station is in the center of the city and it is well connected from all outstations.
By Train:- Regular buses from all the neighboring city is frequently connecting with Puri.
4. Sirpur, Chhattisgarh: Land Of Real Nature Beauty
The ancient town of Sirpur is an amazing fusion of nature and monuments. An apathetic charm of this relatively quite layover make it an ideal destination in India in January and February. In January, Sirpur National Dance and Music festival fascinate and leave you mesmerize. The place laze in the festivities and electric atmosphere leaves visitors delighted.
Places To Visit In Sirpur:- Mahant Ghasidas Memorial, Nandanvan Garden, Madku Dweep, Iskon Temple, Urja Park.
Things To Do In Sirpur:- Explore the Temples, go for nature walk, go beach campaign and enjoy spectacular nature view at Takmak Tok.
How To Reach Sirpur
By Air:- Sonegaon Airport in Nagpur is the nearest airport at 194km distance.
By Train:- Sirpur Town railway Station is well connected with all the nearest cities.
By Road:- Nearest bus stand is Kagaznagar at the distance of 16km.
5. Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh: Destination of street food
Holding the famed characteristics of being home to the Mecca of India, Hyderabad turns out to be a charismatic for travelers. The weather of January and February is neither cold nor hot make Hyderabad one of the warm places to visit in India during January and February. Lip-banging Mughlayi foods are the key attraction of your holiday to the city of Nizams.
Places To Visit In Hyderabad:- Hussain Sagar lake, Charminar, Golconda Fort, Mecca Masjid and Ramoji Film city.
Things To Do In Hyderabad:- City detours, heritage walk, try street food in Charminar area, take a ferry ride in Hussain Sagar lake, explore Birla science center.
How To Reach Hyderabad
BY Air:-Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is well connected with the city.
By Train:- Hyderabad railway station is well connected with all the major part of the country.
By Road:- Hyderabad is having a biggest bus terminal which is well connected with all the major part of country like Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi.
6. Andaman & Nicobar: A honeymooner's first love
Andaman & Nicobar is always been one of the best honeymoon destination for all the couples. Silky Sand, Turquoise water and bizarre beach are the pageant of nature which make Andaman one of the best place to visit in India during January and February with family or loved one. Havelock Island is one of the best attraction of Andaman. Andaman’s temperature is always flicker between 20 to 28 degree, which make it pleasant places to visit in January and February in India.
Places To Visit In Andaman & Nicobar:- Cellular jail, Venom Bar, Elephant and kalapathar Beach, Radhanagar and Neil.
Things To Do In Andaman & Nicobar:- Snorkeling, Scuba Diving , enjoy light and sound show at Cellular Jail.
How To Reach Andaman & Nicobar
By Air:- Port Blair is well connected with all cities like Chennai and Kolkata.
By Train:- There is no direct route to Andaman & Nicobar from train.
By Road:- Ship and Cruise service are available from Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam.
7. Zanskar, Jammu & Kashmir: Where The Valley Touch The Sky
Winter is the season, in which entire Himalayas and valley use to be covered with white untouched snowy layer . Which make them best choice of places to visit in January and February in January. That thrill which we use to get by walking on the snow is just amazing. Chadar-trek is one of the daunting trek in Himalayas. And this trek is located at Zanskar, Jammu & Kashmir.
Places To Visit In Zanskar:- Phutkal, Monastery, Drang Drung Glacier, Panikhar and Zongkhul
Things To Do In Zanskar:- Trekking, Paragliding, River rafting, and Rock climbing.
How To Reach Zanskar
By Air:- Nearest airport to Zanskar is Leh
By Train:- Banihal Railway station is the nearest railways station to Zanskar which is at 167km distance
By Road:- Zanskar is well connected from all the major cities of the North India.
8. Auli, Uttarakhand: An Untouched Mesmerizing Himalayan Beauty
Auli wears almost all shades of nature to become one of the favorite tourist places to visit in January and February in India. The hill station which is decorated with snow and thrilled by adventure has everything that makes people drivel over the idea of exploring it.
Auli is known for raw view of Nanda Devi range and other fine architecture of nature that includes river and lush greenery.
Places To Visit In Auli:- Trishul Peak, Kwani Bugyal, rudraprayag, Joshimath and Chenab lake.
Things To Do In Auli:- Trekking, Riding Cable, Catch 180-degree view of Nanda Devi Range.
How To Reach Auli
By Air:- Nearest Airport is in Dehradun that is Jolly Grant Airport.
By Train:- Rishikesh is the nearest railway Station
By Road:- Bus is easily available from Haridwar and Rishikesh
9. Delhi: A Foddie's Paradise
While the Mughals elegance of Old Delhi amuse the taste buds, the ancient architecture of Gothic Era leaves you in admiration. But the one thing which I would like to highlight is Republic Day parade. India Art fair is another awaited event for art enthusiastic that catches their fancy.
Places To Visit In Delhi:- Historical Monuments, Architecture, Baoli in Mehrauli, Akshardham Mandir, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid
Things To Do In Delhi:- Watch The Republic Day Parade at India Gate, Shoping at Karol Bagh, Sarojini Nagar, try Mughals dishes.
How To Reach Delhi
By Air:- Indira Gandhi Airport of Delhi is well connected with every major cities of India and World
By Train:- New Delhi railway station is well connected with all parts of country.
By Road:- Delhi roadways buses covers all the routes of North and Central India.
10. Jaipur, Rajasthan: The City of Palaces
The Pink city of India and capital of Rajasthan, have something that the royal state has prosper on since ages. This city wears an even darker shades in winter which makes it one of the favorite tourist places to visit in India in January. Besides this, Jaipur bluster of grand forts and palaces that make the gleaming majesty of the city.
Places To Visit In Jaipur:- Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Chokhi Dhani, Birla Mandir.
Things To Do In Jaipur:- Go for shoping at Bapu Bazar, Ajmrei Gate
How To Reach Jaipur
By Air:- Jaipur Airport is located at 12 km from center of the city.
By Train:- Jaipur Railway Station is connected with all the major cities of the country.
By Road:- Jaipur Roadways buses are connected with Delhi and all the cities of Rajasthan.