9 Picturesque Places to Visit in India in January 2020
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9 Picturesque Places to Visit in India in January 2020

India is full of natural treasures and it has more than something for every kind of a traveler. Due to the vast diversity in the location, it offers various options for a person to travel. In January, where most parts of the north experience winters, the south still blooms in summer conditions. If you want to experience snowfall or extreme winter then you might consider traveling in the northern region like Himachal, Uttarakhand or Kashmir. Meanwhile, if you want to run away from the extreme cold region then you might consider going to the south of India to states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala or Karnataka for pleasant weather. Rajasthan is also a good option to travel to January because it is way too hot to visit in the summer season. Let us have a look at the best places to visit in January and things to do in detail.

Places To Visit In Himachal Pradesh

Kullu, Manali and Kasol

These three places are closely located which makes it easy for a traveler to visit in one go. These places receive heavy snowfall in January and  look like a paradise fully covered under the soft snow. The temperature goes up to -5 at night but daytime is quite tolerable. If you are looking for adventure activities like skiing, paragliding and many more then you might go for this circuit. Keep in mind that it is going to be snowing hence keep your gears accordingly. Don’t forget to pack an extra pair of warm socks and snow boots.

Dharamshala & Mcleodganj

Another popular destination which is vastly chosen by the travelers all year round is Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. The place is filled with beautiful monasteries and churches. You will be able to see a great influence of the Tibetan culture in the market and even in food and people. Mcleodganj shines with crystal clear snow in the month of January and looks alluring. You can visit the Monasteries, plan a picnic at Dal lake, catch the sunset at Naddi viewpoint and so much more. It is a hub for food lovers who like to explore various cuisines.
Places To Visit In Uttarakhand

Mussoorie, Dehradun, Landsdowne, Dhanaulti

All of these places receive snowfall in January too but it is not as heavy as that in Himachal in most of the regions. One can scroll in the markets, chase the sunsets, go on picnics and explore. These cities are more suitable for families and couple than adventure lovers because they attract more family crowd than youngsters. The best thing is that all of these places are easily accessible from Delhi and are not very far which makes it a bit crowded in this season.


For someone who loves snow, this is what you are looking for. A beautiful place with sheets of snow covering it on every possible corner and the backdrop of Himalayan range making it more magical. Auli is a fantastic place to learn and do skiing too. It attracts people from all over the world to learn skiing. The city looks like a winter wonderland in January and hence makes it to the list of best places to visit in January. You might be able to build a huge snowman out of the fresh cotton-like snow.

Places to Visit In Rajasthan

Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur

These three cities are filled with architectural wonders. From Hawa Mahal to the Patrika gate, from the blue houses of Jodhpur to Havelis of Udaipur it is just filled with scenic view and buildings that will leave you awestruck. Visiting these places in summers can be a problem because the temperature goes high in daylight making it uncomfortable to be exposed in the sun whereas in January the weather seems to be pleasant to stroll around.


Jaisalmer is a beautiful place to camp but it becomes really difficult to camp due to excess heat. During summers one wouldn’t be able to enjoy the desert life as much as he/she can in winters. The temperature goes below 5 degrees making it pleasant weather to camp and enjoy the bonfire.

Places To Visit In South India


Karnataka is a beautiful state with evergreen scenic beauty. From adventurous treks to calm beaches, there is something for everyone. Karnataka experiences extremely high temperatures from March to June whereas July to September remains flooded with water due to monsoon. The best time to visit Karnataka would be January as it remains quite cool and pleasant. It is neither hot nor too cool making it a perfect time to enjoy the incredible scenic beauty of the landscape. If you want to relax on a beach you can visit Gokarna, for a more religious touch you can visit Hampi and for treks, Coorg is a heaven. It is packed with various options for you to choose from.


Kerala is not just a state but heaven on earth wheras, the same conditions go here too. Just as Karnataka, it is super-hot throughout the year to be able to enjoy. So, one should plan in the winters especially January and that is how it catches its place in the list of best places to visit in January. From Munnar to Alleppey to Varkala there is so much to explore and the weather in January makes it even easier to explore as there is no or very little rainfall which makes it easier to hop around.

Goa and Pondicherry

It is always fun to spend your vacation on a beach, relaxing your body and mind or maybe diving in the chilly water but wouldn’t it be more fun if you would be able to take a sunbath without sweating and getting itchy? The temperature remains balanced neither making it too cold nor too hot. These two shall definitely be on your list of best places to visit in January.

I hope your travel plans for January are sorted, after this read. Happy Traveling now!

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Blog By : Zoha Jalal Khan
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