Perfect Indian Holidays For The Next 12 Months
Over the last few years, travelling has become the coolest hobby one can have. To be honest, we don't know what took so long. Visiting a new city, trying new experiences or even just taking a break to soak in some sun... There is literally no good reason to not travel. here is a list of perfect Indian destinations that you could travel for next 12 months.
January visit Coorg
Mangalore is the nearest airport, from there you can ask your resort to arrange a pickup for you. There is a long weekend towards the end of January so if you can add a day or two to that, your trip will be long enough to visit all the amazing sights in Coorg. And you'll also get off-peak rates for late-Jan. Your trip can be all about peaceful early morning safaris and fun afternoon treks. Kushalnagar and Madikeri Fort shouldn't be missed. There will be a chill in the air, especially during the mornings, so pack accordingly.
February visit Nashik
Sula Vineyards, located in Nashik, hosts a fest every year with music, food, shopping and, most importantly, wine. If you haven't been yet, this year is the perfect time. The fest will be held from 2nd to 4th February and you can either choose to stay in a tent at the campsite or if that's not for you, book a hotel about half an hour away. It'll be an experience like no other, trust us!
March visit Guwahati
If you've never visited the North-east before, this is the right place to start. Guwahati is the capital of Assam and can be reached by air, rail or road. In March, things start to get sunnier but not so much that you sweat through your clothes - that comes a bit later. The two temples you must visit are the Kamakhya temple and the Umananda Temple. Four full days are enough for you to experience the essentials and grab a much-needed break in Guwahati. Khaar is a must try for non-vegetarian foodies.
April visit Rishikesh
April is a great time to plan your trip for, June 30th is the day they stop rafting in Rishikesh. You have the option of camping and getting the full natural experience or you can opt for a hotel stay. If you're going from Delhi, you might want to plan a roadtrip, it'll take you 6-7 hours but it'll be double the fun. Grab the long weekend toward the end of the month, all of your friends and get ready for an adventure.
May visit Srinagar
Staying on a houseboat is a must-do while you are there - even if its just for one or two nights. The people are so friendly that you cant ever get lost in the city. Make a day trip to Gulmarg - the sights you see there will stay with you for the rest of your life. They dont call Kashmir heaven on earth for nothing.
June visit Leh
If you can get 3-4 of your friends (who can drive) together and a good sturdy car suitable for the difficult terrain, then you really have everything you need for a trip to Leh. There are two ways to get to Leh by road - through Manali (475 kms) or through Srinagar (422 kms). There are tons of essentials you'll need and precautions you have to take but it is a must visit once in a life time.
July visit Pondicherry
Pondicherry at any time of the year but July is special because of the Bastille day celebrations. So if you can plan a vacation that includes the 14th of the month, that's the place to go. From the fairs and festivals to fireworks - you'll see the French influence everywhere you go. And not just on that one day.
August visit Spiti Valley
If you're doing Leh this year, you can probably skip this one since it'll be a somewhat similar holiday. Again, best to experience via road, there are two ways of getting there but the better one is said to be from the Kinnaur side, even though it takes a day or two longer than if you're going from Manali. You'll need a minimum of 8-9 days to make the best of this trip and not rush through it.
September visit Port Blair
If you are willing to go deep sea diving, it doesnt get better than this in India. You can find certification courses that take four days to certify you - so its going to be a slightly longer holiday, this one.
October visit Trivandrum
By October, we're sure you're looking to just escape for a few days, far away from the city life. Poovar, about 30 kms from Trivandrum airport is the perfect town for that. Take your pick from the select few resorts and you could have the perfect staycation on the beach. Choose a new massage every day and relax like you never have before. The local beaches are clean and secluded - definitely worth a visit.
November visit Pushkar
If you have heard of the Pushkar mela in Rajasthan, we are sure its something you wanted to experience firsthand someday. So why not this year? The mela begins on 15th November and goes on till 23rd November 2018. Traditionally, its a fair where livestock, including camels, are traded.
December visit Alsisar or Goa
If you can't imagine bringing in the new year anywhere other than by the beach, it doesn't take a genius to tell you that you're bound for Goa. The party town, especially around New Year's, has its own share of music festivals and even without them, there is never a dull moment in Goa.