India is incredible. Here every states have something special to show off at a specific time. You can taste the authentic flavors of traditional dishes and be the witness the eye-catching view but for that you have to visit there only on specific time. Do you know the right time to explore the incredible India? No, then I am going to tell you when you can visit specific places.
The pleasant weather in Rajasthan is an added bonus. There isn’t any specific time for visiting Jaipur, but best time to visit Jaipur is on the time of “Jaipur Literature Festival”. Apart of festival, Jaipur offers a great combo of food, history and adventure. Weather of Rajasthan is an add-on bonus.
From the stunning Mahabat Maqbara in Junagarh to the grand Akshardham close to Gandhinagar, there is enough to spend a whole month. Gujarat is perfect place for travellers who are interested in religious sites, archaeology and architecture sites. There are various places like stunning Laxmi Vilas Palace, Gir Forest National Park, Sabarmati Ashram and Parag Mahal etc.
Gulmarg is from one of the most popular places for skiing, Gulmarg offers opportunities for both professionals as well as new comers. Even if you are not interested in skiing and snowboarding, there are also fun activities like snow fight. There are various places like Gulmarg Gondola, Khilanmarg and Alpather Lake etc.
Khajuraho is famous for much known Khajuraho temple with erotic sculptures. Apart from it there is much to see in this small town. February is best time to visit Khajuraho, when dance festival is on and you can be witness of Indian classical dance in most magical setting.
Experts say that February is best time to visit this Indian Union Territory. Few of India’s most famous beaches are here. Couples retreats month of valentine on this beautiful land. Agatti Island, Bangaram Atoll, Kadmat Island, Kalpeni, Kiltan, Minicoy Island lighthouse and Amini Wildlife Sanctuary etc are few famous places.
Rishikesh is city besides the holy Ganges River. Rishikesh is a most popular white-water rafting destination. You can enjoy the refreshing Ganges cutting through the slight chill in the February air. This place attracts both adventures as well as spirituals kind peoples.
MATHURA & VRINDAVAN
Peoples from all over world visit Mathura and Vrindavan visits during the festival of Holi in month of March. It’s a riot of colours and an experience of a lifetime.
JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
If you are an animal lover you have to certainly visit the Jim Corbett National Park. You can explore the real jungle, relax in one of many resorts and explore the rolling grassland. You can see the Tigers, leopards and wild elephants roaming in Dhikhala zone.
SUNDARBANS NATIONAL PARK , WEST BENGAL
You know March is a great time to spot the tiger in Sundarban. You can also spot the tiger just before monsoon season. One of the largest reservoirs for famous Bengal tiger is Sundarban National Park in delta of river Ganga. Place is covered with mangrove forests, that gives delightful experience.
Coorg is hill station in south India. You can try out a shot trip to explore Coorg and its neighbouring sites. Coorg is also famous for their dense coffee plantation, misty hills and waterfalls.
Udaipur is the city of lakes. It’s romantic and beautiful. Udaipur is close to Mount Abu. You can take a royal boat ride to Pichola as well as shot trip to Kumbhalgarh Fort.
TREK IN THE NILGIRIS
The gorgeous sites just add to the experience. Nilgiris hills are one the popular trails for trekking in south part of India. The gorgeous sites just add the breath taking experience in your trip.
OOTY, TAMIL NADU
OOTY is known as the queen of hill stations, verdant hills and dense forest of pines. During this time of years weather is usually pleasant that’s why tourists visits there in this month. You can head out for treks towards the Doddabetta peak or Annamalai Temple; you can also sit back and read a book by the Pykara and Emerald lakes, or it would be best to visit the Honey and Bee Museum.
SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH
May be you know this fact or not but Shimla was former capital of India, one of the most filmed hill stations in the country. Shimla still has the ability to transport you to the colonial era. You can escape the warmth with a quick walk down Mall Road, a play in the century-old Gaeity Theatre or pamper yourself at Wildflower Hall. Go further up to Fagu or Kufri if altitude and quiet are what you crave.
The summer is just setting in, so what’s better than to cool off in the scenic landscapes of Sikkim. Try and time your visit with the tourism carnival, which happens in May. Treat yourself to traditional dance performances and food in Gangtok, or head out to the hills for a quieter trek, if that’s what you prefer.
One of India’s hidden gems and part of the Seven Sisters, Arunachal Pradesh is breathtaking from every angle. Again another candidate for a road trip — either on a four-wheeler or better yet on motorbikes — chart out a route that covers Tawang, Bomdilla, Ziro, Bhalukpong and the Namdapha National Park. Untouched and unspoilt, you’ll have tales and memories from AP that would last you a lifetime and make you the envy of your friends.
The village forms the base for trekking to Tungnath, and is popular with old and young alike. Boasting of unspoiled beauty in the lap of the Himalayas, the village offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan range, including Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba.
JAMMU & KASHMIR
The highest Indian state remains unparallel in terms of the beauty of its landscape, and when it’s summer, it’s but natural that you should wish to run to the mountains. Aptly called ‘paradise on earth’, Jammu and Kashmir has a whole host of destinations to satisfy all kinds of tourists. There’s Srinagar, of course, where you can stay in one of the many houseboats on the Dal lake. Rajauri with its fort and temples, Udhampur with its historical setting, Kupwara, Sonmarg and Poonch are just a couple of other places you should visit. Take a road trip across the state and experience heaven for yourself.
One of India’s unsung hero of a destination, Hampi has been called ‘unreal and bewitching’ by Lonely Planet. The centuries-old ruins scattered over the landscape, palm groves, banana plantations and paddy fields would leave you spellbound. Be sure to visit the Hampi bazaar, the majestic Virupaksha Temple and the Royal Center among the 100-plus tourist spots in the region.
LADAKH, JAMMU & KASHMIR
Ladakh is an entity by itself in a traveller’s world. It’s a destination of dreams and those who can boast of having been there are bound to raise many eyebrows of admiration. June and July are the best months for the region that offers nature’s best in terms of mountain landscapes — think purple, red, brown, green and white mountains one after another. A destination that demands at least a week of your life, if not more, visit the world’s highest motor-able pass, Khardong La, head out to the Nubra valley and ride the double-humped camel, take a swim in the Pangong Lake (where 3 Idiots was shot), or white-water raft on the Zanskar — there is no dearth of things to do in Ladakh!
VALLEY OF FLOWERS
A vibrant and colorful national park in the western Himalayas, the Valley of Flowers is a vision to behold when the flowers are in full bloom. Best known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora, this is an easy trek for everyone in your family and friends’ groups.
AGRA, UTTAR PRADESH
Home to Taj Mahal, August is a great time for a quick getaway to Agra. But don’t just stop at the Taj, check out other places like Akbar’s Tomb, Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb and the Agra Fort. And if you’d like to go a bit towards the outskirts, there’s Fatehpur Sikri.
Nestled in the southern ranges of the Sahyadri hills, this little-known tourist spot is a nice quiet and scenic place if you just want to get away from your daily routine and come back recharged and raring to go.
A popular destination during Indian monsoons. Surround yourself in clouds and views of the majestic Himalayas. From tea estates to pre-historic caves and temples, there is much to do in this little gem of a place.
Famous for the 13th century Konark Sun Temple, which has been built in the shape of a chariot with elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and walls. Complementing the temple is the pristine Konark beach with its golden sand which is hugely popular with tourists. Just outside the temple is also a museum by the Archaeological Survey of India, which is well worth a visit, especially by those interested in history and archaeology. September marks the beginning of the season in Odisha, so you can easily beat the massive crowd, while still enjoying the weather.
Shillong is home to mesmerizing waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes and impressive mountains. The state capital was known as the ‘Scotland of the East’ during the British Raj, and continues to fascinate domestic as well as global tourists. Don’t forget to visit the Butterfly Museum while you’re here.
For many, Kerala is the land of Ayurveda and the backwaters, but only a few have been privy to the resplendent eastern district of Wayanad. From gorgeous hills, coffee and tea plantations to your pick of wildlife from the state, Wayanad have much to offer for those willing to venture out. Check out the Edakkal caves, situated in Ambukuthi hills is in Sulthan Bathery district and a visit to the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is a must.
Binsar is famous for its ancient temples. You can take stunning view of majestic Himalayas from this place. Nearby tourist spots are Almora, Gananath and Jalna. Though it may seem an odd destination for October given the cold, but it’s perfect for those who enjoy a bit of bite in the air, and some clear spellbinding views of the Himalayas.
DARJEELING, WEST BENGAL
As we are Indians, love for teas are in our genes and there is no tea finer than the ones from Darjeeling. Tea makes this town in northern West Bengal a must-visit. But don’t just restrict yourself to just the town, drive down to the sprawling tea estates; sign up for a walk and then a tea-tasting session — or sessions, if you fancy it. Be sure to take a ride on the heritage toy train while there.
There are many peoples who are charmed by fairytales and royal lives. If you also belong to same category then Jaisalmer is right destination for you. Breathtaking fort, carved golden sandstones, colourful dresses and festive environment. Everything is there about which we are fascinated. This city is also known as city of havelis. Camel rides across the Thar Desert, sumptuous and spicy Rajasthani food that would make anyone’s mouth water and colourful markets to tempt the purse strings — these are just three of the countless reasons that justify a trip to the city.
KANHA NATIONAL PARK, MADHYA PRADESH
This reservoir is located in the Maikal Hills of the Satpuras. Kanha is a great favourite spot of wildlife lovers. November is a great time to visit since the weather is just perfect for sightings, and this is an ideal family trip just as the year begins to wind down.
Rameshwaram is one of the traditionally religious destination which is located on the Pamban Island separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel. Rameshwaram is one from Char Dham of the Hindu. It’s also an interesting trip for those who aren’t as religious in thought and practice. One, if one undertakes a road trip to Rameshwaram, it’s one of India’s most beautiful journeys that would take you across the Pamban Channel. Temples themselves are a sight to behold in terms of architecture, and third, it’s the closest point to the gorgeous Sri Lanka, which is a great reason to start planning immediately.
Tripura is not one of the most popular states of the Seven Sisters, but that’s exactly what makes it all the more enticing. Hidden inside this tiny state at the extreme east of the Indian sub-continent are gems like Neermahal, Unakoti, Udaipur and Jampui Hills. It’s a state that inspired the great scholar and poet Rabindranath Tagore in his early years, isn’t that reason enough to plan a trip?
You don’t need a reason to visit Goa at any time of the year, but if you do need one for December — it’s the Sunburn Festival, the three-day electronic music festival that is bound to have you bidding goodbye to the year on a happy high. There are also Christmas, and parties, and beaches and food and water sports; the list is endless. You just have to do one thing – pack your bags book accommodation well in advance.
A state that’s like an Indian microcosm in terms of topography. A 15-day trip across the state would see you go from backwaters to lakes to rivers to the Arabian Sea to the hills of Thekkady and Munnar to the forests of Periyar and Wayanad and the islands of Ernakulam. You can escape the chill and walk straight into the warmth of Kerala and all the fruits that it has to offer. You will never regret a trip of incredible beaches, hill stations, backwater, dense forests and rivers.
MANALI, HIMACHAL PRADESH
If you’ve been skiing down Gulmarg in January, you must have to revisit the mountains by taking a trip down to Manali towards the end of the year. Hike up to Rohtang Pass or trek up the small villages of Himachal, there are much to do in and around Manali.