According to a recent survey by Expedia, India has been ranked as the most vacation deprived country in the world. We all are working hard chasing Fridays but we are not utilizing our hard earned money to make ourselves happy. With the start of a new year, we must change that by making travel plans. So without further ado, let’s start planning for 2019 today itself. Here is a month wise list of experiences you can have whiltravelingng in India-
The Jaipur Literature Festival shall be held from the 24th to the 28th of January. Needless to say, the literature buffs can head over to the festival for the experience of a lifetime. Listen to over 30 speakers from all across the world (you can also get your copies signed!). If you are not into literature, Jaipur has a lot to offer for you as well. Visit places like the Amer Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal or go crazy shopping in the local markets.
February marks the season of love and romance. Can you imagine backwater cruising with your beau on Valentine’s day? It is not only going to be a romantic gesture but a huge stress buster for both of you. Don’t believe us? Just look at this view-
One of the most important festivals in India is the festival of colors- Holi. It is said that if you have not experienced Holi in Vrindavan, then you have not really celebrated Holi. This year, make it a point that you celebrate the famous ‘Lathmaar Holi’ in the city of Lord Krishna himself, you will not be disappointed. If you visit the Banke Bihari temple, then you can also experience Phoolon wali Holi as well. There are many temples in and around the city hence you can visit them as well if you wish to.
Havelock Islands are undoubtedly one of the best places for water sports in India. The beaches are serene and not yet ruined by commercialization. So if you wish to spend some time in leisure at the beach, this is the place you have got to be. Swim with the elephants or trek through the Andaman jungle, unleash the traveler within.
What is it that made you sad? A bad day at work? A date went wrong? No matter what it is, there is nothing that the sight of beautiful flowers can not make right. Or rather, there is nothing that over 15,000 flowers can not make right. Be a part of India’s biggest flower show and marvel at the floral artworks created by artists flocking from all over the country.
If you are done with the hustle bustle of the metro cities, Sikkim can be a great escape for you. The snow clad mountains and the lush greenery is bound to steal your heart. What makes it even more interesting is that you can go on a bike ride to Nathula pass with your biker friends. Also on the way, you can see the beauty of the North East, see the ice lakes and visit the villages as well.
Mother Nature has given birth to numerous astonishing things in this world. One of them is the Living root bridges in Meghalaya. When wooden bridges succumb to the intense rainfall in the area, it is these bridges that provide the residents with an alternative. It takes approximately 15 years for one of these bridges to grow and some of these bridges are as ancient as a thousand years.
Although the lowering of the flags is a daily ceremony on the border, to witness it on the Independence day is something else. Fill yourself with a sense of pride and patriotism as you witness the beating retreat ceremony on the Wagah-Attari border. And while you are in Amritsar, it is a given that you must visit the Golden Temple.
For all the people who feel that Goa is the place to be, we are sorry to burst your bubble. Goa is not what it used to be at one point in time. Commercialization and overpopulation have proved to be a huge buzzkill for the place. Gokarna, on the other hand, provides a better alternative to Goa. It is less crowded, the beaches have retained their tranquility and there is almost negligible pollution-
If you have ever tried to find out some road trip destinations, we are sure that Ladakh must have popped in one of the results. Leh is becoming immensely popular these days and for good reason. The route is breathtaking and the destination is bound to arrest your love forever. Also, the thrill of overcoming the treacherous roads and hostile weather is not something that you can feel somewhere else.
If you are one to enjoy music, dance and everything cultural, this is where you need to be in the month of November. The Rann Utsav is a carnival with many exciting things happening everywhere you look under the full moon. Needless to say that the natural beauty of the Rann is the cherry on the cake-
Luxury and Udaipur are basically synonyms now. Various celebrities have been seen chilling in the city both in reel and real lives. The forts, the hotels and the luxury they come with are incomparable. What can be a better way to end the year, retrospect the amazing travel adventures you have had in the past 365 days and welcome yet another action-packed year than this?
Filled with wanderlust? We can understand your travel desires. Start packing your bags right away. Also if you are worried as to how to cover the expenses for these adventures, you can always get a personal loan from IndiaLends. Until next time!
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