As it’s about time for New Year, allow us to add suggestions to your bucket list for 2016. With around 16 long weekends to indulge into this year, there’s a destination for every month. Wanderlusting already? Let’s check out what we have got for you.
January – Jaipur
Lying in sync with the Jaipur Literature fest, January is the perfect time to take a trip to the royal land. Get yourself clicked amidst the forts and palaces, gorge on some authentic Rajasthani meals and shop like a princess. Check out Things to do in Jaipur and Hotels in Jaipur.
February – Nashik
If the caves and temples do not inspire you to leave for Nashik then the Sula fest will definitely do. Sponsored by Vero Moda, the fest will offer you get a chance to groove to some good music, taste a variety of wines and know the latest fashion trends.
March – Mathura-Vrindavan
When it’s Holi, you look nowhere beyond the holy land of Lord Krishna. Mathura and Vrindavan are known for their holi celebrations and it’s about time you experience one for yourself. Book your hotels in Mathura in advance because it gets jam-packed in March.
April – Shillong
Get a countryside feel as you cycle through the lanes of Shillong. The scenic beauty with all the flowers blooming at their best in April make it an ideal place to holiday away from the hotness of North India.
May – Ladakh
If you still haven’t had a chance to view the splendid beauty of Pangong Lake then you are seriously missing out on something. It is an absolute delight for all adventure lovers. Take in the best of hiking and trekking.
June – Dharamshala
The mini Tibet has its own charm that must not be missed at any cost. A different world awaits you at Dharamshala with its natural beauty and monasteries. Stop by to savour the best momos you’ll ever taste, indulge in some chunk jewellery and Thangka painting shopping, shawls and stoles.
July – Dalhousie
Himachal offers several options for the nature lovers. This July, head to Dalhousie and get a perfect feel of the old world charm. Pathankot happens to be the nearest railway station from where you may take a bus. Don’t just stop at Dalhousie, also cover the nearby locations such as Khajjiar and Chamba.
August – Kanyakumari
The southernmost tip of India, Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu is a popular tourist destination offering fantastic sunrise sunset views. Thiruvalluvar Statue and Vivekanand Rock Memorial are two important places to visit in Kanyakumari.
September – Lonavala
When times get tougher and the regular city life begins to take you down, you know it’s time to take a break. Unwind and relax at the ultimate hill station of Maharashtra, Lonavala. A 1.5 hour drive from Pune is all it takes to give yourself a perfect weekend getaway.
October – Andaman
Heaven is a place on earth and no we are not talking of Kashmir this time. There’s another one that needs as much attention as any other tourist spot. It is a perfect place to spend some quality moments for couples, enjoy various water sports including scuba diving and get a sight of one of virgin beaches of India, Radhanagar Beach.
When the cold winds begin to take over the warmness of northern India, it is time to head South and what better place than Kerala. A ride through the backwaters of Alleppey is an experience that must not be missed. Make sure you visit Alleppey at any cost in 2016.
December – Goa
Goa isn’t a place to visit just once. Every time you go, you will have something different to encounter in Goa. Christmas and New Year is the ideal time to visit Goa. This is also when Sunburn and Supersonic Festivals are on making it an ultimate destination for all music lovers.