2020 has arrived, and with a whole new year- this year an amazing 366 days of thrilling travel experiences. India is incomparable, it is unique, diverse, colorful and addictive. From the snow-laden peaks of the Himalayas to the turquoise beaches, charming backwaters to deserts, lush jungles to bustling cities, incredible architecture to lavish hospitality, there is so much to explore. With a calendar full of festivals, events, and happenings, there is always a reason to plan India tours.
Here’s a list of the possible places to go for India tours in 2020
Where to go in India in January
January in India is blessed with pleasant winters and many excitements. The Pink City of Jaipur glows with a warm glow, luring for a visit. The walled city of Jaipur is one of the listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. The historic town also hosts the Jaipur Literature Festival (23-27th January 2020) which is a major draw to pay a visit. Visit the hill fort of Amer, heritage tours, culinary taste, cooking classes, shopping, and stay at heritage hotels are the highlights of Jaipur tours.
Goa offers a happening vacation to begin the year as does the Rann of Kutch. The Bikaner Camel Festival in Rajasthan also gives a reason to go visiting. The Golden Triangle Tour is a comprehensive introduction to the vast and diverse heritage of the country. Ranthambore, Varanasi, Jaisalmer, Bandhavgarh, Shimla, etc. are also popular options.
Where to go in India in February
February is the month of love and to honor the month we have something amazing in-store. Khajuraho worships erotic love and the temples, which are now listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites are a testimony of it. The carved-artistry of the outer façade of temples is truly outstanding. The Khajuraho Dance Festival to be hosted from 20th to 26th February is a spellbinding event celebrating India’s classical dance at the beautiful historic background. Goa is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway as is Royal Rajasthan with Udaipur.
Golden Triangle tours are an absolute favorite along with Ranthambore, Varanasi, Rajasthan, South India and many more.
Where to go in India in March
March is the onset of spring in India and with it the colorful festival of Holi. The festive occasion of Holi finds roots in Indian Mythology but has evolved into a fun event. Held on the 10th March 2020 this occasion presents India in a way like never seen before. The charming temple town of Mathura-Vridanavan celebrations is the most interesting while Jaipur, Delhi, and Mumbai too have their ways to celebrate the festival.
If your interest lies in Yoga, then the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh is a must-try.
Where to go in India in April
With April, summer is right around the corner but that does not mean a stop to explore India. Explore the jungle havens of Corbett, Bandhavgarh, Ranthambore National Parks, etc. as the chances of spotting the Tiger is unbelievable. There are options of jeep safaris, elephant rides, boat safaris, stay at wildlife resorts and more.
The ever-popular tourist attractions of Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, etc. also fit the bill for your holidays. There is also Shimla, Kashmir, and the many scenic hill stations to make for some amazing memories.
Where to go in India in May
May is the official season of summer in India. The high temperatures of the plains are best avoided and for it, there are many pictorial getaways. Darjeeling & Munnar, the land of tea gardens are absolute favourites as is the colonial town of Shimla.
Darjeeling is a tad more enjoyable as there is the exciting Toy Train Ride on the Darjeeling Mountain Railway, a listed UNESCO World Heritage as is the Kalka-Shimla Toy trains. The scenic setting, serene sightseeing along with a pinch of excitements lure you to the Himalayans and its charming towns.
Where to go in India in June
June in India is marked with high temperatures and for an India tour this month there is a haven untouched by it all- Ladakh. Known as the ‘rooftop of the world’ this region of India is uniquely blessed. Barren mountains are home to ancient monasteries, scenic secrets, thrilling adventures, colorful culture, a one of kind cold desert with dunes and the very special Bactrian camels. Luxury glamping in Ladakh makes this vacation one not to miss.
Where to go in India in July
July brings in the monsoon to India. Rains amplify the beauty of the country. North-East India, especially the ‘Abode of Clouds’ Meghalaya appears heavenly. Goa is also sought after as after the rains, the coastal beauty is truly outstanding. Kerala too shines as does the rest of South India blessed with scenic delights. Udaipur calls with its charming bliss. The royal city has a magnificent palace’ The Monsoon Palace’ dedicated to enjoying the season.
Kerala in August
August is the official monsoon season of India. With showers of rains, almost every region has been rejuvenated but our recommendation is a thrilling time with Kerala tours. Titled as God’s Own Country, the South Indian state is blessed with backwaters, Ayurveda Massages, houseboat rides & so much more.
The rainy season is believed to be the best time to visit as the weather conditions are perfect to indulge in Ayurveda treatments. Also, the thrill of exploring the backwaters on a houseboat is simply incomparable. Stay at the luxury ayurveda resorts, explore the culture, try the delicious cuisine, and have a good time. There are also the amazing opportunities of wildlife safari at Periyar, walk through tea gardens & spice plantations, go on heritage walks in the multi-ethnic Kochi and so much more.
Where to go in India in September
The rains have bid adieu to most of India with some showers here and there. Sparkling in the refreshed glory the recommend India tour to undertake is to the beautiful city of Udaipur. The backdrop of the Aravalli Hills along with aplenty scenic lakes makes the royal Rajasthan town an idyllic getaway. With so many luxury hotels, especially the palace hotels every moment spent here is a cherished memory.
Where to go in India in October
October marks the calendar with many festivals. India is celebrating and some of the grandest celebrations are in Kolkata ‘The City of Joy’. Varanasi also shines in its infinite wisdom. The ethereal Ganga Aarti, boat ride at sunset, visit the ancient temples, heritage walks, food trail, shopping and so much more.
Touring the Golden Triangle, visit the other UNESCO listed heritage sites, holy temple towns or any of the tourist attractions can also be added to the list of places to visit in October.
Where to go in India in November
November is the official winter season in India. Winters have been traditionally the popular tourist season in the country. With every part in India enjoying favorable weather conditions, festivities and other amazements, there are lots to choose from while planning tours in India.
Our recommendation is Jaisalmer and Pushkar for the exciting chance of camel safari amid the desert dunes. The Golden Triangle Tour is a perfect holiday awaiting as is South India Tours, especially Kerala, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, etc. Madhya Pradesh bedazzles with its wilderness, heritage sites, and cultural tours. Think of a wonderful vacation and you have a plethora of options.
Where to go in India in December
End of the year, December deserves a truly amazing vacation. There is Goa with its sun, sand, sea and other thrills. From the heritage of old churches & forts, cultural tours, festivities, nightlife and more, there is plenty to experience.
The pleasant weather conditions are such that you simply need to state your interests and there is always something exciting on offer. Think of history, heritage and culture, there is the popular Golden Triangle, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and more. For the adventure pursuits there is the mountain, sea, desert, jungles and so much more. Wildlife tours in India allow tiger safaris, bird-watching, spotting rhinos, and many other species of the animal kingdom. Luxury trains in India are also a sought delight to experience India like true royalty. There is also stay at heritage hotels, beach resorts, houseboats, etc. that make India tour truly worthwhile!