India is a diverse and vibrant country with numerous destinations that cater to different preferences, seasons, and interests. We're here to help you with the places to visit in India with the help of this  monthly travel Calendar.  The key is being at the right place and time to enjoy the best places to visit in India truly. From the snow-clad Himalayas to the sunny beaches of Goa, you can journey through the seasons to make the most of your travels in this vibrant and diverse land.

Here is a monthly travel calendar to help you plan your trips in India.

Best Places to Visit in January

January is generally a good time to visit many parts of India, as the weather is often pleasant and comfortable during this month. Here are some of the best places to visit in January. 

  • Auli, Uttarakhand 

Nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, Auli boasts snow-covered slopes perfect for winter sports. Enjoy stunning views of Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountains and take a scenic ride on the Auli Ropeway.

  • Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Rann of Kutch in Gujarat transforms during the winter season with the vibrant Rann Utsav festival, a prominent reason why it is among the best places to visit in January. Experience the culture of the Kutchi people through folk music, dance, handicraft demos, and camel safaris. Stay in traditional "Bhunga" mud huts for an immersive experience.

  • Andaman & Nicobar Islands 

These islands are a tropical paradise and one of the best places to visit in India. Enjoy pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and lush rainforests. They are located in the Bay of Bengal.

Best Places to Visit in February

Cool temperatures continue, offering an excellent climate for snow adventure, historical or nature exploration or beach fun. 

  • Goa 

This is one of the best places to visit in February. Here, you can experience the Goa Carnival, a lively festival filled with music, dance, and colourful parades. 

  • Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 

Every February, the Khajuraho Dance Festival takes place, showcasing traditional Indian classical dance forms against the backdrop of the stunning temples. 

  • Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir  

Put this on your travel calendar to enjoy winter sports on the snow-covered slopes and take a ride on the Gulmarg Gondola, one of the world's highest cable car systems.

Best Places to Visit in March

Summer brings vibrant blooms, enhancing the beauty of landscapes and cultural festivities. It is also a time to enjoy the summer holiday with the family. 

  • Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 

The city comes alive with colour, music, and festivities during Holi, making it one of the best places to visit in March. Experience the Ganga Aarti, explore ancient temples, and take a boat ride on the Ganges River. 

  • Sikkim 

The weather is perfect for trekking to places like the Goecha La Pass and exploring monasteries such as the Rumtek and Pemayangtse. 

  • Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 

People who live in or visit India travel here for adventure and serenity. In March, visitors can enjoy white-water rafting, attend yoga retreats, and visit the iconic Laxman Jhula bridge.

Best Places to Visit in April

It is a good time to travel to hill stations to get relief from the heat. It's an excellent time for mountain retreats and scenic escapes. 

  • Darjeeling, West Bengal 

With Tea gardens, monasteries, and toy train rides, Darjeeling is an iconic hill station in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is one of the best places to visit in April 

  • Manali, Himachal Pradesh 

In April, visitors can enjoy activities such as paragliding, river rafting, and trekking, as well as visit attractions like the Hidimba Devi Temple and Solang Valley. 

  • Munnar, Kerala 

April is the best time to spend time in tea estates, explore the Eravikulam National Park for the endangered Nilgiri tahr, and enjoy the beauty of the Lakkam Waterfalls.

Best Places to Visit in May

During peak summer, temperature can soar. Hill stations and higher altitudes like Ladakh are the best places to visit in May. 

  • Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 

May is a great time to explore monasteries, trekking trails, and adventure sports in Dharamshala. You can trek to Triund Hill and experience paragliding in nearby Bir Billing. 

  • Mount Abu, Rajasthan 

It is the only hill station in Rajasthan. It is known for its ancient temples and serene landscapes. In May, the weather is pleasant enough for sightseeing. 

  • Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 

Known for its charming British-era architecture and pleasant weather, it is one of the best places to visit in May.

Best Places to Visit in June

Monsoon arrives, bringing heavy rainfall. Coastal areas and hill stations witness lush greenery, offering a refreshing escape and making them the best places to visit in June. 

  • Ladakh 

In June, visitors can embark on a road trip to Khardung La Pass (one of the world's highest motorable roads), explore the Thiksey and Hemis monasteries, and try adventure sports like white-water rafting and mountain biking. 

  • Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh 

It is often referred to as the 'Middle Land,' a remote region in Himachal Pradesh known for its rugged landscapes, centuries-old monasteries, and unique culture. In June, you can trek to the Chandratal Lake and enjoy stargazing in the clear night skies. 

  • Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 

It is one of the best places to visit in June because of its hill stations, waterfalls, and scenic beauty. Particularly in June, visitors can explore the Gun Hill viewpoint, visit the Kempty Falls, and walk along the famous Camel's Back Road.

Best Places to Visit in July

Heavy rainfall continues, creating vibrant landscapes. The best places to visit in July are coastal regions, and hill stations are popular destinations during this monsoon season. 

  • Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand 

Enjoy trekking to blooming wildflowers. In July, the valley is in full bloom, making it an ideal time for trekking and nature photography. 

  • Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir 

With scenic beauty and the Amarnath Yatra, Pahalgam is one of the best places to visit in India in July. Tourists can also enjoy activities like horse riding and fishing. 

  • Matheran, Maharashtra 

Matheran, a car-free hill station in Maharashtra, is known for its lush forests, panoramic viewpoints, and pleasant weather in July.

Best Places to Visit in August

Monsoon peaks with ongoing heavy rainfall. Hill stations, like those in the Himalayas, become especially picturesque. 

  • Lonavala, Maharashtra 

In August, visitors can explore the lush landscapes, visit the historic forts of Lohagad and Visapur, and enjoy the beauty of the Bushi Dam and Kune Falls. 

  • Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 

Kodaikanal is a scenic tourist hill station in the Western Ghats known for its pleasant weather, serene lakes, and lush forests.  

  • Cherrapunji, Meghalaya 

It is one of the best places to visit in August, as visitors can explore the Nohkalikai and Seven Sisters Falls, trek to the Double Decker Living Root Bridge, and visit the Mawsmai Caves.

Best Places to Visit in September

Monsoon gradually subsides, but some regions may still experience rainfall. It's a transitional period, and hill stations remain attractive for those seeking post-monsoon tranquillity. 

  • Udaipur, Rajasthan 

Udaipur, known as the "City of Lakes," is famous for its beautiful lakes, palaces, and vibrant culture. In September, visitors can enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola. They can also visit the City Palace complex, and visit the Jagdish Temple. 

  • Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh 

Ziro is a scenic valley in Arunachal Pradesh. It is known for its lush landscapes, unique Apatani culture, and the annual Ziro Music Festival. This makes it one of the best places to visit in September. 

  • Amritsar, Punjab 

Amritsar is a spiritual and cultural centre for the Sikh religion, known for the iconic Golden Temple. In September, visitors can explore the temple complex, sample delicious langar (free community meal), and witness the captivating flag-lowering ceremony at the Wagah Border between India and Pakistan.

Best Places to Visit in October

Post-monsoon, temperatures begin to cool down. It's an ideal time for travel across the country. Festivals like Diwali are celebrated with enthusiasm. 

  • Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 

In October, visitors can explore the Jaisalmer Fort. They can enjoy a desert safari in the Thar Desert, and experience traditional Rajasthani music and dance performances. 

  • Kolkata, West Bengal 

Kolkata, the cultural capital of India, is one of the best places to visit in October. Visitors can witness the grand celebrations of Durga Puja, explore the historic Victoria Memorial, and savour mouth-watering Bengali sweets. 

  • Ranthambore, Rajasthan 

Ranthambore National Park is a very famous wildlife sanctuary famous for its Bengal tigers, ancient ruins, and diverse flora and fauna. In October, visitors can embark on wildlife safaris to spot leopards, tigers, and other animals, as well as explore the historic Ranthambore Fort.

Best Places to Visit in November

Pleasant weather prevails, and from North to South, there is a lot to explore. Here are some of the best places to visit in November. 

  • Pushkar, Rajasthan 

Pushkar, a sacred town in Rajasthan, is famous for its annual Pushkar Camel Fair, which attracts thousands of visitors. In November, visitors can witness the vibrant spectacle of camel trading, traditional performances, and various competitions, as well as explore the holy Pushkar Lake and Brahma Temple. 

  • Sundarbans, West Bengal 

The Sundarbans is a UNESCO identified World Heritage Site. It is the largest mangrove forest in the world. It is also known for its unique ecosystem and diverse wildlife, including the Bengal tiger. In November, visitors can embark on boat safaris to spot tigers, crocodiles, and other wildlife and explore the fascinating mangrove forest. 

  • Pondicherry or Puducherry 

Pondicherry, a former French colony, is known for its charming French architecture, pristine beaches, and the experimental community of Auroville. It is one of the best places to visit in India in November, as you can experience an early festive vibe without a lot of rush.

Best Places to Visit in December

Cool and pleasant temperatures mark December. Winter festivals, Christmas celebrations, and New Year's Eve events create a festive atmosphere across the country. 

  • Mysore, Karnataka 

December in Mysore offers a pleasant climate for exploring its cultural richness, including the extended Dasara festivities and illuminated Mysore Palace. Visitors can enjoy historical sites, trek Chamundi Hills, and indulge in local cuisine amidst the comfortable weather. 

  • Kaziranga National Park, Assam 

Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to the largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses in the world. In December, visitors can embark on wildlife safaris to spot rhinos, elephants, tigers, and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

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