Hello and Happy New Year. With a new year, there seems to be a lot of hope and enthusiasm all around. 2020 kept most of us confined to our homes, but 2021 looks promising. With several vaccines in sight, this could be the year when everyone gets back to traveling once again.
I’m sure you would be excited at the prospect of traveling again. So here is your travel calendar for 2021 that will help you explore some of the best places to visit in India.
- January – Goa
Most of India witnesses during January, and the sunny beaches of Goa can be a great respite, especially if you live in North India. The city is famous for its beaches, good food, nightlife, and everything else you need to make a vacation memorable. I promise there can’t be a better way to kick start your 2021 travel calendar.
- February – Rann of Kutch
Rann of Kutch is one of the largest salt deserts in the world. Offering dramatic views, it is a delight for photographers looking to capture stunning pictures. Over the years, it has become popular among offbeat travelers looking for a unique retreat. The Rann Utsav continues till February, which makes it an ideal time to visit the place.
- March – Mathura
The birthplace of Lord Krishna, Mathura is one of the most important pilgrim places for Hindus. A sacred city in India, there cannot be a better place than Mathura to spend your Holi. The Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple is one of the popular tourist attractions in the city.
- April – Meghalaya
Meghalaya literally means an abode in the clouds. It is indeed one. One of the least explored destinations in Northeast India, it is a hidden gem that you would not want to miss. It has valleys, plateaus, and rivers that add to the scenic beauty of the place. With beautiful waterfalls and clouds just above your head, it can be one mesmerizing trip that will last in your memories for the longest time.
- May – Spiti Valley
It is a cold desert area that lies between India at the south and Tibet at the north. The region witnessed trade activities between the two activities through this region. This is one of the reasons there is an influence of Tibetan culture in Spiti. There are barren landscapes and snow-covered peaks, which add to the beauty of the place.
- June – Darjeeling
Lying pretty in the north-eastern part of India, Darjeeling is a magnificent hill station at an elevation of 2,590 meters above sea level. It lies in the lower Himalayas and borders Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim, and Tibet. The proximity to these places influences the local culture. The abundant supply of the famous Darjeeling tea is only one of the many reasons to visit this place.
- July – Bhimashankar Trek (Maharashtra)
In the monsoons of Maharashtra, one of the best places to trek is Bhimashankar. You can reach right in the heart of the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can spot abundant wildlife species like langurs, birds, deer, squirrel, etc. It can be all the more fun if you have your closest group of friends for the company.
- August – Bir Billing (Himachal Pradesh)
Located in the Kangra district, Bir Billing sits prettily in the Himalayas. Bir and Billing are two separate places lying 14 km apart. There are several activities like hiking, paragliding, aero sports, and much more that can keep you busy throughout. From Bir, you can do the take-off at an altitude of 2300 meters and land at Bir, which is at an elevation of 1400 meters.
- September – Hampi
A small town in Karnataka, Hampi is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. There is something in for everyone, right from history lovers to photographers and trekkers. The heritage site has ruins of Vijayanagar city and several temples. The other part of the city regularly witnesses foreign tourists.
- October – Kolkata
When it’s the Durga Pooja season, there is no place to be in rather than Kolkata. The city comes alive during the nine-day long Durga Puja celebrations. As most people in the state have holidays at this time of the year, you can see people everywhere enjoying themselves. Go ahead and plan your next trip to Kolkata, and I bet you will never feel disappointed.
- November – Manali
Located in the mountains of the Himalayas, Manali also has enjoys proximity to the Beas River. It is popular among tourists of all ages like youngsters who want to go backpacking or couples who want to spend their honeymoon or a casual retreat otherwise. You can go for skiing and trekking if you love adventure.
- December – Shimla
Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, Shimla is a perfect December destination that you need to explore at all costs. As the winter sets in, you can even experience snowfall. Whether it is with your friends, family, or that special someone, Shimla is an ideal destination for all travelers.
So these are the 12 vacation destinations that will make for an ideal travel calendar in 2021. I hope you like this list and will explore these destinations that will be worth all your time and money.
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