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5 Places To visit In January


Do you remember that getaway? That vacation you've been fantasizing about for years? The one you've been putting off for a long time? Sometimes due to a lack of funds, sometimes due to office leave, and sometimes just because you procrastinate a lot. More travel-porn can be found in your Internet history than, uh, The Actual Travel. It’s high time to forget everything, pack your bags and take yourself on an adventure of a lifetime, only to make the memories that you will cherish forever. So what's holding you back from simply clicking the Book button? Time, money, and leaves are all just reasons! Here are several justifications for investing in worthwhile endeavors.


5 Places you can visit this January -


Shimla


Shimla the queen of hills. Shimla provides much more than just quaint colonial structures set against the majestic snow-capped Himalayas. It was formerly a part of the Kingdom of Nepal, and enjoys beautiful summers and snowy winters all year long, making it a popular weekend destination with travellers. You can expect a tattoo artist on every corner, but not any food post-midnight.


The visit is made much more unforgettable by legendary ghost tales. The Heritage walk through Shimla is one of the adventures you don’t wanna miss. Some main places to visit in Shimla are Kufri & Chail, Kipling's Home and The Viceregal Lodge, Jhanku Temple Hike, and The famous Toy Train Ride. Preferable season to visit Shimla runs from October to February, with plenty of snow thrown in. Also, a popular time for visitors. Despite being a year-round destination, the activities you can participate in depend on your time of visit. So, plan accordingly.


Udaipur


Udaipur has long held a spot on the list of sites that don't require an introduction. Due to its splendor, Udaipur, located in Rajasthan, is recognized by several names around the world. Popularly known as the “City of Lakes” after the numerous lakes that fill up most of the area, adding to the charm of the place.The historic city of Udaipur is renowned for its exquisite fabrics, breathtaking architecture, captivating lakes, and exquisitely produced real leather goods.

Few attractions to look around the city are Lake Pichola, Lake Fateh Sagar, and a few other man-made lakes that offer the majority of the entertainment and water activities in Udaipur.

If you’re a lover of history, Udaipur is just the place for you, the place is full of Museums and Palaces. You will be mesmerised by the magnificence and grandeur of the City Palace & Museum, Jagmandir Island Palace, and Sajjangarh Palace. The cultural village of Shilpgram will provide you with the chances to witness live performances of regional dance and music. Shopaholics will find lots of surprises in the city as well, particularly in the Hathipole Market in the old Udaipur.


Gangtok


Sikkim, a new destination for travellers, offers a unique fusion of everything a traveller might want. If you are a trekking enthusiast, this might be just the place for you, quick day hikes in this northeastern state are common. Paragliding, off-roading, rafting, and even helicopter excursions are a delight among adventurers. Sikkim is home to three unique civilizations, each with its own vibrant festivals, mouth-watering cuisines, and alluring ways of life. Tsuklakhang Palace, Tsongmo Lake, Bakthang Falls, Tashi Viewpoint, Ganesh Tok, Enchey Monastery, Himalayan Zoological Park & Rumtek Monastery fall among a few of the main attractions of Gangtok. The most well-liked cafes in Gangtok are Local Cafe and Bakers Cafe, both of which have continental cuisine on their menus.


Gokarna


Gokarna is a temple town situated in North Karnataka. It is well known for holy places like Mahabaleshwar Temple, which features a shrine devoted to Lord Shiva, making it a famous pilgrimage destination for Hindus. Despite the fact that a lot of devotees still come to the town to pray and worship Shiva, the town's culture has recently altered due to the increase in tourists. Many younger Western tourists began travelling to Gokarna because of its relaxed, unspoiled, and rustic atmosphere. If Goa sounds too expensive, then Gokarna is your place to experience the sun, sand, and sea without making a hole in your pocket. The beaches of Gokarna are clearly separated from the temples, which makes for interesting strolls in the evening. Om Beach, Half moon beach, Paradise beach & Kudle beach are a few other beaches to see in Gokarna other than the main beaches. There are numerous temples in Gokarna, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Maha Ganapathi, Koti Tirtha & Rama temples are among the famous ones. It is considerably simpler to get to the beaches in Gokarna if you have a vehicle of your own.


Alleppey


Alappuzha is also known as “The Venice of the East” is located on the Laccadive Sea in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Lying in the center of Kerala's backwaters it is home to a vast network of backwaters and more than a thousand houseboats, making it one of the greatest tourist destinations in Alleppey. Famous for its houseboats, The Alappuzha's houseboats are actually updated versions of the Kettuvallams from an earlier era. The modern houseboats offer all the comforts of a decent hotel room, like air conditioning, modern bathrooms, cozy living spaces, kitchens, and even fishing terraces. From a houseboat, one can see life in the backwaters, which are lined with coconut trees. With its relaxed waterways and rich vegetation, it's the ideal location to unwind. It is renowned for its coir industry, boat racing, and marine products. So prepare to roam about this small yet busy city with its simple grid of canals. Indeed, this is where nature has bestowed its richest gifts upon the country. Discover Alleppey for an experience you will cherish forever.

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