Best time to visit
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best-preserved marvels of Mughal architecture, which also served as the capital of the Mughal emperor Akbar’s capital for a few years of his reign. Fatehpur, just beyond the ruins, hosts a colourful crafts bazaar, while to the north of the main city, the small picturesque village Sikri is worth a round especially in the chilly weather of January in India.
AgraThough this one remains a staple for most tourist circuits that cover the best of India, there is another reason it’s on the list this February. Taj Mahotsav that takes place between 18th and 27th of February, this time, is a 10-day celebration of art, crafts, cuisines, dance and music by the eastern gate of the wonder itself, Taj Mahal.
VrindavanVrindavan, an abode of one of the most loved Hindu deities, Krishna. The most popular celebrations that start about 40 days before the Indian festival of Holi, attracts quite the crowd from around the country and the world. In the temple cities of Vrindavan and Mathura, and especially in the ISKCON temples, the festival is celebrated not with colours, (as is the tradition) but with flower petals. The town is decorated beautifully and is lit up during the night, with every temple and house in the celebrations.
VaranasiThough June is not specifically the best time to visit Varanasi, we urge you to visit this spiritual city in June for witnessing Ganga Dusshera. Varanasi is located on the banks of the Ganga and one of the best experiences Varanasi offers to travelers is the Ganga aarti. What better time of the year to visit Varanasi than the time Ganga is said to have descended to earth? And while here, don’t forget to go on a boat ride on the Ganga.
LucknowOne of the oldest cities in India, historically significant and well known for it’s heritage, arts and culture, Lucknow is one of the most popular tourist cities in North India. Food, Architecture, Heritage, a ‘Nawabi’ old world charm or your shopping spree- there are one too many reasons to spend your winters in Lucknow. One of the most pleasant months to visit the city, the weather in December lets you enjoy the most of hopping form one market to another, Mughlai Cuisine or a heritage walk through its monuments.