January! The last and the most exciting month of the year; for some it may be a month of festivals and celebration, but for others it the best time to unwind and take a break from the ordinary life. The cold weather, empty streets and carols chime in the air would tempt anyone to sit on the couch rolled in a blanket and feel the vibe of the festive season, but if you don’t want to spend your Christmas like a 52-year old uncle then it’s the perfect time to grab those car keys, put your foot on the accelerator and explore some wonderful places that come alive at this time of the year.
Here are some splendid destinations which can become your perfect getaway spot during this festive season.
- Goa: Goa is undoubtedly the most popular and easily accessible holiday destination in India. The entire state of Goa has a majority of Christian populace which means, the entire state would be in the festive mood even before you arrive. Beaches to chill out and churches for spiritual repose coupled with important historical sites, exotic resorts and most importantly a wax museum the place will keep you entertained 24×7. Goa is also the ideal destination for road trips as it can be accessed from any part of the country through roadways and highways.
- Manali to Leh highway: What could be more soothing than seeing white snow-clad roads from your car’s window while you are covered in your winter wardrobe? The Manali-Leh highway looks just like the pathway to paradise. The mountainous view with white snow on the sides of the road is not something very common for the people in India. It is also the most commonly aspired road trip destination, so instead of staying home and making plans for a fancy, noisy new year party; you can celebrate your new party by driving through the pathway of paradise.
- The East Coast to Road Pondicherry: So, if you are not a winter person and instead love mesmerising landscapes, the east coast road is the sight you might be craving for. A road trip to Pondicherry along the East Coast Road is the perfect choice to satisfy the inner wanderer who is in search of godly beauty. With the calm beach on one side of the road and lush greenery on the other side, the east coast road to Pondicherry will make you reach for your cellphones and cameras.
- Pamban Bridge (Rameshwaram): The Pamban Bridge is literally feast to the eyes, the place has an aesthetic appeal and looks more like a foreign destination. Basically, when you look at it through the images, it is just a normal metal bridge, but the reality is far better than you can imagine. The metal bridge painted in red and surrounded by blue water looks iconic during the day, but in the night time, the bridge is illuminated with small street lights which make it look classic and mesmerising.
The best thing about these holiday destinations is they are at coverable distances and can save you a lot of money. So, stop thinking about flight bookings for a foreign trip rather make your car a voyager and cruise through the roads of India.