Winters are an amazing time to travel in India, especially on road trips. The weather is more pleasant and there is a festive cheer in the air. There are many winter festivals in India that you could choose to attend. And if you’ve seen our Long Weekend Calendar, you’d know that there are two extended weekends in January. 🙂 Almost all regions have their harvest festivals in January like Lohri in Punjab, Makar Sankranti in the North & West, Pongal in the south and finally, Basant Panachami and Bhogali Bihu in the East. You would be able to observe the local communities at their colorful and joyful best when you visit them. Furthermore, there are many cultural events which take place in January, especially outdoors.