Travel is on top of everyone’s wishlist, whether it’s a New Year resolution or a bucket list item. And while it’s great to save up quite a bit and take a trip somewhere once or twice a year, a quick weekend getaway is sometimes all you need – and you don’t even need to break the bank for it! If you’re wondering where to go this January, let’s help you out with a few options, shall we?
Nariyal Paani Festival
What: The first of many music festivals that happen all around the year, this is the third edition of Nariyal Paani, which merges music, art, and nature. From drum circles to reggae groups, this is a two-day musical fiesta.
Where: Find yourself in Alibaug on Morpada Beach. Bear in mind, the accommodation is primarily in tents.
When: January 21 and 22.
Jaipur Literature Festival
What: Only one of the oldest and most revered festivals for literature enthusiasts. Discuss everything from feminism, to politics, to Bollywood, and everything in between, with authors from around the globe.
Where: The festival takes place at the Diggi Palace in Jaipur
When: This five-day extravaganza starts on January 19 and ends on January 23.
Find out more: Visit their website for all the information
What: The ongoing arts festival in Kochi is an annual affair, with a number of curated artists at various venues across the city. What’s more, there are also movie screenings and art meditation events to go to!
Where: This happens all across the city of Kochi
When: The ongoing festival ends on March 29
Find out more: Take a look at their January events calendar here.
What: It’s all about the Salsa! Join Bhavin and Soonruta, part of the Latin Dreamers Dance Project, this two-day event is a set of Salsa workshops and parties for those who want to up their dancing game.
Where: The workshop venues are located in Koregaon Park, Pune.
When: January 21 and 22.
What: Not to be confused with the music website, BandCamp is an innovative concept, that not only brings you music under the stars by some of India’s popular and indie acts, but also lets you camp out for the weekend. What’s more, the BandCamp Talkies every Saturday screens cult and classic films through the ages. What fun!
Where: Usually hosted at the U-Tan resorts in Uttan, just outside of Mumbai.
When: BandCamp happens every weekend this January – 13 and 14, 21 and 22 (in collaboration with Nariyal Paani) and 27 and 28.
Find out more: Visit their Facebook page for all the information