Southern India

The climate in January in Southern India is almost perfect. With dry, warm days and cool, balmy nights and low humidity, it makes sense to plan your holiday to the south to escape the dark, cold months at home.

Visit Hampi, Karnataka, an ancient site that occupies an unearthly landscape captivating all that visit. Huge boulders are heaped precariously over miles of gentle hills, their burnt orange colour contrasting beautifully with jade-green plantations and paddy fields. Spend at least three days here exploring the royal and sacred complexes, temples, shrines, pillared halls and memorial structures. With new direct flights now operating between Hampi and Hyderabad this renowned world heritage site can easily be incorporated into tours of India.

Where to stay in January?

Stay at Kishkinda Camp offering colonial safari-themed tents with exceptional five-star service. Tucked behind secure walls, with the lightest of ecological footprints, surrounded by the magnificent landscape of Hampi, you can enjoy locally grown food, herbs and vegetables, prepared by award-winning chefs, served to you by attentive staff.


Travel to the holy Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, the world’s largest festival.

Hindus all around the world are known to celebrate festivals with much passion and fervour, sometimes to express joy and hope and sometimes to make sacrifices to the gods in the hope of attaining salvation. The Kumbh Mela is one such festival, a pilgrimage for Hindus looking to wash away their past sins in the Ganges River. The Kumbh Mela is the world’s largest gathering of its type, attracting hundreds of thousands of devotees from all over the country and around the globe.

Where to Stay in January?

We can offer you the opportunity to go to this festival in the company of a spiritual leader, where you’ll receive special access with the Sadhus, exclusive bathing ceremonies and experience the most extraordinary, inexplicable sights you’ve ever seen. Stay in a luxurious, eight-tent camp which provides a sanctuary from the chaos of the Mela, offering excellent service and incredible cuisine. If you are interested in receiving more information about this opportunity, please contact us.