“New Year's Day: January 1st ”

New Year represents the rejuvenation time. New Year "2013" brings with it new dreams to be accomplished, goals to be achieved and wishes to be fulfilled. New Year event is celebrated with a great zeal, enthusiasm, joy and excitement in the all over world. It is an occasion where everyone rejoices and bid farewell to the passing year with a grand welcome to the New Year.

National Youth Day / Swami Vivekananda Jayanthi: January 12th

January 12th is celebrated as National Youth Day across India. This day celebrates the birth anniversary of great Indian philosopher and Saint, Swami Vivekananda whose teachings are the biggest philosophical asset of the country. “It was felt that the philosophy of Swami ji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth”. National Youth Day is celebrated with the great gusto in honor of Swami Vivekananda at headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and across the Ramakrishna Missions across India

Makara Sankranthi / International Kite Festival: January 14th

Makara Sankranthi is one of the most important festivals for Hindus across. On this auspicious day glorious Sun-God starts its ascendancy and enters into the Northern Hemisphere. Makara Sankranthi is the sign that one should turn away from the darkness of illusion in which one live and begin to enjoy a new life with bright light within us to shine brighter. Kite flying is the most important custom and tradition during Sankranthi time which is being practiced for the past many generations

Hampi Festival: January 18th -20th

Hampi festival is celebrated in the state of Karnataka, Hampi. This festival includes Dance, Drama, Music, puppet shows etc which illustrate the greatness of Karnataka. Fireworks, and spectacular processions against the ruins of Hampi are major attractions of this Hampi Festival. It is said that, the idea behind the festival is to gratify the eminence of the time when Hampi was the capital of Vijayanagar, one of the greatest Hindu kingdoms in India's history.

Best Places to Visit in January in 2013

Bikaner Camel Festival: January 26th -27th

Bikaner Camel Festival is celebrated in the state of Rajasthan, Bikaner. The festival is dedicated to the ships of the desert i.e Camel’s. Some spectacular and unusual camel performances can be witnessed at the Camel Festival. Decorated in colorful bridles and saddles, the camels are a sight to behold. Also Bikaner Camel festival is a place to try some unusual food like Tea and Sweets made of camel mare’s milk. Performance by folk singers and dancers and dazzling fireworks display are other highlights. Hotels in Bikaner Click Here

Kumbh Mela: January 27-February 25:

“Kumbh Mela is one of the most holiest and important Mela in the state of Allahabad which is observed at Haridwar, Nasik, and Ujjain. Allahabad and Haridwar are considered very holy. The Purna Kumbh is celebrated every 12 years, Hindu devotees believe that, a holy bath in Ganges during the time of Kumbh mela will clear off all the sins.