Where to go in January

January is the time to explore the cultural wonders of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, absorb the romance of the Taj Mahal in India, and experience whale-watching off Sri Lanka’s glittering Indian Ocean coast. There are also the volcanically heated onsen baths – and delightful snow monkeys – of Japan, and China’s spectacular Harbin Ice Festival. Combine your visit with one of these special events.

Festivals and Events in January

New Year celebrations in Japan. Although most businesses close from 30Dec to 3 Jan, you can enjoy the incredible atmosphere, visit shrines and enjoy the local festivities.

Republic Day Parade in India.-The Delhi Republic Day parade is the most important parade that marks the Republic Day celebrations in India. It takes place at Rajpath, New Delhi. 26 Jan

China - Harbin Ice Festival