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Best places to visit in February & March in India

Suchismita Ghosh



February usually sees the onset of spring in India and the weather is considered apt for travelling since one gets to enjoy not just the scenic beauty all around, but the weather makes the surroundings conducive for a fun outing. Given below is a list of few places in India which sees itself in full glory, in the month of February.

February usually sees the onset of spring in India and the weather is considered apt for travelling since one gets to enjoy not just the scenic beauty all around, but the weather makes the surroundings conducive for a fun outing. Given below is a list of few places in India which sees itself in full glory, in the month of February.

 Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, situated away from mainland India is an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. There are around 300 small islands in total, and they are all lined with palm trees and white sand beaches. The surrounding is not only scenic but also extremely serene are calming, with the clean blue waters for company. February is considered the ideal time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands because the weather is considered at its best during that time and water sports such as snorkeling and scuba diving are open to tourists. A must visit is the famous Havelock Islands, which is also one of the largest islands present. Port Blair is another must visit, if you’re willing to soak in some colonial history.

 Gulmarg – Jammu and Kashmir

Gulmarg, situated in Jammu and Kashmir, is a popular destination for tourists willing to experience the beauty of snow clad mountains along with green meadows, deep ravines, as well as beautiful valleys and hills. February is one of the last months to see and experience a snow-covered Gulmarg, as well as enjoy some snow skiing. Although visited throughout the year, February allows thrill seekers to enjoy snow-sports. A comparatively untouched hill station, Gulmarg allows some peace and quiet.

 Goa

February is considered the apt time to visit this sea-side beauty, because not only can you avoid the December crowd but the erratic rains of June-July too, don’t play spoilt sport to your plans. February sees international tourists in large numbers, making Goa their holiday destination too. The weather is comfortable and soothing and since there is less crowd, visiting various places is comparatively cheap and hassle free.

Sikkim

Although the smallest state of India, Sikkim is home to some of the oldest and most sacred monastries, free flowing lakes and rivers, mountains and orchid plantations. Sikkim has some of the most stunning trek routes on offer, making it a must visit for adrenaline junkies and tourists alike. February also hosts the famous Losar Festival, which is a major attraction for most, as it celebrates the Tibetian New Year. If Buddhist cultures, snow clad monutains, treks in high altitudes, give you an absolute high, then Sikkim is the place to be, in February.

 Kutch – Gujarat

Kutch is one of the most beautiful and surreal places to visit in India. The vast white salt desert, is a thing of absolute beauty and a must visit site. The famous Rann Festival which is held in the months of December to February, bringing the place alive. Cultural events, camps, camel rides, hot air ballon rides – some of the things which are on offer, during this time.

 Jaisalmer – Rajasthan

Since summers don’t arrive by February, Jaisalmer or the Golden City, is a must visit. Since it is close to Pakistan, it is home to many famous Rajputana Havelis and the famous Sonal Quila is located here. Another reason to visit this state in February, is the famous Jaisalmer Desert Festival which celebrates the diversity that the state of Rajasthan has to offer.

 Coorg – Karnataka

A popular weekend destination from Bangalore, Coorg is situated in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. It is home to lush green valleys and mountains and has a pleasant weather throughout the year. Coorg has many coffee and cardomaom plantations too, which enhance the beauty of the hill station. Temperatures in February ranging from 11 degrees to 20 degrees, Coorg becomes a fun place to enjoy some beautiful scenery and comfortable weather. The food available at Coorg, is another reason one must visit this small hill station.

 Agra – Uttar Pradesh

The main reason to visit Agra in the month of February, is the famous Taj Mahotsav, which takes place for 10 days (from 18 th to 27 th February). During this time, Agra becomes home to festivities full of arts, crafts, various cuisines, dances and musicals.

 Khajuraho – Madhya Pradesh

The Khajuraho Dance Festival which is held for six days in the month of February, is a major attraction for most. In this festival, various classical dance forms, with the temples in the background, are performed.

 Nashik – Maharashtra

The main attraction of Nashik in the month of February, is their Sula Fest. Musical performances accompanied with fine wine, till late into the night, the Gourmet World Music Festival is any music and wine lovers dream come true. With tent accomodations available inside the wine yards, this is a must visit for every wine afficionado and music lover alike.


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