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Best Places to visit in March in India

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Drumroll please, as the most awaited month of blossom, festivities and exploring India is around the corner. March, the onset of spring is one of the most wonderful time to make travel plans in India. Even if the weather would seem a little warm, the breeze will make it seem all pleasant. No matter where your interest lies, there is a destination to suit all your moods. The best way to begin your holidays in India in March is by joining in for the celebration of Holi, the festival of colors and love.

The experience is warm as people meet their loved ones, splash colors, and water, try sweets and cannabis in the drink. The festivities takes places all over the country, however, the royal Holi in Rajasthan and Lathmar Holi in Uttar Pradesh have their own charm. Besides, Rishikesh with the International Yoga Festival, Jaipur’s Elephant Festival, and Velas Turtle Festival in Ratnagiri add more fun to the celebrations.

Talking about the best places to visit in March in India, they are those that combine beach, adventure, heritage, romance, and exploration. From swimming in the warm water and gazing the marine life, celebrating festivals and reminiscing love in the beautiful setting of nature, is bliss in its own way.

That being said, the month brings in the freshness of spring where the country sings along the blooming flowers. If you are a water baby, don’t miss the chance of swimming in the warm water of Goa, Lakshadweep, and Andaman. These are the places for the best beach vacations in March. Besides, Goa also hosts the famous Shigmo Festival during this time.

That’s not where the list of places to visit in March comes to an end. As the season is an ideal time to set your foot on a journey to destinations which are often skipped during summers. If you love attaching your soul to historical marvels, the calm weather offers great opportunities for exploring the culture and heritage of India. Pick from warm places in March like Delhi, Agra and Jaipur as there you have some of the best UNESCO sites waiting for your presence.

Looking for wildlife adventures on the way to India? Join the group of enthusiasts visiting Wayanad in Kerala, Kaziranga National Park in Assam and Panna National Park in Madhya Pradesh. The fun doubles up if you are planning a vacation in March with family as India has a lot in store for you all. The serene Lakshadweep, Shillong, Kodaikanal, are the perfect tourist spots for exploring and enjoying with your crew. Not only can you take up fun activities like watching waterfalls, and valleys but also visit the zoo and museums.

This month offers a pleasant and tranquil environment for enthusiastic travelers as well as honeymooners. Some of the places to go on holiday in March in India are Ooty, Darjeeling, Manali, Nainital, Chikmagalur, Coorg, Kodaikanal, and Munnar.

Best Places to Go on Holiday in March


The party mood of Goa is not restricted to a month or...

The party mood of Goa is not restricted to a month or season. The allure of the blissful heaven is yearlong. The sandy coastline, azure waters, thrilling adventures, attractions and the merry culture draws visitors from all over the globe. March is a pleasant time to visit Goa. Witness cultural extravaganza of the smallest state of India. Shigmotsav, Goa’s version of Holi is a vibrant affair. It is celebrated with a marvelous demonstration of floats and street partying. The weather matches up your mood by supplying warm sunshine and pleasant breeze.


Rajasthan, an epitome of royal heritage, is...

Rajasthan, an epitome of royal heritage, is undoubtedly amongst the top in the list of enchanting tourist destinations, architecturally high and culturally vibrant states in India. This sandy state has served as a home to the Rajput dynasty for many centuries; under their prominence of which, the land turned out to be a potpourri of traditions, culture and heritage. This can be best witnessed in the form of festivals when in the month of March the state celebrates the likes of the Elephant festival, Gangaur festival and Shitla Mata Fair. The weather stays absolutely perfect to explore any of the cities of Rajasthan and thus, making it one of the best places to visit in March in India.


Nestled amidst the Western Ghats, Wayanad is popular...

Nestled amidst the Western Ghats, Wayanad is popular as a lush green heaven. Its clean environment, mesmerizing locations, cool breeze and exotic wildlife makes this tranquil destination, a must-visit during March. The place is also known for its rich culture and history and attracts a lot of travelers for the same reasons. It is a perfect destination to enjoy a laid-back vacation along with the loved ones, be it with the family or a honeymoon. Visit the popular attractions, meet the exotic wildlife and partake in trekking.


Home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Group of...

Home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Group of Monuments, Hampi is a nice destination to visit during March because of its pleasant weather. Visit the popular ruins of temples and other architectural marvels and soak-in the history of the erstwhile royal empires. Around 500 in number, these gems include remains of palaces, temples, huge regal pavilions and platforms, bastions, old market streets and more. It is not only a pilgrim’s delight but is also an ideal location for a backpacker as well.


Manali is a beauty of the Himalayas nestled in...

Manali is a beauty of the Himalayas nestled in Himachal Pradesh. It is mentioned in mythology as the origin of the human civilization. The modern day visitors are attracted to the evergreen pine groves, snowcapped mountains, whispering forests, cascading waterfalls and the swift flowing waters of perennial Beas. Manali remains a favorite in India’s travel scene throughout the year but in March it only gets better. The Phagli mela is a perfect opportunity to witness the simple mountain lifestyle and also the river rafting cup is scheduled in this month.


Fondly referred to as the ‘Queen of the...

Fondly referred to as the ‘Queen of the Hills’, Darjeeling in West Bengal is a perfect getaway from chaotic city life during the month of March. Known all round the clock for its aromatic tea and lush tea estates, Darjeeling houses the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway that is more popular as the toy train. Its splendid weather, a number of tourist attractions, exotic wildlife, monasteries and lush scenic beauty attracts tourists every year in decent numbers. For adventure enthusiasts, there are plenty of adventure activities.


Presently a serene heaven like no other, Andaman...

Presently a serene heaven like no other, Andaman Islands were once called as Kalapani which was an unknown location for the location of life imprisonment for revolutionary rebels during the British rule. Now an ideal destination for a peaceful vacation with the family or a romantic escape, Andaman Island has been blessed sun-kissed beaches with crystal clear waters, a tranquil environment and colorful coral reefs. Elephant Beach, Barren Island and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park are a must-visit. Scuba diving, swimming, glass boat ride, snorkeling and other water sports are quite popular here during March, when the weather is splendid


Sikkim is the Himalayan Shangri-La. The North Eastern...

Sikkim is the Himalayan Shangri-La. The North Eastern state is an unexplored natural beauty. Blessed with backdrop of snowcapped mountains especially Mt Kanchendzonga, it is home to crystal clear lakes, ancient Tibetan Monasteries, lush spreads of rhododendron, adventures and beauty beyond words. March is a suitable time to visit. The chilly winters are over and the sultry summers are yet to come. It is the month of warm sunshine and pleasant holidays. The Lampokhari Tourism Festival is organized during this month. Relish the secret pleasures of the mountain heaven.


For those who wish to avoid the freezing winters of...

For those who wish to avoid the freezing winters of Nainital, March is best month to visit here. The entire hill station gets indulge into the aura of ‘new beginning’ i.e. spring season. Apart from visiting Naina Devi Temple, Bhimtal Lake, one can take part in festivals like Phooldeyi and Bikhauti.   


One of the most popular religious sites in the...

One of the most popular religious sites in the southern part of India, Rameshwaram lies in Tamil Nadu state and is flocked by a decent number of pilgrims every year. Located in Pamban Island in the Gulf of Mannar, Rameshwaram is known for its connection of Lord Ramayana of the great Hindu epic Ramayana. It is believed that Lord Rama had built a bridge across the sea to be able to reach Lanka where his wife Sita was abducted by Ravana. That is not all. It is also one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.


The month of March in Shillong offers an amazing...

The month of March in Shillong offers an amazing weather to the travelers who wish to have a memorable vacation while enjoying a mixed weather. Also known as the ‘Scotland of The East’, Shillong is an ideal vacation destination, which away from the regular hustle-bustle of the city life. Placed at an altitude of 4908 feet above the sea level, this enchanting North-eastern hill town boasts of rolling hills, lush green landscape and clean environment. During your visit, you can visit the popular tourist attractions and can indulge in adventure activities as well.

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,...

Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts of being home to two-third of the population of one-horned rhinoceros in the world. The month of March means a wonderful weather in the region and thus one must visit the national park during the same, to increase the chances of spotting the exotic animal species during safari. Also a Tiger Reserve, Kaziranga national Park is one of the most popular wildlife reserves in area and is the oldest one in Assam. Elephant ride is the main mode of safari inside the park.


On the holy banks of the river Ganga, snuggled in the...

On the holy banks of the river Ganga, snuggled in the lower hills of Himalayas, Rishikesh is a divine city. The city is also an adventure hub of river rafting and mountain activities. March is a good time to visit the quaint hill town. River rafting has been re-started after the cold winters. It is also time for the International Yoga Festival in its birth place. This one-week festival is an opportunity to celebrate the ancient science. Over 60 hours of yoga classes from world-class teachers are also organized.


Ranthambore National Park started as a tiger...

Ranthambore National Park started as a tiger preservation site for Project Tiger in 1973, has now become the biggest and most populated tiger reserve in the country. Located within the park is the Ranthambore Fort, which is one of the six forts in Rajasthan to be a part of the World Heritage Sites. March is the month for wildlife buffs to visit the place. Safari is a good way to spot the species calling the national park home. The weather is blissful as it’s neither hot nor cold but moderate.


The largest hill town in the Sahyadri Mountains of...

The largest hill town in the Sahyadri Mountains of Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar stands at an above sea level of 1372 meters. The cool climate during the March month, the high-rolling peaks, the lush green surroundings, the cool breeze and the tranquil atmosphere makes it an ideal getaway from chaos of the city life. The summer capital of the Bombay Presidency during the Brisith rule, Mahabaleshwar boasts of a number of scenic locations. Known as Malcolm Peth in the olden times, this hill station houses a number of must-visit tourist attractions.


A group of 36 enchanting islands, Lakshadweep, lying...

A group of 36 enchanting islands, Lakshadweep, lying in the Laccadive Sea, has been blessed with verdant landscape, exotic flora-fauna and sun-kissed pristine beaches. A popular tourist destination, Lakshadweep boasts of an amazing weather and is an ideal holiday resort during the month of March. Along with being a place to enjoy a laid-back vacation, it also offers you a chance to partake in a number of water activities. If you are an adventure enthusiast, you can partake in swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing and more. The exotic marine life and colorful coral are other major attractions


Vrindavan is a holy city of pilgrimage. Known as the...

Vrindavan is a holy city of pilgrimage. Known as the home of Lord Krishna, the place is divinely blessed. Mathura, close by also has divine connections as it is the birth place of the Lord. As March comes, devotees from all over the world assemble. It is time for the festival of colors, Holi is celebrated here with gusto. Visit the temples, Banke Bihari Temple and the ISCKON Temple decked up in celebratory garbs. Lath Maar Holi is an experience that you shall not forget. Do not miss the fun, delicious sweets and feel the ambiance so spiritually charged.


Lying at an above sea level of 1700 meters in Himachal...

Lying at an above sea level of 1700 meters in Himachal Pradesh, McLeodganj is an amazing tourist hill town that finds itself in the upper Dharmasala region. The famed seat of the holy leader Dalai Lama, it boasts of a wonderful weather during March and becomes a must-visit destination. It has been named after the former Governor of Punjab in British times, David McLeod. Fondly referred to as Dhasa or Little Lhasa, McLeodganj is also the center of Buddhish practices and Tibetan culture. Visit the popular monasteries, waterfalls and partake in trekking


The oldest existing city in the civilization of the...

The oldest existing city in the civilization of the country, Varanasi lies along the banks of River Ganga. Here in the river Ghats, life comes to a full circle as every ritual form birth to death are performed here. Hindus consider the city holy as bathing in the waters means release from the vicious circle of rebirth. The Assi Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, etc attracts believers. March is a good time to visit. It’s the month of the Maha Shivaratri and the Drupad music festival. Feel the bliss.


The island nation of Mauritius is a picturesque...

The island nation of Mauritius is a picturesque heaven. The volcanic landscape is blessed with turquoise waters thriving with life, sandy shores, swaying palms, verdant hills and beauty so charming that it often leaves visitors in awe. Serene is the ambiance of the Indian Ocean Island with delights for all visitors. March is a best time to travel though the weather is a little unpredictable. The tourist season ends in April, so now is the time to enjoy the warm sunshine, thrilling adventures, delicious food, charming culture and relaxing holiday.


Australia is famed for its sun-kissed seashores,...

Australia is famed for its sun-kissed seashores, cerulean waters, rainforests, deserts, the exotic beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and thriving cities, all in one country. Come March and the country is buzzing with activities. The warm summers have gone and given way to pleasant weather. It’s the idyllic time to enjoy the outdoors. There is an international surfing festival in Queensland, thriving music festivals in Sydney and a host of delightful festivals in Melbourne. The whole country is celebrating and it is a good time to plan a visit.


Seychelles is an Inviting beauty of turquoise waters,...

Seychelles is an Inviting beauty of turquoise waters, silvery sandy beaches, lush hills, vibrant culture and picturesque beach resorts. Apart from the usual Seychelles diversions of fun in the sun, March is carnival time in this island nation. The capital, Victoria, is geared up for a three-day International Carnaval, featuring a procession with colorful floats, as well as a host of other activities. Also in mid-March is the annual “Fete de la Francophonie”, a cultural event across the island of Mahé which involves film shows, a craft bazaar and exhibitions.


Thailand cannot be summarized in words, it’s an...

Thailand cannot be summarized in words, it’s an experience of golden sandy shores, turquoise waters, historical temples, palaces, fun-filled nights, delicious food, amazing shopping and thrilling adventures. Ranking among the most visited places in the world, the Land of Smiles is romantic, exciting and delightful. March is a best time to visit. Easy on the pockets, this month witnesses tourists from all over the world trying to enjoy the warm sunshine before it becomes too harsh. Get way to the southern shores of the country for the best holiday.

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