March is the month of breeze, spring and all things nice. Also, in our opinion, it is one of the best times to visit any place in India. The harsh winter opens its arms to zestful and refreshing spring. It is the time of festivities in the country and of all touristy places not crowded with people.
With India offering a myriad of places to explore, it does get tricky to pick the destination you want to explore. But worry not, we got you covered. Here sharing 10 Amazing places you must visit in India in the month of March.
Andaman & Nicobar
Away from the mainland, Andaman is the island you need to visit. The sparkling water, white sand beaches, palm trees and coral reefs are what welcomes you with open arms. With a plethora of islands to visit, pristine beaches to swim in and an array of water sports, Andman is sure to satisfy every soul. Sit by the beach and watch the sky in all shades of red & orange as the sun settles or star gaze at night. Andaman also offers virgin islands away from human interaction, marine national park, waterfalls and dense forest to camp in. Get in a tropical state of mind and believe us you’ll never want to leave this gorgeous heaven of a place.
Things to do: Beaches, Snorkeling, Scooba Diving, Hiking, Waterfalls, Kayaking
Places to visit: Havelock Island, Ross Island, Port Blair, Neil Island, Chidiya Tapu, Limestone Caves
Hidden places to explore: Baratang Island, Barren Island, Jolly Buoy Island, Saddle Peak National Park
Coorg is located in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. The place is popularly known as Scotland of India and is also the largest producer of coffee in India. Coorg is delightful and away from urban chaos is a perfect getaway to soak in the beauty of nature. The lush green landscapes, gushing waterfalls, dense forest, ancient temples and coffee plantations will de-stress you. The pleasant weather, misty mountains and old-world charm will transport you to a different era.
Things to do: Trekking, Coffee Plantation Tour, Safari, Fishing, Elephant Camp, River Rafting, Camping
Places to visit: Abbey Falls, Chiklihole Reservoir, Harangi Dam, Kotebetta Trek, Madikeri Fort, Mallalli Falls, Mandalpatti Trek
Lachung & Lachen are small districts of Sikkim & have their own rules & regulations called Dzumsa. Lachen valley has almost everything a traveller could wish for: a land of fairs and festivals, snow-clad mountains, lakes, valley of flora, fauna and vibrant local culture. Lachung falls very close to the Tibet border and hence the influence of Tibetan culture is massive. Lachung & Lachen aren’t for weak hearts especially in the month of February as the temperature goes down to minus. But if untouched beauty, serene view, landscapes, lakes, snow-clad mountains, living in homestays and peace is what you are looking for, visit this part of Sikkim.
Things to do: Trekking, Witness Mask Dance, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, Excursion
Places to visit: Yumthang Valley, Chopta Valley, Gurudongmar Lake, Green Lake, Yumesamdong (Zero Point), Lacung Monastery, Bhim Nala Waterfalls
Velas Village, Ratnagiri
The little village of Velas in the Konkan belt of Maharastra starts bustling with tourist as soon as March arrives in all its glory. The ‘Velas turtle festival,’ an annual event dedicated to the conservation of Olive Ridley turtles takes place every year on the Velas beach in Ratnagiri. Olive Ridley turtles visit the Velas beach every year to lay eggs in the month of November- December and the locals make sure the eggs are safe till the time they start flourishing in March. Except for this unique experience, do visit Velas for historical Bankot Fort and Harihareshwar Temple, delicious Konkani food, beach activities.
Things to do: Watch baby turtles take their first step, stay in traditional Konkani homes, Walkthrough village at night, Try the local cuisine.
Places to visit: Velas Beach, Bankot Fort, Harihareshwar Temple, Harihareshwar Beach
The word Orchha means hidden palace and the place truly justifies to its name. The majestic town is a hidden gem in Madhya Pradesh and should be on your must-visit list this year. It is the perfect place if you want to escape from bustling city life and spend some quality time, Orchha is your place. Orchha offers something to everyone. The captivating architecture, jungle safari, wilderness, nature trail, river rafting or just soaking the sun by the river will leave you in awe of this quaint town. The laid back town will make you want to slow down a little and enjoy the nature.
Things to do: River Rafting, Jungle Safari, Visit Temples of Orchha, Light & Sound Show, Nature Trail, Kayaking, Boating
Places to visit: River Betwa, Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary, Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Rai Praveen Mahal, Chattris, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Phool Bagh, Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha Nature Reserve
Known as ‘Venice of East’ Udaipur is one of the charming cities of India. The city is known for gorgeous lakes, palaces, forts, luxurious hotels, huge gardens and in the month of March, another attraction is Holi celebration. The city is quiet but also exciting at the same time. From watching sunsets and sipping coffee with your feet dipped in lake water to a sunset boat cruise the city will keep you captivated. The Holi celebrated by locals is grand, colourful and full of dancing & fun. If you want to celebrate the festival of colours a little different this year, head to Udaipur. Don’t forget to try the food at small cafes in nooks of the city with intricate interiors.
Things to do: Visit Forts & Palaces, Boat Cruise, Ropeway, Trek, Sightseeing, Relax by the Lake, Heritage Walk
Places to visit: Lake Pichola, City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Eklingji Temple, Jaisamand Lake, Saheliyon ki Bari, Jagdish Temple, Jag Mandir Palace
Kodaikanal is a hill town in Tamil Nadu which is also referred to as ‘The Princess of Hills’. The town is loaded with charm, nature and wonders. The place is quite literally a gift of the forest & will enrich your mind & soul with its beauty. The place is a paradise for the nature enthusiast. Lush green hills, roaring waterfalls, breezy weather and lakes make it for a perfect getaway. Enjoy the slow-paced life & delicious South Indian cuisine while you are here.
Things to do: Boating, Kayaking, Trekking, Explore Caves, Get Lost in Pine Forest, Scenic Drive, Biking, Night Safari, Camping, Relax & Rejuvenate
Places to visit: Coaker’s Walk, Green Valley View, Kodaikanal Lake, Guna Cave, Canopy Hill, Pambar Falls, Dolphins Nose, Byrant Park, Caps Fly Valley, Moir Point, Fairy Falls, Silver Cascade Falls
Allepey is famous for its serene backwaters and their exceptionally scenic setting. The beautiful city in Kerala is also vividly popular for its beaches, temples & traditional boat races. Clear skies, breezy atmosphere, pristine clean beaches and scenic views, a trip to Allepey is a holiday straight out of dreams. Every view & corner quite literally feels like looking at a painting. Feast on scrumptious food, live in the houseboats, swim in the ocean, go kayaking in the river and so on, the list is never-ending. You’ll never want to come back from this magical city. Don’t forget to indulge in a relaxing spa while you are here.
Things to do: Kayaking, Houseboat, Spa, Snake Boat Race, Visit Backwaters, Beaches, Sea Food, Village Life
Places to visit: Alappuzha Beach, Backwaters, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Vembanad Lake, Pallippuram, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Marari Beach, Pathiramanal
Varanasi is one city in India you can visit any time around the year. You’ll most definitely find yourself lost in this mystical town. Varanasi is said to be the oldest living city in the world and the vibe of this place is exceptionally positive. The city is colourful, vibrant, full of life, peace and all things spiritual. Sit by the ghats as you watch holy river Ganga flow, sip on some chai and talk to locals. Holi celebrated in Varanasi is colourful, fun and why you must visit the city in March. The magical Indian destination will captivate you with its Ghats and endless lines of Sadhus and Saints.
Things to do: Watch Evening Ganga Aarti Ceremony, Explore Temples, Ghats, Holy Bath in River Ganga, Boat Ride, Meditate, Shop, Try Local Food & Chaats, Banarsi Paan & Saree
Places to visit: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dasaashwamedha Ghat, Assi Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Nepali Temple, BHU, Shivala Ghat, Ramnagar Fort, Isckon Temple, Lakhaniya Dari Waterfall, Mukkha Waterfalls, Devdari Falls
Snow clad mountains, lush green meadows, deep ravines, evergreen forested hills and valleys, Gulmarg is a heaven on the earth. If you are lucky, you might as well experience snowfall in the month of March. Go here if you want to ski, enjoy the nature at its best and mountains are your calling. Unlike other crowded destinations, you’ll find Gulmarg untouched by large gatherings. Khilanmarg and Tangmarg are nearby destinations that one must remember to visit during their stay here.
Things to do: Skiing, Snowboarding, Trekking, Ice Skating, Gandola Ride, Relax, Local Food
Places to visit: Seven Springs, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Strawberry Field, Apharwat Peak, Alpather Lake, Ningle Nallah, Khilanmarg, St. Mary’s Church