“India is the cradle of the human race,
The birthplace of human speech,
The mother of history,
The grandmother of legends and
The great-grandmother of traditions!”
Mark Twain wasn’t just playing around with words when he described our country so beautifully! India is indeed a land full of traditions, legends, history and cultures! While India may come upon as a very vast country, particular places can only be visited during particular seasons. Every month has a list of places you can or cannot visit according to the seasonal climate and overall weather of that place. March, on the other hand, is the month when you can visit any part of the country without worrying about the weather or crowd. With most of the colleges and schools still working, March is the month to travel for people who don’t prefer crowds! And with pleasant weather all month round, it makes travelling all the more amazing. Travelling to all the states in India may not be possible, so we present to you the best places to visit in March that will solve the all-important question of ‘where to go in March’ for most Indian travellers:
1.) Havelock Island
Imagine yourself surrounded by pristine white sandy beaches, beautiful coral reefs and lush green forests; how peaceful would that be? Havelock Island is the synonym for serenity! One of the largest islands among the cluster of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Havelock Island is known for its diving sites and white sandy beaches. Elephant Beach and Radhanagar Beach are two of the main tourist attractions here. Apart from the usual snorkelling, scuba-diving and fishing, Havelock Island has introduced a new adventure sport, sea-walking and it has become one of the most popular aquatic activities here. No wonder Havelock is known for some of the best water sports in the country and finds its way on our list of best vacation destinations in March! Pack your bags and your adventurous spirit to travel to Havelock Island; one of the best islands escapes among the holiday destinations in South India!
A whiff of spice in the air, lush green paddy fields and mist covered mountains around you and coffee, tea or coconut plantations all over; Welcome to Wayanad! Away from the bustling city life, Wayanad is one of the best places to travel in March and definitely counts as one of the best holiday destinations in South India. Derived from the word Vayal Nadu, Wayanad literally means ‘The Land of Paddy fields’. Famous as a hill station getaway, this quaint little place situated in the north-east region of Kerala has piqued the interest of everyone, right from adventure lovers to honeymooners! The best places to visit in Wayanad includes the Eddakal Caves, which have the inscriptions from the Neolithic and Mesolithic period, Chembra Peak, a paradise for trekkers, Neelimala View Point and the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Wayanad brings to you a picture perfect getaway with serene spots and splendid scenery. Get ready to travel to this peaceful sanctuary with our customized India travel packages!
A picturesque state in the north-eastern part of India, Sikkim is most definitely one of the best places to visit in March; ideal for all adventure lovers, trekkers and people looking for a getaway from their mundane lives! Bordered by Nepal, China and Bhutan, Sikkim has so much to offer for all her visitors; from various adventure sports for the adventure lovers to quaint places for the honeymooners and from traditional monasteries to comfortable hotels providing all the modern amenities, Sikkim undoubtedly is the answer to your question of where to go in March! Gangtok, its capital city, offers a beautiful and mystical wonderland away from the humdrum of city lives. Explore Gangtok along with Yuksom, which was the first capital of Sikkim and now is a gateway for treks towards the glory of Sikkim, Mount Khangchendzonga. Tsomgo Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in the state, is a view to die for! The must-visit Rumtek Monastery, a visual display of the Buddhism culture and heritage, is almost a replica of the original one in Tibet. Sikkim is nature’s breathtaking call to all travellers and lets them explore the breathtaking surroundings as part our Sikkim Darjeeling holiday packages in India!
A precious jewel in the crown of ‘Seven Sisters of North-East India’, is the state of Meghalaya; a prime contender among our best vacation destinations in March. Also known as the Abode of clouds, this state houses two of the wettest places on Earth, Cherrapunjee and Mawsynram! India travel packages of Meghalaya usually include the Mawlynnong Village, which has been voted as Asia’s Cleanest Village and the Double Decker Living Root Bridge in Cherrapunjee, naturally formed by the roots of the trees. With such a breath-taking phenomenon of nature, you cannot afford to miss this place and make it a part of your must-visit March holiday destinations! If you are looking for a place that offers a historical insight into the life and culture of the North-East, then you should absolutely visit the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture in Shillong. Meghalaya can most certainly become that life-changing trip you always wanted to undertake! The quaint little places of Meghalaya are definitely a paradise for all nature lovers and form an essential part of our holiday packages in India.
Derived from the combination of Manu-Alay, Manali is also known as ‘The Valley of Gods’ and is one of the most beautiful places and the go-to spot for all the adventure lovers and backpackers. This idyllic little hill station nestled in Himachal Pradesh has captured the attention of tourists all over the world and easily becomes our hot pick for March holiday destinations. Manali is famous for its adventure sports like rafting, skiing, paragliding, zorbing, trekking and camping. Apart from these activities, India travel packages of Manali include famous temples and Tibetan monasteries like the Hidimba Temple, Manu Mandir, Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa. One of the most famous tourist attractions in Manali is the Vashisht Temple and the hot water springs near this temple. It is said that one dip in these hot water springs is enough to relax the body and mind. So, head to Manali and discover the idyllic hill station that is every traveller’s favourite choice for holiday packages in India.
One of the best vacation destinations in March, Ranthambore has a lot to offer during the summer season like safari, walking tours and bird watching. A town of historical significance, Ranthambore is known for its flora and fauna. The Ranthambore National Park is one of the most famous national parks in India for the conservation of tigers and is known for its natural habitat and diverse wildlife. While Ranthambore National Park is the jewel in the crown of Ranthambore, it has more to offer than just the national park. Located on a hilltop, the Ranthambore Fort has constructed in the year 944 AD and offers a breathtakingly beautiful view of the Ranthambore National Park. If you love watching birds, Surwal Lake is one of the best places to travel in March as you can spot migratory birds from all parts of the world.
Named as the ‘Scotland of India’ by the British, Kodagu or as it is popularly known, Coorg is a quaint little hill station in Southern Karnataka. Famous for its picturesque scenery, world-class coffee and diverse wildlife, Coorg, serves as a getaway from the usual monotonous life. Pegged as one of the best holiday destinations in South India, it has a lot to offer to all its guests and visitors. India travel packages to Coorg include places such as Abbey Falls, Madikeri Fort and Dubare Elephant Camp. Apart from scenic views, Coorg has many adventure sports to choose from, river rafting, trekking, waterfall rappelling, microlight flying, rock climbing and mountain biking. Coorg is also very famous for its heavenly coffee! Hence, you will find coffee plantations around you, along with cardamom and pepper plantations. Coorg has also started producing world’s most expensive coffee, Luwak coffee. Made from the poop of a civet cat, it is expensive because of the uncommon method of producing it! Be a part of a unique nature adventure and enjoy the beauty and serenity of Coorg with one of our exquisite holiday packages in India.
If history and heritage are your forte; if you want to be transported into an era of beautiful stone temples and magnificent views, then Hampi is the place for you! The land of mystery and heritage, Hampi, which once served as the capital of the mighty Vijayanagara Empire, is rightly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site today. Hampi has an opulence of temples, picturesque views and charismatic ruins dating back to the 11th century that makes it one of the popular holiday destinations in South India. Strikingly majestic temples like the Virupaksha Temple, Underground Shiva Temple, Krishna Temple, Vijaya Vitthala Temple are some of the must-visit attractions here. Ornate structures of historical importance like the Queen’s Bath, Elephant Stables and the Old Bridge Pillars exhibit the architectural excellence during the reign of the Vijayanagara Empire. Apart from the architecture, Hampi has some brilliant views to offer from atop the Matanga Hills and Sunset Point. The charismatic ruins and the captivating scenery are reasons enough for you to pack your bags and make Hampi the next on your list of March holiday destinations!
An oasis in the midst of the Thar Desert is lined with beautiful temples and majestic palaces. One of the best vacation destinations in March, Jaisalmer offers an insight into the culture and heritage of Rajasthan. The grand Jaisalmer Fort, also known as the ‘Golden Fort’ is masked in golden yellow reflections and is a sight to behold! Jaisalmer holiday packages in India also include ‘Patwon Ki Haveli’ which is known for its beautiful craftsmanship on the interiors and exteriors of its walls. The vast golden sand dunes of the Thar Desert are fascinating and exciting to look at! You can also enjoy a camel ride in the undulating sand dunes! Enjoy a kinglike moment in the palaces as also experience the magical sunset in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer. Experience the rich culture and grandeur of the golden city along with our India travel packages to Jaisalmer.
Best known for its majestic temples, Khajuraho has the finest temple art in the world. It is a fantastic example of Indian architecture and culture dating back to the medieval ages. One of the most popular temples in Khajuraho is the Lakshmana Temple. Intricately designed and completed in 954 A.D., this temple is a fine example of Hindu temple architecture. The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is the tallest and the largest temple in Khajuraho and was built in 1050 B.C. featuring some of the finest sculptures. The Chitragupta and the Parsvanath Temple are two other major tourist attractions in Khajuraho. While Parsvanath Temple is a Jain temple dedicated to Adinath, the first Tirthankara (saint) of the Jains, Chitragupta Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Sun God. One surprising fact about Khajuraho is that, the temples were not discovered until the 20th century and of the 85 temples, only 20 have withstood destruction. Adorned with some of the most beautiful and majestic temples in India, Khajuraho is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in March.
So, what’s your pick among these destinations? Will you be travelling to the snowy slopes of Himachal or cruising in the backwaters of Kerala? Are the beaches of Andaman calling you or will you be enjoying in the deserts of Jaisalmer? Wherever you go, whichever destination you choose make sure you enjoy yourself to the fullest… Then it could be the month of March or any other season that you wish to travel in!
As Robert Louis Stevenson says, “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”