6 Places You Can Explore In India
By: Kratika Mon, 20 Mar 2023 5:33:14
The month of March brings with it bright blue skies and a cool breeze, marking the arrival of spring everything comes to life, new flowers bloom and outdoor activities become more fun. For travel enthusiasts, there are many places to visit in India in March where you can enjoy this weather.
The festival of Holi also falls this month. Many choose to travel to enjoy this festival of colours in the cities famous for their celebrations. The timing is ideal we’re ending the first quarter of the year, and travelling is one of the best ways to relieve stress.
# Wayanad, Kerala
Wayanad in Kerala is an absolute delight to travel to. The hill station is known for its vibrant greenery, clean, fresh air and spice gardens. What also adds to the experience are the wildlife sanctuaries where you can catch a glimpse of animals such as bison, elephants, tigers and cheetahs. If you’re looking for a place to visit in March to enjoy the serenity, calm and spring weather, Wayanad is the place for you!
Visit the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Banasura Sagar Dam and Soochipara Falls. You should also go on a tea estate tour and visit the fragrant spice plantations here. Go ziplining in the hills, or simply unwind as you soak in the warm sun. For a more laid-back adventure, go on nature trails.
Goa is that one destination which probably pops up in all guides on winter and spring travel. However, what makes March an ideal month to visit the state is the Shigmo Festival. The festival takes place in the month of Phagun, according to the Hindu calendar and begins on Holi (falling on March 8 this year). The five-day festivities see people (mostly the Konkan belts) building and painting elaborate murals that depict Indian mythology and folklore. Local troupes conduct dance performances in celebration, and the state has an electric energy that’s a contrast to the usual beachy, laidback vibe of Goa.
# Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Another stunning place to visit in March is the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Months after March (until November) will be too hot to visit, thanks to the islands’ tropical location. The beaches are beautiful, and the spas and sundowners will make your experience worth the while. Don’t forget to try the fresh seafood.
When here, you can visit Havelock and Neil islands, go snorkelling to see the underwater wildlife and spend your days by the beach. You should also take time out to visit Cellular Jail (formerly called Kaala Paani) for a glimpse into India’s history and freedom struggle.
# Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu
Rameswaram is one of the holiest cities in India and is known for being a pilgrimage destination. Located on a serene island in Tamil Nadu, it is located off the Indian mainland and is separated from Sri Lanka by a Pamban channel.
When in Rameswaram, visit the many temples that dot the town. Pamban Bridge, the beaches and Dhanushkodi are a few other places that should be on your must-see list. Enjoy activities such as birdwatching to make the most of your trip there.
# Udaipur, Rajasthan
Winters and early spring are the best times of the year to visit Udaipur. However, what makes March more special is the Gangaur Festival, which begins a day after Holika Dahan. During Gangaur, the entire city, especially areas around Gangaur Ghat (hence its name) and Ambrai Ghat, is decorated for the festivities. Dance performances, music and other celebrations ensue and usually end after 18 days. This year, the festival will be on from March 8 to March 24.
# Jaipur, Rajasthan
Another popular destination in Rajasthan, Jaipur is among the best places to visit in March in India. The weather is ideal, and the festival of Holi brings with it celebrations of Gangaur. Jaipur hosts the Gangaur Fair, which is reason enough to visit Rajasthan’s capital. In certain tribes, Gangaur is also considered an auspicious time for unmarried men and women to interact with each other and find their life partners.
Amer Fort, Nahargarh and Jaigarh Forts, City Palace (yes, there’s one here, too), Hawa Mahal and Albert Hall Museum are some of the must-visit landmarks. Go to the Birla Temple in the evening before you head off to the markets for some retail therapy. Indulge in delicious Rajasthani cuisine as you explore the city.