28 Mesmerizing Places to visit in March in India

Places to visit in March in India

2020 was a complete mess when it comes to traveling, and that makes you wanna explore places in India even more (since International traveling is a far-fetched dream now). Moreover, you ought to know 28 places to visit in March in India for not only is March an ideal month for exploring North-Indian places, but also the closest to your being vaccinated (by then) and thus, less paranoid.

The Indian subcontinent offers you myriad reasons to travel and explore, more because of its variegated terrains and weather. March is that time of the year when it’s cool and breezy in the hills and all blossoms in the rest of the country. In other words, there are just so many places to visit in March in India, that you’d surely fall short of an ecstatic list if not planned properly.


30 Best Places to Visit in India in March

Here’s your go-to list for exploring the 30 best places to visit in March in India. Trust us, March is a stupendous month to explore the offbeat places in India- owing to the tropical climate of India. Scroll through, and know more!

1. Velas Village, Ratnagiri

This dainty village nestled on the western coast of Maharashtra is one of the best places to visit in March in India. Velas is a fishing village that is at a distance of 220 km from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai.

Things to do-

  • Featuring a calm and soulful beach, this one’s indeed a perfect getaway in March for that’s when the turtle hatchlings come into the world. The baby turtles then move into the Arabian Sea and that’s indeed a treat to the eyes. Velas Turtle Festival is therefore the most celebrated thing in Ratnagiri.
  • Visit the numerous beaches, such as Pawas Beach, Ganeshghule Beach, Ganpatipule Beach
  • Visit the famous temples.

Places to visit in Velas-

  • Harihareshwar Beach
  • Kelshi Beach
  • Victoria Fort
  • Diveagar Beach
  • Murud.

How to reach?

Road- Ratnagiri is connected by road to Mumbai, Madgaon, Mangalore, Udupi, Cochin, and Karwar by NH17 and that makes it easily viable through these cities.

Rail- It is also connected by the Konkan railway, making it the most important station.

Air- A bit lengthy but yes, one can even reach this place via air. Karnataka’s Belgaum Airport is located at a distance of about 251 km from Ratnagiri and is a five hours journey via road. Even Goa International Airport which is at a distance of 258 km from Ratnagiri can make you reach the same after a 5-hour road journey.

Local Food

  • Alphonso Mangoes (in the mango season)
  • Kokam curry
  • Kombdi Vade
  • Kokam Sharbat
  • Aam Panna (in the mango season)
  • Mavani mutton curry

Places to eat-

  • Carnival Dive Inn
  • Hotel Yogi
  • Mithila Restaurant
  • Amantran

Best Stays

  • Tranquil beach resort
  • Sea Wind beach resort
  • Velas- The turtle breeding village
  • Sagari Kinara home stay, Velas
  • Cozy Cottage

2. Goa

It’s saner to visit Goa in the month of March for a thousand reasons. The most relevant one is the large-scale celebration of the biggest Hindu folk festival called Shigmo. The festival lasts for over fourteen days and one can see float parades in different parts of Goa on different days. Goa is indeed the best place to visit in India during a march for it’s less crowded during this time of the year. Not to mention the lower hotel prices in March!

Things to do-

  • Become patrons of different dance forms, including Chitrarath, Romtamel, and other Folk dances.
  • The Shigmo festival is a further highlight of visiting Goa in March.
  • Water Skiing (Baga, Majorda, and Mobor Beach)
  • Kite Surfing (Arambol Beach, Morjim Beach, Mondego Bay)
  • Scuba Diving (Grand Island, Pigeon Island)
  • White Water Rafting (Tilari River, Mandovi River)
  • Windsurfing (Calangute, Vagator, and Colva Beach)

Places to visit-

  • Fort Aguada
  • Dudhsagar Falls
  • Divar Island
  • Grand Island
  • Mapusa Market
  • Anjuna Flea Market (get an off-season discount).

How To reach?

Road- A bit tricky but National Highway 4 connects you to cities like Bangalore, etc. It’s somewhat tedious and a very long drive though.

Rail- Madgaon, and Vasco-da-gama are the main railway stations, well-connected to the rest of the Indian cities.

Air- Goa is also well-connected for traveling via air. The nearest international airport is the Dabolim, which is situated near Vasco da Gama. You have to cover the distance of approximately 29 kilometers off Panaji to reach to the airport. Easy domestic flights take you to the same.

Local food

  • Pork Vindaloo
  • Sanna
  • Goan red rice
  • Prawn Balchao
  • Poee
  • Kingfish

Places to eat

  • Greenyard Restaurant and Bar
  • Amparo bar and restaurant
  • Darya deger restaurant
  • Adlem Goi
  • Sanman Restaurant and bar

Best stays

  • The Postcard Velha
  • Double Tree by Hilton Goa- Panaji
  • Old Goa residency
  • Grand Hyatt Goa
  • Shoolin Homestay

3. Lakshadweep

Choose Lakshadweep as one of the best places to visit in March in India if you are a beach lover and a hoarder of aesthetic and serene spaces.

Things to do

  • Visit the beaches without the fear of the monsoon rains. Walk freely on the beaches right under the sun and enjoy the thrill of being alive
  • Scuba diving on Kalpeni island
  • Canoeing in Minicoy island
  • Try kayaking and yatch sailing on Kavaratti
  • Visit the lighthouse in Minicoy to get a picturesque view
  • Go fishing in various Lagoons

Places to visit in Lakshadweep

  • Minicoy Island
  • Agatti Islands
  • Bangaram island
  • Kadmat
  • Amindivi Islands
  • Andretti Island
  • the Lighthouse of Minicoy.

How to reach?

Ship- A lot of cruises offer tours to and from Lakshadweep. Takes about 14 to 20 hours by various ships.

Air- Agatti Airport is the nearest (and the only) airport.

Local food

  • Sambar and rice
  • Avial
  • Curried and fried tuna fish
  • Idli
  • Puri
  • Potato curry
  • Malabar chicken and parotta

Places to eat

  • Heavens treat Beach restaurant
  • Café de Saina
  • Bajara Dlite by Goldfinch express
  • Maharaja family restaurant
  • Gajalee seafood restaurant

Best stays

  • White Pearl Beach hotel
  • Kasims Beach Villa
  • Coral Paradise Beach resort
  • Bangaram island resort
  • Govt. Guest house Agatti
  • Kadmat island beach resort

4. Havelock Island, Andaman

Havelock Island is one of the best places to visit in March in south India for its abundance of tranquility and astonishing views. The beaches are soulful to visit owing to the amazing weather, accompanied by the cool breezes and cozy sunsets.

Things to do

  • Scuba diving, furthered by the warm waters of the Arabian sea
  • Esteemed Beach visits.
  • Snorkeling alongside the coral reefs
  • Riding scooters or bikes on the island (from rentals)
  • Trekking to the Elephant beach

Places to visit

  • Radha Nagar Beach
  • Elephant Beach
  • Sitapur Beach
  • Vijay Nagar Beach
  • Kalapather Beach

How to reach?

The best and the only way to reach Havelock island is by taking a catamaran ferry from Port Blair, which makes you reach Havelock Island in 90 minutes. There are government ferry services available as well which take about 2.5 hours.

Local food

  • Famous sea foods like cuttlefish, crabs, lobsters, prawns
  • Red Snapper
  • Rice
  • Coconut
  • Curry

Places to eat

  • Rony restaurant
  • Sea dragon restaurant
  • Nemo Café
  • Bonova café and pub
  • Fat Martin
  • Anju Coco Resto
  • Full moon Café

Best stays

  • Havelock island beach resort
  • SilverSand beach resort, Havelock
  • Coral Reef resort, Havelock island
  • Sea Shell, Havelock
  • Dolphin resort, Andaman tourism

5. Rameshwaram

This place isn’t as religious as it sounds! Well, much acclaimed for its cool beaches, Rameshwaram is a great place to visit in India during a march for the weather is pleasant. Also, it’s a fabulous town with soulful sights to see and capture. Rameshwaram gets humidor after March and so it’s won’t be as thrilling all year round.

Things to do

  • Carry your professional cameras for shooting Instagram-worthy photographs.
  • Visit the beaches and enjoy soulful sunsets in the evening.
  • Explore the pillars and corridors of Ramanathaswamy temple
  • Visit the Villondi Theertham
  • Participate in water sports
  • Visit the water bird sanctuary

Places to visit

  • Ramanathaswamy Temple
  • Gandhamadhana Parvatham
  • Adam’s Bridge or Rama Setu
  • Ariyaman Beach
  • Water Bird Sanctuary
  • Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge.

How to reach 

Road- The city is connected with all major cities of Tamil Nadu and hence, can be easily reached by road. Frequent bus service is available from Madurai and many other cities to reach Tamil Nadu. Chennai is approximately 650 km away from the heart of Rameshwaram. Madurai (169km), Tiruchirappalli (271km), and Thanjavur (231 km) can be travelled from Rameshwaram by road.

Rail- Rameshwaram railway station is the medium through which one can reach the city via the rail link. It is also connected to major Indian cities via railways.

Air-Madurai Airport is the nearest airport. Take a cab from there.

Local food

  • Filter Coffee
  • Cuttle fish
  • Crab meat
  • Baby octopus
  • Keema Vadas
  • Rasam
  • Sambhar
  • Idli, Vada, Dosa

Places to eat

  • Sri Murugan mess
  • Hotel Chola Non-Vegetarian restaurant
  • Ambika Marvadi Bhojanalaya
  • Shabari Restaurant
  • Nellai Sri Madhura

Best stays

  • Hotel Pearl Residency
  • Hotel Brindavan residency
  • Hyatt Place Rameshwaram
  • Hotel Rameshwaram Grand
  • Hotel royal residency

6. Ooty

Despite being a tourist attraction all year round, Ooty is the best place to visit during a march in India. Not to mention the exceptional popularity of Ooty in the month of March and April amidst honeymooners. That is to say, the entire hill station is not just colorful like never before, but also imbued with natural fragrances.

Things to do

  • Visit the tea and spice gardens and watch the sturdy blossoms in March, along with the lush-green Botanical gardens and the charming lakes.
  • Explore Nilgiri Mountain toy train
  • Visit Dolphin’s nose
  • You can see the Toda huts
  • Visit the tea museum
  • Visit the various pubs and enjoy the nightlife.

Places to visit

  • Ooty Lake
  • Shooting Point
  • Lady Canning’s Seat
  • St. Stephen’s Church
  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway
  • Pykara Lake
  • Doddabetta Peak.

How to reach?

Road & Rail- Mettupalyam, 40 km from Ooty, is the nearest railhead serving this hill station. Several trains are available from nearby cities like Chennai, Coimbatore, Mysore, and Bangalore for Mettupalyam. From here, buses and private cabs can take you to Ooty.

Air-Take a cab from the Coimbatore Airport which is located at a distance of 88 km from Ooty city.

Local food

  • Avial- a stewed vegetable preparation
  • Local Pastries and bread and chocolates
  • Farm fresh Strawberries and other fruits.
  • Tea. Ooty also has yards of tea plantations.

Places to eat

  • Earl’s Secret
  • Place to Bee
  • Angaara
  • Clifftop International cuisine
  • Quality Restaurant
  • Hyderabad Biryani house

Best stays

  • Fairstay Ooty
  • Sterling Ooty Fern Hill
  • Sterling Ooty Elk Hill
  • Gem Park Ooty
  • Hotel Darshan
  • Hotel Lakeview
  • Hotel Mayura Sudarshan

7. Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg is again a destination which you can visit almost all year round, then what makes it worth visiting in March?! This place isn’t colder than 10 degrees Celsius and not warmer than 40 degrees and that’s what makes it a perfect place to visit in the month of March. It’s rather crowded owing to its ideal temperatures and serene sights. Pro tip- Book in advance!

Things to do

  • Relish in the seasonal blossoms that make Coorg a serene place to visit in the month of March.
  • The authentic music festival, Storm festival, is what draws even more attention to this picturesque place in Karnataka.
  • Click pictures at Abbey Falls
  • Go trekking on the gorgeous routes of Western Ghats
  • Take coffee plantation tours amidst the endless greens
  • Go camping alongside rivers and jungles.

Places to visit

  • Abbey Falls
  • Nagarhole National Park
  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Irupu Falls
  • Medikeri Fort
  • Raja’s Seat
  • Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Pushpagiri

How to reach?

Road- KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) provide deluxe buses to Coorg, on a regular basis from cities like Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore.

Rail- Coorg does not possess a railway network but the stations closest to this hill station are Mysore, Mangalore and Hassan. There are many trains for these places from different parts of India.

Air- Take a cab/ taxi from Mangalore Airport which is located at a distance of 135 km from Coorg. Coorg is well-connected by air with all the major Indian cities.

Local food

  • Bamboo shoot curry
  • Pork curry
  • Akki roti
  • Koli curry
  • Chicken curry

Best places to eat

  • Coorg Cuisine
  • Tiger Tiger
  • Coffee Blossom restaurant
  • Big Cup Café
  • Coorg Food
  • Udupi Krishna Bhavan

Best stays

  • Serene woods
  • Abbydhama Estate stay
  • Holidayincoorg Leisure homes
  • Coorg Cottages
  • Hotel Maurya Valley view
  • Gowri Nivas
  • Coorg Heights resort

8. Chikmagalur

Here’s to an offbeat place that you ought to explore in the month of March, no matter what! This is a somewhat solitary place that’s aesthetically surrounded by hills. This hamlet is indeed a picturesque place to be, owing to the ideal temperature range, that is, between 25°C to 30°C during the month of March to June. Chikmagalur is one of the best places to visit during a march in India for honeymooners for obvious reasons.

Things to do

Visit the Nationals parks, zoos, and other wildlife sanctuaries. Chikmagalur is a perfect place for wildlife photographers and nature enthusiasts.

  • Trek to Mullayanagiri
  • Enjoy camping in Chikmagalur
  • Go for Kudremukh trek
  • Enjoy Bhadra river rafting
  • Catch sight of Hebbe falls
  • Stroll around coffee plantations

Places to visit

  • Mullayanagiri
  • Sringeri Mutt
  • Hebbe Falls
  • Jhari Waterfalls
  • Kudremukh National Park
  • Kudremukh Peak
  • Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hirekolale Lake

How to reach?

Road- Chikmagalur is well-connected to cities like Bangalore, Mangalore, Hubli and Hassan via state-run buses and private luxury buses.

Rail- The city does not have a railway station, so the nearest railway station is located in Kadur, at a distance of about 40 km away.

Air- Chikmagalur airport is the nearest airport.

Local food

  • Coffee
  • Rice
  • Fish curry
  • Nendranga chips (banana chips)
  • Malnad cuisine

Places to eat

  • Vishnu Delicacy
  • Gowthami North Indian restaurant
  • Khansamaa restaurant
  • Town canteen
  • Soundarya Restaurant
  • Café Agape

Best Stays

  • Chikmagalur Stays
  • Chikmagalur Homestays
  • Malnad homestay Chikmagalur
  • Homestay Advisor
  • Maharaja INN Chikamalur
  • Giri Inn

9. Mount Abu

Mount Abu is one of those Indian hill stations which can be visited all year round, all the time. Surrounded by aesthetically pleasing mountains, Mount Abu is an exquisite hill station in Rajasthan with an affinity for travellers in pursuit of happiness! The temperature doesn’t go beyond 33 degrees Celsius and that makes it ideal for sightseeing.

Things to do

  • Visit the town to see and take part in the Gangaur festival.
  • Boating at Nakki lake
  • Pray at Dilwara temple
  • Witness wildlife at Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary
  • Trekking
  • Hike to the highest peak of Aravalli- Guru Shikhar

Places to visit

  • Nakki Lake
  • Sunset Point
  • Adhar Devi Temple
  • Achalgarh Fort
  • Honeymoon Point
  • Gaumukg Temple
  • Bailey’s Walk.

How to reach?

Rail- Abu Road railway station (28 km away) links Mount Abu with major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, and Ahmedabad, among others. Some prominent trains serving Mount Abu are Ahmedabad Mail, Ala Hazrat Express, Porbandar Express, and Ajmer Express.

Road- Daily, 13 Buses run from Abu Road to Mount Abu. It takes about 00:52 hours to reach Mount Abu from Abu road. The first bus from Abu road to Mount Abu is NON-A/C, SEATER SLEEPER bus, run by RP Rajasthan tours & travels, that departs at 04:08 hours from Abu road.

Air- Board a flight to Udaipur airport and then take a cab to Mount Abu. Also, the nearest international airport is located in Ahmedabad. The domestic airport is connected to major Indian cities like Delhi, Jaipur, and Mumbai.

Local food

  • Dal Bati Churma
  • Laal Maas
  • Mohan Maas
  • Gatte ki Khichdi
  • Bajre ki roti
  • Ghevar

Places to eat

  • Mulberry tree
  • Sankalp restaurant
  • Jodhpur Bhojnalaya
  • Tandoori bites
  • Chacha café
  • Risa bar and café
  • Pizza crust Mount Abu

Best Stays

  • Hotel Sheratone Mount Abu
  • Hotel Hilltone
  • Hotel Mount Regency
  • Sterling Mount Abu
  • Altus Luxury Homestay
  • Hotel Hillock

10. Delhi, Central Capital

Delhi is the most beautiful city in India, and thus it’s capital. With the oldest monuments to explore and dainty market places to excavate and fathom, the Indian capital is one of the top places to visit in India in March. Delhi is exceptionally beautiful in the month of March, firstly because of the ideal weather (neither too hot nor too cold), and because of the availability and opening of botanical gardens and public fairs too.

Things to do

  • Get to know about Mughal history and more by visiting Delhi in the month of March. Visit Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, and more.
  • Take back home some really amazing souvenirs from local markets, like Sarojini Nagar, etc
  • Eat-in super amazing places in Old Delhi like Chandini Chowk, etc.
  • Visit Various museums like Doll museum, rail museum, science museum, etc
  • Visit Nehru Planetarium and know about our solar system
  • Attend various fairs, especially the book fairs at Pragati Maidan.

Places to visit

  • Red Fort
  • Qutub Minar
  • Humayun’s Tomb
  • Various market places like Sarojini Nagar and just to name a few.
  • Hauz Khas
  • Qutub Minar
  • Akshardham Temple
  • Lotus Temple
  • WOW (World of Wonders)
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Chandini Chowk
  • Jama Masjid
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • India Gate

How to reach? 

Delhi is well-connected by railway, airway, and roadway and can be easily reached.

Road- Buses, cabs, and private cars can take you to the capital city via National highways and the Yamuna expressway.

Rail- The railway network connects Delhi to all major and, nearly, all the minor destinations in India. The three important railway stations of Delhi are New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station, and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.

Air- Board a flight to Indira Gandhi International Airport. Delhi is well connected with domestic and international flights, to all the major cities within and outside India. Also, a domestic Airport connects Delhi to the major cities in India.

Local food

  • Parathas
  • Chaat
  • Butter Chicken
  • Kebabs
  • Chole Bhature
  • Biryani
  • Nihari
  • Rolls

Best places to eat

  • Bukhara Restaurant
  • Indian Accent
  • Olive- Bar, and Kitchen
  • Baluchi – A Pan Indian Restaurant
  • Rajinder da Dhaba
  • The Potbelly rooftop café
  • Rico’s

Best stays

  • The Leela Palace, New Delhi
  • The Oberoi, New Delhi
  • The Claridges
  • Taj Mahal, New Delhi
  • The Umrao
  • JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity
  • The Lodhi
  • ITC Maurya
  • Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Paschin

11. Jaipur

This ‘Pink city’ is worth a thousand visits, especially in the month of March! The month of March makes Jaipur righteously accessible to tourists for it’s ideal for travelling (keeping in mind the scorching Rajasthan heat in summers). From the ancient forts to the indigenous market places, explore anything and everything that comes on your route to this stupendous city. There’s just so much to Jaipur that it’s ideally the best place to visit in March in India.

Things to do- Relish delectable Rajasthani food. Also, shop for traditional clothes and more. You can even enjoy hot air balloon rides in Jaipur. Not to mention the famous Jaipur Elephant festival!

Attractions in and around- Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, and so on and so forth.

Time to visit- from 21st March onwards

How to reach?  

Sanganer Airport is the nearest airport and cabs/taxis are easily available. You can also take a train to Gandhinagar, Durgapura, and Jaipur and reach the city easily.

12. Mathura

Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna is a perfect religious getaway in the month of March. The temples are ideal to visit in March for it is rather pleasant during that time. This abode of temples is blessed with the river Yamuna, which flows through the heart of the city. Hence this is one of the best places to visit in India during Feb march.

Things to visit- go temple hopping in this sacred city. Visit the 25 ghats, and especially Vishram Ghat, the most popular one.

Attractions in and around- Peepleshwar Mahadeo Temple, Dwarkadhish Temple

Best Time to visit- During the Holi celebration in the month of March.

How to reach?

Board a flight till Delhi and then you can hire a cab till Mathura. Mathura is even well-connected with rails and buses.

13. Rishikesh

Much acclaimed as the yoga capital, this abode of peace ought to make it to your bucket list for myriad reasons. Rishikesh is truly a traveller’s paradise for being a haven for cozy cafes, meditation spots, yoga ashrams, and more. This impeccable city is definitely one of the best places to visit in India in February and march for its cool, breezy, and accessible during that time of the year.

Things to do- Visit Rishikesh in March to attend the International Yoga Festival; river rafting is a must.

Attractions in and around- Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula

Best time to visit- 1st March to 6th March

How to reach? The easiest way to reach Rishikesh is by boarding a bus to the city.

14. Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Get a capture of the royal one-horned Rhino which is the heart-throb of this national park, right over here. Built-in 1905, this place is a true respite for wildlife enthusiasts. Book a family trip to Kaziranga  National Park which comes on the list of places to visit in India in march April in March and visit this exceptional place!

Things to do- Book a safari and look out for one-horned rhinos along with other magnanimous animals walking freely in the National park.

Best Time to visit- Last week of March

Attractions in and around- Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, Orang National Park.

How to reach? Furkating railway station is located at a distance of 75 km from Kaziranga National Park and an easy cab can take you right to your destination.

15. Shillong

Popularly known as the ‘Scotland of India’, Shillong is one of the best places to visit In India in March. The Meghalayan capital is rather a picturesque hill station to visit with friends and family in March, owing to the pleasant weather. Shillong is a popular hill station among honeymooners that why it comes in the best place to visit in India in March.

Things to do – Visit the many zoos, museums, golf courses, and lakes as part of your vacation. Also, head to the stunning waterfalls or music festivals which are often organized in the city as it is the music capital of India.

Best time to visit– Entire month of March

Attractions in and around– Mawlynnong, Umiam Lake

How to reach? A bus from Guwahati takes you to Shillong in about three hours.

16. Varanasi

This pious city is a perfect treat for travelers from all across the country and abroad because of its famous ‘poojas and aartis’! Explore this mystical city in Uttar Pradesh, popularly known to be founded by Lord Shiva himself. Thus, enlightened yourself with Hinduism and Buddhism, and gain the essence of spiritual learning!

Hence Varanasi is among the best places to visit in the month of March in India

Things to do – Visit the temples and monasteries, and attend Ganga aarti.

Attractions in and around– Assi Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat

Best time to visit– At the time of Holi in March

How to reach? Take a train to Varanasi railway station as it is well-connected with all the major cities.

17. Agra

The city of ‘Taj’ is a wonderful place to be in the month of March, especially. Agra is an abode of Mughal history and famous marketplaces. Experience the goodness of delectable things to eat and take back souvenirs to relish for life!

Things to do- Savour local food items like ‘bedayi jalebi’, ‘petha’ and ‘daalmoth’. Also, shop in Meena Bazar, and relish fairs like “Taj Mahotsav”.

Attractions in and around- Taj Mahal, Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Meena Bazar, Keetham Forest and more.

Best Time To visit- Mid-March, at the time of the famous fair, ‘Van Mahotsav’.

How to reach? Take a cab, bus, or even train from Delhi. Agra is well-connected with rails and roads and can be visited easily from any part of the country.

18. Udaipur, Rajasthan

This city of lakes is one of the best places in India to visit in March. This royal hub has inculcated within itself a plethora of magnificent palaces, each better than the other! Much acclaimed for its

ways of celebrating Holi, which starts by lighting a bonfire on the first day and is followed by playing with colors on the second day, is rather mesmerizing.

Things to do- Go palace and lake hopping, experience Holi celebration in the city, enjoy rope-ways, and just to name a few.

Attractions in and around- Lake Palace, City Palace, and Jag Mandir.

Best time to visit- During Holi, in March

How to reach? – Take a flight to Udaipur airport or a bus.

19. West Bengal

Holi celebrations in parts of West Bengal are worthy of praise and are, therefore, a must-attend. Not to mention the pleasant weather which makes West Bengal accessible when it comes to travelling and exploring. It’s neither very humid nor too hot in the month of March in West Bengal, and thus, ideal for travelling.

Things to do- Celebrate Holi in an exclusive way, is called Basanta Utsav. This Bengali way of celebrating Holi is rather catchy and very different.

Attractions in and around- Shantiniketan, Mandarmani

Best Time to visit- In March, at the time of Holi

How to reach? Take a train to the Howrah railway station. Also, Kolkata is well-connected by air and further places can be reached via road from there.

20. Kodaikanal

This gorgeous hill station in Tamil Nadu is a must-visit. Kodaikanal is every traveler’s paradise for its lush green and abundant Natural beauty. March is the best time to visit this place for ample reasons, first being the majestic growth of flora and second for the ample flow of waters, all across the very town.

Things to do- Have a blast rowing boat in the lake at Kodaikanal and also enjoy hiking and cycling in nature there.

Attractions in and around- Kodaikanal Lake, Coaker’s Walk, Silver Cascade Falls, and Bryant Park.

Best time to visit- Mid-March

How to reach? Board a flight to Madurai International Airport and then hire a cab.

21. Vrindavan

The birthplace of Lord Krishna is a perfect place to be, especially at the time of Holi celebrations in March. Vrindavan comes among the best places to visit in India in March and April. You’ll be absolutely thrilled to experience the amazing way in which people in Vrindavan celebrate Holi.

Things to do- Visit the many temples and experience an energetic escape while attending vibrant Holi celebrations in Vrindavan!

Attractions in and around- Banke Bihari Temple, Prem Mandir, Radha Raman Temple

Best time to visit- In march, at the time of Holi

How to reach? Take a flight to Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi) and then take a bus or hire a cab. You can even travel by road from Mathura (Mathura being well-connected by rails and roads).

22. Leh-Ladakh

Relish in the scenic beauty of Leh-Ladakh which is the best place to visit in march in north India. It isn’t biting frost in the month of March and that’s what makes it an ideal place to visit during this time of the year. For all of us who aren’t that much of a fan of snowfalls, this place is a true respite when it comes to serenity and solace (in the month of March). This picturesque land is also the perfect haven for bikers!

Things to do- Attend the Matho Nagrang festival that celebrates oracles and their blessings. You will be witnessing monks dressed in the attire of Ladakhi God and Goddesses.

Attractions in and around- Pangong Lake, Magnetic Hill, Leh Palace

Best time to visit- Late February till the end of March

How to reach? – The easiest way is to board a flight to Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport which is in Leh.

23. Ranthambore

Much acclaimed for the Royal Ranthambore fort which is a major attraction in the city, this one’s your perfect place to visit in march India. The pleasant weather during this month makes it super convenient to explore the entire city and especially this famous fort.

Things to do- Capture various Instagram-worthy photos in Ranthambore fort and explore every nook and corner to this royal palace.

Attractions in and around- Padam Lake, Trinetra Ganesh Temple, Kacheeda valley

Best time to visit – Entire month of March.

How to reach? – Take a flight to Jaipur Airport and then hire a cab.

24. Gangtok

Be elated by the greenery of the capital city which is absolutely mesmerizing. Gangtok city experiences cool breezes and pleasant weather in the month of March. With a truck-load of experiences to become patrons to and a plethora of beautiful places to visit, Gangtok is truly one of the places to visit in northeast India in march.

Things to do- Relish in the pleasant weather, visit the myriad temples, etc

Attractions in and around- Hanuman Tok, Enchey Monastery, Tashi View Point, Rumtek Monastery

Best time to visit- Whole of March

How to reach? – You can board a flight to Bagdogra Airport and then hire a cab and reach Gangtok.

25. Bangalore, Karnataka

Visit the IT hub of India with a lot of time on your hands. March is a perfect time to visit Bangalore for the temperature is rather quite ideal. The capital city of Karnataka is known for its urban lifestyle as well as its high-tech industry. Experience the privilege of a modern lifestyle and more in this modernized city!

Things to do- Experience the vibrant nightlife that defines the city’s culture aptly!

Attractions in and around- Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore Palace, Cubbon Park

Best Time to visit- Whole of March

How to reach? – Board a flight to Bangalore International Airport. Also, Bangalore is well-connected by rails and roads with all parts of the country.

26. Amritsar

This heart-throb city of Punjab is a major tourist attraction all year-round. What makes Amritsar worth visiting in March is its pleasant weather. Hence it comes in the curated list of places to visit in India during March. Explore and experience the history and aesthetics of Punjab in this beautiful city.

Things to do- Visit the myriad eateries, and awe-inspiring attractions, and explore the breath-taking history of this city of Punjab!

Attractions in and around- Jallianwala Bagh, Golden Temple, Wagha Border

Best time to visit- Whole of March

How to reach? Take a train to Amritsar Railway Station.

27. Munnar

Visit this lush-green town in South India and experience the goodness of nature and travel. This dainty South-Indian town is muchly acclaimed for its green terrains, exuberate sites such as tea plantations, and more. This region of Kerala lies amidst the Western Ghats and was once a resort town for the British elites.

Things to do- Visit the enthralling tea plantations and various other beautiful sites in Munnar which make it a stupendous hill station.

Attractions in and around- Echo Point, Atukkad Waterfalls, Photo Point, Pothamedu View Point

How to reach? – Board a flight to Cochin International Airport and then take a cab.

28. Hampi

This lofty city in Karnataka is much known for its religiously acclaimed heritage sites which lure tourists quite often. Hampi is one of the best places to visit in south India in march as it is a true respite for both history buffs as well as nature lovers.

Things to do- Visit the myriad temple complexes that are sure to surprise you with their historicity as well as architectural brilliance.

Tourist attractions in and around- Virupaksha Temple, Vithala Temple, Monkey Temple, Lotus Palace

How to reach? Belgaum Airport is the nearest railway station and then hire a cab.

29. Palakkad

Welcome, the onset of summers in Kerala in Palakkad. Much known for its religious, historical, as well as natural aspects, this city is a major tourist attraction in the month of March.

Things to do- Explore the historic and religious significance of temples in Palakkad

Attractions in and around- Palakkad Fort, Malampuzha Dam, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Silent Valley National Park

How to reach? – The easiest way to reach Palakkad is by taking a train to Pollachi railway station.

30. Shimla

Much known for the scenic hills and ancient colonial architecture, Shimla is a perfect place to be in March in India. The month of March is ideal for exploring the beauty and serenity of Shimla for it’s neither too cold nor too hot in the month of March in Shimla. This colonial hill station has a plethora of things to do and places to explore. All you need is an all-planned weekend getaway to further cherish this abode of goodness!

Things to do

  • Visit the iconic Mall road
  • Visit the ancient Christ Church
  • Indulge in delicious snacks
  • Shop for items like shawls, warm socks, jewellery, and more.

Places to visit

  • The Ridge
  • The Scandal Point
  • Christ Church
  • Kufri
  • Naldehra

How to reach?

Road- Take a Volvo till Shimla. Also, it takes only 3 hours to travel to Shimla via the Chandigarh-Shimla highway.

Rail- Take a train till Kalka Railway station and then hire a cab till Shimla.

Air- Shimla Airport or Jubbarhatti Airport is about 20 km from the city, and also the closest domestic airport nestled in this gorgeous hill station. Moreover, there are regular flights for Shimla from cities such as New Delhi and Chandigarh.

Local food

  • Dhaam
  • Thukpa
  • Babru
  • Chha Gosht
  • Mash Dal
  • Chicken Anardana

Places to eat in Shimla

  • Himachali Rasoi
  • Café Simla Times
  • Cecil Restaurant
  • Eighteen71 Cookhouse & Bar
  • 45 The Central
  • Café Under Tree

Best Stay

  • Snow Valley Resorts Shimla
  • Shimla Havens Resort
  • Shimla British Resort
  • Shimla Luxury Hotels
  • Hotel Willow Banks, Shimla
  • Radisson Jass, Shimla
  • Woodville Palace Hotel Shimla


Well, well, we hope to have quenched your thirst for travelling as an ardent globetrotter. Go through the list once again and make a solid decision for yourself, as to what should you be doing this March! Lastly, this year has been a lot on you, and therefore, you deserve a break, more than ever. Pamper yourself with a soulful tour and experience the goodness of travel, the fun and frolic. Visit the above-mentioned places to visit in March in India and enjoy the thrill of travelling in four-folds!!

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