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Travel Guide for Best Places to Visit and Things to Do in March

Travel Guide for Best Places to Visit and Things to Do in March
Last Updated: March 7, 2019 /

Marking the end of winter season, March is the the perfect month to enjoy the spring where you get to witness the blooming flowers, lush green tea estates or simply relax at the sandy beaches. No matter what reason you choose for travelling in India during the spring season, you can enjoy the pleasant weather or be a part of some local festivals or indulge in some adventure activities. Believe us when we say you are going to get an amazing experience amid warm sun and cool winds when you plan a holiday in March in India. So, if you have been looking for the best places for vacation, here I am helping you with 25 top places to visit and things to do in March in India.

PLACES TO VISIT IN MARCH IN INDIA

1. Jaipur, Rajasthan: A Visit to the Land of Maharajas For Witnessing the Much-Celebrated Festivals

Visit to the Land of Maharajas, Jaipur, Rajasthan

A captivating city that has always impressed the tourists with its iconic forts and palaces, Jaipur will let you make the most in the month of March by letting you attend celebrations like Gangaur Festival which will begin from 21st March. The colourful festival is celebrated by the woman by the worshipping Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri and praying for the long life of their husbands.

You can attend the Elephant Festival which is on 21st March where you will get to see caparisoned elephants with amazing patterns, dressed in ribbons and jewellery. There is also an India Bikers Festival which will be held on 16th March where bike riders celebrate their passion with beer, music, food and a few amazing activities.

Tourist Attractions

  • Witness the royal lifestyle at the City Palace.
  • Explore the marvelous architecture at Hawa Mahal.
  • Witness the evolving art and culture at Albert Hall.
  • Wildlife enthusiasts can head to Jaipur Zoo to spot a variety of bird and animal species.
  • A visit to Amer Fort to witness the high formidable walls.
  • Witness the clear water of Lake Man Sagar at Jal Mahal.
  • A visit to Johari Bazar which is the oldest and largest shopping place of the city.
  • A visit to Bapu Bazaar which boasts of a variety of camel leather products.
  • Get the traditional Rajasthani feel by visiting the Chokhi Dhani which is a village resort.
  • Feel the warmth of sunrise and sunset at Nahargarh Fort.

How to Reach?

By Air: Jaipur has its own airport which is well-connected to the other major cities of the country. Get down at the airport, board a cab to reach your final destination in Jaipur.
By Rail: Travelling to the Pink City by train is convenient with Shatabdi Express which connects Jaipur to the major cities of India. Also, there are other popular trains including Ajmer Shatabdi, Pune Jaipur Express, Jaipur Express and Adi SJ Rajdhani. Once you get down at the railway station, board a cab to reach your destination in Jaipur.
By Road: Having a good network of roads connecting with other major Indian cities, Jaipur is easily accessible by road. You can avail the regular bus services which is run by both private and state government to and from New Delhi and Agra.

Where to Stay?

For a luxury stay, you can book your stay at Oberoi Rajvilas, Lebua Resort, The Tree of Life Resort & Spa, ITC Rajputana, Trident, Jaipur Marriott Hotel.

Or if you are not looking to spend much on the accommodation then you can book your stay at Sunrise Health Resort, Pride Amber Vilas, Shahpura House, Fortune Select Metropolitan, Woodsvilla Resort, Nahargarh Haveli.

2. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand: Witness the Popular Festival Where People from West meet East

Yoga Festival, Rishikesh

A hub of many ancient temples, popular cafes, yoga ashrams and adventure sports, Rishikesh will give you the best travel experience with a perfect blend of spirituality and adrenaline rush. A visit to Rishikesh in March will let you be a part of the International Tantra Festival. The festival will be held between March 11 and March 17.

You can be a part of the International Yoga Festival which is held at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram. Participants from around 30 countries of the world travel to Rishikesh to attend the sessions from some of the spiritual leaders. The festival will be held between March 1 and March 7.

Tourist Attractions

  • Take a walk on the swinging Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula.
  • A visit to Triveni Ghat to witness the evening Aarti.
  • Head to Rishi Kund for enjoying in the hot water spring.
  • A visit to Beatles Ashram which is named after the iconic band ‘Beatles’ from Liverpool.
  • Visit Geeta Bhawan which is popular for providing free shelter.
  • Visit the largest ashram in Rishikesh, Parmarth Niketan which has over 1000 rooms.
  • The other tourist attractions include Lakshman Temple, Trayambakeshwar Temple, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Raghunath Temple, Shatrughan Temple, Shri Bharat Mandir and more.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport which is located at a distance of approx 20 km from Rishikesh. Get down at the airport and board a cab to reach Rishikesh.
By Rail: Rishikesh has its own railway station making it convenient to reach here by train. The other nearest railhead is in Haridwar which is at a distance of approx 20 km from Rishikesh. Reaching Haridwar, you can either avail a bus or hire a taxi to Rishikesh.
By Road: Travelling to Rishikesh via road is convenient and easy as it is connected to other cities via the NH 58. Regular bus services from Delhi are also available that will let you reach Rishikesh comfortably.

Where to Stay?

Ananda Inn, Hotel Ganga Kinare, Inderlok Hotel, Basera The Hotel, Hotel Ganga View, Hotel Shivanta, Hotel Amaris are some of the best accommodation to book your stay in Rishikesh.

3. Chennai, Tamil Nadu: Travel to the Land of Temples and Beaches and Be a Part of One of the Biggest Electronic Music Fest

Travel to the Land of Temples and Beaches, Chennai

Balancing between rich heritage and thriving modern lifestyle, Chennai will give you a plethora of dimensions to explore in the city. Along with old temples, churches and beaches, a Chennai in March will also give you an opportunity to witness the Go Madras Festival, one of the biggest electronic music festivals that is sure to let you have an incredible time! Attending the Go Madras Festival, you will find yourself surrounded by music lovers that you would love to chill with. The year 2019 will celebrate the Go Madras Festival from 2nd March – 4th March.

Tourist Attractions

  • Sit and Relax at the Marina Beach, Covelong Beach, Elliot’s Beach.
  • Visit Sri Parthasarathy Temple which is the oldest in Chennai.
  • Travel back to the colonial era by visiting San Thome Church.
  • Visit Thousand Lights Mosque for its architectural magnificence.
  • History buffs can take delight in visiting Fort St. George.

How to Reach?

By Air: The Chennai International Airport has regular flight connectivity from different cities of the country. Get down at the airport and board a cab service to reach the final destination in Chennai.
By Rail: Chennai has two railway stations, the Central and Chennai Egmore which is well-connected with the major cities of the country. Getting down at the railway station, you can board a cab service to reach the desired location in Chennai.
By Road: Travelling to Chennai by road is easy and fun. You can either opt for rental services or state transport buses to reach Chennai from nearby cities and towns.

Where to Stay?

For a luxury stay you can book your stay at ITC Grand Chola, Taj Club House, The Raintree Hotel.

The mid-range hotels include Savera Hotel and La Woods Hotel, Avenue 11 Boutique Residences and Taz Kamar Inn.

4. Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra: Savour a Variety of Delectable Cuisines in the Food Truck Festival

Cuisines in Food Truck Festival, Mumbai

If you have an undefinable love for food, heading to Navi Mumbai is plan you should stick by in March. Make the most by attending the Food Truck Festival where The Bhukkad Flea along with Earth Angels Welfare Foundation who will bring 20+ Food Trucks and serve 100 + dishes to all food lovers. Do not worry about the entry fee as it is absolutely free. The dates for Food Truck Festival is 16th and 17th March.

Tourist Attractions

  • Witness the cascading waterfalls at the Pandavkada Falls.
  • Make a visit to the Belapur Mango Garden to witness the growing and nurturing mango trees.
  • A visit to Belapur Fort which is popular trekking destination.
  • Utsav Chowk to witness the Greek and Roman style of architecture.
  • For religious tour, you can visit ISKCON Temple, Nerul Balaji Temple, and Bawkhaleshwar Temple.

How to Reach?

By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport is the nearest which is located at distance of approx 28 km from Navi Mumbai and is well-connected with the major cities of the country. Getting down at the airport, you can board a cab service to reach Navi Mumbai.
By Rail: The Kalamboli Railway Station in Navi Mumbai is well connected with major cities of the country. From here you can board a cab service to reach the final destination in Navi Mumbai.
By Road: Travelling to Navi Mumbai by road is easily accessible as the city is well connected with regular bus services from the nearby cities.

Where to Stay?

Venkat Presidency, Pallavi Avida, Hotel Devanshi Inn are some of the mid-range hotel. For luxury stay you can book your stay at Ibis Navi Mumbai.

5. Pune, Maharashtra- Celebrate a Unique Festival Where Entertainment and Lifestyle Go Hand in Hand

Goan Food Festival, Pune

A food festival which will be held in the month of March in Pune where you can enjoy over 100 foods, beverage, live entertainment, and games. The Great Indian Hunger Festival in Pune will not only be about food but you can even indulge in shopping and try out a little dance moves by attending the dance and Zumba Workshop. The dates for the Great Indian Hunger Festival are 16th and 17th March.

Tourist Attractions

  • A visit to Aga Khan Palace to witness the architectural wonder.
  • Head to Shaniwar Wada which comprises of grand armoured gates, massive palaces and a beautiful fountain.
  • To enjoy the cool climes of Pune, head to Sinhagad Fort
  • Climb hundred steps to reach the Chaturshringi Temple

How to Reach?

By Air: Lohegaon Airport which is connected will the other major cities of the country. Get down at the airport and board a cab to reach the final destination in Pune.
By Rail: The city has important railway junctions including Pune Junction, Khadki Shivajinagar, Ghorpuri, Dapodi, Hadapsar which are well connected with the major cities of the country. Get down at the railway station and you can avail the cab service to reach the main destination in Pune.
By Road: Travelling to Pune by road is easy as the city is well linked with major parts of the country. Also, several bus services are offered by state owned bus services which are quite economical and budget-friendly.

Where to Stay?

Royal Orchid Golden Suites, The O Hotel are the options where you can book your luxury stay in Pune.

The budget-friendly hotels of Pune include Zip by Spree Hinjewadi, and Mindspace Hotel Pimpri.

6. Udaipur, Rajasthan: A Place Where You Can Celebrate Holi Like Never Before

Celebrate Holi in Udaipur, Rajasthan

Yet another best travel destination in March, Udaipur will let you celebrate Holika Dahan with a touch of royalty at the City Palace. Here you will witness the royal ways and rituals on the occasion of lightening of traditional sacred fire and burning of an effigy of Holika, followed by a traditional dance form called ‘Gair’, which is performed especially on this occasion. The date for Holika Dahan for the year 2019 is 20th March.

Tourist Attractions

  • Enjoy a boat ride through Pichola Lake by witnessing the Lake Palace.
  • Witness the splendid architecture of the City Palace which depicts royalty.
  • A visit to Jag Mandir to explore the intricate sculptures that are there on the marbles.
  • Spend your evening by getting the mesmerising view at the Fateh Sagar Lake.
  • A visit to Saheliyon-ki-bari to explore the pleasant lotus pool, marble elephants, fountains and more.
  • Visit Bagore ki Haveli which is one of the oldest havelis exhibiting Rajputana heritage and history.

How to Reach?

By Air: Udaipur has its own airport named Maharana Pratap Airport which is well-connected to the major cities of the country including Mumbai, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Delhi and Hyderabad. Get down at the airport, hire a cab to reach the final destination in Udaipur.
By Rail: The city has its own railway station which is almost connected to all cities of Rajasthan and important cities of the country. Get down at Udaipur railway station and you can avail cab or other local transportation facility to reach your destination.
By Road: Travelling to Udaipur by road is feasible as you can find regular buses both private and public run to and fro many cities inside Rajasthan and other cities around the country.

Where to Stay?

For luxury stay book your stay at Trident-Udaipur, Hotel Karohi Haveli and The Kehloor.

For mid-range hotels you can book your stay at The Rising, Le Roi Udaipur and Hotel Udaigarh.

7. Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh: Travel to an Offbeat Destination to Celebrate the Festival of Apatani Tribe

Festival of Apatani Tribe, Ziro Valley

If you have been planning a holiday in Northeast India in March, then heading to Ziro Valley of Arunachal Pradesh would be an ideal choice. It is this time of the year when you will get to witness some of the best tribal festivals in India. One such must see festivals is Myoko which is celebrated by the Apatani Tribe. The celebration includes rituals of purification, sacrifice, prosperity and a lot more which are performed by the village priest. Also, several folk performances and processions take place during the Myoko Festival. So, make the most of your spring breaks in India by visiting Ziro Valley. The year 2019 will celebrate Myoko Festival from 17th-25th March.

Tourist Attractions

  • A visit to Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary where you can spot Silver fir trees, orchids, stunning ranges of bamboo and ferns.
  • Meghna Cave Temple which dates back to 5000 years.
  • Kile Pakho which is a delight to the nature lovers.
  • Pine Grove which is located at a distance of 3 km from Ziro.

How to Reach?

By Air: Jorhat Airport in Assam is the nearest airport which is located at a distance of approx 98 km from Ziro Valley. From Jorhat, you can board a taxi to reach Ziro Valley.
By Rail: The nearest railhead to Ziro Valley are at Naharlagun (approx 100 kms) and North Lakhimpur (approx 117 kms). Getting down at the railway station, you can hire a taxi to reach Ziro Valley.
By Road: There are limited bus plying to and from Ziro Valley. There is a night bus from Guwahati to Ziro which is operated by the Arunachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Other than this, you can even travel to North Lakhimpur or Itanagar and hire a taxi to reach to Ziro Valley.

Where to Stay?

The Siiro Resort is where you can book your stay in Ziro Valley. The Resort is a perfect place that will provide you a comfortable and cozy stay in the valley.

8. Wayanad, Kerala: A Perfect Place for Nature Lovers and Adventure Enthusiasts

Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad, Kerala

If you are a nature lover and looking for tranquility and scenic beauty, then head to Wayanad. The reason why I have listed Wayanad to be visited in the month of March because during this season the weather is cool and pleasant. Also, if you have been bitten by the adventure bug, then Wayanad is one of the best trekking destinations in South India where you can enjoy hiking amid the lush coconut palms, the lofty verdant peaks, and the dense forests in the month of March.

Tourist Attractions

  • Chembra Peak for admiring the soothing natural beauty.
  • Banasura Sagar Dam which is the largest earth dam in India and second largest in Asia.
  • Edakkal Cave which is known for stone age carvings.
  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary to spot a rich variety of flora and fauna.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport which is located at a distance of approx 65 km from Wayanad. Upon arriving at the airport, local taxis can be availed to reach Wayanad.
By Rail: As Wayanad doesn’t have its own railway station, Kozhikode Railway Station is the nearest railhead which is located at a distance of approx 87 km from Wayanad. Get down at the station and hire taxi to reach Wayanad.
By Road: Travelling to Wayanad is easily as a wide network of roads provide access to Wayanad from different cities of Kerala and Karnataka. You can board KSRTC buses that run up to Kozhikode at frequent intervals from nearby cities till Wayanad.

Where to Stay?

Resort Stay in the Valley of Wayanad, Hilltop Resort Stay at Wayanad, Wayanad Silver Woods Resort, Edakkal Hermitage Resort are the resorts where you can book your stay in Wayanad.

9. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh: A Paradise for Solace Seekers and Adventure Lovers

Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh

Being one of the blessed destinations of India, Tawang is the best places to enjoy holidays in March. On visiting the beautiful town of Tawang, you will be flattered with natural beauty that will surely make your trip to Northeast a picturesque one. Also, the place will give you an opportunity to witness the monasteries out of which the popular and sacred among the Buddhist is the Tawang Monastery. A visit to this beautiful offbeat destination will let you take a rejuvenating break away from all worries and tensions. Other than being a paradise for solace seekers, Tawang is an amazing place for the adventure enthusiasts offering them places for trekking, hiking, mountain biking and wildlife spotting.

Tourist Attractions

  • A visit Tawang Monastery which is the second largest monastery in Asia.
  • Urgyelling Monastery which is located at a distance of approx 3 km from Tawang.
  • Witness nature at its best by visiting the Nuranang waterfalls.
  • Pankang Teng Tso Lake to experience the calm water bodies.
  • A visit to Tawang War Memorial which is dedicated to all the martyrs of the Sino-India War of 1962.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is at Tezpur in Assam which is located at a distance of approx 317 km from Tawang. Also, Guwahati airport which is located at a distance of approx 480 km from Tawang is a well-connected airport and thus is much preferred. Get down at either of the airport and you can avail bus or taxi service to reach Tawang.
By Rail: The nearest railhead to Tawang is Rangapara Railway Station which is located at a distance of 383 km from Tawang. The station is well-connected to the major cities and towns of Northeast India. Get down at the railway station and hire a taxi to reach Tawang.
By Road: Tawang is accessible by cab or bus services. You can take a bus either of Arunachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation or other private bus facility which connect Tawang to the nearby cities and states.

Where to Stay?

Dolma Group of Hotels, Hotel Tawang Holiday, Gyaki Khang Zhang are some of the hotels where you can book your stay in Tawang.

10. Coorg, Karnataka: A Picturesque Hill Station Bestowed With Natural Beauty

Picturesque Hill Station Coorg, Karnataka

Nestled in the arms of magnificent mountains fringing a gorgeous valley, Coorg is yet another best places to travel in India in March for travellers of all kind. Whether you are seeking peace and solitude or looking for adventure activities, Coorg will give you the opportunity to spend a perfect vacation in South India. The stunning landscape that are covered with widely spread coffee plantations and misty lush green forest make this beautiful hill station of Karnataka one of the best spring getaways to plan a perfect trip with friends and family.

Tourist Attractions

  • A visit to Abbey Falls to witness the gushing beauty of nature.
  • Witness more than 150 elephants at Dubare ELephant Camp.
  • For trekking experience, head to Brahmagiri Peak.
  • Make a visit to the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Explore the unsurpassable scenic beauty by visiting the Raja’s Seat.

How to Reach?

By Air: Mangalore International Airport is the nearest which is located at a distance of approx. 160 km from Coorg. Get down at the airport and board a cab or bus to reach Coorg.
By Rail: The nearest railhead to Coorg is the Mysore Junction which is located at a distance of approx 95 km from Coorg. Get down at the railway station and can board a cab to reach Coorg.
By Road: You can take the KSRTC deluxe bus to travel to Coorg on a regular basis which is operated to and fro from cities like Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore.

Where to Stay?

Orange County Resort, Porcupine Castle, the Windflower Resort and Spa are some best accommodation options in Coorg.

For budget travellers, homestays are a great option in Coorg which includes Ajanta Homestay, Amulya Homestay, Balaji Villa Homestay and more.

11. Kaziranga National Park, Assam: Home to One-Horned Rhino and Heaven for Wildlife Buffs

Kaziranga National Park, Assam

If you are a wildlife buff and looking for best places to go in India during spring break, then heading to Kaziranga National Park will let you make the most of your holidays in March. Declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park is home to two-thirds of the world’s one-horned rhinoceros population. Other than spotting the one-horned Rhino, the park will also offer you pleasant surprise when you can witness swamp deer, elephants, Indian tigers, wild buffalos, Chinese pangolins, Bengal foxes, gibbons, civets, sloth bears, and more. You can even opt for safari rides in the park in jeeps that would give you an unforgettable experience in Kaziranga National Park.

Tourist Attractions

  • Head to enchanting Majuli Island which is at a distance of approx 154 km from the Kaziranga National Park.
  • Visit the Kakochang Waterfall (55 km) to experience some natural therapy.
  • Take the tea estate tour by visiting Tocklai Tea Research Institute which is at a distance of approx 116 km from the national park.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is at Jorhat in Assam which is located at a distance of approx 74 km from Kaziranga National Park. The second nearest airport is the Dimapur Airport which is at a distance of approx 83 km from the National Park. Get down at the airport and board a cab to reach the Kaziranga National Park.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is the Guwahati Railway Station which is located at a distance of approx 193 km from the Kaziranga National Park. Get down at the airport and board a cab to reach the national park.
By Road: Kaziranga National Park is easily accessible by road with Kohara being the nearest bus stop to reach Kaziranga National Park. Regular state transport buses, privately run and mini buses ply to and from the major cities of Assam including Guwahati, Tezpur, Jorhat, Golaghat, Dimapur, Tinsukia etc. You can even reach any of these cities and board a cab to reach the park conveniently.

Where to Stay?

Iora Resort, Bonhabi Resort, Wild Grass Resort, Landmark Woods, Infinity Kaziranga Wilderness are some of the best options to stay when visiting Kaziranga National Park.

12. Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu: A Place Filled with Tranquility and Spirituality

Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameshwaram

If you are up for pilgrimage tour in March, then Rameshwaram is the answer. On visiting Rameshwaram, you will come across a number of temples that will take you to the days of Ramayana. Out of many the popular one is the great Ramanathaswamy Temple which comprises the longest corridor in the world. Known for its picture-perfect landscape and religious significance, Rameshwaram is a perfect destination offering a number of best sightseeing places to make your trip a memorable one.

Tourist Attractions

  • A visit to Jada Tirtham where there is a sacred pond.
  • Witness the magnificent statue of Lord Hanuman at the five-faced Hanuman temple.
  • A visit to Water Bird Sanctuary for spotting migratory water birds.
  • Spend a relaxing evening at the Ariyaman Beach.
  • Travel through Annai Indra Gandhi Road Bridge which is the first sea bridge in India
  • You can also make a visit to other attractions including Gandhamadhana Parvatham, Dhanushkodi Temple and Nambu Nayagiamman Temple.

How to Reach?

By Air: Madurai Airport is the nearest airport which is at a distance of approx 149 km from Rameshwaram. Get down at the airport, you can avail bus or cab facility to reach Rameshwaram.
By Rail: Rameshwaram railway station which is connected to the major cities of the country makes it easier for you to travel to Rameshwaram by train.
By Road: Rameshwaram is easily accessible by road as regular bus services are regulated by the local transport association which connects Rameshwaram with various cities of the country. Cabs are also easily available from Madurai and other major cities of Tamil Nadu to reach Rameshwaram.

Where to Stay?

Hotel SS Grand, Hotel Pearl Residency, Hotel MCM Towers are some of the options where you can book your stay in Rameshwaram.

13. Ooty, Tamil Nadu: A Destination to Relax and Unwind amid Beautiful Hues of Green and Cascading Waterfalls

Destination to Relax Ooty, Tamil Nadu

If you are looking for a picturesque location to relax and unwind, you can choose to plan a trip to Ooty in the month of March. Nestled amidst the Nilgiri hills, the beautiful hill station of Tamil Nadu enjoys a favourable climate all throughout the year. Dotted with magnificent sights of the tea gardens, and serene waterfalls, Ooty will let you take a break from the humdrums of the everyday life. Rejuvenate yourself in the pleasant weather of Ooty while indulging in the sightseeing tour around the beautiful hill station.

Tourist Attractions

  • Indulge in paddle boating at Ooty Lake.
  • Explore more than 650 species of flowers and trees at Botanical Garden.
  • A visit to Rose Garden to witness the largest collected of roses in the country.
  • To take delight in the scenic view head to the Pine Forest.
  • To witness the magnificent temple architecture, make a visit to Elk Hill Murugan Temple.

How to Reach?

By Air: Coimbatore International Airport is the nearest airport which is located at a distance of approx 97 km from Ooty. Upon arrival at Coimbatore airport, you can board a cab to reach Ooty.
By Rail: Travelling to Ooty by train is easy Ooty railway station is well connected with the major cities of Tamil Nadu as well as other major cities of the country. Also, tourists can enjoy the Toy Train Ride which is available from Coonoor and Coimbatore.
By Road: You can either take the Tamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation buses or private bus facility which connects Ooty to the neighbouring cities including Bangalore, Chennai and Mysore.

Where to Stay?

Club Mahindra Derby Green, Gem Park Resort, Safari Land Resort, Fortune Resort Sullivan Court are some of the best resorts where you can book you stay in Ooty.

14. Gokarna, Karnataka: A Perfect Beach Destination For Nature Lovers and Hippies

Gokarna Beach Trek Camping, Karnataka

Being a land of palm trees, blue seas and golden sand, Gokarna is an offbeat beach destination which is perfect to plan a vacation during March. On visiting Gokarna you will get the opportunity to soothe your eyes with the pristine beaches and breathtaking landscape. The scenic and serene beaches here will let you spend a relaxed holiday. In addition to this, the destination is even popular for temples and is visited by tourists in search of sanctity and salvation.

Tourist Attractions

  • A visit to Om Beach which is popular for its serene landscape.
  • Witness the classical Dravidian architecture at Mahabaleshwar Temple.
  • Head to Kudle Beach if you are seeking peace and solitude.
  • A visit to Half Moon Beach where you can relax and unwind.
  • Bow your head at the Maha Ganapati Temple.
  • Other than this, you can visit Nirvana Beach, Paradise Beach, Gokarna Beach, Bhadrakali Temple and more.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport in Goa which is at a distance of 46 km from Gokarna. Getting down at the airport, you can board a cab to reach Gokarna.
By Rail: Gokarna has its own railway station which is located at a distance of 8 km from the main city and is connected to the major cities of the country.
By Road: Regular bus services are available from the Gokarna Cross bus stand, making it easier to reach Gokarna by road from major destinations in South India, Goa, and Maharashtra.

Where to Stay?

SwaSwara Resort, Gokarna Forest Resort, Om Beach Ayurvedic Resort, Gokarna International Beach Resort are some of the best options where you can book your stay in Gokarna.

15. Chikmagalur, Karnataka: A Place to Gawk at the Scenic Beauty and Stroll Around Coffee Plantation

Coffee Land Chikmagalur, Karnataka

If you love the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, then I am sure you are going to fall in love with Chikmagalur. Being one of the beautiful destinations, you can make the most of your spring season in India amid magnificent hills, lush green forests and tranquil environment. So, if you’re a coffee enthusiast as well as a nature lover then stroll around the numerous coffee plantations which is one of the things that you can do in March. Other than this, Chikmagalur is a perfect hill station for those looking for honeymoon destinations in India.

Tourist Attractions

  • Kudremukh National Park where you can spot a variety of wild animals.
  • Trek to Mullayanagiri which is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris.
  • A visit to Hebbe Falls which is yet another amazing spots to visit in spring season.
  • Kallathigiri Falls where you will get wrapped by nature’s charm.
  • A visit to Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary where you can witness around 250 species of birds.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is Mangalore Airport, which is at a distance of approx 157 km from Chikmagalur and is well-connected with the major Indian cities of the country. Get down at the airport and board a cab to reach Chikmagalur.
By Rail: As Chikmagalur doesn’t have its own railway station, the nearest railhead is Kadur which is at a distance of approx 40 km away. Get down at the railway station, and avail the taxi service to reach Chikmagalur.
By Road: Travelling to Chikmagalur is not difficult as the place is well-connected to cities like Bangalore, Mangalore, Hubli and Hassan via state-run and private buses.

Where to Stay?

For luxury retreat book your stay at The Serai Resort, Trivik Resort, Taj Gateway Resort.

If you are looking for mid-range and budget stay in Chikmagalur, then the options include Kalgreen Valley Resort. Also, you can go for homestays in Chikmagalur for a different experience.

16. Havelock Island, Andaman:  Heaven For Those Seeking Peace and Solitude

Havelock Island, Andaman

Being one of the largest and popular islands in Andaman, Havelock Island is a paradise for those seeking peace and solitude. On visiting the Island, you will get to enjoy the light and calm ocean breezes and a smooth sea. Also, the place is not just perfect for the nature lovers who can sit and relax in the pleasant atmosphere but also an ideal destination for those up for adventure holidays as one can indulge in scuba diving under the warm waters of the Arabian Sea. Isn’t it thrilling?

Tourist Attractions

  • A visit to Radhanagar Beach which is ranked 8th among the top ten beautiful beaches in the world.
  • Head to Elephant Beach where you can indulge in some water based activities.
  • A visit to Vijay Nagar Beach if you want to spend time in utmost calmness.
  • Enjoy sunbathing at the Kala Pather Beach.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is Port Blair which has easy availability of direct flights to different destinations. On reaching Port Blair, you can further get a ferry or seaplane to reach Havelock.
By Water: Travelling to Havelock Island by waterways is more convenient. Air-conditioned ferry is available from Port Blair and you can reach Havelock Island in around 90 minutes.

Where to Stay?

The luxury beach resorts include Barefoot Havelock, Silver Sand, Havelock Island Beach Resort, Symphony Palm Beach Resort, and Dolphin Resort.

The mid-budget resorts include The Wild Orchid, Island Vinnies Tropical Beach Cabana, Munjoh Ocean Resort, and The Blue Bird.

The budget friendly resorts include Ocean Pearl Beach Resort, Eco Villa Palm Beach Resort and Radhakrishna Resort.

17. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu: A Destination to Admire the Scenic Panoramas and Indulge in Some Adventure

Kodaikanal Hills, Tamil Nadu

Yet another gorgeous hill town in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is one of the best budget travel destinations in India where you can plan your holidays. With wonderful climate, cloud-capped mountains,cliffs covered in mist, and beautiful lake and valley, Kodaikanal will bring you closer to nature. As you stroll around in town you will witness the perfectly manicured slopes, scenic waterfalls making Kodaikanal a perfect mountain getaway in the month of March. It is during this time when you can indulge in boating or enjoy hiking and cycling amid the nature.

Tourist Attractions

  • A visit to Kodaikanal Lake to witness the beautiful species of flora border lining this pleasant river.
  • A visit to Coaker’s Walk where you can indulge in cycling and a relaxing stroll
  • Head to Silver Cascade Falls to hear the sound water gushing over the rocks
  • A visit to Bryant Park which is one of the biggest parks of Kodaikanal.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is Madurai Airport which is at a distance of approx 134 km. You can even board a flight to Coimbatore which is at a distance of approx 175 km from Kodaikanal. Get down at any of these airports and board a bus or cab to reach Kodaikanal.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is at Kodai Road which is at a distance of approx 79 km from Kodaikanal and is well-connected to the cities like Madurai and Trichy. Get down at the railway station and avail the taxi to reach the final destination in Kodaikanal.
By Road: Travelling to Kodaikanal by road is easy as the destination is linked by road with several prominent cities, including Bengaluru, Trichy, Chennai, Ooty, Coimbatore and more. You can choose to travel by government buses or private luxury buses that are available from these cities.

Where to Stay?

Hill Country Resort, United 21 Resort, The Carnival, Woodlands Resort are the best options to stay in Kodaikanal.

18. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh: Pilgrimage Destination That With Fill Your Heart with Peace

Varanasi, UP

If you are planning for a pilgrimage tour in March, you can head to Varanasi which will let you explore the mystical side of India and give you an opportunity to spiritually enlighten yourself. On visiting Varanasi, you will get to witness the marvelous architectural heritage in a number of temples. Also, when in Varanasi a not to miss thing is the Ganga Aarti which takes place in the evening.

Tourist Attractions

  • Head to Assi Ghat to pay homage to Lord Shiva.
  • Bow your head at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple
  • Tulsi Manas Temple to witness verses and scenes from Ramcharitmanas are engraved on the temple walls.
  • Explore the vintage museum by visiting Ramnagar Fort and Museum.
  • Other tourist attractions in Varanasi include, Manikarnika Ghat, Durga Temple, Gyan Vapi Well, Chunar Fort and more.

How to Reach?

By Air: Varanasi has its own airport which is well-connected to some of the major cities in India including Delhi and Mumbai. Get down at the airport and board a taxi to reach your final destination in Varanasi.
By Rail: Varanasi Railway Station has good connectivity with the major cities of India. Get down at the railway station and hire a taxi to reach the desired location in Varanasi.
By Road: Having a wide network of road connectivity, Varanasi is easily accessible. You can either choose to travel by private taxi/cab or board a bus from the neighbouring cities to reach Varanasi.

Where to Stay?

The luxury hotels include Hotel Clarks, Radisson Hotel, and Ramada Plaza JHV.

The budget hotels where you can book your stay in Varanasi include Hotel Park Inn, Hotel Alka, and Hotel City Inn. Other than this, you can even choose to stay at the guesthouses and ashrams.

19. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan: A Gateway to Wilderness To Spot a Variety of Flora and Fauna

Ranthambore National Park Safari

Being one of the best tiger reserves in the country, Ranthambore National Park is known for having rich tiger population and a variety of flora and fauna. Planning a trip to Ranthambore National Park in the month of March will let you explore the beauty of the place as it is this time of the year when it becomes easier to spot large mammals. The evenings of March makes the park even more beautiful with colourful birds and other animals who are seen with their little ones. Also, Ranthambore National Park is a boon to the photographers which lets them capture amazing pictures of the flora, fauna and other sightseeing places in and around the park.

Tourist Attractions

  • A visit to Ranthambore Fort where you can bow your head at the majestic temple of Lord Ganesha and Trinetra Ganesh Temple.
  • Head to Surwal Lake if you are seeking some solace and peace.
  • A visit to Kachida Valley where you can spot animals like Wild Boars and Sloth Bears.
  • Jogi Mahal which was once a guest house for the visitors and has now become a popular place in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.
  • Other than this, you can visit Raj Bagh Ruins and Ranthambore School of Arts.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is Jaipur International Airport which is located at a distance of approx 147 km from Ranthambore National Park. From airport you can hire a cab to reach the national park.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is at Sawai Madhopur which is well connected with the major cities of the country. From the railway station you can board a cab or avail the frequent private/public bus services to reach Ranthambore National Park.
By Road: Travelling to Ranthambore National Park by road is feasible as the park is located only 17 km away from Sawai Madhopur. Several buses ply between Sawai Madhopur and Ranthambore National Park. You can even board a cab to reach to reach the national park.

Where to Stay?

For luxury stay you can book your stay in Dev Villas, The Tigress Resort Ranthambore, Nahargarh Resort and Juna Mahal Ranthambore.

The mid-budget resorts include Raj Palace Resort Ranthambore, Mount Valley Resort Ranthambore, Vatika Resort Ranthambore and Hotel Rajputana Heritage Ranthambore.

20. Shillong, Meghalaya: A Places with Awe-Inspiring Natural Beauty and Scenic Exquisiteness

Shillong, Meghalaya

Encircled by pine trees, Shillong is yet another popular hill station of India which is known for its picturesque sights and traditions. Being home to numerous waterfalls, Shillong will let you come across the mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, breathtakingly beautiful golf course, crystal clear lakes, museums and more. Apart from natural beauty, you are going to be warmly greeted by the people of Shillong and learn about their culture and traditions. A visit to Shillong will let you witness the perfect blend of old charm and fresh essence which is no less than a bliss.

Tourist Attractions

  • A visit to Umiam Lake which is surrounded by thick coniferous forests and East Khasi hills.
  • Head to Shillong Peak to witness the stunning view of the surrounding hills and valleys.
  • A visit to Elephant Falls where you can witness the three-tier cascading beauty of waterfall.
  • A visit to the famous Mary Help for Christian Cathedral which is built of white marble and looks stunning.
  • Don Bosco Museum which features art galleries, wide collections of handicrafts, artefacts, attires, ornaments, and weapons.
  • A visit to Lady Hydari Park which comprises of a sprawling and manicured garden.
  • Other than these tourist spots you can even head to visit, All Saints Cathedral, Air Force Museum and Ward’s Lake.

How to Reach:

By Air: The nearest airport to Shillong is in Guwahati, Assam which is located at a distance of 120 km from Shillong. From Guwahati you can board a cab to reach Shillong.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is in Guwahati, Assam which is located at a distance of 96 km from Shillong. Upon reaching Guwahati you can hire a cab to reach Shillong.
By Road: Shillong is easily accessible by road as NH 40 connects Shillong to rest of the cities in India. Also, you can avail both private and government buses that run from Guwahati and other nearby cities to Shillong.

Where to Stay:

Pinewood Hotel, Queen’s Resort, Hotel Polo Towers, Orchid Lake Resort, Tripura Castle, Hotel Poinisuk are some of the best accommodation options in Shillong where you can book your stay.

TOP THINGS TO DO IN MARCH IN INDIA

21. Experience the Best Ever River Rafting in Rishikesh

White Water River Rafting, Rishikesh

Offering an adrenaline rush in the midst of gushing rapids, river rafting in Rishikesh is sure to offer you the best ever adventure experience. As you get yourself indulged in the rafting activity, you would come across the breathtaking beautiful surroundings which will be a unique experience in the middle of the thrills. Also, based on your skills you can even choose the type of grade that would make it convenient for you to enjoy and make the most of your river rafting in Rishikesh.

22. Treat Your Eyes with the Most Beautiful Views While Trekking to Hampta Pass

Trekking to Hampta Pass

Hampta Pass trek is considered to be one of the best treks in Himachal Pradesh which you can do in the March. As you begin your trekking journey, you will be awe-inspired by the beautiful views of the surrounding areas. The landscape variation in the trails is enormous offering you the opportunity to witness open green pastures, glacial valleys, lofty mountains, and forests, making the trekking expedition to Hampta Pass an exciting one. Your trekking will start from Manali to Chika via Jobra and from Jobra the trek will be undertaken by walking and hiking till Chandratal.

23. Indulge in Wildlife Safari at Bandhavgarh National Park

Tiger Sighting at Bandhavgarh National Park

If getting a spectacular vista of Royal Bengal Tiger is what you wish for then heading to Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh would be an ideal choice. Counted among the best places for wildlife safaris in India, the park gives amazing opportunity to both wildlife buffs and photographers to spot the striped cats and other exotic fauna species. Also, Bandhavgarh National Park is a perfect habitat for a variety of animals and birds as it consists of mixed vegetation ranging from tall grasslands to thick Sal forest. In addition to this, as limited Jeep Safaris are permitted inside the national park, it is advisable to book safari rides in advance to avoid the chances of unavailability.

24. Fly High and Experience the Best Skydiving in Mysore

Skydiving in Mysore

If flying like a bird is what you have ever dreamt of then head to Mysore for the best ever skydiving experience. Mysore is one of the destinations in India where you can experience the best skydiving. For this you need to reach Chamundi Hills from where your adventure will begin. Depending on your skills you can choose the type of skydiving you want to experience which includes Tandem, Static and Accelerated Freefall jumps. The delightful sights on your skydiving journey from above will give you goosebumps and an unforgettable experience to cherish for the lifetime.

25. Explore the Best of Underwater by Scuba Diving in Neil Islands

Scuba Diving in Neil Islands

Yet another exhilarating activity which you can experience in the month of March is Scuba Diving in Neil Island of Andaman. Scuba Diving in the water of this tiny island will let you explore the beautiful underwater marine life. As you dive deep down in the water you would find yourself surrounded by schools of fish and admire the beautiful corals while relishing the serenity of underwater life. Other than these, you can even head to Cinque Island, Rutland Island, and Snake Island which are yet another important places where you can experience the rich marine life.

Also, India celebrated a number of festivals in the month of March out of which some are popular and some are less heard. To know about these festivals and witness them, you can read our blog: March 2019: Fairs, Festivals and Events Guide.

With this, I come to an end of the best places to visit and things to do in March. I hope this has got you covered for holidaying in March.

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First Published on: 28 Feb, 2019
Swati Mishra

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Born and brought up in Assam- ‘The Land of Tea Gardens’, Swati is a Travel Writer who yearns to travel around the whole world someday. Coming from one of lush-green and peaceful states of India, her love for nature and rain is beyond imagination. She is an observant and is keen to explore more about the things that comes her way which could be clearly seen in her write ups. Other than this, she is a foodie and can do anything for food that is made out of cheese especially- The Alfredo Penne Pasta!

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