From the pleasant weather for sightseeing to various festivals and events happening all around, February is the month worth travelling. Also, being the month of Valentine Day, various couples are seeking for that perfect romantic getaways. We have a list of 7 best places to visit in India in February depending on what suits you best.
February is the best month to visit Jaisalmer and to experience the exciting spectacle of the Golden City’s grand parade at the famous Jaisalmer Desert Festival which is hosted by the city annually. This year, the three-day long extravaganza of dances, music, handicraft fairs and interesting competitions is scheduled for 8th – 10th February. You can also take a tour of the Thar Desert in desert safari and spend a night in the company of stars.
Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir
The second destination on the list is Gulmarg, also known as the “Meadow of Flowers”. This time of the year is the best time to enjoy snowfall and indulge in snowboarding and long-run skiing. However, if you are more interested in sightseeing, it is recommended that you check out places to visit in Gulmarg. The journey to Gulmarg offers nothing but a spectacular experience to travelers – wide roads, snow-clad mountains, thick forests, fruit laden orchards and picturesque villages.
February is an ideal month for taking up holiday packages in the Capital city as the climate is quite pleasant for all tourist activities. The weather is perfect for exploring city’s fascinating and mysterious history by visiting the monuments. Head to Chandni Chowk, the street food capital of Delhi, for the best street food. Also, there are valentine parties going around in every corner of the city which will make you fall in love with your partner all over again!
Agra, Uttar Pradesh
What can be a better place for a romantic getaway than fairytale-like Taj Mahal situated on the banks of river Yamuna? Standing as a symbol of love, it was built by Shah Jahan as an ode to his love for Mumtaz Mahal, his wife. Every year from February 18-27, a week long Taj Mahotsav at Shilpgram in Agra is organised. The festival focuses on arts, crafts, Indian culture, and recreating the Mughal era. Elephant and camel rides are offered, and there are also games for the kids, and a food festival.
February is the best time to take a tour to Goa-visit exotic beaches, and get indulged in sightseeing and watersports. Attend the most awaited Goa Carnival from 25th-28th February which attracts thousands of people from all over the world. The streets come alive with colors, lively processions, floats, the strumming of guitars, graceful dances and of non-stop festivities. Experience the best of the unique Goan culture in February!
It is the best time to dive in the Andamans as the sea is at its flattest, the wind is almost absent and visibility is excellent. The weather is also perfect to explore other Islands in Andamans like Havelock, Baratang, Neil Island or Long Island. So, you can laze around or go exploring the rich flora and fauna of these pristine Islands or do both at Andamans!
Coorg has an immense allure during February and is a must-visit for the nature-lover in you. The temperature during this period ranges between 11°C and 20°C, making Coorg pleasantly breezy and chilly. This serene hill station with abundant tropical greenery, the hamlets scattered among the rugged mountain range, as well as extensive cardamom and coffee plantations, is definitely on of the most spectacular destinations that you could ever choose for your vacation getaway in India!
Hope this list of best places to visit in February in India helped you. So, pick up a destination of your choice, pack your bags and go exploring as this month has so much to offer to the traveller in you!