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iXiGOers Nov 12 2013

Which are the best places to visit in India in February?

Reet Cheema Nov 20 2013
9 people found this answer useful Useful ?Yes

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 week, various couples are seeking for perfect romantic getaways. We have a list of best places to visit in India in February depending on the what suits you best.

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

February is the best month to visit Jaisalmer and to experience the exciting spectacle of the golden city's grand parade at the famous Desert Festival, popularly known as Jaisalmer Desert Festival which is hosted by the city annually. It is a three-day long extravaganza of dances, music, handicraft fairs and interesting competitions like a 'Mr Desert' pageant, a 'turban-tying' contest and a 'best moustache' contest organised by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation.

Photo of Jaisalmer (by Flicka)

This year, 12th - 14th February is scheduled for the festival. You can experience the rich culture of the region during this three day long extravaganza. Also, take a tour of Thar Desert in Desert safari and spend one night under the stars in desert!

Gulmarg, J&K

The second destination on this list for the best places to visit in February in India is Gulmarg. Popularly known as "Meadow of Flowers”, Gulmarg is the most frequented destination in February. It is the best time to enjoy the snowfall and to indulge in snowboarding, long-run Skiing and various sport sports activities. You can also take up courses in various courses such as Snow Skiing at Gulmarg (mid December- early April), Water Skiing, etc organized by The Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering. However, if you are more interested in sightseeing, it is recommended you check out places to visit in Gulmarg.

Photo of Gulmarg (by jscoke)

Also, the journey to the 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 tourists activities. The city has much to offer to every kind of traveller whether travelling with family and friends or alone. The weather is perfect for exploring city’s fascinating and mysterious history by visiting the monuments. To know more about the place, check out places to see in Delhi.

Photo of India Gate (by Prato 9x)

You can also go street shopping and indulge in the street food which takes a whole new meaning here with unmatched variety. 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 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? Agra is next on the list for the best places to visit in India in February. Standing as a symbol of love, it was built by Shah Jahan as an ode to his love for Mumtaz Mahal and took 22 years and 20 000 workers to complete.

Photo of Taj Mahal (by Arian Zwegers)

Also, you can attend the week long Taj Mahotsav that takes place at Shilpgram in Agra, right near the Taj Mahal, from February 18-27 each year. 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.


It is the perfect time for taking up Goa tour packages and enjoying the best of Goa. It is also a best time to visit exotic beachs, sightseeing and indulging in water sports. Attend the most awaited festival of Goa, Goa Carnival, one of the most famous festivals in Goa which attracts thousands of people from all over the world.

Photo of Goa Carnival (by Outofindia)

This time it falls on 8th February, 2014 and will continue till 13th February, 2014. The streets come alive with colors, lively processions, floats, the strumming of guitars, graceful dances and of non-stop festivity. Experience the best of the unique Goan culture in February!

Andaman Islands

Plan a trip to Andaman Islands and go scuba diving! It is the best time to dive in the Andamans as the sea is at its flattest, wind is almost absent and visibility is excellent. Explore the rich flora and fauna of these pristine Islands.

Photo of Andamans (by Venkatesh k)

Head towards Havelock for the beaches and watersports like scuba diving and snorkeling. The weather is also perfect to explore other Islands like like Baratang, Neil Island or Long Island. So, you can laze around or go exploring the beautiful marine life or even do both at Andamans! Now you know why it is there in the list of best places to visit in India in February.

Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg has an immense allure during February and is a must-visit for the nature-lover in you, which is why it makes to the list of the best places to visit in India in February. The temperature during this period ranges between 11°C and 20°C, making Coorg pleasantly breezy and chilly.

Photo of Coorg (by Dcrjsr)

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 chose for your vacation getaway in India! For detailed information about the local attractions, check out places to visit in Coorg.

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!

Purnendu Singh Nov 13 2013
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Goa Carnival happens during the month of February and is a great chance to witness the culture of the state. It will happen on 8th Feb in 2014. A great place to visit in Feb :)

Priyanshu Kumar Sep 12 2017
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