20 Best Places To Visit In India in February

The month of February is pleasant and is perfect to visit any region in India. During this period the climate of India remains neither too cold nor too hot. Thus, it makes the journey joyous and comfortable. If you are thinking to take a break from your busy schedule and spend some quality time in India then the season of spring or February would be the best time to Visit. Find below 20 Best Places to Visit in India in February covering North India and South India Destinations..

Top Places to Visit in February in North India

1. Delhi

You would never believe that the January is over. The February would still hold the climatic essence of the previous month. The place will be pleasingly cool. Until the mid of the month, fog is an essential part of the climate. Delhi’s pleasing climate makes this a wonderful experience for tourists. With Valentine ’s Day around the corner, the markets will be filled with myriad collection of souvenirs and interesting items. From the beginning of the month to the day after Valentine’s Day, the Surajkund Craft Fair is conducted. If you are visiting in February, you ought to visit the Mughal Garden inside Rashtrapati Bhawan, which is open only for three days in February.

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Surajkund Crafts Mela

Surajkund Crafts Mela

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2. Agra

During the month of February one can also visit the city of Mughals, Agra. Agra is one of the major cities thronged by numerous visitors every year. It was once the capital of the Mughals and has many splendid architectural structures.

Popular for one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal, the city boosts tourism in India. February will be a perfect time to visit Agra, as one can be a part of Taj Mahotsav that takes place in the month of February. This 10 day festival of music & dance, art & crafts and cuisines will make your trip memorable.

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3. Jaisalmer

One of the most frequented places in India among tourists is Jaisalmer. It is one of the best places to visit in February. Jaisalmer is an ideal place for desert safari enthusiasts and adventure seekers. This colorful city is located near the border of Pakistan which has the renowned Rajputana havelis. Jaisalmer fort, popularly known as Sonar Quila is located at Jaisalmer.

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort

The city has earned the title of “Golden City” because of the Sandstone architecture that provides a golden hue to the city. February is the right time to visit Jaisalmer, as the city organizes the Desert Festival at this time, when one can enjoy the cultural festivity.

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

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4. Jodhpur

Being closer to Nagaur, Jodhpur is completely in festival mood during the month of February. Apart from the local and near-by galas, the region of Jodhpur is extremely pleasing for tourists during this month. If you are looking for a classic Rajasthan vacation, it is time to look past Jaipur, Jaisalmer and other well-throttled routes. It is time to experience something unique and Jodhpur is one such mesmerizing destination covering Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Kaylana Lake etc.

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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

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5. Udaipur

First kudos is to the pleasing weather. The second appreciation goes to the clear skies, which make visits to forts and other natural sites, more pleasing in Udaipur. With the mild temperature, the delicate poppy flowers will be at bloom, everywhere. If you are visiting in February, it is time to stick closer to the Aravalli hill regions, by enjoying horse riding, camping and other breathtaking activities. February is the time to enjoy the serenity of the rainy season, without actually worrying about the showers. The entire Lake city becomes one beautiful scrapbook, which makes your eyes to be glued to the brim of tranquility. There are lots of tourist attractions like Lake Pichola, Taj Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, City Palace etc. One must not forget to enjoy the boating at Lake Pichola.

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

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6. Shekhawati

For a striking pilgrimage vacation, it is best to be exposed to the 20th century city of Marwari merchants. The local culture gives more importance to spirituality, painting, architectural beauty and much more. Why is this hidden gem, a must-visit during February? Thanks to the geographical location of the region, this parched land surrounded by sand dunes can be explored in a caravan vacation. You can enjoy an exclusive and unique vacation in Shekhawati. With February, the climate is mildly cool and out of peak tourism season. Thus, the crowd is at minimal and the beauty of the land is quite impressive.

If you are not an adventure time, you can try to explore the land via the roads or the slow railway route. If you visit during February, you can spot many black bucks in Tal Chhapart sanctuary. For the last 22 years, the month of February has been dedicated to Shekhawati festival, which centers on the crafts and arts of the land. Apart from cultural performances, you can find lines of shops, seminars and workshops to spend a grand time here.

Shekhawati Heritage Fesitval

Shekhawati Festival

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7. Nagaur

Among the top five reasons to choose Rajasthan during February, the Nagaur Cattle Fair will catch a place, always. This is the second largest cattle fair, next to Pushkar. The climate will be charming and it would make your trip easier to explore the heritage and history of the land. The fair is conducted during January and February. You can enjoy spotting many livestock of the region like camel, bullock, sheep, horses and others. Apart from the traditional tradition, you can also find markets for spices, souvenirs, tug-of-war, bullock race, camel race, puppet shows, local storytelling shows and much more. Nothing can beat a couple of photos that capture the right essence of the festival.

Are you willing to enjoy more such cultural activities? Try to be in town for the World Sacred Spirit Festival. This festival takes place both in Jodhpur and Nagaur. This festival is all about music. Starting from folk singing to instrumental music, this place will beam with sounds. Not just the local musicians, you can find talents from every nook and corner of the world, flocking in Nagaur to be heard by thousands of people.

Nagaur Fair Festival Rajasthan

Nagaur Fair Festival

8. Bir

Bir which is located in Himachal Pradesh is one of the frequented places in India during the month of February. Adventurous souls can visit this place as it offers wide scope to carry out various activities like paragliding and trekking. It is known for hosting the annual World Paragliding Championship. The picturesque landscape of Bir draws travelers from across the world in to the land of Himachal.

It is a perfect place for peace seekers as it houses many Buddhist monasteries well known for meditation and spiritual studies. Bir is a treat to nature enthusiasts as well. Nature lovers can spend quality time and relaxed moments amidst natural beauty of Deer Park and Bir Tea Factory. Therefore, it is a worth to visit place in the month of February.

Bir

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9. Gulmarg

With February, the land will still be covered in white blanket of snow. It is recommended to visit Gulmarg during February to enjoy a surreal vacation, which will leave you with nothing but bliss with the winter paradise. If you are planning to visit regions with deeper snow, you can enjoy by hiring a 4WD. The most romantic activity of February is a stay in the houseboat. Since the land is still smitten with snow, you cannot find the classic Kashmiri flowers in bloom during this month. On the other hand, every snow activity will be open for you, starting from making snow angels to skiing.

Skiing in Gulmarg

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10. Sikkim

It is better to stick with Sikkim during winter. The month of February has one of the mildest temperature limits during a year. The Nathula route might or might not be open during February. It is snow everywhere and you would be in a winter paradise. The North Sikkim is out of your itinerary if you are visiting in February. The government has plans to open up many restricted regions of Sikkim to tourists in the near future. The southern part of Sikkim is quite enough to make a smacking vacation.

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11. Khajuraho

What is very special about Khajuraho during February? There are two reasons for Khajuraho being special during February. The most important reason is the Khajuraho Dance Festival conducted for seven days in February. The richness of the Indian styles of dance forms are covered in this festival. Starting from Bharatanatyam to Manipuri, you can experience all kinds of dance performances here. The second reason is the climate. With arrival of February, the climate is neither hot nor cold. This pleasing climate makes it easier to cover every inch of the land, exploring the 25 Khajuraho temples.

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Khajuraho Temple

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12. Varanasi

February is one of the months with least number of spiritual celebrations. This will allow you to explore the major temples, small ones hidden in zigzag alleys, ritual activities and so on without getting crushed in the crowd of Varanasi. The Ganga Aarti ritual will be as glorious as always.

Varanasi Morning Aarti

Thanks to the pleasing climate, every activity in the city starting from exploring the temples to early morning cruise on Ganges will be pleasing. If you were planning to take a road trip to Sarnath, it would be less tiring during February. In addition, you get to see many deer in the park in Sarnath, apart from religious sightseeing.

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13. Mumbai

Mumbai is the kind of tourist destination, which is always at the prime beauty. This is the city, which never sleeps. Thus, you can be sure about the long list of extravaganza during February. To add the cherry on the top, the month marks the end of tourism season. Thus, crowd will be lesser, allowing you to enjoy the city, in your own slow pace. The major tourist attractions will be Gateway of India, Dharavi Slum Area, Elephanta Caves, Bollywood Tour of Mumbai, Hanging Gardens, Marine Drive etc. After completing your trip to Mumbai, you can extend your vacation by choosing Aurangabad and exploring Ajanta and Ellora Caves.

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14. Goa

Though Goa can be visited throughout the year and receives tourists in large number from all across the globe. It has been famous all over the world as a beach spot. It is also popular for its amazing nightlife, architectural churches and adventurous sports.

The Canacona Taluk in Goa is known for its beautiful Kuskem waterfalls, which remains at its best during the monsoon and winter. The Southern Goa is famous for one of the most scenic beaches and for viewing animals & birds. Therefore, you can have a pleasant winter vacation on the sunny beaches of Goa. Goa has lots of attractions to explore covering forts, beaches, churches, temples, adventures etc.

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15. Alleppey

First, the houseboat ride on the backwaters will be lush in Alleppey, thanks to the rich paddy fields and coconut groves along the edges. With the beginning of February, the peak winter is over. This will allow the land to get greener. In addition, the place will be pleasingly warm for you to explore all the regions in and around Alleppey.

Alleppey Backwaters, Kerala

Alleppey Backwaters, Kerala

If you are looking for Ayurvedic treatments, February is the last month of the tourism season. From March, the herbs start to be shunned due to the harsh sun. The Ayurveda season will commence again from October, only. Thus, get to an authentic health center and get your herbal healing process in February, before it is too late. How about covering the entire Kerala for your next vacation.

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16. Coorg

Why would anyone visit a hill station during winter? Well, Coorg is unique in this genre. By the middle of February, Coorg gets a colorful vibe, thanks to the spectrum of beautiful flowers at bloom. All the adventure and exploration activities will be open to tourists. The waterfalls will be lush with water, the pastures will be painted with mild green grasses, the clear skies will make it easier to get a panoramic view and most importantly, with February climate, the sun stays out even in evening, allowing you to enjoy several hours of daytime to explore more and more. Best of all, it is the right time to visit the Dubare elephant camp to spend a day with the big-eared mammals.

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17. Kaziranga National Park

It is famous world-wide for sheltering one-horned rhinoceros. Kaziranga National Park houses about two-thirds of world’s one-horned rhinoceros population. It is a perfect place for Wildlife enthusiasts as they can find other animals such as tigers, wild water buffalo, elephants and swamp deer. Kaziranga is an excellent place to spend time in India during February.

Kaziranga National Park

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18. Thekkady

Nature & wildlife lovers, peace seekers and photographers must visit Thekkady once in their lifetime to experience the mesmerizing natural beauty and varied species of wildlife. This place with picturesque landscape can also make a perfect destination for family trips.

You can visit Periyar National Park, which is the biggest Tiger Reserve in India. It is considered as one of the best places to be visited in February. Not only tigers, the reserve shelters other species like Sambar, Deer, Nilgiri Langurs, Elephants, etc. Another activity is in your list i.e. unique bamboo rafting in Periyar River.

Periyar Widlife Sanctuary ThekkadyBesides watching wildlife, you can also carry out adventurous activities like Border Hiking and Bamboo Rafting. Therefore, plan a trip to Thekkady in Kerala this February as the weather remains pleasant at this time and it starts getting warmer after this.

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19. Yercaud

Yercaud is a beautiful hill station located in the Salem District of Tamil Nadu, India. It is an economical version of Ooty nestled in the Eastern Ghats. It is one of the best places to visit in the month of February. One can find lush forests, sprawling coffee plantations and water in abundance that adds to the beauty of the place. Yercaud is a peaceful and tranquil place, which is perfect for nature enthusiasts. Even the adventurous people may visit this place for trekking.

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20. Nashik

With the harvest of grapes at the height, it is time to visit Nashik. The vineyards will be open for tourists to explore, enjoy the nature and even take part in the wine lunch provided inside the vineyard. If you are too much of a wine-enthusiast, stay for the Sula Fest, where you can enjoy the love of good wine with tasting competitions, fashion shows, musical performances and others. Thanks to the mildly warm climate, the region will be great for sightseeing and other activities.

Sula Fest

Sula Fest, Nashik

You can now choose a place amongst these top 20 tourist destinations in India to have a cherished winter holiday! Travelogy India will provide you with an exquisitely designed India tour as per your requirements for a perfect vacation this winter.

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