25 Best Places to Visit in India in March

March ends the tourism season in India. This is the end of winter season. The temperature starts to rise by the end of the March. However, March is the right time to visit many interesting places in India.

This article brings into light, the 25 Best Places to Visit in March in India. covering North India and South India destinations.

Best Places to Visit in March in North India

1. Delhi

Where – Delhi, India

What – Historical Sightseeing

Attractions – Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Swaminarayan Akshardham, Humayun’s Tomb, Lodhi Gardens, Qutab Minar, Gandhi Smriti And Raj Ghat, India Gate, Bahai Temple,

Activities – Sight-Seeing, Food Walks, History Walks, Attending Live Theatres And Cultural Events, Picnics, Drives, Shopping Etc.

The capital city of India is glorious during the winter months with great weather and a cloud of mist over the city. There are several historical monuments, massive forts and beautiful mosques around the city thanks to its Mughal and Turkish past. The city offers the best glimpse of India’s cosmopolitan culture and is a unique amalgamation of the old and the new with city’s two parts being Old Delhi and New Delhi that each has its own unique persona.

Qutub-Minar

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2. Jaipur

Where – Rajasthan

What – Historical City

Attractions – Amber Fort And Palace, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Monkey Temple, Markets And Bazaars, Albert Hall Museum, Museum Of Legacies, Amrapali Museum And More.

Activities – Sight-Seeing, Historic Walks, Shopping, Food Walks, Camel Rides, Pilgrimage, Candle-Lit Dinners, Local Tours, Picnics, Desert Safari Etc.

India’s desert state of Rajasthan offers a royal experience to every traveler who lands there. And the best place to indulge in regal luxuries and the romances of the bygone days is the capital city of Jaipur in Rajasthan. The most popular locations are the grand forts and palaces that are iconic to the city, its vibrant and colorful people, the lip smacking delicious Rajasthani cuisine and beautiful history walks around the old city.

Amber fort Jaipur

For the adventurous souls there are safaris and hot air balloon rides and other immersive tours that go beyond simple sight-seeing.

Hot Air Balloon Rides Jaipur

Hot Air Balloon Rides Jaipur

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Suggested Tour : 8 Days – Rajasthan Tour From Delhi

3. Agra

Where – Uttar Pradesh

What – Historic City

Attractions – Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Itimad-Ud-Daula’s Tomb, Akbar’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Markets, Moti Masjid, Panch Mahal And More.

Activities – Historic Walks, Tours Of The Monuments And Mosques, Sight-Seeing Tours, Shopping, Walks Around The Park And Much More.

Agra is an iconic travel destination that houses one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. It is a mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his Mumtaz Mahal, who had died of child birth. The white marble inlaid structure with intricate carvings and a sparkling reflective pool inside the courtyard with 4 large minarets standing on 4 sides makes it a truly mesmerizing sight to behold.

Taj Mahal

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Suggested Tour : 4 Days- Delhi Agra Jaipur Tour

4. Rishikesh

Where – Uttarakhand

What – Hill Station

Attractions – Laxman Jhula And Ram Jhula, The Beatles Ashram, Shivpuri, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Triveni Ghat, Neer Garh Waterfall, Kaudiyala, Jumpin Heights, Swarg Ashram And More.

Activities – Sight-Seeing, Nature Walks, Temple Visits, Meditation, Yoga, Ayurvedic Massages, River Rafting, Hikes, Treks, Rock Climbing, Bungee Jumping, Fox Climb And More.

Rishikesh is one of the newest additions to the hipster attractions in India, especially popular amongst the youth. The hill station offers tranquilizing beauty, massive temples, architectural marvels, and a proud list of adventure sports for those looking for thrill. The city something for everyone, with pilgrimage spots, ayurvedic massages and river rafting and camping spots around the city.

Yoga and Mediate Rishikesh

Also Read : Top 10 Things To Do In Rishikesh

Suggested Tour : 15 Days – Western Himalayas Tour Packages

5. Ranthambore

Where – Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan

What – National Park

Attractions – National Park, Ranthambore Fort, Ganesh Temple and Others

Activities – Safari, Birdwatching and Others.

Ranthambore National Park is the main attraction of Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. During March, you can spot many animals with their little ones. Since the weather will be pleasant, you need not cover up in thick jackets. March is the start of summer season. During this time, all the small water puddles deep in the forest region would have dried up. Thus, tigers have to walk to the main water bodies in the park for drinking. Thus, spotting tiger becomes more common during this season. Apart from this, you can find many colorful birds during this season.

Ranthambhore National Park Safari

Read More : About Ranthambore National Park- A Peaceful Abode of Tigers!

Suggested Tour : 8 Days – Golden Triangle with Ranthambore

6. Shillong

Where – Meghalaya

What – Hill Station

Attractions – Umiam Lake, Wards Lake, Lady Hydari Park, Sweet Falls, Elephant Falls, Bishop And Beadon Falls, Shillong Peak, Butterfly Museum, Golf Course and Others.

Activities – Sightseeing, Trekking, Forest Expenditure, Birdwatching, Exploration of Caves and Others.

The North-East India is always more beautiful during summer. Shillong stands as a hotspot of tourists. The city receives very heavy rainfall during monsoon. The waterfalls are at full strength during monsoon and winter season, making water activities more dangerous. Landslides and closure of trekking routes are also common during this season. Most of the activities of Shillong demand you to stay in raw nature. March is the right time to enjoy these outdoor activities.

Cherrapunjee Shillong

Read More : 7 Best Places to Visit in North East India

7. Varanasi

Where – Uttar Pradesh

What – Pilgrimage Spot

Attractions – Vishwanath Temple, Sarnathramnagar Fort, Dasashwamedhghat, Bhu, Hanuman Temple, Bharat Mata Temple and Many Others.

Activities – Boating, Ganga Aarti, Shopping, Sightseeing, Temple Visits, Rituals and Others

Varanasi is the temple town filled with numerous temples lined along the shores of the sacred River Ganges. The iconic attraction of the place is Ganga Aarti. You can enjoy the temples, rituals, ghats and sightseeing spots at prime beauty throughout the year. What makes March more interesting? The temple and Ganges are endowed with more rituals and colorful customs during festival time. March is the right time to visit to enjoy many celebrations like Mahashivaratri, Rangbhari Ekadashi, Holi, Buddha Mahotsav and many others. The climate during March is mild and pleasing making sightseeing easier.

Varanasi Morning Arti sightseeing in March

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8. Mount Abu

Where – Rajasthan

What – Hill Station

Attractions – Nakki Lake, Jain Temples, Viewpoints, Sunset Points and Others

Activities – Trekking, Sightseeing, Visiting Temples, Camping, Wildlife Sanctuary, Guru Shikhar, Achalgarh Village, Trevor’s Tank and Others.

March is the end of the winter season in India. Winters are extreme here and March begins the pleasant climate in Mount Abu. This is the right time for enjoying nature activities like boating and others. If you are planning a March vacation, you ought to enjoy the Gangaur Festival.

Although this festival is linked with Hinduism, tourists can enjoy a lot more than just pilgrim activities. You can find many interesting rituals during this festival. Young people take procession around the city with oil lamps in their hand. You can also find procession of camels, horses, elephants and bullock carts. During this festival, Ghewar is made throughout the city. Ghewar is a local delicacy that is a seasonal dish here.

Mount Abu, Rajasthan

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Suggested Tour : 5 Days Rajasthan Tour

9. Kashmir

Where – Jammu And Kashmir

What – Hill Station

Attractions – Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Leh, Kupwara, Kathua, Kargil, Pulwama, Pahalgam, Hemis, Jammu City, Kishtwar, Doda, Pooch, Anantnag And Much More.

Activities – Hikes, Treks, House-Boat Rides And Stays, Nature Walks, Wildlife Tours, Sightseeing, Temple Visits, Rock Climbing, Day Trips And Much More.

Words can hardly describe the beauty of the land of Kashmir. It has been called “heaven on earth” for the mesmerizing beauty of the land, panoramic views of the great Himalayas and verdant greenery. It has long been revered as the best honey-moon spot for young couples. The state offers the best sights to behold in the country, with green sprawling valleys, chilly climate, and snowfall during the winter months. If you’d like to visit the place during milder weather conditions then March is the best month to enjoy Kashmir.

Sonamarg, Kashmir

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10. Sikkim

Where – North East India

What – Hill Station

Attractions – Tsomgo Lake, Yuksom, Nathula Pass, Lachung, Lachen And Yumthang Valley, Ravangla, Namchi, Zuluk, Teesta River And More.

Activities – Treks, Hikes, Sight-Seeing, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Rope Way, Waterfall Visits, Temple Visits, Hot Springs And More.

Sikkim is one of the most popular hill stations in north east India, tucked away nicely between massive mountain ranges, preserving its pristine hill station beauty. Stunning sights where ever you look, coupled with the bliss of snowfall during winter months and calming stays at this quaint hill station makes it an ideal for a vacation to relax and rejuvenate yourself.

Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim

Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim

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11. Khajuraho

Where – Madhya Pradesh

What – World Heritage Site

Attractions – Light And Sound Show, Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Dulhadev Temple, Lakshman Temple, Devi Jagdamba Temple, Parsvanath Temple, Vishwanath Temple, Adinath Temple, Khajuraho Dance Festival, Lakshmi Temple And Much More.

Activities – Historic Walks, Sight-Seeing Tours, Temple Visits, Nature Walks, Shopping Tours And Much More.

If you are a lover of art and sculpture then this is the Mecca for you. Khajuraho is famous for its exquisitely carved life-size sculptures and carvings on the temple walls and deities in the temples that offer a unique glimpse of India’s heritage and history. Khajuraho also has unique offerings for nature lovers with beautiful climate and verdant greenery for those seeking to get away from their busy city lives.

Khajuraho Temple

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Suggested Tour :  7 Days – Taj Mahal Tour with Khajuraho

12. Amritsar

Where – Punjab

What – Historic City

Attractions – Golden Temple, Wagah Border, Jalianwala Bagh, Guru Ke Mahal, Hall Bazaar, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Bibekar Sahib, Gurudwara Mata Kaulan, Etc.

Activities – Sight-Seeing, Food Walks, History Walks, Attending Live Theatres And Cultural Events, Picnics, Drives, Shopping Etc.

Amritsar is a historic city in the northwest of India that shares a border with Pakistan. It houses the holiest of Sikh pilgrimage spot at the centre of the city namely the Golden Temple, or the Harmandir Sahib. The city is known for vibrant culture and great offerings of Punjabi and north Indian cuisine.

Golden Temple, Amritsar

Golden Temple, Amritsar

The walled old town coupled with a traditional flag march at the Wagah Border invokes spirit of patriotism and history in the minds of the travelers.

Wagah Border Ceremony

Wagah Border Ceremony

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Suggested Tour : 16 Days – North India Holiday Package

13. Tawang

Where – Arunachal Pradesh

What – Hill Station

Attractions – Tawang Monastery, Bum La, Jaswantgarh, Sangetsarlake, Jang Falls, Tawang War Memorial and Others.

Activities – Sightseeing, Trekking, Camping, Boating, Mountain Pass Riding and Others.

The orchid sanctuary will be at prime beauty during March. You can also witness the famous Tibetan festival; Losar that takes place in Feb-Mar. Tawang is famous for its trekking routes. March is the right time to visit the place for trekking and other outdoor activities. All the routes will be open, chances of landslides and slippery routes are very less and, the climate will be pleasing. Moreover, the vegetation will be at bloom during this month.

If you are ready to take an excursion to visit the glacier lakes, March to May is the right time. You can enjoy camping in hillock during this season.

Tawang Monastery Sikkim

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14. Goa

Where – Panaji, India

What – Sea-Beach

Attractions – Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Grand Island, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Titos’s Street, Fort Aguada, Palolem Beach, Bom Jesus Basilica, Anjuna Beach And More.

Activities – Water Sports, Swimming, Beach Walks, Parties, Nightlife, Sight-Seeing Tours, City Walks, Nature Walks, Poker And Casinos, Shopping, Cruises And More.

The party and nightlife hub of India, Goa attracts millions of tourist who love the cool oceanic breeze, the indo-Portuguese culture and cuisines and some of best parties in the country. the numerous beaches in the state along with a generous sprinkling of historic monuments and churches, shopping streets, bars and casinos makes Goa an exciting holiday destination for everyone.

Calangute Beach Goa

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15. Kaziranga

Where – Assam

What – Wildlife

Attractions – Kaziranga National Park, Tea Gardens, Gohpur, Kakochang Waterfalls, Panbari Reserve Forest, Deoparbat Ruins, Basudev Doul, Kalyani Mandir And More.

Activities – Treks, Hikes, Wildlife Tours, Jungle Safaris, Jeep Safaris, Elephant Safaris, Camping, Nature Walks, Rhino Spotting And More.

The Kaziranga National Park in Assam is well known for being the natural home for the famous one-horned rhino. It is often dubbed as the Serengiti of the East due to its wildlife and nature reserve that makes it a must visit spot for nature and wildlife lovers. The best place for some adventurous wildlife photography and sighting of migratory birds, the park is ideal for family vacations during the cool weather conditions of March.

Kaziranga National Park

One Horned Rhino

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Suggested Tour : 14 Days – East India Wildlife Tour

16. Bangalore

Where – Karnataka

What – City Sightseeing

Attractions – Bangalore Palace, National Gallery Art Museum, Tipu Sultan’s Palace And Fort, Krishna Rajendra (KR) Market, Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Cubbon Park, Vidana Soudha, Attara Kacheri (High Court) And Surroundings And More.

Activities – Sight-Seeing, Food Walks, History Walks, Attending Live Theatres And Cultural Events, Picnics, Drives, Shopping, Museum Tours Etc.

Bangalore now called as Bengaluru is much more than just the IT and software hub of India. It is also called as the Silicon Valley of India and many call it by the name Pub Capital of India due to its bustling nightlife of hipster pubs and lounges. Due to its mild climate, verdant greenery and beautiful villas and bungalows, Bangalore is also called the pensioners’ paradise. It is one of the most green city in the country and offers several activities for tourists along with visit to historic monuments and museums.

Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace

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17. Gokarna

Where – Karnataka

What – Beach

Attractions – Om Beach, Water Sports, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Kudle Beach, Gokarna Beach, Yaana, Half Moon Beach, City Shopping, Koti Tirtha And Paradise Beach Etc.

Activities – Sports, Swimming, Beach Walks, Parties, Nightlife, Sight-Seeing Tours, City Walks, Nature Walks, Shopping, Cruises And More

Gokarna is a small town on the coastline of the Arabian Sea it is well known for its beaches and temples. The coast of Karvar where the temple of Mahabaleshwar is situated is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites for Hindus and offers unique views of the ocean. The palm lined beaches coupled with numerous pilgrimage spots and temples makes this place ideal for a relaxing family vacation.

Gokarna Beach

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Suggested Tour : 16 Days – South India Tour ( Karnataka Special)

18. Wayanad

Where – Kerala

What – Hill Station

Attractions – Banasura Sagar Dam, Edakkal Caves, Soochipara Waterfalls / Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, Chembra Peak Lakkidi, Pookote Lake and more.

Activities – Sports, Swimming, Beach Walks, Parties, Nightlife, Sight-Seeing Tours, City Walks, Nature Walks, Shopping, Cruises And More.

A rural beach destination in Kerala, popular for its pristine beaches and laid back vibes! This is a beautiful lush green town in Kerala that is a perfect getaway spot for a weekend trip with friends and family. Travelers cherish Wayanad for its peace and tranquility and the large beach which is untouched by rampant commercial activities or over crowded tourists.

Wayanad hill station

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19. Chikmagalur

Where – Karnataka

What – Hill Station

Attractions – Kemmanagundi, Kudremukh National Park, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Mullayanagiri, Sringeri Mutt, Amrutesvara Temple and much more.

Activities – Hikes, Treks, House-Boat Rides And Stays, Nature Walks, Wildlife Tours, Sightseeing, Temple Visits, Rock Climbing, Day Trips And Much More.

A hill station in the south west of the state of Karnataka this is a unique holiday spot with rich wildlife and natural parks. There are several religious sites as well that offer as popular Hindu pilgrimage spots. Indulge in nature walks, sightseeing tours and jungle safaris for a rejuvenating vacation at this less explored hill-station in Karnataka with charming villages around it.

Chikmagalur, Karnataka

20. Munnar

Where – Kerala

What – Hill Station

Attractions – Raja Hills, Atukkad Waterfalls, Pothamedu View Point, Hydel Park, Mattuppetty, Chithirapuram, Tea Museum, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Others.

Activities – Trekking, Boating, Picnicking, Sightseeing, Plantation Visits, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Elephant Park, Cycling and Others

Munnar is at prime beauty throughout the year in Kerala. The hill station has all cliché elements that would keep you busy throughout the vacation. During March, the place becomes more aesthetically pleasing with flowers in bloom. The climate will be moderately chill making late evening activities possible. Camping and bonfire are best enjoyed from March to May. It becomes easier to trek as the temperature and humidity will be pleasing. Most importantly, you can easily find picnic spots here during this season.

Echo Point, Munnar

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Suggested Tour : 11 Days – Goa with Kerala Tours

21. Havelock Island

Where – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

What – Beach Location

Attractions – Radhanagar Beach, Coral Reefs, Canopy Of Rain Forest, Havelock Jetty, Forest Camp, Lighthouse, Aquarium, Turtle Bay and Others.

Activities – Swimming, Surfing, Diving, Trekking, Beach Combing, Sunbathing, Riding, Game Fishing, Elephant Ride, Kayaking, Bird Watching, Sailing and Others.

The Number Seven beach or the Radhanagar beach is the prime attraction of this island. You can find many other beaches apart from this like Elephant beach, Kalapathar beach and others. This picturesque island has very clear water during March making it the best time for many water-based sports including coral diving. March is also the best time to spot many colorful birds here. Trekking on elephant’s back is another important activity here. Fishing will be at prime during this season making many seafood delicacies available throughout the destination. Elephant training camp is open to tourists in March.

Radhanagar Beach, Andaman

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22. Ooty

Where – Tamil Nadu

What – Hill Station

Attractions – Botanical Garden, Avalanche Biosphere Reserve, Doddabetta Peak, Tea Park, Fern Hill Garden, Annamalai Temple, Rose Garden, Ootylake, Thread Garden, Wax Museum and Others.

Activities – Trekking, Sightseeing, Camping, Picnicking, Toy Train Ride, Visiting Plantation, Serene Golfing, Horseback Riding, Shopping and Others.

Ooty is an important honeymoon destination in Southern India. This is also called as the queen of all hill station. The hill station is covered with small hills, dense vegetation, plateaus, eucalyptus trees and others. March to May is the only time when the rose garden will be at bloom. The botanical garden will be colorful during this month. If you are an outdoor lover, March is the right time to enjoy camping. The climate will not be very cold and the humidity will be low. The scenic value of the place will be at peak making toy train trip, more mesmerizing.

ooty-lake-boating

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23. Coorg

Where – Karnataka

What – Hill Station

Attractions – Plantation, Scenic Spots, Viewpoints, Golf Course, Abbey Falls, Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary, Honnamanakere, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Mallalli Falls, Madikeri, Chelavara Falls and Others.

Activities – Sightseeing, Sunset View, Elephant Camp Activities, Bathing In Waterfalls, Mountain Biking, Trekking, White Water Rafting, Mountain Hiking, Rock Climbing and Others.

The Scotland of India is one of the best destination for those who love nature. The quaint climate of this hill station attracts people to this hill station during March. The right element of attraction of this month is shopping. This is the right time to buy fresh spice, honey and other natural products. Camping, trekking, rock climbing and hiking are best done during March to May. Winter season is the time when medicinal herbs will be at bloom and thus, Ayurvedic massages are best got during winter. Apart from these, the climate is mildly cold with low humidity making it the best climate in the whole year.

Coorg

Read More : Top Places to Visit in Coorg, Karnataka

Suggested Tour : 4 Days – Coorg Hill Station Tour

24. Hampi

Where – Karnataka, South India

What – Heritage Location

Attractions – Temples, Architectural Marvels, Ancient Palaces, Queen’s Bath and Others.

Activities – Exploring, Sightseeing, Boating, Photography and Others.

Nature has nothing to do with the beauty of this place. The place contains the ruins of ancient bustling city of Vijayanagar. In March, the climate is mild enough to make sightseeing easier. The clouds are clear making photography easier too. Apart from this, boating is an important activity here. Another main advantage of visiting in March is the quietness. March marks the end of the winter season and it is the time of examination for schoolchildren. Thus, number of tourists visiting Hampi in March will be considerably less. This gives you more time and space to enjoy each structure as you please.

Hampi

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March might be the end of the winter season and tourism season in India. This does not mean that the country ceases to be beautiful and attractive by March. This month holds many interesting elements especially to pilgrim spots, hill station regions, and colder regions of the country and beach locations. If you are planning to visit India in March, surf to learn about the list of destinations that will be at prime beauty during the month. On the other hand, you can collaborate with a travel agent to choose the right March package for your vacation.

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