20 Places To Visit In India in February 2020
February is the end of the winter season, which indicates that while the chillness remains in the air, the place is getting warmer every day and the combination makes it a perfectly pleasing time. Humidity and temperature would be moderate throughout the day and it is one of the best times to visit numerous places in India.
If you like to cherry-pick, here are the top 20 destinations for your February visit.
1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar are famous for endless natural beauty and the colorful undersea world. Starting from beach activities to exotic island culture, this group of islands is welcoming tourists who are choosing to have a Hollywood styled beach vacation. If you are visiting in February, the place will be warm and dry, allowing you to enjoy as many beach and land activities as possible like trekking, hiking, camping, bonfire, parasailing, boating, cruise, and others. The undersea visibility will be clear and thus, underwater activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, sea walk, undersea photography and others would be best enjoyed in February.
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While the rest of the country is getting ready for summer, the top crown of the country is still dancing in the snow. If you are visiting India in February and wish to have a classic winter vacation, Gulmarg is the right place. Located in Jammu and Kashmir, this is one of the skiing destination for February visitors. While slopes and valleys are layered with snow, the forests and meadows would be lush with vegetation for other outdoor activities. If you are looking for a holistic vacation, it is time to visit Gulmarg.
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As the place gets warmer, the Arabian Sea gets a velvety look and Goa is the best place to enjoy the azure beauty of the sea. With 31 beaches and endless water activities, Goa is the right place to welcome summer with a smile. February gets a lot less crowd and thus, you can enjoy an affordable and yet beautiful vacation here. February is dry and thus, it is the best time to enjoy land and water-based adventure activities and sightseeing.
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Sikkim gets a makeover during February. After the harsh winter, the orchids and meadows of the land would be lush with vegetation. If you love colors, this is the best place to enjoy. February is the time of the Tibetan New Year celebration, which makes it one of the most cultural beauty destinations in the country. If you are looking for a celebration-cum-pilgrimage destination, Sikkim is an apt choice.
5. Rann of Kutch
February marks the end of the long-celebrated Rann Utsav, the cultural fiesta that takes place in the middle of the salt desert. This month is the right time to visit to enjoy cultural and adventure activities in the middle of the white salt land. The best of all is that, with February’s clear sky, hot air ballooning would be at its pinnacle beauty.
Jaisalmer is the desert region in the country and the best time to visit is winter. February is the time for the Jaisalmer Desert Festival and you are in for a cultural celebration with camels and local customs. Apart from these, since the summer is almost approaching, you can easily find better offers in accommodations, services, and tickets. Sightseeing is also pleasing during February. If you are looking for a romantic destination, this is an exotic place to choose.
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This is one of the important hill stations in southern India. Nicknamed as the Scotland of the country, this place is the right spot to find hundreds of hues of green. The land is filled with thick forests, plantations, terrace farming, meadows, valleys and much more. Do you know that February would be a lush time to visit cardamom and coffee plantations? February is a dry season and thus, you can choose to enjoy a tree-house stay, picnicking, trekking, and other adventure activities. The best of all is that, the temperature would not fall below 20 in the daytime and thus, you need not worry about being stuck inside the room because of the extreme cold.
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The group of monuments located in Khajuraho is at prime beauty throughout the year. This is a timeless aesthetic wonder which cannot be altered with climate. However, February marks the time of the famous Khajuraho dance festival, which attracts international and local tourists alike. Do you know that this is the place to find erotic sculptures on the walls of a divine temple? February’s climate allows you to explore the monuments and temples with ease for hours together.
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Kochi or Cochin is famous for numerous ancient structures, cultural emblems, natural beauty and much more importantly, the Arabian Sea. Beyond all these interesting attractions, Kochi is one of the prime destinations for February vacation because of the International Biennale Festival, which would introduce you to the contemporary art forms and cultural beauties of the land. If you wish to stay outdoors, you can enjoy many land and water activities here. The climate is pleasing and it allows you to stay outdoors as long as you desire.
10. Kaziranga National Park
This is the natural emblem of Assam for its collection of a huge chunk of one-horned rhino population. Apart from the rhinos, you can find other animals like tigers, swamp deer, elephants, and others. The park falls under the Eastern Himalayan region, which would be at prime beauty during the month of February. Moreover, February is dry and thus, you can enjoy jeep and elephant safari with ease. With the summer yet to come, the land will be lush with beauty and you can spot numerous animals in this region along with a lot of colorful birds.
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While everyone is running towards Mumbai, they forget to see that Maharashtra has numerous other dreamy vacations than the City of Dreams itself. The best of Nashik would be its culture, tradition, natural beauties and calm environment. February is the right time to visit some vineyards, have wine parties or even a farm lunch. With Sula Fest in the calendar, February fills the land with music and other cultural performances. If you love music and cultural beauties, Nashik is best visited in February.
With the February climate, every nook and corner of Kerala would be at prime beauty. However, the best of all is Thekkady, especially if you are into natural beauties. If you are visiting in February, it is time for bamboo rafting, hiking, spotting animals and so on. You can spot numerous other animals with their little ones during February. If you are visiting February, it is time for photography as the place will be lush and clear.
13. Bir Billing
Himachal Pradesh is famous for its mountain landscape, which allows tourists to enjoy adventure activities. However, Bir Billing is a little more attractive than the other regions apart from trekking, nature walking, camping, spotting deer and others. February is the best time to visit for enjoying activities like hand gliding, paragliding and others. The climate of February makes every nook and corner of Bir Billing, convenient to access and thus, you can easy routes to numerous attractions like tea factory, monasteries, and others.
Kodaikanal is one of the many hill stations of Tamil Nadu. What makes it very special in February? Although it is almost summer, February is still cloudy and misty in Kodaikanal. The lakes, valley and the meadows will be lush and sweet during February. Kodaikanal is a year-around attraction but, with February, the land gets a little colorful. The spring and summer are the blooming seasons for Kodaikanal and you can find many wildflowers at bloom along the meadows and valleys. Although misty, the climate is dry allowing you to enjoy numerous outdoor activities like camping, trekking, picnicking, boating, horse riding, and others.
It is true that hill stations of Maharashtra are more lush during monsoon season but, February has a unique climate that makes this second largest plateau of Asia, more favorable for many outdoor activities. This land remains green throughout the year but, if you visit during February, you would be visiting during the harvest of strawberry fields. You can stroll through strawberry fields, which are about to be harvested, lush with the dew-drenched berries. You can buy numerous strawberry based products. Although it is a hill station, the climate will be pleasingly warm, allowing you to enjoy many outdoor activities like boating, trekking, camping, and others.
Agra’s marble monuments are at prime beauty throughout the year. However, February is the time for the Taj Mahotsav festival. This cultural festival will add more colors to your vacation. Thus, it is more beautiful to visit in February. Moreover, February has clear skies, which allows you to get a panoramic view of the monuments from viewpoints. What could be more romantic than celebrating Valentine’s Day at the monument that is representing love for several centuries?
Blue City becomes more colorful during the month of February. Many festivals are celebrated during this time and the land is much pleasing to explore. If you are visiting Jodhpur in February, take a road trip to Nagaur (closer to Jodhpur) to enjoy the famous Nagaur cattle fair. Apart from all the other reasons, with February’s clear sky, the view of the Blue City from Mehrangarh Fort would be mesmerizing. February’s clear climate makes the place more photogenic and the dry environment of the month makes it more favorable for outdoor activities.
It is always festival time in Varanasi. With numerous temples around the region, you can always find many religious festivals and celebrations being conducted throughout the year. What makes February more special? The place will be clean and lush during this time and the Ganga boat ride at sunrise will be pleasingly warm. Do not miss the Ganga Aarti ritual, which takes place at sunset at Dashashwamedh Ghat. The best of all, the road trip to Sarnath will be mesmerizing and February is the right time to visit the deer park as you can find many little fawns playing around.
19. Lakshadweep Group of Islands
This is a small group of Islands sprinkled around in the Indian Ocean. If you visit during February, you get to enjoy a long list of water sports as the weather will be pleasing and the undersea visibility is very high. February is one of the fishing seasons of the islands and thus, you can find numerous fish delicacies and rare dishes in the restaurants. Apart from water sports, you can also enjoy camping, trekking, photography and other activities. February is pleasingly warm and thus, you can easily enjoy all water activities without shivering.
This famous port area along the Bay of Bengal, Visakhapatnam is one of the famous cultural destinations of Andhra Pradesh. Among Southern India, Andhra Pradesh has a harsh summer and thus, it is always better to stick with the winter. Visiting Borra caves will be much easier as the February climate is less humid. Araku Valley will be at prime beauty during February. It is also the right time to visit beaches for relaxation and evening picnic. Waterfalls and parks in the region will lush and colorful during this month.
Although February is a beautiful time to visit almost all the destinations in the country, it is better to learn about the destination you are planning to visit and understand whether it is right to visit the land in February. Are you looking to cover as many prime destinations as possible during February? Choose the luxury trains of the land like the Palace on Wheels. The train covers eminent February paradises like Agra, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Udaipur and others.
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