25 Best Places to Visit in India in March, 2020

Are you unable to finalize your ultimate destination for your next trip in March? Here’s your guide to help you choose from the top 10 locations:

1. Ranthambore National Park

If you want to see wild tigers in their natural habitats, you have to book your tickets to Sawai Madhopur district of southeast Rajasthan, nearly 130 km away from Jaipur, where you visit the largest and most renowned National Park in Northern India.

  • Wildlife Home to tigers, leopards, crocodiles, hyenas, Jackals, Jungle cats, wild boars, foxes among the many and hunting ground, is where you can witness the wilderness live! Once a favorite for adventure loving Maharajas of history and now it’s a major tourist spot attraction, especially for wildlife photographers.

Before you head towards Safari, the timetable is below:

Month Morning Evening
01/10 -31/10/19 7.00 – 10.30 14.30 –  18.00
01/11 – 31/01/19 7.00 – 10.30 14.00 – 17.30
01/02 – 31/03/19 6.30 – 10.00 14.30 – 18.00
01/04 – 15/05/19 6.00 – 9.30 15.00 – 18.30
15/05-30/06/19 6.00 – 9.30 15.30 – 19.00
  • Greenery – Home to about 300 species of plants and trees, Dhokmajorly covers most of the forest along with banyan, babul, jamun, kadam, and lots more.
  • Birds – It also houses about 272 resident and migratory birds including Graylag Goose, Woodpeckers, Indian Grey Hornbills, Common Kingfishers, Pigeon and Dove among others.

Ranthambore National Park

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2. Jaipur

The first station of Palace on Wheels India is Jaipur. Did you know that the Pink city is the first planned city in India? It was designed by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and founded by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh II in the 18th century.

  • While you explore the Pink city, it takes you to Hawa Mahal, a blend of Hindu and Islamic architecture built from pink sandstone with small honeycomb shaped windows, resembling Lord Krishna’s crown.
  • 8 km away, you stop at Amber Fort, a delightful sight of magnanimous monument built from red sandstone and white marble with Maota Lake in front adding to the breath-taking view.
  • You can also shop for jewellery, handicrafts and textiles exclusive to the Pink city near Ajmeri Gate at Rajasthali, the single Government Emporium housing to display colourful pottery, carpets, jewellery and home decor.
  • After a royal lunch, you reach Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site at City Palace. It has sixteen devices which measures time, track celestial pieces and also observe the planetary orbits around the Sun. After you have explored this historical astronomical observatory, around 6:30 pm you are on Palace on Wheels for the next destination, Jodhpur.
Hawa Mahal Jaipur

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

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3. Jodhpur

Now, you travel to a city designed with high stone walls displaying architectural excellence at every corner of the city. The city brings you close to the rustic lifestyle of Rajasthan. From the lavish havelis of Rajasthani traders to the simple lives of the rural folk, you have lot to experience here.

Jodhpur

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Palace on Wheels train offers you a comfortable trip round the city, this Indian luxury train focuses on the prime tourist spots of Rajasthan and Agra.

4. Udaipur

If you dreamt of travelling to Venice, welcome to Udaipur. The Aravalli Hills coupled with Lake Pichola gives you the dreamy sequence of utmost romance! You may explore the historic temples and palaces, timeless streets by your feet or horseback as well as on wheels. Don’t forget to explore Jag Mandir, Lake Palace, Jagdish Temple and Fateh Sagar Lake as they delight your sight with sheer architectural precision.

Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola

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5. Agra

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal is one of the most popularly visited places in India is loved by both Indians as well as foreigners. Agra Fort, the most decorated monuments of the Mughals built from red sandstone is another tourist spot. Also Fatehpur Sikri, situated on the bank of a dried up lake, where paintings on rock shelters still exist to display the art of history.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, Agra

6. Varanasi

This is one of the oldest cities in the world and it is the spiritual capital of the country. This city is regarded as a sacred destination among pilgrims. Varanasi is best visited during any religious celebration. March holds many festivals and it is the right time to enjoy the cultural face of the land. With the pleasing sun, it is much easier to explore the region and enjoy all the temples. Early morning Ganges boat ride and evening Ganga Aarti will look more beautiful, thanks to the pleasing climate. If you are planning to travel to Sarnath from Varanasi, the road trip will be pleasing during March.

Varanasi Morning Aarti

Ganga Aarti, Varanasi

7. Khajuraho

Khajuraho is a year-round beauty to visit. However, with March, the climate will be pleasing and warm, allowing you to enjoy outdoor exploration with ease. The place will be less crowded during March, allowing you to enjoy the monuments at your own pace. Famous for the ancient architectural style and the erotic carvings, this group of monuments is one of the top attractions of India. The sun in March gives a golden tint to your pictures of the monuments, which is said to bring out the best clicks.

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Lakshmana Temple, Khajuraho

8. Pench National Park

Mowgli, the man-cub has already taken you here, where Pench River divides the National Park north to south equally and is home to several wildlife, migratory birds and rich vegetation. The thick and dense forest houses many endangered species like nilgai and antelope.

Pench National Park

9. Hampi

Situated near Hopset Town, Karnataka is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which allures you with ruins of palaces, ancient temples and market streets from history. Hampi is a pilgrim’s favorite and photographer’s delight.

Hampi

 

10. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Along the foothill of the mighty Himalayas, this city stands as a capital of Yoga and rejuvenation. You can find numerous Yoga ashrams here where meditation, Yoga and other spiritual forms are taught. Apart from Yoga, you can enjoy many adventure activities like water rafting, camping, trekking, mountaineering, and others. March is the best time to visit because the Himalayan region will be very colorful with wildflowers. The city is also more beautiful with a dry and warm March ambiance. March is also the time for the International Yoga Festival.

water rafting in Rishikesh

Water Rafting, Rishikesh

11. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Winter is very crowded in Tawang and the natural beauty is lost in the heavy footfall. If you wish to enjoy the serenity of the winter with far less crowd, March is the right time. March season will be pleasingly cool and a little breezy. March is the right time to enjoy the Tipi Orchid sanctuary because the flowers will be at bloom. The place will be more cheerful and beautiful with the sun out. Best of all, Losar Festival takes place in February or March and it is the best time to visit to enjoy and explore the colors of the land.

Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery

12. Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

India is known for its colorful festivals and how could you miss the actual festival of colors? Holi, the festival of colors is celebrated with grand beauty in Lord Krishna temples around the country. In Vrindavan, the festival starts way before the actual date of Holi and every temple in and around Vrindavan and Mathura will be celebrating Holi with colors and flower petals. The town will be illuminated with numerous earthen lamps at night creating a beautiful ambiance.

Holi in Vrindavan

Holi, Vrindavan

13. Munnar, Kerala

When it comes to hill stations with tea plantations, it is always best to visit during early summer. It is the right time to enjoy tea tourism. This hill station is located around 6000 feet above mean sea level. Thus, you need not worry about the sun. It is always misty and romantic throughout the year. March is also the right time to visit the spice plantations. March is one of the peak tourism months of the place and if you are looking for a holistic vacation with wildlife attractions, sightseeing, water activities, and others, March is the best time.

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Munnar

14. Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

As you reach the regions of the Himalayan Kingdom, the summer makes the place more beautiful and accessible. Ladakh is one such place where March is dry and mildly warm. This climate allows tourists to enjoy numerous adventure activities like trekking, hiking, camping, mountain pass riding, and others.

Numerous monasteries around Ladakh will be easy to access due to lack of snow. The best reason of all is the Matho Monastery’s and Matho Nagrang Festival. During this festival, two celestial oracles are said to possess monks of the monastery and these monks would predict the future of the people. Apart from this, you can enjoy monk dance, ceremonies, display of religious artifacts and so on.

Matho Nagrang Festival

Matho Nagrang Festival

15. Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Of course, summer is the best time to visit a beach region. The warm summer sun would give you the best ambiance to enjoy beach activities like picnic, sunbathing, and others. In March, the temperature will be low and thus, the place is extremely comfortable to enjoy all water-based activities like swimming, boating, parasailing, surfing, and others.

March season gives clear visibility in the underwater and thus, it is the best time to visit for exotic water activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, sea walking, and others. If you are looking for a honeymoon, March is the best time to explore Havelock Island and other destinations of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Havelock Island

16. Sikkim

There are two reasons to choose March to enjoy Sikkim. Sikkim is not just a mountain rugged area. It is a flourishing land with tea plantations, orchids, and rhododendrons around the region. March is the best time to visit to enjoy a colorful Sikkim. The second reason is the dry climate, which allows hiking and trekking routes to become much easier. Many water sports are best enjoyed at the beginning of March. Camping and other activities are more common in areas around Rangeet River, Tsomgo Lake, Teesta, and others.

Tsomgo Lake

17. Gokarna, Karnataka

Gokarna is a small quiet pilgrimage beach destination, which is famous among tourists for the spiritual activities and attractions. The beauty of the land is seen in the quaint ambiance and the best time to visit for such beauty is the off-season. However, during the off-season, you cannot find water sports in the region.

If you wish to enjoy everything, March is the right time. You can visit temples and beaches without any crowd and, at the same time, all the adventure and outdoor activities will be at prime beauty. If the Mahashivratri festival falls in March, you can find many interesting rituals and celebrations in the temples of the region.

Gokarna

18. Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong is one of the most colorful cultural destinations of the country. March climate gives a clear blue sky allowing you to enjoy the pine forest, waterfalls and trekking routes. Meghalaya receives a generous amount of rainfall and March is a dry season, which helps to explore the region with ease. March is also a lush season to spot many colorful flowers.

Shillong

19. Goa

Do you really need a reason why you should be visiting a beach destination at the onset of summer? Well, the answer is water sports, clear underwater visibility, serene island climate and best of all, the summer is the sunbathing time. Almost all water activities will be at prime beauty during March. Spice plantation will be lush during March and stroll through it would be a romantic activity.

March is also a dry climate, which allows you to enjoy sightseeing even in the remote regions of Goa. With no chill nights, you can continue partying throughout the night. You cannot find a lot of tourists in Goa during March and thus, you can easily find service providers for almost all activities and adventures.

Baga Beach, Goa

Baga Beach, Goa

20. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

This hill station is a year-around beauty but, with the early summer climate, the place will be lush with flowering plants. This is the best time to visit the tea plantations, botanical gardens, and waterfalls of the region. March is also one of the most colorful seasons to take the toy train ride to spot valleys of colorful flowers and plantations.

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March climate is dry and thus, camping, trekking, hiking are best enjoyed. Since it is not peak summer, the misty mornings will be still beautiful, allowing you to enjoy a perfect honeymoon. Panoramic views from the viewpoint will be crystal clear, thanks to the clear sky.

Ooty

21. Wayanad, Kerala

Wayanad has the natural advantage of holding numerous lush waterfalls and a beautiful hill town environment. The place has numerous elements, which will be at prime beauty during March like spice plantation, waterfalls, caves, wildlife attractions, trekking trails and much more.

March retains most of the beauties of winter and still has the warmth and brightness of spring. This is one of the magical times to enjoy a nature-rich vacation. The best time to visit the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is March. You can spot many animals with ease, during this season. March is one of the prime tourism season and thus, make sure to pre-book all amenities as soon as possible.

Wayanad

22. Coorg, Karnataka

This is another hill station of southern India, which would be at prime beauty during March. The March climate is the right time to spot many green valleys. March season makes the place more favorable for orchids and plantations. If you love to spend time outdoors with adventure activities, March is the best time. March is not the peak tourism season and thus, you can enjoy a solitude beauty here and, discounts and deals in tickets and hotels are much easier to get in this month.

Coorg

23. Lakshadweep Islands

March is the beginning of the summer season and by default, it means beach season. March is one of the prime times to visit these islands. The climate will be pleasingly warm and it is the right time for water activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, paragliding, surfing, and others. The waves will be gentle and the sea will be slightly cool, allowing you to enjoy as many adventure activities as possible. Since March is a dry climate, explore islands will be much easier and beautiful. March is a calm season and thus, fishing is done without any hindrance, which allows you to enjoy many fish delicacies during your stay.

Lakshadweep Islands

24. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

This is a serene and laid-back small hill town of southern India.The March climate gives it a slight foggy ambiance, which is best for romantic vacations. When the sun comes out, the place becomes crystal clear and it is one of the best outdoor months of the year. You can enjoy numerous outdoor activities like cycling, camping, boating, horse riding, trekking, hiking, and others. The waterfalls will be at prime beauty and the route towards the waterfall will be dry and non-slippery. Apart from the rolling greens, you can find many vivid wildflowers along the route during this season.

Kodaikanal

25. Halebidu, Karnataka

Not just Halebidu, almost all historic ruin sites are best visited in late winter or early summer. Do you know that the ruins look more fresh and bright during March, thanks to the sun and clear climate? Halebidu is a historic town with a gem of beauties of the bygone Hoysala Kingdom. You can find temples, structures, Jain sites and much more here. March is also a cultural time to visit as it is the month of the Hoysala Mahotsav festival, which is dedicated to the folk forms of dance and music of the land. This attracts tourists from around the country to take part in this celebration.

Halebidu, Karnataka

 

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