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Top Places to Visit in March in India in 2018

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As the winter makes way for the benevolent sun to hit the earth, the inviting climate in March is too hard to resist. The crowds are not much, and just as the spring makes it way, we think this is the best time to travel. The combination warm sun and cool winds are ideal for you to explore newer places, before the hot and humid summers set in. 

India offers some of the most varied elements when it comes to 'travel destinations.' Be it the dense jungles, confluences of mighty rivers, untouched villages, unhindered fields, soothing flora, or the scenic beaches, India will never fail to surprise you. 

Check out our list of best places to visit in March in India that will make you go "Wow!"

  • Coorg, Karnataka

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Average Temperature: 23 degrees Celsius (approximately)

A series of hilly crowns, brilliant greens in every direction you look, and the sweet aroma of coffee in the air makes Coorg one of the best places to visit in India. Known for its coffee and its culture, Coorg is often called the ‘Scotland of East.’ There are many things to do in Coorg, you can either go exploring nearby places, or call in for a slow slumber kind of a day. With a cup of freshly brewed coffee in your hand and the shiver of the early morning chill, a typical day in Coorg is gonna be a nothing less than spectacular. 

Popular Tourist Spots: Madikeri, Nagarhole National Park, Kushalanagar, Virajpet.

Activities: Nature Walk through coffee plantations, hiking

How to reach: The nearest airport and railway station is located at Mangalore. Daily buses are available from Mangalore and Bangalore. 

  • Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

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Average Temperature: 22 degrees Celsius (approximately)

Surrounding the man-made Kodaikanal Lake, this pretty little town is no gimmick, only nature! Kodaikanal is located in the state of Tamil Nadu and boasts many terraced hills along with the quintessential picture-perfect landscapes. The gentleness of the sun, the songs of the birds, the piping hot cup of coffee, the scent of pine, and traditional food is what your next holiday to Kodaikanal would look like. One of the best holiday destinations in India in March, Kodaikanal is a Pandora Box waiting to be opened. 

Popular Tourist Spots: Kodaikanal Lake, Pillar Rocks Viewpoint, Berijam Lake, Silver Cascade Falls, Guna Caves

Activities: Sightseeing, Boating, Nature Walks, Hiking

How to reach: The nearest airport is located at Madurai. Kodaikanal is well connected by road network to all the nearby towns


  • Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

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Average Temperature: 28 degrees Celsius (approximately)

Looking for best March vacations destinations? How about you go the spiritual way. The holy-town of Vrindavan is a must visit for all the devotes of makhan chor Krishna. Situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh, it is said that Lord Krishna spent most of his childhood here. Situated on the banks of River Yamuna, Vrindavan even today echoes the liveliness of our beloved God. Don't miss the Holi festival which will be held on March 1 and 2 for 2018

Popular Tourist Spots: Krishna Balaram Mandir, Prem Mandir Vrindavan, Sneh Bihari Mandir, Banke Bihari Temple, Nidhivan, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, Shahji Temple

Activities: Sightseeing, Spiritual Tours, Cultural Tours

How to reach: Nearest bus and train station is located at Mathura. The nearest airport is Kheria Airport at Agra

  • Amritsar, Punjab

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Average Temperature: 24 degrees Celsius (approximately)

Famed for its not-so-famous history, Amritsar is a city located in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab. Home to some of the best must-not-miss sites in India, this city stays true to its Punjabi culture. The hospitality, the food, and the culture that will you witness in this city will surely set the bar a bit too high. Also, the holiest gurdwara of the Sikh religion is located right here. Not too cold, not too hot makes Amritsar one of the best places to visit during March. Don't forget to check these itineraries so you know the best ways to spend 3 days in Amritsar.

Popular Tourist Spots: Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border, Guru Ke Mahal, Hall Bazaar, Bibeksar Sahib

Activities: Sightseeing, Beating retreat ceremony at Wagah Border, Spiritual Tours, Cultural Tours

How to reach: Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport is located at 11 kilometres from Amritsar. The city is well-connected by rail and road to all the major towns in India

  • Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

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Average Temperature: 26 degrees Celsius (approximately)

Home to the big cat, Jim Corbett National Park is located in the state of Uttarakhand. Famed for its tiger richness, the Jim Corbett National Park was established to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. Today offering its visitors many chances to get up, close and personal with the tigers, this park offers many jeep safaris, canter safaris and elephant safaris. A sudden screech of a jungle bird or a monkey swinging on the overhead branches will make you realise that you are inside the big kitty’s home. You can also visit these other national parks in Uttarakhand in March.

Popular Tourist Spots: Corbett Tiger Reserve, Garjiya Devi Temple, Jim Corbett Museum, Corbett Falls, Sitabani Wildlife Reserve

Activities: Jungle Safaris, Fishing, River Rafting, Bridge Slithering, River Crossing, Nature Trek

How to reach: Nearest town is Ramnagar which is well connected by rail and road to other major towns of Uttarakhand. The nearest airport is at Dehradun. 

  • Yercaud, Tamil Nadu

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Average Temperature: 26 degrees Celsius (approximately)

One of the most offbeat places to visit in March, Yercaud is unexplored and untouched. Crowning the hills with many orange, coffee, and spice plantations, Yercaud is a pretty hill station that is located in the state of Tamil Nadu. A typical hill station sitting along the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is perfect for families and honeymooners. 

Popular Tourist Spots: Shevaroy Temple, Pagoda Point, Big Lake, Karadiyur View Point, Kiliyur Falls, Anna Park.

Activities: Drive down the Loop Road, Boating, Sightseeing, Hiking, Nature Walks.

How to reach: The closest town is Salem. A 45-minute drive through the lush green will take you to Yercaud.


  • Malana, Himachal Pradesh

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Average Temperature: 05 degrees Celsius (approximately)

This one is for the Northies! If you are looking for places to visit in March in North India, your search ends here. Isolated from the worries of the world, Malana is literally ‘high.’ This picture perfect, old fairy-tale village is located in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh and is home to some of the best strain of cannabis in the world, the Malana Cream. Due to the growing recreational drug tourism in the valley, many hotels and guesthouses in the area have been closed down and the tourists are encouraged to visit during the day only. But we are not complaining! 

Popular Tourist Spots: Chanderkhani Pass, Jana Waterfall, Jamlu Devta Temple.

Activities: Trekking, Hiking, Nature Walks

How to reach: Buses are available from Delhi to Bhuntar(Kullu). From Bhuntar, take a local bus to Jari. 

  • Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

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Average Temperature: 24 degrees Celsius (approximately)

Voted the cleanest village in Asia, the small village of Mawlynnong is nothing short of a magical paradise. With its sun-bleached and murky streets, petit machans and inexhaustible greenery, this pretty village is spotless. Located in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya, Mawlynnong is slowly making its way to the travellers’ radar, and how! 

Popular Tourist Spots: Balancing Rock of Mawlynnong, Borhill Falls, Church of the Epiphany, Byrdaw Falls

Activities: Hiking, Village Walks

How to reach: Located at 100 kilometres from Shillong, Mawlynnong is well connected by road network. 

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  • Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh - Lush subtropical mountains

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Average Temperature: 18 degrees Celsius (approximately)

Enjoying the popular status of a World Heritage Site, Ziro sees a melange of green rice fields and the many shades of perchance blues skies like no other. Located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in eastern India, Ziro is home to the permanent settlement of the Apatanis tribe. Known for its peace-seeking, yet musically beautiful landscapes, once here, you must stand in its rice field and feel the unhindered gentle breeze brush against your cheeks. 

Popular Tourist Spots: Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Kile Pakho, Meghna Cave Temple, Dolo Mando, Pine Grove. 

Activities: Paddy farming, Homestays, Hiking

How to reach: The nearest airport is at Jorhat while the nearest railway station is at Naharalagun. Many buses connect Ziro to Guwahati. 

  • Varkala, Kerala

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Average Temperature: 25 degrees Celsius (approximately)

Jammed between the Arabian Sea and the palm-covered red cliffs, Varkala Beach sees the white bubbling crests of water to mask its sandy coastline. A town in the Indian state of Kerala, Varkala is one of the most beautiful beaches in India. The town and its beach have a very laid-back vibe to it. You can get an Ayurvedic massage, drink some coffee, eat some fish, and enjoy a stunning sunset to end your day. 

Popular Tourist Spots: Varkala Beach, Janardanaswamy Temple, Ponnumthuruthu, Varkala Aquarium, Sivagiri Mutt, Anjengo Fort. 

Activities: Sightseeing, sunbathing, windsurfing, parasailing, and other water-sport activities

How to reach: Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport and the Varkala Railway Station is the nearest railway station. 

  • Devprayag, Uttarakhand

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Average Temperature: 22 degrees Celsius (approximately)

Located in the Tehri Garhwal district, just ahead of Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, Devprayag’s most famous claim to fame is the confluence of rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda that further go on to form the holy Ganges. Apart from its spiritual and religious scenes, Devprayag is also frequented by many adventure lovers. You will see many streets carelessly wind over the hills making this a sight to behold! One of the best places to travel in March, Devprayag must not be missed. 

Popular Tourist Spots: Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda, Raghunathji Temple, Chandrabadani temple

Activities: Bungee Jumping, River Rafting, Trekking, Camping, Cliff Jumping.

How to reach: Jolly Grant is the nearest airport. Devprayag is also connected by road and rail to major towns of Uttarakhand.

  • Chopta, Uttarakhand

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Average Temperature: 20 degrees Celsius (approximately)

Serving as a base for many treks, Chopta is a quaint village with spiralling roads and unpolished homes. Come to explore its heavenly beauty, or just to relax, Chopta is one of the lesser known places in India. With dense patches of sky-high forests and the surrounding snowy peaks, Chopta is ideal for backpackers. Wake up to the swirling mist and the friendly sky with its many clouds making way for the sun to rise, Chopta is nothing short of a sensory delight. 

Popular Tourist Spots: Kartik Swami Temple, Koteshwar Temple, Augustyamuni Mandir.

Activities: Camping, Trekking, Yoga, Snow Skiing, Rock Craft, Rock climbing, Rappelling, & Outdoor Games.

How to reach: By road. Buses are available from all major towns of Uttarakhand.

Inspired much? We suggest you start your planning today.

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