Best Places To Visit in February in India

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Top Tourist Places In February in India

February is one of the ideal times to visit almost any place in India. And it's just not the weather that's on your side by this time and the seasons on the brink of a warmer spring. Here's a list of the top places to visit in February in India for a holiday to make the most of this month.

Here is the list of 23 Best Places To Visit in February in India

1. Allahabad (Prayagraj) - For The Kumbh Mela

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Known For : Kumbh Mela 2019 Triveni Sangam Khusro Bagh

A few kilometres away from Varanasi, Allahabad is reminiscent of all that is spiritual and sacred in Hinduism. The largest city in Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad is famous for being the meeting point of three rivers - the Ganga, the Yamuna, and the Saraswati. Built on the site of the ancient town of Prayag, Allahabad has, since time immemorial, held the largest Hindu gathering on the banks of the Sangam' the Maha Kumbh Mela. While Allahabad is often passed over for more travel-friendly cities, there is a lot to Allahabad besides just its religion. The places oozes heritage, history, and stories galore, and once you visit the place, you will definitely have seen Allahabad differently for having travelled to and through it.

Best Time: October to March

2. Andaman & Nicobar - Blue seas, virgin islands and colonial past

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Known For : Scuba Diving In Andaman Havelock Island Radhanagar Beach

Located far away from mainland India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a tropical paradise escapade. With its azure waters and white sandy beaches lined with palm trees, this is the place to be if you want to relax amidst the scenic natural surroundings. February is considered to be one of the best times to plan a vacation to this place, as the weather is at it's best and it facilitates most of the water sports activities, mainly snorkelling and scuba diving.

Best Time: October to Jun

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3. Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir - The Skiing School and Honeymoon

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Known For : Kongdori - Gulmarg Gondola Skiing in Gulmarg Khilanmarg

Surrounded by snow-covered mountains, lush green meadows, deep ravines, evergreen forested hills and valleys, Gulmarg is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in India. Thrill seekers can be found skiing here in winters while snow lovers can get their heart fill nearly round the year. Unlike its counterparts, Manali and Shimla, this place is yet untouched by large crowds and is ideal for people looking to enjoy a quiet vacation amidst nature. Khilanmarg and Tangmarg are nearby destinations that one must remember to visit during their stay here. February is one of the last months of winters when you can enjoy skiing in a fully snow-covered Gulmarg.

Best Time: October to June

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4. Goa - Beaches, Sunsets and Crazy Nights

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Known For : Calangute Beach Basilica of Bom Jesus Water Sports in Goa

February is probably the best time to visit Goa not just because the weather is great, but also because it does not have the maddening crowd of December making the prices more affordable and places more clean. Goa in February sees a lot of crowd from outside India and rightly so. Go here before the temperature starts rising again in March.

Best Time: October to March

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5. Sikkim

Sikkim, the smallest state of India, is the land of a large variety of plants, animals, rivers, mountains, lakes and waterfalls. The mountain peaks, holy lakes, ancient monasteries, orchid nurseries and stunning trekking routes make Sikkim a perfect Holiday destination for you. Losar Festival is one of the charms that make Sikkim a must visit in February. It is the celebration of Tibetan New Year commences on the first day of the first month of each lunar year usually celebrated in February. Tibetan customs and rituals for commemorating the new year are deeply rooted in Buddhist ideas and beliefs.

6. Kutch, Gujarat - The White Desert of India

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Known For : Great Rann of Kutch Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary Dholavira

Kutch is probably one of the most beautiful, yet surreal places in India. With the vast expanses of white salt desert in the Rann of Kutch area, this is an amazing experience to witness. One would be able to see just stretches of pure white land as far as the eyesight goes. The place comes to life during the winters when the Rann Festival is held during December-February everywhere in which there are huge camp settlements with cultural programs, functions and adventure activities like hot-air ballooning.

Best Time: July to March

7. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan - The Golden City

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Known For : Desert Safari in Jaisalmer Jaisalmer Fort Jain Temples in Jaisalmer

With the summer yet to come to the country, Jaisalmer is one of the places to visit in India in February. Jaisalmer being the closest city, is a major tourist spot popular among couples, adventure seekers , and desert safari enthusiasts. This city, located close to Pakistan border is famous for Rajputana havelis and Jaisalmer fort also known as Sonal Quila. Sandstone architecture gives the city its golden hue and therefore the name, Golden City. And that's not even it - this February, Jaisalmer will be hosting the Jaisalmer Desert Festival from 17th to 19th February, celebrating every possible tint of the cultural festivity that surrounds Rajasthan.

Best Time: October to March

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8. Coorg, Karnataka - The Scotland of India

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Known For : Abbey Falls Talacauvery Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

One of the most popular weekend destinations from Bangalore, Coorg is located in the Kodagu district Karnataka. Evergreen as ever, this place is truly a delightful one, owing to its lush green landscape and pleasant weather throughout the year. Also, there are numerous coffee plantations and cardamom plantations, which add on to the greenery of this enchanting hill station. The temperature in February usually falls between 11 to 20 degrees, making it cool and chilly, and one of the best places to visit in India in February.

Best Time: October to March

9. Agra, Uttar Pradesh - The City of Taj Mahal, the Monument of Eternal Love

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Known For : Taj Mahal Fatehpur Sikri Agra Fort

Though this one remains a staple for most tourist circuits that cover the best of India, there is another reason it's on the list this February. Taj Mahotsav that takes place between 18th and 27th of February, this time, is a 10-day celebration of art, crafts, cuisines, dance and music by the eastern gate of the wonder itself, Taj Mahal.

Best Time: October to March

10. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh - The Architectural Masterpiece

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Known For : Light and Sound Show, Khajuraho Dulhadev Temple Kandariya Mahadev Temple

Khajuraho is known around the world for its stunning temples adorned by erotic and sensuous carvings. A small town located in the Bundelkhand region in Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is a brilliant example of Indian architecture and its culture back in the medieval period. The architecture of these Hindu and Jain temples depict the innocent form of love, the carvings on the walls display passion in the most erotic yet aesthetic ways. Between 20th February to 26th February, Khajuraho is also hosting the famous Khajuraho Dance Festival which witnesses classical dance forms in a very picturesque setting using various temples as the backdrop of the event.

Best Time: July to March

11. Kochi, The Host of Biennale Festival

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Known For : Mattancherry Palace Fort Kochi Jewish Synagogue

Situated on the south-west coast of India, Kochi or Cochin is a bustling commercial port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years. Called as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. Currently hosting the famous international Biennale Festival, February is probably the best month to visit Kochi

Best Time: July to April

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12. Puri, Orissa - Rath Yatra and the Beaches

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Known For : Sri Jagannath Puri Temple Chilika Lake Puri Beach

One of the four must-visit pilgrimage sites for Hindus (Char-Dham), Puri is a beach city with its most famous attraction as the Jagannath temple and other attractions such as Chilka Lake, Konark sun temple etc. A festival for which you should travel to this beach town is the famous Konark Dance Festival, taking place from 21st - 23rd of February next year, makes Konark one of the places to visit in India in February One of the most celebrated platforms for arts, this one has the grand Sun temple in its backdrop.

Best Time: July to March

13. Kaziranga National Park, Assam - Home to the One Horned Rhino

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Kaziranga National Park, also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites is home to two-thirds of worlds one-horned rhinoceros population in the world. Wildlife enthusiasts also find a large number of tigers, elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. Situated in Assam, Kaziranga lies on the edge of the Eastern Himalayas biodiversity hot spot. Kaziranga is a super amazing place to visit in India in February as it is not too cold and the rains are also not a problem at this time of the year.

Best Time: October to June

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14. Nashik, Maharashtra - Of Wines and Vineyards

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Known For : Panchvati Sula Vineyard Dudhsagar falls, Nasik

An almost essential for February, this one has got on its itinerary the Sula Fest! With music performances going on till late in the night, the Gourmet World Music Festival is a music lover's paradise. For the ultimate fest experience, make sure to stay in one of the tent accommodations. Nasik is surely one of the best places to visit in February in India.

Best Time: July to March

15. Shekhawati, Rajasthan - The Open Gallery Of Rajasthan

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Known For : Sikar Churu Nawalgarh

Shekhawati is a semi-arid getaway full of open-air galleries, enchanting havelis & palaces and legendary forts. This region has been recognised as the "open art gallery of Rajasthan" having the largest concentration of frescos in the world. Shekhawati also hosts the Shekhawati festival in the month of February which sees visitors from many places including outside India to witness various folk dances, cultural programs and competitions

Best Time: November to March

16. Thekkady, Kerala - Periyar-India's Largest Tiger Reserve

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Known For : Periyar National Park Periyar Tiger Trail Bamboo Rafting

A wildlife enthusiast or photographer has not completed his quest in India till he has not visited Thekkady at the least once. A literal heaven for nature lovers and people on family trips, Periyar National Park being the biggest Tiger Reserve in India is one of the best places to be in this season. Other than the tigers, these forests are home to various animals such as Deer, Elephants, Sambar, Nilgiri Langurs, etc. Once you're done with wildlife expeditions, do try Bamboo Rafting and Border Hiking. Kerala starts getting uncomfortably warm from next month onwards, hence February can give you an ideal just in time trip to Thekkady.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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17. Ludhiana, Punjab - The city of Rural Olympics

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Known For : Lodhi Fort Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum Rakh Bagh Park

Situated on the banks of river Sutlej, Ludhiana is Punjab's largest town and famous among tourists for the Kila Raipur Rural Olympics that is scheduled between the 1st to 3rd of February. Named after the Lodi dynasty, the tinsel city is one the largest manufacturing hub in India. Grand primal buildings to one side and sacred shrines to the other, the city retains the old world charm, keeps the spirituality intact but also does not fail to keep up with the changing times and traditions of the country. Apart from being an industrial town, Ludhiana draws pilgrims and tourists from worldwide owing to its Gurudwaras, forts and ancient ruins.

Best Time: October to June

18. Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh - Paragliding in the land of Tibetan monasteries

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Known For : Paragliding in Bir Billing Hand gliding Nature Walks and meditation at Sherab Ling Monastery

If you plan on doing paragliding in India, Bir is your place. Host to the annual World Paragliding Championship, Bir offers picturesque Himachal terrain as the backdrop for the gliders. Apart from this, trekking is also very famous across its hills. Amidst the adventure, one can also find peace in the Buddhist monasteries famous here for spiritual studies and meditation. Nature enthusiasts can visit Deer Park and Bir Tea Factory for some mental relaxation. February might not be a good time for paragliding, but the weather makes it perfect and the cold winds keep the crowd away for an offbeat experience.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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19. Alleppey, Kerala - Backwaters, Beaches and Lagoons - Venice of the East

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Known For : Houseboats Alappuzha Beach Backwaters in Alleppey

Extremely famous for its beautiful backwaters, the city of Alleppey in Kerala is also known for its beaches, temples and traditional boat races. This popular tourist destination also has some very well reputed Ayurvedic spas and wellness centres. Winters (October to February) are the best to visit and explore Alleppey. The city experiences temperatures between 18°C and 33°C. So the skies are clear, and a pleasantly breezy atmosphere encourages travellers to explore the city and its attractions. The waterways are opened allowing houseboat rides on the backwaters of Alleppey around this time of the year. Owing to the bright and beautiful weather, one can choose from a day-long cruise to an overnight journey to suit their requirement.

Best Time: June to March

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20. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh - The Spiritual Capital of India

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Known For : Kashi Vishwanath Temple Dashashwamedh Ghat Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple

Host to the grandest celebrations of Mahashivratri, this one sure puts to use the long weekend, March brings this year. The spiritual capital of India gathers about a million devotees from all around the country who come for the famous Shiva Temple, that sits on the Ganges' banks, pleasant and enjoyable at this time of the year. Mahashivratri falls on the 8th of March this year.

Best Time: October to March

21. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - The Princess of Hill Stations

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Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodai Lake Bear Shola Falls

Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in India. When you think of Kodaikanal, you think of a beautiful climate, cliffs covered in mist, cloud-capped mountains and beautiful lakes and valleys, and once you visit this hill station, you will find that every bit of what you have imagined it to be is true. Nestled amidst the rolling slopes of the Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal stands at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round; Kodaikanal means the gift of the forests.

Best Time: September to May

22. Kannur, Kerala - The Crown of Kerala

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Known For : Payyambalam Beach Muzhappilangad Beach St Angelo Fort

Bringing life to intriguing myths and exciting legends, the Theyyam festival is one of the most eagerly awaited festivals of the vibrant city of Kannur. Drawing the attention of thousands of people every year from across the country, this festival is renowned as the most remarkable and riveting art form of Malabar, the northern part of Kerala. This joyous celebration includes performances of over four hundred different traditional folk dances and is celebrated to appease the many local deities, gods, goddesses and heroes of the gripping ancient legends. Performers are dressed in attractive traditional costumes, captivating headgear and alluring ornaments with colourful face paints and creative face masks on. The festival is celebrated between December and February.

Best Time: October to March

23. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu - The Land of Seven Forests.

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Known For : Killiyur Falls Emerald Lake, Yercaud Bear's Cave

The Eastern Ghats are said to have their own and an economical version of Ooty in the form of Yercaud. Forests and water are in plenty at this place which means a plethora of beautiful sights to behold in form of Killiyur Falls, Emerald Lake and dense forests. Vast coffee plantations also make up for not having visited Darjeeling while at the same time being offbeat allows tourists much more peace and tranquillity at Yercaud than it's counterparts. Adventurous people may also look forward to trekking amidst the exotic flora and fauna. It's one of the best places to visit in India in February.

Best Time: October to June

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If you think there are other places that can be added to the list for February, do let us know in the comments below!

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