March is the month of warm sun and cool winds. It is the most awaited month of the year when the winters are shedding its coat and summers are getting serious to set in. In India, it marks the month of mild cold when you don’t need to bundle yourself up in layers of sweaters but an old plaid shawl accompanied by a cup of hot chocolate is still a welcome treat. It is the month of blossoms and festivities in our country which should be a reason enough for you to pack your bags and set on a voyage to explore the country.
Here is the bucket list of the best places to visit in March in India.
Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Ooty offers panoramic views of hills, lush green botanical gardens and charming lakes all around the year. But the reason that makes it a must-visit destination during March is its scenic tea and spice gardens which begin to bloom in March coloring the hills in beautiful multicolored hues. The rose gardens which bloom here only during the months between March and May make-up for another reason for making this destination one of the best places to visit in March in India.
Where to stay: V Resorts Kotagiri
Velas is a small village in Ratnagiri, located at a distance of 220 kms from Mumbai and home to the serene Velas beach. This destination is one of the best places to visit in March in India because of the Velas Turtle festival that it hosts every year. Here, the little olive ridley turtles hatch out of their eggs and take their first steps towards the warm waters of the Arabian Sea. Rings a bell? Well, that is probably because you are being reminded of the beautiful scene from The Last Song starring Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth when Miley discovers a Loggerhead Sea Turtle nest. So, if you were left mesmerized by that scene and secretly wished to recreate it, then this might be your chance, hurry!
Where to stay: V Resorts Atihi Parinay
Jaipur has secured a safe spot in our list of the best places to visit in March in India because of its colorful festivities like the Elephant festival and Holi, that are celebrated here in their full spirits. This heritage city of Rajasthan houses many beautiful palaces and forts and is your go-to destination if you wish to try the lip-smacking Rajasthani cuisine. Don’t forget to enjoy the hot air balloon rides while you are touring this city!
Where to stay: V Resorts Adhbhut Jaipur
Soaking in the warmth of the bright sun, with the strong breeze blowing your hairs and the cool sea waves brushing your feet is everyone’s version of perfect holidays. Goa’s nightlife and water sports are other exciting activities that invite you to pay a visit. And if this is not a reason enough for you to visit this place then you can visit it for attending the state’s biggest Hindu folk festival, Shigmo. The festival hosts float parades and dance performances which make it a fun experience worth attending!
Where to stay: V Resorts Three Kings Casa Coco Goa