Come February and the weather is perfect for a vacation with family to some of the most alluring tourist destinations in India. Whether you are a beach lover or like heading to the mountains or of the adventure kind, options in February are plenty! To guide you in making your travel plans for the vacation, we bring to you a list of 10 places you can visit in February with your loved ones. Going to these amazing places and spending quality time there will certainly rejuvenate and refresh you as well as give you ample time to have fun. So, here is the list:
Places to visit in February:
Thekkady, home to one of the biggest tiger reserves in the country – Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, is an ideal vacation destination for families who wish to spend time amidst the beauty of nature and wildlife. An elephant safari through the deep forests of the sanctuary to witness wildlife from close can be a thrilling experience, not just for children but adults as well. A scenic boat ride on Thekkady Lake or a walk through the local spice plantations or a visit to Kadathanadan Kalari Centre to witness the brilliance of Kalaripayattu martial arts form, a trip to Thekkady can be an experience of a lifetime!
Places to visit in Thekkady: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Abraham’s Spice Garden, Mangla Devi Temple, Kadathanadan Kalari Centre, Murikkady, Kumily, Chellarkovil, Thekkady Lake and Periyar Lake
Things to do in Thekkady: Enjoy a boat ride in Thekkady Lake, go for nature walks, walk through the spice plantations and enjoy an elephant safari in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
If you wish to spend your vacation amidst nature, then nothing can be better than taking a trip to Ranthambore, famous for its national park – one of the biggest of its kind in the northern part of the country. Located in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, Ranthambore is well known among wildlife photographers and nature lovers. Ranthambore not only offers the chance to witness wildlife from close quarters but also an opportunity to understand the brilliant ways the nature works!
Places to visit in Ranthambore: Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Ranthambore Fort, Padam Lake, Jogi Mahal, Trinetra Ganesh Temple, Surwal Lake, Kachida Valley and Raj Bagh Ruins
Things to do in Ranthambore: Shop at Dastkar Ranthambore, have fun at Wild Dragon Adventure Park, indulge in bird watching, go on a jungle safari tour, go for a hot air balloon ride, and visit Anantpura and Lakarda
The city of Mumbai receives thousands of people from across the globe each day, which includes tourists, who come here to explore its old architectural buildings and its present-day popular attractions. Hopping from one place to another in Mumbai is never a problem courtesy its fantastic transport network; this surely helps travellers in sightseeing without much worry. When you come here, spend an evening at the buzzing Chowpatty Beach, walk along Marine Drive and taste delicious street food; and you will be glad that you did it!
Places to visit in Mumbai: Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Siddhivinayak Temple, Mahalakshmi Temple, Haji Ali Dargah, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum, Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Things to do in Mumbai: Go on a day trip to Elephanta Caves, take a bus tour of the Film City, relax at Juhu Beach and Chowpatty Beach, enjoy fun rides at Essel World and relish Mumbai’s street food
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One of the prettiest beach resorts in the eastern coastline of the country, Gopalpur located along the Bay of Bengal is known for its sparkling gold sand and azure waters. During the colonial era, it was a bustling sea port; however, today the port remains in ruins. An offbeat destination, Gopalpur is a perfect getaway from the hustles of city life for a relaxing vacation with family. While you are in Gopalpur, make sure you make a trip to Chilika Lake, which is Asia’s largest salt water lake.
Places to visit in Gopalpur: Gopalpur Beach, Gopalpur Lighthouse, Chilika Lake, Rushikulya Beach, Taratarini Temple and Jiranga Monastery
Things to do in Gopalpur: Explore Shakuntala Market, relax at Gopalpur Beach, go on a trip to Dhavaleswar and Taptapani hot springs, and enjoy the local lip-smacking seafood
Fondly called as the Garden City, Bangalore today is an international destination courtesy its super development in the IT arena. This beautiful city (now Bengaluru) is an absolute delight for vacationers thanks to its ever-so-mild and pleasant climate. From busy markets and beautiful gardens to serene lakes and glitzy shopping malls, you will find everything in Bangalore of your choice.
Places to visit in Bangalore: Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bannerghata National Park, Cubbon Park, ISKCON Temple and HAL Heritage Centre
Things to do in Bangalore: Have fun at Wonder La, Shop at Commercial Street and Brigade Road, take a trip to Nandi Hills and visit the Art of Living Centre
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If you wish to spend your vacation exploring architectural beauties from the past, then a visit to Shekhawati in Rajasthan can be a good option. Home to some of the most brilliantly decorated mansions, temples and cenotaphs with frescoes, this semi-desert region is rightly named as an Open Air Art Gallery. Each of the towns of Shekhawati, namely Churu, Nawalgarh, Dunlod and Mandawa are must visit attractions while on a tour here.
Places to visit in Shekhawati: Mandawa, Churu, Nawalgarh, Sikar, Pilani, Badalgarh Fort, Dundlod and Mukundgarh
Things to do in Shekhawati: Go for a horse riding trip, explore the Mandawa Fort and the Laxmangarh Fort, shop for Rajasthani paintings and wooden carvings, and visit the ancient temple of Mahansar
Ratnagiri is among the most toured places in Maharashtra. Located in the beautiful Sahyadri hills, the place was once upon a time the stronghold of Bijapur rulers, but later it was annexed by Satara kings and thereafter came under the control of the British. There are some really wonderful attractions in Ratnagiri, including temples, monuments, museums and forts, but the beaches of Ganapatipule, Mandvi and Bhatye that draw huge crowds. The chance to relax at the beachfront and witnessing the rising or setting sun should be enough to compel you to make a trip to Ratnagiri in February.
Places to visit in Ratnagiri: Swayambhu Ganpati Temple, Jaigad Fort, Ganpatipule Beach, Jaigad Lighthouse, Pandre Samudra, Ratnadurg Fort, Bhatye Beach and Sri Devi Bhagwati Mandir
Things to do in Ratnagiri: Enjoy various water sports at Ganpatipule Beach, explore the Tilak Ali Museum, visit the Ratnagiri Marine Museum and spend some time at Thibaw Point
A city founded by the Lodhi Sultanate, Ludhiana lies on the banks of the Sutlej River and is a popular tourist destination among people residing in the northern part of India. The city over the years has been the manufacturing hub of the state, with it housing several small-scale and cottage industries. You can do a lot of things as a tourist in this city, starting from sightseeing to shopping to indulging fun activities to relishing the mouth-watering Ludhianvi delicacies.
Places to visit in Ludhiana: Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, Lodhi Fort, Gurudwara Manji Sahib, Rakh Bagh Park, Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon, Bhir, Nehru Rose Garden and Phillaur Fort
Things to do in Ludhiana: Enjoy water sports at Hardy World Amusement Park, pay a visit to Gurudwara Shrimanji Sahib Alamgir, explore the Punjab Agricultural University Museum and relish on authentic Ludhianvi food
The picturesque beach town of Digha in West Bengal, lies on the shores of the Bay of Bengal and is famous for its untouched beaches. A perfect getaway for families, Digha offers the opportunity to relax and unwind yet at the same time, the chance to explore the local temples, museums and parks.
Places to visit in Digha: Digha Beach, Ambarbati Park, Chandaneswar Shiv Temple, Udaipur Beach and Subarnekha River
Things to do in Digha: Relax at the scenic beaches in Digha, explore the Aquarium of Zoological Survey of India and enjoy boating at Ambarbati Park
Yercaud, a quaint hill station in Tamil Nadu, is an ideal destination for families to spend some quality time enjoying the scenic vistas of nature. This hill town was first developed in 1842 by the then Governor of Madras Presidency, Sir Thomas Munroe. Today, this place apart from its natural beauty is famous for its coffee, tea, orange and spice plantations. The forests of Yercaud are abundant in silver oaks, teak and sandalwood trees and is a sight to witness. On a trip to Yercaud, you must visit the Servarayan temple, which is the highest point of this hill town.
Places to visit in Yercaud: Yercaud Lake, Pagoda Point, Bears Cave, Kottachedu Teak Forest, Kiliyur Waterfall, Deer Park, Lady’s Seat, Anna Park and Servarayan Temple
Things to do in Yercaud: Take a ride through the 32-km Loop Road, visit the Silk Farm and Rose Garden, explore the Orchidarium and walk through its spice plantations