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! Check Kerala Tourism also.
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. Read about Odisha Tourism
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
A perfect concoction of fun, luxury and royalty, Jaisalmer is one of the best places to visit in February in India. The city is in the heart of the Great Indian Desert, Thar, in Rajasthan, and is widely known for its golden-yellow sand and sandstone architecture. From Rajputana havelis and temples to lakes and sand dunes, Jaisalmer has a lot to offer. Besides exploring the attractions, you can enjoy many amazing desert activities across the mighty Thar and bring back some wonderful memories. The city also hosts the popular Jaisalmer Desert Festival in February, one of the most vibrant cultural events in Rajasthan.
Places to visit in Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisar Lake, Tanot Mata Temple, Nathmal Ki Haveli, Patwa Ki Haveli, Bada Bagh, Longewala War Memorial, Kuldhara, Indo-Pak Border, Jain Temples, Sam Sand Dunes
Things to do in Jaisalmer: Enjoy camping at Sam Sand Dunes, go for a camel safari, enjoy jeep safari and different cultural shows on Thar Desert, take a boat ride on Gadisar Lake, watch the sunset at Vyas Chhatri, relish delectable Rajasthani cuisine, explore local markets
Jodhpur is yet another amazing city to visit in Rajasthan, especially during the month of February. The place is popularly known as the Blue City as most houses around the majestic Mehrangarh Fort are painted in beautiful shades of blue. Jodhpur is a delight for architecture lovers and those who wish to experience the rich heritage and culture of bygone days. The city is dotted with many palaces, temples, lakes, eateries and markets, and all of these make it an ideal holiday destination for different types of tourists. The true essence of Jodhpur lies in the old part of the city, with many vibrant shops and eateries to explore. You can also attend Nagaur Cattle Fair, which is held in January or February every year.
Places to visit in Jodhpur: Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Toorji Ka Jhalra, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Garden, Balsamand Lake, Mahamandir Temple, Sardar Government Museum, Khejarla Fort, Masuriya Hill Garden
Things to do in Jodhpur: Spend some quiet time near Kaylana Lake, experience the true culture of Jodhpur at Bishnoi Village, explore the biggest marketplace of Jodhpur at Ghanta Ghar, shop for local fabrics, jewellery, clay figurines, spices and more at Sardar Market, enjoy a camel safari
February is one of the best months to visit the coastal state of Goa, especially if you are looking for a budget vacation. The weather is quite pleasant during this time of the year and the place is less crowded when compared to the peak months, i.e., November to January. What’s more, you can also find good hotels in Goa easily in February as the occupancy is less. All this make for a memorable and pocket-friendly vacation. The most famous and vibrant festival in the state, Goa Carnival, is also celebrated in February-March. Hence, you can check out the carnival dates and plan your trip accordingly.
Places to visit in Goa: Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Anjuna Beach, Fort Aguada, Chapora Fort, Cabo De Rama Fort, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Shree Mangesha Temple, Shree Santadurga Mandir, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
Things to do in Goa: Enjoy a picnic at Harvalem Falls and Dudhsagar Falls, spend some peaceful time on the beaches, try different water sports, enjoy a high sea cruise, try delectable Goan dishes, explore spice plantations and buy spices, enjoy camping at one of the many nature reserves here, explore forts and museums
Known for the iconic Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Agra attracts tourists all around the year. However, February is one of the best months to visit this historical city, thanks to the pleasant weather that makes exploring attractions comfortable and enjoyable. And if you visit Agra in February, you can also attend the popular Taj Mahotsav here, a 10-day long cultural extravaganza that promotes the country’s rich art, culture, dance, music and cuisines. Artisans from around the country participate in this vibrant festival and make it one of the best celebrations in Agra.
Places to visit in Agra: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb, Mehtab Bagh, Akbar’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Chini ka Rauza, Dolphin Water Park, Wildlife SOS, Friends Gokulam Fun City Water Park
Things to do in Agra: Take a stroll around the beautiful Anguri Bagh, visit Taj Museum, explore historical monuments, shop for handicrafts, leather goods and stone products
The beach city of Puri is one of the most amazing places to visit in February. Besides being peppered with some beautiful beaches, Puri is known for many temples where you can seek blessings with your family. Jagannath Temple is one of the main attractions in the city and devotees from around the world visit Puri to pay their respects at this intricately carved shrine. This coastal city enjoys pleasant weather in February, so you can spend more time on the beaches and explore other attractions comfortably. Don’t forget to shop for handicrafts made from shells as well.
Places to visit in Puri: Shri Jagannath Temple, Shri Gundicha Temple, Mahakaleswara Temple, Lakshmi Temple, Puri Beach, Sudarshan Crafts Museum, Light House, Swargadwar Beach, Shri Vimala Shakti Peetha Temple, Blue Splash Water Park
Things to do in Puri: Relax on the beaches, enjoy boating on Chilika Lake, explore Raghurajpur Artist Village, enjoy water rides and activities at Pratyush Ocean World
Udaipur, popularly known as the City of Lakes, is a beautiful and culturally rich city in Rajasthan. It houses some of the most stunning monuments, palaces, forts and lakes and is a perfect destination for a family vacation. And if you plan your trip in February, you can engage in a host of activities here as the city enjoys perfect weather during this time. A boat ride on the emerald green waters of Lake Pichola at sunset is one of the best things to do in Udaipur. If you are a music lover, you can also attend the popular Udaipur World Music Festival, which is conducted in February every year.
Places to visit in Udaipur: City Palace, Jag Mandir Palace, Sajjangarh Palace, Bada Mahal, Nehru Garden, Taj Lake Palace, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Bagore Ki Haveli, Jagdish Temple, Shilpgram
Things to do in Udaipur: Enjoy boating on Fateh Sagar Lake, watch the mesmerising sunset from Jaisamand Lake, buy mojris and bandhej at Hathi Pol Bazaar, purchase traditional art and craft from Bada Bazaar, visit Haldighati
If you are planning a February vacation with loved ones, Kutch is a wonderful option. The vast expanse of the white desert looks surreal and makes it one of the most beautiful places to visit in India. Kutch enjoys fairly good weather in February when the minimum temperature hovers around 10-15 degrees Celsius and the maximum is around 25-30 degrees Celsius. If you visit Kutch during this time, you can also attend the popular and lively Rann Utsav. To experience and celebrate the rich traditional culture of Kutch, you must book your stay in the Rann Utsav Tent City. From cultural programs and delectable foods to camel rides and shopping, there are plenty of things to enjoy here.
Places to visit in Kutch: White Desert of Kutch, Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Kutch Museum, Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, Aaina Mahal, Prag Mahal, Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Maa Ashapura Temple, Chhatedi Bhuj, Vijaya Vilas Palace
Things to do in Kutch: Swim and watch birds at Hamirsar Lake, enjoy stunning views from Kalo Dungar, pay your respects at 72 Jinalaya Jain Temple near Bhuj, have fun at Hill Garden, visit the archaeological site of Dholavira, enjoy water sports at Mandvi Beach
Often called the Scotland of India, Coorg is among the most scenic hills stations in Karnataka. It is a popular weekend getaway from Bangalore, Mysore, and Mangalore, especially if you are looking to escape the urban chaos. The cool breeze and pleasant temperature coupled with lush green landscape, coffee and cardamom plantations, gushing waterfalls, and abundant flora and fauna, make Coorg one of the best places to visit in February. Coorg is also home to forts, wildlife sanctuaries, monasteries and temples.
Places to visit in Coorg: Raja’s Seat, Madikeri Fort, Abbey Falls, Raja’s Tomb, Abbi Kolli Falls, Payaswini River, Omkareshwara Temple, Coorg Wildlife Sanctuary, Mercara Gold Estate Coffee Plantation, Namdroling Monastery
Things to do in Coorg: Trek to Tadiandamol Peak, enjoy camping under the stars, plan a picnic at Iruppu Falls, spot endangered wildlife at Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, relish authentic Kodava food, walk through coffee and spice plantations
Perched at an altitude of about 7000 feet, amidst Palani Hills, Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill station in Tamil Nadu. Usually preferred by honeymooners, nature lovers, peace seekers and adventure enthusiasts, it has a pleasant climate in February as it is neither hot nor cold during this time. So, you can explore the place comfortably and enjoy some amazing activities too, like trekking, hiking and camping. Cloud-capped mountains, rolling hills, beautiful lakes, and lush landscapes make Kodaikanal an ideal destination for city-dwellers looking to connect with nature.
Places to visit in Kodaikanal: Green Valley View, Bear Shola Falls, Dolphin’s Nose, Pillar Rocks Viewpoint, Thalaiyar Falls, Devil’s Kitchen, Coakers Walk, Bryant Park, Silver Cascade Falls, Kurinji Temple, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, Guna Caves
Things to do in Kodaikanal: Enjoy boating, cycling, horse riding and angling at Kodaikanal Lake, explore the small and beautiful villages of Vattakanal and Mannavanur, enjoy fishing, bird watching and safari tours at Berijam Lake, relax at Chettiar Park
20. Bir Billing
Yearning to take a break from your busy and monotonous schedule? A vacation in Bir Billing can rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. This beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh is at an elevation of about 5000 feet above sea level and is known for snow-capped hills, serene landscapes, trekking trails, paragliding and beautiful monasteries. Although the night temperature in February can plunge to about 3 to 4 degrees Celsius, it is mostly sunny and pleasant during the day. The entire hill station looks stunning during this time of the year and you can also enjoy different adventure activities without any hassle. This peaceful Tibetan town is great for yoga and meditation as well.
Places to visit in Bir Billing: Chokling Monastery, Gunehar Waterfall, Dharmalaya Institute, Palpung Sherabling Monastery, Baijnath Shiv Temple, Mahakal Shiv Temple, Deer Park Institute, Bir Tea Factory, Bangoru Waterfall, Tashi Jong Monastery, Palampur
Things to do in Bir Billing: Enjoy paragliding, try delicious local foods at the cafes and eateries, explore Bir market, visit the beautiful Barot village, enjoy hang gliding, trekking, biking, hiking, camping and other activities