A family vacation is a must once a year, and if it is more than that, then nothing like it! Spending quality time with parents or kids does a world of good for a family’s well-being, and if that time is spent travelling to new places together, then the happiness just doubles up. March is the ideal month for travelling to different parts of the country, with the weather remaining pleasant for most part of the day.
Here we bring you a list of places to visit in March, where you can go for a relaxing family vacation and feel extremely refreshed at the end of it:
Best Places to Visit in March:
Blessed with nature’s beauty, the Lakshadweep group of islands is a dream destination for travelers. Located approximately 400 km off the western coast of India in the Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep comprises 36 islands, including 3 reefs, 12 atolls and 5 submerged banks, of which only 10 are inhabited. Its serene beaches lined with swaying palm and coconut trees give a wonderful sense of calmness. To get into Lakshadweep and visit its islands, you need to get a permit from the concerned authorities in Kochi.
- Places to Visit in Lakshadweep: Agatti Islands, Minicoy Island, Bangaram Island, Kalpeni Island, Kavratti Islands and Kadmat
- Things to Do in Lakshadweep: Enjoy scuba diving, parasailing, kayaking, canoeing and pedal boating at the serene beaches of Lakshadweep, visit the Marine Museum at Kavratti, and go on a Yacht cruise
Counted among the holiest places for Hindus, the city of Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu is situated on a serene island and separated from Sri Lanka by only a small channel of Pamban Island. The significance of this place has its roots in Hindu mythology – it is believed that this is the place where Lord Rama built a bridge to reach Lanka with his army to defeat the demon king, Ravana. There are some magnificent temples in this city that are flocked by devotees round the year.
- Places to Visit in Rameshwaram: Rameshwaram Temple, Pamban Bridge, Kalam National Memorial, Agnitheertham, Dhanushkodi Temple & Beach, Ariyaman Beach, Five-faced Hanuman Temple, Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge and Kothandaramaswamy Temple
- Things to Do in Rameshwaram: Cherish a glass boat ride at Pamban Bridge, shop for traditional silk sarees, and visit the Sea World Aquarium
3. Havelock Island
One of the largest and most scenic parts of the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands is the Havelock Island. When it comes to tourism on the islands of Andaman and Nicobar, Havelock is the most developed and most visited of all. Consisting of five villages and Ritchie’s Archipelago, Havelock is popular among national as well as international tourists owing to its crystal blue waters, lush greenery and silky sandy beaches. On a visit to Havelock Island, make sure you indulge yourself in all kinds of adventure activities, especially scuba diving.
- Places to Visit in Havelock Island: Radhanagar Beach, Bharatpur Beach, Elephant Beach, Kalapathar Beach, Laxmanpur Beach, Sitapur Beach and Vijaynagar Beach
- Things to Do in Havelock Island: Spend some time snorkeling and trekking at Elephant Beach, enroll yourself in an open water scuba diving course, and go for adventure trekking at Chidyatapu
Vrindavan is among the most revered Hindu pilgrimage centers in India with hundreds of devotees flocking here on a daily basis. Located on the banks of the sacred Yamuna River, Vrindavan Uttar Pradesh is believed to be one of the oldest cities of India, where according to mythological lore, Lord Krishna spent his childhood. Each of the temples located in the city holds immense importance, and a visit to these should be on your list of things to do here. Another important reason for coming to Vrindavan in March is to witness and be a part of the grand Holi celebrations the city is known for.
- Places to Visit in Vrindavan: Prem Mandir, Bankey Bihari Temple, ISKCON Temple, Rangaji Temple, Madan Mohan Temple, Jaipur Temple, Nidhivan Temple, Katyayani and Kesi Ghat
- Things to Do in Vrindavan: Shop at local bazaars, witness the decoration of temples for Holi, play Holi with the locals, and relish the sweets offered on this colorful festival
Enveloped by the mighty Himalayan mountains, the quaint hill town of Almora in Uttarakhand is perfect for a family getaway in March. Its landscape is such that you can’t stop admiring it, the moment you see it. Over the years, the town has made a name for itself among tourists, courtesy of its natural beauty and rich flora and fauna. On a trip to Almora, you must explore the region’s biodiversity, besides paying respects at the revered shrines in town.
- Places to Visit in Almora: Jageshwar, Kasar Devi Temple, Zero Point, Katarmal Sun Temple, Chitai Temple, Bright End Corner and Dwarahat
- Things to Do in Almora: Explore Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, go on a shopping spree at Lal Bazaar, visit the Deer Park, and spend some time at Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum
Tirupati is by far the most revered pilgrimage site in South India, with hundreds of devotees thronging here every day. Located in Andhra Pradesh, the town of Tirupati is home to several ancient temples, monuments and heritage sites; however, its main attraction is Sri Venkateshwara Temple, built on one of the seven peaks of Tirumala Hills. If you wish to take your family to this holy place, make sure your hotel bookings are done in advance as there is always rush in Tirupati.
- Places to Visit in Tirupati: Sri Venkateshwara Temple, Swami Pushkarini Lake, Akasganga Teertham, Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, Sri Varahaswami Temple, ISKCON Temple and Sri Kalahasti Temple
- Things to Do in Tirupati: Explore Rock Garden, relish authentic South Indian delicacies, and admire the beauty of Talakona Waterfalls
Dehradun, nestled in the Doon Valley in Uttarakhand, is a popular hill station among tourists, especially the ones on a family vacation. The scenic backdrop of the Garhwal Himalayas and the ever-so-pleasant climate makes Dehradun a popular choice for vacations. Be it natural beauty, adventure activities or shopping, there is much to see and do in this beautiful city.
- Places to Visit in Dehradun: Sahastradhara, Mindrolling Monastery, Malsi Deer Park, Tapkeshwar Temple, Tapovan Temple and Robber’s Cave
- Things to Do in Dehradun: Explore Zonal Museum, shop at Paltan Bazaar, go for a trek in the Doon Valley, and enjoy at the local amusement parks
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Popularly believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna, Mathura holds an important position in the Hindu mythology and the hearts of Krishna devotees. Dotted with big and small temples of Lord Krishna, the city of Mathura beckons a large number of devotees from far and wide. Coming to this city in March should interest you if you love to play Holi because the locals play it with much fanfare!
- Places to Visit in Mathura: Govardhan Hill, Dwarkadhish Temple, Krishna Janmasthan Temple, Birla Mandir, Rangji Temple, Jama Masjid, Vishram Ghat and Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple
- Things to Do in Mathura: Play Holi in the grandest manner, visit the Government Museum, enjoy at Dolphin – the Water World, relish the street food of Mathura, and take a boat ride at Vishram Ghat
One of the wettest places on the globe, Cherrapunji in Meghalaya is the perfect place to visit in the month of March. The gushing waterfalls, the cool and pleasant winds, and the chance to witness verdant rolling hills and explore the pristine beauty of the place are some things that will really make you and your family asking for more. A must-visit attraction in Cherrapunji is the natural Double Decker Living Root Bridges, and so is a trip to Asia’s cleanest village – Mawlynnong.
- Places to Visit in Cherrapunji: Double Decker Living Root Bridges, Nohkalikai Falls, Dawki, Krem Phyllut, Mawsmai Nongthymmai Eco Park, Wakaba Falls and Dainthlen Waterfalls
- Things to Do in Cherrapunji: Visit Asia’s cleanest village – Mawlynnong, trek to Living Root Bridges, and explore the Mawsmai Cave
Bhedaghat, located in Madhya Pradesh, is one place you definitely need to visit in India. The most fascinating thing to witness here is the striking Marble Rocks that stand tall on either side of the Narmada River flowing through the region. These marble rocks are about 100 feet high and look absolutely stunning in the sunlight. A boat ride on the river offering a breathtaking sight of these rocks is a popular activity you can indulge in at Bhedaghat, besides visiting other prominent tourist attractions in the area.
- Places to Visit in Bhedaghat: Marble Rocks, Dhuandhar Falls, Chausath Yogini Temple, Balancing Rock and Bargi Dam
- Things to Do in Bhedaghat: Shop for marble artifacts at Bhedaghat markets, visit the Dumna Nature Reserve Park, go on a cable car ride, and enjoy an exciting boat ride through Marble Rocks