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
2. Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
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, Andamans
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
4. Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
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
5. Almora, Uttarakhand
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
6. Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
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
7. Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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
8. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
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
9. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
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
10. Bhedaghat, Madhya Pradesh
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
11. Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Though the mere mention of Agra conjures up the image of the Taj Mahal, and the two other UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, this erstwhile Mughal capital has so much more to offer to the curious traveller. From Mughal gardens to tombs showcasing the influence of Persian architecture to numerous by lanes teeming with history, Agra can be at once mesmerising and refreshing. Since, Taj Mahal calls both domestic and international tourists in abundance, hotels in Agra are always full to capacity hence, making an advance booking is advisable.
- Places to visit in Agra: I’timād-ud-Daulah’s Tomb, Chini ka Rouza, Jahangir Mahal, Jama Masjid, Akbar’s Mausoleum
- Things to do in Agra: Shop for beautiful fabric at Kinari Bazaar, get some fresh air and some amazing pictures at Mehtab Bagh, savour the exotic Mughlai cuisine of the city, and watch a dance drama at the Kalakriti Cultural and Conventional Centre.
12. Amritsar, Punjab
Devotees from around the world flock to this city to seek blessings at the magnificent Golden Temple, and bathe in its sacred waters. Amritsar is also home to the Jallianwala Bagh monument and the legendary summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. It’s also the city from which you can make a trip to the Wagah Border to see the heart-stopping Beating Retreat Ceremony that happens at sundown every day. If you want to learn more about the history and culture of Punjab, stay at one of the centrally located hotels in Amritsar.
- Places to visit in Amritsar: The Partition Museum, Gobindgarh Fort, Ram Tirath, Akal Takht, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
- Things to do in Amritsar: Shop at Hall Bazaar, get your binoculars for birdwatching at Harike Wetlands, visit the War memorial and museum, and gorge on delicious food at Kesar Da Dhaba
13. Wayanad, Kerala
Wayanad is many things. It is the green paradise, spice garden of the south and the home of monsoons. If that is not enough, the region also has wildlife sanctuaries inhabited by elephants, tigers, cheetahs, bison, etc. Book a safari at the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary to spot them all in their natural habitat. For the nature lovers, follow Wayanad’s nature trail and be spellbound by the lush greenery, streams, rare exotic birds (if you can spot any) of this quaint paradise. It is one of the best places to visit in India in March.
- Places to visit in Wayanad: Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Banasura Sagar Dam, Neelimala View Point, Thirunelli Temple, Tea Estate Tour, Soochipara Falls
- Things to do in Wayanad: Enjoy bamboo rafting at Kuruva Island, go spelunking to Edakkal caves, get a boat ride at Pookode Lake, camp and zipline on the hills, trek to Chembra peak, cycle around the town, experience living in a tree house
14. Udaipur, Rajasthan
Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is one of the most spectacular cities in the country. The majestic palaces are a real treat. The City Palace stands tall as the largest in Rajasthan and reflects the region’s royal past. The Summer Palace floats on Lake Pichola hence also known as the Lake Palace. The grand interiors embellished with paintings, carved artefacts and stone work might just transport you to a period film. If you are planning a visit here, look for hotels in Udaipur online to get the best money saving deal.
- Places to visit in Udaipur: Jag Mandir Palace, Saheliyo Ki Bari Garden, Bagore-Ki-Haveli, Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Karni Mata, Vintage Car Museum
- Things to do in Udaipur: Take the boat cruise through Lake Pichola, ride the ropeway, have dinner by the lake at Sheesh Mahal.
15. Munnar, Kerala
Imagine the number of times you can enjoy chai at Kerala’s tea capital. Munnar is located in the Western Ghats and with tea estates that run miles. The town is a visual treat any time of the year. The carpet of rich green plantations against the clear blue skies makes it a photographer’s paradise. So cool is the climate here that the British colonists considered it to be their summer home. Back then it was known as the High Range of Travancore.
- Places to visit in Munnar: Eravikulam National Park, Lakkam waterfalls, Echo Point, Elephant village, Tea Museum, spice farm, Chithirapuram Church, Kalari Kshethra, Cheeyaparra waterfalls
- Things to do in Munnar: Stay in a tree house at the plantation resort, take a tea estate tour at Kolukkumalai, camp and trek at Echo Point, go mountain biking at Suryanelli, try water sports at Mattupetty Dam, enjoy a shikara ride at Kundala lake
16. Coorg, Karnataka
Coffee lovers! Coorg is the place to get world-class coffee. But that is not all. It has beautiful weather all year round. Rightly hailed as the Scotland of India, Coorg is ideal for nature lovers, photographers, and exploring thrilling experiences. Another thing worth mentioning is the Coorgi cuisine, which is mainly non-vegetarian. The meat is cooked with coconut, spices and curry leaves.
- Places to visit in Coorg: Dubare elephant camp, Virajpet sightseeing tour, Abbey falls, Coffee plantation homestay and tours, Madikeri Fort, Coffee Plantation Homestay
- Things to do in Coorg: Go camping at this beautiful hill station, trek to Tadiandamol, enjoy river rafting at the Barapole, go fishing at Kaveri river, sign up for a Jeep safari, ride the quad bike
Sikkim shares a border with three countries – Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet (Autonomous region of China). Their cultural influences are visible in the food. For example, the steaming hot momos at Sikkim are a close cousin of the Tibetan momo. The Sikkimese serve their version with radish or cucumber salad. Yum! While you regale your love for momos, you can also explore the sights of the Himalayan ranges, Buddhist monasteries and the grand rivers Teesta and Rangit.
- Places to visit in Sikkim: Ravangla Buddha Park, Kichipudi lake, Bakthang waterfalls, Khangchendzonga National park
- Things to do in Sikkim: Ride in a helicopter at Gangtok; try mountain biking, camping, nature tours, and rock climbing, explore the eastern Himalayas with the Goechala trek, try spelunking and other adventure sports.
18. Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Did you know that Ooty is officially known as Udhagamandalam? Bet you didn’t. Nestled in the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu, this town is rightly referred to as the Queen of Hill Stations with pleasant weather all year round. The region is famous for its lush green tea plantations. The varieties of tea flavours include masala, cardamom, jasmine and also chocolate. Ooty is one of the best places to visit during March in South India with your family.
- Places to visit in Ooty: Botanical gardens, Dolphin’s nose, Toda huts, Doddabetta peak, Pykara, Tea museum, St. Stephen’s Church, Mudumalai National Park, Higginbothams book store
- Things to do in Ooty: Ride the Nilgiri mountain toy train, go camping, fishing and rafting at Avalanche lake, trek to Kotagiri
19. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
One of Hinduism’s holiest places in India and the oldest inhabited cites in the world is Varanasi. People taking dip in the river Ganga to wash off their sins, goats in sweaters and burning bodies are common sights here. Attend the evening aarti to know the true reason why it is called India’s City of Lights. The natives have a sweet tooth which is why you will find a sweets shop at every corner. If you must try, go for rabdi which is accompanied with sweet lassi. Delicious to the core! Most hotels in Varanasi will guide you to the best shop in the vicinity.
- Places to visit in Varanasi: Kashi Vishwanath temple, Sarnath, Ramnagar Fort, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Weaver’s village, Jantar Mantar
- Things to do in Varanasi: Take a boat ride on river Ganga, shop for the famous Banarasi sari
20. Leh Ladakh
Very few places on earth can compare to the heavenly sights you will witness at Leh Ladakh. It is one of the best places to visit in March in India for trekking. Almost all the areas remain open in this month. Have a gravity defying experience at Magnetic Hill, be mesmerised by the 9-storeyed Leh Palace or savour Maggi noodles at 18,000 feet. The place is made of rare experiences.
- Places to visit in Leh Ladakh: Hemis National Park, Khardungla Pass, Buddhist monastaries, Hemis Monastery, Tso Moriri, Namgyal Tsemo Monastery, Nubra Valley, Donkey Sanctuary, Drang Drung Glacier
- Things to do in Leh Ladakh: Go on a camel safari, try yak cheese, trek to Spituk Gompa or Chadar, stargaze at Lamayuru, watch the sunrise at Pangong Tso, try river rafting
21. Ranthambore, Rajasthan
Home to the Royal Bengal Tigers, Rajasthan’s Ranthambore National Park is quite the wildlife excursion. Other animals like the sloth bear, leopard, nilgai, flying fox and black buck also live here. Photographers pay heed! The Ranthambore Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also situated in this region. So if you are looking for peaceful places to visit in India in March, Ranthambore is where you should be.
- Places to visit in Ranthambore: Trinetra Ganesh Temple, Padam Lake, Kachida Valley, Jogi Mahal, Wild Dragon Adventure Park, Raj Bagh Ruins, Dastkar Ranthambore, Malik Talao
- Things to do in Ranthambore: Enjoy spotting rare bird species and click impressive photographs at Surwal Lake
Whether it is the cascading waterfalls like Nohkalikai Falls and Elephant Falls of the state or the colonial charm of its capital city Shillong, Meghalaya is a beautiful place to explore with your family or friends. Come and explore this little piece of bliss. While you are here, do not forget to visit Khasi Hills, the wettest place on earth.
- Places to visit in Meghalaya: Mawsmai and Siju Caves, Mawphanlur village, Don Bosco Museum, Dawki River
- Things to do in Meghalaya: Trek to the Living Root Bridges and Laitlum Canyon, camp near Umiam Lake or explore water sports there, walking along the David Scott trail, try mountain biking at Sohliya village
23. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Referred to as Princess of Hills, Kodaikanal is yet another southern charm with scenic views that will have you coming back for more. This hill station is also a honeymoon favourite but what makes it more romantic is the Kurinji flower. It blooms only once in 12 years and you can see the blue beauties spread across the valley waiting to have its own Instagram page. Resorts and hotels in Kodaikanal organise special tours for visitors to spot the best of this southern heaven.
- Places to visit in Kodaikanal: Kodaikanal lake, Caps Valley viewpoint, Pillars of Nature, Guna Caves, Bear Shola falls, Bryant Park, Pine forest, Thalaiyar falls, Kukkal caves
- Things to do in Kodaikanal: Sign up for a night safari, take a stroll at Coaker’s, go birdwatching at Berijam lake, visit a Yoga retreat at Karuna Farm, opt for a swim at the Fairy falls
24. Hampi, Karnataka
This World Heritage site is well known for the ruins of the Vijaynagar kingdom, one of the largest Hindu empires. The architecture of the monolithic sculptures and monuments has enthralled travellers across the world. The first settlement has been recorded to be 1st century CE. If you are looking for places to visit in March in India, Hampi is a great option.
- Places to visit in Hampi: Virupaksha temple, Hemakuta Hill temple, Vijaya Vitthala temple, Tungabhadra river, Queen’s bath, Hampi Bazaar, Narasimha statue
- Things to do in Hampi: Go biking, feel the thrill of cliff jumping at Hampi’s lake, take in the panoramic views from Matanga Hill
25. Nainital, Uttarakhand
Whether it is a boat ride at Naini Lake or enjoying the Himalayan view from Tiffin Top, Nainital doesn’t disappoint. Uttarakhand’s beautiful hill station is flanked by mountains on three sides. It is one of the most-visited hill stations since the British era. If you have kids in accompaniment, then the Nainital Zoo is a great place to explore.
- Places to visit in Nainital: Hanuman Garhi, Nainital Ropeway Naina Devi Temple, Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, Raj Bhawan, Corbett National Park, Cheena Peak
- Things to do in Nainital: Watch the sunrise at Tiffin Top, shop at the Tibetan Market, explore adventure sports
Pondicherry, a former French colony, is known for its pristine beaches the longest one being Promenade Beach. Its wide range of marine life has made scuba diving a popular excursion. The best way to explore this quaint region is on a cycle. The Aurobindo Ashram is a spiritual retreat, a must-visit for those who are interested in meditation and yoga sessions. Hotels in Pondicherry can easily arrange a day visit to the ashram upon request.
- Places to visit in Pondicherry: Goubert Avenue, Auroville, White Town, Green Quarter tours, Mahe Beach, Golden Bridge Pottery Centre
- Things to do in Pondicherry: Take a boat ride at Paradise Beach Island, go birdwatching at Ousteri Lake, explore the water sports in the area, take surfing lessons at Serenity Beach, exploring the city on a cycle
27. Darjeeling, West Bengal
If you are looking for places to visit in March in North India, put Darjeeling on your list right now. The Queen of Hills has great climate this time of the year. The region is sprawled with tea estates and known the world over for the quality of tea produced. Fancy a cup? If you are lucky, you will be able to clearly see the majestic Kangchenjunga, the third largest mountain in the world.
- Places to visit in Darjeeling: Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Ghum Monastery, Dooars Tea Gardens, Kalimpong Monastery, Peace Pagoda, Chowrasta¸ Batasia Loop
- Things to do in Darjeeling: Go river rafting at Teesta river, trek to Sandakphu’s Peak, enjoy the toy train ride, watch the sunrise at Tiger Hill
Mangalore is attracting tourists from all over the world. The coastal paradise is slowly becoming a hub of water sports like kayaking, snorkelling, surfing, etc. for thrill-seekers. Mangalore is also home to several temples with exemplary architecture, many of which have been featured on international channels like Discovery and National Geographic. Also, the Mangalorean cuisine is one of the tastiest in the world. So, while you are there try the Kori Rotti, fish Puli Munchi and Prawn Koliwada for sure.
- Places to visit in Mangalore: Panambur Beach, Kadri Hill Park, Sultan’s Battery, Bejai Museum, Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, Pilikula Nisargadhama, Durgaparmeshwari temple, Dharmastala temple, Kaup Lighthouse
- Things to do in Mangalore: Relish seafood dishes at Machli restaurant, devour ice cream at Pabba’s, go for surfing and kayaking at Mulki
29. Jaipur, Rajasthan
Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal Jantar Mantar, Amer fort, etc. one breath isn’t sufficient to list the number of places to see in the city Jaipur. The Pink City is full of colour, rich history and architectural marvels. Live the life of a royal when you stay at the palaces-turned-heritage hotels. But while you are there, be sure to try the delicious Dal Bati Churma and Kheer and Sangri. Once you visit, you are bound to go back with many pleasant memories and Rajasthan-inspired souvenirs.
- Places to visit in Jaipur: Lohagarh Fort Resort, Nahargarh Fort, Nahargarh Sanctuary, City Palace, Birla Mandir, Elephantastic Elephant Farm
- Things to do in Jaipur: Watch live dance and entertaining performances at Chokhi Dhani, attend the Jaipur Literature Fest, go for a Jeep safari, enjoy a hot air balloon ride
30. Gokarna, Karnataka
Gokarna has featured on many budget vacation lists. It is known for its famous Om Beach and is as laidback as Goa. Being a coastal town, it is famous for its mouth-watering sea food thalis and fresh coconut water. It is also a pilgrim town with Mahabaleshwara temple and Maha Ganapti temple being the main attractions.
- Places to visit in Gokarna: Kudle Beach, Shiva Statue, Mirjan Fort, Dandeli Forest Camp
- Things to do in Gokarna: Try from the host of water sports options, join food tours, go on night strolls, shop at the Flea Market, camp or do yoga at the beach
31. Palakkad, Kerala
Palakkad is often dubbed as the gateway to Kerala. Located at the foothills of the Nilgiri mountains, this city is home to picturesque hills, dams, waterfalls, sanctuaries, rivers and irrigation projects. Apart from impressive flora, you can also explore the Palakkad Fort and magnificent dams like Malampuzha and Mangalam dams. You can even set-up a picnic near Meenkara Dam.
- Places to visit in Palakkad: Palakkad Fort, Vadakkanthara Temple, Dhoni Waterfalls, Nelliyampathy hills, Silent Valley National Park, Kollengode Palace, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
- Things to do in Palakkad: Go birdwatching at Parambikulam dam
32. Kumaon, Uttarakhand
Kumaon translates to the land of the Kurmavatar, the tortoise incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Apart from its dazzling scenery, the very first national park of India Jim Corbett National Park is situated here. But the trekking trail is most popular in this region. Imagine trekking through the Himalayan glaciers of the Kumaon hills. However, school children are usually led through pleasant trails in Nainital and the lake area.
- Places to visit in Kumaon: Ranikhet, Almora, Champawat, Munsiyari, Kausani
- Things to do in Kumaon: Explore adventure sports Mukteshwar, enjoy a nature walk at Pithoragarh
Manipur means “the jewelled land”. This comes as no surprise as the state is blessed with exquisite dance forms, music, traditions and delectable cuisines. One of the seven sisters of India, Manipur celebrates festivals with traditional dance and music. The Yaosang festival is held on a full-moon day in March. Also, the Manipur Zoological Garden is a must-visit where you can spot the rare sangai deer.
- Places to visit in Manipur: Purul, Mao, Yangkhullen at Senapati, Andro Shantheil Natural Park, Sirohi National Park, Loktak Lake, Kangla Fort, Manipur State Museum, Keibul Lamjao National Park, Khongjom War Memorial, Nillai Tea Estate
- Things to do in Manipur: Trek at Thoubal and Dzukou Valley
34. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of this hill station is strawberries. Expect to relish the juiciest strawberries you will ever eat in India at Mapro Garden. The Dhobi waterfalls is a major attraction in Mahabaleshwar making it the perfect weekend getaway for those living in the same state – Maharashtra.
- Places to visit in Mahabaleshwar: Wilson Point, Bombay Point, Arthur’s Seat, Elephant’s Head Point, Pratapgarh Fort, Mahabali Temple
- Things to do in Mahabaleshwar: Go boating on Venna Lake, explore the waterfalls like Lingmala waterfalls
35. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh
Also known as Little Lhasa, Mcleodganj is a famous hilly region in Himachal Pradesh. The beautiful weather and majestic mountains make it the perfect place to help you and your family unwind. Visit the Tsuglakhang and Namgyal monasteries to enjoy the calm and quiet. Take a boat ride on the beautiful Dal Lake to make you trip more memorable. Its panoramic view and clear air will give you the much-needed breather from the cacophony of the cities.
- Places to visit in Mcleodganj: Bhagsu Falls, Bhagsunath Temple, Kora Circuit, Tibetan Institute Of Performing Arts
- Things to do in Mcleodganj: Go trekking by the Triund and Kareri rivers, join yoga and spa sessions