Every month has a list of places during which they offer best experiences to their visitors. February is one of the rare months, which is considered the ideal time to travel to almost any destination in India. It is that time of the year when chilly winter welcomes the refreshing and positive spring season. The weather in the February month remains pleasant and also the month brings a lot of holidays. The season is the best time to spend a day relaxing at the serene beaches or visiting the amazing wildlife sanctuaries across India or exploring the deserts of Rajasthan.
So here is the list of few places that should be considered to visit in India in the month of February.
Kaziranga National Park, Assam
One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India, Kaziranga is a popular national park situated in the state of Assam. The popularity of the national park is due to its one-horned rhinoceros. The park houses two-thirds of world’s population of one-horned rhinoceros. Apart from it, the park is also home to other wild animals such as tigers, wild water buffalo, swamp deer, and elephants. Kaziranga National Park is settled on the edge of Eastern Himalayas in the Nagaon district. It is a fantastic place to visit in the month of February as the weather remains not much cold and one would not find rain during this time.
Jaisalmer is also one of the most sought places to explore in the month of February in India. The city is a major tourist hotspot and is popular among adventure seekers, families, and couples. The place is prominent for Ancient forts, Havelis, battle sites and the famous Thar Desert. Most of the structures are built from sand, which spreads a golden hue in the city and that is why it is referred as ‘Golden City’. A fort is also situated there which is made of sand and is called Sonal Quila. There are also several festivals that Jaisalmer hosts during this time of the year and which makes February the best time.
Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir
Encircled by snow-laden mountains, deep ravines, meadows covered with snow and lush green forests, Gulmarg is one of the most beautiful places in the entire country. The place is also popular for a thrill sport called Skiing and which makes this place an ideal one for adventure lovers as well as snow lovers. The best thing about this place is that it remains away from the crowd which enhances the experience of visitors. One can also visit its nearby destinations such as Khilanmarg and Tangmarg. February is the end of winters and during that time one can enjoy snow and skiing at this place.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady
If you are a wildlife enthusiast and you haven’t visited Thekkady yet that means your journey is still incomplete. Thekkady is like a real heaven for nature and wildlife lovers. Periyar National Park is one of the biggest Tiger Reserves, situated in Thekkady, Kerala. Apart from Tigers, one can also spot other animals such as Elephants, Deer, Nilgiri Langurs, Sambar, etc. If your wildlife thirst has been quenched then you can also try Bamboo Rafting and Border hiking there.
Alike the Western Ghats, the Eastern Ghats also hosts some of the beautiful places that travelers can consider and one such place is Yercaud. The place is prominent for its forests and water bodies. Several breathtaking sights are there including Emerald Lake, Killiyur Falls, and etc. Yercaud is home to a plethora of forest trails where thrill seekers can do trekking through the hills of Eastern Ghats and experience rich flora and fauna. It is considered one of the best places to visit in India in the month of February.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Situated far away from the mainland India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a perfect place to spend your holiday by experiencing solitude on the serene beaches. The sandy beaches girded by palm trees and its clear waters will help you to experience nirvana. February is one of the best times to explore this jewel of India because one can experience the weather at its best. During this time, one can also enjoy sports activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling.
Rann of Kutch is one of the largest salt deserts in the world. Apart from the white desert, traditionally dressed village women, big turban folk singers, and camels, the place has a lot to offer. The nearby sights such as Mandvi, Bhuj, and Dholavira are few hidden gems and one must visit while exploring Rann of Kutch. The delectable Gujarati food also enhances the experience of visitors. February is a great time to do a road trip to Kutch as it is the last month for the famous Rann Utsav and one can find amazing arts, local cuisines, pleasurable dance and music performances which will add an extra essence to your trip. Hot-air ballooning is another option that one can enjoy.
Another UNESCO World Heritage site, Temples of Khajuraho are worldwide famous for erotic and sensuous scriptures. The temples are situated in a small town in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh and are amazing examples of Indian architecture and ancient culture. The scriptures formed on the walls of the temples showcase the side of love and passion in erotic forms. February is the ideal time to visit this place because from March onwards the weather starts getting hot.
Yes, it is a bit cliché place but still, it is one of the best places to visit in the month of February. The charm of Goa is still the same among youngsters as well families. Goa remains always vibrant and lively, doesn’t matter which season it is. From beach parties to traditional festivals, the place can never disappoint the visitors. One of the reasons behind visiting Goa in February is the Goa Carnival. During the carnival, one can feast his eyes by seeing street dance performances, music, parades, and many activities including food festival.
Apart from summer, the spring season is also considered the ideal time to spot wild animals in any national park or wildlife sanctuary. Ranthambore National Park is a huge wildlife reserve situated near the town of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. The national park is famous for Tiger sightings. Apart from Tigers, it is home to several other wild animals including leopard, wild boar, nilgai, bear, langur, etc.
These are some amazing places to visit during the month of February. While planning your trip, be sure to stay with Sterling for the best holiday experience.