February is the month when the winters start to bid adieu season after amazing cold months of
fresh and dewy weather, making it the best time to visit. India is a land of diverse scenery of desert, beaches,
mountains, historic ruins, ancient architecture, verdant meadows, and lots of delicious local cuisines and
foods. Whether you are an adventure seeker, a beach person, a history enthusiast, or a religious soul, India
offers endless perfect places to explore.
From Goa Carnival Festival and Udaipur World Musical Festival to the religious Konark Dance
Festival, this month offers an inner sight of Indian culture and beliefs with unlimited fun and frolic. While
North region remains under the snowy enchantments, the South region receives a magical aura of spring and
breezes. Hence, we’ve curated a list of some famous places in India to visit this February for family tours,
friends trips, and solo backpacking.
Goa is a one-stop destination to satiate all your traveling needs. Whether you’re on your honeymoon
or solo backpacking, Goa is always on everyone’s travel list. Situated on the western coast of the
Sea, you will see the Portuguese cultural influence in terms of architectural structures and winding
From clear turquoise backwaters to the palm tree-lined beaches, unique architectural marvels to
lush green countryside and hippie pubs and cafes, Goa is the perfect place to visit in February, when
weather is neither too cold nor too hot with a pleasant ocean breeze and natural beauty all around.
February also marks the time to host the Goa Carnival Festival, making it the best time to witness the
cultural heritage of Goa.
Also known as ‘the Pink City of India’, Jaipur is the perfect place to visit during February when the
weather remains pleasant with chill winds and spacious gardens. The city is engulfed in glorious history
and culture, featuring ancient forts and palaces where once lived the Rajas and Maharajas of Rajasthan.
Besides the major attractions of Jaipur such as Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar,
Nahargarh Fort, and so on, the city celebrates one of the important festivals, the Elephant Festival in
February on the full moon day of Phagun Purnima (Holi) where elephants are adorned with mirror-work
clothes and brass and silver ornaments followed by several folk music and dance and delicious food.
Auli is one of the less-explored and quaint villages situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
Being a ski resort in India, Auli is a popular winter destination among tourists with pleasant to cold
weather throughout the year. Bestowed with verdant natural beauty, the place is a dream-like Himalayan
getaway so close to several major cities such as Delhi, Dehradun, Rishikesh, etc. Not just snow-covered
mountain peaks, lush meadows, romantic vistas, and gushing waterfalls, the place is great for adventure
lovers as well, and can find many thrilling activities to do such as ropeway ride, trek to Gorsan
Kuari Pass, and Trishul Peak, go on a Himalayan pilgrimage hike to Joshimath Temple, and much more.
Located at the heart of the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the best exotic island in
to visit in February when the temperature remains up to 29 C. This tropical paradise houses over 300
islands within it that are decorated with flawless white sand beaches lined with pine and mangrove
From the untouched beaches of the Havelock Islands to the vibrant nightlife at Port Blair, Andaman is
perfect honeymoon destination in India. Get to relive the brave sagas at the Cellular Jail, witness over
560 species of coral reef at Jolly Buoy Island, rejuvenate your mind with a trek to Mount Harriet, and
feel the adrenaline with deep-sea diving, kayaking, etc., enjoy bird watching at Chidiya Tapu, and much
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Snugged in the southwest coastline of Kerala, Kochi or Cochin is a famous off-beat destination in
with a mind-blowing blend of natural beauty and bustling city night. Witness the rich culture traded
from the British colonial era surrounded by the blue ocean water and lush greenery of the western
Watch the famous folk Kathakali dance, visit the Jew Town for witnessing the gifted gold crowns,
brass-railed pulpit, and Belgian glass chandelier, go on a loving stroll at Marine Drive, visit the
popular Gothic-style Santa Cruz Basilica, and so on, visit the Cherai Beach, Fort Nagar, for various
water sports like swimming, scuba diving, water skiing, backwater cycling, and trek the exotic
village of Pindimana.
The must-visit place for wildlife photographers and peace seekers, Thekkady is a picturesque town
Periyar National Park in Kerala. Blessed with lush natural beauty and distinct wild and marine life
species, the place is a perfect destination to visit for family tours, friends trips, and backpacking.
Visit the biggest Tiger Reserve in India, Periyar National Park, and capture the Sambar Deer, Nilgiri
Langurs, Elephants, lion-taled macaques, leopards, and over 246 species of birds, 30 species of
reptiles, and 112 species of butterflies. Not just the wildlife, you can indulge in various thrilling
activities such as bamboo rafting, hiking, trekking to the Land of Gavi, shopping for homemade spices,
and much more.
Surrounded by the lush Aravalli Hills, Udaipur is an ideal place to visit in India in February as one
of the popular international World Music Festivals is celebrated at three distinct locations every
for 3 rocking days, where artists from all around the globe show their skills and entertain the global
The weather during February remains pleasant with cool wind and less humidity, making it the
time to explore local streets, eat local food, collect handcrafted souvenirs at the stalls, learn
the rich history behind this magnificent city, and enjoy boating at Fateh Sagar Lake and Lake Pichola,
visit Saas Bahu Temple, get the panoramic view of the town on a fun ropeway ride to Karni Mata Temple,
and much more.
The famous former summer getaway resort for the British Elites, Darjeeling is the most-visited hill
station in India situated in the state of West Bengal. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, this
is one of the best honeymoon destinations that offers many fun things to do such as a refreshing hike
picturesque Tiger Hill, a romantic Toy Train ride, a stroll, eating, and shopping at The Mall Road,
visiting old Tibetan monasteries, elegant cafes for a date night, and catch the first sunrise of the
from Mt. Kanchenjunga. Blessed with the rich tea plantation and diverse culture, the place has many
festivals all year round, and Losh, one of the major festivals is celebrated in February, making it
best time to visit Darjeeling.
Situated on the banks of the Yamuna river, Agra is a famous honeymoon destination in India for its
iconic one of seven Indian wonders and a UNESCO Heritage Site- Taj Mahal, a symbol of love and
romanticism. The city is best explored in the winter season from October to March not because the cool
breezes doused the searing heat and leave pleasant weather, but also because the famous festival, Taj
Mahotsav, which is celebrated grandly for 10 days to promote arts, crafts, local cuisine, and folk
and dance. Explore a well-planned city of the Mughals at Fatehpur Sikri, red-stone Agra Fort, Jama
Masjid, earliest Mughal garden- Ram Bagh, resting place of Mughal Emperor Akbar, Mariyam’s Tomb, and
Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary.
One of the four pilgrimage sites (Char Dham) for Hindus, Puri is a famous beach city in India
with verdant natural beauty and ancient temples. Believed to be the resting place of Lord Vishnu, the
major attractions of the place are Jagannath Temple and the Longest Golden Beach. To make the most out
of your holidays, February is the best time to indulge in the Konark Dance Festival and witness the
various forms of traditional arts and crafts with the stunning backdrop of Sun Temple. Enjoy boat
and bird-watching at Chilika Lake, catch the spellbinding sunset at Baleshwar Beach and Puri Beach, go
on sea-shell hunting at Balighai Beach, visit the famous Markandeshwar Temple, Gundicha Temple, etc.,
and explore the Raghurajpur Craft Village at night.
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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Believed to be founded by Lord Shiva about 3000 years ago, Varanasi is a spiritual soul of India that
hosts millions of Lord Shiva devotees every year. It is the most visited and revered Hindu pilgrimage
destination in India. Also known as Banaras, the city celebrates several important festivals in
that makes it a must-visit place for the bhakts, such as Shivratri, Saraswati Puja, and Dhrupad Mela t
Tulsi Ghat, followed by cultural performances. Behold the imperial sight of Ganga Arti at Assi Ghats
Dashashwamedh Ghats, visit pure gold plated Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Mahadev Shiva,
Manikarnika Ghat for depart the restless souls, 19th-century Nepalese king built Shivala Ghat, and
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Also known as the ‘Venice of the East, Alleppey is famous for its beaches and backwaters, making it a
perfect getaway destination in February make your trip memorable by indulging in one of the most
important festivals Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple Festival. Located on the Laccadive Sea in Kerala,
the place has gained popularity among tourists for its boat races and marine and coir products. Enjoy
the boat rides, capture the enchanting sunsets by the beach, visit the 19th-century Alappuzha
Lighthouse, admire the architectural marvel of Mullakkal Temple, stay in the houseboats, and dine on
tasty seafood dishes, and much more. One of the most interesting things to do in Alleppey is to attend
an exhibition of Kalaripayattu, a form of martial arts at several training centers.
Kutch is home to one of the five largest Harappan archaeological sites, Dholaveera, attracting hundreds
of thousands of visitors every year to witness the marvelous structures from all over India. If you’re
planning to visit the best desert escape in India during the mild winters, Mahashivratri and Mal Bhambhi
are the major festivals that are celebrated in February along with the famous Rann of Kutch Festival.
Behold the cultural and creative essence of Gujarat in the much-awaited festival assorted with an array
of folk activities such as paramotoring, star-gazing, bird watching, and camelback ride. Experience the
camping under the full moonlight and capture the desert sand turning silvery white in the moonlight.
The City of Dreams, Mumbai is the most electrifying and overwhelming place in India, bustling with
hordes to give their dream life a successful nudge. From beaches to Bollywood, nature to concrete
structures, this is the perfect place for every kind of traveler to visit in February when the
temperature is still cold and less humid.
Famous for its scenic Marine Drive walks at night, it houses
the iconic Gateway of India and beautiful Hanging Gardens. Visit the centuries-old Elephant Caves and
Kanheri Caves, the famous archaeological site in Mumbai, Juhu Beach Chowpatty Beach, and Aksa Beach for
mesmerizing sunsets and several water sports such as kayaking, parasailing, and fishing. Fly a plane at
The Flights of Fantasy, shop at Chor Bazaar for anything and everything, and so on.
Being a desert place, Jaisalmer is the top tourist attraction in India to visit in February when the
mild sunlight and cool winds make sightseeing easier. Popularly known as the ‘Golden City’ for its
yellow sandstone structures, Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading center, situated in the heart of the
Thar Desert in Rajasthan, and to explore dunes and ancient forts and palaces turned into heritage
resorts and hotels that make Jaisalmer the best place to visit in India in February. Spend a king-like
day in the heritage Havelis, enjoy a camel safari on Sam Sand Dunes, witness the diverse species at
Desert National Park, enjoy a romantic boat ride at Gadisar Lake, shop for Rajasthani jewelry at Sonoran
ka Baas street market, and capture the golden hues of Jaisalmer Fort.
Jodhpur, the Blue City of Rajasthan, is a splendid blend of the exotic ethics and tradition of Mewar
culture. This is a popular destination among travelers and history enthusiasts in India to visit during
the winter season when the climate is pleasant and chilly with cold winds. Another reason that allures
visitors from different parts of the globe is the Jodhpur Nagaur Fair founded by Maharaja Umed Singh
around 60 years back primarily for animal trading, which happens in February. The festival is
undoubtedly the best spot to witness animal races, tug of war, cock fights, puppet shows, and jugglers
and magicians showing their uncanny skills. Shop for the chilly at the largest chilly markets of India,
Mirchi Bazaar, and complete your day with delicious Rajsthani cuisine.
Surrounded by the Banas and Chambal Rivers from the north and the south respectively, Ranthambore
National Park is a no-thinker go-to place for wildlife photographers and nature lovers. Being a former
royal hunting ground that led to the extinction of Tigers and Lions, Ranthambore National Park is now
home to extinct tigers, lions, and many endangered species. Witness such exotic beauty on the jeep or
canter safari and catch a closer sight of Royal Bengal Tigers, Leopard, Bengal Fox, Black Buck, Nilgai,
and more by the picturesque lake like Padam Talao, Malik Talao, Raj Bhag Talao, and quite an enriching
landscapes with small hills, dense forests, and vast greenery. The place has several famous spots to
explore like Ranthambore Fort, Trinetra Ganesha Temple, Kachida Valley, and Jogi Mahal.
Mussoorie is a lover’s paradise that makes an ideal honeymoon destination in the Uttarakhand state of
India. Nestled in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range, the place is blessed with lush green
pine and deodar forests, green hills, and off-beat trails to beautiful waterfalls. Famous as the ‘Queen
of Hills’, the place serves as the perfect destination for peace seekers and adventure lovers as it
offers several thrilling activities to make your trip extra fun such as Sky Walk, Valley Crossing, and
Rock Climbing in Dhanaulti, River Rafting from Barkot to Lakhamandal, Rappelling in Buranskhanda,
Paragliding at Mussoorie Lake, trek at George Everest, Dalai Hills, and much more. Stroll at the Mall
Road and shop for Garhwali souvenirs and delicious food.
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
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Famous for its erotic stone carvings, Khajuraho is one of the most famous heritage sites in India
situated in the Chhatarpur district in Madhya Pradesh. Proudly recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage
Site as ‘Khajuraho Group of Monuments’, the place is famous for its nagara-style built temples and
intricate sculptures of deities and celestial nymphs, representing various forms of meditation,
spiritual learning, and stimulating art of love. Plan your vacation to Khajuraho during February when
the weather is pleasant with chill breezes and mild cool surroundings. It has over 90 Hindu and Jain
Temples built inside the complex such as Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Lakshaman Temple, Chausath Jogini
Temple, Parsawanath Jain Temple, and much more.
Coorg is one of the most visited hill stations in India situated in the Kodagu district of Karnataka.
Popularly known as Scotland of India, the place is unbeatable during February enhancing its evergreen
beauty with freshly bloomed flowers, a fog blanket on the mountains, and unspoiled waterfalls, making it
a perfect spot for trekking, camping, rafting, mountain climbing, fishing, and much more. Witness a
unique merge of Gothic and Islamic architecture at the Omkareshwar Temple, trek to and admire the
panoramic view of Chamomile Hill, visit the ancient St. Anne’s Church, and so on. The place offers
numerous adventure activities to do such as river rafting at Whimsical Barapole River, wildlife jeep
safari at Mandalpatti, Nishani Hills, and much more.
Q.What are the best places in India to visit in February?
India has endless places for nature lovers, spiritual souls, and adventure freaks. Plan your visit to Coorg,
Mussoorie, Varanasi, Udaipur, Kutch, Thekkady, Ranthambore National Park, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and many
Q.What are the affordable places in India to visit in February?
Want a relaxing and memorable holiday this February under the minimum budget? We’ve got several beautiful
you can travel to when you’re running low on budget- Udaipur, Goa, Varanasi, Agra, Kutch, Mussoorie, and Auli.
Q.Is February a good time to travel to India?
Yes, February is the best time to visit India as during this time of the year, the north shelves the clear
skies and the weather becomes pleasant as the chill winds mark the end of the winter season in February.
Q.What kind of clothes do I need to carry while traveling to India?
You should carry an extra pair of woolen clothing with track pants, a t-shirt, hiking/trekking shoes,
a hat/scarf, extra pair of clean socks. Mark an impact on conservation and lessen the use of plastic bags and
other stuff. Bring your water bottle and washable cutlery.
Q. Is India a safe place to travel with kids?
Taking care of a kid simply depends on you. People from around the world come with their families and kids and
enjoy the mild wintry weather. For more information on kids’ travel, get in contact with Safar Mentor for