19 Best Places to Visit in India in March 2024

Best Places to Visit in March
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The beauty of India lies in its distinct seasons. And talking of March, it falls within the belt of the spring season in India. It is just after the winter is about to end in most parts of the country except in North Himalayan regions like Ladakh, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. Alongside, Northeast India has the Eastern Himalayan belt in its grandeur. In the South of India, the coastal towns and the Western Ghats are also salubrious. So why not take the opportunity to learn about the best places to visit in India in March? Perhaps you actually want to bask at the best beaches of India, or you want to quench your thirst with adventure activities. Whatever your idea of a holiday is, my list of 19 best places to visit during March in India will surely invoke the wanderlust in you.

List of 19 Best Places to Visit in India in March 2024

Dharamshala in Himachal PradeshKota in Rajasthan
Shillong in North East IndiaHavelock Island in Andaman
Pondicherry in Tamil NaduDarjeeling in West Bengal
Udaipur in RajasthanJim Corbett in Uttarakhand
Gokarna in KarnatakaLadakh in North India
Auli in UttarakhandGoa in Western Coast of India
Agra in Uttar PradeshAmritsar in Punjab
Wayanad in KeralaMysore in Karnataka
Rishikesh in UttarakhandKerala in South India
Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh

1. Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh

  • Weather: 6°C -18°C and a little drizzle
  • How Long: 2-4 days (minimum)

Famously called the Little Tibet because the holy city of Dharamshala in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley, Mcleodganj, is the home of the Dalai Lama. With backdrops of the Dhauladhar mountains at an elevation of 1,457 m (4,780 ft), Dharamshala has many Buddhist shrines and monasteries for spiritual enlightenment. Dharamshala’s proximity to Delhi makes it one of the cool places to visit in India in March. March ushers in the dry season in Dharamshala, and the lush green cedar forests are invigorating for the shutterbugs. Embark on Kareri Lake Trek, shop Buddha sculptures at Kotwali Bazar, stroll the tea plantations, and enjoy paragliding, camping, and day excursion to Bhagsu Falls.

2. Shillong in North East India

  • Weather: 16°C – 21°C and moderate drizzle
  • How Long: 3-5 days (minimum)

The capital of Meghalaya state, Shillong, has an unparalleled quotient for lush greenery and hence, it is called the Scotland of East India. Explore the rolling hills around the Shillong in March, a pure retreat to nature lovers. But, of course, you will be bowled over with the cool weather of the Shillong in March, and if you are lucky, you may find the Scotland tourists because they are homesick for the cool temperature of their nation. At an elevation of 1,525 m (4,990 ft) above sea level, Shillong is famous for its Lady Hydari Park, Lake Boat House, and Reservoir – Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls, Ward’s Lake ringed by colourful flowers. And Laitkor Peak for trekking.

3. Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu

  • Weather: 20°C – 30°C and a little drizzle
  • How Long: 3-5 days (minimum)

You will love Pondicherry because you can easily get familiar with this town’s French legacy. In March, the crown jewel of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, is salubrious as the temperature ranges between mid-twenties to mid-thirties. As a result, you can enjoy plenty of water sports in Pondicherry at its artificial and natural reefs for snorkelling and scuba diving. And if you are on a family tour, visit the Aurobindo Ashram to revitalise your senses. Couples will love cycling around mustard-colored French-style buildings and rooftop munching at French-themed cafes. For many other reasons, Pondicherry is called the French Capital of India.

4. Udaipur in Rajasthan

Udaipur, Rajasthan
  • Weather: 17°C – 29°C and a little drizzle
  • How Long: 3-5 days (minimum)

After the wedding fever is finally over in March, Delhi’s people gear up to celebrate the royal honeymoon in Udaipur because the network of shimmering lakes is often compared to Venice. Temperature is salubrious in Udaipur during March. The erstwhile capital of the Mewar kingdom, Udaipur, has a lakeside complex – City Palace to tour. Family tourists or couples will love sunset boating at Lake Pichola adorned with island palaces. Choose from the wide range of things to do in Udaipur in March, as a visit to the island parks of the Fateh Sagar Lake. If you are honeymooned in Udaipur in March, stay at the 17th-century luxurious palace – Jag Mandir Hotel and click selfies in the lush verandah of the Saheliyon ki Bari.

5. Gokarna in Karnataka

  • Weather: 22°C – 31°C and a little drizzle
  • How Long: 2-3 days (minimum)

Come March, this unexplored town on the Arabian Sea in South India is a perfect place for scuba diving, snorkelling, and beach camping. The sun above the head is not scorching during March. Gokarna is the cool alternative of Goa for water sports as the beaches here are unspoiled and serene. Infact, Gokarna is a popular pilgrimage town for the Hindus, and hence, it is a famous place to visit in India in March. At Mahabaleshwar Temple, the Dravidian architecture is worthy to witness. Sunset at Kudle Beach and flea market shopping after munching the evening meal at the beach shacks is one of the best things to do in Gokarna during March travel.

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6. Auli in Uttarakhand

  • Weather: 4°C – 15°C and a little drizzle
  • How Long: 4 days (minimum)

This Himalayan hill station in Uttarakhand, at an elevation of 2,909 m (9,544 ft), is a famous ski resort in India. Auli is surrounded by coniferous oak forests, and hence, trekking here in Auli is best enjoyed in March. First, ride the Auli Joshimath ropeway to witness the Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountains. Then, hike to the Valley of Flowers National Park to come across the alpine flora and elusive wildlife like snow leopards. Planning a holiday to Auli in March is a good idea for the Delhizens because the camping excursion to Gurson meadows and ice skating at the highest Artificial Lake is an experience to behold in Auli in March.

7. Agra in Uttar Pradesh

  • Weather: 21°C – 32°C and a little drizzle
  • How Long: 3-5 days (minimum)

Visit Agra after the first month of the pre-monsoon season in North India because scorching heat is at its peak after March. In search of a photogenic place in North India to visit in March, bookmark Agra to enjoy the magnificent beauty of the 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri on a day trip. Apart from the iconic domed Mughal mausoleum depicting love, the Baby Taj – Itmad-ud-Daula, Mehtab Bagh, and the city tour of Agra are some of the best experiences to indulge in March. For a taste of Agra like a localite, indulge in shopping at the vibrant markets and score some ‘Petha.’

8. Wayanad in Kerala

  • Weather: 15°C – 28°C and a little drizzle
  • How Long: 5-6 days (minimum)

Wayanad, located down in the Southernmost state of India, at an elevation of 2,240 m (7,350 ft), is your alternative to the snowy destinations in North India. Here in March, you will find a cool climate because of the greenery in abundance. The rich spice and coffee plantations are soul-satisfying for the leisure holiday experience with family or for couples. You can indulge in the trek to the plantations and explore the famous Edakkal Caves, witness exotic flora and fauna at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, and embark on the hiking trails around the Banasura Sagar Dam. and if you want to cool yourself with the ripples of the waterfalls, Soochipara Waterfall and Meenmutty Waterfalls are a great choice to go!

9. Rishikesh in Uttarakhand

  • Weather: 11°C – 25°C and moderate drizzle
  • How Long: 2-4 days (minimum)

Located down in the lower foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is the unofficial Yoga Capital of India, where you must learn yoga and meditation at the Ashram where Beatles have meditated. This is a perfect place to visit in India in March with friends. And since Rishikesh is located at lower Himalayan foothills, this town of Uttarakhand is relatively cooler than the NCR region. You can easily plan a 2 days trip to Rishikesh from Delhi if you know how to drive a car on NH334 Highway. Lastly, enjoy white water rafting, camping, and attend Ganga Aarti on the ghats.

10. Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh

Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh
  • Weather: 19°C – 31°C and moderate drizzle
  • How Long: 2 days (minimum)

Visit one of the best administered and managed National parks of India, Kanha National Park, to find why Rudyard Kipling got the inspiration for his famous ‘Jungle Book.’ Kanha National Park is one of India’s best places to visit in March for wildlife safaris. So, put on your binoculars on a jeep safari, elephant safari, open bus safari, canter safari at Kanha National Park. From tigers to jackals, from Barasingha to Indian roller, come across distinct flora and fauna at Kanha National Park in its lush landscape during March.

11. Kota in Rajasthan

  • Weather: 21°C – 32°C, no rain
  • How Long: 6-7 days (minimum)

When many travellers think of places to visit in Rajasthan in March, they picture holidaying at Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jodhpur. But for the unparalleled romantic quotient, the third-largest city of Rajasthan, Kota bags as one of the top places to visit in India in March for couples. HoneymoonBug’s storyteller has a love-hate relationship with this city of Rajasthan but calls Kota one of the best places of India for the March holiday because it has all the romance you want. Watch Chambal River views at Garadia Mahadev Temple, explore the Chambal Garden, witness seven wonders of the World at Seven Wonders Park. Even the maximum high of 30°C in Kota is bearable compared to Delhi, Gujarat heat in the same month.

12. Havelock Island in Andaman

  • Weather: 23°C – 31°C and a little drizzle
  • How Long: 3-5 days (minimum)

The poor man’s Maldives, Havelock Island in Andaman, resembles the powdery white sand, colourful corals, and barefoot luxury private dining at the Maldives. Havelock Island is one of the best places to visit in India in March trip if you want to explore the crystal-clear marine life on snorkelling, scuba diving, glass-bottom ride with your near or dear ones. The casual atmosphere of Havelock Island and the turquoise blue waters of the blue flag tag Radhanagar Beach make Havelock Island the slice of Maldives in the Bay of Bengal. Unfortunately, there are two things Havelock Island lacks: overwater bungalows and private island resorts. But trust me, there are many resorts in Havelock Island that have their own private space and hence, have access to a private beach.

13. Darjeeling in West Bengal

  • Weather: 14°C – 20°C and a little drizzle
  • How Long: 3-5 days (minimum)

At an elevation of 7,100 ft and 2,100 m above sea level, this hill station is famous for its toy train rides and has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Thanks to the Northeastern Himalayan belt and its cool weather in March that persuaded Britishers to make it a summer resort during colonisation. For now, Darjeeling is famous for its top-notch tea, and hence, you must explore the tea plantation of Darjeeling. The staggering elevation of Darjeeling is a distinguishable feature because you can witness Kanchenjunga Peak from Tiger Hill. It goes without saying that Darjeeling is true, one of the best tourist places in North East India for holidays with family, for couples.

14. Jim Corbett in Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett
  • Weather: 16°C – 21°C and moderate drizzle
  • How Long: 2 days (minimum)

People from Delhi are no stranger to Jim Corbett National Park because they have the advantage of its proximity to the capital. Like Delhi tourists, you can also bowl over with the highest concentration of Royal Bengal Tigers in India at Jim Corbett National Park during March. Although Jim Corbett National Park is a year-round wildlife place in India, March is the perfect time when all the zones of the safaris are open. Additionally, you must explore the history of Jim Corbett National Park at the museum inside as it is one of the oldest national parks of India, named after the environmentalist, Jim Corbett. Lastly, jeep safari, waterfall crossing, temple hopping, and unwinding at Corbett Falls are the best experiences to do in Corbett.

15. Ladakh in North India


Situated in the subject of the disputed region as a Union Territory of India is beautiful Ladakh hugged by the Himalayas in North India. Ladakh is a land of high-altitude mountain passes like Khardung La (17,582 ft), Mana or Dungri La, (18406 ft), Chang La 1,7586 ft and if you are a mountain biking lover, hire the bike within Leh and visit the Indian Occupied village of Indo-Pak border, Turtuk Village. March is the best time to visit Ladakh by flight since the two highways to reach Leh Ladakh remain affected by vehicular movements because of the snowfall. Ladakh is a high-altitude mountain region where Pangong Lake, Tso Moriri Lake, and Hemis National Park are some of the best attractions of March.

16. Goa in Western Coast of India

  • Weather: 27°C – 31°C and a little drizzle
  • How Long: 3-5 days (minimum)

India is rightly called the land of diversity, and like Pondicherry, this coastal town has a mini version of the foreign country. Goa is the official party capital of India and is also a great place to witness the Portuguese Legacy since it was earlier a Portuguese colony. During their reign, they built churches, ports, and there are many forts like Chapora Forts, beaches like Candolim, Baga, Palolem where snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, and underwater sea walks are best enjoyed. Remember, Goa has two sides – one is calm and energetic. North Goa is where the best party scenes and its beaches are enjoyed. But south Goa attracts couples and leisure seekers with the same quotient of the beach but with an extra layer of serenity.

17. Amritsar in Punjab

  • Weather: 20°C – 30°C and moderate drizzle
  • How Long: 3-5 days (minimum)

If you are looking for a family-friendly place to visit in India in March near Delhi, bookmark Amritsar. It is one of the religious places in India famous for its holy Golden Temple, which has many layers of gold. March is the first month of the pre-monsoon, and the temperature is also salubrious for exploring Jallianwala Bagh, Partition Museum that exhibits partition stories, and Akal Takht – the primary seat of Sikh religious authority. There is one sacred pool inside the premises of the Sri Harmandir Sahib where you must take a sacred dip but with proper supervision if you are a tourist and first-timer. Did we mention the temperature hovered within 30 degrees celsius in Amritsar during March?

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18. Mysore in Karnataka

  • Weather: 20°C – 30°C and moderate drizzle
  • How Long: 3-5 days (minimum)

If you live in and around Bangalore looking for unexplored tourists, a place to see in in India in March, then staple Mysore in Karnataka for a 2-4 days trip. This town is located close to the Tamil Nadu, Kerala border, and its proximity to Coorg, Sakleshpur is an additional retreat. Here, you can explore the glorious past of the Wodeyar Dynasty and explore iconic Mysore Palace and shop some sandalwood carvings and products. Also, attend the fountain show at the Brindavan Gardens, and enjoy bird watching at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. The afternoon and evenings are cool in Mysore.

19. Kerala in South India

  • Weather: 24°C – 31°C and moderate drizzle
  • How Long: 4-5 days (minimum)

Visit Kerala in March to experience the moments that transcend time and again to a laid-back sojourn. Here human connections matter to the souls of nature lovers. The lush greenery of Munnar is best observed on tea plantation tours. The wildlife is best explored at Periyar National Park in Thekkady. Kerala is called God’s Own Country for many other reasons like the beauty of the backwaters, and the blue flag tag Kovalam Beach, Varkala Cliff are some of the unparalleled aspects of Kerala tourism that are best enjoyed during March holidays when Kerala is at its one of the peak months.

So, We Are Saying….

You must enjoy the transition period between winter and summer in India by planning a March holiday to as much as of the above-mentioned Best Places to Visit in March in India with your friends, spouse, or kids, with family. Be prepared to enjoy the tropical climate of the coastal towns, the cool climate of the hill stations, and the salubrious climate of the Thar Desert of India. In a nutshell, March is one of the best times to visit India for adventure, spiritual, and romantic tourism. You need to scroll Honeymoon Bug website to get the best holiday packages in India & Honeymoon Packages in their shoestring budget.


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