March is the beginning of summer in India. It is when most people try to cope up with the heat that starts creeping in reminding everyone how short-lived winter is in most plains of the country. However, India is mercifully blessed with a number of amazing summer destinations Here are the best places to visit in March 2017 in India! (ALSO SEE Top 17 places to visit in India in 2017) Also Read - New Single-Day Spike Record Every Day: 9,304 New Cases in Last 24 Hours | 10 Developments
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Spiti will stun you with its unparalleled natural beauty that it is abundant in. Be it the mesmerizing emerald lakes or the clear blue skies, the magnificent monasteries or the scenic roads that pass through breathtaking landscapes, Spiti has it all. During the month of March, a major part of SPiti is frozen making it the best place for a white holiday in summer. DO SEE 5 spectacular photos that are inviting you to Spiti! Also Read - Batsmen at Advantage if Nothing Allowed to Shine The Ball: India Batting Coach Vikram Rathour
One of Maharashtra’s prime hill stations, Mahabaleshwar is a great getaway from cities like Pune and Mumbai during summer. The temperature in March ranges around 28 degree C which is much better than that in Mumbai. Mahabaleshwar is home to some great viewing points which provide stunning views of the lush green valley. CHECK OUT 10 best budget hotels in Mahabaleshwar under Rs 1500!
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Located at a height of 2,412 metres above sea level in the Kumaon hills, Binsar is a quaint hill stations that is ideal for an offbeat getaway during March. Like most of Uttarakhand, the weather during Mrach here is pleasant and perfect for walking around and checking out the lovely little villages, forests and hillocks. Add to it the scenic route from Delhi that takes you through spectacular locales like Almora and views of the Nanda Devi parbat and what you have is a great road trip!
Located in Uttar Pradesh, Vrindavan is one of the most popular pilgrim cities of India. It is renowned as the home of the famous and loved Hindu deity Lord Krishna making it extremely significant for Hindus all over the world. It is one of the best places to witness the festival of colors ‘Holi’ which takes place in the month of March. ATtractions here include the Banke Bihari Temple and the ISCKON Temple which are decked during Holi.
Himachal Pradesh is perhaps one of the best states to visit during the month of March. Its pleasant summer weather makes it a delight for those looking to get away from the heat. One of the gems of Himachal is Dharamsala which is home to some great attractions including Norbulingka Institute which is the best place to get yourself versed with Tibetan culture. Upper Dharamsala or Mcleod Ganj is home to the Dalai Lama and several amazing cafes which serve great food and offer spectacular views.
The Queen of hill stations, Ooty in Tamil Nadu, is one of the finest family holiday spots in India. During March, the temperature hovers around 16 degree C making it an excellent summer getaway. The lovely Nilgiri hills provide breathtaking views and make for a great vacation amidst nature.
And then there is Darjeeling located near northeast India. March to May is spring in Darjeeling and considered to be the best time to visit this lovely hill station. This is when flowering plants like Rhododendrons and Magnolia bloom in plenty and display of blanket of different colors which is a sight to behold. The sky remains clear and the temperature ranges between 6°C at night to 17°C during day time.
Nestled in the mesmerizing hills of northeast India is Tawang, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. March to April is when Tawang receives slightly cold breezes. The Sela Top Pass, like most part of the year, is covered in snow during this time. The famous festival of Losar is also held around February-March making it a great time to witness the intriguing culture of this region. Do not miss the Tipi Orchid Sanctuary which blooms with hundreds of varieties of orchids all year round. DON’T MISS 10-day itinerary to Arunachal Pradesh for a vacation in the arms of nature!
Rajasthan’s only hill station, Mount Abu is located at 1,220 m above sea level and has pleasant weather during March when the rest of the state gets quite hot. The temperature ranges around 25 degree C and the cool breeze makes the ambiance even more special. The breathtaking views of the surrounding Aravali range and the popular Dilwara Jain temples make Mount Abu a must-visit during summer.
How can we not include Jammu and Kashmir in the list of places to visit in March? One of the finest holiday spots in the country, Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir is the ideal spot for a summer vacation in India. Located against the stunning backdrop of the Himalayas, Srinagar is a scenic destination with romantic weather almost all year round. The mesmerizing beauty of attractions like the Dal Lake, the Indira Gandhi memorial tulip garden and magnificent structures like the Hazratbal mosque and Shankaracharya temple will make your Srinagar visit totally worth it. DO SEE Srinagar receives first snowfall of the season ending dry spell. VIEW PICS.
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