India In March: A Guide To The Best Places To Visit In 2024

Nidhi Kadere


Rishikesh makes for a great travel destination in March as the flow of the Ganges is near perfect for adventure sports like rafting, and the weather around this time makes it a pleasant stay when the other parts of India are warming up.

Rishikesh and the Ganges | Shutterstock


This district of Uttarakhand houses the Valley of Flowers National Park, which is a densely biodiverse wonderland which comes truly alive in spring. It has an array of endemic alpine flowers which are in full bloom during March.

Valley of flowers national park, Chamoli | Shutterstock

Ziro Valley

Located in Arunachal Pradesh, it is renowned for its natural beauty and is home to several World Heritage Sites. Ziro is a nature lover's dream come true, with its verdant surroundings, hillocks, vistas, pine groves, dense woods, and flora and wildlife.

Ziro is a nature lover's dream come | Shutterstock


The land of strawberries is a scenic paradise during springtime with the hill station’s vibrant flora displaying a range of colours, amidst perfect weather in the month of March.

Mahabaleshwar | Shutterstock


This UP town is famous for its Lathmar Holi, in which women beat up men with sticks. Travellers and Holi revellers can experience this unique tradition in March during the first day of Holi. It is, however, recommended that you travel with a group.

Lathmar Holi celebration in Barsana, UP | Shutterstock


This southern hill station presents a magnificent landscape during springtime, when the region becomes charming and vibrant as the native flora blooms. The surroundings are teeming with activity, making it an ideal time for photographers and wildlife lovers.

Spotted Deer in Wayanad, Kerala | Shutterstock

Yumthang Valley

With its vast stretches of rare mountain flowers such as rhododendrons, primulas and poppies, this Valley of Flowers in Sikkim is a must-visit during spring. It is a paradise for nature lovers who want to experience spring at its absolute best.

Yumthang Valley | Shutterstock


Rajasthan’s City of Lakes becomes a delight in March as the colours of spring not only light up its exquisite cityscape but also its neighbouring green areas. Add to that a royal procession and folk dances during the Holi festival, and the city truly comes alive.

Doodh Talai Musical Garden, Udaipur | Shutterstock


Goa is one of the greatest destinations in India to visit in March because it comes alive during the lively Shigmo Festival, which celebrates Goan culture and customs.

Shigmo Festival celebrations | Shutterstock


The district houses hill stations Ooty, Coonoor, and Kotagiri, which make for pleasant travel options during March, as the season of spring brings on weather that lies in the sweet spot to enjoy a comfortable warmth and floral expanses.

The Nilgiri tahr | Shutterstock

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