Explore India In February: Top Places For A Romantic Getaway

Winter slowly slips away to make way for the first summer blooms in February. As you decide to make the most of the month of love, we bring you the best places to explore in India this February
Kodaikanal Lake view after sun set, Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal Lake view after sun set, Tamil NaduShutterstock

In February, the winter chill is still in the air, and summer crawls out of slumber to make way for itself, and every place from the Scotland of India (Coorg) to the Mughal architecture of Agra seems inviting. There’s a lot to make you fall a little more in love with India this month, from Kodaikanal’s deep forests to Losar celebrations in Sikkim. 

This makes February a perfect time to set out on an adventure and explore the best of India, as the days are pleasant and nights are cool. Keeping that in mind, we bring to you a list of 7 best places to visit in India in February.

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - The Gift Of The Forest

Kodaikanal Lake view in the morning
Kodaikanal Lake view in the morningShutterstock

Kodaikanal, often called "the princess of the hills", is a gem of a destination that unfurls its feathers in February. The pleasant weather during this month complements the bright green foliage, making it ideal for trekking, coffee plantation tours, and bird-watching.

The rich aroma of blooming coffee flowers fills the air, enhancing the experience for every traveller seeking a blend of nature, culture, and adventure. Some of the major attractions in Kodaikanal include Green Valley View, Kodaikanal Lake, Bear Shola Falls, and Coaker’s Walk.

Getting There:

The fastest and most preferred way is to take a flight from Delhi to Coimbatore, Madurai, or Kochi, and then take a taxi to Kodaikanal. This will take about 7 to 9 hours, depending on the flight and taxi availability. Alternatively, you can take a train from Delhi to Dindigul or Bengaluru, and then take a taxi or bus to Kodaikanal. This will take about 2 days.

Andaman & Nicobar - Ideal Time for Snorkelling and Scuba Diving

The month’s comfortable temperatures beckon travellers to indulge in water sports in places like the
The month’s comfortable temperatures beckon travellers to indulge in water sports in places like the Shutterstock

Andaman, with its clear blue skies and balmy weather, emerges as a paradise for beach enthusiasts, especially in February. The month’s comfortable temperatures beckon travellers to indulge in water sports, snorkelling, and exploring the island’s vibrant marine life. Beyond the pristine beaches, February also brings with it local festivals, offering visitors a glimpse into the island’s rich culture. Some of the must-visit places in Andaman are Cellular Jail, Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, and Ross Island.

Getting There:

You can take a direct flight from Delhi (DEL) to Port Blair (IXZ), the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The flight time is around 5 hours and 20 minutes, and the air distance is 2269 km. 

Sikkim - Losar Festival

Losar Festival marks the Tibetan New Year and is celebrated with great pomp and fervour
Losar Festival marks the Tibetan New Year and is celebrated with great pomp and fervourShutterstock

Sikkim’s captivating landscapes and serene ambience are accentuated during February, making it a prime destination for travellers. The month’s mild temperatures offer perfect conditions for exploring the state’s monasteries, participating in local festivities, and even catching a glimpse of the snowy Kanchenjunga.

For adventure enthusiasts, this period provides an optimal environment for trekking and witnessing the region’s diverse flora and fauna. One of the highlights of visiting Sikkim in February is the Losar Festival, which marks the Tibetan New Year and is celebrated with great pomp and fervour.

Getting There:

You can take a flight from Delhi to Bagdogra, which is the nearest airport to Sikkim. From Bagdogra, you can take a taxi to Jorethang, which is about 4 hours away. Alternatively, you can take a helicopter service from Bagdogra to Gangtok, which is the capital of Sikkim. 

Coorg, Karnataka - The Scotland Of India

Coorg is known for its coffee plantations, spice gardens, and wildlife sanctuaries.
Coorg is known for its coffee plantations, spice gardens, and wildlife sanctuaries.Shutterstock

Coorg, often referred to as the ‘Scotland of India’, is a picturesque hill station in Karnataka, known for its coffee plantations, spice gardens, and wildlife sanctuaries. In February, Coorg is a blend of comfortable temperatures and blossoming beauty, offering a serene retreat.

The pleasant weather makes outdoor activities, from trekking to lakeside strolls, a delightful experience. With thinner crowds and nature in full splendour, it stands as an ideal escape during this month. Some of the popular places to visit in Coorg are Abbey Falls, Raja’s Seat, Mandalpatti, and Dubare Elephant Camp.

Getting There:

The preferred way of going to Coorg from Delhi is by taking a connecting flight to the nearby airports from Coorg. The nearest airports to Coorg are Mysore and Bangalore. Most flights from Delhi to Bangalore are direct flights. The duration of these flights is typically in the 2 hours 45 mins to 3 hour range.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu - The Cultural Capital Of South India

The capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, is well known for its cultural and historic sites. Earlier known as Madras, the city is the economic hub of the country. The city features many Hindu temples, churches, and great museums. Chennai has everything from its white-sand beaches to mouth-watering seafood.

February is a good time to visit Chennai, as the weather is pleasant and the city hosts many cultural events, such as the Music Academy Dance Festival and the Chennai Book Fair. Some of the major attractions in Chennai are Marina Beach, Government Museum, Santhome Cathedral Basilica, and Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

Getting There:

You can take a flight to Chennai to reach the Chennai International Airport.

Mumbai, Maharashtra - The City Of Dreams

Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is a city that never sleeps. It is a melting pot of cultures, religions, and lifestyles, where you can find everything from skyscrapers to slums, from Bollywood to street food, from heritage buildings to modern malls.

Mumbai in February is a pleasant time to explore the city, as the weather is cool and dry, and the city celebrates many festivals, such as Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Elephanta Festival, and Mumbai Pride. Some of the iconic places to visit in Mumbai are Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mani Bhavan, and Marine Drive.

Getting There:

From Delhi, you can take a direct flight to Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

Agra, Uttar Pradesh - The City Of Love

The white marble mausoleum, built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, is a symbol of eternal love and a wonder of the world
The white marble mausoleum, built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, is a symbol of eternal love and a wonder of the worldShutterstock

Agra, the city of love, is home to one of the most famous monuments in the world, the Taj Mahal. The white marble mausoleum, built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, is a symbol of eternal love and a wonder of the world. February is the perfect time to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, as the weather is mild and the sunsets are spectacular. Apart from the Taj Mahal, Agra also boasts of other magnificent Mughal-era structures, such as Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, and Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb.

Getting There:

This is the most popular and fastest way to get from Delhi to Agra. It takes only about 1.5 hours and costs from INR 150 to INR 850. You can take a train from New Delhi Railway Station or Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station to Agra Cantonment.

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