March is the beginning of the summer season in India. Many regions which are extremely cold during winter months start becoming warmer and more pleasant. As summer vacations in most parts of India start from April and subsequent months, the month of March is worth planning a holiday. India tours have many stunning locations to explore during this period. Here’s a list of some of the best places to visit in March in India-
- Deoria Tal
A popular ski destination in Uttarakhand, Auli’s snow-clad Himalayan Mountains will leave you mesmerized. Add to this the green pastures and pleasant weather, you have nature at its very best. The ropeway ride to Joshimath offers the most stunning scenery you could ever imagine. Other places of interest are Gorson Bugyal, Kuari Pass, Vishnu Prayag, and Tapovan. Auli lies en route to the revered pilgrimage town of Badrinath. The region is thus a paradise for trekkers and one of the best offerings of Uttarakhand tourism.
Located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, Mukteshwar is a charming hill station offering pleasant climate along with serene and magical views. The place is of great religious importance and got its name from an ancient Shiva temple believed to be more than 350 years old. This temple called Mukteshwar Dham is situated atop the highest point in the town and offers tranquil panoramic views. Activities include trekking, rock climbing, camping, and paragliding.
Pithoragarh is a lovely town filled with beautiful temples, villages, and surrounding forests. Located in Uttarakhand, it is a gateway for pilgrims on their way to Kailash Mansarovar. Pithoragarh lies in the picturesque Soar Valley with Sharda River flowing through it. The town is also known for its culture and a famous event called Saradotsav is hosted every year which showcases the culture through dance and music. Munsiyari, Chandak, Askot Sanctuary, Kafni Glacier Trek and Nagmandir, and Berinag are popular attractions in the region.
4. Deoria Tal
The Deoria Tal Lake in Uttarakhand is a sight to behold and a unique experience on mountain tours in this region. Situated about 2438 above sea level, its lush green surroundings and snow-covered mountains offer majestic views. A small trek from Sari Village has to be completed to reach the lake. An overnight stay in the nearby homestays or camping is a must as Deoria Tal is located in the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary and offers a chance to spot animals early in the morning. The region is a popular trekking destination being home to Tungnath, the highest Hindu shrine devoted to Lord Shiva and its summit Chandrashila.
Another gem in the crown of Uttarakhand Tours and its Himalayan biodiversity is Almora which is situated on a ridge at the southern edge of the Kumaon hills. Known for its year-round pleasant climate, Almora is an ideal holiday destination. The surroundings are rejuvenating and the temples in the region majestic. The region is rich in flora and fauna. Two major rivers, Koshi and Suyal, flow through the town increasing its charm. Places of interest are Zero Point, Kasar Devi temple, Katarmal Sun temple, and Raghunath Mandir. When in Almora admire the spectacular view of the nearby peaks of Nanda Devi, Kasan Devi, and Trishul.
Pelling is a great choice to enjoy some incredible views of the colossal Mount Kangchenjunga. This prominent hill station of Sikkim tourism is situated about 118 km from the state capital of Gangtok. The region is blessed with alpine vegetation and several waterfalls. Pelling is also a popular choice for trekkers. The holy rock of Rani Dhunga, the historic and revered Pemayangtse Monastery, Darap Village, Rimbi Waterfalls, Kanchenjunga Falls, Sanga Choeling Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake and the Singshore Bridge are sure to make your holidays memorable. You can also visit the neighboring town Yuksom which is known for its history and eco-tourism.
The capital of Meghalaya is a stunning hill station often called the ‘Scotland of East’ after its rolling hills reminded the European settlers of Scotland. There’s a lot to see and do in this delightful city of Shillong. View majestic waterfalls like Sweet Falls, Bishop Falls, Elephant Falls and Crinoline Falls along with the pristine lakes like Umiam Lake and Wards Lake. Admire the magnificence of Shillong Peak and Laitlum Canyon along with the Shillong Golf Course which is one of the few natural golf courses in Asia also being one of its largest. Lady Hydari Park, Motphran, Entomological Museum, State Museum and Chrysalis the Gallery are equally impressive landmarks worth visiting.
One of the wettest places on earth, Cherrapunji is a unique and an interesting holiday destination. The stunning landscape is largely covered by clouds and receives a lot of rain making it a delight for monsoon lovers. Located in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, the town is engulfed in nature. Gorgeous waterfalls, serene streams, and amazing cold water springs make it an incredible place to visit. March is an ideal month to visit this region as the weather is pleasant and showers moderate. Take a walk on the naturally built Double Decker Living Root Bridge, view the stupendous Seven Sister Waterfall and Nohkalikai Falls and explore the stunning Mawsmai Cave when in Cherrapunji.