People celebrate February as the month of romance and thanks to st. Valentine’s. As we have crossed quarter to February and Love is already raining cats and dogs everywhere. So, it is your chance to take your partner, friends or family on a vacation to celebrate Love. Here is the list of top 10 destination to visit in India in February:

1. Andaman and Nicobar Island

Imagine yourself in a setting with turquoise water, golden beaches, sunny skies, pristine environment, and ultra clean surroundings. Yes, that’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a perfect destination for honeymooners, adventure enthusiasts, and even family. Best activities to get indulge in are:

  • Scuba Diving is among the most favored one
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming with elephants
  • Witnessing Bio-luminescence on no moon night at Havelock Island
  • Parasailing

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2. Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal is a living Testimony of eternal bond of love. So, what’s better than visiting this place in the month of ‘February’. The only wonder of a country stands tall near the bank of Yamuna and is a quintessential destination for photographers.  Apart from Taj Mahal, there are countless things to see in this alluring land like Agra Fort, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Fatehpur Sikri and Kinari Bazar.

Taj Mahotsava is celebrated from 18th  to 27th February every year at Shilpgram near the Eastern gate of  “Taj Mahal”

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3. Allepey, Kerala

Allepey, Venice of the East, is amazingly popular for its backwaters and houseboats. You can stay, cook, enjoy your evening on the balcony of the houseboat and rejoice an unimaginable time.

Allepey has other striking shades too like a 150-year-old pier on Alappuzha beach, snake boats with a length of 100 to 138 feet, historic lighthouse and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. If you are looking for a romantic vacation, this is a place not to miss out on.

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4. Gulmarg, Kashmir

Unlike its peers, Shimla and Manali, this place is still untouched by Homo Sapiens and is a perfect offbeat destination for people looking to enjoy a quiet vacation. Also, February is the last months of winters when you can enjoy the skiing in a fully covered snow.

At the foot of Apharwat peak, there is a trek of 13 km from Gulmarg to Alpathar Lake. The lake stays frozen during winters with striking views and ducks all around. As they say “If there is heaven on earth. It is here!!”. So, redeem your chance to live in heaven for a while.

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5. Jaisalmer Desert

Jaisalmer is located amid the extensive Thar desert and known for its heritage, culture, and traditions. The sand dunes of the Thar Desert are perfect for bashing and off-roading activities. Taking a desert safari and staying overnight in a desert camp are other popular things to do in Jaisalmer.

The city is known for the grand fort that fences the city and other tourist attractions in Jaisalmer. These include, inter alia, Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisar Lake, Patwon Ki Haveli, Sadar Bazar, and Desert National Park.

Jaisalmer Desert

6.  Puri, Orissa

Puri is best known as a temple town, but you don’t have to be a pilgrim to visit this place. The city is also known for great food, fantastic beaches, and an up and coming surf scenes. Spend a day at the beach, witness the historical temples, watch dolphins at the nearby Chilika Lake and then shop at Pipli for some colored pieces of clothes.

If you are interested in the exclusive dance forms of India never miss the chance to visit Orissa in February when the Konark Dance festival takes place.

The date for Konark Dance Festival: 19 Feb – 23 Feb 2019

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7. Prayagraj, a land of offerings

Prayagraj is famous for being a meeting point of three holiest river – the Ganga, the Yamuna, and the Saraswati. This place is reminiscent of all that is sacred and divine in Hinduism. On top of all, the place is hosting an Ardh Kumbh Mela from  15th Jan – 4th Mar this year. Undoubtedly, It is among the famous fairs of India where devotees from all across the world come to attain enlightenment and wash off their sins in the ritual bathing at the Triveni Sanga.

Apart from Triveni Sangam, the must-visit in the city, one can also hit historically significant places like Ashoka Pillar, Allahabad Fort and Colonial period buildings like Swaraj Bhawan. Don’t miss your chance this year to witness the glittering ghats, the meditating Sadhus, and a humongous crowd.

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8. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

As I stepped onto the salt, there was a gentle crunch at first and then it settled in a short while. If I were blindfolded, I surely would have imagined it to be the snowiest place. I was stunned when I got the first glimpse of the Elysian sight. No insects. No Animals. No Human. No Shrub! No nothing for miles…  Just the white barren land, and the clear blue sky seemingly merging into one another.

So get up and leave for Kutch kyunki 
Kutch Nahi Dekha Toh Kuchh Nahi Dekha!!

9. Khajuraho

Khajuraho is famous for its Hindu and Jain temples with erotic sculptures and has also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. After the visit to the temple complex, a light and sound show is narrated by veteran actor Mr. Amitabh Bachhan about the History and tradition of the place.

Apart from the historical temples, you can also visit Panna National Park (40 minutes drive) and Raneh Falls( 30 minutes drive). Above and beyond, February is the time when the much acclaimed Khajuraho Dance Festival takes place. Held against the alluring backdrop of Khajuraho Temples, this festival showcases classical dance style from all over India.

The date for Khajuraho Dance Festival: 20 Feb – 26 Feb 2019

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10. Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga is a premium wildlife experience located along the banks of the river Brahmaputra. It provides you with the magnificent view of one-horned rhinoceros, elephants, deer, and even Tigers. Due to its proximity with Brahmaputra river on one side, one has a chance to relish the bird watching activity.

  • Jeep Safari: 08:30 am to 11.00 am and 02.30 pm to 05.00 pm
  • Elephant Safari: Morning 05.15 am and 06.15 am.

Kakochang waterfall, 14 km from National park,  is yet another perfect scenic spot that you should not miss out on.

Let us know how do you like the post and don’t forget to leave a comment about your favorite destination for the month of February.

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Written by

Swati Kurra