Long weekends are a great way to include more travel in your life. By judiciously using office leaves in combination with government holidays, you can enjoy a lot of trips over the course of the year. There are long weekends in India in February as well as March, so you might just be able to include two trips if you plan well! Long weekends have a way of rejuvenating our mind, body and soul – come back feeling refreshed, and the vacation high and lovely memories will carry you through when work starts again.
Places to Visit during February and March Long Weekends in India
With long weekends, you can travel a bit further from your city of residence, as you have more time to spare and can afford to travel a slightly longer distance. To know more about long weekends in India, check out our 2020 Long Weekend Calendar. In fact, you can use this calendar to plan out your trips in advance for great deals on hotels and travel.
A small yet beautiful city in the Union Territory of Daman and Diu, this is a great destination for travelers from Maharashtra and Gujarat. There are many resorts in Daman, dotting the coast, giving you beautiful views. This destination has so many different things to do that it’ll appeal to every kind of traveler. They have beaches, heritage sites, shops and markets, water parks, historical architecture, forts, monasteries, temples, and so much more! You should definitely add Daman to your list of places to visit during long weekends in India.
A classic trip that we think pretty much everyone has visited at least once. Irrespective of whether you haven’t yet, or if you’ve been there many times before, Goa is a great destination. Wonderful beaches, shacks, heritage sites, water sports, organic farms, and fun nightlife ensure Goa is always on the list. With the weather so pleasant, Goa is definitely one of the places to visit in February or March. You can travel by train, bus or even make a wonderful road trip out of it! Goa has something for everyone – no wonder people keep going back multiple times!
A city with royal history, Udaipur is well known for its palaces, forts and lakes. If you’re an architecture fan or a history buff, Udaipur is a great place to visit during long weekends in India. If you’re thinking of places to visit in February and March, Udaipur is highly recommended for a change of scene, colder weather, and fresh air. In addition to the sightseeing, you can also pick up a lot of souvenirs from the markets there. The locals sell a lot of handmade items as well, so you’ll surely find unique gifts to take back for family and friends.
A serene coastal town near Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry is also a Union Territory like Daman. Pondicherry is a famous destination that many people want to visit. It has a variety of attractions for different kinds of people. There is the Auroville Ashram for the spiritually inclined, the French Quarter for Francophiles, beautiful heritage structures for history enthusiasts, and beaches for all the water babies. Even with all this, Pondicherry retains a certain old-world charm that appeals to young and old alike, rejuvenating body and soul. Pondicherry is a place worth visiting – not just during long weekends in India, but even for longer or multiple trips.
Kodaikanal, popularly known as “The Princess of Hills”, is a wonderful option for a long weekend. If you prefer hill stations to beaches, and prefer colder weather, this is the perfect spot for you. If you go in January or February, and you’re lucky, you might just see snow! The name Kodaikanal means “The Gift of the Forest” in Tamil. With such labels, is it any wonder that Kodaikanal is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country?
Indeed, it attracts visitors all year round, from India as well as abroad. Lakes, valleys, mist covered peaks, and waterfalls are just a few of the natural wonders here. It’s also great for a road trip, and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can hike or trek through the many trails scattered throughout. And don’t forget to bring back handcrafted souvenirs and woven fabrics for people back home!
What are your plans for the long weekends in India?
We hope we’ve given you some ideas for places to visit in February and March. Have you visited these places, or have any favorites from this list? Do you have other recommendations for us that you feel should be included in the list? We’d love to know! Do share it with us in the comments below!
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