February is a great time to travel around India for two simple reasons. First and foremost, winter is almost ending, but the weather is nice, not too cold and not hot either. Second, there aren't many tourists around because summer vacations are far away, and the majority of school-going students have their exams lined up. This less busy time means you can get better deals on travel and places to stay.
You can explore the whole country, even places that are usually hard to reach in winter. There are lots of options for your February trip – religious sites, peaceful hill stations or exciting beach destinations with water sports. Plus, there are music and cultural festivals happening all over India during this month. So, get ready for a fantastic February getaway!
Located in the heart of Uttar Pradesh, Ayodhya holds a very special place in India because it's where people believe Lord Rama was born. In ancient times, it used to be called Saketa. Ayodhya is extra important for Hindu people, and they come to visit because it's connected to the stories of Lord Rama.
The city has temples and special places related to Lord Rama, and when people go there, they feel a strong sense of spirituality. Ayodhya is not just a religious place but also has a lot of history and cultural importance, making it a must-visit for tourists and pilgrims who want to learn about India's rich heritage.
Shri Ram Janma Bhoomi, Hanuman Garhi Mandir, Kanak Bhavan Temple, Nageshwarnath Temple, Raja Mandir, Sita Ki Rasoi, Treta Ke Thakur, Choti Chawni, Dashrath Bhawan, Sarayu Ghat
October to March is the best time to visit Ayodhya, as the weather is pleasant. However, it is also the peak time and a rush is expected.
Ayodhya is well connected to all the major cities in Uttar Pradesh, via rail and road. You can also take a flight to Ayodhya from Delhi.
Nestled in the enchanting Kullu Valley, Manali is a captivating hill station with stunning valleys, snow-capped peaks, and lush forests. Whether you're on a solo adventure, travelling with friends for some fun, or enjoying a honeymoon with your special someone, Manali and its mountains have something captivating for everyone. This hill town has become a haven for those seeking peace and also boasts unique cultural treasures.
Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, The Manali Gompa, Jogini Waterfalls, Bhrigu Lake, Manu Temple, Hampta Pass, Van Vihar, Kothi and Beas River
Although the best time to visit Manali is March to June, we suggest you go there between December to February. You might be able to witness snowfall there.
The best way to reach Manali is by road, as the nearest railway station is Chandigarh (315 km) or Pathankot (290 km). Also, the nearest airport is Chandigarh or Delhi. So you can take a flight to Delhi and then book a cab or Bus to reach Manali.
Agra is like stepping into a beautiful time. The city is full of history, and you can see it in the many monuments scattered around. A long time ago, in ancient stories, Agra was called 'Agravana,' which means paradise in Sanskrit. Later on, a famous geographer named 'Ptolemy' gave it the name Agra that we use today. The Agra we see now was set up by Sikandar Lodi in the 16th century. It wasn't until Shah Jahan, a Mughal emperor, took over that Agra became famous for its stunning architecture.
Taj Mahal, Mughal Gardens, Taj Museum, I’timād-ud-Daulah or the ‘Baby Taj’, Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, Akbar’s Tomb, Fatehpur Sikri Fort complex, Jama Masjid and Moti Masjid
The best time to visit Agra is between October to march, as the weather gets really pleasant. Being a North Indian city, the summers can get really hot in Agra, so better to avoid visiting in the summer months.
Agra is well connected to all major cities via road and rail. You can also take a flight to Delhi and then book a cab, bus or train to Agra from there.
Gulmarg means "Meadow of Flowers," and it's a beautiful place located 60 kilometres away from Srinagar, about an hour and a half by car. People have been coming to Gulmarg for a long time because of the stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains. One big attraction here is the Gulmarg Gondola, which is the highest cable car in the world. The first part takes you to Kongdori Station at 8530 feet, and the second part goes even higher to 12293 feet.
Gulmarg Gondola, Apharwat Peak, Alpather Lake, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Nagin Valley, Baba Reshi Shrine, Strawberry Valley, Lienmarg, Ningle Nallah, and Gulmarg Golf Course among others.
December to March is the best time to visit Gulmarg, however, expect it to be crowded. Being a hill station, it is expected to get extremely cold during the night.
The best way to travel to Gulmarg is to take a flight from Delhi to Srinagar Airport and then take a cab to Gulmarg.
Mussoorie, known as the Queen of the Hills, is one of the most loved hill stations in our country. It's a super charming place, especially loved by people who want a relaxed vacation or those on their honeymoon. Mussoorie is just perfect during the summer. It sits on a 15-km-long horseshoe ridge with the mighty Himalayas in the background, standing tall at 2,000 meters above sea level. From here, you get breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks in Western Garhwal.
Lal Tibba, Kempty Falls, Gun Hill Point, Company Garden, Cloud’s End, Mussoorie Lake, Jharipani Falls, Sir George Everest’s House, Lake Mist and The Mall Road
Although being a hill station, Mussoorie is widely popular during the months of March to June. But if you are looking to have a peaceful gateway, then the winter months are the best. Visit anytime between December to February, and you might have a chance to witness snowfall.
It's connected to major cities in India by air, rail, and road via Dehradun. The closest airport is Jolly Grant International Airport in Dehradun, about 60 km away.
Kachchh is an ancient land with a really old history. Its name comes from how it looks – like a tortoise (Kachchh). People have talked about Kachchh in Puranas, notes from old travellers, stone inscriptions, copper plates, and old writings. Before the Christian era began, the area between Sindh and Saurashtra was called Abhir, as mentioned in the Mahabharat.
White Desert of Kutch, Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, Kutch Museum, Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, Aaina Mahal, Prag Mahal, Kalo Dungar, Maa Ashapura Temple, Roha Fort, Vijaya Vilas Palace
The ideal time to visit Kutch is from October to February. The weather during these months, with temperatures ranging from 25 to 12 degrees Celsius, is perfect for sightseeing. It's also the best time for the Rann of Kutch Festival.
To get to Kutch, you have to travel by road since it's mostly a desert. Kutch City doesn't have its own train station or airport. The closest ones are in Bhuj. From there, you'll need to take a vehicle to reach Kutch.
Nainital is a lovely hill station nestled in the Kumaon ranges of Uttarakhand, not far from Dehradun and Delhi. It's the go-to hill station in North India and a perfect weekend escape from Delhi and nearby areas.
With a pleasant climate all year round, Nainital is a favourite spot for families, couples, and solo travellers alike. It's easy to reach by road from nearby cities and is perfect for a quick 2-day trip. The heart of Nainital is the Naina Lake, surrounded by Mall Road on one side, Thandi Sadak on the other, and the bus stand just across.
Nainital Lake, Bhutia/Tibet Market, Snow View Point, Eco Cave Gardens, Bhimtal Lake, High Altitude Zoo, Naina Peak, Naina Devi Temple, The Mall Road, Raj Bhawan- Governor’s House Nainital
Many tourists visit Nainital from February to June when the temperatures start to rise a bit. These months offer warm days and cool nights, making it perfect for activities like boating and sightseeing.
The closest railway station to Nainital is Kathgodam, about 23 km away. Trains from Delhi, Dehradun, Lucknow, Agra, Mathura, and other North Indian cities regularly go to Kathgodam. From there you can take buses or taxis.
Varanasi, also known as Kashi or Benaras, is the world's oldest living city and the spiritual capital of India. It's one of the seven holy cities in Hinduism. The old part of Varanasi is on the western banks of the Ganges River, with narrow winding streets where you might encounter some holy cows. Temples are everywhere, but the Kashi Vishwanath Temple is the oldest and most visited. Varanasi is often called the city of Lord Shiva for a good reason.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Durga Temple, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Ramnagar Fort, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Alamgir Mosque, Tulsi Manas Temple, Banaras Hindu University, New Vishwanath Temple
The ideal time to visit Varanasi's tourist spots is from October to March when the weather is cooler.
Varanasi is easy to reach by train, road, and air. It has two main railway stations, Varanasi Junction and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction. The city has its own airport with daily flights to Mumbai and Delhi.
Rishikesh is a small town in Uttarakhand, nestled in the Himalayan foothills where the Ganga and Chandrabhaga Rivers meet. It's near Haridwar and is famous for adventure activities, ancient temples, and being called the "Yoga Capital of the World." Rishikesh is also a gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas, making it a pilgrimage site and one of the holiest places for Hindus.
Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Tera Manzil Mandir, Triveni Ghat, The Beatles Ashram, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Parmarth Niketan, Byasi, Muni ki Reti, Lakshman Temple
From September to March, Rishikesh has cool and pleasant weather, making it the best time to enjoy the city's temples, mountains, waterfalls, nature, and adventure sports.
The nearest airport to Rishikesh is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, just 35 km away. You can take a taxi or cab to get there. Another option is to catch a train to Rishikesh Railway Station. Buses from Delhi and other places in Uttaranchal also travel to Rishikesh.
Kasol is a small village in Himachal Pradesh by the Parvati River. People call it the 'Amsterdam of India' because it's becoming a hotspot for trekkers, backpackers, and nature enthusiasts. It's about 23 km from Bhuntar, close to the religious town of Manikaran. Kasol is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy the view of snow-covered mountains, pine trees, and a peaceful river.
Manikaran Sahib, Parvati River, Nature Park, Kheer Ganga Peak, Manikaran Hot Springs, Tirthan Valley, Tosh Village, Chalal Village, Shiv Mandir, Manikaran, Pulga Village
Although the peak season is from March to June when the weather is nice, it might be a bit crowded. To avoid the crowd, we suggest visiting in February, when the crowd is less.
Kasol is mainly connected by well-connected roads. Buses, regularly travel to and from Kasol. There are no direct flights or trains to Kasol. The closest airport is Bhuntar Airport near Kullu, 31 km away.
February offers an ideal time to explore India, as winter winds down and pleasant weather sets in. With fewer tourists and better travel deals, it's a great opportunity to visit diverse destinations like the spiritually significant Ayodhya, the enchanting mountains of Manali, the historical Agra, the picturesque Gulmarg, the charming Mussoorie, the ancient land of Kutch, the lovely hill station Nainital, the world's oldest living city Varanasi, the adventure hub Rishikesh, and the serene village Kasol. Each place has its unique charm, making February a fantastic month for a memorable getaway across the incredible landscapes of Indiia.