Top 5 Places to Visit in India During February!

February is one of the best times of the year for travellers who want to explore India. During this month, the weather is quite cool all over the country with clear skies and the perfect opportunity to explore the enthralling destinations within India.

February is also celebrated as the month of love, amidst the ‘Valentine’s Day’ where you surprise your loved ones by taking them to the best places where you can feel the love in the air. This is the best time to spend a day relaxing at the beaches of India or visiting the amazing hill stations across the country.

Delhi, Agra are some of the best places to go in February to witness the Indian heritage and cultural legacy. Whereas places like Kerala, Bangalore, Tamil Nadu offer you a good combination to enjoy the landscape, waterfalls and its overall culture.

Let us look at the top destinations you can visit during February within India by yourself or with your family, friends or as a couple.

1.Kerala

Kerala has been declared as one of the 10 Paradises of the world by National geographic. It is known as God’s own country, a slogan used by the Kerala Tourism Department describes all about this alfresco state. Kerala is also recognised as India’s cleanest city.

In terms of the best places to travel in Kerala, there are infinite, but the ones we recommend are:

Alappuzha

  • Alappuzha which is famous for museum and palaces, Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Alleppey Beach offers a variety of options in terms of choosing a spot to visit.

  • Also, you can visit Pathiramanal Island and Alleppey Backwater Cruises in Alappuzha which guarantee you an exciting and memorable outing.

Kochi

  • Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica is one of the eight Basilicas of India located on the Bastion street of Fort Kochi.

  • St. Francis Church is one of the oldest churches in India, constructed by Portuguese with permission from the then King of Cochin.

  • Vasco da Gama square in Cochin is named after the Portuguese traveller Vasco da Gama who was the first person to explore an ocean route from Europe to Asia. He was landed in Calicut, a city in Kerala, on May 20th, 1498. His last port was Cochin where the Portuguese were able to set up a factory with help of Vasco da Gama which eventually lead to the beginning of Portuguese era in India.

Kannur

  • St Angelo fort or Kannur fort is located about 4kms away from Kannur town. The fort was built by the first Portuguese Viceroy of India, Francisco D Almeida in the year 1505.

  • Arakkal family was one of the dynasties, who had once ruled the northern coast of Arabian sea and the Lakshadweep Islands.

  • Muzhappilangadu drive-in beach is the longest drive-in beach in the state stretched about 7 km long and 100 m wide. Apart from driving and swimming several adventure sports such as parasailing, paragliding and microlight flights are organised at the beach during special events.

2.Agra

Did you know that this ancient city of historical monuments and wonders is the most visited place in the country? Yes, it is frequented by travellers in millions every year. Today, Agra is the only city in North India after Delhi which houses more than 10 five-star hotels.

The best place to visit in Agra is off course Taj Mahal, but we also let you know other places you will love to visit for sure.

Taj Mahal

  • On 7th July 2007, Taj Mahal, the Crown of Palaces, was declared the winner of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Of the new 7 wonders, the Taj Mahal stands out as the only Mausoleum. It can be called as “An Epitome of Love”.

  • Sir Edwin Arnold, the English Poet said; "Taj is Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passion of an emperor’s love wrought in living stones". His words capture the exact essence of what Taj Mahal is.

Agra Fort

  • Built by the Great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, The Lal Quila or the Red Fort was the epicentre of the Mughal empire who ruled India for 300 years.

  • Located on western banks of the river Yamuna facing Shahjahanabad, the Red Fort occupies an area of 255 acres, which is double the size of the Agra Fort.

Fatehpur Sikri

  • Fatehpur Sikri pays exceptional testimony to the Mughal Civilisation at the end of 16 century.

  • It offers a unique example of architecture examples of very high quality. Constructed between 1571 and 1585.

  • Its form and layout strongly influence Indian town planning. Notably at Shahjahanabad or Delhi.

3.Delhi

The capital of India, Delhi is a must place to visit during February where the climate is most favourable for the tourists. There are a number of places to visit in Delhi and its hard to differentiate Top 5, but the ones we suggest are:

Rajghat

  • Rajghat is Mahatma Gandhi's memorial and it lies on the Mahatma Gandhi Ring road flanked by the banks of the sacred river Yamuna. It was here that his final rites were performed on the 31st of January 1948, a day after his assassination. Since then, this site is dedicated to the memorials of Prime Ministers and Presidents of our country.

Feroz Shah Kotla

  • This historic fortress, locally known as Kotla, lies between Old Delhi and New Delhi. It is built by Sultan Firoz Shah Tughlaq in the mid-14th century.

  • The fortress is open from 6 am to 6 pm on all days.

Connaught Palace

  • Popularly known as CP and officially called Rajiv Chowk, this is the most sought-after place in Delhi with its bustling circular-shaped market, eateries and theatres. Today CP houses India’s first underground market, the Palika Bazaar, and rows of restaurants, shops, hotels, banks, and a major metro station.

Jantar Mantar

  • Located on the Parliament Street or Sansad Marg, Jantar Mantar is one of the five astronomical observatories built during the 18th century, under the guidance of Jaipur Ruler Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. Jantar Mantar is a colloquial form of the original terms ‘Yantra Mantra’ in which Yantra means ‘Instrument’ and mantra means ‘Formula’.

Purana Qila

  • The history of Purana Qila dates to the 16th century when Delhi was ruled by the Mughals. Though it was a Fort, the Purana Qila was the royal headquarters during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Humayun and later Sher Shah Suri, the founder of Suri Empire. Later the Mughal capital shifted to Agra then to Shahjahanabad, leaving the Purana Qila abandoned. In the 20th century, the area was acquired by the Archaeological Survey of India and it became a protected monument.

4.Mumbai

Mumbai is a densely populated city on India’s west coast. It is also the financial centre of the country, it's India's largest city. Mumbai is named after a popular goddess temple- Mumba Devi Mandir, which is situated in Mumbai.

Just like Delhi, Mumbai has 100’s of fascinating places to visit. But according to our expert’s opinion, we will figure out the top 5 places to visit in Mumbai in February.

Gateway of India

  • The Gateway of India is the emblematic landmark in Mumbai constructed in the year 1924.

Bandra Worli Sea link

  • Bandra-Worli Sea Link is a cable-stayed bridge that connects Bandra and Worli. The sea link is also known as the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, named after former Indian Prime Minister Mr Rajiv Gandhi.

Versova Beach

  • Versova beach is a continuation of Juhu beach in Mumbai. The beach has massive rocks to safeguard the neighbourhood areas.

Juhu Beach

  • It is a popular beach in Mumbai situated in the sprawling neighbourhoods of Juhu away from the city crowds.

Marine Drive

  • Marine Drive is a 3.6-kilometre-long Promenade along the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road in South Mumbai in the city of Mumbai, India.

5.Karnataka

The largest state of South India, Karnataka is popular for its age-old culture, traditions and heritage. Karnataka is also home to the IT hub, age-old monuments, sandalwood forests, highly revered pilgrimage sites and innumerable natural marvels, Karnataka is a treat for every kind of traveller. The best places to cover while your tour to Karnataka are:

Bangalore Escapes

  • Nandi Hills- Situated at about 60km from Bangalore, the hill and the village at the foot of the hill are well known for their fortress and quaint yet beautiful temples.

  • Bannerghatta Biological Park-Started in mid-1970’s Bannerghatta Biological Park today comprises of a boating area, a butterfly park, the safari, a nature camp, a rescue centre and trekking routes. The main objective of this biological park is not only to provide an outing for the tourist but also to conserve and strengthen the bio-diversity of the country.

  • Ulsoor Lake- The Ulsoor lake also known as Halasuru lake is a manmade lake situated in what used to be the halasuru village that was founded by Kempe Gowda in the 16th century.

Bangalore City tour

  • Cubbon Park- Cubbon park today occupies approximately 190 acres in the area in central Bangalore and is demarcated by important roads namely, Kasturba Road, Queens Road, Raj Bhavan Road, Dr Ambedkar Veedhi and Nrupathuga Road. On its fringes are located some of Karnataka’s important government offices like the High Court, The Public Works Department, The Reserve Bank of India, The Venkatappa Art Gallery, The Government Museum, The Vishweshwaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum, The Cubbon Park Metro Station and the General Post Office.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium- The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium serves as a centre for education in Science at all levels but is especially aimed at children.
    The sky theatre with its state-of-the-art hybrid projection system and the 5.1 acoustic system enhances the impact of the visuals.

  • Commercial Street- Commercial Street has been a hub of commercial activity right from colonial times. The locals who lived around here traded with the British in the Cantonment providing them with supplies. Today this street is a popular shopping place in Bangalore and one can find several shops selling ethnic Indian clothing, western wear, jewellery, antiques, fabrics, footwear and fashion accessories.

Bangalore South Tour

  • Bangalore Fort- In 1537, Kempe Gowda I, who was a chieftain of the Vijayanagara King Achyutaraya, sought the king’s permission to build a new city and fort. The original design was a mud fort with a perimeter of 1 mile, nine gates and a moat surrounding it.

  • Tipu Sultan Summer Palace- This Palace is built by the Mysore Ruler Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan as their summer retreat in Bangalore. Hyder Ali initiated the construction and Tipu Sultan completed the works and during their time it went by the name ‘Rashq-e-Jannat’ which means ‘Envy of heaven’.

  • Human Brain Museum- The Neuropathology Brain Museum commonly known as the Human Brain Museum is in the Neurobiology Research Centre of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences. A first of its kind in India, it started as a repository of specimens that were collected after seeking approval from relatives of the deceased, to educate students of medicine and for research purposes.

These are the 5 Best Places to visit in India during the month of February. The above-mentioned places are a must-visit any traveller who wants to explore India and make a memorable trip to cherish life-long.

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