February marks the ending of winters, a time when the cold weather transforms into pleasant one and the ambience starts turning colorful. It is unarguably the best time to travel to different places in the country to have experiences that are not only memorable but freshens up your mind, soul and body. If you don’t want to get stuck in the web of tiresome office work, it’s high time to plan your holidays. To celebrate the beginning of spring and give closure to chilly mornings, we bring you the best places to visit in February 2020. From coastal cities to humid ones, here are the best places to spend your vacation in February.
For Laid-Back Vacation
Andaman and Nicobar Island
Talk about laid-back vacation and we cannot forget the destination that rules the list, Andaman and Nicobar Island is a tropical gateway to escape the hustle and bustle of cities. The archipelago is situated in the Bay of Bengal far away from mainland India and is a top honeymoon destination attracting honeymooners from across the country to spend quality time. Surrounded by blue-green water, sandy beaches lined with palm trees, and panoramic landscape, Andaman and Nicobar Island are the destinations perfect for instagram-worthy pictures. Besides chilling and relaxing by the beach, you can also indulge in beach activities, excursion, water sports and end your day with a candle-lit dinner. If that doesn’t sound romantic, what else can?
Already dubbed as one of the best honeymoon destinations in India, Kodaikanal is an idyllic place to spend a laid-back vacation no matter if you are alone or with someone special. From lush meadows to the tea plantation, fine trekking trails to jaw-dropping scenic beauty, Kodaikanal is a heavenly place to rejuvenate yourself amidst nature. In February especially, the place becomes less-crowded and serves as the best vacation spot for those who wish to stay away from their busy lives in the cities for a while. There are waterfalls to see, lakes to capture, ethereal places to explore in Kodaikanal that will make you visit the place again and again.
For Adventure Junkies
Famous for its Yellowstone architecture, the land of the golden sands and towering forts, Jaisalmer is the best vacation spot for adventure enthusiasts who love flipping the pages of history and travel places associated with glorious past, rich culture and traditions and adventure tales. Being one of the hottest tourist destinations in India, Jaisalmer is a perfect place for spending a thrilling vacation involving desert safari, dune bashing and even a romantic dinner beneath the sky. But that’s not the only reason why you should be travelling to Jaisalmer in February. The city hosts its famous desert festival in February that pulls tourists from across the country to revel in its cultural heritage. Honestly speaking, the aura of Jaisalmer at this time of the year is so energetic and vibrant that you cannot resist visiting it.
If you think you have missed upon a chance to experience snowfall this year, you couldn’t be more wrong as in Gulmarg, it snows in February too! Tucked in the lap of mountains draped by tons of layers of snow, Gulmarg is a dreamy destination to spend adventurous holidays in India. With thickets covered in snow, deep ravines and untouched surroundings, the alpine-rich land of Gulmarg boast of its slopes that are ideal of skiing, snowboarding and other winter activities. One visit to Gulmarg is likely to make you forget about Switzerland. Plan your vacation to travel to Gulmarg immediately to avoid last-minute disappointment. The place is totally worth visiting in February.
For Spiritual Seekers
Also called Banaras, the city is one of the ancient cities in the world and an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. From early morning Ganga Aarti to watching sunset while enjoying a boat ride in river Ganga, the place makes you feel all more connected to your soul. Talk about positive vibes, Varanasi is abundant with it. There are narrow streets flooded with hawkers selling Shiva idols, books on Hindu religion and mythologies and different sorts of Puja Samagri, ascetics preaching religion, artisans honing their skills in idol making, shopkeepers calling out to potential customers and persuading them to buy their famous banarasi silk fabrics, the atmosphere is lit with vibrant activities that simply take one’s breath away. The view of children diving into river Ganga can make anyone forget about everything and they’d just want to enjoy the moment. Varanasi is a great place to strengthen your soul and heal emotionally. February just seems like the perfect time to walk into this holy city and experience total bliss.
For Party Animals
The magical charm of Goa never ceases to amaze travelers. While the place is jam-packed with tourists from November to January, February is the perfect time to travel to Goa and enjoy a vacation like never before. Goa is a heaven for party mongers who love booze, dance, loud music and unlimited fun in the stunning backdrop of never ending sea-view. Moreover, the main reason you should be travelling to Goa in February is that it is the time when Goa carnival takes place. Goa carnival is the most happening event of the year where fun and party never stops. Famous for its churches, cafes, nightlife, majestic fort, Goa is a promising destination for tourists.
Kasol is a place where you don’t really need a reason to celebrate. It’s a place where you just pack your bags and head to this destination without thinking about the budget, purpose or anything else. February is the ideal time of the year to soak up the magical essence of the place. From bonfire to late-night funny conversations, Kasol is a promising place to celebrate life away from the noise of cities. Party hard as they call it, this mesmerizing place truly works its charm on you and you feel refreshed throughout your vacation. Bendy-roads cutting its way through the Himalayas, river creating noise that sounds soothing to your ears, lush jungles, tiny camps, people singing songs and dancing their heart out are experiences worth taking once. Travelling to Kasol in February is indeed like experiencing paradise on earth.