The last month of the main travel season, March is full-on hot in most of the country, with rains starting in the northeast. Wildlife is easier to spot as animals come out to search for water, and Holi lends a festive air.
North India for Holi
India in March runs the famous spring festival of Holi. Its one of North India’s most ecstatic festivals; Hindus celebrate the beginning of spring according to the lunar calendar, in either February or March, by throwing colored water and gulal (powder) at anyone within range. On the night before Holi, bonfires symbolize the demise of the evil demoness Holika.
Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
The celebration starts 40 days before the Indian festival of Holi. While Holi is celebrated in almost every part of India, Holi in Braj is especially famous. Braj is a historical region which covers the area of Mathura, Vrindavan and some nearby areas.
For International Yoga Festival Rishikesh. It a must see festival especially for those who are interested in yoga. With more than 400 people from over 30 countries, it’s grown to become one of the largest yoga gatherings in the world.
The Flamenco & Gypsy Festival of jodhpur celebrates the gypsy culture of Spain and Rajasthan in a highly eccentric and artsy form.
Eternal Mewar Holika Dahan where Mewar royal family celebrates Holika Dahan with magnificent palace procession.
The Elephant Festival is one of the major festivals, which is held on a grand level in the city of Jaipur. This popular festival of Rajasthan is held every year on the day of Holi in March.
Visit Kerala for temple festivals like Thirunakkara Arattu , Chettikulangara Bharani, Paripally Gajamela, Chinakkathoor Pooram and Attukal Pongala.
When the weather warms up, water sources dry out and animals have to venture into the open to find refreshment – your chance to spot elephants, deer and if you’re lucky, tigers and leopards.
The peak season for visiting Goa comes to an end by March as after March it gets too hot to visit Goa. In March in daytime its hot and dry while the night is humid and warm. By the end of March, the season proceeds with rainy season so this is the best time to visit Goa. In March there is a very nice fresh breeze on the beach. The sea water is warm, the temperature is about 28-29°C. The waves are low. It’s the right time for water sports, scuba diving and fishing.
Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival is a three-day festival, its the musical extravaganza will have performances by well-known bands and musicians from across the country.
By the time March comes to end Mumbai becomes too hot with heat and humidity becomes intolerable. Another reason to visit Mumbai in March is Holi celebration with music, bonfires and thandaai and a lot of colors, while easter is also a reason to visit Mumbai in March.