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Best places to visit in March for a great road trip

Posted by Avis on March 20, 2019 | people viewed

March marks the beginning of summer in most of the regions of India and is the month of warm sun and cool winds, making it an ideal time to travel to places that can’t be explored in summer months as they get hot and humid. This is just the perfect time to witness the blooming flowers, lush green tea estates, and majestic beaches.


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So if you are looking forward to planning a road trip in March then below is the list of a few Indian and International road trips that you must consider.

Best places to visit in March in India

Chennai to Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal, known as the “ The Princess of Hill Stations” offers the perfect mix of culture and nature to its tourists and is considered one of the best places to visit in March. The town is lush green and abundant in natural beauty, making it any nature enthusiast’s paradise. It’s perfectly manicured slopes, scenic waterfalls, rolling hills and clear lakes all come together to create the perfect setting for an ideal mountain getaway. 

March brings out the best of these natural components, attracting a multitude of tourist from across the country.

kodaikanal- Best places to visit in March

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Chennai to Kodaikanal distance: approx. 530 Kms

Drive: approx. 8 hours

Ideal Time to visit:  Early summer, March to June

Places to visit :

  • Kodai Lake
  • Green Valley View
  • Bear Shola Falls
  • Bryant Park
  • Thalaiyar Falls
  • Kurinji Temple.

Panguni Uthiram is a festival celebrated in the month of March by performing grand rituals to conduct the ceremony of the wedding of Gods and Goddesses.

Bangalore to Ooty

Famous as Queen of Nilgiris, Ooty is a beautiful hill station covered in lush and dense deciduous forests with gently flowing blue rivers and fast-falling waterfalls cutting through the landscape. The best way to sight all that this city has to offer is to take a trip on the Toy Train. It lets you enjoy panoramic views of this beautiful hill station.

kodaikanal- Best places to visit in March Ooty

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As one of the best places to visit in March, Ooty is surrounded by lush green beauty, botanical gardens and the lakes look more charming than ever. Tea and spice gardens in Ooty begin to bloom in this month, enhancing the beauty of the entire hill station with lovely colours. You can smell the fragrance of fresh tea and spices in the air of Ooty.

Distance: 277 kilometres

Drive: approx. 6 hours

Ideal Time to visit: March to June

Places to visit:

  • Ooty Lake
  • Shooting Point
  • Lady Canning’s Seat
  • St. Stephen’s Church
  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway
  • Pykara Lake
  • Doddabetta Peak.

Kolkata to Digha

Digha has a low gradient with a shallow sand beach extending up to 7 Km in length and has gentle spinning waves. The entire stretch of the Digha Beach is lined with casuarina trees and the whole area is extremely scenic. It is mentioned as the “Brighton of the East” in one of Warren Hastings’s letters (1780 AD) to his wife.

kodaikanal- Best places to visit in March Digha

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The ideal time to visit is October to March due to a pleasant temperature and offers various sports like skiing, scuba diving etc.

Distance: approx. 185 Kms

Drive: approx. 4 hrs.

Ideal Time to visit: October- March

Places to visit:

  • New Digha Beach
  • The Science Centre
  • Talseri Beach
  • Marine Aquarium
  • Lankeshwari Temple
  • Snake Park
  • Digha Planetarium
  • Amarabati Lake

Best places to visit in March for an International Road trip

Garden Route, South Africa

South Africa’s world-famous Garden Route lies at just a few hours drive from Cape Town.  a sunny stretch of southern Cape coastline features a wonderful mix of wide beaches, dappled forests, peaceful lagoons and buzzing seaside towns.

kodaikanal- Best places to visit in March Garden Route

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Garden Route is the ideal destination for an independent-minded self-drive holiday because of the easy-to-navigate roads and short driving distances which makes it the best places to visit in March.

To avoid the crowded beaches it is the best time to take the Garden Route tour from Feb to April.

Distance: 930 KM

Drive: 15 hr

Ideal Time to visit:  February-April

Drive Route:

Cape Town Airport > Cape Winelands > Oudtshoorn > Mossel Bay > George > Knysna > Plettenberg Bay > Tsitsikamma national park > Port Elizabeth

Hire an Avis car from George airport and enjoy the sites and sounds of this scenic route.

Read more about the ultimate road trip, Garden Route.

Connor Pass, Ireland

Ireland is one of those rare places that fully lives up to its reputation: incredibly green, windswept, raucous. This incredible country is full of wild and beautiful scenery complemented by lively, vibrant, modern towns and cities all easily negotiated by hiring a car rental in Ireland and going for a road trip.

Conor Pass-Best places to visit in March

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The Conor Pass is the highest mountain pass in Ireland and provides the most dramatic and scenic way of entering or leaving Dingle. This narrow, twisting road runs between the town of Dingle and Kilmore Cross on the north side of the peninsula, where roads fork to Cloghane/Brandon or Castlegregory.

Making Ireland one of the best places to visit in March and April is it’s mild and It would be very normal to wake up to rays of glorious sunshine streaming through your bedroom window, only for wind and rain to arrive by the afternoon.

Distance:126 km

Drive: 2 hr 16 min

Ideal time to visit: March-April

Drive Route:  

Kerry Airport > Inch Beach > The South Pole Inn > Dingle > Connor Pass > Castlegregory > Tralee > Kerry Airport

Read more about Connor Pass, Ireland.

Madrid, Spain

Travelling to Madrid in March is a great choice as temperatures are pleasantly warm compared to the winter months. Artistically the city holds its own against any in Europe, with the of the best art museums on the continent where renaissance masterworks are waiting to captivate you. This is an ultimate destination for honeymooners.

If you are shopaholic then do visit the PRIMARK, one of the largest stores ever to experience and enjoy the madness it offers.

Spain-Best places to visit in March

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Other activities:

●     Festival Internacional de Arte Sacro

●     Museums like Prado or Reina Sofia

  • Mercado del Diseño, premier art and design market
  • Madrid’s best rooftop bars
  • Experience the blossoming of the almond and cherry trees.

Hire an Avis car and experience the countless things this city has to offer.

Read more about Spain and what it offers.

Comment below and share what according to you is the best spot for the Spring vacation.

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