Saturday, 1 February 2014

Why Visit Delhi In February

February is the best time to travel to Delhi. The city looks fabulous, love is in the air and everything seems to be so inviting at this time of the year. (Road blocking due to the festivities during the months of October to December is also over by this time.) I don’t need to say much about the fact that Delhi is a great tourist destination. It is a legend when it comes to heritage sites. Not to mention, it has plenty of shopping and eating options. To enjoy a city to its full potential, it’s important to visit it in the right season, which is why I am writing this post.


Here’s how February paints Delhi in possibly every beautiful colour – 
     
Fair weather

February is not just a perky time for tourists to pour in, but a great excuse for locals to explore the city. Since I am in Hyderabad now, I have no idea about Delhi’s current weather, but I presume it’s good because it usually gets pleasant by this time. The nasty chills of January subdue allowing you to head outdoors. Sunshine is tender and the winds blow gently too.     
    
Spring flowers everywhere

Delhi looks succulently pretty in February. Parks, gardens, roads, public sites and the vicinities of Rajpath and Chanakyapuri in particular bloom with spring flowers. Do not miss the Delhi Flower Show and the Garden Tourism Festival that take place every year in the month of February. The flower show exhibits all kinds of exotic flowers to soothe your senses. It’s a beautiful break from the city traffic and the everyday bustle.  


Relaxed outdoors

February is a good time to simply relax and enjoy doing nothing. As I said earlier, the rush of festivities dies down by this time, so you can spend more time in the shopping malls, markets and at the heritage sites. It’s a good time to catch a movie, dine alfresco, go for long drives or engage in your favourite outdoor sport.

The Qutab Golf Course and the Bhalaswa Golf Course are two most eminent golf courses in Delhi.


Winter discount sales

If you are not much of an outdoor person, cash in on the discount sales that are on in full swing at this time in Delhi. Winter clothing is expensive, so why not grab the crème de la crème when it’s available for half the price. Splash out on all the big brands without guilt.

Short trips around  

While you are in Delhi, take this opportunity to visit places like Agra, Jaipur and Amritsar, which are not very far from the city. The Yamuna Expressway has made it even easier and faster to get to Taj Mahal. It’s wise to explore the capital and the surrounding cities before the temperature rises. Going for quick weekend getaways at this time is less tiring and more rewarding.


Do you have anything ‘more’ to add? Why would YOU visit Delhi during spring?

36 comments:

  1. Very neatly presented Renuka..!!
    Happy week end :)

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    1. Thanks Veena :) Happy Weekend to you too!

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  2. good post. How about visiting Delhi during May?

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    1. Thanks Fayaz :) Why not?! May is hot and happening :P

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  3. A well written post which makes one visit Delhi :)

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    1. Thanks Umamaheswari :) Hope you make it there (Delhi) within this month!

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  4. Hi there! I'm in Delhi right now and I have to agree with you, it is perfect to visit in February. I came across your blog via Pallavi's. Take care and hope read more soon :-)

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    1. Thanks Chai a Cup of Life :) Glad to have you on my blog! Have a great time in Delhi.

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  5. You tempt me now to plan. :)

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    1. I am glad to hear that, Indrani :) Book your tickets right now!

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  6. Nice one, Renuka. Would love to visit Delhi again.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, this is the perfect time to be in Delhi.

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  7. The flowers are so beautiful. Wouldn't february be still cold in Delhi? I have been only once to Delhi, during October, and loved it.

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    1. Yup, true. It is quite cold even in February, but not as severe as in Jan, because there is lots of sunshine during the day. :)

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  8. wow! nice photos.. I have seen only Redfort in Delhi.. time to plan for another trip :)

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    1. Thanks Mahathi :) Right, it's time to plan a trip to Delhi!

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    1. Thanks Shrinidhi :) Auto Expo takes place in Feb? Yeah, another good reason!

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  10. Yes Feb is a great time to visit delhi. The weather is awesome.

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    1. Yeah! Thanks TTS for stopping by. :)

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  11. Lovely photos and some useful information, thanks :)

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    1. Welcome and thanks for stopping by, Catherine :)

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  12. What are the February temperatures and weather like in Delhi?

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    1. It's cold but very pleasant in February. Balmy sunshine.

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  13. I just love reading your blog .
    And nice photography :)

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  14. Staying in Delhi itself is a plus for me.. :) i will try to explore it your way.. :) wonderful article.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, you must. :) Being a local in Delhi is a privilege that should be utilized to the best.

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  15. I second that thought Renuka. This is indeed the best time to visit Delhi.
    Lovely climate these days. So very well captured pics & a wonderful info. complimenting the shots.
    Great post! :)

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    1. Thanks Nikhil :) I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Delhi is wonderful at this time!

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