Best Places To Visit In Tamilnadu In February 2020

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Still stuck in the daily monotonous life, it’s time for a change and roam around, as the most pleasant month February has bloomed. The season that welcomes the best of nature and paints the entire place with vibrant colors. If it’s February, then it’s time to visit Tamilnadu, the region that holds tight its rich culture and heritage from the age of stone. 

The month of February at Tamilnadu is beyond description; chill air, fresh blooms, greenly greens, lovely ambiance, foggy skies, and cool climate, everything in here lures tourists from across the world. Tamilnadu stays top in receiving more tourist footfall in both domestic and International since 2014. Chennai to Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu worth all the hype; plan a memorable vacay and travel around the best parts of Tamilnadu for this February.

Months from October to February is considered to be the best seasons at Tamilnadu to roam around and explore devoid of sultry weather and scorching sun. Don’t miss this lovely weather, pack your backpacks, take your friends and gear up to Tamilnadu.

Here is the laydown of the top ten best places to visit at Tamilnadu for this February. Pick your desired destination and savour your sojourn

Chennai- Capital of Tamilnadu

The capital city, Chennai holds a lion share in attracting tourists from all around the world. It’s the city where modernity and tradition infuse together and it’s the city where both the extravagance and simplicity meet each other. Be it the azure seas or the packed streets Chennai meets the expectation of each and every tourist and show them the vibrant colours of South India. Holding Asia’s longest seashore, Chennai is a hit the list first place to be visited in Tamilnadu in February.

While visiting Chennai in the month of February, you may get a wonderful chance of witnessing the grand Maha Shiva Rathiri Vaibhav (Feb 21) at Mylapore Kapaleeswarar temple, which is one of the ancient temples in Tamilnadu. And another prominent event is the Global Isai festival which is about to held from February 22 – February 23 at Phoenix market city, Velachery.

How Will Be The Weather?

It’s always sunny in Chennai except for the months of December, January, and February. Especially during February, the climate is cool and serene. It may rain then and there, otherwise, February is the apt month to visit Chennai.

Major Attractions:

Chennai never lacks places to visit, this capital town is brimming with surplus tourist attractions, the following are just the major ones among it. Marina Beach, Kapaleeswarar temple, Mahabalipuram, Government museum, St. George fort, Santhome cathedral church, Edward Elliot’s beach, Guindy national park, Sri Parthasarathy Temple,  Birla Planetarium, thousand lights mosque, Valluvar Kottam, Ripon building, Vada Palani Murugan temple, Marundeeswarar temple, Semmozhi Park, express avenue, Phoenix mall, Cholamandal Artist village and Dakshina Chitra.

Ways To Reach:

Air: Chennai international airport is frequented with flights to all major countries.

Rail: Chennai has two major junctions which have connectivity to all parts of India.

Bus: Chennai Koyambedu bus terminus is the largest one in Tamilnadu, with private and state transport facilities to all parts of the state.

Madurai- the Hub of Sangam Tamil

Madurai the land that reared Sangam Tamil is the commercial hub of ancient Tamilnadu. The world-renowned Meenakshi Amman temple nestles at the heart of the city making it one of the topmost pilgrim sites of India. Rich heritage, Peerless culture, palatial cuisine, aromatic jasmine, tasty Jigarthanda is what defines Madurai. The charismatic charm of this historic land will never fail to amaze you.

A glimpse of Madurai Teppakulam Festival

During your visit to Madurai in February indulge yourself in the vibrant float festival at Theppakulam Mariamman temple. Madurai is famous for brass and copper utensils, handloom cotton wears, and appalams, so miss not to add these fine items to your bag.

(Click here…) to know about Madurai Float Festival 2020

How Will Be The Weather?

Madurai is known for the scorching sun, but February is considered to be much better and the climate ranges from 31 degrees Celsius to 38 degrees Celsius, making it apt for roaming around the city.

Major Attractions:

Madurai is abundant with best places to visit and explore, following are some of the major ones, Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Alagar Koil, Pazhamuthircholai, Thiruparankundran, Gandhi museum, Pandi Koil, Vaigai Dam and Hawa Valley.

For adventure and history buffs Keeladi serves the purpose. This village is a predominant excavation site in Tamilnadu that has brought out lots of incredible revelations on the ancient Sangam Tamil Civilisation. Located at a distance of 12.2 km from Madurai, this place can surely interest you.

How To Reach:

Air: Madurai International airport is well connected to all major cities of India and few overseas nations too.

Rail: Madurai Junction is one of the top 100 booking stations in India. Madurai-Melur-Tirupattur-Karaikudi gauge connects the city to all parts of the country.

Bus: The state highways SH-32 and SH-33 connects Madurai to various parts of the state. The MGR bus terminus at Mattuthavani road is the major bus station at Madurai. Both private and state transports are also available to various destinations

Trichy – Testimony of the Cholas

Trichy the great land that flourished under the reign of the Chola Empire. This city that nestles across the River Cauvery is rich in agriculture and culture. Tagged as one of the cleanest cities of Tamilnadu, Trichy is known for its colossal churches, grand temples, ancient monuments, and glorious past. The Trichy rock fort temple needs a special mention as it is one of the finest rock-cut temples built ever.

A beautiful view of Trichy Rockfort Temple with Temple pond

A trip to Trichy is incomplete without a visit to the little island Srirangam. Encased on all side by river Cauvery and river Kollidam, this divine place is the spiritual abode of Sri Ranganatha Swamy. The Sri Ranganganatha Swamy temple at Sri Rangam is the largest functioning temple in the world and the 236 feet high, 13 storied temple’s Raja Gopuram is the tallest temple tower in Asia.  Trichy is definitely a place to be at during your trip to Tamilnadu.

How Will Be The Weather?

Weather at Trichy in February is much more pleasing as the sun glows dim accompanied by chill air. The temperature ranges from 22 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees Celsius, making it wonderful for a lovely stroll and longer sightseeing.

Major Attractions:

Major attractions of Trichy include Sri Ranganathar temple, Tiruchirapalli Rockfort, Ucchi Pillayar temple, Thayumanavar swami temple, Kallanai dam, Jambukeshwarar temple, Vekkali Amman temple, Samayapuram Mariamman Temple, Vayalur Murugan temple, Akkaraipatti South Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and Anna Science Center Planetarium, Tiruchirappalli.

Ways To Reach:

Air: Trichy Airport runs flights for both domestic and international

Rail: Trichy Railway Junction is one of the major railway junctions in Tamilnadu, which is well connected to all parts of Tamilnadu and major cities of India.

Bus: The state and private transport are available to various parts of Tamilnadu.

Coimbatore- booming IT hub

The Pleasant weather throughout the year is the charm of Coimbatore. This booming metropolitan city is noteworthy for lush greens, foggy clouds, cool air and cultured environ. The Velliangiri Mountains that border Coimbatore casts the best panoramic views of the city. This city takes pride in housing the world’s largest bust statue “the Adhi Yogi” at Isha yoga center. Coimbatore has a million ways to lure tourists and it definitely worth the visit.

A beautiful view of Adiyogi Siva Statue with the backdrop of Vellayangiri mountain in the evening.

The best part of visiting Coimbatore during February is just not because of the pleasant climate, the main reason is the Maha Shivarathiri fest at the Isha Yoga Center. This place is one of the best places to visit during Mahashivratri 2020. Thousands and thousands of devotees from across the world throng at this platform to celebrate “the night with the divine” hosted by Sadhguru. Be a part of this mystical night and feel enlighted.

How Will Be The Climate?

Lovely sunshine with cool breeze always nestles in the city of Coimbatore. The month of February is so pleasing with a mild climate and lovely ambiance. The temperature ranges from 20 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees Celsius.

Major Attractions:

Coimbatore has lots of amazing places to hang out and spend some time at peace. Places like Isha yoga center, Maruthamalai, Velliangiri, Siruvani waterfalls, Vydehi falls, Peru Pateeswarar temple, VOC Park and Zoo, Top slip, Masani Amman temple, Aliyar dam, Nilgiri Biosphere Nature park are some of the major tourist attractions.

Lovely hill stations including Ooty, Topslip, Valparai, and Kotagiri are very nearby to Coimbatore. While tour at Coimbatore don’t miss these beautiful destinations.

How To Reach:

By Air: Coimbatore houses its own airport, which has flights for both domestic and international.

By Rail: Coimbatore is well connected to various parts of the state through railways. Trains to major cities like Madurai, Chennai, Salem, Trivandrum, Hyderabad and Bangalore are available periodically.

By Bus: Coimbatore has private and State transportation to all major parts of Tamilnadu. There are frequent bus facilities to cities like Chennai, Madurai, Palani, Dindugal, and Ooty.

Ooty – the Queen of Hills

We have always set aside the hill stations for the summer retreat, but have you ever visited it during winter time? You won’t believe, it would be truly enchanting. Winter season( ie Nov – Feb) adds more charm to the hills of Tamilnadu.

Nilgiri Mountain Train

Imagine spending some time at place encased in lovely sceneries, undulating hills, panoramic plains, lush greens and misty clouds, amazing isn’t it. Ooty can bring this magical moment alive, Yes one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India, Ooty is nothing but a miniature of paradise. Its breathtaking landscapes lure million every year. For Photography enthusiasts and nature admirers, Ooty is their visual and physical retreat. Nestling in the Nilgiris Mountain range, Ooty flaunts thousands of varied flora and fauna.  Make your way up the hills of Ooty and relish its incredible beauty for yourself.

Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival is the longest festival celebrated in the month of February. Mother Aadhi is worshipped in various forms like Bhagavathi, Kamakshi, Rajarajeshwari, Durga, Heddhai Amman, etc. If you are interested you can take part in this grand spectacular festival.

How Will Be The Climate?

Being a hill station Ooty cast a lovely climate throughout the year. February is a little bit cold in Ooty. The average temperature ranges from 13 degrees Celsius to 29 degrees Celsius.

Major Attractions:

Following are some of the major tourist attractions of Ooty. Avalanche Lake, Ooty Lake, Emerald Lake, Ooty Botanical garden, Deer Park, Doddabetta peak, Kalhatty waterfalls, Kamraj Sagar Dam, Mudumalai national park, Ooty rose garden, Ooty toy train, Pykara waterfalls, Wax world Ooty.

How To Reach:

By Air: The nearest airport to Ooty is at Coimbatore, located at a distance of 88.1 km.

By Rail: Coimbatore Railway Junction is the nearest and major railway station which is at a distance of 88 km from the Ooty city. Nilgiris toy train gives a memorable journey through the lush greens of Ooty hills.

By Road: Ooty is well connected to major cities of Tamilnadu through Roadways. Buses to major cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Trichy, Madurai Rameswaram and Kanyakumari are available frequently.

Kodaikanal- Magical Land On Earth

Kodaikanal is yet another splendid destination to escape the humdrum and savor some time at serenity. The peerless beauty of the mist cladded mountains of Kodaikanal is a virtual retreat to the onlookers. Adding to it the pleasant climate through the year makes it one of the topmost vacation spots in Tamilnadu.

A view of Kodaikanal lake from the upper lake view point

Fondly known as “The Princess of Hill Stations”, Kodaikanal is an apt place for a romantic stay, family vacation, adrenaline treat, and solemn retreat. February is the best season to relish the raw beauty of Kodaikanal devoid of the crowd.

How Will Be The Climate?

The climate at Kodaikanal during February is mostly misty and cool. The temperature ranges from 14 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees Celsius. Though it’s a little bit shivering you may definitely enjoy the sublime ambiance engulfed in lush green.

An amazing view of Poombarai village near Kodaikanal

If you are visiting Kodaikanal in February 2020, don’t miss the Thaipoosam Festival celebrating on February 8th at Poombarai Kuzhandhai Velappar temple. The spirit Gust festival is about to take place with a great vibe at Kodaikanal from Feb 13th to Feb 16th. For those who love partying and gaming, this is where you need to be.

Major Attractions:

As we all know Kodaikanal is a major tourist spot with a surplus of tourist spots. Following are some of the major tourist attraction places in Kodaikanal such as Kodaikanal Lake, Silver Cascade Falls, Bear Shola Falls, Pine Forest, Green Valley View, Pillar Rocks, Coaker’s Walk, Dolphin’s Nose, Bryant Park, Silent Valley View, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Chettiyar Park, Poombarai Village, Mannavanur, Mannavanur Lake and Mannavanur Rabit Farm.

How To Reach:

By Air: Madurai Airport is the major and international airport at the distance of 135.7 km, which is the nearest one to Kodaikanal.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Kodaikanal is Palani Railway Station, situated at a distance of 67.4 km.

By Bus: Kodaikanal has frequent bus facilities to major cities including Bangalore, Chennai, Trichy, Ooty, and Coimbatore. Both State transport buses and private luxury buses are available to and fro Kodaikanal.

Karaikudi- The Land of Chettinad Heritage

The grand colossal Chettinadu houses at Karaikudi are the testimonies of the rich lifestyle of our ancestors. Though not many greens can be found here, Karaikudi is noteworthy for its rich heritage and rich culture. The cuisine at Karaikudi needs special mention as it’s very unique and palatial too. Once you visit this historic land it will leave you enthralled for a lifetime. Shopping at Karaikudi is more interesting as you get a lot of antique items at a reasonable price.

Kanadukathan Palace in Chettinad near Karaikudi

February is one of the holy months of Tamilnadu. This is the month of Maha Shivaratrithe holy night of Lord Shiva”. Mostly all Shiva temples celebrate it grandly, but the specialty of Karaikudi Shiva temples is that the devotees belonging to the particular temple throng here before the eve of Shiva Rathiri and sing Sivapuranam and Thevaram all night. And in the early morning, they will present the Lord with Mavilku (lamp atop the rice pudding) and Pongal. It is a unique kind of practice that can be seen only in those areas. You can take a look at this peculiar ceremony while your visit to Karaikudi on Feb 21.

How Will Be The Climate?

Though Karaikudi is a sultry land, the climate during the month of February is very pleasing and apt for sightseeing. The temperature ranges from 22 degree Celsius to 35 degree Celsius.

Major Attractions:

Attractions of Karaikudi are as follows Chettinad houses, Kanadukathan palace, Kundrakudi, Pillayarpatti Vinayagar temple, Guberan temple, Chettinad museum, Vairavanpatti, Illayathangudi, and Soorakudi

Apart from this Karaikudi is famous for peculiar diamond jewels and antique items. Take back home your favourite souvenirs from here and flaunt it.

How To Reach:

By Air: The nearest airport to Karaikudi is at Trichy, situated at a distance of 95 km from Karaikudi city.

By Rail: Karaikudi Junction is well connected to all parts of the city

By Bus: Karaikudi is well connected with all major cities in Tamilnadu like Madurai, Trichy, Thirupathur, Chennai, Sivagangai, Coimbatore, Rameswaram and Kanyakumari.

Kanyakumari- The Tip of The Indian Peninsula

Behold the grand fusion of the three oceans at the tip of the Indian subcontinent “ the Kanyakumari”. Caressed by all by seas on all three sides Kanyakumari, takes immense pride in being the only place in the world to witness both sunrise and sunset. This land of the sea is seemly a perfect destination to chill out in the sea and revel its humid weather. The call of the waves reverberates in the air, reminding us to admire its incredible beauty throughout the stay. Kanyakumari beach holds the colossal 133 feet tall Thiruvalluvar effigy, which is one of the tallest statues in India.

Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue photography while sunrise.

How Will Be The Climate?

As it’s a coastal land, Kanyakumari receives high rainfall every year. In the month of February, the climate is pleasing with mild weather and humid air with less rainfall, eventually making it the apt time to visit. The temperature ranges from 23 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees Celsius.

Major Attractions:

Kanyakumari is a famous tourist spot in Tamilnadu. Following are the must to visit places at Kanyakumari Vivekananda Rock memorial, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Thiruvalluvar statue, Sunrise and Sunset, Thottipalam, Our Lady of Ransom Church, Kanyakumari Amman Temple, Vattakottai fort, Padmanabhapuram palace and Thanumalayan temple

Never miss to take back some finest pearl and shell collections at Kanyakumari.

How To Reach:

By Air: Trivandrum International airport is the nearest airport which is located at a distance of 67 km from Kanyakumari. Apart from being well connected with the major cities in India, the airport is also well linked with some gulf countries.

By Rail: Kanyakumari has its own railway station and trains from major cities of India halt at this junction. Kanyakumari Express is well-connected to Mumbai and Bangalore.

By Bus: Kanyakumari Road Transport Corporation offers a regular fleet of buses to almost all the major cities of South India.

Meghamalai- The Panoramic Hill of Tamil Nadu

The name “ Meghamalai means Megham- clouds malai- hills” explains a lot about this lovely place. Nestling in the western ghats of Theni district in South Tamilnadu, the rich natural bliss of this romantic hill is a hotspot for honeymooners, trekkers, passionate bikers and every type of travellers. Mist engulfed peaks, undulating mountains, breathtaking sceneries, beguiling waterfalls and the lavish greens that drapes the land paves way for a lovely holiday. 

How Will Be The Climate:

February is the best season at Meghamalai to relish nature’s full bloom. The climate is bearably chill and the temperature ranges from 16 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius.

Major Attractions:

The major attractions at Meghamalai are Suruli falls, Sathuragiri hills, Grizzled squirrel sanctuary, Piavakkal dam, Chinna Suruli, Highways church, Kodi Lingam Temple, Meghamalai viewpoint

How To Reach:

By Air: The nearest international and domestic airport is Madurai Airport, which is at the distance of 119 km from Meghamalai

By Rail: The nearest railway station is the Madurai railway station which is well connected to major cities of India.

By Bus: Meghamalai is 49 Km from Theni, 51 Km from Bodinayakanur, 63Km from Periyakulam, 112km from Munnar, and 119km from Madurai and is linked through Tamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation (TNSRTC) and some private travel services.

Papanasam:

Papanasam which is also known as Pavanasam is a famous picnic spot in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. The word “Papanasam” means “Relief from the sins”. This place is one of the sacred lands in India and a prominent pilgrim spot too. Papansam is also an offbeat destination engulfed in deep forests and milky waterfalls. With peace in its environment and beauty all over, it is surely the best place for a serene sojourn. Papanasam will surely bewitch you with its raw beauty.

Agasthiyar waterfalls in Papanasam near Tirunelveli

The Maha Shivaratri poojas commemorated in Papanathaswamy temple is very auspicious and divine. Be a part of this soulful prayer and get drenched in the blessing shower.

How Will Be The Climate?

Papanasam is rarely struck with hot sun rays. The climate is mild throughout the year, but even better and pleasing in the month of February. The temperature ranges from 23 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees Celsius.

Major Attractions:

Following are the major attractions of Papanasan. Thamirabarani river, Agasthiyar Falls, Papanasam dam, Papanasanathar temple, Mundanthurai tiger reserve, Manimuthar dam, Kalyana Theertham.

How To Reach:

By Air: Papanasam does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport which is at a distance of 54km from Papanasam.

By Rail: Tirunelveli railway station is at a distance of 45km from Papanasam.

By Bus: Papanasam has bus facilities for all major cities of Tamilnadu.

So wait no more to explore the incredible Tamilnadu in the best lovely month of February and explore its wonderful places.

If not now, then when? It’s the right month and right time to delve into Tamilnadu which is one of the most visited destinations in India.

Book a trip to Tamilnadu for this February vacation and make sure to add all these places in your bucket list.

Tamilnadu Tourism offers you the best Tamilnadu tour package to add more flavour to your vacation at Tamilnadu.

Make this year 2020 one of the memorable years in your life.

Comment below which is your favourite destinations to visit and which are the unique places you would love to visit in Tamilnadu in 2020.

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