February is a great month to travel – the hustle-bustle of the New Year is over and winter’s receding, at least in the Northern Hemisphere. The Asia Pacific region has some great options to travel to in February.
Pench, India – We’ve all enjoyed Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, haven’t we? How about a trip to the national park and Tiger Reserve that was the setting for Mowgli’s adventures? Located in the Southern border of Madhya Pradesh, the Pench National Park was declared as a “Project Tiger” reserve by the Govt. Of India. If you’re a nature lover, and won’t say no to a rendezvous with the most graceful cat, Pench is the place for you to visit this February.
Nuwara Eliya, Srilanka – Srilanka’s tea hub, also known as “Little England” thanks to its temperate climate nestles cozily in the foothills of the island’s tallest mountain, the Pidurutalagala. When you walk through the streets, don’t be surprised to see how British the quaint town looks, with its colonial buildings, and all English sounding names. Sip a cup of Srilanka’s finest tea while the vibrant green of the plantations soothes your eyes.
Rotorua, New Zealand – Lying on the Rotorua caldera, this city is home to geysers, hot mud-pools and is well known for its geothermal activity. Brimming with Maori culture and tradition, Rotorua is the place where the Te Arawa people settled 600 years ago. Whether you want to pamper yourself with a spa treatment, or feel the adrenaline rush with some skydiving or mountain biking, Rotorua is the place to go this February.
Goa, India – The party capital of India presents a whole new cultural experience in February – the Goa Carnival. With music and dance, street plays and parades, the carnival are a canvas with vibrant hues. While you’re there, sample some delicious local food of both styles the Goan-Hindu and the Catholic, which has the Portuguese influence. Check the list of top places to visit in Goa with friends, girlfriend & Family.
Nepal – What better place to be in if it is an adventure that you’re seeking? With some of the world’s best trekking and mountaineering trails, this country in the Himalayas will seduce any traveler. Get some chilly, clean mountain air, soak in some Nepali culture and do some wildlife spotting in the country’s numerous national parks. At WeAreHolidays, we give you some of our top picks.