Turtle festival, Velas
March 1/March 31
The small village of Velas in Ratnagiri is one of the several locations along the West Coast that serves as a nesting ground of the Olive Ridley Turtles. One can watch the hatchlings take to the sea and also make most of the homestays at this village in Ratnagiri.
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Holi, Vrindavan, Mathura
March 6/March 6
Holi is a great reason to visit Vrindavan, said to be the place where Hindu deity Krishna spent his childhood. The place is also a great spot for bird watching. Check out photographer Jatan Atara's project that covers the avian beauties of the region.
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Parippally, Gajamela, Kerala
March 8/March 9
Love elephants? Attend the Paripally Gajamela that is a festival of elephants in Paripally near Kollam in Kerala. It includes a parade of decorated elephants, accompanied by traditional music. There's a pachyderm pageant too.
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