As the third month of the year begins, the UK winter turns to spring, but it is still a while until higher temperatures return. Here, we reveal where to holiday in March.Some of the best escapes to warmer climates include Cuba, where there are sunny skies, warm weather, little rain and fewer crowds than usual. In Tunisia, low rainfall and mild temperatures in March, mean you will have perfect weather to visit impressive ruins and Unesco world heritage sites. In central south India, it remains warm, but is the cooler, dry season, with temperatures lower than normal – making it a great time to explore the remarkable temples and monuments of Hampi and royal palaces in Mysore. For even cooler climes, head to the relaxing hill stations in Coorg. Finally, if you are looking to celebrate, try the Easter festival in Ethiopia (Fasika), where revellers stay up until the early hours of the morning, eating, drinking and sharing gifts with family.
Visiting in autumn has numerous advantages. It is when the weather is most temperate in Buenos Aires, and when red and brown leaves turn the Lake District and Mendoza into a spectacular scene. It’s also harvest season, and the country celebrates with their wine festival in the region where most of it is produced – Mendoza. The revelry last for 10 days, with the Queens Carousel Parade, a spectacular stage show, fireworks, dancing and, of course, plenty of wine to taste. With the country being the world’s fifth largest wine producer in the world, it is no wonder the festival is such a popular event.
March is a perfect time to visit Burma (Myanmar), during the country's dry season when the weather is not too hot. As the dry season ends in March, this spells the start of the low season for tourists; and this often means some sights will be less crowded than usual. We regard it as the best time to visit the ethereal temples in Rangoon (Yangon) and Pagan (Bagan), as well as to cruise the Irrawaddy and explore the further reaches of this country in style, perhaps making as escape to the beach in Ngapali, or heading to the cool highlands for a stay in the town of Pyin Oo Lwin.
March is part of the dry season and also tends to mean less humidity and slightly lower temperatures than the rest of the year. It is also one of the best times to spot whale sharks off the coast of Donsol. Hop on a boat and take a tour to spot these magnificent creatures – once one has been sighted you are able to pop on a mask and swim among these gentle giants.