Spring in India is the temperate season, mainly a transition between winter and summer. Spring implies renewal just after winter is leaving. Vasant Panchami or Holi is the time when the country welcomes spring season that lasts from March-May before extreme humid temperatures take over most parts of northern India such as New Delhi.
The southern part of India, such as the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh celebrate Thai Pongal and Sankranti on the first day of spring. Green vegetation, rolling grasslands and blooming flowers mark the unfolding of spring season in India.
Travel in spring
For tourists and adventure enthusiasts, spring is a lovely season. The climate is sublime without you freezing in north India and being an off-season, air prices and hotel tariffs are comparatively lower. Beach holidays are fun in Goa, Kovalam and Maharashtra. Snowfall ends by the end of February even in the hills of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Paragliding takes off in the hills of Munnar while the state of Rajasthan in western India is yet to experience a hot sun. Evenings are cooler in cities of New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata as well. Leh and Ladakh are also recovering from its landslides and snow blockades to welcome tourists and trekkers.
The wildlife sanctuaries in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand are also worth visiting during this time. The animals are mostly out of their dens into the gardens resting and enjoying the pleasant sun break. It is worth spotting a tiger on your jungle safari at the Jim Corbett National Park, Ranthambore National Park and Periyar National Park.
Most popular spring destinations: Overview
Indian Holiday brings you a list of places to explore on your journey to the spring destinations in India. Your spring break in India will be a memorable one with visit to the following places:
Himachal Pradesh – With the snow starting to melt by March, the peak tourist season will last until October. Skiing continues in the hill station of Kufri until April, while Dalhousie, Shimla and Manali are other top places of visit. Featuring a fairyland landscape, Dharamshala and Spiti valley also invites Buddhist pilgrims during this time. River rafting is an important sport in Beas and Ravi as the ice begins to melt.
Ladakh – A paradise for adventure lovers and Buddhist pilgrims, Ladakh shines bright in spring. It is no more a cold desert instead spring expeditions here will be a memorable experience. The hot spots are Markha Valley, Apricot Valley and Zanskar Valley trek.
Valley of Flowers – Located high in the Himalayas, Valley of Flowers is an exotic destination for spring travel in Uttaranchal. With a height of 3,600 meters, the place is an acclaimed picnic spot with the advent of summer. There are at least 500 species of flowers blooming on the valley slopes from March-June. The Himalayan blue poppy is the show stealer. You can also see daisy, calendula and orchids. This 10 km long valley remains a grand spot until the end of August.
Goa beaches – A popular spring destination for beach lovers in western India, Goa is pleasant and tranquil especially in the southern region. Goa Carnival is also in swing in the spring months. You cannot miss being here!
Golden Triangle Tour of India – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur are considered the Golden Triangle cities of India and spring is the best time to be here in order to escape extreme humid and cold temperature. Rich heritage, colonial buildings, forts, palaces, monuments and museums mark these three cities.
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