In India, spring is more a state of mind than an actual season. It fleets by almost unnoticed between the pleasant winter and the scorching summer. You have to be a romantic to notice the pleasant turn of the wind, the changing hue of the flora, the softly warming sun. Spring often makes an entry in romantic poems, in the colors of Holi and an inexplicable urge to travel. As winter starts to leave, there are these fleeting days when the breeze still bears the last traces of the chill and the sun rays are warm. The trees, “Krishnochura” and “Radhachura” among them, start taking vibrant colors. Spring and her celebrations are also multifaceted in different corners of our country. Here are the best spring destinations in India that will let you embrace the vivaciousness of the season in all her glory.
Vrindavan: Drenched in colors of love
Vrindavan, situated on the banks of river Yamuna, is a famous pilgrim destination of India. The town that reared Lord Krishna welcomes spring with the colors of Holi. The famous Lathmar Holi is celebrated here. Thousands of people throng the city to immerse in the colors of love and joy. You will get a lot of economical staying options here. However, if you are not a crowd person, maybe chose some other time to visit this vibrant city.
Darjeeling: Queen of Hill Stations
Spring is one of the best times to visit the queen of hill stations: Darjeeling. The clear blue skies bear a crisp chill to the air. From all the viewpoints you can see as far as your eyes can take you. The illuminated peak of Kanchenjungha will greet you throughout the day. One of the most attractive facets of the spring in the Darjeeling hills is the bloom of rhododendron and magnolia. The staying options are endless. Choose a heritage bed and breakfast or a resort, whatever your budget is, nature is sure to give you her best at this time!
Lakshwadeep: Honeymooner’s Paradise
The pristine beaches and transparent turquoise sea waters make Lakshwadeep islands a popular tourist destination throughout the year. February being India’s favorite wedding month makes Lakshwadeep a coveted destination for the honeymooners in the springtime. The sea here is tranquil and the islands have options of private beaches with government-managed stay options. Occasional showers cool down the otherwise hot tropical temperatures
Hampi: Time travelers tale
Located on the banks of river Tungabhadra, Hampi has stood still in time. As you walk down the dusty rocky roads in the city of ruins, you will feel you have transported to the era of the kings and the warriors. The historic city is a UNESCO world heritage site. Every rock, every ruin in this place has stories to tell. The city located close to Bengaluru, Karnataka becomes very hot during summer. So spring is definitely one of the best times to enjoy it. While the architecture and the temple give the place its historical outlook, the low key staying options have that hippie feel. You will undoubtedly find saffron clad foreigners enjoying some quiet (read ‘high’) time. The food options are continental.
Pench: Royal meeting with the Tigers
Looking to run out of civilization and embrace nature with both your arms? Pench National Park and Tiger Reserve can offer you one of a kind experience in the midst of dense forests. Backdrop Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, this place is sure to give you all the feels. The Taj offers an exotic accommodation in the midst of the forest. You can relax in the Machaans and spot deer, Blue bull or Neel Gai, sambar and large herds of Gaur. There are organized tiger safaris and if you are lucky you may get a chance to meet the Tigers!
So what are you waiting for? Get exploring these best spring destinations in India!