10 Places To Visit In Spring Season In India
Stretching from the Himalayas in the North to Kanyakumari in the South, India has a daunting landscape adorned by dessert, mountains, beaches and waterfalls. One can find season-appropriate places to visit in the country at any time of the year. However, spring is one of the best seasons to witness the stunning beauty of nature in the country.
India experiences spring from February, and it extends to March. The season is warm and pleasant. It offers relief from chilly winters, and the sun is not too harsh. It is perfect for travel and tourism around the country.
Here is a list of 10 places to visit in India in the spring season
1 Darjeeling, West Bengal
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling is a popular hill station covered in shades of green. During the spring season, the city is a beauty to behold with a view of snow-covered Kanchenjunga and the valley flourishing with rhododendron flowers.
Places to visit in Darjeeling include Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, Nightingale Park, Darjeeling Rock Garden, Darjeeling Peace Pagoda and Tea Plantations. You can also indulge in river rafting, trekking, shopping, ropeway riding, camping and tasting local dishes.
10 Dayara Bugyal, Uttrakhand
Nestled amid Rhododendron and Deodar trees, Dayara Bugyal offers a stunning view. It is located at an elevation of 3639m and has rich fauna and flora. It offers a picturesque view of snow-capped Garhwal Himalayas, including Bandarpunch, Nanda Devi and Swargarohini.
You can visit the nearby hamlets or go trekking. In the spring, the place boasts beautiful meadows filled with greenery and flowers. It is also one of the renowned camping destinations in Uttrakhand.
2 Bir, Himachal Pradesh
In the Kangra District of the state lies a small village called Bir. Boasting a panoramic view, it is famous for meditation centres and eco-tourism. It has the Bir Tibetan Colony. It was established in the 1960s for Tibetan refugees that came to India after the 1959 Tibetan uprising.
Tourists can visit Chokling Monastery, Gunehar Waterfall, Baijnath Temple, Palpung Sherabling Monastery, Deer Park Institute and Tashi Jong Monastery. The village also offers adventure activities like hang gliding, camping, paragliding and trekking for adrenaline junkies.
3 Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
Offering a picturesque view in the spring season, Ziro Valley is a town in Arunachal Pradesh. Its Apatani cultural landscape is included in the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Travellers can plan a visit to Meghna Cave Temple, Ziro Pluto, Dilopolyyang Maniipolyang, Tarin Fish Farm, Talley Valley and Kile Pakho. You can go camping in Ziro near the Pange River basin and enjoy vibrant flowers blossoming and colourful birds chirping.
4 Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir
In the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir lies Gulmarg, the crowning jewel. The town is located in the Pir Panjal Range in the Western Himalayas, and its name refers to ‘meadows of flowers’. Initially, it was called Gauri Marg - the path of Devi Gauri.
Places to visit in Gulmarg include Alpather Lake, Gulmarg Golf Course, Children’s Park, Ningle Nallah, Khilanmarg, Gulmarg Gondola, Strawberry Valley and Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve. Adventure enthusiasts can indulge in golfing, trekking, snowboarding and skiing in the town.
5 Wayanad, Kerala
Boasting a stunning green landscape, Wayanad is a paradise for nature lovers. Its name refers to ‘the land of paddy fields. It is home to eight schedule tribes and has a rich history.
Tourists can visit Edakkal Caves, Chembra Peak, Pookode Lake, Bamboo Forests, Phantom Rock, Thirunelli Temple, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, Pazhassi Raja Tomb, Soochipara Falls, Meenmutty Waterfalls and Banasura Sagar Dam. You can also undertake mountain hiking, boating, trekking and camping.
6 Andaman and Nicobar Islands
In the Bay of Bengal lies Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which possess white sand beaches, tropical rainforests and stunning corals. There are roughly 300 islands, and travellers can plan a stay for at least a week.
You can plan a tour of Diglipur, Rangat, Cellular Jail, Radhanagar Beach, Ross Island, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Laxmanpur Beach, Samudrika Marine Museum and Havelock Island. It is one of the best places in India to try kayaking, scuba diving, sea walking, snorkelling and travelling in a seaplane.
7 Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
It is the largest national park in Madhya Pradesh and is divided into two protected areas. Created in June 1955, the national park became a tiger reserve in 1973. It spreads over 940 sq. Km area in Mandla and Balaghat districts.
The park has more than 1000 species of vibrant flowers, and it boasts Indian ghost trees in the dense forest. It is an abode of sloth bear, tiger, wild dog, jackals, foxes and leopard. Nature walks and cycling are among the few activities that one can indulge in.
8 Jaipur, Rajasthan
Also renowned as the Pink City of Rajasthan, Jaipur is one of the best places to visit in the spring season. It is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a part of the west Golden Triangle tourist circle.
Among ample places to visit in Jaipur, a few popular ones include Chokhi Dhani, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur Zoo, Galtaji Temple, Sambhar Lake, Laxmi Narayan Temple and Jaipur Wax Museum.
9 Amritsar, Punjab
Beautiful mustard fields and striking holy places make the landscape of Amritsar breathtaking. The city is the economic and cultural centre in the Majha region of the state. It is also one of the holiest cities in India for the followers of the Sikh religion.
Tourists can plan a visit to the Golden Temple, Partition Museum, Mandir Mata Lal Devi, Wagah Border, Baba Atal Tower, Khalsa College, Shri Durgiana Mandir, Jallianwala Bagh and Ram Bagh Gardens. Travellers can relish delicious Punjabi delicacies, shop vibrant traditional clothes and take a tour around the Harike Bird Sanctuary.