Well, that’s how you describe spring in India in one word.
A time of vibrant colours and new beginnings, that’s the beauty of spring.
The season, which typically runs from March to May in India, brings with it lush greenery. During this time, travellers, like you, can expect to see fields of bright yellow mustard flowers and pink and white blossoms on the mango and jackfruit trees.
During this time, some popular spring travel destinations in India include Himachal Pradesh, or the hill stations of the Western Ghats, and the backwaters of Kerala. So, whether you’re interested in nature, history, culture, or simply the overall natural beauty, India in the spring has something to offer every travel enthusiast.
Interesting Travelling Statistics
Experts say that despite the increase in travelling prices, travel enthusiasts won’t back down and are willing to explore, keeping the budget aside. This shows that in 2023 it’s all going to be about gaining new and unique experiences.
Co-founder of EaseMyTrip, Rikant Pitti says, “From 85 million domestic flyers in FY22, the number is going to shoot up to 330 million in FY32.” He also highlights that the tourism industry is about to grow 3.5 times in the coming years.
5 Places In India to Visit During Spring
There are a plethora of options for those looking to experience the beauty of India during the spring season. I am leaving here 5 incredible places you cannot miss out on visiting in the spring of 2023.
1. Ladakh – Land of High Passes
In India, spring is an ideal time to visit the majestic mountain ranges and explore the lush green landscape. So, the first on my list has to be Ladakh!
This remote area in the Himalayas is well-known for its gorgeous and stunning mountain landscapes, colourful Buddhist culture, and wildlife. Spring is the perfect time to visit Ladakh for many more reasons! The snow begins to melt, and the passes become more clear, which allows the visitors to explore the region’s remote villages easily.
2. Himachal Pradesh – Land of Gods
Located in north India, Himachal Pradesh is home to some of the most incredible mountain scenery in the country I have ever witnessed!
Spring is an ideal time to visit HP since the temperature is mild, and you can actually witness apple blossoms in full bloom.
Apart from the breathtaking mountain, Himachal Pradesh is known for its diverse culture and adventure activities. Travellers can also witness some of the most spectacular peaks, including the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges.
Visiting Himachal Pradesh during spring is a perfect opportunity to explore the state’s charming villages, ancient temples and monasteries. Travellers can also take part in various outdoor activities, like paragliding, trekking, and rafting.
You can visit Shimla, Manali, and Dharamshala when in HP, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, culture, and adventure.
3. Goa – An Emerald Land
Goa never exits my list! Goa is a popular destination for both Indian and international travellers. And with spring being an ideal time to visit Goa, you can witness tourists enjoying various activities such as swimming, sunbathing, water sports, and exploring the state’s energetic nightlife.
The popular coastal state in the western part of India is renowned for its beautiful beaches and culture. During spring, the state’s famous beaches – Anjuna, Baga, and Calangute, are perfect for adventure activities such as parasailing and jet skiing.
Visitors can also explore Goa’s rich heritage by visiting the Portuguese-era churches and temples. However, if you’re looking for a more relaxed experience, Goa is also home to several spas and wellness centres. There’s also a good chance you can catch some of the famous music festivals happening during your time of visit. You can also experience the local culture and festivals by visiting the local markets and trying delicious seafood and traditional Goan cuisine.
4. Kovalam – God’s Own Country
If Goa is too mainstream an option for you, then another beach destination located in the southern state of Kerala, Kovalam, would be perfect for you! The laid-back atmosphere, the crescent-shaped beaches, and the Ayurvedic treatment are worth it. Spring is the perfect time to visit Kovalam as the weather is pleasant, the sea is calm, and the crowds are not as large as during peak tourist season.
You can visit the beaches of Kovalam – Hawah Beach, Samudra Beach and Lighthouse Beach are ideal for relaxing. You can also indulge in traditional Indian Ayurvedic treatments and therapies, which are easily available in the local wellness centres and spas. Travellers can explore the city’s museums, temples, and palaces. If you’re interested in adventure, Kovalam offers options for water sports like parasailing, windsurfing and catamaran sailing. Think about it!
5. Rann of Kutch – Land of White Desert
The Great Rann of Kutch, located in Gujarat, is known for its vast expanse of white salt flats. It stretches as far as your eye can see and what’s interesting is that it changes colours with the movement of the sun. The Rann of Kutch is known for its rich culture, which is reflected in colourful textiles, handicrafts, and festivals.
No doubt, spring is the best time to visit this place as the weather is mild. You can become a part of the Rann Utsav, an annual cultural festival held during this time of the year. The festival showcases music, dance performances, art, and traditional food.
If you’re an adventure enthusiast, you can also go for a hot air balloon ride, or camel safari or relax and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the Rann. This is also a popular destination for birdwatching and photography, as the salt flats attract a wide variety of migratory bird species.
Each of the places in the list above will surely offer a unique experience, whether it’s the culture, rich heritage, or natural beauty of the adventure. These places have something beautiful and unique to offer. While these are just a few of the many options available for those looking to explore India during the spring season. What does your list look like? I’d love to know!