A mere mention of the word “Spring” infers pictures of clear blue skies, multihued floral blooms, and the fresh dewy grass. However, we barely get the opportunity to appreciate a view of the beautiful daisies, tulips, and flowers growing immaculately in a row anywhere near the concrete jungles, unless we choose to take a trip! For those who are looking to genuinely soak in the soul of Spring and appreciate the season, can count themselves lucky, for India is blessed with a myriad of hill stations and mountain ranges that can be the ideal muse for any nature lover.
Count on these abodes of colors and joy that Mother Nature exhibits in the months of Spring in India. These are great magnets, so you better be prepared to get lured, totally!
- Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
Mahabaleshwar was once the summer capital of the Bombay province and is a stunning plateau, surrounded by valleys on all sides. It offers staggering vistas of the rich greenery it is encompassed by and is additionally known for being the origination of the Krishna river, along with six other rivers. Since it is 160 km from Mumbai, someone coming from Jaipur can go for direct Jaipur to Mumbai flights, and then, take a taxi to Mahabaleshwar. Not just the destination, but also the journey is worth it.
- Shalimar and Nishat Bagh, Jammu & Kashmir
These two flawless Mughal gardens around the Dal lake in Kashmir can literally leave one shell-shocked of the ethereal beauty that they exhibit. While Shalimar Bagh, a tremendous Mughal garden, expanding across 31 acres of land in totality, is a masterpiece built by Emperor Jahangir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan, Nishat Bagh was built by Nur Jahan’s brother. You can spot flawless channels of water and a considerable amount of assorted qualities in both, blooms and hues here.
- Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang is generally thronged by explorers in pre- and post-monsoon as well as pre-winters. However, for those who wish to visit this spot when it isn’t too swarmed but rather more absorbed with icy breezes, then Spring (March-April) is an ideal time to be here. A standout amongst the most astonishing spots to not miss when in Tawang, is the Tipi Orchid Sanctuary which sprouts with a battalion of assortments of orchids throughout the year. The well known and the most sought-after Tibetan festival, Losar, is additionally held in the months of February-March here.
- Bir-Billing, Himachal Pradesh
Majorly known for eco-tourism and meditation retreats, Bir is a treat for a wide range of explorers and is one of the perfect spots to visit amid Springtime in India. From trekking trails and paragliding at Billing to tea estates and Tibetan cloisters, Bir has something to offer for a wide range of voyagers.
- Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Kanha is home to approximately 1,000 unique types of flowering plants. It additionally has open fields and marine plants in the little lakes that make it an overpowering destination to visit during Spring in India. This is the time when Kanha’s expansive greens are dazzling like priceless green emeralds, and the probability of spotting tigers are also generally high. So make the most out of your trip here during Spring.
So did you see how almost every side of the Indian subcontinent takes a gleeful dip in the glory of Spring season? If nature has bestowed the country with so much to see and experience, then you must grab the right opportunity and trail through these amazing abodes of blooms. Not many are that lucky to catch a bud flowering into a pretty bloom. Enjoy!