How come you know that spring is here? Well, breezy mornings and warm afternoons accompanied by popping out of petite green leave surely mark the onset of spring. As the dark and freezing nights of winter bid adieu, the fresh sunny mornings peep in through the window to proclaim the advent of spring. With a temperature indication of ‘not so cold’ and ‘not so hot,’ spring is one of the best time to plan a vacation. In this blog post, a list of 9 places has been compiled for your spring outing.
Bolpur or Shantiniketan near Kolkata is one of the most favoured choices of spring destination among many nature-loving nomads. Rural sceneries, Ranga Mati (red soil), opulent fields and blooming of fresh Palash flowers bless the abode with a serene and charming cosmos. Besides, the place is associated with the Bengali Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore who spent a long time here. Many tourists also choose the occasion of Holi to visit Bolpur as the place gets an altogether different hue during the festival.
Though the southern part of India stays hot throughout the year, surely a trip to the same can be planned during spring. Head on towards the city of Tirupati and seek blessings from the Lord (Lord Tirupati is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu) at the Tirumala Venkateswara temple. Located amidst the Tirumala hills, the foundation of this historical city in Andhra Pradesh dates back to much before 11 th century. It is said that after defeating Ravan, Lord Ram with Sita and brother Lakshman resided here for some time. Tirupati receives a heavy congregation throughout the year and is often addressed as the ‘Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh’.
- Rann of Kutch
With the onset of spring, humid Gujarat is no more a hectic trail. Visit the white desert of Rann to experience a vacation of a lifetime. Additionally, by this time the Rann Utsav will be over and you can expect a little crowd there. Enjoy the moonlit desert, the flickering sunset and pamper yourself with authentic Gujarati cuisine. You can also plan for the nearby Kala Dungar hills, Kutch handicraft villages and Mandvi beach.
Since the extreme mercury of Punjab will no more bother you during this time of the year, make sure you hit upon a plan to visit Punjab. Moreover, why not schedule it to one of the popular Sikh pilgrimage sites in India, the Golden Temple? You can bath at the sacred pool, take food in the Langar (free kitchen), and even join hands in some volunteering work at the temple. Wagha Border, Partition Museum and Durgiana Mandir are some nearby places to see in Amritsar.
- Vizag a.k.a. Visakhapatnam
Before the boiling temperature of summers pours in, chalk out a plan to the largest city of Andhra Pradesh. Stretched shores of Bay of Bengal, wide valleys of Araku and ancient Hindu temples form the main fragments of Vizag tourism. The city homes one of the busiest ports in India and is also the headquarters of Indian Navy Eastern Command. Few places to visit in Vizag include Ramakrishna beach, the hilltop of Kailashgiri and Rushikonda beach.
Head on to the Union Territory of Daman for a rejuvenating start of the season. Once a Portuguese settlement, Daman is famed for its colonial churches, timeless forts and wild beaches. Jampore and Devka are the two most popular beaches here. Additionally, adventure activities like paragliding and water scooty are also held here.
The Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh is home to the 9th-century temple town of Khajuraho. The urban is famous for hosting groups of Hindu and Jain temples that were patronized during the rule of Chandela dynasty. The place has been long declared as a World Heritage site and is of utter significance to the history of loving nomads. Some of the finest temples here list Adinath temple, Lakshman temple, Kandaria Mahadeo temple and Parswanath temple. Each of the stone edifices of Khajuraho portrays an Indo-Aryan architecture through carvings of human life and nature.
This is yet another awesome weekend destination from Delhi and its suburbs. Situated in the state of Uttarakhand, the place is bordered by the mighty Himalayas, deep woods and breathtaking landscapes. Before independence, Lansdowne served as the headquarters of the British army. And till date, the town remains a base station of Garhwal Rifles of Indian Army. The serene hill station offers some mesmerizing sight scenes that include the viewpoint of Tip n Top, Bhim Taal lake, Garhwali Mess, St. Mary’s Church and Darwan Singh Museum.
No other season can be better than spring to visit the ‘City of Lakes’ viz. Udaipur. The city homes some giant lakes that make it a worthy destination during spring. City Palace, Lake Pichola, Sahelion Ki Bari, Jagmandir and Shilpgram are a few of the ‘must visit’ places here. Else, just skip everything and enjoy a light stroll along the lakeside. The rugged slopes of the Aravalis surrounding the lakes fetch a mesmerizing view of the cosmos. Additionally, don’t miss the sunset scenes beside the lakes.