When the winter ends and the spring starts, it shows a sign of planting, awakening, renewal and life in many cultures across the world.
Asia seems amazing and marvellous in the Spring. Spring season is known as the season of festivals in South Asia.
Various faces of the spring season are offered in different areas of Asia. Various breathtaking forms can be experienced during spring in Asia which includes the witness of rice field terraces and blooming flowers in some areas while summer weather and rain showers in other areas.
If you want to travel to Asia during the spring season, don’t miss this list of best and stunning places that will make your holiday amazing and wonderful.
Mt. Fuji in Japan is probably one of the most scenic areas that can be visited in the world. Some of the most popular cherry blossom places that must be visited here are Urui river, Fuji 5 lakes, and Oshino Hakkai.
Jeju Island, South Korea
Royal cherry blossoms were found for the very first time on this island only. When it comes to enjoying the spring flower festival, Jeju Island stands at the top. From photo booths to walking paths, you can enjoy almost everything here.
During the spring season, the city takes on a pinkish hue. This is all because of the abundance of cherry blossoms all around the city. You can enjoy the national holiday of Thai’s new year (Songkran festival), which is held in April.
Sapa is a very popular tourist destination which is famous for its colonial style houses and rice fields. The different varieties of flowers that bloom in the spring season add charm to the beauty of this place.
Jammu and Kashmir, India
The tulip festival in Jammu and Kashmir is one of the best things of this place where people celebrate the magnificent blooming of tulips. More than 15 lakhs flowers bloom every year at the terraced garden of this place.
Singapore is considered as one of the best places in the world that must be visited during the spring season. Apart from the pretty blossoms everywhere, you can also enjoy the beauty of the gardens of Singapore that are known as the best gardens in the world.
Spring season is considered as one of the best seasons to visit Bali before it gets too crowded by the tourists during the time of summers (June-July). When the temperature is hitting its peak in Indonesia during April and May, the weather of Bali remains consistent throughout the year.
You can enjoy the view of cherry blossoms (daffodils, tulips, and nemophila) as well as other blooms at Ashikaga flower park and Hitachi national seaside park at this place.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
The entire area of Chiang Mai is covered with blooming Sakura trees. Moreover, you can enjoy displays of multiples of flowers during the flower festival of Chiang Mai including damask roses and chrysanthemums.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
April is considered as one of the best months to visit this place due to the reason that it sits within a transitional period between monsoons. Here showers are infrequent and localized and winds are gentle. You can enjoy the amazing weather of this place during the spring season.
Here is the list of 5 amazing things you can experience during the spring season in Asia-
See the cherry blossom in Japan
The cherry blossom in Japan adds a spark to the beauty of spring season. The delicate bloom that happens only once in a year is the perfect example of fleeting beauty.
You need to time your trip very well because from the first blossom to the petals falling, it is as short as a week.
If you want to catch the Sakura season, early April would be the best time, but the periods of exact blooming vary from year to year.
People also enjoy flower appreciation picnics under the blooms by taking part in Hanami, which can be translated to ‘looking at flowers’ during the highly anticipated time.
It is a unique Asian experience you can have during the springs in Japan where people are deeply attached to the cherry blossoms.
Trekking in Nepal
Trekking would be a great option for you if you prefer to be active on your travels. Trekking in Nepal during the month of May would be more suitable due to low humidity and awesome weather conditions.
Nepal is indeed a good place for trekking and adventure where you can experience the joy of different varieties of blooming flora.
If you want to trek in the Himalayas, Everest base camp and the popular Pokhara would be a better option. If you want to trek in a less crowded region, you can go to the Three Passes Trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek.
By spending a great time during your trek, you will get to know how people spend their lives in such remote areas, their way of living and how their lifestyle is different from yours.
Go on a Safari in India
When the word Safari is used, Africa would be the first place that would strike in your mind. However, you might do not know that India is home to some exclusive and amazing wildlife.
From November to April, you can plan your journey anytime and view some amazing animals in the wild. The weather would be dry at that time, the mornings would be cooler and the day time would be warmer.
During the months of March and April, the number of people sighting animals would be higher.
You have to start your tour early in the morning. You can visit national parks and admire the view of the mountains, jungles, and meadows.
During a safari, you must listen to your guide very carefully because they are more experienced than you.
You can see tigers as well as an abundance of other beautiful animals during your trip.
Experience silence in Bali
You can head up to Bali during the spring season if you want to avoid hustle and bustle in the major parts of Asia.
According to the Balinese calendar, 21st March is known as the annual Nyepi or ‘Day of Silence’ which is the last day of the year.
The new year celebrations in Bali is quite different than that of other new year celebrations as the Balinese choose to spend their time in self-reflection. They need a peaceful environment for that.
An almost complete stop is marked to the activities in the city. People do not go to work, no one uses electricity and no one travels as well.
Most of the people do not even eat for talk for the day. They majorly focus on fasting and meditating.
Party in Thailand
Thailand is considered to be a top party destination throughout the year. Thousands of travellers are attracted every year by the full moon parties that take place on Thailand’s islands.
If you are travelling during the spring season, we recommend you that you must stop and visit Bangkok after or before the islands because, in the month of April, the biggest water fight happens on the continent.
Everyone gets ready for the Songkran festival of Thailand where people head to the streets in their swimwear and armed with water guns and buckets.
This festival is very popular and it can go on for days. Thailand is a must visit place for you if you are a party animal.
We have also come up to you with some urgent information about the spring season in the different regions of Asia.
Spring in Southeast Asia
The temperature gets hotter during the spring season and due to the same reason, fires burn out of control in Northern Thailand. The cause of such forest fires is illegal slash-and-burn agriculture methods.
Air quality becomes a major issue among the popular tourist places including Chiang Mai and Pai.
If you are an asthma patient or you have other respiratory issues, you must check conditions before planning your trip to Laos, Thailand, or Burma during the month of March and April.
The weather of Southeast Asia in Spring
Spring is considered as the hottest time for travelling to Southeast Asia, excluding Brunei, Indonesia, and East Timor. During the month of April and May, the temperature is at its peak.
However, the weather condition of Bali remains fairly consistent throughout the year.
The beginning of the dry season is in the late spring in Indonesia. If you ignore the irregular pattern of rain, spring could be a great time for you to travel amazing places like Bali before it gets too crowded during the months of June and July.
The weather condition of Southeast Asia in different months-
The average highest temperature of Bangkok in March is 95 F (35 degree Celsius) while that of the average lowest temperature is 79 F (26.1 degree Celsius).
The average highest and lowest temperature of Kuala Lumpur during March is 92 F (33.3 degree Celsius) and 76 F (24.4 degree Celsius) respectively.
The same for Bali (Denpasar) is 88 F (31.1 degree Celsius) and 77 F (25 degree Celsius) respectively in the month of March.
The average rainfall in March in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Bali is 1.1 inches (average of 3 rainy days), 8.6 inches (average of 17 rainy days), and 2.5 inches (average of 10 rainy days) respectively.
The average highest temperature of Bangkok in April is 97 F (37.1 degree Celsius) while that of the average lowest temperature is 81 F (27.2 degree Celsius).
The average highest and lowest temperature of Kuala Lumpur during April is 92 F (33.3 degree Celsius) and 76 F (24.4 degree Celsius) respectively.
The same for Bali (Denpasar) is 88 F (31.1 degree Celsius) and 77 F (25 degree Celsius) respectively in the month of April.
The average rainfall in April in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Bali is 1.1 inches (average of 3 rainy days), 11.2 inches (average of 21 rainy days), and 1.3 inches (average of 6 rainy days) respectively.
The average high and low temperature of Bangkok in May is 96 F (35.6 degree Celsius) and 80 F (26.7 degree Celsius) respectively.
The same for Kuala Lumpur and Bali is 92 F (33.3 degree Celsius) / 77 F (25 degree Celsius) and 87 F (30.6 degree Celsius) / 76 F (24.4 degree Celsius) respectively.
The average rainfall in the month of May in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Bali is 8.7 inches (average of 9 rainy days), 7.2 inches (average of 17 rainy days), and 0.6 inches (average of 5 rainy days) respectively.
Spring festivals in Southeast Asia
Songkran is the traditional new year celebration of Thailand where people enjoy by celebrating the largest water fight in the world.
The official date for the beginning of Songkran is 13th April but people start celebrating early. Chiang Mai is the epicentre for Songkran in Northern Thailand.
It is considered as the Balinese day of silence. The island completely shuts down in March. People do not travel, do not use electricity and do not even go for work.
The Holy week is celebrated by the predominantly Catholic country of Southeast Asia (The Philippines). During this time, the streets get blocked and many local businesses are closed.
Reunification Day in Vietnam
30th of April is celebrated as the reunification day in Vietnam when Saigon was captured and the country reunited.
The weather of East Asia in spring
If you are travelling to East Asia during the spring season, make sure you plan your trip before the city is trapped by summer heat and crowds.
Before June, you can travel to Yunnan which is a perfect rural and green place for pleasant temperature and fresh air.
Travelling to Japan is also a great option if you want to experience the beauty of blooming cherry trees and spring flowers. You can go to the park for a picnic and enjoy the beauty.
Weather conditions of East Asia in different months
The average high/low temperature of Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo in March is 54 F (12.2 degree Celsius) / 33 F (0.56 Celsius), 73 F (22.8 degree Celsius) / 64 F (17.8 degree Celsius), and 55 F (12.8 degree Celsius) / 45 F (7.2 degree Celsius) respectively.
The average rainfall in Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo in March is 0.4 inches (average of 3 rainy days), 3.2 inches (average of 11 rainy days), and 3.9 inches (average of 10 rainy days) respectively.
The average high/low temperature of Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo in April is 69 F (20.6 degree Celsius) / 47 F (8.3 degree Celsius), 80 F (26.7 degree Celsius) / 70 F (21.1 degree Celsius), and 64 F (17.8 degree Celsius) / 55 F (12.8 degree Celsius) respectively.
The average rainfall in Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo in April is 1 inch (average of 4 rainy days), 6.9 inches (average of 12 rainy days), and 4.9 inches (average of 11 rainy days) respectively.
The average high/low temperature of Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo in May is 80 F (26.7 degree Celsius) / 58 F (14.4 degree Celsius), 86 F (30 degree Celsius) / 76 F (24.4 degree Celsius), and 71 F (21.7 degree Celsius) / 63 F (17.2 degree Celsius) respectively.
The average rainfall in Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo in May is 1.1 inches (average of 6 rainy days), 12 inches (average of 15 rainy days), and 5.4 inches (average of 12 rainy days) respectively.
Spring festivals in East Asia
The cherry blossom festival of Japan begins in the south in the month of March and concludes in the month of May in the north.
People love to do party and picnics in the parks and enjoy the beauty of fleeting blooms.
The duration between April 29 to May 5 in Japan is known as the Golden Week and is the biggest holiday period in Japan. April 29 is known as the Showa day.
International labour day
In China, 1st May is celebrated as the International Labour Day.
The weather of India in the Springs
According to the Hindu calendar, the spring season, also known as Vasant Ritu, starts in India in the month of February and ends in the month of April.
Excessive humidity and heat make it difficult for people to enjoy some places in India. Temperature can hit up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit in April.
Weather conditions of India in different months
The average high/low temperature in Delhi and Mumbai in the month of March is 88 F (31.1 degree Celsius) / 61 F (16.1 degree Celsius) and 91 F (32.8 degree Celsius) / 71 F (21.7 degree Celsius) respectively.
The average rainfall in Delhi and Mumbai in March is 0.6 inches (average of 3 rainy days) and 0 inches (no rainy days) respectively.
The average high/low temperature in Delhi and Mumbai in the month of April is 99 F (37.2 degree Celsius) / 71 F (21.7 degree Celsius) and 92 F (33.3 degree Celsius) / 76 F (24.4 degree Celsius) respectively.
The average rainfall in the same cities in April is 0.8 inches (average of 1 rainy day) and 0.1 inches (no rainy days) respectively.
The average high/low temperature in Delhi and Mumbai in the month of May is 104 F (40 degree Celsius) / 78 F (25.6 degrees Celsius) and 93 F (33.9 degrees Celsius) / 81 F (27.2 degrees Celsius) respectively.
The average rainfall in Delhi and Mumbai in May is 1 inch (average of 3 rainy days) and 0.4 inches (average of 1 rainy day) respectively.
Spring festivals in India
If you are travelling to India in the month of March, you will definitely enjoy the Holi ( also known as the Festival of Colours).
Carnival in Goa
Carnival was brought by the Portuguese in Goa and still is it celebrated with gusto the week before Lent.
India also celebrates various other smaller spring festivals due to a huge ethnic and religious diversity around the subcontinent.