Top 5 spring time locales in Asia


Falling between March to May every year, spring break is the perfect time for a getaway to a sunny destination. The trips cater to families, college students, couples, friends and solo travellers alike. There's opportunity for plenty of cheap flights, exciting vacations, hotels, and cruises available—and if you book well in advance, you can save money on your spring break getaway!

So what are you waiting for? Plan a trip to any one of the below destinations and enjoy the spring season!

March celebrates the festival of colours and also marks the beginning of spring. Delhi, India is home to this two-day celebration that brings people/travellers from across cities to participate in this festival. The time of the festival varies from year to year, but usually falls between the end of February and March.

When: The festival takes place from March 20–21

Things to see and do: Qutab Minar; find inner peace at Lotus Temple; Take a walk to India Gate; Pay obeyence at the Akshardham temple; Visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan; Experience a different culture at Jama Masjid; Party away at Connaught Place.

Popularly known as the land of the “Ascending Dragon” for its geographical shape on the world map; Vietnam offers plenty of opportunities. And guess what? - Spring is the perfect time to explore the many wonders of the city. If you're looking to experience a wonderful weather and calm waters, Halong Bay—a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must visit.

When: Nestled between the brisk winter and sultry summer, head there during the spring season to enjoy this beautiful country

Things to see and do: Take a cruise; Go diving; Visit the Cat Ba Island; Explore Me Cung Cave; Take a cycling tour; Travel to Monkey Island and more.

Primed for Cherry Blossom season; Kyoto in Japan draws as the main attraction in the springtime. As the buds bloom across the city in the month of March; there are about 17 ancient monuments that are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are worth a visit.

When: Cherry blossom season generally starts at the end of March and runs till mid-April.

Things to see and do: Wander through the incredible Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine; Visit the Kinkakuji Temple and the Kiyomizu-dera Temple; Enjoy a panoramic view of the city at the Kyoto Tower; Dine at a restaurant in Pontocho.

In Bali, spring is one the best months to visit for avid travellers. Bali to many of you, can either mean, synonymous with relaxation - making it the perfect destination to laze on the beaches or indulge in adventurous hiking! If you are planning to visit Bali during the spring season; you can also be part of Nyepi, also known as the 'Day of Silence' which is reserved for silent contemplation.

When: March - May

Things to see and do: Soak up some vitamin sea on the beaches in Bali; Catch a Wave Surfing; Get a Balinese Massage; Hike Mount Batur for sunrise; Visit The Tegallalang Rice Terraces; Visit Uluwatu Temple; Try Yoga in Bali.

Burma is a country that is often overlooked when compared to the countries of Thailand and Cambodia. Offering unique pagodas, beautiful, sunny beaches, and dreamy, rolling hills, Burma is the destination for nature lovers! The temples of Bagan are well worth your time—explore individual temples on foot, or take a hot air balloon ride to see the ruins from the sky.

When: April - May during peak spring season.

Things to see and do: Shwedagon Pagoda; Visit the most famous pagodas in the world. Stilted houses at Inle Lake; Go Diving in the Myeik Archipelago; Visit the temples of Bagan; Walk barefoot in caves; Take a ride in a hot air balloon; Go Trekking