Spring season is often symbolized as ‘hope’, after all, there’s nothing wrong with this. The wait of six long months of falling of leaves in autumn, followed by chilling winter, brings this season where trees are laden with new leaves and colorful flowers.
Even though every season in Uttarakhand carries its own scientific importance and natural beauty, yet the spring season gets maximum space in every social media platform, the reason behind this I believe is, ‘spring season has certain magic’, it cast a spell and lo everything turns exceptionally wonderful. This magic can even be seen in the lyrics of songs dedicated to this season.
So, let’s see what magic will you see when you visit this state in spring season i.e. between Mid- March and June:
A Cultural Connection Between Uttarakhand And Spring
Phool Dei, a common folk festival is celebrated in the state, only to welcome the spring season with enthusiasm and fervor. Villagers, especially children in this festival pluck the first flowers of the season from the meadows and scatter those on the threshold of homes. In some places, the festival is celebrated as carnival and the celebration goes on for a month.
Basanti, folk songs are composed for the coming spring season when flowers bloom and new life spring in the valleys of the hills of Garhwal. The folk song is sung individually or in groups.
Spring- A Gateway To Chota Char Dham Yatra
Char Dham yatra of Uttarakhand, closed for six months due to freezing winters, it is only during spring season that this yatra is opened again for the devotees. Mostly it is around Akshay Tritya, an annual spring festival, that all four temples open their doors for the pilgrimage. The four shrines of Uttarakhand are Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.
Spring Gives Way To Pleasant Climate
Uttarakhand goes to the extent of snowing in most regions during winters, so spring marks the end of such harsh weather, and is the beginning of pleasant climate. The arrival of spring means you can finally enjoy the best weather of the entire year. Unlike plain regions, Uttarakhand’s weather will not play games with you like, when you sit inside your room, you feel cold and when you sit in sun you feel hot, rather, you will enjoy sun basking in hills.
Birds Return During Spring
Many birds to avoid the harsh weather of Uttarakhand migrate south during the winter and their northward migration starts as temperature rises during spring time. Throughout March- June, you can see a major avian arrival. In addition, if seeing feathered friends make you happy, go through this article https://www.euttarakhand.com/himalayan-birds-chopta-birds
Spring- When Animals Give Birth
Many animals reproduce in the spring, including our state animal Musk deer. It is the best time for them to give birth to their little ones as temperatures are warmer and cozy and food is also plentiful during this time. If you are a wildlife freak, it is best time for you to document the birth and early life of baby animals.
Buransh, Buransh Everywhere!
Uttarakhand’s Buransh trees during spring are laden with round clusters of white, pink, red, or purple flowers, a site that is not to be missed at any cost. Other flowers also bloom in the spring, once they sense that the days have grown longer and the weather has turned warmer. Several studies have shown that looking at flowers can take away your sadness and anxiety and can fill you with positivity. Still will you not think about visiting Uttarakhand during spring?
Spring- A Season Of Fresh Produce
Many vegetables and fruits are harvested in the spring. ‘This is the season to get your local fresh green produce. Uttarakhand’s ‘Hisalu’ and ‘Kaphal’ are spring fruits, which I believe have the most exotic taste. The terrace farms of hills during spring turns into a green blanket. Moreover, Uttarakhand’s organic produce are harvested during this season, which have unlimited number of health benefits.