April, one of the most looked for months of the year simply for the fact it is when the kids get their long-awaited school holidays and you are in with them to take a trip off from your busy schedule of life. Ah! yes, it is that time of the year to check off that long pending holiday destination from your list and recharge yourself to stay put for the rest of the year.
If you have not made any list as of where to travel in India in April, here is a carefully curated list of 15 best places to visit in India in April. Thank us later, now explore!
1. Wayanad - Refreshing Foresty Escapade
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Average Temperature: 28 degree Celsius (approximately)
Populated by rice paddy fields and cardamom & coffee plantations is the scenically unspoiled district of Wayanad in the God's Own Country. Lined with numerous resorts that are set in the midst of refreshing nature, Wayanad will revitalize your senses, draining all the stress. Considered as the most beautiful destination in the entire state of Kerala, Wayanad is one of the best travel destinations in April.
Popular Tourist Spots: Edakkal Caves, Thirunelli Temple, Soochipara Waterfalls, Pookode Lake, Banasura Sagar Dam.
Activities: Trekking, Cave exploration, Wildlife visit, Boating, Cycling.
How to reach: Nearest Airport - Calicut International Airport, Railway Station - Nilambur Road.
2. Goa - Party Destination for April
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Average Temperature: 29.3 degree Celsius (approximately)
When you hear Goa, immediately you think about the month of December and the New Year celebrations that take place during the time. But what most people don't get is that the party beach destination of Goa is one of the perfect places to visit in India in April. During the day, it is a bit on the sunny side which can be cooled down by a glass of beer and during the nights it's breezy. Moreover, the prices are at an all-time low. So stop thinking and reschedule your Goa visit!
Popular Tourist Spots: Basilica of Bom Jesus, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Candolim Beach, Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Dudhsagar Falls
Activities: Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Banana boat, Swimming, Parasailing, Jetskiing, Plantation walk, Surfing, Scenic drive.
How to reach: Airport - Dabolim, Train Station - Madgaon, Vasco da Gama.
3. Andaman & Nicobar Islands - A Deep Blue Holiday for Families
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Average Temperature: 27.9 degree Celsius (approximately)
Talking about taking an escape, why not drift away in the waters and head on to Andaman & Nicobar Islands? Popular among the tourists as the pearl in the never-ending blues, Andaman & Nicobar Islands has earned a reputation for itself with its legendary beaches, tropical forests, and opaque emerald waters. Supported by a world-class diving facility, Andaman & Nicobar Islands boasts of a huge array of water sports activities
making it one of the best holiday destinations in April for families.
Popular Tourist Spots: Cellular Jail, Elephant Beach, Corbyn's Cove Beach, Radhanagar Beach, Samudrika Marine Museum, Marina Park.
Activities: Underwater walking, Jetskiing, Parasailing, Trekking, Dolphin watching, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Island Hopping, Surfing.
How to reach: Airport & Ferry - Port Blair.
4. Ooty - A Queeny Experience in April
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Average Temperature: 16.3 degree Celsius (approximately)
Queen of the hill stations - Ooty is the pride of south India
and a popular hill station in the Nilgiri Hills. Adorned by sprawling grasslands, tranquil lakes, an enchanting array of trees, Ooty is mystical in its own way and still, carries the old world charm obtained under the British rule. Attracting a huge number of tourists every year with its natural beauty, Ooty can be best experienced in the month of April as the temperature is on the pleasant side and please eat the fresh carrots.
Popular Tourist Spots: Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Doddabetta, Ooty Lake, Avalanche Lake, St. Stephen's Church, Emerald Lake.
Activities: Cycling, Boating, Hiking, Camping, Birdwatching, Fishing, Sightseeing.
How to reach: Airport - Coimbatore International Airport, Train Station - Udhagamandalam railway station.
5. Auli - Snow Magic in April
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Average Temperature: 12 degree Celsius (approximately)
Renowned for its fascinating ski resorts and breathtaking vistas, Auli in the Himalayan range of mountains is a popularly growing ski destination in India. If you have always been fascinated by snow and wanted to play with it ever since you were young, then Auli is the ideal place you should take a trip to. And with the temperatures in balance in April, you can extract the best out of the ski destination without succumbing to the biting cold which is otherwise prevalent.
Popular Tourist Spots: Trishul Peak, Chenab Lake, Gorson Bugyal, Joshimath, Rudraprayag, Nandaprayag.
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, Trekking, Camping, Snowmobiling, Tubing, Ropeway.
How to reach: Airport - Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, Train Station - Haridwar.
6. Nainital - A Lake Adventure in Summer
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Average Temperature: 15 degree Celsius (approximately)
Set at a height of 2,084 meters above the sea level in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas is one of the top hill stations in India
, Nainital famed for its subtle charm and scenic lakes. Take a respite from the scorching summer weather by taking a trip to the picturesque lake district of Nainital, surrounded by towering peaks of greenery. Referred to as the 'Queen of the lakes', Nainital offers a sense of calmness to your mind.
Popular Tourist Spots: Jim Corbett National Park, G B Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital Lake, Gurney House, Naina Devi Temple, Cave Garden, Snow View Point.
Activities: Wildlife visit, Boating, Sightseeing, Trekking, Camping, Ropeway, Jeep Safari.
How to reach: Airport - Pantnagar Airport, Nearest Train Station - Kathgodam.
7. Darjeeling - Aromatic Holiday Destination For April
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Average Temperature: 14.7 degree Celsius (approximately)
Carpeted with tea leaves and offering unparalleled views of the mountain Kangchenjunga is the emerald green tourist destination of Darjeeling. The name strikes hard with the tea lovers, as Darjeeling is one of the largest exporters of tea and you can feel the aroma of the tea leaves seducing you as you make your way through the winding roads of the bustling town. It's a sin not to ride the steaming toy train and forgetting to have a cup of steaming tea, brewed freshly!
Popular Tourist Spots: Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Batasia Loop, Peace Pagoda, Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling Mall, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
Activities: Toy Train ride, Wildlife visit, Sightseeing, Plantation walk, Backpacking.
How to reach: Airport - Bagdogra Airport, Train Station - New Jalpaiguri.
8. Rishikesh - Spiritual Vacation in April
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Average Temperature: 26.5 degree Celsius (approximately)
Want to do get spiritually connected with the divine while having fun during your vacation in April, then Rishikesh is totally for you. Popularly referred to as the 'Yoga capital of the world'
, Rishikesh is a pilgrimage town and one of the holiest places in India. Indulge in an adventurous river rafting experience
and seek spirituality as the supernatural breeze kisses you from the valley. Alcohol and non-vegetarian is strictly prohibited in Rishikesh, owing to the religious significance of the place.
Popular Tourist Spots: Rajaji National Park, Ram Jhula, Laxman Julla Bridge, Triveni Ghat, Gita Bhawan, Sivananda Ashram.
Activities: White water rafting, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Wildlife visit, Safari, Kayaking.
How to reach: Airport - Jolly Grant Airport, Train Station - Rishikesh Railway station.
9. Munnar - Switzerland of South India
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Average Temperature: 21 degree Celsius (approximately)
Resembling as if taken out of a storybook, Munnar is an idyllic town of rolling hills, dense green tea plantations, and exotic flora. Clothed in a veil of mist all the time, Munnar is a popular honeymoon destination and is frequented by so many honeymooners that it can be called the 'Switzerland of south India'. Supported by an amazing climate throughout the year especially during the summer, Munnar is rightly one of the best April holiday destinations.
Popular Tourist Spots: Eravikulam National Park, Matupetty Dam, Tea Museum, Attukal Waterfalls, Anamudi, Devikulam.
Activities: Trekking, Boating, Wildlife visit, Birdwatching, Sightseeing, Safari, Camping.
How to reach: Airport - Cochin International Airport, Madurai International Airport, Nearest Train Stations - Aluva, Ernakulam, Madurai.
10. Srinagar - Quintessential Garden Destination
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Average Temperature: 14.2 degree Celsius (approximately)
Lying on the banks of the Jhelum River is the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar. Highlighted by a dozen of lush gardens, waterfronts, and indulgent houseboats, Srinagar has a uniquely distinctive characteristic that makes the city one of the charming places in India. A part of India's top domestic destinations, experience Srinagar by planning a trip in the month of April for a mild summer that is soothing than ever. Be sure to pack your bags with traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dried fruits while returning.
Popular Tourist Spots: Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Garden, Chashme Shahi Garden, Dachigam National Park, Tulip Garden, Pari Mahal.
Activities: Boating, Fishing, White water rafting, Kayaking, Camping, Sightseeing.
How to reach: Airport - Srinagar International Airport, Train Station - Srinagar railway station.
11. Mahabaleshwar - Deliciously Fresh for Kids!
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Average Temperature: 24.5 degree Celsius (approximately)
Situated in the western ghats ranges, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar with its evergreen forests is a quintessential old world charm. Serving as a tourist destination right from the time of the British, Mahabaleshwar offers delightful views and delectable strawberries. Take a plantation walk across the strawberry farm with your kids and make sure you pluck the strawberries fresh and fill your baskets. Mahabaleshwar is without doubt one of the best vacations in April for kids.
Popular Tourist Spots: Venna Lake, Pratapgad Fort, Wilson Point, Dhobi Waterfall, Chinaman Waterfall, Venna Dam.
Activities: Plantation walk, Backpacking, Sightseeing, Rock climbing, Horse riding, Archery, Zip lining.
How to reach: Airport - Lohegaon Airport in Pune, Train Station - Diwan Khavati, Karanjadi.
12. Almora - Mesmerizing Hill Station
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Average Temperature: 27.1 degree Celsius (approximately)
Nestled within the majestic ranges of the Himalayan mountain, Almora is a bewitching hill-station in Uttrakhand with dwindling pine and oak trees. Not known to many, the mesmerizing hill station of Almora breathes of a cool enchanting atmosphere even in the time of April making it one of the best places to visit in India in April. Bask in the beauty of the rich cultural heritage, munch of the local delicacies, and grab the handicrafts on offer.
Popular Tourist Spots: Jageshwar Dham, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kasar Devi Temple, Zero Point, Katarmal Sun Temple, Chitai Temple, Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum.
Activities: Sightseeing, Scenic drive, Camping, Nature walk, Trekking.
How to reach: Airport - Pantnagar Airport, Train Station - Kathgodam station.
13. Kanyakumari - An Amazing End Point
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Average Temperature: 29 degree Celsius (approximately)
The coastal district of Kanyakumari is set at the edge of India and appears as if it floats on top of the sea. Right when you reach Kanyakumari, you feel a sense a satisfaction as if you have covered the whole of India. Bordered by endless coconut trees, paddy fields, and a beckoning sea shore, Kanyakumari glistens in the morning with a spectacular view of Sunrise which is closely competed by an equally stunning sunset. While the temperature in Kanyakumari in April is a bit on the sunny side, the coastal side offers refreshment!
Popular Tourist Spots: Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thanumalayan Temple, Mathur Aqueduct, Our Lady of Ransom Shrine.
Activities: Boating, Swimming, Sightseeing, Hiking, Scenic drive.
How to reach: Airport - Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, Train Station - Kanniyakumari railway station.
14. Leh - Scenically Perfect Journey
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Average Temperature: 11.2 degree Celsius (approximately)
Dotted with mudbrick houses, Tibetian-style palaces, and monasteries, the district of Leh is a ruined perfection. Explore the lengths and the breadths of the extremely pristine beauty of a destination of Leh and treat your taste buds to the exotic flavor of tandoori pizza. For a totally one-in-a-kind of experience, drive in a bike from Manali to Leh, through the winding roads making sure to stop along the way to gaze at the opulent views.
Popular Tourist Spots: Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Thikse Monastery, Hall of Fame, Spituk Monastery, Phyang Gompa.
Activities: Hiking, Scenic drive, Camping, Birdwatching, Sightseeing, Meditation
How to reach: Airport - Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Train Station - Pathankot, Chandigarh.
15. Tawang - A Peaceful Vacation
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Average Temperature: 25.3 degree Celsius (approximately)
Perched at a height of 3,048 meters above the sea level is the district of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. Relatively not known to many and less exposed to the outside world, Tawang packs a punch with its quaint setting and natural beauty, seducing the visitors with its marveling gift of nature. Enjoying a cool temperate climate, Tawang can be best experienced in the month of April and a perfect location to unwind with the practice of meditation on offer.
Popular Tourist Spots: Tawang Monastery Museum, Tawang War Memorial, Nuranang Waterfalls, Sela Pass, Bum La Pass, Madhuri Lake.
Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing, Camping, Nature walk, Meditation, Scenic drive.
How to reach: Nearest Airports - Tezpur Airport, Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Train Station - Tezpur Railway Station.
Now, as your trip for April has been completely revealed, it is time to pack your bags and venture out. The holidays are here!