India is a hot country and April is not the coolest month of the year in the country, however this is the time most schools start their holidays and it is the time for families to plan their yearly trips.
While some places are hot and humid during this time of the year, there are some cooler places which are a must see in April. If you’re looking for some fresh and new ideas for places to visit with your family this April, here’s a list of the top ten places to see in India during the month of April.
10. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
Coonoor is located in the famous Nilgiris and is one of the best places to visit for people who love nature. Although South India is quite hot, the greenery here keeps the temperatures very pleasant and cool. There are some amazing places that you can explore in Coonoor. The town is a popular tourist destination which is loaded with popular spots which include the Sim’s Park which is a beautiful botanical garden. There are also some other popular spots such as the Nilgiri Hills and The Catherine Falls. You can also visit the annual fruit show that takes place during April.
9. Kalimpong, West Bengal
Kalimpong is one of the most beautiful places where you can see the green alpines and Himalayas merging. Any traveler coming here for the first time will enjoy various rowing adventures in the rapids in the area. Those who do not enjoy adventure sports can walk along the cinnamon and cardamom plantations. They can also enjoy the orchid, acacia and bamboo fields. Most of the roads in Kalimpong are lined up with poinsettias and sunflowers. One can even spot rare wildlife such as Asiatic black bear, red panda and pangolin here.
8. Wayanad, Kerala
Wayanad are called the misty hills of Kerala. Visiting this place in April is perfect due to the green cover on the hills and the mist surrounding the area. Wayanad is known for being one of the biggest producers of aromatic products such as vanilla, cardamom, tea and coffee. Wayanad is also home to the oldest tribe in India that live a nomadic life. This place provides the perfect opportunity to detox from the hectic urban life and provides the chance for a perfect vacation.
7. Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling is one of the most beautiful cities in West Bengal that can be explored during the month of April. The town is best known for its tea plantations and it is during the month of April that these plantations are grown and ready to be plucked. A walk down these tea plantations is something that you will enjoy with your family. There is also a Peace Pagoda that you can visit while in Darjeeling. The weather in April is pleasant and it is perfect to take a trip here during this month.
6. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Kanyakumari is known as the southernmost tip of India. Kanyakumari is hidden with amazing natural wonders. While many tourists come here to visit the Kanyakumari temple, there are tourists that come to see if the legendary sparkling diamond is visible in the sea. Another amazing place to view is the Gandhi Memorial. The Dhyana Mandalam is also a peaceful place to see when you come visiting Kanyakumari. A single visit to Kanyakumari during April will give you enough to write home about.
5. Kadmat Island, Lakshadweep
If you’re looking for an exotic location to take a vacation, but you don’t want to leave the country then Kadmat Island in Lakshadweep is one of the best places to take a trip with your family. This beautiful island seems like heaven on earth and is a great place for your entire family to enjoy. There are some amazing activities that you can enjoy here which include swimming, snorkeling and diving. This is a peaceful place that is not very crowded in April which makes it a great time to visit.
4. Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh
Sarahan is home to the Bhimakali Temple, which is one of the 51 shaktipeethas. These shaktipeethas are sites that are used to worship Sati. This temple attracts pilgrims and visitors all year around. Visiting this place during April is the perfect time as the sun shining on the temple makes it look glorious and serene. Sarahan is also home to the Pandava Cave which is where the five brothers from Mahabharata were said to have trekked. Sarahan is also home to a huge breeding ground for birds in the area and April is the perfect time to visit this breeding ground.
3. Mon, Nagaland
Mon is a great place to visit during the month of April, mainly for the Aoleang festival of the Konyak Nagas. This is a traditional festival that is combined with some modern culture. The festival marks the beginning of the New Year which starts at spring when people can plant new crops. There’s a lot to explore here during this time of the year and you will get to witness some of the best Nagaland food, culture, traditions, music and more. This is the only time when you will manage to spot the rare head hunter and the tattooed Nagas.
2. Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
Pachmarhi is the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh. Since the state does not receive a lot of rainfall, it is best to visit a hill station in the region in order to ensure the temperatures are not soaring. Pachmahrhi is a popular tourist destination which has some amazing places that you can explore. The popular Satpura Tiger Reserve is close to the hill station and April is a great month to come here and spot some tigers.
1. Auli, Uttarakhand
Auli is known as the ski capital of the state of Uttarakhand. Auli is known to be the safest and still the most adventurous part of the Himalayas. April is comfortable to visit as the temperature usually ranges between 7 and 17 degrees which is extremely pleasant. Auli is also not that crowded with tourists during April making it the perfect time to visit the place.