Travel India: 11 Best Places to Visit in India in the month of April

Bid Adieu to spring and start summer season with travel plans. Following the ‘new normal’ norms, make this year a trippy one, and explore the gorgeous town of India in April. Summers in India is all about soaring temperatures, humidity, bright sun, and escapade to stunning locations to escape the heat.

With the onset of Summer, plan your quick weekend getaway of Summer vacation to these 11 best places to visit in India in April. 

  1.       Andaman Islands

Fringed with lush green forest and turquoise water, Andaman Islands are heaven for beach lovers and thrill-seekers. The sun-toasted beaches with magical sunset views, scenic beauty that make you feel tranquil, and upbeat water activities that satiate adrenaline junkie. Andaman is surreal, and its tropical climate unwinds your body, mind, and soul.

April is a great month to travel here and have the best piece of this paradisal land.

Things to do: Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Sea Plane Ride, Undersea Walking, Mangrove Kayaking, Light and Sound Show, Trekking, Parasailing, and more.

Highlights: Cellular Jail, Havelock Island, Elephant Beach, Radhanagar Beach, Neil Island, Ross Island, Corbyn’s Cover Beach, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, etc., to name a few.

Weather Update: The Andaman Islands offer tropical climates throughout the year that keeps fluctuating between 27 degrees to 32 degrees, and evening time is the best.

Food to Try: Fish curry, macher jhol, coconut curry, other seafood, and more.

  1.       Kodaikanal

Soaked in the serenity of nature, Kodaikanal or Kodai is a charming hill station located on the Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu. This place is one of the best honeymoon destinations and famously known as Princess of Hill Stations. The beauty of this place sweep you off your feet, and the enchanting views of the green valley offer utmost ecstasy.

Things to do: Waterfall Trek, boating in Kodai Lake, go for a walk at Coakers Walk, nature walk, see your cap floating at gravity point, Yoga and Meditation, biking, night safari, and more.

Highlights: Guna Cave, Bryant Park, Coakers Walk, Pine Forest, Dolphin’s Nose and Echo Point, Berijam Lake, Kurinji Andavar Temple, gravity point at Berijam Road, etc.

Weather Update: The weather of Kodaikanal is quite pleasant in April.

Food to Try: Homemade chocolates, brownies, cheese, noodle soup, and a variety of South Indian food.

  1.       Khajjiar

Touted as a Mini Switzerland of India, Khajjiar is situated in the pristine lap of nature surrounded by snow cladded mountains. The beautiful bowl-shaped, pine-ringed meadow is one major tourist attraction at Khajjiar. The place is perfect for year-round travel, and don’t miss doing paragliding in Khajjiar.

Things to do: Paragliding, Trekking, Zorbing, Shopping, Boating, Nature Walk, and more.

Highlights: Khajjiar Lake, Khajj Nag Temple, Tibetan Handicrafts Center, Golden Devi Temple, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Dainkund Peak, Kailash Village, Panch Pandav Tree, etc.

Weather Update: Enjoy a mild climate in Khajjiar in April and throughout the summers.

Food to Try: Maggi during Khajjiar Trek, Himachali Food, Kull Trout, Sepu Vadi, Guchhi Matta, Kaddu ka Khatta, and more.

  1.       Shillong

Another gem place to visit in India in April- Shillong is a popular place in Meghalaya among travellers. Capture the beauty of breathtaking mountains and lush green Valley this month and enjoy cool, pleasant and nippy weather. Shillong is a modern town with the essence of old-time charm reflected through its streets- cafes, churches, and residential property. Drive around the city and experience Shillong in the most authentic way.

Things to do: Cafe Hopping, Trekking, Shopping, Long Drive, Sightseeing, Boating, Angling at Dawki, Horse Riding, Waterfall Hopping, camping, explore caves, and much more.

Highlights: Elephant Fall, Dawki River, Visit Asia’s cleanest village Mawlynnong, Shillong View Point, Umaiam Lake, Laitlum Canyons, Mawphlang, Ward’s lake, etc. to name a few.

Weather Update: April offers pleasant days and little cold nights, offer a perfect setting for camping and bonfire.

Food to Try: Momos, Jalebis, Tungrymbai, Jadoh, Pineapples, Betel Leaf, Jadoh, etc.

  1.       Coonoor

One of the three Nilgiri Station, including Ooty and Kotagiri, Coonoor is a small town with a stunning heritage resort that sets a perfect luxurious getaway amidst the breathtaking mountains. Enjoy the picturesque view of hills covered with tea plantation. Relax and revive in the serenity of Coonoor.

Things to do: Enjoy Train Ride, Trekking, have a family picnic, road trip to lamb’s rock, Hiking, Tea factory tour, waterfall swimming, try assortments at Indian bakery, waterfall trekking, learn to make cheese, etc.

Highlights: Nilgiri Mountain Railways, Sim’s Park, Indian Bakery, Droog Fort, Acres Wild, Katary Waterfalls, Catherine Falls, Dolphin’s Nose, Tiger Hill Cemetery, Rallia Dam, and more.

Weather Update: April is ideal for visiting Coonoor, as the temperature ranges between 27-34 degrees Celsius.

Food to Try: Rajma and Avare beans, authentic South Indian food, mud pie, etc.

  1.       Wayanad

Relish the last taste of winter in Wayanad in April before you finally step into the summer. The cool and soothing weather makes Wayanad one of the best places to visit in India in April. Find yourself surrounded by scenic landscapes comprising mountains, rice paddies, betel nut & bamboo tree, fauna, and much more, and rejuvenate yourself.

Things to do: Mountain hike, long drive, nature walk, zipline, boating, Trekking, Cycling, etc., to name a few.

Highlights: Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Edakkal Caves, Banasura Sagar Dam, Madhumalai Tiger Reserve, Tea Estates, Pookode Lake, and more.

Weather Update: Weather in April ranges between 15-25 degree Celsius.

Food to Try: South Indian curries, rasam, sambhar, moru koottan, poricha koottu, avial, thoran, pulissery, stew, etc.

  1.       Mount Abu

The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu, is all about green forests, cascading waterfalls, stunning mountains, and chic resortsfor a luxurious vacation. Mount Abu is famous among travelers from Gujrat and is a much of a family holiday place. So try to plan one with your family this month and have a restoring break.

Things to do: Boating, Trekking, Hiking, Camping, Rock Climbing, Caving, Waterfall Hike, Drive to Sunset Point, etc.  

Highlights: Dilwara Temples, Nakki Lake, Toad Rock, Guru Sikhar, Mount Abu Honeymoon Point, Sunset Point, and Wildlife Sanctuary, Universal Peace Hall, Achalgarh Fort, Trevor’s Tank, etc.

Weather Update: April is an ideal mount to vacay in the beautiful hill station of Rajasthan.

Food to Try: Authentic Rajasthani Cuisine- Dal bati churma, laal mass, mohan maas, ghevar, pyaz kachori, bajri ki roti, gate ki kichdi, and a lot more.

  1.       Tawang

A mighty small town surrounded by magnificent mountains, gold-and-white gompas, and embellished with colourful prayer flags, Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is a soul-soothing place. If you’re planning to explore the country’s extreme North-East region, Tawang is your place to start. Being a hilly region, Tawang has no fear of monsoons and landslides.

Things to do: Hiking, Drive to Sela Pass, Meditation, Hiking, Shopping at Tibetan Market, drive across the town, etc.

Highlights: Nuruanag Waterfalls, Shonga-Tser Lake, Tawang Monastery, Jaswant Garh, Bumla Pass, Madhuri Lake, and more.

Weather Update: Enjoy soothing and cold weather in Tawang during the month, as the temperature range somewhere between 15-25 degree Celsius

Food to Try: Momo, thupka, traditional Monpa cuisine and authentic Twang delicacies like Zan, Khura, and Gyapa Khazi.

  1.       Rishikesh

Famously known as the self-styled ‘Yoga Capital of the World, the spiritually enliven town of Rishikesh is tucked on the Himalayan foothills beside River Ganga. The place is ideal for those who are looking for a relaxing retreat kind of vacation in the mountains. Rishikesh is a buzzing town yet a peaceful abode where you can have a leisure time with yourself, find enlightenment and ecstasy amidst nature’s beauty.  

Things to do: White Water River Rafting, Cliff Jumping, Waterfall Hike, Bungee Jumping, Temple Hopping, witness enchanting Ganga Arti, Camping, Yoga, Medication, Café Hoping, etc., to name a few.

Highlights: Cafes, Twin Bridge- Laxman and Ram Jhula, Beatles Ashram, Triveni Ghat, Parmath Niketan Ashram, Sivananda Ashram, Tehri, Patna and Neer Waterfalls, Geeta Bhawan, Muni ki Reti, Bharat Mandir, Tera Manzil Mandir, and much more.

Weather Update: Rishikesh offers excellent weather throughout the year. April seems more pleasing.

Food to Try: The place offers multiple cuisines, but try to have authentic North Indian street food like Lassi, Aloo Poori, Samosa, Golgappe, etc.

  1.   Srinagar, Kashmir

Indeed, a Heaven on Earth, Kashmir is an epitome of natural beauty, boasting its snow cladded Himalayas, Valley, gorgeous landscapes, apple orchids, and much more. Kashmir is a paradisal land that is calling you to have a slice of ecstasy and relaxation. Beat the summer heat by visiting Kashmir and have a great dose of rejuvenation.

Things to do: Shikara Ride, Trekking, Mountain Biking, get clicked in Kashmiri traditional attire, stay at a houseboat or shikara, Skiing, and more.

Highlights: Gulmarg, Dal Lake, Mughal Garden, Nishat Bagh, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Nigeen Lake, Chashme Shahi, etc.

Weather Update: The weather might be a little dry and slightly cold in April, but offer a peaceful stay.

Food to Try: Kahwah, Mutton Rogan Josh, Yogurt lamb curry, Kashmiri dum aloo, Kashmiri saag, haak, paneer chaman, and much more mouthwatering delicacies.

  1.   Matheran

A Jungle Above, Matheran is a tiny quiet and peaceful spot in Maharashtra. The place offers stunning sightseeing and is ideal for weekend outings. The place is endowed with shady, lush green forest crisscrossed with foot trails. Take the car and drive straight to this fantastic location this month and have a Happy Summers.

Things to do: Caving, Hiking, Boating, Trekking, Waterfall Rappelling, watch the sunset, and other adventure activities.

Highlights: Echo Point, Garbett Point, Charlotte Lake, Irshalgad Fort, Chanderi Caves, Rambagh Point, Charlotte Lake, Ambarnath Shiv Temple, Porcupine Point, Kalavantin Pinnacle, etc.

Weather Update: Matheran offers a moderate climate in April.

Food to Try: Try authentic Maharashtrian cuisine- chikkis of various types, vada pav, solkandhi, bharli vangi, pav bhaji, puran poli, etc.

These top places are perfect to start the Summer season with a bang. Plan your vacation, book your self-drive car, and hit the road to witness the beauty of these stunning cities and towns. 

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