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Best places to visit in April in India

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So the summers are approaching and everybody is looking for a long getaway, away from the soaring high temperatures and the scrotching heat. Running for cover to the lofty peaks in the Himalayas, or the Andaman Islands in the South, the Western Ghats, or the Eastern extents of Himalayas in the North Eastern states does seem like a good idea. In order to unwind during the summers, here is a list of places to visit in April in India.

1. Ladakh


This name might sound cliched, but the thrill of visiting Ladakh can be compared to none. With the mighty mountain peaks, stunning lakes and breathtaking views, this place is a heaven on earth. Ladakh’s unique culture and awe-inspiring landscapes are a delight to every traveller, and with every visit to this beautiful land, they take back a lot of memories. So whether you are a nature lover or an avid adventure seeker, you must head to Ladakh this summer.

2. Srinagar


This is one of the biggest crowd pullers in Kashmir when the sun beats down. After a dull spell of winters, the month of April comes as a mood changer for the travellers and the individuals of Srinagar. Every sleepy corner of the city awakes and the attractions such as Dal Lake, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden and Mughal Gardens come to life. Head to Srinagar during your summer break to celebrate the liveliness of nature.

3. Manali


Considered as a backpacker’s paradise, Manali is a popular summer holiday destination in India. It is nestled idyllically in the wilderness of the Pir Panjal and Dauladhar range of the Himalayas. Manali’s breathtaking landscape, fantastic weather and adventure activities attract thrill seekers, nature lovers and family vacationers every year. You can partake in zorbing, trekking, river rafting, zip lining, para-gliding, or simply enjoy the scenic beauty by heading to the Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Naggar, Rahala Falls and Rohtang Pass.

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4. Nainital


Located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, Nainital is a forested valley amidst which lies a beautiful lake – The Naini Lake. This lake being one of the major attractions in the town allures tourists and travellers from distant locations. Apart from this, the green hills, quaint old cottages and markets are something you must checkout in this quaint hill-station.

5. Munnar


An ideal destination to spend summer vacations with your family! Munnar is a beautiful hill station from God’s Own Country – Kerala, and is sure to make your vacations a rejuvenating affair. The hill retreat enjoys a favourable and pleasant climate all year round, and is known for its sprawling tea gardens and lush green hills. To make the most of your trip, you must take long walks and trekking as a part of exploring Munnar.

6. Kodaikanal


Located amid sylvan beauty in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is a small, intimate and charming hill station. With grasslands, meadows, valleys, waterfalls, forests and lakes, this destination makes for a perfect summer getaway. Apart from the scenic beauty, Kodai has a lot of other things to offer, like boat rides, treks, cycle rides, yoga retreat and more.

7. Coorg

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Nestled amidst the lush valleys of the Western Ghats, Coorg is a perfect place to escape the sultry heat of the South. It is blessed with the verdant beauty and pleasant weather conditions, thus serving the purpose of delivering complete relaxation to the mind, body and soul. For a memorable vacation in Coorg, you can indulge in various activities including, camping, river rafting, hiking and trekking.

8. Andaman Islands


Andaman is an untouched beauty with sunny skies, golden beaches, quaint environs and a shot of adrenaline. If you want to spend your summer vacations lazing around at the beach, Andaman is the place to be. The leisurely ambience and the serene shorelines will definitely get you going. To explore Andaman as a honeymooner, an adventure enthusiast or a family man, book your trip right away.

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9. Mount Abu


This is a sole hill station in the desert state of Rajasthan, and is a popular attraction amongst locals and travellers to get away from the scrotching desert heat. Since Mount Abu is home to many rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests, it is referred to as an oasis in the desert. Apart from being a tourist destination, Mount Abu also ranks amongst an important religious place for Hindus and Jains owing to the numerous temples present here.

10. Shillong


For those planning an excursion in the North-Eastern states, must head to Shillong for a memorable vacation. The lush green hills, fresh mountain air, clear blue sky, shimmering lakes and mystical waterfalls will not fail to impress travel enthusiasts. So get going, to relax and rejuvenate your senses in the pristine natural settings of Shillong.

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Srishti is a writer by profession and a dreamer by choice. She loves experimenting with her space and her looks. Being an avid animal lover, she plans on being a part of Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation in near future.

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