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Places To Visit In India In April

Summer vacations have just begun and if you are wondering which place to visit in India in April then look no further.

With the winter completely forgotten, April ushers in the bright sunny days of summer and simultaneously the hill stations regain popularity as  popular visit destinations for summer holidays in India.

Also school and colleges close down making it the best time for family holidays in India as well as trekking and adventure for adventurous youngsters.

India, the land of diversity, has a huge list of travel destinations and attractions that serve as great summer getaways. Here is a run-down of travel destinations that you could plan to visit to make your vacation a memorable one. 

Saputara, Gujarat

Saputara, Gujarat
A Lake in Saputara, the finest hill station Gujarat
Gujarat is more than just the Rann Utsav. If you are planning your summer holiday in India then, Saputara is a a good choice if you live in Gujarat or near Maharashtra. infact Saputara is one of the popular weekend getaways from Mumbai.

Situated at an altitude of 1000 m above the sea level, ‘Abode of Serpents’ is the literal meaning of Saputara as the town is positioned in Dangs, the footrest regions of Sahyadri Ranges. This hill station is a place to be visited throughout the year as the climate is cool and pleasant.

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According to the Hindu Mythology, it is said that in the dense Saputara forests, Lord Ram had spent his 11 years of exile. At the banks of Sarpaganga River, one can also find a deity of a serpent.

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The Serpent God is revered by the local tribes and the festival of Maha Shivaratri and Nag Panchami are celebrated with great show and vigor. The list of the popular attractions includes Saputara Lake, Pandava Caves, Sunset Point, and Echo Point.

Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

Being associated with Lord Krishna, Vrindavan is one of the most popular destinations for pilgrims. Apart from religious significance, the natural beauty of the town also attracts tourists in great numbers throughout the year. The divinity of the destination is also one of the major aspects that win the heart of the visitors.

Apart from temples and religious sites, Vrindavan is highly popular for architectural splendors and gardens. Visitors can also indulge in shopping spree as there is a myriad of option available in devotional items such as incense sticks, devotional items made of brass, silver shoes for deities, silver tulasi necklaces and silver puja items.

Further, to make the trip a memorable experience, visitors can also plan for side trips to Mathura, Mahaban and Gokul.

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Kodai Lake Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal

Located at an elevation of 6,854 ft above the sea level, Kodaikanal is one of the gorgeous cities in the Western Ghats. Being the calm and charming hill station, Kodaikanal is one of the appropriate destinations for vacations for family and honeymooners.

The list of must-see attractions in Kodaikanal includes Kodai Lake, Bryant Park, Bear Shola Falls, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Green Valley View, Coaker's Walk, Kodai Astrophysical Observatory, Fairy Falls, Pillar Rocks and Silver Cascade. In addition to this, the hill-town is also a favorite travel destination for tourists wanting to indulge in entertainment activities such as rowing, playing golf, and a many more.

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Manali, Himachal Pradesh

A Yak in Manali
Yak ride is one of the popular activity in Manali
Manali is one of the popular hill-towns in Himachal Pradesh. Located at a close proximity of around 40 km from Kullu and about 250 km from Shimla, Manali provides exciting side-trips and excursions. People can also reach Manali through air as the nearest airport (Bhuntar) is situated at a distance of about 50 km. Visitors are mesmerized by the amazing views of the surrounding as the town is located at a height of 2000 m above the sea level.

The natural canvas is complimented with the snow-capped peaks. Town experiences cold weather throughout the year and thus, May to November are regarded as ideal months of the year to visit. Moreover, visitors interested in witnessing snowfall should plan to visit Manali during December to January. From here, there are a number of treks in Himalayas that adventurous souls could embark on.

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Gangtok, Sikkim

Lake Tsongmo, Gangtok
Gangtok in Sikkim is one of the top places for families for summer holidays in India
Nestled in the lap of snow-capped mountains of the Kanchenjunga, Gangtok is one of the prominent hill-stations to visit and enjoy a memorable vacation. Being at an elevation of around 5600 feet above the sea level, the town offers amazing views of the surrounding. The huge list of attractions has also won the hearts of the visitors.

The list includes the Deer Park, Dul Dul Chortena, Pemayangtse Monastery, Labrang Monastery, the Royal chapel - Tasuklakhang, Tsomgo Lake, Kechopari Lake, Tashi Viewpoint, and a lot more. The breathtaking views of the mighty Kanchenjunga also win the heart of the visitors. Travelers can also opt for an excursion to Changu Lake (35 km) from Gangtok, to ensure a memorable vacation.

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Kausani, Uttarakhand

Terracced Fields, Kausani
Kausani is one of the top places for honeymoon in India in summer
Situated in a proximity to Nainital, Kausani is one of the charming hill-stations in Uttrakhand. With an elevation of 1890 meters above the sea level, the destination assures for captivating the minds of the visitors by providing excellent views of the surrounding. The natural canvas is complemented with dense forests and Kumaoun Himalayas in the backdrop.

Along with nature lovers, Kausani is also a favorite travel destination among honeymooners. Among the attractions in the town, Gandhi Ashram is one of the most popular and must-visit attractions.

Moreover, from Kausani, the snow-clad mountain peaks of the Kumaoun Himalayas are clearly visible. One can also spot some important Himalayan peaks such as Kedarnath, Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Panchchuli, Nanda Kot, and Trishul.

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Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Tiger seeking respite from heat, Ranthambore National Park
A tiger seeking respite from the summer heat in a pond at Ranthambore National Park
If you are wondering why we have included this wildlife sanctuary as one of the top places to visit in India in April despite the fact that its really hot in April in Rajasthan then let us enlighten you a bit.

The secret to spotting tigers in any of the national parks in India is that as opposed to the best time to visit a sanctury which is mostly suggested weather wise- which is from November till February - the best time to spot a Royal Bengal Tiger is from March till May and that is why we have included Ranthambore, one of India's top wildlife sanctuaries in our list of things to do in India in April.

Do the jeep safari and embark on a wild trail accompanied by guide to catch the sight of elu a guide is also provided on request to help the visitors get the best of the information about the national park. The national park also provides shelter to a myriad of birds, including native and migratory. The national park is also a retreat for wildlife photographers as they get to capture some of the amazing shots in their camera.

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Nagaland, Assam

Nagaland, Assam

A picturesque hill-state, Nagaland is located in the extreme north east region of India. The state is surrounded by Assam in the west and Myanmar in the east, and thus is bestowed with rich cultural heritage. In spite of being a small state, there is huge footfall experienced throughout the year. Saramati (12600 ft) is the highest peak in the state.

Moreover, the rich flora and fauna also makes the state a must-visit travel destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The list of major attractions in the state includes Japfu Peak, Dzukou Valley, State Museum, Khonoma, and more.

Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Pench National Park – Land of Mowgli

The list of travel destinations to visit in April also includes Pench National Park. The national park is situated at the bottom of the Satpura Ranges in Madhya Pradesh and beside the wide stretch of the Pench River. The rich flora and fauna in the national park has attracted wildlife lovers from India and abroad to visit Pench.

The national park also provides shelter to various native and migratory birds, providing great opportunity for bird lovers to enjoy their trip. Wildlife and nature photographers are also delighted with the abundant chances to capture some of the best stills. Visitors can also opt for safari in the park to satisfy their love for wildlife.

Kalimpong, West Bengal

Kalimpong - hill station in West Bengal

The green meadows, dense virgin forests and undulating valleys mark the unique identity of Kalimpong. Located between the Deolo and Durpin Hill, at a height of 1250 m above the sea level, the visitors can enjoy the amazing views of the Khangchendzonga in the backdrop. During April, the destination has its own natural beauty to showcase and captivate the minds of the guests.

The list of must-visit places includes various view points, from where the visitors can enjoy magnificent views of down town and surrounding. Additionally, there also are orchid plantation, monasteries, museums, churches, mountains, and parks worth to be visited. Do not miss to shop. The local markets are flooded with traditional artifacts and similar items that could be purchased as souvenirs.

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Jim Corbett National Park - The oldest National Park in India
Formerly known as the Hailey National Park, Jim Corbett National Park is sprawled over an area of 1288 sq km. Being the oldest national park in India, the park experiences huge footfall from all parts of the globe. Apart from rich flora and fauna, the national park is also praised for its scenic beauty.

The national park is providing shelter to various conserved and endangered species of mammals, birds and plants. To ensure a memorable experience, the visitors can also enjoy safari in the park. Do not miss top take your camera along as you would get a lot of opportunities to capture some of the amazing shots of the inhabitants performing their activities in their natural environ.

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