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The southernmost point of India; Kanyakumari, is well known for its rich blend of history and cultural heritage. Temples, churches, forts and palaces serves the value of heritage paradigm to it.. Besides, Kanyakumari beach offers one of the best sunrise and sunset spots in the country. Traveling to this corner of India in the month of April is bound to be a delightful affair. The weather stays highly pleasant for sightseeing as well as swimming and surfing can also be best enjoyed during this time.
Known as the black tea capital of India, Darjeeling reflects the essence of sprawling tea plantations, Gothic architecture and local beer made from fermented finger millet. The place is where you can go for long leisurely walks and come back with an uplifted olfactory system and millions of memories. The Peace Pagoda built here is one of the most frequented spots by those inclined towards learning more about Buddhism. One of the most loved experience of travellers here, is to watch the sun rise on the Kanchenjunga from the Tiger Hill. April is the best time to relax here to get rid from the flakes of Summer.
One of the most adventurous and yet safe part of the Himalayan Ski circuit, Auli is still one of the lesser known marvels on Devbhoomi, Uttarakhand. April is one the most comfortable months to visit here, for the temperatures range from 7-17 degrees. The lush conifers surrounding this snowy paradise make for the perfect view. Many easy single day trek options are also available. Auli is one of the unforgettable and offbeat summer locations in India that must figure in your bucket list.
Sharing its boundaries with Assam in the west and north, Arunachal Pradesh in the north, Myanmar in the east and Manipur in the south, Nagaland is an enchanting north-eastern hill state. Known for its rich traditional and cultural heritage, Nagaland is also characterized by its several tribes and their distinct customs and traditions. Visiting this unexplored destination can be an enlighting experience. Travellers can enjoy a laid-back vacation while soaking in the peaceful ambiance and treating their eyes to the verdant scenery, spread all around. The place is frequented usually in the first week of April, when people witness the Aoleang festival of the Konyak Nagas. A vibrant mix of modern and traditional, the festival is celebrated as the beginning of the new year with the spring season, after sowing seeds for the first crop of the year. Traditional dances, music and games are showcased, with the added aim of spreading peace and cultural harmony among the tribes. The rare head hunter and tattooed Nagas are seen in great numbers during this time.
The striking contrast of the pristine Himalayas and the evergreen alpines is what strikes a first time traveler in Kalimpong. River Teesta provides adventurers with the option of rowing downriver during the rapids. Those who are more into a relaxed and laid back vacation can take a stroll among the fragrant cardamom and cinnamon plantations (talk about natural aromatherapy!) or feast their eyes on the acacia, bamboo and orchid fields. Roads lined with sunflowers and poinsettias, and the city itself considered as an ecological hotspot, don’t be surprised if you spot rarities like the red panda, asiatic black bear, and the pangolin here.
Located amidst the Pir Panjal and Dauladhar range of Himalayas Manali offers the perfect blend of natural beauty and a glacial pleasure .Gorgeous views, gurgling water streams and an array of mountain adventure makes Manali one of the finest tourist destinations in India. Adventure seekers frequently arrive in Manali to taste the pleasures of adventure sports like paragliding, white water rafting, zorbing and trekking and honeymooners flock to have their first tryst with snow with day trips to Rohtang Pass. For backpackers it’s the quaint, serene hippie towns in the outskirts – Malana being the most popular one – and for long term adventure seekers, it serves as base for gearing up and getting ready before venturing out to conquer the trans Himalayan terrains and undertake trekking and road trips to Leh, Spiti and beyond. This makes April the very right month to go on wild safaris and nature trekking tours. The hill station is also famous for its summer festival that takes place in the month of April. It includes the Himachal food fest, painting competitions, star nights, roller skating competitions and fashion shows as its major feature acts.
Lying in the eastern Himalayan ranges, in the north-eastern state of Sikkim, Gangtok is not just a popular tourist destination. It also boasts of a lot of religious importance for the followers of Buddhism because of being home to a number of monasteries. Gangtok has it all, mesmerizing scenery, high mountain peaks, glacial lakes, monasteries, splendid weather, popular attractions, and trekking paths to attract all kinds of travellers. Soak-in the religion at the monasteries, explore the beautiful locations, gorge on sumptuous food, indulge in adventure and more. Ranking amongst the most mythical yet unexplored regions of India, the North east side of the country is heaven for travellers. With the Himalayas and the Teesta River’s rapid waters accompanying it along the way, the beauty of this place is something to behold. Sikkim to be precise in North East India is undoubtedly one of the best places in India to relax and spend the summers. The monasteries, cascading waterfalls, treks and the unexplored valleys will definitely cool up with the summer season.
Nestled amidst the lush rolling hills and valleys of the Western Ghats, Coorg is one of the most affluent hill stations in Karnataka offering unequaled luxurious holidays to tourists.Fondly referred to as the ‘Scotland of India’ and sometimes as ‘Kashmir of the South’ due to its verdant beauty and salubrious weather conditions, Coorg has a special place among all hill stations in India.Nestled at the altitude in the range of 3500 ft above sea level, the mountainous Kodagu (or Coorg) region is home to the Kodava people and Tibetan refugees. The natural majesty and lush environs of this hill station make it an ideal place for trekking, bird-watching and rejuvenation.If you are traveling here in April-May, then driving along the winding roads over hills offers spectacular vista as you drive past spice and coffee plantations recently bloomed into fragrant white blossoms. The emerald beauty of Karnataka, Coorg is a hill station blessed with picturesque locales. Snuggled in the Western Ghats, Coorg enjoys the title of “Kashmir of south”. Perfumed with the delicious smells of coffee, spices and oranges, the environs are at its stunning best in April. The altitude of 3500 ft above sea level is pleasant and with warm days a burst of colors in form of multi-hued flowers covers views as far as the eye can see. It is also an ideal place for trekking, bird-watching and nature walks.
Lying amidst verdant Western Ghats, Wayanad is one of the most captivating hill town of Kerala that is also called the ‘Green Paradise’ as it shares borders with the greener patches of the state. Lush agriculture fields, thick forests and misty hills of Kerala add to its scenic charm. The place gets its name from Vayal Nadu, where Vayal means paddy fields and Nadu meaning the land, which makes Wayanad a land of paddy fields. Wayanad bird sanctuary is one of the main attractions, blessed with rich flora and fauna, quite popular amidst bird watching enthusiasts. Soak-in the aroma of tea, coffee, vanilla, cardamom and pepper, while talking a leisure walk. Chembra Peak, Neelima, Meenmutty waterfalls, Chethalayam, Pakshipathalam, Banasura Sagar Dam are the other tourist attractions.`
Dharamshala is Himachal Pradesh’s one of the most peaceful locations. The hill station is a shining beacon of spirituality as it is the home of Dalai Lama and Tibetan community in refuge. The natural beauty of the locales is absolutely awe-inspiring. It is the culture and the people that draw visitors. April is a good time to plan your trip. The chilling winters have made way for pleasant weather of summers. Explore the Tibetan monasteries, try out the thrilling treks in the Himalayas or simply relax in the blessed environs.