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Top Places to Visit in April in India

With the arrival of summers, waving goodbye to winters means looking forward to experiencing the top spots to visit in India in April. Because it is well known that India's summers can be very bothersome. Here is a list of the finest tourist destinations to visit in April in India where one can relax and enjoy economical vacation packages. April is an exciting time to take a trip. In the valleys and meadows, spring flowers are still flowering. Pack your bags and go as soon as possible since these Indian places will undoubtedly make your vacation unforgettable! Here is a list of sites in India that you may visit in April. Take a peek to see what greets you and your family in this beautiful country.

1. Munnar - Home to Green Plantations

Located in the Idukki region, Munnar is a hill station in the Western Ghats mountain range of Kerala. This town is like a multicoloured canvas of green tea plantations, bubbling blue streams on the slopes, and rolling hill paths. Munnar offers views of stunning low mountains with a covering of breathtaking fog that makes the entire place look dreamy. There are a host of fun activities to embrace in the stunning beauty of the Indian Peninsula’s largest tea-producing region. Munnar is the most unforgettable destination for a quiet and relaxing vacation on the hills. There are many attractions and places to visit in and around Munnar to make your trip most memorable. Inhale the fresh air of Munnar and relax from hectic life for a few days. 

Top Places to Visit in Munnar

Echo point, Elephant village, Tea museum spice farm, Eravikulam National park.

Lakkam waterfalls, Cheeyappara waterfalls, Rose Garden, Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary, Top Station.

How to Reach Munnar

To reach Munnar the nearest airport is Cochin international airport. This airport is at a distance of 122 km from Munnar. Major cities are connected by air from Delhi to Cochin, Bangalore to Cochin, Mumbai to Cochin, Kolkata to Cochin, Mangalore to Cochin. From the airport, you can book a taxi to visit Munnar. 

Aluva railway station is the nearest railway station of Munnar. 

2. Kashmir - Heaven on Earth

Kashmir, nestled high in the majestic green Himalayas and lauded all across the globe for its remarkable scenic beauty, is picturesque and captivating. It is one of the most romantic places in the world, surrounded by towering peaks, verdant green valleys, shimmering lakes, temples, and stunning gardens which go back to the time of Mughal Eras. Kashmir, dubbed as heaven on earth, has been placed second only to Switzerland. Kashmir dazzles with stunning Chinar trees that transform the complete valley into yellow and crimson hues in autumn, silver lakes into golden at the time of sunrise. The panoramic beauty of the place is enough to render you speechless with awe. The exceptional and incredible beauty of this slice of paradise has been described by several poets, authors and philosophers, most popular being by the fourth Mughal Emperor Jahangir’s quote that “If there is heaven on earth, it is here...it is here ...it is here.” So if you have been dreaming to experience Kashmir and planning to take your family along, let us take you through a detailed overview of what are the places to visit and how you can make this vacation. This is the most sought-after tourist destination to visit in April. On your trip to Kashmir don’t forget to take a ride of Shikara in Dal lake, mountain biking in Ladakh, river rafting in Sonmarg, and skiing in Gulmarg. 

You can enjoy a trip to Kashmir in the month of April and avoid the extreme heat of your hometown.

Top Places to Visit in Kashmir

Dal lake, Mughal garden, Char Chinar, Shalimar Bagh, Nishant bagh, Jalma Masjid, Wular lake. 

How to Reach Kashmir

Take a flight to Srinagar airport from other cities of India and then take a cab or taxi to explore this beautiful place. The connected flights are Delhi to Srinagar, Mumbai to Srinagar, Kolkata to Srinagar, Bangalore to Srinagar, Ahmedabad to Srinagar.

3. Shimla - Queen of Hill Stations

Shimla derives its name from Shyamala Mata, a courageous avtaar of the goddess Kali. The goddess's temple, known as Kali Bari temple, is located on Bantony Hill, near The Ridge. Shimla, the beautiful capital of Himachal Pradesh, is one of the top destinations in India to visit in April for honeymooners and single travellers.

This beautiful hill town stands at an altitude of 2200 meters and was British India's summer capital. With exquisite colonial buildings, walkable Mall Road, and a ridge lined with stores, cafés, and restaurants, Shimla preserves its vintage charm. It provides all the tourists, appealing activities that will make their holiday extraordinary, not just because of the beautiful weather but also because it has a lot to offer in terms of shopping and sampling the native cuisine.

Places to Visit in Shimla

Summer Hills, Chadwick Falls, Tara Devi Temple, The Shimla State Museum, Himalayan Bird Park, Jakhoo Hill, Green Valley, Kufri Chail.

How to Reach Shimla

The nearest airport to Shimla is the Chandigarh Airport at a distance of approx. 60 kms and all major cities of the country are connected to Chandigarh. You can book a flight from Delhi to Chandigarh, Mumbai to Chandigarh, Kolkata to Chandigarh, Ahmedabad to Chandigarh.  From there you can drive down or take a cab to Shimla.

Kalka is the nearest railway station of Shimla which is connected to other parts of India. 

4. Rishikesh - Yoga Capital of India

Located in Uttar Pradesh, surrounded by the holy River Ganges and the towering Himalayas, Rishikesh is well-known among domestic and international travellers and a perfect place to visit in April. Aside from being a popular retreat, yoga, and spiritual getaway, it is also recognized for being a hotspot for adventure activities such as river rafting, camping, trekking, and the most thrilling of all, bungee jumping.  Renowned all over the country and among foreigners for its yoga ashrams and white water rafting Rishikesh offers its tourists a contrast of interesting activities to all its visitors. Whether you wish to hang around lazily at small cafes or walk down to the quiet ancient temples and whether you wish to detox yourself through its energising yoga centers or indulge in the adrenaline rush with your friends through various adventure sports like rafting, paragliding, parasailing, Rishikesh is your answer.  In Rishikesh, even lounging in a tent by the river is enjoyable with bonfires, music, and dancing is equally enjoyable. Make a go for it in the month of April. This holy city and one of the major pilgrim attractions in India. People across the world visit this city in search of peace. This is one of the ideal places to visit in April. Rishikesh is also known as the yoga capital of India and has many ashrams, some of which are internationally recognized as the center of Yoga and Philosophical studies. 

Places to Visit in Rishikesh

Lakshman Jhula, Mansa Devi Temple, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Bharat Mandir, Kunjapuri Temple Rajaji Tiger reserve, Triveni Ghat, Har ki Pauri, Ram Jhula, Neer Garh Waterfall.

How to Reach Rishikesh

Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport is the closest to Rishikesh, located at a distance of 20 km. Major flights like Delhi to Dehradun, Mumbai to Dehradun, Kolkata to Dehradun are available.

5. Manali - Honeymooners’ Hideout

Ensconced in the lap of Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh, this place is one of the most popular hill stations to visit in April. Manali is one of the region's highest passes. It is a natural boundary between the Kullu lowlands and the Lahaul and Spiti mountains. Beautiful landscapes and fresh snow attract visitors. Adventure sports such as skiing, skating, paragliding, snow scootering, and more are available here. From beautiful forests to Orchards and snow-covered peaks, Manali is a picture-perfect holiday destination for nature lovers and honeymooners. Manali is well-known not just for its weather and scenic scenery, but also for being budget-friendly. It has become a popular trekking destination over the years, with visitors from all over the world spending months here. The forest hillside and the cloudy weather of Manali make it an ideal place to escape from the city heat in April.  

How to Reach Kullu - Manali

Kullu - Manali airport in Bhuntar is the nearest airport which is situated 50KM away from Manali. Flights are available from Chandigarh to Bhuntar and Delhi to Bhuntar. From there you can take a taxi till Manali.

6. Dalhousie Scenic Dhauladhar range

When you are planning a trip to visit in the month of April then do not miss the chance to explore Dalhousie. Dalhousie is one of Himachal Pradesh's most well-known hill stations. It meanders across the five mountains of Kathlog, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota, and Bhangora at a slow pace. Named after Lord Dalhousie it was founded by him in 1850, and there are numerous elements about Dalhousie that trace it back to the colonial era. Dalhousie is stunning, with waterfalls, rivers winding through hills, thick jungle paths running beside massive cliffs with distant glimpses of the Dhauladhar range, and a few churches established during the British Raj. The panorama of snow-capped peaks of the Dhauladhar Range greets you continually, no matter where you are in town. The mountains in the distance are embraced by clouds, while the greenery of the countryside is highlighted by the sun's rays on the other side. This contrast brightens your day and lifts your spirits. The vacation in Dalhousie is mostly about sightseeing. Cafes, markets, and Mall Road are all equally compelling reasons to visit Dalhousie.

Places to Visit in Dalhousie

Chamera lake, Punch Chulla, Dainkund peak, St. Patrick’s Church, Bakrota hills, Ganji Pahari lake, Subhash Baoli, Satdhara falls.

How to Reach Dalhousie

Dalhousie is served by Gaggal Airport, which is the closest airport to the city. It is also known as Kangra Airport and is located in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, about 107 kilometers from Dalhousie. There are regular flights from Delhi to Dharamshala, Mumbai to Dharamshala, Chandigarh to Dharamshala, Kolkata to Dharamshala.

7. Nainital - Land of Lakes

Standing at an elevation of around 2,000 meters, Nainital is a Himalayan vacation town in the Kumaon area of Uttarakhand State. Popularly known as the “land of lakes’ Nainital has immersive beauty. This stunning small town in flanked by seven hills collectively called as ‘Sapta-Shring’

The town's appeal is enhanced by the gorgeous mountains and the lovely waters of the lake. The town is built around the green alpine lake of Naini, which is studded with multicoloured sailboats. According to legend, the lake came into existence when goddess "Sati's" eyes fell at this location when her body was being carried by Lord Shiva after her death. The summer seat of the British administration, the town has a prominent colonial legacy with groups of villas and bungalows. It is also known for the sacred Naina Devi Temple. The lush green mountains and relaxing environment of Nainital will make you feel refreshed and the less crowds during the month of April will also ensure that the trip is easy on your pocket.

Places to Visit in Nainital

Naini Lake, Raj Bhawan, Nainital Zoo, Naina Devi Temple, Tiffin Top, Snow View Point, Kilbury, Land’s end.

How to Reach Nainital

You can reach Nainital via Air, rail and road. You can also take a flight from Delhi to Pantnagar which is the closest airport to Nainital. It is connected only to Delhi as of now. The nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is 34 Km away.

8. Coonoor - Luscious Tea Estates

If you enjoy lush foliage, Coonoor is one of the greatest destinations to visit in India in April. In the heart of the tea plantations, take a green holiday. Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu and one of the three magnificent Nilgiri hill stations. It is located at a height of 1930 meters and is only 19 kilometers from Ooty. This region is a fantastic summer hideaway, with its slopes of tea plantations, studded with various attractions, and blessed with cool weather all year and especially around the month of April.

Coonoor is a lovely place to visit if you want to see the Nilgiri Hills and Catherine Falls from afar. This beautiful hill town has lush foliage, well-kept hills, Colonial heritage, and breathtaking scenery. Coonoor also boasts of having numerous vintage mansions and guest houses that overlook the hills, making it ideal for a holiday 

Places to Visit in Coonoor

Sim’s Park, Dolphin’s nose, Ketty Valley, Lamb’s rock, Hidden Valley, Highfield Tea factory, Law’s falls, Droog Fort.

How to Reach Coonoor

The nearest airport to Coonoor is Coimbatore International Airport, which is 110 kilometres away. Flights like Delhi to Coimbatore, Mumbai to Coimbatore, Chandigarh to Coimbatore, Hyderabad to Coimbatore are available. Once you reach the airport, you can hire a cab to Coonoor.

When summer is about to start, you can plan a retreat to yourself in the month of April. You can visit any of these top tourist destinations if you wish to explore hill stations in summer. 

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