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Best Places to Visit in April in India 2022

Asia, Travel Tips - Ross French - April 4, 2022

Best Places to Visit in April in India

The winter is over. And, India is one of those countries that have an abundance of places you can visit as the summer sets in. April is an ideal and interesting time to spend some quality time in the Indian subcontinent. In this article, we will talk about some of the best places to visit in April in India. So, read on.

Best Places to Visit in April in India This Year

Andaman Islands

Andaman IslandsFor those who love water activities, the Andaman Islands are nothing less than paradise. The gin-clear waters, blue skies, and beautiful beaches are what make these islands this popular. During the month of April, the average temperature remains around 27°C-32°C. While you’re in the Andaman Islands, you’d never run out of places to go to. These include Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Corbyn’s Cove Beach, and so on. You can engage yourself in various adventurous activities like trekking, scuba diving, undersea walking, etc., on these islands. Also, don’t forget to watch the light and sound show at the historic Cellular Jail. Plus, there are numerous options to eat and stay in. FYI, there are so many wonderful eateries and resorts in the area. And, the best part? Andaman is an affordable place. So, keep your budget around 5,000 INR.

Manali

When it comes to the best places to visit in April in India, it’s hard to beat Manali. Residing between the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges, Manali is among the coldest places in the country in April. If you want to witness the majestic Himalayas in all their glory, Manali should be your go-to place. During this month, Manali sees an average temperature of 10°C-25°C. So, it’s pretty nice weather. Try visiting places like Jogini Falls, Solang Valley, Hidimba Devi Temple, Pandoh Dam, Rohtang Pass, etc. Plus, you’d get plenty of opportunities to enjoy sightseeing, paragliding, riding yaks, and so on. If you’re a shopping fanatic, Mall Road would definitely quench your thirst. Also, don’t miss the yummy delicacies of the local eateries. On average, it would cost you around 8,000 INR for a little trip to Manali. Sounds good, right?

Khajjiar

KhajjiarKhajjiar is famous for its wonderful natural beauty. In case you were unaware, it is regarded as the Switzerland of India. So, if you’re seeking a great April trip, you should consider visiting Khajjiar. As a result of its being encircled by snowy mountains and its natural splendor, paragliders adore it a lot. In April as well as throughout the summer, the temperature stays around 17°C-30°C here. While you are in Khajjiar, don’t miss places like Khajj Nag Temple, Khajjiar Lake, Golden Devi Temple, and so on. Apart from paragliding, you’d get more than enough opportunities to take part in adventurous activities such as zorbing, trekking, etc. Also, if you love history, go to the Bhuri Singh Museum. There are numerous cheap hotels and restaurants in the area. Thus, an average budget of 4,000 INR is enough.

Gangtok

SikkimGangtok is the capital of Sikkim and one of the most popular tourist spots in the Indian subcontinent. Situated 5500 feet high, Gangtok is a stunning cosmopolitan town that can be an ideal summer holiday destination. The town offers amazing natural beauty and a mix of varied cultures. During April, the weather stays pleasant with a temperature between 13°C and 22°C. Places of interest include Nathu La Pass, Ranka Monastery, Do Drul Chorten Stupa, Tsomgo Lake, and so on. You can drive through Nathu La, explore the monastery, or do whatever your heart desires. Also, there are numerous options to eat and stay in Gangtok. So, you can spend some quality time with a budget of around 6,000 INR.

Coorg

If you’re planning to visit South India, you should not miss Coorg. Coorg aka Kodagu dazzles its visitors with picturesque views of the valleys and thick forests. April in Coorg is quite favorable with an average temperature of 15°C-20°C. There are so many amazing places to go to in this area, including Golden Temple, Iruppu Falls, Namdroling Monastery, etc. Also, there are Nagarhole National Park and Nisargadhama Forest for those who love nature. Here, you’d be able to engage in microlight flying, rafting, trekking, and more. Restaurants and hotels are quite affordable here. So, keep your budget around 4,000, and you would enjoy a decent trip.

Kodaikanal

For your info, Kodaikanal is famous for its stunning natural beauty. It is regarded as one of the best honeymoon destinations in all of India. Thus, if you’re seeking to spend some romantic time with your partner, visit Kodaikanal. Trust us when we tell you that the views of the Palani Hills will knock you off your feet. Moreover, the weather stays pretty pleasant during the month of April with an average temperature of 20°C-30°C. So, it is among the most ideal times to visit Kodaikanal. There are wonderful places like Bear Shola Falls, Kodai Lake, etc., for you to go to. The local lodges and eateries provide amazing service at affordable costs. So, keeping a budget of around 5,000 INR should be good enough for a remarkable and fruitful Kodaikanal trip.

Kashmir

Kashmir

When it comes to summertime tourist spots, Kashmir needs no introduction. Long regarded as the heaven on earth, Kashmir is a must-visit place in April. The natural beauty and scenic landscapes you will find here are truly second to none. Usually, the temperature in Kashmir during this month stays between 14°C and 21°C. Therefore, it maintains very pleasant weather. However, sometimes it might rain during this time, so it’s better to carry an umbrella with you. FYI, there’s no shortage of places of interest in Kashmir. These include Srinagar, Jammu City, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Doda, Sonmarg, and many more. You can opt for Shikara rides, trekking, skiing, mountain biking, etc., while you’re in Kashmir. There are plenty of budget local restaurants and hotels in the area. So, it is possible to enjoy a memorable Kashmir trip at about 4,000 INR.

Conclusion

As you can see, India is a country where you won’t ever run out of places to go to in summer. Above, we gave you a list of some of the best places to visit in April in this country. So, don’t wait any longer. Visit them ASAP and spend a holiday of a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is the finest place to go for a vacation in April?

Well, the month of April is an ideal time for a vacation for many travelers. The weather in many places in the Indian subcontinent stays favorable during this month. These include places like the Andaman Islands, Khajjiar, Kashmir, and so on.

  • What places are best to spend holidays in April?

There are more than enough places in India where you can spend a remarkable holiday in the summertime. These include Coorg, Manali, Andaman Islands, and many more. Refer to our article for more info and plan your summer trip accordingly.

  • How is Manali in April?

Manali is known for having comfortable temperatures during the summers. In April, the average temperature here stays around 10°C-25°C. So, it is perfect for sightseeing as well as traveling.

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How to Prepare for a Backpacking Trip in India

Asia, Travel Tips - Ross French - February 7, 2018

India is a land of diversity, both culturally and geographically. Backpacking in India, either solo or with friends, is a sure ticket to life and adventure.

But, like any other trip, planning ahead saves you a lot of hassle, money, and time. Planning starts with an itinerary first: places you wish to visit, sights you always longed to see. And that would depend on what kind of trip you’re looking for. In this article, we’re going to give you a few tips to make sure you enjoy your first backpacking trip through this wonderful country.

How to Get Around?

India is home to a diverse population. And people from all classes of society have their own ways of functioning. So, you may choose to travel in luxury or you have the option to travel in the most frugal ways one can imagine. You can travel across the country in an extremely cost-effective way if you plan well.
The entire country is crisscrossed by an extensive railway network. If you have time, then traveling by train has its own charm. You get to see different places all day long, meet different people, or chit-chat over a cup of tea.

High-end trains have AC compartments, which are comfortable and cool, but there are also non-AC compartments that are cheaper. But don’t expect train rides to be as quiet as back home. The hustle and bustle of Indian trains might throw you off at first, but they do have their charm.

Domestic flights are the best option if you are in a time crunch. All the major cities are connected internally. Spicejet flights operate on an extensive network of domestic routes, which are reasonably priced. Book your tickets online or visit the nearest travel agent.

When traveling around locally within a city, always agree to a price before you board a rickshaw or taxi. Local guides and transport drivers can take advantage if you don’t negotiate well.

Where and what to eat?

When it comes to food, research beforehand on what particular spots are famous for. Every part of India has its own traditional flavors. Not only should you visit famous restaurants in tourist hotspots, but also hang around the local joints to sample more authentic flavors. So if you are in North, don’t just head to the nearest Haldirams but try street foods instead. Foods in various parts of the country are simply mouth-watering. Kashmir has many special local delicacies and you can indulge in almost all of them when you book customized Kashmir tour packages. Hence if you take packages for each state or couple of them together, you can enjoy amazing local food plus best attractions in the state.

However, it’s always better to watch the drinking water and consider carrying bottles with you as much as you can.

Where to Stay?

There are a lot of options when it comes to lodging. Once again, you can choose to spend the night at a high-end hotel or choose from low-cost options like guesthouses or hostels. There are also plenty of ‘Dharamshalas’ (rest houses for travelers) if you don’t mind sharing a dormitory you’re your fellow travelers. It would be wise to check for reviews online or from fellow travelers before the trip if you can.

Have fun!

Keep these short tips up your sleeves, and you’ll have a memorable backpacking trip in India. India is a wonderful place to backpack and is full of natural beauty and bustling city life, making it the perfect country for any adventure lover.

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India Travel Guide

Travel Guides - Eric Anderson - February 7, 2018

India has a ton of breath-taking scenery, vibrant seas and plenty of green, rolling hills for you to spread your eyes upon. This place offers some incredible India tourism. India is the 7th biggest country and brings a lot of options as far as the general population goes. It’s a dissimilar culture; that I’m sure you’ll enjoy adjusting to. You will find yourself with many diverse options and a ton of things to do in India.

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Exotic Destinations for a Holiday Out of the Ordinary

Travel Tips - Ross French - September 28, 2017

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Looking for a holiday out of the ordinary? Travel to an exotic destination where you can experience sights, smells, and tastes that you have never experienced before. Here are some ideas for an exotic destination that is out of the ordinary.

Havana, Cuba

Havana is a bustling city known for its museums, forts and lively public squares. It has exquisite cafes and bohemian themed bars. Havana’s old town, called Habana Vieja, is known for its magnificent Baroque styled Catedral de San Cristobal, and the military fortress of Castillo de la Real Fuerza.

You can also visit El Morro, a fort at the bay of Havana, El Capitolio (the national capital building) Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (the national museum) and one of the world’s largest opera houses Gran Teatro de La Habana.

Rajasthan, India

Rajasthan has a range of exotic cities, palaces and forts, just waiting for curious travelers to explore. Jaipur, the capital city also known as the pink city, has a modernized business centre with rustic age old charm. Amber Palace, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal are a few destinations to visit. Jaisalmer, the golden city, is considered a gateway to the Thar Desert.

The prominent landmarks are the Jailsalmer Fort, Jain Temples and the Gadisar Lake. Jhalawar is an historical city which is also known for its vibrant flora and fauna. The Chandrabhaga Temple, the Sun Temple, Herbal Garden, Buddhist Caves and Stupas are some of the prominent destinations to visit.

Bhutan

Bhutan is known as Druk Yul which means Land of the Thunder Dragon. Bhutan is in the Himalaya Mountain Range and you can visit ancient Buddhist monasteries like Taktshang Monastery that is at an elevation of 3,988 metres and has stunning flora and fauna.

Ta Dzong is a museum that is located at 3,400 metres. The country is also famous for bird watching and Wangdue Phodrang Valley is a great place to go.

Dubai, UAE

Dubai offers a variety of attractions varying from mosques to shopping malls. Exotic places to visit would be the Jumeirah Mosque and Fahidi Fort which also houses the Dubai Museum. If you wish to access the tranquility of the desert you can head deep into the desert for a safari.

You can also ride a camel and relax in Bedu tents. Ski Dubai is an indoor Ski resort in Dubai for those who wish to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and is located in the Mall of the Emirates.

Cambodia

This beautiful country has a history of extreme violence and you can visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh to learn more about it. Angkor Wat is filled with temples that are a complex mixture of symmetry, symbolism, intricacy and epic proportions.

The Cardamom Mountain range is densely covered with lush virgin rainforest and it runs through south west Cambodia and eastern Thailand. Some of the rare species listed in these forests are the Malaysian sun bear, pileated gibbons and Siamese crocodiles. There are many beautiful resorts to stay in.

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Step into the Most Popular Tourist Destination

Asia - Ross French - May 19, 2015

India has become a popular tourist destination with thousands of people visiting different parts of India each year. It has much to offer to travelers and tourists. It is a land of hills, rivers, plateaus, plains, beaches, deltas and deserts. It also houses many luxurious hotels and resorts to cater to its booming travel and tourism industry. India offers luxury travel to its travelers and tourists. Cruise from the picturesque natural sites to the architectural wealth in this beautiful land. Almost all the cities in India have something to interest tourists. Jaipur is one among those offering outstanding attractions and keep you busy throughout the trip.

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Best Time to Visit Jaipur

Its proximity to India’s lone desert in Rajasthan –Thar, makes the temperature in Jaipur hot in summer and moderate in winter. Weather is best between October and March. In winter the temperature ranges between 21°C and 8°C, making it a pleasant time to travel. Summer is the off season as it is intensely hot with temperature frequently touching 45°C, but one can get good deals on hotel accommodations.

Amer Fort

Popularly known as Amber Fort, this beautiful fort built by Maharaja Man Singh depicts the artistic Hindu architecture through its cobbled pathways and large entrances. This four-level fort, built with red marbles and sandstone, consists of the royal legacy of Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas  and a temple of Sila Devi. For generations, the royal families used to stay here, and it was secretly connected to the Jaigarh fort for emergency escapes during attacks.

Jaigarh fort

This beautiful creation by Maharaja Jai Singh, located at Amber, Jaipur stands on the Cheel Ka Teela (Hill of Eagles), a promontory of the Aravalli Hills. Located 400 metres above and similar in structure with the famous Amber Fort, it was meant to protect the latter. One can reach the Amber Fort through the secret subterranean passage from Jaigarh Fort. This fort is 3 km long and 1 km wide. It has the world’s largest cannon on wheels, called Jaivana; a few palace complexes which served as the residences of the royal families; a well maintained garden; and a museum.

City Palace

This gigantic fort includes two more forts inside, and is located on the north-east part of Jaipur. City Palace was the seat of the kings. It has a huge array of buildings, courtyards, temples and gardens. Its construction was started by Jai Singh following a perfect blend of Indian and European styles of architecture. The magnificent grid pattern encloses Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Mukut Mahal, Palace of Maharani, Govind Temple and City Palace Museum. Chandra Mahal, one of the inner forts of City Palace, has a museum of its own and is still a residence of the royal family members.

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Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds, built by Maharaja Pratap Singh, is located on the southern part of Jaipur. This beautiful five-storeyed building, designed to replicate the crown of Lord Krishna, looks like a honeycomb having about 1,000 small windows. These have latticework that encouraged cool air or doctor breeze to enter the palace, air-conditioning the whole area during the summers. The pink and red sandstone on the exterior gives it a magnificent look in the morning. The palace is part of the royal City Palace extending till the Zenana or the chambers of women.

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