20 Best Places to Visit in India in April

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India, as a country and as a land of this earth, holds deeply loving energy. If you are traveling to India or have lived here your whole life, you can feel the love of the divine mother abundantly flowing through.

The people of India are warm, welcoming, and open-hearted. They love it when people from all around the world come to visit and are interested in knowing the people, the culture of India, and want to connect.

People from all over the world travel to India mostly in search of spirituality. India, as a country and as natural land, holds powerful spiritual energy.

 The devotion to god and the divine is the power of this land, and so thousands of people from all over the globe come to India seeking spirituality and discover their true selves. Many people who travel to India feel a deep connection with this amazing country.

They are devotees of various Hindu gods and goddesses and come to India to visit multiple Indian temples that are ancient and have a deeply spiritual and religious significance. Many people come to learn yoga and attend yoga retreats in India.

In April, summer has just begun, so the weather is extremely pleasant. It’s not too cold and it’s not too hot at all in these best places to visit in India during April.

Here are some of the best places in India to visit in April:

1- Andaman Islands

Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman
Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman

The Andaman Islands are known for its white-sand beaches, mangroves, and tropical rain forests. If you love water and feel a connection to the element of water, then the Andaman Islands is the best place to visit in India during April for you.

You can spend time swimming in the blue waters and enjoying the clear skies. You can visit Havelock Island, the Radhanagar beach, Neil island, the elephant beach, and various other islands and beaches here.

The Andaman Islands are sure to refresh and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.

Average temperature in April: ranges from 27°C to 32°C.

2. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

Dalhousie, hill stations in Himachal Pradesh
Dalhousie, hill stations in Himachal Pradesh

A serene town nestled in the high altitudes of the Himalayas; Dalhousie is spread over five hills. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, some beautiful places to visit here are Chamera Lake, Kalatop, Dainkund Peak, and plenty of other beautiful spots.

You can visit the St. Patrick’s Church, go sightseeing at PanchPulla, go for a dip at the Satdhaarna Falls, walk around the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and so much more.  One of the best places to visit in India during April, Dalhousie, is a treat.

Average Temperature in April: Goes up to maximum 26°C

3. Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh Ruchika maurya [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Dharamshala is known as the home of the Dalai Lama. When Dalai Lama fled from Tibet, Dharamshala provided a safe home for him and the Tibetan refugees. Since then, Dharamshala has beautiful monasteries, meditation centers and so much more.

Dharamshala and Dharamkot also have amazing yoga retreats and yoga teacher training courses that you can attend to feed the spiritual fires of your soul. You can visit the Tibetan museum, visit Dharamkot, which is a mountain drive upwards from Dharamshala and visit the Kalachakra temple.

Average Temperature in April: around 24°C

4. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali Travel
Manali Travel

Located in Himachal Pradesh, Manali is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is an alluring destination for nature lovers. This resort town brings to you the true beauty of the Himalayas cocooned in age-old traditions and cultural heritage. Enjoy the Himachali food and the warmth of the local people while you are at this place.

You can visit the Solang Valley, Hadimba Temple, Rohtang Pass, Bhrigu Lake. You can go paragliding and enjoy the adventure of river rafting. You can go shopping at the Mall road or in the market in Old Manali.

Average temperature in April: 10°C to 25°C.

5. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
Kasol, Himachal Pradesh Gshashidhar125 [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Located on a higher altitude than Manali, is a small and beautiful town of Kasol. Many people from all around the world who travel to India make a stop in Kasol for a few days or a few months starting from April.

The sun is just out after a heavy winter, so this is an exciting place to be in April. The snow has not fully melted in April, so you can enjoy the snow as well as the sun in April. You can visit the Grahan Street, enjoy the Hot Water Springs here, and mainly enjoy the mighty mountains and the luscious nature around.

Average temperature in April: up to 26°C.

6. Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh M Starlord [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

A popular hill station in Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is also known by the name ‘Satpura ki Rani’. Located at an elevation of 1100 meters, the place is embellished by the beauty of nature and makes for an ideal getaway during the summers.

One can visit the Raja Prapat waterfalls which fall from a height of 351 feet. It is also believed that the Pandavas stayed in caves in this region during their exile. The place is also listed as a UNESCO biosphere reserve owing to its varied flora and fauna.

Average temperature in April: 22°C to 34°C.

7. Gangtok, Sikkim

Gangatok City in Sikkim
Gangtok City in Sikkim

Gangtok is definitely one of the best places to visit in April in India. It is the capital city of Sikkim that holds a diverse and exciting culture. The landscapes and mountains surrounding the beautiful town of Sikkim are magical and absolutely stunning.

The mountains of Sikkim, the trees, and the natural world deeply reflect the love of Mother Earth. The pristine and healing energy in this place is just ‘wow’. You can visit the Nathu La Pass, Explore the various monastery and Buddha temples, and so much more.

Average temperature in April: from 13°C to 22°C.

8. Cherrapunji

Nohkalikai waterfalls Cherrapunji
Nohkalikai waterfalls Cherrapunji Image Source

Cherrapunji is one of the places in the world that receives the highest rainfall. The place has pristine waterfalls and luscious sub-tropical forests. It is located approximately 1500 meters above sea level.

The weather here in April is serene and a treat for the body, mind, and soul. The skies are clear on a sunny day to enjoy the warmth of the sun, and in the evenings, it gets a little chilling, enough to enjoy a little bit of cold.

You can visit the famous living root bridges, the beautiful waterfalls in the area, the sacred forest, and the ancient caves around.

Average temperature in April: between 15°C to 22°C.

9. Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg in Karnataka
Coorg in Karnataka

If you want to explore the land and culture of Southern India, then Coorg Is one of the best places to go in April In India. South India is one of the hottest places in India, but Coorg and the nearby places are hill stations, so they are cooler and gentler.

The weather is perfect for a cool summer holiday where you can enjoy the sun as well as the cool weather amidst the luscious forest. You can visit the Namdroling monastery, the Iruppu Falls, Nagarhole National Park, and so much more luscious beauty of Mother Nature.

Average temperature in April: ranges from 15°C to 20°C.

10. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Ooty in Tamil Nadu
Ooty in Tamil Nadu

Six hours away from Coorg is one of the most beautiful hill stations of South India named Ooty. Ooty is named as the “Queen of the Hills” and is located amidst the Nilgiri mountain ranges.

You can visit the Botanical Garden; enjoy the Pykara Lake and the Avalanche Lake, the lovely rose garden. You can go sight-seeing, go biking in the Blue Mountain ranges, go boating and so much more.

Average temperature in April:  ranges from 12°C to 30°C.

11. Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal Hill
Kodaikanal Hill

Seven hours away from Ooty is the sacred land of Kodaikanal. The land of Kodaikanal holds natural and extraordinary energy. The luscious green mountains and the beauty of Mother Nature are sure to be a profound experience for all nature lovers.

You can visit the Kodai Lake, enjoy the Bear Shola Waterfalls, go trekking up in the foresty mountains, enjoy delicious food at the local restaurants and, most importantly, enjoy the best scenic views ever.

Average temperature in April:  ranges from 20 degrees to 30 degree Celsius.

12. Kalimpong, West Bengal

Clock tower in Kalimpong
The clock tower in Kalimpong Bernard Gagnon [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

A beautiful hill station in West Bengal, Kalimpong is known for its Buddhist monasteries and beautiful luscious nature surrounding it. Here you can go shopping, buy Tibetan crafts, explore the nearby areas, etc.

You can visit the Durpin Dara Hill, the Deolo Hills, and the Morgan House. You can enjoy the ancient and beautifully constructed monasteries and immerse yourself in peace. The monasteries here have unique and special energy of love, compassion, and spirituality that is sure to awaken a more profound sense of appreciation for life and the divine.

Average temperature in April:  ranging from 11 to 24 degrees Celsius.

13. Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong in Meghalaya
Shillong in Meghalaya

Shillong is definitely one of the best places to visit in April in India. The weather is cool and serene. Even though summer starts in April here, you will still need a jacket as it can get cold, especially during the evenings and nights.

You can visit the Elephant Falls, the Umiam Lake, Shillong Point View, and the Wards Lake. There are fantastic café’s all-round Shillong for you to explore. They offer a beautiful ambience and delicious food. One of the best Cafes here is Bob Dylan’s Café that you can explore.

Average temperature in April: ranges from 15°C to 24°C

14. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Rishikesh in Uttarakhand
Rishikesh in Uttarakhand

Rishikesh is known as the land of the saints and is one of the best places to visit in April in India. Here you will find many spiritual seekers, saints, gurus, students, and teachers who are seeking God and enlightenment.

You will have the opportunity to meet many interesting people while at the same time enjoy the perfect weather in April. You can go for the Ganga Aarti, go for yoga and meditation sessions, visit the Beetles Ashram, and go into the forest for a hike or to meditate and connect with nature.

Average temperature in April: ranges from 15°C to 36°C.

15. Bir, Himachal Pradesh

Bir, Himachal Pradesh
Bir, Himachal Pradesh

Bir is a lesser-known but absolutely beautiful town in Himachal Pradesh. It is a 6-hour drive from Manali. Bir is an upcoming town with fantastic restaurants and people from all over the world.

You can do a course on spiritual studies here, a meditation course in deer park or a yoga course, visit the waterfalls nearby, visit the local temples and go for a trek into the forest. A perfect place to spend your summers, Bir’s weather is beautifully pleasant during April.

Average temperature in April: ranges from 15°C to 35°C.

16. Munnar, Kerala

Munnar Hill Station
Munnar Hill Station

A beautiful town nestled in the state of Kerala. It is located in the Western Ghats of Kerala, surrounded by green mountains and clear skies in April. There are plenty of things to do in this beautiful town so you definitely won’t get bored.

You can stay in a treehouse, go hiking in the forest, take a swim in the waterfalls, meditate in nature, or have a personal yoga session. You can visit the Mattupetty Dam, Pothamedu View Point, and trek up for the Anamudi mountains.

Average temperature in April: ranges from 25°C to 35°C

17. Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital Lake
Nainital Lake

Approximately 6 hours away from Rishikesh, is the beautiful town of Nainital. Surrounded by mountains and lakes, Nainital is sure to satisfy your craving for a mountain vacation.

If you love the mountains and the stillness that they offer, then Nainital is one of the best places to visit in India during April. You can visit the famous and absolutely charming Nainital Lake; you can visit Tiffin Top, you can go for a ropeway ride, eat at different cafes, or go boating.

Average temperature in April: ranges from 25°C to 30°C.

18. Matheran, Maharashtra

Matheran Hill Station in Maharashtra
Matheran Hill Station in Maharashtra

Located in Maharashtra, Matheran is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Maharashtra. Surrounded by luscious greenery and trees, it will soothe your tired soul. It is about an hour and a half away from Bombay and Pune.

You can enjoy various scenic spots and beautiful valley view here; you can enjoy the Alexander Point, Garbett Point, One Tree Hill Point, and the Eco point. You can go trekking up here on the mountains and enjoy the sunset once you reach on the top to your destination.

Average temperature in April: ranges from 25°C to 30°C.

19. Lonavala, Maharashtra

Lonavala in Maharashtra
Lonavala in Maharashtra

Two hours from Matheran is the famous town of Lonavala in this district of Pune. Beautiful Meadows, refreshing waterfalls, and luscious green valley Lonavala will not fail to impress you and refresh your body, mind, and soul.

You can visit the beautiful waterfalls like the Kune Water Falls, the Della Adventure Park, the Celebrity Museum, and the absolutely Lonavala Lake. The Green Valley, the soothing water bodies, and delicious cafés are sure to fill your soul with adventure.

Average temperature in April: ranges from 16°C to 34°C.

20. Auroville, Tamil Nadu

Auroville, Tamil Nadu
Auroville, Tamil Nadu (Mohan Babu V [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Auroville is an experimental town based on sustainable and organic agriculture. Auroville is also the home of the legendary spiritual teacher Sri Aurobindo.

You can visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, where you can meditate, read esoteric literature, attend yoga and meditation sessions; you can visit the Promenade Beach and the Matri Mandir. You can also visit the Vinayagar Temple here.

Auroville has a certain spiritual charm to it where many people have found Truth and connection to the divine.

Average temperature in April: ranges from 24°C to 35°C.

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Om Singh is blogging at Retreat Kula, a website that offers affordable yoga retreats in Costa Rica and 200 hours yoga teacher training for yogis around the world. He is always on the lookout for interesting places to visit. It took him 25 years of his life to realize where his true calling lies, but once that was done, there’s been no looking back. Since the last ten years that he is on the go, He is sharing his travel experiences by writing about them.
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