Since most of the travel enthusiasts in India have already called 2016 a ‘Bad Year’ for travelling as most of the gazetted leaves had fallen on Sundays, we don’t want to be harsh on it. Instead, we decided to bid it farewell 2016 with a smile and welcome ed 2017, the year of opportunities wholeheartedly, the year with lumps of Long Weekends awaits with some amazing Travel Destinations to Visit in April 2017 in India.
The upcoming month of April 2017 is laden with ample travel opportunities- that starts with 1st April being Saturday and 4th April being celebrated as Ram Navami. Again, you can make most of this travel gift by traveling on 14 April (Good Friday) till 16 April (Sunday). Here’s a list of Best Travel Destinations to Visit in April 2017 in India.
One of the most adventurous and yet safe option among the Himalayan Ski circuit, Auli is known still one of the lesser 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 Travel Destinations in India that must figure in your bucket list.
With the Satpura Tiger Reserve close-by, Pachmarhi is one of the most serene Travel Destinations in the heart of the country. The only hill station in Madhya Pradesh is flanked on all sides by the majestic Satpura range and dotted with beautiful 10,000 year old man-made cave shelters, dense sal forests and bamboo thickets. The cool and calm environs all around the year make Pachmarhi the top pick for summers.
Located in the wilderness of the Pir Panjal and Dauladhar range of the Himalayas, Manali is one of the most popular summer Travel Destination! It is absolutely perfect for thrill seekers with the wide range of adventure sports that are on offer in Manali. Paragliding, white water rafting and trekking are rampant in this town in Himachal Pradesh. The Solang Valley has some amazing views for everyone!
One of the Travel Destinations to reek in nature’s beauty in April, Darjeeling is a stunner! Surrounded with lush tea plantations that are known across the globe, this scenic hill station is beauty at its best. The magnificence of Himalayas can be seen and enjoyed with best possible views and the food is something that cannot be given a miss!
Tucked away from the maddening city life, Munnar is blessed with tranquility and a heavenly weather. Being located at an elevation of 6000 feet above sea level, this town is at the confluence of three rivers Kundaly, Madhurapuzha and Nallathani. There are a variety of tourist attractions in Munnar and visitors can also try out trekking, mountaineering, fishing and so on. It is also counted amongst the must visit Travel Destinations of India.
The World Capital of Yoga, Rishikesh is a place to reckon with, to be visited during the summer season. The large numbers of yoga centers, ashrams and temples are definitely worth paying a visit. The town proudly hosts India’s highest bungee jump. A leap of faith from 83 meters up in the sky! Apart from that, there is river rafting, cliff jumping and other adventure sports that will keep you entertained, making it one of the most desiring Travel Destinations in India.
Mon 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.
Misty hills and a lush green cover cloaking these hills, Wayanad is truly a trip for the senses. Kerala is a major producer of aromatic products like cardamom, vanilla, coffee and tea, and a leisure walk through plantations of these is enough to transport you to a nether realm. Wayanad is known to be home to the oldest traced tribes who practice age old customs and lead a nomadic life. Wayanad is your perfect detox from the overwhelming urban life, it is a vacation fit for Gods.
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.
The home of the Dalai Lama and the spiritual centre for the Tibetan Buddhists, Dharamshala is one of the most peaceful locations in India. It is a beacon of spirituality with the awe-inspiring natural beauty. April is the perfect time to visit this place, the chilling winters having made a way for the pleasant summers. Dharamshala is your go-to place to try out the thrilling treks in the Himalayas and exploring the Tibetan monasteries. If you are lucky enough, you might also be able to meet the Dalai Lama at the occasional public teachings held in Ganchen Kyishong after Losar (Tibetan New Year). And if not, simply relaxing in the mesmerizing and peaceful environs of Dharamshala will leave you rejuvenated and recharged.
So, with the sun beating down, its time you start packing the bags and head to these amazing travel destinations for fun-filled long weekends in April 2017.
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