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Struggling to pick your next holiday destination? Rather than trawling through endless travel mags and guidebooks for the answers, here is our month-by-month travel guide to shine a light on the best places to travel to this April. Spring has sprung and the hot Indian summer has kicked in; the dry seasons are beginning to roll in and everywhere is looking that little bit fresher.
While most think that a sure shot way to stay alive through the Indian summers is to lather yourself in sunscreen and beat the heat with hydration, what if we present to you with an option of staying cool when the temperatures soar beyond 40 degrees? This April, explore the higher altitudes when the Indian summers prick you to the core and venture beyond the staple vacation spots. Get packed and leave right away as these destinations in India will make your summer holiday exceptional for sure!
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Brimming of otherworldly landscapes, dizzying heights and friendly-faced locals, it is easy to figure out why Gangtok in Sikkim can be an idyllic escape in the scorching summer sun. Perched at a height of 5500 feet, the town of Gangtok is an exciting mishmash of modernity and tradition. Explore the lane and by-lanes of this hilly town as the elaborate Buddhist monasteries dilly-dally with the breathtaking panorama of Mt. Khangchendzonga soaring above the horizon. From snow- carpeted trekking trails to indigenous scrumptious cuisine, Gangtok's pristine beauty will take your breath away.
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One's undying love for monsoon is met at Cherrapunjee, the land of amaranthine rainfall. Located in the state of Meghalaya, Cherrapunjee has been recorded as the wettest place on earth. It receives rainfall all throughout the year, thus naturally making the place more aesthetically pleasing. From scenic panoramas to the cleanest village of Asia and double-decker living root bridges to dimly lit rugged limestone caves, Cherrapunjee has a lot to offer.
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Feel the winter chills and cuddle up for some snuggles in the stunning mountain town of Auli in Uttarakhand. This destination makes for an ideal summer getaway with fun-filled boat rides and mesmerising views of picturesque sunsets over verdant valleys for you to enjoy. Studded with lush green emerald hills and valleys, Auli's charm and scenic splendour are sure to lure you to spend your scorching summer days out here.
Coorg in Karnataka, a perpetually misty paradise, is one of the many places that make for a perfect summer getaway. Huddled in the valleys and hills of the Western Ghats, the town experiences mild and pleasant temperatures in the month of April. Ushering the spring season, this hill town gets revamped with the spectrum of colourful vibrant flora and lush green vegetation dotting its nooks and crannies. Visit the town in the month of April and witness the mesmerising exotic beauty of the town, as the wide stretches of green pastures get painted with emerald silk and the weather makes it easier to get a clearer view of the picturesque sunsets over the verdant valleys.
Enveloped in lush greenery, Pachmarhi, the only hill station of Madhya Pradesh, is flanked on all sides by the majestic Satpura range. With more than 10000-year-old man-made cave shelters dotting the town along with lush thickets of sal and bamboo trees, this hill station is an asset to the state of Madhya Pradesh and has also been recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Panchmarhi, as one of the most scenic spots in the heart of the country, is a top- pick and a popular summer getaway among the tourists and the travellers alike.