April is synonymous with summer, and the choice of places to visit in April in India is practically irresistible. With winters far gone, clear skies and warm weather throughout the day are what makes for the ideal getaway this summer. Here are the best family-friendly destinations to visit in April in India where you can plan your retreat to prepare for the summers.
Far-famed as the yoga capital of the country, the sacred town of Rishikesh offers recreation to adults and some thrilling adventure sports to kids. Try out rafting and bungee jumping here and spoil yourself with spa sessions. Just 220 km away from Delhi, you'd be staggered at how rewarding and reinvigorating this quick weekend family getaway to Rishikesh can be.
2. Himachal Pradesh
While Himachal is one of the most sought after family-friendly destination in April; it also offers a unique, carefree holiday away from the crowd, in its extravagance family resorts sprawling in the stunning valleys. Pleasant daybreak, lakeside picnics, trekking, and camping on the riverside, is sure to entice you. Also, you can buy yourself time and relaxation at Himachal Pradesh and become one with nature
Head to Cherrapunji, the wettest place on Earth! And for those who have never been to this part of the country before, Meghalaya is the ideal destination to know more about the magnificent North East India. Hills blanketed with tea plantations, small streams meandering here and there, a floating lake, and quiet monasteries - Meghalaya has it all.
4. Bandhavgarh National Park
Come April, when the summers have settled in, and every nook and corner of India begins to flourish with exotic tropical beauty. April is the best time to traverse India's rich biodiversity and the best place in Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh National Park. Take your family to Mowgli's (jungle book fame) home of dens, treehouses and lakes, and watch them gawking in wonder and amusement.
The best way to escape the heat and enjoy some quality family time is to visit Manali, and it's natural bounties. And Rohtang in Himachal has an abundance of it. During your vacation in Manali, you can enjoy adventure sports, ice-skiing in Rohtang and surrender yourself to the lush beauty of the valley in Kullu.
Amazed to see Rajasthan on this list? Don't be! Though temperatures are high during the day, however, mornings and evenings are amazingly pleasant and beautiful in Rajasthan. Unlike most seaside and inland regions, summertime in Rajasthan is dry and not humid, making the heat quite endurable. If you desire to make the most of a vacation in Rajasthan during summers, just change your itinerary a little.
Spend early mornings, trekking and bird watching and sleep away the warm afternoons in your cosy air-conditioned hotel rooms. In the evening, set out for some touring, shopping and cultural shows or even an ice-cream by the lake while admiring the stunning twilight. Udaipur, Mount Abu, and Jaisalmer are some of the best family-friendly destinations in India you can travel to in April.
Auli has always been another top family-friendly destination in India in April. If you are looking to experience the Himalayas and its snowscape, Auli is a great choice. You might even want to try out a snow slide!
Every summer, India indulges in a wide variety of tropical fruits like mangoes, choose and musk melons. This summer, why not plan a tour to nature's cradle of these delicious fruits? Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra is not just breathtakingly gorgeous but also home to the sweet Alphonsos, and other fruits. You can spend days plucking fruits, learning about farming and enjoying delicious jams and squashes while at your convenient hotels away from the hassles of city life.
If South India is on your travel list this April, Munnar and Kodaikanal are the best bargains. Being on the hills these charming towns offer pleasant climate and plenty of interesting activities like boating, golfing and trekking. Come close to nature with trips to Eravaikulam and Palani National Parks and with homestays being an excellent option for a taste of local life with your family.
10. Havelock Island
This April travel to the beautiful and romantic Havelock Island in the Andaman Islands. Imagine staying in a wooden lodge with windows opening to the endless sea. Or picture, walking on the white sand watching the twilight. Bring out the water baby in you with unlimited water sports and activities. It's time to take out those pretty vacation dresses and pack your bags for Havelock for a memorable island vacation with your family.