April is synonymous with summer in India. It’s when kids are excited about the beginning of a 2-month long summer vacation and the elders are racking their brains figuring out how to deal with them for these 2 months. But more importantly – it gets extremely hot in most parts of India making people look for cool getaways from the scorching heat. Mercifully, there are several great destinations all across the country you can visit during April. We give you 5 such great holiday spots to visit with your loved ones.

1. Shillong, Meghalaya


Known as the Scotland of the East, Shillong is known for its mesmerizing waterfalls, crystal clear lakes and impressive mountains. Its architectural heritage is worth checking out too. It is the ideal place to unwind amidst natural beauty and serenity. Some attractions worth visiting are the Golf Course, Shillong Peak, Mawsynram, Elephant falls and Bishop falls.

 2. Sikkim


Despite not being very easily accessible, Sikkim is a great destination to visit in the month of April. Most tourists describe their visit to Sikkim as a soul-soothing experience due its natural beauty and quiet, divine surroundings. From rough mountains and deep valleys, to dense forests and flowing rivers and waterfalls, Sikkim has all the potential to provide a visual feast. Passes like Nathu-la, Jelep-la, Cho-la are must-visit spots. The Gurudongmar Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes of India and totally worth your time.

3. Chail, Himachal Pradesh

Himachal tea

Chail is a beautiful hill station situated 63 km from Shimla in the Shiwalik region of Himachal Pradesh. A former summer capital of the princely state of Patiala, Chail offers magnificent and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Chail overlooks both Kasauli and Shimla. Lots of trekking trails lead from Chail to Shimla, Choor Peak, Kali Temple, etc. Angling is another popular activity undertaken in Giri River just a few km away from Chail. Nearby by places like Kufri are excellent places to enjoy other adventure sports like snow skiing.

4. Kadmat Island, Lakshadweep


Lakshadweep’s most famous island, Kadmat, has a fine lagoon of even depth, a long stretch of shoreline ideal for swimming and many well-secluded tourist huts. The island has the finest diving spots in India. Considering the potential for water sports, a full-fledged Water Sports Institute and aDiveSchool with well-trained instructors have been set up in the island. Kadmat is the only island apart from Bangaram and Agatti where international tourists are allowed.

5. Coorg, Karnataka


Known for its cool ambiance, Coorg is a hill station full of tea and coffee plantations. Nestled among lush greeneries of the Western Ghats, Coorg offers unmatched beautiful vacation to tourists. The food of Coorg is considered as appetizing food in South India. Some famous dishes which Coorg serves are Bamboo shoot curry, Kadumbuttu, Coorg pork curry and some restaurants even serve chilled beer.