April is the month of summer in India. It is when people are thrown off by the scorching heat and start craving for a vacation. However, it becomes difficult to take off on a holiday because of your work schedule. It is the beginning of the financial year which means people are extremely busy and taking leaves is quite difficult. This is when bank holidays come in handy. You can utilize these holidays to take a short trip which serves a quick break from your work monotony. (ALSO SEE Festivals and events in India in April 2017 that you cannot miss) Here are the bank holidays in April 2017 that will help you take a little vacation. Also Read - Centre Mulls Extending Nationwide Lockdown as COVID-19 Cases Near 5000-mark With 124 Deaths | Top Developments

April 1, 2017 – Saturday – Annual Closing of banks

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The beginning of the new financial year is a good day to start your travel bank too. You can use this day to take off to one of the hill stations close to your home city. India is blessed with amazing summer destinations like Shimla and Manali near Delhi, Mahabaleshwar and Amboli near Mumbai, Darjeeling near Kolkata and Coorg and Chikmagalur near Bangalore. You can take a two-day trip to any of these amazing hill stations to escape the summer heat and start your new financial year with joy and delight. Also Read - New York Leads Coronavirus Death Toll With 731 Fatalties in 24 Hours

April 14, 2017 – Friday – Good Friday/Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti

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Since Good Friday is a bank holiday, you get three days (4 nights if you leave on Thrusday itself) which are enough for an excellent summer getaway. You can escape to any of your favorite holiday destinations in India. Hill stations like Dharamsala and Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh are extremely pleasant during April and make for a rejuvenating holiday destination. If you like wildlife, you can visit wildlife sanctuaries like the Tadoba National Park in Maharashtra or the Pench tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh as it is the best time to spot tigers.

So, just pack your bags and make the most of these bank holidays in April 2017. NOW SEE Top 10 places to visit in India this summer

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