Feeling the summer heat already? April is when you are reminded of the fact that we live in a hot country. The plains, in particular, start feeling the wrath of the scorching sun during the month of April. If you live in Delhi, you are lucky to be surrounded by some fantastic hill stations that provide the best escape from the crazy summer heat. In fact, people from all over India flock to these marvelous north Indian getaways during the summer season to get some respite from the summer heat. (ALSO SEE Best Places to Visit in April 2018 in India) So, if you are looking for a short vacation in April 2018, here are some of the best places to visit near Delhi. Also Read - Best Places to Visit near Mumbai in April 2018

Nainital

Naini Lake - Nainital

Naini Lake – Nainital

Located in the beautiful north Indian state of Uttarakhand, Nainital is one of the finest hill stations of India. It is located on the foothills of the Himalayas which gives it access to some of the most stunning mountain views. The weather during April is extremely pleasant and the wide plethora of activities offered here make Nainital perfect for a family vacation. Also Read - Best Places to Visit in April 2018 in India

Kasol

Beautiful view of Himalayan mountains, Kasol, Parvati valley, Himachal Pradesh

Beautiful view of Himalayan mountains, Kasol, Parvati valley, Himachal Pradesh

Often touted as India’s best “do nothing” destination, Kasol in Himachal Pradesh is a great getaway amidst the Parvati valley. It is surrounded by breathtaking trekking trails like Kheerganga and Malana. And if you just want to relax by the Beas river enjoying the views, that’s perfectly fine too. DO SEE 5 Reasons to Visit Kasol in April Also Read - Best Places to Visit near Delhi on the Long Diwali 2017 Weekend

Almora

almora

Although a 9-hour drive from Delhi, Almora is a spectacular getaway thanks to its splendid weather and amazing views. It offers panoramic views of the Himalayas and is home to some revered temples which are visited by a number of devotees all year round. It is also a good place to witness the culture of Uttarakhand.

Shojha

Shojha,Photographer: Motographer/Creative Commons

Shojha,Photographer: Motographer/Creative Commons

One of the quaint offbeat places of Himachal Pradesh, Shojha is known for its natural beauty and pleasant weather. Surrounded by deodar forests, this village is slowly becoming an attraction especially among those who do not like commercial tourist spots. It offers beautiful views of mountain ranges and is also home to some interesting forts and waterfalls.

Dharamsala

Dharamsala photo 11

What can be said about the enchanting Dharamsala that hasn’t been said already? This calm and serene Tibetan settlement in Himachal Pradesh has been drawing tourists from all over India and the world for a while now. Be it the wonderful monastery in Mcelodganj that is home to The Dalai Lama or the lovely trek to Triund, there is something for all kinds of travelers here. The marvelous weather and beautiful views are a plus.

So, take your pick from one of the above spots your first summer trip this April.