Top 20 Places to Visit in India to Beat the Heat in April

Summers are very hot in India. After Winters, look forward to exploring the best places to visit in India in April to beat the heat in Summers.

Here is the list of Places to visit in April in India that you can choose from to make that summer holidays memorable.

1. Kashmir

The very mention of Kashmir brings an imagination of snow topped mountain range. This lovely ‘Heaven on Earth’ as described by Jehangir, is not only located on the top in the maps but also in top tourist destinations in the world.

Shikara Boat Ride in Dal Lake

Shikara Boat Ride in Dal Lake

Weather in April

Most pleasant weather in April as temperatures range between 14 degrees to 21 degrees. Light showers are expected anytime.

Interesting Activities

  • Take a Shikara Ride in Dal Lake
  • trek through the Zanskar Ranges
  • Spot snow leopard in Ladakh
  • Camping, ice skiing, etc.

2. Dalhousie

This is one more hill station to consider while planning a vacation to cool off the summer heat. Well known for its soft dewy weather and snowy mountains, this country- side tourist spot is definitely one of the top destinations to visit in summer.

Satdhara Falls

Satdhara Falls

Weather in April

Weather is not as hot as other regions in the country as the maximum in summer is just 26 degrees.

Interesting Activities

  • View the Satdhara Falls
  • Water Boat Ride at Chamera Lake
  • Observe the Kalatop Wildlife

3. Dharamshala

In addition to housing the well known spiritual place of the Dalai Lama, the serenity of the green pastures greets the eyes of the first time visitor to this awe- inspiring holy place.


Weather in April

Days are warmer and nights are colder. Rain showers are expected anytime

Interesting Activities

  • See the HPCA Stadium
  • Visit the Kangra Valley

4. Manali

The snow tipped pine-wood trees add cheer to the entire summer holiday trip. Centered in the state of Himachal Pradesh, due to its cold conditions, it makes one of the best snow filled places to visit this summer.


Weather in April

Most pleasant weather as temperatures in summer are as low as 10 degrees and max 25 degrees.

Interesting Activities

  • Water rafting in Solang Valley
  • Bicycle ride on Rohtang Pass
  • Ride on a Yak
  • Para-gliding

5. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Formerly Cape Comolin, this rich district at the southern most tip of Tamil Nadu is the favorite spot to view the Indian Ocean from the sandy white beaches. This is the coolest way to beat the heat. There are several famous temples to visit here also.


Weather in April

Summers range from 21 degrees to 34 degrees.

Interesting Activities

  • Enjoy cool sea breeze at the beaches
  • Surf in the waters to be cool
  • Go swimming to remain wet

6. Darjeeling

This misty hill station with the Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, touching the morning sunrise each day is a beautiful and cold place for summer. The place is famous as the origin of black tea & tea plantations.


Weather in April

Pleasant & interesting weather as the temperatures range between 11 degrees to 19 degrees. Rain showers are normal. Hail stones may fall once in a while. Mostly misty climate.

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Interesting Activities

  • Toy Train & Joy Ride Is Famous
  • Jungle Safari in Makananda Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Para-gliding, River Rafting, Hot Air Balloon
  • Mountain Biking

7. Wayanad, Kerala

This land of lush green hill slopes shoves off the summer heat making it the best spot to visit in summer. The place is not only an amazing tourist location but also known to growing popular spices like cardamom, vanilla, as well as tea & coffee, truly inspiring the senses.

Wayanad, Misty Hills in Kerala

Weather in April

The Southern most region of Deccan Plateau is famous for Misty Hills weather and cool highland climate although temperatures rise to 30 degrees at times.

Interesting Activities

  • Mountain Biking on Hillsides
  • Breathtaking views of Kabani River
  • Adventure Water Sports @ Karlad Lake
  • Rock Climbing @ Adventure Camps
  • Boat Ride @ Banasura Sagar Dam

8. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

This wildlife sanctuary & bird reserve lies at the foothills of the snow mountain range – the Himalayas. It is an amazing way to cool down in summer as you watch rare species like macaques, the peacock, rhesus, sloth bear, langoors, and various species of deer.

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Weather in April

Summers are from 10 degrees to 28 degrees. Somewhat moderate climate.

Interesting Activities

  • Zip-swings @ skywalk
  • Cable Car ride from Jhulagat to Gunhill
  • Trekking at Yamunotri Saptarishi Kund
  • Thrill of Adventure Rock Climbing

9. Gangtok

This ‘Hill Top’ as it translates to, is the best place to view the Kanchenjunga mountain tip across the scenic view of fields and glacial lakes. This cool destination has many popular trekking paths and there is no other better way to beat the heat this summer.


Weather in April

Pleasant weather in summer as temperatures range from 10 degrees to 25 degrees.

Interesting Activities

  • View the picturesque Tsongnma Lake
  • Visit the Himalayan Zoological Park
  • Check out the Rumtek Monastery

10. Lonavala

This beautiful place in Pune, Maharashtra is famous for towering waterfalls and lush green meadows which are the best ways to keep you cool in the summer heat.


Weather in April

Pleasant weather through out the year. In summer, it is 16 degrees to 28 degrees.

Interesting Activities

  • Trekking @ Korigad, Duke’s Nose
  • Caving @ Rajmachi & Kodane Caves
  • Camping, Rappelling & Valley -crossing @ Lonavala

11. Coorg

Kodagu, in central Karnataka is a mountain hill station with coffee plantations and spice fields. The high mountain peaks attract more clouds creating a misty look in the skies. Moreover, there is regular cool breeze and thus it becomes a lovely hill station to visit during summer.


Weather in April

Most pleasant weather conditions to make the best summer holiday as temperatures range between 15 degrees to 20 degrees.

Interesting Activities

  • River Rafting in Barapole,& Dubare,
  • Trekking in Tadiyandamol
  • Microlight Flying
  • View the Chelavara Falls

12. Ooty – Queen of South India

This place is one of the coldest regions in the South and is often thronged by tourists all year around. The scenic blue Nilgiris adds to giving Ooty the title ‘Queen of Hills’.


Weather in April

Ooty has the most pleasant climate and in summers temperatures range from 15 degrees to 25 degrees.

Interesting Activities

  • Mountain Biking @ Blue Mountains
  • Ride Through Nilgiris Mountain Railway
  • Boating In The House Boat
  • Sightseeing, And Trekking @ Glenmorgan

13. Andaman Islands

This place is one of the best sandy beaches surrounded by all oceans. It is the best way to beat the heat in the winds of the beaches and waters showering on you.

Andaman Islands

Weather in April

Tropical climate and it is hot as temperatures range between 25 degrees up to 36 degrees. However, the cool sea breezes and beach waters on these islands keep you cool.

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Interesting Activities

  • Scuba Diving in Havelock Island
  • Under Sea Walking
  • Mt. Harriet to Madhuban Trekking
  • Snorkeling at Radhanagar Beach

14. Masinagudi

This lesser known lush green landscape is not modified by technology and development. It lies in natural beauty and allows the traveler to take in most natural surroundings.


Weather in April

Summers go from pleasant climate to hot weather as temperatures range between 20 degrees to 35 degrees at peak of summer. This is the best time to visit the sanctuary as wild animal come out for breeze.

Interesting Activities

  • Trekking at Masinagudi
  • Jeep Safari through Masinagudi Forest
  • Camping in Mudumalai National Park
  • Visit Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

15. Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh

How about seeing the land that inspired the story of ‘ Jungle Book’? With over 1,000 diverse species of birds, wildlife & plant life, and a river flowing through the forest, this is the best time to visit to spot the tiger lapping water from the stream.

Pench National Park

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Weather in April

Summer, although very hot, is best time to visit as you spot many rare wildlife species. Temperatures fluctuate between 30 and can go up to 40 degrees. It is a good time to feel the wet & cool breeze at the huge dam.

Interesting Activities

  • Spot the Tiger, Blackbuck, Chintala, Rare Species Of Wildlife
  • Bird Watching At Bird Sanctuary
  • Jeep Safari Through The Wildlife Park
  • Camping Out At The Tribal Camp
  • Pench River Totlatoh Dam joining MP & Maharashtra

16. Cherrapunjee

This land of waterfalls is blessed with several of them surrounding them including the Noh Sngithiang falls, Dain Thelen falls, and the Noh Kalikai falls. As this is the wettest place, it is ideal to visit during summer.


Weather in April

Pleasant climate as temperatures range from 15 degrees to 22 degrees. Lots of rainfall at this place.

Interesting Activities

  • Go Trekking To Double Decker Root Bridge
  • Check Out the Khasi hills & Dainthlen
  • See magnificent waterfalls including Khynrem, Seven Sisters Falls & Nokhalikai Falls

17. Srinagar

This capital valley is famous for a coloful fresh tulips festival that is held during the month of April. Moreover, the houseboats on lakes and snow mountain tops are attractive features during summer.


Weather in April

Summer temperatures range from 14 degrees to 24 degrees. Though warm in daytime, evenings get cool and pleasant.

Interesting Activities

  • Shikara Ride in Dal Lake
  • House boat rides at dal Lake
  • Trekking @ Zanskar Mountains

18. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Although known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, this place is famous for adventure sports including white water rafting. Needless to say, it is a cool way to beat the heat this summer.


Weather in April

Summer temperatures range from 20 degrees to 35 degrees.

Interesting Activities

  • River Rafting In The Glistening Ganges
  • Taste European Cuisine @ Tapovan
  • Camping, Flying Fox, parasailing
  • Take Part In Adrenaline Rush Sports

19. Delhi

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20. Kodaikanal

This lovely hill station down south is a scenic attractive tourist spot for visitors in summer. There are mountains filled with mist and pleasant weather to enjoy for a perfect quiet holiday. There is a man – made lake in the shape of a star.


Weather in April

Summer temperatures range from 20 degrees to 34 degrees.

Interesting Activities

  • Boating, Cycling & Angling at Kodai Lake
  • Walk through woodlands of Green Valley View
  • Visit the Bear Shola Water Falls and spot rare species of animals.

21. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

There is a peaceful environment around this place set in the middle of the Nilgiri Hills. In addition to the Catherine falls that would make your summer wet and breezy, there are also places like ‘The Dolphins Nose Point’ from where you get the best view of the above. Festivals like ‘Annual fruit Show’ is famous in the second largest hill station in South. It is also a top favorite spot for trekking.


Weather in April

Summer temperatures range from 20 degrees to 34 degrees.

Interesting Activities

1. Trekking:
  • from Conoor to Lamb’s Rock
  • from Conoor to Law’s Fall
  • from Lady Canning’s Seat to Dolphin’s Seat

2. Nature Walk through Wild Flora & Fauna
3. Golf @ Wellington Golf Course

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Where should I go on holiday in April in India?

A. During April, you can visit the Kullu and Manali in India. This is one of the most visited places by many travelers. This place is located in Himachal Pradesh.

Q. What is the best place to visit in April?

A. The best place to visit during April is Andaman and Nicobar Island. The tropical climate of this place is comfortable all year round. Temperature ranges from 27 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius.

Q. Is India hot in April?
The temperature during April reaches up to 40 degrees Celsius during the afternoon in the Northern part of India. But comparatively, you might find a comfortable temperature in some parts of India.

Q. Which is the best place to visit in India during the summer?

A. The best place to visit in India during summer is Munnar present in Kerala. There are many beautiful towns, winding lanes and tea plantations present here. Munnar is the perfect place to visit.

Q. Where should I go on holiday in April?
The month of April comes with ample of exciting choices when we think of traveling. Beat the heat of summer and plan some existing places to visit. Places from the extream hill station to the southern ghat all are preferable during this month.

Q. Which hill station is best in April?

A. Gangtok is the best hill station one could visit during April. This is the most popular destination for all travelers. This place is mostly visited by newly married couples.

Q. Where should I go in April with family?

A. During April the weather remains pleasant and so you can try going to visit anywhere you wish to with your family. You can travel to Hill station and also sea beaches as per your own choice.

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