Top 13 Destinations To Visit in April To Welcome The Beginning Of Spring

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Spring time is here! It is time to start penning down all the places to visit in April, worldwide, and getting there before the crowds do. There is no dearth of beautiful places in the world that turn especially fantastical during spring-time. From beaches with gorgeous sunsets to mountains still covered in snow, these are some of the best places to visit in April.

For Beaches Bums!

For: Island hopping!

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Photo of Andaman Islands, North and Middle Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India by Sreshti Verma

Andamans, despite its growing popularity, remains a quiet corner of India. The archipelago of islands has several options for people who are in love with the beach. After reaching Andamans, spend some time at Port Blair by taking a stroll on the famous Corbyn's Cove Beach. Head to the fascinating Ross Island, which was the administrative headquarters for the British. You can easily reach here on a ferry from Port Blair. After spending time at Ross Island, get going to the most popular island of the Andamans, Havelock Island. Radhanagar Beach was just named the 8th best beach in Asia, so make sure to soak up some sun and sand there. Neil Island is just a 30 minute ferry ride away from Havelock and the trip will cost you under Rs 500. To explore the best of Andaman you should definitely take out at least a week.

Expenditure for two (excluding transportation): ₹10,000-15,000 for two nights.

Weather in April: The temperature will range between mid 30 degrees to high 20 degrees. But you won't feel the heat too much as you are in a tropical destination.

Top attractions: Cellular Jail, Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Radhanagar Beach, Neil Island, Ross Island, Chidiya Tapu

How to get there: There are several flights to Port Blair from all major Indian cities. The cheapest one is from Chennai at ₹11,000 onwards. From Chennai and Kolkata, you can also take a ferry to Port Blair.

Where to stay: Sea Shell Neil at Neil island, Blue Ocean Resort at Havelock. For those who are venturing out further north of Port Blair, The Sea View Residency at Haddo is a great option.

Looking for a package to the Andamans? Click here. Find a complete guide to the Andamans here.

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For: Unexplored coral reefs.

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Photo of Dahab, Qesm Saint Katrin, Egypt by Sreshti Verma

Dahab features some of the most stunning underwater scenery. Crystal-clear waters and dazzling fishes darting in and out of colourful coral reefs have made this underrated coastal destination, a scuba-diving paradise. Backpacker friendly, and relatively tourist-free, Dahab is a great place to just chill on the beach or go dive into the waters and explore the wonderful aquatic world.

Expenditure for two (excluding flights and visa): Dahab is very cheap. Daily expenses can range between ₹1,000 to ₹4,000 for two.

Weather in April: Little to no rainfall, with the average daytime temperature reaching a maximum of 30 degrees, and night time temp going down to a minimum of 20 degrees.

Top attractions: The Blue Hole, Blue Lagoon, Ras Abu Galum, SS Thistlegorm

How to get there: You can fly to Cairo, and then take a direct one-hour flight to Sharm El Sheikh, a resort town with an airport closest to Dahab. From the airport, you can share a taxi to Dahab, which is around an hour away. There are also direct flights available from India to Sharm El Sheikh, but usually these are very expensive and have long, long layovers.

Where to stay: Tropitel Dahab Oasis and Jaz Dahabeya are popular choices. You can look for more options here.

Further reading: Welcome To Goa 2.0! Relive The Magic Of The ‘70s At This Egyptian Riviera

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For Nature Lovers

For: Experiencing Pench National Park before it gets too hot.

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Photo of Madhya Pradesh, India by Sreshti Verma

Madhya Pradesh has put immense effort in conservation of wildlife, their activism has led to an increase in the number of tigers in the area, which is higher than any other state in the country. There are several national parks in Madhya Pradesh, but of all the places to visit in India in April, Pench National Park is my top pick. Located in the areas of Seoni and Chhindwara, Pench is known popularly as the home of Mowgli and The Jungle Book. You can take affordable safaris within the park at affordable prices or stay at luxurious tree houses during your visit here.

Expenditure for two (excluding transportation): ₹10,000-15,000 for two nights.

Weather in April: Hovers between 22 to 30 degrees Celsius.

Top destinations: Khajuraho, Orchha, Ujjain, Bhopal, Pachmari, Panna

How to get there: Depending on where you are, you can flight to a city in Madhya Pradesh, or hop aboard a train of the Indian Railways and make your way there.

Where to stay: Pench Jungle Camp or Kohka Wilderness Camp

Looking for a package to Madhya Pradesh? Click here. Find a complete guide to Madhya Pradesh here.

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For: Cherry blossoms

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Photo of Tokyo, Japan by Sreshti Verma

Tokyo dazzles with its heavenly mix of tradition and passion. The high-rise buildings and the cozy corners under cherry blossoms, both exist in perfect harmony in this city that may look like a place out of a sci-fi film but is actually one with deep roots in culture and tradition. And April is the perfect time to witness this marvellous place covered in pink. This is the month when the numerous cherry blossoms across the city bloom, covering the entire city in a pinkish hue.

Expenditure for two (excluding flights and visa): Daily expenses in Tokyo can range between ₹10,000 to ₹24,000 a day for two, inclusive of meals, accommodation and local transport.

Weather in April: This is spring time in Tokyo, and the weather remains between 10 and 19 degrees Celsius.

Top attractions: Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Skytree, Shibuya, Takeshita Street, Yoyogi Park, Mt. Fuji

How to get there: Fly to either of Tokyo's two airports – Narita Airport or Haneda Airport. From Narita Airport, for a cost of 3000 YEN (2000 rupees), or free with the Japan Rail Card (JRC) (more details to follow), and 90 mins of your time, you’ll be in the city centre. From Haneda Airport it’s 410 YEN (270 rupees) and 15 minutes.

Where to stay: Tokyo has more than 1,200 hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts. You can pick Hyatt Regency Tokyo if you wish to live in luxury, or choose one of the globally popular capsule hotels like Booth Netcafe and Capsule. You can look for more options here.

Looking for a package to Tokyo? Click here.

Further reading: How To Fall In Love With Tokyo In Just 3 Days

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For: Nagarhole National Park

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Photo of Karnataka, India by Sreshti Verma

The Nagarhole National Park is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, one of the largest reserves in India and was once the hunting ground of the kings of Wodeyar dynasty. The name of the park comes from 'naga', meaning snake and 'hole', meaning streams of water indicating the vast number pristine brooks that flow through the area. The park authorities organise affordable safaris for visitors and even provide staying options within Nagarhole National Park. Check out their official website for price details.

Expenditure for two (excluding transportation): ₹5,000-10,000 for two nights.

Weather in April: This is dry season and the best time to spot animals here. The average temperature during this month is around 33 degrees Celsius.

Top things to do: Vehicle safari through the national park, boat safari down the Kabini River, have a picnic near Irppu Falls, visit the Ishwara Temple, spend time at the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

How to get there: Fly to the Mandakalli Airport in Mysore, which is around 98km away from the park or take a train till the Mysore Railway Station, which is 95km away.

Where to stay: Kings Sanctuary Nagarhole-Kabini

Looking for a package to Madhya Pradesh? Click here.

Further reading: This National Park Is The Best Place In South India To Spot The Elusive Tiger

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For Those Who Can't Get Enough Of Mountains

For: Hikes around the Himalayan National Park

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Photo of Himachal Pradesh, India by Sreshti Verma

The Great Himalayan National Park is a massive expanse of beauty, nature and adventure. Established officially in 1984, the park is host to more than 375 species of fauna, including 31 species of animals (such as the Blue Sheep, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Tahr and the Brown Bear) and 181 species of birds. One of the many things that you can do in its massive 1,171 square kilometre area is to take exploratory hikes. These are some of the popular trails; Sainj Valley: Neuli - Shakti- Lower Meadow Bridge in Homkhani Forest- Shakti. Sainj to Tirthan Valley: Neuli - Shakti - Dehl - Guntrao - Shilt - Gushaini. Gushaini to Parvati Valley: Neuli - Bhagi Kashahri - Subli - Dwada - Chippi - Pulga

Expenditure for two (excluding transportation): ₹5,000-10,000 for two nights.

Weather in April: This is spring time in Himachal Pradesh and a good time to go on treks and spot animals.

Top things to do: Trekking through its various trails, rock climbing, river crossing, abseiling, camping

How to get there: The closest railway station to the park is pretty far away actually, almost 296km away in Chandigarh. From there, you will have to take a bus or taxi till Kullu. You can fly from Delhi till the beautiful airport of Bhunter, which is located in the heart of the valley. The airport is also called Kullu Manali Airport.

Where to stay: Devat Farm Cottage or Tirthan Anglers' Retreat

Further reading: The Great Himalayan National Park: How To Go, What To Do, And All Other Questions Answered

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For: Exploratory trek to Har ki Dun valley.

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Photo of Uttarakhand, India by Sreshti Verma

The valley of Har ki Dun is a truly fascinating land of fables and mythological tales. The epic of Mahabhrata mentions this valley as the place from where the Pandavas began their journey to heaven. If the epic is to be believed, then the history of Har ki Dun and its people, who still believe in the feudal lord Duryodhan, dates back to 3,000 years. The trek to Har ki Dun offers a panoramic view of several great Himalayan peaks such as Swargarohini – I, II, III, Bandarpunch and Blackpeak.

Expenditure for two (excluding transportation): ₹8,000-10,000 for the trek.

Weather in April: This is a good month to do this trek, as the weather is pleasant and skies are clear.

How to get there: The Har Ki Dun trek starts from Sankri, which is 196km from Dehradun. Get to Dehradun by train or bus from Delhi and hire a taxi to get from there to Sankri, which is a beautiful drive.

Where to stay: Camping grounds.

Further reading: Har Ki Dun Winter Trek

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For: Skiing

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Photo of Zermatt, Switzerland by Sreshti Verma

If you are more of a mountain than beach person, head to Zermatt, Switzerland's all-year-round snow destination. Zermatt is one the base of the Matterhorn, Switzerland's most iconic peak that rises like a shark's fin above town. This is the country's most popular snow destination, ski-destination and family destination. A car-free zone, Zermatt has the swankiest of resorts for all luxuries imaginable, but it also has an 18th century charm where you are lost in the little cafes, and happily drown in good old Swiss chocolates. So, gather your loved ones and embark on an adventure of a lifetime in Zermatt!

Expenditure for two (excluding flights and visa): ₹12,000 - ₹15,000 for two for one night.

Weather in April: Zermatt still has snow in April and the temperature remains between zero to 11 degrees Celsius.

Top attractions: Matterhorn, Hörnli Hut, Gornergrat, Schwarzsee

How to get there: Fly to the Geneva or Zurich airport, and then take a train till Zermatt.

Where to stay: Hotel Couronne Superior and Le Petit Charme-Inn are popular choices. You can look for more options here.

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For Those Who Wish For A Cultural Escape

For: Salsa on the streets

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Photo of Havana, Cuba by Sreshti Verma

Havana is chaotic, charismatic, historic and a city pulsating with a bohemian vibe. Colourful facades, multi-hued buildings, energetic locals, and delicious local street food await you in this lively, spirited city! It's beautiful and colourful in a way only a few cities in the world are. It will remind you of the streets of Kolkata and gullies of Old Delhi. The swashbuckling history is still present in the air around the colonial monuments while the streets are abuzz with an art scene unlike New York or Paris, but with a heart of its own. Come with an open mind and let Havana seduce into the rhythmic tunes of Salsa and sex.

Expenditure for two (excluding flights and visa): Havana is cheap, vibrant and perfect to spend a few days in. Daily expenses range from between ₹1,000 to maximum of ₹7,000 for two. However, there are many luxurious resorts here that can cost anywhere between ₹10,000 to ₹16,000 a night.

Weather in April: The perfect amount of sunshine makes for pleasant and perfect swimming weather in Havana in April. Average temperature remains at 25 degree Celsius during the month.

Top attractions: Old Havana, Museum of the Revolution, Necrópolis Cristóbal Colón, Malecón, Fusterlandia

How to get there: Fly to Jose Marti International Airport and take a taxi into town.

Where to stay: If you are looking for the cheapest option possible, you can go for hostels starting from as low as ₹300 a night for a bed. Hotel Neptuno-Triton and Hotel Deauville are decent options. You can look for more here.

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For: Aoling Festival

While planning places to visit in April in India, definitely mark the Aoling Festival in Nagaland at the top of your list. The festival marks the arrival of spring and begins in the first week of April. Spread over a period of six days the festival celebrations include tribal performances, animal sacrifices, traditional feasts and cleanliness drives around the village. Celebrated by the Konyak Nagas tribe, Aoling takes place in Mon district of Nagaland.

Expenditure for two (excluding transportation): ₹8,000-10,000 for two nights.

Weather in April: Nagaland sees summer only for two months and April is one of them. The weather at this time is perfect for sight-seeing and indulging in adventure activities.

Top things to do: War Cemetery, Central Market of Kohima, Hornbill Festival, State Museum in Kohima

How to get there: Fly to Imphal in Manipur, which is four hours away from Kohima. You can also take a train to Dimpaur railway station, 74km away from Kohima.

Where to stay: Dovipie Inn or Jungjung Homestay

Interested in travelling to Nagaland? Find a suitable package here.

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For: Shopping in the souqs

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Photo of Marrakesh, Morocco by Sreshti Verma

Marrakesh is one of the most popular cities in Morocco and absolutely perfect during April. The touristy crowds from winter months are thinning out and summer's heatwave is still far away. Heady sights and a loud cacophony of the city sounds welcome you warmly in this dazzling city. The seat of ancient traditions and modern development, Marrakesh has established itself as a place of wonders. From observing artisan heritage to acknowledging the deep faith and culture that encompasses the town to getting delightfully lost in a labyrinth of souqs, Marrakesh never ceases to amaze.

Expenditure for two (excluding flights and visa): Average daily expenses, inclusive of stay and local travel can range between ₹3,500 to ₹20,000 for two depending on your accommodation choices.

Weather in April: This is spring time in Marrakesh and the weather is dry and warm, making it perfect to walk around and explore this destination.

Top attractions: Majorelle Garden, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakech Museum, Saadian Tombs

How to get there: Fly to the Marrakech-Menara Airport with a layover in Casablanca.

Where to stay: Riad Houma and Riad Araba Felice are popular options. You can check out more here.

Find a package for Marrakesh here.

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For The Hardcore Foodies

For: Tasting the best coffee in Araku valley.

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Photo of Andhra Pradesh, India by Sreshti Verma

Nestled between the mountains of Galikonda and Chitamogondi, the Araku Valley is a hidden hill station in the Vishakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. Before finalizing your list of places to visit in India in April, do your research about Araku Valley as it is a place filled with history and natural beauty. The area is home to tribal farmers who were the first harvesters of coffee in India. "Araku coffee" is popular around the world for its distinct taste that comes from decades of organic and non-exploitative farming.

Expenditure for two (excluding transportation): ₹3,000-5,000 for two nights.

Weather in April: Summers are just beginning in Araku Valley in April and the weather during this month stays at a comfortable 27 to 30 degrees Celsius.

Top attractions: Borra Caves, Anantagiri Coffee Plantations, Coffee Museum, Araku Waterfall, Tribal Museum

How to get there: Visakhapatnam is the nearest airport, 107km from Araku Valley. You can hire private taxis from the airport to Araku Valley. Two APSRTC buses ply the route. The first one leaves at 5am and the second one at 1.15pm. Both take around four hours and cost ₹102.

Where to stay: Navara Natural Farm

Further reading: Take India's Most Scenic Train Ride To This Hidden Valley

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For: Freshest seafood and street parties!

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Photo of Lisbon, Portugal by Sreshti Verma

Lisbon has a postcard-perfect panorama of cobbled alleyways, white-domed cathedrals and ancient ruins. Whether it's tasting one or trying to taste all 365 versions of Portugal's beloved bacalhau, or munching on freshest of seafood, Lisbon is a mecca for seafood lovers. Lisbon is also a town that loves to celebrate life. The nightlife in this city is vivacious, thrumming with a pulse of its own, with narrow cobbled lanes transforming into one of Europe's most raucous drinking addresses. So while in Lisbon, eat, drink and make merry!

Expenditure for two (excluding flights and visa): Daily expenses in Lisbon can range between ₹9,600 to ₹20,000 a day, inclusive of meals, accommodation and local transport.

Weather in April: Temperature remains between 12 to 20 degrees during this time, making for perfect sight-seeing weather.

Top attractions: Lisbon Oceanarium, Jeronimos Monastery, Praca do Comercio, Castelo de S. Jorge, Alfama neigbourhood

How to get there: Fly to Lisbon's Aeroporto da Portela Airport and head to the city by bus or metro.

Where to stay: Lisbon has some great options like Olaias Park Hotel or Radisson Blu Hotel Lisbon. You can look for other hotels and homestays here.

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