This April, as the summer vacations start, let’s take a trip to these must-see attractions that happen all over the country, but only in April!
So when we think holiday, we think Goa.
Yes, this beautiful state is home to an amazing festival called the Goa Food and Cultural Festival. Held at the Campal Grounds in Panaji this year, the 4 day long festival will be held from 6th – 10th April 2016. Make sure you work up your appetite before you head over to Panaji. The festival offers an array of food stalls that will definitely tickle your taste buds.
Delectably delicious Goan signature dishes, and a few fusion ones as well. You could also take part in the cookery contest to bring out the master chef in you. Definitely a foodie’s paradise!
The festival will also cater to the musically inclined, with performances from bands, such as Indian Ocean, One Night Stand and Bad Blood to get you grooving.
Paradise On Earth, Kashmir
In April every year, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir turns into a gorgeous carpet of flowers. The garden is also said to be the largest in Asia.
The garden blooms 60 different varieties, with over 20 lakh bulbs. A trip to heaven on earth just got a little more enticing, did it not? Apart from tulips, also make sure to look out for hyacinths, narcissuses, daffodils and irises.
Looking at this, can’t help but wonder is this real?
The Mewar Festival in Udaipur, Rajasthan
The lake city of Udaipur hosts an elaborate and colorful spring festival called The Mewar Festival. This is generally held between 9th – 11th April. Mewar Festival also coincides with the Gangaur Festival as well. This festival has a tradition wherein women fast for their husbands, and wear their best attires.
This brilliant festival is filled with music, dance and other cultural events. The way to experience the festival is to take a boat ride on Lake Pichola, and watch the fireworks display at night as well.
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Beating the summer sun and heading off to a cooler place is something we would all like to do. Head over to Kodaikanal and beat the heat this summer. The temperatures go as low as 10 degrees! The lakes and the beautiful green landscapes are a sight in itself.
There is lots to do on your weekend getaway here. Go boating at the Kodai Lake, shop for crafts, gorge on homemade chocolates and enjoy the peace and serenity.
Places you must visit are Dolphin’s Nose, Pillar Rocks and Bear Shola Falls.
Baisakhi in Amritsar, Punjab
On 13th April, Baisakhi is celebrated as a thanksgiving for the abundant harvest. The festival is of great significance to the Sikh community, and is also celebrated to commemorate the foundation of the collective body of the Sikhs, The Khalsa. The Khalsa was founded by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. This festival includes a huge feast of various delicacies, folk music and definitely, the most famous, Bhangra.
A must do on your trip here is a visit to the famous Golden Temple, to be as peaceful as you can get, and also to partake in the langar.
So, where are you headed this April?