April is the month of a brighter sun with which comes the summer season. Here is the list of top things to do in India during the month of April.
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden hosts the annual (and magnificent) Tulip Festival in April. The weather in Srinagar is alpine. Summers (April-June) are mild and winters are cold (November-February). So April is the best time to view the beauty of Flowering tulips and daily cultural programs held during the event.
Baisakhi is a harvest festival falls in April when the Golden Temple is decked up and the city becomes alive with festivities. With lot of street procession its becomes a carnival outside.
Konyak Aoling is another festival that denotes the coming of the New Year for Konyak Tribe in Nagaland. This festival is celebrated in the month of April, which marks the beginning of spring season and New Year.
Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh
The festival of Ram Navami is celebrated with great pomp here. Its the birthday of Lord Rama the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, which is celebrated with huge processions in Ayodhya the birthplace of Lord Rama.
Thrissur Pooram is an annual Hindu temple festival held in Kerala, India. It is held at the Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur every year on the Pooram day in April – the day when the moon rises with the Pooram star in the Malayalam Calendar month of Medam. Thrissur Pooram is considered as one of the greatest gathering in Asia, as it is celebrated by hundreds of thousands of people together.
Mopin Festival in Arunachal Pradesh
Mopin is an agricultural festival that is held every year on the first five days of April in Arunachal Pradesh. They dance on their best traditional costumes and adorn themselves with multi-colored beaded ornaments. During this festival rice wine (apong) is served, prepared by the women of galo community. Variety of meals are served, made of rice which is known as Aamin, meat and bamboo shoot.
The Godwar Festival is held in April amidst the mountainous terrain of Ranakpur, bringing the best of Rajput heritage and adventure to you, the Godwar Festival includes turban-tying competitions, bullock cart rides, horse racing and a gala of folk song and dance performances.
There is five day festival of Goa food and culture, where you can view lot of fireworks display and cultural programs held everywhere. Lairai Jatra, festival in honor of a local goddess is also held in Shirgao located in Bicholim district of Goa, when tourist and local people visit the place to pay respect to the local goddess.
April is the last month when you can visit Rajasthan, after which the severe summers start. Mewar Festivals in April is observed to welcome the arrival of spring season with all zest and dedication in Udaipur, Rajasthan. During the days of festival, the whole city of Udaipur gets drenched in colors of festivity. Local markets and shops beautify their frontage with bright lights and decorations.
Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
In April, Chet celebrations are held in Kullu and Chamba. Spring festival is the famous festivals of Himachal Pradesh which is celebrated in Kullu for three days. Paonta Sahib welcomes Hindu and Sikh devotees on Baisakhi and Navratri too begins this month. Fairs are held in Chamba, Bilaspur, Kangra and Rohru village in Shimla district.