Are you in search of tourist places for spending summer vacation? Have you came here searching for where to go on a summer vacation with family? Kerala the paradise of every traveller is the best choice for your summer vacation in India with family. April is vacation time for children and is also considered best time to experience the traditional festivals like Vishu and Easter. Vishu is Kerala's new year festival celebrated mainly by the Hindus. Easter usually falls in the month of March or April. This year Easter falls on the month of April. If you visit Kerala during the time of Easter you might get a chance to experience the delicious cusine of Kerala Christians.
Kerala is considered as a traveller's paradise. It has got a diverse landscape which includes golden beaches, tranquil backwaters, rolling hills, spectacular waterfalls and large green forests. This diverse nature of the state attracts a lot of tourists to the state throughout the year.
The usual peak tourism season in Kerala is from October to February. From March to May, the climate is hot and humidity will be high this time of the year. If you are planning your trip in the month of April then expect hot weather.
As it is the summer you should head to the hills to have a chilled out vacation and Munnar is the perfect place for it. It will be a welcome respite from the hot summer. The hill station Munnar is beautiful with its misty mountains, waterfalls, and tea and spice plantations. While you are here don't miss the opportunity to trek to the mist-laden hills and to explore the sprawling tea gardens. The skies will be clear and the temperature at the same time will be pleasant which will make it an enjoyable period to visit Munnar.
Most famous tourist spots include Mattupetti Dam where boating is available, Top Station, Tata Tea Museum, Atukkad Waterfall, Eravikulam National Park which houses the tallest mountain in South India - Anamudi Peak. Munnar produces the best quality tea/coffee, spices and chocolates which you could buy directly from local traders.
Vagamon a hill-station located in Idukki district is another destination with spectacular views and climate. It is also a hill station and enjoys cool climate throughout the year. Famous places in Vagamon include green meadows with a lake in the middle, Pine Forests, several waterfalls, steep rocky cliffs perfect for paragliding, orchid gardens, numerous tea estates, Tea Lake Garden boating and adventure water sports and Mundakayam Ghat. The religious people should visit Thangalpara, Kurisumala, and Murugan hills.
Wayanad is also a great place to have a cool vacation during the month of April. Wayanad in the northern Kerala is a blessed land with its natural wealth and historically importance.
The gushing waterfalls, tropical beauty, vast greenery and the heritage structures make it a great place to explore. You could visit the pre-historic Edakkal caves and many ancient Jain and Hindu temples in Wayanad.
Top places to visit are Pookode Lake, Chembra Peak, Meenmutty Falls, Banasura Sagar Dam, Edakkal Caves, Soochipura Falls, Vythiri, Thirunelli temple, Lakkidi viewpoint, Kuruvadweep, wildlife sanctuaries, and Sulthan Bathery Jain temple.
If you don't mind the summer then don't miss the Kerala backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom. Hire a houseboat or take a canoe trip through the backwater labyrinth of Kerala. You could also hire a houseboat for an overnight stay. Things to remember are to wear light cotton clothes while you are in Kerala and apply a generous amount of sunscreen.