April month brings a new beginning to the nation across India. Beginning of a New Hindu calendar year is celebrated across many states in northern and southern India. It also marks a new financial year and the most awaited season of tourism. The popular Chardham pilgrimage of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath opens officially in April. Above all it is the time to visit the coolest places of this nation bordered with snow peaked mountain ranges of Himalayas including Kullu, Manali and Shimla of Himachal Pradesh and Mussoorie of Uttarakhand
Tulips ka Silsila in Srinagar – 5 ~ 15 April.
20 lakh Tulips shall bloom on 20 acres of the garden city - Srinagar just on time for the Tulip Festival this April. White, red, yellow, orange, purple and pink tall beauties shall dazzle you all spring. Over 100,000 tourists are expected to visit the Tulip Garden in Srinagar – the largest Tulip Garden in Asia. Kashmiri culture, cuisine, and crafts are showcased at the Festival. .
Easter - 8 April.
Celebrating Jesus Christ's resurrection and victory over death is Easter which follows 3 days after Good Friday when Christ's Crucifixion is commemorated by Christians all over the world. The Holy Week 1 – 8 April comprising, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Sunday shall be observed with prayer and penance. The Sunrise Service at 4 AM on Easter Sunday is when Easter is celebrated in all Churches & Cathedrals with the Choir at its best. It's the time of Easter Lilies; Easter Bunnies & Easter Eggs.
Chithirai festival – 22 April – 4 May - Madurai
The celestial wedding of Lord Sundareswarar and Goddess Meenakshi is celebrated annually at the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Series of ceremonies mark the events through these two weeks. A complete picture of the Hindu wedding ritual is portrayed during this festival. The procession of Lord Vishnu on a golden horse is a very popular event. Huge crowds are expected and additional care needs to be taken of the luggage, children and senior citizen
Akshaya Tritiya / Akha Teej – 24 April
This 3rd day of Vaisakha month of Hindu calendar is considered most auspicious due to the special planetary position of Moon, Sun and Jupiter. The Sun and Moon shine at their brightest on this day. This day is believed to provide never diminishing prosperity and development and hence many believe in investing money in Gold and other dear metals. The famous Hindu pilgrimage of Chardham opens on this day with destinations Gangotri and Yamunotri annually.
Baisakhi – Harvest festival/New Year – 13 April
Baisakhi marks arrival of Harvest and New Year across northern India and is celebrated on a fixed date annually. The most popular dance forms of Punjab Bhangra and Giddha are inseparable part of these celebrations. Khalsa Panth was established by Guru Gobind Singh on this day in the year 1669. Water from sacred rivers across India is carried and mixed in the tank surrounding the golden temple on this occasion.
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