5 best places to ‘get fooled’ this April Fool’s Day!

It’s April Fool’s Day, and this is certainly the best time to visit these places of utter foolery that welcome you in, with a promise of bamboozlement!

Dedicated to hoaxes, and pranks of all kinds, April Fool’s Day is all about fooling your closed ones with some harmless fun and sharing a laugh or two at the end of it all. But if you wish to take your trickery game a notch higher on this silly holiday, take them to these destinations instead!

The best places to visit on April’s Fool Day

Masone Labyrinth, Parma, Italy

The star-shaped complex of masone labyrinth is the largest maze in the world.
The star-shaped complex of Masone Labyrinth is the largest maze in the world. Image: Shutterstock/D-VISIONS.

Masone Labyrinth is located in an Italian town named Parma, popular as the birthplace of parmesan cheese. An interesting destination featuring an open-air topiary maze and an opulent art gallery, this star-shaped complex is made of 2,00,000 bamboo plants and stretches for a whopping 20 acres. The place came into being when Italian publisher Franco Maria Ricci said he’s going to build the largest maze in the world, and his friend and Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges dared him to do so! Be ready to be puzzled and get lost while wandering through the towering bamboo stalks.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood, California, USA

Madame tussades hollywood is known for its uncanny statues of celebrities.
Madame Tussades Hollywood is known for its uncanny statues of celebrities. Image: Shutterstock/Joe Seer.

If there’s one experience listed here that doesn’t need an introduction, it has to be Madame Tussauds. Ever since Marie Tussaud opened her first wax museum in London in 1835, locals and tourists alike happily shell out to buy tickets and get fooled by the jaw-droppingly realistic statues of famous personalities installed here. There are 26 centres of Madame Tussauds, spreading from Las Vegas, NYC, Amsterdam, Prague to Delhi, Beijing, Sydney, and Dubai. But visit the Hollywood one in LA, California for some guaranteed sightings of famous Hollywood celebrities — the uncanny resemblance is sure to leave you stunned.

Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, India

The complexed structure of jantar mantar in new delhi.
The complexed structure of Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Image: Shutterstock/Fotonium.

One of five astonishing observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh II, ruler of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar is Delhi was constructed in 1724. Literally translating to ‘abracadabra‘, it is a quiet yet confusing complex featuring a collection of curving geometric buildings that are carefully calibrated to monitor the movement of the stars and planets. Definitely one of the coolest sites to have existed in the history of the Indian capital, Jantar Mantar has several structures that are intended for galactic perceptions and take after a Greek maze where a guest can be left effectively perplexed.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington

Pyrite is popular as the 'fool's gold'.
Pyrite is popular as the ‘fool’s gold’. Image: Shutterstock/Visharo.

Did you know there’s something in the world called ‘fool’s gold’? Yes, you heard me. Visit the mineral collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and you’ll find yourself surrounded with interesting specimens of pyrite, a tricky mineral that is must harder and lighter than genuine gold, and share the same sheen and looks with it. Even the most curious jewellery enthusiasts find it tough to differentiate between the two! Careful though, the precious lookalike might trick you into thinking that you have struck it rich!

The Museum of Hoaxes

Know all about the world's biggest pranks at this virtual museum of foolery!
Know all about the world’s biggest pranks at this virtual museum of foolery! Image: Shutterstock/Roman Samborskyi.

The biggest foolery involved in this one is that it doesn’t exist! I mean, not physically. The Museum of Hoaxes is meant for all those armchair travellers, who wish to explore the rich history of April Fool’s Day and the biggest tricks through a digital medium. The virtual museum with a visit to the keeps a record of the most notorious pranks in the history, some even dating back as far as the Middle Age! Go to the ‘Archive’ section to find a year-by-year account of the holiday and get inspired for your April Fool’s Day pranks this time.

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