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Best Places to Visit in May in India

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Close your eyes and imagine, its May, you’re sitting in the balcony with your book and a cup of coffee, cold breeze is blowing, and the sunset looks just perfect. I know that would be a rare moment, especially when you hail in a blazing city. But hey! There’s one thing the blazing sun does good for us. It motivates us to get up and travel towards different regions that are home to lush greenery, chilly winds, and scenic views. And you know what the good news is: India is home to a number of marvelous places where you can spend at least a few good days of the month.

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Also, May is one of the best months for most students and families who are recently done with the exams or their educational institutions are closed for the vacations. So, without wasting another minute, let’s just check out some of the best places to visit in India in May and spend a worth-remembering holiday with your loved ones.

Top Places to Visit in May in India

Ladakh

Ladakh

Read: Best time to visit Ladakh.

Let’s get started out with our first place on the list, the ‘Land of High Passes’ and dramatic landscapes. Ladakh is one of the best places you can visit during May and when in Ladakh you can actually feel the enchanting vibes of the prayers of monks and the fluttering flags all over your way.

Besides this, you can enjoy seeing the rugged snow-clad mountains, make your way to ancient monasteries and spend some quality time there, visit the very famous Pangong Tso Lake, get a ride of the rare double-humped Bactrian camels, and watch out a desert in the sky with amazing sand dunes. And above all these, what people love the most about the Ladakh trip and why the maximum of them move to this place is mountain biking, river rafting, and wildlife sightseeing camping. So, all in all, if you’re an avid adventurer and loves being in a challenging environment, do not think much and just plan for Ladakh.

Shimla

Read: Best time to visit Shimla, Himachal Pardesh.

Once the summer capital of British India is now one of the most visited places by the honeymooners and families. Apart from its pleasing climate throughout the year, the reasons why this beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh is always present on the priority list is its colonial aura, heritage buildings, mesmerizing landscapes, and some pretty amazing adventurous activities.

So, this May, you too can plan for a trip to Shimla and if you actually plan one, do not forget to visit Mall Road, Jhaku Temple, and the Ridge. Also, you can grab a chance to appreciate this natural beauty even more, if you can move to some other famous places out there like Kufri, Mashobra, Narkanda, Tattapani, Fagu, etc. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and stay amidst this gorgeous beauty.

Darjeeling

Darjeeling

This is a must place to visit if you are visiting India.

Summer hasn’t even approached properly and people have already started finding out ways to escape the searing heat. And why not, who doesn’t love to take a break from the burning days? And guess what, we have a perfect escape plan for you in the form of a short trip t Darjeeling. Yeah, there can be nothing better than heading towards the hills, admire the lush greenery, stunning sunsets, hypnotic views, and the old world charm.

Darjeeling, also known as the “Queen of Himalayas” is one of the best places you can plan to be a guest of. And when there, do not miss experiencing their culture heritage, tea estates, local’s lifestyle, markets full of hustle-bustle, monasteries, and beautiful colonial buildings. Also, if you’re more into adventure activities, you can go for trekking, river rafting, and other mountaineering activities.

Ooty

Read: Best time to visit Ooty.

Here comes one of the best and outstanding picturesque hill stations in the state of Tamil Nadu is mainly known for its pleasant weather. This famous tourist destination can provide you with everything you want for a perfect vacation, from eye-catching waterfalls to lush greenery, amazing valleys, and beautiful lakes.

If you would ask me, no other place can beat the beauty of Ooty and no place can be so relaxing than this one. Ooty, originally known as Udhagamandalam, is home to some really wonderful locations, gardens, and picnic spots, thus making it a perfect spot for the families as well. When in Ooty, feast your eyes with scenic vistas, tea estates, visit the Ooty Lake, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Thread Garden, Emerald Lake, and many more places.

Rishikesh

Yet another top tourist destinations in Uttarakhand that surely attracts a large number of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world as it is mainly known for some really fantastic temples and ashrams. Also, the place is known as the “Gateway to the Himalayas” since it is situated at the base of the Himalayas. And just this, some people even call the place as the “Yoga Capital of the World” as Hindu sages and saints have been coming there for meditation since ancient times.

Also, besides being a holy place, you can spend great vacations here by indulging in some thrilling activities like mountain biking, parasailing, paragliding, camping, bungee jumping, river rafting, trekking, flying fox and what not.

Munnar

Ask about the most fascinating place in Southern India and Munnar will always be on the hit list. One of the best hills to visit in Kerala, Munnar is definitely God’s best creation on the Earth. This mind-blowing place is home to verdant tea estates, exotic wildlife, mighty mountains, cardamom plantation, crystal clear streams and many more. And when in Munnar you can make your way to other tourist places such as Chokramudi Peak, Atukkad Waterfalls, Pothamedu Viewpoint, Eravikulam National Park, Echo Point to name a few. All in all, you can make the most of your trip if you choose Munnar as your next destination for the trip.

Nainital

Read: Best time to visit Nainital.

Last but definitely not least, here comes the “City of Lakes” and surely one of the most charming hills of Uttarakhand. Nainital got its name from Naini Lake and is mainly known for its peaceful environment, snow-covered mountains, and sheer beauty.

The best part is that the weather in Nainital remains quite pleasant that allows you to enjoy and pleasant and soothing vacation. When here, you can also visit other tourist spots like Bhimtal Lake, Khurpatal Lake, and Sariyatal Lake and believe me, these places won’t let you get bored anyhow. Also, you can go for boating, take blessings from Goddess Naina, view that perfect sunset and try out other exciting activities like horse-riding and trekking. So, just always be camera ready, capture some breathtaking views, witness the mighty snow-clad mountains, and spend quality time with your companion.

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Ashutosh Bhatt

Hey! A wayfarer this side who is absolutely obsessed with exploring new places, making new friends, have seen many cultures and colors of the world. I have covered 18 countries, 50+ states and still counting. Initially, I started out with my friends during my graduation days, in order to make a box full of memories, but didn’t know that traveling will someday become my thing and make me a total sucker for those heritage destinations, mighty mountains, and turquoise beaches.

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