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Top Places to visit in May

The scorching summer of India inspires us to go traveling, so here are some of the top places to visit in India in May. Escaping the heat and enjoying new experiences. India has its fair share of hill stations where one can relax away from the scorching heat of the cities. Plan your summer holidays this May.

There is the picturesque Himachal Pradesh and down South hill stations in Western Ghats offer balmy escape as well as romantic getaways for newlyweds. There is a lot to discover.

The cloud covered mountains of Meghalaya, the wild rush in Bandhavgarh, nature trails in Tirthan Valley, Shimla with its distinct colonial charm and munificent climate of Munnar. Here are the few places that you can escape to in the month of May. So pack your bags and set out to explore the best places to visit in May.


Top Destinations to visit in May

Shimla

The former summer capital of British India, Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations and the present capital of Himachal Pradesh. This hill station is equally popular amidst honeymooners and family vacationers and is flocked by travelers in huge numbers in May, mainly due to the wonderful weather. This hill town still carries its colonial aura and heritage buildings, which are two of its highlights too. Along with enjoying the amazing weather and delightful locations, do not forget to visit attractions like Mall Road, Jakhu Temple and more.

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Ooty

The pleasant weather in the month of May makes Ooty, originally known as Udhagamandalam, a popular tourist destination. Also referred to as the “Queen of Hill Stations”, it boasts of some extremely mesmerizing locations, picnic spots, gardens and more. Located at an elevation of 2240 m above the sea level, Ooty is equally popular amidst family vacationers and newly-wedded couples.  Treat your eyes to the beautiful scenery and soak-in the aroma coming from the verdant tea estates. Do not miss visiting the popular attractions and viewpoints.

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Mussoorie

The mesmerizing hill town of Mussorrie in Himachal Pradesh is fondly known as the “Queen of Hills’ and is visited by family vacationers as well as honeymooners in huge numbers. The amazing weather in May, the lush green hills, popular attractions including waterfalls, temples and viewpoints are the prime attractions. Placed at an altitude of 2000 m above the sea level at the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan area, it is a perfect destination to enjoy a peaceful vacation with the loved ones.

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Kochi

These is the only place in India where made in China is the most sought after thing and not just for Indians but from visitors from all corners of the globe. But Chinese Fishing Nets are just the teasers. In Kochi, there is so much to do that even the fussiest of travelers always complain about being on their toes scampering from one place to next to take it all in. There are synagogues, mosques and crumbling remain of the Raj with colonial exuberance that makes Kochi a must visit place in India.

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Mysore

The second largest city of Karnataka, located at the foothills of the Chamundi peaks, Mysore is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Extremely popular for its large-scale Dussehra celebrations, it is also known to have a mythological connection. The city is dotted with a number of architectural marvels, erected by the several erstwhile rulers of Mewar. Apart from partaking in sightseeing, do not miss to get your hands on incense, sandalwood and excellent-quality silk fabric. The city has to offer an amazing mix of the old and new world traditions.

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Puri

Puri or Jagannath Puri is one of the most popular religious destinations for the followers of Hindu religion. It is also one of the destinations of the most revered Char Dham Yatra of Hinduism. Along with the main Shree Jagannath temple, there are other popular attractions too including the Puri Beach and Chilika Lake. The city becomes extremely lively and is flocked by pilgrims in crazy numbers during the yearly Rath Yatra. During your visit, do not forget to get your hands on sea-shells, horn work, palm leaf paintings, Pattachitras, Solapith items and wood carvings.

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Meghalaya

Meghalaya is one of the most beautiful north-eastern states that is still away from the regular tourist activity and this boasts of unspoilt and untouched scenery. The month of May brings in an amazing weather in the state. It also boasts of a rich wildlife population because most of its part dense forest. The state is very peaceful and so you can have a peaceful vacation in Meghalaya. Do not miss a visit to the nearby villages to notice the lifestyle of the regions ethnic tribes who have their own distinct traditions.

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Munnar

One of the most popular hill stations of Kerala, Munnar lies in Western Ghats at an elevation of 1600 m above the sea level. A tranquil paradise boasts of exotic wildlife, tea, spice and cardamom plantation, picturesque locations, verdant surroundings, and numerous tourist attractions, crystal clear streams pull travelers from all around the world. The town has to offer something to all, be it honeymooners, nature lovers, adventure or wildlife enthusiasts and family vacationers. Nilakurinji is also available here, a flower that grows only once in 12 years.

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Bandhavgarh National Park

If you wish to have a rendezvous with the big cats, visit Bandhavgarh National Park in the month of May. One of the most popular national parks for its decent tiger population, Bandhavgarh spreads itself in 437 sq km of land. The national park is also known to be the largest breeding grounds for leopards and various deer species. It is also the former hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Rewa. You can opt for jeep or elephant safari to spot the exotic wildlife species of the park.

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Kodaikanal

The misty atmosphere, cool breeze and the amazing weather of the breathtaking hill station of Kodaikanal makes it a must-visit in the month of May. Popular as the ‘Princess of Hill Stations’, Kodaikanal is flocked by newly-wedded couples as well as family vacationers in decent numbers. Placed on the upper Palani Hills of the Western Ghats, Kodaikanal plays host to a number of festivals, dog shows, flower shows and dog shows during this time. Along with sightseeing, do not forget to get your hands on embroidery work, cheese craft items and homemade chocolates.

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Tirthan Valley

If you wish to spend a peaceful vacation in seclusion, in the lap of nature, Tirthan Valley is where you should head to, in the month of May. One of the most enchanting places in Himachal Pradesh, it is one of those off-beat destinations, which is away from regular tourist activities. Tirthan Valley is an ideal destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Agling in Tirthan River, from which the places gets its name, is another popular activity here. A secluded paradise, it offers some amazing views.

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Sikkim

A utopian paradise, Sikkim is one of the India’s most spectacular destinations and surprisingly unharmed by tourism at that. Sights of terraced field, blooming orchids and rhododendron and some of the most enchanting Himalayan trails make it one of the best places in India for summer holidays. Whether it is a family holiday, honeymoon or an adventure sojourn, brace yourself when you travel to this bucolic Himalayan retreat. There are rapids, mountains, verdant green and above all the hospitable populace and the ever endearing Buddhist monasteries that will surely charm you.

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