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Best Places to Visit in May in India 2021

With spring bidding farewell, summer is upon the calendar with the start of May. The month of typical summer season May comes with many happy travels in India. The warm weather comes with plentiful holiday delights. Even in the high temperatures, there is no dearth of best places to visit in May in India. With its plethora of tourist attractions, amazing things to do, wonderful places to visit, extraordinary culture and loving experiences, India has more than thrilling choices to answer your question about the best places in India to visit in May.

While holidays are here, families would surely love to hang out with their loved ones. For the lovebirds, there is much to indulge in. Nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts are in for a treat as the warm weather gives them aplenty. The best family vacation destinations in India in May features the locales blessed by nature to be soothed by bliss. Get away from cities and the hassles to the very heart of tranquility. Mountains in summer are the ultimate heaven of bliss. From the days of the British Raj, the popular summer getaways were the hill towns.

Hill stations are among the best honeymoon destinations in India in May. The spread of the Himalayas in India is blessed with charming locales in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and North East. The lush stretch of Western Ghats, one of the UNESCO heritage sites for its incredible biodiversity is home to scenic hill stations in South India.

Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Mussoorie, Nainital, Ooty, Munnar, Wayanad, Coorg, and Mount Abu among many others are the top honeymoon destinations in India in May. This is also the perfect time to plan a trip to Darjeeling, Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Gangtok. Above all Ladakh, the unexplored “Land of High Passes” is heaven. The remote region in the heart of Himalayas opens up its passes in the peak of summer to receive visitors after long-awaited months.

In the list of the best places to visit in India in May with friends, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun also make its place. Rishikesh lying at foothills of the Himalayas along the banks of River Ganga is a beautiful getaway as it offers natural beauty in addition to the adventure sports, mostly river rafting, camping, and bungee jumping. The hills become the coolest place in India in May owing to its wonderful experiences. There are lush tea gardens, inspiring trekking trails, thrilling camping, river rafting, nature walks, joyful train rides, biking tours, motorcycle excursions, and many other activities. For the ones who seek to get away from the crowds and go offbeat then there are amazing options of Andaman Islands, Wildlife National Parks, Goa, trekking trails in Himalayas and more.

With so many options at your disposal for places to visit in May, it seems to be a month of unlimited fun and excitement. Browse through our summer holiday packages and get the best deals on places to visit in May in India in 2021 to enjoy family holidays, romantic honeymoon and other memorable vacations.


Best Places to Go on Holiday in May 2021

Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh
  • Temperature: High - 44°C, Low - 20°C

The sweltering summer can be avoided by easily escaping to Himachal Pradesh. The soothing lap of the Himalayas has the recipe of blissful holidays. Imposing mountains, spiritual sites, inviting valleys and lush forests make travel to Himachal in May worthwhile. Add to it a plethora of adventure options like trekking, paragliding, river rafting raising the fun quotient and offer lifetime memories. The charming hill town of Shimla or Manali, the offbeat Dharamshala, McLeodganj, Lahaul & Spiti Valley, Himachal has more than enough choices!

Top Himachal Pradesh Tours
Himachal Honeymoon Package
Himachal Honeymoon Package
6 Nights / 7 Days
Price starting from:
INR 43600
Per Person
12%
50000
Magical Manali Tour
Magical Manali Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price On Request
Magnificent Shimla Manali Tour
Magnificent Shimla Manali Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 11999
Per Person
10%
13350

Darjeeling Darjeeling
  • Temperature: High - 19°C, Low - 11°C

Come May and most of India is under heat-spell, so hills offer the best vacations. Darjeeling under the shadow of Mt Kanchendzonga is one of the best places to visit in May. Set at an altitude of 2050 m in the North East Himalayas, the hill station abounds in natural beauty. Ride on the Darjeeling Toy Train, a UNESCO World heritage site. Marvel at the sunrise from the Tiger Hill. Explore tea estates, colonial buildings, monasteries, and other scenic sights. River rafting, trekking, mountaineering adventures await you. The Tibetan Roots of the town offer multi-ethnic gastronomy and shopping delights.

Top Darjeeling Tours
Splendid Darjeeling Gangtok Tour
Splendid Darjeeling Gangtok Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price starting from:
INR 10000
Per Person
12%
11400
Darjeeling Kalimpong Gangtok Tour
Darjeeling Kalimpong Gangtok Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 12599
Per Person
10%
14000
Sikkim Darjeeling Tour
Sikkim Darjeeling Tour
7 Nights / 8 Days
Price On Request

Ladakh Ladakh
  • Temperature: High - 30°C, Low - 10°C

Ladakh, the ‘Land of High Passes’ is one of the best places to visit in May. As the summer arrives in May, this remote region in Jammu and Kashmir opens up for visitors. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of rugged mountains covered in snow. Stop at ancient Tibetan monasteries. The high altitude lakes of Pangong and Tso Moriri are blessed. Pass through mountain passes, some of the highest in the world. Experience a desert in the sky with sand dunes, rare double humped Bactrian camels and more. Thrilling adventures of mountain biking, wildlife sightseeing camping and river rafting are also popular.

Top Ladakh Tours
Ladakh Bike Tour
Ladakh Bike Tour
9 Nights / 10 Days
Price On Request
Best of Ladakh
Best of Ladakh
10 Nights / 11 Days
Price On Request
Wonders of Ladakh
Wonders of Ladakh
10 Nights / 11 Days
Price On Request

Shimla Shimla
  • Temperature: High - 22°C, Low - 14°C

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.

Top Shimla Tours
Magnificent Shimla Manali Tour
Magnificent Shimla Manali Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 11999
Per Person
10%
13350
Short Escape to Shimla
Short Escape to Shimla
2 Nights / 3 Days
Price On Request
Himachal Honeymoon Package
Himachal Honeymoon Package
6 Nights / 7 Days
Price starting from:
INR 43600
Per Person
12%
50000

Nainital Nainital
  • Temperature: High - 23°C, Low - 16°C

Nainital, the ‘City of Lakes’ is a one of the most charming hill stations in India. May is a perfect time to visit the hill town as it offers respite from summer. The salubrious weather is soothing and perfect for vacations for all. The glistening Naini lake waters are perfect for boating. The picturesque sunsets are unforgettable. Named after Goddess Naina, visit the holy temple for blessings. There are a lot of activities on offer like boating, trekking, horse-riding etc. Do not miss to capture the breathtaking views. Get to the high lookout to witness the magnificence of snowcapped Himalayan peaks.

Top Nainital Tours
Nainital Honeymoon Package
Nainital Honeymoon Package
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price starting from:
INR 15999
Per Person
15%
18999
Jim Corbett with Nainital Tour
Jim Corbett with Nainital Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 11900
Per Person
12%
13600
Delightful Uttarakhand Tour
Delightful Uttarakhand Tour
7 Nights / 8 Days
Price starting from:
INR 18500
Per Person
9%
20500

Munnar Munnar
  • Temperature: High - 35°C, Low - 20°C

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.

Top Munnar Tours
Kerala Honeymoon Package
Kerala Honeymoon Package
7 Nights / 8 Days
Price On Request
Munnar Athirapally Kerala Tour
Munnar Athirapally Kerala Tour
7 Nights / 8 Days
Price On Request
8 Days Kerala Tour
8 Days Kerala Tour
7 Nights / 8 Days
Price On Request

Sikkim Sikkim
  • Temperature: High - 32°C, Low - 20°C

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.

Top Sikkim Tours
Splendid Darjeeling Gangtok Tour
Splendid Darjeeling Gangtok Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price starting from:
INR 10000
Per Person
12%
11400
Sikkim Darjeeling Tour
Sikkim Darjeeling Tour
7 Nights / 8 Days
Price On Request
Darjeeling Kalimpong Gangtok Tour
Darjeeling Kalimpong Gangtok Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 12599
Per Person
10%
14000

Ooty Ooty
  • Temperature: High - 22°C, Low - 12°C

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.

Top Ooty Tours
Short Escape Ooty Tour
Short Escape Ooty Tour
3 Nights / 4 Days
Price starting from:
INR 9947
Per Person
Bangalore Mysore Ooty Tour
Bangalore Mysore Ooty Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price On Request
South India Honeymoon Tour
South India Honeymoon Tour
11 Nights / 12 Days
Price On Request

Uttarakhand Uttarakhand
  • Temperature: High - 40°C, Low - 17°C

Offering a blissful retreat, Uttarakhand is haven for all, especially in the scorching sun in May. Enjoying salubrious weather, the entire state has much to offer in means of places to see, things to do and other amazing experiences. Wonderful hill towns like Nainital, Mussoorie, Auli, Binsar, Chopta Valley, etc. cast a spell. Also the path of salvation, the holy Chardham Yatra begins bringing devotees to pay obeisance. The welcoming Dev Bhoomi make it one of the best places to visit in India in May.

Top Uttarakhand Tours
Jim Corbett with Nainital Tour
Jim Corbett with Nainital Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 11900
Per Person
12%
13600
Mesmerizing Mussoorie with Dhanaulti
Mesmerizing Mussoorie with Dhanaulti
3 Nights / 4 Days
Price starting from:
INR 8999
Per Person
10%
10000
Haridwar Rishikesh Mussoorie Tour
Haridwar Rishikesh Mussoorie Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price starting from:
INR 11000
Per Person

Goa Goa

Witness a different side of Goa in May which entirely changes its image as the party capital! Less-crowd, warm sea waters, serene beach shacks, gently swaying palm groves and just the beaches and you! Planning to visit Goa in summer, especially in May allows you to enjoy some ‘Me’ time. Treat your taste buds to delicious cuisines with Goa Food & Cultural Festival. Go on a Heritage Zatra and learn about the glorious past of the small yet enchanting state. Don’t forget to relish mouthwatering Mangoes in this month.

Top Goa Tours
Short Escape to Goa
Short Escape to Goa
2 Nights / 3 Days
Price starting from:
INR 3999
Per Person
20%
5000
Unforgettable Days in Goa
Unforgettable Days in Goa
3 Nights / 4 Days
Price starting from:
INR 8499
Per Person
North and South Goa Tour
North and South Goa Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price On Request

Meghalaya 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.

Top Meghalaya Tours
Guwahati Shillong Tour
Guwahati Shillong Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price starting from:
INR 12000
Per Person
15%
14200
Captivating Guwahati Shillong Tour
Captivating Guwahati Shillong Tour
6 Nights / 7 Days
Price On Request
Wonders of Assam & Meghalaya
Wonders of Assam & Meghalaya
8 Nights / 9 Days
Price On Request

Mussoorie Mussoorie
  • Temperature: High - 28°C, Low - 13°C

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.

Top Mussoorie Tours
Mesmerizing Mussoorie with Dhanaulti
Mesmerizing Mussoorie with Dhanaulti
3 Nights / 4 Days
Price starting from:
INR 8999
Per Person
10%
10000
5 Days Trip to Uttarakhand
5 Days Trip to Uttarakhand
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price On Request
Haridwar Rishikesh Mussoorie Tour
Haridwar Rishikesh Mussoorie Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price starting from:
INR 11000
Per Person

Kochi Kochi
  • Temperature: High - 32°C, Low - 26°C

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.

Top Kochi Tours
Cochin Kovalam Tour
Cochin Kovalam Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price starting from:
INR 13450
Per Person
Magical Kerala 5 Days Tour
Magical Kerala 5 Days Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price starting from:
INR 13700
Per Person
Enchanting Kerala Tour
Enchanting Kerala Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 11950
Per Person
14%
14000

Gangtok Gangtok
  • Temperature: High - 31°C, Low - 20°C

Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is blessed with natural beauty and amiable weather. May is the best time to go visiting. Blessed by the mighty Mt Kanchenjunga, this town has a pleasant charm, plethora of sightseeing attractions and adventures. For all those who want to escape summer, Gangtok is the right pick! Explore the Tibetan monasteries including Rumtek monastery. Trekking, paragliding, river rafting and mountaineering are some popular adventures to try. The lovely town have abundant shopping and dining pleasures. For incredible experiences visit Nathu La pass, the glacial Tsongmo Lake and scenic towns a short way from Gangtok.

Top Gangtok Tours
Sikkim Darjeeling Tour
Sikkim Darjeeling Tour
7 Nights / 8 Days
Price On Request
Splendid Darjeeling Gangtok Tour
Splendid Darjeeling Gangtok Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price starting from:
INR 10000
Per Person
12%
11400
Darjeeling Kalimpong Gangtok Tour
Darjeeling Kalimpong Gangtok Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 12599
Per Person
10%
14000

Kodaikanal Kodaikanal
  • Temperature: High - 36°C, Low - 20°C

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.

Top Kodaikanal Tours
Mysore Ooty Kodaikanal Tour
Mysore Ooty Kodaikanal Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price On Request
Short Escape Kodaikanal Tour
Short Escape Kodaikanal Tour
3 Nights / 4 Days
Price starting from:
INR 11300
Per Person
South India Honeymoon Tour
South India Honeymoon Tour
11 Nights / 12 Days
Price On Request


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