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Best Places to Visit in May in India

May comes with warm weather and great holiday plans. There is no dearth of best places to visit in May in India, even in the high temperatures. With unique things to do, beautiful places to visit, rich culture, and memorable experiences, India has more than thrilling choices to answer your question about the best places in India to visit in May.

With holidays here, families can check out the best places to visit in India in May with family. For the lovebirds, there is new and fun places to visit in India in May for honeymoon. Nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts are also in for a treat as the warm weather gives them plenty. The best family vacation destinations in India in May feature the locales blessed by nature to be soothed by bliss. Mountains in summer are the ultimate heaven of delight. 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. In addition, the lush stretch of Western Ghats, one of the UNESCO heritage sites for its incredible biodiversity, is home to some of the best places to visit in May 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 the 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, and Dehradun also make their place. Rishikesh lying at the foothills of the Himalayas along the banks of River Ganga, is a beautiful getaway as it offers natural beauty along with adventure sports like river rafting, and bungee jumping. Camping along the Ganges is also a great idea to spend your summer vacation in India.

The hills become the most excellent place in India in May, owing to their 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 those who seek to get away from the crowds and go offbeat, there are excellent options of Andaman Islands, Wildlife National Parks, Goa, trekking trails in the Himalayas, and more.

Browse through our summer holiday packages and get the finest deals on places to visit in May in India in 2023 to enjoy family holidays, romantic honeymoon, and other memorable vacations.




Best Places to Go on Holiday in May

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

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

Enjoy a relaxed vacation in May with our Himachal Pradesh Tours.

Top Himachal Pradesh Tours
Himachal Honeymoon Package
Himachal Honeymoon Package
6 Nights / 7 Days
Price On Request
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 On Request


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

As May comes, most of India is under a 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 with natural beauty. Ride on the Darjeeling Toy Train, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the sunrise from Tiger Hill. Explore tea estates, colonial buildings, monasteries, and other scenic sights. River rafting, trekking, and mountaineering adventures await you. The Tibetan Roots of the town offer multi-ethnic gastronomy and shopping delights.

Ride the toy train in warm weather with family. Book Darjeeling tours today!

Top Darjeeling Tours
6 Days Darjeeling Gangtok Tour
6 Days Darjeeling Gangtok Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 17599
Per Person
Sikkim Darjeeling Gangtok Tour
Sikkim Darjeeling Gangtok Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price starting from:
INR 14999
Per Person
25%
13700
Darjeeling Kalimpong Gangtok Tour
Darjeeling Kalimpong Gangtok Tour
5 Nights / 6 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 and stop at ancient Tibetan monasteries to experience unique culture. The high-altitude lakes of Pangong and Tso Moriri are blessed with natural beauty. Pass through mountain passes, some of the highest in the world. Experience a desert in the sky with dunes, rare double-humped Bactrian camels, and more. Thrilling adventures of mountain biking, wildlife sightseeing, camping, and river rafting are also popular.

Plan a Ladakh tour for an exciting adventure in the Himalayas.

Top Ladakh Tours
Ladakh Bike Tour 2022
Ladakh Bike Tour 2022
9 Nights / 10 Days
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Best of Ladakh
Best of Ladakh
10 Nights / 11 Days
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Wonders of Ladakh
Wonders of Ladakh
10 Nights / 11 Days
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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 to visit in May in India. It is also the present capital of Himachal Pradesh. This hill station is equally popular among honeymooners and family vacationers and is flocked by travelers in huge numbers in May, mainly due to the lovely weather. This hill town still carries its colonial aura and heritage buildings, which are two of its highlights too. Besides enjoying the fantastic weather and delightful locations, do not forget to visit attractions like Mall Road, Jakhu Temple, and more.

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Top Shimla Tours
Magnificent Shimla Manali Tour
Magnificent Shimla Manali Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
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Short Escape to Shimla
Short Escape to Shimla
2 Nights / 3 Days
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Himachal Honeymoon Package
Himachal Honeymoon Package
6 Nights / 7 Days
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Nainital Nainital
  • Temperature: High - 23°C, Low - 16°C

Nainital, the ‘City of Lakes’ is 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 ideal for boating, and the picturesque sunsets are mesmerizing. Named after Goddess Naina, visit the Naina Devi 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.

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Top Nainital Tours
Jim Corbett with Nainital Tour
Jim Corbett with Nainital Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 15250
Per Person
Nainital Honeymoon Package
Nainital Honeymoon Package
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price On Request
Delightful Uttarakhand Tour
Delightful Uttarakhand Tour
7 Nights / 8 Days
Price On Request


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

One of the most popular hill stations of Kerala, Munnar, lies in the Western Ghats at an elevation of 1600 m above sea level. A tranquil paradise boasts of exotic wildlife, tea, spice, cardamom plantation, picturesque locations, verdant surroundings, and numerous tourist attractions, crystal clear streams pull travelers from around the globe. 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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Top Munnar Tours
Kerala Honeymoon Package
Kerala Honeymoon Package
7 Nights / 8 Days
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Kerala Tour with Athirapally Waterfall
Kerala Tour with Athirapally Waterfall
7 Nights / 8 Days
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Sikkim Sikkim
  • Temperature: High - 32°C, Low - 20°C

A utopian paradise, Sikkim is the best place to visit in May in India. Unharmed by tourism, witness sights of terraced fields, blooming orchids, and rhododendron. Some of the most beautiful Himalayan trails make it one of the best places in India for the summer holidays. So whether it is a family holiday, honeymoon, or adventure holiday, brace yourself when you travel to this Himalayan retreat. There are rapids, mountains, verdant green, hospitable people, and the ever-endearing Buddhist monasteries that will charm you.

Witness the beauty of Northeast India with Sikkim tour packages.

Top Sikkim Tours
Sikkim Darjeeling Gangtok Tour
Sikkim Darjeeling Gangtok Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price starting from:
INR 14999
Per Person
25%
13700
North Sikkim Tour
North Sikkim Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 17250
Per Person
6 Days Darjeeling Gangtok Tour
6 Days Darjeeling Gangtok Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 17599
Per Person


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

The pleasant weather in May makes Ooty, known initially 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 sea level, Ooty is popular among family vacationers and newly-wedded couples alike. 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.

Explore the top attractions of Ooty with our packages. Call us today!

Top Ooty Tours
Short Escape Ooty Tour
Short Escape Ooty Tour
3 Nights / 4 Days
Price On Request
Bangalore Mysore Ooty Tour
Bangalore Mysore Ooty Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price On Request
Mysore Ooty Kodaikanal Tour
Mysore Ooty Kodaikanal Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
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Uttarakhand Uttarakhand
  • Temperature: High - 40°C, Low - 17°C

Uttarakhand offers a blissful retreat and is a haven for all, especially in the scorching sun in May. Enjoying salubrious weather, the entire state has much to offer in 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, on the path of salvation, the holy Chardham Yatra begins bringing devotees to pay obeisance. The welcoming Dev Bhoomi makes it one of the best places to visit in India in May.

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Top Uttarakhand Tours
Delightful Uttarakhand Tour
Delightful Uttarakhand Tour
7 Nights / 8 Days
Price On Request
5 Days Trip to Uttarakhand
5 Days Trip to Uttarakhand
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price On Request
Jim Corbett with Nainital Tour
Jim Corbett with Nainital Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 15250
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 this month.

Enjoy a relaxing holiday with our Goa packages.

Top Goa Tours
3 Days Trip to Goa
3 Days Trip to Goa
2 Nights / 3 Days
Price On Request
Unforgettable Days in Goa
Unforgettable Days in Goa
3 Nights / 4 Days
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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 northeastern states that is still away from the regular tourist activity, and boasts of unspoiled and untouched scenery. The month of May brings in amazing weather in the state. It also boasts of a rich wildlife population because of most of its dense forest. The state is very peaceful, so you can have a serene vacation in Meghalaya. However, do not miss a visit to the nearby villages to notice the lifestyle of the region's ethnic tribes, who have their own distinct traditions.

Get insights into the local culture by planning tours to Meghalaya.

Top Meghalaya Tours
Guwahati Shillong Tour
Guwahati Shillong Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price starting from:
INR 13250
Per Person
7 Days Guwahati with Shillong Tour
7 Days Guwahati with Shillong Tour
6 Nights / 7 Days
Price On Request
Assam Meghalaya Tour
Assam Meghalaya Tour
13 Nights / 14 Days
Price On Request


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

The mesmerizing hill town of Mussoorie in Himachal Pradesh is fondly known as the "Queen of Hills' and is visited by family vacationers and honeymooners in huge numbers. The amazing weather in May makes this hill station one of the best places to visit in May in India. The primary highlights of Mussoorie are the green hills, waterfalls, temples, and viewpoints. Placed at an altitude of 2000 m above sea level at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan area, it is a perfect destination to enjoy a peaceful vacation with your loved ones.

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Top Mussoorie Tours
Mussoorie Dhanaulti Tour
Mussoorie Dhanaulti Tour
3 Nights / 4 Days
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Haridwar Rishikesh Mussoorie Tour
Haridwar Rishikesh Mussoorie Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price On Request
5 Days Trip to Uttarakhand
5 Days Trip to Uttarakhand
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price On Request


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

Among the top places in Kerala, Kochi attracts travelers from around the world. Of course, the Chinese Fishing Nets are the most popular attraction of Kochi that people go to witness. 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 remnants of the Raj with colonial exuberance, making Kochi a must-visit place in India.

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Top Kochi Tours
Cochin Kovalam Tour
Cochin Kovalam Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
Price On Request
Enchanting Kerala Tour
Enchanting Kerala Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
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Magical Kerala 5 Days Tour
Magical Kerala 5 Days Tour
4 Nights / 5 Days
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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 visit. Blessed with the mighty Mt Kanchenjunga, this town has a pleasant charm, sightseeing attractions, and life adventures. For all those who want to escape summer, Gangtok is the right pick! Explore the Tibetan monasteries, including the Rumtek monastery. Trekking, paragliding, river rafting, and mountaineering are some popular adventures to try. In addition, the lovely town has abundant shopping and dining pleasures. For incredible experiences, visit Nathu La pass, the glacial Tsongmo Lake, and scenic towns a short way from Gangtok.

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Top Gangtok Tours
North Sikkim Tour
North Sikkim Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 17250
Per Person
6 Days Darjeeling Gangtok Tour
6 Days Darjeeling Gangtok Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Price starting from:
INR 17599
Per Person
Sikkim Darjeeling Tour
Sikkim Darjeeling Tour
7 Nights / 8 Days
Price On Request


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 make it a must-visit in May. Popular as the 'Princess of Hill Stations', Kodaikanal is flocked by newly-wedded couples and family vacationers in decent numbers. Placed on the upper Palani Hills of the Western Ghats, Kodaikanal plays host to many 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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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 On Request
South India Honeymoon Tour
South India Honeymoon Tour
11 Nights / 12 Days
Price On Request



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