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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 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 India 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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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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Ladakh

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.

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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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Darjeeling

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.

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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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Gangtok

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.

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Australia

May in Australia is the last autumn month that slowly gives its way to winters. This is a wonderful weather with pleasant temperatures and low humidity, when the visitors can partake in various kinds of leisure activities. Melbourne, Sydney, Phillip Island, Perth and The Pinnacles, Brisbane, Cairns, Uluru, Great Barrier Reef, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Hobart, and Queensland are some of the best places in Australia, which must be visited at this time. Whale watching in Sydney is one the highlights. This is also the time of some festival celebrations like the Whaleshark Festival at Exmouth and the Captain Cook 1770 Festival in Queensland.

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Nainital

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.

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France

France in May offers unforgettable memories to its visitors. The weather at this time is ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities. Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Nice, Strasbourg, Normandy, Alsace, Burgundy, Lorraine, Annecy, and Auvergne are some of the best destinations in France that can be explored at this time. One can indulge in a number of activities. Enjoy boat riding in the lakes. Visit the churches. Get awed by majestic castles. Savor lip-smacking delicacies during shopping and so on. Festivals happening at this time are going to offer a sneak-peek into the region’s culture. You just need to avoid the public holidays that fall in this month while planning your vacation.

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Turkey

May is one of the best months to visit the mesmerizing Turkey and explore its varied attractions. Not even a single moment of your vacation can be dull in this beautiful country. Sightseeing and other activities can be done easily during this time of the year. This is the season of spring when the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear. You can visit some of the best places such as Antalya, Dalaman, Istanbul, Fethiye, Cappadocia, Izmir and many more. Do not miss a visit to the beach resorts of Marmaris and Kusadasi. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are ideal for expeditions.

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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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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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China

China in May boasts of salubrious weather and warm sunshine, right before the dry weather, making it an ideal time for visiting this country. Sightseeing and other outdoor activities can easily be done during this time of the year by tourists. There are plenty of amazing places here that you can explore. Do not miss visiting Beijing, Datong, Hohhot, Harbin, Xinjiang, Qinghai, Dunhuang, Xi’an, Tibet, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Huangshan, Guilin, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Chengdu, Chongqing, Zhangjiajie, Kunming, and Kaili. The list of things to do in China is endless. There are wildlife sanctuaries, ancient towns, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, well-maintained gardens, and other wonderful structures here.

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Europe

The scintillating continent of Europe is dotted with innumerable places to visit as the month of May brings-in a salubrious weather. The continent caters to tastes of all kinds of tourists from across the globe. France, England, Italy, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Greece, Ireland, Czech Republic, Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Turkey, Portugal, Scotland are some of the best places to visit in Europe in May. There are nature walks, art & culture, romantic locations, family attractions, natural wonders, special spring tips, sumptuous food, various outdoor activities and warm weather on offering for visitors. Not one minute is going to dull in the European continent.

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