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Best Places to Travel in May in India

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When we were kids, the month of May used to be all about a visit to our native place, pints of rasna, hours of playing cricket, climbing trees to pluck ‘Kachchi Kairi’, playing Super Mario, watching Cartoon Network and many more such mad memories. The month of May is here again, and it’s time to bring that childhood madness back by visiting a place you’ve never explored before or revisiting the place you can never have enough of. All you need to do is find out the ‘best places to travel in May in India’; you’ll be surprised to see the long list of options.

They say, ‘You often need to get lost in order to find yourself’. Now, the obvious question which comes to mind is “where to travel in May”? There are so many choices that you’re bound to get confused with. But, the only way out here is to make a list of the places you wish to visit, the budget you have in hand and the number of days you have to plan a trip. Accordingly, you can choose from the various options of places to travel in May. Whether you wish to have an adventurous getaway, an escape amidst greens or a religious tour; there are plenty of destinations to choose from all over India. Leh Ladakh, Mussoorie, Haridwar, Corbett etc. are some of the tourists’ favorite places to visit during the summer season. Here’s a list of the best places to travel in May in India along with the best of experiences crafted for you:

Leh Ladakh: An Adventure Awaits You

Often called as a bikers’ paradise, Leh Ladakh is a dream destination for adventure lovers. The month of May is ideal to tick off Leh Ladakh from your bucket list of ‘best places to travel’. During May, when the days are long, you have lengthier time spans to wander. All you need to do is explore like there’s no tomorrow. Summer season is perfect for hiking, trekking, exploring and sightseeing. It’s a land which offers it all right from the monasteries, lakes, numerous trails, well laid out roads (thanks to the constant work by the BRO), and road slogans to keep you grounded when on the move. These reasons justify why Leh Ladakh is one of the most popular travel destinations you can visit in May. Don’t miss our Leh Ladakh holiday packages!

Key Attractions:

Monasteries in Leh Palace, Nubra Valley (the second highest motorable pass), Pangong Tso Lake, Hunder Cold Desert, Khardung La Pass, Rohtang, Shanti Stupa, Majestic Hill, Kargil War Memorial in Dras, Jeep Safari in Ladakh, Folk Dance Show in Leh

Nainital: Lakes, Leisure and a Laid-back Escape

Is there a better way to beat the summer heat, than spending your holidays in a beautiful hill station? If you agree to this, then don’t stress over places to travel in May, Nainital is your true travel match. Breath-taking mountains & dramatic skies are sure to make your journey a memorable one. The welcoming locals in Nainital are known for their hospitality and kindness. Make sure to visit the popular Bollywood spots where many 80s & 90s movies were shot. ‘The lake district of India-Nainital’ gives you every reason to be on the list of best places to travel in May.

Key Attractions:

Boat Ride at Naini Lake, Naini Devi Temple, Raj Bhavan –The Governor’s House, bird watching, visiting the Tibetan Market, wildlife at Nainital Zoo, trekking at Snow Point

Mussoorie: Plan a May Getaway to the ‘Queen of Hills’

Twisted mountain roads and never ending green spreads which wind to elegant colonial era architecture; Mussoorie has it all to be one of the beautiful travel destinations this May. Here, you get to experience the classics of history and widespread natural beauty. The place lives up to its title of ‘Queen of Hills’ with its stunning range of hills. Since the colonial era, Mussoorie is loved by tourists for a quiet escape away from the humdrums of city life. So, the next time you’re confused about where to travel in May, then look no further, and plan a trip to Mussoorie. Don’t miss our Mussoorie holiday packages!

Key Attractions:

Kempty Falls in Mussoorie, Municipal Garden,  Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, Mussoorie Adventure Park, Trekking, Bird Watching, Cable Car Riding, Shopping on Mall Road, Boating

Haridwar: Pay a Holy Visit in the Month of May

The religious glory of Haridwar is spread all across the globe. If you have been aching for a visit to a holy place, Haridwar has to be on the top of your list of places to travel in May. Devotees from everywhere gather together to pay a visit. The Gateway to God, Haridwar is honored as one of the seven holiest places in India. It is believed that Hindu Gods have incarnated various avatars in this holy land. The vibe of the place is intensely fascinated, with sadhus, pundits, guides and pilgrims around the area of Ganges River. This religious magnificence is what makes Haridwar one of the topmost places to travel in May. Don’t miss our Haridwar holiday packages!

Key Attractions:

Mansa Devi Temple, Ghats, Ganges River, Ganga Aarti, Daksha Mahadev Temple, Kumbh Mela, Kunwar Mela

Kerala: Explore the Beautiful Backwaters on your May Vacation

The backwaters of Kerala are considered to be the most delightful visual treat. But, ‘God’s own country’ has much more to offer which makes it one of the best places to travel in May. The beach paradise of Kerala is decked up with picturesque beauty. The authentic south Indian delicacies are savored by all.  Kerala’s summer is quite amicable due to the influence of water’s maritime. The second half of May is quite breezy due to rains. The scenic beauty, the delicacies and the overall ‘summer feels’ together make Kerala one of the most visited travel destinations during May. Don’t miss our Kerala trip packages!

Key Attractions: 

Backwaters, Wayanad Bird Sanctuaries, Periyar National Park, Badipur National Park, Temples in Thiruvananthapuram, Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church at Fort Kochi, Colonial Architecture of Cochin, Guruvayur Devaswom elephant sanctuary, Kerala Special Massages, Backwaters ride from Alleppey to Pallathuruthy, Kovalam beach, Shopping at Kumily Spice Village.

For an eager traveler, the list of the best places to travel in May in India can go on and on to many more destinations which offer the best of culture, nature, food, climate and everything you desire in order to spend a perfect summer vacation. So, the next time when your heart yearns to bring back the beautiful childhood days, check out our list of travel destinations in the month of May, pack your bags, and reunite with the child in you who cherishes the simpler experiences of life.

May 04, 2019


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We are an Indian travel company founded in 2013 and excel at domestic and international tour packages including guided group tours, specialty tours, customized holidays, corporate MICE travel, inbound travel and destination weddings.

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