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Top 10 Best Places to Visit in May 2024

By Akanksha - April 14, 2024 10:46 PM

Our Sun, the great ball of fire, is at its most powerful. There's no better way to beat the summer heat than to get some break from it somewhere else than the plains. Fortunately, India offers some very awesome summertime destinations to help you escape the heat and spend quality time with your loved ones. The nation is endowed with breathtaking beaches, mountains, diverse forests, waterfalls, and other natural features. Visit some of India's most remarkable locations to enjoy the time of your life.

Top 10 Best Places to Visit in May 2024

1. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

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Spiti Valley is one of the best destinations in India to visit in May; it's a chilly desert with breathtakingly gorgeous scenery that will stay with you forever. With several breathtaking trekking paths, Spiti Valley, which is around 12,500 feet above sea level, is a great place for thrill-seekers. You should make time to stop at as many of the numerous monasteries, little villages, and stunning lakes that dot the countryside to experience this amazing location. In India, the only places you'll see snow in May are Kunzum Pass and Rohtang Pass.

Places to Visit: Dhankar Monastery, Chandratal Lake, Pin Valley National Park, and Tabo Monastery, Key Monastery

2. Bir-Billing, Himachal Pradesh

Bir-Billing, Himachal Pradesh

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Do you want to escape the squalor and air pollution of the city? Travel to Himachal Pradesh's Bir-Billing area. While almost all of Himachal provides a welcome escape from our lonely urban jungle, Bir-Billing surpasses all of them with its fantastic paragliding experiences. Bir-Billing is well-known for being an ecotourism hub that provides hiking and camping opportunities. Bir-Billing is one of the greatest spots to visit in May throughout the summer because of its tranquil surroundings.

Places to Visit: Palpung Sherabling Monastery, study and practice Lotus Sutra at the Deer Park Institute in Chaugan

3. Almora, Uttarakhand

Almora, Uttarakhand

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Almora is among the greatest locations to go in May in India since it is surrounded by forests full of pine and fir trees, with the Koshi and Suyal rivers running alongside and offering one of the most breathtaking vistas of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Although it's not on everyone's summer travel itinerary, we heartily suggest it since, in addition to several attractions, the town provides a window into the vibrant Kumaoni culture.

Places to Visit: Kosi Temple, Chitai Temple, Vivekananda Memorial & Library, the Ramakrishna Mission, the 1000-year-old Nanda Devi Temple, and Katarmal Sun Temple

4. Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

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Bhimtal, in Nainital, is a real constellation of lakes and temples, perched at 1,370 meters above sea level. The town, which has the name of the epic Mahabharata character Bhima, is one of the greatest destinations to visit in May because of its bustling summertime tourism industry. Explore its numerous temples, discover its mythical ties, partake in the regional cuisine, and return feeling rejuvenated.

Places to Visit: Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple, Nal Damyanti Tal, and Nag Temple

5. Gangtok, Sikkim

Gangtok, Sikkim

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Gangtok offers an abundance of adventure sports, scenic trekking paths, and historic Buddhist temples. The capital of Sikkim is one of the most popular destinations in May, even though most visitors just see it as a stopover before their trekking excursions farther up in the Himalayas. Here, during that time, the weather is quite mild and pleasant, in contrast to most other sections of the nation. Gangtok offers you plenty of activities, so we suggest adding it to your list of the top destinations to see in May.

Places to Visit: Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Rumtek Monastery, Temi Tea Garden, Hanuman Tok, and Himalayan Zoological Park

6. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

 Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

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The 'Yoga Capital of the World' has long been regarded as one of the top summertime destinations in India for tourists from both abroad and domestically. The adventurous traveller may expect an engaging encounter at this quaint small hill station. There's more to do in Rishikesh than you could ever see in a single trip, from adventure sports like mountain biking to touring the Beatles Ashram. However, do get going this year!

Places to Visit: Laxman Jhula, Beatles Ashram, Trayambakeshwar Temple, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Kunjapuri Devi Temple, and Rajaji National Park

7. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Ooty, Tamil Nadu

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Nestled amidst densely wooded hills of the Nilgiri region, Ooty is a highly recommended destination in May 2024 for travellers visiting India. Ooty offers it all - a captivating garden, exquisitely constructed temples and churches, a plethora of lakes, and cascading waterfalls—for the ideal getaway. The town has pleasant weather all year round, but May is one of the greatest months to come since the weather is clear and there isn't much rain, which makes it the ideal time of year to be outside.

Places to Visit: Rose Garden, Ooty Lake, Pykara Dam, Botanical Gardens, Venkateshwara Perumali Temple, and St. Stephen’s Church

8. Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg, Karnataka

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Nestled in the Western Ghats, this hill town produces coffee and is a great summertime destination for adventure seekers and those who like the great outdoors. There are several beautiful lakes and waterfalls in Coorg where you may unwind with your loved ones and forget about the world. Adventurers visiting the hill town may satisfy their thirst by participating in various sports including hiking, camping, and river rafting on the Barapole River. In addition, a fantastic summer holiday is ensured by the abundance of forts, animal sanctuaries, and mouthwatering regional cuisine in one of the top May travel destinations in Karnataka.

Places to Visit: Honnamana Kere Lake, Abbey Falls, Madikeri Fort, Honey Valley, Namdroling Monastery, and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

9. Sakleshpur, Karnataka

Sakleshpur, Karnataka

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Sakleshpur, tucked away in the Western Ghats, offers a fantastic fusion of man-made and natural attractions. This quaint hill station has enough to offer visitors of all stripes, from lush green hills and vast plantations of tea, coffee, and spices to exquisite forts and temples. Sakleshpur's excellent weather in May allows adventure seekers to easily walk up the hills and enjoy camping and other sports.

Places to Visit: Manjarabad Fort, Sakleshwara Temple, Manjehalli Waterfalls, Kukke Subramanya Temple, Eshwara Temple, Hadlu Waterfall

10. Munnar, Kerala

Munnar, Kerala

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Often referred to as the 'Kashmir of South India,' this tranquil hill station in Kerala is a great place to escape the intense heat. May is a beautiful time of year to visit Munnar, which is famed for its expansive tea estates, rugged hills, uncommon flora and wildlife, and breathtaking waterfalls. Experience rock climbing, paragliding, trekking, mountain biking, ATV bike rides, and many more exciting sports here if you're an adventure addict. Munnar, which is situated at a height of 5026 feet, has a pleasant temperature all year round.

Places to Visit: Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Tata Tea Museum, Attukad Waterfalls, Dream Land Fun and Adventure, Photo Point

Also Read: Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Summer 2024

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About the Author:

Akanksha Sinha

I'm Akanksha Sinha, an expert in writing sports blogs, news, and various articles for entertainment and more. I bring a unique flair to my work, providing insightful perspectives on the world of sports.

My articles aim to inform and entertain, making me a go-to source for sports enthusiasts seeking a blend of information and enjoyment. With a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail, I consistently deliver compelling narratives that resonate with a diverse audience.