May is that month of the year that calls for vacations. It is the summer month with a grand summer vacation. This is the official vacation time of the year when the temperatures are soaring sky high. This calls for a serious hilly vacation at this time of the year. Ditching the city life and escaping to the hills is the best thing to do in May. Hence, we have listed below a list of top 10 destinations to visit in India in May. The best part of all these hill stations is that they are very different from each other so make your choice wisely.
Ladakh: Imagine being in a place that gives your eyes a sight of three different landscapes at once. You are standing at one spot and you are able to witness mountains, land, and lake right in front of you! This happens in Ladakh, the most majestic city of the country. The serenity here is next level that is enough to treat your pressurized soul. Driving in the highest motor-able road, being in the hills, doing adventure activities like trekking, cycling, etc are major activities of Ladakh.
Valley of Flowers: There is no chance that you wouldn’t be loving flowers, right? We all love flowers and the valley of flowers in Uttarakhand is just a straight out of the Disney World. As the name says, there is a plethora of flowers all over the valley which makes for the most gorgeous sight ever. The trekkers visit this place in huge numbers because of the splendid trekking spot. Even the leisure vacationers visit the place for a relaxed holiday amidst the nature.
Sikkim: One of the hidden gems of India and an underrated spots in the country is Sikkim. On the contrary of its popularity, it is ab beautiful place to explore in the North East. There are snowcapped tall mountain peaks throughout, the pretty villages, and is also the home to the third highest mountain range in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga. You will find fields of rhododendrons, crystal clear lakes, and amazing treasures on the way. It is a great destination for the travelers of all kinds and this place must be explored.
Meghalaya: The rain gods are the most biased for Meghalaya and hence the state is called as the abode of clouds. It is covered with the clouds throughout the year which means enough rain throughout the year. There are mystical cave networks here, lush green plains, gorgeous cascades, and natural wonders. It is home to the wettest place in the country, Cherrapunjee. There is also a living tree roots making durable bridges. The culture and the history of the place is worth exploring.
Rishikesh: This small town is like a big cracker ball in itself because of the variety of experiences Rishikesh offers. From being one of the hotpots of the pilgrims to being the most sacred place for the adventurers, Rishikesh has it all. The town is the biggest flag bearer of diverse holiday destination where the travellers can soak in the serenity to the fullest. In May, the town is just blissful with a little more crowd but things are manageable. From luxury resorts to budgeted hotels, it has all. Rishikesh tour packages are very popular among the tourists interested in Yoga, Ayurveda, meditation and adventure sports.
Mussoorie: Mussoorie is called as the queen of the hill stations and it justifies the phrase in literal meaning. Mussoorie has the sight of the mountains from all sides but with wider roads. Driving through the roads of Mussoorie is not scary but extremely heart-warming because of the sights throughout. There are enough tourist places to explore here like the soothing Kempty Falls, Bhatta falls, Happy Valley, and lots more. Having the Pahadon Wali Maggi is just not to be missed when in Mussoorie especially in any wooden ‘tapri’. Mussoorie tour packages are quite popular for family holidays and honeymoon vacation.
Kalimpong: Quite an unfamiliar place to include in our list but definitely a must explore. It is a small hill station in West Bengal. This place takes you far away from the city life relishing you with the cool breeze of the Himalayas. A fascinating thing here to find is the variety of flowers throughout. Their fragrance and sight make everything more joyous. You also get beautiful backdrops for your pictures. Enough of Buddhist religious places are here for the tourists to explore.
Spiti Valley: If you are looking for some offbeat experiences to try out this summer, then heading out to the soulful Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh is highly recommended. Safe to call it a cold desert valley located in the greater Himalayan mountains is the middle land between India and Tibet. It is one of the most loved adventure destinations in India. The population here is extremely less which makes things more fun. It is like actually spending time in the cold desert all by yourselves with least man made resources.
Munnar: Another beautiful hill station in India is Munnar in the lap of the Western Ghats. The common sight that comes in front of the eyes while talking about Munnar in Kerala is the lush green plantations of tea and coffee. But, there is a lot more to it. It is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. The wilderness of the town is unexplored that needs more humans to come here and explore this place. Munnar tour packages are very popular among honeymooners.
Dharamshala: Dharamshala is somewhere in between of being overlooked and moderately famous. But, it is a pretty town to be at leisure. The world seems working at a slower pace here especially for the city people who are always hooked in the hustle. Dharamshala is called as the Little Tibet of India with the Tibet culture prevailing there along with so many monasteries everywhere. Walking in the forest, strolling in the local markets, chilling in the country side area, all make a trip here memorable. Dharamshala tour packages unfold various exotic aspects of Himachal Pradesh.
The hot months of May can be converted into really pleasing ones if you pack your bags and go out for a vacation to these gorgeous places. All of these are hill stations with a different vibe and a different aura. So, make sure to read about these places, how they are different from one another, find your favourite, and head out there.