The Most Preferred Destinations To Visit In India During May

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May is the time when the summer is at its peak. It is the holiday season in India and a time when the entire family plans their holidays. Hill stations are the most preferred destinations to visit in India during May. But then there is a huge list of all the other tourist places that are waiting to be explored. So you can pick up any of these and start visiting them during the subsequent years. This is a list of all the best places in India to visit during May.



We have included Kerala in this list of the most preferred destinations to visit in India during May due to several reasons. First, the weather is just fine to do sightseeing and most outdoor activities. The weather in Kerala remains cool during the day and night is also relatively cool. You can visit beaches, national parks, hill stations, temples, and many other places in Kerala during May.

  • Places to Kerala: Thekkady, Fort Kochi, Alleppey, Bekal Fort, Periyar National Park, Munnar

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra


The hill station of Mahabaleshwar is in Maharashtra and is close to Mumbai as well. The British rulers developed Mahabaleshwar into a hill station and their summer resort. Today Mahabaleshwar rightly earns the place in the most preferred destinations to visit in India during May. You will get the most beautiful scenery of the Western Ghats and the flowing Krishna River.

  • Places to Mahabaleshwar: Pratapgad Fort, Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Elephant’s Head Point

Ooty, Tamil Nadu


We can certainly mention Ooty as the best place to visit in India during May. The weather in Ooty remains cool even in the sweltering summer months. You can plan your summer holidays in Ooty and have a thrilling time. Ooty has incredible scenic beauty and this includes lakes, waterfalls, tea gardens, temples, and scenic viewpoints.

  • Places to Ooty: Pykara Dam, Botanical Gardens, Ooty Lake, St. Stephen’s Church

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh


The hill station of Tawang ranks among the best hill stations that you can visit in India. Tawang is surrounded by greenery during May and the landscapes can mesmerize you with their beauty. Here you can experience Buddhist culture and spirituality. You must certainly visit Tawang Monastery, which ranks as the largest monastery outside Lhasa in Tibet.

  • Places in Tawang: Tawang Monastery, Madhuri Lake, Bumla Pass, Tawang War Memorial, Nuranang Falls

Lansdowne, Uttarakhand


If you love mountains and scenic points, then you must visit the hill station of Lansdowne. This is in Uttarakhand and is relatively less visited than the more popular hill stations like Nainital, Dehradun, Mussoorie, and others. But Lansdowne has some breathtaking viewpoints from where you can view the scenic Himalayan Mountains.

  • Places in Lansdowne: St. Mary’s Church, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Bhulla Lake, Darwan Singh Museum

Munnar, Kerala


When you think of Kerala, you think of beaches and backwaters. But there are equally beautiful hill stations like Munnar. This hill station is one of the best tourist destinations in Kerala. Situated in misty mountains and rolling hills, you will find waterfalls and lakes in Munnar. You can go on a wildlife safari in national parks and view many rare birds and animals.

  • Places in Munnar: Mattupetty Dam, Tata Tea Museum, Attukad Waterfalls, Eravikulam National Park

Nainital, Uttarakhand


We cannot keep out this one hill station that every Indian knows of and that is Nainital. This hill station is in Uttarakhand, and close to Jim Corbett National Park. Nainital is blessed with incredible natural beauty and mountain vistas. Naini Lake is very famous and boating at sunset is the most loved activity to do in Nainital. Naina Devi Temple is also near the lake and is a renowned temple.

  • Places in Nainital: Bhimtal Lake, Naina Devi Temple, Nainital Lake, High Altitude Zoo, Snow View Point, Tiffin Top

Suggested Tour: 4 Days Nainital Jim Corbett Tour

Shillong, Meghalaya


When you think of all the most preferred destinations to visit in India during May then you think of Shillong. This hill station is lovingly called the ‘Scotland of the East’. You will love the rolling hills, the waterfalls, lakes, forests, and its tribal culture. But Shillong is also the capital city of Meghalaya which makes it a must-visit.

  • Places in Shillong: Shillong View Point, Umiam Lake, Don Bosco Museum, Elephant Falls, Lady Hydari Park

Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh


You cannot miss Dharamshala when picking the best places to visit in India during May. This is a legendary place where you will find Buddhist culture. The Dalai Lama lives here in Dharamshala and it is this that makes it so much appealing. You can visit monasteries and many other places here. The lakes and waterfalls are also some of the most beautiful here.

  • Places in Dharamshala: St. John in the Wilderness Church, Namgyal Monastery, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Tsuglagkhang

Suggested Tour: 7 Days Dalhousie Dharamshala Tour

Darjeeling, West Bengal


The hill station of Darjeeling is so famous that everybody knows its name. Darjeeling ranks among the most favourite honeymoon destinations in India. Darjeeling Toy Train is an engineering marvel and a world heritage site. But the most thrilling sight in Darjeeling is the view of Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill. Tourists can view Kanchenjunga and the magical sunrise views from the telescopes at Tiger Hill.

  • Places in Darjeeling: Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Peace Pagoda, Observatory Hill, Rock Garden, Darjeeling Ropeway

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh


Probably no hill station is as famous as Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. This lovely hill station is every honeymooner’s favourite. The weather in Shimla during May is pleasant and cool. You can do so much in Shimla during May. You can spend 2-3 days just exploring Shimla and the adjoining places like Mashobra, Chail, and Kufri. You will love the mountains, and the landscapes are breathtaking too.

  • Places in Shimla: Viceregal Lodge, Jakhoo Hanuman Temple, Christ Church, The Ridge, Himalayan Nature Park, Kufri Fun World

Suggested Tour: Shimla Manali Tour Package

Manali, Himachal Pradesh


This is one of the topmost-ranking hill stations in India, and it is none other than Manali, This is one of the top favourites of honeymooners and families. Manali offers some of the most scenic views of the Himalayan ranges. The valleys, alpine grasslands, waterfalls, high-altitude passes, temples, and wildlife are what make Manali so very appealing to all tourists.

  • Places in Manali: Hidimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley

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