42 Best places to visit in May in India in 2021

42 Best places to visit in May in India in 2021

Summers are just around the corner, and so is the vacation season. Every vacation starts with the first decision of where to go? We have shortlisted some of the best places to visit in India in May during 2021, post pandemic. It's completely curated based on the safety advisories curated by govt. of India. Here is the list of top places to visit in India.

Places to visit in North India in May

1. Kashmir

1. Kashmir
Kashmir also known as Paradise on Earth, is one of the famous summer getaways in North India to visit in May. Kashmir observes a pleasant climate in the month of May and you can visit many places in Kashmir like Srinagar, Gulmarg, Shalimar Bagh, Pahalgam etc. Enjoy many activities there like Shikara ride, houseboat stay, river rafting, & trekking during your Kashmir tour in May.
State of Kashmir - Jammu & Kashmir
Weather of Kashmir in May – 16° / 21°
How to reach Kashmir – You can take a flight to Srinagar International Airport or take a train to Jammu Tawi Railway Station in Kashmir
Best places to visit in Kashmir – Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Leh, Pahalgam
Price range of Hotels in Kashmir – 900/- to 10845/-
Distance of Kashmir from Delhi – 690km
Time to reach Kashmir by road from Delhi - 14hr 45min

2. McLeodganj

2. McLeodganj
McLeodganj also known as Little Lhasa or Dhasa. It’s the home of Tibetan Spiritual Leader, the Dalai Lama. It has monasteries, museums, temples, waterfalls and lakes to visit. It’s the best hill station to visit in North India in May.
State of McLeodganj – Himachal Pradesh
Weather of McLeodganj in May – 15° / 35°
How to reach McLeodganj – You can take a train to Pathankot Railway Station or take a Bus to McLeodganj
Best places to visit in McLeodganj – Triund, Dal Lake and St. John Church, Tibetan Museum
Price range of Hotels in McLeodganj – 1350/- to 5999/-
Distance of McLeodganj from Delhi – 476km
Time to reach McLeodganj by road from Delhi - 10hr 01min

3. Haridwar

3. Haridwar
Haridwar is a heritage city in North India and famous for River Ganges. It’s a Holy place for Hindus. There is a famous Mansa Devi Temple to visit. You can enjoy your night by sitting near the river, which looks beautiful. And participate in the evening ‘Ganga Aarti’. You can go shopping.
State of Haridwar - Uttarakhand
Weather of Haridwar in May – 21° / 36°
How to reach Haridwar – You can take a flight to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun or take train to Haridwar Railway Station
Best places to visit in Haridwar – Har ki Pauri Ghat, Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple, Shanti Kunj Ashram, Rajaji National Park, Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary, Swami Vivekanand Park, Maya Devi Temple, Piran Kaliyar
Price range of Hotels in Haridwar – 640/- to 5500/-
Distance of Haridwar from Delhi – 221km
Time to reach Haridwar by road from Delhi - 04hr 29min

4. Rishikesh

4. Rishikesh
Rishikesh is also another heritage city in North India. It’s a center for studying yoga and meditation. Also, Rishikesh is the starting point for the Char Dhaam Yatra. You can enjoy river rafting in Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula river.
State of Rishikesh - Uttarakhand
Weather of Rishikesh in May – 23° / 38°
How to reach Rishikesh – You can take a flight to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun or take train to Rishikesh Railway Station
Best places to visit in Rishikesh – Yoga Treats, Jadh Ganga Trek, Kuari Pass, Kaudiyala Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Neelkanth Mahadev, Byasi, Parmanth Ghat, and Tera Manzil (Trimbakeshwar)Temple
Price range of Hotels in Rishikesh – 550/- to 6300/-
Distance of Rishikesh from Delhi – 242km
Time to reach Rishikesh by road from Delhi - 05hr 20min

5. Dalhousie

5. Dalhousie
Dalhousie is a nature lover’s paradise. It's an enjoyable place for honeymooners, families and solo travelers. Dalhousie has many bungalows, churches, and cottages. You can enjoy trekking there. It’s the best place to visit during May month.
State of Dalhousie – Himachal Pradesh
Weather of Dalhousie in May – 18° / 29°
How to reach Dalhousie – You can take a flight to Gaggal Airport or take a train to Pathankot Railway Station
Best places to visit in Dalhousie – Panch Pulla, St. John’s Church, Satdhara Falls, St. Francis’ Church, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Dainkund Peak, Chamunda Devi Temple, Khajjiar, Barapatthar Hill, Subhash Baoli, Sach Pass, and Ganji Pahari
Price range of Hotels in Dalhousie – 1750/- to 11000/-
Distance of Dalhousie from Delhi – 566km
Time to reach Dalhousie by road from Delhi - 11hr 44min

6. Chamba

6. Chamba
Chamba is the valley of milk and honey. It’s famous for its temples, paintings, lakes and handkerchiefs. It’s a dream destination for nature lovers.
State of Chamba – Himachal Pradesh
Weather of Chamba in May – 14°/ 28°
How to reach Chamba – You can take a flight to Gaggal Airport or take a train to Pathankot Railway Station
Best places to visit in Chamba – Khajjiar Lake, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Chamunda Devi Temple, Chamera Dam, Manimahesh Lake
Price range of Hotels in Chamba – 800/- to 3800/-
Distance of Chamba from Delhi – 581km
Time to reach Chamba by road from Delhi - 12hr 25min

7. Chopta

7. Chopta
Chopta is also known as ‘Mini Switzerland’. Chopta is one of the best place to visit in May. You can enjoy camping, trekking at Chandrashila Peak in the summer season. It’s a lovely place for adventurers and nature lovers.
State of Chopta – Uttarakhand
Weather of Chopta in May – 2° / 22°
How to reach Chopta – You can take a flight to Jolly grant Airport in Dehradun or take a train to Haridwar or Rishikesh Railway Station or take a bus to Chopta
Best places to visit in Chopta – Tungnath Temple, Chandrashila Deoria Tal
Price range of Hotels in Chopta – 800/- to 3800/-
Distance of Chopta from Delhi – 422km
Time to reach Chopta by road from Delhi - 10hr 11min

8. Leh-Ladakh

8. Leh-Ladakh
Leh-Ladakh also known as ‘Little tibbet’, is an adventure spot in North India and the best place to visit in May. It has several monasteries. You can enjoy trekking and bike riding over the mountains and river rafting in the Indus and Zanskar river.
State of Leh-Ladakh – Jammu & Kashmir
Weather of Leh-Ladakh in May – 15°/ 20°
How to reach Leh-Ladakh – You can take a flight to Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh or take a train to Srinagar Railway Station or take a bus from Manali or Srinagar
Best places to visit in Leh-Ladakh – Khardung La, Nubra Valley, Thiksey Monastery, Leh Palace, Magnetic Hill, Shanti stupa, Zorawar Fort, Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Tso Kar and Hemis Monastery
Price range of Hotels in Leh-Ladakh – 1150/- to 8700/-
Distance of Leh-Ladakh from Delhi – 959km
Time to reach Leh-Ladakh by road from Delhi - 23hr 54min

9. Auli

9. Auli
Auli is a popular hill station in North India. There are pine trees, majestic old oaks, and apple orchards all around. It's a popular adventure site. You can enjoy trekking on Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountains. You can visit to Valley of Flowers National Park
State of Auli – Uttarakhand
Weather of Auli in May – 7°/ 18°
How to reach Auli – You can take a flight to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun or take a train to Haridwar or Rishikesh Railway Station
Best places to visit in Auli – Auli Ropeway, Trishul Peak, Gorson Bugyal, Kwani Bugyal, Artificial Lake, Chenab Lake, Joshimath, Chattrakund, Narsigh Temple, Rudraprayag, Nandaprayag, and Nanda Devi Peak
Price range of Hotels in Auli – 800/- to 3800/-
Distance of Auli from Delhi – 70km
Time to reach Auli by road from Delhi - 02hr 01min

10. Lansdowne

10. Lansdowne
Lansdowne is a hill station in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. This is the best destination for peace lovers. You can enjoy trekking, bird watching and nature walks there. Lansdowne is another destination to enjoy vacations in May.
State of Lansdowne – Uttarakhand
Weather of Lansdowne in May – 20°/ 35°
How to reach Lansdowne – You can take a flight to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun or take a train to Haridwar or Rishikesh Railway Station
Best places to visit in Lansdowne – Kanavashram, Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Bhim pakora, St. Johns Church, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Kalagarh Tiger Reserve
Price range of Hotels in Lansdowne – 980/- to 4500/-
Distance of Lansdowne from Delhi – 276km
Time to reach Lansdowne by road from Delhi - 06hr 26min

11. Bir Billing

11. Bir Billing
Bir Billing is an adventure site in Himachal Pradesh in northern India. It is also known as the paragliding capital of India. You can enjoy many activities there like trekking, paragliding, mountain biking, hand gliding etc.  also, you can enjoy sunset at Landing Site. It’s famous for tea plantations. Bir Billing is the best destination for adventurers.
State of Bir Billing – Himachal Pradesh
Weather of Bir Billing in May – 14°/ 29°
How to reach Bir Billing – You can take a train to Ahju Railway Station or take a bus from Delhi to Bir Billing
Best places to visit in Bir Billing – Landing Site, Chokling Monastery, Bir Tea Factory, Baijnath temple, Drukpa Kagyu monastery, Chowgan Tea Garden, Tashi Jong, Bangoru Waterfalls,
Price range of Hotels in Bir Billing – 630/- to 4000/-
Distance of Bir Billing from Delhi – 516km
Time to reach Bir Billing by road from Delhi - 11hr 11min

Places to visit in South India in May

1. Coonoor

1. Coonoor
Coonoor is one of the best hill stations to visit in South India, which is known for its tea estates in the surrounding Nilgiri hills. It is a piece of heaven where you can enjoy the beauty of surroundings. This place also offers thrilling activities like trekking through untrodden paths. 
State of Coonoor - Tamil Nadu
Weather of Coonoor in May - 22° / 37°
How to reach Coonoor - You can take a flight to Coimbatore International Airport or take a train to Nilgiri Mountain Railway Station or Mettupalayam railway station or take a bus from Ooty
Best places to visit in Coonoor - St. George Church, Ketty & Hidden Valley, Droog Fort, and Sim’s Park
Price range of Hotels in Coonoor – 960/- to 12390/-
Distance of Coonoor from Bengaluru – 398km
Time to reach Coonoor by road from Bengaluru – 7hr 54min

2. Wayanad

2. Wayanad
Wayanad is one of the best tourist places in South India during summer. This beautiful land is a home to animals including elephants, tigers and leopards. You can enjoy Bamboo Rafting and boating there. This hill station is famous for its flora and fauna.
State of Wayanad – Kerala
Weather of Wayanad in May - 20° / 30°
How to reach Wayand - You can take a flight to Karipur international airport at Kozhikode, or take a train to Kozhikode Railway Station
Best Places to visit in Wayanad - Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Ambukuthi Hills, Edakkal Caves, Nagarhole National Park and Tiger Reserve
Price range of Hotels in Wayanad – 881/- to 13615/-
Distance of Wayanad from Bengaluru – 272km
Time to reach Wayanad by road from Bengaluru – 5hr 47min

3. Ooty

3. Ooty
Ooty is also one of the best hill resorts for tourists in South India's Tamil Nadu. It’s famous for its pine trees, tea, coffee and chocolates. The calm and pleasant weather of these places welcomes all kinds of vacationers.
State of Ooty – Tamil Nadu
Weather of Ooty in May – 15° / 30°
How to reach Ooty – You can take a flight to Coimbatore Airport, or take a train to Coimbatore Railway Station and Tiruppur Railway Station
Best Places to visit in Ooty - Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty Lake, Ooty Rose Gardens, Kalhatti Falls, Emerald Lake, Tiger Hills, Doddabetta Peak
Price range of Hotels in Ooty– 2660/- to 17110/-
Distance of Ooty from Bengaluru – 297km
Time to reach Ooty by road from Bengaluru - 7hr 34min

4. Munnar

4. Munnar
Munnar is another famous spot among the top summer destinations in South India in May. Munnar is home to Lakkam Waterfalls, Western Ghats, hiking trails, deep valleys, breathtaking hills, and beautiful tea gardens. Its new hub for the honeymooners. Also, a favourable destination for nature lovers and trekkers.
State of Munnar – Kerala
Weather of Munnar in May – 19° / 35°
How to reach Munnar – You can take a flight to Cochin International Airport and Madurai International Airport or take a train to Aluva Railway Station and Ernakulam Railway Station
Best Places to visit in Munnar - Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi Peak, Eravikulam National Park, Attukal Waterfalls
Price range of Hotels in Munnar – 1420/- to 12390/-
Distance of Munnar from Bengaluru – 479km
Time to reach Munnar by road from Bengaluru - 9hr 51min

5. Yercaud

5. Yercaud
Yercaud has cool and pleasant weather in summer. It’s famous for its production of oranges, fruit, coffee and spice plantations. Yercaud Lake has a boathouse, and is surrounded by gardens and woods where you can enjoy your best time.
State of Yercaud – Tamil Nadu
Weather of Yercaud in May – 26° / 37°
How to reach Yercaud – You can take a flight to Salem Airport and Tiruchirapalli Airport or take a train to Salem Junction Railway Station
Best Places to visit In Yercaud - Kiliyur Falls, Anna Park, Yercaud Lake, Botanical Garden, Shevaroy Temple, Silk Farm, Lady’s Seat
Price range of Hotels in Yercaud – 800/- to 11760/-
Distance of Yercaud from Bengaluru – 207km
Time to reach Yercaud by road from Bengaluru – 4hr 35min

6. Coorg

6. Coorg
Coorg is also known as The Scotland of India. It is one of the most charming summer holiday destinations in South India in May. It is famous for its coffee plantations, steep hills, countless streams, rich flora & fauna, lush forests and breathtaking views. Coorg is among the most beautiful places in south India for Honeymoon. You can spend your day with Elephants and you can visit spice and coffee plantations there. 
State of Coorg – Karnataka
Weather of Coorg in May - 19° / 29°
How to reach Coorg – You can take a flight to Mysore Airport or take a train to Mysore Railway Station
Best Places to visit in Coorg - Abbey Falls, Nisargadhama, Raja’s Seat, Nagarhole National Park, Brahmagiri Peak, Iruppu Falls, Dubare Elephant Camp
Price range of Hotels in Coorg – 960/- to 12390/-
Distance of Coorg from Bengaluru – 268km
Time to reach Coorg by road from Bengaluru - 5hr 25min

7. Alleppey

7. Alleppey
Alleppey also known as The Venice of the East, is one of the calmest and most relaxing summer tourist places in South India in May. Alleppey is also known for houseboat cruises which attracts the visitors. It has several beaches and backwater canals to enjoy. It’s also famous for its boat races and houseboat holidays.
State of Alleppey – Kerala
Weather of Alleppey in May – 23° / 34°
How to reach Alleppey – You can take a flight to Cochin International Airport or take a train to Alleppey Railway Station
Best Places to visit in Alleppey - Marari Beach, Punnamada Lake, Krishnapuram Palace, Alappuzha Beach, Vembanad Lake
Price range of Hotels in Alleppey – 650/- to 10425/-
Distance of Alleppey from Bengaluru – 595km
Time to reach Alleppey by road from Bengaluru – 11hr 15min

8. Nandi Hills

8. Nandi Hills
Nandi Hills, surrounded by the natural beauty of a hill fortress is another one of the most attractive tourist places in South India during summer. This place got its name from the Nandi idol outside the hilltop Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple. It’s a great trekking destination. It’s a good place for hiking and bird watching. You can enjoy watching the sunset at Nandi Hills
State of Nandi Hills – Karnataka
Weather of Nandi Hills in May – 23° / 29°
How to reach Nandi Hills – You can take a flight to Kempegowda Airport or take a train to Chikkaballapur Railway Station.
Best Places to visit in Nandi Hills - Tipu’s Drop, Nandi Temple, Amrita Sarovar, Brahmashram
Price range of Hotels in Nandi Hills - 949/- to 1899/- 
Distance of Nandi Hills from Bengaluru - 61km
Time to reach Nandi Hills by road from Bengaluru - 1hr 31min

9. Yelagiri

9. Yelagiri
Yelagiri is a home to one of the purest varieties of honey in the southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu. You can enjoy many activities there like trekking, hiking and paragliding. There organizes an annual summer festival in May which attracts people from around the world.
State of Yelagiri – Tamil Nadu
Weather of Yelagiri in May – 24° / 29°  
How to reach Yelagiri – You can take a flight to Bangalore International Airport or take a train to Jolarpettai Railway Station
Best Places to visit in Yelagiri - Jalagamparai Falls, Punganur Lake, Swamimalai Hills, Nilavoor Lake, Velavan Temple
Price range of Hotels in Yelagiri – 750/- to 3760/-
Distance of Yelagiri from Bengaluru – 159km
Time to reach Yelagiri by road from Bengaluru – 3hr 9min

10. Kodaikanal

10. Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal also known as Princess of Hill stations. Kodaikanal is an ideal spot for the family trips, honeymooners, adventure freaks and also for those who love to explore the untouched places. Kodaikanal translates to the ‘gift of the forests.’ There are an enormous variety of trees. Everywhere you set your eyes in Kodaikanal, there are flowers and flowers everywhere. Kodaikanal is also famous for its museums and temples.
State of Kodaikanal – Tamil Nadu
Weather of Kodaikanal in May – 24° / 34°  
How to reach Kodaikanal – You can take a flight to Madurai Airport or take a train to Kodai Railway Station
Best Places to visit in Kodaikanal - Coaker’s Walk, Pillar rocks, Kodai Lake, Bear Shola Falls, Devil’s Kitchen, Thalaiyar Falls, Berijam Lake, Dolphin’s Nose, Kurinji Temple
Price range of Hotels in Kodaikanal – 900/- to 12825/-
Distance of Kodaikanal from Bengaluru – 466km
Time to reach Kodaikanal by road from Bengaluru – 8hr 49min

11. Araku Valley

11. Araku Valley
Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh is famous for its coffee plantation. This destination has a wonderful climate. You can enjoy its natural beauty and waterfalls. This is the best for you to visit with your family or friends during summer season.
State of Araku Valley – Andhra Pradesh
Weather of Araku Valley in May – 30° / 40°
How to reach Araku Valley – You can take a flight to Visakhapatnam Airport or take a train to Araku Railway Station
Best Places to visit in Araku Valley - Araku Art Museum, Tribal Museum, Coffee Museum, Padmapuram Gardens, Chaparai Waterfalls, Ananthagiri
Price range of Hotels in Araku Valley – 844/- to 1818/-
Distance of Araku Valley from Bengaluru – 1149km
Time to reach Araku Valley by road from Bengaluru – 21hr 56min

12. Idukki

12. Idukki
Idukki is a home to the largest arch dam in the country. Idukki is famous for its flora and fauna, tea factories, and rubber plantations. Idukki has recently started to receive a great influx of holidaymakers who flock here to bolt the monotony of their chaotic city lives and experience peace and happiness in the lap of nature.
State of Idukki – Kerala
Weather of Idukki in May – 22° / 30°
How to reach Idukki – You can take a flight to Cochin International Airport or take a train to The Railway Station
Best Places to visit in Idukki - Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Painavu, Thommankuthu Falls, Idukki Arch Dam, Kulamavu Dam
Price range of Hotels in Idukki - 989/- to 2999/- 
Distance of Idukki from Bengaluru - 546km
Time to reach Idukki by road from Bengaluru - 10hr 43min

Places to visit in East India in May

1. Darjeeling

1. Darjeeling
Darjeeling is famous for its tea plantation and toy train. It’s a natural heritage city to visit in East India. You can enjoy it by Watching the mesmerizing colors of sunshine from the Tiger hills. Enjoy the trekking to Sandakphu and take a toy train ride. Darjeeling is the best place to visit in East India in May.
State of Darjeeling – West Bengal
Weather of Darjeeling in May – 17°/ 26°
How to reach Darjeeling – Take a flight to Bagdogra Airport and then hit the road for a 95km ride to Pelling
Best places to visit in Darjeeling – Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Tiger Hill, Sandakphu Trek, Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Ropeway, Rimbik, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Price range of hotels in Darjeeling – 1290/- to 5000/-
Distance of Darjeeling from Kolkata – 633km
Time to reach Darjeeling from Kolkata – 16hr 49min

2. Shillong

2. Shillong
Shillong also known as ‘Scotland of the East’. It’s famous for its picturesque sights and traditions. It’s one of the best places to visit in May month. Also, it’s one of the safest places for solo female travelers. Shillong has pretty landscapes and waterfalls to enjoy.
State of Shillong - Meghalaya
Weather of Shillong in May - 14° / 24°
How to reach Shillong - You can take a flight to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati and then hit the road for a 105km ride to Shillong
Best places to visit in Shillong - Elephant Falls, Umiam Lake, Laitlum Canyons, Don Bosco Museum, Ward Lake, Phan Nonglait Park
Price range of Hotels in Shillong - 897/- to 4899/- 
Distance of Shillong from Kolkata - 1137km
Time to reach Shillong by flight from Kolkata - 1hr 55min

3. Gangtok

3. Gangtok
Gangtok is also known as the land of monasteries. It is a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site. It’s the best places for those who love nature, photography and trekking. You can enjoy Tibetan cuisine there. Gangtok is one of the best places to visit with family and friends in May.
State of Gangtok – Sikkim
Weather of Gangtok in May – 5°/ 18°
How to reach Gangtok – Take a flight to Bagdogra Airport or take a train to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station.
Best places to visit in Gangtok – baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple, Magnan, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Tsomgo Lake, Nathu La Pass, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Tashi Viewpoint Kanchenjunga, Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary, Saramsa Garden, Do Drul Chorten, Rumtek Monastery, Enchey Monastery, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Seven Sisters Waterfalls, Phodong Monastery, Himalayan Zoological Park, and Tashiding Monastery
Price range of hotels in Gangtok – 450/- to 2800/-
Distance of Gangtok from Kolkata – 687km
Time to reach Gangtok from Kolkata – 18hr 95min

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