Best places to Visit India in the Month of May

Best places to Visit India in the Month of May

May in India is very hot with scorching sun, and temperature going to 45 degrees. The best places to visit in may are hilly stations where the weather is just perfect.

Jammu and Kashmir


The beauty of Jammu and Kashmir is best during summers and the best option for beating the heat of May. The blooming Shalimar Gardens, charming Dal Lake in Kashmir is definitely the “Paradise on Earth“.

Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, and Chashme Shahi are some of the best-known tourist spots in Srinagar, while Jammu the winter capital of the state also known as ‘City of Temples‘ have Mata Vaishno Devi shrine must be visited.

 Read about  Jammu Kashmir – Culture and Tradition



Nanital boasts of the favorite summer destination in May. Located near Delhi and the best climate to beat the heat of May have amazing scenic beauty and boating in the lake as top attractions.

Leh Ladakh


In summers the weather is very pleasant in the daytime, chilly at night so it’s best to visit Ladakh to beat the scorching sun of may. Srinagar Leh route gets operational from mid-April so it marks the beginning of the tourist season. By late April, all the lakes including the Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri begin to melt, uncovering the beautiful colors and fabulous sights.

Goa – Igitun Chalne


Goa is a land of Unparalleled beauty and visiting Goa during festivals an excellent option to experience the true spirit of Goa. A unique festival of Goa, Igitun Chalne is celebrated in the month of May. Along with it, Goa has exotic beaches, glorious sun with its incredible beauty making it the best place to visit in May.

Gangtok – International Flower Festival



The days are pleasant in May cool at night, but not cold and is pleasant. International Flower Festival is held in Gangtok which showcases different varieties of flowers that are native to Sikkim. This festival is held during the peak flowering season i.e. May in Sikkim and attracts tourists from all over India.

Mount Abu – Summer Festival

mount abu


Mount Abu of Rajasthan is a major pilgrim tourist center located near Udaipur in the south-west of the state of Rajasthan in India and also happens to be the only Hill Station of Rajasthan.

The two-day summer festival is held at Mount Abu which makes it an ideal location to visit in May because of its attractive location, rocky terrain, serene lakes, and pleasant climate.

Ooty – Summer Festival


Ooty is one of the favorite hill stations in India, in the Nilgiris. Ooty lake, tea plantation, coffee plantation, and various gardens are top spots to visit in summers.

Especially the Summer Festival is celebrated in the Nilgiri mountains of India each May, which include cultural programs, a Flower Show, a Rose Show, a Dog Show, a Fruit Show, a Spice Show, a Vegetable Show, a Boat Race, and Boat pageantry. which makes Ooty a top spot to visit in May.

Kerala – Thrissur Pooram


Munnar in Kerala is Beautifully nestled in God’s Own Country with its beautiful tea plantation and lush valleys. Its exotic species of flora and fauna in Munnar gives an incredible experience to the visitors during May. Thrissur Pooram festival provided a rare treat to visitors held in May this festival entails a spectacular procession of caparisoned elephants and enthralling percussion performances.

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Summers in Cherrapunji are fun and adventure-filled visits to Mawsmai Falls, Nokrek National Park, Nohkalikai Waterfalls, and Krem Mawmluh Cave. May is a wetter summer month

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.