Best places to visit in May in India

May is a challenging month to plan a trip to India, as summer is at its peak and the monsoon has not yet arrived. The intolerable heat in the town has conditioned you to rejoice even in the slightest comfort and beauty.

Still, thinking about what to do in summer? where to travel to feel the ease? just imagine -“as you walk through the air, you can feel a cool breeze passing by you” cool right? Here we are suggesting you some of the coolest and Best Places to Visit in May in India.


places to visit in may in india

Almora is a must-visit in the month of May due to its location surrounded by woods of pine and fir trees, the Koshi and Suyal rivers flowing alongside it, and one of the most breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Even if it isn’t on every list for this summer, we wholeheartedly suggest it since in addition to a number of attractions, the town also provides a window into the vibrant Kumaoni culture.

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

Things to Do in Almora: Enjoy beautiful views of the sun setting and rising at Bright End Corner, the farthest point on the Almora Ridge, marvel at exhibits of Aipan paintings at the State Museum, or take a picnic at one of the many well-liked locations like Kalimutt, Deer Park, or Simtola.


Bhimtal, close to Nainital, is a real constellation of lakes and temples, sitting at an elevation of 1,370 meters above sea level. The town, which bears Bhima’s name from the Mahabharata epic, features a bustling tourism industry in the summer, making it one of the top destinations to see in May. Visit its numerous temples, discover its mythological ties, indulge in some of the regional fares, and return revitalized.

Places to Visit Bhimtal:  Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple, Nal Damyanti Tal, and Nag  Temple.

Things to Do in Bhimtal: Enjoy a picnic in Sattal, unwind at Hidimba Parvat, try some Kumaoni food, spend some time at the Garg Parvat, a small mound that is the source of the river Gargi, and explore the Bankhandi Ashram, a sanctuary for wild animals.


One of the top summer destinations in India for both domestic and foreign tourists has always been the “Yoga Capital of the World.” The adventurous traveler can immerse themselves in this lovely tiny hill station. There is more to do in Rishikesh than you can see in a single trip, from adventure sports like mountain riding to visiting the Beatles Ashram. However, get going this year!

Places to Visit in Rishikesh: Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Laxman Jhula, Kunjapuri Devi Temple, and Rajaji National Park.

Things to Do in Rishikesh: Try your hand at exciting adventure activities like cliff jumping and the gigantic swing, go riverside camping, take a yoga session, and observe the captivating evening arti at Triveni Ghat.


Sakleshpur, which is located in the Western Ghats, has a wonderful combination of man-made and natural attractions. This attractive hill station has a wide variety of attractions for all types of visitors, including lush green hills, sizable tea, coffee, and spice plantations, majestic forts, and temples. Due to the excellent weather at Sakleshpur, adventure seekers can camp, go up the hills, and engage in other activities without difficulty in May.

Places to Visit in Sakleshpur: Manjarabad Fort, Sakaleswara Temple, Manjehalli Waterfalls, Kukke Subramanya Temple, Eshwara Temple, Hadlu Waterfall

Things to Do in Sakleshpur: Green Way Trek along the railroad tracks, ascend Ombattu Gudda and Jenukal Gudda for panoramic views, take in the scenery at Bisle View Point, and sleep in coffee plantations and on a mountaintop.


This charming hill town in Arunachal Pradesh is one of the greatest vacation spots in India in May because of its elevation of 3048 meters. Tawang never fails to draw tourists due to its stunning landscapes and proximity to the powerful Himalayas. The town is a significant Buddhist pilgrimage site and also boasts a rich Northeast Indian tradition. Additionally, Tawang’s weather in May is perfect for a variety of adrenaline-pumping pursuits like hiking, skiing, and trekking.

Places to Visit in Tawang: Madhuri Lake, Gorichen Peak, Tawang Monastery, Nuranang Falls, Bumla Pass, Tawang War Memorial.

Things to Do in Tawang: Monasteries for meditation, skiing at Pankang Teng Tso Lake, Bhajagang Lake for birdwatching, driving across Sela Pass, and trekking to Gorichen Peak for panoramic views


The bizarre hill town of Lansdowne, Uttarakhand, is situated at a height of 1700 meters. It is a popular vacation spot for visitors from neighboring states seeking some peace and quiet away from the bustle of the city. You can stay in the middle of nature at a lot of the hotels in Lansdowne. The numerous meandering pathways are ideal for discovering the surrounding natural environment and for observing woodpeckers and other indigenous Himalayan species.

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

Things to Do in Lansdowne: Boating on Bhulla Lake, hiking to Tip-n-Top Point and Snow Viewpoint, and seeing a variety of wildlife species in Kalagarh Tiger Reserve.


Chikmagalur, also referred to as the “Coffee Land of Karnataka,” is a popular tourist destination due to its exotic coffee aroma and nice climate. The picturesque Mullayanagiri range encircles the hill station, making it the ideal vacation spot for those who love the outdoors, adventure, and religion. Everything about Chikmagalur is dreamlike, from the lush tea and coffee farms to the milky white waterfalls and picturesque nature walks and treks.

Places to Visit in Chikmagalur:  Kallathigiri Falls, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Coffee Museum, Hebbe Falls, Hanumana Gundi Falls, Hirekolale Lake, 

Things to do in Chikmagalur: Take advantage of walking tours through tea and coffee farms, climb Mullayanagiri Peak, stay at a coffee estate, and take in Kyatanamakki’s lovely scenery.

How to reach?

Taking a bus will cost you far less than renting a car, along with full comfort and fun. Zingbus offers you several discounts on your first booking. Also, you may install the zingbus app to take advantage of additional benefits.

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