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As the temperature of the summer breeze rises in the month of May people find escape in traversing to cold places. India is home to countless mountain ranges and hill stations. Here are the best places to visit in India in May to beat your summer blues.

1. Ladakh

Located amidst the Karakoram mountain range and the Himalayas, Ladakh is a heavenly tourist destination. It is a prominent location for travel enthusiasts seeking a thrilling adventure in the lap of nature. The breathtaking sceneries in Drass valley, Leh, Shyok valley, and Suru valley are the best places to go trekking and camping in the wilderness. The territory is perfect for adventures like mountaineering, rafting, and even expeditions to extremely cold regions. There are several Buddhist monasteries that reflect and enhance the cultural beauty of Ladakh, Sumda-Chun being the earliest Tibetan monastery. This beautiful high-altitude territory is best for a summer vacation.

Leh Ladakh

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2. Shillong

‘The Scotland of the East’, Shillong is the capital of the state of Meghalaya. The hill station is full of natural landscapes with a soothing breeze to keep the weather pleasant. An abode to the popular Khasi Hills, Shillong is home to numerous tourist spots like Umiam Lake, Lady Hydari Park, Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Elephant Falls, and many more. Police Bazaar is the best place to breathe the local air, shop traditional goods, and savor the true flavors of the local food. The Don Bosco Museum is the perfect site to explore the traditions and culture of this rustic land.

Shillong

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3. Sikkim

Sikkim is another northeastern state of India that is home to unmatchable natural beauty and wildlife. The folk heritage of Sikkim is quite intriguing and diverse as multiple ethnic groups reside in the small territory. There are a number of natural abodes in the state which makes it a perfect hill station for summers. Lakes like Gurudongmar and Tsongmo along with the glaciers of Zemu and Rathong are perfect destinations to seek peace and tranquility. Yumthang valley, Temi Tea Garden, Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, and many other sites unfold the fascinating biodiversity of Sikkim. The small state has a lot to discover and explore.

Sikkim Hills

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4. Shimla

One of the most popular hill stations in India, Shimla is undoubtedly the go-to destination for everyone. The first place to visit in Shimla is The Ridge, surrounded by multiple attractions like The Christ Church, The statue of Mahatma Gandhi, and a picturesque atmosphere. Taking a stroll on The Mall Road can be the most relaxing part of your Shimla visit, shopping and eating good food is always a big ‘Yes’ for travelers. There are several religious sites on the hill station- Jakhoo Temple, Kali Bari Temple, and Tara Devi Temple. Last but not least you cannot miss out on the Himalayan and Craigano Nature Park to feel the cold breeze.

Shimla

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5. Darjeeling

The word serene is synonymous with Darjeeling, located in the Lesser Himalayas the city is a part of the state of West Bengal. The exceptional natural beauty and soothing weather make it a perfect destination to relax. There are numerous tourist spots to explore in the city. The wildlife and nature enthusiasts must visit Tiger Hill, Lamhatta the eco-park, and Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. The Darjeeling Toy Train can bring back nostalgia as you traverse through the scenic land. Or why not go on the best trek at the Sandakphu trek this summer?

Darjeeling Toy Train

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6. Kashmir

Kashmir is world-famous for its heavenly beauty owing to its geographical location among the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas and Pir Panjal Range. There are unlimited spots to visit in Kashmir that offers the best sceneries in India – Dal Lake, Zero Point, and Gulmarg Gandola being just a few of them. The thrill is real when you are trekking through high peaks and low valleys covered in white snow. Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, and Sonmarg are the best cities to explore in Kashmir. The culture and craftsmanship of Kashmir is a chef’s kiss with all the beautiful sightseeing to experience this summer.

Kashmir

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7. Manali

This popular tourist town is located in the Kullu district of the state of Himachal Pradesh. The ‘out of this world’ beauty of Manali has made it one of the most preferred hill stations in India. You can witness the ethereal landscapes in Old Manali, Solang Valley, or Rohtang Pass. Spending time in Manali will be the best decision for your upcoming summer. An adventurer, nature lover, or solitude seeker this beautiful town is a suitable abode for everyone. A visit to the Hidimba Temple will take all your worries and replace them with the smell of Pines and views of lush green forests. Just know what you want and Manali will never disappoint you.

Manali

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8. Andaman

Andaman is a part of the Union Territory of India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal, and the Andaman Sea, multiple Islands belong to this archipelago. There are historical sites to explore, beaches to stroll, and scenic sights to behold. You can visit Jolly Buoy Island, Ross Island, or Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park to capture the diverse flora and fauna as the sun reflects through the sparkling waters. Radhanagar Beach and Bharatpur Beach will be the best spot if you are an ocean lover finding escape from summer.

Radhanagar Beach Andaman

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9. Munnar

The scenic beauty of southern parts of India remains low-key until you visit the hill station of Munnar nestled in the Western Ghats. The state of Kerala is home to this beautiful town also known as the “Kashmir of South India”. The town boasts various tourist attractions, the Kundala Dam Lake, Thoovanam Falls, Tea Gardens, and Top Station are preferred spots to sit back and let the serenity sweep in. The Anamudi Peak is best to bring back the adventure fanatic by trekking through mountain streams. Choose your summer activity from the unlimited package of Munnar and enjoy!

Munnar Kerala

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10. Coorg

Situated on the hills of Western Ghats in Karnataka, Coorg is the most beautiful laid-back tourist destination in India. Also known as Kodagu, the rural district is quite popular for its rustic elegance and fantastic culture. The amazing locations such as Abbey Falls, Lakshmana TIrtha Falls, and Mallalli Falls will rinse your soul and mind of all the stress. Adventure pastimes like white-water rafting and trekking will bring back the adrenaline rush. To experience the local tradition, you must witness cultural festivals like Keil Poldu and Huttari dedicated to the presiding deities. This May, go back to the rural life in Coorg.  

Coorg

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