May is arriving with its peak summertime in India. People usually prefer staying indoors in air-conditioned rooms to avoid the scorching heat. However, May is ideal for travelling to cool places and beating the scorching heat. Fortunately, India has many hill stations and tourist spots that are perfect getaways to escape the summer heat. Although there are many foreign destinations to compete with, there are plenty of amazing places to enjoy domestic tourism during the summer vacation in India, where you can expect a unique and memorable experience. If you are planning a trip in May 2024, here are some of the best destinations in India that you should consider. Top Tourist Attractions in Delhi: From Historical Sites to Cultural Landmarks, 5 Best Places To Visit in the National Capital.

1. Munnar, Kerala

During the month of May, one of the best places to visit in India is Kerala, particularly the town of Munnar. Munnar is well-known for its tea plantations, winding roads, misty hills and stunning array of natural beauty, including virgin forests, rolling hills, scenic valleys, huge waterfalls, sprawling tea plantations and winding walkways. These cosy experiences are good enough to create an unforgettable holiday experience for any traveller visiting Munnar. Best Places To Visit in Summer in India: Explore Picturesque Locations To Make New Memories During Summer Season.

Echo Point, Munnar, Kerala (Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons)

2.  Ladakh, Jammu And Kashmir

If you plan to visit Ladakh in May, you're in for a real treat! It's the peak tourist season, and the place returns to life as the snow clears. Ladakh, the coldest desert in India, lies in the Greater Himalayas. It is an incredibly beautiful destination with breathtaking landscapes, crystal-clear skies, and exciting adventure activities. You'll get to experience the charm and appeal of Ladakh like never before.

Ladakh (Photo Credits: pixahive)

3.  Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

Lansdowne is a serene hill station in the Himalayas, known for its unspoiled greenery and beautiful scenic views. It is a peaceful, calm place with charming churches, flowering thickets, springs, and ponds. It is far from the hustle and bustle of cities, yet it is the nearest hill station to Delhi. The best time to visit Lansdowne is during April, May, and June, when the weather conditions are delightful. Best Places To Visit in May in India: 6 Must-Visit Tourist Destinations This Season.
Lansdowne, Uttarakhand (Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons)

4. Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling is renowned globally for the tea it produces and the breathtaking views it offers of the Kanchenjunga mountain range. It is home to the iconic toy train. Built between 1879 and 1881, it has been declared a UNESCO heritage site.  The best time to visit Darjeeling is from April to June but be prepared for crowds during this peak season.

Darjeeling (Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons)

5. Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is known for its beautiful weather, culture, and scenic beauty. It is home to numerous waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes, golf courses, museums, and ambient cafes that attract many tourists. Shillong is a great destination for vacations and trips, as it hosts numerous festivals every year. May is a great time to visit Shillong, as the weather during this month is generally pleasant, with temperatures ranging from approximately 17.4°C to 23.7°C.

Shillong, Meghalaya (Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons)

These destinations offer a perfect escape from the scorching heat and an opportunity to revel in the beauty of nature. From breathtaking mountains to tranquil backwaters, there is something for everyone. So don't think much; pack your bags and get set for an unforgettable trip!

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on May 09, 2024 10:51 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website