Top 10 Places to Visit in May

If the reader happens to be a student or a parent, No other time is better than this to travel. All because it’s the vacation time. You can’t spend all of this time by not going anywhere. This ain’t justice. From lakes, Hill stations to National Parks, the list, Top 10 places to visit in May, has got all on it for you to make the most of these holidays.

1. Mechuka, Arunachal Pradesh

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Such a big world this is!  Big enough that one is not aware of the gems which hide in here.  Touched by beauty, untouched by human, the ones which touch the soul.
And such a place is Mechuka, The largest but forgotten valley of Arunachal Pradesh from which we bet you never want to leave and stay in there.  After all who would want to leave paradise?
Everything it has would make your eyes shine brightly with love for this place.  From numerous breath-taking waterfalls, really breath-taking, and a pristine touch of the flowing Rivers, this place is not to be missed!

Weather in May: An average temperature of around 5 to 20 degree Celsius

Things to see: Samten Yongcha Monastery 

Things to do: Trekking and hiking, river rafting and angling in River Siyom 

2. Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh

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There is a heaven up above, there is heaven down on earth.  Actually, not one we shall say, but much more which are still waiting to be found by human eye.  One such place is Tirthan Valley.  A perfect blend of mystical beauty, culture and adventure activities.  A perfect option for the ones who seek beauty in the snow-capped mountains and perfect for the ones whose adrenaline rush gets them High.

Weather in May: An average temperature of around 16-36 degree Celsius

Things to see: Great Himalayan National Park, Serloskar Lake 

Things to do: River crossing, Trekking in Great Himalayan National Park, Stout fishing at Tirthan River 

3. Sandakphu, West Bengal

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It’s all worth it, the sweat, calories burnt, energy utilised, the wounds and the falls, after beholding the view from the highest peak of West Bengal. It is Sandakphu we’re talking about. There are ways to reach here.  Either by car or trek. We’d suggest you reach here via trekking while beholding the beautiful scenes of Mother Nature and that includes the ever lovely blooming orchards

Weather in May: An average temperature of around 5 to 20 degree Celsius

Things to do: Trekking 

4. Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim

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Imagine, The crystal clear icy water and the white shrouded mountains around you. You’re standing up above, 1700 ft. enough of it to leave you wonderstruck by the breath taking scenes. If it doesn’t, we wonder what will? Not all, Gurumondal Lake is believed to have been blessed by some divine touch, possessive healing powers and doing miracles. Why would you miss such a beauty?

Weather in May: An average temperature of around -2 to 8 degree Celsius

Things to do: Trekking as it happens to be the base station of treks

5. Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh

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It’s never too boring to explore new places, its culture and its people, rather we must say it is fascinating.  Sarahan, one such place which never disappoints eyes.  A beautiful village in Himachal Pradesh which is known to have many temples built in Tibetan architecture. Hurry, it’s waiting to be explored by you and waiting to please you.

Weather in May: An average temperature of around 22-40 degree Celsius

Things to see: Bhimakal Temple, Lankra Vir Temple

Things to do: Sightseeing

6. Deoriatal Lake, Uttrakhand

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You perhaps might not have come across this number of hues in your errand, this is what makes this trek one of the best to undertake.  The unlimited sky is a mixture of hues that provide a unique visual to be remembered for the rest of your lives.  Don’t forget to take binoculars with you, if you do you won’t be able to enjoy the witnessing a vast species of birds. You can reach here via trekking. Apart from enjoying the picturesque scenes, the trek offers you bird watching. The serene Deoriatal Lake with crystal clear water is a sight to behold.

Weather in May: An average temperature of around

Things to do: Trekking

7. Mawlynnog, Meghalaya

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If you’re one person who believes that India is a dirty country, with garbage thrown here and there. You might be surprised to know that India is home to the cleanest village in Asia. Yes, you heard that right. Sorry for proving you wrong, but we believe this loss would make you happy. A 100-year-old village with beauty to behold. If by chance you make up your mind to visit this place, don’t forget to visit the living root bridge, it is one sight to behold, one of kind. Count on us!

Weather in May: An average temperature of around 20-30 Degree Celsius

Things to see: Living Root Bridge

Things to do: Sightseeing

8. Simlipal National Park, Odisha

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There is nothing that can’t get you here, the wildlife that Simplipal National Park has been known to protect is the sole reason for all the wildlife lovers to have their feet led here. Mammals like Leopard, Gaur, Elephant, Langur, Barking and Spotted Deer, Sloth Bear Mongoose, Flying Squirrel, Porcupine, Turtle, Monitor Lizard, Python, Sambar, Pangolin, Crocodile and Four horned Antelope dwell here. Around 230 species of birds like the Grey Hornbill, Indian Pied Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Indian Trogon, Red Jungle Fowl, Hill Mynah, Peafowl, Alexandrine Parakeet, and Crested Serpent Eagle. Not to forget, the majestic tigers can here be found too. Even if you’re not into wildlife but Mother Nature, the breathtaking waterfalls and rivers call you out in their song.

Weather in May: An average temperature of around 22-40 degree Celsius

Things to See: Palpala Lake, Joranda Falls

Things to do: Bird watching, Safari, Trekking 

9. Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu

If you’re one such being who never gets tired of exploring, Masinagudi National Park is looking out for you. If you wish to know more of this world inhabiting forgotten creations of God, animals, Head here. Birds here which would be beheld are,  crested hawk eagle and the crested serpent eagle, hornbills, woodpeckers, red crest, mynas, owls, barbets and parakeets. While Wildlife around Masinagudi comprises of wild elephant, gaur, deer and primates like the bonnet macaque and langurs all inhabit the Park.

Weather in May: An average temperature of around 29 to 32 degree Celsius

Things to see: Wildlife

Things to do: Trekking, Jeep Safari, Camping 

10. Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

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When looked at the maps, India seems such a small country. But no, never judge a book by its size we’d say. If it’s small in size, it isn’t when it comes to majestic creations of species of our own kind. Herein, we’re talking about Bhubaneshwar, the land that adorns on itself temples with architectural brilliance. The place where the footsteps of religious pilgrims rest, all thanks to the magnificent temples that decorates the land of Bhubaneshwar.

Weather in May: An average temperature of around 36 degree Celsius

Things to see: Lingaraj Temple, Hirakund Dam, ISKCON Temple, Bindu Sarovara, and Parasurameswara Temple

Things to do: Sightseeing, Shopping art and craft in Utkalika

Hope you pick from Top 10 places to visit in May. After all, it is a Two Month long Break for many, a good opportunity for you to pack your bags and leave, travel places, smile and come back. Let those memories you make cherish in the depths of your hearts.

Contributor: Sarah Bhatnagar

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