10 unusual places in India to visit in May

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Unexplored places in India have a lot to offer in terms of tranquility, stunning vistas, sense of adventure and much more. Here are some unusual places to visit in May, one of the best months to explore the highlands, for a relaxing vacation despite your stressful schedule.

1. Coorg, Karnataka

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Coorg is one of the best tourist destinations in India in May. The most popular attractions in the city include Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Nagarhole National Park and Nisargadhama Forest. But there is more to Coorg than scenic beauty. Rafting, hiking and other activities galore in Coorg will delight adventure seekers.

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Coorg opens its doors wide to you and lets you enjoy its coolness, offering just enough time to get away from the heat of the plains. In May, the temperature in Coorg remains between 15 and 35 degrees Celsius. In the spring, you will be greeted with downpours and soothing warmth. May is also a beautiful month to see white flowers adorning the valley. Throughout the month of April, many exhibitions, fairs and entertainment options are organized to keep you entertained.

2. Auli, Uttrakhand

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Auli is one of India’s most exciting ski destinations. It is well known for its natural white slopes and clean surroundings and is nothing less than a nature lover’s paradise surrounded by blankets of snow, apple orchards and oak forests. Auli is one of the coldest places in Uttarakhand and a fantastic tourist destination away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Besides skiing, a variety of other outdoor activities are available.

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In May, Auli enjoys a pleasant climate. During the summer, the highest recorded temperature is 20 degrees Celsius, making Auli an ideal place for sightseeing and other outdoor activities. It is one of the best places to spend a memorable summer vacation with the family. Clear April weather offers stunning views of Nanda Devi peak against a crystal blue backdrop. Also, places like the Valley of Flowers are a sight to behold.

3. Khajjiar, Himachal Pardesh

Khajjiar, Himachal Pardesh
Khajjiar offers a cool respite from the summer heat. Shutterstock

Do you want to discover Switzerland in India? If so, go to Khajjiar. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, it offers a cool respite from the summer heat. While paragliding, zorbing and trekking are popular activities for thrill seekers, the Golden Devi Temple, Khajji Nag Temple and Tibetan Handicrafts Center are also worth a visit.

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In May, Khajjiar enjoys a hot summer. The dumps have been overgrown with lush vegetation, inviting you to roll in the grass and soak up the rays. Many leisure activities are available to you, such as a picnic by the lake, horseback riding and many more.

4. Dzongu, North Sikkim

Dzongu, North Sikkim
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IHome of the Lepcha tribe, Dzongu is a remote village surrounded by lush vegetation and mountain peaks about 49 miles from Gangtok. There are lakes, gushing waterfalls, a small monastery and a swinging bamboo bridge over the River Teesta where you can fish or take short hikes to nearby villages. There are mostly homestay options, allowing you to immerse yourself in the local lifestyle and culture.

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The best time to visit Dzongu is in late spring and summer – late March, April and May. The temperature remains pleasant and moderate, and you can see the entire mountain range and snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, as well as hear and see many birds. By road: Dzongu is about 70 kilometers from Gangtok and easily accessible by road. Although there are good bus services from Gangtok to Dzongu, one can also take private or shared taxis to this destination.

To enter Dzongu, however, permission must first be obtained from the government of Sikkim. The same information is available from the tourist offices in Gangtok and Delhi.

5. Damroo, Arunachal Pradesh

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Damro, a hidden path to paradise, enchants with its thatched-roof bamboo houses, swinging suspension bridges and the laid-back lifestyle of the locals. It is a kind of rural getaway for weary city dwellers and it is a must for unexplored places in India. The sight of harvested crops, not-so-wild bison, and huge expanses of grassland and prairie is quite appealing.

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Damro is best visited between October and May. You can enjoy the longest suspension bridge in Arunachal Pradesh at Damro. This gracefully swinging bridge spans the Yamne River and is close to the homeland of the Adi Padam tribe. There are several bamboo cottages where travelers can enjoy a relaxing stay in nature. Tourists can savor Damro’s original staple food and drink Apong, the traditional rice beer.

6. Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

Mawlynnong, Meghalaya
The picturesque village of Mawlynnong is the epitome of harmony and cleanliness. Shutterstock

The village that has been named “Asia’s Cleanest Village” by international organizations is relatively unknown in the country. The picturesque village of Mawlynnong is the epitome of harmony and cleanliness, making it one of the worthy unexplored places in India. Upscale cities have well-maintained roads, polished streets, spotless homes, manicured front yards, and cobbled sidewalks. Their well-organized pits for organic and inorganic waste, well-maintained utilities, and strewn bamboo trash cans can put even the most cosmopolitan cities to shame.

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Throughout the year, Mawlynnong enjoys a pleasant and cool climate. Summer lasts from March to June and is a wonderful season to beat the heat as it is neither too hot nor too cold. The temperature ranges from 15 to 24 degrees Celsius.

7. Shoja, Himachal Pardesh

Shoja, Himachal Pradesh
Shoja is not such a common place in the Himachal Valley. Shutterstock

With sloping hills covered in greenery, conifers and deodars for miles and fantastic views of the snow-capped peaks, Shoja is a must visit for anyone looking to experience a not so traditional place in the Himachal Valley.

Why May May and June are the best months to visit Shoja. The attractive and serene community and its pristine, Himalayan surroundings will leave you speechless the moment you arrive. Accommodation choices are limited, but this adds to the area’s appeal, adding Shoja to the list of offbeat areas in the busy state of Himachal.

8. Vagamon, Kerala

Every summer, the beautiful environment of Vagamon, Kerala invites us to surrender our souls to its soothing evergreen rhythm. One of the most popular travel destinations in Kerala, Vagamon is a wonderful place near Kottayam, the border of Idukki in Kerala. Its soothing winds, cool touch, mesmerizing pine groves, rugged terrain, beautiful meadows, velvety meadows, misty hills, spectacular waterfalls and lush greens will captivate the hearts of visitors.

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Tourists from all over the world travel to the beautiful hill station of Vagamon to escape the sweltering heat of the plains. Therefore, summer is the best time to visit Vagamon, which is also a bird watcher’s paradise. Birds, such as the Malabar gray hornbill, spotted dove and hill mynah are a bird watcher’s delight. Vagamon is also rich in plant and animal species with 200 plant species, unique orchids, emerald green tea estates, and critters, such as porcupines, hares, and stuffed cats.

9. Majuli, Assam

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Vagamon is a wonderful place near Kottayam, Kerala Shutterstock

Majuli, near the banks of the Brahmaputra River, is one of the largest river islands in the world. It abounds with lush greenery, colorful culture, rich flora and fauna, and friendly tribal residents, all of which will make your visit unforgettable. Walk around the island stopping at Vishnu Monastery, which dates back to the 15th century. A variety of bird species can also be seen here, making it a twitcher’s paradise. A boat trip is the best way to see the winged beauty of the island.

Why May Majuli is a river island on the Brahmaputra River and is prone to flooding during the monsoon.
But during the summer, it offers an incredibly beautiful island with remarkable cultural traditions and scenic beauty that attracts a large number of tourists. You can explore some of the Satras (monasteries) at your leisure, interact with the locals and learn about the culture of the island. In April, the island has new green cover after the rain.

10. Namchi, Sikkim

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Namchi, a charming little village in Sikkim, lives up to its name. In Sikkimese, “Nam” means “sky”, while “Chi” means “height”.

The capital of South Sikkim, located at an altitude of 1,675 meters above sea level and offering excellent views of the Khangchendzonga Range and the Rangit Valley, Namchi has become a popular destination for hiking, birdwatching and religious tourism.

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Namchi is a major tourist attraction in South Sikkim. Throughout the year, the picturesque setting benefits from a pleasant climate. Summer, winter and thunderstorms are the three main seasons in this region. Namchi is best suited to visit between April and May when the weather is mild. In Namchi, you can discover duplicates of India’s four most revered Dhams -Char Dhams. Visit the largest statue of Guru Padmasambhava, located on Samdruptse Hill in Namchi. This hill is known as the hill of wish fulfillment.

There are many untouched and unexplored places in India. Try exploring them and let us know in the comments section below.

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