5 places to beat the heat this May!

May 18, 2016
Take vacations, go as many places as you can, You can always make money, You can’t always make memories.

Wondering where to travel this May and beat the heat? It’s also vacation time for kids, and if you’re a parent, we bring you a list of holiday getaways that are best suited for May. So, without any further delay, book your flight tickets, pack your bags and gear up for happier times.

1. Munnar

The beautiful tea plantations, waterfalls and wildlife at Munnar will take your breath away. Nestled in Kerala; God’s own country, Munnar is a haven with immense beauty. Capture stunning moments of the scenic Atukkad Waterfalls amidst the forests, experience wilderness at Salim Ali (Thattekkad) Bird Sanctuary. Indulge in rock climbing, rappelling or paragliding and unleash the adventurer in you.

2. Norway

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Norway? It's the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), isn’t it? Well, these heavenly lights can be seen in Northern Norway only between October and March, but what you can experience in May is the the two-week-long Bergen International Festival! This popular event begins from 25th May. From music and dance to theatre and visual art, entertainment is guaranteed.

3. Kashmir

The breathtaking charm of Kashmir is invincible. You will fall in love with this enticing piece of heaven. From a ride on the Shikara to mouth-watering cuisines and amazing weather, weave your beautiful stories on this spectacular land. Popular places you can explore include Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Leh, Kupwara, Kathua, Pulwama, Pahalgam and Hemis.

4. Netherlands

If you fancy colourful fields of flowers, classic windmills and museums, then the Netherlands will never fail to delight you. Rejuvenate your senses as you cycle through the scenic lanes. Your holiday in the Netherlands is incomplete without visiting Rotterdam, Gouda, Utrecht, Leiden and Amsterdam.

5. Morocco

Want to catch a glimpse of various cultures in just one place? Then, plan a trip to Morocco, a promising holiday destination with lovely beaches, mountains and architecture. Soak in the old world charm, sample eatables at a local souq and be witness to a melting pot of cultures. Chefchaouen, High Atlas, Asilah, Merzouga and Marrakech are hotspots in Morocco and they cannot be missed in your itinerary.

6. Darjeeling

Darjeeling turns beautifully red during the month of May as it’s the season of bloom for rhododendrons. The best place to see these blooming flowers is the Singalila National Park. There is a lot to explore in Darjeeling, the Tiger hill, Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, ancient Peace Pagoda, St. Andrew's Church, Happy Valley Tea Estate and Neora Valley National Park.

7. Ladakh

The snow starts melting in May making a lot of places more accessible to explore in Ladakh. However, you still can enjoy the snow at high altitude passes like Khardung La, Baralacha La and Chang La. While here, visit the wildlife at the Hemis National Park, Explore the Monasteries, the thawing lakes and the colourful Nubra Valley.

8. Sikkim

May is the best time to visit Sikkim. It is possible to see snow near places in the Northern region of Sikkim like the Zero point and Gurudongmar Lake. The average temperature in May is between 8 - 25 degrees celsius and you could also expect rainfall. If you are an adventure lover, Sikkim should be on your list. You can go on a trek to Green Lake, bungee jumping at Singshore bridge, or go paragliding.

9. Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand offers numerous places to explore in the month of May for tourists, from lush green forests to snow-capped mountains. You can visit hill stations like Nainital, Mussoorie, Dehradun, and Dhanaulti or visit religious places like Uttarkashi, Ranikhet and Badrinath. You can also go on a safari at the Jim Corbett National Park.

10. Meghalaya

The weather in Meghalaya is delightful during the month of May. Meghalaya is home to some beautiful waterfalls that you can visit and enjoy. Also while in Shillong, a trek to the double-decker living root bridge at the village of Nongriat is a must!