Synonymous with the confused whispers of receding summer and the onset of Monsoon in India, May is also regarded as the time when the traveller is either on holiday or vigorously packing off to his next destination. Stop not, as May invites you on a voyage that will leave an unforgettable trace in your travel photos, and most importantly, your memories. For remember, when you're old and grey, these memories shall be your only true treasure.
Instagram-worthy landscapes, sublime islands and archaeological sites make Greece a popular getaway among globetrotters. On your vacation to this splendid destination you can include Acropolis of Athens, Santorini Island, the town of Delphi and Nafplio and the Meteora Monastery in your itinerary. You can also visit the beautiful Church of Panagia Paraportiani in Mykonos, treat your eyes to the pastel-coloured Venetian architecture at the Corfu Town and explore the Samariá Gorge National park for a memorable holiday.
We recommend: 6 Nights / 7 Days in Greece @ Rs 46,500
Ooty aka Udhagamandalam
Misty mountains, winding roads, beautiful tea gardens and pleasant weather are the attributes that best define Ooty, the Queen of the hill stations. Popular attractions include Doddabetta Peak, Ooty Lake, Arulmigu Mariamman Temple, Botanical Gardens and the Tribal Research Center. While you holiday in Ooty, you can take the toy train ride, walk through the Doddabetta Tea Museum and Factory, camp besides the Avalanche Lake, enjoy gastronomic delights at the Hyderabad Biryani House on Walsham Road, visit the Government Rose Garden and explore Ooty like never before.
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The month of May unfortunately comes without any long weekend. But we have a idea for you. Just take a leave on either the second or fourth Friday and spend three days in Nashik. A trip to the holy Sai Baba Temple will be a good option for you if you are looking for a quick break as well as, if you have been for the longest time, planning to take your family out on a trip.
We recommend: 2 Nights / 3 Days Nashik @ Rs 8,600
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti (7th May 2017)
Rabindranath Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of the renowned author, Rabindranath Tagore. The celebration of this cultural festival takes place across the globe. One of the best places to experience Rabindranath Jayanti is Santiniketan in West Bengal. If you happen to visit Santiniketan during this time, you will see a number of cultural events and programmes which include dramas and poetries written by Rabindranath Tagore. Rich in history and heritage, Santiniketan is a crowd-puller. Popular attractions include Tagore's Ashrama, Rabindra Bhaban Museum, Khoai Mela, Prakriti Bhavan and Amar Kutir.
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Scotland is a perfect romantic getaway for couples looking for imposing highlands, beautiful lakes, splendid castles, and adventure sports. Popular places include Loch Ness, Edinburgh Castle, Hebrides Islands and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Activities that you can indulge with your loved one include diving in the Orkney archipelago, island hopping, paddling along the Great Glen Canoe Trail, go for a countryside cottage stay and hike to the National Parks.
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Nothing attracts honeymooners like Ladakh, the ultimate paradise on earth. From breathtaking lakes and mouth-watering momos to beautiful monasteries and hills, you’ll find them all in Ladakh. On your holiday to this beautiful paradise, camp under the starry sky with your sweetheart, indulge in paragliding or white water rafting, experience spiritual bliss at the Shanti Stupa and enjoy a wildlife safari at the Hemis National Park. Popular attractions that you can visit on your honeymoon include the Pangong Lake, Magnetic Hill, Khardung La Pass, Nubra Valley, Phugtal Monastery and the Hall of Fame Museum.
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Zorbing and Paragliding in Solang Valley
Tucked away in Manali, the Solang Valley attracts adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers from around the world. If you visit this beautiful place between March and June, you can indulge in paragliding and zorbing. Paragliding promises an adrenaline rush while you soar up into the sky, immersed in the panoramic vistas of the imposing landscapes of this valley. For an altogether different experience, try zorbing in which you roll downhill inside a transparent orb.
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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra must be experienced at least once in a lifetime. If you want to take this spiritual journey, plan a trip from May till September. You must be physically fit and holding a valid passport to qualify for this arduous trip. The cost of the trip comes to approximately 1.5 lac per person. This yatra will take you through lofty mountains and mesmerising landscapes. Devotees believe Mount Kailash, to be the abode of Lord Shiva; it is worshipped by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. The picturesque Mansarovar Lake is sure to transport you to a surreal world.
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