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There are galore of travel destinations one can visit in the month of May! May is a hot month for most parts of the tropical zone that we know as India. Nevertheless, the geography of the country is such that one can clearly find differing wavelengths of ever frigid cocoons in several other pockets to escape into – which make for some of the best places to visit in India in May. With that thought – there are two ways to escape from the scorch of the interiors. Here are some best travel destinations one can explore during this season:

Coorg, Karnataka

It’s the most picturesque destinations during this season. White mist rolls over this flourescent green and grey beauty and fits its cozy interiors in, quite like the soft cashmere around your tranquil frame. Delightful are the coffee aromas in Coorg, together with a squish of that fresh orange tinge in the air. Some destinations which you must checkout while traveling include Namdroling Monastery, Iruppu falls, Raja’s seat, Omkareshwara, Nagarhole park etc.

How to reach: If you are traveling by the Konkan railways ( coastal route along the west coast ) , Mangalore is a major railway station for Coorg. From Mangalore to Coorg the distance is about 135 km ( 84 miles ). Also there are many railway stations in north part of Kerala with road links to Coorg. Book food in train on the go from trusted e-catering partners of IRCTC. Just call 8102888111.

Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh

Also knows as “Ooty of Andhra Pradesh”. Balmy tinges and a cluster of hills atop will help you find your way back to the greens. An encapsulation of the aromatic, the soother here is also the calm chill in the air that truly touches you. It is a preferred holiday gateway for a day outing.

Darjeeling, West Bengal

Chugging through the hills that roll out of a beautiful crown of a crest that is the Kanchenjunga, is a toy train that makes the bouquet of flowers and tea leaves entwined together in the valley below seem like they have chosen their haven.

How to Reach: The nearest railway station in Darjeeling is at New Jalpaiguri (62 kilometres from the main town) which connects major Indian cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar and Cochin. The DHR Toy Train service starts at New Jalpaiguri and will get you to Darjeeling at a speed no faster than 30 miles per hour. It takes 7 hours and halts at Batasia Loop from where passengers can take photographic shots of Mt. Kanchenjunga.

Discover More info: Darjeeling Trip via Indian Railways

Shillong, Meghalaya

Popularly known for it’s monsoon delights and heavy downpours. Azure is the water color that flushes the winding ravines of the place. Together with the swift glides that the meanders grace the pine trees with, the hills are a killer of a stunner! The weather simply adds to the inspiration.

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Orchids sit pretty in their flower beds here, for as far as your eyes can traverse in the trajectory of the sight. The monastery set atop a peak of the mountains – a brethren of the Shivaliks, makes for the perfect sanctum for the seeker of faith and wisdom alike.

How to Reach: However, the airport in Guwahati is more feasible to connect to Tawang. Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati is located 480 km from Tawang and is connected to all the major cities in India. Until now, international flights in the Guwahati airport are limited to Paro in Bhutan and Bangkok in Thailand, via Druk Air. One can take a 4-hour drive to Tezpur from the Guwahati airport and take a Tata Sumo or Mahindra Bolero from Tezpur to reach Tawang.

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

Scottish and Victorian architecture capture your senses instantly and warp you into the time of a bygone era which spells – well-wooded interiors and exteriors and well, Himachal Pradesh.

Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir

Lakes cut through the criss-cross terrains of the jagged Himalayas here in Kashmir. The rugged image of beauty, is replaced just as quickly in a heartbeat with the plains of green pastures strumming with picnickers enjoying the thrills of boating, rafting, or the roar of a gleeful laugh after a quick run.

May’s heat should quicken your pulse and make you head to these cool to colder getaways. For one, it is definitely going to turn up the heat on your travel plans as one of the best places to visit in India in May! Make sure that you plan well in advance. Some of the destinations among these can be reached by Indian Railways. The journey can be longer for these destinations and make sure you order food in train from authorized e-catering partner of IRCTC like Railrestro.

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