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Top 10 Places for Summer Vacation in May (in India)

Wondering where most Indians spend their summer vacation with there family? Check out these 10 places travelers like spending in the hot summer month of May.

April and May are the hottest month of summer in India. If you are like most families, these months are also the best months to travel for several reasons including school holidays and need for break from the summer heat. So we decided to publish our Top 10 list of most travelled destinations in the month of May inside India. We analyzed several surveys and past 5 years hotel booking trends. And there were a few surprises in the results. Are you ready? Here is the final list.

1. Ooty (South India) ooty rail ride
Ooty, located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, is known as the "queen of hill stations" and ranked #1 in our most popular summer getway list - particularly in the month of May. Ooty is set among the Nilgiris or Blue Mountains and is known for its scenic beauty, relaxing atmosphere, mountain train ride, boating in the Ooty lake, botanical gardens, and the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. Ooty is visited by people from all over the country. And visitors from neighbouring states visit Ooty multiple times and some atleast once every year. Here is a list of top Ooty attractions and 7 things to do in Ooty during your next vacation. provides online booking for some of the best hotels in Ooty as well as all-inclusive 2 or 3 night tour packages for Ooty starting at Rs. 3499 per couple.

2. Kodaikanal (South India)kodai lake
Another top hill station of Southern India, Kodaikanal is often grouped together with Ooty by many to make for a 3-5 day summer vacation. The star-shaped Kodai Lake is the centre of attraction and is a great place to relax with your family. Visit the lake, pine forest, coalkers walk and other water falls around the area. Visitors to kodaikanal like " trekking and jungle walks--exploring the little water falls and springs". Home-made chocolates are famous here. Most of the top rated affordable hotels in Kodaikanal book early in the season. Several 2 or 3 nights tour packages for Kodaikanal are available starting from Rs. 4500 per couple.

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Here is the summary of the full list of 10 places and a India map showing the top 10 places to visit in May.

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