We don't know how and when the Coronavirus pandemic shall desist. But we hope it does when summer ends and people can continue with their normal lives, work as usual and travel as they did pre-lockdown. So, if you are hopeful as we are, then don't delay planning a trip because you couldn't settle with the places you want to visit in May in South India.
We have compiled the 10 best and some very distinctive South Indian destinations to visit this May.
1. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
One of the best places to visit in Tamil Nadu in May is Coonoor which is set amidst the greenery of the Nilgiris mountains. It is like a piece of heaven where you can have the most romantic walks and soak in the beauty of your surroundings. Cool breezes now and then make it one of the best places to visit in South India during summer. The place not only offers tourist spots to explore but also thrilling activities to indulge in like trekking through untrodden paths.
2. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal is a famous tourist destination in Tamil Nadu and the most popular hill station in South India. Some of the attractions in Kodaikanal include several picturesque artificial lakes, natural attractions, and hot romantic destination for honeymooners.
3. Matheran, Maharashtra
Matheran is one of the best places to visit in South India in May. It's an ideal weekend getaway for people from Mumbai and Pune. Matheran hill station can be toured within a day and is regularly visited during this time.
4. Bhandardara Village, Maharashtra
Bhandardara village, settled in the Ahmednagar district, hosts Wilson Dam, Randha falls and Arthur Lakeland; some of the popular tourist attractions. The settlement is also known for the very fine Sandhan valley and abode to Mount Kalsubai, the most eminent peak in Maharashtra.
5. Chikmagalur, Karnataka
Chikmagalur is a scenic haven that's very popular with tourists around India. Situated amid the Western Ghats in the Southwest region of Karnataka, Chikamagular comes alive during the summer season. Tens of thousands of Hikers flock there to ascend Mullayanagiri peak, one of the most eminent in the state. The region's diverse array of draws also covers cascades, wildlife retreats, homestays and temples.
6. Nelliampathi, Kerala
Encircled by coffee and tea plantations, Nelliampathi hill station is known for Sithar Kundu Viewpoint and Kesavam para viewpoint. The cloud kissed peaks of the Nelliyampathy are a classic holiday destination for visitors in Kerala.
7. Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh
Horsley Hills also proclaimed as 'Andhra Ooty' is a range of hills in Madanapalle taluk. Yenugu Mallama Konda is abode to the tribes of Chenchus and Yanadis, also renowned for hosting threatened species such as white-rumped shama, yellow-throated Bulbul, and black eagle.
8. Wayanad, Kerala
Wayanad is an extraordinary winter tourist destination in Kerala and it is enclosed by the wildlife sanctuaries of Bandipur, Nagarhole and Muthanga. The region is also abode to Banasura Sagar Dam, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, and pine forest.
9. Munnar, Kerala
Visiting Munnar in May is an adventure in itself as you get to experience the cool weather that can fall right down to five degrees Celsius. Keep yourself warm with a hot cup of tea at the TATA tea museum and observe the beautiful waterfalls cascade down. There are also hiking routes, tea plantations and little cottages in Munnar that will give you an archaic colonial feel. The chilled and cosy vibe of this place makes Munnar one of the best places to visit in Kerala in May.
10. Coorg, Kodagu
With verdant mountainous ranges, Kodagu or Coorg (the English transcription of its name), is remarkably pictorial! And it is about 265 km away from Bangalore. This rustic paradise is notable for its abundant coffee estates, and the main highlight of a vacation to Coorg is unquestionably a stay amid the coffee estates. Besides that, the majestic Golden Temple, one of the top Buddhist monasteries in India, is not to be avoided as well.