The tourist season is set to peak in May and June. Here are some offbeat destinations for a perfect break from your hectic schedule.

Yercaud, Tamil Nadu: Known as the ‘jewel of the south’, it includes a reserve forest, rocky hills, a lake. The temperature here seldom exceeds 29 °C.

Ponmudi, Kerala: The region is replete with trekking trails, rare flora, and fauna like mountain flowers, wild orchids, and exotic butterflies.

Kokernag, J&K: The Kokernag Spring, which gushes from the misty hill covered in evergreen pine trees, is a sight for sore eyes.

Mechuka, Arunachal Pradesh: Known as the Forbidden Valley of the state, Mechuka is popular for Mopin, an agricultural festival celebrated by the Galo tribe.

Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh: It is the only place in South India that receives snowfall. It is a paradise for adventure seekers with many activities including trekking and hiking.

Barot Valley, Himachal Pradesh: This low-key picnic spot is a perfect weekend getaway with family or friends. It offers trekking, trout fishing, and nature camping.

Yuksom, Sikkim: The place is ideal to understand the local culture and traditions of the state. There are many fascinating trekking spots and adventure activities here.

Mangi Tungi, Maharashtra: It is a twin-pinnacle peak with a plateau in between, and tourists must climb around 4,500 steps to reach the peak.

Perumedu, Kerala: One of the most popular hill stations of Kerala, the town is replete with vast stretches of coffee, tea, cardamom, rubber, and eucalyptus plantations.

Raithal, Uttarakhand: It provides an impeccable experience of trekking and village tourism, with key attractions including traditional houses, culture, and views of the Himalayas.