Serene Places to Visit in May Outside India with Family

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Places to Visit in May Outside India with Family

Here is the list of 24 Serene Places to Visit in May Outside India with Family

1. Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heritage and history, parties and parks, food and fresh beer

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Known For : Rijksmuseum Van Gogh Museum Vondelpark

The capital city of Netherlands probably has one of the most chilled out vibes across all cities of Europe. If you're travelling to Amsterdam, rest assured, it's going to be one of your most wonderful experiences. The city has everything, from a bustling night life, to picnic parks, to some spectacular museums. You're going to find yourself spoilt for choice!

Best Time: March to October

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2. Malta - The Island of Legends

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The island state of Malta is located in the Mediterranean Sea and falls south of the Italian island of Sicily. Temples, fortresses, sandy beaches, cliffs, and jutted coves is what makes this small island nation worth visiting, coupled with thrilling activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, and a long and fascinating history going back to the days before Christ.

Best Time: April to June

3. Bahamas, Bahamas - An Ocean of Gorgeous Landscapes

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Known For : Grand Bahamas Paradise Island Bimini Island

The Bahamas offers over 700 islands waiting for visitors to explore. It is considered to be one of the most popular tourist destination in the Caribbean. This Paradise of beaches is located 50 miles off the east coast of Florida and is heaven for beach lovers. The Bahamas provides the quintessential island experience, gorgeous beaches and numerous tours and activities. The breathtaking scenery and pleasant weather are one of the few reasons to plan a vacation to the Bahamas. One of the perks of visiting the Bahamas is you get to interact with the marine life, and that is once in a lifetime experience. No matter what your interests are, you will love the stay in the Bahamas.

Best Time: Anytime except the month of September

4. France - The Land of Cultural Landscape

Renowned as world's most famous and most visited tourist destination, France is nestled in Western Europe holding some of the greatest treasure troves. The country is an irresistible assortment of picture perfect landscapes, cultural foible, remarkable fashion sense, historical bequest and of course gastronomic adventures. Basking in the glory of Mother Nature, France offers distinct geographical features from rolling countryside and majestic mountains to stunning white sand beaches and sun-drenched vineyards. With its dash of contemporary finesse and lavish lifestyle, this country will leave you in absolute awe.

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5. Spain - An explorer's paradise

With amazing beaches and super fun nightlife, Spain is considered to be one of the most exotic countries in Europe. It is not just known for its beaches, but also its snowy mountains and deserts. The country is historically rich with the third rank in the number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. It is also famous for the numerous festivals taking place. Spain is also architecturally marvellous with Islamic, Catholic and Renaissance architectural designs.

6. Greece - All-Time Classic

Surrounded by crystal blue waters all around, Greece has 2000 islands among which only 160 are inhabited. It has everything that a traveller could ask for, starting from history and culture, huge mountains, golden beaches and ancient ruins. Along with the history, the culture in music, food and festivals is strongly held up high here. One can delve into the ancient times with splendours like Acropolis and Parthenon.

7. Turkey - A Land of Culture with Modern Twist

Settled on the border of Asia and Europe, Turkey is an archive of Islamic Middle East impact and the influence of Christian European West. Turkey at present represents a modern and westernised culture that exists along with its more exotic and esoteric side hidden from outside world. Explore the dual sides of the country with the natural panoramic landscape, historic places, fertile valleys, huge mountain ranges, rugged coastline and quaint villages. The capital city of Istanbul is the heartbeat of the country buzzing with cafes, bustling bazaars, aroma of spices, enchanting belly dancers, nightclubs and hammams.

8. Australia - Land Down Under

Situated in the southern part of the world, Australia is the perfect place for adventure seekers and people who love the sea. It is hands down, the best place to belt out your scuba diving skills as you enjoy the seafood by the shacks. For wildlife lovers, there are a handful of sanctuaries as well which are so vast in their size, it takes your breath away. Other than that, Australia as a country is very metropolitan in its nature and the vibe that it imparts. It is a melting pot of sorts for people from all around the world.

9. Peru - The Land of Mystical Rainforests & Breathtaking Beauty

Peru is a counry in South America. More than anything else, it's known for its lush Amazon rainforests as well as the ancient city of Machu Pichu. The country offers a lot of trekking opportunities for adrenaline junkies or those who wish to revel in the beauty of nature. Peru is also known for its variety of festivals that are celebrated with a lot of pomp and joy and which can last for days. The population is culturally diverse, just like the landscapes.

10. Wales - The land of coasts

With so much to offer, Wales gives its tourists a well-rounded experience with beautiful coasts, magnificent mountains and rolling, green fields. ThereÕs never a boring moment in the country. One can go scuba diving, bird watching, indulge in water sports and take a tour of the remarkable "Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty" or enjoy some wonderful meat dishes and drink exquisite whisky by a roaring fire in of the delightful pubs in Cardiff or Swansea.

11. Croatia - The Colourful Coastal Country

Located in Eastern Europe, Croatia is a coastal country that is not only beautiful to look at but also offers a variety of things to do for tourists. There is history interspersed with architecture, great opportunities for swimming, Balkan wine, some of the best seafood and more. The most regularly visited cities here are Dubrovnik and Zagreb, its capital. It also encompasses several islands that are breathtakingly beautiful. In a nutshell, this country offers pretty much everything under the sun for a great vacation.

12. Italy - An amalgamation of art, history and culture

Italy is a country situated in Europe with 20 regions, each having its own glorious history, culture and traditions. It is the place where the Renaissance started and the place which gave the world Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus. The icing on the cake is the delicious food that you get to eat here.

13. Morocco - The Exotic Land of Spices & Stories

Morocco is a country in North Africa. It is blessed with abundant natural beauty and is one of the top destinations for tourism. Majestic mountains standing tall in the distance, cities that are ancient, sprawling deserts and more characterise this country. Famous attractions here include the medina in Marrakesh, the Fort Kasbah of the Udayas, the dozens of souks and the Jemaa el-Fnaa. It is a truly beautiful country, with lots to offer to every kind of tourists.

14. United States of America - The Hub of Diversity and Opportunities

Occupying a huge chunk of North America, the United States of America or USA is a Pandora Box full of surprises for all kind of travellers. Also referred to as ÒUnited StatesÓ or simply Òthe StatesÓ the country is a melting pot of various cultures exhibiting diversity with its third largest population in the world. From crowded mega-cities to serene small towns, breathtaking natural beauty, man-made wonders, fast-paced, exciting and ever-changing environs, the country will leave anyone awe-inspired with its vividness.

15. Sweden - For the experimental traveller

Known for its breath-taking landscapes, exotic dishes and notoriously eccentric culture, Sweden is indeed amongst the most diverse countries on the planet. Offering a 360-degree experience that includes both a thriving city life and an exotic ride through the countryside, the country is a delight for both mountain lovers and beach junkies. With a rich history, astounding architecture and the most incredible sights, Sweden is a traveller's paradise.

16. Germany - The land of festivals

A country of superior intellect and rich culture, Germany offers its travellers a well-rounded experience of beautiful architecture, a beautiful countryside, fun-filled festivals and the most brilliant, lip-smacking cuisine. Every time is a good time to visit - be it in Summer/ Spring when the country is blooming and shrouded in colour or Fall/Winter when everything is serene, calm and covered in snow. The air is infectious and always full of anticipation and festivities.

17. Scotland - An amalgamation of culture, nature and music

With a rich culture, eccentric cities and an exquisite countryside, Portugal is among the best value destinations in Europe. The landscape is exceedingly diverse as one can see it changing as they travel from green mountains in the North to rocky cliffs and waterfalls in the Centre to the desert-like landscape in Alentejo and laidback beaches in Algarve. Recently named the "Best Golf Destination", Fourteen of Portugal's golf courses are among the top 100 in Europe. Surfing is another activity Portugal is sought after for. Portugal is the place to be if you desire the best of European landscapes and culture in one spot.

18. Japan - Home To Great Architecture & Great Food

Japan, located in Eastern Asia, is a sovereign nation. It is well known for its bustling cities, imperial palaces, national parks and lots of beautifully constructed temples. Tokyo, the capital of the country, is a much-visited tourist destination, home to tonnes of skyscrapers. There is a lot to do in Japan, from adventure sports to relaxing at the beach and discovering the real beauty of Japanese architecture.

19. Portugal - The best of Europe

With a rich culture, eccentric cities and an exquisite countryside, Portugal is among the best value destinations in Europe. The landscape is exceedingly diverse as one can see it changing as they travel from green mountains in the North to rocky cliffs and waterfalls in the Centre to the desert-like landscape in Alentejo and laidback beaches in Algarve. Recently named the "Best Golf Destination", Fourteen of Portugal's golf courses are among the top 100 in Europe. Surfing is another activity Portugal is sought after for. Portugal is the place to be if you desire the best of European landscapes and culture in one spot.

20. Costa Rica - Abundance of Natural Beauty

Costa Rica, a Catholic country in Central America, shares its borders with Nicaragua and Panama. It has the Pacific Ocean to the west and Carribean Coast to the East. Dominated by Roman Catholics, it is a secular country and respects all religions. Costa Ricans or the people living in the country are called Ticos. The country is known for a variety of wildlife, distinct culture and plethora of adventure activities. You will find yourself lost in the national parks surrounded by unique flora and fauna. Myriad adventures from surfing to horse riding will make your Costa Rica trip electrifying and memorable. Moreover, the high-spirited and hospitable Ticos, captivating nightlife and quiet beaches are the major attraction for tourists.

21. England - Amalgamation of royalty and culture

One of the most popular countries in the world, England is located in Europe. It is also the dream destination for a lot of people for its beauty and grandeur. With a great history behind it, it has a rich heritage and culture. The English countryside is one of the most peaceful places in the country. The most famous historical sites include the old castles on the countryside, Roman sites and the royal palaces. Each city in the country has its own charm.

22. Indonesia - Where Culture Meets Nature

Indonesia is a kaleidoscope of taste, sight, sound, and smells bottled up in the world's largest archipelago. Spread out over a mind-boggling 17,000 islands, the country offers a vast melange of experiences begging to be sampled by visitors from across the world. Ranging from the smouldering volcanoes of central Java to the verdant expanses of Bali's rice terraces, from Jakarta's sprawling luxury malls to the untouched marine biosphere of Rajah Ampat and the lush rainforests of Borneo, Indonesia is ripe for adventure for the eager tourist. Coupled with the exceedingly friendly local population, Indonesia is quickly becoming one of the world's favourite tourist destinations.

23. Israel - Where the history comes alive

Israel is a considered as a Holy nation bordered by Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria. It is also home to Jerusalem ( the birth place of Lord Jesus). It has a vibrant history and culture . It has ties to diversified religions, and this makes it a interesting place to visit for travellers . It is also a highly modernised country, and the regions are divided into cities which are further sub-divided into towns. Israel-Palestine conflict is an ongoing issue, and after the peace negotiations fell apart in 2014, the countries are working on a two-state solution.

24. New Zealand - The Land Where Adventures Wait

New Zealand lies in the Pacific Ocean, to the southwest. New Zealand promises beautiful landscapes and serene, equally beautiful coastlines that you can drive along, listening to the sound of the surf. The country is also known for its adventure sports activities as well as its museums, art galleries and other heritage attractions.

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