15 Places to Visit in June in India
- SEEMA NANDE
- Feb 20, 2018
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Exploring India in June is nothing short of a blissful rendezvous. This is a great time to head out with your favorite travel partner, more so if you dread traveling anytime else in summer terrified of families and kids on their annual summer holidays. Not to mention annoying sights cheeky, chura-clad aunties on selfie sprees or shrieking at their cranky young ones! Add in a beautifully balmy weather all through the South of India, and just the right nip in the air across the North of India coupled with an abundance of activities to do, June can turn out to be a euphoric time to travel.
Put down your leaves guys, as we bring to you fifteen invigorating places to visit in June in India before the monsoons roll in!
1. Kullu, Himachal Pradesh - a honeymooner’s paradise in June
Much popular as an October destination, owing to its biggest draw of the year, the Kullu Dussehra, Kullu is the sisterly town of the much-favored Manali. While Manali can be too crowded for the taste of many, Kullu offers a slower, less appealing vibe with its being as a major transport hub and a place full of apple orchards and the traditional bazaar roads. Don’t let the lazy vibe of this town underestimate you. When the urge to get some adrenaline-rushing activity nudges, just traverse to the Beas River banks and you can find a plethora of agencies offering adventurous activities like rafting! Not surprisingly, this is eternally the best place to visit in June in India for honeymoon.
Average Temperature: 10 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius
Popular Tourist Spots: Raghunath Temple, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Rupi Palace, and Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery
Activities: Rafting, cycling, and camping
How to reach: Airport- Kullu–Manali Airport; Buses from Delhi/ Chandigarh
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2. Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir - when adventure beckons
Awaiting the month of June, several traveling enthusiasts take off to Leh and Ladakh to serve various interests. A popular destination with bikers, Ladakh is indeed of the best tourist places in India during summer. A region characterized by tranquil monasteries, happy faces, delicious Tibetan delicacies, some holistic rituals, an iconic educational system and much more, this desert in the mountains is beckoning. The hypnotizing blue and grey contrast, panoramas of gompas and vibrant flags fluttering into the ether are some sights you will make memories of!
Average Temperature: 20 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius
Popular Tourist Spots: Magnetic Hill, Khardung La, Thiksey Monastery, Shanti Stupa, Nubra Valley, and Pangong Lake
Activities: Monastery hopping, safaris, and biking
How to reach: Airport- Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport; Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus to Leh; rented bikes
3. Gangtok, Sikkim - shake a hand with a soldier across the border
If you are looking for the best place to visit in June for 3 days, considering the gorgeous capital of Sikkim, Gangtok can be a great idea. With a surprisingly delightful nightlife, streets that make for the perfect evening stroll, and beautiful natural attraction just a drive away, Gangtok can be an enigma of an experience in the month of June. With the weather cooperating, you can just head out as and when you wish to several places in and around. Fancy a handshake with a Chinese Army Soldier? Gangtok’s got to be your mind!
Average Temperature: 20 degrees Celsius to 27 degrees Celsius
Popular Tourist Spots: Rumtek Monastery, Nathu La, Pemayangtse Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake, Hanuman Tok, Tshangu Lake, and Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
Activities: Cable car ride, yak safaris, mountain biking, rafting, and paragliding
How to reach: Nearest airport- Bagdogra; Nearest railway station- New Jalpaiguri; rented car
4. Goa - never a bad idea
Oh Goa! Rightly justifying its tourism tagline- "365 days on a holiday", Goa is one of the go-to best places to visit in June in Asia! The ultimate chill destination personified by days spent indulging in lip-smacking seafood, a chilled beer or two, lazy naps on beach hammocks, and sultry evenings that make way to wild night parties, the much bohemian Goa can never be a bad idea! Choose your pick between the North Goa or South Goa, rest assured this place is all that you need in the middle of the year!
Average Temperature: 28 degrees Celsius to 33 degrees Celsius
Popular Tourist Spots:Fort Aguada, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Chapora Fort, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Ashwem Beach, calangute Beach
Activities:Beach hopping, food at shacks, sightseeing, watersports, partying and yoga
How to reach: Airport - Dabolim International Airport; Railway stations - Vasco Da Gama Railway Station, Thivim Railway Station, and Madgaon Railway Station; by road
5. Munnar, Kerala - rejuvenation amidst tea plantations
Whether you are a nature enthusiast, animal lover, foodie or a chai lover among more, Munnar is one hill station that will serve you on a sensory level. Nestled in the high altitudes of "God’s Own Country", Kerala, Munnar tops the list of places to visit in June in India for several reasons. If I were to mention a persuading reason for you to head here, i' would most definitely be rejuvenation. Ayurvedic massages, soulful food, herbed drinks, flavorful chais that make you want to want to wake up from naps, and warm homestays in Munnar are enough to head here already!
Average Temperature: 22 degrees Celsius
Popular Tourist Spots: Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, Hydel Park, Attukal Waterfalls and Munnar Tea Museum
Activities: Camping, hiking, birdwatching, elephant rides
How to reach: Nearest airport- Cochin International Airport; Closest railway station- Aluva railway station; By bus- Tamil Nadu and Kerala state transport buses; Rented cars
6. Amarnath, Jammu and Kashmir - spirituality or adventure, choose your pick
One of the most visited places to visit in June in India, Amarnath attracts several pilgrims and adventure fanatics. Owing to its possession of one of the holiest shrines in India, Amarnath holds an unparalleled religious significance. This fact is strengthened by the existence of a self-formed Shivalinga that comes into existence every year in the summer months being at its prominent best in June. This is when the famed Amarnath Yatra commences! Apart from serving spiritual and religious interests, Amarnath holds several opportunities for adventure seekers as well.
Average Temperature: Unpredictable
Popular Tourist Spots: Kheer Bhawani Asthappan (Anantnag), Aishmuqam Shrine (Anantnag) and Amarnath Cave (Anantnag)
Activities: Trekking, rafting, golfing at Pahalgam
How to reach: Closest airport- Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport (Srinagar); Nearest railway station: Jammu; Trekking for Pahalgam or Baltal; Chopper services
7. Landour, Uttarakhand - retrograde to the eighteenth century
One of the most charming places to visit in north India in the month of June, Landour can be a sweet choice. Donning an eighteenth-century charisma, this cantonment town lies in contiguity of the rather thronged Mussoorie. Full of quaint accommodations in the form of Victorian manors, undwindling streets where views of the snow-capped Garhwali Himalayas give you company, a cozy bakehouse serving scrumptious recipes from revised books of the 19th century, churches and matchless tranquility, Landour is one place you would want to keep going back to.
Average Temperature: 28 degrees Celsius
Popular Tourist Spots: Cafe Ivy, Landour Bakehouse, Lal Tibba Scenic Point, Char Dukan, Kellogg Memorial Church, St Paul’s Church
How to reach: Closest airport- Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun); Closest railway station- Dehradun; Rented cars from Delhi, Haridwar, Mussoorie, Rishikesh
8. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh - this is what Dalai Lama’s birthplace be like
Often overlooked as potential tourist destinations, the Sister States of India hold a treasure to be unboxed! A justifiable example of this is Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. Most commonly traversed through in the autumn months, the Tawang Valley can be bewitching even in the other months, like June. This is an ideal place for those who seek spirituality and scenic beauty but not to keen on heading to the North. Heading out in this land where the 6th Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso was born, gives you the chance to witness the Buddhist culture very closely.
Average Temperature: 14 degrees Celsius
Popular Tourist Spots: Madhuri Lake, Nuranang Waterfalls, Pankang Teng Tso lake, Sela pass, Taktsang gompa, Tawang monastery, and Tawang War Memorial
Activities: Hiking, monastery hopping and good food
How to reach: Closest airport- Salonibari Airport (Tezpur); Closest railway station- Rangapara (Tezpur); Arunachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) buses from various places
9. Lakshadweep - your first water adventure awaits in June
A patent on the lists of places to visit in June in India, Lakshadweep may baffle you. But guys trust this place to have a lovely climate in June, with just the beginning of monsoon. Exploring its many islands fringed with palms trees, diving into the pleasantly warm reefs, and getting an insight into the local coir and fishing industry can be a wonderful break for your souls wrecked by mundanity. Since, this is the beginning of monsoons, although not in full swing, it is advisable to carry some form of rain protection.
Average Temperature: 22 degrees Celsius to 33 degrees Celsius
Popular Tourist Spots: Agatti Island, Bangaram Atoll, Kadmat Island, Kalpeni
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving, boating, and swimming
How to reach: By air- Agatti Airport or Cochin Airport; passenger ships from Cochin
10. Aizawl, Mizoram - of football clubs and healing natural sites
If not for the bustling area of Chanmari, Aizawl would have barely made it to this list, when it comes down to the actual things to do. Of course, Aizawl may be laden with natural beauty, but for those who seek activity, this capital wouldn’t fit the bill. What cannot go unmentioned with the mention of Aizawl or Chanmari is the Chanmari Football Club. So a great place to be in for those who would love to hit the ground and play a mean game with the locals, Chanmari can be enthralling. The nearby areas are perfect to quench your thirst for natural beauty.
Average Temperature: 20 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius
Popular Tourist Spots: Mizoram State Museum, Solomon's Temple, Aizawl, Zalen Cabin, Millenium Mall, Hnam Chhantu Pawl and Bara Bazar
Activities: Shopping, nightlife, football and hiking
How to reach: By air - Lengpui Airport; By rail- Bairabi railway station; By bus
11. Mount Abu, Rajasthan - an oasis in the middle of the desert
The deserts of Rajasthan can sound daunting in the scorching Indian summer, but it is this only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu that makes its way to the lists of places to visit in Rajasthan in June. Perched in the midst of the craggy mountain ranges of Aravalli Range, Mount Abu gives you the best of two Indian states- Gujarat and Rajasthan. Steeped in history, this hill station offers you mementos like forts, temples, lakes and gardens. Recently the scope of adventure in the form of hiking and some hippy cafes have garnered considerable attention to Mount Abu. Check out these places to visit in Mount Abu.
Average Temperature: 19 degrees Celsius to 29 degrees Celsius
Popular Tourist Spots: Nakki Lake, Dilwara Temples, Guru Shikhar, Achalgarh Fort, Honeymoon Point and Toad Rock
Activities: Trekking, boating and rock climbing
How to reach: By air- Udaipur Airport is nearest; By rail: Abu Road; By bus/rented car
12. Haridwar, Uttarakhand - a spiritual place to visit in June
Counted among the most spiritual places in India, Haridwar holds high religious and spiritual significance for Shiva as well as Ganga worshippers. Its proximity to interesting places like Dehradun, Mussoorie and Rishikesh that is known for its plethora of yoga retreats, adventure activities and beach camps make Haridwar a chosen spot for travelers. The opportunity to indulge in mouthwatering north Indian cuisines is equally inviting. Not to mention, Ganga aartis on the ghats of the Holy Ganges that are certain to soothe your mind and soul! That’s not all, the Rajaji National Park adds to the overall draw. Make sure you have included these places to visit in Haridwar in your itinerary.
Average Temperature:20 degrees Celsius to 33 degrees Celsius
Popular Tourist Spots: Rajaji National Park, Har Ki Pauri, Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple and Shantikunj
Activities: Yoga, good food, walking
How to reach: By air- Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun); By trains: Haridwar Railway Station; By road
13. Dharamshala, Uttarakhand - the land of Lamas, thukpa and stargazing
A major learning centre for monks, owing to His Highness Dalai Lama’s presence here along with its being as the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala fits this list just right. In the recent years, several struck by wanderlust have found themselves seeking respite in the Deodar cedar trees and mountains of the Dhauladhar range. People often mistake McLeodganj and Dharamsala to be the same. While Dharamsala is actually more of a transportation hub, it is McLeodganj where all the good things happen, lying three kilometers above Dharamshala.
Average Temperature: 22 degrees Celsius to 38 degrees Celsius
Popular Tourist Spots: Dal Lake, St. John in the Wilderness Church, Tibet Museum
Activities: Trekking, hiking, stargazing, camping, yoga
How to reach: By rail- Pathankot Railway Station; Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses; Rented cars from Delhi
14. Hemis, Jammu and Kashmir - Endangered species of animals and colorful festivals
If your love for national parks is what drives you to your travel destination then considering the Hemis National Park region for your June sojourn can be a fabulous thing. Set in Ladakh’s eastern region, this national park is popular worldwide for sightings of the snow leopard. It is home to several endangered species making it a popular place to visit in J&K. Other than that the village, also known as Hamis, is where you can witness some of the most vibrant festivals. Ahead of the much-awaited festival held in the month of July, June can give you a delightful glimpse into its proceedings.
Average Temperature: 21 degrees Celsius
Popular Tourist Spots: Hemis High Altitude Wildlife Sanctuary, Hemis Monastery, Gotsang Gompa, Stakna Gompa and Shang Gompa
Activities: Wildlife watching, spiritual retreats and local shopping
How to reach: Closest airport - Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport, Leh; By trains- Jammu Tawi Railway Station; By road- via Srinagar and via Manali
Check Out: 10 Spectacular Valleys In Jammu And Kashmir
15. Tosh, Himachal Pradesh - little known attraction to visit in June
The ultimate place to get high on untouched natural beauty along with the other stuff (literally!), Tosh in Himachal’s Parvati Valley is a serene respite from the thronged Kasol. Tosh, untouched by civilization (almost) is a village full of warm pahadis, cafes that are not as commercialized as their Kasol counterparts and the unstoppable gushing sound of the Tosh Nhala. It is usually resorted to after the challenging Kheerganga trek, of which’s starting point lies at three-kilometer descent. Accommodations are basic, albeit outrun by the luxuries of the wealthy natural surrounding!
Average Temperature: 18 degrees Celsius
Popular Tourist Spots: Parvati Valley, Kheerganga and Bhandak Thatch
Activities: Cafes and camping
How to reach: Taxis to Barshaini
Check Out: 10 Famous Valleys In Himachal Pradesh
With this list, we hope you are booking your tickets already! Tag your favorite travel partner in the comments section below and let us know what was your pick!