The month of June is the time when the summer holidays in India reaches its crescendo and is the best time for family holidays in India. Summer season is at its peak during this time in the Northern part of India but the rains have arrived in the South. So, it is a great time to travel to hill stations in the North especially Leh – Ladakh region as the mountain passes have opened for visitors. For a memorable holiday experience, check here the list of best places to visit in June in India as part of India Packages.
Often called the ‘Land of High Passes’, Ladakh is truly a heaven on Earth with its dramatic landscapes, crystal clear lakes, age-old monasteries, barren valleys, amazing people and culture. It is one of the finest places to visit in June as this remote region in Jammu and Kashmir opens up for visitors during this time. Be it an adventure, nature, tranquility or simply scenic views, Ladakh offers everything to its visitors. There are a great many things to do here, from exploring the town of Leh and stop at ancient Tibetan monasteries, to visit the high altitude lakes of Pangong and Tso Moriri, enjoy the breathtaking scenery of rugged mountains covered in snow, trek through some of the highest mountain passes in the world and experience a desert in the sky with sand dunes along with an adventurous mountain biking on Khardung La.
Valley of Flowers
If trekking in the Himalayas is what you are planning this June, Valley of Flowers would be the perfect place. Opens from June – October, it is a much sought after destination for botanists, trekkers, photographers, bird watchers and wildlife photographers as it is known for its scenic beauty comprising alpine shrubs, more than 650 species of flowers, milky white streams, snow-clad peaks, endangered animals and pristine air. One can find fifty shades of green and other hues in this heaven on earth as part of Uttarakhand Tour Packages.
Often called the ‘Beach Capital of India’, Goa is popular worldwide for its beaches, Portuguese architecture, and vibrant environs. A paradise for party connoisseurs, nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and history buffs, Goa is undoubtedly the most visited tourist destination of India. While Goa remains a tourist favorite throughout the year, June is one of the best months to visit this beach destination when the rains hit this beautiful place. It’s green all around and the crowds are few, so one can spend some time in solitude. Vagator Beach, Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, Aguada Fort, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral and Dudh Sagar Falls are the must visit Goa Tourist Places. And, one can also take part in Sao Joao Festival celebrations while holidaying in Goa this June.
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One of the most popular hill stations of north India, Shimla is an all-time favorite holiday destination for many travelers whether it is winter or summer. The former summer capital of British India is an ideal destination for honeymooners and family goers who are looking to explore nature without being secluded. Travel in Shimla – Kalka toy train, shopping in the Mall Road, a leisure walk at the Ridge, a visit to Christ Church, partaking in adventure activities and going for an excursion to Kufri, Naldehra and Tattapani are some highlights of Shimla tour packages. Shimla also connects major destinations in North India like Manali, Auli, and Leh via road and leads the travelers to embark on some of the most unforgettable journeys.
If you prefer a little adventure during your trip in June, then the cold desert valley of Spiti in Himachal Pradesh is the place for you. Known as the middle land, Spiti is rough, barren, and rugged but yet astoundingly beautiful. With snow-capped mountains, crystal clear rivers, picturesque hamlets, ancient monasteries, and splendid lakes, Spiti Valley is sure to leave you speechless. An enthralling getaway, Spiti Valley is an adventure paradise where you can experience one of the harshest conditions to survive on the planet. Tabo Monastery, Key Monastery, Lhalung Monastery, Gandhola Monastery, Chandratal, Suraj Tal, Dhankar Lake, Kunzum Pass, and Baralacha Pass are the top places to visit in Spiti as part of Himachal Tour Packages.
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Mahabaleshwar is one of the top monsoon destinations in India. If you want to enjoy the cool, foggy, lush green environment, then head over to Mahabaleshwar in June to enhance the beauty of this pretty hill station. Visit Arthur’s Seat, Wilson Point, Kate’s Point & Elephant head Point, Connaught Peak and Bombay Point for stunning views of surrounding hills, gushing waterfalls and meandering rivers through the valleys during your Mahabaleshwar Tour. Besides, one can also visit Panchgani, the Strawberry County of Maharashtra, as part of Mahabaleshwar Packages.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Located far away from mainland India, Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Blessed with azure waters, exotic beaches, secluded islands, evergreen tropical rain forests, vibrant flora and fauna, Andaman Islands is a little slice of paradise and among the most popular honeymoon destinations in India. It is one of the popular places to visit in June in India as a spot of rain will leave you completely transfixed by the natural beauty of these tropical islands. But don’t worry, the rain won’t dampen your holiday and you can still engage in water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling and sea walking. Attend the stunning light and sound show at Cellular Jail, explore the Limestone Caves in Baratang, go for glass bottom boat ride and spend some time at the Chatham Saw Mill as part of Andaman Tour Packages.
Rishikesh is a land that offers peace and adventure in its purest form. Often called the Adventure Sports Capital of India, Rishikesh is well known for its rafting facilities and is a common vacation point for adrenalin junkies. June happens to be one of the best months to visit Rishikesh for adventure enthusiasts when the rivers are in full capacity. Besides, the prayers by the holy Ganges and the ashrams around the place that preach spirituality together make your Rishikesh Tour truly memorable.
Often called as the Valley of Gods, Manali should be on your list when you are looking for places to visit in June in India with pleasant weather, jaw-dropping views, lush forests, gushing streams and sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers. Though you won’t find snow, you can enjoy outdoor activities like rafting in Beas River, trekking in the Himalayas, Paragliding, etc. It is also a great spot for unwinding before continuing the ardours journey into the mountains, as it is the jumping-off point for Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti Valley. One can also visit Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Hidimba Temple, Manu Temple, Vashist Hot Springs, Naggar Castle, and Manikaran as part of Manali Tour Packages.
Well known as Kashi and Banaras, Varanasi is one of the most famous religious and pilgrimage places in India. Situated on the banks of holy Ganges River, the world’s oldest continually inhabited city of Varanasi is surely a place for those who want to explore the mystical side of India as it is regarded as one of seven holy cities of Hinduism. The iconic attraction of this holy city is Ganga Aarti. If you want to watch the spectacular Ganga Aarti then plan a trip to Varanasi in June as this is also the time to witness the legendary celebrations of Ganga Dussehra festival. Ganga Dussehra is said to be the day when Goddess Ganga came down to Earth from heaven to free the cursed souls of Bhagiratha’s ancestors. A large number of pilgrims congregate alongside the holy river to take a holy bath as it is believed that taking bath in River Ganges and offering charity during this 10-day festival allows oneself to get rid of ten sins. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Ramnagar Fort, Kedar Ghat, Harischandra Ghat, New Viswanath Temple, and Manikarnika Ghat are the popular places to visit in Varanasi.
If you want to escape the scorching heat of summer sun and enjoy the beautiful sight of the rolling green slopes juxtaposed with the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, Mussoorie is the place for you. Enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Gun Hills, make a visit to Happy Valley inhabited by amiable Tibetan refugees, a dip in the waters of Kempty Falls or a leisurely walk across Camel’s Back Road are the popular things to do in this pretty hill station as part of Mussoorie Tour Packages.
Darjeeling is one of the most beautiful summer getaways in India and among the top honeymoon destinations in India. June is one of the best months to enjoy the splendid topography of Darjeeling as it features highly pleasant weather with clear skies and orchids filled valleys. Hopping on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway for a joy ride, head to Tiger Hill for grabbing a stunning sunrise from behind the Mount Kanchenjunga Range, visit Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoo to see some rare Himalayan animals or take a tour to any tea estate to taste the famous Darjeeling black tea, there are many things to do here as part of Darjeeling Tour Packages. Darjeeling turns in to a wonderland for trekkers as June is the perfect time to climb up Sandakphu Peak, the highest point in the Singalila range from where you can see four of the world’s five highest peaks – Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Lhotse.
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Popularly known as ‘City of Pearls’, Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana is home to many heritage monuments, lakes and parks, resorts, museums, and mouthwatering cuisine. Hyderabad is one of the top tourist destinations to visit in June in India when the climate is pleasant. Charminar, Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi tombs Mecca Masjid, Birla Temple, Chilukur Temples, Hussain Sagar Lake, Necklace Road, NTR Park, Lumbini Park, Buddha Statue, and Chowmahalla Palace are some of the top tourist places to visit in Hyderabad. Just plan your trip to Hyderabad this June as it is the time to witness the grand Ramadan celebrations and tastes the sumptuous Hyderabadi Haleem.
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Nestled in the heart of the Western Ghats, Kudremukh is one of the most sought-after places to visit in June in India. At an altitude of 1894m, it is one of the highest peaks of Western Ghats and among the top destinations for trekking in Karnataka. With the onset of monsoons by the end of June, Kudremukh enjoys moderate weather which is suitable for trekking. With rolling green hills, cloud-kissing mountains, forest trails, bamboo shrubs, and a dozen waterfalls, the Kudremukh Peak trek gives a memorable experience to its visitors. This 5 hours trek which starts from Mullodi village passes through one of the densest forests of the country.
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