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Best Places to Visit in June in India

15 best places to visit in June in India

Lazy summer afternoons, temperatures lingering with ice-teas and lemon sodas and idle holidays almost asking you to step out into a vacation. Sounds June enough? Let’s try another version, with 15 places to visit in June in India- its temperature, season, dates and holidays. Pick the one for you, for a June that says ‘GET.SET.PACK AND HOLIDIFY’.

1. Spiti, Himachal Pradesh – Trekking mecca and a virgin paradise

Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

Famous for its splendid views and untouched natural beauty, Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan culture, Spiti is a destination for trekkers, hikers – only the string hearted.

If you are into mountain biking, you should probably be packing your bags for Spiti by now, for it is a place to visit in June in India that can offer a ride you don’t want to miss. Even otherwise Spiti has a bit of every colour from some of the highest lakes in the world, monasteries to an unseen charm of these mountain desert valleys.

A visit to Spiti would remain incomplete without visiting the monasteries here. The Ki/Key Monastery and the Dhankar Monastery are must-visits. For adventure enthusiasts, there are a few trekking trails and mountain biking routes that they must go for. The Chandratal lake and Surajtal lakes are some of the most beautiful lakes in the world and are among the highest lakes in the world. This region plays host to a number of festivals which are all celebrated with a lot of fervour, which includes burning of the devil, chaam dance and Pauri festival.

2 Ponmudi, Kerala – Your pleasant surprise from the Western ghats

Ponmudi

Nestled in the laps of rolling hills of the Western Ghats, filled with tea-plantations, lush green hills and valleys, waterfalls and streams, this quaint little town draws connoisseurs of mountain life.

You can explore trekking and mountain-climbing on Agasthayarkoodam, the highest peak in the region at 1868 ft. above the sea level. This is a town in the Thiruvananthpuram district and is located 61km from the main city. To get the best of the two worlds, explore the wilderness of the Golden Valley and laze around along the fresh water springs and Kallari River. Don’t forget to take a walk through the deer park and the Ponmudi crest.

Ponmudi is a great place for trekking and long leisurely walks. The green hills, winding roads, pretty cottages, vibrant birds and butterflies flying through the spice plantations and tea estates make Ponmudi a very popular destination for those visiting Kerala.

3 Ladakh,  Jammu and Kashmir – Land of Passes

Ladakh

Ladakh is also referred as “Little Tibet”. It is enwrapped with Karakorum Range with its snow clad peaks. Vast barren valleys, mesmerizing lakes, alluring mountain passes make this land of the Lamas even more beautiful. If you are up for some thrilling experience avail the road trip to this place.

The beautiful land of Ladakh captivates its visitors through attractions like the Ariyan Village, Pangong Lake, Central Asian Museum, Shanti Stupa, Nubra Valley, Tsokar Lake, Leh Old Town, Zanskar Valley, Tsomoriri Lake, Hall of Fame and many more. These are never to miss attractions of the “Land of Passes”

4 Kudremukh, Karnataka – Close to the Nature’s Face

Kudremukh

With the promise of a picturesque view of a mountain in the shape of a horse face, Kudremukh is famous for its biodiversity and scenic beauty. It has been a popular getaway from Bangalore for a while now and with some natural hotspots and a mountain range recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site, this one needs to be marked out in your calendar this June. It has got all you can ask from a hill station and some of the densest and green forests you might ever go trekking through.

The most famous and scenic trek of Kudremukh is the trek to Kudremukh peak. The trek takes you through the wildlife sanctuary of Kudremukh which is a habitat for tigers, leopards, wild dogs, deer among other species of fauna. The most important attraction along with the Kudremukh peak is the Hanuman Gundi Falls, which falls on your way uphill to the highest peak. Located amidst the hilly terrain of Western Ghats, Hanuman Gundi falls is a beautiful water cascade of Kudremukh.

5 Mudumalai, Tamil Nadu – An exotic side of India’s Fauna

Madumalai

Placed on the Nilgiri hills, Mudumalai is largely popular because of its national park which has some of the most exotic varieties of flora and fauna and the scenic landscapes.Spotting wildlife around lush green forests and bird-watching with skies filled with rare varieties of birds, then Madumalai is beyond perfect. Since it mostly has parks and safaris, it is best to hire a four wheeler to view the sites and enjoy the wildlife.With views inherited from the Nilgiris, Madumalai National Park can offer you a truly memorable June.

6 Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh – Your escape into a scenery of spirituality and colourful monasteries

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang is popular as the birth-place of Dalai Lama and is an almost perfect destination with its sceneries echoing with chants of spirituality and Buddhism. The picturesque and seldom traversed town also holds several natural marvels like the Madhuri Lake which enchants each and every tourist visiting the place. The snow covered peaks in Tawang has also gained popularity as a perfect skiing spot over the years. Tawang has many monasteries laid out all across its mystical landscapes, with Tawang Monastery being the most popular one.

7 Amarnath – The holiest shrine in India

Amarnath

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Amarnath is one of the holiest shrines in India. It is a naturally formed ice ‘Shivalinga’, set at an elevation of 4157 meters above sea level. This place is thronged by devotees in large number in what is famously known as the ‘Amarnath Yatra’. According to some legends, it is the same place where Lord Shiva revealed the secret of life and eternity to Goddess Parvati. The Amarnath Yatra begins after the summers, making June a perfect time to visit the place.

8 Manali, Himachal Pradesh – Adventure Sports capital of Himachal and India’s Honeymoon capital

Manali

Manali is a year-round magnet for tourists, with a spectacular view of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges, and the Bear River flowing through the town. It beacons all kind of tourists here, the backpackers come here to hang out in the hippy villages, adventure tourists come for enjoying the adventure sports, and the honeymoon couples and families for the cool mountain air. 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, Spiti and Lahaul.

9  Lansdowne, Uttarakhand – A summer vacation right from the colonial era

Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

Lansdowne is the place to visit in June in India for you if you want peace, calm and quiet on one hand and adventure, Jungle Safaris and trekking on the other, on demand. For the rest of your time here, you can let the beauty that the area shares with the Himalayas refresh and fascinate you as you walk through its landscapes full of pine and oak. Lansdowne offers the tranquillity and antiquity of the British era.

10  Hemkund Sahib, Uttarakhand – A vacation more spiritual

Hemkunth-Sahib-Lake

This is the place to visit in June in India if you want to be someplace which has lakes and mountains guarding a temple and a gurudwara which have histories as sacred as the air here. And if you are running a bit late this June you might get to witness a Valley of Flowers, nearby almost ready to bloom in the coming month.This beautiful valley is filled with blooming flowers of rare varieties, especially the endemic alpine flowers such as golden lily, which make it a place worth visiting. Now a World Heritage Site, this site was accidentally discovered in 1931 by three tourists, Frank Smythe, Eric Shipton & RS Holsworth, while returning from a successful expedition to Mt. Karmet. So if you’re touring the Garhwal region, be sure to visit this place.

11  Mount Abu, Rajasthan – A romantic hill station in Rajasthan

Mount-Abu

The only hill station of Rajasthan, its cool atmosphere and lush green surroundings make it a major tourist spot within the state. Mount Abu provides respite from the scorching temperatures and arid terrain of Rajasthan. This place is especially hit with honeymooners and middle-class families from the alcohol-dry state of Gujarat. It is of great spiritual importance for both Hindus and Janis and has over 80 temples and shrines, the most notable one being the famous Delwara temple. The place gets pretty busy from May, when the Summer Festival hits the town, with music, fireworks and boat races.

12 Ooty, Tamil Nadu – The lush vegetation and the lavender-blue sheen of the mountains

ooty

The city of Ooty is known for its colonial charm which includes the pretty cottages, flower gardens, intricately carved church, botanical gardens and green surroundings. The breathtaking waterfalls are the most enjoyable place of the city.

13 Kullu, Himachal Pradesh – Nature Lover’s Paradise

Kullu

Kullu, a popular tourist destination generally coupled with Manali, is an open valley with panoramic views and majestic hills covered with Deodar and Pine trees.This tourism destination is a Nature’s gift. There are lush green valleys, mountains, lakes and beautiful gardens to enchant the tourists.

14 Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir – For a  house on a lake

srinagar

Srinagar is one of the most loved hill stations of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas. Srinagar is situated on the banks of river Jhelum and is home to the stunning Dal Lake. Since a lot of tourists head back home by the end of May, you can enjoy a longer and more cost-effective stay in Srinagar in June.

15 Nainital, Uttarakhand – Misty lakes and mountains

Nainital, Uttarakhand - Misty lakes and mountains

Nainital with its beautiful lakes, temples and exotic scenery around is the perfect honeymoon paradise nestled in the arms of Kumaon Hills with an air which is refreshing and carries a subtle charm. It is the lakes of the city or the shopping venue or the gourmet food there is a lot to offer by this hill station.Nainital is a tourist attraction for both adventurers and seekers. The name Nainital means ‘The Lake of the Eye’, which traces its origins back to the ancient mythology, when one of the charred remains of Goddess Sati had fallen down here, apparently the eye.