The Most Incredible Places to Visit in India in June

June normally marks the end of the summer season and the beginning of the monsoon season in India. Hence, it is a good time to travel, but a lot of places are still hot because the monsoon is not at its peak. Worry not! It’s the perfect time to head off to some cool places to relax. After all, who doesn’t like the idea of a summer vacation? A vacation in June is all you need if you need to escape from the hot summers for some time.  We have shortlisted some of the best places to visit in June for you to truly soak up the pleasure of exploration.

Best Places to Visit in North/East India in June

1. Jawhar

Best places to visit in India in June - Jawhar

Jawhar is a small hill town and a municipal council in the Palghar district of Maharashtra. It is quite an offbeat destination and perfect for nature lovers. Jawhar is also significant as one of the last few remaining tribal communities in Maharashtra, characterized by their handicrafts and the iconic Warli painting. Nestled within the Western Ghats, the picturesque setting of this hilly land, coupled with its cultural heritage, is what results in the scenic attractions in Jawhar.

Jawhar is one of the best places to visit in India in June, when the surroundings are loaded with lush beauty and the climatic conditions are perfect for excursions and outdoor activities. Here’s a guide to Jawhar, with comprehensive details on activities and things to do here, to make the most out of your trip.

Places to visit in Jawhar

  • Dabhosa Falls: Surrounded by lush forests and mountain bluffs, the Dabhosa Falls is a treat for the sore eyes and the prime attraction of Jawhar. The waterfall is at its best during the monsoon, plunging down the rugged hills.
  • Jai Vilas Palace: This historical site was built by Raje Yashwantrao Maukane in 1938. Constructed in pink stone, this neo-classical structure sits atop a hill and is surrounded by cashew groves.
  • Sunset Point: Shaped like a bow, this viewing point on the hills is also called Dhanukamal. The site is popular for stunning views of the sunset in clear weather. During the monsoon, this point offers gorgeous views of the cloud-kissed hills.
  • Hanuman Point: A viewing point within a beautiful natural setting, this site is known for being the resting place for Hanuman when he was on his way to meet Lakshman during Ram and Lakshman’s exile. 
  • Kal Mandavi Falls: Unlike most waterfalls in this region, Kal Mandavi is a perennial cascade that flows from a height of 100 meters. But the monsoon period is undoubtedly the best time to see this. The surrounding areas are also great for treks and hikes.

How to Reach

There is no railway station in Jawhar town. There is no flight service in Jawhar either. Jawhar is well-connected to the rest of Maharashtra as well as Gujarat, via NH48 and NH848. The best way to reach Jawhar from any of these places is to book an outstation cab or rent a car and do a road trip.

2. Gangtok

Best places to visit in India in June - Gangtok

Gangtok, also known as the Land of Monasteries, is one of India’s most popular tourist destinations. This lovely and peaceful town is best known for its Buddhist Pilgrimage Centers. People come from all over the world to pay their respects to the town’s magnificent monasteries. Gangtok’s blend of diverse cultures and religions adds to its allure and charm. June is an excellent month to visit Gangtok because it is the month when the monsoon arrives, adding to the town’s enchantment. The weather here remains cool and the landscape displays its vivid lush beauty.

Places to Visit

  • Tsomgo Lake – Located at 12,400 ft. above sea level, this high altitude lake sits amidst mountains and derives its water from their melting snow. A striking feature of the lake is that it changes color with every season.
  • Nathula Pass – A part of the ancient Silk Route between India and Tibet, Nathula Pass is bestowed with natural beauty and stunning scenic views.
  • Hanuman Tok – Located at an altitude of 7,200 ft., this decades-old Hanuman temple offers uninterrupted views of the Kanchenjunga range.
  • Himalayan Zoological Park – Home to Snow Leopards, Himalayan Palm Civets, Red Pandas and Himalayan Black Bears, the place is unlike most of the zoos in the country. Animals are kept in open enclosures in replicated natural habitat and are not caged.
  • The Rumtek Monastery – The Rumtek Monastery, perched on a hilltop near Gangtok, is one of the largest monasteries in the state of Sikkim. 

How to Reach

You can travel to Gangtok via airways as the nearest airport is in Bagdogra, West Bengal. This major airport is well connected to all of India’s major cities. The nearest railways are in New Jalpaiguri, which is 117 kilometres away from Gangtok. Gangtok is easily accessible by road from Siliguri, Darjeeling, and Kalimpong. You can book a cab from Siliguri or Bagdogra to Gangtok.

3. Dzukou Valley

Dzukou Valley

Dzukou is one of the most breathtaking landscapes in Nagaland. The location of the valley is on the borders of Nagaland and Manipur. Sitting at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, Dzukou enjoys a classic mountain terrain, weather, flora and fauna, thus offering a spectacular. This place is also known as the Valley of Flowers, owing to the huge variety of endemic Himalayan flora that is in full bloom in the valley area every year.Dzukoy Valley is one of the best places to visit in India in June if you want to see the valley in full bloom. During this time, the light rains make the mountains turn greener, and the landscape is surreal. Here’s a guide to Dzukou Valley, with comprehensive details on activities and things to do here, to make the most out of your trip.

Places to Visit

  • Sanctuary Falls – Beautiful waterfall that gets frozen during the winter.
  • Pulie Badze Wildlife Sanctuary – Pulie Badze Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its wide variety of birds like Tragopan Blythii and white- naped Yuhina.
  • Kohima War Cemetery – The War Cemetery in Kohima was built in the year April 1944 to mark the death of the soldiers who lost their in the Second World War at Kohima.

How to Reach

There is no direct flight connectivity to Dzukou Valley. The nearest airport is in Dimapur, about 74 KM from Kohima. There are regular flights to this airport from major cities and towns in India like Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. From there, you can hire an airport taxi to reach the valley comfortably. 

4. Chopta

Best Places to visit in India in June - Chopta

Chopta is a lovely hill station and a fantastic trekking destination in Uttarakhand. Chopta, surrounded by meadows and evergreen forests with spectacular views of the mighty Himalayan ranges, attracts not only Indian but also international tourists and trekkers all year. Chopta is one of the best places to visit in India in June as this month is perfect to see the clear and beautiful views of the mountains as soon as monsoon arrives. Here’s a guide to Chopta, with comprehensive details on activities and things to do here, to make the most out of your trip.

  • Panch Kedar (Tungnath Temple) – This place is the epicenter of the Panch Kedar or the famous Lord Shiva Temples namely, Kedarnath, Madmaheshwar, Rudranath, Kalpeshwar, and the highest Shiva Temple in the world at Tungnath. Of these, Tungnath is accessible from the hamlet via a trek. The Tungnath temple is believed to be more than 1000 years old and constructed by the Pandavas after the Kurukshetra War.
  • Chandrashila Temple – Standing tall at an altitude of around 4130 meters, the Chandrashila peak offers some unforgettable views of the surrounding regions. It is a steep trek from the Tungnath temple and should be covered during summers to avoid the snow.
  • Deori Tal – This is a pristine lake at an altitude of 2300 meters above sea level. It is famous for its amazing reflections of the Chaukhamba Range in crystal clear water. It is nestled in the Chopta Valley and surrounded by green forests all around.

How to Reach

There is no railway station in Chopta. The nearest railway station is at Rishikesh. Chopta does not have an airport either. The nearest airport is at Dehradun. Chopta is well-connected by a road network from most neighboring cities like Rishikesh, Dehradun, Moradabad, Delhi and Chandigarh. You can hire a Rishikesh taxi to comfortably reach Chopta.

5. Igatpuri

Igatpuri

Igatpuri in the Western Ghat Mountains of Maharashtra is one of the most popular getaway destinations for people living in cities like Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra. The Western Ghats of Maharashtra are famous for transforming into a beautiful landscape during and right after rain. It is one of the best places to visit in India in June as during the beginning of monsoons in Igatpuri, the flowers are in full bloom and the sprawling meadows are a brighter shade of green, making it ideal for sightseeing, Check out this guide to Igatpuri, with comprehensive details on activities and things to do here, to make the most out of your trip.

Places to Visit

  • Vipassana International Academy – A globally popular academy that teaches the ancient technique of meditation called Vipassana. The place is also called Dhammagiri or the hill of Dhamma.
  • Vaitarna Dam – This gravity and earthfill dam built over the Vaitarna Igatpuri Lake is one of the most famous places in Igatpuri. With stunning views of the Western Ghats and a dense forest, it is a must-visit dam near Igatpuri.
  • Bhatsa River Valley – Just before you enter Igatpuri, right at the end of Thal Ghat, lays a picturesque valley called the Bhatsa River Valley. This unsullied valley can rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.
  • Tringalwadi Igatpuri Fort – The Tringalwadi Fort is located at a height of around 3000 feet in the Sahayadri Hill Range. It is believed that the fort was built in the 10th century.
  • Vihigaon Waterfall – A slope that has a waterfall from over 1000 feet, this is an excellent spot for an impromptu picnic with family and friends.

How to Reach

There is one train that plies between Pune and Igatpuri – Pune – Bhusaval Express. Nashik Airport is the closest airport to Igatpuri. There is one flight between Pune and Igatpuri every week. Igatpuri is around 210-250 km by road from Pune. You can take the Bengaluru Mumbai Highway (distance of around 250 km and travel time of around 5 hours) or NH60 and NH61 (distance of around 210 km and travel time of around 5.5 hours). You can book a chauffeur-driven Pune to Igatpuri taxi and travel comfortably.

6. Mount Abu

Mount Abu

The only hill station in Rajasthan’s Aravalli Range is a well-known destination for its Delwara Jain Temples. Mount Abu is set among lush green forests and hills and offers a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside. It was once Rajasthan’s summer capital. The area is endowed with numerous lakes, waterfalls, a cooler climate, and more. Mount Abu is best visited in June because it provides relief from the heat of the rest of India. The climate here is cool and breezy. Here’s a guide to Mount Abu, with comprehensive details on activities and things to do here, to make the most out of your trip.

Places to Visit

  • Dilwara Jain Temples – one of the most phenomenal Jain temples in the world. The 11th-century temple is known for its exquisite artistry of intricate carvings of marble and stone.
  • Nakki Lake – an expansive, crystal-clear water body of the town. The largest man-made lake atop 1100 meters, this water body is the center of attraction of Mount Abu and a hotspot for boating and picnics.
  • Peace Park – a spiritual center with manicured gardens and ample nature. It is 8 kilometers from the Brahma Kumari’s base camp and sits between Guru Shikhar and Achal Garh.
  • Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary – a huge wildlife sanctuary in the town. Home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna, the sanctuary is one of the best places to visit in Mount Abu in winter months. You can also see migratory birds in December.

How to Reach

There are no direct flights to Mount Abu. Mount Abu can easily be reached by train. The nearest railway station is at Abu Road, located about 25 KM away. There are a host of trains connecting Mount Abu to major Indian cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, etc. You can take a bus as there are daily and direct bus services to the hill station from Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, and Baroda. You can take a car as Udaipur is only 165 km away from Mount Abu. Book a cab from Udaipur to Mount Abu to reach there within 3 hrs via NH27.

Best Places to Visit in South India in June

1. Munnar

Munnar

Munnar in Kerala is the abode where the clouds whisper to the rolling tea gardens below, towns enchant everyone with their quaint aura, and winding lanes disappear into the darkness. Surrounded by rolling hills, dotted with tea estates, coffee and spice plantations, Munnar was established as a ‘resort town’ by the British. Munnar looks rejuvenated and vibrant in June! This is the time to visit Eravikulam National Park, which offers trekking opportunities as well as spectacular views of tea plantations and mist-covered rolling hills. Here’s a guide to Munnar, with comprehensive details on activities and things to do here, to make the most out of your trip.

Places to Visit

  • Anamudi Peak – This is the highest mountain peak in South India.  It is a huge monolith rock in an elephant-like structure. That is why it is named as Ananimudi which means the forehead of an elephant.
  • Chinnakanal Waterfalls – This natural waterfall is the finest palace to be in the month of June and is cool with freshwater and mountain mists. It is an excellent place to take photos of this waterfall, the mountain valley, and tea estates as a backdrop.
  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary – You can also spot wild elephants, leopards, and Nilgiri Thars here. River Pambar flows through this wildlife sanctuary.
  • Echo Point – This is a natural acoustic phenomenon place in Munnar. You will be at 600-ft altitude where you must stand on the banks of the river and shout to hear your eco more than three times.
  • Mattupetty Dam – Boating is an important activity to do here. The dam surrounding is exotic to see with rolling hills and lush green meadows.

How to Reach

The nearest airport to Munnar is Cochin International Airport, which is only 125 kilometres away. Kochi or Ernakulum are the closest railway stations. It is a major southern junction from which trains depart for major cities such as Delhi, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai, Mangalore, Bangalore, and many more cities. Munnar is well-connected by road to the major cities of Kerala. You can book a cab from any of Kerala’s major cities.

2. Alleppey

Alleppey

Alappuzha, formerly anglicized as Alleppey is one of the most popular and sought-after travel destinations in the state of Kerala. Surrounded by marshlands, lagoons, snaking canals, and dense coconut groves, Alleppey is famous as a backwater destination that has put the state on the global travel map. Alleppey is one of the best places to visit in India in June, when the city is marked by the arrival of the monsoons. During this time, the natural beauty of the location blossoms completely, adding to it the pleasant weather that makes it appear more appealing.  This handy Alleppey tour guide details out the gems of the place that every traveler must experience. 

Places to Visit

  • Vembanad Lake – The longest lake in India and the largest in Kerala. It is known by different names in different places. You can go bird watching around the lake, walk the nature trails, do a boat ride on the lagoon or stay in a houseboat.
  • Alleppey Beach – The city’s main seafront, the Alleppey Beach is a popular haunt for locals and tourists alike. Relax under the palm-fringed shores or picnic on the beach. You can also enjoy the incredible sunset views from the 150-years old pier. The beachfront also hosts the Sand Art Festival and the Alappuzha Beach Festival. 
  • Punnapra Beach – An isolated beach located 12 KM from the main town. The serene shores boast golden sands and clear waters because of lesser visitors. Spend a quiet afternoon or evening on the beach, a romantic date or try an ayurvedic massage, offered by the beachside therapy centres.
  • Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple – An ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord. It was built in the traditional Kerala style architectural pattern. 

How to Reach

Alleppey railway station is well-connected by train to the rest of Kerala and other major destinations across India. There is no flight connectivity in Alleppey. The nearest airport is in Kochi, about 60KM away. Alleppey has an excellent road network connecting to the rest of the state, and neighbouring states via NH66. The best way to reach Alleppey from any of these places is to take a rental car or book a private cab and drive through the scenic route.

3. Bylakuppe

Bylakuppe

Bylakuppe is a small town nestled in Karnataka. It lies to the west of the district of Mysore. It is a beautiful Tibetan settlement- the second-largest in the world, outside Tibet. The town boasts popular monasteries and temples, with the Golden Temple being the most popular attraction. A day in Bylakuppe begins with the Namdroling Monastery’s bell being rung to wake up the town. For those of you who lean towards spirituality, meditation with the monks and a chat with them can be very enriching. 

If you are contemplating the best time to visit Bylakuppe, it is one of the best places to visit in India in June, as the weather is nice and pleasant for exploration. According to the Tibetan calendar, June is a special month for them to practice for the monks as the enlightenment of Buddha took place on June 15 and the day is known Saga Dawa Dhuechen. 

Check out this handy guide to Bylakuppe, with comprehensive details on activities and things to do here, to make the most out of your trip.

Places to Visit

  • Namdroling Monastery – It is the most significant highlight of Bylakuppe and is one of the 10 largest Buddhist temples in India.
  • Tashi Lhunpo Monastery – It is one of the newest monasteries in the town. It was built by the Dalai Lama in 2016.
  • Sera Je Monastery – It was built after the eponymous famous monastery in Lhasa that dated back to 1419. 
  • Dubare Elephant Camp – The camp offers an exquisite opportunity for travelers and adventurous to observe and interact with elephants.

How to Reach

There is no railway connectivity in Bylakuppe. The nearest railway station is Mysore Junction, in Mysore, about 83KM away. Mysore is well-connected to the rest of the state and other major towns and cities in India.  Bylakuppe is well-connected to the rest of Karnataka and neighbouring states via Mangalore-Mysore Highway and NH275. There are regular state-run and private buses from Mysore, Mangalore, Madikeri, Tumakuru, Hassan, Bangalore, etc. The best way to travel to Bylakuppe is to book a cab or rent an outstation car from any of these places and do a road trip through the countryside.

4. Mudumalai

Mudumalai

Sitting in the lush green surroundings, with a certain peace that allows you to accomplish some good bird watching opportunities, is undoubtedly the picture of a perfect holiday; experience the same when you travel to Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu. An added bonus that is difficult to resist is Mudumalai National Park, one of the best places to visit in India in June. With an average high of 82°F (28°C) and a low of 69°F (20°C), it generally feels pleasantly warm with a gentle breeze. There might also be a good chance of rain.

The Pykara Lake, the Kallatty Falls, the Theppakadu Elephant Camp, the Moyar River, and many other excellent locations for spotting and interacting with wild animals are all nearby attractions in Mudumalai.

How to Reach

The nearest railway station is Coimbatore Junction, about 125 kilometres from Mudumalai. Regular bus services run to and from Mudumalai. They operate on a daily basis, whether day or night, from locations such as Chennai, Ooty, Coimbatore, and others. For the same route, you can book a cab to reach here.

We hope you enjoyed reading this article and it helped you plan your June holiday plan to some of the best destinations in India. Share this with your family members and plan your offbeat vacation soon! Happy Vacations!

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