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Top Places to visit in June
The month of June is the time when the season for summer holidays in India reaches its crescendo. With schools and colleges closing at this time of year, June and July also becomes best time for family holidays in India. Since it is also the peak of summer season in India with monsoon in the offing, there are quite a few places where one could travel to for a fulfilling summer holiday in India.
To seek respite from the scorching sun and humidity, hill stations are the most favored tourist places in India to travel in summer. A bulk of the popular hill stations in India are in the North and North Eastern India, but West and South India also have fair share of some equally magnificent hill stations to go for summer vacations in India.
Surprisingly even the desert kingdom of Rajasthan has a hill station – Mount Abu – for you to plan your break. Read on and find out the best places to visit in June in India to plan a summer holiday of your liking
1. Manali & Leh Ladak
Leh lies in the far Northern corner of India near the Indus Valley. This place has become one of the most popular tourist destinations because of its location. The area is surrounded by mountain ranges and desert. This dry region is dotted with numerous ancient Buddhist monasteries and brick houses. The climate out there is extreme with direct heat, summer and freezing cold winter. It is in the month of June, the tourists visit in a large number, the weather gets better and more pleasant. Even the festivals are held at this time, attracting the tourists more.
Coorg or Kodagu is located in the Western Ghats, Karnataka and is one of the top tourist destinations in the state. It is known for the view it offers of the lush green coffee plantations, trees and the mountain ranges. This hill station serves as a right place to get rejuvenated and refreshed. The best time to visit Coorg is in the beginning of the monsoon season, around June. You can watch the numerous waterfalls, flowing in full intensity and experience the rainfall in this hill station.
Snuggled in the lap of Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is one of the favorite summer hangouts. With abundant options of hill stations, adventure spots, religious sites and bliss of mountains, escape to Himachal in June. The rising heat of the plains draws people to the mountains and it had been the same during the British Raj. Colonial rulers were in awe of Himachal and had made it their summer retreat. The majestic backdrop of snow covered peaks, adventures and relaxing vacations is reason enough for you to make you plans for holiday.
Nainital is a Hill Station with numerous lakes in and around it. The place is rich in flora and fauna, you can visit the Jim Corbett National Park and the zoo to witness the variety of animals. Nainital offers a scenic view of the lake and the hills that surrounds the town, it is peaceful and natural which makes it the perfect place for relaxation. Although, the tourists drop to Nainital throughout the year, but the best time to visit is during the month of June. It serves as a summer resort as it is pleasant and allows you a great sightseeing experience. Various activities like boating and hiking gets enhanced in such a climate.
Also known as the land of monasteries, Gangtok is one of the most visited destinations in India. This beautiful and serene town is best known for housing a number of Buddhist Pilgrimage Centers. This is why, Gangtok holds special importance for the Buddhists. People from all across the world visit the town to pay homage at its beautiful monasteries. The blend of varied cultures and religions in Gangtok adds to its charm and makes it more alluring. Summer season (April and June) is a good time to visit Gangtok. The weather remains mild as the temperature reaches a maximum of 22° C during this season. Admire the beautiful scenery from several high altitude view points. June is also the month when monsoon hits the town and makes it even more enchanting.
Lively ambiance, beautiful landscape, spectacular beaches, happening nightlife, all this and more defines Goa. Goa is best known for its beautiful beaches and water sports which allure tourists from all across the globe. A paradise for party animals, nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts and history buffs, Goa is undoubtedly the most visited destination of India. While Goa remains a tourist favorite throughout the year, it is best to visit this beach destination during the month of June. It is the month when the rains hit this beautiful place and add more charm to it. For those who love the rains, it is the best time to visit Goa.
Gulmarg is a marvelous hill station that boasts of Asia’s highest and longest cable car namely Gulmarg Gondola, through which one can have a closer look to this spectacular location. The snow-covered mountains and the scenic surrounding of the place attract a lot of domestic as well as International visitors.
Travelers usually plan their trip to Gulmarg during the month of June as the weather during this season is pleasantly cool and appropriate for sightseeing. Also, it is the best option to escape from scorching summers. You can treat your eyes to the lush greenery of the place. The weather at this time is quite favorable for tourists of all age groups
Flocked by a number of honeymoon couples and leisure lovers, Alleppey is one of the top holiday destinations in Kerala. The city is famed as the hub of Kerala’s backwaters attracting a lot of tourist to this place.
The best time to enjoy the enchanting Alleppey is during the month of June, when the city is marked with the arrival of monsoons. During this time the natural beauty of the place sprouts entirely adding on to it is the pleasant weather that makes it look more appealing. A long walk along the pristine backwaters of the place is the prime highlight of the place along with cruising in a houseboat. The famous tourist sites you may visit here are Pathiramanal, Karumadi and Sri Krishna temple.
9. Mount Abu
The only hill station in the Aravalli Range in Rajasthan, is a very well known destination for its Delwara Jain Temples. Mount Abu is situated amidst the lush green forests and hills and provides a great view of the land below. It used to be the summer capital of Rajasthan. The place is gifted with numerous lakes, waterfalls, cooler climate and more. The best time to visit Mount Abu is during the summer time, it will be an escape from the heat of the rest of India. The climate is cool and pleasant in this region.
Auli is situated in the Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand and serves as an important ski destination. This elevated region offers a panoramic view of the mountain ranges of Nanda Devi and Mana Parbat and is surrounded by oak forests. Auli is the best place for fun and adventurous activities during the winter, but the weather is much more favorable during the month of June. You can escape from the midsummer heat and visit Auli for its pleasant climate and the tourist attractions in and around the place.