Top 20 Places to Visit in India in June
Tired from the hot and sunny summer! Enough of sweat, tan and summery wearies! When June arrives, it brings forth the calmness of the monsoon with the cooling and healing winds. Summer holidays in schools and colleges also add to the June’s glory. So make the most of the mid-month in the calendar of June. This is that time of the year which sees the maximum tourist visits in the country’s favorite tourist spots.
So, plan your holidays and book your tickets fast to grab your seats and hotel bookings now! In the meanwhile, the best of 20 locations in the country where you can explore in the coming monsoon which will drive away the heat of the scorching summer!
Here, we go with the countdown for June’s Top 20 as below:
1. Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
Spiti, a land of glaciers and clear blue sky with villages amidst the valleys and gushing rivers and streams makes up the dreamy and picturesque site at about 12,500 feet above the sea level along the Himalayan rivers! It is also a favorite for the trekkers, as the sloping snow clad mountains form the perfect base.
You can also interact with the villagers around Spiti, which is definitely an amazing experience to get involved with the life of those who dwell amidst nature. Don’t forget to explore the Kunzum Pass which takes you to Bara Shigri glacier, the second largest in the world.
2. Srinagar-Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir offers you the best of natural scenic view and is truly known as the Paradise on Earth. The lakes around the valleys, the Jhelum River and a boat ride on the Dal Lake should be your focus.
Spend some time on the houseboats or shikhara and don’t forget to try the delicacies while you enjoy the ride. Did you know, Srinagar is one of the religious places, for the Islam community, as it holds the Hazratbal Mosque which holds ‘Moi-e-Muqaddas’ or the sacred hair of the prophet Mohammed.
3. Mussoorie, Uttaranchal
Yet another romantic destination and a favorite spot for newlyweds! It is known for the lush green hills and the diverse flora and fauna around the Shivalik. Come, explore the Queen of hills on the foothills of Himalayas, at about 2000 metres above the sea level in Dehradun.
A truly calm yet beautiful scenery to revive your senses and charm you like no other, Mussoorie attracts tourists both from within the country and across the borders. Don’t forget to explore the Jharipani Falls, the Gun Hills, Childer’s Lodge which is the highest peak in Mussoorie and the Lal Tibba offering the detailed view of the majestic and grandest Himalayas.
You will come across the deodar forest if you wish to explore the Cloud End, a resort from the 19th century.
4. Kudremukh, Karnataka
Kudremukh in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka is designated as a National Park since 1987. It comprises of a tropical wet green forest and mountains offering an exquisite adventurous sightseeing and trekking opportunities to adventure lovers.
Literally Kudremukh means horse face, and the National Park got its name from one of the mountain peaks resembling a horse face like structure. Also there is a village at the foot of the hills with the same name. If you wish to strive amidst the forest and explore the river courses running through the interiors of the dark green jungles, welcome to Kudremukh in Karnataka.
The Golden Chariot, one of the finest luxury trains of the South and owned by the Karnataka Government, offers to take you to the best of southern half of the country with routes from Bangalore, Mysore, Kabini Jungle, Hampi, Goa in the Pride of South train while Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry-Madurai, Kanyakumari, Alleppey, Kochi in the Southern Splendour train. Here you get all basic comforts and luxuries from chef prepared delicacies, wines, spa and gym, spacious cabins, TVs and DVD players.
5. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang is one of the most sacred sites for the Buddhists as it is the birthplace of Dalai Lama. The green mountains sheathed in the touch of spirituality is sure to lift your mood and make you revive back once again.
The famous Tawang Monastery is what makes the site pronounced among Sela Pass, Nuranang Falls, Madhuri Lake and Gorichen Peak. Also don’t miss the Tipi Orchid Sanctuary.
The most attractive tourist spot that allures us to visit at least once in a lifetime. A place that has been showcased in movies a number of times! It is probably the most beautiful place with mountains and valleys, blue sky with free flowing streams and curvy pathways giving goose bumps as you move higher in altitude to have the glimpse of the highest snow clad peaks!
A place that alone will make your cameras and phones run out of space owing to the amazing picturesque like a dream come true. The perfect filmy setting as well as a rafter’s paradise is on the Zanskar river course.
Apart from the natural scenery and adventure sports of trekking, camping and rafting, you will also come across the monasteries and Buddhist temples, you may also interact with the local Indo Aryan descendants.
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If you want to experience the white snow of winters, Auli welcomes you. Situated at a height of about 2500 m on the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Auli provides you the detailed view of the snow-clad Himalayas with detail your cameras would just love to capture! Also, this is one of the best skiing sites in Asia and attracts adventurers and tourists from across the world.
The highest peaks here include Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Panchachuli and Doonagiri. What you need not miss here in Auli is Auli Artificial Lake, Trishul Peak, Bhavishya Badri, Nandaprayag, and Saildhar Tapovan.
A truly heavenly white snow filled location awaiting to mesmerize you and offer you an experience of a lifetime.
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8. Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Amidst the desert land of battle scarred forts and mountains screaming the glory and victory of the rulers from history, lies the famous Jain temple of Mount Abu. The detailed and intricate architectural intelligence is what draws tourists from across the globe.
Also, to make your journey a royal experience of a lifetime, try travelling to the land of deserts in either of the luxury trains of India – Palace on Wheels or Maharaja Express. Offering you the best of luxury and all comforts that you could dream of like a personal attendant, chefs preparing delicacies of your choice, a larzge collection of wines and spirits, free wifi, spacious cabins, TVs and lots more, thus treating you like a prince of the bygone era while you travel to experience the glory and victory of one amidst the architectural beauty of Mount Abu and the nearby Nakki Lake, Mount Arbuda, Toad Rock and the Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Yet another popular honeymoon destination offering the utmost romantic picturesque setting to shower love on your darling! Take her to those green grassy hill tops from where the waterfalls find their way amidst the rocks and boulders high up there. The dense green forest and vegetation offers you enough space and adventure in case you want to play hide and seek with your partner, haven’t you seen in movies how the heroine goes lost hidden behind the barks while the hero sings aloud and they finally get back together thus exchanging vows of togetherness!
Don’t forget to explore the Kodai lake, Green valley, Bear Shola falls and Pillar rocks while you reach the site in Tamil Ndu along the Western Ghats in the Palani Hills.
Once under the French rule, this Union Territory is now known as Puducherry or Pondy. The beaches allure the tourists from across the globe however it is generally a foreigner’s favorite. The cafes and shops, hotels and native people here offer a French aura.
The beaches here at the Paradise, the Aurobindo Ashram, the yoga and meditation sessions here, scuba diving and Chunnambar Boat House are those which you can’t afford to miss if you are visiting Pondy!
11. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand
A serene dwelling spot, untouched by human activities and offering the most of mystic and amazingly pleasant and soothing view of the snow clad peaks with trekking, mountaineering and jungle safaris.
Landsdowne owns its significance for being home to the cantonment of the Garhwal Rifles of the Indian army. The major attractions here include Bhulla lake, Bhim Pakora, and Tarakeshwar Mahadev Temple.
12. North Sikkim
Almost every traveler’s diary would have the adventures of Sikkim listed in it. The mysterious mountains and rivers cutting through the highest of rocks and waterfalls, the pilgrimage spot of the Buddhists is all that sums up Sikkim.
One of the most virgin landscapes due to toughest of weather and natural complexities, Sikkim stands as one of the most uninhabited places ever. Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang, lachung, Thangu Valley, Cholamu lake are some of the major tourist hubs.
13. Ponmudi, Kerala
If you love the life of mountains, begin here at Ponmudi. A perfect combination tour of tea plantations, hills and mountains, rivers and streams as well as adventures of trekking and wildlife is what you get at Ponmudi. The major tourist hubs include Golden Valley, Kallar River, peppara wildlife sanctuary and lots more.
14. Coorg, Karnataka
The perfect blend of hills and valleys, extensive green forests, tea and coffee plantations, flower cladded path ways to dark tiled cottages mark this place as the Scotland of India. Coorg is situated on the Western Ghats at about 1525 m above the sea level. The amazing combo of hills, valleys and mountains make it a hotspot of South India and attract tourists as well as nature photographers from across the globe.
The tourist spots you must explore are the peak at Thadiyandamol, the beautiful Abbey Falls, the Raja’s Seat, the Nagarhole National Park, Bhagamandala Temple, and the Omkareshwara Temple of lord Shiva. This is where you should be if you want to de-stress and revive from your hectic and hustling bustling daily life schedule.
15. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
Yet another serene mountainous tourist spot and quite a popular for both domestic and international travelers is Dalhousie in the Himachal Pradesh. You definitely have explored several mountains with snowy peaks and flowing rivers. But have you experienced the pine forests, have you taken a walk amidst them? Have you come across the lush green extensive meadows with bright hued colours? I am not taking you to internationally acclaimed Scotland or Switzerland!
It is all in the country. Dalhousie is rightly called the Little Switzerland of India. Don’t forget to explore the Panch Pulla, Satdhara Falls and Dainkund Peak when you book your tickets all the way to the magical Dalhousie.
16. McLeodganj, Himachal Pradesh
This site is popular as it is the hometown of the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama and is thus known as the Little Lhasa. Inhabited by Tibetans, this site offers you the finest of natural view amidst green lush meadows, mountains, waterfalls and trekking options. Do explore the Triund, Bhagsu Falls, Namgyal Monastery and Bhagsunath Temple here.
17. Wayanad, Kerala
While you have experienced enough of white snowy mountains of the North, it is time to refresh your sight with green dense forest clad mountains in the South. On the fringes of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Wayanad welcomes you with the tea plantations, lush green hill tops, waterfalls and streams, wildlife and lots more.
Chembra Peak, Edakkal caves, Banasura Sagar Dam, the Bamboo forests, the Jain temple, Wayanad wildlife sanctuary, Kuruva island, Soochipara falls, Phantom rock, Neelima viewpoint are some of the endless tourist spots which you must explore this holiday in June.
18. Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Tirthan Valley is known for the Tirthan river from where it got its name. If you are lazy and are just in a mood to relax, welcome to Tirthan Valley. The amazing natural setting is sure to lock you at the hills forever whereas you may just sit and opt for fishing or go explore the nearby forests or explore the nearby areas. You may also try some trekking, rafting or go scouting, the choice is all yours.
A quiet valley amidst the Tirthan offers you everything that is required to make the most of your holiday outing. Major attractions here include the River Tirtan’s route through the forests amidst the Western Himalayas and saying hello to the Bess along National Highway 21, the villages of Gushani and Nagini, lush green and dense deciduous forests, mountains soaring cloud high, alpines, birdwatching in the Himalayas, the clearly reflecting and sacred Serolskar Lake, the temples, the Parashar Lake and most importantly if you choose to stay in the camp overnight amidst the open and go star gazing, it will make your holiday the best and a lifetime experience which you can boast of forever!
19. Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling is one of the favorite honeymoon destinations of the newlyweds. Not only is it well known for the hills and mountains but also for the tea plantations. The Kanchenjunga peaks, Darjeeling mall, ride on the toy train, the Buddhist monasteries and temples are the major attractions in the small hill town of West Bengal.
Moreover, the sunrise on the Tiger Hill calls for tourists from across the globe. When the rising sun casts its first rays on the snow clad peaks, the rainbow effect that it generates is truly a sight to delight and it makes your travelogue complete! So, visit the sizzling Darjeeling this June and let the amazing cool and calm breeze mesmerize and de-stress you!
20. Aizawl, Mizoram
Towards the north eastern India lies this 124 year old city of Aizawl which houses the famous Mizoram State Museum. A comparatively peaceful hill town wherein you can enjoy the solitude as well as experience the cultural and religious aspect of the Mizos.
Don’t miss out on the North eastern delicacies here, also do visit the Hmuifang, Tamdil Lake and Chanmari hills for the picture perfect scenery. Durtlang hills, Relek and Solomon temple are noteworthy among the many here, so come and relish the Mountainous cliffs and breathtaking panoramic view of the hills.
So, now that you have the best of 20 places in the country to choose from, start shortlisting the venues and book your tickets before they get occupied. Make sure to carry a technically smart camera with a large storage capacity so that you don’t miss out any single beautifying spot or moment from the mesmerizingly beautiful mountains, hills, temples or rivers!
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