7 Best Places To Visit In June In India 2020 0
Summer is here! And it is a sign of a full-fledged vacation. A trip that would help you make the most of the warm months. And what better place to enjoy your summer holiday than India? The country is full of incredible destinations that are capable to your summer the best time of the year!
We know this and so have compiled a great list of best places to visit in India in the month of June. From adventure activities like river rafting in Rishikesh, Himachal Pradesh to lush tea plantations of East India, no stone would be left unturned to give you a spectacular experience.
No more waiting, its time to enjoy this incredible summer vacay! Know more about these intriguing tourist destinations with this following list of best places to visit in June in India:
Let's know more about them in brief:
There is no doubt this place holds the top spot on the list. Ladakh, the newly organized union territory of India, is the ultimate personification of heaven on earth. Though it is open throughout the year, the grandeur of Ladakh's landscapes exemplifies even more during the summer season.
This place is the highest point for half a dozen categories. It hosts the highest settlement in the world, the highest saltwater lake in the world, the highest motorable road in the world, and the highest temporary bridge in the world.
Not only that Ladakh is home to more than 200 bird species and rare two hump camels that would put you in awe. Contrasting landscapes of desert, meadows, and glaciers, Ladakh is a must-see destination on the bucket list of every avid traveler.
Get ready to be enchanted by its magnetic hill, kung fu nuns, vibrant indigenous culture, breathtaking treks, and some soul-soothing solace you would find nowhere else on the planet.
How to reach Ladakh:
- The nearest airport to reach Ladakh is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport located in Leh region. It is well connected to major airports across the country and is easily accessible.
- By road, Ladakh is easy to reach by using public and private buses from Srinagar, Delhi and Manali.
- By train, you can reach Ladakh in 3 days. The nearest railway station is in Tawi.
- You also reach Ladakh by using a bike along with your friends.
Best Places To Visit In Ladakh and Things To Do
- Zanskar Valley, Pangong Tso Lake, Royal Leh Palace, Moonland, Tso Moriri Lake, Chadar Trek, Kargil, Khardung-la Pass, Nubra Valley, Magnetic Hill, Spituk Gompa, Hemis National Park, Shanti Stupa, Hemis Monastery.
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Small in size but larger in diversity. Welcome to Sikkim, the second smallest state in India with relatively larger sights to offer. If you are visiting India, Sikkim is the best place to be since it holds the confluence of geographical and cultural vibrancy. From colorful festivals to beautiful natural landscapes, it truly deserves to be on the second place of this list.
Sikkim is home to the highest mountain peak in India, Mount Kanchanjunga, which stands at a height of 8586 meters. Bubbling at the foothills of the Himalayas, this small state will give you an uplifting spiritual experience. Why? Since it houses almost 200 Buddhist Monasteries in the entire state
Roam around the lush green fields of Sikkim, where you would realize that everything is grown organically. Connect with nature and heal at the natural hot water springs in the state. With you do on your trip to Sikkim, your satisfaction increases tenfold. A perfect place with mixed natural heritage including glaciers, meadows, forests, and wildlife.
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How to reach Sikkim:
The nearest airport to reach Gangtok city in Sikkim is Pakyong Airport. You could also opt for the Bagdogra airport in West Bengal and hire a cab or a state helicopter service to reach Sikkim.
To reach Sikkim by train, you need to board trains from Jalpaiguri and Siliguri railway stations respectively. It would take 4 to 6 hours to reach Gangtok from these stations.
To reach Sikkim by road, you have to drive through National Highway 31A. You could also hire a cab or ride a bike while enjoying the scenic beauty all around.
Best Places To Visit in Sikkim and Things to do:
- Gangtok, Yuksom, Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Pelling, Lachung, Ravangla, Rumtek Monastery, Namchi, Do-Drul Chorten, Yamthang Valley, Gurudongar Lake, etc.
While in India, if you are looking for a romantic weekend getaway, what better place to be than Manali. Snow clad peaks and mesmerizing surroundings can be found in this quaint hill town.
Manali is a popular tourist attraction and is full of tourists all year round. The best time to visit Manali is between October and June since the winter and summer season blend during this time. It alleviates the beauty of flora and fauna giving spectacular landscapes.
You would discover apple orchards here and there. Visit the Hadimba Temple, the Manu temple and many more sites Manali has to offer. Don’t miss out on getting some Yak cheese at the German bakery.
How to reach Manali
The nearest airport to reach Manali is the Kullu Bhuntar airport. It is located 50 km away from Manali.
To reach Manali by train, you have to board a train from Joginder Nagar railway station and Pathankot Railway station.
To reach Manali by road you have to hire a public or private bus from Delhi. It will cover a distance of about 522 km in total.
Best places to visit in Manali and Things To Do
- Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Vaishishtha Temple, Arjun Gufa, Vashist Hot Water Springs, Rohtang Pass, Tibetan Monastery.
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When you talk about having the best summer vacation in India, you surely can’t rule out Goa! Pristine beaches, clear waterfronts, party vibes, and alcohol all over the place. Goa is the best place to beat the heat and lay down upon the beach with a chilled beer.
It is not just about the nightlife on the beaches, Goa is a rich cultural hub with some of the oldest monuments. The influence of the Portuguese culture is eminent as you see colorful villas, old catholic churches and much more.
Hop on a two-wheeler taxi and take a zigzag ride through is roads that are lined with paddy fields and palm trees. Go witness the largest waterfall in India, the Dudhsagar Falls and get amazed.
Visit the Se Cathedral church, the oldest and the largest church in Asia or spend try your luck on the floating casino. Goa is a deserving rank holder in this list of best places to visit in June in India.
How to reach Goa
The nearest airport to reach Goa is the Dabolim International Airport. It is 29 km away from the city of Panaji
To reach Goa by train, you can board a train to reach Margao or Madgaon which is easily accessible from all across the country.
By road, public and private bus services help you to reach Goa. The nearest bus stand to Panaji is Kadamba.
Best things to do in Goa and places to visit
- Basilica of Bom Jesus, Fort Aguada, Dudhsagar Falls, Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, Se Cathedral, Vagator Beach, Water sports like Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Kayaking, etc.
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Welcome to the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, Rishikesh is the land where Yoga thrives in everything. The epitome of spirituality, it is home to a large number of Yoga centers in the world. Tourists from all across the planet, come here to learn the sacred art of Yoga.
It is not just the Yoga, but a wide array of adventure activities that make Rishikesh the best place to visit in June in India. From Bungee Jumping to Giant Swing, you can have the most thrilling experience of your life right here.
Hey! Don’t forget that White Water River Rafting in Rishikesh is the most thrilling and adventurous rafting spots in the country.
How to reach Rishikesh
The Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to reach Rishikesh by air.
You can reach Rishikesh by road via Delhi, Dehradun, and Haridwar via national highways.
The nearest railway station to reach Rishikesh is the Haridwar Railway Station that is located 20 km away.
Best places to visit in Rishikesh and Things to do
- Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Triveni Ghat, Adventure activities like Bungee Jumping, River Rafting, Mountain Biking, Giant Swing and Para Gliding.
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If you have been in India, tour guides always would recommend you one must-see destination. That is Shimla. The capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh, it is the right place to be during the summers. Even Britishers officially named it the Summer Capital of the country during their rule.
Lush green forests, breathtaking mountainous landscape, and a large number of tourist spots grace the landscape of Shimla. Go try some ice-skating on the oldest and only natural ice-skating rink in India. Walkthrough the beautiful capsicum plantations and witness the natural beauty of colorful Shimla Mirchi.
The hotspot for romantic fanatics and nature lovers, it is a popular place to spend your summer. You could even send a postcard from here by visiting the oldest post office in the country. Time will fly here in Shimla proving its worth to be the best places to visit in India in June.
How to reach Shimla
Shimla airport also known as Jubbarhatti airport is the nearest airport to reach Shimla. But since the airport is not functional throughout the year, you can reach Chandigarh Airport. It lies 60 km away from Shimla.
To reach Shimla by road, you could take buses from Delhi, Jaipur, Punjab, Haryana, and parts of Uttar Pradesh.
The nearest railway station to reach Shimla is the Kalka Railway Station. It is located 90 km away from Shimla. Chandigarh Railway Station is located 113 km away from Shimla.
Best Places To Visit Shimla and Things To Do
- Viceregal Lodge, the Christ Church, the Jakhoo Temple, the Mall Road, the Ridge, and Annadale. The Kalka-Shimla Railway Station is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Located in the foothills of Himalayas, Darjeeling is a gem in the state of West Bengal. And why miss out on admiring this gem when it shines brighter during the summer? Known for its world-famous aromatic black tea, Darjeeling is home to sprawling tea estates that attracts visitors from all across the world.
Walk among the lush green tree plantations and discover a wide variety of tea leaves that differ in aroma and taste. Darjeeling is also home to diverse flora and fauna, thanks to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoo and wildlife sanctuary. A tour through this beautiful zoological park is worth it!
That’s not all! Darjeeling hosts the legendary Himalayan Railway that operates steam toy trains for centuries. It is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rich diverse culture and breathtaking views of Mount Kanchenjunga make Darjeeling, one of the best places to visit in India in June.
How to reach Darjeeling
Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to reach Darjeeling by flight. You can hire a cab or take a toy train thereafter.
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway operates from Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri. It is not connected to other railways networks directly.
To reach Darjeeling by road, you could hire a cab or drive through the National Highway 55.
Best Places To Visit In Darjeeling and Things To Do
- Ghum Monastery, Peace Pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling Ropeway, Himalayan Mountaineering Insitute.