Summer Vacay Done Right: Best Places to Visit in June in India

Published:30 Mar, 2019/ Swati Mishra[1]

The sweltering summer of India makes us suffer really bad, especially in June when the heat of the sun is at its full might. But you will agree if I say, it is one of the best seasons when you can plan a long summer vacation away from the blazing heat of the plains. So, how is your travel calendar marked for this summer season in India? Are you looking for a peaceful summer break in the hills where you can relax amid the tranquil surroundings or are you up for some adventure? Well, let us help in sorting out a plan for your summer holidays in India. Here I have prepared a list of not-to-miss places in the country where you can make the most of your summer breaks in June in India with family and friends.

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Best Places to Visit in June

1. Pelling, Sikkim: Relish a Peaceful Summer Break Amid the Scenic Beauty All Around

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A petite hill town, Pelling has emerged as the second best tourist destination right after Gangtok. On visiting this tourist place in Sikkim, you will get to witness the breathtaking sight of the Khangchendzonga and the other surreal Himalayan peaks. The beautiful Northeastern town is perfect for the nature and adventure lovers. The picturesque setting of Pelling has a lot to offer to the tourists that include monasteries, waterfalls, a clear and pristine lake which is considered a sacred site. There are also some of the best sites for mountain biking, rock climbing, nature walks, small treks and several other interesting activities to keep you engaged. In addition to this, you will even come across the rich cultural heritage and unveil some of the historical ruins of the town.

Tourist Attractions:

  • Pemayangtse Monastery
  • Sanga Choling Monastery
  • Darap Cherny Village
  • Kanchenjunga Waterfalls
  • Khecheopalri Lake
  • Rabdentse Ruins
  • Shopping at Rinchenpong Bazaar, Bermiok Bazaar and Rural Artisan Marketing Centre

Best Way to Reach?

Both airways and roadways are the best means of transport to travel to Pelling. The nearest airport is Pakyong Airport which is located at a distance of approx 112 km from Pelling. The second best option is Bagdogra Airport in Darjeeling District located at a distance of approx 142 km from Pelling. You can even choose to travel to Pelling by train with New Jalpaiguri being the nearest railhead which is located at a distance of approx 135 km. From there, you can take a cab to Pelling.

Where to Stay?

Norbu Ghang Resort, Norbu Ghang Retreat and Spa, Aryan Regency, Chumbi Mountain Retreat, Hotel Phamrong are some of the best options to book your stay in Pelling.

2. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu: Perfect Getaway for Those Seeking Peace and Solitude

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Adorned with lush green plantation, Coonoor is yet another beautiful budget-friendly tourism destination in India where you can make the most of your summer vacation. The serene destination away from the hustle and bustle is an ultimate retreat that offers breathtaking views of the nature. When in Coonoor you can also indulge in bird watching activity as this destination in Tamil Nadu is a haven for many migratory birds. As you stroll around the town, you will also see few splendid buildings and cottages. Not only a heaven for the nature lovers Coonoor is even a perfect place for the adventure enthusiasts as one can go trekking to Dolphin’s Nose, Droog Fort, Hidden Valley, Ketty and more.

Popular Tourist Attractions:

  • Sim’s Park
  • Catherine Falls
  • Dolphin’s Nose
  • Droog Fort
  • Highfield Tea Factory
  • St. George’s Church
  • Law’s Falls
  • Lady Canning’s Seat

Best Way to Reach?

Coimbatore International Airport being the nearest airport is the best way to reach Coonoor which is located at a distance of approx 80 km. Upon reaching Coimbatore, you can even take the toy train ride to Coonoor which is also a unique experience in itself. It is highly recommended as well.

Where to Stay?

Wallwood Garden, The Gateway Hotel, Oland Plantation Stays, Hotel Lakeview, Orchid Square Boutique Hotel are some of the options best options to stay in Coonoor.

3. Devikulam, Kerala: Unwind Amid the Cool Wind and Picturesque Surroundings

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A 9 km drive will take you to a beautiful picnic spot called Devikulam that travellers usually don’t miss out when visiting when holidaying in Munnar. On visiting Devikulam you will find yourself amid the velvet lawns and a wide range of exotic flora and fauna. The beautiful travel destination will let you unwind by looking at the mesmerising views of the pristine waters and picturesque surroundings. The chilly air, greenery on the slopes and low hanging clouds over the hills in Devikulam are sure to make your summer holidays in Kerala a memorable one.

Popular Points of Interest:

  • Sita Devi Lake
  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Mattupetty Dam
  • Pothamedu View Point

Best Way to Reach?

Reaching Devikulam is not a difficult task. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is located at a distance of 118 km from Munnar. Upon reaching Munnar board a cab and cover a distance of approx 9 kms from Munnar to reach Devikulam.

Where to Stay?

Tall Trees Resort, Deshadan Mountain Resort, Golden Green Resorts, Great Escapes Resort are the options where you can book your stay when holidaying in Devikulam.

4. Matheran, Maharashtra: A Calm Hill Station Where Nature’s Vistas and Serenity Flaunt the Colonial Shades

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A perfect weekend getaway from Mumbai, Matheran is a small hill station which is carpeted with lush greenery all around. As you stroll around the calm hill station you will witness how the nature’s bounty flaunts the colonial shades. If you are up for a short trip amid spectacular vistas and serenity, Matheran would be the ideal destination. The place offers a much needed break from the humdrums of city life where you will experience a lovely weather and refreshing landscape. One thing interesting about Matheran is, it is one of the very few places in the world where you won’t find vehicles. You will get the opportunity to travel back in time and walk on the red-soiled roads and automobile-free pathways. What can be more peaceful than a place like this? Nothing at all.

Popular Points of Interest:

  • Echo Point
  • Louisa Point
  • Panorama Point
  • Charlotte Lake
  • Fort Prabal
  • Fort Irshalgad

Best Way to Reach?

Railways is considered to be the best means of transport to reach Matheran. You can either travel by the Deccan Express from Mumbai or the Sahyadri Express from Pune which located at a distance approx 74 km and 113 km respectively from Neral. Upon reaching Neral you can catch a Toy Train to Matheran covering a distance of approx 21 km.

Where to Stay?

Panorama Bungalow, Westend Hotel Matheran, Horseland Hotel & Mountain Spa, Bombay Backpackers, Hotel Paramount are some of the best options to stay in Matheran.

5. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya: A Place Where You Can Witness Rain in Abundance

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A town in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, Cherrapunji is ensconced in swirling clouds and is one of the best travel destination to visit in June. The place experiences plenty of rainfall all throughout the year for which it has been entitled as the ‘second wettest place on planet Earth.’ The beautiful town of northeast India is dotted with a number of caves, waterfalls, parks where you can witness nature at its best. Whether you are looking for a peaceful break amid tranquil surroundings or indulge in the nature treks and walks, bird watching, photography or other activities, Cherrapunji will offer you with amazing points of interests that will make your summer breaks interesting and memorable one. Don’t miss out on visiting the Double Decker Root Bridges where you will get to witness an astonishing man-made natural wonders.

Tourist Attractions:

  • Double Decker Root Bridges- a UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Nohkalikai Falls
  • Seven Sisters Falls
  • Krem Mawmluh Cave
  • Mawsmai Cave
  • Dainthlen Falls
  • Mawsmai Nongthymmai Eco Park
  • Thangkharang Park
  • Wakaba Falls
  • Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church

Best Way to Reach?

You can either choose airways or railways to travel to Cherrapunji. The nearest airport is Guwahati airport in Assam which is located at a distance of approx 166 km and the nearest railhead is also in Guwahati which is at a distance of approx 145 km from Cherrapunji. Upon reaching Guwahati you can either board a cab or avail state or private bus service to reach to reach Shillong and from there you can reach Cherrapunji via local transport covering a distance of approx 53 km.

Where to Stay?

Coniferous Resort, Jiva Resort, Kutmadan Resort, Pala Resort are some of the best options where you can book your stay when holidaying in Cherrapunji. Also, for luxury stay you can go with booking in Polo Orchid Resort.

6. Kamshet, Maharashtra: A Paradise for Those Who Love Flying High in the Sky

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Renowned for paragliding and flying schools, Kamshet is a quaint little hill station in the district of Pune. The place is perfect for the adventure junkies that offers them the best adventures travel experience with the world class paragliding. On visiting Kamshet you will also find a number of caves that holds historic importance that are related to Buddhist Monks of ancient India. Other than this, you can bow down your head at the Kondeshwar Temple or simply enjoy the surrounding areas and take a close look at the village life that includes muddy huts and markets.

Tourist Attractions:

  • Uksan Lake
  • Bhaja and Bedse Caves
  • Bhairi Caves
  • Pavana Lake
  • Kondeshwar Temple
  • Shinde Wadi Hills

Best Way to Reach?

Both airways and railways are the best mode of transports for travelling to Kamshet. Pune serves as the closest air base to Kamshet which is located at a distance of approx 51 km. Upon reaching Pune you can either board a cab or avail the private or state-run bus service to reach Kamshet. The nearest railhead is in Lonavala which is located at a distance of approx 22 km from Kamshet.

Where to Stay?

For luxury stay in Kamshet you can book your stay in Eco Friendly Villa Stay in Lonavala and SaffronStays Firdaus Baug. For budget stay, you can book your stay in Ratnaa Resort.

7. Landour, Uttarakhand: A Little Sleepy Town Where You Will Lose the Track of Time

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A sleepy little town located on the outskirts of Mussoorie, Landour is the best offbeat destination to spend quality time with yourself or with your loved ones. Away from the din of Mussoorie, heading to this idyllic town will be an ideal choice. As you take a leisure walk through the winding, narrow roads of Landour you will witness the deodar and pine trees which is a beautiful sight to capture. The place has absence of commercial shops and hotels, a day excursion would be enough to explore the beauty of this small and unique town of Uttarakhand.

Tourist Attractions:

  • Ivy Cottage
  • Char Dukan Area
  • St. Paul Church
  • Kellogg’s Church

Best Way to Reach?

To reach Landour you can choose to travel by train. The nearest railhead is in Dehradun, located at a distance of approx 37 km from Landour. Upon reaching Dehradun you can board a cab to reach Landour in no time.

Where to Stay?

One Earth Royale, Rokeby Manor, Hotel Landour Residency, Castle View are some of the options where you can book your stay when holidaying in Landour.

8. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh: A Heaven for Peace Seekers and Adventure Lovers

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Adorned with gigantic green mountains, Tawang is yet another popular tourism destination which you can visit in the month of June. If you are seeking solace and tranquility then in Tawang you can experience it all. You will come across a group of Buddhist monasteries, cascading waterfall, tranquil lakes which is sure to steal your heart. As you indulge in exploring the top attractions of Tawang, you will be flattered by the natural beauty that surrounds making your trip to Northeast India a memorable one. Other than being a haven for the peace lovers, the adventure buffs can indulge in trekking, hiking, mountain biking and wildlife spotting.

Popular Points of Interest:

  • Tawang Monastery
  • Urgyelling Monastery
  • Nuranang Waterfalls
  • Pankang Teng Tso Lake
  • Madhuri Lake
  • Tawang War Memorial

Best Way to Reach?

You can either board a flight or take the train journey to Guwahati in Assam. Guwahati airport and railway station is well connected to the major cities of India and is located at a distance of approx 497 km from Tawang. Upon reaching Guwahati you can take the Pawan Hans helicopter service to Tawang. The helicopter service can also be availed by Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh, which is also the nearest railway station to Tawang. Other than this, if you wish to travel by road you can avail the bus services of Arunachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) or other private bus facility which connects Tawang from Guwahati and Naharlagun and other nearby cities.

Where to Stay?

Gyaki Khang Zhang, Hotel Tawang Holiday and Dolma Group of Hotels are the best accomodation options to book your stay in Tawang.

9. Kumarakom, Kerala: An Enchanting Backwater Destination that Offers the Best Ayurveda Massage Opportunities

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Travel to the backwater hub of India where you can spend time by sitting and listening to the gushing sound of the water and enjoy cruises on a houseboat. Kumarakom which is a popular tourist destination of South India will let you make your summer holidays the best one. Adorned with lush palm trees, the small and beautiful town in Kerala offers a number of best things to do including bird watching, water and air adventure sports and you can even opt for relaxing Ayurveda massages, feel rejuvenated by trying yoga or meditation.

Popular Points of Interest:

  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall
  • Vembanad Lake
  • Kumarakom Beach
  • Bay Island Driftwood Museum

Best Way to Reach?

Both airways and roadways are considered to be the best means of transports to reach Kumarakom. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is at a distance of approx 78 km from Kumarakom. To reach Kumarakom by train, the nearest railhead is Kottayam located at a distance of approx 31 km and is well-connected to the major cities of India including Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Kochi and more. Upon reaching Kottayam you can hire a taxi to reach Kumarakom.

Where to Stay?

For luxury holidays you can book your stay in Kumarakom Lake Resort, Zuri Resort, Aveda Resort & Spa Kumarakom, Coconut Lagoon Kumarakom, The Royal Grove Kumarakom.

For budget stay you can go with Lakesong Kumarakom, Edassery Kayal Resort Kumarakom, Cocobay Resort Kumarakom are the best options.

Also, if you are somebody who don’t want to spend much on the accommodation, book your stay in Illikkalam Lake Resort Kumarakom and Tharavadu Heritage Home Kumarakom.

10. Idukki, Kerala: A Place Where You Can Taste a Piece of Heaven

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Idukki is the perfect summer destination in South India where you can enjoy salubrious weather. The place is sure to provide peace to the ones looking to spend some quality time alone. Apart from this, the hill station is also known for wildlife sanctuaries, rubber plantations, beautiful bungalows, tea factories and forests. Also, if you want to indulge in some adventure, Idukki will let you get the best experience of trekking and camping. Other than this, Idukki also has many beautiful waterfalls a naturally formed sandalwood forest and India’s first arch-dam. In a nutshell, a visit to Idukki is sure to soothe your weary soul.

Popular Points of Interest:

  • Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Idukki Arch Dam
  • Calvary Mount
  • Thommankuthu Waterfalls
  • Anchuruli Tunnel Waterfalls
  • Cheeyappara Waterfalls
  • Valara Waterfalls
  • Vandanmedu

Best Way to Reach?

Idukki can be best reached by an excellent road network. You can either avail the KSRTC bus service or the private run buses to reach Idukki from Ooty, Kodaikanal, Munnar and Coimbatore. The closest airport is Cochin International Airport which is located at a distance of approx 112 km from Idukki. The nearest railhead is in Theni which is located at a distance of approx 97 km from Idukki.

Where to Stay?

Green Berg Resort, Misty Mountain Plantation Resort, Elysium Gardens Hill Resorts, Nature Zone Resort, rainforest munnar are some of the best accommodation option to stay in Idukki.

11. Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh: A Place That Will Take You Back in the Buddhist Era

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Embellished by nature and history, Pachmarhi is a popular hill station which is yet another ideal getaway for June in India. On visiting Pachmarhi, you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful forests with streams and waterfalls that appear to be a treat to the eyes giving you a serene and memorable experience. All the more, Pachmarhi is no less than a treasure where you can find the ancient caves of the Buddhist era residing in harmony with cascading waterfalls. To be crisp about Pachmarhi, the place will surely make you feel calm and help attain a relaxing holiday in June.

Tourist Attractions:

  • Jata Shankar Cave
  • Rajat Prapat Waterfall
  • Pandav Caves
  • Satpura National Park

Best Way to Reach?

Pachmarhi by road is the best way to travel as the place is easily accessible by a number of state government and private buses which you can avail from the nearby cities including Bhopal, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Indore and more. Pachmarhi by railways is also convenient with Pipariya being the nearest railhead which is located at a distance of approx 60 km. The nearest airport to Pachmarhi will be in Bhopal and Jabalpur located at a distance of approx 193 and 249 km respectively.

Where to Stay?

V Resort Hotel, Satpura Retreat Heritage Hotel and Hotel Kalsa Lake View are the best options to stay in Pachmarhi.

12. Auli, Uttarakhand: A Place Where You Will Find Yourself Amid Beautiful Apple Orchard

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A popular adventure destination for skiing in the winter season, Auli during the month of June will give you a pleasant view of the green slopes and breathtaking natural beauty. You will find yourself closer to the Himalayas that will make your summer holidays in Auli unforgettable in every way. Also, as you stroll around, you will witness how the beautiful hill station is with apple orchards, oaks and deodars that appear to be really pleasing to the eyes.

Popular Points of Interest:

  • Artificial Lake
  • Gurso Bugyal
  • Kwani Bugyal
  • Chattrakund
  • Chenab Lake
  • Joshimath
  • Nanda Devi Peak
  • Trishul Peak
  • Vishnuprayag
  • Rudraprayag
  • Badrinath Temple

How to Reach?

Auli by road is considered to be the best way to reach. You can avail state-run buses that are available from the nearby cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Srinagar, and Dehradun. Once you reach Joshimath, you can opt for cable car that will help you reach Auli in no time.

Where to Stay?

Cliff Top Club Resort, The Royal Village, The Tattva Resort, Dream Mountain Resort, Xra Cottage are some of the best options to book your stay in Auli.

13. Darjeeling, West Bengal: Lose Yourself Amid the Scenic Panorama and Captivating Aroma of Tea

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The old world charm, mesmerising sunrises, untouched beauty of the hills and warm hospitality of the people make Darjeeling one of the best places to go in June. The enchanting hill station is adorned with flourishing tea estates which is sure to please you with its scenic panorama and captivating aroma of tea. Being a kids-friendly destination, you along with your kids can take a lazy stroll through the gardens or indulge in a joyful toy train ride which is the best opportunity for a sightseeing tour. The ride will let you enjoy the clear views of Kanchendzonga Peak. Other than this, you will get to witness cultural diversity.

Popular Points of Interest:

  • Batasia Loop
  • Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park
  • Peace Pagoda
  • Ghoom Monastery
  • Rock Garden
  • Himalayan Railway Station which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Nightingale Park

Best Way to Reach?

Darjeeling is easily accessible by all means of transport. The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport which is located at a distance of approx 68 km from Darjeeling. You can even take the train journey to New Jalpaiguri which is located at a distance of approx 71 km from Darjeeling and is well connected to Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar and Kochi. Upon reaching Bagdogra or New Jalpaiguri you can board a cab and enjoy a road trip while witnessing the stunning mountain beauty all around.

Where to Stay?

Aliment Hotel, Magnolia Residency, Shangrila Regency are the budget hotels where you can book your stay when holidaying in Darjeeling. For luxury stay book your accommodation in Mayfair Darjeeling, Pine Tree Spa Resort, The Elgin and Cedar Inn.

14. Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra: A Place for Thrill Seekers to Indulge in an Adventure-Filled Holidays

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Malshej Ghat is one of the best trekking destinations in India. A visit to this tourist place in West India will bring you close to nature at its best as you will get to spot uncountable number of waterfalls, structured dams, ghats making it a perfect place to visit in June. When in Malshej Ghat, you will find yourself surrounded by mulberry orchards, rugged ruins and blooming grassfields. Also, for those up for trekking can take the route to Shivneri Fort that will give you an opportunity to make the most of your adventure filled holidays a rejuvenating and memorable one.

Tourist Attractions:

  • Pimpalgaon Joga Dam
  • Harishchandragad Fort
  • Ajoba Hill Fort
  • Malshej Falls

Best Way to Reach?

Malshej Ghat by train is the best way to reach. The nearest railhead is at Kalyan which is located at a distance of approx 85 km from Malshej Ghat. From railway station, hire a taxi to reach Malshej Ghat. Also, Malshej Ghat by road is not that difficult to reach as the Mumbai-Pune Highway connects Malshej to the major cities of the country. You can avail the regular state transport bus services that ply to and from Mumbai, Pune and Panvel.

Where to Stay?

Saj By The Lake and Rainbow Hill Resort are the options to stay in Malshej Ghat.

15. Palampur, Himachal Pradesh: A Destination Where You Can Witness the Remnants of History

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Known for its tea plantation and paddy fields, Palampur will introduce you to beautiful place that reflects the Victorian Style mansions and castles. As you take a leisure walk around the town, you will witness the remnants of the colonial past with beautifully structured English style buildings and the picturesque landscapes. Being a great affordable travel spot, Palampur will offer you a quaint and serene environment where you can sit and relax while admiring the beauty of mother nature.

Popular Points of Interest:

  • Tashi Jong Monastery
  • Saurabh Van Vihar
  • Neugal Khad
  • Chamunda Devi Temple
  • Andretta
  • Norbulingka Institute

Best Way to Reach?

Palampur by road is the best way to reach as the town is well-connected through Himachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (HPSRTC) and some private bus services. You can avail direct buses run from Delhi, Dharamshala, Manali, Kangra and Chandigarh.

Where to Stay?

RS Sarovar Portico, Norwood Green are best mid-range hotels where you can book your stay in Palampur. The budget hotels include Hotel Highland Regency and Hotel Orchid Resorts are the options where you can book your stay.

16. Kanatal, Uttarakhand: A Refreshing Getaway Blessed Abundantly by Nature

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If you’re looking for a destination that is not infested with tourists and is calm, then head to Kanatal which is nestled in a very scenic setting. Surrounded by mountains, rivers and greenery on all sides, you will not feel like leaving the place. The peace and solace that you will find in the place is surely incomparable. Apart from being a perfect place for peace seekers, Kanatal can also be visited by those who are up for some adventure by indulging in a number of activities including rock climbing, overnight camping, commando walking, flying fox and more. Other than this, there are many other things to do in Kanatal that makes it a perfect destination to visit with friends and family in June.

Popular Tourist Attractions:

  • Surkanda Devi Temple
  • Kodia Jungle
  • New Tehri
  • Kodia Forest
  • Chamba

Best Way to Reach?

Kanatal by road is the most convenient way to reach as the town is well-connected to major cities of Uttarakhand and the neighbouring states. You can avail the state-owned buses or private buses that are operated from cities like Rishikesh, Dehradun, Chamba, Tehri and Mussoorie on regular basis.

Where to Stay?

The Terraces Spa Resort, Club Mahindra Kanatal Resort and Kanatal Hermitage Resort are the best options to stay in Kanatal.

17. Aizawl, Mizoram: A Beautiful Secret of Northeast India Flanked by the Majestic Peaks

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Leave behind the crowd and wake up to a place where silence is beauty. Nestled in the beautiful northeast, Aizawl will let you learn a lot about the culture, traditions and religion of Mizoram. Being one of the oldest cities in the north eastern region of India, the small yet beautiful city of Mizoram will consume all your attention with its scenic setting and breathtaking views. Aizwal is one of the peaceful destinations in India where you can simply take a break from the hectic schedule and relax while enjoying the local food and culture. The city offers a number of places that make your sightseeing tour an unforgettable one. Other than visiting Aizawl, you can even indulge in taking a tour to the nearby hilly areas of Hmuifang, Tamdil Lake and Chanmari.

Popular Tourist Attractions:

  • Mizoram State Museum
  • Solomon Temple
  • KV Paradise
  • Salvation Army Temple
  • Durtlang Road
  • Bara Bazaar
  • Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary

Best Way to Reach?

Aizawl by air is the most convenient way to reach as the city has its own airport which is well-connected to the cities like Imphal, Guwahati, and Kolkata on a regular basis. Flights to major cities of India are also available from Aizawl like Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Where to Stay?

Hotel Floria, Hotel Regency and Hotel Arini are the best accommodation option in Aizawl.

18. Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir: A Place To Connect With the Spiritual Side and Find Inner Peace

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One of the finest destinations to travel in June, Ladakh will take you to some vast barren valleys, mesmerizing lakes and alluring mountain passes. For those seeking peace can head to the monasteries where the atmosphere offers a calm and harmonizing experience. You will not only come across a number of Buddhist monasteries and interesting markets defining the culture of the place but the place also gives a number of opportunities to the adventure enthusiasts, cyclists, bikers and other travellers coming here from all around the globe.

Popular Points of Interest:

  • Pangong Tso Lake
  • Magnetic Hill
  • Spituk Gompa
  • Hemis National Park
  • Shanti Stupa
  • Hemis Monastery
  • Royal Leh Palace
  • Tso Moriri Lake
  • Diskit Monastery
  • Phyang Gompa
  • Likir Monastery

Best Way to Reach?

The easiest way to reach Ladakh is by air as the nearest airport is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport located in Leh. The airport is well-connected with Delhi with receiving flights from Srinagar, Jammu, and Chandigarh. Those who are up for a bike trip to Ladakh, there are two different routes that lead to Ladakh one from Srinagar to Leh and other from Manali to Leh.

Where to Stay?

Hotel Omasila, Zeepata Guest House, The Grand Dragon Ladakh, Woodyvu Stok House are some of the best options where you can book your stay when holidaying in Ladakh.

19. Panchgani, Maharashtra: A Perfect Getaway for Those Looking for Family Vacation

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The destination has always been one of the preferred and best weekend spots for the people of Mumbai and Pune. If you are looking for a family vacation in June, heading to Panchgani will let you have the best ever summer holidays. As you stroll around the place you will be spellbound by the scenic beauty and pleasant weather. It is the picturesque backdrop of hills on one side and coastal plains on the other that will give you an opportunity to capture the amazing view of this much-celebrated hill station of Maharashtra. Other than this, if you love shopping then make the most of this place where you can buy leather goods and handicrafts. You can even try different marmalades and jams especially the strawberry jam.

Tourist Attraction:

  • Table Land
  • Sydney Point
  • Parsi Point
  • Kate’s Point
  • Dhom Dam
  • Lingmala Falls

Best Way to Reach?

Panchgani can be reached by air and rail. The nearest airport is Pune Airport located at a distance of approx 110 km from Panchgani and the nearest railhead will be in Satara which is located at a distance of approx 51 km from Panchgani.

Where to Stay?

Hotel Dhanhills, Hotel Malas, Hotel Mount View, JK Motel, Hotel Millennium Park are the best options where you can book your stay in Panchgani.

20. Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh: A Place to Have a Perfect Date with the Nature

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Yet another best destination to visit in June, Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh is known for its serenity, lush green and rocky mountainscape. On visiting Kinnaur, you will come across old Buddhist monasteries and temples which depicts antiquity and exquisite embellishments, where you will find yourself in an atmosphere filled with sanctity. Other than seeking blessings, the place also offers large scope in the adventure sports like trekking amid the pristine nature.

Must Visit Attractions:

  • Bhaba River
  • Nako Lake
  • Baspa River
  • Sarhan
  • Sangla Valley
  • Ribba
  • Nichar
  • Reckong Peo
  • Chandika Devi Temple
  • Maheshwar Temple
  • Rarang Monastery
  • Brelengi Gompa

Best Way to Reach?

Road is the most convenient way to travel to Kinnaur. You can avail buses that run from Delhi, Chandigarh and Shimla on a regular basis.

Where to Stay?

Hotel- The Grand Shamba La, Hotel Rupin River View and Hotel Reo Purguil are the best accommodation options where you can stay in Kinnaur.

21. Munsiyari, Uttarakhand: A Place to Experience Natural Bliss with Awe-Inspiring Beauty all Around

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Yet another offbeat destination in Uttarakhand, Munsiyari is a small village with an awe-inspiring panorama of snow-capped Himalayan Range. With scenic natural beauty all around, adventure buffs can even indulge in some highly adventurous and nerve wrecking trekking. When on a trip to Munsiyari, you can enjoy romancing with brilliant weather along with the stunning backdrop of Panchachuli peaks and mountains.

Tourist Attractions:

  • Birthi Falls
  • Kalamuni Top
  • Thamri Kund
  • Maheshwari Kund
  • Madkot

Best Way to Reach?

Road is the most convenient way to reach Munsiyari as state-owned buses run regularly from Delhi and major cities of Uttarakhand. The journey from Delhi to Munsiyari is a bit long so one needs to either change the bus from Pithoragarh or Almora or take a halt at one of these places.

Where to Stay?

Milam Inn, Bilju Inn, Vijay Mount View Resort and Hotel Bala Paradise are the best options where you can book your stay in Munsiyari.

22. Andaman Islands: A Place to Enjoy a Laid-Back Holiday Amid Pristine Beaches and Green Forests

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Crystal clear water, scenic beaches and a bit of history are some of the reasons that make Andaman one of the best places to visit in June in India. On being here you can enjoy the laid-back holiday on the beach while going on long treks or simply lazing around in the backwaters of the pristine island. Other than this, if you are filled with a little more adventure then you can go for scuba diving, snorkelling, parasailing, under sea walking, banana rides seaplane ride and more.

Popular Points of Interest:

  • Radhanagar Beach
  • Havelock Island
  • Mount Harriet and Madhuban
  • Museum Circuit
  • Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex
  • North Bay Beach
  • Cellular Jail National Memorial
  • Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
  • Chidiya Tapu
  • Ross Island
  • Neil Island
  • Baratang Island
  • Elephant Beach

Best Way to Reach?

Airways and waterways are the most convenient means of transport to reach Andaman Islands. You can take the direct flight to Port Blair from the major cities of the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Vizag. You can even take the water route from Chennai, Vizag and Kolkata.

Where to Stay?

Barefoot at Havelock, Fortune Resort Bay Island and Sinclairs Bay View are the best options to stay when holidaying in Andaman and Nicobar Island.

23. Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh: Unwind Amid the Serene Surroundings and Indulge in Some Adventure

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A lush green expanse welcomes you at Mashobra. This destination in Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful and mesmerizing place that will provide you a liberating travel experience to cherish for the lifetime. Mashobra is one such vacation destination in India where you will find pleasant climate all-round the year. Not only this, on visiting Mashobra you will get the opportunity to indulge in some of the exciting activities like boating and trekking while absorbing the natural beauty and panoramic vistas of the place.

Tourist Attractions:

  • Reserve Forest Sanctuary
  • Wildflower Hall
  • Mahasu Devta Temple
  • The Presidential Retreat
  • Tattapani River
  • Lakkar Bazar
  • Jakhu Temple
  • Chadwick Falls

Best Way to Reach?

Mashobra by road is feasible as the place is well-connected to the major cities of the country including Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Amritsar, Bangalore, Leh, & Mumbai. You can either drive to Mashobra or avail private transport like buses and outstation taxis that you will find from almost all the cities of Himachal Pradesh.

Where to Stay?

White Flower Hall Hotel, Club Mahindra Mashobra, Hillcrest Country Resort and Mahasu House are the best hill resorts and hotels to stay in Mashobra. You can even choose to go with homestays with the popular ones including Harmony Holiday Home, Tranquil Countryside Home, Ridge View Homestay, Nature Life Cottages and more.

24. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand: A Paradise to Witness the Endemic Alpine Flowers and Wildlife

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If trekking in the Himalayas is what you are planning this June, Valley of Flowers would be the best places to travel during the summer months. As you trek, you will find yourself amid a scenic set up where the flowers blooms to the fullest. Indulging in a stroll, you will let you come across the eye catching views of small streams and the flower-strewn meadows. Other than this, as you head to Valley of Flowers National Park, you will get to witness a variety of wildlife including Himalayan Black Bear, Lime Butterfly, Flying Squirrel, Gray Langur, Red Fox, Himalayan Weasel and more.

Tourist Attractions:

  • Hemkund Sahib
  • Nanda Devi National Park
  • Ghangaria
  • Gaurikund

Best Way to Reach?

The convenient way to make it to the Valley of Flowers is by road. For this you need to reach Dehradun and from here avail a bus service for Joshimath covering a distance of 293 km. Upon reaching Joshimath you can take another bus up to Govindghat from where you need to trek for approx 13 km to reach the base camp at Ghangaria and from where your trek to Valley of Flowers will begin.

Where to Stay?

You can either to choose to stay at Ghangaria or Joshimath.

25. Miyar Valley, Himachal Pradesh: A Crossover Trek to See the Best of Himachal and Ladakh

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A lesser known destination, Miyar is a remote and largely an inaccessible (by vehicle) valley nestled in the districts of Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Also known as Miyar Nala, it is a long valley along with the Miyar River. If you are up for trekking to Miyar Valley, the trek starts from Udaipur in Lahaul District of Himachal Pradesh and ends in Chodung Valley of Ladakh. The hiking and walking tour to Miyar Valley is graded as moderate in terms of difficulty level. Upon reaching the valley you will get to witness hosts of medicinal plants and herbs and a variety of wildlife including Himalayan brown bear. Other than this, if you love bird watching, you can spot countless migratory birds, sapphire, ruby encrusted rocks, and seven crystal green glacial lakes.

Best Way to Reach?

For Miyar Valley Trek, you need to reach Manali by road. You can avail the Himachal Pradesh state bus service from Shimla, Kullu, Dharamshala and New Delhi. Upon reaching Manali, you can drive or hire a taxi and continue driving to Urgos via Rohtang, Udaipur and Chamrat. From Urgos your will start your trek to Miyar Valley.

Where to Stay?

Homestays in Urgos are the best where you can relax and prepare yourself for the trekking expedition. Further you will be staying in the camps when trekking to Miyar Valley.

I hope the list of best places to visit in June has got your covered. By now you must have decided where to go and what to do during your summer holidays in India.

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First Published on: 30 Mar, 2019

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Born and brought up in Assam- ‘The Land of Tea Gardens’, Swati is a Travel Writer who yearns to travel around the whole world someday. Coming from one of lush-green and peaceful states of India, her love for nature and rain is beyond imagination. She is an observant and is keen to explore more about the things that comes her way which could be clearly seen in her write ups. Other than this, she is a foodie and can do anything for food that is made out of cheese especially- The Alfredo Penne Pasta!

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