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 for you to plan your break.
But there is more to summer holidays in India than hills.
Have you had enough of the hills? How about going scuba diving and snorkeling this June? Would you love to explore the pristine coasts and tropical islands with rich coral life, verdant forests and unspoiled landscapes?
Read on and find out the best places to visit in June in India to plan a summer holiday of your liking.
Things to do in Ooty visit attractions like Botanical Gardens, Rose Gardens, The Tea Factory, Echo Rock, Doddabetta Peak, Dolphin's Nose, Sims Park, Annamalai Temple, Hidden Valley, Wax Museum, and many more. Adding the element of comfort and luxury, there are various hotels, inns, guesthouses, and resorts available.
Munnar: Spices and Plantations
Munnar is renowned for its emerald tea plantation and sublime vistas
Things to do in Munnar include tea tours, spice tours, nature walks, visit to Tea Museum and hikes along the nearby trails in the Western Ghats. If you are visiting Munnar for your holidays in June, you could include the nearby sights such as Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Attukal Waterfalls and Top Station.
Plan your summer holiday with this 6 days Munnar tour package that also include trip to Ooty, Thekkady (Periyar National Park) and Kumarakom.
Lakshadweep: The Tropical Paradise
|Kadmat Islands in Lakshadweep is one of the most secluded one and offers good snorkeling opportunities|
Lakshadweep Islands is one of the best places in India for scuba diving and snorkeling. Various water sport activities are also available at Kadmat, Bangaram and Agatti Island.
The charm of these islands lies in their remoteness from the mainland making them crowd free and less ‘touristy’. Then there are turquoise corals, pristine coastline dotted with coconut palms and stretches of beige sand that conjures postcard perfect moments.
Ladakh: The Land of Lamas
|At an awe inspiring altitude of more than 14,000 feet, Pangong Lake is one of the top attractions in Ladakh|
Amazing rock formations, ancient Buddhist culture, some of the highest motorable passes in the world, and turquoise high altitude lakes are the major allure of Ladakh.
|Likir Monastery against the awe inspiring landscape of Ladakh|
Some of the important Buddhist Monasteries to visit in Ladakh for a glimpse on ancient Buddhist cultural traditions are the Hemis , Thiksey, Lamayuru Monastery, Diskit Monastery, Shey, Rizong and Likir among others.
Several world famous trekking routes starts from Ladakh and draws visitors from around the world to this Himalayan wonder which include the Frozen River or Chadar Trek and Markha Valley Trek.
|Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim, India, some 40 kilometres (25 mi) away from Gangtok at altitude of 3,780 m (12,400 ft)|
The place is highly under the influence of Buddhist monasteries. The place is also perfect for adventure seekers as they can involve in various activities like trekking. There also are various hotels, inns, guesthouses, etc., to provide comfortable accommodation during the stay in Gangtok.
Darjeeling: Magnificent Vistas and the Toy Train
|The breathtaking view of Darjeeling town against the backdrop of resplendent Himalayas|
The place is also praised for exotic flora and fauna at Himalayan Zoo. Also take time to visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Buddhist Monasteries, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Rock Garden, etc. Here, you can also enjoy wonderful Darjeeling Mountain Railways fondly referred to as the 'toy train' inscribed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
|World Heritage Darjeeling Mountain Railways at crossing Batasia Loop|
Andaman Islands: A Tropical Bliss
|In Havelock Island one could go snorkeling with swimming elephant as their companion|
Although Port Blair has become a crowded tourist place, Havelock with its secluded beaches, water sport activities like scuba diving and snorkeling is the place to be. Radha Nagar Beach in Havelock Island is considered to be the best place to go for snorkeling in India.
|Barefoot Scuba at Havelock Island is the highest rated PADI dive resort in Andaman|
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Binsar: Back to Nature
|The spectacular panorama of the 5 mighty Himalayan peaks from Zero Point in Binsar|
One of the less hidden weekend getaways from Delhi, Binsar is ideal for family summer holidays in India. One of the must to do things in Binsar is trip to Zero Point. This point offer panoramic view of some of the majestic Himalayan Peaks including Chaukhamba, Panchachuli, Nanda Devi, Kedarnath and Nanda Kot.
Kodaikanal: Of Spices and Teas
|The lush tea plantations and scenic vistas make Kodaikanal one of the popular places to visit in June for summer holiday in South India|
|Upper Lake in Kodaikanal surrounded by lush hills and forests|
Check out this 8 days ultimate South Indian hill station tour package which includes visit to Kodaikanal, Ooty, Munnar and Kochi.
Dalhousie: Communion with Nature
|A view of Hills in Dalhousie|
The tranquil vibe of Dalhousie is best enjoyed through promenades with fascinating view of the valley and lush surroundings. The colonial charm of Dalhousie is evident in its Raj era buildings and churches. Things to do in Dalhousie include visits to St. Francis and St. James Church and yet another stroll to behold the Painted rock carvings done by Tibetan refugees depicting Buddhist deities.
Nainital: Lakes and Hills
Named after the Naini Lake, this hill station located close to Delhi is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi. It is also an ideal location for family holidays in summer in India. Located at an altitude of 1,938 meters, Nainital was a popular summer retreat established by British.
Favorable weather and a host of activities like boating, nature walks, cable car rides, rock climbing and strolls down the mall makes it suitable to all kind of visitors. Nainital could be visited round the year except for the months of monsoon.
Mount Abu: An Oasis in the Desert
|Located close to Gujarat border, Mount Abu in Rajasthan is a much sought after hill station of Gujaratis who prefer to taste drinks stronger than lassi|
Things to do in Mount Abu include visits to Jain and Hindu temples (there are more than 80 of them), Nakki Lake, Toad Rock and wildlife sanctuary. The best time to visit Mt Abu is June and it also happens to be one of the places to visit in India during monsoon even in July and August.
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Bhutan: The Land of Thunder Dragon
The place also has Dzongs, erstwhile fortress, like Trongsa Dzong, Gasa Dzong, Shigatse Dzong, Drukgyal Dzong, Singye Dzong, Kagyu-Dzong, Tsechen Monastery and Dzong, Gonggar Dzong, Lhuentse Dzong, etc., that serve panoramic view of the place. For the adventure seekers, the place is also perfect for trekking. The hotels, guesthouses, inns, etc., are also available to serve comfortable stay during your vacations.