We have entered the sixth month of this year. (That was quick!) If you haven’t had the opportunity to embark on a much-needed vacation so far, you can make it happen now. June is one of the best months to travel in India if you choose the right destination. To make it easier for you, we’ve curated a list of the best places to visit in June in India.
Best places to visit in June in India
If you are an outdoors enthusiast looking for an outstanding offbeat adventure, look no further than Nagaland’s magical Dzukou Valley. The sleepy valley is one of Northeast India’s best-kept secrets. Relatively less explored with a landscape that enthrals, it is a paradise that can make even the most discerning trekker an ardent fan. The hills of the mystical valley offer a view, which is an absolute storybook splendour. The incredible topography features dense green hills. During June, Dzukou Valley transforms into a botanist’s delight. A secret garden in the heart of the valley is carpeted with wildflowers and rhododendrons, with the star of the show being the rare pink Dzukou Lily, an endemic variety.
If you are looking forward to an offbeat experience, try attending the Fireflies Festival in Bhandardara. The camping sites here inhabit a large number of fireflies or lightning bugs. Witnessing thousands of fireflies lighting up the valley with their florescent green light is a natural phenomenon you don’t want to miss. Located 120km from Pune, Bhandardara means ‘valley of treasures,’ but these treasures are still vastly unexplored. Enjoy serene boat rides in the Arthur Lake, trek to hill forts of Shivaji, or marvel at the cascading Umbrella Falls in the gorgeous, rustic setting.
Next up on our list of best places to visit in June in India is Coorg, a perfect place for a serene family vacation. Nestled in the lush green mountains of Karnataka, the place is usually referred to as the ‘Scotland of India’. A paradise for coffee lovers, Kodagu, as the locals call it, has a lot of places to check out, especially for nature and adventure lovers. From hiking up the Raja’s Seat for panoramic views of the amazing sunset to basking in the natural beauty at Talacauvery, take your pick. Coorg is also known as one of the most promising stargazing spots in the country. Pack your tent and camping equipment for you wouldn’t want to come back any soon after you have witnessed the Coorg night sky.
Pachmarhi is Madhya Pradesh’s only hill station. Also known as Satpura ki Rani (or Queen of Satpura), this elevated destination is a treasure trove of Buddhist ancient caves married with cascading waterfalls. Legend has it that the Pandavas had stayed here during their exile. Pachmarhi is also blessed with immense flora and makes for a quiet retreat with your special someone. Think a quick dip in the Bee Falls and Rajat Pratap Waterfalls; or a picnic amid lush greens at the Priyadarshini Point (or Forsyth Point). The Cave Shelters here offer the ideal ambience for an intimate adventure, while the Dhoopgarh Sunset Point showcases mesmerising oranges hues.
If you are an all-time Himachal fan, give the mainstream destinations a break this year and head to Tirthan Valley. Once unexplored, Tirthan has also gained immense popularity among trekkers and backpackers. It is one of the best places to visit in June in India. One of Himachal’s best-kept secrets, Tirthan Valley is easily one of the most picturesque places in India. This verdant valley is filled with cloud-enveloped mountains, gorgeous lakes, serene villages, hidden waterfalls, age-old temples, gurgling rivers, and an atmosphere that is mostly untouched.
If you are a wildlife enthusiast and have had only dry safaris in your kitty this year, try your luck at Tadoba. Known as the oldest national park in Maharashtra, Tadoba National Park is situated in the Chandrapur district. It is a part of the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, making it the largest national park in Maharashtra. The beautiful landscape includes hillocks and terrains, dense forest areas, smooth meadows, and deep valleys. Commonly-spotted animals include nilgai, gaur, sloth bears, jungle cats, sambar, barking deer, honey badger, leopards, and the majestic tiger.