Weather in India in June
The weather in India in June is quite interesting, as you could experience either the sun or the rain. This depends on the region you are in; India has different climatic zones. The majority of the time, India is either sunny and hot, or rainy and warm. Read through our article on the weather in India in June to figure it out, and chalk down some of the best places to visit in India at this time.
The Southwest Monsoon usually hits Kerala (South India) by end May or early June. It then travels up north along both the east and west coast, but is usually stronger on the west coast. By mid-June, it arrives in Goa and Mumbai, in Rajasthan and Delhi by the end of the month before it makes its way up to the mountains. Find out more about the effects of the rainy season and how it can impact your travels in this blog. June usually starts as another hot month with high temperatures of 35°C but can end with lots of rain and a resurgence of greenery. For some travellers however, June might not be the desired time to visit if your time is limited. This completely depends on where you would like to go.
June marks the beginning of the rainy season in India.
weather in NORTH INDIA in june
The rain in India usually arrives towards the end of June. Therefore, the popular tourist cities of Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Amritsar stay dry and hot until the end of June. However, it can get cloudy, causing a drop in temperatures compared to May. Further, it is still hot and humid and can be exhausting. We recommend avoiding the plains of central India in May and June.
The monsoon winds hit the northeast of India by the beginning of June and some regions like Meghalaya get an intense amount of rain. We recommend visiting this region during and after October.
Cities like Agra, Varanasi and Amritsar are usually dry until the end of June, making it a good time to visit.
weather in the mountains in june
We recommend travelling to the Himalayas to enjoy the cooler temperature there as it rarely rains at the start of June. Places like Rishikesh, Manali and Dharamsala are very popular among international and domestic travellers this time of the year. However, by the end of June heavy rainfalls can cause landslides and trekking and other outdoor activities become near impossible.
To escape the heat and the monsoon and enjoy stunning landscapes in the mountains, Ladakh or Lahual Spiti might be an ideal place to visit in India in June. Located in the midst of the Himalayas, Ladakh offers breathtaking views and great opportunities for hikes. Ladakh is also called the cold desert, as the precipitation is very low up here. In June, days are moderately warm and the nights are pleasantly cool. However, it can be quite busy at this time of year, so be prepared that it won’t be as tourist-free as the rest of India.
The Northern states like Himachal Pradesh experience a great weather in June and have the most stunning landscapes.
weather in south india in june
The monsoon begins in Kerala in June while Tamil Nadu and the east coast get less rain, and even struggle with droughts some years. The tropical flora on the west coast means that nature comes alive and formerly brown grass fields turn green. However, the rain can also cause interruptions for travels and activities. In Goa, many resorts and restaurants will be closed from May to September, similarly at the beaches of Kerala. If you find a resort that stays open, you’re likely to catch great discounts.
If you still decide to travel despite the humid and wet weather we would recommend to concentrate on the Western Ghats. This is a 1600km long mountain range listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site parallel to the coast of the Arabian Sea. The region is covered with national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, forest reserves as well as great hill stations.
In these areas you’re also likely to find endless fruit, tea and coffee plantations. In June, they offer cooler temperatures and less stuffy air than in the cities and plains of India. Check out Wayanad, Munnar and Thekkady in Kerala or the Dudhsagar Waterfall Hike in Goa. Ooty in Tamil Nadu is very popular amongst domestic tourists to flee the heat of the cities.
For more information, visit our blog regarding travelling around Southern India at this time of year.
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Kerala offers the most breathtaking views of lush green plantations that look even more beautiful during the rainy season.
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Whilst we would not put June at the top of our list of best times to visit India, it is still very possible. Catching the first drops of rain after months of dryness can be quite an experience and the resurgence of green and lush nature is utterly beautiful. You should be prepared for high and low temperatures, lots of rain and humid air. We suggest visiting the mountain regions rather than the plains of India. The very north of India in the Himalayas offers the best choice of travel destinations in June, as the temperatures are moderate and the precipitation is low.
For more detailed information about the best places to visit in India in June, or for any help planning your perfect trip to India, feel free to contact us!
It is better to visit the north of India in June as the temperatures are low and rainfall is less.
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