Weather in India in June
This article will give you some insight into the weather in India in June. The majority of the time, India is either sunny and hot, or rainy and warm. That’s why June is quite interesting – you get a mixture of both! This article will also give you some inspiration into some of the best places to visit in India in June.
The Southwest Monsoon usually hits Kerala in the South of India by end of May or beginning of June. It’s almost like a Suisse watch – always on schedule! Afterwards it travels up north along both the east and west coast (but is usually stronger in the west coast.) By mid-June it arrives in Goa and Mumbai, then by the end of the month it will be happily welcomed in Rajasthan and Delhi 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. Locals are looking forward for the first rain drops in June as it brings heat relief and a comeback of agricultural activities. Fields transform into a lush green, streams fill with running water and waterfalls spring. This is a beautiful resurgence after a long, hot summer.
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.
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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 end of June. However, it can get cloudy, causing a drop in temperatures compared to May. Further, it is still hot, 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 time.
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weather in the mountains in june
We recommend travelling to the Himalayas and enjoy the cooler temperature there as it rains rarely at the start of June. Places like Rishikesh, Manali and Dharamsala are very popular amongst 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. The state in the most northern part on India in the midst of the Himalayas offers breathtaking views and great opportunities for hikes.
Ladakh is also called the cold desert for a reason as the precipitation is very low up here. In June days are moderately warm and the nights 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. For more information on Leh and Ladakh as a travel destination, visit our blog.
Arhabal, Kashmir, India
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weather in south india in june
The Monsoon begins in Kerala 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 and trees 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.
Plan your trip to India in June with us now and we will suggest the best places to enjoy during this travel time.
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Whilst we would not put June at the top of our list as a choice of month to visit India, it is still very possible and surprisingly exciting. One should be prepared for high and low temperatures, lots of rain and humid air. We suggest visiting the mountain regions rather than for the plains of India. 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. 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!