India in June: Weather, Tips and More
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A crossover point between the dry summer heat and the start of the southwest monsoon, a trip to India in June can look like a mixed bag for the weather. But with the monsoon not reaching most of the country until later in the month, there is still plenty of time to explore the world-famous attractions including Agra Fort, the Taj Mahal, and Kaziranga National Park. This is also a great time to explore India's many beautiful mountain and hill destinations.
India Weather in June
The southwest monsoon starts to creep north across India from Kerala at the start of June, swapping temperatures up to 40°C for heavy downpours of warm rain. Different parts of India experience this change in conditions at different times, with Goa and Mumbai getting rainfall around mid-June and Rajasthan and New Delhi late in the month. Head to the country’s hill stations and mountain regions to avoid the risk of rain altogether. Destinations such as Sikkim have perfect temperatures, ranging between 15°C and 25°C.
For a month-by-month rundown, please read our article on the best time to visit India.
Weather in India in June - Rainfall and Temperatures
|Avg Daily (°C)||18||23||18||36||39||37||34||33||33||31||27||21|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||7||11||15||22||26||27||27||26||24||19||13||8|
|Avg Daily (°F)||64.4||73.4||64.4||96.8||102.2||98.6||93.2||91.4||91.4||87.8||80.6||69.8|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||44.6||51.8||59||71.6||78.8||80.6||80.6||78.8||75.2||66.2||55.4||46.4|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||23||18||13||8||13||74||180||173||117||10||3||10|
Why Visit India in June
The arrival of the monsoon limits travel opportunities in some parts of India in June, but India’s size means you will never be short of something to do or somewhere to go. Here are some reasons why visiting India in June can be worth your while:
- India at its most luscious: June sees the parched landscapes in many parts of India replaced by bright new greens. Many people consider June to be the most beautiful time of the year in India.
- Ideal Himalayan weather: Home to some of the highest peaks in the world, getting to the Himalayas can be difficult, but not in June. The mountains and foothills have excellent weather for both hiking trips and general exploration during this time of year.
- Lower prices: June is part of the low season in India. So travelers can get good value flights and accommodation fares.
- Lesser crowds: Whilst India’s big-name attractions will never be entirely free of visitors, June is the month when they see low tourist footfall. This is your opportunity to experience a more relaxed tour of the country’s top-visited gems like the Taj Mahal.
- Festivals galore: June is the month of Shimla’s summer festival and the 28-day celebration of Lord Shiva in Kerala. India boasts rich culture and heritage, so there are always festivities in some parts of the country no matter when you visit.
Where to go and what to do
The best weather in India in June is to be found in the Himalayas, making this an ideal focus for travelers. Whether you are keen to summit some of the world’s highest peaks, go on a yoga retreat, or simply enjoy the region’s landscapes, you will not be disappointed. Rains can also be generally avoided in India’s eastern regions during the month of June. Visit Chennai and Pondicherry to find an insight into what makes modern India tick.
The colonial-era structures of New Delhi further north can be enjoyed in the first half of the month. New Delhi is one of three cities included in the popular Golden Triangle tours. The other cities are Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, and Jaipur, the provincial capital of Rajasthan famed for its many forts, palaces, and temples. While these three cities may be the top destinations in India, there are many least-known gems that you can explore. India is huge and blessed with many natural wonders and a rich heritage. No matter where you go, there are always some places to see and interesting cultures to discover.
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India sees the start of the southwest monsoon in June, but that does not make it a bad month to visit the country. In fact, the rains are easy enough to avoid in the north and east, while regions such as Kerala remain tempting. The land of contrasts has many attractions to be explored and discovered, notwithstanding the weather.
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