June is renowned as the relief season, bringing relief after the scorching summer months in many states. In India, June is the off-season: Delhi and the north are scorching, while the south and northeast are drenched. 

After two years of the pandemic, everyone’s finally free to travel and take advantage of the first showers in some of India‘s most beautiful locations.

If you don’t mind the rain, the month of June is an excellent time to travel as there are fewer people and costs are lower.

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Here’s a list of the cheapest hill stations in India to travel to this June-

1. Lonavala, Maharashtra

Lonavala experiences severe (nearly 24-hour) rains during the monsoon months of June to September. Lonavala is particularly lovely with greenery all around in June, making it an excellent time to visit.

Lonavala is a popular weekend vacation destination for residents of the state. It is one of the most popular places to visit when the monsoon arrives. If you take the railway to Lonavala, you will see lush green passageways that are a sight to behold.

2. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

The weather in this hill station in Tamil Nadu is beautiful all year. You can visit the magnificent vistas and take in the natural splendour. All of nature’s colours are beautiful, especially in June, as you can experience the excitement of adventure activities, nature walks, and tourist spots.

The area is known for its lush flora and is the best site to catch the first showers of the season. During June, the area is a visual treat, with foggy clouds and wonderful waterfalls.

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3. Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling is located in the northern region of West Bengal and is known for being the state’s tea estate. The city is noted for its British charm and for being a big tea estate producing the widest variety of tea leaves in the world. Apart from being a tea farm, it has an eclectic charm that everyone should experience.

It’s the ideal monsoon escape because it gets a lot of rain during the season. The town’s lush vegetation and magnificent tea estates are enhanced by the rain, making it the ideal destination to visit in June.

4. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang (pronounces Dawang) which is also known as the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama is one of the best destinations to visit in June. The town is famous for the beautiful scenery of Madhuri Lake. It is also home to the biggest monastery in India, Tawang Monastery.

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5. Shilong, Meghalaya

Shillong is one of India’s best hill stations, and it’s no surprise that it ranks among the top five. With its lovely environment and stunning sceneries, this city is one of the Indian subcontinent’s rare gems. In June, the area is not overrun with tourists, allowing you to explore the area in peace. The temperature in Shillong during the summer is pretty peaceful, so you do not have to worry about the heat.