India in June

The Indian summer lasts from April to June, stretching to July in the northwest desert, with May the hottest month. Temperatures average around 32–40 °C (90–104 °F) in most of the interior.  In Bihar in the middle of the Ganges plain, hot weather sets in and the summer lasts until the middle of June. Much of the north experiences dust-storms, thunderstorms and dust raising winds during the hot season. The stormy winds reaching over 60 kph in some parts. The hot weather makes it ideal for venturing to the country’s cooler hill stations. Shimla in Himachal Pradesh is, perhaps, one of the finest such stations. Littered with temples, churches and fine neo-gothic architecture, the summer temperatures are a cool 15-22 °C (59-72 °C); it is undoubtedly one of India’s smartest summer getaways.

In the Western and Southern regions, summer or pre-monsoon season, lasts from April to June, the hottest month being April. Temperatures average around 32–40 °C (90–104 °F) in most of the interior and going out in the middle of the day is best avoided. Many travelers head to mountains of the north for cooler weather at this time. Those that remain in the south often make their way to the Deccan Plateau, extending over several Indian states in south and central India, it lies between two mountain ranges, the Western and Eastern Ghats that offer cooler hills stations. The finest of these is Ootacamund in Tamil Nadu, which has a balmy temperature between 16-22 °C (61-72 °F) over the summer, with around 100 mm of rainfall. The hill station's lakes, forests, historic buildings and classic railway make it a charming spot to escape the nation's intense summer heat.

Suggested Itineraries

Beaches of Goa, Backwaters of Kerala

Travel from Kerala’s languid backwaters to Goa’s famous white-sand beaches on this 10-day luxury India journey. You’ll sleep aboard a luxury kettuvallam, learn to make a rich, thick Indian curry, and spend days doing nothing but relaxing by the pool and observing the Arabian Sea at either the Leela or Taj Exotica Goa.

Interests Beaches, Luxury, Cruises
Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
From $9,400

Darjeeling & Northeastern India

This 8-day luxury tour of Darjeeling and Northeastern India starts in Calcutta at the city’s famous Polo Club, and continues on to fragrant Darjeeling, with a tour and stay at Glenburn Tea Estate, rounding off in Sikkim, with its friendly locals, and incredible mountain views.

Interest Post-covid, Wellness
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price Per Person
From $7,000

Following Buddha's Footsteps Across the Himalayas

This 19-day itinerary promises to immerse you deep into the local culture and religious beliefs throughout the Himalayas by exploring beautiful ancient religious monuments and sacred sites of worship. Follow in the footsteps of the revered Buddha, from his birthplace, to where he was believed to have gained enlightenment, and the site of his death.

Interests Spirituality, Post-covid, Wellness
Duration
19 days / 18 nights
Price Per Person
From $15,600

From Bollywood to Ancient Ruins: A Journey Through India and Sri Lanka

Take a thrilling trip through India and Sri Lanka, spending 17 days meandering from Mumbai’s iconic Bollywood, down the backwaters of Kerala, exploring colonial Cochin. You’ll fly onwards to Sri Lanka, where you’ll explore its ancient wonders like the Temple of Tooth, all the while staying in luxury hotels.

Interests Romance, Unesco
Duration
17 days / 16 nights
Price Per Person
From $17,600

India in Style with Remote Lands & Oberoi Hotels

Experience the rich flavors, tastes, smells, sights and sounds of beautiful India. From architectural wonders to cultural treasures and natural beauties, you’ll revel in them all over eleven shining days and ten unforgettable nights spent in utter luxury at Oberoi hotels

Duration
12 days / 11 nights
Price Per Person
From $12,000

India's Heights: Kashmir, Ladakh & the Himalayas

Step into India’s great outdoors on this exciting 14-day luxury adventure through Kashmir and the Himalayas. You’ll tour Old Delhi, receive a private blessing from a Buddhist monk, visit Khardungla Pass, stay at the lovely Windflower Hall high up in the Himalayan mountain range, and fish Kashmir’s rich waters.

Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Price Per Person
From $11,800

Palaces & Houseboats: Charming South India

Head to sunny South India for 12 days of luxury travel. You’ll explore Mumbai, taking in the dazzling, world-famous Bollywood, then head to the backwaters of Kerala where you’ll step aboard a luxury Kettuvallam. Interact with locals, shop in markets, and view ancient temples while staying in luxurious Taj hotels.

Interest Architecture
Duration
12 days / 11 nights
Price Per Person
From $9,800

South India Cultural Highlights

Take in the best of South India’s culture on this 14-day luxury journey from Mumbai to Madurai. You’ll peruse bustling markets, explore UNESCO-listed ancient ruins in Hampi, and enjoy the colonial charms of Pondicherry as you feel like royalty sleeping in some of India’s most luxurious Taj hotels.

Interest Architecture
Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Price Per Person
From $11,400

The Ultimate Indian Ocean Adventure: India, Sri Lanka and Maldives

Spend nearly an entire month - 26 days - traveling in luxury through India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. You’ll visit religiously-important and UNESCO-listed sites including temples and palaces, watch baby sea turtles hatch in Tangalle, and relax at your luxury beachside resort on the stunning Kaafu Atoll.

Interest Romance
Duration
26 days / 25 nights
Price Per Person
From $30,100

An Intimate Himalayan Adventure: Through China, Nepal, Bhutan and India

Explore the world’s most majestic peaks on this 22-day Himalayan adventure. You’ll trek through China, Nepal, Bhutan and India, staying at luxury hotels and lodges like the Amankora or Uma by COMO. You’ll walk along the Great Wall of China, visit the ancient Potala Palace, and search for Bengal Tigers in Chitwan.

Interests Amazing, Landscapes, Sports, Post-covid, Wellness
Duration
22 days / 21 nights
Price Per Person
From $21,500

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