The month of June offers interesting destinations to travel. This is the time of the year when entire the South East Asian region is hit by the annual monsoonal showers. The vast inland Indian sub-continent and parts of South Asia receives heavy rains. The annual rains are the most awaited season for the Indian sub-continent that not only bring relief from the intense heat of the summers but also are a boon to the farming sector. Perhaps, no other country demonstrates the life-giving properties of the monsoon season more than India. Needless to say, India is one destination you should not miss out during the months of June and July.
Elsewhere, peak tourism season in Europe attracts tourists in hordes. England, France, Portugal, Greece, Italy and Germany are packed with vacationers. However, the stellar country to visit in June is Peru in South America. This unique, exotic and mystic country recreates the annual Festival of the Sun, a re-enactment of the grandest Inca festival.
June is also the special time of the year for sports lovers. Russia is one of the hottest destinations in the month of June and July due to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, starting from 14th June 2018. This is the most exciting time to visit Russia and enjoy its offering. Eleven beautiful Russian cities are playing host to millions of football lovers, national teams and iconic superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Eden Hazard, etc. Visit amazing Russian cities of Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi, Nizhny Novgorod and many more.
June offers an interesting array of destinations around the globe. Check out the 9 best places that you can visit in the month of June in 2016!
Love it or hate it, the fact is simple! You just can’t ignore Russia, the world’s largest country, especially at the time of 2018 FIFA World Cup! The greatest sporting spectacle on the planet is all set to excite billions of football lovers all over the world. Starting from 14th June 2018, 11 Russian cities, including Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Sochi, etc. 32 Teams are coming to Russia with their droves of loyal fans and expect plenty of vociferous support, animated fans zone and plenty of emotions, dramas and a global passion for football.
Germany are the defending champions while France, Belgium, Spain and Brazil are the hot favourites. Then there are plenty of dark horses like England, Argentina, Portugal, Mexico and Uruguay. Asia is represented by Australia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Japan and South Korea while Egypt, Nigeria and Senegal have enough arsenal to create some upsets in the tournament.
The month of June announces the arrival of the much-awaited monsoon showers in North India. The heavy moisture laden clouds hit the Himalayas and drench the Indian plains with heavy rains. The mountains of India look eye-soothingly green, occasionally covered in mists while the rivers swell with waters. In the Great Indian plains, rains bring a fresh relief from the intense heat and bathes the dry-perched land with waters. The Eastern and North-Eastern parts are the best places to enjoy rains and relax in eco-friendly forest lodges, bamboo, mud huts with thatched roofs.
Vietnamese landscape can turn the most emotionally bland humans into die-hard romantics. The North of Vietnam is lashed with rains, turning the sleepy hills into mist-laden mountains with plenty of streams and slush. The green rolling rice fields look picturesque with local farmers tilling the land with large bamboo hats on top of their heads. Down south, the country’s Mekong Delta swells with rain water, allowing an amazing experience of travelling in the Delta on traditional boats.
Peru enjoys a very comfortable weather in June. The average temperature hovers around 18 to 15 degrees centigrade. Rains are less frequent, allowing plenty of sunshine in the coastal and central regions. The month of June is also a very special occasion in Peru. This is the time of the year for the annual Festival of the Sun, that is re-enacted with costumes, procession, decorations and traditional music. Then there is Machu Picchu, the mysterious looking Inca city perched on top of a hill that enjoys full quota of sunshine during this part of the year.
The average temperatures hover around 25 to 30 degree Celsius with plenty of sunshine. The sunshine bathes the grand Athenian monuments and makes them even more dramatic against the silhouette of deep blue clear skies. White coloured houses with blue roofs surrounding the volcanic caldera of Santorini looks even more stunning along with the sparkling blue waters of Aegean Sea. The sun- drenched villages of Crete looks sleepy with its winding streets, cobbled stone pathways and white coloured houses with vibrant windows, doors and flowers.
The month of June falls right in the middle of the trademark English summer characterised by occasional sunshine and sudden spurts of rains almost out of nowhere. However, this is also the time to see the very best of English countryside and the world famous Lake District that can turn you into a poet. The land of William Wordsworth enchants the visitors with cloudy skies, picturesque rainy setting drenching the charming English cottages, vast rolling meadows, beautiful gardens and plenty of colourful wildflowers.
The month of June sees a slight lowering of the scorching summers in France. However, this is also the peak tourism season in the country which is also one of the most popular round-the-year destinations in the world. Avoid the maddening rush of Paris by opting to visit the French Alsace region renowned for the finest quality of wines. French Alps is also an amazing destination if you want to escape the summer heat altogether in the beautiful resort towns of Chamonix, Annecy, Grenoble, etc. Another classy destination is the French Riviera. Check out Saint Tropez, Marseilles, Cannes, Nice, Toulon, Montpellier, among others.
Italian summer is a true sensory delight. Sun drenched Italian medieval towns and cantons looks at its best during the summer months of May, June and July. Fresh farm produce provides delicious and flavoursome Italian cuisine while the heavy warm air is filled with fragrances of oranges, olives, grapes, tomatoes and plenty of flowers. However, if you want to avoid clattering into rows of touristy crowds in Rome, try the Italian towns of Palermo, Catania, Naples, Sorrento, Livorno, Capri, and Amalfi.
Portugal is a small country with beautiful weather, charming coastal regions and a beautiful capital city that proudly flaunts its rich cultural heritages. This small country packs quite a lot in terms of activities to do. The Coast of Algarve is pristine and boasts of a dramatic coastline. Cities of Porto, Coimbra, Setubal and Lisbon offer all the necessary highlights to enchant the tourists. Add the mournful Fado, a delicious Portuguese cuisine and the pleasant Mediterranean climate, and you have the perfect summer destination in Portugal.