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June is when the monsoons arrive in India and provide some respite from the scorching summer heat. It is when a number of places in India become lush green on account of the fresh rains. Water streams start breaking out in several hilly regions and the weather becomes pleasant after a tough period of sweat and turmoil. It is a great time to take a short break from work and daily routine. We have already given you the top 17 places to visit in India in 2017. But June in particular is a great month to travel to some of the most picturesque destinations of the country. What better time than a long weekend to take a quick vacation, right? This is where bank holidays come in handy. June 2017 has just one bank holiday: Also Read - Haryana News: Shopping Malls Except in Faridabad, Gurugram Can Reopen; Restaurants at 50% Capacity

June 26, Monday : Eid-al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr 2017 will begin in the evening of Sunday, 25 June and end on the evening of Monday, 26 June. As such, it is a bank holiday across India. You can use the 3-day weekend to go on a short trip. There are number of places to visit in June in India. You can consider short getaways like Lonavala and Khandala near Mumbai, or Shimla and Dharamsala near Delhi. The Western Ghats start showing their true colors during the month of June which means that most hill stations in Maharashtra and Karnataka are excellent choices for a getaway. Places like Shillong and Cherrapunji are also beautiful during this time as the greenery starts showing and the waterfalls start coming into their own. Also Read - We Have Named Her 'Priyanka Twitter Vadra': UP Deputy CM's Jibe at Congress Leader

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