Most people plan to curl up in bed with a good book and steam a hot cup of coffee as the monsoon comes in. The thought of a trip in monsoon might come off as a bad idea to some. However, monsoon travel can be an excellent choice because you can take part in different colourful festive events and avail huge discounts on accommodation and activities. Here are some of the best places to visit in July in India for all the enthusiastic travellers. Scroll down to check out the list.
The table below lists out a few places in India that become all the more appealing during the monsoon. So without further ado, check out the chart below and find the ideal destination for your July trip. This list offers a brief guideline to plan your itineraries for the best places to visit in July.
|Places to Visit||Ideal Duration||Things to Do|
|Ladakh||7-10 days||River rafting, jeep safari, sightseeing, etc.|
|Kerala||4 days||Houseboat rides, try a spice tour, etc.|
|Meghalaya||5 days||Trekking, camping, water sports, etc.|
|Spiti Valley||8 days||River rafting, pay a visit to Buddhist monasteries, etc.|
|Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand||6- 8 days||Trekking, visit to Nanda Devi National Park, etc.|
|Udaipur||3 days||Try a sunset boat cruise, do traditional shopping, etc.|
|Amarnath||1-2 days||Trek, river rafting, etc.|
|Mount Abu||3-4 days||Rock climbing, camping, etc.|
|Orchha||2 days||River rafting, jungle safari, etc.|
|Dharamshala||3-5 days||Walk through tea plantations, Boat ride, etc.|
|Tawang||5 days||Hiking, sightseeing, etc.|
|Kodaikanal||3 days||Night safari, boat ride, etc.|
|Majuli Island||4 days||Ferry ride, bamboo hut stay, witness traditional mask making, etc.|
|Lakshadweep||5 days||Scuba diving, snorkelling, etc.|
|Goa||2 days||Boat cruise|
|Ooty||3 days||Visit Botanical garden, trek|
|Darjeeling||2-3 days||River rafting, watching the sunrise, etc.|
|Jaipur||2 days||Desert safari, Hot air balloon rides, etc.|
|Coorg||3-4 days||Trekking, river rafting, etc.|
|Diu||2-3 days||Boating, bird watching, etc.|
Here are some of the best tourist places in India in July that you can consider visiting.
Nestled at a high altitude, Ladakh is famous for its crystal clear skies, breathtaking landscapes, and thrilling activities. Visiting in July also lets you witness the sacred dances performed in the Ladakh Polo Festival.
Popularly known as God’s own country, Kerala is all decked up with vibrant paddy fields in July, thanks to the monsoon spell. However, you can also witness Champakulam Boat Race in July which is quite popular across the country.
Known as the Land Of Clouds, Meghalaya usually remains wet across the year. During the month of July, you can witness emerald green landscapes with heavy rainfall and also participate in the Behdeinkhlam Festival.
During July, the weather remains quite pleasant in this stunning place, and it is ideal for exploring unforgettable glimpses of stretches of cold mountainous desert. If you are lucky, you can attend the biggest festival of Spiti Valley, Ladarcha Fair and other festivals. This includes the Key Chham Festival and Kungri Festival.
Uttarakhand’s Valley of Flowers is recognised as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the month of July the entire region is covered by a wide range of mesmerising and vibrant flowers. So if you want to experience jaw-dropping vistas with pleasant weather, Valley of Flowers can be your ideal choice.
Udaipur, the City Of Lakes, is one of the most perfect monsoon getaways. This city is home to SajjanGarh Palace (Monsoon Palace), which will fascinate you with its pearly white beauty. Also, you can be a part of the Hariyali Amavasya and Teej festivals.
Popularly regarded as the Home Of Lord Shiva, Amarnath is carpeted in snow almost throughout the year. The cave of Lord Shiva remains open for pilgrims during July and August. Also, you can experience the Hindu holy Shravani Mela during this month.
Mount Abu is an ideal travel destination in July if you want to explore the diverse flora and majestic mountains. The British-style bungalows, and lush green Aravallis add never-ending sparks to this location.
One of the heritage towns in Madhya Pradesh, Orchha, has a lot to offer. This time of the year is excellent for sightseeing. Located on the banks of Betwa, it is home to various grand palaces and temples.
Internationally known as the home of the Dalai Lama, Dharamshala is one of the best tourist places in India in July. It is home to monasteries, temples, and soon to be the first smart city of Himachal.
If you want to experience mesmerising views and vibrant North-east food and culture with picturesque surroundings, then Tawang should be on your bucket list.
Popularly known as the Princes of hill stations, it is home to waterfalls, vast stretches of greenery, granite cliffs and many more. If you want to explore the misty and refreshing weather during the monsoon, visit Kodaikanal in July.
The Guinness Book of World Records recognises Majauli as the world’s largest inhabited riverine island. If you want to enjoy breathtaking views of an unspoiled island with lush greenery, Majuli Island is the perfect July destination.
Lakshadweep is well-known for its exotic landscape, clear-blue water, pristine beaches and corals. This place welcomes visitors throughout the year.
Goa offers swelling waterfalls, rain-soaked beaches in a calm environment devoid of crowd rush in July. Most interestingly, you can also participate in the popular summer festival in Goa, Vasco Saptah.
Ooty, a popular hill station and honeymoon destination, offers a calm and tranquil environment with mild temperature and occasional drizzling in July. Moreover, if you schedule your trip in mid-July, you can experience the cultural Aadi Peruku festival.
Built in the Himalayan foothills, Darjeeling is a picturesque Victorian town built during British rule. It is famous for its great view of the Kanchenjunga range of mountains that it offers. If you are planning to travel to Darjeeling in July, you can be part of the Sawane Sankranti and Guru Purnima celebrations.
Popularly known as the Pink City, Jaipur offers intoxicating charm and authentic Rajasthani culture and tradition. It is home to majestic historical buildings, regal forts, etc. You can explore the Teej Festival if you visit this month.
Coorg, popular as Scotland of India is a small hill town nestled in nature. You can get to lush greenery, vast coffee plantations, waterfalls, and hills. The pleasant climate, majestic waterfalls, and emerald landscapes captivate tourists from all over.
Escape from the maddening crowd of cities and spend a relaxed holiday in Diu. The quaint beaches, pacifying environment, soothing sea breeze, and blissful weather of July make it the ideal place to visit.
From lush valleys, beaches, hillsides to riverside and mountains, the list of best places to visit in July in India includes places from across the country. Check out these places, plan your itinerary, pack your bag and get going!
Ans: The indigenous culture of the land has given rise to various festivals like Guru Purnima, Dree Festival, Dosmochey Festival, Bastille Day, Karka Sankranti, and many more. These are celebrated in various states throughout the month of July.
Ans: You can visit Kerala, Srinagar, Ladakh, Auli, and Tawang for your honeymoon in July. The weather remains pleasant, with occasional drizzle and less crowd.
Ans: If you are planning a trip to Diu in July, then you must be aware that the temperature typically ranges between a high 30°C to a low 27°C. Rainfall is common. You can enjoy different water sports and other activities in this month.
Ans: Yes, July can be a suitable time to visit Ooty. The month of July offers a cool ambience with slight rainfall. The maximum morning temperature is 19°C and the night temperature lowers to 12°C.
Ans: To experience snow in India in the month of July, you must plan a trip to Gangtok. At Gangtok’s Gurudongmar Lake, which is at an elevation of 5,430 metres and is one of the highest lakes, you can enjoy snow most of the year. However, you can also find snow in Solang Valley and Yumthang Valley.
Dr. BR Ambedkar Jayanti 2023 (Friday, 14th April 2023)Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of one of the most prominent Indian ... Read More »
Buddha Purnima 2023 – Buddha Jayanti (Friday, 5 May 2023)Buddha Purnima is the most significant day for people who practice Buddhism. It is celebrated world... Read More »
Eid al-Fitr 2023 Holiday (Friday, 21st April 2023)Eid al-Fitr 2023, also known as Ramadan, is expected to fall on Friday, 21 April or Saturday, ... Read More »