Top 20 Places to Visit in India in July

July is the beginning of monsoon season. The nature will be flourishing and the monuments would be fresh with recent showers. This is the best time to snuggle up in your bed and drink a spice infused herbal tea.

If you are in India in July, here are the top 20 places to enjoy.

1. Ladakh

The peak tourism season in Ladakh starts in July. The high altitude mountain region provides breathtaking scenery during July. Top places to visit during July vacation in Ladakh are Hemis National Park, Zanskar Valley, Khardung-Las Pass, Pangong Tso Lake, Spituk Gompa, and others. The month is also the right time to enjoy many outdoor activities like riding the double-humped Bactrian camel, bike ride along mountain pass, water activities, trekking, and so on.

The nearest airport is located in Leh and the nearest railway station is in Jammu Tawi railway station. During July, the temperature varies between 5 and 28 degrees C.

Ladakh

2. Valley of Flowers

This is a green valley located 3858 m above mean sea level. The valley is a lush green paradise during summer. However, during monsoon, the valleys blooms into several vibrant colored flowers, carpeting the valley that you cannot spot green. People love to trek to the valley and camp closer to the kaleidoscopic beauty of these flowers ranging from purple to pink.

Closer to the valley, you can find Sri Hemkut Sahib, Ghangaria camping ground, and others. The closest airport is located in Dehradun and the nearest railway station is Haridwar Junction station. Remember that this activity requires moderate level of strength. The monsoon temperature will not fall below 19 degree C in July.

Valley of Flower

3. Spiti Valley

Spiti Valley is called as Little Tibet due to its nature composition and the alluring beauty of the monasteries and colorful Buddhist culture. This is one of the serene destinations to enjoy a rejuvenating vacation in July. July climate allows tourists to easily explore even the remote monasteries. Top destinations to visit in July in this valley are Tabo monastery, Bara-Shigri glacier, and Ki monastery.

Top July activities to enjoy in Spiti Valley are jeep safari through the valley, trekking to monasteries, and camping. The closest airport is located in Kullu and the nearest railway station is Shimla railway station. The July temperature varies between 15 and 25 degrees C.

Spiti Valley

4. Dharamshala

The land of Dalai Lama is a spiritual destination for pilgrims and an adventure destination for adrenaline lovers. Dharamshala is slowly developing into a sports destination. The dense deodar forests will be lush with the rains, making the place more colorful and cheerful. Apart from the long list of temples and monasteries in this spiritual destination, you ought to visit Bhagsu Falls, Kangra Fort, HPCA stadium, tea plantations, Kangra Valley, and others.

Top activities to enjoy in Dharamshala are meditation, rejuvenating workshops, and others. In July, the nature allows tourists to enjoy activities like boat ride, stroll through tea plantation, exploring forest regions, and so on. The closest airport is Gaggal airport and the nearest railway station is Pathankot railway station. The July temperature varies between 22 and 35 degree C.

Dharamshala

5. Amarnath

July is one of the pilgrimage months to take the Amarnath trek to visit Amarnath Cave temple of Lord Shiva. The cave is completed closed with layers of snow in winter. In summer, the ice melts, making early monsoon, the best time for pilgrims to visit the caves. If you are not a pilgrim, you can also enjoy trekking, sightseeing, and others.

The closest airport is Srinagar airport and the nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi railway station. The temperature can fall as low as 9 degree C in July. If you are visiting during July, choose the Pahalgam route for easy travel.

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6. Udaipur

There is a reason to why Udaipur was the royals monsoon destination. Udaipur is the land of monsoon palace, a royal structure build by yesteryear kings to enjoy rainfall in the most romantic way possible. Are you looking for a monsoon honeymoon destination in India? Udaipur is the right destination. July provides very minimal rainfall allowing you to enjoy exploration and sightseeing. Top places to visit in Udaipur during July are Saheliyon ki Bari, City Palace, Lake Fateh Sagar, Lake Pichola, and others.

Romantic activities to enjoy in Udaipur in July are boat ride at sunset, enjoying royal accommodation in any of the palace, photography, and others. The closest airport is the Maharana Pratap Airport and the nearest railway station is the Udaipur City Railway station. If you are visiting in July, expect a temperature range of 28 to 38 degrees C.

Udaipur

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7. Kerala

Kerala is a beauty throughout the year. If you are visiting India in July, Kerala will be drenched in rain, and as lush as emerald. The monsoon is the bloom season for herbal plants. Thus, it is the best time to visit for unique and common Ayurvedic treatments. The local cuisine will be more vibrant during July, thanks to numerous fresh ingredients. Do you know that the hill stations of the state will be more serene during monsoon? However, best of all activities is taking up a house boat ride on one of the backwaters.

Top activities to enjoy in Kerala are strolling through plantations, boat rides, beach activities, and others. The only downside is that, it is hard to spot birds. Instead, you can spend time by enjoying bamboo rafting at Periyar National Park. The busiest international airport is located in Cochin and the busiest railway station is the Ernakulam Junction South. The temperature will not rise above 30 degrees C during July.

Kerala

8. Kodaikanal

This is one of the many hill stations of Tamil Nadu. It is true that hill stations will not be at prime beauty during monsoon season. However, July is just the beginning of monsoon and it allows you to enjoy Kodaikanal is the most alluring way, possible. However, catching panoramic view from viewpoints can be tricky as the clouds will be blocking your view. July is the right time to explore valleys, waterfalls, green meadows, lakes and others. Top places to visit in Kodaikanal in July are Shembaganur museum, Coaker’s Walk, Kodaikanal Lake, Pillar Rock, Bear Shola Falls, Bryant Park, and others.

Top activities to enjoy in Kodaikanal during July are boating, cycling along valley or lake, trekking, camping, and so on. Closest airport is located in Madurai and the nearest railway station is located in Palani.

Kodaikanal

9. Gangtok

This urban capital of Sikkim turns into a green lush paradise during monsoon. Monsoon is quite harsh in Gangtok, but July is just the beginning. The rains would not be very heavy and the place will be lush with a romantic ambience. Top places to visit in Gangtok during July are Rumtek Monastery, Phodong Monastery, Hanuman Tok, Khecheopalri Lake, Nathu La, and others.

Top activities to enjoy in Gangtok are trekking, yak ride, paragliding, ropeway cable car ride, and others. Make sure to read the forecast for the month before you plan your vacation. The nearest airport is located in West Bengal and the closest railway station is New Jalpaiguri railway station. The temperature will be changing between 20 and 27 degrees C.

Gangtok

10. Tawang

The beauty of north-east India, far away from the commercial clutches of corporate, is the best way to enjoy nature and culture in India. Arunachal Pradesh is a quiet and quaint land to enjoy and explore. July is the right time to visit Tawang to explore and rejuvenate. Top places to visit in Tawang in July are Tawang monastery, Nuranang waterfall, Gorichen Peak, Sela Pass, PankangTeng Tso, and others. Top activities to enjoy are trekking, hiking, camping, and others.

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The nearest railway station is Salonibari domestic airport and Texpur railway station is closest to Tawang. The temperature can go as low as -11 degree C during monsoon.

Tawang

11. Lonavala

This is an important weekend getaway spot from Mumbai. Do you know that Lonavala and the hill regions around the area are the first places in India to receive rainfall during monsoon? Thus, even during the early month of monsoon (July), the place will be drenched in rain, looking fresh and vibrant. The climate is very pleasing and warm during monsoon. Top places to visit in Lonavalain July are Lonavala wax museum, Tiger’s leap, Korigad Fort, Bhaja cave, Karla cave, and others.

Top activities to enjoy in Lonaval in July are trekking, farm exploration, camping, waterfall rappelling, and others. Lohegaon airport is the closest and Lonavala railway station is the nearest one. The temperature of July ranges between 18 and 34 degree C.

Lonavala

12. Panchgani

Panchgani would have finished harvesting strawberries by June. Thus, the fields will be empty. On the other hand, the markets will be lush with fresh strawberry infused items. This charming destination will be quaint and interesting in July. Top palaces to visit in Panchgani in July are Rajpuri caves, Kashi Vishweshwar temple, Dholya Ganapati temple, Kamalghat Fort, Parsi Point, Dhom Dam, Sherbaugh, and others.

Top activities to enjoy are shopping for strawberry based items, boating, exploration, sightseeing, and others. The nearest airport is Lohegaon airport, 92 km away and Chiplun railway is the closest, at 25 km away from the destination. The July temperature varies between 20 and 38 degree C, making it an ideal time for hiking.

Panchgani

13. Shillong

This is another north-east Indian destination in this list. Shillong receives ample amount of rainfall during monsoon and the beauty of the land with be at its prime. Many walking trails will be open during early monsoon. Do you know that monsoon is the right time to enjoy a rejuvenating vacation? Top places to visit in Shillong in July are Don Bosco Museum, Nohkalikai Falls, Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls, Shillong Viewpoint, and others.

Top activities to enjoy in Shillong in July are boating, waterfall bathing, museum hopping, trekking, hiking, and others. The closest airport is Shillong airport and the closest railway station is in Guwahati. The monsoon temperature varies between 15 and 24 degrees C.

Shillong

14. Nainital

This is the land of lakes and mountains, which get more lush and romantic during monsoon. This is the place to visit to kindle your love in July. Nainital is also a famous weekend getaway and summer escape point closer to Delhi. Top places to visit in Nainital in July are Gurney House, Pt GB Pant high-altitude zoo, Naini Lake, Snow Viewpoint, and others.

Top activities to enjoy in Nainital are trekking, boating, camping, natural trailing, and others. The hill town does not have an airport or railway station. The closest airport is Patnagar airport and tourists choose bus or jeep to reach Nainital from surrounding regions. The temperature of July varies between 14 and 20 degree C.

Nainital

15. Gulmarg

Gulmarg is a skiing destination in winter and a lush nature paradise in summer. In monsoon, you can enjoy both the extremes, together. Apart from adventure activities, top activities to enjoy in Gulmarg in July are golfing, sightseeing, gondola ride, and others. Top places to visit in Gulmarg in July are Gulmarg Gondola, Khilanmarg, Alpather Lake, and others. If you wish to enjoy the ambience of winter with temperature of monsoon, Gulmarg is the right place. The temperature rises as high as 29 degrees C.

Gulmarg

16. Goa

Goa is the land of more than 30 beaches. The coconut groves and the beach would be lush during monsoon. The waterfalls, which would be dry most of the times, would be flourishing with water, allowing you to enjoy bathing and other water activities. Goa turns from beach destination to water destination in monsoon. Remember that Goa receives ample amount of rainfall. Thus, choose Goa only if you are ready to get drenched frequently.

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Top places to visit in Goa are Mollem National Park, Dudhsagar Falls, spice plantation, beaches, churches of the land, and so on. The best activity of all to enjoy during mild rain is boat cruise on the River Mandovi. The closest airport and railway station are located in Goa. The temperature ranges between 24 and 29 degrees C.

Goa

17. Mount Abu

This mountain is the solo high-altitude site of Rajasthan. The hill turns green and lush during rainy season. However, the frequency of the rainfall is comparatively lower here. July is the right time if you love to enjoy nature. Top places to visit in Mount Abu in July are Nakki Lake, Crocodile Park, Dilwara group of temples, Raghunath Temple, Achalgarh Fort, and others.

Top activities to enjoy in Mont Abu in July are boating, nature trekking, hiking, wildlife safari, and others. The closest railway station is the Abu Road railway station and the closest airport is located in Udaipur. The temperature of July ranges between 23 and 33 degrees C.

Mount Abu

18. Coorg

If you are planning a monsoon vacation to Karnataka, Coorg should be your primary destination. The place becomes paradisiacal during monsoon. This is the right time to explore plantation, enjoy outdoor activities, and most importantly, enjoy nature. Top places to visit in Coorg in July are Dubare elephant camp, Brahmagiri peak, Iruppu Falls, Rajas’ Seat, Nagarhole national park, Cauvery Nisargadhama, and others.

Top activities to enjoy are camping, trekking, hiking, waterfall bathing, and others. The closest airport and railway station are located in Mysore. The temperature of the land will be fall below 13 degree C.

Coorg

19. Orchha

India is not just about hill stations and high altitude destinations. It is the land of cultural beauty. As mentioned before, monsoon adds freshness to cultural destinations by washing out the monuments, giving a brighter ambience. This is why Orchha is best visited in monsoon. This historic land would be photogenic during rainfall, and it is the right time to enjoy a serene beauty with lesser crowd. Top places to visit in Orchha during monsoon are Raja Mahal, Orchha Fort, Betwa River, Chaturbhuj Temple, and others.

Top activities to enjoy in Orchhain July are river rafting, jungle safari, photography, sightseeing, and others. The temperature ranges between 17 and 24 degrees C. The closest airport is located in Gwalior and Jhansi has the nearest railway station to Orchha.

Orchha

20. Darjeeling

Darjeeling is one of the pristine hill stations of India. The Himalayan nature provides lush and beauty to the land. Thus, during monsoon, the land gets greener and becomes more attractive for family travelers. Apart from the cliché hill station activities, tourists can enjoy interesting outdoor activities like forest trail, rock climbing, Himalayan toy train ride, mountain camping, and others in the month of July.

Top places to visit in Darjeeling in July are Batasia Loop, Japanese Temple, Tiger Hill, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Rock Garden, and others. The closest airport is the Bagdogra airport and the nearest railway station is in Darjeeling. The temperature varies around 20 to 26 degree C in July.

Darjeeling

Apart from these, there are numerous other monsoon paradises to try in July. Remember to read the weather forecast before you plan your vacation. If July gives out very heavy rainfall, many adventure activities might be stopped temporarily to avoid any mishaps.

Best Places to Visit in India by Month

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