Best Places to Visit in July in India

Best Places To Visit in July in India For The Perfect Monsoon Getaway

With the monsoon picking up pace, most people plan to curl up in their bed with a good book and a hot steaming cup of coffee; cringing at the mere thought of traveling in the rains. But for most wanderlust bitten travellers like us, here are some amazing places to visit in July and check off your travel list. What?s more, most places in India have incredibly slashed prices in monsoons!

Here is the list of 18 Best Places to Visit in July in India

1. Coorg, Karnataka


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Known For : Abbey Falls | Talacauvery | Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

Karnataka?s own little paradise, Coorg is beautiful no matter what time of the year. However, Coorg is prettiest during the monsoons. Between July-September, the mountains and valleys cover themselves with various shades of green and little sprouts of vibrant colors of the flowers soothes the eyes from the rather harsh summer. Take a walk in the rain through the valleys or just watch the mountains play Hide n? Seek in the mists.

Best Time : October to March

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2. Kerala

Saving the best for the last, Kerala is a paradise in the monsoons. Kochi, Kovalam, Kozhikode are some of the beautiful places in Kerala. Lush green, fresh and rejuvenating, the rains literally brings the city bursting with life. Be it the rice boat cruises in the backwaters or relaxing at one of the many Ayurvedic spas, even a simple walk in this beauty state and enjoying the delicious cuisine Kerala has to offer, makes it a holiday well spent.

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3. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand


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Known For : Hemkund Sahib | Valley of Flowers National Park | Nanda Devi National Park

Name any difficult to pronounce flower and chances are you?ll find it here. The Valley of Flowers in July is carpeted by a wide range of flowers and many exotic ones too; Wild roses, blue corydalis, saxifrage, geraniums to name a few. July is easily the best time to visit Valley of Flowers with large sprawl of nature, as the places literally blooms in the monsoons.

Best Time : May to October

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4. Goa


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Known For : Calangute Beach | Water Sports in Goa | Baga Beach

Goa in monsoons has much to offer than just its beaches. The rain is refreshing and splashes nature?s colors over the state. Goa has a lot of wildlife sanctuaries of which Mollem National Park and Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuaries are particularly favored during monsoons. The magnificent Dudhsagar Falls located near the Mollem National Park is at its best during the monsoons. A quiet boat cruise along the Mandovi River is another thing you could do here. July being an off season, the rates are pretty cheap however most of the beach shacks and water activities may be closed.

Best Time : October to March

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5. Udaipur, Rajasthan


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Known For : Lake Pichola | City Palace | Sajjangarh Palace

Rajasthan receives one of the lowest rainfalls in the country, making it an ideal destination to visit during monsoons with just enough rains for a pleasant climate and easy travel. Udaipur is one of the popular places to visit in Rajasthan during monsoons. Udaipur, the city of lakes, has been regarded as one of the most romantic destinations in India and imagine the romance that?s possible during the rains. Sajjan Garh, a palace situated 1100 ft. high above the surrounding and 3100 ft. from sea level, offers a panoramic view of the city and its lakes. Interestingly, it is also called as the Monsoon Palace.

Best Time : October to March

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6. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh


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Known For : Jehangir Mahal, Orchha Fort | Ram Raja Temple | Raja Mahal, Orchha Fort

The city of historic palaces and temples nestled between forests and vegetation livens up in monsoons. The rains give it a rustic charm. The Betwa river is one of the important rivers in Madhya Pradesh, has seven streams converging at Orchha which makes it a sight to watch. By and large, Madhya Pradesh receives less rainfall and seldom ferocious one, making Orchha an ideal destination to head during monsoons.

Best Time : July to March

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7. West Sikkim, Sikkim


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Known For : Pelling | Geyzing | Pemayangtse Monastery

West Sikkim is a beautiful land on the foothills of Mount Kanchenjunga. The tranquillity is sure to bring out the wanderer in you. Monsoons are the most beautiful time of the year to witness the hills and plunge into the ancient Buddhist monasteries or talk a leisure time out camping amidst the dense forest.

Best Time : April to June, October to December

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8. Jog Falls, Karnataka


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Known For : Dabbe Falls | Jog Falls | Water Sports

The highest waterfall of India, these magnificent falls are a major tourist attraction in Karnataka, the spellbinding view of which gives everyone a memorable experience.The beauty of this place enhances during monsoon as the area around jog falls is sulked in cold, breezy weather. The waters gush from the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 830 feet. The magnificent waterfall is a treat to every monsoon lovers eyes as it adds beauty to the sky above and the greenery around.

Best Time : July to December

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9. Leh Ladakh and Nubra Valley


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Known For : Pangong Lake | Tso Moriri Lake | Shanti Stupa

A place of mountain routes and beautiful monasteries, solitude is best attained here. With little rainfalls, splendid Pangong Lake, rugged mountain ranges and picturesque Nubra valley and a motorcycle and you?re set for enriching ride. June- September is a peak season here in Ladakh but you could beat most of the crowd if you plan a trip through Leh. Also visit Nubra Valley which is located on once a trading route that connected to eastern Tibet. Although the valley is cold throughout the year, it experiences pleasant weather during summers and monsoon. Don?t forget to carry your favourite cosy woollens to make you feel at home while you sip your coffee.

Best Time : Jun to Sep

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10. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Chandratal Lake | Key Monastery | Kunzum Pass

Famous for its splendid views and untouched natural beauty, Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan culture, Spiti is a destination for trekkers, hikers - only the string hearted. The monsoon season receives moderate to heavy rainfall.

Best Time : Mid May to Mid Oct

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11. Shillong, Meghalaya


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Known For : Mawlynnong | Umiam Lake | Elephant Falls

Known as the ?Scotland of the East? because of the rolling hills and peaks around the town, Shillong during monsoons is a great place to be visited as it sees plenty of rainfall and less of tourists which makes it a perfect time to visit. The lush misty hills, high waterfalls and brimming lakes are a must see and the fact that it situated far away from the bustling city has made it retain its charm.

Best Time : September to May

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12. Lonavala, Maharashtra


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Known For : Tiger's Leap | Bushi Dam | Lonavala Lake

Popular hill station close to Pune and Mumbai, Lonavala is the place to be during monsoons. With lots of waterfalls, lakes and hills around, Lonavala is frequented by all sorts of people, especially hikers and trekkers. This beautiful place in is surrounded by lush greenery and little poodles of water and gushing streams.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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13. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh


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Known For : Sela Pass | Tawang Monastery | Madhuri Lake

A mesh of China and India bestowed with enchanting landscapes is what Tawang brings to any visitor. With picturesque surroundings being a paradise for every wannabe photographers; it?s sure to bring out the amateur photographer in you. The scent of spirituality in the air will draw you closer to the Buddhist monasteries, and the beautiful orchids will let your time freeze in awe.

Best Time : September to March

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14. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu


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Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) | Kodai Lake | Bear Shola Falls

Kodaikanal is the most sought after honeymoon destination in South India because of its scenic beauty and it has the attribute to leave any nature lover mesmerized by its charisma.

Best Time : September to May

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15. Amarnath, Jammu & Kashmir


Known For : Amarnath Cave | Amarnath Yatra | Baltal

The Amarnath cave is haven to an enshrined image of ice called the Shivaling formed naturally, which resembles Lord Shiva and hence this is one of the most important pilgrimage in India.

Best Time : May to September

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16. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra


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Known For : Elephant's Head point | Chinaman's falls | Dhobi waterfall

The most popular hill station in the Sahyadri Ranges of Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar offers a fantastic panoramic view of surrounding hills and valleys. Monsoons cover the area in thick vegetation and waterfalls and springs crop up. Mahabaleshwar receives some of the highest rainfalls in Maharashtra which makes the hilltops look dressed in rains.

Best Time : October to June

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17. Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra


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Known For : Malshej falls | Pimpalgaon Joga Dam | Harishchandragad Fort Trek

A hill station in the mighty Sahyadri ranges, this place near Mumbai in monsoon is engulfed in green hills and innumerable waterfalls. The drive to Malshej Ghat through itself is calming with the picturesque view of the splendid valleys and placid lakes. This mountain pass is also home to various flora and fauna; flamingos are known to come here all the way from Europe during the monsoons! An excellent place to visit near Mumbai for outdoor activities like trekking, hiking, bird watching and there are some good resorts nearby to relax and rejuvenate as well.

Best Time : July to March

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18. Mount Abu, Rajasthan


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Known For : Dilwara Temples | Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary | Nakki Lake

The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu enjoys most of the little rainfall that happens in Rajasthan. The diverse flora and majestic mountains pull people to this quaint little hill station. Also rich in history and architecture, there are glorious ancient buildings you can?t get enough of. Visiting Mount Abu in July is going to be an experience you won?t forget easily.

Best Time : October to March

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