Best Places to Visit in July in India

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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 wand (Read More)erlust bitten travellers like us, here are some of the best 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 25 Best Places to Visit in July in India

1. Leh Ladakh and Nubra Valley

Leh Ladakh and Nubra Valley
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Known For : Pangong Lake Khardung La Nubra Valley

Adorned by stunning Gompas (Tibetan Buddhist monasteries), fluttering prayer flags, whitewashed stupas, Ladakh is a riot of intricate murals and red-robed monks. With little rainfall, the splendid Pangong Lake, rugged mountain ranges and picturesque views, the valley is truly a sight to behold. 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 a former trading route that connected to eastern Tibet. Although the valley is cold throughout the year, it experiences pleasant weather during summers and monsoon. 

Things to Do: Sightseeing, Festivals, Food & Cultural Exploration, Stargazing, River Rafting, Trekking, Mountain Biking, Jeep Safari, Motorcycle Road Trip and more.

Best Time: Jun to Sep

73 Ladakh Attractions

2. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Chandratal Lake Key Monastery Kunzum Pass

Long winding roads and valleys that present unforgettable glimpses of cold desert and snow-crowned mountains welcome you when you set foot into Spiti Valley. With the thick Himalayan snow cutting Spiti off from the rest of the country for around 6 months a year, the summer months are the only time Spiti is directly accessible via motorway.

Scantily populated, Spiti is an adventure lover’s paradise, with a number of trekking trails that tourists can choose from. All of these treks start from Kaza (Spiti’s capital from where you make your base camp) to various peaks from where you can get panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains

Things to do: Camping, Motorcycle Roadtrip, River Rafting, Spotting Snow Leopards, Local Tea Shopping, Yak Safari, Fossil Hunting Expedition, Trekking, Stargazing, Food & Cultural Exploration, Sightseeing and more.

Best Time: Mid May to Mid Oct

31 Spiti Attractions

3. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
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Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodaikanal Lake Bear Shola Falls

Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in India. A Lakeside resort town of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal has a beautiful climate, mist-covered manicured cliffs and waterfall that come together to create the ideal setting for a perfect getaway. Its name meaning 'the gift of the forests', this hill town is nestled amidst the rolling slopes of the Palani Hills, Kodaikanal stands at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level. 

Things to do: Shikhara Ride, Cycling, Hiking, Trekking, Cave Exploration, Sightseeing and more.

Best Time: September to May

35 Kodaikanal Attractions

4. Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg, Karnataka
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Known For : Abbey Falls Raja's Seat Coffee Plantations in Coorg

Karnataka's own little paradise, Coorg is beautiful no matter what time of the year. However, Coorg is prettiest places to visit in India in July. Between July-September, the mountains and valleys cover themselves with various shades of green and little sprouts of vibrant colours 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 & seek in the mists.

Things to do: Elephant Ride, River Rafting, Coffee & Spice Shopping, Food & Cultural Exploration, Trekking, Camping, Boating, Angling, Bird Watching, Jeep Safari, Sightseeing and more.

Best Time: October to March

35 Coorg Attractions

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5. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Valley of Flowers National Park Nanda Devi National Park Fauna & Flora

The Valley of Flowers is located in the Chamoli district (near Badrinath) of Uttarakhand, approximately 300 km to the north of Rishikesh. In July, the entire region is carpeted by a wide range of flowers and many exotic ones too; Wild roses, blue corydalis, saxifrage, geraniums to name a few. 

At the meeting point of the Himalayan ranges, Zanskar and Western and Eastern Himalayas, the valley of flowers discovered by Mountaineer Frank S Smith in 1931 has been declared a world heritage site for its wild untamed blooms surrounded by white peaks. Famous for its exotic varieties of medicinal herbs, it is also believed that Hanuman brought Sanjivani to the ailing Lakshmana from the valley of flowers.

Best Time: May to October

3 Valley Of Flowers Attractions

6. Lonavala, Maharashtra

Lonavala, Maharashtra
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Known For : Tiger's Leap Rajmachi Fort Imagicaa

Situated in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats close to Pune and Mumbai, Lonavala is the most visited hill station in Maharashtra and the place to be during monsoons. With lots of waterfalls, lakes and hills around, it is a popular destination for camping, trekking and other adventure sports.

Lonavala is one of the twin hill stations - Lonavala and Khandala (these two can be easily visited together). The popular tourist attractions in Lonavala are Bhaja caves, Bushi dam, Karla caves, Rajmachi fort, Ryewood lake, among others.

Things to do: Sightseeing, Trekking, Amusement Park, Wax Museum, Chikki Shopping and more.

Best Time: Throughout the year

41 Lonavala Attractions

7. Jog Falls, Karnataka

Jog Falls, Karnataka
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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

9 Jog Falls Attractions

8. Amarnath, Jammu & Kashmir

Amarnath, Jammu & Kashmir
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Known For : Amarnath Cave Amarnath Yatra Baltal

The Amarnath cave is a 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 pilgrimages in India.

Best Time: May to September

4 Amarnath Attractions

9. Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur, Rajasthan
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Known For : City Palace, Udaipur Lake Pichola 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 July 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.

Things to do: Sightseeing, Boating, Walking Tours, Art & Handicraft Shopping, Cable Car Ropeway, Cultural Exploration and more.

Best Time: October to March

43 Udaipur Attractions

10. Kerala

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 beautiful state and enjoying the delicious cuisine Kerala has to offer, make it a holiday well spent.

Things to do: Houseboat Stay, Backwater Cruise & Tour, Wildlife Sighting, Sightseeing, Heritage Walking Tour, Art & Cultural Exploration and more.

11. West Sikkim, Sikkim

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. It is one of the best places to visit in India in July rains to witness the hills and plunge into the ancient Buddhist monasteries or talk a leisure time out camping amidst the dense forest.

Things to do: Trekking, Camping and Sightseeing.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

21 West Sikkim Attractions

12. Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Mount Abu, Rajasthan
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Known For : Nakki Lake Guru Shikhar Toad Rock

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. Mount Abu is one of the best places to visit in India in July for an experience you won't forget.

Things to do: Boating, Hiking, Trekking, Rock Climbing, Camping, Shopping and Sightseeing.

Best Time: October to March

21 Mount Abu Attractions

13. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

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 place to visit in India in July.

Things to do: River Rafting, Jungle Safari, Light & Sound Show, Kayaking, Boating, Cultural Exploration and Sightseeing.

Best Time: July to March

16 Orchha Attractions

14. Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra

Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra
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Known For : Malshej Falls Pimpalgaon Joga Dam Harishchandragad

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 in India in July for outdoor activities like trekking, hiking, bird watching and there are some good resorts nearby to relax and rejuvenate as well.

Things to do: Birdwatching, Trekking, Rock Climbing, Local Fruits & Vegetable Shopping and Sightseeing.

Best Time: July to March

4 Malshej Ghat Attractions

15. Panchgani, Maharashtra - The Table Land

Panchgani, Maharashtra - The Table Land
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Known For : Kaas Plateau Table Land Mahabaleshwar

Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is a popular hill station near Mahabaleshwar, famous for its various sunset/sunrise points and scenic valley view. Panchgani seldom receives heavy downpours, but the climate remains wet, cold and foggy restricting sightseeing, especially the mountain views. One may, however, explore the city if they are fully prepped for the frequent fun showers that Panchgani receives.

Things to do: Trekking, Paragliding, Strawberry Shopping, Sightseeing and more.

Best Time: September to May

13 Panchgani Attractions

16. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya - Meghalaya's dew drop

Cherrapunji, Meghalaya - Meghalaya's dew drop
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Known For : Double Decker Living Root Bridge Dawki Nohkalikai Waterfalls

Among the wettest place on the Earth, Cherrapunjee with its clean and pristine surroundings is an excellent place to sit back and unwind. Come witness the monsoon in full flow here in Cherrapunjee, when all the waterfalls come alive and the landscape looks lush green.

Things to do: Trekking and Sightseeing.

Best Time: September to May

16 Cherrapunji Attractions

17. Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong, Meghalaya
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Known For : Elephant Falls Shillong Peak Umiam Lake

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 place to visit in India in July. 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.

Things to do: Boat Ride, Angling, Trekking, Mountain Climbing, Butterfly Museum, Shopping & Cultural Exploration, Sightseeing and more.

Best Time: September to May

33 Shillong Attractions

18. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

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.

Things to do: Meditation, Hiking, Shopping and Sightseeing.

Best Time: September to March

9 Tawang Attractions

19. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

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.

Things to do: Boat Ride, Strawberry Tasting & Shopping, Trekking, Bird Watching, Sightseeing and more.

Best Time: October to June

31 Mahabaleshwar Attractions

20. Agumbe, Shimoga

Agumbe, Shimoga
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Located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, Agumbe is a tiny village often referred to as the "Cherrapunji of South India". This biodiversity-rich region highest rainfall in south India and the second-highest annual rainfall in India. Visiting Agumbe is an enriching experience as this hill station and picturesque beauty coupled with trekking trails and gushing rainfalls. It is one of the last surviving lowland rainforests. This beautiful place served as the setting for India's very famous fictional town Malgudi in the TV serial Malgudi Days. Agumbe is famously known for the breathtaking sunsets over the Arabian Sea that can be witnessed from this region.

Things to do: Cultural Exploration and Sightseeing

21. Khandala, Maharashtra - Misty Mountains

Khandala, Maharashtra - Misty Mountains
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Known For : Rajmachi Fort Visapur Fort Bedsa caves

Perched on the foothills of Sahyadri, Khandala provides for a perfect weekend respite for the Mumbai population, with its scenic valleys, grassy hills, serene lakes and misty waterfalls.

Things to do: Trekking and Sightseeing

Best Time: Throughout the year

22 Khandala Attractions

22. Jaipur, Rajasthan - The Pink City

Jaipur, Rajasthan - The Pink City
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Known For : Amer Fort Chokhi Dhani Jaipur City Palace, Jaipur

The moment you set foot in Jaipur, you will feel like everything has come straight out of the pages of some epic novel. Jaipur is a vibrant amalgamation of the old and the new – highly urbanized pockets and shopping areas have casually sprung up beside gleaming forts and palaces. Jaipur has long been one of the shiniest cultural jewels in the history of the Indian subcontinent, and the royal corridors of the famously named 'Pink City' offer up a plethora of adventures and activities that make for a memorable holiday experience. Jaipur is one of the best places to visit in India in July mostly due to the cool climate because of the rains and the hills around the city look lush green and the landscapes change dramatically.

Things to do: Art & Cultural Exploration, Sightseeing, Hot Air Balloon Ride, Shopping, Elephant Ride and more.

Best Time: October to March

67 Jaipur Attractions

23. Kudremukh, Karnataka - Close to the Nature's Face

Kudremukh, Karnataka - Close to the Nature's Face
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Known For : Kudremukh Trek Kudremukh National Park Hanuman Gundi Falls

With the promise of a picturesque view of a mountain in the shape of a horse face, Kudremukh is famous for its biodiversity and scenic beauty.

Things to do: Trekking, Wildlife Spotting, Shopping and Sightseeing.

Best Time: October to May

10 Kudremukh Attractions

24. Kaas Plateau, Panchgani

Kaas Plateau, Panchgani
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Declared as the UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites of India in 2012, Kaas Plateau in Panchgani is a magical place with landscapes with lakes, flowers and butterflies all around. Kaas Plateau is a biodiversity hotspot situated at a mighty altitude of 1200 metres and is a major biodiversity hotspot owing to the many varieties of endemic flowers and butterflies that are found here. Housing about 850 species of beautiful wildflowers, the 1000 hectare area of the plateau is now a reserved forest which is famous for its natural beauty and flora, Kaas Lake and how it turns into a valley of flowers during monsoon. Recently, the place has started gathering a bit of tourist rush and popularity for all the natural treasures that it holds. However, to preserve the virgin charms of this location, the number of visitors have been restricted to 3,000 per day. State Transport buses ply from the parking area to Kaas Plateau and cost INR 10 per person each side.

25. Monsoon Getaways in Western Ghats

Monsoon Getaways in Western Ghats

As the people in Mumbai rejoice over the rains after a long sweaty summer, it won't be long before they start cribbing over the waterlogging and traffic mess that the rains in Mumbai usually brings along with it. To escape from that, we have a list of places awesome places to visit near Mumbai in monsoon. They are just outside of Mumbai, which makes them perfect weekend getaways.

Which towns do you think are the best places to visit in India in July? Let us know in the comments below!

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