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 wanderlust 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 - Best places to visit in India in December

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Known For : Pangong Lake Magnetic Hill Leh Palace

A place of mountain routes and beautiful monasteries, solitude is best attained here. With little rainfall, splendid Pangong Lake, rugged mountain ranges and picturesque views, Nubra valley and a motorcycle are all you need for the 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.

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

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2. 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 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

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3. 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 Cultural Exploration, Spiti is a destination for trekkers, hikers - only the stronghearted. The monsoon season receives moderate to heavy rainfall.

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

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4. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

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

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. Valley of Flowers is one of the best places to visit in July with large sprawl of nature, as the places literally bloom in the monsoons.

Best Time: May to October

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5. 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 to visit in India in December is surrounded by lush greenery and little poodles of water and gushing streams.

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

Best Time: Throughout the year

6. Jog Falls, Karnataka

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Known For : Jog Falls Water Sports in Jog Falls Sigandur

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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7. 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

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8. Udaipur, Rajasthan

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Known For : Lake Pichola City Palace, Udaipur Fateh Sagar Lake

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

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9. 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.

10. 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

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11. 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. 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

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12. 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.

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

Best Time: September to May

13. 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

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14. 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

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15. 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

16. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya - Meghalaya's dew drop

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Known For : Double Decker Living Root Bridge Dawki Mawlynnong

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

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17. 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 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

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18. 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

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19. 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

20. 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

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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. Jaipur, Rajasthan - The Pink City

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Known For : Amer Fort City Palace, Jaipur Hawa Mahal

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

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

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Known For : Kudremukh Peak 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

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24. 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

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!

This post was published by Sneha Powar

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