Top 10 Destinations to visit in India in July
Monsoon would have started its work in July. The place will be a mixture of humidity and chillness. The rains pick up a notch only by the end of July. Until then, you would be spellbound by mild showers and fresh environment.
Not all destinations would be at prime beauty during July, given the fact that July is not the peak tourism season in most of the places. Although people advise you to stay out of tropical vacation during monsoon season, there are a few destinations in India, which are beautiful and exciting to visit during July.
Here are the top ten July destinations that you ought to enjoy in India.
Since snow is not found during July, you might not be able to enjoy snow-based activities but, the place will be host for numerous exotic activities like watching Lama dance, spotting snow leopard, camel ride, mountain pass bike ride and much more.
The nearest airport is located in Leh. The nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi, 700 km away from Ladakh.
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2. Valley of Flowers
This valley is located around 4000 m above mean sea level. This valley is called as the valley of flowers because of its rich population of wild flowers of varying hues and fragrance. This is a heritage site and it is best visited during monsoon season.
During this season, the snow is no longer visible and thus, you can spot the colorful carpet of flowers that bloomed at the end of summer season. Do not forget your camera during your visit. Nearby attraction to enjoy is Sri Hemkunt Sahib, a religious spot for Sikhs.
The nearest airport is located in Dehradun, 306 km away and, the nearest railway station is located in Haridwar, 313 km away.
3. Spiti Valley
This is a rugged cold climate valley, overlooking Tibet. This place is famous for its breathtaking views, culture, monasteries and cold desert ranges. What happens during monsoon season? The clear landscape helps you enjoy a flawless panoramic view of the region.
Ki Monastery, Tabo monastery and other cultural spots will be enjoying festivals and cultural activities during this season. This is also the best time to enjoy safari and trekking through the cold desert ranges. Nature would be at its prime beauty during monsoon season.
The nearest airport is located in Kullu, which is 85 km away from Spiti Valley. The nearest railway station is located in Shimla, which is 428 km away from Spiti Valley.
Do not assume it a Hindu pilgrimage site alone. This is the place for rejuvenation, which also happens to be the site for many temples and Yoga. The place is dotted with religious structures like monasteries, temples, resorts and much more. You can also find stretches of untouched deodar forest ranges, which will be at lush during July.
Top places to visit are Bhagsu falls, Kangra fort, Namgyal monastery, tea plantation, Dalai Lama temple, Bhagsunath temple and much more. Top activities to enjoy during July are boat riding, trekking, tea tourism, yoga and much more.
The nearest airport is Gaggal, which is 13 km away from Dharamsala. The nearest railway station is located in Pathankot, which is 85 km away from Dharamsala.
This is a pilgrimage site, which is at prime beauty during July and August. The place has numerous caves that are covered with snow and during the end of summer, the snow melts, allowing pilgrims and tourists to enjoy numerous religious spots and activities. Trekking is also at prime beauty during July and August.
The nearest airport is located in Srinagar, which is around 105 km away from Baltal. From Baltal, tourists should trek for 15 km to reach Amarnath. The nearest railway station is in Jammu, which is 178 km away from Baltal.
The golden state of Rajasthan is a desert region, which has a short-lived and mild monsoon season. However, during this monsoon season, the City of Lakes, Udaipur would be at prime beauty. The beauty of this land is linked to the five main lakes inside the city.
With mild showers of July, it becomes easier to enjoy a romantic vacation in Udaipur. You can enjoy sightseeing tour, boating, city tours and much more during July. Other cities around Udaipur would also be at prime beauty, for a day trip.
The nearest airport is located 20 km away from Udaipur. The nearest railway station is located inside the city.
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Kerala is the state to visit during all 12 months. There is no month in the calendar, when you can find Kerala, unattractive. Monsoon helps rare medicinal herbs to sprout, enabling you to enjoy authentic Ayurvedic massages, which are not available during other seasons.
Tea plantations of Munnar will be right for harvest and bamboo rafting will be open to tourists. You can also enjoy other cliché activities of Kerala like beach vacation, houseboat cruise, sightseeing and much more.
The busiest airport is located in Kochi and the busiest railway station is in Ernakulam. There are numerous airports and railway stations in the state.
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Usually, people would request you to stay away from hill stations during monsoon. Due to the moody climate and frequent rains, most of the regions would be difficult to access and outdoor activities will be hard to enjoy while drenched in rain.
However, this is not the case with Kodaikanal in July. This hill station is the best place to visit during July. The waterfalls and lakes will be lush with water.
You can enjoy a refreshing trekking through forests and valleys. The view from the viewpoints would be interrupted by heavy clouds but the temperature and the mild showers would ensure a romantic vacation. Top places to visit in July are Dolphin’s Nose, Kodaikanal Boat Club, Kukkal caves, Coaker’s Walk and much more.
Madurai is the nearest airport to Kodaikanal. It is located 120 km away from the hill station. The nearest railway station is located in Palani. It is 66 km away from the hill station.
This urban retreat becomes very quiet and green during monsoon. The place is best for those who love a secluded vacation with their special ones. The nature would be at prime beauty for adventure activities at KhecheopalriLake, Hanuman Tok, Nathu La, Rumtek monastery and many other destinations. Enjoy yak ride, river rafting, cable car ride, paragliding and much more in Gangtok.
Nearest airport is located in West Bengal, 124 km away from Gangtok. You can also reach Bagdogra and enjoy helicopter ride to Gangtok. However, helicopter ride might be banned during heavy rains. The nearest railway station is located in Jalpaiguri, 148 km away from Gangtok.
This is a mesmerizing place, which you ought to visit during July. If you love serene nature, you ought to enjoy this mountain retreat spot. This hill station has numerous walking trails around it, which would be lush with green and best for early morning walk.
You can also find numerous waterfalls, which would be filled with water for a perfect picnic vacation. July is the time for outdoor activities in Shillong. It is also the best time for sightseeing and romantic vacation.
Nearest airport is located inside Shillong. The nearest railway station is located in Guwahati, which is 105 km away from Shillong.
Apart from these, you can enjoy numerous other gems of July in India like Nainital, Gulmarg, Panchgani, Lonavala, Tawang and many others. Remember to pack rain gears and thick clothing with you. If an activity is banned due to rain or slippery route, do not attempt to try it against the order. Follow every instruction provided by your guide or the tourism department.