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Get Ready For That Monsoon Getaway At These Best Places To Visit In India In July

By Anubha Das

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 11 min read

With the monsoon knocking on the doors, it is time when the prime wait of rains are over and you can plan out the trip you have been waiting for. Don't simply delay since you couldn't settle spots to visit in July in India. Arranged for you are some extremely odd goals to appreciate the best places to visit in India in July and exploit the off-season costs!

 

1. Coorg

If you are a tea and coffee lover, this place will definitely impress you! Coorg is known for its beverage and spices plantation. Go, visit a coffee plantation, know about the process, buy some original coffee and get a heartwarming experience!

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Image Courtesy:  Coorg Tourism

Weather in June: July is the month of monsoon in Coorg when there is good rainfall. The weather is pleasant.

Major Attractions: Abbey falls, Nisargadhama

Things to do: Bathe elephants at camp, Click the picture at Abbey Falls, fishing

How to reach:

  • You can reach Coorg easily from Mysore, Bangalore, and Mangalore. The nearest airport is Mangalore airport which is 160 kilometers away.
  • The nearest railway station is Mysore which is 120 km away.

 

2. Shillong

Shillong is arguably the best option for those who wish to spend the summer holidays in the north-eastern states of India. The shimmering lakes, lush hills with pine trees, mystical waterfalls and adventure activities make Shillong a major tourist attraction. As an added advantage, Shillong is the only hill station in India that is accessible from every corner.

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Image Courtesy: MSN.com

Weather in July: July is the wettest month of in Shillong and it is a good time to visit in July. 

Major Attractions:  Ward’s Lake, Sweet Falls, Shillong Peak, Khasi Hills, Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls, Laitlum Canyons, and Mawjymbuin Caves

Things To Do: Waterfall rappelling at Elephant Falls, cave exploration, shopping at Bara Bazaar, boating in Umiam Lake, and yacht riding at Umiam Lake Water Sports Complex

How to reach:

  •  The nearest airport to the hill station is the Umroi Airport near Barapani, which is about 25 kilometers away. 
  • The closest railway station from Shillong is in Guwahati. It’s about 100 kilometers away and you can easily take a taxi from there to reach Shillong.

 

 

 

3. Munnar

A lush green paradise dotted with spice plantations, sprawling tea gardens and endless treat of breath-taking waterfalls and lakes. Yes! such a fairytale place exists on this planet in the name of Munnar. Spend a lovely night at a hill cottage facing the mist-laden hills, wake-up to the chirping birds and walk through the clouds when you are at this astonishing hill station of Kerala. 

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Image Courtesy: Thrillophilia

Weather in July: The weather is very pleasant with mild rainfall.

Major Attractions: Attukal Waterfalls, Anamudi, Pothamedu View Point, Echo Point, Eravikulam National Park

Things To Do: Have a wow moment at the Elephant lake, visit Attukad waterfalls, feel the tranquility at devikulam, go for a shikara ride at kundala

How to reach:

  • The closest air terminal is Cochin International Airport, which is around 125 km far from Munnar. The airplane terminal is all around connected with all the main cities of India.
  • The closest railway station is situated in Kochi or Ernakulam. It is a noteworthy intersection of the trains originating from different places of India including Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Mangalore and so forth. 

 

4. Landour

You are sure to lose track of time once you step into Landour, which is one of the best places to visit in India in July. Named after a small village Llanddowror, this cantonment town has some magnificent places to visit in the amidst the beauty of  Himalayas. A place that is on every mountain lover's bucket list will remind you of the British Raj. best-places-visit-in-india-in-july-landour_image

Image Courtesy: Condé Nast Traveller India

Weather in July: The weather of Landour in July goes up to 21-degree Celcius. 

Major Attractions: Ivy Cottage where you can meet Ruskin Bond, Char Dukan Area, the Historical church-St Paul, Kellogg’s Church

Things To Do: Go to Chaar Dukaan for breakfast in Landour, Go for hiking, and so forth

How to reach:

  • The nearest Airport to Landour is located at Dehradun which is approximately 60 kms away. 
  • The closest station to Landour is Dehradun, the end which is 40 km away. As Dehradun is on direct connection with Delhi, the availability is ideal and has numerous trains contacting it.

 

5. Pelling

If you want to explore a hill station that isn’t Shimla or Manali during the month of July then head straight to Pelling, Sikkim. The most exciting part of traveling to Pelling is the unsurpassed view of Kanchenjunga at dawn when the valley remains silent and you get the golden opportunity to mingle with nature and be yourself.best-places-visit-in-india-in-july-pelling_image

Image Courtesy: Thrillophilia

Weather in July:  Splendidly wonderful to appreciate clear views on the mighty pinnacles. Likewise, the snow has softened at this point and greenery begins to cover the mountains.

Major Attractions:  Sangachoeling Monastery, Darap Village which is rich in culture, Sewaro Rock Garden, Singshore Bridge, Rimbi Waterfall, Kanchenjunga Fall, Khecheopalri Lake

Things To Do: Go for a nature walk at Khecheopalri Lake, admire the Buddhist heritage of  Pemayangtse Monastery, enjoy the view from Rabdentse Ruins, Changey Waterfall 

How to reach: 

  • Well connected to Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata lie Bagdogra Airport which is the nearest airport from Pelling. Bagdogra Airport is located about 160 km away from Pelling.
  • New Jalpaiguri Station, at a distance of 152 km is the nearest railway station.

 

6. Spiti Valley

Known for its mystical topography, monasteries, trekking routes, semi-frozen rivers and lakes, Spiti Valley in July is a charming and quaint place. Owing to all these things, Spiti has become a popular destination for nature buffs, photographers, and adventure enthusiasts. The best time to explore Spiti valley is during summer months of May and July, as they are ideal for sightseeing and adventure activities.best-places-visit-in-india-in-july-spiti-valley_image

Image Courtesy: Adventure Geek

Weather in July: One can enjoy the pleasant weather with temperature in Spiti Valley in July ranging between 15 to 20 degrees.

Major Attractions: Chandra Taal – For A Surreal Vista, one of the most scenic lakes in Spiti-Dhankar Lake, Komik – The Most Panoramic Village Of Spiti, Tabo – A Trekker’s Fantasy

Things To Do: Visit Kibber where the views will leave you awestruck, Pin Valley National Park

How to reach: 

  • The first route to reach Spiti Valley is via Manali and it will take approximately 13-14 hours depending upon the condition of the roads at the time. 
  • The second route will give you the opportunity to take an overnight halt in Reckong Peo or Kalpa and it is via this route leading from Shimla through Kinnaur Valley that you will be able to adjust to the changing altitude better.

 

 

7. Kinnaur

Kinner is famous for its Kailash Circuit Trek as it is one of that trek that only the fearless and experienced one should undertake since it's a risky one. What's remarkable about Kinnaur is the scenic feast that you get at this place especially during the trek starting from the Zanskar to the Dhaladhar Ranges, and Greater Himalayas, you will witness it all. The trek originates from Kinnaur and it will take you around 15 full days to reach your destination.  Sounds adventurous, isn't it?best-places-visit-in-india-in-july-kinnaur_image

Image Courtesy: Goibibo

Weather in July: The weather of July is mild and pleasant which is suitable for local sightseeing.

Major Attractions: Nako Lake, Baspa River, Kalpa, Suicide point, Kamru Fort, Recong Peo, Lipa-Asrang Sanctuary

Things To Do: Go for Kinner Kailash Circuit Trek, enjoy the mesmerizing view of Sangla Valley, go for an enthralling trek at Borasu Pass

How to reach:

  • The closest airport is at Shimla which is located approximately 267 km from Kalpa. Shimla airport has amazing connectivity with Delhi and Kullu and from there taxicabs are effectively accessible.
  • The nearest railway station is also Shimla and it is around 244 km from Kinnaur.

 

8. Leh

Leh is a paradise on earth, heaven for travelers - one will be mystified by the beauty of lakes, mountains, rural villages, monasteries, and breath-taking views. You've got to pick your favorite places to visit in Leh from below and make your travel wishlist come true as you'll be awestruck by the magnificent beauty of these places.best-places-visit-in-india-in-july-leh_image

Image Courtesy: Lonely Planet

Weather in July: Keen trekkers usually head to Leh during July when the Manali-Leh and Srinagar-Leh highways are open to vehicles.

Major Attractions: Pangong Lake, Shanti Stupa, Spituk Monastery, Khardung La pass, Hall of Fame Museum, Stock Palace, Kargil War Memorial

Things To Do: Panoramic views of mountain ranges from Leh Palace, visit Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary, Visit Buddhist Monastery in Diskit

How to reach:

  • The easiest way to reach Leh is by Air. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is located in Leh itself which has great connectivity to all the metropolitan cities. 
  • The other way would be through a railway route. The nearest railway station to Ladakh is in Tawi, which is 700 km away from Ladakh. Though most people prefer a bike ride to reach Leh for a mesmerizing experience along the way.

 

9. Orchha

With a unique name, Orchha is a small place nestled at the banks of river Betwa is a frozen in time. The meaning of "Orchha" is "hidden place". With every turn of the river Betwa, one can discover authentic tourist spots on either side of the waterway. Visit this place in the month of July since Orchha isn't on numerous vacationer maps yet that lone tells how unexplored it truly is. Not at all crowded with tourists but rather this place has more harmony which is only 16 km far from the city of Jhansi. best-places-visit-in-india-in-july-orchha_image

Image Courtesy: Thrillophilia

Major Attractions: Orchha Fort, Laxminarayan Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, Nature Trail in Orchha Nature Reserve

Things To Do: Go for river rafting in Betwa River, Jungle Safari at Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary, Know all about the history of the Chattris on the Betwa River, Walk around the Beautiful Phool Bagh, Enjoy kayaking in Betwa River.

How to reach:

  • The best way to reach Orchha would be by reaching Jhashi. Orchha is located 18 kilometers away from Jhashi and as we know that Jhashi has well connectivity with all the other cities.  

 

10. Pushkar 

This spiritual city offers much more than you can think of - Several hippies travel from different corners of the country to explore the authentic culture of India and it's beauty. This holy city offers everything a soul needs to calm themselves down and achieve peace amidst the beautiful chaos of Pushkar.best-places-visit-in-india-in-july-pushkar_image

Image Courtesy: Thrillophilia

Weather in July: People heading out to Pushkar should anticipate bringing a thoroughly waterproof downpour coat since it rains during the month of July.

Major Attractions: Pushkar Lake Banks, Mahadeva Temple, Pushkar Lake, Merta, Naga Pahar, Kishangarh

Man Mahal, Brahma’s Temple, Savitri Temple, Rangji Temple

Things To Do: Have a stroll around Rose Garden, Be spiritual at Varah Temple, Shop your heart out at Sarafa Bazar for colourful Rajasthani jackets and more.

How to reach:

  • The easiest way to reach Pushkar is by Air. The nearest airport to Pushkar is in Jaipur, which is 140 kilometers away.
  • The other way to reach Pushkar would be taking a train to Ajmer and then either booking a private taxi or get a ticket for any bus for a 30-minute driver from Ajmer to Pushkar.

 

 

FAQ's

Q. Which are the best places to visit in India in July near Delhi?

A. Some of the best places to visit in June near Delhi for a refreshing summer holiday experience are Manali, Lansdowne, Rishikesh, Nainital, Shimla, and Ranikhet.

 

Q. Which are the top places to visit in India in July with friends?

A. Places like Rishikesh, Chakrata, Andaman, Kasol, Tirthan Valley, Goa, and Ladakh are the best destinations in India for planning a trip with your friends in June.

 

Q. Which are the famous destinations to visit in July in India for a family holiday?

A. Some of the famous places in India for visiting in June for a family holiday are Andaman, Mount Abu, Kodaikanal, Shimla, Nainital, Dehradun, and Pondicherry.

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