Top 40 Exciting Places to Visit India in July

July cannot be tagged as a summer month nor is it monsoon season. Monsoon would have started to wet the land and the temperature would be moderate. This is the right time for people who want to wander a lot. With monsoon, the plants would be rich and many tourist activities would be at their prime beauty. Travelling will be easier with the pleasant climate in India.

This article talks about 40 exciting places to visit in India in July. This does not mean that these places would not be appealing during other seasons. If you are flying in July, these are the top tourist places in India in July.

Best Places to Visit in July in North India

1. Shimla

Due to the rainfall, this is not the time for adventure activities. However, the rains bring a romantic look to the vacation. July is one of the best months to take the toy train ride or a road trip from Chandigarh or surrounding regions to Shimla. It would be a mesmerizing trip as the foliage would be lush and the air will be very fresh. July is one of the off-seasons for enjoy serene honeymoon vacation.

Shimla Toy Train
Shimla Toy Train

Due to the showers, the valleys will be filled with seasonal flowers, making it the right time to enjoy photography. The forests and hills will be beautified with mild mist. July is not too cold and thus, you can enjoy a lot of time in outdoor activities, if you do not mind getting a little wet. Top places to visit in Shimla during July are Ridge, Jakhoo hill, wax museum, Chadwick waterfall, Viceregal Lodge, and others.

Viceregal Lodge, shimla
Viceregal Lodge, shimla

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2. Manali

July is one of the pleasing times to visit this destination. The snow mountains and valleys will be lush with greenery and alpine scenic beauties. Rainfall in July is very scarce and very pleasing. Exploring the mountain regions and enjoying picnics are some of the interesting things to enjoy in Manali during July. If you love adventure activities, enjoy river rafting zorbing, bathing at Rahala waterfalls, and Solang Valley camping.

Paragliding in Manali
Paragliding in Manali

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3. Rishikesh

July is a mildly pleasing time to visit Rishikesh. This is the right time to enjoy nature trekking, kayaking, cliff jumping, and others. The only drawback is, river rafting is closed in July due to the increased water level. Monsoon is the right time to visit Rishikesh for a yoga vacation. July is the month of Shravana, which is special for Lord Shiva. Thus, you can find special rituals in temples in and around Rishikesh.

Yoga in Rishikesh
Yoga in Rishikesh

The most iconic reason to visit Rishikesh is that the monsoon would bring out many hidden and forgotten waterfalls. The best of all are the Phoolchatti and NeerGarh waterfalls. You can also find numerous fresh streams to enjoy during July.


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4. Nainital

July will present refreshing rains in Nainital. This is the most alluring times to visit this getaway hill town. The hills will be green and best for exploring. The valleys and trekking routes will be lush for outdoor activities. This is one of the most scenic times to visit Nainital.

The month is mildly cold and thus, you should pack some warm clothing. Nainital in monsoon is one of the best honeymoon spots for solitary lovers. This is one of the lean tourism months and thus, you can get better deals in hotels and travel packages. Cave gardens, Naini Lake, Tiffin Top, and Naina Devi Temple would be at prime beauty during July.

Naini Lake Nainitaal
Naini Lake Nainital

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5. Ladakh

Ladakh is located in Jammu and Kashmir. This place has the top three highest mountain passes in the world. This place is known for its various adventure activities like trekking, mountain pass riding, river rafting and others. River rafting is a very famous activity in Ladakh which is available only during the monsoon season.

Since, the rainfall is not very heavy in July, trekking trails will be open. Visit Lake Pangong during rain. Camping near the river is not advised during the monsoon season.

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6. Mount Abu

Mount Abu is located in Rajasthan. Rainfall is very scarce in Rajasthan. But, the most of the rainfall that occurs in Rajasthan happens in Mount Abu. You can find a lot of diverse vegetation, green mountains and other nature elements in this hill station. Top places to visit in Mount Abu in July are Dilwara Jain temple, wildlife sanctuary of Mount Abu, Abu road, Achalgarh, Guru Shikar, Trevor’s tank and others.

Mount Abu, Rajasthan

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7. Shillong

Shillong is also called as the Scotland of East. It is located in Meghalaya. It is one of the places that attract a lot of tourists during rainy season due to its wildlife, beauty and others. In July, the rainfall would be average and the tourist population would be low which make this place a paradise. The place has waterfalls, hills, lakes and a lot of other interesting areas. Top places to visit in Shillong are Shillong peak, museum of indigenous culture, laitlum canyons, elephant falls and Mawjymbuim caves.

Shillong Honeymoon Spot

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8. Gangtok

Monsoon adds an exquisite charm to Gangtok. The valleys and hills will be lush with local flora. July is also the time for numerous celebrations and religious festivals. If you wish to enjoy a cultural vacation, July is the right time to visit.


This is the right time to explore flower valleys, waterfalls, exhibitions, monasteries, and others. You ought to visit the Flower Exhibition Center of Gangtok if you are visiting in early July. Not just Gangtok; the regions around Gangtok are also at the prime beauty during this month. However, extreme adventure activities are closed during this month.

Yak Safari in Gangtok

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9. Mehgalaya

July is the best month to explore the waterfalls, lush forested regions, lakes, and streams of Meghalaya. This is one of the wettest places in the world and the monsoon is the time to relish in the beauty of the nature. This is the prime time to visit natural beauties like Khasi Hills, Living Root bridge, Tura town, Baghmara, and others.

Living Root bridge, Mehgalaya
Living Root bridge, Mehgalaya

If you wish to enjoy some cultural activities, Shillong is the best place to explore. The best of all attractions to enjoy in July in Meghalaya is the Behdienkhlam celebration. This harvest festival takes place in Jaintia Hills. The celebrations and cultural activities of the Jaintia tribes are very popular among tribal tourism lovers and cultural-enthusiasts.

Behdienkhlam Festival

Behdienkhlam Festival

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10. Darjeeling

Sightseeing is the prime activity in Darjeeling during July. This is the month to enjoy rhododendrons, maples, birches, and oaks at prime beauty. The tea gardens will be lush during this month and is best for enjoying tea tourism. The place will be foggy and best for photography and romantic strolling. July is the best time to enjoy activities like visiting seasonal springs, bathing in waterfalls, toy train ride, monastery exploring, and others. Latpachar is a monsoon hamlet to enjoy lush plantations and thick forests in July.

Darjeeling Toy Train
Darjeeling Toy Train

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11. Udaipur

Udaipur is a land of lakes. Think about a land filled with magnificent lakes during rainfall. That is Udaipur is July. The place becomes very romantic and Sajjan Garh view during rain is an important attraction that should not be missed. Other top attractions during rain in Udaipur are Lake Pichola, lake palace, Jag Mandir, City Palace, Lake Fatesh sagar, Saheloyon ki Bari, Bangore ki Haveli, Ambrai Ghat, monsoon palace, Kumbhalgarh fort and many others.


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12. Orchha

Orchcha is a historic place in Madhya Pradesh. This is one of the few places in Madhya Pradesh that receives less ferocious rainfall. You ought to visit River Betwa when it is raining. You can find a lot of historic places and ancient temples amidst lush vegetation here. Top attractions in Orchcha are Orchcha fort, Chaturbhuj temple, Jhansi fort, Orchcha wildlife sanctuary, Chhatris, Laxminarayan Temple, Dinman Hardaul’s palace and others.

Orchha Palace

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13. Khajuraho

Khajuraho is famous for architectural sightseeing. The place is filled with temples of ancient times built-in Nagara architecture. July is a monsoon month and the rains would rinse the temples group to make it look fresh and beautiful. July is the first monsoon month and thus, rainfall will be minimal. July evenings are best for exploring the region. This is one of the few destinations in Madhya Pradesh, which would be pleasing to visit in Khajuraho during the monsoon season.

Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Khajuraho
Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Khajuraho

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14. Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a small town that is built over five hills in Himachal Pradesh. The place is very pleasant and very green in monsoon season. The scenic value of the place is very high due to the mild rain. Top five places to visit in Dalhousie during monsoon season are Khajjiar, Kalatop rest house, Kalatop wildlife reserve, Dainkund peak and Ganji Pahari.

July brings in mild shower and a pleasingly warm climate. This is one of the serene places to visit for rejuvenating and exploring. The colonial structures and natural beauties of the land will be fresh and lush with the recent rains. This is the time for the honeymooners too, as the place will be less crowded. It does not receive very heavy showers during monsoon. Top July beauties of Dalhousie are Dainkund Peak, Bakrota Hills, Khajjiar, Satdhara Falls, and others.


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15. Valley of Flower

Valley of flower is a large lush valley in Uttarakhand which is carpeted by many exotic and rare species of flowers. This whole valley will be covered with flowers during the month of July. The top exotic flowers that you would see here are wild roses, geraniums, saxifrage, blue corydalis and others. July is when this valley literally burst into blooms. This place is picturesque and refreshing in July.

valley of flowers July

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16. West Sikkim

It is one of the places that are usually over looked in India. The place is a paradise with lush vegetation, lakes, hill stations, waterfalls and many others. It is a good tourist place for winter travellers. But, if you are visiting in July, you would be finding a lot of attractions here. Top places to enjoy in West Sikkim in July are Pemayangtse monastery, Yuksom, Rangeet river dam, Soreng, Jureli Dara view point, Varseu, Hee bermiok and others.

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17. Tawang

Tawang is located in Arunachal Pradesh. It is a religious spot as it is the birthplace of Dalai Lama. Apart from this, this place has beautiful hills and valleys that look lush and wonderful during rainy season. Top places to visit during July are Tawang monastery, Bap Teng Kang and others. During rainy season, you would find vibrant street food culture here. Do not forget to taste zan and paratha-sabzi. This place usually has freezing climate. In July, the temperature will be warm and you would be enjoying occasional showers too.

Tawang Monastery Sikkim

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18. Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee is the world’s second wettest place. It is located in Meghalaya. This place receives rainfall throughout the year. This place has the highest rainfall in the country. The place is a natural paradise. Trekking is very common in July here. Other top activities to enjoy in Cherrapunjee are strolling in tea plantation, walking through tree bridges, sightseeing and road trips.

Cherrapunjee Trek

19. Mussoorie

Mussoorie is a tourist attraction in Uttarakhand in the foothills of Garhwal ranges. If you are visiting in July, the first activity to enjoy is visiting the place from Dehradun in a car. The journey would be breathtaking. The showers are mild and thus, travel will be easy and safe. There are a lot of tourist scenic places that looks more refreshing with rain. This place is all about sightseeing. You can watch the Himalayan ranges, a couple of temples, Battha waterfalls and a few churches here. This is for those who want a serene vacation.

If you love adventure activities, Mussoorie is best visited in July. Located a little away from Dehradun Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is famous for its lush valley, flora, and fauna. The climate during this month will be clear and fresh. Thus, this is one of the ideal months for mountain biking, trekking, rappelling, camping, rock climbing, and others. The trekking trails and the streets will be mesmerizing to explore as the place will be lush with seasonal flowers. This is also the most beautiful honeymoon time of Mussoorie to enjoy Kempty Falls, Bhatta Falls, Mussoorie Lake, Company Garden, and others.

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20. Pahalgam

Pahalgam is beautiful during monsoon. The place receives less rainfall during July and the skies will be clear. This is the right time to enjoy outdoor activities like trekking, boating, sightseeing, exploring, camping, and others. The prime tourism season starts in March and ends by November. July is the right month for enjoying honeymoon and outdoors activities like nature trekking, strolling, photography, pony safari, and others. The best of all destinations in Pahalgam is the Aru Valley, where people enjoy scenic beauty and nature activities.

Aru Valley, Pahalgam
Aru Valley, Pahalgam

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21. Srinagar

Unlike the rest of the country, July is one of the summer months in Srinagar. The temperature is warm and pleasing. This is the best time to enjoy exploring the Jammu Kashmir region’s beauties like Dal Lake, Shalimar garden, and others. If you wish to enjoy adventure activities, July is a wonderful time. However, it is not the best time for snow activities. The summer season covers the gardens and valleys with vibrant tulips and wildflowers. Thus, this is the best time for trekking, camping, hiking, picnicking, boating, shopping, and other activities.


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22. Saputara

Saputara is a quaint hill town famous for sightseeing, exploration, and honeymoon activities. In July, the place receives moderate rainfall and the place will be lush with natural beauty. This romantic getaway spot is filled with interesting flowers and lush greenery during this season.

Trekking is the main attraction here. Make sure to choose the right trails for July, as not all trails will be at prime beauty during monsoon. July is one of the best times for buying tribal souvenirs and items like dangi saree, natural honey, bamboo articles, tribal handicrafts, and others.

23. Bir Billing

July is the beginning of monsoon season. The month will still have traces of summer beauty. Thus, you can enjoy numerous adventure and outdoor activities like paragliding, zorbing, hand gliding, and others. Remember that most of the adventure activities will be closed during heavy rains. So, be flexible in your itineraries.

The monsoon is the best time to enjoy the lush beauty of the land. If you love photography or if you are looking for a quaint honeymoon destination, Bir Billing should be your first choice. The only downfall is July does not have snow. Thus, all snow activities would be missed.

Bir Billing Paragliding
Bir Billing Paragliding

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24. Kausani

Kausani is a place near Himalayan ranges in Uttarakhand. This place has 350 km stretch of snow clad view. This view becomes more serene during rainfall. The hill tops to visit in July are Trishul, Nanada Devi and Panchchuli. There are a lot of nature related attractions here.

This place is a complete paradise throughout the year and it reaches its prime beauty in the monsoon season. Top tourist attractions in this place are Anashakti ashram, Bajinath group of temples, Pant museum, Garur valley and Bajinath Katyuri valley.

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25. Panchgani

If you love to enjoy lush greenery and a beautiful site worth a million camera clicks, Panchgani is the best place to choose for a July destination. The air will be fresh and the mornings will be misty, making it one of the best honeymoon destinations to cover. July receives moderate rainfall and it is the best time to enjoy places like Table Land, Venna Lake, Sydney Point, and others. Choose to explore nature rich regions during July, as they will be lush and gorgeous, thanks to the recent showers.

Panchgani in Monsoon
Panchgani in Monsoon

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26. Goa

Monsoon can do wonders to a beach vacation spot. Goa has more than 30 beaches and it goes without saying that Goa would be a paradise in July. The wildlife sanctuaries are must visit in Goa during this season as you can find a lot of animals and lush vegetation. Dudhsagar Falls and Mollem national park are the top attractions in July. Boat cruise on Mandovi River is another activity for monsoon tourists.

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27. Kerala

It is a paradise even during off-season. The backwaters and lakes will be filled with water making it wonderful for all kinds of adventure sports. Backwater cruise, Ayurvedic massages and cultural activities are a few unique things that you can find only during the winter season. Top activities to enjoy during winter in Kerala are backwater cruise, tea plantation, snake boat race, Munnar excursion, beach activities and many others.

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28. Coorg

Coorg is the prettiest place in India when it is raining. Coorg is a small hill station in Karnataka. From July to September, this place is filled with lush vegetation, cool mountains, valleys, exotic collection of flowering plants and many others. July is the beginning of tourist season here. Thus, you would find all attractions and yet the crowd of tourists would be comparatively less. Top places to visit in Coorg are Abbey Falls, Brahmagiri peak, Dubare elephant camp, Nagarhole national park, Iruppu falls, Chettali, Raja’s seat, Mandalpatti view point and Cauvery Nisargadhama.

Coorg Scotland of India

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29. Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal’s tourist season is the summer season. Kodaikanal is an important hill station in Tamil Nadu. It is considered as the princess of all hill stations. The rainy season begins in July and thus, you would not be experiencing heavy showers. The place will be very pleasant, the lake will be full and the climate will be misty.

This is the right season for those who want some adventure vacation in Kodaikanal. Top attractions to enjoy in Kodaikanal in July are Kodai lake, Berijam lake, Bear shoal falls, plantations, palani hills, green valley view and pillar rocks.


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30. Ooty

If you are visiting Ooty in July, reach Coimbatore and take the toy train to Ooty. The travel experience would be mesmerizing. During July, the place has mild showers, warm afternoons, misty mornings and foggy nights. Ooty is a hill station in Tamil Nadu. This place is considered as the queen of hill stations.

July marks the beginning of romantic tourism in Ooty. Top attraction to enjoy in Ooty in July are Emerald lake, Ooty lake, Doddabetta, Avalanche lake, rose garden, Mukurthi national park, stone house and Kamaraj sagar dam.


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31. Agumbe

Agumbe is located in Karnataka. July marks the starting of trekking season here. There are a lot of natural attractions like mountain, valleys, waterfalls, ruins of ancient temples and many others. Having a long trekking expenditure and enjoying vanilla tea is an important activity in Agumbe. This place was the site for shooting of Malgudi Days and this would explain you the beauty of this place during rainy season.

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32. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar is a beach paradise with white sand, turquoise water, clear waves, adventure activities, warm lagoon and much more. A lot of beaches would be out of reach during rainy season. But, in July, the rain has just started and the place would be a wonderful sight. Top Places to visit in Andaman in rain are Radhanagar, Phoenix bay jetty and dolphin resort. You can enjoy a wide range of water activities here. Lagoon swimming is also an exciting activity in July.

July is a lean tourism month in this lush beach destination. Most of the water activities and underwater adventure activities will be closed during July. However, enjoying the beaches and exploring the culture of the islands would be best during this month. It does not rain every single day in July. You will have both sunny days and gloomy days.

Andaman and Nicobar Beach

You can enjoy a few water activities in Adaman and many exquisite land activities in July. Top activities to enjoy in July are banana boat ride, jet skiing, beach trekking, snorkeling, and others. Top July places to visit are Mount Harriet, Cellular Jail, Museums of Port Blair, Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, and others.

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33. Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is a small hill area located in Satara district in Maharashtra. It is a popular tourist place in July and August. This place gets very heavy rain during the rainy season except July. July presents mild showers, refreshing views of nature and foggy climate. This place is famous for romantic activities like walking through plantation, trekking and strolling in the morning in rain.

Other attractions in this place are old Mahabaleshwar temple, Krishnabai temple, three monkey point, Arthur seat point, Venna lake, needle hole point, Wilson’s point and Lingamala waterfalls.

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34. Munnar

July has a pleasing and warm climate in Munnar. July is the peak monsoon season in Munnar, and yet it is one of the most beautiful times to visit the land. The foggy and pleasingly cool mornings are best for strolling and enjoying the natural beauty.

Mid-afternoons are the best for viewpoints, as you would have the comparatively clearer sky for panoramic views. July is one of the lean tourism seasons of the land. Thus, this time is best for enjoying a quiet beautiful time in the most exquisite place of Kerala.

Munnar in Monsoon
Munnar in Monsoon

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35. Wayanad

Wayanad is another destination in Kerala, which is famous for its natural beauty. July is the right time to enjoy the waterfalls and streams of this region. Monsoon is one of the best seasons to enjoy fresh Ayurvedic massages, as the herbs and shrubs along the mountains would be lush and fresh.

However, July is also the month with heavy rainfall and strong winds. Thus, this is not the best time to enjoy any adventure activities. Due to the rains, the fresh aroma of spices from the plantation would be around you, always. This is one of the most rejuvenating times to visit Wayanad.

Wayanad in Monsoon
Wayanad in Monsoon

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36. Chikmagalur

Coffee is the prime reason to choose July for Chikmagalur visit. During July, the coffee plantations will be lush and ready to harvest. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee would fill the air. The hidden natural streams and waterfall will be bursting with fresh mountain water.

Tourists visit Chikmagalur in July to get closer to the nature. However, July is monsoon season and you would be inevitably getting drenched. Best places to visit in July are Kemmangundi, Mullayanagiri, Manikyadhara Falls, Hanumana Gundi Falls, Kallathigiri Falls, Hebee Falls, and others.

Mullayanagiri, Chikmaglur
Mullayanagiri, Chikmaglur

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37. Lonavala

Lonavala is a year-around beauty. During July, the place will be lush with greenery and it is best to explore and enjoy the natural beauties. The Western Ghats mountain regions will be lush with numerous waterfalls. If you are looking for a perfect getaway from Mumbai, Lonavala is the best place.

Geographically, Lonavala is a very small region and it is packed with monsoon attractions like Lonavala Lake, Kune waterfalls, Tungarli Lake, Tiger’s Leap, Bhaja Caves, Lohagad Fort, and others. If you wish to extend your vacation, there are numerous places closer to Lonavala that would be beautiful during July, like Alibaug and Matheran.


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