Top 20 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 20 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 attractive places in India.
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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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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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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4. 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.
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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.
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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.
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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, Lake Fateshsagar, Saheloyon ki Bari, Bangore ki Haveli, Ambrai Ghat, monsoon palace, Kumbhalgarh fort and many others.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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12. 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.
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13. 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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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.
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.
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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17. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The place 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 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.
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.
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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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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 tempels, Pant museum, Garur valley and Bajinath Katyuri valley.
These are the top 20 places that you should visit in India in July. This is not an exclusive list. There are a lot of other attractive places to visit in July like Darjeeling, Kanyakumari, Arakku hills, Mandu, Khajurao, Lonavala, Panchgani and many others.
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