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10 Best Places To Visit In India In July To Relish The Monsoon Season!

By Ketika Shah on Jan 9, 2023

In India, July heralds the end of the busiest summer travel season and the start of the monsoon season. July is the month when the monsoon in India is at its peak, providing relief from the blistering summer heat. Due to heavy rains, monsoon creepers, insects, muddy roads, etc., most of us tend to avoid a monsoon vacation; yet, it is one of the best times to travel in July in India.

The month of July is also a great time to take advantage of nature’s gifts and to visit many of India’s most popular tourist destinations with fewer crowds. At some of India’s top tourist places, this time of year is ideal for spending time in nature, taking care of yourself, and finding harmony in your body, mind, and soul. With light to heavy downpours, lush surroundings, the opportunity to see countless migrating birds and animals, good weather, etc., you may experience nature at its best.

The monsoon season in India makes it one of the most exciting times of the year for travelers. This article will outline the best places to visit in India in July to help you plan your July vacation.

Best Places to visit in India in July

There are numerous tourist destinations in our country but a few of the best destinations to visit in July in India.

 1. Bikaner – Rajasthan

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Bikaner, located in the Thar Desert, is known for its rich culture and is a popular destination for travelers. The majestic dunes, its historic palaces and forts, and the camel safari in Bikaner will enchant you. The lovely city, rightly known as one of Rajasthan’s three great desert kingdoms, is one of the best places to visit in India in July. It is famous for its old-world elegance, stunning Havelis, and depictions of Rajput from a bygone era. It is a vibrant desert city with a magnificent Bikaner fort and an engaging vibe in the middle of the vast golden Thar Desert. Discover this majestic city of Royal Palaces with our Jodhpur, Bikaner with Khimsar, Udaipur Tour Package.

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How to reach Bikaner?

The city with the nearest airport to Bikaner is Jodhpur, which is two hundred and fifty kilometers away. Getting there by vehicle or train is simple. Bikaner has good train connectivity and most Indian cities can be easily reached from there. Bikaner has two railway stations, both of which are 6 kilometers from the city. Most Indian cities may easily be reached by road from Bikaner.

Places to Visit in Bikaner

  • Junagarh Fort
  • Lalgarh Palace
  • Karni Mata Temple
  • Gajner Palace
  • Laxmi Niwas Palace

Things to do in Bikaner

  • Visit the renowned Camel Festival.
  • Shop until you drop at Kote Gate
  • Tour the stunning Junagarh Fort
  • Explore the Thar on a camel safari.
  • Visit the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary to observe wildlife

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2. Dwarka – Gujarat

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Dwarka, believed to have been the royal capital of Lord Krishna, is located on the Saurashtra peninsula in Gujarat. It sits at the extreme western point of the peninsula. Devbhoomi Dwarka is proud to be the only city to be included in both the Sapta Puris and Char Dham stated in the Hindu faith. Dwarka’s history depicts it as a part of Krishna’s ancient kingdom. Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is among the twelve revered Jyotirlingas in Dwarka. This ancient city is one of the best places to visit in July in India. Explore it with our Dwarka with Somnath tour packages.

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How to reach Dwarka?

The distance between Jamnagar Airport and Dwarka City is 137 kilometers. Dwarka is connected to all major Indian cities by some trains. Likewise, there are great road links in Dwarka.

Places to Visit in Dwarka

  • Beyt Island
  • Dwarka Beach
  • Nageshwara Jyotirlinga Temple
  • Dwarkadish Temple
  • Gomti Ghat

Things to do in Dwarka

  • Camel Ride
  • Watch Sunrise at Sudama Setu
  • Go Souvenir Shopping at Dwarkadhish Market
  • Take A Ferry Ride at Beyt Dwarka
  • Temple Hopping

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3. Varanasi

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Kashi, Banaras, or Varanasi – this holy place is in Uttar Pradesh. It is situated along the Ganges River’s banks and is renowned as one of the sacred cities in Hinduism. Pilgrims flock to the city from all over India to bathe in the river, as well as to visit the numerous temples and shrines located there. There are temples everywhere around Varanasi, but the Kashi Vishwanath Temple is the most well-known and the oldest of them all. The city is mentioned in the ancient Hindu scriptures and is one of the best places to visit in July in India. Explore this holy land with our Varanasi with Prayagraj tour packages.

How to reach Varanasi?

It is hard to find direct international flights that land in Varanasi, but practically all domestic airlines offer frequent service between this city and most major cities. Almost all trains traveling through northern India stop at Varanasi. Another key station, the Mughal Sarai Junction, is located 18 kilometers from the main city and receives trains from most Indian cities.

Places to Visit in Varanasi

  • Ganga Aarti
  • Vishwanath Gali
  • Asi Ghat
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple
  • Iskcon Varanasi

Things to do in Varanasi

  • A trip on the Ganges River by boat
  • Bathe in the Holy Ganges
  • A Sunset Walk Along The Ghats
  • Evening Aarti at the Ganges River
  • Take a Sarnath sightseeing tour.

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4. Bhubaneswar – Odisha

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Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Odisha, formerly known as Orissa. It is located in the eastern part of India and is known for its many Bhubaneswar temples and its history as a center of Buddhist and Hindu learning. The city is home to many ancient temples and is one of the best places to travel in July in India. The name of the city, which relates to Lord of the Universe, perfectly captures both the plethora of temples and the people’s devotion. This is now a thriving city where history is inextricably linked to a contemporary and progressive present.

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How to reach Bhubaneswar?

The Biju Patnaik International Airport near Bhubaneshwar is the international airport in the state of Orissa. Major cities in India and abroad are easily reachable from there. The Bhubaneswar Railway Station is a prominent rail hub in the country’s east, with good connections to most major cities.

Places to Visit in Bhubaneswar

  • ISKCON Temple
  • Lingaraj Temple
  • Bindu Sarovar
  • Parasurameswara Temple
  • Orissa State museum

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

  • View the stars at the Pathani Samanta Planetarium.
  • Hike the Peace Pagoda.
  • Temple Hopping
  • Visit Rock-Cut Caves.
  • Learn about Odisha’s culture and history.

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5. Jaipur – Rajasthan

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The capital of the princely state of Rajasthan is Jaipur, popularly referred to as the Pink City is one of the best places to visit in July in India. One of the most popular tourist sites in the nation is Jaipur, which forms the Golden Triangle with Delhi and Agra. Jaipur Tourism has succeeded in retaining its old-world charm. The city is also home to several other spectacular forts, temples, museums, and palaces as well as a plethora of vibrant local markets where you can shop until you drop. Avail of our Exotic Rajasthan tour package and explore this pink city.

How to reach Jaipur?

The easiest method to get to the pink city is by air. Through several regularly operating airlines, the Sanganer airport is well connected to the major cities in India as well as the rest of the world. There are several express trains available from other parts of India on the Indian Railways that travel to Jaipur. Nearly most Indian cities are linked to Jaipur by trains like the Shatabdi Express.

Places to Visit in Jaipur

  • Amber Fort
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Hawa Mahal
  • City Palace
  • Jal Mahal

Things to do in Jaipur

  • Enjoy the magnificence of City Palace.
  • Ride a Bike or a Trek to the Nahargarh Fort
  • Visit Jantar Mantar to learn about the Ancient World of Astronomy.
  • Marvel at the stunning vista of the Jal Mahal.
  • Experience the eternal Beauty of the Hawa Mahal

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6. Srinagar – Kashmir

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Visit Srinagar in July – the sunny capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a well-known tourist spot known for its natural beauty, gardens, and houseboats. Srinagar is one of the best places to visit in July in India as the weather is pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 20-25°C. Shikaras, houseboats, and gondola-style rowboats moored on Dal Lake are iconic images of Srinagar. The best place to go on a honeymoon and with your family, Srinagar is adorned by the serene Nigeen Lake and Dal Lake. In addition, the city also has the world’s largest tulip garden on the continent. You should pick our Kashmir Corridor Group Tour – Tulip Special tour package to experience it all.

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How to reach Srinagar?

Many travelers take the railway to Jammu, where they then take a taxi or bus to Srinagar. State buses are comfortable but also safe. Foreign visitors with visas must register when they arrive at the airport, their hotel, or their houseboat. The excellent airport serving Jammu receives several flights from Leh and Delhi.

Places to Visit in Srinagar

  • Mughal Gardens
  • Jama Masjid
  • Dal Lake
  • Shalimar Bagh
  • Nigeen Lake

Things to do in Srinagar

  • Stay on Dal Lake in a houseboat.
  • Travel to the floating market in a Shikara.
  • Explore the Mughal Gardens
  • Explore the markets around Jama Masjid
  • Visit the Shankaracharya Temple

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7. Leh – Kashmir

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In Ladakh, Leh is a well-liked tourist attraction. It is the largest town in the Ladakh region and is known for its high-altitude desert landscape, Buddhist monasteries, and adventure sports. Leh tourism is dominated by dramatic landscapes, and it is also known as the coldest desert in the world. Ladakh is a riot of elaborate murals and red-robed monks, stunning Gompas with fluttering prayer flags, and whitewashed stupas. If you are looking for a colder place for your holiday – Leh is the coldest place to visit in India in July. Book our Leh tour packages and pack all the requirements to bear the cold weather.

How to reach Leh?

Air travel is the most practical means of getting to Ladakh. The primary airport serving Ladakh is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh. Through New Delhi, there are frequent flights connecting it to most Indian cities. Another way of accessing Leh Ladakh is by road. Tourists often opt for biking as their preferred mode of transportation in Leh Ladakh.

Places to Visit in Leh

  • Nubra Valley
  • The Shanti Stupa
  • Tso Moriri Lake
  • Pangong Lake
  • Khardung La Pass

Things to do in Leh

  • Camel Safari
  • Jeep Safari
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trekking
  • River Rafting

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8. Haridwar – Uttarakhand

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Haridwar is a city in Uttarakhand. It is one of the seven holiest places in Hinduism and is considered to be a gateway to the Char Dham pilgrimage. The city is located on the banks of the Ganges River and is a popular place for Hindu pilgrims to take a dip in the holy water. Haridwar Tourism is well-known, drawing millions of worshippers to the sacred Ganges to take a bath. It is said that a plunge in the holy Har Ki Pauri can atone for all sins. You should visit Haridwar – one of the best places to go in July in India. Take in this religious place with our best Uttaranchal tour package.

How to reach Haridwar?

No airport serves Haridwar. Dehradun’s – Jolly Grant Airport is the most convenient airport. From there, buses and taxis are easily accessible to Haridwar. A good train network connects Haridwar to most Indian cities.

Places to Visit in Haridwar

  • Har Ki Pauri Ghat
  • Mansa Devi Mandir
  • Kushavarta Ghat
  • Chandi Devi Temple
  • Bara Bazar

Things to do in Haridwar

  • Take a Holy dip in various ghats
  • Try Meditation and Yoga
  • Taste local cuisine
  • Participate in the Ganga aarti
  • Wildlife Safari

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9. Kochi – Kerala

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Kochi or Cochin is a stunning destination on Kerala’s southwestern coast. Its magnificent scenery and all-weather port have given it the title Queen of the Arabian Sea. One of the best places to visit in India in July is this vibrant port city in Kerala, which is defined by a rich cultural and culinary tapestry. Kochi is a beautiful city thanks to the dynamic influences of the British, Arabs, Portuguese, and Chinese on its culture and architecture. If you are looking for a calm escape in India where you can rest and find peace, head to the beaches of Kochi. Visit Kochi with our calming Kerala tour package.

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How to reach Kochi?

Regular flights connect key cities from Kochi International Airport. Kochi is served by three stations, the largest and possibly busiest of which is Ernakulam Junction South. Trains are a cheap and convenient mode of transportation. Buses travel to Kochi from important South Indian cities. Because the National Highways and connected roads are in good condition, you can also drive to Kochi.

Places to Visit in Kochi

  • Santa Cruz Basilica
  • Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
  • Mattancherry Palace
  • Fort Kochi
  • Kerala Kathakali Center

Things to do in Kochi

  • Take a Fort Kochi Heritage Walk.
  • Walk around Mattancherry
  • Visit Kerala Folklore Theater and Museum
  • Take in a Traditional Dance Show
  • Go Birdwatching at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

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10. Manali – Himachal Pradesh

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Manali is the place from where you can watch some stunning views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal mountains. Manali is renowned as one of the best places in India to visit in July when the glacier is melting and the snow-capped mountains sparkle with golden hues. One of the apt months to travel to this place is July. The mountains and valleys are covered in lush vegetation and breathtaking alpine scenery. Rainfall in July is quite rare and a pleasure. Exploring the mountain regions and going on picnics are two of the fun things to do in Manali in July. Manali Tourism offers several resorts in Manali to choose your stay.

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How to reach Manali?

The closest airport is Bhuntar, which is 50 kilometers from Manali and 10 kilometers from Kullu. There is a flight from Delhi to Kullu operated by Air India, however, the schedule is unstable and the cost is exorbitant. From the airport, you may either board a bus that routinely travels this route to Kullu or rent a taxi to transport you to Manali.

Places to Visit in Manali

  • Vashisht Hot Water Springs
  • Hadimba Temple
  • Rohtang Pass
  • Jogini Waterfalls
  • Solang Valley

Things to do in Manali

  • Beas River Rafting
  • Visit the Hadimba Devi Temple.
  • Enjoy your day skiing at Solang Valley.
  • Solang Valley Zorbing
  • Get blessed at the Manikaran Gurudwara.

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In the End:

What’s holding you back?? Make travel plans and visit some of India’s most stunning locations in July. A lot can be observed and experienced in this month, making it a popular travel month. Do not slouch on the couch this monsoon. Instead, plan a trip with Flamingo Transworld to any of the above-said locations to enjoy the delights of July.

FAQs Regarding Best places to visit in July in India

Which places in India are ideal to travel to in July?

Srinagar, Kochi, Manali, Varanasi, etc.

In July, what hill station would be best?

Leh, Srinagar, and Manali are a few of the preferred hill stations to travel to in July.

What are the weather conditions in July in India?

In India, July is when the weather is virtually always rainy. However, some specific locations are worthwhile to visit because they offer comfortable temperatures between 23.5° and 29.5°C and low rainfall.

In July, where in India is it cold?

In July Leh is the coldest tourist spot.

Is July the right time to travel to Leh?

Yes, the ideal time to visit Leh is from April to July.

About Author

Ketika Shah
Ketika Shah

I Mrs. Ketika Shah (Sales Manager, Flamingo Transworld) Joined Flamingo Transworld in 2002 and started the outbound tour department. I got a chance to explore many countries, took international tours, deal with many people, and understood customers’ psychology. I graduated with B.sc and entered in Aviation and Tourism Industry with the certified course of IATA. I believe in selling quality tours to our customers as our employees are our biggest strengths.

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