June to September is when the monsoon hits India and July is known to have the highest rainfall in the country. A number of people choose not to travel during this month since they believe that the weather can cause interruptions with their plans. If you’re delaying your travel plans because of the weather, you need to explore India a little more and check out some amazing places that are most beautiful during the monsoons.
While some cities might not be ideal to visit, there are the others that make the perfect travel destination for the month of July. So the next time you think of delaying your travel plans due to the weather, think about the top ten places you can visit in India during July.
10. Shillong, Meghalaya
Shillong is also known as ‘Scotland of the East’ because of the beautiful hills that surround the town. It is one of the most beautiful places to explore in India and the rains bring out the best in the city. Since July is not the peak season for travel, Shillong will not be overcrowded with tourists and this allows you to enjoy the serene beauty that it has to offer. If you want a quiet and peaceful destination for a holiday then Shillong is perfect during July. While it rains here, the rains do not disrupt your travel plans and it is fairly easy to get from one point to another even in the rains.
9. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
The heart of India is one of the most beautiful states that you can visit and the city of Orchha is one of the must see places during the monsoons. The city is known to have lush greenery all around it and this lights up when it rains. There are some of the most beautiful temples that will tranquilize you with its architecture and rustic charm and a trip here will be worth every minute. Madhya Pradesh does not receive a lot of rainfall and travelling here is easy even when it rains. While there are some amazing places you can check out in Madhya Pradesh, Orchha tops the list mainly because it is where the seven streams of the river Betwa meet.
This might not be the ‘Season’ to visit Goa, but it is actually one of the best times. Since Goa is packed with tourists all year around, July is a refreshing time when there will be no tourists and you can explore a lot more. The beaches are beautiful and you can take a walk on them while the rain trickles down your back. Goa does not receive a lot of rainfall and even in July you can hop on a scooter and explore the place without any problems. The spice gardens, the churches and the flea markets are amazing even in July and with the place not being too crowded, you will get some of the best package deals during July.
7. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
Not a lot of people would think of visiting Dalhousie during July and this is one of the main reasons why you should. The city is lush, green and beautiful during the monsoon and with not a lot of tourists around, you can enjoy an amazing holiday with your loved ones. IF you’re in the mood for some adventure sports then Dalhousie is a great place to be. The city does not receive too much rainfall and this enables you to do what you tourists do all year around without having to face the crowd or heavy bills.
6. Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
If you’re looking for a place to visit in season, then Ladakh is the place to be. The peak season for tourists is between June to September and it is best to play it safe and visit during July to get the best weather. This is one of the most beautiful cities that you can explore and the mountain ranges and lakes accompanied by the short spells of rainfall look like a picture out of a movie scene.
5. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
If you want to check out some of the most exotic flowers in the country, this is where you need to be. July is when all the flowers cover the entire bed and it looks like a large flower bed spread across acres of land. Valley of Flowers is one of those places that is unique and different from any other place you will see. The sight here during July is something you will remember for a very long time and this makes it the perfect place to be.
4. Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. The state does not receive too much rainfall, and the only place that gets most of it is this little hill station that is rich in culture and heritage. The sight here is amazing and a visit to Mount Abu is great especially for couples and newlyweds. There’s a lot that you can do here in the monsoon and this makes a great travel destination in July.
3. Coorg, Karnataka
Coorg is one of the most beautiful cities in this Southern State that is surrounded by valleys and mountains that become lush during the monsoons. The beautiful contrast of the green with the land makes it look vibrant and picture perfect. July is the perfect month to visit Coorg.
2. Udaipur, Rajasthan
Rajasthan does not receive too much rainfall and this is why it is one of the best states to visit during the monsoons. The weather here is usually hot and it cools down a bit during July which makes it the perfect time to visit. There’s a lot to explore in Udaipur and since it does not rain here often, you can travel to a lot of places in the state and enjoy a long vacation.
Kerala is beautiful all year around, but when it rains the natural beauty of this state just lights up. Whether you pick an ocean front room or one that faces the back waters, Kerala looks mesmerizing during the rains and this is one of the main reasons why you should visit Kerala in July.