Relish the Rains! 6 Incredibly Scenic Places to Visit in July in India

Oh hi, July! With monsoon bringing relief after a long summer spell, it’s definitely time to travel. Don’t confine yourself inside your home! Instead, pack your bags and escape to the beautiful environs.

And if you have missed out on a nice summer break, then this list of best places to visit in July in India will help you plan better. Read on…

Spiti Valley: A Cold Desert

A mecca for mountain lovers, the Spiti Valley in the Himalayas is surrounded by impressive mountains and stunning glaciers. If you are looking for tranquillity, then the breathtaking views of this valley along with its rich Buddhist cultural heritage will leave you awestruck.

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How to reach:

  • Nearest airport: Kullu Airport in Bhuntar (85 km from the valley)
  • Nearest railway station: Shimla Railway Station (428 km from the valley)

Weather in July: 10-21 degrees Celsius

Travel tip: Be prepared to stay disconnected. The only network available in this region is BSNL.

 

Amarnath: Home to Lord Shiva 

One of the holiest shrines, the Amarnath Cave defines beauty in its purest form. The cave remains open for pilgrims during July and August, after the snow melts. For its religious importance, it is one of the best holiday destinations in July in India.

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How to reach:

  • Nearest airport: Srinagar Airport (105 km from Baltal)
  • Nearest railway station: Jammu Tawi Railway Station (178 km from Baltal)

Weather in July: 9-32 degrees Celsius

Travel Tip: It is mandatory to undergo a medical examination before the yatra. Keep the certificate handy.

 

Kodaikanal: The Misty Hill Station

Kodaikanal is one of the best places to visit in July in India, especially if you are travelling with friends or family. Setting the perfect scene for a July holiday, the beauty of this place can be beautifully seen in its meadows, waterfalls, valleys and forests.

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How to reach:

  • Nearest airport: Madurai Airport (120 km from Kodaikanal)
  • Nearest railway station: Palani Railway Station (66 km from Kodaikanal)

Weather in July: 20-30 degrees Celsius

Travel Tip: Your luggage should be well-equipped with a few essentials for the chilly weather and frequent showers. Carry light woollens, umbrellas, good walking shoes, etc.

Tawang: A Hidden Gem of the Northeast

Spread across lush hills and icy peaks, Tawang’s setting is no less than a dreamland. The place with its Buddhist monasteries and Gompas attracts a number of tourists each year. It is one of the best tourist places to visit in July in India.

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How to reach:

  • Nearest airport: Salonibari Domestic Airport (317 km from Tawang)
  • Nearest railway station: Tezpur Railway Station (315 km from Tawang)

Weather in July: 12 to 20 degrees Celsius

Travel Tip: To reach Tawang easily, hire a private cab or a local taxi from Tezpur.

 

Orchha: A Land of Palaces and Temples

Visit Madhya Pradesh in monsoons to witness the whole landscape painted with greenery and cleansed away with fresh rain. Orchha is a historic town with beautiful and dramatic ruins. Attracting a lot of history enthusiasts, this place will endow each traveller with a number of great photographs.

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How to reach:

  • Nearest airport: Gwalior Airport (131 km from Orchha)
  • Nearest railway station: Jhansi Railway Station (18 km from Orchha)

Weather in July: 23-31 degrees Celsius

Travel Tip: Don’t forget to carry your camera. This place is amazingly photogenic.

Panchgani: The Land of Strawberries

A small, quiet town, Panchgani has an old world charm attached to it. Its old colonial cottages with ancient silver oaks and the soothing breeze make this destination a favourite among travellers.

How to reach:

  • Nearest airport: Lohegaon Airport in Pune (92 km from Panchgani)
  • Nearest railway station: Chiplun Railway Station (25 km from Panchgani)

Weather in July: 16-22 degrees Celsius

Travel Tip: The best way to reach Panchgani is via an intercity can that you can board from Pune.

So, where will you head to for an enthralling monsoon experience? Do let us know 🙂

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