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Best Places to Visit in July in India - 5 Reasons Why You Should Go

July is that time of the year when almost all parts of India are drenched in the monsoon showers. While many considers it as the time for congestion, floods, traffic road blocks and puddles, others would love to take a break and explore the greenery of the city. The places nestled in nature’s glory are nourished by the rains that makes the green greener.

If you plan to make a list of the best places to visit in July in India, there’s one thing for sure that you won’t get the crowded roads even in the most touristy places.  Whether you want to travel up the mountains, reach the tropical islands or soak in the sun-kissed beaches, monsoon months offer the perfect time to sync with nature! India, opportunely, has an interesting range of mystifying diversity in its geographical realm which is amazing for any wanderlust.

The following list will help you find the five best places to visit in July in India:

1. Leh - Ladakh

Commonly referred to as the adventure capital of the country, Ladakh is famed for its mighty mountain peaks, passes, glaciers, serene monasteries and snow-clad climate, which make it one of best places to visit in July in India. This place fits ideal for July visit as the place becomes lusher.

That being said, you will not find snow during July, which means there are generally no snow-based activities. But the place has a lot more to offer such as camel ride, Lama Dance, spotting snow leopard, mountain pass bike ride and much more. Explore the Buddhist culture that traverses through the Indus and Zanskar rivers.  As you will visit the monasteries, the fluttering colourful prayer flags bring a very familiar sight. To add to your aesthetic tinge, visit the stunning Pangong Lake while on the road trip.

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is at Leh which makes the connectivity from other parts of the country easier.

   Things to do in Leh:

•    Trip down memory lane at Leh Old Town
•    Star gazing at Lamayuru Monastery
•    Visit the famous Shanti Stupa

2. Goa

Claiming to be a monsoon paradise, this beach destination offers more than 30 beaches all of which are nothing less than magnificent. The otherwise crowded beaches are exceptionally crowd-free that makes the place perfect for both family as well as solo vacation spot.  You can indulge in the various water sports at the beaches, experience the thrilling night life of the place and not-to-forget trying the luck at Goa's famous casinos.

The Dabolim Airport is in Goa which is well connected with the other parts of the country. Konkan Railways are also a fascinating experience which you should not miss while planning to go to Goa.

Since the place is less crowded that the usual times, it will be easier to get the accommodation as well as visit the places of attraction without hurry. Try to be careful about the panhandlers and try to avoid the strangers when it comes to any form of involvement.

Goa Beach
Goa Beach
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   Things to do in Goa:

•    Dudhsagar Falls

•    Mollem National Park

•    Boat Cruise on Mandovi River

•    Trekking at Amboli Ghat

•    Tour across the spice plantations

•    Visit Se Cathedral

3. Dalhousie

Located across five hills, Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh, is one such best places to visit in July in India as it receives very mild rainfall. Many consider it as the perfect summer vacation while others like to visit in the mid-monsoon months. Loved for its adventure sports, this hill station offers spectacular views of the Himalayas wrapped in lush green coniferous vegetation. The slopes, marked with the Colonial-era buildings, churches, houses alike, make it one of the most is a tranquil place to stroll around. The family travellers love this place as a happy escape for a quaint vacation!

Pathankot is the nearest airport to Dalhousie.

   Things to do in Dalhousie:

•    Laze about in the endless meadows
•    Visit the mini Switzerland of India, Khajjar
•    Offer prayers at the famous Laxmi Narayan Temple
•    Get the steal deals at Tibetan Market in Dalhousie

4. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

Almost like a lost paradise, the Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand must be on the bucket list of the best places to visit in July in India. It is a remarkable sight as the place is filled with vivid species of flora blooming brightly in the wild! Offering one of the most beautiful trekking routes, the trail is marked with wildflowers and orchids as you limb across. The rare and endangered wildlife such as the Asiatic deer, snow leopard, blue sheep, and musk deer are some of the fauna that people love to spot while at the valley. Unspoilt by the chaos of urbanisation, the Valley of Flowers is a UNESCO world heritage site. The amazingly rich biodiversity placed with the towering Himalayas in the backdrop makes the place one of the finest romantic getaway during the monsoon months. Interestingly, the place is accessible by trekking routes only where you can walk though the swirling clouds making it one of the best places for July visit!

   Things to do in Valley of Flowers:

•    Spot Himalayan snow leopards at Nanda Devi National Park
•    Pray at Hemkund Sahib
•    Ideal place for the shutterbugs

5. Coorg

Located on the southernmost edge of Karnataka, Coorg is wrapped in acres of tea plantation. The hilly region is punctuated with mighty waterfalls, where you can witness the remains of an ancient fort along with spotting various national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in the vicinity. It is a wonderful getaway in the monsoons when one can explore the various shades of green in its truest form. The place is home to interesting ‘Kodava tribes’ which is yet another interesting feature to explore.  The aesthetic patches of coffee as well as spice plantations makes

Tea Plantation, Coorg
Tea Plantation, Coorg
it a big hit with nature lovers.

Mangalore Airport is the nearest airport to Coorg.

   Things to do in Coorg:

•    Meet and feed the gigantic elephants at Dubare Elephant Camp

•    Bird watching in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

•    Enjoy a coffee plantation tour

•    Enjoy an evening by Abbey falls

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