10 Best Places To Visit In India During July

OT Staff


Monsoon arrives in Lakshadweep in June and lasts until August. The islands receive high rainfall which literally makes it a “cool” destination. Check out the architectural sights of Kalpeni Island and go canoeing at Minicoy Island.

Lakshadweep | Shutterstock


Alleppey experiences monsoons between June and September which makes staying in traditional houseboats during this time a treat. Cruise through the backwaters and wonder at the architecture of the Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple.

A view of Alleppey | Shutterstock


Also known as Cherrapunjee, July is a less popular time to visit Sohra which means fewer tourists at its scenic waterfalls, amazing caves and living root bridges. The weather is usually very warm with a gentle breeze during this time.

Wei Sawdong Falls in Sohra | Shutterstock


This hill station is best experienced during the monsoon months of June to September. Lonavala turns exceptionally beautiful with lush greenery at this time so visitors can take advantage of trips to the Karla Caves, boat rides on Tungarli Lake and sunset views from Lion’s Point.

A view of the Kune Falls | mr.somnathchowdhury/Instagram


The weather in July is moderately chilly; humid yet cool. Check out the Sela Pass, Paradise Lake, cultural dances, the Tawang Craft Centre, Gorichen Peak and the delicious local cuisine while here.

A view of Tawang Monastery | Shutterstock


A good time to visit Panchgani is between July and September when the monsoon season covers the entire region with a green carpet. The pleasantly warm and breezy weather makes it perfect for exploring the Krishna Valley, Sydney Point, the Table Land plateau and Rajpuri Caves.

Sunrise in Panchgani | Shutterstock

Malshej Ghat

The monsoons turn Malshej Ghat into a stunning natural environment with roaring waterfalls and overflowing dams. Visit the Harishchandragad Fort, the Malshej Falls, the Pimpalgaon Joda Dam, the Ajobagad Fort and the Kalu Falls.

The Harishchandragad Temple | Shutterstock


Agumbe is a gem during the monsoon season with its combination of natural beauty, biodiversity and cultural charm. Trek to Kundadri Hill to see Barkana Falls, take photographs of the Malabar giant squirrel and go on an eco-tour with the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station.

Agumbe in Karnataka | Shutterstock


The monsoon season of July to September rejuvenates Majuli and transforms it into a lush green paradise. Stay in a bamboo hut, check out the island on a cycle, buy its traditional masks and drink the rice beer of the Mising tribe.

Majuli Island | Shutterstock


The pleasant weather of July makes it comfortable to explore the sights of this historically and culturally important town. Visit the Badami Cave Temples, the Badami Fort, Agastya Lake, the Archaeological Museum, the Banashankari Amma Temple and the Badami Shivalaya while here.

A rock-cut carving in the Badami Cave Temples | Shutterstock

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