For most of us, Monsoons are the best time of the year when spells of rains rescue us from the scorching heat of the sun. The wind is cool and so would be an idea to pack your stuff and chase your wanderlust. If you share the same notion, we’re here to help you with Top 10 places to visit in July,
1. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
Very true that they say, Incredible India. Here’s a little proof of it, Orchha, a city in Madhya Pradesh which speaks of India’s architectural brilliance. Orchha, an abode to various temples, palaces and forts which never fails to make its travellers fall in love with the history like never before. Orchha was founded in 16th-century AD by Bundela Rajput chief, Rudra Pratap Singh who also became the first king of Orchaa.
Weather in July: An average temperature of 23-30 degree Celsius
Things to see: Jehangir Mahal, Raja Mahal, Ram Raja Temple, Chhatris, Rani Mahal
Things to do: River Rafting and boating at River Betwa, Shopping in the local market, Cooking classes run by the local women, Cycle tour of the surrounding couples with a refreshing swim in the Betwa river.
2. Bangalore, Karnataka
The new place, Bangalore has become to chase your dreams if you happen to be a lover of computers and IT. Growing with time when it comes to technology, Bangalore is the silicon valley of India. It is the third most popular cities in India and a great hub for both sports and night life! Cosmopolitan by nature, the city of Bangalore is one of the fastest growing metropolitans in the country.
Weather in July: An average temperature of around 29 degree Celsius
Things to see: Bangalore Palace, The Begur Nageswara temple, Someswara temple, Wonderla Water Park, Tipu Sultan’s Palace
Things to do: Shopping at MG Road, Go-Karting at E-zone.
3. Amarnath, Jammu and Kashmir
How can there not be a touch of beauty where God has touched his pious feet. We expect the reader to have heard of Amarnath Ki Yatra, millions and millions of tourist every year come here to seek blessings of the divine. There’s no doubt that Jammu and Kashmir hold the sachet for being one of the most beautiful places in India, rightly, apart from the spiritual aspects. Amarnath does justice to the very tag Jammu and Kashmir is crowned with.
Weather in July: An average temperature of 17-30 degree Celsius
Things to see: Amarnath Cave, Baltal
Things to do: The long and most beautiful trek to Amarnath temple through the kashmir valley
4. Markha Valley, Ladakh
If there’s one thing Markha Valley is famous for, is trekking. One of the most sought-after treks in the Ladakh region, the Markha Valley trek route does not disappoint anyone! The route, as it passes through the two very high passes, Gandala La (4800 m) & Kongmaru La (5150 m) lets you feast your eyes on stunning sights from the summit. The Markha village is one of the smallest beautiful hamlets amid arid regions around.
Weather in July: An average temperature of
Things to see: Hemis National Park
Things to do: Trekking through Markha Valley, experiencing local life, culture
5. Dudhsagar waterfalls, Goa-Karnataka border
You don’t have to travel far to witness Niagara Falls if you are around the Konkan coast. To your unawareness India has its mini version of Niagara Falls, we’re talking about Dudhsagar waterfalls. Not only deserts give your eyes a treat of a mirage but Dudhsagar too. Located on the border of Indian states of Goa and Karnataka, Dudhsagar Falls is a four-tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River. As they say, it’s not a mirage of water rather a mirage of milk.
Weather in July: Heavy monsoon time, it is both beautiful and dangerous to see this waterfalls in July due to heavy rain and heavy water volume in the falls.
Things to do: Dudhsagar trek
Meghalaya, as the name suggests, the abode of clouds is what it is in reality! The rains of Meghalaya are like a necklace that adorns Meghalaya. Shillong, the state capital, is one of the most beautiful hill stations of north eastern part of India and unique in its own way. beautiful lakes, breathtaking waterfalls, adventurous caves are the top attractions of Meghalaya. But the state is most sought after during monsoon because of Mawsynram, Cherrapuji, which is the wettest place on earth! Monsoon is one of the best times to visit Meghalaya and its numerous districts which boasts unbounded natural beauty with warm hearted locals. Mawlynnong, the cleanest place on earth, is also located just 3hrs from Shillong.
Weather in July: An average temperature of 20 degree Celsius with 461mm average rainfall
Things to see: Shilong sightseeing, Mawsynaram, Cherapunji and the numerous waterfalls on the way, Bada Pani or Umiam lake, Mawlynnong
Things to do: Sightseeing
No matter what time of the year it is, Goa never seems a no for tourists. Not even the month of heavy rains stands in the way of their firm desires. If you’re one such un-putdownable soul, then go ahead. Goa never loses its wild and pleasant ambience, but exceptions are monsoons, when it rains heavily, too heavily that some of the beaches and resorts need to be shut. But we emphasize on the word, some. Not all, there are still a few options open for you. Baga beach is one such. To conclude, in monsoons, the bad news is, Goa is isolated. The good news is, Goa is isolated! And cheap too
Weather in July: An average temperature of 28 degree Celsius
Things to see: Baga Beach, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Bascilla of Bom Jesus
Things to do: Shopping in Anjuna Flea Market, Arpora Bazar, Mapusa Market,
8. Pelling, West Sikkim
If you ask us, what is so special about West Sikkim, we’d tell you Kanchenjunga. West Sikkim offers one of the best views of the south-east face of Mt. Kangchenjunga. Pelling, the top attraction in the western part of Sikkim, has an amazing blend of nature and religious history. The tranquil environment of Pelling makes it a famous tourist destination in Sikkim. Apart from beautiful age-old monasteries like Sangachoeling and Pemayansgtse Monasteries, the Kchehepalri Lake, situated in the midst of a dense forest is considered holy and is mesmerising to devotees and tourists alike.
Things to see: Pemayangste Monastery, Sangachoeling Monastery, Pelling, Geyzing, Barsey, the Kchehepalri lake
Things to do: Relax and enjoy the nature, try local Tibetan food, trekking in Yuksom
9. Agumbe, Karnataka
Let’s go back to the good old days. The days of our childhood. The days when television contributed to the good memories. let’s go back to Malgudi Days. Let’s go back to the place where it was set. For real, let us live and feel the beauty Ambuge bestowed us. A small village in Karnataka, or to give you a better picture, the Cherrapunji of Karnataka. Which is known for being blessed by the beautiful Mother Nature and its reach biodiversity. A place which possess a number of natural herbs. A herb itself Agumbe is, a herb made of beauty
Weather in July: An average temperature of around 22 degree Celsius
Things to see: Sita Nadi
Things to do: River Rafting at Sita Nadi
10. Mysore, Karnataka
It is a fact well known, that India possesses diamonds of rich heritage and culture. Not only is the gem possessed by one, but many. Karnataka is one such possessor of this gem. Since Mysore being a part of it, how can it miss out on its right of possession of this gem?
Welcome to Mysore. Much has evolved with time, Mysore is counted in it. Not losing its charm of being blessed with culture, it is evolving as a metropolitan city.
Weather in July: An average Temperature of around 23 Degree Celsius
Things to see: Somnathpur, Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Karanji Lake, Chamundeshwari Temple, St Philomena’s Church
Things to do: Shopping silk sarees and Ganjifa Paintings
When the cold breeze plays with your hair, everything seems pleasant and ecstatic. That makes it a perfect time to pack your stuff and leave. Hope you make your mind and go on a wanderlust to one of these places listed in Top 10 Places to visit in July.