Hey, ertsy people! Been meaning to write about going around in India for long now. So, I created a list of my wishlist- my recommendations for Indian Cities to Visit in July. Here’s a detailed overview of where you can find yourself at peek fun this summer/monsoon. Rediscover yourself in one of these 6 great holiday destinations with your family.
I’ve also created an edit of tentative itineraries, routes, and deals for your convenience.
What to Carry on the trip
- A Camera
- Light snacks & water
- An Umbrella
- Mosquito Repellent lotions
- And a Power bank, of course
Here’s my list of Indian Cities to visit in July:
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Kerala is known as God’s own country for a reason. The beauty of the place is enough to inspire anyone. On top of that, with the monsoon, Munnar tops the list of the most beautiful Indian cities to visit in July. The most typical pattern that Munnar follows, is that it rains for a few hours followed by stunning and enchanting golden interludes of soft sunshine that peeks through wet palm fronds. You can also make sure that you bask in the occasional sunlight that comes sometimes a day. And that’s not all, you can also enjoy the cool darkness of the monsoons of course.
The best route if you are residing in South India is obviously by car. A car journey is the best. However, if you are traveling from a far-away place. The only two options you have left with you are flights and trains. This might be the best time to book yourself a ticket and enjoy yourselves at peace.
You can get yourself a houseboat and enjoy your stay at Kerala, and that actually is a must when you visit Munnar.
This beautiful place has some even more enchanting point to visit. You can plan your visit like this:
- On Day 1, you visit the tea gardens of Munnar, the top station, the beautiful photo point and the mattupetty dam.
- On your second day, you must visit places like the Kundala Dam Lake, the Kannan Devan Tea Museum, the Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and the Attukal Waterfalls.
The best deals
Makemytrip provides one of the best travel deal for this trip. If you’re commuting via flights, use the code: GOFLY and get up to Rs 1500 cash back in your mmt wallet on your flight bookings. You can then redeem this cash back amount on your future travel expenses.
Another way around, you can add make use of the makemytrip referral code offer, wherein for every successful referral, you’ll earn up to Rs 1200 in your mmt wallet.
Refer, Earn, Redeem. That’s the 3 key ingredients of a happy vacation.
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It is said that rain falls approximately every day in this place. So, you can imagine the scenic beauty this place has to offer you. What are you waiting for? The flight tickets to the north-eastern states are not at that much, and you can always afford it. Personally, this place is one of my most favorites in my list Indian Cities to Visit in July.
Cherrapunji is a place which is 58 km from Shillong, that is the capital of Meghalaya. A steep road where you can go for a long drive with your family is almost always covered in a beautiful foggy mist.
This steep road, which a feast to the eyes of many leads up to Cherrapunji. If you do not have a car, that is a not a problem at all. The buses and taxis are always ready to take you to Cherrapunji from Shillong.
Things to do
The trip planning has to be good since it is a small place to visit. The best way you can plan the trip between, say two days would be like this.
- The first day, you visit the famous Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Nohkalikai Falls, Mawsmai Cave and the enchanting Seven Sisters Falls.
- Next day of your itinerary can include places like Mawkdok Dympep Valley, Dain-Thlen Falls, Eco Park, Ka Khoh Ramhah and the ever famous Arwah Cave.
The best deals
Again, if you reside in the eastern parts of India; you can always book a cab. They are the best and cost very less. If you are traveling from far away, make sure that you book a train or a flight. To book a hotel, get a Yes bank card. Wondering why? Use your Yes bank card and the promo code YESHOT to avail more than 30% on any hotel bookings!
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Next in the list of Indian cities to visit in July is Agumbe in Karnataka. The beautiful place of Agumbe lies in the West coast region of Karnataka that is the Shimoga District. It is approximately 100 km north-east of the beautiful place of Mangalore and around 357 km north-west of the capital of Karnataka, Bangalore. Known as the “Cherrapunji of South”, Agumbe is known for its valleys and the nearby tourist places.
The place is a beautiful one yet, you must have a plan before you visit it. Make sure that you carry your camera and phone because you just do not want to miss the scenic beauty that this place has to offer.
- On day 1, you can head over to Agumbe Ghat, Sunset Point, the Koodlu Theertha Falls and the beautiful Jogigundi Falls.
- On day 2, you must visit the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station (for the nerdy travelers out there) and the Agumbe Sunset View Point.
- Next morning, you can plan to visit the Onake Abbi Falls and the Barkana Falls.
The best deals
Yatra always has some or the other deals that it can offer you and so is the case here. In case you are traveling from a far-away place you have to take a flight or a train. While booking a domestic flight, use the code YTVISA15 to get an up to Rs 2000 off. The only condition is, that while you are making this booking you must be using an HSBC credit or debit card.
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
This might be one of the most famous places in the South India. North Indians gather around at this time of the season at this place, and very rightly so. As a north Indian, Kodaikanal is my next choice for the list of Indian cities to visit in July for several reasons.
The beautiful tea gardens and the lush green mountains are indeed a sight to behold without a doubt. This place is not very far from the famous place Ooty, so while you are here you can always drop by to see one more enchanting place.
Kodaikanal is a pretty famous place and you’ll need at least 3-4 days to cover the whole place.
- On the first day, make sure you visit the Kodaikanal Lake, the Coakers Walk, the beautiful and famous Berijam Lake and the Pine Forest.
- Next day of your trip must be reserved for visiting places like Kurinji Andavar Temple, Pillar Rocks, Poombarai Village View and Mannavanur Lake.
- You can plan your 3rd day to visit the Bryant Park, Lake View Point, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History and the Chettiar Park.
Lahaul – Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
The enchanting and mesmerizing Valleys of Lahaul- Spiti are actually blessed with nature’s best. It is one of the least populated areas of India. This means that you can enjoy some alone time with your family and is also an ideal for a place for some solitude. This is one of the most craved for in this list of list of Indian cities to visit in July, and not only in July but all of summer.
Adventure sports are quite popular amongst the tourist, and it offers a lot of activities such as Skiing, the great Yak Safari, and some very exciting wildlife trails. The place is filled with beautiful monasteries that you must visit without a fail along with some unique shrines that bring out the customs and faith of this region.
The enchanting Leh-Spiti are not at all accessible during the winter time. This is because, for most of the people, the Manali-Leh route always remains closed.
The other route that is from Shimla via Kinnaur also sees lots of landslides and heavy snowfall. You cannot directly take a flight there since it is a very hilly area. You must take a cab from Kannur or Manali.
Plan your stay
This place with its beautiful ice capped mountains is surely a place to visit. This is one of those places you can cover in a minimum of three days, so 72 hours is all you need to feel alive again.
- Day 1: Visit the Kibber Village (Kaza), the Dhankar Gompa, the beautiful Kye Monastery and the ancient ruins of Gue Mummy.
- Day 2: Visit places like the Hikkim (Kaza), the Komic Monastery, Pin Valley National Park.
- Day 3: Enjoy sunrise and sunset at the Suraj Tal where you can see beautiful mountains with snow atop them. In the meantime, you can pay a visit to Sakya Tangyud Monastery.
- Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Last but definitely not the least in this list of Indian cities to visit in July is Mussoorie. When a place is nestled in none other than the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, it has to be the best. Mussoorie is quite a scene in August in India. The long drive that you embark on from Dehradun to Mussoorie is in itself is mesmerizing and breathtaking. On top of that, you get to see the undulating hills of Mussoorie and the enchanting view of the Himalayas. Once you have done that, you know you’ve for yourself a holiday of perfectly quiet ambiance. The beautiful waterfalls like Battha & Kempty are surely worth visiting and so is the Naga Devta Temple along with some beautiful churches.
Things to do:
This place is rich and it may be hard to fit in everything if you don’t travel with time in hand.
- On your first day, take a ride through the Camel’s back road, visit the Lal Tibba, Company Garden, Cloud’s end, SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, and the ever so famous Kempty Falls.
- The second day of your trip takes your near and dear ones to Shedup Choepelling Temple, Gun Hill, Happy Valley, George Everest’s House and the Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve. This covers most of the places of this evergreen and enchanting place.
Offers and deals:
If you decide to travel by bus, you can find some pretty amazing deals online. Just use the promo code: MMTGO, while you book a bus ticket on makemytrip and avail a flat 20% off on your travel booking.
So, go ahead and make the most out of your trips, now. If you have any more questions or suggestions about these 6 Indian Cities to Visit in July or any others, feel free to reach out via comments below.
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