Weather in India in July

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This article will give you some insight into the weather of July in India. The Indian climate is intense and ever-changing, from snow to heavy rain, from dry heat to humidity, and from blistering cold and hot temperatures. By the end of June, the monsoon covers most of the country with a thick and wet blanket of clouds and the weather in India in July can be called nothing else but wet. From Kerala in the south to the Himalayas in the north, from Rajasthan in the west to Sikkim and Darjeeling in the east, it rains regularly and heavy in all regions. Find out more about the effects of the rainy season and how it can impact your travels in this blog.

Most locals will still be quite happy with the weather as the hot summer months are finally over. Temperatures drop between 5 and 10 °C on a monthly average. Rivers and lakes fill up and therefore the agricultural industry becomes busy. It is a great time for trekking and tropical nature enthusiasts.

July certainly offers rather difficult weather in India. It rains a lot, it is humid and it might get hot. The sun shines rarely and flooding and landslides are common. But while the cities might be less hospitable due to the dense infrastructure and lack of drainage systems, the rural areas, and especially the hill stations, will welcome you with lush greenery and strong impressive waterfalls.

Weather in India in July


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weather in north india in july

By the end of June and beginning of July the monsoons hit Rajasthan and the other central and northern regions with full power. All the popular cities of the North like Jaipur, Agra, Delhi, Varanasi, Rishikesh and Amritsar face the highest precipitation and number of rainy days in July and August.

Even though the sun doesn’t shine often, the temperatures drop slightly and the humidity increases. Travellers who prefer humid heat to dry heat should visit Rajasthan. But, it’s sure to leave you exhausted if you are physically active.

The east stream of the monsoon winds hit the north east of India by the beginning of June. Regions like Meghalaya get an intense amount of rain. We suggest planning a trip to this region after October.

Weather in India in July


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weather in the mountains in july

The very north of India in the Himalayas offers the best choice of travel destinations in June as the temperatures are moderate and the precipitation low. However, be wary of extremely dangerous landslides that can be prone to occur at this time of year. The cooler regions at the foothills of the Himalayas can be a good escape from the heat. Keep this in mind if you want to travel and trek in the mountains!

Arhabal, Kashmir, India


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weather in south india in july

Kerala faces slightly less heavy rain showers in July compared to June but it rains more often and long-lasting in this month. It is a great time for trekking and national park visits. If you prefer a dry holiday with lots of sun, then July might not be the best time to visit Kerala.

The constant rain can also cause interruptions for travels and activities. In Goa, many resorts, restaurants and shacks will be closed from May to September. If you find a resort that stays open, you can catch great discounts on stays, even at luxury stays. Both Goa and Kerala offer lush greenery in the countryside.

Places to visit in India in July

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where we recommend

If you want to escape the heat and the monsoon all together and enjoy stunning landscapes in the mountains, Ladakh might be the best destination in India in July for you. In the midst of the high mountain ranges of the Himalayas, it offers breathtaking views and great opportunities for hikes. Ladakh is also called the cold desert for a reason as the precipitation is very low up here. In July the temperatures are at a maximum, but rarely reach higher than 30°C. It is also the main tourist season for this part of India so be prepared as it won’t be as tourist-free as the rest of India! Check out our blogs on travelling to Leh and Ladakh, and some potential travel routes that we’ve drafted for you!

We also concentrating on the Western Ghats. The region is covered with national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, forest reserves as well as charming hill stations. You’ll find various wild and unique flora and fauna species in those hills with endless fruit, tea and coffee plantations. In July, they offer cooler temperatures and less stuffy air than in the cities and plains of India, as do WayanadMunnar and Thekkady. Further, the Dudhsagar Waterfall Hike in Goa is an excellent experience this time of year. Ooty in Tamil Nadu is very popular among domestic tourists to flee the annoying conditions of the cities in the monsoons.

For more detailed information about where is best to visit at this time of year, or for any help planning your perfect trip to India, feel free to contact us!

If you still wish to Plan your trip to India in July then we will suggest the best places to enjoy during this travel time.

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