“God’s Own Country” – Kerala truly comes alive in July with overflowing rivers, lush vegetation and coconut trees swaying to the tune of winds. The scenic beauty of the backwaters of Alleppey and the verdant hill station of Munnar and the waterfalls of Athirapally and Vazhachal is at the peak during monsoons.
Best Places to visit in Kerala: Munnar, Alleppey, Periyar, Vembanad and Ponmudi
Top Things to do in Kerala: Stay in a houseboat or treehouse, take a spice plantation tour, watch Theyyam and Kalaripayattu, cruise on the backwaters, and indulge in a therapeutic Ayurvedic massage
Weather of Kerala: The average temperature of Kerala ranges between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius in the month of July
How to Reach
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport, Cochin International Airport, Calicut International Airport and Kannur International Airport
Nearest Train Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Kannur, Kollam Junction, Aluva, Palakkad Junction, Kottayam, Shoranur Junction, Thalassery
2. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
Tucked away in the lap of Mother Nature, the picturesque hill station of Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra is one of the best destinations to explore in the month of July. Its foggy weather, mild showers and refreshing scent of the verdant greenery all around is an ideal setting for a romantic vacation. And if it has to be doubled with some adventure, then trekking to the spectacular vantage points of the hill station can be a wonderful idea.
Best Places to visit in Mahabaleshwar: Venna Lake, Chinaman’s Falls, Lingmala Waterfall, Dhobi Waterfall, Wilson Point, Pratapgarh Fort and Arthur’s Seat
Top Things to do in Mahabaleshwar: Enjoy a boat ride at Venna Lake, explore the intriguing Rajpuri Caves, shop at Town Bazar, visit Wax Museum and take a trip to the famous viewpoints of Mahabaleshwar
Weather of Mahabaleshwar: The average temperature ranges from 19 to 27 degrees Celsius making it a perfect getaway during the month of July
How to Reach
Nearest Airport: Pune International Airport (126 km)
Nearest Train Station: Pune Junction (115 km)
Goa, owing to its sun-kissed beaches, effervescent nightlife, colorful markets and colonial-era churches, receives hordes of tourists across the year. The only time where there is a lull in tourist footfall is during monsoons, and we have found out that this is the period when cheap tickets to Goa are on sale; hotels lower their prices and best of all, there is less crowd. Add to that the plenty opportunity to go on scenic nature walks, trekking, enjoying lip-smacking food and Goa’s happening nightlife; what else can you ask for in July!
Best Places to visit in Goa: Arvalem Falls, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina, Dudhsagar Falls, Fort Aguada, Chapora Fort and Carambolim Lake
Top Things to do in Goa: Indulge in water sports at the beaches, shop at the flea market, relish mouth-watering Goan delicacies, try your luck at casinos and go clubbing.
Weather of Goa: The average daytime temperature of Goa ranges between 29 and 32 degrees Celsius while at night, it falls down to a minimum of 24 degrees
How to Reach
Nearest Airport: Goa Airport (Dabolim Airport)
Nearest Train Station: Madgaon Junction and Vasco da Gama