India in July: Weather, Tips & More

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Planning a trip to India in July can be a breath-taking adventure for your mind and soul. In July, the weather in India transforms from the blazing hot summers to pleasant monsoon weather. Indeed, you will get surprised by the unique beauty that blossoms during July.

You can witness lush green landscapes with the heavenly smell of wet earth soothing your mind. Places like Rajasthan, Goa, Kerala, Varanasi, Leh-Ladakh, and Uttarakhand are some of India's best places to visit in July. It is due to the enjoyable temperatures and the magical spells of rain that overcomes these beautiful states.

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India Weather in July

Indian landmark Gadi Sagar in Rajasthan
July makes the perfect time to uncover the rich history of Rajasthan

Rain hits the northern and central parts of India at a moderate level. While southern regions like Kerala encounter heavy showers generally throughout the month, you still have a few options in the area, like spending some time in a houseboat or going on a spice tour.

The average temperature in the North can vary between 13°C to 35°C depending on the state you are in. On the other hand, the lowest temperature in the southern part would be 23°C, while the highest is 36°C. For example, the lowest temperature in Uttarakhand can be 13°C, while the lowest in Kerela can be 23°C.

July weather in India would be the most suitable if you were to travel to the mountainous areas like the Leh, Himalayas, and Dharamshala. Such areas enjoy the most pleasant temperature at 23°C compared to other months, with an explicit view of the snowy mountain peaks. As they are least affected by the monsoon, these places offer an ideal climate for trekkers and mountaineers.

Get the seasonal outline of the country, by reading our travel guide on the best time to visit India.

Weather in India in July - Rainfall and Temperatures

Jun Jul Aug
Avg Daily (°C) 37 34 33
Avg Nightly (°C) 27 27 26
Avg Daily (°F) 99 94 92
Avg Nightly (°F) 81 81 79
Avg Rainfall (mm) 74 180 173

Why Visit India in July

Shore temple, Mahabalipuram, India
Take the time to enjoy the gorgeous architecture of Tamil Nadu's temples
Traditional artists perform Cham dance in Diskit,Ladakh, India.
Learn more about the rich Buddhist culture of Ladakh on a trip to the nearby monasteries and see the majestic glaciers

Your trip to India in July can be exhilarating if you prepare things ahead. There are tons of activities to do and places to enjoy this weather in India in July. Your trip to India in July can be exhilarating if you prepare things ahead. There are tons of activities to do and places to enjoy this weather in India in July. So, sit back, relax and read along with the top things you can plan and expect in India in July weather.

  • Best time for mountains: Places like the Himalayas, Ladakh, Spiti Valley are probably the best places to visit in India in July. With a moderate climate, you can relish a fun bike ride, food and cultural exploration, stargazing, camping, river rafting, and more. The intensity of rain showers is lighter, and the weather will be pleasant with average temperatures as low as 13°C.
  • Lesser crowd and cost: India is generally considered to have an off-season in July due to the monsoon rains. Hence, there are fewer international and domestic travels. It also means that the costs of travelling and staying are the lowest. Thus, it is the perfect time for you to plan your trip.
  • Events and festivals: Look out for festivals and events during July in India. Festivals like Guru Purnima take place in Rishikesh. It is an Indian tradition dedicated to the academic and spiritual gurus who help with enlightenment. The Njangattiri Aanayoottu is an elephant feast in Kerala where rituals are held before feeding the elephants. You can even be part of the Delhi Tourism Mango Festival that celebrates the "King of Fruits." 
  • Best time to visit Rajasthan: July weather in India is ideal for visiting Udaipur's old palaces and forts. The rains are lower to moderate in this region, and you get a break from the usual sultry hot weather. In addition, you can even enjoy a camel ride, one of the highlights of this desert region. 

Where to Go and What to Do

City Palace and Pichola lake in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Enjoy the grandeur of all the lakes and palaces in the city of Udaipur

Known throughout the world for its majestic forts and palaces, Udaipur experiences pleasant weather along with some rain during July. See its monuments like City Palace Udaipur, Taj Lake Palace ad Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace. Mehrangarh Fort, a Jodhpur landmark perched atop a hill, is yet another highlight that you should not miss out on.

Discover the northwestern parts of the Indian Himalayas and take in the highlights of Leh and Ladakh. See the iconic Pangong Tso, a body of water high up in the mountains that have been featured in some of the most popular Bollywood movies, and cross the Khardung-la Pass on your way to the Nubra Valley. Then fly to the southern state of Tamil Nadu and discover its iconic temples and monuments.

India in July weather may not be a top pick for many. But there are many perks to visiting the country at this time of year, ranging from bargain prices at hotels to mountain scenery at its best.

Planning a customized trip to India? Feel free to contact our travel experts in the country. Check out our travel guide if you need tips on things to do during your trip. You will also find our guide on how long to stay in India helpful.

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Published by Lucas Toft, updated on December 23, 2022

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