10 Best Places To Visit In July!

10 Best Places To Visit In July!

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Best Places to visit in July - Anse Intendance, Seychelles
Anse Intendance, Seychelles

Wondering where to travel in July? The mid-year month of July is an interesting time to visit India due to the annual Monsoon rains. The vast hinterland of India gets drenched in rains starting from July. These rains are essential for the country’s agriculture and perennial rivers. Romantic rains of India are best experienced in the picturesque states of North East India. While, the entire country bathes in the rains, high up in the mighty Himalayas, the region of Ladakh blooms with blue skies and pleasant summers. Perfect for road trips, visiting Buddhist monasteries, pristine lakes, and quaint local villages.

In Europe, summers are in its prime. England’s Cornwall coast boast the best weather in the country. France’s Provence and Cote D’Azur basks in pleasant summers while Portugal’s sensational wind carved Algarve region is brimming with tourists. Starting from the exotic beaches of Seychelles, to the food paradise, Italian region of Puglia, to the high altitude of Ladakh; There are so many best places to visit in July if you plan well and choose the right destinations.

Check out the best holiday destinations in July!

1. Ladakh, India

Ladakh in an ideal place to visit in July in India because of the pleasant temperature that is ideal for exploring the vast moonscape featuring craggy mountains, barren lands dotted with occasional patches of vegetation, small villages and Buddhist monasteries perched high up in the mountains. High mountain passes open in July allowing road trips to Leh, the capital of Ladakh from Srinagar (Kashmir) and Manali (Himachal Pradesh).

Sunrise at Nubra Valley
Sunrise at Nubra Valley

Dark grey clouds further add contrast to Ladakh, a land dotted with mighty rivers, alpine lakes, cold desert and the pristine Nubra Valley. July is also a special month to visit Ladakh due to numerous festivals – Stongday, Karsha, Phyang, Sachukul, Karzok, Dakthok and Sani Nasjal; all part of different monastery celebrations.

Beautiful night sky at Namgyal Tsemo Gompa the main buddhist monastery centre in, Leh

READ MORE: Best Monsoon Destinations In India

2. Cote D’Azur, France

Saint Jean Castle and Cathedral de la Major and the Vieux port in Marseille, France
Saint Jean Castle and Cathedral de la Major and the Vieux port in Marseille, France

Cote D’Azur, popularly known as the French Riviera, is one of the most glamorous regions of Europe frequented by celebrities and considered the best holiday destination in July. Stretched from the southeast corner of France, the Mediterranean coastline of France is dotted with beautiful cities like Marseille, Cannes, Nice, Saint Tropez, Aix-en-Provence, Toulon and the Principality of Monaco. Cote D’Azur attracts millions of tourists each year in the summer months.

Lavender fields of Aix en Provence. France
Lavender fields of Aix en Provence. France

Saint Tropez and its stylish waterfronts have become the playground for luxury seekers while the cities of Cannes, Nice and Marseille are known for its rich food scene, rich shopping and plenty of festivals and events. Aix-en-Provence, located 30km north of Marseille, is an amazing French town known for its chateaux, sprawling Lavender fields, hilltop villages, and quaint cafes and boutiques.

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Cote dAzur France. Beautiful panoramic aerial view city of Nice, French-Riviera
Cote dAzur France. Beautiful panoramic aerial view city of Nice, French-Riviera

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3. Cornwall, England

Field of Poppies and wild flowers above Porth Joke beach near Newquay Cornwall, United Kingdom

Rough, rugged, windswept beaches of Cornwall are among the best places to visit in the United Kingdom. Breezy and pleasant summers are ideal for beach lounging, hiking down the spectacular South West Coast Path with plenty of adrenaline gushing adventure sports featuring Coasteering, rock climbing, wind surfing and relishing the freshest sea food prepared in the numerous picturesque villages and quaint towns.

St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall England
St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall England

Don’t forget to visit the St Michael’s Mount, the Cornish counterpart of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France. Saint Ives, is another spectacular coastal town of the Celtic Sea, known for its pleasant weather and a typical laid-back vibe.

Beruthan Steps, North Cornwall, UK
Beruthan Steps, North Cornwall, UK

Cornwall has its own set of language, customs and traditions and is a distinct Ethnic group in the country.  

Cape Cornwall, United Kingdom
Cape Cornwall, United Kingdom

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4. Puglia, Italy

Cityscape over the traditional roofs of the Trulli,Alberobello, Puglia, Italy
Cityscape over the traditional roofs of the Trulli,Alberobello, Puglia, Italy

Italy’s Puglia region is laid-back, casual and blessed with a pleasant Mediterranean climate. Flanked by the Adriatic and Ionian seas, Puglia is a delightful Italian region with all the key Italian elements of good food, fine wine, rich history and culture, architecture, and scenic views.

Stacks of Torre Sant Andrea, Salento coast, Puglia, Italy
Stacks of Torre Sant Andrea, Salento coast, Puglia, Italy

Visit the city of Lecce, known as the ‘Florence of the South’ for its stunning Baroque architecture.

Sunset at Cala Paura Gulf, Puglia, Italy
Sunset at Cala Paura Gulf, Puglia, Italy

Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its unique conical white shaped villages. Bari, the capital of the province is a wonderful port city with rich cultural treasures. Puglia is certainly the best region of Italy to escape tourists and have a more relaxed and laid-back holidays in July.

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Ancient amphitheater and cathedral in city center of Lecce, Puglia, Italy
Ancient amphitheater and cathedral in city center of Lecce, Puglia, Italy

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5. Algarve, Portugal

Benagil Cave, Algarve, Portugal. Ocean
Benagil Cave, Algarve, Portugal. Ocean

Considering beach holidays in July? Portugal’s southernmost region of the Algarve is one of the most popular holiday places to visit in the country. Blessed with ample sunshine, stunning golden sand beaches, and craggy coastline, Algarve attracts plenty of tourists.

Beach of São Rafael in Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal
Beach of São Rafael in Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

The region boasts of 150 different beaches and most of them are very well managed. Algarve region is known for its delicious food, quality red wines, entertainment and nightlife.

Praia do Camilo in Lagos, Portugal
Praia do Camilo in Lagos, Portugal

In the month of July, Algarve attracts plenty of British tourists to this region. English is widely spoken and understood. Algarve’s main sights are Praia da Marinha, Praia da Falésia, Praia do Camilo, Praia do Amado and Praia de Benagil. However, beach lounging is not the sole thing to do in the Algarve. You can enjoy its delicious food, a new emerging wine scene and plenty of nature hiking, jeep safaris and watersports.

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Portugal beach in Algarve, Praia da Marinha
Portugal beach in Algarve, Praia da Marinha

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6. New Foundland and Labrador, Canada

Terra Nova National Park Newfoundland Labrador, Canada
Terra Nova National Park Newfoundland Labrador, Canada

Canada’s vast landscapes are filled with unmatched natural beauty and stunning landscapes. Even though tourists flock to its popular hotspots of Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and the highly scenic Alberta region, Canada’s easternmost province of New Foundland and Labrador is all about the raw beauty of nature.

Pikes Arm, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Pikes Arm, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

This amazing area is known for its windswept rocky coastline dotted with lighthouses, colourful houses, islands, rivers, historic city of St. John’s and two amazing national parks – Gros Morne National Park and Terra Nova National Park.

Green Point, Gross Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada
Green Point, Gross Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada

A distinct dialect, humorous and friendly people and fresh sea food are added advantage along with plenty of solace and relaxation. Whale watching, iceberg watching, nature hiking, scenic drives and tracing the Vikings’ footsteps in L’anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

L'Anse-aux-Meadows-Newfoundland-Canada
L’Anse-aux-Meadows-Newfoundland-Canada

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7. Bali, Indonesia

sunset on the beach of Kuta Bali Indonesia
sunset on the beach of Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

The exotic Bali is drenched heavily with Monsoon turning the entire island into a paradise of green valleys, verdant forests, hidden temples and sleepy villages and beaches and one of the best holiday beach destinations in July. Bali looks even more scenic in July with beautiful terraced farms, rolling rice farms, bamboo huts and plenty of beauty and relaxation.

Pura Taman Saraswati temple. Ubud. Bali
Pura Taman Saraswati Temple, Ubud, Bali

The month of July is the driest month in Bali despite receiving ample rains. Bali’s central mountainous region is cooler while the coastal areas are warmer. July is also the busiest time of the year in Bali and draws plenty of tourists.

Sunset over sea on Seminyak, Bali,
Sunset over sea on Seminyak, Bali

Book in advance to stay in the hottest areas of Bali – Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur, and Ubud.

 Karang beach, Sanur in Bali, Indonesia
Karang beach, Sanur in Bali, Indonesia

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8. Kenya and Tanzania

Zebras at Nairobi National Park, Kenya
Zebras at Nairobi National Park, Kenya

The ultimate wildlife game capital of the world, Kenya is a world class destination for wildlife and nature enthusiasts. This is the country which has taken the art of wildlife conservation to a different level with more than 50 wildlife parks and conservation areas.

Double Cross Pride Lion family in Masai Mara, Kenya
Double Cross Pride Lion family in Masai Mara, Kenya

This is also the time for the annual mass migration of animals across the length and breadth of Kenya and Tanzania. Check out the amazing wildlife conservation areas during the month of July.

Glacier at the top of Kilimanjaro mountain, Tanzania
Glacier at the top of Kilimanjaro mountain, Tanzania

Home to plenty of wildlife protected zones, Tanzania receives its quota of Monsoon rains as well, flooding the perennial rivers and providing amazing game viewing opportunities. Mount Kilimanjaro is another spectacular destination that you can visit in the month of July along with Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Victoria and the old historic city of Zanzibar.

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Prison island. Zanzibar, Tanzania
Prison island. Zanzibar, Tanzania

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9. Seychelles

Beautiful beach Anse Intendance at Seychelles, Mahe island
Beautiful beach Anse Intendance at Seychelles, Mahe island

The picture perfect tropical paradise is the best destination in the month of July for tourists hitting the Indian Ocean. The islands and secluded beaches of Seychelles offer peace and solitude than the beaches of Maldives and Mauritius. July is the coolest and driest month and is also the high tourism season.

Anze Lazio beach in Praslin, Seychelles
Anze Lazio beach in Praslin, Seychelles

Book in advance and get good hotel and resort deals. Touristy areas are mostly crowded, but the beaches remain pleasant and secluded and allows plenty of relaxation.

Morne Seychellois National Park in Mahe Seychelles
Morne Seychellois National Park in Mahe Seychelles

Scenic beaches of Anse Intendance, Anse Lazio, Anse Source d’Argent looks exotic while the Morne Seychellois National Park brims with exotic birds.

Source-dArgent Tropical Beach, Seychelles

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10. Seven Sisters, North East India

The northeastern states of India are clubbed together as one geographic entity and is often referred to as the ‘Seven Sisters’ and is another cheap destination to travel in July. The Indian states of Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

Lush Tea Plantations in Assam
Lush Tea Plantations in Assam

These states are mainly comprised of different ethnic and linguistic tribes and blessed with pristine natural beauty which seems to be at its best during the monsoon season.

Crystal clear water of Umngot River, Meghalaya
Crystal clear water of Umngot River, Meghalaya

Assam’s beautiful tea gardens turns misty, Shillong, the beautiful capital of Meghalaya looks even more romantic, while the lakes of Manipur look amazing amidst the backdrop of dark clouds. There are plenty of hidden gems as well, including the stunning Ziro Valley of Arunachal, mountainous villages of Nagaland, majestic waterfalls of Cherrapunji.

The lush green Dzukou Valley, Nagaland
The lush green Dzukou Valley, Nagaland

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