Incredibly Places to travel in July
With the monsoon picking up pace, most people plan to curl up in their bed with a good book and a hot steaming cup of coffee; cringing at the mere thought of traveling in the rains. But for most wanderlust bitten travelers like us, here are some amazing places to visit in July and check off your travel list. What’s more, most places in India have incredibly slashed prices in monsoons!
Known as the “Scotland of the East” because of the rolling hills and peaks around the town, Shillong during monsoons is a great place to be visited as it sees plenty of rainfall and less of tourists which makes it a perfect time to visit. The lush misty hills, high waterfalls, and brimming lakes are a must see and the fact that is situated far away from the bustling city has made it retain its charm.
Goa in monsoons has much to offer than just its beaches. The rain is refreshing and splashes nature’s colors over the state. Goa has a lot of wildlife sanctuaries of which Mollem National Park and Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuaries are particularly favored during monsoons. The magnificent Dudhsagar Falls located near the Mollem National Park is at its best during the monsoons. A quiet boat cruise along the Mandovi River is another thing you could do here. July being an offseason, the rates are pretty cheap however most of the beach shacks and water activities may be closed.
Let’s not forget that while we’re enjoying hot July weather, there’s snow and skiing in the Southern Hemisphere. Near Melbourne in southeast Australia, Victoria’s largest alpine resort, features more than 1,000 acres of skiing terrain, including downhill and snowboarding, for all skill levels as well as snowshoe and cross country trails, terrain parks, and night skiing. With 90 runs and 14 lifts, there’s something for everyone. Fly or drive from Melbourne, the closest major international airport. Australia’s highest alpine village in the Victorian Alps of the Great Dividing Range, also offers all levels of winter sports during its season from about early June through September. The village is located on the mountaintop, with 13 chair lifts, three terrain parks, and miles of cross country skiing. It is the best place to spend yourin July.
Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
Name any difficult to pronounce flower and chances are you’ll find it here. The Valley of Flowers in July is carpeted by a wide range of flowers and many exotic ones too; Wild roses, blue corydalis, saxifrage, geraniums to name a few. July is easily the best time to visit Valley of Flowers with large sprawl of nature, as the places literally bloom in the monsoons.
Karnataka’s own little paradise, Coorg is beautiful no matter what time of the year. However, Coorg is prettiest during the monsoons. Between July-September, the mountains and valleys cover themselves with various shades of green and little sprouts of vibrant colors of the flowers soothes the eyes from the rather harsh summer. Take a walk in the rain through the valleys or just watch the mountains play Hide n’ Seek in the mists.
Lake Geneva, Switzerland
Pleasant temperatures in the high 70s and mild evenings make July a lovely — and popular — time to“the Swiss Riviera” of Lake Geneva. This year, the Fete des Vignerons, the Winegrowers’ Festival, will attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from July 18-Aug. 11. Held about once every 20 years, the festival celebrates Swiss wine and culture in the town of Vevey, in the heart of the Lavaux wine region where grapes have been planted since Roman times. A hike or stroll among the hilly, terraced vineyards of the region is a great pleasure in summer even if you’re not there for the tasting. Lakeside Vevey was once home to Charlie Chaplin, and a museum there commemorates his family life and work.
Saving the best for the last, Kerala is a paradise in the monsoons. Kochi, Kovalam, Kozhikode are some of the beautiful places in Kerala. Lush green, fresh and rejuvenating, the rains literally brings the city bursting with life. Be it the rice boat cruises in the backwaters or relaxing at one of the many Ayurvedic spas, even a simple walk in this beautiful state and enjoying the delicious cuisine Kerala has to offer, make it a holiday well spent.
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
Practically built over five hills, what better place to visit in monsoons than this? Dalhousie in July receives mild rainfalls which makes this place rather pleasant. Apart from the inviting lush greenery around, it even has many adventure sporting activities to boast. Scenic beauty at its best, Dalhousie isn’t one to disappoint during monsoons.
Ladakh, Jammu, and Kashmir
A place of mountain routes and beautiful monasteries, solitude is best attained here. With little rainfalls, splendid Pangong Lake, rugged mountain ranges and picturesque Nubra valley and a motorcycle and you’re set for the enriching ride. June- September is a peak season here in Ladakh but you could beat most of the crowd if you plan a trip through Leh.
Jim Corbett National Park
If you are Nature’s Lover, then I Suggest you Jim Corbett National Park. This Place is very beautiful and Tourist place in the world. There is Much Activity that makes famous about this place. You can enjoy Jungle Safari, Jeep Safari, River Rafting.