India

India in July

July weather in India & where to go

July is a time for celebration as the long awaited monsoon rains should arrive, cooling the air down. You can expect rain throughout the country, but not constantly, and thunderstorms can be spectacular, especially in the evenings.

The key to travel in July is to accept it will be wet, and make the most of it.

Our speciality in India is getting you to the right place at the right time to see tigers, snow leopards, one-horned rhinos and so on. July is not the best time to see wildlife, in fact a majority of the wildlife parks are now closed for the monsoon season. If you can only travel in July, but you want wildlife, we’d suggest another destinations. Perhaps tracking leopards in Yala National Park in stunning Sri Lanka, as this is a great time.

If you’re not going for the wildlife, then most of India can be explored. Cultural attractions throughout the country are still there and open, but note the weather will often be hot and rainy, so be prepared. Between the holy city of Varanasi and Patna, the water levels in the Ganges is rising, meaning it can be a good time to cruise along the water (cruises on the Ganges operate from July to October). This is also a great time to head to Ladakh for some stunning landscapes, and a different cultural experience.

If you want to see a different side of India, and try to avoid the rain and humidity, head to Ladakh for some stunning views, and beautiful monasteries.

Overall, July is not the best time to go to India, especially for wildlife.

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