The monsoons are here and there’s no reason why you should stay back in the city and live through the nasty traffic and clogged sewage. And since we love to encourage people to take a break and go on a vacation, here is a list of fun places to visit in India this month. Not only are there a lot of interesting events and festivals all across the country, but the weather is also simply perfect. So take some inspiration, make up your mind and pick one of these 10 stunning destinations to visit in India. After all, there’s never a bad day to travel across India. Also Read - Amid Tensions With China, PM Speaks to Bangladesh's Sheikh Hasina And UAE's Bin Zayed
1. Munnar, Kerala
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Munnar is one of the most beautiful and most popular hill stations in south India. Located in Kerala, Munnar is home to acres and acres of tea plantations that are simply mesmerizing. It’s definitely a destination to visit in July. Curl up in a beautiful cottage with a hot cuppa and watch it pour. Also Read - India an Attractive Investment Destination, Says Anurag Thakur
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2. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
Ziro is a beautiful hill station located in Arunachal Pradesh. Though it is not as popular as a lot of other places in India, it is definitely one of the places you must visit if you’re looking forward to have a peaceful vacation. July is also the time of the year when the Aptani Tribe celebrate the Dree festival.
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3. Puri, Odisha
Speaking of festivals and cultural events, Puri is definitely a place you must visit in July if you intend to be witness to the Jagannath Rath Yatra. Since Puri is one of the destinations for chaar dham, it is an extremely important religious pilgrimage for Hindus.
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4. Coorg, Karnataka
Coorg is a popular yet extremely serene and picturesque place to visit in India. Located in the underrated state of Karnataka, Coorg is definitely one of the most visited destinations in the state. The hill station is known for its coffee plantations and for taking you as close to nature as possible.
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5. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
July is probably the best time to visit the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand. Home to a variety of flowers and plants, the Valley of Flowers indeed looks like heaven on earth. Since the flowers bloom only during the monsoons, why miss this fantastic opportunity to be as close to nature as possible?!
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Pondicherry is one of the most famous French Colonies. It is located a couple of hours south of Chennai and is a splendid beach destination. If you’re looking for a do-nothing vacation, book your tickets and flee to Pondicherry right away!
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7. Amboli, Maharashtra
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And while there are a whole lot of places in Maharashtra that you can visit during the monsoons, Amboli is one of the lesser explored places in the state. So take off to the southernmost end of Maharashtra and relax for some days in the arms of nature.
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8. Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Mount Abu is Rajasthan’s only hill station and is known for its pristine beauty. Located near the border the state shares with Gujarat, Mount Abu is surrounded by the Aravali range and offers stunning views that make it a destination worth traveling to.
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9. Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir
Pahalgam is a breathtaking place to visit in Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost state of India. The Amarnath yatra trek starts from Pahalgam. Since the Amarnath caves are accessible only for a few days in July and August, it’s definitely a place to visit during this time of the year.
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10. Leh, Ladakh
Considering places that are snowbound through most of the year, Leh-Ladakh is one of the most stupendous destinations worth exploring. Several bikers ride through the valleys to Leh to enjoy the offbeat destination. In July, you can witness the Hemis Festival which is by far one of the most colorful festivals of the north!
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