July in India and is a very wet month with an average of 567 mm (22.3 inches) of rain. The temperature also gets cooler in July with averages around 22°C (72°F). Because of the large amount of rain during this time, bringing an umbrella and a raincoat with you is necessary.
India often doesn't receive many tourists in July. This means that booking flights and hotels is much easier.
Although the likelihood of rain means it is not a good time to visit some areas of India, certain cities in North India have dry and cool weather making them the perfect place to visit. Leh is especially beautiful in July.
- The average temperature in India in July is 22°C (72°F).
- India experiences an average of 567 mm (22.3 inches) of rain in July.
- July is one of the best times to visit Leh as all the roads and passes to reach Ladakh are open during this time of the year.
- In July, Guru Purnima is celebrated to commemorate Saint Ved Vyas who was the writer of many ancient Indian scriptures.
- July is part of the low season for Indian tourism, because of this you can see more tourist sites and take better pictures while traveling.
Why Visit India in July
If you don’t mind the rain, fewer tourists may be a reason for you to come to India in July. The best way to know if it will rain is to pay attention to how much humidity is in the air. If it is very humid out, it is likely that it will rain. With few visitors coming to India, travel hotspots are less crowded which makes hotels and flights easier to book and more affordable.
The southwest monsoon lasts from June to September, and July is one of the wettest months. The average temperatures in July are between 34°C (93°F) and 27°C (81°F), dropping 3°C to 5°C on a monthly average. Indian people are happy with the rain, and songs and poems celebrate the months of Sawan and Bhadon (July and August), as months of renewal.
Northern/central India: It rains a lot in the golden triangle cities (New Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra), Rajasthan, and central regions in July. The temperatures drop slightly and the humidity increases. In cites, some streets might have flooding due to the lack of drainage systems. In hill stations, there might be landslides, but it’s a good time to see the lush green forests.
Southern India: Kerala still experiences a lot of rain and lasts longer than June. The constant rain might cause interruptions for outdoor activities and sightseeing, if there are floods or landslides. Some travelers would like to trek in the verdant hills and rainforests. Many resorts in Goa remain closed.
The Himalayas: July is also one of the best months to visit Leh for sightseeing, hiking, and tourism. This is the warmest month of the year in Leh and when snow can be seen only at the mountain peaks. At lower altitudes, trails wind through forests of oak, deodar and pine offers an easy trek.
July is also one of the best months to visit Leh for sightseeing
During the rains, the trans-Himalayan cold deserts of Spiti and Upper Kinnaur are ideal destinations, shielded from monsoon showers.
July Average Temperature
July Average Rainfall
Delhi Weather in July
Delhi gets heavy rainfall in July with an average rainfall of 200 mm (7.8 inches). Delhi is still relatively hot in July with temperatures between 34°C (93°F) and 27°C (81°F).
However, if you want to visit Delhi in July there are still plenty of things to do. If it’s raining you can go check out the National Gallery of Modern Art which is home to a collection of more than 14,000 art pieces. The collection includes works from renowned artists such as Thomas Daniell, Abanindranath Tagore, Raja Ravi Verma, Gaganendranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, and Nandalal Bose.
Food lovers can check out the International Mango Festival which is held in Delhi during early July and is a two-day festival showcasing mangoes. At this event, more than 500 varieties of mangoes like Dasheri, Langra, Chausa, Fazli, Neelam, Banganpalli, and Alphonso are showcased every year.
When visiting Delhi in July, you should pack some t-shirts, thin shirts, shorts, an umbrella, and a raincoat.
Mango sold at the market
Agra Weather in July
During July in Agra, the temperatures are hot with average highs of 35°C (95°F)and lows of 27°C (80°F). Because it is the monsoon season, July sees more rain with an average rainfall of 207 mm (8 inches).
The UNESCO World Heritage site Taj Mahal is the main attraction in Agra and can still be visited in July. The Taj Mahal was constructed entirely out of white marble and was built in the 17th century. This world wonder was created to be the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, the third wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
Taj Mahal is the main attraction in Agra and can still be visited in July
Located just north to the Taj Mahal and overlooking the Agra Fort is Mehtab Bagh. Mehtab Bagh is one of the last Mughal gardens and one of the most scenic spots in Agra. The garden is a popular sunset spot among nature-lovers and photography fanatics who want to get that perfect shot of the Taj Mahal.
When visiting Agra in July, you will need an umbrella and raincoat. On sunny days, you can wear a t-shirt and shorts.
Jaipur Weather in July
July is hot and humid in Jaipur. Rainfall continues to increase to an average of 196 mm (7.7 inches) and temperatures remain high with an average highof34°C (93°F) and low of 25°C (77°F).
When exploring Jaipur in July, make sure to visit Hawa Mahal which is a beautiful palace made from red and pink sandstone. Hawa Mahal is an incredible spot for pictures as the building itself almost resembles a crown. From the top of the palace, you can get a panoramic view of the City Palace complex, Jantar Mantar, and the ever-busy Siredeori Bazaar.
The top of Hawa Mahal after rain
The Amber Fort was constructed in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army. This magnificent structure is built from pale yellow sandstone and white marble. The fort is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the entrance fee is 500 rupees.
If you want to spend the day relaxing in your hotel then we recommend you stay at the Alsisar Haveli. This heritage hotel is a wonderful mix of charming interiors and exteriors and modern comforts. Here you can explore the of corridors, stairs, courtyards, and stained glass windows that make this hotel so unique.
AtAlsisar Haveli, guests can also enjoy some recreational facilities such as a tennis court, a swimming pool, a museum, and puppet shows.
When traveling in Jaipurduring July, a t-shirt or thin shirt with some shorts will be enough in the morning. You should also bring an umbrella and a raincoat.
Mumbai Weather in July
In Mumbai during July, the weather is warm and rainy. Rainfall is high with an average of 885 mm (35inches). Temperatures in July are usually between 30°C (86°F) and 25°C (77°F).
When visiting Mumbai in July, there are plenty of things you can see and do. Haji Ali Dargah is one of India's most famous and prestigious landmarks and is situated about 500 yards from the city’s shoreline in the middle of the Arabian Sea. The complex contains the tomb of the Muslim saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari along with a mosque.
Haji Ali is a mosque located on an islet off the coast
If you want to take a day to relax in a hotel, then we recommend the Taj Mahal Palace. This stunning hotel was built in 1903 by the Parsi industrialist JN Tata. Its architecture combines Islamic and Renaissance styles.
At the Taj Mahal Palace hotel you can enjoy some of the available facilities such as massage treatments, a Turkish bath, a sauna, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center.
Rainfall is still very heavy in July, so be sure to bring a raincoat, an umbrella, and non-slip shoes. T-shirt with shorts or jeans will be fine when the weather is nice.
Kochi Weather in July
The weather is cool, with an average high of 29°C (84°F)and a low of 23°C (73°F). Total precipitation is high with an average of to 706 mm (27.8 inches) during the month.
When in Kochi, make sure to check out the Mattancherry Palace which a beautiful example of the majestic colonial-era architecture of Kochi and Kerala. This palace is home to some beautiful artifacts of the royal family including the life-size portraits of the kings of Cochin, sheathed swords, daggers and axes, and ceremonial spears decorated with feathers.
The St. Francis Church dedicated to St. Bartholomew and is the oldest existing European church in India. The interior of the church is built in the ancient Indo-European architecture style with a wooden roof and stone flooring.
When visiting Kochi in July make sure to pack a raincoat, an umbrella, and non-slip shoes. When the weather is fine, you can choose to wear a t-shirt with shorts.
Leh Weather in July
In July, the temperatures in Lehrange from highs of 25°C (77°F) to lows of 10°C (50°F). The average rainfall in this month is only30 mm (1.2 inches) and the city normally sees 14 hours of sunshine a day.
When traveling to Leh, make sure to see the Hemis Monastery which is tucked away on a mountain on the west bank of the serene Indus River. The monastery museum possesses a huge collection of Buddhist architecture examples, statues, and several ancient items that show the existence of rich culture during ancient times.
Hemis Monastery is tucked away on a mountain on the west bank of the serene Indus River
Stakna Monastery is also another popular destination in Leh. The name of the monastery means"tiger's nose" which it was given because it was built on a hill shaped like the nose of a tiger. The heart of the complex contains a charming prayer hall with several ancient statues.
Stakna Monastery is also another popular destination in Leh
When you are visiting Leh, make sure to pack some thick clothing like woolen sweaters and jackets. Leh often has cooler temperatures than the rest of India due to its higher elevation. You should also bring pants, hoodies, and sunglasses.
Festivals in July
Guru Purnima is the main festival celebrated around India in July. The purpose of the festival is to commemorate Saint Ved Vyas who was the writer of many ancient Indian scriptures. The date of the festival changes every year, but in 2020 it will be celebrated on July 5th.
During the celebration, all devotees worship Vyasa and perform a puja or a ritual of their respective spiritual or academic teacher or gurude vs. Later in the day, the sacred worship of the guru's feet is performed and devotees meditate on the guru's form.
Then there is a continuous spiritual discussion called Satsang, during which discourses are held on devotion to the guru in particular and on spiritual topics in general.
Visit India with Asia Highlights
Although July is the rainy season in certain areas of India, there are still plenty of things to do and see when traveling at this time. At Asia Highlights, we can help provide you with customized trips to India that are made to fit your interests. No matter the season, we can plan a tailor-made itinerary to make your trip is unforgettable.