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Weather in July in India: Too Wet to Travel?

Weather in July in India: Too Wet to Travel?

By RitaUpdated Feb. 20, 2024

July in India is a wet month with an average of 311 mm (12 inches) of rain. Along with the rains, the temperature also gets cooler in July with averages around 30°C (86°F).

Due to the heavy rainfall, July is in the low season for most of India, including Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. But India is a vast land with different climates in some areas.

Even in the same region, you can still find somewhere drier to go in July, such as Rajasthan to the north, and there is also Ladakh in the far north and Tamil Nadu in the south.

If you're traveling in July, you'll gain these benefits: the lowest prices, few crowds, fresh air after the rain, and plenty of greenery.

India Weather in July: Overview

  • Average temperature: 30°C (86°F)
  • Average rainfall: 311 mm (12 in)
  • Average rainy days: 17
  • Average sunny days: 14
India Weather in July India Weather in July

Read more about average temperatures, rainfall, and tips on where to go and what to wear below.

Average Temperatures and Rainfalls of India's Most Popular Tourist Areas in July

India Area Min. Temp. Max. Temp. Precipitation
Ladakh 10°C (50°F) 25°C (77°F) 107 mm (4 in)
Amritsar 30°C (86°F) 41°C (106°F) 132 mm (5 in)
Delhi 31°C (88°F) 38°C (100°F) 253 mm (10 in)
Agra 31°C (88°F) 38°C (100°F) 320 mm (13 in)
Jaipur 29°C (84°F) 36°C (97°F) 201 mm (8 in)
Jaisalmer 27°C (81°F) 38°C (100°F) 61 mm (2 in)
Udaipur 30°C (86°F) 37°C (97°F) 189 mm (7 in)
Varanasi 29°C (84°F) 36°C (97°F) 420 mm (17 in)
Kolkata 28°C (82°F) 34°C (93°F) 350 mm (14 in)
Mumbai 27°C (81°F) 29°C (84°F) 769 mm (30 in)
Kerala 24°C (75°F) 30°C (86°F) 357 mm (14 in)
Goa 25°C (77°F) 28°C (82°F) 957 mm (38 in)
Chennai 28°C (82°F) 34°C (93°F) 140 mm (6 in)

Weather in Northern India: Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan...

Seeing the Taj Mahal from the Metabh Garden Seeing the Taj Mahal from the Metabh Garden

The monsoon brings rainfall to the golden triangle cities (Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra) in July. The temperatures drop slightly and the humidity increases.

Rajasthan (Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur…) has similar temperatures, but receives much lowest rainfall. Thus, it is still a perfect escape from the wet season.

If you visit northern India at this time, you'd better keep your itinerary flexible. The heavy rain might lead to floods and train/flight cancellations.

Weather in the Far North Mountain Areas: Leh, Shimla, Himalayan Foothills...

Taking a toy train in Shimla Taking a toy train in Shimla

The far north Himalayan plateau area of Ladakh is less affected by the monsoon. July is one of the best months to visit Leh (Ladakh's capital) for sightseeing, hiking, and trekking, as it is its warmest month, averaging 11–25°C (51–77°F).

However, things are different in Shimla and the lower Himalayan foothills. You might encounter heavy rainfall so it is not suggested to visit this area in July.

Weather in Southern India: Mumbai, Kerala, Goa...

An ancient temple in Tamil Nadu An ancient temple in Tamil Nadu

July is in the middle of the monsoon season in most of South India. So, you will feel high heat and humidity, especially in popular cities, like Kerala, Mumbai, and Goa.

The frequent torrential rainfall makes July a low season: many resorts in Goa remain closed and few beach activities are available.

Exceptionally, heavy rainfall doesn't come to Tamil Nadu until October. So, you can still visit it in July, as it only experiences low/moderate rainfall.

5 Best Places to Visit in India in July

5 Best Places to Visit in India in July 5 Best Places to Visit in India in July

1. Ladakh: Cool Adventure Paradise

In fact, June to October is the best time to visit Ladakh because it has the best weather. In July, the temperatures in Leh range from highs of 25°C (77°F) to lows of 10°C (50°F).

With little rainfall, you can enjoy its beautiful summer scenery, and go hiking or biking around its countryside.

2. Udaipur: Perfect Monsoon Getaway

Sunset view of Lake Pichola Sunset view of Lake Pichola

Nestled in the Thar Desert, Udaipur is a perfect monsoon getaway with low rainfall.

Known as a city of lakes, Udaipur is a popular destination for honeymoons. With your love, you can enjoy a couple's Ayurvedic massage at a heritage haveli (traditional townhouse), take a boat on Lake Pichola, and see the stunning sunsets.

3. The Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

Picturesque valley in July Picturesque valley in July

If you love flowers and trekking, the Valley of Flowers is an ideal choice. For trekkers, less rain, few crowds, and flowery greenery are the reason to visit in July.

If you look for the best feast of flowers, then go at the end of July. Colorful flowers blanket the Valley and offer a great vista.

4. Jaisalmer: Dry Desert City

Compared with other cities in India, Jaisalmer is a perfect place in July with just 60 mm of rainfall on average.

As a golden city for imperial heritage, Jaisalmer features plenty of historic forts, temples, and palaces. You can join in a camel safari at a lower price and with fewer crowds in July.

Or immerse yourself in the peaceful local life of playing kids, busy vendors, cooking women...

5. Jodhpur: Tranquil Blue City

Lovely kids in Jodhpur Lovely kids in Jodhpur

Similar to Jaisalmer, Jodhpur experiences low rainfall, and any rainfall doesn't last long either.

As one of the world's three blue cities, Jodhpur has a calm and romantic atmosphere. Wander around the streets, marvel at the Mehrangarh Fort and look out over the blue city.

The bustling markets are a good place to get close to the local life. You would have chances to taste yummy food, see exquisite handcrafts, and watch exotic shows.

Costs and Crowding

The monsoon weather makes July part of the low season for travel in India. You are likely to have attractions to yourself… if you don't mind the (risk of) heavy rain.

Airfares and room rates are still at their lowest, usually 30–50% off. Thus, if you have a flexible schedule with enough time, traveling in July is a good idea to appreciate the highlights while spending the least money.

What to Pack

India in July is hot and humid, so pack some light quick-drying clothes, such as T-shirts, and light trousers (even shorts where appropriate) or summer dresses for the day.

Due to the heavy rain, you'd better take rain gear and waterproof/non-slip shoes for most areas.

Pack for cooler conditions in the far north, e.g. Ladakh.

Monthly Weather and Travel Information for India

Learn about the weather in India for 12 months and find out the best places to visit each month. Or you can get a quick idea about the best and worse time to visit India.

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