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India July Weather Overview

July is the rainy season in India, the monsoon has well arrived in almost all parts on the country by early July bringing in some respite from the blaring hot and dry months of May and June.

The average temperature in the month of Petrichor is around 86 °F (30 °C), with temperatures ranging between a high of 95 °F (35 °C) and a low of 82 °F (27 °C). 

On average India receives 311 mm or 12 inches of rain during this month, bringing much relief after the hot months of the year (May/June) with the temperatures falling slightly all over India.

While it rains considerably in many popular tourist destinations in India the northern plains (Delhi, Varanasi, Jaipur/Rajasthan, Agra) and South India (Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Tamil Nadu).

In North India rain actually comes along as a friend to cool things off, it literally pours down south.

There are many pleasant options that you can explore in July where the weather is pleasant and rains do not play spoilsport. 

Want to learn more about varying weather patterns in different parts of India in July? Read on.


  1. Regional Weather Breakdown


Before we look at regions separately, here are a few options that you can consider for the perfect weather in July:

        Gulmarg “Meadow of Flowers”, Kashmir: Known for its scenic beauty and flowery meadows.

        Pahalgam “Valley of Shepherds” Kashmir: Gorgeous valley with the serene Lidder Valley meandering through it.

        Ladakh: “Land of High Passes” known for its lakes, cold deserts, and Tibetan culture.

        Chakatra, Uttarakhand: Old Cantonment Hill Station easily accessible from Delhi.

        Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh: Home of the Dalai Lama.

        West Sikkim: Popular hill station in the Northeast where the world’s tallest mountain the Kanchenjunga is located.


North India: Rajasthan & Golden Triangle 


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Much of the Golden Triangle region (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur) and other popular tourist centers like Varanasi, Udaipur, and Jodhpur receive over 200mm of rain (about 8-15 days of rain during the month of July). If you The rains bring much-anticipated relief from the sweltering heat of peak summer.

July is therefore a cheap month to travel in the region with low accommodations and airfares—provided you can brave the wet weather. 

Average Temperature in Delhi in July: 82.4 °F- 95 °F (28°C – 35°C) (Rainy days 10-15)

Average Temperature in Jaipur in July: 77 °F- 93.2°F (25°C – 34°C) (Rainy days 08-12)

Average Temperature in Agra in July: 78.8 °F- 93.2°F (26°C – 34°C) (Rainy days 10-15)


North India: Kashmir & Himalayas


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 July is a peak tourist month for the northern Himalayan states of Kashmir known for its lovely Dal Lakes, Mughal Gardens, delicious cuisine, and snow-clad mountains. It is a great time to be in the valley.

Average Temperature in Kashmir in July: 59 °F (15 °C)- 80.6 °F (27 °C)

The core of Uttarakhand’s iconic wildlife safari destination (the Jim Corbett National Park) is closed to visitors due to the monsoon, but hill stations of the state like (Rishikesh, Chakrata, Auli, Nainital, Chamoli) see a tremendous influx of tourists from low-lying plains of India.

Average Temperature in July in Uttarakhand: 71 °F- 86 °F (22°C – 30°C)

Another part of India that remains popular is Himachal Pradesh with its serene valley, Tibetan cultural allure, and Raj colonial charms. Places to visit: Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Shimla. 

Average Temperature in July in Himachal Pradesh: 66 °F- 78°F (19°C – 26°C)


South India: Kerala, Goa & the South


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South India (Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Tamil Nadu) on average receives 250-300 mm of rain during this month, making it one of the wettest times of the year with (18-25 rainy days).

It is advisable to avoid visiting South India in the month of July as it sees lot of rainfall during the month .

Average Temperature in Kerala in July: 75 °F- 86°F (24°C – 30°C) (Average rain 239mm. Rainy days 25)

Average Temperature in Tamil Nadu in July: 68 °F- 82°F (20°C – 28°C) (Average rain 300mm)

Average Temperature in Karnataka in July: 69.8 °F- 84 °F (21 °C – 29 °C) (Average rain 453mm. Rainy days 25)

Average Temperature in Goa in July: 78 °F- 82 °F (26 °C – 28 °C) (Average rain 995mm)


West & Central India: Mumbai & Other Central Parts


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Madhya Pradesh is home to India’s greatest national parks (Kanha, Panna, Satpura, Pench). However, they shut down in July (until September) due to the monsoon. But you can explore the city of Bhopal, known for its great heritage, cuisine and refined high culture.

Average Temperature in Madhya Pradesh in July: 75 °F- 87.7°F (24°C – 31°C)

Similarly, Maharashtra is also wet and humid in July, but the weather in the hill stations of Western Ghats is perfect. We recommend Lonavala, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, and Igatpuri.

Average Temperature in Maharashtra in July: 75 °F- 87°F (24°C – 31°C)


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 2. Weather Information on Popular Cities For Tourism


Agra, Jaipur, Delhi (Golden Triangle)


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July is a wet month in the Golden Triangle Region. If you the rains put you off, consider the hill stations of Uttarakhand, Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh.

Average Temperature in Delhi in July: 82.4 °F- 95 °F (28°C – 35°C) (Rainy days 5)

Average Temperature in Jaipur in July: 77 °F- 93.2°F (25°C – 34°C) (Rainy days 13)

Average Temperature in Agra in July: 78.8 °F- 93.2°F (26°C – 34°C)

What to wear: Wear lightweight and breathable fabrics. Carry an umbrella, raincoat/waterproof or water-resistant jacket/coat if you are staying outdoors. Carry a bottle of water to stay hydrated.




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With up to 23 rainy days on average, July is all about rain in Mumbai. 

Average Temperature in Mumbai in July: 77°F- 90°F (25°C – 30°C) (Rainy days 23)

What to wear: Wear lightweight and breathable fabrics, Umbrella, water-resistant jacket/coat. 


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Is JULY  a good time to visit India?


With an average of 311mm or 12 inches of rain, July is a wet month, and the peak of the rainy season in popular destinations like Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, and Rajasthan.

The average temperature in July drops down to 86 °F (30 °C), with a high of 95 °F (35 °C) and a low of 82 °F (27 °C). 

But worry not. We’ve got you covered. There are plenty of non-rainy and pleasant options in India to consider in July. 

 Check out our link for the BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA IN JULY here [link].


How hot is it in JULY  in India?


While it is not as hot as May, July is wet in comparison. Temperature average across India is around 86 °F (30 °C), between a high of 95 °F (35 °C) and a low of 82 °F (27 °C). 

The humidity level increases  as you go deeper in July.


Is JULY  the rainy season in India?


July is the peak of the rainy season in India. The monsoon that originates from the Indian Ocean hits the Indian subcontinent gushing rains along, making it one of the rainy-iest months of the year. Long Period Average (LPA) for rain in the month of July is around 311mm or 12 inches. Estimated rainy days in the Golden Triangle Region and South India range around 13-20 days).

A good alternative during this month is to enjoy a serene hill station experience in the Himalayas or Western Ghats. Here are a few options we recommend.


o   Shimla, Dharamshala, Mcleodganj (Himachal Pradesh)

o   Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Srinagar (Kashmir)

o   Pelling, West Sikkim,Darjeeling (North-east India)

o   Nainital, Auli, Mussoorie (Uttarakhand).


        Western Ghats

o   Munnar, Wayanad (Kerala)

o   Coorg and Chikmagalur (Karnataka), 

o   Ooty and Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu).

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