With the monsoon picking up a pace I always feel like I need to curl up in my bed with a good book and a hot steaming cup of coffee; cringing at the mere thought of traveling in the rains. But for most wanderlust bitten travelers like me, here are some amazing places to visit in July and check off your travel list. Whats more, July is a great month in some of the world’s most exciting, exotic locations from the Indian Ocean to the South Pacific.
Missed where to travel in June? Check it out here!
Riviera Maya, Mexico
The Riviera Maya extends along the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Once home to small fishing villages, the Riviera Maya coastline has since been developed into a modern tourist corridor offering the very best of high-end luxury resorts, fine dining, nightlife, spa retreats, shopping and golf in Mexico.
Whale shark season runs from June through September, so if you’ve ever dreamed of swimming with the world’s largest fish, plan a trip to the Riviera Maya now.
St. Petersburg, Russia
One of the world’s most beautiful cities, St. Petersburg has all that it takes for an unforgettable travel experience: euphoric art, lavish architecture, wild nightlife, an history and rich cultural traditions that have inspired many of the modern world’s greatest literature, music, and visual art.
The White Nights of St. Petersburg, Russia, those everlasting days when the sun lingers past midnight, begins in May, but it’s the final weeks in July, when fireworks fill the sky and the Stars of the White Nights (ballet and opera at Mariinksy Theatre, concerts, and more) finish their run. So of course July is the time I want to be here.
Kenya in July has the greatest show on earth: raw beauty, sweeping plains, the Great Migration and the Big Five. The rainy season is over, and you can wake up to see flocks of birds and grazing gazelles so close you could almost reach out and touch them.
July is when the wildebeest make the great migration from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara. There are excellent views from the Mahali Mzuri safari camp, part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Collection, and the Angama Mara on the Oloololo Escarpment, not far from the Mara Triangle.
For a safari-and-beach holiday in Kenya, head for Watamu on the coast, where golden, sandy beaches stretch for miles, and there’s not another soul in sight.
Seen the Bollywood Movie, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara? Well, the final scene of this movie was shot in this historical capital of Navarre, in Spain.
The scene where the trio learn of the bull run in Pamplona, which is Imran’s choice, is one of the most remembered scene in the movie. Well, that Running of Bulls or Fiesta de San Fermín is held annually from July 6 to 14. During this legendary multi-day festival in July, bulls are led through the city streets by daredevil runners.
So CHALO SPAIN, cause Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara! (Translation: Let’s Go to Spain, cause YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE!)
Jog Falls, India
|Source: The Traveller|
Jog Falls, located in India, in the state of Karnataka, is one of the highest waterfalls in India. The falls are locally known as Geruoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi. Jog itself is a Kannada word, which means falls.
Jog Falls are unique in that the water does not stream down the rocks in a tiered fashion; it thunders down the slope losing contact with the rocks, making it the tallest un-tiered waterfall in India.
The beauty of the waterfalls is enhanced by the lush green surroundings, which provide a scenic backdrop. Visitors can hike to the base of the falls and can take a plunge in the water.
For where to go in other months, keep checking the Holiday Calendar space