If the lip-smacking mangos, classic traditional music, and some adventure activities like boat racings, etc that excite culture in you and attracts you then you must attend these popular events and festivals in India in July. These festivals fill locals and even foreign tourists with joy & fun and pull thousands of tourists in this blue month of monsoon.
So if you are also a thrill lover and want some fun this month then leave your indoors and try to be a part of these thrilling Indian festivals in July.
Here we have put together a list of top 10 festivals in India in July.
1. International Mango Festivals
The international mango festival in India is celebrated around 9 to 10 July that proves that Indian summers are never possible to be spent without tasting a variety of mangos. Usually, on this festival, peoples showcase a variety of mangos such as Dussehri, Neelam, Langra, Chausa, Alphonso, Fazli, and more that allows one to indulge in the traditional culture of India with the sweetness of these fruits. You can also be a part of the ‘Mango Fruit Eating Competition’ that will add more fun into the event.
When: 9 to 10 July
Where to Go: The Festival is celebrated every year in New Delhi
2. The Biggest Indian Food Festival
If you have a foodie in you then this celebration of the biggest India food festival in July is a must-attend festival for you. This festival represents the rich culture and culinary diversity of India. The festival offers a great gastronomic treat for locals and tourists with the most delicious and famous cuisines from every state that will take your heart away and make you fall in love with India.
When: 20 to 23 July
Where to Go: Karnataka and Bangalore
3. Monsoon Music Festival
Being one of the most popular and widely celebrated festivals in India in July, Monsoon music festival more tourists rather than other festivals due to its pleasant climate during monsoon season. The festival was recently launched by Kerala Tourism that is hosts by some of the most popular and talented musicians from all over the country. The celebration of this festival includes all the traditional dance and music forms performed by popular musicians and dancers.
When: 15th July
Where to Go: Trivandrum, Kerala
4. Karsha Gustor Festival
This unique festival is celebrated annually by Karsha Monastery in Ladakh, one of the largest monasteries of India. The festival is a sign of Good over evil. Usually, at this festival, people wear black hats and masks and show their unique dance skills in the local streets of the town. Apart from these dance performances, one can also learn the colorful culture and traditions of this region during this festival.
When: 30 to 31 July
Where to Go: Zanskar region, Ladakh
5. Puri Rath Yatra Festival
Puri Rath Yatra Festival is one of the longest celebrated festivals in India in July that represent both Indian culture and traditions during the festivity. This 12 day long Rath Yatra festival takes out Lord Jagannath’s chariots from their home town to his abode at Puri’s Jagannath Temple by dancing, singing hymns, and playing with colors. Being a part of this festival will fill you with loads of joy and fun.
When: 4 July
Where to Go: Jagannath Temple, Orissa
6. Palki Festival
Featuring a unique culture of the Maharashtrian, the festival has been celebrated for 1000 years in India. The palkhi starts toward the beginning of the month, contains individuals singing and moving until they reach Pandharpur, and finishes on the 22nd day. If you found nothing so interested, the custom of ‘wari’ and individuals wearing Dnyanba-Tukaram will surely entertain you during the whole festivity.
When: Begining of July to 22 July
Where to Go: Pandharpur, Maharashtra
7. Drupka Teshi Festival
The festival is organized by Buddhists every year and the celebration represents the three truths of DayTeshi of Drupka Month. Usually, the festival is celebrated in Deer Park and includes prayers of thousands of locals. You can also enjoy an entertaining Yak Race in Muguthang. Along these lines, in case you’re arranging an outing toward the Northeast, ensure you include this celebration in your wish list for an exceptionally unique experience.
When: 27 July
Where to Go: Gangtok, Sikkim
8. Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey
This is not a cultural festival like others, but an extream event that pulls numerous adventure and thrill lovers from all over the world. This unique festival is the 15th edition of it’s kind and offers an 18-day thrilling bike ride journey adventure lovers through rough bartons and mountain passes.
When: 4 July
Where to Go: Delhi to Ladakh
So this is our list of 8 best festivals in India in July that every tourist should see before planning a trip to India this month. If you find some these festivals most fascinating during your trip to India then share your experience in the comment section below.